By: Kat Harlton
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Ashley Newbrough (“Privileged,” “Snowmance”) and Kyle Dean Massey (“Nashville”) star in “A Merry Christmas Match” a new original premiering Friday, October 25, (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as part of the network’s annual “Miracles of Christmas” programming event.
About The Movie:
Corey Calvin (Newbrough) works in the small-town antiques shop her late father opened and her mom tries to keep afloat. When her best friend leaves Harmony for TV stardom in Los Angeles, Corey settles for staying behind, her big city dreams of becoming a theater director sidelined. Keeping the shop open to honor her dad’s memory matters more to Corey, as does staying on as creative director of Harmony’s annual Christmas Pageant. When real estate heir and Los Angeles hunk Ryder Donnelly (Massey) comes into the store to browse, more than Christmas lights twinkle in Corey’s shop.
As their relationship warms, Ryder implores Corey to think about what they might have between them. An unexpected thoughtful gift from Ryder persuades her to attend a Christmas charity gala at the Donnelly family estate. Their eyes meet again – until a misunderstanding over a past relationship of his threatens to undo everything. The big night of the annual Christmas Pageant in Harmony finally arrives and, much to Corey’s shock, Ryder shows up. He explains the misunderstanding from his parents’ party and has even more surprises in store for her. Now Corey must decide what she really wants and learn to listen to her heart.
“A Merry Christmas Match” is a The Ninth House production. Vanessa Shapiro and Stephanie Slack are Executive Producers, while Autumn Federici and Jake Helgren serve as producers. The movie was written and directed by Jake Helgren.