Noel is a modern romantic drama that borrows a little inspiration from classic holiday films like It's a Wonderful Life. This meditation on the holiday spirit explores the stories of New Yorkers, all strangers until their lives intersect at a crossroads of forgiveness and redemption. Directed by Chazz Palminteri, Noel follows this star-studded cast through their touching individual journeys and common Christmas Eve loneliness. Their paths soon collide, resulting in a heartwarming, life-affirming story that tugs at the heartstrings and dares you to accept the possibility of miracles. Starring Susan Sarandon, Penelope Cruz and Alan Arkin, with a musical score by Alan Menken. 96 minutes.