Originally Posted by XmasDreams
1st: It came Upon a midnight clear it was a made for TV movie 84 with great actor Mickey Rooney ....
The film centers on Mike Halligan, a retired cop, who suffers a fatal heart attack while putting up Christmas lights days before Christmas. While in heaven he makes a deal to return to life for a few days in order to fulfill a promise to take his grandson to New York City
for the holidays.
How could I forget that one!
It was released on VHS, but never on DVD. My great husband, who's a film collector, located a 16mm network print and bought it for me one Christmas! One of the greatest surprises ever!
If there's ever an MMC convention, we should definitely bring a projector and that film and ---it's so rare. A few years ago, sellers were asking (and getting!) upwards of $50 for a used VHS of this title.