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      The Christmas Visitor

      1987 1h 38m Kids & Family Holiday Drama List
      Reviews 89% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The son (Andrew Ferguson) of a poor Outback farm couple (Dee Wallace-Stone, John Waters) mistakes a bearded drifter for Santa Claus in dry 1890s Australia. Read More Read Less

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      rew s We've watched Miracle Down Under with my dad every year since it was shown on PBS in 1987. We love it. We had TV recording that wore out, then found a store VHS that is on its last legs. I wish they would make a DVD. It is sweet and humorous and realistic. It is about a little boy, Ned, in 1890's Australia during a drought. Ned finds a rascally old man he believes is Santa Claus and decides to be as good as gold so he will get his Christmas gift. Meanwhile we see his sister's budding romance with a rich landowner's son. The landowner is blocking their water supply and has a complicated past with the rascally old man. Dee Wallace is lovely as the mom and Andrew Furguson is adorable as Ned. I think the whole cast is great. My dad grew up in the depression and may relate to the family's hardships and the frontier outback, but the story's honest sweetness is what really keeps us all hooked. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A great Christmas favorite! Kids age 30 still want to watch over and over. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I love this movie: have been looking for it on DVD. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Great old movie for students learning english. They enjoy the moral of the story and the drama. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member classic aussie film... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Viewed As A Young Boy This Still Rests In My Memory As A Good Aussie Take On The Typical Christmas Tale That Often Is So Americanised With All It's Magic & Mystery. This Story Is More Genuine & Real To Me. Good Stuff. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The son (Andrew Ferguson) of a poor Outback farm couple (Dee Wallace-Stone, John Waters) mistakes a bearded drifter for Santa Claus in dry 1890s Australia.
      Director
      George Miller
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Holiday, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 6, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 38m