‘Broadcasting Christmas’: Hallmark Channel’s Weeknight Holiday Movie Just In Time For Thanksgiving, Starring Melissa Joan Hart, Dean Cain, Jackee Harry

Broadcasting Christmas is a new movie airing on the Hallmark Channel this Wednesday night. In harmony with Hallmark’s “Countdown to Christmas,” a five-night Thanksgiving movie event has been added to the programming.

Broadcasting Christmas is the first of the five movies airing over the next several days. Directed by Peter Sullivan and written by Topher Payne and Michael Varrati, Broadcasting Christmas is about two ex lovers vying for one spot on the local morning show. According to USA Today, it stars Dean Cain, Melissa Joan Hart, and Jackee Harry.


Synopsis for the Movie: Broadcasting Christmas on the Hallmark Channel

Charlie Fisher and Emily Morgan are both vying for the job as the new co-host of a new morning show. The winner will earn a coveted position next to Veronika Daniels, the morning show host.

Charlie and Emily have a bit of history. They used to be in love at one time and worked at the same station back home. Charlie Fisher got a promotion, which relocated him to the Big Apple. Now, Emily Morgan, who still resides in a small town, wants the chance to take her career in another direction. However, Charlie appears to be the likely winner since he has good connections in the industry, namely the same producer who worked with both him and Emily at a station back home.

But when Emily, who is known for her compelling human-interest stories, makes a plea on national television for a chance to be in the running for the job, she finds herself at odds with Charlie.

Now that Emily and Charlie have reconnected, they find themselves bickering over stories and reminiscing about old times. Meanwhile, Veronika finds the stiff competition between these two old lovers healthy and a joy to watch.

Picking the final co-host won’t be an easy spot to fill, and Emily and Charlie’s blossoming love complicates matters even further. Will the decision make Charlie and Emily’s season bright, or will the final choice tear them apart forever?


Cast of Broadcasting Christmas (via Hallmark Channel)

Actress Melissa Joan Hart

“Melissa Joan Hart has a list of credits far beyond her years. Having made her first national commercial at age 4, she is a veteran of television, film and theater. Hart is best known for her starring role in ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,’ which is in syndication around the world and inspired two ‘Wonderful World of Disney’ movies.”

Actor Dean Cain

“Dean Cain grew up in Malibu, CA and made his feature film debut in the critically acclaimed film ‘The Stone Boy.’ Cain has starred in more than 100 films, including the cop dramedy ‘Best Men,’ with Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson, ‘Flight of Fancy,’ ‘Dog Boys,’ ‘Rag and Bone,’ ‘Christmas Rush,’ ‘Futuresport,’ and the Hallmark Hall of Fame film ‘The Runaway’, with Maya Angelou.”

Actress Jackee Harry

“Jacqueline Yvonne ‘Jackée’ Harry, better known mononymously as Jackée, is best known for her roles as Sandra Clark, the sexy neighbor on Norman Lear’s hit TV series ‘227,’ and as Lisa Landry on the sitcom ‘Sister, Sister.’ Harry is the first African American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.”


Enjoy the Sweet Magic of the Holidays

With the holidays approaching, Hallmark caught up with Melissa Joan Hart and Dean Cain to find out about some of their favorite holiday traditions. According to Melissa Joan Hart, she enjoys a mug of hot chocolate and turkey for Thanksgiving. And for Christmas, a vacation in a snowy place is high on her list. Dean Cain loves the warm glow of white lights and colored lights during Christmas. Pumpkin pie and gingerbread cookies are two delicious must-haves during the holidays.

Hallmark’s Broadcasting Christmas is produced by Hybrid Entertainment and Mayor Entertainment and executive produced by Barry Barnholtz, Melissa Joan Hart, Zelma Kiwi, and Jeffrey Schenck. Filming took place in the United States. The runtime for this romantic TV movie is 90 minutes, according to the Internet Movie Database.

Grab a blanket and your favorite holiday treat and watch Broadcasting Christmas this Wednesday, November 23 at 8/7 p.m. Central on the Hallmark Channel. Also, look out for the Hallmark movie Operation Christmas.

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