Christmas in Conway
Christmas in Conway is a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie. The film premiered on ABC on December 1, 2013 and starred Mary-Louise Parker, Andy Garcia, and Mandy Moore. It was directed by John Kent Harrison (The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler) and written by Stephen P. Lindsey (Hachi: A Dog's Tale) and Luis Ugaz.
|Christmas in Conway|
|Written by||Stephen P. Lindsey|
& Luis Ugaz
|Directed by||John Kent Harrison|
and Mary-Louise Parker
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||96 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hallmark Hall of Fame|
When terminally ill Suzy Mayor (Parker) leaves the hospital to spend her last days at her home in Conway, South Carolina, her grouch of a husband, Duncan (Garcia) is beside himself with concern for her and with annoyance at everyone else, including Natalie (Moore), the live-in hospice nurse who has come home with Suzy. When Duncan decides to build a Ferris wheel in the backyard as a Christmas present for Suzy, in honor of the place where Duncan proposed to her, the neighbors and townspeople of this quiet Southern town are quick to object.
The film was shot in and around Wilmington, North Carolina in August 2013.
During its premiere broadcast on December 1, 2013, the episode received a 1.1 rating and a 3 share in the key 18- to 49-year-old adult demographic. It was viewed by 6.45 million total viewers. The ratings were considered to be poor, and they were lower than a comparable Hallmark broadcast the previous year.
Awards and nominations
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