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Elizabeth Berkley and Jason Gray-Stanford Star in "Lucky Christmas" A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, November 12
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" features more true holiday-themed programming than any other network.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]



Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS: More True Holiday-Themed Programming Than any Other Network

"Lucky Christmas" is Rated: C for Caring, F for Family Meal and T for Tree-Trimming*

Elizabeth Berkley ("Saved by the Bell") stars with Jason Gray-Stanford ("Monk") in the World Premiere of "Lucky Christmas," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiere on Saturday, November 12 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS features more true holiday-themed programming than any other network.

Holly Ceroni (Berkley) is a single mother who has been destitute when it comes to luck and love. No one can afford a personal chef, forcing Holly to go back to waitressing. She buys a lottery ticket, kissing it for good luck before she tosses it in the glove compartment of her car, hoping this Christmas things will get better. That night Holly's car is stolen, adding to her streak of misfortune. The next morning Holly discovers her lotto numbers are in fact the million dollar winner, but the ticket is in her missing car. Mike Ronowski (Stanford) is one of the men behind Holly's missing vehicle; he and his friend had inadvertently taken Holly's car the night before. When Mike's greedy friend finds the winning lottery ticket he suggests that Mike romance Holly in order to get a cut of the money to help save his family business.

As Mike gets to know Holly, he unexpectedly falls in love with her and realizes there are more important things in life than money. Will Holly's losing streak continue, or is fate finally on her side this Christmas?

"Lucky Christmas" is a Julijette Inc. Production in association with Smash Media Inc. Shelley Hack and Harry Winer are executive producers. Juliette Hagopian is producer. Gary Yates directed from a script by Sheri Davenport. Based on a story by Sheri Davenport and Harry Winer.

* Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS created a new television tradition for 2011: the Christmas TV ratings system. The Christmas ratings include: S for Santa, T for Tree-Trimming, J for Joy, F for Family Meal, G for Family Gathering, P for Presents and C for Caring. Have a very Hallmark Christmas!

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 87 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through approximately 5,492 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading network in quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, lifestyle and general entertainment content, and is the home of "The Martha Stewart Show", which anchors the channel's daytime original programming block. Hallmark Channel's sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.

  [october 2011]  


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