A Season for Miracles

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A Season for Miracles
Written by Marilyn Pappano (novel)
Maria Nation (teleplay)
Directed by Michael Pressman
Starring Carla Gugino
Patty Duke
Laura Dern
David Conrad
Mae Whitman
Theme music composer Craig Safan
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Timothy M. Bourne
Brent Shields
Richard Welsh
Cinematography Shelly Johnson
Editor(s) Harvey Rosenstock
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Hallmark Hall of Fame
Distributor CBS
Hallmark Entertainment
Original release December 12, 1999
"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 of the same name 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 children are threatened with foster care. Fleeing the authorities, the trio come across 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.


Critical reception[edit]

Ray Richmond of Variety called the film "a holiday grab bag of improbability stacked atop improbability."[1]


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

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