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A Season for Miracles

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Director  Michael Pressman
Music director  Craig Safan
Air date  December 12, 1999
Distributed by  CBS, Sonar Entertainment
Country  USA
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Production companies  Hallmark Hall of Fame
Original air date  December 12, 1999
Language  English
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Release date  December 12, 1999
Writer  Marilyn Pappano (novel), Maria Nation (teleplay)
Cast  Carla Gugino (Emilie Thompson), Kathy Baker (Ruth Doyle), David Conrad (Police Captain Nathan Blair), Laura Dern (Berry Thompson)
Similar movies  A Christmas Tree Miracle, Scrooged, The Night Before, The Santa Clause, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Arthur Christmas

A season for miracles

A Season for Miracles is a 1999 American television film based on a novel of the same name by Marilyn Pappano. Directed by Michael Pressman, it originally aired on CBS in 1999.


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Plot summary

Emilie Thompson (Carla Gugino) is forced to take charge of her nephew J.T. (Evan Sabara) and niece Alanna (Mae Whitman) when their drug-addicted mother (Laura Dern) overdoses and the children are threatened with foster care. Fleeing the authorities, the trio come across the sleepy town of Bethlehem just before Christmas. Even though the authorities have been temporarily left behind, Emilie will need a miracle to keep her family together. A versatile guardian angel (Patty Duke), who assumes a variety of earthly guises, helps, along with the small town-folk who are surprisingly friendly. One coincidence after another gives the struggling family a chance at happiness.


  • Carla Gugino...Emilie Thompson
  • Kathy Baker...Ruth Doyle
  • David Conrad...Police Captain Nathan Blair
  • Laura Dern...Berry Thompson
  • Patty Duke...Angel
  • Lynn Redgrave...Hon. Judge Nancy Jakes
  • Mary Fogarty...Agatha
  • Faith Prince...Sadie Miller
  • Evan Sabara...J.T. Thompson
  • Mae Whitman...Alanna 'Lani' Thompson
  • Mary Louise Wilson...Corinna
  • Kurt Deutsch...Alexander Foster
  • Scott Sowers...Deputy Howie
  • Paul Collins...Gerald Foster
  • Gail Grate...Holly McBride
  • Critical reception

    Ray Richmond of Variety called the film "a holiday grab bag of improbability stacked atop improbability."


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