Press release from Hallmark Channel, June 21, 2017:
Crown Media Family Networks, the #1 holiday viewing destination, gifts viewers with an early Christmas present in celebration of its annual programming events Christmas Keepsake on Hallmark Channel and Gold Crown Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Both events will feature treasured holiday favorites with celebrated stars including Candace Cameron Bure, Cameron Mathison, Lori Loughlin, Lacey Chabert, Danica McKellar, Rachel Boston and many more!
Both events are highlighted with world premieres of original holiday movies Home for Christmas Day starring Catherine Bell and Victor Webster and The Christmas Cure starring Brooke Nevin, Steve Byers and Patrick Duffy.
Gold Crown Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will roll out the most popular original movies that have aired on the network during the two-week event (July 7-16). Viewer favorites include “The Christmas Card,” “A Christmas Wish,” “Magic Stocking,” “Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through The Snow,” “The Christmas Note” and more.
Christmas Keepsake features a two-week lineup (July 14-23) of Hallmark Channel favorites including “Christmas Under Wraps” and “Christmas Detour” both starring Candace Cameron Bure, “Crown For Christmas” starring Danica McKellar, “A Christmas Melody” starring Mariah Carey and Lacey Chabert and “Christmas in Homestead” starring Taylor Cole and Michael Rady.
For a complete schedule of both networks’ holiday offerings this July, please visit: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/schedule http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/schedule
‘THE CHRISTMAS CURE’
Hallmark Channel ‘Keepsake Christmas’ Original World Premiere
Stars: Brooke Nevin (“Scorpion,” “Journey Back to Christmas”), Steve Byers (“Reign,” “The Man in the High Castle”), Patrick Duffy (“Dallas,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”)
Premieres: Saturday, July 15 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Emergency room doctor Vanessa Thompson returns home for Christmas after many years to find that her father Dr. Thompson Sr., has decided to retire. After reuniting with her high school sweetheart, and spending an emotional Christmas with her family, Vanessa must decide whether to remain in town and take up her father’s practice or return home.
‘HOME FOR CHRISTMAS DAY’
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries ‘Gold Crown Christmas’ Original World Premiere
Stars: Catherine Bell (“Army Wives,” “JAG”), Victor Webster (“The Lot,” “Mutant X”)
Premieres: Sunday, July 16 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Jane McKendrick (Bell) is a single mother determined to protect her teenage daughter Betsy (Matreya Fedor) from the harsh realities of life. But just before Christmas, Betsy falls in love with an enlisted man (Anthony Konechny) who will soon ship out. Wanting to spare her daughter from the same heartache she suffered when her husband was killed while on active duty when Betsy was a baby, Jane tries to persuade her to abandon the romance. Little does Jane realize that she and her daughter are about to learn important lessons of the heart and discover that taking chances can sometimes lead to the most extraordinary happy endings.