A Dream of Christmas (2016 TV Movie)
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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.
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.
Be careful what you wish for! Penny doesn't really want much: just a promotion and for her husband, Stuart, to be home for once, especially it being so close to the holidays. But when everything seems to go wrong, Penny makes a wish that she might regret. She wishes she never had gotten married. When another seemingly random woman makes her wish come true, Penny must figure out how to turn her life back to the way it was.
It's December 12th. The Christmas season is special for six year married Chicagoans Penny and Stuart Fischer, who met on a Christmas tree lot, they still buying their Christmas tree together, a Douglas fir, at that lot every year. Penny has worked to support Stuart's dream of publishing a book of his wildlife and nature photographs. She was his manager, but when they could no longer survive solely while working on the book, Penny got a 9-to-5 copywriting job at Belford Advertising to make ends meet. Although truly loving them, Penny and Stuart also took in Penny's younger sister Nicky, her husband Bryan and their two kids to further supplement their income. Penny is feeling frustrated this Christmas season because of Stuart's absences for photo shoots for the book, the final straw being Stuart getting a last minute call to go away tomorrow for another shoot to Alaska to complete the photographs needed for the book. As such, Penny expresses many of her frustrations and what she believes are her dreams because of those frustrations. Following a fall, Penny wakes up on December 13th having found that Jayne, a Christmas angel, has granted her dreams made in her off the cuff comments yesterday. Those dreams include being Senior Vice-President of Marketing at Belford, but perhaps more importantly to Penny that she is no longer married. Penny further learns that she had to be cutthroat in her business dealings to get that VP position, and that her dreams have consequences to others besides her and Stuart. As such, Penny wants her old life back, which Jayne tells her is impossible. So Penny has to make the best of the new life she is given, she feeling like a fish out of water as a VP. This new life does not stop her from trying to find Stuart and hopefully have him fall in love with her all over again, hopefully by the 25th to give her her true Christmas wish. Even if she can find him, it may be more difficult this second time around as Penny the VP is outside of Stuart's mentality, and will be dependent on things happening in Stuart's alternate life. Also complicating matters is Andrew Gillingham, the handsome young owner of Gillingham's Department Store - a potential client of Penny's - who sees Penny on his arms, he who will use his clout to get what he wants.
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