Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas (1990)

Let Him Steal Your Heart.

  • Genre: Fantasy, Family, Drama
  • Release Date: 1990-12-02
  • User Rating: 8.8/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Dandelion-Visual Productions
  • Production Country: Canada
  • Director: Peter McCubbin
star 8.8/10
From 2 Ratings


Mickey Rooney plays a weary old thief who befriends a young child. Home for Christmas is a 1990 Canadian made film about a young girl (Chantellese Kent) who wants a grandfather for Christmas. She chooses an elderly, homeless ex-con (Mickey Rooney) as her pseudo-grandfather and he teaches her - and her family - the true meaning of Christmas. Somewhat predictable.. but has a good plot twist about half way through that keeps it interesting. A solid, low-key performance by Mickey Rooney as the seemingly broken down homeless man saves this one from drowning in it's own mushiness.

Home for Christmas Trailer

  • Mickey Rooney

    as Elmer
  • Simon Richards

    as Reg Spencer
  • Lesley Kelly

    as Barb Spencer
  • Chantellese Kent

    as Amanda Spencer
  • Noah Plener

    as Justin Spencer
  • Joel Kaiser

    as Sam Whitney
  • Susan Hamann

    as Marla Whitney
  • Ken McKenzie

    as Archie Whitney
  • Hersh Kalles

    as Courtney Whitney
  • Karen Inwood

    as Jessica
  • Ken Innes

    as The Handyman
  • Peter Ferri

    as Oscar
  • Paul Babiak

    as Morris
  • John Tench

    as Mugger
  • Alberta Davidson

    as Marie
  • Austin Schatz

    as Office Santa
  • Victoria Shaffleburg

    as Office Worker
  • Hereward Pooley

    as Michael
  • Frank Duffield

    as Store Santa
  • Richard Williamson

    as Policeman No. 1
  • Scott Wickware

    as Policeman No. 2
  • Zabbe Smyth

    as Sales Clerk
Directing Peter McCubbin Director