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[09/24/12 - 08:14 PM]
Hallmark Channel Delivers a Dozen Ways to Have a Merry Christmas
Upcoming titles include "Christmas Song," "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade" and "The Wishing Tree."

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

Hallmark Channel Delivers a Dozen Ways to Have a Merry Christmas

It may be snowing outside, but inside things are just perfect thanks to Hallmark Channel, which is bringing the North Pole to your living room with 12 new original movies this holiday season. There's a little bit of something for everybody. Magical trees? Check. Flying reindeer? Check. Globetrotting elves? Check. Christmas ghosts? Check. Hallmark Channel's got the 12 Days of Christmas covered... and then some!

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree.

--On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
3 Saint Nicks
and A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree.

--On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
3 Saint Nicks
3 Saint Nicks
and A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree.

--On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
4 Christmas Ghosts
3 Saint Nicks
3 Saint Nicks
and A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree

--On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
5 Naughty Deeds
4 Christmas Ghosts
3 Saint Nicks
3 Saint Nicks
and A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree

--On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
6 Mates-a-Faking
5 Naughty Deeds
4 Christmas Ghosts
3 Saint Nicks
3 Saint Nicks
and A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree

--On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
7 Brides-a-Searching
6 Mates-a-Faking
5 Naughty Deeds
4 Christmas Ghosts
3 Saint Nicks
3 Saint Nicks
and A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree

--On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
8 Hearts-a-Beating
7 Brides-a-Searching
6 Mates-a-Faking
5 Naughty Deeds
4 Christmas Ghosts
3 Saint Nicks
3 Saint Nicks
and A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree

--On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
9 Boyfriends Dancing
8 Hearts-a-Beating
7 Brides-a-Searching
6 Mates-a-Faking
5 Naughty Deeds
4 Christmas Ghosts
3 Saint Nicks
3 Saint Nicks
and A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree

--On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
10 Elves-a-Rushing
9 Boyfriends Dancing
8 Hearts-a-Beating
7 Brides-a-Searching
6 Mates-a-Faking
5 Naughty Deeds
4 Christmas Ghosts
3 Saint Nicks
3 Saint Nicks
and A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree

--On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
11 Helpers Helping
10 Elves-a-Rushing
9 Boyfriends Dancing
8 Hearts-a-Beating
7 Brides-a-Searching
6 Mates-a-Faking
5 Naughty Deeds
4 Christmas Ghosts
3 Saint Nicks
3 Saint Nicks
and A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree

--On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
12 Fueders Fueding
11 Helpers Helping
10 Elves-a-Rushing
9 Boyfriends Dancing
8 Hearts-a-Beating
7 Brides-a-Searching
6 Mates-a-Faking
5 Naughty Deeds
4 Christmas Ghosts
3 Saint Nicks
3 Saint Nicks
and A Heart Healing From a Wish Tree

"CHRISTMAS SONG"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, November 3 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Natasha Henstridge, Gabriel Hogan
When budget cuts force the merger of two New York City high schools, music teachers Diana (Henstridge) and Ken (Hogan) aim to compete in the largest, televised Christmas Carol competition that will determine the fate of the school's music program and the teachers' jobs. In a heated battle of the sexes and music styles, the teachers and their students will do anything to win, but suddenly realize an unexpected romance and the true spirit of Christmas, could change the competition.

"LOVE AT THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, November 4 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Autumn Reeser, Antonio Cupo, Ben Cotton
As Chicago gears up for its annual Thanksgiving Day parade, Emily Jones (Reeser), an eager parade coordinator is shocked when Henry Williams (Cupo), a wealthy new development consultant, is brought in to analyze the parade's finances. Faced with the challenge of teaching him that the parade means so much more to her than dollar signs, she suddenly finds herself reluctantly falling for him.

"THE WISHING TREE"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, November 10 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Jason Gedrick, Teryl Rothery, Erica Cerra, Richard Harmon, Amitai Marmorstein, Emmalyn Estrada
Alone on an empty campus over winter break, a heartbroken teacher (Gedrick) helps his most troubled students (Marmorstein, Harmon and Estrada) regain confidence when they all volunteer at a small town's Wishing Tree, a Christmas tree covered with handwritten holiday hopes, which doubles as a fundraiser for local families in need.

