Hallmark Channel has initiated production on its holiday-themed original movie, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, in Vancouver.
Scheduled to air on the network in December, the telefilm features Emmy Award-winner Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Brooke Burns (Baywatch) and Warren Christie (October Road).
The overwhelming tasks that go along with Christmas have taken the joy out of the holidays for busy single mom, Jennifer Cullen, played by Burns. Then her uncle (Winkler) arrives at her home with the young, handsome – and snowbound – Morgan Derby (Christie). Morgan's love of Christmas – and life – is contagious, confusing Jennifer about her feelings for her stable yet boring boyfriend. As Jennifer glumly navigates through the holidays, trying hard not to spoil them for her family, she soon realizes that what she needs most is right under her nose.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is a Hallmark Channel presentation in association with Wonder Road Productions, Ltd., Dan Wigutow Productions, Inc., KZ Productions, Inc. and Front Street Pictures, Inc.