Speaking of Louisa May Alcott, I just found out from Laurie that a new tv movie debuts tonight! An Old-Fashioned Christmas is the next chronicle in the saga that began with Alcott’s short story, An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving.
Just days before Christmas in 1870, Isabella Caldwell travels with her granddaughter Tilly Bassett to Ireland so the wealthy grandmother can teach Tilly, a talented writer, the nuances of character development and refined living. She also hopes her old friend, the Earl of Shannon, can assist Tilly in getting her work published. Tilly secretly agrees to go on the trip so she can meet her paternal grandfather Sean Bassett, a meager potato farmer, who has a long feud with Isabella since their children wed. When Isabella and Tilly arrive at the Shannon Castle, it becomes quickly clear the Shannons are in dire financial straits, and Lady Shannon has a plan – her rebellious son Cameron will marry Tilly Bassett and inherit Isabella’s vast wealth. One minor detail creates a conundrum for Lady Shannon – Tilly is engaged to an American boy, Gad. Soon, a collision of events finds Tilly and Isabella without lodging on Christmas Eve, and Isabella must put aside her grudge and turn to Sean for help before Christmas is ruined.
Remaining Hallmark airdates for 2010 Christmas Season:
Dec. 12 - 8 pm / Dec. 17 - 8 pm / Dec. 18 - 2 pm / Dec. 27 - 6 am & 8 pm