Preivew: “Christmas In Evergreen: Letters To Santa” A Hallmark Channel ‘Countdown To Christmas’ Original Movie

By: Kat Harlton
All Media Courtesy of Crown Media United States LLC

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.

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About The Movie:

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.

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.

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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:
– 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

You can also read our interviews with:

Holly Robinson Peete HERE
Rukiya Bernard HERE

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