Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Before Amber Riley dazzles audiences on December 3 as “Adapperle” in NBC’s The Wiz Live, she will take center stage in the UP Original Movie My One Christmas Wish airing on Sunday, November 29 at 7 p.m. EST.


As previously reported, the film is based on the real story of straight-A college student Jackie Turner, whose loneliness during the holidays drove her to post a heartbreaking want ad for a family. Instead of asking Santa, she posted her request in an ad on Craigslist.  Joining Amber in the ensemble cast is Matreya Fedor, Priscilla Faia, Ali Skovbye, Ken Tremblett and Jarod Joseph.


“Despite a horrific childhood filled with abuse and abandonment, Jackie Turner persevered and created a life of achievement and dedication to community service,”  said Barbara Fisher, SVP, original programming, UP.   “While the holidays still remind her of her struggles, they also remind her of how far she has come. My One Christmas Wish is the ultimate uplifting Christmas story, showing the true meaning of the holidays, the importance of family and the joys of giving back.”


My One Christmas Wish  premieres Sunday, November 29 at 7 p.m. EST with an encore at 9 p.m. EST and is a highlight of UP’s “Everything You Love About Christmas” programming running through December 31 and featuring 50 fun-filled days of uplifting holiday movies, specials and marathons.

Check out the preview below:

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