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Tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Central), Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ latest Christmas movie, Christmas Homecoming, will premiere. It’s a story of how saving a military museum sparks love and a new beginning. The movie stars Julie Benz and Michael Shanks. After you read all about this movie and watch it, come back and share any comments or questions that you may have about the movie in our comments section below. Take time to let other readers know what you thought and talk about the movie with other viewers.
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The synopsis reads:
A military widow (Benz), whose faith in Christmas has lapsed, rents an apartment to a handsome Army Captain, recovering from an injury in battle, and whose faith in Christmas is inspirational. As they team up to save the town’s military museum with a Christmas fundraising event, these two ‘wounded birds’ find themselves falling in love — and being healed by the magic of Christmas.”
The movie (formerly called Welcome Home Warrior) stars Julie Benz as Amanda. Benz has a long history of success to her name, including working on Golden Globe winning and Emmy-nominated series. Her roles include: Dexter (Rita Bennett), Desperate Housewives, Defiance, No Ordinary Family, A Gifted Man, Hawaii Five-0, Training Day, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Roswell, Rambo, The Boondock Saints II, Saw 5, and much more. She’s also appeared in many Hallmark movies, including Uncorked and Charming Christmas.
The movie also stars Michael Shanks as Master Sergeant Jim Mullins. He’s best known for playing Daniel Jackson on Stargate SG-1. His other appearances include Burn Notice, 24, Smallville, Judicial Indiscretion, Mr. Hockey, Saving Hope, CSI: Miami, Stargate: Atlantis, Endgame, Supernatural, The Call of the Wild, and many other films and movies.
Also starring in the movie are:
- Kirsten Robek (Victoria, Amanda’s sister)
- Mark Gibbon (Dean: husband of Amanda’s sister, Victoria)
- Farryn VanHumbeck (Heather, Amanda’s niece)
- Chilton Crane (Carol)
- Jay Brazeau (Tom, Amanda’s boss)
- Jordana Largy (Lily, Amanda’s friend)
- If you miss the movie tonight, you’ll have lots of other times to catch it. The movie will have encores on
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