When a restless young married woman is granted a wish by a Christmas Angel to be single again, she soon discovers her new life isn't what she bargained for, and embarks on a quest to win her husband back.


Gary Yates


Mike Bell, Gary Yates





Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew W. Walker ... Stuart (as Andrew Walker)
Nikki Deloach ... Penny
Lisa Durupt ... Nicky
Paul Essiembre ... Bryan
Jackson Blake ... Chad
Zoe Fish ... Taylor
Ernie Pitts ... Stan the Guard
John B. Lowe ... Avery Pallet
Cindy Williams ... Jayne 'The Angel'
Susanna Portnoy Susanna Portnoy ... Mrs. Fischer
Tom Young ... Mr. Fischer (as Tom E. Young)
Ray Strachan ... Rick
Cassandra Potenza ... Arden
Mike Bell Mike Bell ... Mike
Stephanie Moroz ... Paula


Penny is a frazzled wife struggling to keep up with her job, her husband, and her sister's live-in family. While in line to see Santa, she wishes out loud that she had never gotten married. A Christmas Angel grants her wish, but Penny soon realizes what is lacking in her new "single" world and tries to win back the husband and life she had before.

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During the office Christmas party scene Penny speaks the line whilst watching Stuart walk across the room, "He breathes and smiles, smiles and breathes....if he doesn't notice me in the next 10 seconds, it's not meant to be." This is a similar line spoken by Holy Hunter towards William Hurt in the 1987 film, Broadcast News----with identical outcome.... See more »


When Penny is talking with Jayne "The Angel". Who is sitting on the couch. The jellybean bowl moves from the glass side table to the arm of the couch then back. See more »

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Loved It. One of the better Hallmark holiday movies
5 January 2017 | by smithdukeSee all my reviews

Yes, this story has been done before but don't let that stop you from enjoying it. A woman makes an offhand wish and it's granted. Reminiscent of It's a Wonderful Life. Compared to some Hallmark movies, the characters were believable and had great chemistry. The acting, was well done, especially Nikki Deloach who played Penny and Andrew Walker, who played Stuart. Nothing seemed forced or fake. There was only character I didn't like and that was Jayne, played by Cindy Williams. Very annoying!

The story itself had a valuable lesson about appreciating what you have in life and the movie was warm and sentimental. I actually teared up at times. One of the better Hallmark holiday movies out there. Sure it was a bit predictable but not as much as you would think for this type of movie. Worth watching.

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Release Date:

3 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's a Wonderful Wife See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Hallmark Channel See more »
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16:9 HD
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