Picks and Pans Review: A Christmas Without Snow

updated 12/08/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/08/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (9-11 p.m. ET)

John Houseman is the sardonic leader of a church choir whose members are beset by poverty, loneliness, bigotry and old age. Michael Learned is also trapped in this well-intentioned if ultimately cloying and unbelievable TV movie.

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