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Miracles of Christmas 2021

The Stars of Miracles of Christmas

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Brendan Penny

Brendan Penny stars as Paul in Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas.

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Brendan landed his first series regular role on CTV’s “Whistler,” which aired in the U.S. on Nickelodeon’s teen channel The N Network.

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Brendan had a string of guest star roles on shows like Showtime’s “The L Word,” ABC Family’s “Kyle XY” and The WB’s “Smallville,” He has co-starred on Hallmark Channel’s family drama “Chesapeake Shores” for five seasons and starred in the anthology of “Vineyard" movies opposite Rachael Leigh Cook.

He has appeared in several Hallmark Christmas movies including "Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe" with Lacey Chabert , "Magical Christmas Ornaments" with Jessica Lowndes and "A Little Christmas Charm" with Ashley Greene.

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Brendan has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Lacey Chabert, Jessy Schram, Rachael Leigh Cook


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Jessy Schram

Jessy Schram stars as Jane in "Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas."

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Jessy is a singer/songwriter and has shared her passion for music in clubs and concert venues all over the country. Last summer, she shared her voice with TV audiences in “Country at Heart,” performing original music for the movie.

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Jessy has had starring roles in a number of Hallmark Christmas movies including, “A Nashville Christmas Carol” with Wes Brown and “Road to Christmas” with Chad Michael Murray.

Her career includes leading series roles in Steven Spielberg’s TNT drama “Falling Skies” and ABC’s “Last Resort.” Recently, Jessy appeared on the latest season of the NBC hit series “Chicago Med.”

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Jessy has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Brendan Penny, Wes Brown, Chad Michael Murray, Sam Page


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Nikki DeLoach

Nikki DeLoach plays Clara in "Five More Minutes."

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At age 12, Nikki became a member of “The Mickey Mouse Club” alongside Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling.

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Well known for her role on MTV's “Awkward,” Nikki has also guest starred on some of television’s biggest hit shows including “NCIS,” “CSI,” “Mad Men” and many others.

She has appeared in many Hallmark Christmas movies including “Christmas Land,” “A Dream of Christmas,” and “Two Turtle Doves.” Nikki developed, executive produced and starred in the Hallmark Channel original “Reunited at Christmas.”

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Nikki has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Michael Rady, Andrew Walker, Benjamin Ayres, Luke Macfarlane, Mike Faiola, Jeff Hephner


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David Haydn-Jones

David Haydn-Jones plays Logan in "Five More Minutes."

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Many gamers may recognize David's voice as Bravo Marine in the video game “Medal of Honor: Warfighter.”

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David has starred in many Hallmark Christmas movies including “A Cookie Cutter Christmas” with Erin Krakow and the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original “A Bramble House Christmas” with Autumn Reeser.

NFL football fans may recognize David from the State Farm Insurance commercial where he plays Aaron Rodgers’ agent. David can be seen in various films including Roland Emmerich’s blockbuster feature "White House Down."

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David has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Nikki DeLoach , Autumn Reeser, Erin Krakow, Andrew Walker, Arielle Kebbel, Jaclyn Smith


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Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell stars as Steve in One December Night.

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In 1979, with his Detroit friends Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Bruce raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, "The Evil Dead," in which he starred and co-executive produced. The film became a cult classic and has spawned four sequels, including one to be released in 2022.

Bruce voiced characters for Disney’s animated TV series “Tarzan,” “Tangled,” and the Warner Brothers feature “The Ant Bully.” He also portrayed the character of Mayor Shelbourne in the animated hit "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."

Bruce made the transition to director, helming numerous episodes and recurring as the King of Thieves in the number one syndicated "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," and its follow-up phenomenon, "Xena: Warrior Princess."

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Bruce was a recurring guest star on the hit show “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," which starred one this year's Countdown to Christmas stars, Teri Hatcher.

Bruce continues to share his acting and filmmaking experiences by lecturing at universities, including Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford.

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Bruce has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Peter Gallagher, Eloise Mumford, Brett Dalton


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Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher stars as Mike in One December Night.

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Peter made his debut in Taylor Hackford’s "The Idolmaker" along with "The Santa Stakeout" star, Joe Pantoliano.

He starred as Sandy Cohen in the television drama series “The O.C.” from 2003 to 2007.

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Peter has been recurring opposite Jane Fonda for five seasons of Netflix’s longest-running original television series “Grace & Frankie.”

