ARO Entertainment

Elisa Donovan, Gabrielle Carteris, David O’Donnell, Sarah Thompson, Michael Gross, Chonda Pierce, Mo Gaffney, Michael Bergin, Lynn Milano, Fred Willard

Things are going badly for Laura Lindsey (Elisa Donovan) who is an up and coming fashion executive. Her boss, Sandrda (Gabrielle Carteris) criticizes everything she does. She volunteers at an animal shelter, but her grumpy neighbor reports her for having a dog in her apartment, and her boyfriend refused to propose until he has a book deal. Her friend suggests she get a “life coach” to help, and despite her concerns, she answers and internet add an a very unusual lady appears. She gets 12 wishes. All she has to do is ask, and the wishes will be granted. There are two items of warning though for her. First, start off small, and second, be wary of the consequences of what we ask for. This is a hard lesson to learn, as the wishes set off a lot of unforeseen consequences that make things much worse, so Laura has to learn to act quickly to restore her life before things spiral out of control.

A brand new Christmas film on the ION network this year, this is a fairly well used premise for a Christmas film, but has a few twists on it. It’s actually pretty fresh. This is probably not one that will stand the test of time, and become repeated year after year after year, but it’s still pretty good. The story is strong enough to keep your attention, and it’s really fresh and modern in it’s content. The story has a pretty good message. The basic theme is that in order to find happiness in yourself, you have to look outward to others. This is a primary theme of the holidays, and is well presented in this film.

I think it’s a pretty cute new film. There seem to be a lot of new ones this year. This is certainly one worth looking for.

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** The Twelve Wishes of Christmas (2011), 3.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings

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