The fourth Hallmark Channel “Countdown to Christmas” Hanukkah movie, “Love, Lights, Hanukkah!” premieres at 8 p.m. Saturday evening.
“Love, Lights, Hanukkah!” stars Mia Kirshner as Christina Rossi, the chef and owner of an Italian restaurant in Cleveland she has taken over from her late mother, who learns from a DNA test that she is Jewish as she is preparing for the restaurant’s busiest time of year, Christmas.
The discovery leads her to a new family, new traditions and a new and an unlikely romance with handsome, witty and very opinionated restaurant critic/author David Singer (Ben Savage) over eight nights.
The cast also includes Marilu Henner as a longtime friend of Singer’s family.
A collection of more than 200 vintage dreidels was rented from a woman in St. Louis for use in the film.