MEGAN PARK AND JULIAN MORRIS MAKE AN UNEXPECTED MATCH IN ‘A ROYAL QUEENS CHRISTMAS’





MEGAN PARK AND JULIAN MORRIS MAKE AN UNEXPECTED MATCH IN ‘A ROYAL QUEENS CHRISTMAS,’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING DECEMBER 11, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s “Countdown to Christmas” Programming Event

STUDIO CITY, CA – December 3, 2021 – Megan Park (The Fallout, “The Secret Life of the
American Teenager”) and Julian Morris (“Man in an Orange Shirt,” “Pretty Little Liars”) star in “A
Royal Queens Christmas,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, December 11 (8
p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s “Countdown to Christmas”
programming event- your home for the holiday.

Dee Dee (Park) works at a well-established bakery in Queens, New York after returning
home from a tour of duty in the army. The bakery is commissioned to supply desserts for an
international Christmas gala and fundraiser in Manhattan. When she goes to meet with the chef,
Dee Dee has a run in with Colin (Morris) in the lobby, and he knocks over her plate of precious
pastries. When she learns Colin plays piano and could play in the local Christmas show, she asks
him to help as payback. Dee Dee assumes he works for the hotel but really…he’s a prince! Colin
conceals his identity as he feels at home in the Bayside community among Dee Dee’s family and
friends, participating in the neighborhood’s holiday activities. All is going well until his parents,
the King and Queen of Exeter, show up in New York with a princess they hope Colin will marry,
ruining Colin’s cover story.

“A Royal Queens Christmas is from Royal Gossip Productions Inc. Dustin Rikert serves as
executive producer. Frank Siracusa serves as producer. Lee Friedlander directed from a teleplay
by Steve Peterman & Gary Dontzig and Lee Friedlander, based on a teleplay by Markus Flanagan,
written by Markus Flanagan, Gary Dontzig, Steve Peterman, Will Peterman, Lee Friedlander and
Tracey Andreen.



Video: “A Naija Christmas” – Official Trailer – Netflix





Video: “A Naija Christmas” – Official Trailer – Netflix
A mother’s Christmas wish – and the grand prize that comes with it – sets off a fierce competition between her sons.
[via press release from Netflix]
A Naija Christmas | Official Trailer | Netflix

This Christmas, a mother has only one wish from her three sons. A Naija Christmas, coming Dec 16.



‘MICHAEL BUBLÉ’S CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY’ BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER TO NBC ON DEC. 6





‘MICHAEL BUBLÉ’S CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY’ BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER TO NBC ON DEC. 6 WITH MUSIC, COMEDY AND MORE

NEW YORK – Dec. 1, 2021 – Multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Bublé will return to NBC to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his chart-topping album “Christmas” with an all-new holiday special. “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in the City” presents a mix of comedy, music, special guests and, of course, the spirit of Christmas, all from storied Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center.

The star-studded hour will premiere Monday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Joining Bublé on stage for special performances and comedy sketches are Leon Bridges, Camila Cabello, Jimmy Fallon, Kermit the Frog and Hannah Waddingham. Bublé will be accompanied by a 48-piece orchestra for renditions of beloved holiday songs.

“I’m especially excited about this year’s show and our phenomenal guests,” Bublé said. “It will be a night to remember and I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone.”

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Bublé’s Christmas album, which has remained a global chart topper for the last nine years, Warner/Reprise Records has released the extraordinary Super Deluxe Limited Edition Box set, which includes a seven-track bonus CD with two newly recorded song and other holiday goodies.

“Michael Bublé’s Christmas in the City” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Michael Bublé, Bruce Allen, Erin Doyle and Tom Corson.

ABOUT MICHAEL BUBLÉ

Michael Bublé is a multi-platinum, multi-Grammy and multi-Juno award-winning artist who has had four #1 albums, numerous hit singles and eight sold out world tours. He is scheduled to release a new studio album in the spring.



