The Christmas Hope

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  • TV-PG
  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (834)

The Christmas Hope is a heartfelt holiday movie from Lifetime that first aired in 2009. Directed by Norma Bailey and based on the novel of the same name by Donna VanLiere, it stars Madeleine Stowe, James Remar, and Ian Ziering in lead roles. The story revolves around the Nolan family - Patricia, Mark, and their teenage daughter Megan - who are still recovering from a tragic loss. Patricia has distanced herself from her family and is unable to find any joy during the holidays. Megan is worried about her mother's emotional state and feels like their family has lost its hope.

Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger named Patricia Addison (played by Madeline Stowe) arrives in town and offers to help their neighbors, Sarah and Paul (played by Tori Barban and Greg Lawson), who are also dealing with a difficult situation. Her kindness and generosity towards them inspire the Nolans and make them realize that there is more to life than just their own pain.

As the movie progresses, Patricia Addison's story is slowly revealed. She is a mother who has lost her own child, and her acts of kindness towards Sarah and Paul and the Nolans have a deeper meaning. However, she is not the only one hiding a secret. Mark (played by James Remar) also has a secret that he has been keeping from his family, which could threaten to completely shatter their already fragile state.

The characters in the movie are well-developed and relatable, and the performances by the actors are excellent. Madeleine Stowe, in particular, stands out with her portrayal of Patricia Addison, a fragile and compassionate woman who is trying to make sense of her own personal tragedy.

The production design is also noteworthy, as it captures the spirit of the holiday season without feeling too clichéd or over-the-top. The town is beautifully decorated, and the warm and cozy interiors add to the overall ambiance of the movie.

One of the most heartwarming aspects of the movie is how it emphasizes the importance of hope and how it can help even in the darkest of times. The Christmas Hope encourages its viewers to hold onto that hope and to never give up, even when life seems difficult.

Overall, The Christmas Hope is an emotional and uplifting holiday movie that is sure to appeal to anyone who loves a good tale of redemption and genuine human connection. With its well-written story, strong performances, and beautiful visuals, it is a must-watch for anyone looking for a heartwarming holiday movie.

The Christmas Hope is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (1 episodes). The series first aired on December 8, 2009.

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The Christmas Hope
1. The Christmas Hope
December 8, 2009
Based on the third book in the best-selling Christmas trilogy by Donna VanLiere, The Christmas Hope follows Patti and Mark Addison, a couple in a troubled marriage. When Patti, a social worker, brings home a foster child who has no place to go on Christmas, she and Mark set aside their differences to give the young girl a special holiday. Starring Madeline Stowe, James Remar, and Ian Ziering.
Where to Watch The Christmas Hope
The Christmas Hope is available for streaming on the Lifetime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Christmas Hope on demand at Vudu.
  • Premiere Date
    December 8, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (834)