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Christmas Movies in November: Weekend Three

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[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] 

Thanksgiving week has arrived, and with it, you have five more holiday movies to choose from! Here’s the lowdown on four of them. I’ll be back later tonight with an exclusive Ali Liebert interview about the fifth, A Gift to Remember. The premiere dates and times are noted below, but all of the films will repeat through the end of the year. Click through on the movie title for complete network schedules.

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Coming Home for Christmas Saturday, November 18th at 8/7c (Hallmark Channel)

Danica McKellar stars in an adaptation of Jenny Hale‘s book. Here she plays Lizzie Richfield, who lands a job as a house manager for the sale of the exquisite Ashford Estate in the Virginia countryside. As Lizzie plans one final Christmas Eve gala for the estranged Marley family, she finds herself drawn to Robert (The Mysteries of Laura‘s Neal Bledsoe) – even as his brother, Kip (Chesapeake Shore‘s Andrew Francis), pursues her. Can she navigate her suddenly complicated love life while helping mend family feuds and maybe teaching all the true spirit of Christmas?

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Christmas HomecomingSaturday, November 18th at 9/8c (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)

Julie Benz stars as Gold Star military widow Amanda, whose faith in Christmas has lapsed until she rents an apartment to Master Sergeant Jim Mullins, (Michael Shanks), who is recovering from a combat injury. His faith in Christmas restores her own as she falls in love with him and they team up on a Christmas fundraising event to save the town’s military museum.

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A Bramble House ChristmasSunday, November 19th at 9/8c (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)

Based on a book by C.J. Carmichael, the film is the story of single mother and healthcare worker Willa Fairchild (Autumn Reeser), who inherits a sum of money from one of her patients, along with a directive to take a holiday vacation with her son, Scout (When Calls the Heart‘s Liam Hughes).

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Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss/Crown Media United States LLC

They head to picturesque Bramble, Oregon and find that the other guest at there is Finn Knightly (David Haydn-Jones), the illustrator of Scout’s favorite book series. There’s more to the story of his identity, and that  complicates his possible romance with Willa. The cast also includes Cedar Cove‘s Teryl Rothery, Van Helsing‘s Hilary Jardine, and one of my faves, Andrew Airlie.

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The Christmas Calendar — Sunday, November 19th at 7/6c (UP Television)

When Emily (Laura Bell Bundy), a struggling baker in a small town, receives a handmade Christmas Calendar from a secret admirer, the local residents become obsessed with finding out the identity of the sender. Brendon Zub (Sleigh Bells Ring and Hearts of Christmas) and Paloma Kwiatkowski (Bates Motel) also star.

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