A Grandpa for Christmas
|A Grandpa for Christmas|
|Written by||David Alexander|
|Directed by||Harvey Frost|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Original network||Hallmark Channel|
|Original release||November 24, 2007|
Bert (Ernest Borgnine) is a retired Hollywood actor who has been estranged from his only daughter Marie (Tracy Nelson) for many years. When she ends up in the hospital following a car accident, Social Services places her 10-year-old daughter, Becca (Juliette Goglia), with the grandfather she has never met. The generation gap is apparent as Bert and Becca try to adjust to their new lives together.
In taking in the granddaughter, he never knew about, he is faced with the resentment toward him due to these stories told by the grandmother. Bert is faced with the dilemma of whether to tell his granddaughter, and later his daughter, the truth, which if they believe him, may ruin their memory of the late grandmother, or stay quiet. The dilemma is resolved when one of Bert’s friends tells the mother the truth.
- Ernest Borgnine as Bert O'Riley
- Juliette Goglia as Becca O'Riley
- Tracy Nelson as Marie O'Riley
- Katherine Helmond as Roxie
- Richard Libertini as Karl
- Quinn Redeker as Jack Fast
- Jamie Farr as Adam
In prime time, the movie led the network to rank #1 in the time period, #1 for the weekend, and #4 for the week. It was also the third-highest-ever-rated original movie premiere on Hallmark Channel to the premiere date.
- The Dove Foundation gave A Grandpa for Christmas the Dove Family Approved Seal on November 6, 2007.
- Ernest Borgnine received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance.
- A Grandpa for Christmas at the Internet Movie Database
- A Grandpa for Christmas at AllMovie
- A Grandpa for Christmas on Hallmark Channel
- A Grandpa for Christmas on Hallmark Channel's Press Site
- "Press Release 11/28/2007". Hallmark Channel Press site.
- "Press Release: 11/6/2007". Hallmark Channel Press site.
- "Company Milestones". Hallmark Channel Press site. Archived from the original on 2008-12-22.
- "A Grandpa for Christmas microsite - Videos: "A Christmas Caroler"". HallmarkChannel.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-30.