This Christmas, Olivia Mead has one wish: that her single mom (Teri Polo) would find someone that she can call “Dad”. She and her classmates soon discover that the answer to all their wishes lies inside a mysterious abandoned house. Within the house they discover Elsie Waybright (Della Reese), the Christmas Angel.
Elsie tries to teach Olivia that some requests must be left to God. As Christmas day approaches, Olivia receives an unwelcomed answer, the suspicious Dr. Nathan Davis (Kevin Sorbo). This Christmas, will Elsie be able to teach Olivia and her friends to trust in God?
This is a rare movie in that it delivers in every way! The acting, the story, the humor and the rest of it makes for one awesome movie experience. Remember the name Izabela Vidovic. This talented young actress who plays young Olivia Mead in the story is terrific and I believe you will be seeing a lot more of her in the future.
The premise is that an old house is next to Olivia’s home and one evening before Christmas she shares a legend about throwing stones through an old house’s windows and breaking them. Legend says that this can bring wishes to pass. A friend of Olivia’s, young Lucas, throws one through a window right away. When their friend gets the bike he longed for at Christmas, they believe. Soon other kids are throwing stones through the windows until the owner, a Dr. Nathan Davis, shows up. A mystery surrounds the house and a blue glowing light seen in the window at night time. Soon Olivia’s single mom, Melinda, meets Dr. Davis and we slowly begin to learn why he owns the house and exactly what the blue light means.
The story features a wonderful plot-line regarding a former Jazz and Gospel artist named Elsie Waybright (Della Reese) who lives in the house and we soon learn why she is estranged from her daughter, Malia. Elsie and Olivia become friends and sort through the various requests which are now placed in an “Angel wish box” in front of the house. Elsie labels one pile the “stupid” pile for requests like the one from a student who wishes for a teacher who would not assign homework!
The movie focuses on what is really important in life (serving other people and taking time for your family) and we can’t think of a better movie to award our Dove Seal to than this one. See it soon and you will thank us for the recommendation.