One Magic Christmas

1985 film by Phillip Borsos

One Magic Christmas is a 1985 holiday film from Walt Disney Pictures directed by Phillip Borsos and starring Mary Steenburgen and Harry Dean Stanton.

Miracles do happen! (taglines)

Abbie Grainger

  • Gideon can make it so Dad's not dead anymore!
  • My brother's never going to believe this.


Ginny: [to Cal] Don't get jelly on your jacket.
Cal: Abbie got jelly on her jacket.
Abbie: I did not, jelly face.
Cal: One of these days, Abbie to the moon!

Gideon: Can you keep a secret?
Abbie: Yeah.
Gideon: Well, uh. I'm an angel. A Christmas angel.
Abbie: Oh, no you're not. Because my dad told me you can't see angels. They're invisible.
Gideon: Well, they're invisible sometimes, but sometimes they have to show up.
Abbie: So, what's your name then.
Gideon: Gideon.
Abbie: Gideon? Was you a good person that died?
Gideon: Good person? Well, I was a cow hand... out, out west. And one Christmas, a long, long time ago, I was riding along the Snake River, and I heard this little... kid, uh, yelling to somebody, and uh, so I jumped into the river to save him. Well, I saved him. All right, but I got myself drowned. Because I didn't know how to swim. And um, after that they, they made me a Christmas angel.
Abbie: What do Christmas angels do?
Gideon: Well, my job is to, every Christmas, have to help one person, that's feeling down, to get into Christmas spirit.
Abbie: One person?
Gideon: Yeah.
Abbie: Could it be my mom? Could you make my mom like Christmas better, Gideon?
Gideon: Yeah. I think so, if you'll help me.
Abbie: Okay.


  • Miracles do happen!
  • A magical film like this only happens once in a lifetime. Now everyone will believe in Santa Claus.


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