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Aug 23rd

Marry Me For Christmas

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1224-marry me for christmasProduction began this week in Atlanta on the UP original movie "Marry Me For Christmas," a romantic home-for-the-holidays drama with "Soul Food" co-host of ASPiRE's "Exhale," Malinda Williams.

The made-for-television movie premieres on UP Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

Along with Williams, the film's ensemble cast includes Brad James ("For Better or Worse"), Tamara LaSeon Bass ("Boston Public," "The Fugitive"), Jason Weaver, Karon Riley ("Necessary Roughness," "Single Ladies"), DeEtta West, GregAlan Williams ("Necessary Roughness," "The West Wing") and Victoria Rowell ("Single Ladies," "The Young and the Restless").

Smart, stylish Marci Jewel (Williams) is the owner and creative director of an up-and-coming ad agency and thrilled with her single life in New York – except during the holidays. Marci has put marriage and motherhood on hold for the sake of her career, but all of her cousins are married and having babies. When the family's epic Christmas celebration is about to start, Marci learns that her favorite cousin Dana (Bass), her husband Frankie (Weaver) and their family are leaving the country for 5 years on missionary work, so at the last minute, Marci promises to come home for the holidays for the first time in years.

With a deadline looming for a new client, she drags her employee Adam (James) to Atlanta and does the only thing she can do in the face of unbearable pressure from her ailing mom Stephanie (Rowell), aunt Myra (West), Uncle Donald (Williams) and cousins – fakes a fiancé.

While caught up in the family's frenetic search for the perfect Christmas tree, unexpected wedding planning to her employee, pressing work calls and more, Marci learns some unexpected lessons about love, trust and family, particularly when it comes to her new faux fiancé Adam and old beau Blair (Riley).

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