12 Gifts of Christmas is the newest comedy romance movie that will premiere on the Hallmark Channel on Thanksgiving Day. In fulfillment of its five nights of movies, 12 Gifts of Christmas is the second movie in the line-up. Directed by Peter Sullivan and written by Lynn Grant Beck and Jennifer Notas, this cheerful TV flick stars Katrina Law as Anna Parisi, Aaron O’Connell as Marc Rehnquist, Donna Mills as Joyce Rehnquist, Melanie Nelson as Marie, and Jill Adler as Sandy, according to Reality Today.
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Filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 Gifts of Christmas centers around Anna Parisi, an unemployed young woman who needs to make money this holiday season. She finds the perfect job as a Christmas shopper for a Marc Rehnquist, a top executive who likes everything done the right way. With only 13 days to find 12 Christmas gifts for 12 different people, Anna is strung out as her demanding new boss insists that she find some expensive gifts. But Anna is more than just a personal shopper. She teaches Marc that spending loads of money on lavish gifts doesn’t always mean it’s the right gift for that special person. In spending time with her, Marc begins to appreciate that gift giving is about the meaning behind the gift. Through their close association, the two form a beautiful bond that slowly makes them look at each other in a romantic way, while business begins to take a back seat.
Working on Hallmark’s 12 Days of Christmas was quite enjoyable for Katrina Law, who stated that Hallmark Channel movies give viewers a sense of hope, joy, love, and healing, especially during the Christmas season. The actress also stated that Hallmark’s movies make her feel warm, and she absolutely loves the reaction that she receives from fans because it’s like celebrating with them. And there is always a valuable lesson to learn, such as teaching people what is important in life.
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In real life, personal shoppers offer tremendous value to those who are willing to pay. Though Christmas shopping is a fun time for many, some people would like to take the pain out of shopping by hiring a personal assistant to help with organizing their shopping needs. The career salary for a personal shopper, whether online or in stores, is around $34,000, depending on the area and the type of clientele. A Christmas shopper should have some experience in gift ideas, retail sales, fragrances, gift wrapping, and a general knowledge of the location of various specialty boutiques and gift shops. This type of service could be beneficial to working moms, busy business executives, and the elderly.
Check out a couple of the cast bios from 12 Gifts Of Christmas, according to Hallmark.
“In 2001, Katrina Law landed her first television role on the NBC series ‘Third Watch’ and continued to build her resume by securing roles in notable television series including ‘CSI: Miami’ (CBS), ‘Legend of the Seeker’ (ABC) and ‘Chuck’ (NBC). She also starred in the web series ‘The Resistance.'”
“Donna Mills’ first television roles were on the daytime soap operas ‘The Secret Storm’ and ‘Love is a Many Splendored Thing.’ She made her film debut in 1967 in the hard-hitting drama, ‘The Incident.’ In 1971, she co-starred with Clint Eastwood in the popular thriller ‘Play Misty for Me.’ Throughout the seventies, Mills made frequent guest appearances on top-rated series and carved out a niche working on television movies.”
“Aaron O’Connell was born in Dayton, Ohio, where he grew up with his sisters Amy, Abby and Anna. After booking a few successful national commercials, O’Connell caught the eye of writer, producer and director Tyler Perry, who cast him in ‘The Haves and The Have Nots.’ He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he continues to work on his craft.”
Experience the romance by tuning into 12 Gifts of Christmas on Thanksgiving at 8/7 central on the Hallmark Channel.
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