Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Christmas with Holly - Hallmark Hall of Fame
Christmas with Holly
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Original Air Date: December 9, 2012
Eloise Mumford ... Maggie Conway
Sean Faris ... Mark Nagle
Lucy and Josie Gallina ... Holly
Alex Paxton-Beesley ... Shelby
Daniel Eric Gold ... Alex
Dana Watkins ... Scott
Catherine Bérubé ... Kate
from Hallmark Hall of Fame:
Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Christmas with Holly resonates with romance and humor.
Maggie Conway has HAD it with big-city living, especially after being left at the altar. She moves to the small town of Friday Harbor in Washington State, finally realizing her dream of opening a toy store -- and meets Mark Nagle, the proprietor of the local coffee shop. It’s not quite love at first sight. But almost!
Mark’s number one priority, though, is his six-year-old niece, Holly, whose single mom has recently passed away and left him as her guardian. He’s moved in with his two brothers to help him raise Holly. He’s also involved romantically with Shelby – a relationship that’s going nowhere. Maggie and her toy store prove to be the magical key to opening Holly’s heart after her loss.
As you can guess, these complicated lives intertwine. You’ll meet them and you’ll fall in love with them in Christmas with Holly,
More Plot Details:
(I must warn you - it does include some Spoilers, which gives away alot of the movie - so if you want to be surprised, please don't read it!)
“I’ve been holding on to my old dreams. But I realize I need to make room for new ones.” So says Maggie Conway. She’s decided to move on in life after being left at the altar months earlier.
Maggie relocates from Seattle to a smaller, calmer place – specifically, Friday Harbor, Washington State. It’s the kind of town where everybody knows everybody – but not in a nosy way. Everybody cares for everybody, too. She opens a toy story that’s dedicated to kids, encouraging them to explore their imaginations. As Maggie says, “Kids need to play make believe. Imagination helps to make their dreams come true.”
The “Holly” in CHRISTMAS WITH HOLLY is six years old. Her single mom died a few months earlier. In accordance with her wishes, her 25-year-old brother Mark now has full responsibility for raising Holly. Mark – who runs the town’s coffee shop -- has help from his two older brothers.
All three uncles have their hearts in the right place. But they’re charmingly inept in their new roles – and they’re not helped by the fact that Holly hasn’t uttered a word since her mom died. That’s where Maggie comes in. Despite the approach of the busy Christmas retail season, she gives extra attention to Holly every time the young girl comes into Maggie’s welcoming shop.
Maggie assumes Mark is “spoken for” during the whole getting-to-know-you dance, because Mark is in a relationship with Shelby. But that relationship is floundering, and by Christmas Eve Mark and Maggie discover they’ve fallen in love. All three of them – Mark, Maggie, Holly – are starting to think of a life together as a loving family.
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*A Special Thank you to:
Seaandbescene.com, for the plot and casting details above.
*Movie Images via: Hallmark Hall of Fame
Photo credit: Erik Heinila