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[05/13/16 - 06:00 AM]
Crown Media Family Networks Gifts Viewers with an Early Christmas
Hallmark Channel's "Christmas Keepsake" will offer favorite holiday movies airing Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 17.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS GIFTS VIEWERS WITH AN EARLY CHRISTMAS

Hallmark Channel's Annual Holiday Preview 'Christmas Keepsake' Airs July 8-17, Featuring the Original World Premiere of 'A Perfect Christmas' Starring Susie Abromeit, Dillon Casey and Erin Gray

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Presents Christmas Classics With 'Gold Crown Christmas' July 1-10

STUDIO CITY, CA - May 13, 2016 - Crown Media Family Networks -- the #1 viewing destinations for holiday - unveils its treasured annual programming events, Christmas Keepsake on Hallmark Channel and Gold Crown Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Hallmark Channel's Christmas Keepsake will offer favorite holiday movies airing Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 17, highlighted by the world premiere of the all-new original "A Perfect Christmas" on Saturday, July 16 at 9pm ET/PT starring Susie Abromeit, Dillon Casey and Erin Gray.

"A Perfect Christmas" follows a newlywed couple celebrating their first Christmas together. They invite their families to join them for the holidays, but when Steve (Casey) is laid off just before Christmas and Cynthia (Abromeit) discovers she's pregnant, they both keep their news secret in hopes that the celebration runs smoothly.

Christmas Keepsake will also feature a 10-day lineup of Hallmark Channel favorites including "Christmas Under Wraps" and "Christmas Detour" starring Candace Cameron Bure, "Crown For Christmas" starring Danica McKellar, "A Christmas Melody" starring Mariah Carey and Lacey Chabert and "Northpole: Open for Christmas" starring Lori Loughlin, Dermot Mulroney and Bailee Madison.

Gold Crown Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries airs Friday, July 1-Sunday, July 10 and will roll out the most popular original movies that have aired on the network in recent years, including "Christmas Note," "A Christmas Wish," "Magic Stocking," "Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow," "Christmas Secret" and more. On July 4, the event will present a marathon of Hallmark Hall of Fame titles including "Christmas In Conway" at 7pm ET/PT and "Christmas With Holly" at 9pm ET/PT.

"Our viewers look forward to this programming event every year, even planning their summer schedules around the celebration," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. "It's a special way to bring the magic of Christmas to our audience year-round, and to give them an exclusive glimpse at what's in store for both networks this holiday - Countdown to Christmas on Hallmark Channel and The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries."

ABOUT CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS

Crown Media Family Networks is the umbrella unit subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., housing cable's leading family friendly networks, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, as well as their corresponding digital extensions HallmarkChannel.com and HallmarkMoviesandMysteries.com. The company operates and distributes both channels in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) with Hallmark Channel available to 89 million subscribers and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in 65.5 million homes in the United States. Hallmark Channel features an ambitious slate of original content, including movies; scripted series, such as When Calls the Heart, and Good Witch; annual specials like Hero Dog Awards and Kitten Bowl; world premieres of Hallmark Hall of Fame presentations, and a daily 2-hour lifestyle show, Home & Family. Hallmark Channel is also home to annual holiday franchise, Countdown to Christmas, featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming. Rounding out the networks' lineup are television's most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Middle, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is a 24-hour digital cable network featuring a unique mix of original movies and acquired series focused on the lighter side of the suspense and mystery genres. The network also features its own annual holiday programming franchise, the Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas, as well as presentations from the award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame library.





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