Angela's Christmas Wish

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Angela's Christmas Wish is an Irish animated family film written and directed by Damien O'Connor.[1][2] It was released on Netflix on 1 December 2020.[3] It features the voices of Lucy O'Connell, Brendan Mullins and Ruth Negga. The main character is Angela, and she wishes to reunite her family for Christmas, particularly her father who is working in Australia.[2]

It is the sequel to Angela's Christmas, which was nominated for an Emmy, and inspired by a story written by Frank McCourt.[2][4]

Main cast[edit]

  • Caitríona Balfe as Dorothy's mother
  • Oscar Butler as Tom
  • Moe Dunford as Father
  • Shona Hamill as Aggie
  • Jared Harris as the Vet
  • Pat Kinevane as Mr McGinty
  • Lola Metcalfe as Dorothy
  • Janet Moran as Mrs Blake
  • Brendan Mullins as Pat
  • Ruth Negga as Mother
  • James Nolan as Dock Worker
  • Lucy O'Connell as Angela
    • Anya O'Connor as Young Angela
  • Don Wycherley as accordion player


In an interview, the director Damien O'Connor spoke about the difficulties of writing the sequel, particularly given that the author, Frank McCourt, died in 2009, and the first film used all of McCourt's original source material.[4]

Common Sense Media gave Angela's Christmas Wish 4 stars out of 5 and praised the character strengths.[5]


  1. ^ Mallenbaum, Carly. "Netflix in December 2020: What's new and what's expiring". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2020-11-25.
  2. ^ a b c "Sequel to Angela's Christmas arrives on Netflix December 1". 2020-10-12. Retrieved 2020-11-25.
  3. ^ Komonibo, Ineye. "Everything Coming To Netflix In December". Retrieved 2020-11-25.
  4. ^ a b "INTERVIEW: "Angela's Christmas Wish" Director On Lighting Up The Holidays – Animation Scoop". Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  5. ^ "Angela's Christmas Wish - Movie Review". 2020-11-28. Retrieved 2020-11-30.

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