One Christmas is a NBC TV movie, based on the short story of the same name by Truman Capote, that premiered on December 19, 1994. It won the 1994 Angel award for Excellent Media Support from producers John Davis, John Philip Dayton and Duane Poole.
Hailed as a "rewarding gift" and "unexpected pleasure, " One Christmas is a timeless holiday treasure based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known. It's a classic family story featuring acclaimed performances from an award-winning cast, including the legendary Katharine Hepburn.
It's Christmas 1930, and eight-year-old Buddy finds himself in New Orleans spending the holidays with his estranged father. Leaving behind his Aunt Sook and the peaceful Alabama country life. Buddy now endures a conniving, deceitful con man of a dad who seems to care more about fast buck scams than earning his son's affection.
Buddy dreams of finding Santa, a snow-covered New Orleans and a new relationship with his father. His dad is looking for something real in a life of lies. Finally, father and son realize the greatest thing they have is each other. It's a gift that comes just in time for one unforgettable Christmas.
|Katharine Hepburn*||Cornelia Beaumont|
|Pat Hingle||Bus driver|
|Marilyn Allen||Miss Ivy|
|Mary Bivins||Miss Julene|
|Henderson Gilliland||Glenn Gilmore|
|Joe Inscoe||Mr. Farris|
|Joe Maggard||Dixon Hobbs|
|David Lenthall||Billiard player|
|Thomas Myers Jr.||Salesman|
|Tom Hull||Party guest|
|Bob Hannah, John Scott||Men|
|Nello Tare||Gentleman #1|
|Michael P. Cahill (uncredited)||Antoine's Patron|
|Gary Sievers (uncredited)||Chain Gang Guard|
* - Nominated for a 1995 SAG award for Best Actress in a TV movie