Tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central), Hallmark’s latest Countdown to Christmas movie, The Sweetest Christmas, will premiere. It’s a story of how a gingerbread baking competition sparks a new love. The movie stars Lacey Chabert as Kylie and Lea Coco as Nick. 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.
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The synopsis reads:
After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend just before the holidays, passionate baker Kylie reconnects with her high school sweetheart, Nick. Thanks to their newly rekindled friendship, Kylie uses Nick’s restaurant to prepare for a gingerbread baking competition with a large cash prize that would help her open her own bakery.
The movie stars Lacey Chabert as Kylie. Lacey’s feature film debut was Lost in Space in 1998. Her versatile resume includes Party of Five, All My Children, Baby Daddy, A Little Piece of Heaven, What if God Were the Sun?, Moonlight in Vermont, All of My Heart, Matchmaker Santa, A Royal Christmas, The Color of Rain, Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past, Mean Girls, Daddy Day Care, The Brooke Ellison Story, and more.
Lea Coco plays the role of Nick, a newly divorced father who owns a local restaurant and still has feelings for Kylie. You may remember him from one of his many appearances, including: Prison Break, The Closer, CSI, Criminal Minds, Southland, Bones, Stitchers, J. Edgar, and Sinister 2.
Jonathan Adams plays Ralphie, Nick’s friend and employee. His other appearances include Last Man Standing, The American Embassy, American Dreams, Bones, 24, Women’s Murder Club, Castle, Revenge, Hellcats, and more.
Brenden Sunderland is Bobby, Nick’s son in The Sweetest Christmas. His other appearances include Travelers, Supernatural, Marry Me at Christmas, Harvest Love, Imposters, Mech-X4, and Timeless.
Lara Gilchrist is Tina, Kylie’s sister. Her other appearances include Beyond, All of My Heart: Inn Love, Thirty-Seventeen, Blood Hunters, Motive, Rookie Blue, The Listeners, Covert Affairs, Bates Motel, Astonishing X-Men, Sanctuary, Exes & Ohs, Yukonic!, The Little Prince, Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, BIonic Woman, Smallville, and more.
Lane Edwards is Alex, Kylie’s recent ex-boyfriend. His other appearances include the recent movie The Shack, along with Final Vision, Drink Slay Love, Riverdale, Who Killed JonBenet?, Summer of Dreams, Zoo, UnREAL, Supernatural, The Whispers, Falling Skies, Christmas Icetastrophe, Delete, Continuum, Stargate Universe, The Killing, Smallville, and more.
Jill Morrison is Michelle. Her other appearances include Imaginary Mary, Sunnyhearts Community Centre, Aftermath, iZombie, Ties that Bind, Family for Christmas, The Returned, Package Deal, When Calls the Heart, Psych, Fringe, Smallville, Eureka, The Christmas Clause, and more.
Corina Akeson plays Ina, a celebrity chef. She’s also appeared on Supernatural, Arrow, Wayward Pines, When Calls the Heart, Lucifer, The Man in the High Castle, numerous short movies, and more.
If you miss the movie tonight, you’ll have lots of other times to catch it. The movie will have encores at the following times (all Eastern): Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., Friday Nov. 17 at 8 p.m., Sunday Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., Thursday Nov. 23 at 6 p.m., Saturday Nov. 25 at 12 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 29 at 2 p.m., Saturday Dec. 2 at 10 p.m., Monday Dec. 4 at 5 p.m., Sunday Dec. 17 at 12 p.m., Sunday Dec. 31 at 12 a.m.
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