Christmas in Conway

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Christmas in Conway
Promotional poster
GenreRomantic drama
Written by
  • Stephen P. Lindsey
  • Luis Ugaz
Directed byJohn Kent Harrison
Music byGeoff Zanelli
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
ProducerAndrew Gottlieb
CinematographyJames Chressanthis
EditorDavid Beatty
Running time96 minutes
Production companyHallmark Hall of Fame Productions
Original networkABC
Original release
  • December 1, 2013 (2013-12-01)

Christmas in Conway is a 2013 American Christmas romantic drama television film directed by John Kent Harrison, written by Stephen P. Lindsey and Luis Ugaz, and starring Andy Garcia, Mandy Moore, and Mary-Louise Parker. The film is part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series, and premiered on ABC on December 1, 2013.[1]


When terminally-ill Suzy Mayor leaves the hospital to spend her last days at her home in Conway, South Carolina, her grouch of a husband, Duncan, is beside himself with concern for her and with annoyance at everyone else, including Natalie, 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.[2]



The film was shot in and around Wilmington, North Carolina, in August 2013.[3] Its score was composed by Geoff Zanelli.[4]


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.[5] The ratings were considered to be poor,[6] and they were lower than a comparable Hallmark broadcast the previous year.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The film was nominated for two MovieGuide Awards in 2014: the Faith and Freedom Award (Television), and the Free Enterprise Prize. It did not win in either category.[8]


  1. ^ "Hallmark Hall of Fame Presents 'Christmas in Conway'". Hallmark corporate press release. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Christmas in Conway synopsis". Hallmark Hall of Fame online Press Room. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  3. ^ Foss, Cassie. "Mary-Louise Parker to star in Hallmark movie filming in area". Wilmington StarNews online. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Geoff Zanelli to Score Hallmark's 'Christmas in Conway'". Film Music Reporter. September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' Stays at Low + 'Bob's Burgers' & 'American Dad' Fall". TVByTheNumbers. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  6. ^ Salem, Mitch. "The Sked Network Scorecard - 12/1/13". Archived from the original on 28 April 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  7. ^ Faughnder, Ryan (2 December 2013). "TV ratings: NBC wins night with falling NFL numbers; 'Amazing Race' up". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  8. ^ Appelo, Tim (February 8, 2014). "'Shark Tank,' 'Duck Dynasty,' 'The Bible' Win Faith & Values Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 11, 2014.

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