From a media release:
CANADIANS’ HEARTS WARMED BY A HEARTLAND CHRISTMAS
- More than 1.4 million viewers tuned in for CBC-TV
holiday special on December 12
- New holiday classic to air again on Christmas Day
The heartwarming story of a Christmas-time race to save starving horses trapped in a remote mountain area touched a huge television audience Sunday night, as more than 1.4 million Canadians tuned in for A HEARTLAND CHRISTMAS. Based on CBC-TV’s top rated dramatic series, the two-hour television holiday movie scored a resounding ratings success.
Audiences will have another opportunity to watch A HEARTLAND CHRISTMAS when it airs again on Christmas Day (Dec 25th) at 9:00 p.m. (9:30 NT).
Written by Heather Conkie and directed by Dean Bennett, A HEARTLAND CHRISTMAS stars Amber Marshall as Amy, Michelle Morgan as her sister Lou, Shaun Johnston as Jack â€“ Amy’s and Lou’s grandfather – and Chris Potter as Tim. Also in the cast are series regulars Graham Wardle as Ty Borden, Jessica Amlee as Mallory, Kerry James as Caleb Odell and Cindy Busby as Ashley Stanton, as well as guest stars Nicholas Campbell (DA VINCI’S INQUEST, THE REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) and HÃ©lÃ¨ne Joy (MURDOCH MYSTERIES, DURHAM COUNTY).
A HEARTLAND CHRISTMAS is produced by Dynamo Films of Toronto and SEVEN24 Films of Calgary. The executive producers are Michael Weinberg, Tom Cox (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) and Jordy Randall (TOM STONE). The series is produced by Tina Grewal (JEFF LTD.) with Heather Conkie (DARK ORACLE) serving as executive producer and writer.