Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Produced for the Disney Channel cable service, The Juggler of Notre Dame is based on the classic fable by Anatole France. Carl Carlsson plays the title role, an itinerant juggler who can't make a go of it in any "practical" line of work. On Christmas Eve, it is customary for the townspeople to offer presents to the statue of the Virgin Mary at Notre Dame cathedral. Carlsson knows no craft, can sing no song, can write no books. What can he offer the blessed Virgin? The answer is implicit in the title, but even without the element of surprise, The Juggler of Notre Dame is a captivating, heartwarming tale.
Christmas, drifter, juggling