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Rochelle Aytes (“S.W.A.T”) and Mark Taylor (“The Young and the Restless”) star in “A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado” a new, original movie premiering Tuesday, November 24 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event.
About The Movie:
Erin Chambers (Aytes) is Brooklyn, Colorado’s director of community development – and daughter of Mayor Raymond Chambers (Peter Bryant, “Riverdale”), who wants her to follow in his political footsteps. Erin is responsible for promoting the struggling burg as a top holiday destination to boost tourism, which includes organizing the campaign’s main event: the town square tree lighting. She stumbles across the perfect spruce belonging to Kevin Snyder (Taylor), a single firefighter, and his adopted daughter Claire (Grace Sunar, “Snowpiercer”). When she mistakenly posts the photo she took of it to the town’s social media account instead of her own, the local paper runs with the story and her father the mayor falls in love with the idea of having a tree from the site of the original town square. Unfortunately, Kevin doesn’t want to part with it. Erin is expected to secure the spruce for the tree lighting and hopes she’ll eventually be able to change his mind. As they spend more time together thanks to his new role as safety advisor for the tree lighting, they become close and Erin forms a strong bond with Claire. But an unexpected turn of events puts a halt to their budding romance and prompts Erin to make a last ditch effort to put things right and make it a Merry Christmas for all.
“A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado” is from Tree Road Productions Ltd. Michael Shepard and Michael G. Larkin are executive producers and Charles Cooper serves as producer. Jason Bourque directed from a script by Samantha Herman, from a story by Herman and Larkin.