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A Very Mary Christmas (2010)

Expecting Mary is the story of a young girl, who's had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it's only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town, in a downtrodden trailer park, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Gould ... Horace Weitzel
Linda Gray ... Darnella
Lainie Kazan ... Lillian Littlefeather
Cloris Leachman ... Annie
Della Reese ... Doris Dorkus
Olesya Rulin ... Mary
Cybill Shepherd ... Meg
Gene Simmons ... Taylor
Fred Willard ... Jerry Zee
Duncan Bravo ... Phil Cutbarth
Kathy Lamkin ... Molly
Kinsey Packard Kinsey Packard ... Barbara
Matt Kaminsky ... Joe
Morgan Krantz ... Ryder
Teresa Ganzel ... Shar D'onnay


Expecting Mary is the story of a young girl, who's had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it's only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town, in a downtrodden trailer park, that she learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice and family. Written by Dan Gordon

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Sometimes we make our own families...


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements involving teen pregnancy, and some language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Movie See more »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

WonderStar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Released on a Holiday collection dvd as A Very Mary Christmas. See more »


Darnella: Mary, lets go... I found a Jew!
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Love this film
4 June 2013 | by kwaltripasstSee all my reviews

This is a very sweet film, well written and directed. Just saw it on TNT and was pleasantly surprised to see such a great cast. The girl who plays the lead is really strong as an actress. Olesya Rulin, she's from the High School Musical movies. She's adorable and vulnerable and interesting to watch. What a great little actress. Della Reese is just hilarious and Cloris Leachman I couldn't get enough of. Wish there were more scenes with her in them. Cybil Shepard was as funny as ever and the gal in the airport terminal was a riot. Story is about a pregnant gal who runs away from her uppity mother (played by Cybil Shepard) to go be with her estranged father (well played by Gene Simmons). She (Olesya Rulin) gets caught up in a weird little town filled with a great cast of quirky characters. Linda Gray plays the woman who becomes a sort of surrogate mother, Lainie Kazan owns the casino that Elliott Gould frequents and dies in. Cloris Leachman and Della Reese live in the same trailer park. Lainie hears that her Casino is in jeopardy of being closed, so the whole town pulls together to help. Linda Gray calls her former agent (Fred Willard) to help them throw a little Christmas shindig to help raise the money. And angry mother (Cybil) shows up in the middle of Lainie Kazan's beautiful rendition of Holy Night, the pregnant girls water breaks and they all head out in a frenzied caravan to get her to the hospital in time. Well, Linda and Cybil bond over the baby and the casino is saved. It's a really sweet, feel good movie.

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