Thursday, November 26, 2015

Donna Mills, Meredith Hagner, Jennifer Finnigan, Greg Vaughan Star in Holiday Movies During Thanksgiving Weekend

Donna Mills stars in 12 Gifts of Christmas. Photo
Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States,
LLC/Photographer: Fred Hayes
Holiday films are flooding the airwaves during Thanksgiving weekend with current and former soap opera stars leading the way.

Check out our guest stars guide for the next week below.

Thursday, November 26
* 12 Gifts of Christmas (8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel) - Donna Mills (ex-Madeline Reeves, General Hospital) plays Rehnquist in the holiday film. Katrina Law (Arrow) and Aaron O'Connell (The Haves and the Have Nots) also star.

Saturday, November 28
* A Gift Wrapped Christmas (8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime) - Meredith Hagner (ex-Liberty Ciccone, As the World Turns) stars as Gwen. Personal shopper Gwen's newest client, Charlie (Travis Milne, Rookie Blue), is a high-rolling, workaholic, single father. When Gwen meets his 8-year-old son, Owen, during a package drop, she is saddened to see just how little time Charlie spends with him. Determined to get Charlie to appreciate his family, Gwen makes it her Christmas mission to get him into the festive spirit. As she gets closer to Charlie and Owen, she also discovers what she wants for the holidays. Beverley Mitchell (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) also stars.
* A Christmas Detour (8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel) - Barbara Niven (ex-Liz Coleman Reynolds, One Life to Live) plays Susan. The holiday film stars Candace Cameron Bure, Paul Greene and Sarah Strange.

Sunday, November 29
* Angel of Christmas (8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel) - Jennifer Finnigan (ex-Bridget Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) stars as Susan Nicholas. Based on the popular novel by Jane Maas, "Angel Of Christmas" follows Susan, a newspaper writer whose boss has been given her three weeks to write a holiday story about her great grandfather and the angel he carved as a young man. As the days countdown to her Christmas Eve deadline, Susan finds herself being courted by two very different men as she unravels the details of a romantic triangle from her grandfathers' life. In the end, both the past and the present will lead back to the Angel of Christmas. Jonathan Scarfe and Holly Robinson Peete also star.
* The Christmas Gift (9 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime) - Michelle Trachtenberg (ex-Lilly Montgomery, All My Children) stars as Megan. When ten-year-old Megan receives a Secret Santa gift, she is touched by its contents which end up having a huge impact on her life. Now a driven young journalist, Megan can't shake her desire to thank the person who sent her that heartfelt gift over a decade ago. Determined to prove herself to her editor, she goes on the search for the perfect Christmas story, and in doing so, she finally discovers who her Secret Santa is. Inspired by a true story. Rick Fox (Hit the Floor) also stars.
* The Christmas Note (9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) - Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady, Days of our Lives) plays Kyle. Having just moved back to her hometown without her serviceman husband but with her young son, Gretchen Daniels (played by Jamie-Lynn Sigler) finds her life in disarray as Christmas approaches. But she discovers new purpose when she helps to deliver a message to her neighbor, Melissa, which makes her an ally in the quest to find the neighbor's sibling she never knew she had. The women become bonded not only by the search, but by the understanding that being there for each other means they're no longer alone. This friendship becomes the greatest Christmas gift of their lives.
* Blood & Oil (9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC) - Peyton List (ex-Lucy Montgomery, As the World Turns) recurs as Emma Lundegren.
* The Good Wife (9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS) - Kit Williamson (Cal, EastSiders) plays Kip O'Neill.
* Quantico (10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC) - Anne Heche (ex-Vicky/Marley Hudson, Another World) plays Dr. Susan Langdon, a former FBI agent and medical examiner who is now a bestselling author and pundit. She returns to Quantico to lead a seminar on how to identify and catch serial murderers. Little does she know, there may be one lurking in her midst!

Monday, November 30
* Supergirl (8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS) - Luke Macfarlane (ex-Scotty Wandell, Brothers & Sisters) makes his first appearance as Agent Donovan.
* Minority Report (9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX) - Darius McCrary (ex-Malcolm Winters, The Young and the Restless) returns as Aman Shale.

Tuesday, December 1
* Chicago Med (9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC) - Julie Berman (ex-Lulu Spencer, General Hospital) makes her first appearance as Dr. Toni Zanetti.

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