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[09/23/13 - 06:28 AM]
Haylie Duff Brightens This Holiday Season with "Hats Off to Christmas!" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere December 14
Antonio Cupo and Sean Michael Kyer will also star in the holiday original movie.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

HAYLIE DUFF BRIGHTENS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH "HATS OFF TO CHRISTMAS!" A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE WORLD PREMIERE DECEMBER 14

Part of Hallmark Channel's 'COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS,' The #1 Most Treasured Holiday Destination by Television Viewers

When a young, widowed mother finds herself falling for the hot-shot businessman that took her job promotion, she must decide if he is the Christmas miracle she has been waiting for in "Hats Off To Christmas!," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Saturday, December 14 at 8pm ET/PT, 7C. The holiday family film stars Haylie Duff ("7th Heaven," "Napoleon Dynamite") and Antonio Cupo ("Bomb Girls," "Elegy," "Love At The Thanksgiving Day Parade"). "Hats Off To Christmas!" is part of Hallmark Channel's annual COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #1 most treasured holiday destination by television viewers.

Mia (Duff), the loyal and hard-working manager of her small town's Christmas hat shop, is blindsided when her boss of over ten years asks her to train his son, Nick (Cupo), for a vacant upper-management position that Mia had been coveting. Although Nick is a handsome, successful New York City business consultant, Mia finds training him frustrating until Nick takes an interest in Mia's son Scotty (Sean Michael Kyer, "Girl in Progress," "The Color of Rain"), helping Scotty with a pumpkin carving contest. However, Mia's faith in Nick quickly diminishes when Nick fails to show up at the contest. To protect her son from further disappointment, Mia tries to keep Nick out of her and Scotty's fragile life, and Nick must decide if staying in the small town of Wilsonville is worth giving up the big-city perks he once had in New York. As Mia struggles to find a way to convince Scotty to return to physical therapy so he can walk again, she soon realizes that Nick may be the Christmas miracle she has been waiting for.

"Hats Off To Christmas!" is a Borderline Distribution/Lighthouse Pictures Production. Executive Producers are Dan Paulson and Shawn Williamson. Terry Ingram directed from a script written by Deanna Talcott Pyle and Deborah Majinska.

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 87 million subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies and specials, as well as some of television's most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. The channel is also home to a range of lifestyle programming, anchored by Home & Family, a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house located on the Universal Studios lot. Hallmark Channel's sibling network, Hallmark Movie Channel, available in HD and SD, focuses on family-friendly movies with a mix of original films, classic theatrical releases, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.

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· BOMB GIRLS (REELZ)
· HATS OFF TO CHRISTMAS! (HALLMARK)
· LOVE AT THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE (HALLMARK)
· SEVENTH HEAVEN (CW)











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