[08/02/12 - 12:12 PM]
A Dance to Remember for Andrew McCarthy in "Christmas Dance," a Hallmark Channel Original World Premiere, Holiday 2012
Also starring are Michelle Nolden, Chris Gillett, Stephanie Mills and Jane Moffat.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]



Jack (Andrew McCarthy, "White Collar") is a rising financial executive who is dating a woman way out of his league both socially and financially. To prove his worth to her critical parents, he plans out the perfect proposal and settles on asking at her father's annual Christmas dance. Too bad he can't dance! As Jack struggles to balance the responsibilities of a new huge account while learning to waltz, he discovers true happiness in dance instead of climbing the corporate ladder and takes a huge risk in "Christmas Dance," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Holiday 2012. Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" is the biggest holiday destination on television, premiering more original holiday programs than any other network.

Jack (McCarthy) is an executive in a financial brokerage firm trying to impress the firm's president, Drew Clayton (Chris Gillett, "Suits"), in hopes of a promotion. However, Jack is dating the fabulously rich and elegant Demi Clayton (Stephanie Mills, "Urban Legend"), who happens to be Drew's daughter. Although Demi's mother Clarisse (Jane Moffat, "The Kennedys") doesn't necessarily approve of Jack and would prefer her daughter to date a man within their social circle, Jack still plans on proposing. Trying to create the perfect proposal, Jack signs up for dance lessons in preparation for his proposal to Demi at her father's lavish annual Christmas Dance. But when sparks start to fly between Jack and his dance instructor, Christine (Michelle Nolden, "Numb3rs"), Jack will have to make some important decisions before it is too late.

"Christmas Dance" is a Chesler/Perlmutter Production. Lewis Chesler, David Perlmutter, and Rob Vaughn are executive producers. Marek Posival is the producer. John Bradshaw directed from a script by Kevin Commins.

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 over 87 million subscribers. The top-tier program service is distributed through approximately 5,500 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies and specials, as well as some of television's most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, Frasier, Little House on the Prairie, and The Waltons. Since 2010, Hallmark Channel has also been home to original daytime lifestyle programming and is debuting two new daily series, Home & Family and Marie, on October 1, 2012. Hallmark Channel's sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on 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.

  [august 2012]  


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