The Christmas Hope

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The Christmas Hope
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Based on The Christmas Hope novel by Donna VanLiere
Written by Wesley Bishop
Directed by Norma Bailey
Starring Madeleine Stowe
James Remar
Ian Ziering
Music by Lawrence Shragge
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Craig Anderson
Beth Grossbard
Cinematography Mathias Herndl
Editor(s) Robert Lower
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Bess Grossbard Productions
Distributor Lifetime Television
Original network Lifetime
Original release December 13, 2009 (2009-12-13)
Preceded by The Christmas Blessing

The Christmas Hope is a 2009 American-Canadian made-for-television drama film directed by Norma Bailey and starring Madeleine Stowe which was broadcast on Lifetime on December 13, 2009. It is the third part in a trilogy of films, preceded by The Christmas Shoes (2002) and The Christmas Blessing (2005).[1]


After the recent loss of her son Sean—a minor character in The Christmas Blessing—Patty Addison (Madeleine Stowe) devotes herself to finding homes for needy children. The loss of Sean has strained Patty's relationship with her husband Mark, an airline pilot. But they reconnect emotionally when they take in Emily, a 9-year-old orphaned in a car accident similar to the one that killed Sean.

At the same time Dr. Nathan Andrews—the one character that connects the entire film trilogy—is trying to find the parents of a boy who died in the ER, and Mark is trying to help one of his son's friends. By the end of the film, all three stories are intertwined as they all look for Emily, who has run away.


  • Madeleine Stowe as Patricia Addison
  • James Remar as Mark Addison
  • Ian Ziering as Dr. Nathan Andrews
  • Tori Barban as Emily Adams
  • Phillip Jarrett as Roy
  • Jayne Eastwood as Charlotte
  • Devon Weigel as Traci Adams
  • Rebecca Gibson as Megan Andrews (née Sullivan)
  • Daniel Boiteau as Justin
  • Garth Merkeley as Sean Addison
  • Aaron Hughes as Larry Adams


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