Hallmark's "'Tis the Season to be Merry" QUIZ!

'Tis the Season to be Merry Plot Summary Looking for a fresh angle on her new book on relationships, Merry heads to snow covered Vermont.  She finds a new perspective and Christmas cheer with charismatic aid worker, Adam. Starring :  Rachael Leigh Cook and Travis Van Winkle Image:  Crown Media The Conflict Merry Griffin has a lot of rules for dating, and her expert advice is solicited by a huge social media following.  To capitalize on her success and prove she has a "real job," Merry proudly prepares to publish her first book.  Dale Westfield is her fictional fiancĂ© who represents a happy ending for those who follow her advice to find true love; however, her publisher knows if word gets out Merry isn't actually engaged, it will make her look like a fraud and deliver a devastating blow to the company.  The future of the company hinges on the success of Merry's book, so she must find a way to fix the mess by pitching a new book idea by December 25. Adam & Me

Hallmark's "Christmas in Harmony" QUIZ, Plus A Look At The Cast

Christmas in Harmony Plot Summary 

Harmony is tricked into auditioning for the Holiday Chorus--directed by an ex-boyfriend.  By Christmas Eve, they could be harmonizing in the key of love.

Starring:  Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Michelle Williams, and Loretta Devine

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Christmas in Harmony Boasts Star-Studded Cast

Ashleigh Murray (Harmony) is best known for her part as Josie in the CW's Riverdale--the lead singer of Josie and the Pussycats.  While her voice is lovely, her performance as a Hallmark leading lady is forgettable.  She doesn't possess the on-screen charisma to capture the hearts of fans.  

Ashleigh Murray in Hallmark's "Christmas in Harmony"
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Luke James (Kyle), on the other hand, is a natural.  James doesn't fit the hunk model of a leading man, but he brings other qualities to the table.  He's a three-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, so he doesn't have to "fake it until you make it" in this movie.  He has toured with superstars, been on Broadway, appeared in a variety of TV shows, and has recorded his own albums.  James IS the music, and it flows through him in Christmas in Harmony, lending his character depth and authenticity.

Luke James in Hallmark's "Christmas in Harmony"
Image: Crown Media

You can buy James' MP3 Album here:

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You may recognize Michelle Williams (Melo-D Star) as a former member of Destiny's Child, along with Beyonce, so she doesn't just play a hot singing sensation in this movie--she is big musical star!

Michelle Williams part of cast in Hallmark's "Christmas in Harmony"
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Williams hasn't recorded a solo album since 2014, but in May 2021, she released a book about her battle with depression.

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With a career spanning three decades, you've undoubtedly seen Loretta Devine many times before, even if you can't remember where.  Most notably, she's played in Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife, and Women Though Art Loosed, but she's appeared in tons of TV shows and on Broadway as well.

Loretta Devine in Hallmark's "Christmas in Harmony"
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Get Your Southern Gospel On!

You don't have to like Southern Gospel to appreciate the musical talent showcased in this movie--the choir is fabulous. Handel may have been spinning in his grave to hear the Hallelujah Chorus after Kyle and Harmony tinker with perfection, but they make it work.

Hallmark has been steering clear of faith in their more recent productions, so it is refreshing to see a movie that quotes scripture and sings a non-secular Christmas song focused on Jesus.  After all, that's what Christmas is all about!

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