Tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central) on Friday, November 24, Hallmark’s latest Countdown to Christmas movie, Christmas in Evergreen, will premiere. The movie stars Ashley Williams, Teddy Sears, Holly Robinson Peete, and Barbara Niven. 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. Join in the discussion with other readers.
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Here’s the synopsis for the movie from Hallmark: “Snow globes can have a magical, mesmerizing sway over those who concentrate on them. No one knows that better than residents of Evergreen, Vermont. In this bucolic burg, where families have lived for generations and take care of each other, there’s a belief that if you wish upon the snow globe in the local café, that wish will come true. The only catch is the wish must be completely sincere. When the town veterinarian wishes that this will be her most romantic Christmas ever, she figures that will happen with her longtime beau. Stranded in an airport, she befriends a businessman and his daughter, who had made her own wish on the snow globe. The magical Christmas they share turns out to be more than anyone wished for.”
Hallmark also provided a different synopsis for the movie. This one reads: “Allie, a veterinarian in Evergreen, reluctantly will spend Christmas with her long-distance boyfriend. Bound for the airport, she has engine trouble, and Ryan, headed to Florida with his daughter Zoe, stops to help. Sure they won’t meet again, they ignore their attraction, and part ways. At the diner, Zoe wishes on a snow globe, and a storm seems to grant her wish… Something is keeping Ryan, Zoe and Allie in Evergreen, and it might have a lot to do with Nick, a new guy in town who seems to know a bit about Christmas magic…”
The movie stars Ashley Williams as Dr. Allie Shaw. Williams was born November 1978 in New York and she’s a frequent Hallmark movie star, most recently starring in Love on a Limb on Hallmark. Her other credits on TV and film include Aardvark, Girls, 6 Love Stories, The Jim Gaffigan Show (Jeannie Gaffigan), October Kiss, Bad Hurt, A Most Violent Year, Lovesick, How I Met Your Mother (Victoria), The Good Wife, Wedding Band, Christmas in the City, Sequin Raze, Royal Pains, CSI, The Mentalist, Warehouse 13 (Sally Stukowski), The Protector, Love Bites, Retired at 35, Saving Grace (Amanda Dewey), Novel Adventures (Lizzie McKenzie), Side Order of Life (Becca), Psych, Huff (Alyssa), E-Ring (Beth Wilkerson), Monk, Good Morning Miami (Dylan Messinger), and more.
The movie also stars Teddy Sears as Dr. Ryan Bellamy. Sears has a long list of appearances to his name. He was born in Washington D.C. in 1977, the great grandson of a 1912 Olympic gold medalist and the nephew of a bronze medalist from 1965. His TV and film appearances include 24: Legacy (Keith Mullins), Master of Sex (Austin Langham), The Sounding, Timeless, Nine Lives, The Flash (Jay Garrick/Zoom/Hunter Zolomon), Faux Show, 666 Park Avenue (Hayden Cooper), Blue Bloods, Harry’s Law, American Horror Story (Patrick), Torchwood (Blue Eyed Man), The Defenders (Thomas Cole), The Client List, Raising the Bar (Richard Patrick Woolsley), Dollhouse, Rules of Engagement, Las Vegas, Mad Men, Raines, CSI: Miami, Studio 60, Late Show with David Letterman, and more.
Holly Robinson Peete also stars in the movie as Michelle. She has a long and successful history, including appearing in TV and films like Chicago Fire (Tamara Jones), Angel of Christmas, Instant Mom, Mike & Molly (Christina), Blue, RuPaul’s Drag U, 21 Jump Street, The Bridget Show, Love Inc. (Clea), Like Family (Tanya Ward), One on One (Stacy), For Your Love (Malena Ellis/Melena Ellis), Strong Medicine, The Jacksons: An American Dream, 21 Jump Street (Judy Hoffs), Booker, and more.
Barbara Niven also stars as as Carol Shaw, Allie’s mom. You may recognize her from the popular Hallmark series Chesapeake Shores, on which she currently stars. She has many past appearances on TV and film, including Murder She Baked, A Christmas Detour, Cedar Cove (Peggy Beldon), Parks and Recreation, The M Word, Being Us, A Perfect Ending, The Wife He Met Online, Home Invasion, My Mother’s Secret, Accused at 17, Eli Stone, A Valentine Carol, Charmed, NCIS, One Life to Live (Liz Coleman Reynolds), Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Silk Stalkings (Sally Coats/Jackie McMillan/Amanda Langley), Pacific Palisades, and more.
Other stars in the movie include:
- Jaeda Lily Miller (Zoe Bellamy, Ryan’s daughter)
- Malcolm Stewart (Joe Shaw, Allie’s dad who runs Kris Kringle Kitchen)
- Keith Martin Gordey (Nick )
- Lynda Boyd (Barbara )
- Chris Cope (Ezra )
- Daryl Shuttleworth (Henry )
- Prince Justin Atkinson (Charlie )
- Rukiya Bernard (Hannah )
- Marcus Rosner (Spencer Burris, Allie’s boyfriend)
- Ronald Patrick Thompson (Gate Attendant)
- Here are some more photos to get you in the holiday mood, all courtesy of Crown Media. Let us know what you think of the movie in the comments below.