'Christmas at the Castle': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Lifetime holiday movie

In the search for The Heart of the Highlands, a rare fragrance, a perfume expert chances upon a lovely gift, right in time for the holidays

                            'Christmas at the Castle': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Lifetime holiday movie

'Christmas at the Castle' takes the holiday movie plotline a bit outside the box, it doesn't focus on novelists or actresses returning to their small town to find love. Rather it follows a perfume expert who's sent to Scotland to find a fragrance that an aristocrat will not sell to her. In the midst of that of course, she may find more than a perfect perfume - she finds love. Here is all you need to know about the upcoming holiday film.

Release date

'Christmas at the Castle' premieres Wednesday, December 23 at 8/7c.


The official synopsis reads, "This Christmas, Blaire Henderson, a perfume expert from New York, is sent to remote Scotland to find a rare fragrance, The Heart of the Highlands. But when she arrives, she finds the dashing license owner, Alistair McGregor is a stubborn aristocrat who won’t sell. Thinking on her feet, she poses as a documentary filmmaker to learn the secret formula. The more time they spend together, the more sparks fly. With the scent of romance in the air, will Blaire find love where she least expected?"


Brooke Burfitt as Blaire Henderson

Brooke Burfitt in 'Maternal Secrets' (IMDb)

Burfitt is known for her roles as Blair in 'Christmas in the Highlands' (2019), Samanta in 'Maternal Secrets' (2018), Mimi Wyatt in 'By Any Means' (2017) and Kate in 'Plan Z' (2016). Her other works include 'Pulp' (2013), 'The Search for Simon' (2013), 'The Flight of the Flamingo' (2013), 'The Catch' (2014), and 'Falling' (2015)

Dan Jeannotte as Alistair McGregor 

Celina Sinden and Dan Jeannotte in 'Reign' (IMDb)

Jeannotte is known for his tole as Ryan Decker in 'The Bold Type' (2017-2020), James Stuart in 'Reign' (2016-2017), Brandon Russell in 'Good Witch' (2015-2019), and as Arno Victor Dorial in the the 'Assassin's Creed' video game. His recent works include 'Designated Survivor' (2018), 'Paris, Wine and Romance' (2019), 'Christmas in the Highlands' (2019), and the 'The Bold Type' (2017-2020)


The film is directed by Ryan Dewar with Louise Burfitt-Dons serving as writer. Sebastian Battro, Tom Berry, Louisa Cadywould, Rory Gorman, John Johnston, Lars Knudsen, Scott Lines and Rhys Williams serve as executive producers.


The official trailer is yet to be released, stay tuned for updates.

Where to watch

Catch 'Christmas at the Castle' on Wednesday, December 23 at 8/7c on Lifetime.

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