Four new Hallmark movies are coming to TV this weekend
Four new Hallmark movies are coming to TV this weekend as Countdown to Christmas continues on Hallmark Channel and Miracles of Christmas continues on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.
First up is Holiday Heritage, starring Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell, and Holly Robinson Peete. Lyndie Greenwood stars as Ella, who returns home at the holidays to convince her mother (played by Holly Robinson Peete) and her grandmother (Darlene Cooke) to heal old wounds.
To make the holiday season extra festive, Ella enlists the help of Griffin (played by Brooks Darnell), the newly elected mayor and her ex-boyfriend. After spending Christmas together as a family, the three women decide to celebrate Kwanzaa and embrace its unifying message.
“Extra excited for this one!” Holly Robinson Peete wrote in an Instagram post promoting the movie. “Plot twist: We’re celebrating #Christmas AND #Kwanzaa, y’all! This movie is about three generations of strong proud women and how 2 holidays help them learn to let go and let each other grow! Thank you #hallmarkchannel for continuing to reflect a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, belief systems, perspectives, and lifestyles!”
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Next up is ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, which stars Torrey DeVitto as an actress who takes a job directing a small-town theater production at Christmastime. The show is a mock trial in which two lawyers debate whether “A Visit from Saint Nick” was authored by Clement Clark Moore or Henry Livingston Jr.
DeVitto casts an old costar, Connor (played by Holtz), who is struggling to balance time for acting and his young daughter, Josie (played by Morgan Saunders). Though she finds herself attracted to Connor, Madison has a rule to never date an actor. She finds herself battling her feelings as she struggles to pull the production together.
Five More Minutes: Moments Like These
Ashley Williams and Lucas Bryant will star in the drama Five More Minutes: Moments Like These. The second in a series of movies based on the hit song “Five More Minutes,” by country music star Scotty McCreery.
Williams plays Kaitlyn, a woman who lost her husband one Christmas Eve. Kaitlyn and her son, Adam (played by Brady Droulis), moved to Los Angeles for a fresh start but make the trip back to Colorado for the holidays. As Kaitlyn tries to decide what to do with the home she shared with her late husband, she grows close to the contractor who has been hired to fix up the house.
Hanukkah on Rye
Finally, Hanukkah on Rye will premiere on Hallmark Channel. The romantic comedy stars Jeremy Jordan, Yael Grobglas, and Lisa Loeb. Yael Grobglas stars as Molly, who is poised to become the fourth generation of her family to run Gilbert’sDeli on the Lower East Side of New York City. She is already struggling to keep the business competitive when a new deli, run by Jacob (Jeremy Jordan), opens nearby.
Things get even more complicated when Jacob’s grandmother signs him up with a local matchmaker. But rather than meet his match face-to-face, Jacob must write letters to her. After several letters, Jacob thinks he may have found “the one.” But when it turns to be his business rival, will love be able to conquer all?
Holiday Heritage will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Friday, December 16 at 8/7c.
’Twas the Night Before Christmas will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, December 17 at 8/7c.
Five More Minutes: Moments Like These will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Saturday, December 17 at 10/9c.
Hanukkah on Rye will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Sunday, December 18 at 8/7c.