UPtv TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON EARLIER THAN EVER WITH THE BIGGEST "CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHRISTMAS" OFFERING YET
60 DAYS, 10 PREMIERE MOVIES, OVER 60 TITLES AND MORE
THAN 500 HOURS OF HOLIDAY CHEER BEGINS OCTOBER 27
UPtv's 10 Premiere Christmas Movies Include
A Christmas Movie Christmas with Kim Hidalgo (Grace and Frankie), Brant Daugherty
(Pretty Little Liars) and Ryan Merriman (Pretty Little Liars); Christmas with a Prince:
Becoming Royal with Kaitlyn Leeb (Heartland), Nick Hounslow (The Catch) and Charles
Shaughnessy (The Nanny); Rock N' Roll Christmas with Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven)
and Catherine Mary Stewart (Days of Our Lives); Christmas Cupcakes with Cindy
Busby (When Calls the Heart), Erin Karpluk (Rookie Blue) and Kristian Bruun (Orphan
Black); A Christmas Recipe for Romance with Madeline Leon (After the Storm);
Christmas Chalet with Erica Durance (Smallville), Robin Dunne (Sanctuary) and Elva
Mai Hoover (The Handmaid's Tale); Christmas in Paris with Karl E. Landler (A
Wonderful Family), Rebecca Dalton (Good Witch) and Daphne Zuniga (Melrose Place);
Snowbound for Christmas with Zarrin Darnell-Martin (Off Kilter) and Henderson Wade
(A Million Little Things); Christmas Wedding Runaway with Sara Mitich (Murdoch
Mysteries), Harmon Walsh (As the World Turns), Candice Mausner (Frankie Drake
Mysteries) and Joseph Cannata (A Very Country Christmas); and Baby in a Manger
with Monica Knox (Train 48) and Michael Morrone (After the Storm)
ATLANTA - September 23, 2019 - UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, will be celebrating
Christmas with 60 days of cheery and fun holiday programming. This merry holiday offering features 10
U.S. premiere movies and a GilMORE the Merrier binge-a-thon. Hosted by Scott Patterson, with a nod to
his character, Luke, the marathon features all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls from start to finish, 24 hours
a day beginning Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. ET and will conclude Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. ET. UPtv's
holiday programming, which includes 60 movie titles, kicks off Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m. ET, with
A Christmas Movie Christmas.
"We're thrilled about the mix of stories in the movies viewers will see on UPtv this season," said Amy Winter,
general manager and evp, UPtv. "UPtv's holiday lineup celebrates what we all love and adore about
Christmas - love, friendships, family and laughter (and of course baking!) - while still reflecting on the true
meaning of the season. We also invite families to celebrate Thanksgiving week on UPtv with the return of
the 4th annual GilMORE the Merrier celebration hosted by Scott Patterson."
Emphasizing holiday movies, memories and the true meaning of Christmas, UPtv's holiday season
programming highlights include the following U.S. premiere movies. See local listings for encore
A Christmas Movie Christmas - Premieres Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m. ET
Eve is a Christmas movie fanatic and dreams of having a movie-perfect Christmas with a movie-perfect
boyfriend. On Christmas Eve, when Eve and her cynical sister Lacy make wishes to Santa, they wake up
in Christmas Town and find themselves trapped inside a Christmas movie where they are the stars. But
when things start to go wrong, and Eve's knowledge of all things Christmas movie fails to fix things, Eve
and Lacy try to find a way out of the picture-perfect Christmas and back to reality.
Stars: Kim Hidalgo, Brant Daugherty, Lana McKissack, Randy Wayne, Ryan Merriman
Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal - Premieres Sunday, November 3 at 7 p.m. ET
One year after Dr. Tasha and Prince Alec met and fell in love, Tasha is on her way to spend the holidays
in San Saverre and get a taste of royal life. When Alex surprises her with a royal engagement, she
spends her first magical days there trying to stay grounded while managing the task of planning a royal
wedding. But when Miranda starts scheming to break the two up, it will take a big sacrifice and a
Christmas miracle to make sure they get the holiday royal wedding of their dreams. Sequel to the 2018
UPtv hit premiere movie Christmas with a Prince, which was based on the best-selling Harlequin
book "St. Piran's: Prince On The Children's Ward."
