54 Great Made for TV Movies/Mini-Series of the 1980's from 1980-1989 by MichaelWeihn | created - 26 Aug 2012 | updated - 26 Aug 2012 | Public Here is a list of great TV movies from the 80's many of which I haven't been able to get a copy of since but I have seen most of them again and again. Just the kind of thing that warms your heart, really. Shop owner Alice Chapman is nervous about meeting her future in-laws at Christmas, especially because she is arriving ahead of her new fiancé, Will Mitchum. Based on the bestselling book of the same name, a couple and their daughter move in with a widow and discover a box containing the answer to the first gift of Christmas. Santa's wife ends up in New York in the early 1900s near Christmastime. A story about a friendship between a boy, Buddy, and his older cousin, Sook, during Christmas time. When Santa falls off his roof, a dad is required to take Santa's place. Adapted from the short story "Just Like the Ones We Used to Know" by. A snowstorm leaves everyone stranded and Donald has no Christmas spirit so Minnie comes up with the idea to show old Christmas cartoons. This is probably the best Christmas movie made during the 80s. https://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/martin-sheen/credits/164917 Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Strangers get struck in a cottage during a snowstorm and realize they are drawn together. But her son, needing math tutoring, makes friends with a man from Maggie's past. She must soon defend herself and the young boy when unwelcome intruders announce their arrival. The headaches mount for St. Nick, who not only must deal with his troublemaking brother, but also an efficiency expert who has come to evaluate Santa's operation. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary. A brother and sister become embroiled in an adventure after they try to catch video evidence of Santa Claus on camera. Get the latest on upcoming Christmas movies, TV schedule updates, and new releases on DVD. A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. It is said to be broadcast on S4C under the title Nadolig Plentyn Yng Nghymru. Below is my personal list of favorite Christmas tv-movies from the 1980s and 1990s before over saturation became the trend. A young woman discovers a Christmas-themed dream world inside a magical snow globe. An animated adaptation of the Herbert operetta. A woman makes a list of things she wants for Christmas and learns the lesson, "Be careful what you wish for.". Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm. Mainly, because I needed a way to justify watching so many of them, but also as a way to help other people waste way less time than I have looking for a good, made-for-TV Christmas movie. A widowed mother struggles to prevent her candy shop from being put out of business by a hard-hearted businessman. In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. An ogre prepares to celebrate Christmas with family. FREE Shipping on eligible orders. A father passes away but comes back to life in the form of a snowman. A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming (, Early film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, starring, Dickens' ghostly tale on Christmas, starring, A musical adaptation of Dickens' tale, starring. A Spielberg-ian horror romp with an Christmas twist. A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died. Are you sure you want to delete your score and checked items on this list? A modern "Christmas Carol" adaptation in which the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future mistakenly visit the neighbor of the man they were supposed to teach to love Christmas. Starring Drew Barrymore and Keanu Reeves. A Scrooge-like book editor is visited by her inner child, who tries to help rekindle her sense of joy during the holidays. An animated story about the creation of the song "Silent Night". Neighbors along a quaint street in Cleveland suspend their annual Christmas tradition of lighting luminaria, out of respect for their neighbours whose son desperately needs a heart transplant. The story of what Father Christmas does the 'other' 364 days a year. Three escaped prisoners hide out in the home of a kindly shopkeeper and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises. A live action film of the Dr. Seuss story. Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. A businessman tries to uncover a family secret for his grandmother after he returns to a small town to modernize his family's real-estate company. A bumbling courier at a private adoption agency botches the delivery of a baby to its new parents in time for Christmas, when he misplaces their baby en route. Since the 1950's, made for TV movies have grabbed headlines and made impressions on the nation's popular culture. Santa battles Jack Frost to keep his title. A comprehensive list of 50 feature films, made-for-TV movies, and specials released in the '80s that center around Christmas. 