'Christmas by Starlight': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Hallmark's holiday movie

The film follows Annie's quest to stop her family's cafe demolition before Christmas

                            'Christmas by Starlight': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Hallmark's holiday movie

For many, Christmas represents renewed hope. It instills optimism that things might be better and pushes one to be positive for the next year. And, so far, 2020 hasn’t been the year we expected it to be due to the ongoing pandemic and other uncertainties. Hence, this year’s Christmas, even though scaled-down, maybe even more anticipated than ever.

Also, it is never too early to get into the holiday spirit. Even though there’s time for D-Day, bring out those shiny decorations and make that wish list. If you’re a movie buff and look forward to Christmas-special films, look no further. To make your countdown to Christmas special, Hallmark Channel will air the movie ‘Christmas by Starlight’. Here are the details you need to know about the movie.

Release date

‘Christmas by Starlight’ will air on Thursday, November 26, 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel



Like at the beginning we said, for many Christmas instills a feeling of renewed hope, something similar happens in the movie. As mentioned on the official website, the synopsis says, “When her [Annie] family's beloved eatery, The Starlight Café, is slated for demolition, Annie vows to put a stop to it before Christmas.” The movie also has William, the male lead. Now, how do William and Annie’s paths cross and whether she is able to save the café is something to be watched out for when the film releases next week.



Kimberley Sustad and Paul Campbell star as the leads. Sustad has been part of projects such as ‘Supernatural’, ‘Travelers’ and ‘Continuum’. She has acted in TV movies such as ‘A Godwink Christmas’, ‘Cooking with Love’ and ‘Hearts of Christmas’.

Campbell is a Canadian actor and has acted in ‘Battlestar Galactica’, ‘Knight Rider’, ’88 Minutes’ and ‘The Big Year’. The other cast members, as mentioned on IMDb, includes, Rebecca Staab, Bruce Dawson, Malcolm Stewart, Darren Martens, among others.


According to IMDb, the film is directed by Gary Yates and written by Paul Campbell. Devan Towers is the co-producer, Stan Spry and Eric Scott Woods serve as executive producers, while Anthony Fankhauser is the co-executive producer.


The preview featured on the official website shows clashes between our two leads. It is evident that the two are quite different personalities, however going by the cliché that ‘opposites attract’, you can expect a romance between the two. But the eye-catching Christmas decorations, lights and snow will make viewers excited for Christmas and bring a smile to the face.

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