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Because their drug-addict mother, Berry (Dern), is in jail, Alanna (Whitman) and younger brother J.T. (Sabara) are about to be placed in foster care. Instead, they go on the lam with their devoted Aunt Emilie (Gugino), whose car breaks down in the quaint community of Bethlehem (hey, it's a Christmas movie!). The family are taken under the eccentric wing of a diner waitress (Duke) and the trio warily settle in--with Emilie even drawing the romantic interest of handsome cop Nathan (Conrad). Of course, trouble comes calling when their secret is exposed. (It's Christmas--there's a happy ending.) Adapted from the book by Marilyn Papano.

Hallmark Home Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (213)634-3000, Fax: (213)549-3760, Remarks: Lainie Handelman, Mktg.

Available on Running time 90 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Hallmark Hall of Fame, Christmas, Family Ties, Angels, Waiters & Waitresses, Diner
Maria Nation
Carla Gugino, David Conrad, Kathy Baker, Laura Dern, Patty Duke, Lynn Redgrave, Mae Whitman, Evan Sabara, Faith Prince, Mary Louise Wilson
Shelly Johnson
Michael Pressman
Craig Safan
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Visitor Reviews

A Season for Miracles
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F. Christopher Anderson

I happen to really like this movie. Carla Gugina is perfect as the woman in a situation where she has to lie to keep her sisters chilren together. (It helps that she is so atractive.) I admit I am a softy for romance. Carla and her policeman have believable chemistry here. Yes, it is predictable but it pulls all the right strings on me. Patty Duke is very good as the angel and Lynn Redgrave's small part is also very well done. I liked it so much the first time I saw it that I look for it yearly. Last year I could not find it but I go to see two thirds of it today. My kids laugh at me for liking it but if you are looking for a feel good holiday movie I highly recommend this one.