W Network Wishes You a Very Mariah Christmas on December 20 - Mariah Carey's A Christmas Melody Premieres Exclusively in Canada on W Network

  • Hallmark Channel's A Christmas Melody, directed by and starring Mariah Carey premieres December 20
  • Stars Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliot, Kathy Najimy and 10-Year-Old Broadway Sensation Fina Strazza
  • Click here to see the trailer

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's W Network announces it will be the holiday home for Hallmark Channel's original movie A Christmas Melody, directed by and starring musical legend and Grammy(R) award-winning superstar Mariah Carey. Mariah Carey stars alongside Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, Party of Five), Brennan Elliot (Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove), Kathy Najimy (Hocus Pocus, Sister Act) and 10-year-old Broadway sensation singer/actress Fina Strazza (Matilda on Broadway) in this seasonal musical film spectacular that will premiere exclusively in Canada on Sunday, December 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.

A Christmas Melody revolves around Kristin (Chabert), a beautiful, stylish divorcee who is a talented clothing designer and her young daughter, Emily (Strazza). Kristin has just had to close her small Manhattan boutique to return to her Ohio home town and live in her parents' former home. It's an adjustment for Kristin and Emily - especially when she runs into her former high school rival Melissa (Carey). Melissa is president of the PTA and tries to make Kristen feel as unwelcome as possible. Kristen and Emily struggle to find their new normal with the help of the hunky local music teacher Danny (Elliott) and coffee shop owner Sarah (Najimy).

A Christmas Melody is a Brad Krevoy Television production. Brad Krevoy, Jonathan Axelrod, Stella Bulochnikov, Kevin Connor, Eric Jarboe and Alan Ett are executive producers. Karri O'Reilly is the producer. Mariah Carey directs and stars in a script written by Jennifer Notas Shapiro.

Before the premiere of A Christmas Melody, W Network will premiere Hallmark Channel's original movie Just in Time for Christmas, starring William Shatner and Christopher Lloyd, at 6 p.m. ET/PT.

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Image with caption: "Mariah Carey from "A Christmas Melody" on W Network (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151203_C4780_PHOTO_EN_557831.jpg

For further information: Danielle Sefton, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6094, danielle.sefton@corusent.com; Owen McCorquodale, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6068, owen.mccorquodale@corusent.com


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