‘Family For Christmas’: Hallmark’s Lacey Chabert Jumps From Journalist To At Home Mom In Holiday Movie, Starring Tyron Leitso

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Family For Christmas is an engrossing movie drama that will air tonight on the Hallmark Channel. Getting closer to Christmas, Hallmark has provided an aggressive line up of holiday movies that are sure to make you feel cozy and warm. Yesterday, Hallmark debuted another good movie, entitled On The Twelfth Day Of Christmas. In tonight’s premiere, Family For Christmas follows a powerful businesswoman who goes to sleep as a single woman and wakes up with a “family for Christmas.” The cast stars Lacey Chabert as Hanna Dunbar, Tyron Leitso as Ben Matthews, Laura Adkin as Mary Beth Harvey, and Matthew Kevin Anderson as Grant Walker. Executive producers are listed as Timothy O. Johnson and David Golden, according to the Community.

Family For Christmas Hallmark Movie Synopsis

Hanna Dunbar is a beautiful investigative journalist who puts all of her energy into her career and life as a single woman. But, the holiday season has Hanna thinking about what life could have been like had she married her college sweetheart, Ben Matthews. After Santa hears her thoughts and Hanna makes her wish, she is magically transported from her life as a hardworking single woman to life as a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters, named Caitlin and Hailie. Hanna also wakes up to another surprise, her handsome husband is none other than Ben Matthews, who she hasn’t seen in a decade. It’s quite an adjustment for Hanna as she learns to juggle all of her motherly duties as well as her romantic relationship with her college ex. Will Hanna relish in her new found life with her husband and children, or will she wake up with desire to step back into her life as a tenacious journalist?

With this dramatic Christmas film, don’t let the colorful background scenes and the beautiful Christmas decor fool you. Family For Christmas is a movie about real life situations that mothers deal with everyday — work-life balance, love and romance, and trying to live up to the expectation of being a good mother. Making hard decisions is a part of life, and sometimes when a person doesn’t make the right decision, they regret it for the rest of their lives. Hallmark’s Family For Christmas also provides a wonderful lesson — think hard about what you want out of life and go for it when you have the chance.

Family For Christmas — About The Cast, According To Hallmark Channel

Lacey Chabert

“Chabert is best known for her role as Claudia on the Golden Globe Award®-winning FOX television series Party of Five, and can currently be seen on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy. She has appeared on All My Children as well as in several made-for-TV movies.() Chabert also starred in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original The Color of Rain, which was the highest rated and most watched original film in the network’s history.”

Tyron Leitso

“Discovered at the age of 18 in Vancouver, Tyron Leitso’s striking good looks and charisma quickly earned him commercial roles and modeling success. Leitso has since gone on to leading roles in a host of shows including the romantic lead in both the 2009 award-winning CBC show Being Erica and the 2004 short-lived FOX dramedy Wonderfalls.() He has also appeared in TV series Breaker High, First Wave, Masters of Horror, and Mysterious Ways, and the TV movies Shutterspeed, Snow White: The Fairest of Them All and The Eleventh Victim.”

Viewers should find it easy to identify with this jewel of a movie. To find out how it all ends for Hanna and Ben, set your timers for tonight at 8/7 central on the Hallmark Channel. Family For Christmas was originally due to air earlier this year, but the date was changed to Sunday, December 13. Here is the trailer for the film.

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