Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Movies Marathon - Hallmark Channel: Schedule Dec 25 '12

Source: Hallmark Channel Countdown for Christmas Schedule



Tune in for the 12 New Movies of Christmas on Christmas Day, with limited interruptions!


12:00 AM A Bride for Christmas

After Jessie Patterson (Arielle Kebbel) calls off her third engagement - at the altar! - she swears off serious relationships until she finds “the one.” That is, until charming but chronically single Aiden MacTiernan (Andrew Walker) comes along. Unbeknownst to Jessie, Aiden has bet his friends that he can convince a woman to marry him by Christmas - which is only four weeks away - and Jessie is the target of his bet.

Cast includes Arielle Kebbel, Sage Brocklebank, Chelsey Reist, Peter Benson, Karen Kruper, Matt Bellefleur, Jordana Largy, Julian Bailey and Andrew Walker.


02:00 AM Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

Two former arch enemies, each desperate to put on the best Thanksgiving Day Parade in the history of Chicago, will throw caution to the wind (and, directly into the path of marching bands, horses and riders) and fall in love before the last brightly festooned float rounds the corner in "Love At the Thanksgiving Day Parade," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie starring Autumn Reeser ("No Ordinary Family") and Antonio Cupo ("Bomb Girls"), premiering Sunday, November 4 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Ben Cotton ("Hellcats") also stars in the film.

Cast includes Autumn Reeser, Ben Cotton, Antonio Cupo and Callum Seagram Airlie.


04:00 AM Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage

A young artist returns home during Christmas to find that his mother's attempts to promote local tourism have failed and she's dangerously close to losing the family cottage. Inspired by his mentor, he accepts a job painting a mural to help promote the town and discovers his calling as the Painter of Light™.

Cast includes Supernatural's Jared Padalecki (as Thomas Kinkade), Marcia Gay Harden, Peter O'Toole, Warehouse 13's Aaron Ashmore, The Sentinel's Richard Burgi, Geoffrey Lewis, Chris Elliott, Richard Moll. Kiersten Warren, Jay Brazeau, Charlotte Rae, Edward Asner, Tegan Moss, Gina Holden, Malcolm Stewart, Gabrielle Rose, David Bortolucci, Andrew McNee, Tseng Chang, Nancy Robertson, Brendan Penny and Alphas' Laura Mennell.


06:00 AM Baby's First Christmas

Kyle Lockwood (Casper Van Dien) and Jenna Ford (Rachel Wilson), two lawyers at a prestigious law firm, could not be more different. Kyle, a designer clad conservative and Jenna, his global warming concerned liberal counterpart are constantly butting heads. When Jenna and Kyle’s siblings Trisha (Natalie Lisinska) and Jim (Noah Cappe) fall in love, it binds the two together by default. When Jenna and Kyle visit their siblings for Christmas, Jenna’s sister goes into labor. In the midst of Chrismtas Eve chaos, romantic sparks fly, and they need a Christmas miracle to help their families to a new start.

Cast includes Casper Van Dien, Natalie Lisinska, Rachel Wilson, Patrick Gallagher, Art Hindle, Cedric Smith, Noah Cappe, Ella Ballentine and Donna Belleville.


07:30 AM Christmas Song

When budget cuts force the merger of two New York City high schools, two music teachers 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.

Natasha Henstridge ("The Whole Nine Yards," "The Secret Circle") and Gabriel Hogan ("Heartland") star in "Christmas Song," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, premiering Saturday, November 3 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C).

Additional cast includes Brittany Adams, Kent Nolan, Ramona Milano, Ben Mulroney and Amanda Marie Thomson.


09:00 AM It's Christmas, Carol!

Carol Huffman (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is one of Chicago’s most successful book publishers and a ruthless businesswoman. Her staff hates her, Fred (Carson Kressley) is secretly organizing a revolt and they all wish that the founder Eve Miller (Carrie Fisher) was still alive and the company was run again by someone who appreciates good books instead of just wanting to make money.

After quarrelling with an hold boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Carol tries to compose herself when she comes face to face with the ghost of her former boss, Eve. Terrified, Carol tries to run away but is transported back in time where Eve takes her on a journey through her past, present and future showing Carol the unhappiness she has created. Will Carol be able to change her ways in time for Christmas morning?

Cast includes Olivia Cheng, Rebecca Davis, Carrie Fisher, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Geoff Gustafson, Chelah Horsdal, Patti Allan, Susan Hogan, Tygh Runyan, Catherine Lough Haggquist, Carson Kressley, Johannah Newmarch, Jim Thorburn, Robin Douglas, Kennedi Clements and Lucy Jeffrey.


10:30 AM Help for the Holidays

Although she loves Christmas, Santa’s elf Christine (Summer Glau) wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole. When Santa (Steve Larkin) receives an emergency wish from a little boy in Los Angeles, he puts Christine on a special assignment, sending her to L.A. to give the VanCamp family—mom Sara (Eva La Rue), dad Scott (Dan Gauthier), and their two kids Ally (Izabela Vidovic) and Will (Mason Cook)—a holiday wake-up call. Will Christine fail her assignment and be sent back to the North Pole for good, or will the VanCamps come to their senses about the meaning of Christmas?

Cast includes Summer Glau, Eva La Rue, Mason Cook, Dan Gauthier, Izabela Vidovic, Valorie Hubbard, John Brotherton, Jessie Lande and Steve Larkin.


12:00 PM The Christmas Heart

The tight-knit neighbors on Arthur Avenue have proudly lit Christmas luminaries for 40 years, but that long-standing tradition is cancelled this year when Matt Norman (Ty Wood), a teenage boy in the neighborhood, is hospitalized in desperate need of a heart transplant. As his parents Ann (Teri Polo) and Mike (Paul Essiembre) anxiously pray by his bedside, a donor is found, while in Detroit, a mother (Tess Harper) is in anguish at her own son’s bedside. When Matt's neighbors decide to honor him in the best way they know how, they just might help save his life.

