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.



Disney+’s “Chang Can Dunk” Wraps Production





Disney+’s “Chang Can Dunk” Wraps Production
“Chang Can Dunk” follows Chang, a 16-year-old, Asian American high school student in the marching band, who bets the school basketball star that he can dunk by Homecoming.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+’S “CHANG CAN DUNK” WRAPS PRODUCTION

BURBANK, CALIF. (December 2, 2021) – Production has wrapped on “Chang Can Dunk,” an original, live-action film from Disney slated for release in 2023, exclusively on Disney+.

“Chang Can Dunk” follows Chang, a 16-year-old, Asian American high school student in the marching band, who bets the school basketball star that he can dunk by Homecoming. The bet leads the 5′ 8″ Chang on a quest to find the hops he needs to dunk in order to impress his crush, Kristy, and finally gain the attention and respect of his high school peers. But before he can rise up and truly throw one down, he’ll have to reexamine everything he knows about himself, his friendships and his family.

Bloom Li (“My Dead Ex,” “Into the Dark”) is playing the lead, Chang. Li was encouraged to audition by a friend and submitted a self-tape on his own, which put him on the path to eventually getting the part.

Ben Wang (“Good Egg,” upcoming “Sight”) play’s Bo, Chang’s best friend. Wang was recently seen in Disney’s Launchpad short “Dinner Is Served” on Disney+. Dexter Darden (“Son of the South,” “Saved by the Bell”), a former pro basketball player and two-time Estonia League MVP, plays Deandre. Chase Liefeld (“Sunnyside Up,” upcoming “Honor Student”) plays Matt, the school’s star athlete. Zoe Renee (“Jinn,” “The Quad”) plays Kristy.

In his feature-film debut, Jingyi Shao is writing and directing from a script he wrote that placed second on last year’s Blacklist. Brad Weston is producing along with Emmy(R) award-winning Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani of Hillman Grad productions. Pamela Thur serves as executive producer.

To lend authenticity to the film and properly represent the dunk culture, filmmakers hired one of the foremost dunk experts, Connor Barth, to help the actors train.

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.



Toni Braxton and Angie Harmon New Movies for Lifetime Rounds Out Casts





Toni Braxton and Angie Harmon New Movies for Lifetime Rounds Out Casts with Eddie Cibrian, Kelly Hu and Kristopher Poloha
Both “Fallen Angels Murder Club” and “Barstow” have started filming and will premiere in 2022.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME ADDS TOP NAMES TO TONI BRAXTON’S “FALLEN ANGELS MURDER CLUB” FILMS WITH EDDIE CIBRIAN AND KELLY HU AND KRISTOFFER POLAHA JOIN’S ANGIE HARMON’S PROJECT “BARSTOW”
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 1, 2021) - Lifetime sets casts for their two new wheelhouse of movies with stars and Eps Toni Braxton and Angie Harmon. Toni Braxton’s Fallen Angels Murder Club (previously Fallen Angels Book Club) adds Eddie Cibrian (Northern Lights, CSI Miami) for the first installment of the films while Kelly Hu (List of a Lifetime, Scorpion King) joins the cast of the second film. Cibrian stars as Avery Mitchell, Hollis Morgan’s (Toni Braxton) charismatic boss, while Hu will make her debut in the second installment as the mysterious Joelle. Both productions have started filming and will premiere in 2022. Additionally, Angie Harmon’s Barstow (working title) movies has added Kristoffer Polaha (Jurassic World: Dominion, Wonder Woman 1984) to the project as Elliot, a mysterious stranger with a troubling past.

About Fallen Angels Murder Club (working title)

In the first installment, the members of The Fallen Angels Murder Club must have two things in common – a love for books and have a criminal record. Hollis Morgan (Braxton) meets both requirements. Left holding the bag in an insurance fraud scheme concocted by her ex-husband, Hollis served her time and now hopes the court will pardon her conviction so she can return to law school and fulfill her dream of becoming a lawyer. But when a member of her book club is murdered in a scene straight out of the previous night’s novel, Hollis once again becomes the subject of police scrutiny. Refusing to get stuck with another bad rap, Hollis sets out to investigate her fellow club members and after a second book-inspired murder, she races to identify the killer before she becomes the next victim. Additional cast include Keith D. Robinson (Dreamgirls, Saints & Sinners), Lisa Berry (Working Moms, Supernatural), Yanic Truesdale (Gilmore Girls), Kaitlyn Leeb (Spinning Out), Humberly Gonzalez (Ginny & Georgia), Rainbow Sun Francks (Umbrella Academy), Henderson Wade (Dear White People, Riverdale), Rob Stewart (Killjoys, Suits, Nikita), Raoul Bhaneja (Blind Spot, Clarice, The Lost Symbol) and Shawn Ahmed.

