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A Christmas Wish (2011)

TV Movie  -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  20 November 2011 (USA)
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MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in... See full summary »

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Martha Evans
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Les McCallum
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Joe Hopkins
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Trudy Willis
Kevin Herring III ...
Miles Evans (as Kevin Lee Herring III)
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Mel Evans
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Owen Bullington
Page Petrucka ...
Lola Metcalf
Star Herrmann ...
Carol Ann Bullington
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Jeanie Bullington
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Cal Evans
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Carmelita Carnes
Kent Richards ...
Jim Carnes
Shawn Nottingham ...
Frank Rasmussen
Lilee Clyde ...
Lilee Evans
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MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she finally finds a job at a sleepy rural diner, formerly famous for its home-made root beer. But with her car broken down and the bills piling up, it looks like it's going to be a bleak Christmas for the Evans family. However, there are warm hearts working behind the scenes that ultimately make this the happiest holiday of Martha's life -- a real answer to her prayers... Written by Bryce Fillmore

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Touching performance by Kristy Swanson
25 December 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The drama rose above the clichés because of excellent performances all around, especially by Kristy Swanson. There was enough material, and enough characters (mostly endearing), for a regular TV series spanning a year. This single mom had a TERRIBLE two weeks. My only regret was the inevitability of everything winding up in a hurry.

I got a laugh from the review saying that at 42, Swanson was too old to play the part of someone who should be around 30. For this role, you need someone who might be thirty but who shows the prematurely ageing effects of too much worry and too many sleepless nights. I thought she was perfect. Lots of good characters, so this Hallmark Christmas movie is recommended. However, I'd steer clear of the menu at the diner, far too much gravy.


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