The Christmas List is a made-for-TV movie starring Mimi Rogers, originally broadcast as part of the Family Channel's 25 Days of Christmas on December 1, 1997. It was directed by Charles Jarrott.


Melody Parris works at a perfume counter in a department store, dreaming of opening her own shop someday. She has an uncanny ability to distinguish any brand of perfume simply by its scent. She uses this ability to help customers choose the perfect fragrance. She is engaged, but her fiancé is a rigid bore, and the rest of her family tests her patience. She makes out a wildly unrealistic Christmas wishlist, which her friend and co-worker Naomi playfully snatches and deposits in the mailbox at the store's Santa display. Soon, she begins to get everything she wished for.

Danny comes to her counter trying to find the brand of perfume that his mother, who is deceased, used to wear. When Melody helps him figure it out, he can't afford to buy a bottle to have to remember her by. Seeing how upset he is, Melody loans him the amount he is short. In return for her kindness, he enters her name in the store's giveaway for a brand new car (one of her wishlist items). When she wins, as a store employee she should be ineligible, but she ends up sharing the car with Danny's father, David. Her fiancé George is not pleased. Neither is David's fiancée Faith.


Actor Character
Mimi Rogers Melody Parris
Bill Switzer Danny Skyler
Rob Stewart Dr. David Skyler
Enuka Okuma Naomi
Stella Stevens Natalie Parris
Jano Frandsen George
Marla Maples Faith
Madison Graie April May
Anne Farquhar Caroline
Paul Raskin Ted

External links

Television episodes Power Rangers Alpha's Magical Christmas • "I'm Dreaming of a White Ranger" • "A Season to Remember" • "Christmas Together, Friends Forever" • "Stuck On Christmas" • "The Robo Knight Before Christmas" • "Race to Rescue Christmas" • "Here Comes Heximas!" • "Past, Presents and Future"
Other shows "Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas" • "Santa's Secret Trooper" • "Ferbus' First Christmas" • "Christmas Bells and Phasm's Spells"
Movies The Christmas ListRichie Rich's Christmas Wish
Freeform Original Movies
Family Channel Era (1996-97) Christmas Every DayThe Christmas List
Fox Family Era (1998-2000) Like Father, Like SantaThe Ghosts of Christmas EveSpecial Delivery
ABC Family Era (2001-15) Three DaysPicking Up & Dropping OffChristmas in BostonChasing ChristmasSanta BabyChristmas Do-OverChristmas CaperHoliday in HandcuffsSnowglobeSnow 2: Brain FreezeThe Dog Who Saved ChristmasSanta Baby 2: Christmas MaybeThe Dog Who Saved Christmas VacationChristmas CupidDesperately Seeking Santa12 Dates of ChristmasHome Alone: The Holiday HeistThe Mistle-tonesChristmas BountyHolidaze
Freeform Era (2016-present) Holiday JoyAngry Angel