‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’: Hallmark Film Shows Importance Of Forgiving Loved Ones, Starring James Brolin, Mena Suvari

I’ll Be Home For Christmas is part of the “Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas” celebration during this holiday season on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. I’ll Be Home For Christmas is about a single mother whose father returns home for Christmas after leaving the family years before. It’s a movie about forgiving and reconnecting with family members. I’ll Be Home For Christmas is directed by James Brolin and written by Robin Bernheim. It stars James Brolin as Jack, Mena Suvari as Jackie, and Giselle Eisenberg as Gracie.

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Movie Synopsis: I’ll Be Home For Christmas On Hallmark Movies And Mysteries

Jackie is a woman who can juggle it all. She’s a mom and a powerful attorney who doesn’t stop for a moment’s rest. Getting ready for the holidays is just one more task on the list. However, this holiday season offers up something surprising–the arrival of her long lost father, Jack, who disappeared from the family years prior. Now, with his favorite dog and his dilapidated trailer home in tow, he’s back to make amends with his daughter.

It won’t be easy because Jackie is shocked to see her father, who she calls Jack, since they’ve never had a close relationship. Gracie, Jackie’s daughter, is overjoyed to see her grandfather, and can’t wait to spend the holidays with him.

Jack, a retired cop, who boasts that he won’t be in town for long, finally gives in to his granddaughter’s request for him to stay until Christmas.

Meanwhile, Jackie is trying to save the local shelter when she hears that it is going to close. To make matters more complicated, she has a hot shot detective and a handsome investment banker vying for her affections, and this, all while she’s dealing with her father and trying to mend their relationship.

Eventually, Jack and Jackie have a bitter argument, causing Jack to pack up his bags and leave without looking back. However, as Christmas approaches, Jack’s absence in the home is deeply felt by Jackie and her daughter.

Through Gracie, Jackie learns that she must be willing to forgive, and that despite Jack’s imperfections, he only wants them to be happy. With this realization, Jackie tries desperately to locate her father in time to bring him home for Christmas.

I’ll Be Home For Christmas Cast Bios (via Hallmark Movies and Mysteries)

Actor and Director James Brolin

“While Brolin has proven his versatility in all genres, he is most widely recognized for his starring roles in the critically acclaimed television dramas ‘Hotel’ and ‘Marcus Welby, M.D.’ His additional television credits include ‘The Reagans,’ ‘Trapped,’ ‘And the Sea Will Tell.’ As a director, Brolin made his feature film debut with My Brother’s War. On the small screen, he directed ‘The Young Riders.’ Currently, he is preparing to direct the period script Ruby McCollum, the true-crime story that shook the foundation of the segregationist South.”

Actress Mena Suvari

“Mena’s film debut was in the cult-classic Nowhere (1997), which was soon followed up by the blockbuster ‘American Pie’ (1999) and the five-time Oscar-awarded ‘American Beauty’ (1999). In 2001, she added ‘American Pie 2’ (2001) to that list, and then more than a decade later with ‘American Reunion’ (2012). Mena rounded out her creative pursuits by playing the iconic Black Dahlia in ‘American Horror Story’ (2011) and continued working in the medium by following up with an arc in the hit series ‘Chicago Fire’ (2013), as well as leading the Amazon pilot ‘Hysteria’ (2014) and WeTv’s mini-series ‘South of Hell’ (2015).”

HMM’s I’ll Be Home For Christmas is produced by Hideaway Pictures and Motion Pictures Corporations of America. The executive producers are Robin Bernheim, Scott Hart, Eric Jarboe, Brad Krevoy, Amanda Phillips Atkins, Michael Shepard, and Jimmy Townsend. Filming for this family movie took place in Canada.

According to News Press Now, I’ll Be Home For Christmas airs tonight at 9/8 p.m. Central on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel. Last night, the Hallmark movie Journey Back To Christmas premiered.

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