‘A Christmas Wish’ ~ CFDb Movie Review
When Martha Evans (Kristy Swanson) finds herself homeless with her two young daughters and stepson just a week before Christmas, she puts her trust in a new town full of friendly strangers and prays for the best.
Martha’s no good husband, Cal (Bart Johnson), has left her for the last time, emptying her bank account and disappearing without a word. Hopeless, Martha takes the kids to a sleepy town where she moves into a motel and begs the owner of the local diner, Trudy (Tess Harper), to hire her as a waitress. Taking a chance, Trudy decides to help Martha and her children, even as things go from bad to worse when Martha’s car breaks down and her bills start piling up. Then, as Martha begins to meet more of the locals, including handsome sheriff Joe (K.C. Clyde), perky teenage babysitter Jeanie (Danielle Chuchran) and grumpy but warm-hearted diner regular Les (Edward Herrmann), Martha finds her faith just be restored—-until Cal returns. Can the town still give Martha the merry Christmas she needs, or will her past prevent her from the happiness she’s found this holiday?
A Christmas Wish should have been entitled A Christmas Prayer. What a great film. I can’t even begin to imagine being in her particular situation with 3 young children. This woman did not even have faith but she had integrity and she never quit doing what she could for her and those children. She inspired respect with her great attitude but the little girl is the one that had such perfect faith. She believed that just because she prayed everything would be fine. That is the faith that God wants all of us to have!
One saying came from the little girl who was quoting her pastor, “Women are like teabags. You never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.”
How true is that saying. This is what it is like for Christians. If we are never tested, we don’t know what we are made of.
Another part of greatness of character comes from doing whatever it takes to get the job. She was willing to work for practically nothing in order to get something to feed her children.
Great movie all around. There are some funny moment throughout as well, especially from the children.
Another great saying is that the biggest troublemaker we deal with in life is ourselves.
Remember it’s what we DO that’s important, not what happens to us. God is looking to see how we behave in each and every circumstance. There is a great moment where even the mom turns to God. We highly recommend this film even though it’s past Christmas.
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