A Season for Miracles

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A Season for Miracles
Distributed by CBS
Hallmark Entertainment
Directed by Michael Pressman
Produced by Timothy M. Bourne
Brent Shields
Richard Welsh
Written by Marilyn Pappano (novel)
Maria Nation (teleplay)
Starring Carla Gugino
Patty Duke
Laura Dern
David Conrad
Mae Whitman
Music by Craig Safan
Cinematography Shelly Johnson
Editing by Harvey Rosenstock
Production company Hallmark Hall of Fame
Country USA
Language English
Release date December 12, 1999
Running time 90 minutes
"A Season for Miracles"
Hallmark Hall of Fame episode
Episode no. Episode 1
Original air date December 12, 1999
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A Season for Miracles is a 1999 American television film based on a novel by Marilyn Pappano. Directed by Michael Pressman, it originally aired on CBS in 1999.

Plot summary[edit]

Emilie Thompson (Carla Gugino) is forced to take charge of her nephew J.T. (Evan Sabara) and niece Alanna (Mae Whitman) when their drug-addicted mother (Laura Dern) overdoses and the kids are threatened with foster care. Emilie has nowhere to run until they land in the sleepy town of Bethlehem just before Christmas. Even though the authorities have been temporarily left behind, Emilie will need a miracle to keep her family together. A versatile guardian angel (Patty Duke), who assumes a variety of earthly guises, helps, along with the small town-folk who are surprisingly friendly. One coincidence after another gives the struggling family a chance at happiness.


retrieved from IMDb 2012-06-22

Critical reviews[edit]

Ray Richmond of Variety called the film "a holiday grab bag of improbability stacked atop improbability."[1] However, other reviewers say the predictability is what makes it a good Christmas classic.[2]


  1. ^ Richmond, Ray (8 December 1999). "A Season for Miracles Review". Variety. 
  2. ^ "A Season for Miracles Review". Movie Reviews. 

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