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Christmas Angel (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 24 November 2012
Christmas wishes made before a long-abandoned house that start coming true lead an elementary schoolgirl to discover a reclusive woman living inside.

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Brian Herzlinger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Della Reese ... Elsie Waybright
Teri Polo ... Melinda Mead
Tamera Mowry-Housley ... Daphney Conroy
Kevin Sorbo ... Nathan Davis
Izabela Vidovic ... Olivia Mead
Tyler Humphrey Tyler Humphrey ... Lucas Conroy
Jaiden Kaine ... Jeb Conroy
Rob Boltin ... Mr. Brennan
Brock Patrick Kaufman Brock Patrick Kaufman ... Joey Becker
William D. Wells William D. Wells ... Orphan Ricky Sanchez (as William Wells)
Elizabeth Wynne Elizabeth Wynne ... Mary Margaret
Lisa Arnold ... Mrs. Bell
Bradley Dorsey ... Steve Dalt
Michael Scott Michael Scott ... Big Joe Becker
Naydja Cojoe Naydja Cojoe ... Malia Waybright
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From grade school class oral reports on one's most improbable Christmas wish, student Olivia begins to notice a few coming true. She and friend Lucas believe it's the long-abandoned house next door to her that grants the wishes (if made while throwing a rock at it). Olivia soon meets a reclusive old woman living inside and, together, they begin reviewing the wishes left at the gate (in a wish box built in front to stop folks from damaging the property). As Olivia wishes a new husband for her single mom, the landlord of the abandoned house (a doctor) comes into their lives, but Olivia would rather her mom had the peppy new substitute teacher. Some things must be left in God's hands. Written by statmanjeff

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Drama | Family

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Angel See more »

Filming Locations:

Hammond, Louisiana, USA

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Pure Flix Productions See more »
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Color
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Trivia

When Olivia first met Elsie (Della Reese) she asked if she is an angel with Elsie responding "Do I look like an angel?" Della Reese is well known for playing the angel "Tess" on Touched By An Angel. See more »

Quotes

Olivia Mead: Step off, Joey.
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Soundtracks

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Lyrics by Edmund Hamilton Sears (as Edmund Sears)
Music by Richard Storrs Willis
Performed by Della Reese ("Elsie Waybright")
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Beautiful and Heartwarming
31 October 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The girl Olivia Mead (Izabela Vidovic) is raised by her mother Melinda Davis (Teri Polo) alone. Her best friend is the boy Lucas (Tyler Humphrey), who is the son of Daphney (Tamera Mowry-Housley) and Jeb Conroy (Jaiden Kaine) that work with Melinda in a bakery of their own. Near Christmas, Olivia's class has to present each Christmas wish and Olivia and Lucas believe that the abandoned house next door to Melinda's house grants the wishes provided they throw a rock at it. Soon the owner Dr. Nathan Davis (Kevin Sorbo) wants to stop the children from throwing rocks at his house and the snoopy Olivia discovers that he is the landlord of an old lady that lives in the house. Her further investigation shows that the neighbor is Elsie Waybright (Della Reese), a successful jazz singer that interrupted her career and vanished. When a couple of Olivia's schoolmates fulfill their Christmas wishes, the girl believes that Elsie is an angel and she wishes a husband for her lonely mother. Meanwhile Dr. Davis gets close to Melinda, but Olivia prefers her substitute school teacher for her mother while she gets close to Elsie. What will happen until Christmas Eve?

"Christmas Angel" is a beautiful and heartwarming TV movie, with a pleasant history of family, love, faith, sympathy and other values that are at least neglected or forgotten in the present days. The lack of chemistry between the gorgeous Teri Polo and Kevin Sorbo is impressive. The girl Izabela Vidovic steals the show with her performance. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Anjo Mora ao Lado" ("The Angel Lives on the Next Door")


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