ERICA DEUTSCHMAN, TIANNA NORI AND CHAD CONNELL STAR IN ‘A CHEERFUL CHRISTMAS’ A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING DECEMBER 15, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s Annual “Miracles of Christmas” Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA – November 4, 2019 — Erica Deutschman (“Being Human,” “American Gothic”), Tianna Nori (“Northern Lights of Christmas,” The Sublet ) and Chad Connell (“Crawford,” “Good Witch”) star in “A Cheerful Christmas,” a new, original movie premiering Sunday, December 15 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Miracles of Christmas” programming event. Lauren (Deutschman) and her best friend Colleen (Nori) have created their own dream jobs making people’s Yuletide wishes come true as personal “Christmas Coaches.” Four years after signing their first client, the friends score a major coup when they are hired by the Anderson family, wealthy British royals who relocated to America from London. But the only Anderson currently in town is James (Connell), who is busy negotiating an acquisition for his father’s company and doesn’t want to be bothered with holiday planning. Lauren, however, refuses to be deterred from her mission to give the Andersons their best Christmas ever. As she prods James about family traditions, her warmth and enthusiasm begins to melt his reserve. Sparks fly, yet Lauren can’t forget that she and the handsome nobleman come from very different worlds, unlike James and his lifelong friend and colleague, Maryam (Samantha Madely, “In Contempt”). Meanwhile, Lauren has taken a big gamble in planning the family’s annual Christmas party. That night will determine if she has fulfilled her promise to deliver a magical, memorable Christmas – and if she has won James’ heart. “A Cheerful Christmas” is a Christmas Coach Productions Inc. production. Executive producers are Timothy O. Johnson and Andrew C. Erin. Producers are Hayden Baptiste and Bonnie Zipursky. M.J. Grabiak directed from a script by Barbara Kymlicka.