Cast includes Teri Polo, Tess Harper, Ty Wood, John B. Lowe, Aaron Hughes, Kelly Wolfman, Paul Essiembre, Cruise Brown, Adam Hurtig and Arden Alfonso.

01:30 PM Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade


03:00 PM The Wishing Tree

Jason Gedrick ("Luck," "Necessary Roughness") stars with Richard Harmon ("The Killing"), Teryl Rothery ("Hellcats" [Stargate SG-1]) and Erica Cerra ("Eureka"), as an English professor still struggling to move on after the death of his wife. The professor finds renewed hope when he turns a troubled teen's life around.

Professor Dennis Farnsworth (Jason Gedrick) works tirelessly at a prestigious boarding school in Maine, dedicating all his time to helping his students believe in themselves—even when he doesn’t have any hope left after the death of his wife two years earlier. Accepting a job to teach the students left behind during Christmas vacation, including scholarship student Juliet (Emmalyn Estrada), nerdy outcast Albert and privileged bad boy Drew (Richard Harmon), Dennis faces a challenge when Drew gets into trouble with the law. Drew's wealthy family blames Dennis, and when his job is threatened, he is left with nothing as he packs his bags. But with the support of a few important people in his life, Dennis might find that with the town's special Wishing Tree, anything is possible.

Cast includes Callum Seagram Airlie, Erica Cerra, Emmalyn Estrada, Jason Gedrick, Carrie Genzel, Amitai Marmorstein, Richard Harmon, Angelo Renai and Teryl Rothery.


04:30 PM Come Dance with Me

Jack (Andrew McCarthy) is an executive in a financial brokerage firm trying to impress the firm’s president, Drew Clayton (Chris Gillett), in hopes of a promotion. However, Jack is dating the fabulously rich and elegant Demi Clayton (Stephanie Mills), who happens to be Drew’s daughter. Although Demi’s mother Clarisse (Jane Moffat) doesn’t necessarily approve of Jack and would prefer her daughter to date a man within their social circle, Jack still plans on proposing. Trying to create the perfect proposal, Jack signs up for dance lessons in preparation for his proposal to Demi at her father’s lavish annual Christmas Dance. But when sparks start to fly between Jack and his dance instructor, Christine (Michelle Nolden), Jack will have to make some important decisions before it is too late.

Cast includes Andrew McCarthy, Michelle Nolden, Kyle Mac, Jane Moffat, Chris Gillett and Stephanie Mills.


06:00 PM Matchmaker Santa

As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacey Chabert) wished to find her own prince charming just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill). Although things seem perfect when Justin asks Melanie to spend the holidays together at his beautiful lake house upstate—and meet his mother. Melanie finds herself spending more time with Justin’s best friend and loyal assistant, Dean (Adam Mayfield), who just might be harboring a secret crush on her. When complications arise that throw Melanie and Dean together over the holiday, will the two realize they're meant to be?

Cast includes Lacey Chabert, Elizabeth Ann Bennett, Florence Henderson, Mary-Margaret Humes, Thad Luckinbill, Adam Mayfield, Robert Pine, Victoria Gabrielle Platt, John Ratzenberger, Carter Sand, Donovan Scott and Lin Shaye.

07:30 PM A Bride for Christmas


09:00 PM Hitched for the Holidays

When commitment-phobe Rob Marino (Joey Lawrence) breaks up with his girlfriend before Thanksgiving, he is criticized by his big Italian family about his inability to keep a relationship through the holidays. Wanting to prove them wrong and fulfill his dying grandmother’s (Paula Shaw) wish to see him happy in love, Rob goes online and finds Julie (Emily Hampshire), another single New Yorker who’s meddling Jewish mom (Marilu Henner), has driven her to seek a temporary boyfriend. Rob and Julie agree to pose as a couple through the holidays to get their families off their backs. But things get complicated when Rob’s Catholic clan and Julie’s Jewish family get involved. With Christmas coming and Hanukkah around the corner, they double their efforts to keep the charade going, only to discover their fake feelings may be a little too real.

Cast includes Joseph Lawrence, Emily Hampshire, Eureka's Chris Gauthier, Marilu Henner, Rob LaBelle, Serge Houde, Colin Lawrence, Paula Shaw, Lisa Durupt, Tobias Slezak, Christina Sicoli, David Milchard, Linda Darlow, Kevin O'Grady, Reg Tupper, L. Harvey Gold, Richard Keats, Cam Cronin and Alison Wandzura.


10:30 PM Naughty or Nice

After she is suddenly fired from her job, Krissy Kringle (Hilarie Burton) is in no mood for all the misdirected Santa mail she receives to her home on Candy Cane Lane. Even so, one package in particular stands out: Santa’s “Naughty or Nice” book, which he left behind when visiting a child. After Krissy realizes that the book is magical and will show her all the bad deeds of those around her, Krissy sets out to expose everyone she knows who has been naughty. Eventually, the naughty list hits too close to home, exposing a truth about her long-time boyfriend, Lance (Matt Dallas) and causing turmoil with one of her neighbors. With the help of her mother, Carol (Meredith Baxter) and father Walter Kringle (Michael Gross), Krissy discovers that the book’s powers also reveal the nice in people, not just the naughty.

Cast includes Hilarie Burton, Matt Dallas, Michael Gross, Dana Barron, Meredith Baxter, Julie Henderson, Tony Cavalero, Candace Kita, Gabriel Tigerman, and Sarena Khan.

12:00 AM Come Dance with Me
02:00 AM Help for the Holidays
04:00 AM The Wishing Tree

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