A Hobo's Christmas

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"The best thing about Christmas is Family..."
  • NR
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.4  (444)

A Hobo's Christmas is a heartwarming Christmas movie that was released in 1987. The movie is directed by Will Mackenzie and produced by Ralph Singleton. The cast of the movie includes notable actors such as Bernard Hughes, Gerald McRaney, and Wendy Crewson. The story is about a lonely old man named William (played by Barnard Hughes), who has spent his entire life as a hobo riding trains and traveling around the country. William is a very simple man who has never had much of a family or friend to share his life with. He is all alone in the world, except for his old dog, who is his only companion.

One day, William receives a letter from his daughter who he hasn’t seen in over 25 years. His daughter tells him that she has remarried and has a new family, and invites him to spend Christmas with them in California. William is surprised by the letter, but he is also happy to reconnect with his daughter and finally meet his grandchildren.

William decides to accept her offer and sets out on a long journey to California. Along the way, he meets a young boy named Charlie (played by Robert Prevost), who is also alone and homeless. They quickly form a bond, and William takes him under his wing, hoping to give him a better life.

As they journey towards California, William reflects on his past and the mistakes he has made. He recalls his love for his wife, who passed away many years ago. He also remembers the moments he shared with his daughter and the missed opportunities to be in her life. Through his journey, William learns the true meaning of family, love, and forgiveness.

When William arrives in California, he is welcomed by his daughter (Wendy Crewson) and her family, including her husband (Gerald McRaney) and three children. Although William is at first overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the modern world, he soon adapts, and he and Charlie discover what it means to be part of a family.

Over the course of his visit, William bonds with his grandchildren, teaching them the old ways and sharing his love for his craft, which is carving wooden figurines. He also reconnects with his daughter, making amends for the mistakes he has made in the past.

The movie A Hobo's Christmas is a beautiful story about family, love, and the power of forgiveness. The film highlights the importance of being there for one another, no matter what life brings. The acting in the movie is excellent, especially Bernard Hughes, who gives a moving performance as William, the hobo looking for redemption.

The movie is well directed, with great music and visuals that capture the beauty of the countryside and the warmth of the holiday season. A Hobo's Christmas is a must-watch Christmas movie that will melt your heart with its touching story and beautiful message. It is a reminder that, despite our past and our mistakes, we can always find acceptance, redemption, and love.

A Hobo's Christmas is a 1987 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    6.4  (444)