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A Christmas Wish (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 20 November 2011
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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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Craig Clyde

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Craig Clyde
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristy Swanson ... Martha Evans
Edward Herrmann ... Les McCallum
K.C. Clyde ... Joe Hopkins
Tess Harper ... Trudy Willis
Kevin Herring III Kevin Herring III ... Miles Evans (as Kevin Lee Herring III)
Kirstin Dorn Kirstin Dorn ... Mel Evans
Mike Hagerty ... Owen Bullington
Page Petrucka Page Petrucka ... Lola Metcalf
Star Herrmann Star Herrmann ... Carol Ann Bullington
Danielle C. Ryan ... Jeanie Bullington (as Danielle Chuchran)
Bart Johnson ... Cal Evans
Claudia Mejia Claudia Mejia ... Carmelita Carnes
Kent Richards Kent Richards ... Jim Carnes
Shawn Nottingham Shawn Nottingham ... Frank Rasmussen
Lilee Clyde 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Root Beer Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

15 N 1600 W, Mapleton, UT, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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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 »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, in the middle of grey skies and snow, the church bells ring. "Where's the church?" is asked. Flashing to the church, within sight of where everyone is standing, the church is basking in bright sunshine and blue skies. Back to the group, they gather and walk to the church which is now within the grey skies/snow scene. See more »

Quotes

Joe Hopkins: Gotta help heathens once in a while, or he wouldn't have a congregation.
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A little heavy handed with religion
11 December 2017 | by kz917-1See all my reviews

Kristy Swanson stars in this Christmas film about a woman with three kids in search of a new job and place to call home after her toad of a husband skips town with all the family's cash. To make matters even more complicated one of the kids is a stepson, who isn't happy about being separated from his father (even though he is much better off for it!). They eventually land in a town where the residents are mostly helpful, but a few are out to scam her out of every dime she has. In the end Christmas spirit is out in full force!


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