Starring: Jackie Burroughs, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Cedric Smith
Director: Stefan Scaini
Avonlea Christmas pays tribute to the indomitable
and sometimes intolerable matriarch of the King family, Hetty King. When she suddenly collapses during the
holidays, Hetty is hospitalized. Feeling
homesick and alone, she begins to re-evaluate her relationships and her
accomplishments in life.
The story takes
place against the backdrop of World
War I as the King family prepares for its traditional Christmas dinner.
The reunion is marred by the fact that one of
its youngest members, Felix, is missing in action; making differences
opinion about the war effort glaringly obvious.
This wonderful and accomplished cast comes together in an uplifting
drama that illustrates the frailty of life and the importance of
family in turbulent times.
Rating: TV-PG. IMDB Parents Guide
Rating: Not Rated.
Time: 92 Minutes