An Avonlea Christmas (1998 Film)
An Avonlea Christmas pays tribute to the indomitable Hetty King. Always the focal point of town opinion as well as the town's leading educator, Hetty collapses with an unexpected health crisis during the holiday season. When she is hospitalized, feeling homesick and alone she begins to re-evaluate her relationships and her accomplishments in life. The story takes place against the backdrop of World War 1 as the entire King family prepares for its traditional Christmas dinner. The reunion is marred by the fact that one of its youngest members, Felix is missing in action, making differences of opinion about the war effort glaringly obvious. Happy Christmas, Miss King touches on the frailty of life and the importance of relationships. It deals with the age-old dilema of following one's heart or adhering to tradition. Above all, this wonderful and accomplished cast comes together in an uplifting drama that illustrates the strength of family in turbulent times. STARRING : Jackie Burroughs, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Cedric Smith, Zachary Bennett, Molly Atkinson, Patricia Hamilton and Gema Zamprogna as Felicity.