HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL ADDS SOME MAGIC THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH "THE MOST WONDERFUL MOVIES OF CHRISTMAS" ITS FIRST-EVER UNIQUE HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING SLATE
"The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" Features
The Network's First-Ever Original Holiday Movie "Christmas with Tucker"
And Five Christmas Classics
Hallmark Movie Channel is giving its viewers a special gift by celebrating the joy of
Christmas with a unique programming slate of holiday-themed movies. Programming this
holiday season will feature 24-hours of heart-warming, family-friendly Christmas Classics and
the premiere of its first-ever original holiday movie as part of the new seasonal programming
event, "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas." The Hallmark Movie Channel Original,
"Christmas With Tucker," starring Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) winner James Brolin, Gage
Monroe, Josie Bissett and Barbara Gordon, will premiere Monday, November 18 (8pm ET/PT,
7C) alongside five beloved and classic family Christmas movies airing on Hallmark Movie
In the original heartwarming tale "Christmas With Tucker," young George (Munroe)
learns to be a man after the death of his father and separation from his mother (Bissett). He
spends time with his grandparents (Brolin and Gordon) on their Kansas farm over the holidays,
where he makes a new friend in a dog named, Tucker. George attempts to adopt Tucker as his
own and discovers the importance of responsibility and the power of true love just in time for
Christmas. "Christmas With Tucker" is a prequel to the 2009 Hallmark Hall of Fame film "A Dog
Hallmark Movie Channel will also premiere five family-friendly Christmas classics as part
of "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas":
· "Christmas in Connecticut" (1945) starring Barbara Stanwyck as a Manhattan food
writer who is forced to pose as the country housewife persona she's created in her
· "The Bishop's Wife" (1947) starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven, an
angel is sent to help a stubborn Episcopal bishop remember the importance of family.
· "Babes in Toyland" (1961) featuring Annette Funicello as Mary Contrary and Tommy
Sands as Tom Piper in a fun-filled holiday adventure featuring favorite nursery rhyme
· "Holiday Affair" (1949) A romantic comedy set in a department store starring Robert
Mitchum, Janet Leigh and Wendell Cory.
· "It Happened on 5th Avenue" (1947) starring Gale Storm, Victor Moore and Ann
Harding, a band of homeless New Yorkers make a boarded-up Fifth Avenue mansion
their holiday house.
Hallmark Movie Channel, the second linear channel from Crown Media Holdings, Inc.,
simulcast in SD (Standard Definition) and HD (High Definition), is a trusted family-friendly
network devoted to quality storytelling. Available in over 50 million homes and one of the
fastest-growing cable TV networks, Hallmark Movie Channel is a 24-hour digital cable network
dedicated to bringing viewers original movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, and
presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library. In today's crowded television
landscape, the network offers viewers a diverse range of film genres, including mysteries,
westerns, coming-of-age dramas, and epic fantasies.
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