Oh Countdown to Christmas season, I am ready for my emotions to be assaulted in the best way. I love to cry my eyes out. I love to laugh. I love to feel the Christmas spirit that I claim to hate.
Spoiler alert: I don’t hate it when it comes to Countdown to Christmas.
Christmas by Design is set in New York and well, if you know anything about New York – Christmas and department stores go hand in hand. And though this movie isn’t about the windows on 5th Avenue, we’re here for it.
Let’s get ready for Christmas by Design.
THE LONG DESCRIPTION
Luxury fashion designer, Charlotte (Dalton), tirelessly works to make a name for herself from her New York City boutique, Alastair. So, she’s over the moon when she learns she’s been selected to participate in a design competition for the renowned Warwick’s department store. The assignment – to create a Christmas-themed collection for their home & family brand. There’s just one problem: Charlotte is just not that into Christmas and she can barely remember the last time she put aside her work long enough to enjoy some quality time with her family. When a pipe suddenly bursts in her apartment, she decides to take it as an omen and returns home for a family Christmas that she hopes will quickly inspire her next design. Charlotte arrives just in time to be thrown into the town’s annual 12-days-of-Elfcapades event, where she meets a handsome mechanic, Spencer (Keltz), who helps run the festivities. Despite a rocky first impression the two form a deep connection, giving Charlotte the creative spark she so desperately needs to inspire a new Christmas design… one that is completely different from anything she’s done before.
REBECCA DALTON (Charlotte) – In 2010, Rebecca Dalton made her on-screen appearance in an episode of the Canadian American TV series Unnatural History in the role of Sally. In the same year she was also cast in the Canadian TV movie My Babysitter’s a Vampire in the role of Della, and she’s been busy ever since, both in television and film. In 2013, Dalton was cast as Stephanie Lyons, one of the leading roles in the Canadian TV series Spun Out and then in 2015, she was cast to replace Ashley Leggat in the recurring role of Tara for season two of Hallmark Channel’s series Good Witch, a role she reprised in subsequent seasons. In the same year she was also cast in the role of Katie Littleton in the 2016 TV movie Total Frat Party. Dalton has also appeared in a number of Canadian TV movies, including Rocky Road, A Perfect Christmas, Christmas Wedding Planner, and in 2020, The Santa Squad.
JONATHAN KELTZ (Spencer) – Jonathan Keltz starred in The CW’s “Reign” playing Leith, a kitchen boy turned war hero who is the loyal protector of Francis II, King of France. Keltz produced and starred in Acquainted, an independent film about the unpredictability of modern relationships. Additionally, Keltz recurred heavily on HBO’s “Entourage,” starred in “Cardinal: Blackfly” for CTV/Hulu, and starred in the popular Hallmark movies “Fit For A Prince,” “Once Upon A Prince” and “Love at Look Lodge.” Keltz also produced the limited series “Nine Films” About Technology for FX. He most recently can be seen in the television series “Wilderness,” which premiered in September of this year on Amazon Prime Videos.