Hallmark Movie Recipes: Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa

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Tonight’s Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas movie is Christmas in Evergreen:  Letters to Santa.  It airs at 8pm/7c and stars Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin, Holly Robinson Peete, Barbara Niven, Ashley Williams, Rukiya Bernard, and Andrew Francis.

The movie begins as Lisa (Wagner) takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, and finds that the historic general store has been closed. Using her skills as a professional retail designer, Lisa decides to keep local tradition alive and help the good people of Evergreen bring the store back to life. As Lisa charms a local contractor named Kevin (Deklin) into working with her, the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another as they restore the store to its former glory. When the staff at the Kringle Kitchen (don’t you love that name?) temporarily accept the store’s beloved ‘Mailbox to Santa’ for safekeeping, the townspeople find and rally around a mysterious 25-year-old letter that never made it to the North Pole. As old traditions are made new again, Lisa finds herself falling for Kevin, the traditions, and the town of Evergreen.

Almost every photo shows festive cups of hot cocoa in the scene, which made it easy to decide on the recipe.  I hope you will love this delicious orange spice hot cocoa with cinnamon, nutmeg, a touch of orange extract, and topped with whipped cream and orange zest.

Find the recipe here.


Definitely make a Christmas wish tonight while watching the movie and drinking cocoa.

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2 Responses to Hallmark Movie Recipes: Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa

  1. December 7, 2019 at 7:11 pm #

    How can I buy a recipe book like the one showed in the movie? They show her thumping thru it for a recipe.

    Pat Danner

    • December 7, 2019 at 10:11 pm #

      Hi Pat- I recall seeing several recipe notebooks in different movies, but sadly, I think they are props and nothing that would be sold to the public.
      It is clear that Hallmark has great chefs and food stylists doing the food on the shows because it always looks so beautiful. There are some Hallmark cookbooks like the Cedar Cove one and others, but I agree it would be a big seller for them if they published more, especially from the Thanksgiving and Christmas specials. Note to Hallmark – my daughter and I are both recipe developers. We’ll do it! 😉

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