The Kid Who Loved Christmas is a 1990 made-for-TV movie, that was 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.


A family is torn apart at Christmas when a 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.


Actress/actor Character
Cicely Tyson Etta
Michael Warren Tony Parks
Sammy Davis Jr. Sideman
Gilbert Lewis Unknown
Charlies Q. Murphy Unknown
Ken Page Unknown
Ray Parker Jr. Unknown
Della Reese Alicia Slater
Esther Rolle Esther Clayton
Ben Vereen Unknown
Vanessa Williams Lynette Parks
Trent Cameron Reggie
Jimmy Carville Santa
Paula Anglin Cora
John Beal Cameron
Chris Cartmill Office Worker
Marcus Caruthers Gerald
Kelly Coffield Linda Cowley
John Cothran Jr. Minister
Steven Crayton Jimmy
Tim Douglas Information Officer
James Dunleavy Noah
Irma Hall Mrs. Smith
Jeff Kizer Mark Holden
Marge Kotlisky Gretchen
David Laster Philly Monroe
Sonny Mann Michael
Tennille Martin Girl in the Museum
Mary Mulligan Diana Holden
Sherry Narens Teacher
Jay Roberts Salesperson
Sam Sanders Mr. Smith
Peter Siragusa Bruno
Gregory Sporleder Vendor
Sadie Veraldi Rita
Jason Weaver Ernie
Tom Webb Guard
Ron West Derelict
Alan Wider Store Employee
Jonathan Wilson Bouncer
Cedric Young Conductor
Jeffrey Craig Harris Clerk
Stephanie Burton (uncredited) Jazz club patron
Robert Minkoff (uncredited) Bit

External links

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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