GenreDrama, Family Running time2 hours ScreenplayBetty G. Birney
Release date2002 WriterStanley M. Brooks (story), Betty G. Birney CastJohn Schneider (Joel Wallace), Cynthia Gibb (Mary Malone), Jenna Boyd (Felice Wallace), Daniel Roebuck (Mac Reeves) Similar moviesThe Nightmare Before Christmas, The Santa Clause, The Night Before, Elf, Arthur Christmas, The Polar Express
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Mary Christmas is a 2002 American Christmas movie written by Stanley M. Brooks and Betty G. Birney. It was directed by and stars John Schneider. In the movie Joel Wallace, Schneider's character, is a widower raising a daughter, Felice (Jenna Boyd). In her Christmas letter to Santa Claus, Felice wishes for a new mother for Christmas. The letter is intercepted by a local news producer who cancels reporter Mary Maloney's vacation and sends her to investigate the Wallace family as a human interest story. Most of the movie deals with Joel's searching for a new wife that will be Felice's mother. The ending takes a bit of a twist, though, when it turns out that Mary is Felice's birth mother who had given her up for adoption. The movie incorporates a little extra magic with "governor" Les Turner whom Felice thinks is Santa Claus.