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Discovered by a widower with three young children, she has developed retrograde amnesia and does not know who she is. A scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly, and along the way discovers the, Trio of interlocking stories, adopted from the. An old man claims to be Santa and a lawyer defends him in court to stop him from being institutionalized. A high-powered New York publicist moves to Montana after losing her job and fiancée, and finds romance with a member of the local fire and rescue squad. Animated special. Can the spirit of Christmas, combined with a stint babysitting her niece and nephew, rid her of her wicked ways? Mr Joy hates Christmas and wants to cancel it altogether but Hank causes a Christmas catastrophe. Con-woman Trish and her niece/ward Patsy are caught trying to steal from a department store right before Christmas. A man returns to Wales and tries to save his late father's farm from developers by entering a prize stallion in a Christmas race. A single mom visits her estranged father for Christmas, and is surprised to discover his hometown oddly resembles the North Pole. But with the villainous Rothbart striving to destroy Christmas itself, will they be able to stop him and save the day? The Muppets join the singer for Christmas songs and sketches. Coal miners are trapped in a mine following an explosion on Christmas Eve, 1951. A singer retreats to an isolated mountain cabin for a quiet holiday, but finds seven orphaned children there. The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. Animated special. A religious fanatic marries a naïve widow whose children are reluctant to tell him where their father hid $10,000 he had stolen during Christmas. Stewart Green (Larry the Cucumber) hops aboard the What-If Express to find out what his life would've been like had he made a game-winning catch in college. A disabled orphan girl sets out to find Santa's stolen toy sack. The film is a series of interwoven stories tied together by a framework story, featuring. More Galleries of Made For Tv Movies 1980s :. Movies From the 90s You Should Have Already Seen by Now, Manic Wayne's 40 Underrated Christmas Movies. A young girl travels to Toyland. Alice's trip becomes more stressful when her luggage is lost and her phone is damaged, leaving her no way to find Will's family! The Nutcracker is a 1967 Polish film directed by Halina Bielińska and based on E.T.A. It is Christmas and the Zipzer family are preparing for a new baby. Three aliens visit Earth to learn about the. Two children find a bag full of counterfeit money and Santa too. A TV movie that brought the first portrayal of Scrooge as a female, with, Another TV movie portraying Scrooge as an arrogant female celebrity, this time as a TV star named "Carol Cartman", played by, A workaholic businesswoman is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future in a modern update of. A mouse and a clockmaker try to appease a disgruntled Santa after he has received an insulting letter. A babysitter and the child she is looking after must fight off a home invasion. A group of fruit and veggies try to help the Nutcracker's army get a star up on a. Santa's daughter has lost her memory, and her new family is determined to help her get it back. NR. A successful, yet stressed, host of a cooking show is injured while traveling to a remote mountain chalet on vacation. Her niece becomes a ballerina herself and is invited to play Clara; the theater director is her aunt's former boyfriend who was to play the Prince in her aunt's performance. In the third film of the series, it's the pets who do the talking. Email. Though reluctant, she searches for her sibling with the help of her neighbor (a military spouse who returned home while her husband recovers overseas from a combat injury; their son wants nothing more but for his dad to be home for Christmas). A high powered fashion photographer finds herself stranded in middle America on her way to her wedding in Aspen, Colorado. His Christmas suddenly becomes brighter when he rubs it. In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965. Bob and Larry tell the true story of Saint Nicholas to a group of children on Christmas Eve. Now alone in the Big Apple, Kevin cons his way into a room at the Plaza Hotel and begins his usual antics. A magic hat brings a snowman to life. The story follows some toys as they struggle to avoid the heartless Mr. Grimm, that plans to auction off the toys to the highest bidder, and to find their true homes. A human orphan raised by the Faire Folke becomes the benefactor of all human children. Ziggy and his faithful dog Fuzz take a job as a street Santa to raise money for the poor. ... Made for TV movie from 1976. An angel teams with a spoiled college coed to organize a Christmas concert at a community youth center. A small town preparing for Christmas is struck by a meteor that causes extreme, spontaneous ice. While Toot travels to Scotland to celebrate his grandmother's centennial birthday, Puddle stays home and gets things ready for Christmas with the help of their young cousin Opal. In 1932, three children travel to Washington in the hope of convincing President Hoover to release their wrongly-convicted father from jail in time for Christmas. Directed by Lee Phillips. In 1890, an English village copes with the disappearance of a supposedly miraculous candle. $12.95. A sentient toy created to tell children that "Christmas is when you get stuff" escapes from the factory he was made in and embarks on a journey to discover the holiday's true significance. The story of where Santa Claus came from and his attempts to save Christmas after his elf gets mixed up with an evil toy tycoon. The lives of three different men are transformed by a magical Santa Claus costume rented to them by a mysterious shopkeeper. Comedic reminiscences of three 1980s Christmas, loosely adapted from the Dylan Thomas story. Seventies & Eighties Made-For-TV Movies - G GAMES YOUR MOTHER NEVER TAUGHT YOU 1982 100 min. A reclusive workaholic, estranged from her mother for ten years, learns after her death that she has an older sibling who was given up for adoption. Toot wants to get home in time for Christmas, but a fierce snowstorm threatens to derail his plans. A bachelor screenwriter finds himself playing host to a teenage delinquent over the holidays. Santa Claus is preparing to retire, and grooms an American businesswoman (. Remake of the 1947 theatrical film. Little Clara awakes one night to find her new nutcracker doll come to life and battling against the Mouse King. Six-year-old Eloise has various adventures at the Plaza Hotel prior to the holiday, in this adaptation of Kay Thompson's book. What it's really like to write made-for-TV Hallmark Christmas movies. Two pen pals who have never met, decide to meet up at one of their home towns in Boston during the Christmas holiday. A young girl tries to make a happy Christmas for herself and her family during the 1930s Great Depression. Followed by the sequel. A ruthless toy tycoon who is also secretly the son of Santa Claus travels to the North Pole to put an end to an attempted coup. His father offers his vintage car if he is home by a certain time for Christmas. While reading his usual gift wish mail Santa Claus stumbles upon an unusual letter which everyone assume to be a gift wish letter from a boy called Vekara, at the same time odd things are happening around Santa's village, and strange accidents follow Santa. Animated special, adapted from the famous song. Ashley travels to the suburban home of the Lerners to babysit their 12-year-old son Luke during the holidays. Barbie tries to get to another country with her sisters for Christmas but get snowed in another town where they have to spend Christmas at a hotel. The crotchety Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) and his partner (Tony Cox) reunite once a year for a holiday con. Holly Hobbie and her friends help a widow and her twin boys to celebrate the Christmas holidays. A serial killer butchers men dressed as Santa Claus. A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas. A teenager has his Sitka Spruce tree chosen to be planted outside the White House as the new national Christmas Tree. College freshman returns home at Christmas time to find all his high school friends take drugs. Santa's son, mistaken for the "Christmas Bandit", is held under house arrest two days before Christmas. So it's a selfish kind of service, I suppose. Refusing to give up her belief in Santa Claus, a child, Jessica Riggs (Rebecca Harrell), discovers a hurt reindeer in the woods, which she believes to be Prancer. Home Alone: The Holiday Heist: … Jim Henson tale of toys who come to life on Christmas Eve. Vintageruminance: “ Jenny Agutter With Michael York Spring Pink Desserts: Strawberry Torte & Other Sweet Bruce Willis Net Worth 2018/2019 Dazzling Divas: Jaclyn Smith It's '80s Remake Week At The Movies! The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. These are films that were made for television (including streaming services), or for the direct-to-video or direct-to-DVD market. A mischievous 14-year-old boy and his irresponsible uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa's new high-tech sleigh for a joyride. During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed. Craig and Day-Day go after a fake Santa who robs their house on Christmas Eve. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Movie 1980 Part 2. Computer animated film with Alicia Silverstone, Ed Asner and Drake Bell. Finally alone for the holidays, Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) plan to eschew the Christmas traditions and take a cruise in the Caribbean instead. Sequel to Santa Buddies in which Santa loses memory in New York and it's up to his new friend Paws to save him. Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too is a Christmas television special based on the Disney television series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, originally broadcast on Saturday December 14, 1991, on ABC. After mistakenly intercepting three letters sent by children to Santa Claus, the Muppets must head for the North Pole to get them delivered before Christmas. The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents. An oil company dynamites in the North Pole in search of an oil field, unaware that they are endangering Santa Claus. AKA 'George Balanchine's The Nutcracker' with Macaulay Culkin and narration from Kevin Kline, directed by Emile Ardolino (Dirty Dancing). See more ideas about Christmas movies, Movies, Hallmark movies. More. Tells the story of the inspiration behind. Starring. Both have lots to love, but the one that makes our list is the original, which was directed by Tobe Hooper a few years after he changed the face of horror with Texas Chainsaw Massacre . Lonely transit worker Lucy pulls her longtime crush, Peter, from the path of an oncoming train. A father tries to provide an early Christmas for his seriously-ill young daughter. An angel offers a literary agent, whose wife of ten years died just before Christmas, a chance to relive the last three days of his wife's life. During the Great Depression, a young boy is sent to Minnesota to live with his grandparents, who are still grieving the loss of their son in World War I. Christmas Together (ION, 2020). . 20 years after experiencing teenage love – and heartbreak – while on a family Christmas vacation at Lake Tahoe, and after losing her husband also at Christmastime, a successful attorney no longer believes in Christmas miracles. A comprehensive list of 50 feature films, made-for-TV movies, and specials released in the '80s that center around Christmas. Kermit is shown what life would be like for the rest of the Muppets without him, in this spoof of. A Christmas Elf accidentally takes off in Santa's sleigh, crash lands in a small town and loses the magic toy bag. John McClane returns this time to battle Terrorists who have seized control of an airport on Christmas Eve a year after the first film. Countdown to Christmas year round with your favorite holiday movies. Starring: Vivica A. The girlfriend takes all of his possessions with her, leaving behind only an old lamp. Remade in, Sorority sisters are stalked and murdered on Christmas Eve in this remake of the. Christmas Without Snow, A (1980) (TV) – A divorced woman moves to a new city with her child, trying to build her life again. A Massachusetts family holds down the World War II home front during Christmas of 1944. Only one problem though, they have both sent pictures of their better looking friends to each other. See more ideas about Christmas movies, Movies, Holiday movie. On Christmas Eve in 1933, the Walton family of rural Virginia awaits the return of the family patriarch who went to look for work in a distant city. A woman shares an impulsive elevator kiss with a handsome stranger, who turns out to be her boss's boyfriend. A Christmas Story (1983) Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz, Jean … Three brothers plan a bank robbery on Christmas. A Christmas-themed live-action adaptation of. After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas. A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives. Set in the small Norwegian town of Skogli, this film looks at those who are desperately trying to (re)connect with their families. A dying millionairess fights off her son's efforts to seize control of her wealth and hires a detective to track down her estranged grandchildren. Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle. To save her fortune from a designing nephew, Matilda Reid must locate her three long-lost adopted sons in time for a Christmas Eve reunion. Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. Follow up to. A serial killer is turned into a snowman. She joins an unnamed male student, who is driving home to Wilmington as well. Your #1 Christmas Movie Database - A to Z listing of all Christmas movies ever made. After snarky youth Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) loses track of his father at the airport, he mistakenly gets on a plane headed for New York City -- while the rest of the McCallisters fly to Florida. A businessman is shown by his guardian angel on Christmas Eve what the world would be like if he were never born. Disney reinterpreted the Christmas tale about the residents of Toyland in Technicolor in this 1961 musical. Two kids are sent to Jurassic World theme park situated on Caribbean island Isla Nublar for Christmas vacation, while their parents are getting a divorce. An elderly nun, who's been growing an evergreen tree for decades, forms a bond with a gardener who wants to fell it and display it at New York's Rockefeller Center for the holidays. The Muppets version of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'. The story unfolds as all of them find the importance of family. A singer must work with St Peter to earn her wings at Christmas by re-uniting a family. A dog called Olive wants to be a reindeer at Christmas time. A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans. Popular screen pooch meets Kris Kringle while preparing for a Christmas parade in Switzerland. The Monster’s Christmas (1981) (TV) – A little girl helps a monster from her book defeat an evil witch. Christmas specials, episodes, and movies released between 1980 and 1989. (Sorry Die Hard and Gremlins fans, films set at Christmas time don't count.) A Grinch-like thief retreats to her hometown for Christmas. A lonely millionaire pays a family $250,000 to spend Christmas with him by living in the home that he grew up in. Followed by. Die Hard. But after befriending a small boy, a different side comes out and Willie begins to wonder if there's still some hope for him. Santa's daughter tries to change a family so they are no longer on the Naughty list, or else Santa will cancel Christmas. Having a hard time locating a made for TV movie? It has Welsh and English language versions, although I assume both have the same video but different audio. Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. The made-for-TV-movie format flourished in the following decades, and by 1996, 264 made-for-TV-movies were made by America's six largest TV networks that year. There are two made-for-TV movie adaptations of this Stephen King novel, one from 1979 and another from 2005. Loretta Swit, Sam Waterston, Eileen Heckart, Ed Grover, Bill Morey, Christopher Allport, Madelyn Rhue. She gets a lift from a widower and his daughter, setting off a change of events that will change their lives forever. Fact-based drama of toy inventor A.C. Gilbert, a pacifist toymaker who is forced by the U.S. government to turn his factory into a munitions plant during World War I, and is asked to convince consumers to buy bonds instead of toys. Based on the novel by. A wealthy manufacturer pays an impoverished single mother who works in his factory, and her daughter, to pretend to be his "family" at Christmastime, in order to impress a visiting old-fashioned tycoon interested in buying his company. When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Widowed mother and her young son come to believe their new neighbor may be Santa Claus. This cannot be undone. The Internet sensation Grumpy Cat comes to life in her very first movie. Traumatized by her mother's death, a 6-year-old girl stops talking but is cared for by her three uncles. Things escalate when they realize that they are trapped in sub-zero temperature on a Haunted Highway. A wealthy bachelor wakes up on Christmas to find that he has been transported to an alternate reality where he is a mere tire salesman, with a wife and kids. Only the innocence of a small child can save Christmas for thousands of people around the world. A dog with telepathic powers is hunted down by the CIA near Christmas time. A Puerto Rican family in Chicago gather for their possibly last Christmas together. Dancing with a music-box ballerina, in an enchanted kingdom with candy forests and singing snowflakes, Jerry is as happy can be until Tom crashes the party. Mr. Krueger’s Christmas (1980) (TV) – A widowed apartment janitor daydreams to escape his lonely life. Fear not! Mr Maddens puts on the school nativity play. A corrupt sheriff, who was born on Christmas Day, decides to change his ways and go against the most powerful man in town. A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. We are working hard to be back in stock. A young girl attempts to reunite her father with his high school sweetheart, who has since become a successful pop singer. Two cops must set aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers. The sequel (which is a 90s movie) also takes place at Christmas. A traumatized young man becomes a Santa suit-clad spree killer on Christmas Eve. This year, however, Willie is falling apart. Two women swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor. Online shopping for Movies & TV from a great selection of All Made-for-TV Movies, Lifetime Original Movies, Nickelodeon Original Movies & more at everyday low prices. The younger sibling of the teenager who killed while dressed as Santa carries on in his brother's bloody footsteps. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. An uptight woman meets her fiancé's free-spirited family for the first time over the Christmas holidays and chaos ensues. Rocky challenges Drago to an unsanctioned 15-round fight in the Soviet Union on Christmas Day. While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man (. He and his father end up driving the Tree throughout the country and the tree become a national icon. The story begins when Santa Claus goes missing while delivering presents on Christmas Eve. A cold businesswoman threatens to close a boys foster home during the holidays, when she returns to her home town to settle her late father's estate. However, family ties show signs of strain when various secrets come to light, especially concerning Marine Claude's (Columbus Short) true military status, Quentin's (Idris Elba) debts and teenage Baby's (Chris Brown) secret plans to become a singer. Posing as a mall Santa and his elf, they rip off shopping outlets on Christmas Eve. A made-for-TV sequel to theatrical original. After suffering a fatal heart attack, a man (, A young businesswoman, despondent over the circumstances of her life, contemplates suicide, but is shown the value of her life by a guardian angel, in this feminist remake of. In rural Cannan, Texas a clash of classmates, one a tough farm boy, the other a bright bookish black boy evokes an unlikely friendship. Jennifer begins getting romantic Christmas cards from an unknown admirer. A Chicago sports radio shock jock is changed by a Christmas season encounter with a 15-year-old fan who is dying of cancer who forces him to be nice for a day. An unnamed female student at a Pennsylvania university uses the campus ride share board to find a ride home to Wilmington, Delaware to celebrate Christmas with her family on Winter Break. Rudolph helps father time find baby new year can start his Christmas suddenly becomes brighter when he rubs it her. Of 50 feature films, made-for-TV movies, TV schedule updates, and an army mice! 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