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The Christmas Choir Premieres on the Hallmark Channel

As you know I love the Hallmark Channel!  The Hallmark Channel never fails to show good quality movies and shows that are perfect for the whole family.  You can count on them to show entertaining and inspiring movies.

Tonight they are premiering the original movie The Christmas Choir,

Peter Brockman (Jason Gedrick) is a successful-but-spiritually lost accountant whose life is turned on its head when he begins volunteering at a homeless shelter run by the caring-yet-cantankerous Sister Agatha (Rhea Perlman). Amazed at the musical prowess of some of the shelter’s occupants, Peter sets out to organize them into a choir, singing holiday tunes in a local subway station. Though the singers and Peter each go through their own difficult personal trials, they slowly begin to learn to trust in each other and the power their music holds. “The Christmas Choir” is inspired by the true story of a man volunteering at a homeless shelter who saw a way to help the men living there by creating a choir from their surprising musical talents. The group, which went on to record several albums and tour the world, experienced such success that the singers where able to gain the financial security and personal confidence to leave the streets forever.

The Christmas Choir stars Rhea Perlman of Cheers fame.  She plays Sister Agatha… a far cry from her role as the wisecracking barmaid on Cheers.  Here is a great article on Rhea Perlman’s role in The Christmas Choir.

Also starring in The Christmas Choir is Jason Gedrick, Tyrone Benskin and Marianne Farley.

I am looking forward to watching this holiday movie tonight… I’m sure it will get me in the Christmas spirit.  I think it will inspire us to think of those less fortunate this Christmas.

If you’re looking for a good Christmas movie to watch tonight, December 6, 2008, watch The Christmas Choir on the Hallmark Channel  at 9:00 pm EST.  If you miss it tonight, look at the bottom of the page at HallmarkChannel.com for other show times.

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