Watch: A Mom for Christmas 1990 123movies, Full Movie Online – Jessie is a young girl who’s mother died when she was just three. When she wins a free wish in a department store she wishes for a mom to be with and to shop with over the holidays. Her wish brings Amy, a mannequin, to life and into her life as her Mom for Christmas..
Plot: The story revolves around 11-year-old Jessica (Juliet Sorcey), whose mother died when she was three years old. Her father Jim (Doug Sheehan) is a workaholic with little time for his daughter. Just before the Christmas holiday season, Jessica wins a free wish from a wishing well. Her wish for a mother for Christmas is granted by Philomena (Doris Roberts) and Amy (Newton-John), a department store mannequin, is brought to life to be a mom for Jessica.
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“A Mom For Christmas” is a 1990 television film produced by Disney. In this film a motherless girl is granted a “Christmas Wish”. Her wish comes true when she gets a “Mom” for Christmas who in reality is a department store mannequin come to life.
The story revolves around 11-year-old Jessica (Juliet Sorcey), whose mother died when she was three years old. Her father, Jim (Doug Sheehan), is a workaholic with little time for his daughter and hasn’t been able to spend time with her since her mother’s death 8 years prior and still seems to be mourning her.
The film is well worth watching. If you have never seen it you should. It is very charming. Doris Robert co-stars!
This film is a winner. If you love Christmas movies this is a must.
Cheesy acting and a Dismal Message — No Comfort to Kids Missing a Parent
A very sorry tale–with a weird message and dismal “anwser” for kids grieving a parent. It doesn’t work. This story doesn’t resonate with even a fairytale depiction of hopes and dreams or recognizable human characteristics.
The premise of “A Mom for Christmas” is that a little girl misses her dead mother and so she wishes a store mannequin will be her mom for the holiday. What?! What studio executive thought there was an audience of kids who want a mannequin for a parent? The script doesn’t work, even though, in the fairy godmother role, Doris Roberts (as the magical mentor) does her best. She is the one bright spot in this movie.
Unfortunately, the acting styles of the rest of the cast do nothing to redeem a poorly conceived story.
Olivia Newton John doesn’t aspire to portray any deeper emotions or intellect than a store mannequin–even though she was supposed to “come to life” and fulfill the little girl’s wish for a real mom. Her idea of depicting emotions consist of a lot of exaggerated and laughable eye-popping.
Instead of creating a mom character the little girl could bond with, Olivia plays the role like she herself were a five-year-old girl in a sitcom–constantly opening her eyes wide, like a surprised bat.
WHY THE MOVIE DOESN’T WORK…
Most fairy tales are based in tragedy–especially comedies. The well-made fairy tales can make us believe in even the most far-fetched premise because they infuse the fantasy with a subtext of human experience–our secret wishes, hopes, fears and dreams.
“A Mom For Christmas” aspires to be a Christmas fairytale–but lacks any compelling story elements.
Compare other Christmas fairy tales: For example: “ELF” Will Ferrell is an orphaned human adopted by elves. although he loves his “elf family”, deep-down, Will feels like an outsider. The movie uses humor to tell a simple tale but under the silly antics and fun, we appreciate his quest to find out about his mysterious past and recognize Will’s longing to “belong.” Even though it is a light and silly movie, we care about Will as the “Elf” and go along with the “Fairytale” elements because the underlying premise of the movie resonates with the human experience of hopes and dreams.
Unfortuanately, this Christmas “fairytale” flops.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director George Miller
Writer Barbara Dillon, Gerald Di Pego
Actors Olivia Newton-John, Juliet Sorci, Doug Sheehan
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm