'Cranberry Christmas': Meet Nikki DeLoach, Benjamin Ayres and rest of the cast of Hallmark's romance drama
The movie revolves around a couple, Dawn and Gabe, and whether they can rekindle their romance and give their relationship another chance
Christmas is synonymous with warmth and joy. This year’s celebrations might not be the same as you had planned, but that shouldn’t deter your holiday spirit. To lighten up your mood and get you in the holiday mode before Christmas Day, as part of the network’s annual ‘Miracles of Christmas’ programming event, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is set to premiere the movie ‘Cranberry Christmas’.
According to the press release, ‘Cranberry Christmas’ revolves around Dawn and Gabe Hughes. The husband and wife are the co-founders of the popular lifestyle brand Cranberry Lane. However, even though they seem like a ‘perfect couple’-- the happily married “Mr. and Mrs. Cranberry Lane” aren’t exactly what they pretend to be. They aren’t even sure if they want the same things in life.
Even though Dawn and Gabe intend to keep their distance over the holidays, fate has other plans when they learn they’re still organizing their town’s Christmas festival together. To complicate matters further, a popular TV personality wants to feature them, their festival, and their “perfect” Christmas on her show. The couple pretends to be the happy couple that everyone assumes them to be. But in this process, they seem to be reconnecting with each other. However, just when things look to be positive, new job opportunities come up and the question arises if they want to give their relationship a second chance and whether they really want different things in life.
If this sounds like a perfect blend of Christmas and romance to you, then do not miss the movie. But before you watch it, meet the talented cast of the movie.
Nikki DeLoach as Dawn
The actress was a part of ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ alongside Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling. She is best known for her role as Lacey Hamilton in the popular show ‘Awkward’. DeLoach has guest-starred in hit shows such as ‘NCIS’, ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘CSI’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to name a few. She has also been part of various Hallmark movies like ‘The Perfect Catch’, ‘Christmas Land’ and ‘Love Takes Flight’. The actress was also a part of the girl group Innosense, which got disbanded in 2003.
Benjamin Ayres as Gabe
The actor is known for his role as Dr Zachary Miller on 'Saving Hope'. He got nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for his role on the HBO Canada series 'Less Than Kind'. He was also seen in 'jPod' playing the role of Casper Jesperson. Ayers has also been a part of shows such as ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Flashpoint’ and ‘Combat Hospital’. Last year, he was part of the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries film ‘A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas’.
The rest of the cast includes Marci T House, Erin Boyes, Greg Rogers, Joanne Wilson, Alix West Lefler, Jennifer Higgin, Raylene Harewood, Raf Rogers, Natalie Malaika, Tara Burnett, Conor Wylie and Chatoyer Jackson.
The film is produced by Cranberry Road Productions, Ltd. Linda-Lisa Hayter is the director and the script is by Joie Botkin. Steve Stabler, Bian ca Versteeg, Ryan M Murphy, Allen Lewis, Cameron Larson, and Michael Shepard serve as executive producers. Charles Cooper is the producer.
Even though there is no trailer out yet, you can check out a preview of the movie on their website.
‘Cranberry Christmas’ will air on Saturday, October 31, at 10 pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries