ONE FAMILY'S MISFORTUNE BECOMES A DYING TOWN'S SALVATION
LAUREN HOLLY STARS IN 'THE TOWN CHRISTMAS FORGOT' A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE WORLD PREMIERE NOVEMBER 25
Hallmark Channel, the biggest holiday destination in television, presents Lauren Holly ("NCIS") in "The Town Christmas Forgot," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Thursday, November 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). The film also stars Rick Roberts ("The Night Before the Night Before Christmas"), alongside newcomers Torri Webster and Lauren Holly's real life son, Azer Greco.
Just days before Christmas, Annie (Holly) and Charles (Roberts) Benson hit the road for a holiday ski trip with their two children, the materialistic Trish (Webster) and the quiet and introverted Nolan (Greco). Together, yet separate, each lives in a world of digital communication, satellite radio and cell phones. But when the family takes a short cut through back roads, contact with the outside world is lost, and when their SUV breaks down, they end up stuck in the rural burg of Nowhere.
The town is dying and Christmas is bleak for the locals who can only exchange inexpensive or homemade gifts. In spite of the town's depressed economy, Samantha "Sam" (Stephanie Belding, "Eureka"), the owner of the local caf�, lifts the town's spirits by organizing a Christmas Eve pageant, and enlists the Bensons' help. It is a chain reaction of enthusiasm as Annie lends her dancing skills, while Trish offers to help out with the rock band, and Nolan rounds up Santa Claus. With no outside distractions, the family learns that life "simply" is better. What began as a misfortunate event leaves an indelible lesson: being present in the lives of others is the best gift of the season. Now, holiday hope is everywhere.
"The Town Christmas Forgot" is a Chesler/Perlmutter Production in association with C/P Xmas Productions Inc. Lewis Chesler, David Perlmutter and Rob Vaughn are executive producers, Marek Posival is producer and Marci McCurlie co-producers. John Bradshaw directed from a script written by Kevin Commins.
Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 90 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading network in providing quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, general entertainment and home and lifestyle content. Hallmark Channel's sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.