A Grandpa for Christmas

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A Grandpa for Christmas
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Genre Comedy-drama
Written by David Alexander
Directed by Harvey Frost
Starring Ernest Borgnine
Juliette Goglia
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Running time 90 minutes
Original network Hallmark Channel
Original release November 24, 2007 (2007-11-24)

A Grandpa For Christmas is a 2007 Hallmark Channel original TV film starring Ernest Borgnine and Juliette Goglia.


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.



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.[1]


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  1. ^ "Press Release 11/28/2007". Hallmark Channel Press site. 
  2. ^ "Press Release: 11/6/2007". Hallmark Channel Press site. 
  3. ^ "Company Milestones". Hallmark Channel Press site. Archived from the original on 2008-12-22. 
  4. ^ "A Grandpa for Christmas microsite - Videos: "A Christmas Caroler"". HallmarkChannel.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-30.