"MATCHMAKER SANTA"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, November 17 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Lacey Chabert, Florence Henderson, John Ratzenberger, Adam Mayfield, Donovan Scott, Lin Shaye
Lacey Chabert stars as Melanie, a young baker with a long-standing childhood Christmas wish of finding her true love, is excited about visiting her boyfriend's lake house over the holidays. But when a mysterious mall Santa interferes and her travel plans get mixed up, she finds herself stranded in a charming town with her boyfriend's handsome assistant (Mayfield) and a quirky cast of locals (Henderson, Ratzenberger, Shaye). There, she rediscovers the magic of Christmas and finds her true prince charming has been there all along.

"IT'S CHRISTMAS, CAROL!"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, November 18 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Carrie Fisher, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Carson Kressley, Olivia Chen, Tygh Runyan
Carol (Vaugier), the ruthless CEO of a publishing company is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of her former boss, Eve (Fisher), who takes her on a journey through her past, present and future. Seeing all the unhappiness she has caused in her own life as well as those around her, she realizes she must make a change in this contemporary twist on Dickens' story, A Christmas Carol.

"NAUGHTY OR NICE"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, November 24 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Hilarie Burton, Gabriel Tigerman, Matt Dallas, Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross
Holiday humbug Krissy Kringle (Burton) receives a special delivery intended for Santa Claus - the "Naughty or Nice" book he left behind while visiting a child - and uses the power of the book to expose the naughty deeds of those around her, but soon finds that her newfound power isn't always so nice.

"HITCHED FOR THE HOLIDAYS"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, November 25 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Joey Lawrence, Emily Hampshire, Marilu Henner
A commitment-phobia leads single New Yorker, Rob (Lawrence), to hire a temporary girlfriend, Julie (Hampshire), to make his family happy over the holidays. As the lonely twosome uses each other as dates to holiday parties and family get-togethers, they realize their fake feelings might be real, and are led to overcome their fear of falling in love just in time for the New Year.

"A BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, December 1 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Arielle Kebbel, Andrew Walker, Sage Brockleband, Kimberly Sustad
After Jessie (Kebbel) calls off her third engagement, she swears off serious relationships until he finds "the one." That is, until charming but chronically single Aiden (Walker) comes along. But unbeknownst to Jessie, Aiden has bet his friends that he can convince a woman to marry him by Christmas, which is only four week away.

"THE CHRISTMAS HEART"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, December 2 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Teri Polo, Paul Essiembre, Tess Harper
When a teenage boy desperately needs a heart transplant on Christmas Eve, his family and neighbors' forty-year tradition of lining their quaint street with Christmas luminaries is put on hold. When his parents, Ann (Polo) and Mike (Essiembre), pray for a donor on a stormy night, the neighbors suddenly realize their luminaries could have a deeper purpose.

"CHRISTMAS DANCE"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, December 8 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Michelle Nolden, Stephanie Mills
Financial investor Jack (McCarthy) is aiming for a promotion at a prestigious firm, run by his girlfriend's (Mills) wealthy father. Wanting to make a good impression in hopes of proposing, he signs up for ballroom dance lessons before the firm's big Christmas party, but is soon caught in a moral dilemma when his company plans to tear the dance studio down, and his feelings for his instructor Christine (Nolden) move beyond the dance floor.

"HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, December 9 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Summer Glau, Eva La Rue, Dan Gauthier, John Brotherton
Although she loves Christmas, Santa's elf Christine (Glau) wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole. When Santa receives an emergency wish from a little boy in Los Angeles, he puts Christine on special assignment, sending her to L.A. to give the VanCamp family - mom Sara (La Rue), dad Scott (Gauthier), and their two kids - a holiday wake-up call.

"BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS"
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, December 15 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Casper Van Dien, Rachel Wilson, Noah Cappe, Natalie Lisinka
When a pair of feuding colleagues, Kyle (Van Dien) and Jenna (Wilson) are thrown together after their siblings, Jim (Cappe) and Trisha (Lisinska) fall in love, they have to learn to get along in time for their nephew's birth on Christmas. Realizing Jim and Trisha have major money troubles, Kyle and Jenna band together to help and end up on a snowy New York adventure that will prove miracles really do happen at Christmas.





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· BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· CHRISTMAS HEART, THE (HALLMARK)
· CHRISTMAS SONG (HALLMARK)
· COME DANCE WITH ME (HALLMARK)
· HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS (HALLMARK)
· HITCHED FOR THE HOLIDAYS (HALLMARK)
· IT'S CHRISTMAS, CAROL! (HALLMARK)
· LOVE AT THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE (HALLMARK)
· MATCHMAKER SANTA (HALLMARK)
· NAUGHTY OR NICE (HALLMARK)
· WISHING TREE, THE (HALLMARK)









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