SHARON LAWRENCE AND BRAD HARDER ARE BACK FOR MORE MITCHELL FAMILY FUN IN ‘THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE 2: DECK THOSE HALLS’





ROBERT BUCKLEY, JONATHAN BENNETT, ANA AYORA, TREAT WILLIAMS, SHARON LAWRENCE AND BRAD HARDER ARE BACK FOR MORE MITCHELL FAMILY FUN IN ‘THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE 2: DECK THOSE HALLS,’ A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING DECEMBER 18, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s “Countdown to Christmas” Programming Event

STUDIO CITY, CA – November 30, 2021 – Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”), Jonathan
Bennett (Mean Girls), Treat Williams (“Chesapeake Shores”), Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue”),
Ana Ayora (“In the Dark”) and Brad Harder (“Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”) star in “The
Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday,
December 18 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s “Countdown to
Christmas” programming event- your home for the holiday.

For the last two years, Mike (Buckley) and Andi (Ayora) have been settling into their home.
Phylis (Lawrence) and Bill (Williams) have eased into retirement and rediscovered joy in their
marriage. And Mike’s brother Brandon (Bennett) and his husband Jake (Harder) are on the wild
adventure that is being parents to two young children. The entire Mitchell family agrees to meet
again for Christmas in the quaint town of Rhinebeck, NY. All is going according to plan for a
relaxing holiday until Mike is asked to participate in a celebrity home decorating reality TV
show. After some convincing from everyone else, Mike is excited to share the famed Christmas
House with the world. When Mike’s opponent in the competition drops out at the last minute,
Brandon (Bennett) is tasked with rivaling to make for an epic, brother versus brother Christmas
decorating showdown! Will this competition bring lots of love and joy for the Mitchell family or
will it only bring mayhem?

“The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls” is from Crown Media Productions, LLC. Robert
Buckley and Ryan M. Murphy serve as executive producers. Allen Lewis is supervising producer
and Charles Cooper is producer. R.C. Newey directed from a script by Erin Rodman, based on
the characters created by Robert Buckley & Erin Rodman.



A YOUNG AUTISTIC MAN AND HIS FAMILY FIND HOLIDAY HOPE IN ‘OUR CHRISTMAS JOURNEY’





A YOUNG AUTISTIC MAN AND HIS FAMILY FIND HOLIDAY HOPE IN ‘OUR CHRISTMAS JOURNEY,’
A NEW ORIGINAL STARRING HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE, LYRIQ BENT AND NIK SANCHEZ
PREMIERING DECEMBER 4, ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
Part of the Network’s “Miracles of Christmas” Programming Event
Aloma Wright and Hilda Martin Also Star

STUDIO CITY, CA – November 29, 2021 – Holly Robinson Peete (“American Housewife”)
Lyriq Bent (Acrimony), Nik Sanchez (“The Rookie”), Aloma Wright (“Suits”) and newcomer Hilda
Martin are a family at a crossroads in “Our Christmas Journey,” a new original premiering
Saturday, December 4 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as part of the
network’s annual “Miracles of Christmas” programming event – your home for the holiday.
As Christmas draws near, single mother Lena (Peete) faces a challenging decision for her
autistic, 18-year-old son, Marcus (Sanchez). Lena’s ex-husband Rick (Bent) has secured an
interview and trial weekend visit for a coveted slot at a program upstate, where people with
cognitive challenges can flourish and gain some independence. Lena wants the best for Marcus
and is concerned about whether the program is the right fit, but she reluctantly agrees to give it
a chance. Days before Christmas, she and Marcus make the trip, along with her nurturing mother
Robin (Wright) and sweet but often overlooked teenaged daughter Maya (Martin). When the trial
requires Lena to separate from Marcus for the weekend, she must learn to let go so he has the
best chance of flourishing on his own. Over the weekend, Lena finds herself spending more time
with Rick and many of their old feelings resurface. Robin, meanwhile, gets to know Beth (“Van
Helsing”), who runs the guest house where they are staying, and helps her to process a painful
loss. Maya, who loves her older brother dearly, yet quietly struggles with the fact that he
commands the majority of her parents’ attention, befriends Beth’s son Henry (Graham Verchere,
Stargirl) whose sister is also in the program. As the weekend comes to a close, Lena sees Marcus
and the rest of the family blossoming in this special place. However, when old issues between
Rick and her resurface, Lena must decide if she and the family will return to the way things were
or take a chance on this new, more hopeful future together.

“Our Christmas Journey” is from Box Road Productions Ltd. Orly Adelson, Allen Lewis,
Holly Robinson Peete and Denielle Jackson are executive producers. Michael Rosen and Kevin
Fair are co-executive producers. Charles Cooper is producer. Kevin Fair directed from a script
by Marcy Holland from a story by Camille Thomasson.



KATHERINE BARRELL AND ALBERTO FREZZA FIND A NEW SENSE OF PURPOSE – AND DESTINY





KATHERINE BARRELL AND ALBERTO FREZZA FIND A NEW SENSE OF PURPOSE – AND DESTINY – JUST BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS IN ‘A GODWINK CHRISTMAS: MIRACLE OF LOVE’
A NEW ORIGINAL PREMIERING DECEMBER 11, ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES

From Executive Producer Kathie Lee Gifford, Based on the Godwinks Book Series
STUDIO CITY, CA – November 30, 2021 – Katherine Barrell (“Good Witch,” “Wynonna Earp”)
and Alberto Frezza (“Station 19,” “The Flight Attendant”) take part in a yuletide volunteer
experience that takes their lives in a surprising direction in “A Godwink Christmas: Miracle of
Love,” a new original premiering Saturday, December 11 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark
Movies & Mysteries as part of the network’s annual “Miracles of Christmas” programming event –
your home for the holiday.

Now that Joy (Barrell) has completed her education, she’s ready to fulfill her dream of
becoming a nurse and follow in her late mother’s footsteps. Back at home before the holiday and
with no job on the horizon, Joy’s interest is piqued by a volunteer opportunity out of town. There,
she meets Eric (Frezza), who is also at a crossroads. As they become immersed in the effort to
build a new home for a family at Christmas, Joy and Eric both find a new sense of purpose.
Through a series of coincidences – or, Godwinks – and a medical miracle, they begin to believe
in destiny.

“A Godwink Christmas: Miracle of Love” is from Two 4 the Money Media Inc. Kim Arnott,
Robyn Snyder, Ivan Hayden, Suzanne Arnott, Juliet Smith, Michael Shepard, Fernando Szew, Tom
Mazza, Dan Angel, SQuire Rushnell, Louise DuArt and Kathie Lee Gifford are executive producers.
Dawn Knight and Jerry Pender serve as supervising producers. Kim Arnott is producer. Heather
Hawthorn-Doyle directed from a script by John Wierick and Jamie Pachino. Based on the
Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt



BROOKE D’ORSAY AND KRISTOFFER POLAHA CELEBRATE ‘A DICKENS OF A HOLIDAY!’





BROOKE D’ORSAY AND KRISTOFFER POLAHA CELEBRATE ‘A DICKENS OF A HOLIDAY!’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING DECEMBER 10, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s Annual “Countdown to Christmas” Programming Event

STUDIO CITY, CA – November 30, 2021 – Brooke D’Orsay (“Royal Pains”) and Kristoffer
Polaha (“Wonder Woman 1984”) star in “A Dickens of a Holiday!,” a new, original movie
premiering Friday, December 10, (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the
network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event – your home for the holiday.
Christmas Eve marks the 100th anniversary of Dickens’ Days in Dickens, Ohio, a Victorian
festival that ends with the community theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol. However, when
the lead actor is forced to drop out, director Cassie (D’Orsay) reaches out to Dickens’ native and
former High School classmate, Jake (Polaha), an action movie star who wants more serious roles
in Hollywood. Work between Cassie and Jake is problematic at first, but the more they rehearse
and take part in the holiday activities of Dickens’ Days, the more Cassie and Jake warm up to
each other. It’s up to director Cassie to show Jake the actor he’s capable of a serious, leadingman role. In turn, Jake helps Cassie realize she’s still the most likely to succeed, just in roles she
never expected: a teacher, a coach and a leader.

