WriterRichard Siddoway (book), Beth Polson (television story), Greg Taylor (teleplay) CastNeil Patrick Harris (Wil Martin), Debbie Reynolds (Ruth), Naomi Watts (Renee), Alexandra Wilson (Julia), Beverly Archer (Miss Enid Cook) Similar moviesThe Nightmare Before Christmas, A Christmas Tree Miracle, Yes, Virginia, Raggedy Ann & Andy: The Great Santa Claus Caper, The Santa Clause, Harry Potter and the Philosopher\'s Stone
The Christmas Wish is a 1998 American made-for-television Christmas drama film starring Neil Patrick Harris and Debbie Reynolds. It premiered on CBS on December 6, 1998 and it was based on a novel by Richard Siddoway.
A businessman Will Martin tries to uncover a family secret for his grandmother Ruth Martin after he returns to a small town to modernize his family's real-estate company. During thanksgiving dinner his grandmother Ruth tells him she has discovered a woman named Lillian in her husbands Warren's journals. He had visited her every Christmas Eve since shortly after the death of their son and Daughter in Law in a car accident. The search takes him on a journey through his grandfathers life and helps him to understand the true meaning of love and forgiveness.