Eloise Mumford and Sean Faris star in "A Veteran's Christmas," a New Original Movie

A Veteran's Christmas
Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Shane Mahood

"A Veteran's Christmas"
Premieres Sunday, November 11 at 9 PM ET/PT
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
        A Veteran’s Christmas is premiering on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as part of the network’s annual Miracles of Christmas Programing Event.  Formerly in charge of the Search & Rescue K-9 Unit in Afghanistan, Captain Grace Garland (Mumford) receives an honorable discharge and returns stateside.  Missing her Marine “family,” including Christmas, her white lab, Grace heads cross-country to Cincinnati for a new job, but her jeep breaks down and sends her into a snow bank.

A Veteran’s Christmas Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Shane Mahood
         Unharmed, she is greeted by a dog that leads her to his owner, Joe Peterson (Faris), the Judge of Rivers Crossing.  He has Grace’s jeep towed to his uncle’s auto shop, where she learns the damage might take three weeks to repair due to the busy holiday season.  Luckily, Joe has a guesthouse and Grace finds that being stranded in Rivers Crossing during Christmas isn’t so bad.  She also finds herself falling for Joe, but is uncertain if he’s still in love with his ex, who is in town for the holidays. 

         As Grace and Joe spend time enjoying the Christmas festivities, their feelings for each other grow, and he begins to wonder if he should take the job of District Court Judge in Chicago as he’d planned.  If he goes, Grace sees no reason to accept the sheriff’s offer to run the town’s Search & Rescue department.  Accidentally overhearing Joe on the phone with his ex, Grace decides it’s time to leave and, broken-hearted, she boards a bus for Cincinnati…until Joe sets in motion a surprise that could make Grace stay in Rivers Crossing forever.