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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 include:

To further enhance the viewers’ experience and immerse themselves in the magical holiday town, the complete Christmas in Evergreen collection is available at

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.

Christmas in Evergreen products are exclusively sold in Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide and on Visit to find the nearest location.

Media Contacts

Jaci Twidwell

Hallmark Cards, Inc.



Stephanie Sherman

Crown Media Family Networks


About Hallmark

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 more than 20,000 worldwide, the company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. The Hallmark business designs and sells greeting cards, gifts, ornaments and gift packaging in more than 30 languages with distribution in nearly 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops worldwide, including a network of company-owned and independently owned Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and creative play toys designed to spark children’s creativity around the globe. Hallmark Media operates three cable networks – Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Mystery and Hallmark Family – as well as Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription video on-demand 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 Connect on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn.