West Chester’s flagship shopping network QVC is making a wintry debut in the holiday movie scene, competing with the likes of made-for-television moguls like Hallmark and Lifetime, writes Dan Snierson for Entertainment Weekly.
Holly and the Hot Chocolate follows a cosmopolitan film critic named Holly — played by the prolific Philadelphia-based actress, model, and voiceover artist Hanna Gaffney— who finds herself stuck in the fictional town of Pine Falls.
QVC’s In the Kitchen with David host David Venable plays a vendor for the town’s beloved hot chocolate, serving as a plot vehicle for the film’s partnership with NYC-based dessert destination Serendipity.
The film also stars Ryan Farrell, Delco Proper alumnus Steven Gerber and Philadelphia area actress Olivia Gropp. The film premiers on free streaming platform QVC+ on Nov. 24.
Read more about the West Chester-based television network’s holiday debut in Entertainment Weekly.