Peter’s theatre credits include the Broadway production of "Grease" as Danny Zuko and award-winning Broadway productions of "Guys and Dolls," "Long Day’s Journey Into Night" with Jack Lemmon, "The Corn is Green" and more.

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Peter has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Bruce Campbell, Eloise Mumford, Brett Dalton


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Eloise Mumford

Eloise Mumford stars as Quinn in One December Night.

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Eloise made her TV debut as one of the female leads on Kyle Killen’s Fox series “Lone Star” with Jimmy Wolk and Jon Voight.

More about Eloise

She starred on the Disney+ series “The Right Stuff,” based on Tom Wolfe’s book and executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way.

Eloise is no stranger to Hallmark Christmas movies as she starred in "Just in Time for Christmas" with Michael Stahl-David, William Shatner, and Christopher Lloyd, as well as Christmas with Holly alongside Sean Faris.

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Eloise has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Peter Gallagher, Bruce Campbell, Brett Dalton, Christopher Lloyd


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Brett Dalton

Brett Dalton stars as Jason in One December Night.

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Brett also starred alongside Rami Malek and a tremendous ensemble cast in the BAFTA Award-winning horror video game "Until Dawn" for Playstation 4.

He has a degree in Art and Theater from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Acting from Yale School of Drama.

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He recently appeared in Hallmark’s “Just My Type” opposite Bethany Joy Lenz.

Brett is best known for his role as Agent Grant Ward in Joss Whedon’s hit ABC series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” for which he received a Best Male Breakout Star Teen Choice Award.

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Jason has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Peter Gallagher, Bruce Campbell, Eloise Mumford


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Steve Lund

Steve Lund stars as Will in “Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas.”

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Steve took his family's entertainer gene to a new place after hanging up his hockey skates in exchange for a life in showbiz.

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Steve landed a role as a series regular role on the werewolf drama “Bitten” in which he starred along Hallmark stars Paul Greene, Michael Xavier, Laura Vandervoort, and Greyston Holt.

Steve has starred in many Hallmark Christmas movies including “Christmas Incorporated,” “Best Christmas Party Ever,” and “The Christmas Cottage.”

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Steve has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Kaitlin Doubleday, Merritt Patterson, Jocelyn Hudon, Taylor Cole, Shenae-Grimes Beech


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Kaitlin Doubleday

Kaitlin Doubleday stars as Laurel in “Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas."

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Kaitlin starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the major motion picture “Catch Me If You Can,” directed by Steven Spielberg.

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Kaitlin starred in the Hallmark Christmas movie, “Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays,” with Adrian Grenier.

Her other big screen credits include the cult classic “Waiting...” opposite Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris, and "The TV Set," a satire about the entertainment business starring David Duchovny and directed by Jake Kasdan.

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Kaitlin has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Adrian Grenier, Colin Donnell, Steve Lund


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Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea stars as Mrs. Miracle in “Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas.”

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Caroline Rhea is celebrating her 30th year in stand-up comedy having appeared in numerous comedy specials on Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime.

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Caroline is best known for her role as Hilda Spellman on the ABC hit series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”

She is currently starring in Season 3 of Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max.” Caroline is a regular panelist on ABC's “Match Game” and can often be seen on “To Tell the Truth” and “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.”

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Caroline has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Kaitlin Doubleday, Steve Lund, Paula Shaw, Merritt Patterson


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Paula Shaw

Paula Shaw stars as Helen in “Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas.”

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Paula is a life member of the Actors Studio.

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Paula is well-known for portraying the character of Mrs. Pamela Voorhees in the “Freddy vs. Jason” movie.

Paula is no stranger to Hallmark Christmas movies as she appeared in “Five Star Christmas” and “Picture A Perfect Christmas.” She also starred as Andie MacDowell's mother in the Hallmark Original Series "Cedar Cove."

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Paula has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Steve Lund, Kaitlin Doubleday, Caroline Rhea, Merritt Patterson, Bethany Joy Lenz, Victor Webster, Tyler Hynes, Erin Krakow


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Torrey DeVitto

Torrey DeVitto stars as Nicole in the Miracles of Christmas premiere The Christmas Promise.

