Preview: “Open By Christmas” A Hallmark Channel “Countdown To Christmas” Original Movie


Kat Harlton

Press Materials: Crown Media

Alison Sweeney (“Days of Our Lives,” “Hannah Swensen Mysteries”), Erica Durance (“Smallville”) and Brennan Elliott (“UnREAL,” “The Crossword Mysteries”) star in “Open By Christmas” a new, original movie premiering Friday, November 12 (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:

While helping her parents move, Nicky (Sweeney) discovers a card given to her in high school that she never knew existed. In it, a secret admirer confides their true emotions. With the support of her lifelong best friend Simone (Durance), Nicky embarks on a quest to find and thank the anonymous author. Meanwhile, Simone is a working, single mother who feels like she’s losing touch with her teenage son, especially as she plans to marry again and start a new chapter in life. Simone turns to Nicky, who helps her understand she’s holding on too tight in fear of her son growing up and everything changing. Nicky and Simone help each other find answers to the past and present, all kindled through the special bond that has long made them feel like sisters.

“Open By Christmas” is from Lighthouse Pictures Inc. Jamie Goehring, Shawn Williamson, Alison Sweeney and Craig Baumgarten are executive producers. Kevin Leslie is producer. David Weaver directed from a script by Amyn Kaderail and Christine Conradt.

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