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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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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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Halestorm Entertainment See more »
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Color (HD)| Color

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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 »

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Mel Evans: Why do you call the car Jack?
Martha Evans: Because it rhymes with Cadillac.
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Pretty good TV Christmas movie
21 November 2011 | by rob-sibleySee all my reviews

Our family likes to watch Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel. While most of the shows are similar it is a safe network to view family style programs. Some of the shows are so bad we just laugh at poor writing, cheap production values and just plain bad acting. Watch "The National Tree" and you'll know what I mean. "A Christmas Wish" was on par with some of the better programs. While the story was familiar to many Hallmark movies the dialog was a cut above. The show was actually filmed during the winter instead of summer with fake snow scattered around. There were some cute moments which caused us to laugh out loud (in a good way), but perhaps what this Christmas movie had that the others did not was the true meaning of the season. Although not over bearing it did mention the birth of Christ and the importance faith plays in our lives. Overall a good effort.


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