Happy Christmas, Miss King (Telefilm)

Country: Canada
Language: English
Runtime: 95 min.
Airdate: 13 December 1998 (CBC)
Production Companies: Sullivan Entertainment Inc. (Miss King Productions Inc.), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Funding Agencies: Canada Television and Cable Production Fund, Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program, CTCPF: Licence Fee Program, Government of Canada Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program
Director: Stefan Scaini
Producer: Kevin Sullivan
Writer: Raymond Storey
Executive Producers: Trudy Grant, Kevin Sullivan
Executive in Charge of Production: Ray Sager
Executives for CBC: Susan Morgan, Catherine Denson
Cinematography: Bob Saad
Production Design: Raymond Lorenz
Costume Design: Ruth Secord
Editor: Mairin Wilkinson
Music: Don Gillis
Source Materials: Adapted from the novels The Story Girl, The Golden Road, Chronicles of Avonlea, and Further Chronicles of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Alternate titles: An Avonlea Christmas (Home video, DVD, and CTV rebroadcast); Joyeux Noël, Mlle King (French Canada)
Tag: Sullivan Entertainment Presents

Happy Christmas Miss King is a Sullivan Entertainment telefilm that reunites the majority of the cast of the popular series Road to Avonlea. Set in December 1914 and produced without the involvement of the Disney Channel, this telefilm is considerably darker in tone and theme than its seven-year predecessor: after nineteen-year-old Felix King is listed as “missing in action” while fighting overseas, the rest of the King family attempts to keep up the Christmas cheer. For most of the movie, however, the other characters seem more preoccupied with their own problems than with the suspense of not knowing whether Felix is alive or dead. TV Guide gave the production an A+ rating, and it was subsequently nominated for three Gemini Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Mag Ruffman), Best Direction (Stefan Scaini), and Best TV Movie or Dramatic Mini-Series. The telefilm was eventually rereleased as An Avonlea Christmas.

Principal Cast: Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Lally Cadeau (Janet King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia Dale), Cedric Smith (Alec King), Zachary Bennett (Felix King), Molly Atkinson (Cecily King), Patricia Hamilton (Rachel Lynde), Gema Zamprogna (Felicity Pike)

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181570/

Merchandise

DVD

An Avonlea Christmas. Sullivan Entertainment, [2003].

Home Video

Happy Christmas, Miss King. Sullivan Entertainment, 1999.

Happy Christmas, Miss King: A “Road to Avonlea” Movie. Bridgestone Multimedia Group, 1999.

An Avonlea Christmas. Sullivan Entertainment, [2003].

Further Reading

Adilman, Sid. “Anne Shirley on ice just one Avonlea revival considered.” Toronto Star, 16 January 1997, D10.

—. “Avonlea cast comes home for Christmas.” Toronto Star, 3 August 1998, C6.

Allemang, John. “Television.” Globe and Mail, 12 December 1998, C9.

Blakey, Bob. “Back to Avonlea.” TV Times, 12 December 1998, 6.

Carriere, Ken. “At the Movies.” TV Guide, 12 December 1998, 13.

Fonda, Peter. “Purrfect fare for the season.” Toronto Star, 13 December 1998.

Hawkins, Shannon. “Back in Avonlea for the holidays.” Ottawa Sun, 12 December 1998, 41.

Credits

Opening Credits

SULLIVAN ENTERTAINMENT Presents

HAPPY CHRISTMAS, MISS KING

JACKIE BURROUGHS [Hetty King]

LALLY CADEAU [Janet King]

MAG RUFFMAN [Olivia Dale]

CEDRIC SMITH [Alec King]

ZACHARY BENNETT [Felix King]

MOLLY ATKINSON [Cecily King]

PATRICIA HAMILTON [Rachel Lynde]

GEMA ZAMPROGNA as Felicity [Pike]

Art Director: RAYMOND LORENZ
Director of Photography: BOB SAAD
Costume Design: RUTH SECORD
Casting by MARIA ARMSTRONG c.d.c.
Music Composed and Conducted by DON GILLIS
Edited by MAIRIN WILKINSON
Executives for CBC: SUSAN MORGAN, CATHERINE DENSON
Executive Producers: TRUDY GRANT, KEVIN SULLIVAN
Produced by KEVIN SULLIVAN
Executive in Charge of Production: RAY SAGER
Written by RAYMOND STOREY
Directed by STEFAN SCAINI

Ending Credits

Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Janet King: LALLY CADEAU
Olivia Dale: MAG RUFFMAN
Alec King: CEDRIC SMITH
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Rachel Lynde: PATRICIA HAMILTON
Felicity Pike: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Cecily King: MOLLY ATKINSON
Daniel King: RYAN COOLEY
Monty Dale: ASA PERLMAN
Mabel Sloane: KAY HAWTREY
Gurney MacDonald: JOHN WEIR
Ada Hubble: PATRICIA VANSTONE
Libby Hubble: LAUREN COLLINS
Hanna Lester: ALEXA GILMOUR
Margaret Powell: FERNE DOWNEY
Clara Potts: MAJA ARDAL
Maud Maguire: MAGGIE HUCULAK
Edgar Dean: GRAHAM LOSEE
Duffy Dean: BENJAMIN WEATHERSPOON
Alden Dean: JAMES DOWNING
Marley Dean: NOLA AUGUSTON
Elbert Wertz: MARC MARUT
Canadian Colonel: JEF MALLORY
Rodney/Farm Hand: CHARLES BOYLAND
Shop Girl: STEPHANIE GRAHAM
Farm Wife: DIANA BELSHAW
Alice: TAYLOR PHILLIPS
Lt. Governor: ADAM BRAMBLE
Arthur Pettibone: ZACH ANSLEY
Dr. Paige: R.D. REID
Plaintive Girl: RUDY SMITH-MEROVITZ
Jasper Dale: R.H. THOMSON
Stuart McRae: DAVID FERRY
Gus Pike: MICHAEL MAHONEN
Duffy Dean: CODY JONES
Sara Stanley: SARAH POLLEY
Muriel Pettibone: MARILYN LIGHTSTONE
Izzy Pettibone: HEATHER BROWN
Great-Aunt Eliza: KAY TREMBLAY [Uncredited]

