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Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (2019)

TV-G | | Romance | TV Movie 29 November 2019
A skeptical writer shows up in Evergreen to get the scoop on the town's famed passion for Christmas during a search for a long-lost time capsule.


Sean McNamara


Zac Hug




Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Lawson ... Katie Connell
Paul Greene ... Ben Baxter
Rukiya Bernard ... Hannah Tucker
Holly Robinson Peete ... Michelle Lansing
Barbara Niven ... Carol Shaw
Jill Wagner ... Lisa Palmer
Ashley Williams ... Allie Shaw
Patty McCormack ... Nan Baxter
Colin Lawrence ... Thomas Tucker
Marlon Kazadi ... David Tucker
Antonio Cayonne ... Elliot Lee
Keith Martin Gordey Keith Martin Gordey ... Nick
Malcolm Stewart ... Joe Shaw
Chris Cope ... Ezra Green
Michelle Martin ... Megan


It's the approach to the Christmas season, and visitors are starting to descend on the Northern Vermont Christmas tourist town of Evergreen. One of those is New Yorker Katie Connell, a writer with one published novel under her belt, she who is now doing freelance work as she contemplates novel number two whenever that will happen. This vacation is to experience a little more of life which she feels will make her a better writer. What starts as a vacation ends up being a working trip as her mother Patti Connell, the editor of a business magazine, asks her to write a story for immediate publication, Patti's hope that it will be the transition for Katie to staff and more stable life which Katie has always resisted. Katie decides to find a story in Evergreen and its Christmas traditions. What Katie feels about Evergreen - especially her immediate attraction to and subsequent encounters with native Evergreenian Ben Baxter, one of the town's librarians who once worked as a big city reporter... Written by Huggo

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Maggie Lawson and Ashley Williams worked together on an episode of Psych (season 1 episode 9) which Maggie Lawson was a staring cast member. See more »


None of the items in the time capsule are old. Also the top hat that was supposedly made in an old factory in town is brand new. See more »


Spun-off from Christmas in Evergreen (2017) See more »


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Maggie Lawson and Paul Greene are magic In Evergreen
1 December 2019 | by BurberryGalSee all my reviews

Christmas In Evergreen: Tidings of Joy is such a breath of fresh air this holiday season! In my opinion, it's one of the best Christmas movies this year. From the very beginning, Paul and Maggie have great onscreen chemistry and immediately grabbed my attention. I'm such a fan of Paul Greene and his acting is at its best here! The town of Evergreen is celebrating their 50th Anniversary of their Christmas Festival. But this is more than just your typical movie about a festival, the whole town is working to uncover the lost Christmas time capsule. There were several stories that intertwined together throughout the film. Sometimes this can feel overwhelming in other movies but this worked well in here, I think this is a testament to the great writing. I truly was surprised by how much I like this movie, it's quite different and full of heartwarming surprises. There is such a spectacular cast all around! Paul and Maggie really do such an amazing job leading this movie and work so well with each other! I'd love to see them in more projects together! This film is so special and truly already a Christmas classic!

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Release Date:

29 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas in Evergreen: The Gifts of Time See more »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Front Street Pictures See more »
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Color | Black and White (Sepiatone) (flashbacks)
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