GenreComedy, Drama, Family Costume designTrish Keating CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 18, 1994 (1994-12-18) Based onA Christmas Romance (novel) by Maggie Davis WriterMaggie Davis (novel), Darrah Cloud (teleplay) CastOlivia Newton-John (Julia Stonecypher), Gregory Harrison (Brian Harding), Chloe Lattanzi (Deenie), Stephanie Sawyer (Emily Rose), Tom Heaton (Mel Betsill), Stephen E. Miller (Bert Betsill) Similar moviesThe Nightmare Before Christmas, A Christmas Tree Miracle, Yes, Virginia, Raggedy Ann & Andy: The Great Santa Claus Caper, The Santa Clause, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
A Christmas Romance is a 1994 American-Canadian made-for-television family drama film directed by Sheldon Larry and starring Olivia Newton-John and Gregory Harrison which premiered on CBS on December 18, 1994. It was filmed on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Newton-John also sings the song in the opening credits, "The Way of Love", a track taken from her 1994 album Gaia: One Woman's Journey.
Julia Stonecypher (Olivia Newton-John) is a widow with two young daughters who struggles to keep up financially and, to make matters worse, she loses her job just days before Christmas. When Brian Harding (Gregory Harrison), an upscale banker from the city, comes to visit Julia to collect on her outstanding bills, she is unable to pay. After informing her that she will lose her house, Brian takes off into a snowstorm but doesn't make it far. When he crashes his car and injures himself, Julia allows him into her home despite his surly attitude. But as they wait out the storm together, Brian begins to have a change of heart and it looks as though this might be a merry Christmas for Julia after all.
Olivia Newton-John as Julia Stonecypher
Gregory Harrison as Brian Harding
Chloe Lattanzi as Deenie
Stephanie Sawyer as Emily Rose
The film was watched by 25.5 million people and placed 6th for the week in total viewers.
On September 13, 2011, A Christmas Romance was released on Region 1 DVD by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment.