The Kid Who Loved Christmas is a 1990 made-for-TV movie, filmed in Chicago, and executive produced by Eddie Murphy of his own production company. This marked the final acting performance for Sammy Davis, Jr. prior to his death in May 1990.


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A family is torn apart at Christmas when the wife of a couple, trying to adopt a son, is killed in a car accident by a drunk driver and the husband, a musician, is deemed unfit to raise a child.


  • Chicago Casting by Jane Alderman
    Susan Writer, Associate
  • Los Angeles Casting by Monica Swann
    Cheryl Miller, Associate
Cicely TysonEtta
Michael WarrenTony Parks
Sammy Davis Jr.Sideman
Gilbert Lewis
Charlies Q. Murphy
Ken Page
Ray Parker Jr.
Della ReeseAlicia Slater
Esther RolleEsther Clayton
Ben Vereen
Vanessa WilliamsLynette Parks
Trent CameronReggie
Jimmy CarvilleSanta
Paula AnglinCora
John BealCameron
Chris CartmillOffice Worker
Marcus CaruthersGerald
Kelly CoffieldLinda Cowley
John Cothran Jr.Minister
Steven CraytonJimmy
Tim DouglasInformation Officer
James DunleavyNoah
Irma HallMrs. Smith
Jeff KizerMark Holden
Marge KotliskyGretchen
David LasterPhilly Monroe
Sonny MannMichael
Tennille MartinGirl in the Museum
Mary MulliganDiana Holden
Sherry NarensTeacher
Jay RobertsSalesperson
Sam SandersMr. Smith
Peter SiragusaBruno
Gregory SporlederVendor
Sadie VeraldiRita
Jason WeaverErnie
Tom WebbGuard
Ron WestDerelict
Alan WiderStore Employee
Jonathan WilsonBouncer
Cedric YoungConductor
Jeffrey Craig HarrisClerk
Stephanie BurtonJazz club patron
Robert MinkoffBit

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White ChristmasA Very Brady ChristmasThe Kid Who Loved ChristmasAll I Want for Christmas
Television episodes
Happy Days and related shows "Guess Who's Coming to Christmas" • "Richie Branches Out" • "Christmas Time" • "White Christmas" • "All I Want for Christmas" • "Oh Hear The Angels' Voices" • "O Come All Ye Bums" • "Christmas Show"
Cheers and Frasier "The Spy Who Came In for a Cold One" • "A House Is Not a Home" • "Christmas Cheers" • "Love Me, Love My Car" • "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street" • "Frasier Grinch" • "Perspectives on Christmas" • "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" • "The Fight Before Christmas" • "Mary Christmas" • "We Two Kings" • "High Holidays"
Other shows "The Voice of Christmas" • "A Full House for Christmas" • "Get Me Through the Holidays" • "A Christmas Story" • "A Keaton Christmas Carol" • "Miracle in Columbus" • "A Christmas Story" • "A Terminal Christmas" • "The Customer's Usually Right" • "Happy Holidays" • "Insanity Claus" • "Twas the Heist Before Christmas" • "All About Christmas Eve" • "Christmas" • "Have Yourself a Married Little Christmas" • "Here Comes Santa Claus" • "A Class Act Christmas" • "X-Mas" • "Everybody Hates Christmas" • "Christmas!" • "Everybody Hates Kris"
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