Hallmark Channel Provides Christmas Programming Gifts
Family-Friendly Network Presents 36 Hours Of Festive Fare On Dec. 24-25
Mike Reynolds -- Multichannel News, 12/24/2009 9:23:05 AM

Hallmark Channel is celebrating the season by providing 36 consecutive hours of holiday fare on Christmas Eve through Christmas Day.
The programming push, featuring encores of Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentations, original Hallmark Channel telefilms and exclusives, begins at noon (ET/PT) on Dec. 24 with its original movie, Christmas in Canaan, starring Billy Ray Cyrus, based on the book by Kenny Rogers and Donald Davenport, and concluding with I'll Be Home For Christmas, starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel at 10 p.m. on Dec. 25.
In between, the family-friendly network's lineup is as follows:
*Silver Bells,a Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation, starring Christopher Byrne and Anne Heche, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 3:55 a.m.;
*A Season For Miracles, a Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation, starring Carla Cugino and Patty Duke, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m.;
*Holiday Celebration on Ice, the two-hour cable premiere with Brian Boitano and REO Speedwagon, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.;
*Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle, a Hallmark Channel original, starring Doris Roberts and James Van Der Beek, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 25 at noon;
*Meet the Santas, a Hallmark Channel telefilm, starring Steve Guttenberg and Crystal Bernard, Dec. 24, 9:42 p.m., Dec. 25, 2:06 p.m.;
*Moonlight & Mistletoe, a Hallmark Channel original, starring Candace Cameron Bure and Tom Arnold, Dec. 24, 11:45 p.m.;
*A Smoky Mountain Christmas, starring Dolly Parton and Lee Majors, Dec. 25 at 1:50 a.m.;
*Mr. St. Nick, starring Charles Durning, Kelsey Grammer and Elaine Hendrix, Dec. 25, 6 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
*The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, a Hallmark Channel original, starring Brooke Burns, Henry Winkler and Warren Christie, Dec. 25, 8 a.m.
*The National Tree, a Hallmark Channel telefilm, starring Evan Williams, Andrew McCarthy and Kari Matchett, Dec. 25, 6:18 p.m.; and
*The Three Gifts, a Hallmark Channel original, starring Dean Cain, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mimi Kennedy and Reginald VelJohnson, Dec. 25, 8 p.m.