Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" 2016 Schedule Revealed

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Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has released its "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" 2016 Original Movie premiere schedule. Check it out below.

'LOVE ALWAYS, SANTA' -Sunday, November 6 (9 p.m ET/PT)

Stars: Marguerite Moreau ("Parenthood," "), Mike Faiola ("Awkward."), Isadora Swann

After losing her husband Bradley three years ago on Christmas Day, Celia Banks (Moreau) never thought she'd fall in love again. Now, her entire world revolves around taking care of her daughter Lilly (Swann). Lilly writes a letter to Santa with one wish - for her mommy to be happy and find love again.

'FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS' - Sunday, November 13 (9 p.m. ET/PT)

Stars: Erin Krakow ("When Calls the Heart"), Niall Matter ("Stop the Wedding"), Wendie Malick ("Hot in Cleveland")

Christmas for Miranda (Krakow) is a painful reminder of the family she never had. Her mother died when she was young, never revealing the identity of her father. But, three days before Christmas, she unexpectedly receives a clue as to his whereabouts that takes her to a beautiful New England town where she meets Ian, a young man who helps with her search. As the clues lead to her father's identity and Miranda discovers the possibility of love with Ian, she learns that her father lived in the small town and now she knows his family (her brother and her biological father's wife). She faces a terrible decision. Should she share the truth and risk losing the family she has just found, or leave and keep the secret forever? This Christmas promises to be life-changing for Miranda with a new chance at life and love.

'OPERATION CHRISTMAS' - Sunday, November 20 (9 p.m. ET/PT)

Stars: Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica"), Marc Blucas ("Necessary Roughness")

As her new romance blossoms, a single mother (Helfer) is dismayed when her boyfriend (Blucas), a military sergeant, is deployed right before Christmas. Determined to not let it ruin the holidays for her and her children, they decide to give back to the struggling military families on his base and, as their efforts go viral, are rewarded in ways they never imagined.

'I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS' - Sunday, November 27 (9 p.m. ET/PT)

Stars: James Brolin ("Life in Pieces," "Pensacola: Wings of Gold"), Mena Suvari (American Beauty, "American Horror Story"), Giselle Eisenberg ("Life in Pieces")

Jackie Foster (Suvari), a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom, is looking forward to wrapping up her latest case and spending Christmas with Gracie (Eisenberg), her adorable and precocious, eight-year old daughter. But when Jackie's estranged dad Jack (Brolin), a gruff, retired police officer, unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds. Tensions rise when Jack brings Nose, a mischievous former police dog, into Jackie's orderly home. Though Jack had planned on quickly passing through, Gracie convinces him to stay until Christmas. Despite the baggage he brings, Jack and Jackie begin to work through their issues and she finds the possibility of an unlikely romance with Mike (John Reardon), a detective friend of Jack's. As they experience the magic of Christmas together, they attempt to let go of their past and celebrate this loving holiday the way Jackie always dreamed.

'HEARTS OF CHRISTMAS' - Sunday, December 4 (9 p.m. ET/PT)

Stars: Emilie Ullerup ("Chesapeake Shores"), Kristoffer Polaha ("Castle"), Sharon Lawrence ("NYPD Blue")

For the NICU nurses at Community Memorial Hospital, every "premie" heartbeat is a precious gift. So when, Jenny Miller (Ullerup) finds out that head nurse Alice Shelby (Lawrence), the NICU's very heart and soul, is being forced into early retirement as part of a cost-cutting plan initiated by the hospital's new CFO, Matt Crawford (Polaha), Jenny and her colleagues decide to give her a sendoff to remember, turning the annual Christmas party into a tribute for Alice. But after witnessing first-hand the gratitude of parents whose child has been so lovingly cared for by Alice, Jenny and the other nurses there, he hatches another cost-cutting plan that will save jobs, while allowing the staff to continue providing the excellent care they have given to so many over the years.

'THE SOUND OF CHRISTMAS' - Sunday, December 11 (9 p.m. ET/PT)

Stars: Lindy Booth ("The Librarians"), Robin Dunne ("Sanctuary")

When music teacher Lizzie (Booth) and single father Brad (Dunne) meet at a Christmas tree lot their instant connection is obvious. At first, it seems as though fate is on their side when they discover that she is his daughter's new piano teacher but then they find out that Brad's company is buying the building where Lizzie's music school is located. With only two weeks to go until the big Christmas concert scholarship fundraiser, Lizzie and Brad have to come up with a way to save the school all the while discovering that they are falling in love.

'A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER' - Sunday, December 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT)

Stars: Mira Sorvino ("Mighty Aphrodite"), Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery on All My Children)

When a harsh TV personality, Jennifer (Sorvino), needs a break from her own life, she hops in a car and drives to a small town mountain retreat. On her way there, a blizzard veers her off the road and she crashes. When she comes to, she has complete amnesia and a friendly passerby takes her in. As time passes, she still doesn't remember who she is and the friendly passerby, a widower himself with three kids, assimilates her into his family. But as she slowly starts remembering who she is, she prefers the new life she's built in this small town.

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