This Hallmark holiday story is advertised as a take-off on "The Wizard of Oz". Though it is not connected thematically with the 1939 classic, it does contain numerous references to that film. And it is amusing to note them. Here is a compilation of the main references, in my opinion:
Darcy Gayle (Candace Cameron Bure), an attorney from Kansas City, represents Dorothy Gale. She has a dog named Bobo (compare Toto). Her two brothers are Zeke and Huck, like the farmhands in TWOO. Her father's wife is named Emma (compare Auntie Em).
She travels to Connecticut to work pro bono for a charity: Emerald Educational Trust (compare Emerald City). There she meets Glenn Goodman, VP of Communications for Austin Industries (AI) who, like Glinda the Good Witch of the North, shepherds her adventure. In her pursuit of success for Emerald, she works with Jackie Crow (cf. the scarecrow) who has plenty of ideas, but little focus until Darcy recognizes her talents; she works with Bridget Tinsley (cf. the tinman) who is very pragmatic until Darcy warms up her heart; and she works with Riley Lyons (cf. the cowardly lion) who is very fearful until Darcy boosts his confidence.
AI's Chief Financial Officer is Winona West who, like the Wicked Witch of the West, is Darcy's main roadblock to success with Emerald and, eventually, AI. She effectively blocks any contact with the CEO of AI, Austin himself, who almost no one has ever seen. Austin (Oz) is the Wizard, of course. He is a mystery until the proverbial curtain is pulled back to reveal his identity.
There are many verbal references to TWOO and it is all good fun. This story is not big on romance, but it is whimsical