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Wish for Christmas (2016)

PG | | Drama, Family | 1 November 2016 (USA)
2:15 | Trailer
A high-school student makes a wish that her parents would lose their faith.


John K.D. Graham





Credited cast:
Joey Lawrence ... Luke MacLaren
Leigh-Allyn Baker ... Elizabeth MacLaren
Anna Fricks ... Anna MacLaren
Bill Engvall ... Santa
Alexandra Boylan ... Rebekah
Jeff Schroeder ... Paul MacLaren
Ryan Boudreau Ryan Boudreau ... Colton Smith
Bethany Peterson ... Meredith
Ivy Croteau Ivy Croteau ... Rachel
Chelsea Crockett Chelsea Crockett ... Ava
Alex Boylan ... Turner
Sean T. Ward Sean T. Ward ... Alex Smith
Allie Shery Allie Shery ... Hazel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kristina Byerley ... High School Student
Ryan Cannister Ryan Cannister ... Extra


When a high-school senior finds out from her parents that she must miss the town's winter dance to attend Christmas Eve service at church, she successfully wishes their faith away, bringing disastrous consequences to her family and community. To restore their faith, she is led through a series of Christmas adventures that change her heart and those around her.

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Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Filmed in Massachusetts. See more »


Santa Claus: I don't think you've ever cared about anybody, ever.
Anna MacLaren: I care!
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References Your Pizza Adventure (2013) See more »

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Wish for Christmas: Bad even for a Christmas film
29 November 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Wish for Christmas is a terrible festive movie in an ocean of already bad Christmas movies. Every year we see dozens of these low budget clones pounded out ready for television premieres but they aren't usually this bad.

Now the three words that tend to be used excessively and badly out of context are agenda, objectification and propaganda. I hate seeing them used in reviews because they usually aren't but conflict with a persons stance on something. I however for the first time will use one of them.

This is a propaganda film. It tells the story of a girl who not getting her own way makes a wish to make her Christian parents lose their faith. In doing so everything goes to hell (Pun intended and hilarious).

From there I'm sure you can work out exactly how the movie goes and I don't see how anyone could claim that isn't the definition of propaganda. I haven't seen a worse Christmas movie of this type since the embarassment that was Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas (2014).

Beyond that it's cheesy, poorly acted and the plot makes me hate this time of year more than ever.

The Good:


The Bad:


Dreadful acting from start to finish

Simply religious propaganda

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Christmas movies need more Santa and less Jesus to be even remotely bearable

My wish for Christmas is a year without Christmas movies

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Release Date:

1 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Georgetown, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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