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Hallmark Movie 'The Nine Lives of Christmas' Premieres Tonight, Stars Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad, Stephanie Bennett, Chelsea Hobbs and Gregory Harrison

The Nine Lives of Christmas premieres November 8 on Hallmark Channel. Photo Credit: Copyright
2014 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: David Owen Strongman
Hallmark Channel Original Movie The Nine Lives of Christmas premieres on Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) and Kimberley Sustad (A Bride For Christmas) star with Stephanie Bennett (Signed, Sealed, Delivered), Chelsea Hobbs (Make It or Break It) and Gregory Harrison (Falcon Crest)

Fireman Zachary Stone (Routh) is a confirmed bachelor who doesn't believe in love or commitment. When a stray, tabby cat named Ambrose shows up at his door, Zachary takes him in and slowly starts to see that a little companionship might not be so bad after all. Zachary's commitment to solitude is further challenged when he meets Marilee White (Sustad), an animal lover and veterinary student who teaches Zachary how to care for his new feline roommate. Chemistry immediately develops between the two, but Marilee has vowed not to date until she graduates and Zachary is not ready to jeopardize his independence, though he senses Marilee is special.

Kimberley Sustad, Brandon Routh. Photo Credit: Copyright
2014 Crown Media United States, LLC/
Photographer: David Owen Strongman
With Christmas rapidly approaching, Marilee's sister Jaclyn (Bennett) convinces her to add romance to her nose-to-the-grindstone life of work and school, while fire chief Sam (Harrison) encourages Zachary to understand the importance of love, marriage and having someone special with whom to share the holidays. When Zachary’s model girlfriend Blair (Hobbs) pressures him to get rid of Ambrose and has Marilee fired from her job at a pet supply store that her father owns, Zachary sees the light, realizing he is in love with Marilee and that life is better if shared with someone special.

Watch a sneak peek video below:



The Nine Lives of Christmas, from Nine Lives Films, Inc., was directed by Mark Jean, and written by Nancey Silvers based on the book by Sheila Roberts.

The cast includes Sean Tyson (Rey) and Dalias Blake (Mark).

The Nine Lives of Christmas is part of Hallmark Channel's annual "Countdown to Christmas" event.

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