A Wish for Christmas

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  • TV-G
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 5.9  (5,047)

When Sara Shaw (Lacey Chabert), a hard-working and dedicated woman, gets passed up for a promotion at her job, she is devastated. Despite her hard work and dedication over the years, her boss seems not to appreciate her efforts. The only person she can turn to for comfort is her friend, Molly (Andrea Brooks), who encourages her to take a break and go home for the holidays.

Sara reluctantly agrees and heads back to her small hometown where she is greeted by her mother and sister, both of whom are excited to see her. While back home, she meets an old acquaintance, Peter Williams (Paul Greene), who is still struggling with the death of his wife. Unlike Sara, who has always been career-oriented, Peter is a small-town teacher who is looking for something to get him into the holiday spirit.

When Sara and Peter are paired up on a project for the town's Christmas festival, they quickly realize they have different ideas about what the festival is meant to be. Sara is looking for a way to boost her career by producing an extravagant festival, while Peter, who has always been passionate about community events, is more interested in making sure everyone has a good time, regardless of how many decorations are up or how expensive the gifts are.

As Sara and Peter work together, they slowly start to appreciate each other's strengths and the bond between them grows stronger. Sara learns that there are more important things in life than just work, and Peter starts to open up and enjoy the holiday season once again. But when Sara is offered her dream job, she must decide whether to stay in her hometown with Peter or return to the big city.

A Wish for Christmas is an endearing, heartwarming story that explores the true meaning of Christmas. The chemistry between the main characters, Lacey Chabert and Paul Greene, is charming and engaging, as they navigate the transition from being acquaintances to friends to potential love interests. Andrea Brooks delivers a great supportive character, adding a touch of humor to the film.

The movie's visual aesthetics are nothing short of breathtaking, with beautiful landscapes, picturesque buildings, and festive decorations. The music throughout the film adds another layer of magic to this feel-good Christmas movie.

The message of the film is touching and relevant: to always put people first, to take the time to appreciate the people around you, and that sometimes the most important decisions in life are the hardest ones to make. The movie highlights how the holiday season can bring people together, ignite hope, and renew one's faith in the goodness of humanity.

Directed by Christie Will Wolf, A Wish for Christmas is a film that manages to capture the essence of the holiday season. The film's themes of love, friendship, and community are universal, making it suitable for audiences of all ages. Overall, this movie is a delightful watch that will warm the hearts of viewers and leave them feeling Christmas spirit long after it has concluded.

A Wish for Christmas is a 2016 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

A Wish for Christmas
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    1 hr 24 min
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    5.9  (5,047)