GAC FAMILY ANNOUNCES “12 MOVIES OF CHRISTMAS” ORIGINAL HOLIDAY MOVIE CELEBRATION THREE NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES ADDED TO EXPANDED LINEUP
MY ANGEL’S CHRISTMAS LIST, Starring Chad Michael Murray and Jessica Lowndes
A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS, Starring Maggie Lawson and Christopher Russell
JOY FOR CHRISTMAS, Starring Cindy Busby and Sam Page
NEW YORK, NY – October 18, 2021 – GAC Family today announced “12 Movies of Christmas” as the network’s holiday movie celebration featuring a dozen original films. The lineup expands to twelve movies with the addition of “My Angel’s Christmas List,” starring Chad Michael Murray (“An Autumn Romance,” “Riverdale”) and Jessica Lowndes (“An Autumn Romance,” “90210”); “A Lot Like Christmas,” starring Maggie Lawson (“Christmas Encore,” “Christmas In Evergreen: Tidings of Joy”) and Christopher Russell (“A Dream of Christmas,” “The Mistletoe Secret”); and “Joy For Christmas,” starring Cindy Busby (“Toying With the Holidays,” “A Godwink Christmas”) and Sam Page (“The Perfect Christmas Present,” “Christmas in Rome”).
Kicking off on October 30, “12 Movies of Christmas” will feature an original Christmas movie each Saturday night on GAC Family. After a Thanksgiving weekend event with three consecutive nights of original holiday movie premieres, fans will get all-new Christmas programming each Saturday and Sunday night during the month of December. The celebration is part of “Great American Christmas,” GAC Family’s franchise featuring original holiday-themed movies and specials headlined by top stars fans have come to know and love.
GAC Family (formerly Great American Country) launched on September 27 under the tagline “Stories Well Told” and features family-friendly, holiday movies and series that celebrate American culture, lifestyle and heritage. GAC Family can be found on Altice USA (Ch. 184), AT&T U-verse (Ch. 529, 1529 HD), Comcast (Ch.147, 1620 HD), COX (Ch. 1156), Dish (Ch.165), DirecTV (Ch. 326) and Spectrum (Channel Finder); and also on streaming services, including Frndly TV, Fubo TV, Philo, Hulu and Sling TV. Additional platform partners will be announced soon.
Movie descriptions for “My Angel’s Christmas List,” “A Lot Like Christmas” and “Joy For Christmas” can be found below along with the full “12 Movies of Christmas” lineup. Fans can learn more about the upcoming movie slate by tuning into “Welcome to Great American Christmas,” a new special with hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison premiering Sunday, October 24 at 8pm ET/PT.
MY ANGEL’S CHRISTMAS LIST
Starring Chad Michael Murray and Jessica Lowndes
Premieres Friday, November 26 at 8pm ET
In “My Angel’s Christmas List,” Ally Morgan (Lowndes) is a workaholic ER doctor struggling for work-life balance with boyfriend, Josh (David Reale). On the night Josh is set to propose, he and Ally have a row about her working an extra shift on Christmas Eve, which leads to a breakup. Ally is miserable alone before a chance encounter with handsome barista, Gabe (Murray) leads her to fulfill a Christmas bucket list of fun activities she never would have done on her own. Ally’s best friend and fellow ER doctor, Dawn (Samora Smallwood) has never seen Ally so engaged outside of work and is rooting for a Gabe-Ally relationship. Now, the saintly Maureen (Jane Luk) must redirect Gabe’s heartfelt intentions if Josh and Ally have any chance at reconciliation this Christmas.
Executive Producers of “My Angel’s Christmas List” are Brad Krevoy, Amanda Phillips, Eric Jarboe, Amy Krell, Vince Balzano, Jimmy Townsend, Chad Michael Murray, Jessica Lowndes, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, and Kathy Ceroni. Producer is David Anselmo. Supervising Producers are W. Michael Beard and Michael Shepard. Associate Producers are Kelly Martin and Kaitlyn Greenough. Jerry Ciccoritti directs from an original screenplay by Carlie Mantilla and John Elliott Jordan.
A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Starring Maggie Lawson and Christopher Russell
Premieres Sunday, December 5 at 8pm ET
In “A Lot Like Christmas,” Jessica Roberts (Lawson) owns the most popular Christmas Tree lot in the picturesque New England town of Hudson Springs. But when big-city marketing executive, Clay Moore (Russel) moves a “Big Box” store into the area and starts selling trees, Jasmine finds her business in jeopardy. As their professional competition escalates, Jasmine and Clay run into another complication – they start falling for each other.
Executive Producers of “A Lot Like Christmas” are Brad Krevoy, Amanda Phillips, Eric Jarboe, Lorenzo Nardini, Cara J. Russell, Jimmy Townsend, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, Trevor McWhinney and Doran Chandler. Producer is Rob Lycar. Supervising Producers are Kelly Frazier, Bradley M. Goodman and Michael Shepard. Associate Producers are Suzan Derkson Marlisa Fruehauf, Trudi Thorwaldson. Stacey Harding directs from an original screenplay by Amyn Kaderali.
JOY FOR CHRISTMAS
Starring Cindy Busby and Sam Page
Premieres Sunday, December 19 at 8pm ET
When her family firm’s annual Christmas toy drive is in jeopardy, Holly Silver (Busby) must convince pro athlete Jack Kane (Page) to be the public face of the campaign to help save it. As Noelle helps Jack rediscover the meaning of Christmas, Holly reconnects with her own family traditions. While Jack and Holly go through challenges of making Christmas dreams for others come true, they discover kindred spirits in each other and the potential for the gift of romance this holiday season.
Executive Producers of “Joy For Christmas” are Brad Krevoy, Amanda Phillips, Eric Jarboe, Lorenzo Nardini, Steve N. White, Jimmy Townsend, Susie Belzberg Krevoy and Doran Chandler. Producer is Kevin Leslie. Supervising Producers are Kay Metchie, Bradley M. Goodman and Michael Shepard. Associate Producers are Marlisa Fruehauf and Trudi Thorwaldson. Pat Williams directs from an original screenplay by Steve N. White, Joel & Lisa Canfield and Guy Yosub.
GAC Family “12 Movie of Christmas” Premieres – All times 8pm ET
Saturday, October 30: Much Ado About Christmas
Saturday, November 6: The Great Christmas Switch
Saturday, November 13: Christmas Time is Here
Saturday, November 20: A Kindhearted Christmas
Friday, November 26: My Angel’s Christmas List
Saturday, November 27: Royally Wrapped for Christmas
Sunday, November 28: Christmas Is You
Saturday, December 4: Jingle Bell Princess
Sunday, December 5: A Lot Like Christmas
Saturday, December 11: A Christmas Miracle for Daisy
Sunday, December 12: A Christmas Star
Sunday, December 19: Joy For Christmas
“Great American Christmas” Series and Specials– All times 8pm ET
Sunday, October 24: Welcome to Great American Christmas
Saturday, December 18: When Hope Calls: Season 2 Premiere
ABOUT GAC Media
GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: GAC Family ”Stories Well Told” and GAC Living ”Life Well Lived.” As the flagship service, GAC Family celebrates American culture, lifestyle and heritage with original holiday-themed, family-friendly movies and series. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC and Bill Abbott. Its ownership primarily consists of US-based family offices.