The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Premieres on the Hallmark Channel

The Hallmark Channel is premiering another great original Christmas movie tonight.  The Most Wonderful Time of the Year will be sure to get you into the Christmas spirit and if you are feeling a bit bah humbug this year, you really need to watch it.

Here is what the Hallmark Channel says about The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,

Jennifer Cullen (Brooke Burns) is a single, working mom who has become somewhat of a Scrooge when it comes to the Holiday season.  Even her six-year-old son Brian is having trouble believing in Santa Claus.  When Jen’s Uncle Ralph (Henry Winkler), a retired police officer, comes to visit for Christmas, he brings along a new friend, a nomad and Jack-of-all-trades named Morgan Derby (Warren Christie).  The two met on a flight, and Morgan’s plans to continue on to Denver are cancelled when he finds out the city is completely snowed in.  Jen is wary of the stranger, but at Ralph’s request, agrees to let him stay the night. She warms up to Morgan, especially when she sees how he interacts with Brian.  Uncle Ralph approves of Morgan, too, but Jen’s boyfriend Richard isn’t nearly as receptive. 
Meanwhile, Morgan has started to really like Jen, but if she can’t manage to make Christmas about anything more than business, Morgan will be on his way to Denver, and she’ll have missed the opportunity that was right in front of her.  Uncle Ralph has done what he can to keep Morgan around, but it’s going to take something more than that to get him penciled into Jen’s long-term plans.  Jen just needs to learn “how to do Christmas,” and it turns out Morgan is the perfect one to teach her.

I love everything Henry Winkler has anything to do with.  Of course, Winkler is most famous for his role as Fonzie on Happy Days, but he has done a lot of great work in recent years behind the camera as well.  Winkler is one of those men that you just know if you knew him in "real" life you’d love him.  He seems like a down to earth regular guy.

I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday night than watching a Hallmark Channel original movie.  So tune in December 13, 2008 at 9:00 pm EST and watch The Most wonderful Time of the Year.  If you can’t catch it tonight, check out the other days and times Most Wonderful Time of the Year will air at; just look at the bottom of the page.

I would love to hear what you think of The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.  Hope to hear from you!

From Blog by Donna:  Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  1. I watched this movie with Henry Winkler last Saturday,the 13th. I have to say it was truly a warm hearted true Christmas Movie. There should be more movies like this!!

  2. @Beverly: I agree there should be more movies like this. That is why I love the Hallmark Channel so much. They show really good family movies.


  4. this was a really cute movie and Henry Winkler was great in it.

  5. I love this movie! I would like to have a copy to own. Does anyone know how I could obtain a copy? Please let me know. Thanks! – Terri
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  6. They filmed this in my town in BC! It was exciting to see our airport and neighborhoods. They buy the bike from a store in Fort Langley and the area is adorable. It’s always thrilling to see your town on tv!

    1. I was curious about the floor plan for the house used in the movie. I love the layout. Any ideas where I might find out more about it?

  7. I absolutley Love all the Christmas movies on Hallmark…..but The Most Wonderful Time of The Year is my very favorite, can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it. I tape it, and keep it for a long time. Love all of the cast…especially Morgan…good for my eyes.
    Thank you Hallmark,

  8. Just curious on the house plan also. See someone asked several years ago about it, but see no response was ever given.

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