Mr. Krueger's Christmas (1980)
|Writer||J. Scott Iverson|
|Genre||Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music|
|Content Rating||Not Rated (Not Rated)|
Mr. Krueger's Christmas
Mr. Krueger's Christmas is a 1980 American Christmas short television film produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, starring James Stewart, directed by Kieth Merrill, with story by Michael H. McLean, and featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It was first broadcast on NBC on December 21, 1980.
James Stewart plays Willy Krueger, a widowed apartment janitor who lives in a basement flat with his cat George. On a cold Christmas Eve, he daydreams to escape his lonely life: he muses about being a man of culture and means, an ice dance at Temple Square, a sleigh ride, as well as the conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and also imagines himself in the stable with Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus.
- James Stewart as Willy Krueger
- Beverly Rowland as Lead Caroller
- Kamee Aliessa as Clarissa
- Tamara Fowler as Clarissa's mother
- Tyson Lewis as Baby Jesus
- Gordon Jump as Narrator
Parts of the special were shot in Salt Lake City, Utah.