On Saturday, November 6, Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas will debut on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. The fourth movie in the franchise, it stars Caroline Rhea in the title role of Mrs. Merkle, a magical woman who swoops in and helps restore people’s faith and Christmas spirit.
Debbie Macomber wrote her first in the series, Mrs. Miracle, in 1996 but it wasn’t until 2009 that Hallmark turned it into a movie starring Doris Roberts and James Van Der Beek.
A year later, she produced a sequel, Call Me Mrs. Miracle, which Hallmark adapted into a movie the same year.
In 2014, she wrote Mr. Miracle, which Hallmark adapted into a movie that starred Rob Morrow as a fledgling guardian angel trying to help a family in need.
Finally, in 2019, she published A Mrs. Miracle Christmas.
In an interview to promote the film version, the actors commented on the appeal of the Mrs. Miracle character.
“There are clues that she is otherworldly,” Kaitlin Doubleday said.
“The family is reminded of the love they share for one another,” said Steve Lund. “Despite the hardships that they’ve endured, the love remains.”
About the author
Debbie Macomber began writing novels on a rented typewriter in her kitchen while raising four kids. After years of rejections, she attended a romance writers conference where her manuscript was selected for critique by a representative of Harlequin, who told her it was terrible and that she should throw it out. Instead, she sent it to the publisher’s rival, Silhouette Books. The company bought the manuscript, and it was the first romance novel to be reviewed by Publishers Weekly.
Where to watch the series
Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas will air Saturday at 8/7c and again on Sunday at 6/5c on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.
Both Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle are available to stream on Hallmark Movies Now.
The first three videos are also available to rent or purchase at Amazon:
Where to read
All four books are available for purchase on Amazon: