CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH TRADITIONS ARE CELEBRATED TOGETHER WHEN MATT COHEN AND BRITTANY BRISTOW STAR IN ‘HOLIDAY DATE’ A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING DECEMBER 14, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s Annual “Countdown to Christmas” Programming Event, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2019
STUDIO CITY, CA – November 8, 2019 – Matt Cohen (“South of Nowhere”) and Brittany Bristow (“Love, Romance & Chocolate”) play the perfect – albeit fabricated – Christmas couple in “Holiday Date,” premiering Saturday, December 14 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s beloved, number one-rated programming event, “Countdown to Christmas,” celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of Q4. Teryl Rothery (“Stargate: SG-1”) and Bruce Boxleitner (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”) co-star in this holiday romantic comedy. When aspiring fashion designer Brooke (Bristow) is dumped right before Christmas, she dreads going home both single and professionally down on her luck. She enlists the help of actor Joel (Cohen) to play the role of her boyfriend over the holidays, joining her to stay with her parents Donna (Rothery) and Walter (Boxleitner). Brooke, who had described her ex-boyfriend as “Mr. Christmas,” worries about keeping up the charade when she discovers Joel is Jewish and has never celebrated the holiday. Fortunately, her family is eager to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas, and Brooke and Joel grow closer over sharing their traditions. When a rumor about the couple’s engagement brings her ex-boyfriend face-to-face with her fake boyfriend, Brooke’s family grows suspicious. Faced with the embarrassing prospect of revealing their lie to those around them, Brooke and Joel must decide whether to keep up the relationship charade or come clean about both their lie and their true feelings. “Holiday Date” is from Crown Media Productions LLC. Joey Plager is executive producer. Harvey Kahn and Charles Cooper are producers. Jeff Beesley directed from a script written by Karen Berger from a story by Kraig Wenman.
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