‘Journey Back To Christmas’: Hallmark’s ‘Back To The Future-esque’ Movie Stars ‘The View’s Candace Cameron Bure

Remember that old 1985 movie Back To The Future? Hallmark Channel is giving you a bit of nostalgia with the debut of their new holiday movie Journey Back To Christmas, which stars Candace Cameron Bure. Journey Back To Christmas is the end of the five-Night Thanksgiving Movie Event that began this past Wednesday. But not to worry, there is a slew of new Christmas movies that will continue the “Countdown to Christmas” celebration leading up to Christmas. This feature film is directed by Mel Damski and written by Maria Nation. In addition to The View‘s Candace Cameron Bure, it stars Oliver Hudson and Tom Skerritt, according to Lansing State Journal.


Synopsis of the Movie: Journey Back To Christmas on Hallmark

It’s Christmastime in 1945, and Hanna Norris is still dealing with the loss of her husband, a military man who died while serving in World War II. For the holidays, Hanna Norris needs to be around her loving family, so she makes the drive in the dead of winter.

But when Hanna is involved in a car accident during a winter storm in New England, her life takes a surprising leap.

Left stranded, Hanna takes cover in an abandoned barn until the storm subsides. Then, lightening strikes, knocking her unconscious. When she comes to, she finds that she has been transported 71 years forward. It is now 2016, and a handsome cop and his partner offer to help.

Hanna is confused about the time period but knows her name and the name of her hometown. But police and doctors are extremely alarmed after Hanna claims that it’s 1945 and that Truman is the president.

With no signs of amnesia, the local people become suspicious of Hanna as her story gets around town. Meanwhile, police officer Jake Stanton decides to help Hanna by allowing her to stay in his parent’s farmhouse. This gives him a chance to check out her identity.

But as Christmas approaches and Hanna busies herself preparing the home for the holidays, something magical and romantic happens between Hanna and Jake. One thing that is for sure, Hanna loves living in the farmhouse, and her strong feelings for Jake are complicated even more by the realization that Jake’s female partner is in love with him, too.

Shortly thereafter, Hanna learns that a “Christmas miracle” might be responsible for the time discrepancy. And when Hanna finds out that it is possible that her husband didn’t die in the war, she begins wondering if she should stay in the present with Jake or make another magical wish that will pull her back into 1945.


Cast of Journey Back To Christmas (via Hallmark Channel)

Actress Candace Cameron Bure

“Viewers watched Candace grow up as ‘D.J. Tanner’ in the beloved television series ‘Full House’ during the show’s eight-year run. Now actress, producer, host, New York Times Best-Selling Author, inspirational speaker, mother of 3 and wife Candace Cameron Bure is emerging as one of the most powerful women in entertainment. She currently appears on 4 different television networks (ABC, Netflix, Hallmark Channel, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries).”

Actor Oliver Hudson

“Oliver Hudson began his acting career on such television series as ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ ‘The Mountain,’ and ‘My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star’ before moving on to star opposite David Spade in the hit CBS sitcom ‘Rules of Engagement.’ Oliver’s most recent credits include simultaneously starring in the ABC hit series ‘Nashville’ and in Ryan Murphy’s cult FBC series, ‘Scream Queens.’ His feature film credits include ‘The Out-of-Towners,’ ‘Kill The Man,’ ‘Black Christmas,’ ‘Strange Wilderness,’ ‘Grown Ups 2’ and ‘Walk of Shame.'”


Hallmark Movie Is A Real Gem

This wonderful Hallmark movie is sure to resonate with audiences as they discover the meaning of kindness and the amazing blessings one can receive when they show love to others. Candace, who is a big Hallmark Channel fan, has the tradition of leaving out chocolate chip cookies and almond milk for Santa. A warm note addressed to Santa also accompanies the Christmas snack.

When reflecting on his favorite decoration for Christmas, Oliver Hudson says that he is struck by garland. The dramatic way in which it drapes over surfaces is especially appealing.

Hallmark Channel’s Journey Back To Christmas is executive produced by Patricia Clifford and Candace Cameron Bure with production provided by Christmas Comet Productions LTD. Grab a loved one and tune into Journey Back To Christmas this Sunday, November 27, at /7 p.m. Central on the Hallmark Channel. Here are two other good movies to watch this weekend: The Christmas Swap and A Heavenly Christmas.

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