Monday, September 27, 2010

Debbie Maccomber's new Mrs. Miracle book is a Hallmark Movie


Hallmark Channel, the biggest holiday destination in television, presents Five-time Emmy® Award winner Doris Roberts in the World Premier of Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, November 27, (8p.m. ET/PT; 7C). The telefilm is based on prolific writer Debbie Macomber’s upcoming literary release, Call Me Mrs. Miracle and is the sequel to the highest-rated Hallmark Channel Original Movie of 2009.  The film also stars Jewel Staite, (“Stargate: Atlantis”), Eric Johnson (“Rookie Blue”) and Lauren Holly (“The Town That Christmas Forgot”).

No one celebrates the holidays like Emily Merkle (Roberts) – Mrs. Miracle as she is known by some – who is back to insure that this Christmas is the most magical and meaningful of all. When Mrs. Miracle appears as a seasonal employee in the toy department at the financially troubled Finley’s Department Store, neither the store’s owners, nor the customers, have any idea of the saintly events that are about to unfold.

None of them can even say who hired Mrs. Merkle or where exactly she came from, but her illustrious and angelic spirit will dispel gloom, drive away misery, and prove that miracles happen every day, especially on Christmas.  With Mrs. Miracle in charge of the holidays, toys fly off shelves, Finley’s business is saved, and its owners and customers all find renewed faith in the spirit of Christmas.  Yes, just when it seemed Christmas might not come at all this year, Finley’s favorite employee proves they don’t call her Mrs. Miracle for nothing!

 Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle is an MRM Productions, Ltd.  Harvey Kahn is the producer. Michael M. Scott is directing from a script by Nancey Silvers, which is based on the novel Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber.

Debbie Macomber
is one of America’s leading voices in women’s fiction.  Her work has appeared on every major bestseller list, including those of the New York Times, USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly and Entertainment Weekly.  There are more than 140 million copies of her books in print.  Her 2010 holiday hardcover from MIRA Books, Call Me Mrs. Miracle goes on sale September 28. 

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 90 million subscribers.

The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country.

Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading network in providing quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, general entertainment and home and lifestyle content.  Hallmark Channel’s sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.

#1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Debbie Macomber brings you the gift of a story that’s destined to become a Christmas classic, in Call Me Mrs. Miracle

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Call Me Mrs. Miracle is a story that embodies the holiday season and everything it means and sees the return of Emily Merkle in her first appearance since Mrs. Miracle Debbie Macomber’s 1996 novel, and the 2009 Hallmark Channel TV movie of the same name starring Doris Roberts of Everybody Loves Raymond.

This Christmas, Emily Merkle (call her Mrs. Miracle!) is working in the toy department at Finley’s, the last family-owned department store in New York City.  And her boss is none other than…Jake Finley the owner’s son.  For Jake, holiday memories of brightly wrapped gifts, decorated trees and family were destroyed in a Christmas Eve tragedy years before.  Now the spirit of the season means just one thing to him – and to his father.  Profit.  Because they need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat. 

Holly Larson  needs a miracle, too.  She wants to give her eight-year-old nephew, Gabe, the holiday he deserves.  Holly’s widowed brother is in the army and won’t be home for Christmas, but at least she can get Gabe that toy robot from Finley’s, the one gift he desperately wants.  If she can figure out how to afford it…

Fortunately, it’s Mrs. Miracle to the rescue.  Next to making Children happy, she likes nothing better than helping others – and that includes doing a bit of matchmaking!

This Christmas will be different.  For all of them. 

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