Holiday Movie Preview (Alphas Edition): The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Photo credit: Hallmark Channel

Photo credit: Hallmark Channel

One of our Alphas favorites, Warren Christie, had a pre-Cameron Hicks past playing bad guys of a sort, when he popped up, in the holiday season of 2008, in a really lovely Christmas movie for Hallmark Channel called The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Co-starring Brooke Burns and Henry Winkler, it’s the story of a single mom planning Christmas with her son when her uncle arrives for his annual holiday visit with a new friend (played by Christie) in tow.

Christie plays a guy who’s had a number of careers, none of them fixed, but he’s genuinely a good guy who just happens to go where his whims take him. Burns plays Jennifer, a woman who considers planning and list-making a championship sport. So, of course, there are sparks, and Winkler’s Uncle Ralph is an able matchmaker. It’s really a fun, family-friendly holiday movie and an eye-opener to Christie’s fans who’ve maybe only see him as a villain or as Hicks on Alphas.

The movie runs twice on Friday, at 12 pm/11 am c and 10 pm/9 c on Hallmark Movie Channel, and as a bonus you can also catch an equally sweet (non-holiday) movie that Christie did last year opposite Anna Chlumsky, called Three Weeks, Three Kids, where he plays a helpful neighbor (and maybe more) to a gal who steps in to take care of her sister’s children. It airs at 6 pm/5 c on Friday and 4 am/3 c on Saturday morning also on Hallmark Movie Channel.

Consider it a fix while we wait for formal word on Alphas getting a third season.

Happy holidays!

Here are previews of both movies:

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