The Christmas Wish is a CBS TV movie, based on the novel by Richard Siddoway, that premiered on December 6, 1998. It was nominated for the 1999 Golden Reel Award for Best Music Editing for the TV Movies of the Week.


Returning to his home town after the death of the grandfather who raised him, slick and cynical Wall Street trader Will Martin feels decidedly out of place, and not at all in tune with the Christmas preparations being made by the local citizenry. But Will isn't really taking a sentimental journey at all: He's merely in town to modernize and streamline his family's real-estate company. While going through his grandfather's effects, Will and his grandmother come across the old man's diary… which reveals a lengthy relationship with a woman named Lillian. Determined to locate this mystery mistress (if indeed that's who Lillian is), Will learns a few vital lessons about love, forgiveness, and recapturing the Yuletide spirit that has so long eluded him.


Neil Patrick HarrisWill Martin
Debbie ReynoldsRuth
Naomi WattsRenee
Alexandra WilsonJulia
Beverly ArcherMiss Enid Cook
Ian MeltzerJustin
Gary BayerJimmy Hanning
James GreeneWarren Martin
Jerry DouglasMr. Askou
Michael FairmanMr. Connor
Adilah BarnesMary
Frank BirneyRay Spellman
Ismael CarloJose Rivera
Jan HoagMrs. Baker
Stuart MitchellMr. Quinn
Alexander ZaleMr. Taylor
Rebecca Codling (uncredited)Lucy Askou
Phil Gold (uncredited)Christmas Caroler
Kate McIntyre (uncredited)Dickens Caroler
Stacy Lynn Spierer (uncredited)Bella
Patty Tobin (uncredited)Mrs. Quinn

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