"Five Nights Stuffed Full of Original Holiday Movies"
Beginning Wednesday, November 23 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel
As families gather to prepare a mouthwatering Thanksgiving feast, Hallmark Channel gifts its viewers with "Five Nights Stuffed Full of Original Holiday Movies!" The network satisfies your craving of more original holiday movies with a Thanksgiving week full of stars including Melissa Joan Hart, Dean Cain, Taylor Cole, Alicia Witt, Oliver Hudson, Tom Skerritt and more. The event features five holiday movie premieres every night at 8 p.m., anchored by the "blue sapphire" anniversary of Hallmark Hall of Fame -- 65 years as TV's longest-running and most award-winning series of all time. The 255th episode of Hallmark Hall of Fame, "A Heavenly Christmas" starring Kristin Davis, Eric McCormack and Shirley MacLaine, features an anthemic and dramatic new show open and Glenn Close as series' new voice.
Candace Cameron Bure hosts the Thanksgiving week celebration, concluding with a special presentation of her new original Christmas movie, "Journey Back to Christmas," on Sunday, November 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Gather your family for a week stuffed with love, laughs and adventure as Hallmark Channel fills your heart and home with the best in original holiday movies this season!
Below is a complete list of Hallmark Channel’s Second Annual "Five-Nights Stuffed Full of Original Holiday Movies."
Stars: Dean Cain ("Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"), Melissa Joan Hart ("Melissa & Joey," "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch")
Meredith Martin (Hart) is an ambitious television anchor, aimed at climbing the ranks. When the prized position presents itself shortly before Christmas, Meredith is ready to leap. To her surprise, she discovers she has stiff competition with Nolan Barnes (Cain), the local TV anchor who is her near equal on another station. With such interest and support for both reporters, a contest is drawn up:? for the two weeks leading up to Christmas, who can cover the best and most meaningful Christmas stories on the local news? Meredith and Nolan go toe to toe. The surprising turn of events is that Nolan and Meredith start to realize top prize is not really as important as they thought. The true meaning of Christmas and the heartfelt experiences that stand out in the stories they’re covering challenge their career ambitions. This awakening also brings them into a connection they never saw coming as they start to fall in love.
Photo caption: Taylor Cole and Jeff Branson in “Christmas in Homestead”
Stars: Taylor Cole ("My Summer Prince," "The Originals"), Michael Rady
One of the most famous actresses in world (Cole) heads to the Christmas-obsessed town of Homestead, Iowa to shoot a holiday-themed. She is thrown for a loop when a romance brews between her and local inn keeper and single dad, Matt (Rady). As she gets a taste of small-town life and people who give of themselves without asking anything in return, she discovers the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas List: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman
Photo caption: Gabriel Hogan and Alicia Witt in “Christmas List”
Stars: Alicia Witt ("Nashville," "Justified"), Gabriel Hogan ("Heartland")
Isobel Gray (Witt) plans a storybook Christmas with her boyfriend (Hogan), including a snow-covered cottage in the Northwest, and a carefully composed bucket list of classic holiday traditions. But when the boyfriend goes AWOL, the list proves challenging and a tempting new romance turns her life upside down. Will Isobel have a White Christmas ending under the mistletoe?
Photo caption: Shirley MacLaine, Kristin Davis and Eric McCormack in “A Heavenly Christmas”
Stars: Kristin Davis ("Sex & the City"), Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace," "Perception"), Shirley MacLaine ("Terms of Endearment")
Upon her untimely death, Eve Morgan (Davis), a workaholic finds herself?tethered to her guardian angel (MacLaine) learning to become a Christmas angel in Heaven. Despite being the worst recruit in the history of Christmas, Eve is assigned the difficult task of helping a struggling singer Max (McCormack) use his musical gifts to heal old family wounds. As Max begins to overcome his issues, Eve begins to embrace the meaning of Christmas, heal wounds of her own and perhaps find love along the way.
Photo caption: Candace Cameron Bure in “Journey Back to Christmas”
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure ("Fuller House," "Aurora Teagarden Mysteries"), Oliver Hudson ("Rules of Engagement," "Nashville"), Tom Skerritt ("Picket Fences," "Steel Magnolias")
A WWII era nurse (Cameron Bure) is transported in time to 2016 and meets a man (Hudson) who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless.