'Lonestar Christmas': Meet Stephanie Bennett, Marco Grazzini and rest of the cast of Lifetime's special holiday film

When a single mom takes her daughters to spend Christmas with her estranged dad on his ranch, she unexpectedly falls in love with a local restaurateur while learning to forgive her father


                            'Lonestar Christmas': Meet Stephanie Bennett, Marco Grazzini and rest of the cast of Lifetime's special holiday film
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Hope and Christmas are sometimes synonymous with each other. The festival brings in a renewed sense of optimism in some — things will be better and encourages one to be positive for the coming year. Until now, 2020 hasn’t panned out the way we had expected it to be due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, this year’s Christmas, even though scaled-down, maybe even more awaited than ever.

To bring out the holiday spirit and make your countdown to Christmas even more special, you can check out some Christmas movies. These films are undoubtedly special and movie buffs wait eagerly for these special movies. And, like every year Lifetime again has come up with a variety of interesting Christmas movies. You might have plans to watch classics during the festive season and the new ones also have plenty of entertainment to offer.

So, if you are looking to make your Monday evening special, you can check out the new Lifetime movie ‘Lonestar Christmas’. The official synopsis reads, “When a single mom Erin (Stephanie Bennett) takes her daughters to spend Christmas with her estranged dad on his Texas ranch, she unexpectedly falls in love with local restaurateur Mateo (Marco Grazzini) while learning to forgive her father for the past.”

Before you watch the movie, here’s what you need to know about the dynamic cast.

Stephanie Bennett

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Bennett is a Canadian actress. She has appeared in projects such as ‘Leprechaun: Origins’, ‘Shadowhunters’, ‘The Romeo Section’ and ‘UnREAL’. The actress was also seen in the 2015 Disney Channel television film ‘Descendants’ as Snow White.

Her other acting credits include the films ‘Grave Encounters 2’, ‘The Last Bridesmaid’, ‘The Christmas Pact’, ‘Are You My Daughter?’ and appearances on TV series like ‘Supernatural’, ‘Imposters’, ‘Aurora Teagarden Mysteries’ and ‘iZombie’.  Her Instagram page gives a glimpse into personal and professional life – from travel photos to pictures of her pet.

Marco Grazzini

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He is also a Canadian actor. Grazzini was seen in projects like ‘Virgin River’, ‘Kim's Convenience’, ‘The Murders’ and ‘The Art of More’. He has acted in TV movies such as ‘Close Up’, ‘Awakening’ and ‘Christmas Unwrapped’. The actor is recognized for acting in shows such as ‘Good Sam’ and ‘The Flash’. His talent also acquired him roles in series including ‘Supernatural’, ‘The Magicians’, ‘Total Drama’, ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Art of More’.

Grazzini has essayed Alejandro in Cartoon Network’s ‘Total Drama World Tour’.  During the release of Netflix’s ‘Good Sam’ where he had essayed the role of Jack Hansen, an aspiring Congressman, he had spoken to MEAWW. He spoke about his character and said whenever he gets the opportunity to play a character that is of "questionable moral character, I try to humanize them by identifying their goals and dreams and I never judge them."

According to IMDb, other cast members include Brent Stait, Colleen Wheeler, Lina Renna, Emma Oliver, BJ Harrison, Mercedes De La Cruz, Laura Soltis and Tom Pickett. ‘Lonestar Christmas’ is produced by BRB Pictures and distributed by Nicely Entertainment. Kristofer McNeeley and Vanessa Shapiro serve as executive producers. The film is directed by Lucie Guest and the script is by Casie Tabanou and Alison Spuck.
 
‘Lonestar Christmas’ will premiere on Monday, December 14, at 8 pm ET on Lifetime.

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