Hallmark Channel’s festive new movie, A Dream Of Christmas, airs this weekend for the ‘Countdown to Christmas.’ In the days leading up to one of the most exciting holidays of the year, A Dream Of Christmas gives viewers magic, charm, and beauty all tied up in a bow. The Hallmark Channel movie, which was originally titled, It’s A Wonderful Wife, is directed by Gary Yates and based on a teleplay written by Mike Ball and Gary Yates. This enchanting new film stars Nikki DeLoach as Penny, Andrew W. Walker as Stuart, Lisa Durupt as Nicky, Paul Essiembre as Bryan, Cindy Williams as The Angel, Stephanie Moroz as Paula, and Christopher Russell as Andrew.
Synopsis Of The Movie: A Dream Of Christmas (It’s A Wonderful Wife) On Hallmark Channel
Penny is growing bored in her marriage to Stuart, and with the holidays approaching, it seems like it will be the same old thing year after year. No one knows this, but sometimes Penny wishes that she had never married. When she finally decides to make a Christmas wish, an angel appears ready to grant her every desire.
However, Penny needs to be careful what she wishes for because some dreams do come true. Adamant that she loved to try her hand at single life again, Penny gets an inside look at how life will change. Out of the blue, there is a beautiful home, a shiny new red car, and all the money that is needed to enjoy a lucrative life. But there is one thing, Penney doesn’t have her husband, Stuart.
Realizing that being single doesn’t mean that life is better, Penny hopes that she can change her Christmas wish status back to married again since she has realized that she wants her husband back. Will the tree angel be able to grant Penny just one more magical wish for Christmas?
Cast Information For A Dream Of Christmas (via Hallmark Channel)
Actress Nikki DeLoach
“One of the stars of MTV’s “Awkward” for the past five seasons, Nikki DeLoach also starred in Fox’s “North Shore,” and has had recurring roles in the TV series “Days of Our Lives,” “Windfall” and “Misery Loves Company.” DeLoach starred in last year’s Hallmark Channel Original movie “Christmas Land,” and her other TV movies include “The Jury” and “A Golden Christmas 3.” She has guest-starred in episodes of numerous popular series as well, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds,” “Castle,” “Mad Men,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service,” among others.”
Actress Cindy Williams
“Cindy Williams is best known for her role as Shirley Feeney in the television series “Laverne and Shirley,” which won the TV Land Award for Fan Favorite. In addition, she was honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame (2004). In April she won Best Actress at the L.A. Comedy Film Festival for the Indy film “Stealing Roses”. She recently completed the First National Tour of “Nunset Boulevard,” a sequel to “Nunsense” in which she reprised her role as Reverend Mother.”
A Dream Of Christmas is one of those movies that will resonate with the audience since so many real-life married couples also wish that they had never gotten married. An article in the Daily Mail outlines some frightening statistics based on market research performed by OnePoll.
- Out of the couples interviewed, a quarter of the couples wishes they had never walked down the aisle.
- A third married for reasons other than love, such as having the ability to purchase a family home or to have children.
- Twenty-three percent of married people regret marrying their current spouse. Some go a step further by wishing they had married a previous girlfriend or boyfriend.
- About thirty-three percent dreamed of having the single life again with a slightly higher number being sexually dissatisfied with their current spouse.
How dreadful! And this is why Hallmark Channel is such a success. Their delightfully made movies carry the viewer away, making them wish and dream of a more exciting and enchanting life.
The Hallmark Channel’s A Dream Of Christmas, aka It’s A Wonderful Wife, was filmed in the U.S. and executive produced by Howard Brownstein and Gary Yates.
Find your coziest spot and curl up to A Dream Of Christmas this Saturday, December 3, at 8/7 p.m. Central on Hallmark Channel (HMC). During Hallmark Channel’s ‘Five-Night Thanksgiving Movie Event,’ Journey Back To Christmas premiered.
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