A Christmas Wish

Synopsis: MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she finally finds a job at a sleepy rural diner, formerly famous for its home-made root beer. But with her car broken down and the bills piling up, it looks like it's going to be a bleak Christmas for the Evans family. However, there are warm hearts working behind the scenes that ultimately make this the happiest holiday of Martha's life -- a real answer to her prayers...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Craig Clyde
Production: Entertainment One
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
97 min

Yeah, well, don't let

that get around, okay ?

I'll see you soon.

I thought you

weren't hiring.

I'm not.


Do I smell smoke ?

Well, where there's smoke,

there's dinner.

Who's gonna

stay with us ?

Well, I think Miles is

responsible enough

for that now.

Do I get paid, too ?

One thing at a time.

And, Miles, I'm really

counting on you.

You are in the fifth grade

and you're old enough.

Should be in sixth.

We've been

through all that.

I held you back so you could

take better care of yourself.

And not get beat up

by bullies.

Mel, less talk,

more eat, please.

Okay, I'm gonna give you

the number of the cafe.

If you need me,

you go to the office

and you use the pay phone,

okay ?


Here you go.

I love you.

You got change ?


No story tonight ?

I'll tell you

two tomorrow.

Come here, sweetie.

Say bye-byes.

Bye-bye !

I love you, oh.

She might need to

go to bed early.

Okay, bye.

( Mel )

Love you.

Call me if you

need anything.

Mama trusts you.

She's not my mom.

She is now.

No, she just married my dad,

that's all.

( Lilee )

She's my mommy, too.

( bells jingling )

Hey, take a picture,

it'll last longer !

Martha, right ?

Uh, yeah.




Thank you.

Oh, and don't mind them.

The only thing

they like looking at better

than a new woman in town

is a new tractor.


Trudy likes all of us

to wear those.

Oh, yeah, all of us.

Yeah, you, me,

and me and you.

Yeah, right.

You catch on quick.

That's a first around here,

an actual IQ.

Thank you.

Where can

I put my stuff ?

Just in back.

All right, thank you.

You know what we need ?

No, and I don't

want to.

A tree.

It's almost Christmas.

Why ?

There won't be any

Ch-Ch-Christmas for us.

Yes, there will.

Have it by

the door.

How would we open it ?

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Craig Clyde

Craig Clyde is an American actor, screenplay writer, and film director. He lives in Salt Lake City and is the father of K. C. Clyde. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Clyde is the cofounder of Majestic Entertainment Inc., a film production company based out of Utah. Currently Clyde and his son K.C. own Seerstone Entertainment. They write and produce independent films. more…

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