Tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central), Hallmark’s latest Countdown to Christmas movie, A Gift to Remember, will premiere. It’s a story of woman who finds love in the most unlikeliest of places: after a bicyclist loses his memory in an accident with her. The movie stars Peter Porte and Alie Liebert. After you read all about this movie and watch it, come back and share any comments or questions that you may have about the movie in our comments section below. Take time to let other readers know what you thought and talk about the movie with other viewers.
To find out what channel Hallmark is on for you, click here to go to TV Guide’s listings. Then change the “Provider” (right under TV Listings) to your local provider. You’ll be able to scroll down to see what channel Hallmark is on for you. (To find out how to stream Hallmark’s Christmas movies live, see our story here.) If you miss the movie tonight, you’ll have lots of other times to catch it. The movie will have encores on Thursday Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. Eastern, Saturday Nov. 25 at 6 p.m., Thursday Nov. 30 at 6 p.m., Sunday Dec. 10 at 10 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 12 at 8 p.m., Wednesday Dec. 20 at 4 p.m., Saturday Dec. 23 at 10 p.m., Monday Dec. 25 at 2 p.m., Thursday Dec. 28 at 8 p.m.
The synopsis reads: “After colliding with a pedestrian on her bicycle who loses his memory following the accident, Darcy Archer becomes determined to help the handsome guy figure out who he is. In the process, she finds out a lot more about who she is, what she wants from life, and how this too-good-to-be-true guy might just be the man she’s been waiting to bump into all her life.”
The movie stars Ali Liebert as Darcy Archer. Liebert was a 2015 Canadian Screen Award winner (Best Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series.) She got the award for Betty McRae in Bomb Girls. She’s most recently starred as a detective on Ten Days in the Valley. You may also remember her from appearances that include iZombie, Motive, Fringe, Hellcats, Lost Girl, Dead Like Me, Psych, Mech-X4, Harper’s Island, Intelligence, The Devout, Down River, Foxfire, Year of the Carnivore, and more.
Also starring as a lead in the movie is Peter Porte as Aiden Harris. Porte toured with Broadway for Mamma Mia! and then moved to Los Angeles. He has numerous leading and supporting roles to his name, including: Cold Case, CSI: Miami, Medium, The New Normal, Parks and Recreation, The Young and the Restless (Ricky Williams), Devious Maids, Baby Daddy, Telenovela, Mom, NCIS: LA, New Girl, The Good Nanny, and Cinderella Christmas.
The movie also stars Tina Lifford as Mrs. Henley. Lifford has a long list of success to her name, including roles on Queen Sugar, Scandal, The Devil’s Dolls, Minority Report, Parenthood, Single Ladies, Drop Dead Diva, Nip/Tuck, Lincoln Heights, CSI, ER, Family Law, Crisis Center, South Central, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Knots Landing, and more. Lifford was absolutely adorable in this movie and played an important role.
Other stars in the movie include:
- Brandi Alexander as Nurse Nancy
- Jennifer Koenig as a receptionist
- Ricky He as Josh
- Mark Milburn as Anthony Parks
- Emma Flemington as Shelly McCook
- Vincent Dangerfield as William
- Jackie Blackmore as an antique store owner
- Kristin York as Katherine
- Conchita Galvez as a policewoman
Here are some more photos to get you in the holiday mood, all courtesy of Crown Media:
Want to relive the movie? It’s based on a book by Melissa Hill. Now here’s a spoilery review for the movie. Let us know what you thought about the movie in the comments below. I thought this movie was absolutely adorable, refreshing, and truly put me in the holiday spirit. Honestly, I loved the scenes with the dog and how quick Darcy was to adopt him into her life while she waited for Aiden to regain his memory. I like how they stayed honorable, not knowing if Aiden had a secret love that he couldn’t remember, despite the way they were pulled to each other. I love how his influence helped her to become a better person and really pursue her dreams, which she continued even after she thought things weren’t going to work out. They had a nice line in the movie about how even if she didn’t end up with him, she still got a lot of great personal growth out of knowing him. And the side romance was also adorable! But truly, these actors had great chemistry and viewers could really feel their heartbreak when they were separated. The tension wasn’t too contrived, and they really put in true effort to find his real identity. It was a great movie and I definitely recommend it. What did you think?