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[09/23/19 - 05:44 PM]
UPtv to Celebrate the Season Earlier Than Ever with the Biggest "Christmas Movie Christmas" Offering Yet
This merry holiday offering features 10 U.S. premiere movies and a "GilMORE the Merrier" binge-a-thon.

[via press release from UPtv]

UPtv TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON EARLIER THAN EVER WITH THE BIGGEST "CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHRISTMAS" OFFERING YET

60 DAYS, 10 PREMIERE MOVIES, OVER 60 TITLES AND MORE THAN 500 HOURS OF HOLIDAY CHEER BEGINS OCTOBER 27

UPtv's 10 Premiere Christmas Movies Include A Christmas Movie Christmas with Kim Hidalgo (Grace and Frankie), Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars) and Ryan Merriman (Pretty Little Liars); Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal with Kaitlyn Leeb (Heartland), Nick Hounslow (The Catch) and Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny); Rock N' Roll Christmas with Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) and Catherine Mary Stewart (Days of Our Lives); Christmas Cupcakes with Cindy Busby (When Calls the Heart), Erin Karpluk (Rookie Blue) and Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black); A Christmas Recipe for Romance with Madeline Leon (After the Storm); Christmas Chalet with Erica Durance (Smallville), Robin Dunne (Sanctuary) and Elva Mai Hoover (The Handmaid's Tale); Christmas in Paris with Karl E. Landler (A Wonderful Family), Rebecca Dalton (Good Witch) and Daphne Zuniga (Melrose Place); Snowbound for Christmas with Zarrin Darnell-Martin (Off Kilter) and Henderson Wade (A Million Little Things); Christmas Wedding Runaway with Sara Mitich (Murdoch Mysteries), Harmon Walsh (As the World Turns), Candice Mausner (Frankie Drake Mysteries) and Joseph Cannata (A Very Country Christmas); and Baby in a Manger with Monica Knox (Train 48) and Michael Morrone (After the Storm)

ATLANTA - September 23, 2019 - UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, will be celebrating Christmas with 60 days of cheery and fun holiday programming. This merry holiday offering features 10 U.S. premiere movies and a GilMORE the Merrier binge-a-thon. Hosted by Scott Patterson, with a nod to his character, Luke, the marathon features all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls from start to finish, 24 hours a day beginning Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. ET and will conclude Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. ET. UPtv's holiday programming, which includes 60 movie titles, kicks off Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m. ET, with A Christmas Movie Christmas.

"We're thrilled about the mix of stories in the movies viewers will see on UPtv this season," said Amy Winter, general manager and evp, UPtv. "UPtv's holiday lineup celebrates what we all love and adore about Christmas - love, friendships, family and laughter (and of course baking!) - while still reflecting on the true meaning of the season. We also invite families to celebrate Thanksgiving week on UPtv with the return of the 4th annual GilMORE the Merrier celebration hosted by Scott Patterson."

Emphasizing holiday movies, memories and the true meaning of Christmas, UPtv's holiday season programming highlights include the following U.S. premiere movies. See local listings for encore broadcasts.

A Christmas Movie Christmas - Premieres Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m. ET

Eve is a Christmas movie fanatic and dreams of having a movie-perfect Christmas with a movie-perfect boyfriend. On Christmas Eve, when Eve and her cynical sister Lacy make wishes to Santa, they wake up in Christmas Town and find themselves trapped inside a Christmas movie where they are the stars. But when things start to go wrong, and Eve's knowledge of all things Christmas movie fails to fix things, Eve and Lacy try to find a way out of the picture-perfect Christmas and back to reality.

Stars: Kim Hidalgo, Brant Daugherty, Lana McKissack, Randy Wayne, Ryan Merriman

Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal - Premieres Sunday, November 3 at 7 p.m. ET

One year after Dr. Tasha and Prince Alec met and fell in love, Tasha is on her way to spend the holidays in San Saverre and get a taste of royal life. When Alex surprises her with a royal engagement, she spends her first magical days there trying to stay grounded while managing the task of planning a royal wedding. But when Miranda starts scheming to break the two up, it will take a big sacrifice and a Christmas miracle to make sure they get the holiday royal wedding of their dreams. Sequel to the 2018 UPtv hit premiere movie Christmas with a Prince, which was based on the best-selling Harlequin book "St. Piran's: Prince On The Children's Ward."

Stars: Kaitlyn Leeb, Nick Hounslow and Charles Shaughnessy

Rock N' Roll Christmas - Premieres Sunday, November 10 at 7 p.m. ET

An estranged mother/daughter country music duo reunite after 10 years apart to release a Christmas single after a video of them goes viral. Now, they're going to need a lot of forgiveness and a little Christmas magic to write a song that perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas and brings their family back together.

