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'Finding Christmas' a holiday romance starring Tricia Helfer

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"Finding Christmas" is a Hallmark Original Movie that premiered on Dec. 15, 2013 as part of Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas holiday programming. The holiday romance stars Tricia Helfer, J.T. Hodges, Mark Lutz and Cristina Rosato.

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Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica,” “The Firm,” "Mistletoe Over Manhattan") stars as Ryan, a single mother who finds Christmas romance when an online home exchange brings a new man into her life. Along with Helfer, country music star J.T. Hodges, Mark Lutz (“Ghost Whisperer”) and Cristina Rosato (“Perfect Plan”) experience the romantic magic in this holiday season switch.

Ryan (Helfer) is a single mother who has just about given up on dating after her divorce. She is happy to accept young son, Caleb, as the most important man in her life. Ryan has a satisfying career as a veterinarian in rural North Carolina.

Ryan’s brother Owen (Hodges) once aspired to be a musician, but is working as a repairman. When he learns that his ex-girlfriend has gotten engaged, he is heartbroken. Ryan encourages Owen to try a new adventure to shake the doldrums.

Sean (Lutz) is a successful New York City advertising executive who is ready to propose to his girlfriend, Kimber, but is blindsided when she breaks up with him. Sean's blunt assistant, Mia (Rosato), tells him that he was only dating Kimber for her looks. Mia suggests that Sean get a change of pace by signing up for a home exchange.

Sean sees Owen’s country house on the house share site and contacts him to suggest a house swap - Sean's New York City modern loft for Owen’s North Carolina country cottage. An arrangement is made and both men prepare for a drastic change in scenery and a holiday vacation.

There is an instant spark between free-spirited Ryan and Sean and romantic possiblities open up for the two. Sean feels like a fish out of water and does not feel like the country is for him, but Ryan urges hime to step out of his comfort zone.

Meanwhile, in New York, Owen meets Sean’s sassy assistant, Mia, and is charmed. Mia encourages him to pursue a musical career and his aspirations are rewakened. It may be that brash Mia may be the right girl for Owen, but he is attracted to a model named Halo and Mia has a neglectful boyfriend.

As Christmas approaches the home swap is coming to an end and the holiday romances are up in the air.

“Finding Christmas” is a Chesler / Perlmutter Production. Lewis Chesler, David Perlmutter, Robert Vaughn and Dominique Telson are the executive producers. Marek Posival is the producer. Harvey Crossland directed from a script written by Lee Ventura.

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