Wally Lamb’s New York Times bestselling Christmas novel Wishin’ and Hopin’ is now a Lifetime movie! Starring Molly Ringwald and featuring Chevy Chase as the narrator, Wishin’ and Hopin’ premieres this Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm on Lifetime and is destined to become a new Christmas classic.
Watch the trailer below, and read on for more about the book, available now in paperback and ebook. And make sure to tune in or set your DVR for Wishin’ and Hopin’, airing this Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm on Lifetime!
In Wally Lamb’s pitch perfect novel Wishin’ and Hopin’, it is 1964. LBJ and Lady Bird are in the White House, Meet the Beatles is on everyone’s turntable, and ten-year-old Felix Funicello (distant cousin of the iconic Annette!) is doing his best to navigate fifth grade—easier said than done when scary movies still give you nightmares and you bear a striking resemblance to a certain adorable cartoon boy. But there are several things young Felix can depend on: the birds and bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he’s never going to forget.