Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

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We’re days away from December 2023, and the jingles are ringing! That means new content is coming to Crackle, Redbox, and Chicken Soup. This month we have Morgan Freeman, Rene Russo, and Tommy Lee Jones starring in Just Getting Started. Be sure to browse all three of these services for more Morgan Freeman flicks.

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Our Lights, Camera, Crackle series continues for December 2023 as we look at what you can stream for free on this fantastic service. Let us know what you thought of Morgan Freeman in Just Getting Started.

As a reminder, Plex users can now access the Crackle library through their Plex service alongside some of Plex’s incredible offerings. Now, let’s see who else is joining Morgan Freeman in this month’s Crackle lineup!

Playing on Crackle

Hats Off to Christmas

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

For ten years, Mia has been a loyal and hard-working small-town Christmas hat shop manager. But this holiday season, her boss has gifted her a disappointing revelation. The position she had been coveting is going to his son Nick, who’s coming from New York City to take over the family business.

Less than thrilled with the prospect of training the boss’ son, she quickly discovers Nick to be a charismatic charmer and falls quickly for him when he helps out with her handicapped son Scotty.

Although Nick starts to have doubts about giving up his past big-city life, he and Mia slowly start to realize they’re the Christmas miracle each has been waiting for. Cast: Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite), Antonio Cupo (Bomb Girls), Jay Brazeau (Watchmen) Availability: 12/1

A Christmas Memory

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

Seven-year-old Buddy experiences the best of country life, friendship, and the joy of giving during the Christmas season. Based on the story by Truman Capote. Cast: Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker), Piper Laurie (Twin Peaks), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile) Availability: 12/1

A Dog Named Christmas

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

A Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie. A developmentally challenged young man sets out to convince his family & their rural community to participate in a local shelter’s inaugural “Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program.” Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), Linda Emond (Only Murders in the Building), Noel Fisher (The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn) Availability: 12/1

Christmas For a Dollar

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

During the Great Depression, the Kamps struggle to get by after Mrs. Kamp passes away. The children expect another Christmas without presents until their father brings home one dollar for them to spend on gifts in this feel-good holiday film. Cast: Brian Krause (Charmed), Nancy Stafford (Matlock), Danielle C. Ryan (Riot) Availability: 12/1

An American Christmas Carol

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

A retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol, in which Henry Winkler is a heartless finance company president in Depression era New England. Cast: Henry Winkler (Arrested Development), David Wayne (The Andromeda Strain), Ken Pogue (The 6th Day) Availability: 12/1

Christmas in the Heartland

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

Kara and Jessie strike up an unlikely friendship when seated next to each other on a plane headed to the heartland. With both girls visiting family they’ve never met, they devise a plan to switch places for Christmas. Cast: Sierra McCormick (American Horror Stories), Brighton Sharbino (The Walking Dead), Bo Derek (Tommy Boy) Availability: 12/1

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

After nearly two decades caught under the wing of an aging husband, devoted mother and housewife Pippa Lee undergoes a midlife breakthrough. Unearthing the sexually curious wild child of her teens, Pippa sparks a relationship with a kindred soul. Cast: Robin Wright (The Princess Bride), Alan Arkin (Grosse Pointe Blank), Mike Binder (Minority Report) Availability: 12/1

Remedy (Series)

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

Remedy is a unique, high — stakes medical drama about the Conner family that goes beyond the operating room and the ER to offer a distinctive “upstairs/downstairs” perspective on the people who make the healing happen. Griffin Conner comes home having dropped out of medical school. He gets a job as an orderly at the hospital, where his father is the Chief of staff and his sisters are a nurse and a surgeon, respectively. Cast: Enrico Colantoni (Galaxy Quest), Sarah Allen (The Expanse), Sara Canning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Availability: 12/1

Heartland

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

“Heartland” is an award-winning multi-generational drama that tells the story of a family making it through life together in both happy and trying times. Cast: Amber Marshall (Resident Evil: Apocalypse) Michelle Morgan (Stargate: Atlantis), Shaun Johnston (Wynonna Earp) Availability: 12/1

Bluebird

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

Discover the origins of megastars like Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift while following emerging singer-songwriters as they chase their dreams inside The Bluebird Café, the Nashville landmark that has altered the course of music history. Availability: 12/1

Taylor Swift: Dare to Dream

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

The remarkable journey of Taylor Swift all began with a girl, a guitar, and a dream. She in the only artist in History to have an album hit the 1 million first week sales figure three times. Availability: 12/1

The Road to Coronation: King Charles III

Lights, Camera, Crackle, December 2023: Morgan Freeman is Just Getting Started

The longest heir apparent in British history — his great journey had finally reached its ultimate conclusion. Availability: 12/1

