Mary Christmas (film)

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Mary Christmas
Genre Drama
Written by Stanley M. Brooks
Betty G. Birney
Directed by John Schneider
Starring John Schneider
Cynthia Gibb
Jenna Boyd
Tom Bosley
Music by Joey Newman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Stanley M. Brooks
Daniel Grodnik
Michael Greenfield (co-executive producer)
Producer(s) Timothy J. Warenz
Kandice Stroh (associate producer)
Cinematography Paul Maibaum
Editor(s) Warren Bowman
Running time 120 min.
Production company(s) Heartland Entertainment
Once Upon a Time Films
Distributor Ion Television
Original network Ion Television
Original release November 29, 2002

Mary Christmas is a 2002 American Christmas movie written by Stanley M. Brooks and Betty G. Birney. It was directed by and stars John Schneider.


Joel Wallace (Schneider), is a widower raising a daughter, Felice (Jenna Boyd). In her Christmas letter to Santa Claus, Felice wishes for a new mother for Christmas. The letter is intercepted by a local news producer who cancels reporter Mary Maloney's vacation and sends her to investigate the Wallace family as a human interest story. Most of the movie deals with Joel's searching for a new wife that will be Felice's mother.

The ending takes a bit of a twist, though, when it turns out that Mary is Felice's birth mother, who had given her up for adoption. The movie incorporates a little extra magic with "governor" Les Turner whom Felice thinks is Santa Claus.

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