'Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Hallmark's romance movie

For single mother Maggie O'Donnell, Christmas has always been a family affair but this year she happens to meet a stranger and they soon share a strong bond

                            'Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Hallmark's romance movie

It’s time to bring out the decorations, buy gifts and plan a delicious menu because it’s that time of the year. There might still be some time left for Christmas, but there’s no harm in getting into the holiday spirit a little early. The scale of celebration might not be like other years, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but there’s plenty to be happy about. To make this holiday season a little more special, Hallmark Channel will premiere the movie ‘Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater’ as part of the network’s annual ‘Countdown to Christmas’ event. Here are the details of the movie.

Release date

‘Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater’ releases on Saturday, November 7, at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel.



According to the synopsis, the story focuses on single mother Maggie O’Donnell, for whom Christmas has always been a family affair. But this year, her daughter Ellen is away with her father for the holidays and for the first time, Maggie is alone for Christmas. The situation changes when she quite literally crashes into Lucas Cavelli at a Christmas tree lot. After injuring him with her tree, he’s forced to cancel his ski trip to Aspen and stay in town over Christmas. Anxious to make amends, Maggie offers Lucas her guest house for him to recuperate.

While Maggie has spent her life taking care of others while never tending to her own needs, Lucas is an immensely successful architect who has reached the peak of his profession, only to realize that he is burnt out and lost his passion for the job he once loved. Over the course of the holiday, the two find comfort and healing in their new friendship — a growing bond that soon leads to romance. However, Maggie misunderstands Lucas’s intentions and thinks he’s been leading her on before leaving for his job back in the big city. But is that the case? Will their relationship end even before it gets a chance? To know the answers, you have to wait for a while.


Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams attends the 2018 Hallmark Channel Summer TCA at Private Residence on July 26, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

The film stars Ashley Williams as Maggie O’Donnell. Williams is known for starring in the television series ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ on TV Land and in the NBC series ‘Good Morning Miami’. The actress essayed the role of Victoria on the popular CBS series ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

Niall Matter

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Matter will essay the role of Lucas Cavelli in the film. Matter is an actor and producer, known for his roles as Sapir in 'The Predator', Evan Cross in 'Primeval: New World' and Zane Donovan in 'Eureka'.

The rest of the cast comprises Lisa MacFadden, Brandon Zub, Bethel Lee, Matthew MacCaull, Jarrod Evanyshyn, Paula Burrows, Kwesi Ameyaw, Kayden Magnuson, Calix Fraser, Parker Lily McLellan, Ashton Lim, David Quinlan, Jessie Tatiana Velez, Scott McGrath, Sean Martin Savoy, Zahra Anderson and Ellie Harvie.


The movie is produced by Two 4 The Money Media. Tom Mezza, Karen Glass, Kim Arnott and Ivan Hayden serve as executive producers. It is directed by Allan Harmon and the script is by Nina Weinman, based on the book by Debbie Johnson.


The movie trailer has not been released yet, MEAWW will update this space once it arrives.

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