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Ashley Williams (“Christmas in Evergreen,” “How I Met Your Mother”) and Niall Matter (“Aurora Teagarden Mysteries,” “Christmas at Dollywood”) find themselves celebrating the most joyous season of the year in “Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, November 7 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” event.
About The Movie:
For single mom Maggie O’Donnell (Williams), Christmas has always been a family occasion but this year, with her daughter Ellen (Kayden Magnuson, “Chesapeake Shores”) away with her father for the holidays, Maggie’s facing her first Christmas alone. That is, until she quite literally crashes into Lucas Cavelli (Matter) at a Christmas tree lot. After injuring him with her tree, he’s forced to cancel his ski trip to Aspen and stay in town over Christmas. Anxious to make amends, Maggie offers Lucas her guest house for him to recuperate. Maggie has spent her life taking care of others while never tending to her own needs. Conversely, Lucas is an immensely successful architect who has reached the peak of his profession – only to realize he is burned out and lost his passion for the job he once loved. Together, they face Christmas with the support of one another, and over the course of the holidays the two find comfort and healing in their new friendship – a growing bond that soon leads to romance. But when Maggie misconstrues Lucas’s intentions and thinks he’s been stringing her along before leaving once again for his job back in the big city, their misunderstanding may end their relationship before it has had a chance to take root.
“Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater” is produced by Two 4 The Money Media. Tom Mezza, Karen Glass, Kim Arnott and Ivan Hayden are the executive producers. David Wulf is producer. Allan Harmon directed from a script by Nina Weinman, based on the book by Debbie Johnson.