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Christmas Eve(1986)

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Brief Synopsis

Amanda Kingsley is a spirited and somewhat eccentric millionairess who owns 51 percent of one of America's largest corporations. With her dignified servant Maitland she covers New York City feeding and giving money to the homeless and unfortunate.<P>Although her humorless son Andrew runs the family

Although her humorless son Andrew runs the family business, he is jealous of his mother's power in the corporation and upset by her unorthodox methods of dispensing charity. He is so lacking in love that he has driven his three children away from him.

Amanda goes to great lengths to find her grandchildren and bring them to New York for one last Christmas reunion. She hires a detective to track them down just about the time Andrew and his lawyers are preparing to go to court to charge her as incapable of managing her wealth.

Cast & Crew

Stuart Cooper Director
Loretta Young Amanda Kingsley
Arthur Hill Andrew Kingsley
Ron Leibman Huffner
Trevor Howard Maitland
Patrick Cassidy Josh Kingsley
Kate Reid Molly Gottchalk
Allan Royal Grodin
Lisa Vidal Maria Estevez
Wayne Best Harley Kingsley

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Release Date:  1986 Production Date: 
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  • Christmas Eve starring Loretta Young

    Donna Hornick 2018-10-18

    A marvelous and heartwarming Christmas story about a rich woman who is trying to reunite her family after finding out she has a terminal illness. I wish it... MORE>

  • Christmas Eve with Loretta Young

    Rebecca 2018-01-03

    This is a beautiful Christmas Story. I would like TCM to include it in the Christmas line up of movies shown. So much more to it than the fluffy junk that... MORE>

  • Christmas Eve 1986

    Ellen Bennett 2016-11-16

    Love this movie. It's a beautiful Christmas story for the whole family. It's never shown on TV and it's not released on DVD. Anyone... MORE>