|My One Christmas Wish premieres November 29 on UP. Photo courtesy of UP|
The real-life story of Jackie Turner (Riley) a straight-A college student who was abused, abandoned and starved as a child. Although she has resolutely turned her life around, the holidays are still very painful for her. Facing another lonely holiday break on campus, Jackie decides to put an ad on Craigslist - and even offers to pay $8 an hour. To her surprise, responses flood in. Among the numerous heartfelt invitations and letters of support, she also hears from struggling individuals that empathize with the overwhelming emptiness that comes with spending the holidays without loved ones. Moved and inspired, Jackie decides to throw a big Christmas party – with the last-minute help of her advisor, friends and support group – to find families for all those troubled folks who emailed her, and finds one for herself as well.
Watch a sneak peek below:
My One Christmas Wish is An Entertainment One Television production, produced by Jonathan Schwartz and Robert Lee. The film was directed by James Head, and written by Spyder Dobrofsky.