Laura Vandervoort headlines new Hallmark movie Miracle in Bethlehem, PA

Laura Vandervoort headlines new Hallmark movie Miracle in Bethlehem, PA

Benjamin Ayres and Laura Vandervoort will star in the new Hallmark movie Miracle in Bethlehem, PA. The film will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries as part of the network’s Miracles of Christmas lineup.

Ayres shared photos from the set of the movie on his Instagram page. He called the film “beautiful, touching, and very funny.”

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In Miracle in Bethlehem, PA, Laura Vandervoort plays Mary Ann, a successful lawyer who wants nothing more than to adopt a child and be a mother. Just before Christmas she gets called to Bethlehem, Penn., to meet her child, a baby girl named Natalie. But bad weather forces her to cancel her trip home. The local inn is full but the owner sends Mary Ann and Natalie to stay with her brother Joe (played by Benjamin Ayres), who has a spare room.

A confirmed bachelor, Joe tries his best to make his home welcoming for his guests. When the bad weather continues, Mary Ann extends her stay. She ends up taking part in Christmas activities at Joe’s church. As Mary Ann and Joe spend more time together, it’s becoming clear to them — and everyone around them — that an attraction is growing.

Benjamin Ayres models a Romance University patch. And Blue Steel. (Image: Instagram/@romance_university)

The two open up about their personal challenges. Mary Ann is afraid to tell her mother that she adopted a child. Joe is still reeling from the loss of his father, who was his best friend.

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“As Mary Ann and Joe connect through their shared faith and become close, they could just be the unexpected blessing in each other’s life in surprising ways,” reads a synopsis from Hallmark.

About the cast

Benjamin Ayres had starring roles in the CTV series Saving Hope and the HBO Canada series Less Than Kind. (He was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for the latter.) He also appeared on the shows The Good Doctor, Suits, Burden of Truth, and JPod.

He has starred in the Hallmark movies Cranberry Christmas (2020), You, Me & the Christmas Trees (2021), Long Lost Christmas (2022), Color My World With Love (2022), and Field Day (2023).

Laura Vandervoort

From 2007 to 2011, Laura Vandervoort starred in the TV series Smallville. She went on to appear in Supergirl, White Collar, CSI: NY, Conman, Private Eyes, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Sullivan’s Crossing.

She has starred in the movies Desperately Seeking Santa (2011), Finding Mrs. Claus (2012), A Christmas Exchange (2020), Romance in the Wilds (2021), Christmas in the Wilds (2021), and A Christmas Together With You (2021).

Miracle in Bethlehem, PA will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Thursday, December 21 at 8/7c.

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