A Christmas Memory is an CBS TV movie, executive produced by Robert Halmi, Sr., and based on Truman Capote's 1956 short story published in Mademoiselle, that was produced in Georgia between Late February-Late March 1997 and aired in primetime on December 21, 1997.


Buddy's parents are divorced and he has been left in the care of four older cousins, all unmarried siblings. He develops a paticularly close relationship with cousin Sook, a simple woman. They spend lots of time together, and at Christmas they always bake her famous fruitcakes. When the oldest of the siblings, Jennie, becomes concerned that Buddy spends too much time with Sook, and is not growing up properly among his elderly family members, she decides that he must be sent away to military school.


Patty DukeSook
Piper LaurieJennie
Jeffrey DeMunnSeabone
Anita GilletteCallie
Julia McIlvaineRachel
Esther ScottAnna Stabler
Eric Lloyd*Buddy (young)
Jimmie SkaggsHaha Jones
Robert TreveilerBuddy (adult)
Dan AlbrightGrocer
Reynolds AllenCustomer
Suzi BassRachel's Mother
Dan BiggersReverend Dickson
Lala CochranLazy Wife
David DwyerFarley Wood
Edith IveyCustomer
Frank RobertsMr. Macafee
Alex VanBus Driver
Leland Jones (uncredited)Tree Deliveryman

* - Nominated for the 1998 Young Artist Award Best Actor in a TV Movie (Age 10 or Under)

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