A Christmas without Snow

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A Christmas Without Snow originally premiered December 9, 1980. The title refers to the film's setting: the snowless San Francisco. The story is told from the point of view of newly divorced Michael Learned, who comes to grips with disillusionment with a little help from her friends in the church choir. As the singers prepare for a performance of Handel's "Messiah" under the autocratic leadership of choirmaster John Houseman, we learn a little something about the personal lives of several choir members, including...
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Overview

A Christmas Without Snow originally premiered December 9, 1980. The title refers to the film's setting: the snowless San Francisco. The story is told from the point of view of newly divorced Michael Learned, who comes to grips with disillusionment with a little help from her friends in the church choir. As the singers prepare for a performance of Handel's "Messiah" under the autocratic leadership of choirmaster John Houseman, we learn a little something about the personal lives of several choir members, including Ramon Bieri, Ruth Nelson and Valerie Curtin--and the lonely Houseman himself. Christmas without Snow was presented by CBS in conjunction with the network's Family Reading Program.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2008
  • UPC: 096009225797
  • Original Release: 1980
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  • Source: Platinum Disc
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,235

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ramon Bieri Henry Quist
Valerie Curtin Muriel
John Houseman Ephraim Adams
Michael Learned Zoe Jensen
Ruth Nelson Inez
Ed Bogas
Yule Caise
Robert Callahan
Joy Carlin
Will Connolly
James Cromwell Reverend Lohman
Jane Frasier
Matthew Hautau
Daisietta Kim
David Knell Terry
Jay Krohnengold
Anne Lawder
Calvin Levels Wendell
Gail MacGowan
Will Marchetti
John Patton Jr.
Beah Richards Wendell's Grandma
William Swetland
Barbara Tarbuck Carol Thorpe
Technical Credits
John Korty Director, Original Story, Producer
Richard W. Beban Screenwriter
Ed Bogas Score Composer
Marianna Astrom De Fina Costumes/Costume Designer
Don de Fina Art Director
Mike Fash Cinematographer
Whitney Green Producer
Suella Kennedy Producer
Frank Konigsberg Executive Producer, Producer
Judith Anne Nielsen Screenwriter
Peter Parasheles Editor
Barbara Pokras Editor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A movie without christmas spirit

    Although the movie has a good plot and storyline and excellent performances it does not evoke any Christmas spirit. It would have worked just as well at Easter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worst Christmas Movie EVER

    The writer of this movie obviously hates Christmas. It is depressing from start to finish. Every 'feel good' thing you want and normally see in Holiday movies is missing...like the snow in the title. A mom who can't support her 1 child, an insulting choir director who dismisses members of a volunteer choir, a drug using, lying pastor's son. on and on, pass the asprin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great for choirs to watch during the holidays

    This is a great film and very inspiring. Helps volunteers (especially choirs) to understand what it means to do something for the love of it.

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