Preview: “Christmas Comes Twice” A Hallmark Channel “Countdown To Christmas” Original Movie


Kat Harlton

Press Materials: Crown Media

Tamera Mowry Housley (“A Christmas Miracle,” “The Real”), Michael Xavier (“The Expanse”) and Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Ray Donovan”) spend time a holiday past in “Christmas Comes Twice,” a new, original movie premiering Sunday, December 13 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event – your home for the holiday.

About The Movie:

Cheryl Jenkins (Mowry-Housley) is an astrophysicist who works for the National Science Foundation reviewing grant applications for projects, although she’d prefer to be working on a project of her own. Cheryl heads home to spend the holidays with her family and first on the agenda is a visit to the annual Christmas carnival with her sister Trish (Zarrin Darnell-Martin, “Burden of Truth”). While there, Cheryl sees a carousel in the distance and ventures over to take a ride. But when the revolutions wind down and she returns to the carnival to find her sister, Cheryl discovers that — somehow — it’s five years earlier. Cheryl sees this as a chance to change her path by making different choices. As she navigates her way through her visit back in time, Cheryl is able to connect with her beloved science teacher Ms. Nelson (Ralph), who was an inspiration to her both in and out of the classroom and had passed away five years before. The time Cheryl spends with Ms. Nelson as well as with her “frenemy” George (Xavier) helps her find a new appreciation for what she’s doing in life and starts to see George in a new light. But when the carousel returns Cheryl to present-day Christmas with lessons learned, will the love she found be waiting for her?

“Christmas Comes Twice” is from Carnival Road Productions Ltd. Stephanie Germain,
Harvey Kahn, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Michael Shepard are executive producers. Arielle Port and Denielle Jackson are co-executive producers. Charles cooper serves as producer. Michael Scott directed from a script by Gregg Rossen & Brian Sawyer.

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