|Coming Home for Christmas|
|Directed by||Mel Damski|
|Produced by||Harvey Kahn|
|Written by||Nina Weinman|
|Based on||Coming Home for Christmas by Jenny Hale|
|Starring||Danica McKellar |
|Music by||David Ramos|
|Edited by||Robert Lawrenson|
|Produced by||Snowy Road Productions|
|Release date||November 18, 2017|
|Running time||86 minutes|
|Country||United States |
Coming Home for Christmas is a 2017 American-Canadian made-for-television romantic comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Jenny Hale, starring Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe. The film premiered on Hallmark Channel on November 18, 2017 as part of the channel's 'Countdown to Christmas' season.
Lizzie Richfield is at a crossroads when she lands a job as house manager for the exclusive Ashford Estate in the Virginia countryside.
The estate is being sold; prior to its sale, Lizzie plans one final Christmas Eve gala for the owners: the Marley family, who appear to be a "family" in name only. The clan consists of Kip Marley (who never met a party he didn't like); Robert (the handsome but all-business executor of the estate); Sloane (who arrives with her two young children, sans husband), and Pippa (the 80-year-old matriarch, a spitfire who doesn't want to put the house up for sale at all).
As Lizzie is inserted into the home and the lives of the Marley family she finds herself drawn to Robert – even as Kip pursues her.
- Danica McKellar as Lizzie Richfield
- Neal Bledsoe as Robert Marley
- Andrew Francis as Kip Marley
- Lindsay Maxwell as Megan Richfield
- Paula Shaw as Pippa Marley
- Andrew Kavadas as Gerard
- Brenda Crichlow as Anna
- Chelan Simmons as Sloane
- Rebecca Staab as Camille Richfield
- Bekham Skoddje as Sammy
- Christian Convery as Paul
- Scott Perrie as Jackson
- Tosca Baggoo as Carla
- Roz Murray as Gladys
The film was developed from an original novel of the same name by author Jenny Hale. Hale was approached by a screenwriter who wished to adapt the novel after reading the book.
Filming took place in British Columbia, in the Abbotsford, Vancouver and Langley areas in August 2017, with a mansion in the Aldergrove area of Langely serving as the property at the centre of the story.
The film premiered on the Hallmark Channel on November 18, 2017, as part of the channel's 'Countdown to Christmas' season of programming.