Wishin’ and Hopin’ (2014)

Movie Summary

In 1964 Connecticut, 10-year-old Felix’s holiday season is spiced up by the sudden arrivals of a substitute teacher and a feisty Russian student. Based on the bestseller by Wally Lamb.

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2022 Dates, Times, and Channels

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This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on the Lifetime Channel. For a complete schedule of dates and times, please click here.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Chevy Chase (Adult Felix), Molly Ringwald (Madame Frechette), Wyatt Ralff (Felix Funicello), Danny Nucci (Pa), Krysta Rodriguez (Annette), Meat Loaf (Monsignor Muldoon), Annabella Sciorra (Ma), Cheri Oteri (Sister Dymphna), Conchata Ferrell (Sister Agrippina), Camila Banus (Simone Funicello)

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4.4/5 - (5 votes)

Movie Trailer

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2 thoughts on “Wishin’ and Hopin’ (2014)

  • December 28, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Why is this NOT on DVD? I saw this first airing and could not stop laughing. It’s up there with ‘A Christmas Story’ as far as I’m concerned. And I haven’t seen it replayed since…..what’s with that?

  • December 7, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    Loved wishing and hopin! It became an INSTANT FAVORITE! I look for it every day-week-year!

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