After decades of neglecting his family for the sake of his career, dying businessman Ed Asner attempts to reconnect with his grown children and bring everyone home for a final Christmas together. The Emmy-winning TV drama "The Gathering" co-stars Maureen Stapleton, Rebecca Balding, Bruce Davison, Veronica Hamel, and Gail Strickland. Then, the heartwarming sequel, "The Gathering, Part II," finds widow Maureen Stapleton running her late husband's company two years after his passing. But when she's romanced by a wealthy man (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) who previously showed interest in buying the business from her, her children begin to wonder just what his intentions really are. Balding, Davison, Hamel, Patricia Conwell also star. 194 min. total on two discs.