The movie is called Christmas Angel. It's a story about Olivia - a fifth-grade girl being raised by a single mother named Melinda who works at a local bakery run by her friend Daphne - the mother of Olivia's best friend and classmate.
Olivia has a heart of gold, and it shines through in her good intentions and imagination. During the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, a mysterious lady named Elsie Waybright quietly moves into the house next door. The house has been uninhabited since the owner, Dr. Nathan Davis, left town abruptly. When some of the neighborhood kids' Christmas wishes suddenly begin to come true, Olivia is convinced that the town's newcomer is an angel - and she is determined to prove it.
For Reese, playing the role of Elsie Waybright was a welcome addition to her repertoire of work.
"It was interesting for me because it gave me a chance to play a woman who had been a major star, and now here she was in a different place in her life," Reese said.
"The story [is] about how Elsie worked through this time in her life with this child- Olivia- [who] is magnificent," Reese said.
Reese has very high hopes for the movie.
"Christmas Angel' is going to be one of those movies that you watch every year. It is a Christmas movie but it is much deeper than that," Reese said.
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Nate Chisholm contributed to this report.
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