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Wish for Christmas (2016)

PG | | Drama, Family | 1 November 2016 (USA)
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A High School student makes a wish that her parents would lose their faith.

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John K.D. Graham
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Cast

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
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Storyline

When a high school senior finds out from her parents that she has to 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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faith | christmas | church | wish | f rated | See All (14) »

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Drama | Family

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

USA

Release Date:

1 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Christmas Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgetown, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Filming took eighteen days. See more »

Quotes

Rebekah: What happened to the Ten Commandments? What happened to your way of life?
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References Your Pizza Adventure (2013) See more »

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Interesting Story
2 September 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 300 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

I want to make one thing clear at the beginning of this review. I am not a fan of "organized religion". I believe that there is a God and I thank him daily. I am not a fan of some of his fans. However this also doesn't prevent from not believing in Jesus. Again I thank him daily but I do not like some of his fans as well. They always seem to use The Bible and Jesus to pass laws and "Pass judgment on people they don't Know".

Now On to the review of this movie and in a nutshell I did like this. What I like is the fact when you put something first "Above your own needs" you do become humbled and you do see the need of your place in the universe. I also love the message that "Looking down on people" doesn't make you superior.

The plot however is that a high school senior finds out from her parents that she has to 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.

"Big Brother Fans" will get a kick that Jeff Shroeder has a major role in this.

Not my favorite Christmas movie. It is a plot stolen from "It's a Wonderful Life". What was different was this is the first time I seen the plot device used on a teenager. Now I bet you are thinking "Does she change her ways"? Let's just say "The ending is typical but enjoyable".


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