The Christmas Box
The Christmas Box ★★½ 1995
Tearjerking Christmas drama based on Richard Paul Evans' surprising 1992 bestseller, which started out as a story for the author's children. Richard (Thomas) and Keri (O'Toole) Evans have money troubles so they and their five-year-old daughter Jenna (Mulrooney) move into the mansion of elderly widow Mary Parkin (O'Hara) as caretakers. Richard keeps seeing an angel in a recurring dream and hears a familiar tune—all of which leads to a music box hidden in the attic, a series of love letters, and Mary's unhappy past. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Maureen O'Hara, Richard Thomas, Annette O'Toole, Kelsey Mulrooney; D: Marcus Cole; W: Greg Taylor; C: John Newby.