One Christmas

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One Christmas
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Based on"One Christmas" short story by Truman Capote
Written byDuane Poole
Directed byTony Bill
StarringKatharine Hepburn
Henry Winkler
Swoosie Kurtz
Music byVan Dyke Parks
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersJohn Philip Dayton
Merrill H. Karpf
ProducersJohn Davis
Duane Poole
Production locationWilmington, North Carolina
CinematographyThomas Del Ruth
EditorDuane Hartzell
Running time86 minutes
Production companyKarpf-Davis Entertainment Television
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseDecember 19, 1994 (1994-12-19)

One Christmas is a 1994 American made-for-television drama film starring Katharine Hepburn (in her final television role), Henry Winkler and Swoosie Kurtz. It is based on the 1983 short story "One Christmas" by Truman Capote about a young boy who reluctantly leaves his Alabama home to spend Christmas with his estranged father in New Orleans. The film originally premiered on NBC on December 19, 1994.[1]


In 1930, eight-year-old Buddy lives an idyllic existence in rural Alabama with his cousin Sook. But all that is about to change when he is sent to New Orleans to spend Christmas with his estranged father, a con artist more intent on scamming than building a relationship with his son. Although his dad has terrible problems to overcome and is busy pursuing the niece of wealthy Cornelia Beaumont, Buddy and his father take the first steps towards becoming a real family during this one Christmas they will never forget.


Award nomination[edit]

Hepburn was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1995 for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "One Christmas (1994) - Tony Bill - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  2. ^ "One Christmas" – via

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