• Watch The Christmas Note on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

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    The Christmas Note

    Skillfully blending the genres of mystery and holiday special,  The Christmas Note teaches the value of mutual love and support.

    The Christmas Note


    Network: Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

    Airdate: Sunday, November 29, 2015; 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (8:00 pm Central/Mountain)

    Starring: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Dylan Kingwell, Leah Gibson, Greg Vaughn, Lynda Boyd

    Recommended age: 5+

    Overall PTC Traffic Light Rating: Green








    With her soldier husband wounded and hospitalized in Germany, Gretchen Daniels returns to spend the holidays with her parents and her young son Ethan. While there, she’s interrupted by a knock at the door, and a stranger tells Gretchen that her next door neighbor’s mother has died, asking Gretchen to pass along the message. Though the neighbor, Melissa, seems cold and distant at first, a fast friendship quickly forms between the two women – a friendship that deepens when Melissa finds a letter her mother left, revealing that she gave up a child for adoption, and that Melissa has a sibling she has never met. Soon, Melissa and Gretchen are launched on a hunt to track down Melissa’s sibling…a hunt which leads them to touch the lives of many others in their small town.

    The Christmas Note skillfully blends the genres of mystery and touching holiday special. Over the course of the film, the characters learn the importance of friendship and family – whether biological or adoptive – and the value of mutual love and support. With its mix of mystery and inspiration, The Christmas Note is an excellent addition to Hallmark’s slate of holiday-themed movies.

    For its emphasis on family and friendship, the Parents Television Council is proud to award The Christmas Note with the PTC Seal of Approval®. The PTC recommends this movie for viewers over age five.

    Hallmark Movies and Mysteries is available on DirecTV channel 565, DISH Network 187, and most cable systems.

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    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

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