Op-Ed: ‘Three Wise Men and a Baby’ is the best Hallmark Christmas movie of 2022

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Paul Campbell, Andrew Walker and Tyler Hynes in 'Three Wise Men and a Baby'
Paul Campbell, Andrew Walker and Tyler Hynes in 'Three Wise Men and a Baby.' Photo Courtesy of Hallmark Media, Bettina Strauss

“Three Wise Men and a Baby,” starring Andrew Walker, Tyler Hynes, and Paul Campbell, is the best Hallmark Christmas movie of 2022. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the scoop.

This new original film premiered on Saturday, November 19 on the Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event.

In “Three Wise Men and a Baby,” Luke Brenner (Andrew Walker) is “Mr. Perfect” – an all-star firefighter and poster boy for physical
health and clean living. When he finds a baby on the doorstep of the firehall with a note asking him to care for it until Christmas, he’s uncharacteristically at a loss. 

Unfortunately, his mom Barbara (Margaret Colin) has to go out of town to attend to her sister’s medical emergency leaving
Luke with no other choice but to rely on his brothers for help until she returns – Taylor (Tyler Hynes), an opinionated video game designer who recently lost his job, and Stephan (Paul Campbell), a pet therapist with severe social anxiety.

It’s one mishap after another as the brothers take turns trying to care for the baby individually, and they soon discover the only way to survive the week is to work together as a team – something they haven’t done since they were children. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as repair damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives…all while rediscovering their love of Christmas.

The movie is witty, clever, and heartwarming. Andrew Walker, Tyler Hynes, and Paul Campbell all delivered triumphant performances, and they all shined throughout the film. It was evident that there was a great deal of respect among the actors and nobody upstaged anybody in this film. It is highly recommended for all. “Three Wise Men and a Baby” garners an A rating. Bravo.

“Three Wise Men and a Baby” is from Lighthouse Pictures Inc. Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring, Trevor McWhinney and Jonathan Shore are executive producers. The movie is produced by Jameson Parker. Terry Ingram directed the movie from a script by Paul Campbell and Kimberley Sustad.