Stars: Beverley Mitchell, Catherine Mary Stewart

Christmas Cupcakes - Premieres Sunday, November 17 at 7 p.m. ET

When their family bakery may have to close its doors right before Christmas, rival sisters Kim and Gina must team up in a national baking competition to win the grand prize. Thrown into a world of fierce competitors and a ticking clock, it will take a Christmas miracle to save the bakery, though they may discover a prize much larger than they had hoped for.

Stars: Cindy Busby, Erin Karpluk, Corey Loranger, Kristian Bruun

A Christmas Recipe for Romance - Premieres Sunday, November 24 at 7 p.m. ET

When a prestigious food festival and cooking competition comes to her small town, Abby sees it as the perfect opportunity to book up her failing family-run inn and win some much needed cash to save it from foreclosure. The only problem is... Abby is a terrible cook. But when a Christmas miracle drops a wellknown, and slightly disgraced celebrity chef named Jason Corwin on her doorstep, Abby knows this is her chance to save her business, and help Jason regain his reputation. And with a little pinch of sugar and a dash of Christmas magic, they may just end up cooking up more than a winning recipe. Based on the best-selling Harlequin book "Recipe for Redemption."

Stars: Madeline Leon

Christmas Chalet - Premieres Sunday, December 1 at 7 p.m. ET

A recently divorced mother books a chalet in a beautiful Christmas village in Vermont to try and rekindle Christmas magic for her teenaged daughter who feels like her family is ruined forever. When they arrive, they find that the house has been double booked and now they must share their family holiday with a grumpy writer who hates Christmas. Together, they'll learn that a little Christmas magic heals even the most broken heart.

Stars: Erica Durance, Robin Dunne, Elva Mai Hoover, Micah Kalishch

Christmas in Paris - Premieres Sunday, December 8 at 7 p.m. ET

A gorgeous, French multi-millionaire comes to Montana to do a deal and photo shoot with a major cosmetics company and meets the woman of his dreams - the beautiful Art Director on his shoot. When the two jet off to Paris on a whirlwind Christmas adventure, they each think that their happiness could last forever. But in the middle of their magical Parisian getaway, she discovers a secret about him that could push them apart forever. Based on the best-selling Harlequin book "A Fortune of Texas Christmas."

Stars: Karl E. Landler, Rebecca Dalton, Daphne Zuniga

Snowbound for Christmas - Premieres Sunday, December 15 at 7 p.m. ET

A marketing executive is invited by her charming and handsome boss to pitch a major project to prospective clients at a posh resort and the two get snowed in together before any of the other guests can arrive. Now, with the hotel to themselves, a fairytale snowscape outside and sparks flying inside, they find that being alone together is all the Christmas magic they need. Based on the best-selling Harlequin book "Snowbound with the CEO."

Stars: Zarrin Darnell-Martin, Henderson Wade, Scott Thompson, Josephine Buettner

Christmas Wedding Runaway - Premieres Sunday, December 22 at 7 p.m. ET

A runaway bride does some soul-searching when she's trapped in a snowed-in cabin with her grandmother and an old flame at Christmas.

Stars: Sara Mitich, Harmon Walsh, Candice Mausner, Joseph Cannata

Baby in a Manger - Premieres Tuesday, December 24 at 7 p.m. ET

With the help of a handsome young police officer, a social worker searches for the mother of a baby she has found abandoned in a nativity scene at her church. Based on the best-selling Harlequin book "Child in a Manger."

Stars: Monica Knox, Michael Morrone, Caylin Turner

About UPtv

UPtv is television's trusted destination for uplifting shows you can watch together. With box-office hit films and network series like Gilmore Girls, Fresh Off the Boat, Home Improvement and America's Funniest Home Videos, alongside originals like Bringing Up Bates, Expecting and Our Wedding Story, UPtv's programming celebrates life's biggest moments. In addition, UPtv's award-winning pro-social initiative, "Uplift Someone," has inspired over 200 million people to uplift others through its social videos. Based in Atlanta, UPtv is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC, and partners with the Aspire network on sales, marketing and other operational services. And UP Entertainment's UP Faith & Family subscription streaming service has quickly become the fan favorite for its all-ages lineup of family and faith-affirming movies and series. Follow UPtv on the Web at www.Uptv.com on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Uptv, Twitter on @Uptv and Instagram at UP_TV.





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· BABY IN A MANGER (UP)
· CHRISTMAS CHALET (UP)
· CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES (UP)
· CHRISTMAS IN PARIS (UP)
· CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHRISTMAS, A (UP)
· CHRISTMAS RECIPE FOR ROMANCE, A (UP)
· CHRISTMAS WEDDING RUNAWAY (UP)
· CHRISTMAS WITH A PRINCE: BECOMING ROYAL (UP)
· GILMORE GIRLS (NETFLIX)
· ROCK N' ROLL CHRISTMAS (UP)
· SNOWBOUND FOR CHRISTMAS (UP)





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