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The Christmas List (1997)

Movie Summary

Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won’t commit, and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She decides to make a Christmas list. After it’s deposited in Santa’s mailbox at the store, she starts getting everything she wanted, but it doesn’t always turn out as she expected.

The Christmas List originally premiered on The Family Channel (now Freeform) December 1, 1997.

The Christmas List is one of the most requested movies each season, however it has not aired on TV since 2012. As far as we know, Disney/Buena Vista owns the rights to this movie. We encourage everyone to contact them directly. Perhaps if enough of us do, they will consider releasing it on DVD or at least airing it on one of their many networks or at least on Disney+.

Where can I watch The Christmas List online?

The Christmas List is not currently available to stream from online.

Is The Christmas List available to buy on DVD?

The Christmas List is not currently available on DVD.

When will The Christmas List air on TV in 2024?

Not airing this week (has not aired on TV since 2012)

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on Freeform. For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the 25 Days of Christmas schedule.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Mimi Rogers, Rob Stewart, Stella Stevens, Bill Switzer

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The Christmas List Movie Trailer

181 thoughts on “The Christmas List (1997)

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      • I also went to freeform.com Programming Feedback. / 25 days of Christmas / I’ve got a video or transcript request and pleaded with them to show this movie in 2021.

      • Everyone should also try contacting Freeform. I also went to freeform.com Programming Feedback. / 25 days of Christmas / I’ve got a video or transcript request and pleaded with them to show this movie in 2021.

      • Go to support.disney.com
        Maybe if we start early this year, we can convince them to show it

    • I love this movie so much, I watch it every year at Christmas. It is such a feel-good, inspiring movie, The Christmas List. Mimi Rogers portrays the role of Melody with such humility and kindness. I wish TV network execs realised how well-written and well-acted this movie actually is and show it more often. It has a really big following. You would be hard-pressed to come across such an engaging, dramatic and humorous Christmastime storyline. And hand on heart, I have never seen a more touching and more heartfelt acting than the little boy Danny. This year I’m actually writing a Christmas List myself. <3 <3 to all fans of The Christmas List (1997).

  • Carol Sutt

    Everyone should bombard Disney’s Robert Iger with emails asking them to release this movie in 2020. Robert@disney.com

    • The Disney contact did not work last year, so I tried another avenue on their website and I also sent a message to Freeform Programming

  • I really love this movie. Wish it would be aired on tv again during the Christmas 🎄 holiday season.

    • Johna Charles

      not one any more…only can buy without CC on it. i want a factory copy. disney bought the right somehow to this movie.

    • Its a made for tv, it shld be free on tv. Its bullshit that its not

    • Kelly

      I found it on YouTube and threw it up to my TV through my phone just now – one of my favorites too


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