Playing on Redbox

Morgan Freeman, stars in Just Getting Started
  • Alone for Christmas: When a family visits Grandma’s house on Christmas Eve, they leave their dog at home alone. And when burglars try to take the presents from under the tree, the dog must use every trick it knows to stop them Cast: David DeLuise (This is Us), Kim Little (Z Nation), Davis Cleveland (Shake It Up) Available: 12/1
  • A Christmas Carol: The Musical: An old, bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve. Cast: Kelsey Grammer (Cheers), Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) Available: 12/1
  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Corporate analyst and single mom, Jen, tackles Christmas with a business-like approach until her uncle arrives with a handsome stranger in tow. Cast: Brooke Burns (Baywatch), Henry Winkler (Arrested Development), Warren Christie (Batwoman) Available: 12/1
  • Angels in the Snow: When nothing short of a miracle can hold a deteriorating family together, a Christmas getaway sets the stage for a miracle to occur. A heartwarming family story of love, loss and rediscovery. Cast: Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Chris Potter (Heartland), Colin Lawrence (Riverdale) Available: 12/1
  • All Good Things: Two big-city teenage sisters are sent to their grandparents’ farm for Christmas break against their wishes. While there, the sisters connect to their roots and help save the farm from foreclosure. Cast: Morgan Fairchild (Friends), Corbin Bernsen (Major League), Sierra McCormick (American Horror Stories) Available: 12/1
  • The Brass Teapot: When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go. Cast: Juno Temple (Atonement), Michael Angarano (Almost Famous), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) Available: 12/15
  • A Walk in the Woods: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends, Stephen Katz. Cast: Robert Redford (The Natural), Nick Nolte (48 Hours), Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) Available: 12/1
  • 99 Homes: A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration. Cast: Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Michael Shannon (Take Shelter), Laura Dern (Big Little Lies) Available: 12/1
  • Lightning Jack: Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery, he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how to rob banks, while they plan Jack’s last heist. Cast: Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) Beverly D’Angelo (National Lampoon’s Vacation) Available: 12/1
  • Serious Moonlight: A high-powered attorney duct tapes her adulterous husband to the toilet … right before their home is invaded by burglars. Cast: Meg Ryan (When Harry Met Sally), Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People), Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl) Available: 12/15
  • Just Getting Started: An ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) have to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit. Cast: Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption), Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive), Rene Russo (Nightcrawler) Available: 12/1

Playing on Chicken Soup

  • Hats Off to Christmas!: For ten years, Mia has been a loyal and hard-working small-town Christmas hat shop manager. But this holiday season, her boss has gifted her a disappointing revelation. The position she had been coveting is going to his son Nick, who’s coming from New York City to take over the family business. Less than thrilled with the prospect of training the boss’ son, she quickly discovers Nick to be a charismatic charmer and falls quickly for him when he helps out with her handicapped son Scotty. Although Nick starts to have doubts about giving up his past big-city life, he and Mia slowly start to realize they’re the Christmas miracle each has been waiting for. Cast: Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite), Antonio Cupo (Bomb Girls), Jay Brazeau (Watchmen) Availability: 12/1
  • A Great North Christmas: Caroline, a hopeless workaholic, finds herself facing down another lonely Christmas. But when her two best friends surprise her with a ski vacation, Caroline finds herself swept away with the pursuit of winter sport…and the promise of a little holiday magic rubbing off on her love life. Cast: Laura Mitchell (A Million Little Things), Jay Hindle (Dragged Across Concrete), Rachel Cook (The Doctor’s Case) Available: 12/1
  • Meeting Mr. Christmas: A popular travel blogger’s negative impressions about Christmas are challenged when she must team up with the “Family loving” town doctor to save her family’s annual Christmas event. Cast: Greta Carew-Johns (A Million Little Things), Madison Smith (The Order), Jaime M. Callica (Ruthless) Available: 12/1
  • A Christmas Recipe For Romance: The owner of a historic inn decides to enter a prestigious cooking contest to win funds for renovations and get free publicity, but she is a horrible cook. She recruits a renowned chef to help, but the kitchen isn’t the only thing heating up. Cast: Madeline Leon (Love in Wolf Creek), Megan Black (What We Do in the Shadows), Felipe Aukai (Robyn Hood) Available: 12/1
  • Snowbound For Christmas: Adrian, Rachel, lands a spot on a big project. They head to the presentation when a snowstorm traps her and Adrian at a resort. Spending quality time together, they realize there is more to their relationship than just business. Cast: Zarrin Darnell-Martin (Spotlight), Henderson Wade (Walker), Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall) Available: 12/1
  • Borrowed Hearts: A single mother agrees to pose temporarily as the wife of her boss, who needs a wife to impress a tradition-loving industrialist. With Eric McCormack and Roma Downey. Cast: Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel), Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), Shawn Thompson (Hairspray) Available: 12/1
  • Holiday Engagement: Afraid to tell her family she’s been dumped, Hillary hires an actor to play her fiancé during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend at her parents’ house. Cast: Bonnie Somerville (Friends), Shelley Long (Cheers), Jordan Bridges (The Blacklist) Available: 12/1
  • A Christmas Memory: Seven-year-old Buddy experiences the best of country life, friendship, and the joy of giving during the Christmas season. Based on the story by Truman Capote. Cast: Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker), Piper Laurie (The Hustler), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile) Available: 12/1
  • A Dog Named Christmas: A Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie. A developmentally challenged young man sets out to convince his family & their rural community to participate in a local shelter’s inaugural “Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program.” Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), Linda Emond (Only Murders in the Building), Noel Fisher (Shameless) Available: 12/1
  • Christmas For a Dollar: During the Great Depression, the Kamps struggle to get by after Mrs. Kamp passes away. The children expect another Christmas without presents until their father brings home one dollar for them to spend on gifts in this feel-good holiday film. Cast: Brian Krause (Charmed), Nancy Stafford (Matlock), Danielle C. Ryan (Riot) Availability: 12/1
  • An American Christmas Carol: A retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol, in which Henry Winkler is a heartless finance company president in Depression era New England. Cast: Henry Winkler (Arrested Development), David Wayne (The Andromeda Strain), Ken Pogue (The 6th Day) Available: 12/1
  • Christmas in the Heartland: Kara and Jessie strike up an unlikely friendship when seated next to each other on a plane headed to the heartland. With both girls visiting family they’ve never met, they devise a plan to switch places for Christmas. Cast: Sierra McCormick (American Horror Stories), Brighton Sharbino (The Walking Dead), Bo Derek (Tommy Boy) Available: 12/1

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