The movie centres on Amber, a busy New York-based executive played by Holly Robinson Pete who is persuaded by her Aunt Dora (Patti Labelle) to join her for Christmas in Colorado and help plan the annual Christmas concert.
Holly Robinson Pete's name may be familiar to Amber fans as she plays the role of Billie Blessings in Morning Show Mysteries. Amber wrote the script/teleplay for A Murder In Mind and Death By Design two movies in the popular series earlier this year.
Amber revealed back in September to fans attending an online Twitter party that she'd written a new Christmas movie for Hallmark. However she was unable to release any further details at the time. I've been keeping a keen eye on Hallmark’s listings for a while looking for news. I had a hunch that A Family Christmas Gift was the movie Amber had been referring to however I couldn't confirm this ahead of its premiere yesterday (22nd of December) in the USA. A friend in America has since confirmed that not only did Amber write the original story for the movie she also co-wrote the teleplay/script with Alex Wright.
The good news is that A Family Christmas Gift will be shown again tomorrow (24th of December) at 3:00 PM/2:00c. To find out more about the movie, view the trailer and see showing times throughout the holiday period, click the link below.
The Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel is available in North America and Canada via a range of cable providers, for details click the link.
Everyone at AmberBenson.TV is delighted that Amber has been able to add to her growing body of work as a writer for television and we wish her every success with the movie. We hope everyone who was able to watch the movie enjoys this festive treat. If and when it becomes available to watch in the UK I will let you know.
In the meantime I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays as they say across the pond.
Disclaimer: AmberBenson.TV is not involved in any way with the writing or production of A Family Christmas Gift. All rights belong to Amber Benson and Hallmark. This post is for informational purposes only. We are simply trying to spread the word about another exciting movie written by Amber Benson.