Produced with the participation of
CANADA TELEVISION AND CABLE
PRODUCTION FUND

TELEFILM CANADA –
EQUITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

CTCPF – LICENCE FEE PROGRAM

and with the assistance/participation of
the Government of Canada
CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO PRODUCTION
TAX CREDIT PROGRAM

Production Manager: ELIZABETH YOUNG
1st Assistant Director: DALE MacLEAN
2nd Assistant Director: MONIQUE DOUEK

Story Editor: RAYMOND STOREY
Location Manager: DAN MATTHEWS
Asst. Location Manager: NEIL ANDERSON
Script Supervisor: DAWN SOROKOLIT
1st Assistant Art Director: BRENT McGILLIVRAY
2nd Assistant Art Directors: DWIGHT HENDRICKSON, CHERYL TOY
Props and Set Decorator Conservatrix for Sullivan Entertainment: FRANCESCA MAURI
Set Decorator: NIGEL HUTCHINS
Lead Dresser: DANNY BURKE
Set Dressers: LAIRD RAYNER, GABRIEL LAMB
Set Decorators/Labours: CARLO BELLINI, DERRICK SNELL
Property Master: TANYA LEMKE
Assistant Props: BEVERLY FARRIS
Key Make-Up: MARY HAGERMAN
Assistant Make-Up: RITA STAPLETON
Key Hair Stylist: CINDY-LOU TACHE
Hair Assistant: RITA PACITTO
Asst. Costume Designer: LINDSAY JACOBS
Key Set Costumer: JANET SNETSINER
On Set Wardrobe: ANNE PEDDE
Cutter/Seamstress: NANCY COULSON-DASILVA
Cutter: JANICE SKINNER
Wardrobe Services for Extras: VANESSA MARSHALL
Production Accountant: IVA HLINOMAZ
Assistant Accountant: GINNY CONNON
Production Coordinator: SARAH JAMES OVERTON
Asst. Production Coordinator: ALICE WICKWIRE
Third Assistant Director: MARK MacDONALD
Trainee Assistant Director: MARCIA DOUGLAS
Office Assistants: ANGELA KOWALL, ANGIE WINSTL
Camera Operator: BRIAN HARPER
First Assistant Camera: DAVID PERKINS
Second Assistant Camera: MICHAEL YAREMCHUK
Camera Trainee: MICHAEL TSOURAS
Stunt Coordinator: RICK PARKER
Animal Wrangler: RICK PARKER
Sound Recordist: ERVIN G. COPESTAKE
Boom Operator: KELLY WRIGHT
Gaffer: PETER GENRICK
Best Boy: LARS NIEDERHAUSER
Electric: BRUCE MORTON, DOUG DIXON
Generator Operator: BILL MELANSON SR.
Key Grip: RON PAULAUSKAS
Dolly Grip: STEVE LEMBERT
Best Boy Grip: TODD VOOGT
Grip: ROBERT HAID
Snow Effects: MARY ANNE KLEIN
Construction Coordinator: JAMIE BURKE
Head Carpenter: RICK FERNANDEZ
Assistant Head Carpenter: PATRICK ELLARD
Carpenter: JOHN WAREING
Scenic Coordinator: JOEY PANKO
Shop: SETS UNLIMITED
Transportation Coordinator: GLEN CRESSWELL
Driver Captain: SCOTT CLARK
Head Driver: BOB ARSENAULT
Casting Associate: JEFF MARSHALL
Extras Casting: DONNA DUPERE
Caterer: CATERING ON LOCATION
Craft Services: STARCRAFT
Post Production Supervisor: BEN WILKINSON
Post Production Coordinator: VANESSA RAINBOW
Post Production Assistant: JOHN VU
Assistant Picture Editor: BEN WILKINSON
Music Editors: MILLENNIUM MUSIC
Re-Recording Sound Mixers: MICHAEL BASKERVILLE, JAMIE SULEK
Dialogue Editor: JONAS KUHNEMANN
Sound F/X Editor: MARK BECK
Foley Artist: STEVE HAMMOND
Foley Recordist: PAUL EDWARDS
On-Line Editor: BERNIE CLAYTON
Colourists: LORRAINE GRANT, MIKE DOBROSKI

Production Services Provided By
SULLIVAN ENTERTAINMENT INC.

The Production Gratefully Acknowledges
THE TOWN OF PICKERING
JOEY & TOBY TANENBAUM
MEDALLION • PFA FILM & VIDEO

The characters and incidents portrayed in this motion
picture are entirely fictitious. Any resemblance to any
person living or dead is purely coincidental.

Adapted from the novels
THE STORY GIRL
THE GOLDEN ROAD
CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
FURTHER CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Produced By
MISS KING PRODUCTIONS INC.

in association with
THE CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

© 1998 MISS KING PRODUCTIONS INC.