Preview: “Making Spirits Bright” A Hallmark Channel “Countdown To Christmas” Original Movie


Kat Harlton

Press Materials: Crown Media

Taylor Cole (“Ruby Herring Mysteries”) and Carlo Marks (“Chesapeake Shores”) star in “Making Spirits Bright” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, November 27 (6:00 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:

Grace Ryan (Cole), the co-owner of a Richmond-based home staging company, returns to her hometown to be with her family for the Christmas holiday. The Ryans, seasonal holiday decorators, are competing in the annual Bright Nights contest for the opportunity to not only secure a lucrative contract to decorate every municipal building in town next season, but also a substantial cash prize. With Grace’s father’s furniture business on the ropes financially, this prize could turn his fortunes around. But they will have to compete against Mr. Ryan’s (Garry Chalk, “Beast Machines: Transformers”) ex-business partner-turned-arch-nemesis Frank Sotto (John Cassini, “Next”) and his family, as well as a tech-heavy newcomer. As Grace reunites with her childhood friend, Tony Sotta (Marks), Frank’s handsome son, they realize the only chance the families have to defeat the new tech-heavy company is to team up. Can the two families put aside their differences to work together towards a common goal, and possibly mend a decadesold feud?

“Making Spirits Bright” is from Timeless Pictures, Basset Hound Distribution, Michael G Larkin Productions. Michael Larkin, Alexandre Coscas, Michael R. Goldstein and Ben Silverman are executive producers. Shel Piercy is producer. Theresa Piercy is associate producer and Cynthia Chapman is line producer. David Bercovici-Artieda directed from a script by Pierluigi D. Cothran and Tom McCurrie & Stephanie Sourapas.

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