All I Want for Christmas

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All I Want for Christmas ★★ 1991 (G)

Low-budget, sappy holiday tale of a young girl (Birch) who wants to reunite her divorced parents. Determined to fulfill her Christmas wish, Hallie seeks out the Santa Claus at Macy's department store to tell him the one thing she truly wants for Christmas. Birch is charming as are Bacall as her grandmother and Nielsen as Santa but the story is too squishy and bland to be believable. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Thora Birch, Leslie Nielsen, Lauren Bacall, Jamey Sheridan, Harley Jane Kozak, Ethan (Randall) Embry, Kevin Nealon, Andrea Martin; D: Ron Lieberman; W: Richard Kramer, Thom Eberhardt, Neal Israel, Gail Parent; C: Robbie Greenberg; M: Bruce Broughton.