A Christmas Memory (1966)

Movie Summary

Emmy Award winning adaptation of Truman Capote’s recollection of his youth in the rural South during the Depression. Living with a slightly dotty but loving “cousin,” Capote remembers back to when he was about 10 years old and it was suddenly decided that “it was fruitcake weather.” The task of baking 30 cakes for mostly far away friends and other rituals of Christmas time are painted with such loving and nostalgic strokes, this becomes a truly beautiful Christmas experience. The poverty of the 1930’s fails to stop or even slow down a loving relationship at a loving time of the year.

The 1966 version of A Christmas Memory was adapted for television for ABC Stage 67 (Season 1, Episode 14) airing December 21, 1966.

Where can I watch A Christmas Memory online?

A Christmas Memory is not currently available to stream online.

Is A Christmas Memory available to buy on DVD?

No, but the book is available.

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When will A Christmas Memory air on TV in 2024?

Not airing this week

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the TCM Christmas Classics schedule.

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Cast Includes

Truman Capote (Narrator), Donnie Melvin (Buddy), Lavinia Cassels (Aunt), Christine Marler (Aunt), Josip Elic (HaHa)

Rate Movie:

3.9/5 - (9 votes)

A Christmas Memory Movie Trailer

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9 thoughts on “A Christmas Memory (1966)

  • November 5, 2019 at 7:07 AM

    Please put a Christmas Memory by Truman Capote on DirecTV Hallmark channel in 2019.

      • January 25, 2023 at 10:05 AM

        Paul, I believe it was filmed in Snowdoun, Alabama.

  • July 6, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    I look forward to seeing this movie, year after year.

      • November 5, 2019 at 7:06 AM

        Please put a Christmas Memory by Truman Capote on DirecTV Hallmark channel in 2019.

    • November 20, 2022 at 11:57 PM

      A Christmas Memory is my favorite Christmas movie. I have never known it to be shown on TCM. I wish that TCM would schedule it this year. PLEASE!

  • October 19, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Please please show some good old movies. This one is a classic and should be seen by every parent and child

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