A Majestic Christmas

Release Date:   12/2/18; The Hallmark Channel.
Genre:  Romance/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Director:  Pat Kiely
Cast:  Jerrika Hinton, Christian Vincent.

Story:   Christmas in the charming town of Briar Falls will be bittersweet this year when architect Nell goes back to her hometown after having been given the job of turning the historic Majestic Playhouse into a modern multiplex, much to the town’s objections. This job is Nell’s first promotion, and one she wishes she hadn’t been chosen for, especially when she meets the new owner of the theater, Connor, whose vision and ideas clash with Nell’s. Since Connor hasn’t had much experience celebrating Christmas, Nell hopes that if she can give him a crash course in Christmas during the town’s Twelve Day Festival, that he might just change his mind about modernizing the Majestic. Source:  The Hallmark Channel.

Memories of Christmas

Release Date:  12/9/18; Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Genre:  Romance/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Director:  Tibor Takács
Studio(s):   Sepia Films, Mar Vista Films
Cast:  Christina Milian (Noelle), Mark Taylor (Dave).

Story:   Noelle was raised by the queen of Christmas. When she inherits her late mother’s house, she finds out that her mother had been hiring someone to decorate it – Dave. The deal is off, but Dave convinces Noelle to let him carry on the tradition. As the display goes up, Noelle’s defenses start to come down. She embraces the town’s Christmas gala that was her mother’s legacy, finds unexpected love, and develops a joy for the holidays that she never thought possible.  Source(s):  Zig.com; Hallmark Movies & Mysteries; IMDB.

A Gingerbread Romance

Release Date:   12/15/18; The Hallmark Channel
Genre:  Romance/Holiday
Rating:  TV-PG
Director:  Richard Gabai

Cast:  Tia Mowry-Hardrict (Taylor), Duane Henry (Adam), Jordana Lajoie (Isabelle/Annabelle Renard).

Story:   With Christmas just weeks away, the architecture firm Taylor works for enters her in a contest in which the teams will design and build life sized gingerbread houses. After the contest, Taylor will likely be getting a promotion to a position in another city. The firm teams her up with Annabelle, a renowned French pastry chef with whom Taylor instantly locks horns. When Annabelle backs out, Taylor stumbles into a local bakery and meets Adam, a baker and single dad. In an act of desperation, Taylor convinces Adam to partner with her for the contest, arguing that winning would give the bakery and his designs much needed exposure. For years Taylor has been resistant to call anywhere “home” for fear it will only be temporary. But the time she spends with Adam and his daughter Brook in their cozy home, decorating for Christmas, and exploring Philadelphia at Christmas, fills her with a longing for a place to call home.  Source:  The Hallmark Channel.