Catherine Bell, star of Hallmark Channel’s Good Witch franchise, switches networks this weekend for the premiere of her latest movie Home for Christmas Day on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. She plays widowed Jane McKendrick, protective mother of teenage daughter Betsy (Matreya Fedor), whose focus is to spare her daughter from life’s harsh realities. Her worst fears are realized when Betsy falls for a soon-to-be-deployed soldier, because Betsy’s father was killed while on active duty when she was young. Jane is determined that her daughter not experience the same heartache and attempts to persuade Betsy to abandon the romance before she becomes too attached. For Bell, who had some experience with the subject matter during her seven seasons on the Lifetime series Army Wives, the experience was a personal one.
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