Fresh from years of laboring in the vineyards of network television, newly appointed Paramount production chief Brandon Tartikoff began his reign by putting this film into quickie production in the summer of 1991, insisting that he have a finished feature ready for Christmas release. It's
a low-budget Yuletide yarn that Tartikoff apparently envisioned as the contemporary answer to MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Unfortunately, the end result is a lackluster, routinely directed and underwritten romantic comedy.
Hallie O'Fallon (Thora Birch) is an adorable child determined to make her Christmas wish come true, namely, the reunion of her divorced parents. Hallie lives wit...