The Fallen Angels Murder Club films fall in line with Lifetime’s Broader Focus initiative which supports the hiring of women in key production roles. The movies are produced for Lifetime by Brain Power Studio and executive produced by Beth Stevenson, Nancy Yeaman, Toni Braxton and Rhonda Baraka. The films are written and directed by Baraka.  

About Barstow (working title)

Harmon stars as Hazel King, a single mother determined to shield her daughter from the life she once had while protecting and defending those who can’t protect themselves. Plucked off the streets of Las Vegas at 15, Hazel was trained as a hit woman until a surprisng pregnancy drives her to leave it all behind. Living as a single mother running a diner in Barstow with her teenage daughter, Hazel’s past eventually catches up with her and she’s pulled back in for one more hit. Additional cast include Lauren Richards (Venom, Doom Patrol), George Paez (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mom), Tim Granaderos (13 Reasons Why, T@gged), Gabriel Rodriguez (The Suicide Squad, Chicago P.D.), Casey Mills (Catrachos and Kings, Ozark), Ben Cain (Cruel Summer, Panic), Anthony Reynolds (Dopesick, I, Tonya) and Nelson Bonilla (Ozark, The Haunting of Hill House).

The Barstow movies are produced for Lifetime by Untitled Entertainment and executive produced by Angie Harmon, Michael Rosenberg, Laura Notarianni, Stan Spry and Eric Scott Woods. The first film is written by Tom Evans and directed by Howie Deutch.



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.



Hallmark Channel Announces: “New Year New Movies” for 2022 in the Month of January





Hallmark Channel Announces: “New Year New Movies” for 2022 in the Month of January
As part of the TV event, Hallmark Channel unveils five movie premieres: “The Perfect Pairing,” “Wedding Veil,” “Love is Trending,” “Butlers in Love,” and “Romancing the Birthday Girl.”
[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]
HALLMARK CHANNEL ANNOUNCES: “NEW YEAR NEW MOVIES” FOR 2022 IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY

Five All-New Movies Debut as Part of the Network’s January Programming Event on Hallmark Channel

An All-New Movie Premiere on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

The New Year kicks off with Hallmark Channel’s – New Year New Movies! – starting January 1st, every Saturday will celebrate fresh starts and new beginnings. As part of the TV event, Hallmark Channel unveils five movie premieres: “The Perfect Pairing,” “Wedding Veil,” “Love is Trending,” “Butlers in Love,” and “Romancing the Birthday Girl.” On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, an all-new movie premiere with “North to Home.”

PREMIERING ON HALLMARK CHANNEL:

‘THE PERFECT PAIRING’
All-New Hallmark Original
Saturday, January 1 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Nazneen Contractor, Brennan Elliott
Influential and anonymous food and wine critic Christina finds herself at a winery she panned in the past. She hopes to leave before anyone finds out who she is, but she instead slips on ice and hits her head. The Hollingbrook family, led by single father Michael graciously takes Christina in while she recovers and tries to jog her memory. In the process, Christina helps the Hollingbrooks prepare for their annual wine tapping party, which includes Michael’s risky passion project, ice wine.

‘WEDDING VEIL’ (WT)
All-New Hallmark Original
Saturday, January 8 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Lacey Chabert, Kevin McGarry, Autumn Reeser, Alison Sweeney
The first installment of an enchanting new trilogy starring three of Hallmark’s most beloved leading ladies as longtime college friends who discover a mysterious, antique veil fabled to unite its bearer with her true love. After discovering a long-lost painting, museum curator Avery and successful, new board member Peter investigate the artwork’s origins as they plan a charity fundraiser to unveil its restoration.

‘LOVE IS TRENDING’
All-New Hallmark Original
Saturday, January 15 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Jen Lilley, Christopher Russell
Mackenzie Sullivan is a New York-based marketing executive struggling to keep her clients. When she returns home to a rural maple farm to help her best friend plan her wedding in just two weeks, Mackenzie learns the hard way that the love and support of family and true friends means more than she’d imagined.

