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A Christmas Wish (2011)

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)
Kirstin Dorn ...
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
Claudia Mejia ...
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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Kristy Swanson (Martha) played Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Edward Hermann (Les, the cranky customer that Martha wins over) was the head vampire in The Lost Boys, both were iconic Vampire movies for Gen X'ers. See more »

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Martha Evans: Women are like teabags. You don't know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.
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27 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THAT PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 Christmas MOVIES. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM FARE ABOUT THESE FILMS.

This film is not a ripoff of "It's a Wonderful Life". That is a topic that someone started on IMDb message board. I can assure that it may of drawn inspiration from that film but it has more in common with "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore".

In this film a woman finds herself suddenly single after she wakes up one day and finds out her husband has just ran off with another woman.

She takes off to in a car and end ups in a small town where she ends up living a motel and becomes an overnight waitress at a local restaurant.

You can check off all the boxes on the Christmas movie check off list with this film but that doesn't mean this isn't a good film it really is a nice film to see. The on camera talent is above average. It is enjoyable. Most of all it shows that it is better to give than to receive.

To many people the plot may seem "Unbelievable" but trust me in small towns people really do help each other. They know how to be good neighbors. I am a liberal but trust me "The South" has many good decent hard working and caring people.


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