Previewing the Second Weekend of the 2019 Christmas Movie Season
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
Happy Halloween! Just to keep you a little confused, the TV calendar is already on to Christmas, including a new premiere tonight after you’ve loaded up the neighborhood kids with candy. Here’s a look at the lineup from Hallmark Channel (HC), Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (HMM), Lifetime, and UP.
Nostalgic Christmas — Thursday, October 31st at 9 pm/8c (HMM)
Brooke D’Orsay stars as Anne Garrison, a toy buyer for a larger New York department store who returns home for the holidays and is torn about whether to return to her corporate city life or take over her dad’s hand-carved wooden toy business and see where a burgeoning romance with a handsome local, Keith (Trevor Donovan) might lead. Based on: the novel The House of Wooden Santas by Kevin Major.
Two Turtle Doves — Friday, November 1st at 9 pm/8c (HMM)
Nikki Deloach reunites with her Love to the Rescue tribe of Michael Rady and Michaela Russell and writer Sarah Montana in a story about healing from grief during the holidays. Neuroscientist Dr. Sharon Harper (DeLoach), who studies loss and grief, returns to her childhood home following the death of her beloved grandmother. She befriends the neighbors next door, estate attorney Sam (Rady) and his daughter Mikayla (Russell), and together they find a new way to embrace the season. Look for my exclusive interview with DeLoach later today.
Merry & Bright — Saturday, November 2nd at 8 pm/7c (HC)
Jodie Sweetin and Andrew Walker plays Cate, the CEO of Merry & Bright, a struggling small-town candy cane factory, and Gabe, a New York consultant tasked with saving it. With Christmas approaching, Gabe travels to the town, only to find Cate resenting his efforts to restructure her business. They soon find common ground until the business creates personal conflicts that they have to resolve.
Christmas Reservations — Saturday, November 2nd at 8 pm/7c (Lifetime)
It’s Christmas at the Treeline Ski Resort, where Holly (Melissa Joan Hart) is the event coordinator at her family lodge. She plans every event and keeps all the guests happy. But when her college sweetheart, (Ricardo Chavira) now widowed with two children, checks in, Holly discovers she has her own reservations about life and love.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt — Sunday, November 3rd at 8 pm/7c (HC)
When Belinda (Kim Shaw) returns home for Christmas on a scouting mission for her job as a condo developer, she sees Dustin (Kevin McGarry), who broke her heart. “Accidentally” paired together by her dad, who runs the holiday Scavenger Hunt, the two rekindle their love but then face new trouble when her professional plans run smack up against his job as a museum director.
Always and Forever Christmas — Sunday, November 3rd at 8 pm/7c (Lifetime)
When marketing exec Lucy (Lexi Lawson) learns that she’s inherited her grandfather’s year-round Christmas store, “Forever Christmas,” she makes a trip back home to support its final Christmas season before she sells it to a hip athletic leisurewear company. But once she is back in Vermont, she begins to understand, with the help of local diner owner, Scott (Mark Ghanimé), why her grandfather’s shop is so special.
Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal — Sunday, November 3rd at 7 pm/6c (UP Television)
In a sequel to last year’s Christmas with a Prince, set a year later, Prince Alec (Nick Hounslow) surprises Tasha (Kaitlyn Leeb) with a royal engagement. But when a scheme develops to break them up, it will take a Christmas miracle to ensure they get the holiday royal wedding of their dreams.
Photos and Videos Courtesy of Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, Lifetime, and UP.
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