‘Looks Like Christmas’: Hallmark Channel’s ‘Christmas Carol’ Movie Stars Anne Heche As Power Mom

Looks Like Christmas is another delightful treat that Hallmark Channel is serving up this weekend. Having unleashed a number of heartwarming new holiday films as Christmas looms ahead, Hallmark doesn’t fail with this latest feature Looks Like Christmas.

According to the Internet Movie Database, Looks Like Christmas was originally titled Christmas Carol. It is directed by Terry Ingram and written by Mark Amato. Looks Like Christmas stars Anne Heche and Dylan Neal, according to Esquire.


Synopsis of the Movie: Looks Like Christmas (aka Christmas Carol) on Hallmark

Carol is a full-time mom and a full-time planner, and she hates wasting time doing things at the last minute. It’s no different for her during the holidays when it’s time to prepare for the annual Christmas Spectacular event at her children’s school.

Every year for the last several years, Carol has put in so much intensive work for the Christmas Spectacular that the other parents have renamed her “Christmas Carol.” And, of course, there is no need for any of them to put in their two cents since this power mom likes everything her way.

But things begin to change when Terry comes into town with his teenage daughter. He may be single, but this dad is very involved in his child’s life and is used to participating in school-related functions and activities.

This year, Terry plans to try his hand at the upcoming Christmas Spectacular at the local school, and he’s ready to shake things up since it seems that the same show is recreated year after year. It won’t be easy, and he already knows that he’ll have to go up against Christmas Carol. Despite the barrier that Carol has built, Terry has some suggestions for this year’s event that he believes will put the “spec” back into spectacular.

Immediately, they bump heads after Terry reveals that he’d like to go for a variety type of show this year, an idea that seems to appeal to the other parents. For Carol, it’s about the classics and the traditions. But Terry believes that new ideas for the show can be combined with some of the same elements for which the Christmas Spectacular is known.

With both Terry and Carol unwilling to back down, they reluctantly work together to hash out the last minute details. Through working together, something marvelous begins to take place — the walls come tumbling down and a romance begins to ignite. Will these two exchange icy kisses or will their burning desires blaze a new trail of love.


Cast of Looks Like Christmas (via Hallmark Channel)

Actress Anne Heche

“Anne Heche is one of Hollywood’s sought after and versatile actresses in the areas of film, television and stage. Heche will soon appear in several films including indie feature, ‘Catfight’ starring alongside Sandra Oh and set to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, military thriller, ‘Temple’ starring with Wesley Snipes, and ‘The Last Word.’ Heche will soon begin production on the haunting drama, ‘My Friend Dahmer’ alongside Vincent Kartheiser which is set to be released in 2017. In addition to her versatile film roles, Heche will appear in the upcoming sci-fi television thriller, ‘Aftermath’ as Karen Copeland, which will premiere in 2016 on Syfy.”

Actor Dylan Neal

“Neal is a well-recognized face on television having had series regular roles in eight American television series, including Aaron Spelling’s ‘Pacific Palisades,’ ‘Hyperion Bay’ and ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch.’ He has had many major recurring roles including ‘Dr Anthony Ivo’ in the CW’s breakout TV series ‘Arrow,’ and his five-year stint on “Dawson’s Creek” playing Pacey’s brother, ‘Doug Witter.’ Entering its third season, Neal currently plays ‘Jack Griffiths’ in Hallmark Channel’s hit Original Primetime Series, ‘Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove.'”


Looks Like Christmas (aka Christmas Carol) is produced by Front Street Pictures and Carol And Company. This magical new movie was filmed in Canada with Linda Kent, Jack Grossbart, Terry Ingram, and Marnie Young as the executive producers.

This is a must-see Hallmark movie. Looks Like Christmas airs this Sunday, December 4 at 8/7 p.m. Central. Recently, the movie A Dream of Christmas aired on the Hallmark Channel.

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