The “magic” in One Magic Christmas is often (and surprisingly) of the “black” variety. Like Jimmy Stewart before her, worn-out wife and mother Mary Steenburgen wishes that she’d never been born. And like Stewart, Steenburgen is visited by a guardian angel, in this case the western-garbed Harry Dean Stanton. Instead of granting Steenburgen’s wish, Stanton shows her what life would be like without Christmas–and that vision is as grim as anything you’re ever likely to see in any Holiday film. Throughout the horrendous tragedies heaped upon Steenburgen, we are comforted in the knowledge that Stanton is working in concert with Steenburgen’s young daughter. Steenburgen learns her lesson of course, but what a ride!
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Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans ..