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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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A Good Family Friendly, Family Values Movie
23 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very watchable movie, very typical of the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, which my wife and I love to watch to get us in the holiday spirit. As is typical, we find a woman whose rodeo cowboy husband has abandoned her; leaving her broke and with three kids to care for. Things go from bad to worse as she battles a series of mishaps trying to find a new home for herself and her children. If you ever think that you've had a bad day or week, you've never gone through anything like this woman faces! The acting is, however, very good, from a variety of veterans, like Edward Hermann, Tess Harper, and others. Ultimately, as with all Hallmark movies, things are resolved in the final six minutes.

This is a very enjoyable movie, and I was especially surprised and impressed with the plot theme of showing the true meaning of Christmas, and the power of prayer, something which most modern movies avoid. It definitely is a "feel good" movie, and one which teaches strong family values. Despite the predicable, and somewhat thin plot, and several loose ends being hastily tied up at the end, it is worth the watch.


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