Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Christmas Wish - Hallmark Channel Movie


A Christmas Wish

Originally Titled : A Root Beer Christmas

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 20, 2011


Kristy Swanson ... Martha Evans
Tess Harper ... Trudy Willis
Edward Herrmann ... Les
Aline Andrade ... Clarice
Danielle Chuchran ... Jeanie Bullington
K.C. Clyde ... Joe Hopkins
Lilee Clyde ... Katie
Kirstin Dorn ... Mel Evans
Lloyd Eisler ... Bad Bob
Mike Hagerty ... Owen Bullington
Kevin Herring III ... Miles Evans
Star Herrmann ... Carol Bullington
Taggart Hurtubise ... Danny Park
Bart Johnson ... Cal Evans
Claudia Mejia ... Carmelita Carnes


Martha Evans, an attractive 28 year old shows the wear of years of working double shifts at minimum wage. Martha is close to despair when her ‘never-do-well’ husband abandons her a few days before Christmas, leaving her homeless and destitute.

With her two young daughters and stepson in tow, Martha travels cross-country looking for work, finally landing a job as a late-shift waitress at a small town diner. Still, with her car broken down and the bills piling up as fast as her troubles, it looks like it’s going to be a very bleak Christmas for the Evans family. In a desperate cry for help, Martha reaches to higher power…and her prayer seems to work a small miracle.

Unbeknownst to her, the sympathetic townsfolk and a concerned new admirer have been working behind the scenes to make her season bright. The kindness of strangers ultimately renews Martha’s faith, not only in humanity but also in the God who answered her prayer. The owner of the local diner, an attractive, no-nonsense woman in her mid to late 60s takes pity on Martha and her kids. As their bond builds, the two find unexpected comfort in the values of true friendship. Could blowing the dust off the beloved old recipe for home-made root beer be the answer to their prayers?...

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The movie was originally titled : A Root Beer Christmas

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  1. Thomas and Alice SpencerSunday, November 27, 2011

    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed “A Christmas Wish.” The movie’s themes convincingly explore the meaning of community, hope, and familial love. In our society in which a near majority of all grade school children are regrettably growing up in single parent homes, Mr. Clyde’s characters are certain to express the sentiments and longings of many thousands (if not millions) of family members. Special notice must be taken of the supurb leading performance by Kristy Swanson. Kudos to Mr. Clyde and company!

  2. >This is a nice little movie. I guess it would fall into the catagory of the B movies, but it is a B+. I really like the music in the movie and do'nt know how to find out more about the soundtrack. Any suggestions?
    K in Kankakee<

  3. The greatest Christmas movie ever.

  4. Makes me want some root beer

  5. My wife and I watched it 10 times over the Christmas season!!!

  6. I have this movie saved on DVR and watch it throughout the year. Is nice to watch during the summer !

  7. Have watched the movie many times.. Loved it. Would like to know what town it was filmed in?? Love all the Hallmark movies.


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