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TV Movie Goodness Preview: Christmas Under Wraps [VIDEO and PHOTOS]

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Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]

Hallmark Channel puts Candace Cameron Bure to work again this Christmas with Christmas Under Wraps, a holiday romance that’s a thematic cousin to Northern Exposure, but with a Christmas twist.

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Bure plays a successful surgeon who’s passed over for a promotion and retreats to a small Alaskan town where she learns to reshape her ideas about what’s important. She’s played this sort of character before, over on UP TV in the very good Finding Normal last year. Her co-stars here are David O’Donnell, Robert Pine, and Brian Doyle-Murray.

It’s written by Jennifer Notas, whose Hallmark projects include last year’s Hats Off to Christmas! and this summer’s Perfect on Paper, and directed by Peter Sullivan, who’s produced or directed done over a dozen Christmas movies, including Christmas in Palm Springs, airing now on UP TV, and A Christmas Mystery, airing Sunday on ION.

Here’s the formal logline: When a driven doctor doesn’t get the prestigious position she planned for, she unexpectedly finds herself moving to a remote Alaskan town. While she meets the locals and even starts a new romance, she has to learn to let the life she planned for give way to a love she never could have imagined.

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Photo Credit: Fred Hayes/Crown Media United States LLC

Christmas Under Wraps airs Saturday night at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel. In case you missed it, last year’s holiday film with Bure and Cedar Cove‘s Jesse Hutch, Let it Snow, airs immediately afterward at 10/9c.

Here’s a sneak peek of Christmas Under Wraps.

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