|From the first season's opening credits on The Waltons|
Among many roles on stage and screen, Michael Learned appeared in the 1980 TV movie A Christmas Without Snow, directed by John Korty.
In this TV movie, a recently divorced woman from the Midwest (played by Learned) moves to San Francisco in order to start a new life. While looking for stable employment, Zoe Jensen joins the local church choir and is inspired to become a part of the upcoming Christmas program. The members of the choir quickly become her new friends. Many of them face unexpected struggles in the months leading up to the holiday performance including the death of a woman’s husband after a long illness, the vandalism of the church’s pipe organ and the choir master suffers a minor stroke the week before Christmas. Can the choir come together to perform the challenging Handel’s Messiah after so much drama in their lives?
|church choir rehearsals in 1980's A Christmas Without Snow|
|actor John Houseman as the demanding choir director|
|James Cromwell as the church's minister|
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