My One Christmas Wish

On November 29, the original movie My One Christmas Wish will debut on the UP Channel at 7 PM.

Jackie Turner (Amber Riley from Glee) is a straight-A college student who was abused, abandoned and starved as a child. Although she has resolutely turned her life around, the holidays are still very painful for her. Facing another lonely holiday break on campus, Jackie decides to put an ad on craigslist – and even offers to pay $8 an hour. To her surprise, responses flood in. Among the numerous heartfelt invitations and letters of support, she also hears from struggling individuals that empathize with the overwhelming emptiness that comes with spending the holidays without loved ones.

Moved and inspired, Jackie decides to throw a big Christmas party – with the last-minute help of her advisor, friends and support group – to find families for all those troubled folks who emailed her, and finds one for herself as well.

Here is a preview for My One Christmas Wish.

A Prince for Christmas

On November 29, the ION original holiday movie A Prince for Christmas will debut at 9 PM.

Experiencing cold feet about his upcoming arranged royal wedding, a Prince steals away incognito to the US in search of true love. Pretending to be somebody he isn’t, our Prince on the lam meets Emma, a diner waitress, whose Christmas needs considerable brightening.

The film stars Viva Bianca (Spartacus: War of the Damned), relative newcomer Kirk Barker, Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2 and Empire Records) and Kelly LeBrock (Weird Science).

Here is a look at the ION holiday movies.

Christmas in the Smokies

The INSP holiday movie Christmas in the Smokies will debut on November 29 at 8 PM.

Clinging to the only life she’s ever known, Shelby Haywood (Sarah Lancaster from Chuck), a headstrong woman along with her loving parents – Wade and Annie Haygood (Barry Corbin from Northern Exposure and Blood & Oil and Rebecca Koon from The Notebook) finds herself on the verge of losing her family’s berry farm in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, to an impending retail expansion.

Over one eventful holiday season, she tries every avenue possible to save the farm. But, when the local town leaders notify her that they will have to seize the property after the holidays, her last hope to unite the town, is to throw a Christmas concert on the farm, headlined by her former love Mason Wyatt (Alan Powell from The Song and Where Hope Grows), a ne’er-do-well country music superstar. As the day of the concert approaches, they all must learn the value of family, faith and community—before time runs out.

The cast includes Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf and the made-for-TV movie Autumn Dreams) and Greg Alan Williams (Baywatch and Secrets and Lies).

Here is a trailer for Christmas in the Smokies.

The Christmas Gift

On November 29, The Christmas Gift is the new Lifetime holiday movie that will debut at 9 PM.

When ten-year-old Megan receives a Secret Santa gift, she is touched by its contents which end up having a huge impact on her life. Now a driven young journalist, Megan can’t shake her desire to thank the person who sent her that heartfelt gift over a decade ago. Determined to prove herself to her editor, she goes on the search for the perfect Christmas story, and in doing so, she finally discovers who her Secret Santa is.

Inspired by a true story, starring Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl) and Rick Fox (Hit The Floor).

The Christmas Note

November 29 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie The Christmas Note will debut at 9 PM

Gretchen (Jamie-Lynn Sigler from The Sopranos) returns to her hometown with son Ethan and meets her new neighbor Melissa under unusual circumstances. Melissa’s mother has passed away, and the two form a reluctant friendship when Melissa discovers she has a sibling she never knew about. Through their detective work, Gretchen and Melissa grow closer and uncover a huge surprise that will change everything.

The film also stars Leah Gibson (The Returned).

Here is a trailer and sneak peek for The Christmas Note.

Angel of Christmas

On November 29, the Hallmark Channel movie Angel of Christmas will debut at 8 PM.

A holiday Grinch ever since her boyfriend dumped her on Christmas, newspaper staffer Susan (Jennifer Finnigan from Tyrant) gets her first big break to write her own headline story — but ironically, the story is a Christmas-themed account of her own family’s carved wooden Christmas Angel — an angel that supposedly has magical properties to bring true lovers together.

The film also stars Jonathan Scarfe (Ties That Bind) and Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street)

Here is a trailer for Angel of Christmas.

TV Ratings

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching several of the major networks are already on their holiday schedules, but CBS, NBC and FOX aired their regular Tuesday night line-ups last night.

Here is how those Tuesday dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
NCIS (CBS) [NEW] – 16 million

9 PM Shows:
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) [NEW] – 11.7 million
Chicago Med (NBC) [NEW] – 7.6
Scream Queens (FOX) [NEW] – 2 million

10 PM Shows:
Chicago Fire (NBC) [NEW] – 7.3 million
Limitless (CBS) [NEW] – 6.5 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.


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