Stars: Kaitlyn Leeb, Nick Hounslow and Charles Shaughnessy
Rock N' Roll Christmas - Premieres Sunday, November 10 at 7 p.m. ET
An estranged mother/daughter country music duo reunite after 10 years apart to release a Christmas
single after a video of them goes viral. Now, they're going to need a lot of forgiveness and a little
Christmas magic to write a song that perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas and brings their family back
Stars: Beverley Mitchell, Catherine Mary Stewart
Christmas Cupcakes - Premieres Sunday, November 17 at 7 p.m. ET
When their family bakery may have to close its doors right before Christmas, rival sisters Kim and Gina
must team up in a national baking competition to win the grand prize. Thrown into a world of fierce
competitors and a ticking clock, it will take a Christmas miracle to save the bakery, though they may
discover a prize much larger than they had hoped for.
Stars: Cindy Busby, Erin Karpluk, Corey Loranger, Kristian Bruun
A Christmas Recipe for Romance - Premieres Sunday, November 24 at 7 p.m. ET
When a prestigious food festival and cooking competition comes to her small town, Abby sees it as the
perfect opportunity to book up her failing family-run inn and win some much needed cash to save it from
foreclosure. The only problem is... Abby is a terrible cook. But when a Christmas miracle drops a wellknown,
and slightly disgraced celebrity chef named Jason Corwin on her doorstep, Abby knows this is her
chance to save her business, and help Jason regain his reputation. And with a little pinch of sugar and a
dash of Christmas magic, they may just end up cooking up more than a winning recipe. Based on the
best-selling Harlequin book "Recipe for Redemption."
Stars: Madeline Leon
Christmas Chalet - Premieres Sunday, December 1 at 7 p.m. ET
A recently divorced mother books a chalet in a beautiful Christmas village in Vermont to try and rekindle
Christmas magic for her teenaged daughter who feels like her family is ruined forever. When they arrive,
they find that the house has been double booked and now they must share their family holiday with a
grumpy writer who hates Christmas. Together, they'll learn that a little Christmas magic heals even the
most broken heart.
Stars: Erica Durance, Robin Dunne, Elva Mai Hoover, Micah Kalishch
Christmas in Paris - Premieres Sunday, December 8 at 7 p.m. ET
A gorgeous, French multi-millionaire comes to Montana to do a deal and photo shoot with a major
cosmetics company and meets the woman of his dreams - the beautiful Art Director on his shoot. When
the two jet off to Paris on a whirlwind Christmas adventure, they each think that their happiness could last
forever. But in the middle of their magical Parisian getaway, she discovers a secret about him that could
push them apart forever. Based on the best-selling Harlequin book "A Fortune of Texas Christmas."
Stars: Karl E. Landler, Rebecca Dalton, Daphne Zuniga
Snowbound for Christmas - Premieres Sunday, December 15 at 7 p.m. ET
A marketing executive is invited by her charming and handsome boss to pitch a major project to
prospective clients at a posh resort and the two get snowed in together before any of the other guests can
arrive. Now, with the hotel to themselves, a fairytale snowscape outside and sparks flying inside, they find
that being alone together is all the Christmas magic they need.
Based on the best-selling Harlequin book "Snowbound with the CEO."
Stars: Zarrin Darnell-Martin, Henderson Wade, Scott Thompson, Josephine Buettner
Christmas Wedding Runaway - Premieres Sunday, December 22 at 7 p.m. ET
A runaway bride does some soul-searching when she's trapped in a snowed-in cabin with her
grandmother and an old flame at Christmas.
Stars: Sara Mitich, Harmon Walsh, Candice Mausner, Joseph Cannata
Baby in a Manger - Premieres Tuesday, December 24 at 7 p.m. ET
With the help of a handsome young police officer, a social worker searches for the mother of a baby she
has found abandoned in a nativity scene at her church.
Based on the best-selling Harlequin book "Child in a Manger."
Stars: Monica Knox, Michael Morrone, Caylin Turner
UPtv is television's trusted destination for uplifting shows you can watch together. With box-office hit films
and network series like Gilmore Girls, Fresh Off the Boat, Home Improvement and America's Funniest
Home Videos, alongside originals like Bringing Up Bates, Expecting and Our Wedding Story, UPtv's
programming celebrates life's biggest moments. In addition, UPtv's award-winning pro-social initiative,
"Uplift Someone," has inspired over 200 million people to uplift others through its social videos. Based in
Atlanta, UPtv is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC, and partners with the Aspire network on sales,
marketing and other operational services. And UP Entertainment's UP Faith & Family subscription
streaming service has quickly become the fan favorite for its all-ages lineup of family and faith-affirming
movies and series.
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