Christmas Visitor, The (television) A family on a drought-stricken sheep ranch in the Australian outback of the 1890s discovers the true meaning of Christmas with the help of an old vagrant who is mistaken for Father Christmas. A Disney Channel Premiere Film, first aired on December 5, 1987. Directed by George Miller. 101 min. Stars Dee Wallace Stone (Elizabeth O’Day), John Waters (Patrick O’Day), Nadine Garner (Sarah), Andrew Ferguson (Ned). Released on video in 1987 as Miracle Down Under.