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Torrey began violin lessons at age six and was in the fourth grade when she earned her place as the fourth chair violinist in a New York high school orchestra. For 28 years, her father held the coveted position of playing drums for music legend Billy Joel on numerous multi-platinum albums and in concert on stages around the world.

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She is known for her chilling recurring role as Carrie on the CW drama series “One Tree Hill.” Torrey and her "One Tree Hill" co-star Chad Michael Murray reunited for Hallmark Channel's 2019 Christmas movie, Write Before Christmas. Not only a gifted actor, you can hear Torrey playing the violin on Raphael Saadig’s 2004 album Ray Ray and on Stevie Nicks’ 2011 album In Your Dreams. When she’s not acting or playing music, Torrey devotes much of her time to philanthropic pursuits.

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Torrey has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Dylan Bruce, Patrick Duffy, Chad Michael Murray

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Dylan Bruce

Dylan Bruce stars as Joe in the Miracles of Christmas premiere The Christmas Promise.

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Born in Vancouver, Canada and raised in Seattle, Washington, Dylan Bruce earned a degree in Economics and Drama from the University of Washington before going on to appear on the miniseries “24: Conspiracy” in 2005.

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Dylan was a series regular on the BBC America hit series, “Orphan Black.” He had a recurring role on both NBC’s “Heroes Reborn,” CBS’ “American Gothic” and The CW’s sci-fi phenomenon, “Arrow.”

Dylan previously appeared in two Hallmark movies, Love's Christmas Journey with Natalie Hall, Sean Astin, and Ernest Borgnine and A Novel Romance with Amy Acker.

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Dylan has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Torrey DeVitto, Patrick Duffy, Amy Acker

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Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy stars as Pops in the Miracles of Christmas premiere The Christmas Promise.

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One week after “Man From Atlantis" was cancelled, he was cast as Bobby Ewing in “Dallas.”

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Known for a prolific career that includes iconic roles on “Man From Atlantis,” “Dallas” and “Step by Step.” Patrick reprised his role as Bobby Ewing in the 2012 reboot of “Dallas.”

Patrick has starred in Hallmark movies including The Mistletoe Secret with Kellie Pickler and Tyler Hynes, The Christmas Cure with Brooke Nevin and Steve Byers, and Love Takes Wing with Cloris Leachman and Lou Diamond Phillips.

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Patrick has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Torrey DeVitto, Dylan Bruce

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Luke Macfarlane

Luke Macfarlane plays Sean in Christmas In My Heart, one of this year's Miracles of Christmas Premieres!

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Luke graduated from Juilliard and plays the cello. He loves reading and also enjoys woodworking.

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A longtime Hallmark Channel star, Luke has starred in 12 original Hallmark movies the first of which was "The Memory Book" alongside "Chesapeake Shores" star Meghan Ory.

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Luke Macfarlane will next be seen in the independent feature Lone Star Bull. Known for his memorable role on the hit ABC series “Brothers & Sisters,” Luke can also be seen in television leading roles in the Syfy series “Killjoys” for 5 seasons, in both seasons of the PBS critically acclaimed series “Mercy Street” for Scott Free productions, FX’s “Over There,” “Smash,” “Satisfaction” and “Supreme Courtships.”

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Luke has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Jill Wagner, Nikki DeLoach, Jessy Schram, Meghan Ory, Erin Krakow, Candace Cameron Bure, Merritt Patterson, Alexa PenaVega

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Heather Hemmens

Heather Hemmens stars as Beth in this year's Miracles of Christmas Premiere Christmas In My Heart.

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Heather Hemmens and fellow 2021 Countdown to Christmas star Loretta Devine both had recurring roles on Grey's Anatomy.

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Most recently, Heather can be seen opposite Kevin Costner on "Yellowstone" and as a series regular on The CW's "Roswell, New Mexico."

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Heather has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Luke Macfarlane, Cornelius Smith Jr., Sheryl Lee Ralph

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Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph stars as Ruthie in the Miracles of Christmas premiere Christmas In My Heart.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph has worked with both Hallmark stars and twins Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley

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Sheryl also has a powerful presence on stage, having performed alongside Hallmark Channel's Christmas in Harmony star Loretta Devine in the original production of "Dream Girls." She has also found success as a writer/director with her award-winning short film, "Secrets," which screened at the Toronto International Film festival.

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Sheryl has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Luke Macfarlane, Heather Hemmens, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Michael Xavier, Alison Sweeney