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Always Christmas



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A cynical young girl fabricates an imaginary story about her peculiar Christmas-loving neighbor, but its accidental publishing causes serious problems that only a Christmas miracle could fix.

"Always Christmas" is written along the lines of films like "Miracle on 34th Street and “The Bishop's Wife." The story is about Lily, an 11-year-old girl who loves to write stories and watch old movies. When she moves to a new town with her recently divorced mother and faces her first Christmas without her father, she decides to write a new story into which she can escape. She meets a grouchy, elderly man who keeps his house decorated for Christmas year round, and instantly knows this is the story she wants to write. When he refuses to be interviewed and threatens to throw her off his land, she decides to make the story up!

When Reverend Wilson invites Lily to write the play for the Christmas Eve program, she throws herself into it. Meanwhile, her mother discovers her short story about the "Always Christmas House," and decides to surprise her daughter by getting it published in the town paper. The made-up story makes trouble for the elderly recluse, who, to make matters worse, soon gets an eviction notice. With time running out, Lily must make amends and help her elderly friend let go of the dreadful, mysterious incident that changed his life fifty years before.

Submitted: September 15, 2017
Last Updated: July 3, 2019

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Screenplays: JIMMY AND THE STAR ANGEL - script coverage: Recommend, winner Best Screenplay HIMPFF, THEY BECKON - studio coverage: Recommend, ALWAYS CHRISTMAS (shopping option), TULIPS, THE SECRET OF WENDIGO - script coverage: Recommend - in development as "Legend of Lake Hollow," SANTA AND THE PAUPER (shopping option), ENCOUNTER AT HOPKINSVILLE, CATCH THE BULLET. TV: 1hr period drama pilots: POWDER RIVER - western, adapted from my 13 season, 178 episode audio series, ROYALL HOUSE - 18th century Salem MA, ALL FOR ONE! - 1/2 hr sit-com pilot based on my 36 episode audio series present day. As Co-founder of the Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, I've written over 480 Audio Dramas, all... Go to bio

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