I love the holidays. I really love all the great holiday movies. Hallmark Movie Channel has an incredible lineup of movies scheduled for this year. They have 12 new original movies lined up for this holiday season. They sent me over a copy of one of them, “The Wishing Tree”, for review.
Written by Michael J. Murray and directed by Terry Ingram, “The Wishing Tree” is the story of cynical hearts discovering that Christmas wishes can come true. Set at a boarding school in Maine, characters come to know the meaning of hope and friendship. The Wishing Tree is a place where townsfolk can come and tie their Christmas wishes to a tree for a donation. These charitable offerings are used to help out needy families. The story line revolves around the lives of a widowed professor who is still mourning the loss of his wife, and several “Christmas Orphans” that are left at the school during the holiday break. Each learns a valuable lesson in the film. I really enjoyed the movie. Suitable for all ages.
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, November 10 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Jason Gedrick, Teryl Rothery, Erica Cerra, Richard Harmon, Amitai Marmorstein, Emmalyn Estrada
Alone on an empty campus over winter break, a heartbroken teacher (Gedrick) helps his most troubled students (Marmorstein, Harmon and Estrada) regain confidence when they all volunteer at a small town’s Wishing Tree, a Christmas tree covered with handwritten holiday hopes, which doubles as a fundraiser for local families in need.