“A Dickens of a Holiday!” is from Timeless Pictures Inc. Antonio Cupo, Alexandre Coscas,
Michael R. Goldstein and Ben Silverman are executive producers. Paul Ziler directed from a script
by Mark Hefti and Julie Sherman Wolfe.



CHRISTA B ALLEN, RYAN ROTTMAN, ASHLEY NEWBROUGH AND MARIELLE SCOTT STAR IN ‘CHRISTMAS FOR KEEPS’





CHRISTA B ALLEN, RYAN ROTTMAN, ASHLEY NEWBROUGH AND MARIELLE SCOTT STAR IN ‘CHRISTMAS FOR KEEPS,’
A NEW ORIGINAL PREMIERING DECEMBER 18, ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
Written by Nikki Deloach and Megan McNulty

Part of the Network’s Annual “Miracles of Christmas” Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA – November 22, 2021 – Christa B Allen (13 Going on 30), Ryan Rottman
(“90210”), Ashley Newbrough (“Privileged”) and Marielle Scott (Lady Bird) star in “Christmas
for Keeps,” a new original premiering Saturday, December 18 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT), on
Hallmark Movies and Mysteries as part of the network’s “Miracles of Christmas” programming
event – your home for the holiday.

Everyone has that one teacher whose impact on them follows them throughout their lives,
and when a beloved high school drama teacher (Everick Golding, “Stolen by My Mother: The
Kamiyah Mobley Story”) passes away, five close friends reconnect in their Virginia hometown.
Avery (Allen) spearheads a celebration of life with her friends Ben (Rottman), Sarah (Newbrough),
Noah (Cardi Wong, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”) and Mia (Scott) to commemorate their favorite
mentor that intersects with the Christmas traditions he famously enjoyed. As laughter, tears and
the joy of the season intertwine, the friends are reminded of the kernels of wisdom that their
teacher bestowed to each of them. All the while, Ben’s secret love for Avery may finally come to
light as something more than friendship sparks between them. At the conclusion of the weeklong Christmas celebration, the greatest way of honoring their teacher lies in the ways they help
one another rekindle loving ties and create brighter futures for each other.
“Christmas for Keeps” is from Lighthouse Pictures. Lesley Demetriades is executive
producer. Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring and Mick MacKay are producers. Fred Gerber
directed from a script by Nikki DeLoach & Megan McNulty



‘CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER’ IMPRESSIVE LINEUP GROWS WITH JOSÉ FELICIANO & CNCO, PENTATONIX AND CAST OF BROADWAY’S ‘COME FROM AWAY’ ON DEC. 1





‘CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER’ IMPRESSIVE LINEUP GROWS WITH JOSÉ FELICIANO & CNCO, PENTATONIX AND CAST OF BROADWAY’S ‘COME FROM AWAY’ ON DEC. 1

Broadcast Will Simulcast Live on Peacock for First Time in Tree Lighting History

NEW YORK — Nov. 29, 2021 — NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” promises an evening of cheer with performances by José Feliciano & CNCO and Pentatonix as well as a special performance by the cast from the Tony and Olivier Award-winning hit Broadway musical “Come From Away” prior to the iconic tree lighting. The annual holiday special will air Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT.

The broadcast will simulcast live on Peacock.

The new additions join previously announced performers Alessia Cara, Harry Connick Jr., Mickey Guyton, Norah Jones, Brad Paisley, Rob Thomas, Carrie Underwood and the Radio City Rockettes. NBC News’ “TODAY” co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Craig Melvin are set to host.

Prior to the primetime telecast, “Access Daily” and “Access Hollywood’s” Mario Lopez along with NBC4 New York’s Natalie Pasquarella and David Ushery will host an additional live hour of the special that will be broadcast on all NBC Owned Television Stations and numerous NBC affiliates around the country starting at 7 p.m. ET. Check local listings.

