Write Before Christmas (2021)


Jessica gets dumped before Christmas. She sends 5 Christmas cards, affecting her BFF, brother, aunt, pop star, and past music/cello teacher, meeting her single, photographer son.


The movie centres around a recently single Jessica who sends Christmas cards to people who have impacted her life – the aunt who raised her, her younger brother in the military, a popstar who was part of the soundtrack of her life, the music teacher who inspired her, and the best friend who always tells the truth.


  • Torrey DeVitto … Jessica Winthrop.
  • Chad Michael Murray … Luke.
  • Lolita Davidovich … Lila.
  • Grant Show … Tom.
  • Madison Smith … Carter J.Winthrop.
  • Lanie McAuley … Angie Dawson.
  • Drew Seeley … Jax.
  • Geoff Gustafson … Todd.
  • Kimberley Shoniker … Mimi.


  • Torrey DeVitto has played the violin since she was 6, so she was excited to pick up the cello.
  • Chad Michael Murray and Torrey DeVitto previously starred together in One Tree Hill (2003). As did
    • Drew Seeley in the pilot episode of One Tree Hill as Vegas.
  • Chad Michael Murray’s character name is Luke which is a nod to his One Tree Hill character with the same name.
  • The first street scene was shot outside of All of Oils in Langley BC … home to many hallmark movie shootings 20450 Douglas Crescent – Langley BC.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Pat Williams.
  • Producer(s):
    • Charles Cooper … producer.
    • Marguerite Henry … executive producer.
    • Harvey Kahn … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Neal H. Dobrofsky.
    • Tippi Dobrofsky.
  • Music:
    • Alec Puro.
    • Irving Victoria.
  • Cinematography:
    • Randal Platt.
  • Editor(s):
    • Franco Pante.
  • Production:
    • Crown Media Productions.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Hallmark Channel (2019) (USA) (TV).
    • W Network (2019) (Canada) (TV).
    • Christmas 24 (2021) (UK) (TV).
    • Happy Entertainment (2021) (Germany) (DVD).
    • Nova Life (2020) (Greece) (TV).
    • RTL Entertainment (2020) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL8).
    • Studio Universal (2020) (Argentina) (TV).
    • TF1 (2020) (France) (TV).
    • TV8 (2021) (Italy) (TV).
    • VIJF (2020) (Belgium) (TV).
    • Videoland (2020) (Netherlands) (video) (VOD).
  • Release Date: 17 November 2019 (US and Canada).
  • Rating: TV-G.
  • Running Time: 84 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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