12 Days of Christmas:  Day 3 – The Kid Who Loved Christmas

Release Date:  12/14/90; CBS
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  TV-PG
Director:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
Studio(s):  Eddie Murphy Productions, Paramount Television
Running Time:  97 mins.

Cast:  Cicely Tyson (Etta), Michael Warren (Tony Parks), Trent Cameron (Reggie), Sammy Davis Jr. (Sideman), Della Reese (Alicia Slater), Esther Rolle (Esther Clayton), Ben Vereen Morris), Vanessa Williams (Lynette Parks), Charlie Murphy, Gilbert Lewis, Ken Page.

Story:  This very touching Christmas story is about young orphan Reggie (Trent Cameron) who finally gets a new father. But, the father is a traveling musician, and the adoption agency decides that he is not the right choice. Reggie is again in a foster home and is determined to join his musician father for the holidays. Looking for an answer to his dream, Reggie goes to the local department store Santa (Jimmy Carville) for help. Will Santa perform the miracle? This film, co-produced by Eddie Murphy, was Sammy Davis Jr.’s last film appearance.  Sources:  Classic Movie Reel.