‘BUTLERS IN LOVE’
All-New Hallmark Original
Saturday, January 22 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Stacey Farber, Corey Cott, Maxwell Caulfield
In a prestigious butler academy, passionate Emma and rebellious Henry train to become royal butlers where the competition is fierce and sparks fly.

‘ROMANCING THE BIRTHDAY GIRL’
All-New Hallmark Original
Saturday, January 29 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Emilie Ullerup, Clayton James
On her birthday, Taylor opens a time capsule left by her deceased mother, which contains six envelopes. In each one is a challenge to complete, challenges that her mother – aware of Taylor’s many anxieties that hold her back – knew would expand her horizons and give her the push she needs in life and to help open her mind, and heart, to the possibility of love.

PREMIERING ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES:

‘NORTH TO HOME’
All-New Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original
Sunday, January 9 (10 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Lyndsy Fonseca, Kimberley Sustad, Erica Durance, Barbara Niven
Suzanne McBride is excited to spend her birthday with her family. It will be the first time that her three adopted daughters will be together in years. This seems like a great time for a family reunion, but the sisters are each wrestling with unique challenges that threaten to derail this special occasion. Will their bond be strong enough to survive this time together?



Peacock Makes First Holiday Delivery This Season with Trailer and Key Art for “The Housewives of the North Pole”





Video: Peacock Makes First Holiday Delivery This Season with Trailer and Key Art for “The Housewives of the North Pole”
Betsy Brandt, Kyle Richards, Jearnest Corchado, Kyle Selig, Tetona Jackson, Carlos Ponce, Alec Mapa and Damon Dayoub star in the film, due on Thursday, December 9.
[via press release from Peacock]
PEACOCK MAKES FIRST HOLIDAY DELIVERY THIS SEASON WITH TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR “THE HOUSEWIVES OF THE NORTH POLE”

Peacock Original Holiday Movie Premieres Thursday, December 9

MOVIE DESCRIPTION:

The Christmas Queens of North Pole, Vermont, Trish (Kyle Richards) and Diana (Betsy Brandt), have won the Best Holiday House decorating competition every year for the past nine years. But days before Christmas, a friendship-ending argument sparks a town-wide feud and draws the attention of a national magazine writer hoping to make a name for herself with her scintillating exposé.

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

Starring: Betsy Brandt, Kyle Richards, Jearnest Corchado, Kyle Selig, Tetona Jackson, Carlos Ponce, Alec Mapa and Damon Dayoub

Executive Producer/Director: Ron Oliver

Executive Producers/Writers: Tippi Dobrofsky, Neal Dobrofsky and Spyder Dobrofsky

Executive Producers: Brad Krevoy, Amanda Phillips and Eric Jarboe

Producers: Jake Relic, David Wulf and Chris Bongirne

Produced by: Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA)

Format: 1 x 90 min original movie



INBAR LAVI DISCOVERS LOVE DURING THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS IN ‘EIGHT GIFTS OF HANUKKAH’





INBAR LAVI DISCOVERS LOVE DURING THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS IN ‘EIGHT GIFTS OF HANUKKAH,’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING DECEMBER 3, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Jake Epstein Co-Stars
Part of the Network’s “Countdown to Christmas” Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA – November 29, 2021 – Inbar Lavi (“Lucifer”) and Jake Epstein
(“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) star in “Eight Gifts of Hanukkah,” a new, original movie
premiering Friday, December 3 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s
“Countdown to Christmas” programming event- your home for the holiday.

On the first night of Hanukkah, optometrist Sara Levin (Lavi) receives a gift from an
anonymous suitor. The note offers clues to the giver’s identity and suggests that the coming
week will reveal whether their relationship will bloom in time to celebrate the eighth night of
Hanukkah together. Recently having re-entered the dating world, Sara must figure out which
of her last few online and real-life dates is her admirer. A new gift arrives each day, offering
more clues but even more questions. Rising to the challenge, Sara plays by the rules and is
clever with her sleuthing. While planning the Hanukkah fundraiser ball, lighting the menorah,
making latkes and spinning the dreidel, Sara discovers that her one true love could be someone
she never expected.

“Eight Gifts of Hanukkah” is from Eight Road Productions Ltd. Allen Lewis, Harvey Kahn,
Joey Plager and Ellie Kanner are executive producers. Charles Cooper serves as producer. Mark
Jean directed from a script by Donald Martin and Karen Berger, from a story by Donald Martin.



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.