KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 29, 2018) — The idyllic town of Evergreen overflows with Christmas magic and romance in “Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa,” a new, original movie premiering Sunday, November 18, (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel, as part of the network’s #1-rated programming event, COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS. With this popular annual event, Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of Q4.
Jill Wagner (“Pearl in Paradise,” “Teen Wolf”), Mark Deklin (“Designated Survivor”), Holly Robinson Peete (“Meet the Peetes,” “Hanging with Mr. Cooper”), Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”), Andrew Francis (“Chesapeake Shores”), Rukiya Bernard (“One Winter Weekend”) and Ashley Williams (“The Jim Gaffigan Show”) star in the heartwarming story of romance and family set against the backdrop of the idyllic town of Evergreen. “Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa” is the second movie installment of holiday stories based on the collection of fine art by Hallmark Cards’ master artist and illustrator, Geoff Greenleaf.
Crown Media Family Networks partnered with parent company, Hallmark Cards, to bring to life the magical town of Evergreen. Evergreen emits the beauty, magic and celebration of the season where Greenleaf’s illustrations come to life on screen. In order to bring the town of Evergreen to life, Hallmark products were featured throughout the film. Products featured from the Christmas in Evergreen collection, exclusively sold in Hallmark Gold Crown Stores nationwide and on Hallmark.com include:
- the iconic All-American Truck 1954 Mercury m-100 Metal Keepsake Ornament
- the Christmas in Evergreen Sleigh Ride Musical Snow Globe with Light
- the Christmas in Evergreen North Pole Mailbox
To further enhance the viewers’ experience and immerse themselves in the magical holiday town, the complete Christmas in Evergreen collection is available at Hallmark.com.
On her way to visit her hometown of Evergreen, Lisa (Wagner) meets Kevin (Deklin), when his car is stalled on the side of the road. Though his car quickly – and perhaps miraculously – restarts, the pair soon after crosses paths again in Evergreen. Reconnected by Evergreen restaurant owner Carol (Niven), Lisa and Kevin work together to restore a general store they used to visit as children. Sparks fly between them and they quickly find themselves contemplating permanent moves to Evergreen. Evergreen’s Christmas magic, which brought town veterinarian Allie (Williams) love the year before, not only inspires love for Lisa and Kevin, but also connects the kindhearted Michelle (Peete) with a single dad visiting his son for the holidays. While romance blossoms for the two couples, the town comes together to try to grant a Christmas wish written in a letter to Santa years ago.
For more than 100 years, family-owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and employing 30,000 worldwide, the approximately $4 billion company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. Its global Hallmark Greetings business sells greeting cards, gift wrap and related products in more than 30 languages with distribution in more than 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops worldwide. Hallmark Retail operates about 2,000 Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries and Hallmark Home & Gifts is an emerging business selling a broad array of home décor and gift product throughout the U.S. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and creative play toys designed to spark children’s creativity around the globe. Crown Media Family Networks operates three cable channels – Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama – in addition to Hallmark Publishing, the e-books division of the Hallmark channels, and Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription-based streaming service. Crown Center is a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmark’s headquarters. For more information, visit Hallmark.com. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube.