Hallmark Christmas Cookies, Jill Wagner, ‘My Grandma, She Loves Hallmark Movie’

Jill Wagner, Wes Brown Photo by: Bettina Strauss

Jill Wagner, Wes Brown Photo by: Bettina Strauss

A female food company executive must decide if she will save the town’s cookie company for Christmas, premieres November 13th, 2016, at 8pm ET, 5pm PT

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2016/11/13 – “My grandma, she loves Hallmark Movies,” says Christmas Cookies star Jill Wagner. “She’s 89. I called my manager and they sent her three scripts She read them, I didn’t even read them. She read them. She is my agent. She did a great job. Once I got on set I was like, what is this movie about? Of course, I fall in love.”

Jill Wagner is Christmas Cookies’ Hannah Harper, a New York executive at National Foods so bent on advancing her career that she’s lost her Christmas spirit. National Foods is buying Aunt Sally’s Cookie Company and sends Hannah to broker the deal.

Jake Carter is Wes Brown, a former attorney who inherited his Aunt Sally’s struggling Christmas cookie business. Hannah tells Jake selling is in his best interest. He’s concerned that his employees will lose their jobs, devasting the town’s economy. The small town’s charm reminds Hannah of her childhood Christmas memories. Christmas and Jake’s charms motivate Hannah to find a way to save the town.

Christmas Cookies stars: Jill Wagner (Hannah Harper), Wes Brown (Jake Carter), Lynn Johnson (Betty), Chris Gauthier (Ed), Tiera Skovbye (Brooke), Barclay Hope (Miles Thurber), Jim Thorburn (Gavin), Tom Tasse (Herb), Amelie Eve Folkers (Bonnie).

Christmas Cookies is a Crown Media Production. Producers Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcolm. Written by Robert Tate Miller. Directed by James Head. Hallmark Channel is distributed to 89 million U.S. homes.

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