During the national broadcast, NBC will air a new promo for Peacock’s original holiday competition series “Baking It,” hosted by Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg, streaming Dec. 2. During the regional hour, viewers will get an early look from the series with a special holiday song by Rudolph and Samberg.

The tradition of the Rockefeller Christmas tree dates back to 1931 during the Great Depression. The first official tree-lighting ceremony occurred two years later in 1933 in front of the then eight-month-old RCA Building (the current Comcast Building). The Christmas tree gathering was enhanced in 1936 with the opening of the Rockefeller Plaza outdoor ice-skating rink. NBC-TV televised the tree lighting for the first time in 1951 on “The Kate Smith Show” and as part of the nationwide “Howdy Doody” television show from 1953-55.

The 89th annual holiday special will celebrate the lighting of a 79-foot tall, 46-foot wide Norway Spruce from Elkton, Md. The tree weighs approximately 12 tons, will be adorned with more than 50,000 multi-colored energy efficient LED lights and topped with a stunning Swarovski star.

NBCUniversal will continue its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation for the 13th year in a row to support tree-planting efforts across the United States. This year NBCUniversal will plant 25,000 trees in areas that have been affected by wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters. The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees, having helped to plant more than 400 million trees since it was founded almost 50 years ago.

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Brad Lachman Productions. Brad Lachman and Bill Bracken serve as executive producers. Debbie Palacio directs.

In order to create a more inclusive experience for blind and visually impaired viewers, NBCUniversal is proud to present the full NBC broadcast with live audio description on the Secondary Audio Program channel (SAP), provided by Descriptive Video Works. The broadcast will be available with additional audio narration, describing the rich visuals of the tree lighting.



Video: Official Trailer – “A Clusterfunke Christmas” Featuring Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch





Video: Official Trailer – “A Clusterfunke Christmas” Featuring Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch
“A Clüsterfünke Christmas” is a celebratory parody of the traditional TV holiday romance that follows Holly, a go-getter real estate exec from New York City who heads to a small town to buy the quaint Clüsterfünke Inn and transform it into a mega-resort.
[via press release from Comedy Central]
COMEDY CENTRAL KICKS OFF ITS ANNUAL “31 DAY” HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA THIS DECEMBER WITH A CLÜSTERFÜNKE CHRISTMAS

About the film

· Premiere date: Saturday, December 4 at 7PM ET/PT with an immediate encore at 9PM

· Synopsis: A Clüsterfünke Christmas is a celebratory parody of the traditional TV holiday romance that follows Holly (Lovell), a go-getter real estate exec from New York City who heads to a small town to buy the quaint Clüsterfünke Inn and transform it into a mega-resort. First, she must convince the inn’s spinster owners (Gasteyer and Dratch) to make the sale. But before she can, she meets their nephew Frank (Jackson), a hot hunk of smoldering woodsman. Will she go back to her fast-paced city life, or will she fall in love with Frank and find the spirit of Christmas? What will she do? What. Will. She. Do… A Clüsterfünke Christmas is a festive cocktail of holiday movie tropes, dripping with sappy syrup and a twist of sexy lumberjack.

· Written By: Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer

· Director: Anna Dokoza

· Starring: Vella Lovell, Cheyenne Jackson, Ryan McPartlin, Nils Hognestad, Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer

· Executive Producers: Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer; Meghan Hooper, Trevor Rose and Josh Van Houdt; Danielle von Zerneck ; Jamie Goehring and Shawn Williamson

· Executive in Charge of Production: Donny Hugo Herran

· Production: MTV Entertainment Studios, Lighthouse Pictures and Wishing Floor Films

· Quote: “It feels like a Christmas miracle to work together to create the ultimate holiday TV movie homage,” said Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch. “We’re whipping up a punchy seasonal cocktail with insider insight from holiday film vets Danielle von Zerneck and Michael Murray, the keen eye of Anna Dokoza, and brimming with ribbons, townsfolk, and tropes – all against the classic festive backdrop of Vancouver in July!”