Amber Marshall and Ben Mehl bring festive cheer with 'My Christmas Guide' on Hallmark

Amber Marshall & Ben Mehl's 'My Christmas Guide On Hallmark


Amber Marshall and Ben Mehl are the stars of the latest original movie, "My Christmas Guide," which is part of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Miracles of Christmas programming event.

This touching movie offers a powerful message that love can help you navigate through any challenge. The story follows a college professor who is visually impaired, his teenage daughter, and their journey with Max, the perfect guide dog, as they try to navigate their way through life's obstacles. Below, you'll find a trailer of the movie, more details about the cast and plot, as well as beautiful images from the film set.

My Christmas Guide on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

My Christmas Guide on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Photo: Ava Weiss, Ben Mehl, Amber Marshall Credit: ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Courtesy Johnson Production Group

According to the official synopsis, Trevor (played by Mehl) is a literature professor in college who suffered a sudden loss of sight. He is a single father to his daughter, Annie (portrayed by Ava Weiss), and is struggling to cope with his current situation.

To add to his troubles, a new construction project at his school poses a daily threat to his well-being. The head of his department expresses concern for his safety and suggests that he take some time off until the project is finished.

Here's What You Need to Know About the Movie's Plot:

My Christmas Guide on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Credit: ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Courtesy Johnson Production Group

In this story, Trevor's daughter, Annie, grows worried about her father's well-being and encourages him to visit Best Friend Dog Guides. This center specializes in training seeing-eye dogs for those with limited vision. It's there that they meet Peyton (Marshall), who helps them find the ideal guide dog – Max.

My Christmas Guide on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Ben Mehl and Amber Marshall [Image Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on YouTube]

A Story of Growth, Trust and Support

As Peyton trains Trevor with Max, the duo forms a strong bond. Meanwhile, the college professor regains his lost self-confidence. However, when Trevor is compelled to take leave from his department due to hazardous construction conditions, his faith and trust in Max is put to the test.

He must learn to move out of his comfort zone and rely on those around him, including Peyton, to restore his belief in his own abilities.

Where have you seen the cast before?

My Christmas Guide on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Photo: Ben Mehl, Amber Marshall Credit: ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Courtesy Johnson Production Group

Meet the Cast of the Show

Get to know the talented actors behind the characters. Amber Marshall, who plays Peyton, is best known for her roles in Heartland and Love in Harmony Valley. Ben Mehl, who plays Trevor, has previously starred in You and The Good Wife. Meanwhile, Ava Weiss, who plays his daughter, has been seen in When Hope Calls.

My Christmas Guide on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Photo: Ben Mehl, Ava Weiss Credit: ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Courtesy Johnson Production Group

Here are some additional cast members, as listed on IMDb:

  • Chad, played by Justin Nurse (SurrealEstate)
  • Uncredited role played by Aidan Kalechstein (Warrior Strong)
  • Sean, portrayed by Vox Smith (Chapelwaite)
  • Nathan, portrayed by Jonathan Valvano (Ghosts)

Behind the scenes of My Christmas Guide

My Christmas Guide on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Photo: Ben Mehl Credit: ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Courtesy Johnson Production Group

My Christmas Guide: A New Holiday Film by Johnson Production Group

The upcoming holiday film, My Christmas Guide, is produced by the renowned Johnson Production Group. Executive producers Timothy O. Johnson, Andrew C. Erin, and Oliver De Caigny lead the project, alongside co-executive producers Lisa Alford and Joseph Wilka. Additionally, Taralee Gerhard is serving as a producer. The movie, which features a script by Keith Hemstreet, is directed by Maxwell McGuire.

When will the premiere of "My Christmas Guide" take place on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries?

My Christmas Guide premieres on Thursday, November 2 at 8 pm ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The movie forms part of the network’s popular Miracles of Christmas programming event.

For now, readers can watch the movie trailer below:

Are you excited for the upcoming heartwarming movie that will be airing as part of the Miracles of Christmas programming event on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries? We'd love to hear from you! Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

  1. Yulisa says:

    I cant wait to see the movie. I love seeing Amber. I love the show heartland. I can’t waist to see her movie.

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