|NEWS SOURCE: Sundari PR
ATLANTA – September 30, 2020 – UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, will be celebrating Christmas with five World Television Premiere movies, beginning with the premiere of the third title in the A Very Country franchise, A Very Country Christmas Homecoming, on Sunday, November 1 at 7 p.m. ET. These all-new movies will join UPtv’s robust collection of 500 hours of holiday cheer and over 60 movies that celebrate family memories, love and the true meaning of Christmas.
“UPtv’s Merry Movie Christmas offering is the culmination of a big year of weekly premiere movies on the network,” said Hector Campos, vice president content strategy & acquisitions for UPtv. “We’re thrilled to kick the season off with our new movie tracker app and invite viewers to tune in to our expansive programming slate offering uplifting entertainment for the whole family as we all celebrate Christmas together.”
Launching in mid-October, the My UPtv Movies app will allow viewers to learn more about upcoming movies on the network, watch movie previews, and request personalized showtime alerts. Viewers can also favorite movie titles to add to a personal collection to easily access them later, set calendar reminders, and request notifications or text messages.
17.71 million viewers tuned into Christmas movies on UPtv last year with primetime ratings growing by double digits in 4Q19 vs 4Q18 among W1849/W2554 and HHs2.
UPtv’s holiday season programming highlights include the following World Television Premiere movies. See local listings for encore broadcasts.
A Very Country Christmas Homecoming- Premieres Sunday, November 1 at 7 p.m. ET
**This is the third movie in the A Very Country franchise – previous movies were A Very Country Christmas and A Very Country Wedding
Zane and Jeannette return from their magical honeymoon to plan the perfect first Christmas as a family, but the arrival of Jeannette’s former father-in-law throws a wrench into all of their holiday planning.
Stars: Bea Santos, Greyston Holt, Deana Carter, Mike Shara, Charlotte Hegele
A Ring for Christmas – Premieres Sunday, November 8 at 7 p.m. ET
Spoiled single girl Angie Moore gets cut off 25 days before Christmas. When she discovers the existence of a sizable trust fund that she will inherit once she gets married, Angie decides to find a man to marry – by Christmas.
Stars: Liliana Tandon, Dean Geyer, Charles Hittinger, Lorraine Bracco
Mistletoe Magic – Premieres Sunday, November 15 at 7 p.m. ET
When self-proclaimed “Christmas Grinch” Harper realized that she accidentally donated her family’s beloved magic mistletoe to a charity, she enlists the help of thrift store owner and old friend Luke to help her retrieve it. Can Luke convince Harper that perhaps the magic of Christmas is real and that true love does exist?
Stars: Stephen Huszar, Jessica Sipos
Dashing Home for Christmas – Premieres Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m. ET
Emily Nichols, a successful business consultant, has missed every family gathering this year, so getting home for Christmas is very important to her. But when a series of mishaps – from delayed public transportation to diverted flights and broken-down trains and finally, a lost wallet – put her holiday plans in jeopardy, she’s forced to find a way home with a fellow road warrior, Simon Allein. While Emily is more a Type A planner who hates disruptions and inconveniences, Simon is a go-with-the-flow type who sees the brightside to any misfortune. So, having to rely upon one another to get to their final destination tests their will, but also provides ample opportunity to get to know each other and, perhaps even, fall in love.
Stars: Paniz Zade, Adrian Spencer, Suzanne Cyr, Andrew Bushell
Christmas on the Range – Premieres Sunday, December 6 at 7 p.m. ET
All Kendall Riley wants for the holidays is to save her family’s ranch, but her longtime rival, small-town scrooge Brick McCree, has other plans in mind. When Brick’s son, Clint, comes back to town, he is immediately drawn to Kendall and offers a helping hand. As a romance starts to blossom, Kendall’s farm is sabotaged, leaving her to wonder about Clint’s true intentions.
Stars: Erin Cahill, Nicholas Gonzalez, A Martinez, Lindsay Wagner
1 Nielsen, L7, 10/27-12/25/19, P2+, Reach 1 min qual
2 Nielsen, L3, 9/30/19-12/29/19 vs. 10/1/18-12/30/18, Prime (M-Su; 8p-11p), Cov AA%
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