Reviewed bybkoganbingVote: 5/10/10
Obviously taken from It's A Wonderful Life, it's turning out to be abad wish for Christmas that young teen Anna Frick asks for and gets.Her father and mother Joey Lawrence and Leigh Allyn Baker are bothattorneys and are most generous with time and money donating theirservices in a lot of pro bono work. But purportedly it's because oftheir faith. When their daughter begs off going to church Christmas Evebecause she's on the dance committee for the Christmas school clambakealso scheduled for Christmas Eve, they say no.
Like Jimmy Stewart who wishes he had never been born and gets analternative universe, Frick's wish is that her parents never becameChristians. Guess what, the next day they are money grubbingsecularists and real shysters. Among other things they are retained ascounsel to a bank that is busy throwing people out of their homesincluding the parents of a boy Frick has her eye on, Ryan Boudreau.
Gradually she comes to the conclusion she does not like how her worldhas changed. Given this is a Christian Christmas movie with certainparameters all of course gets righted in the end.
The cast is a likable one, a good ensemble has been assembled. Get thebathtowels ready folks though you're in for Johnstown Flood type cryingjag.
When a high school senior finds out from her parents that she has to miss the town's winter dance to attend Christmas Eve service at church, she successfully wishes their faith away, bringing disastrous consequences to her family and community. To restore their faith, she is led through a series of Christmas adventures that change her heart and those around her.