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A Christmas Wish

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Single-mom Martha Evans is praying for a miracle to help her family this Christmas. Little does she know that her neighbors have been working behind the scenes to make her season bright. Starring Kristy Swanson, Edward Herrmann and Tess Harper.


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Product Details

  • Actors: Edward Herrmann, Kristy Swanson, Tess Harper
  • Directors: Craig Clyde
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: December 6, 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005GP7EUI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,932 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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85 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Doug on November 28, 2011
Format: DVD
My family and I watched this movie the past week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Many Lifetime and Hallmark movies are either tearjerkers, or have a storyline that is a little hard to swallow. This one had good acting, warm hometown flavor, and moved along at a very good pace. It was over before we knew it, and we were actually wishing it would continue. It had a few tender moments, but they weren't sappy or overdone. The whole cast was excellent and I would recommend this movie to anyone out there.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By RapidCityMom on November 20, 2011
Format: DVD
This is far from the usual simple Christmas fare, much heartier and warmer, with good acting (I hardly recognized Edward Hermann!), a realistic plot (especially in today's hard times), and many wonderful laughs to be enjoyed. I went right to Amazon to buy a copy for my family. Don't miss this one; it's going to be a Christmas classic.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Joanna on November 28, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie won't disappoint you! If you only have time to watch one christmas movie or hallmark movie this year, please watch this one! The women takes her children who the father abandoned them, has no money and has to find a place to live, and finds work in a small town's cafe. This movie shows us the true meaning of Christmas, putting your faith and believing! I loved it!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Opa Wayne VINE VOICE on January 14, 2012
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This film presents a pleasing story of family tragedy and hope.

Martha Evans ( Kristy Swanson) and three children are abandoned by her husband. This guy is the classic case of irresponsible males. He empties their bank accounts and leaves with most of their money, deserting his wife, her two daughters and a step son, to survive on their own. Martha, who is unable to earn enough to support the family, loads up the children and moves north in hope of a better life.
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After traveling a log distance, Martha stops at a small town, finds an inexpensive room and secures a job as a waitress in a small 24 hour café. She struggles for days, cares for the children, and makes friends. Meanwhile the children grieve the abandonment by their father and wonder if that means they are not loved and not worthy of care.

Slowly the children adjust and become a family. But their only car breaks down and the innkeeper informs her that she must move as he rented her room to a business. Desperate and without hope, Martha prays for help.

This is a feel good story. The townspeople accept Martha and her children and help her survive.

I recommend this film to people who enjoy family films.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Roger on January 16, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie is in my library, because it is worth watching over and over, and I still shed tears at the same moments in the movie as I did the first time I saw it. Christy Swanson does an incredibly awesome job portraying a single mom of three children. The kids and the supporting cast all provide a heartwarming tale of the courage and of the ability of people to support each other when love might be the only thing they can afford. This movie should become a classic, without a doubt. It will warm and touch your heart.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rudy B on January 15, 2012
Format: DVD
I Loved this movie, I'm one who will cry on Halmark comercials. So I must say that I lost it quite a few times. It was beautiful. I plan on watching it every Christmas season. I would recomend this movie to every one to watch. I loved
the part the older sister played.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Raiden on December 18, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I love this movie its a great family movie. Its a very touching movie. I Love it. please ou have to see this movie. The Packaging was great and it came in a bubbled wrapped envelope. if you love christmas movies then you will love this movie. it is a blessing on how GOD will answer our prayers when we need it the most and how fast he will answer our prayers.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Fisher on December 30, 2011
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this movie has become a classic in our home,we watch it every year!Great message about the love of family and the bond that keeps us together.
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