The holiday season is upon us, which means it's almost time for the happiest time of the year. No, not Christmas. Christmas movie season on the Hallmark Channel! Sure, that technically could be all year since they are constantly playing, but the beloved network is releasing a slew of new festive films this year (40 to be exact), including one set in Nashville, Tennessee.
A Nashville Christmas Carol is (undoubtedly) a thrilling adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens book, A Christmas Carol, set in modern-day. Vivienne Wake (Jessy Schram) is a TV producer in the midst of planning a country music Christmas program. As a workaholic, she is playing the iron-hearted Scrooge character who receives a little bit of supernatural help on Christmas Eve to figure out what is really important in life. She receives visits from all of the beloved characters from the historic Christmas story -- the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future, and you'll see some major country stars in an unexpected twist. Wynonna Judd (of The Judds) will play Vivienne's mother, in addition to more appearances from Sara Evans, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, RaeLynn, and Kix Brooks. It's a timeless story of redemption that is guaranteed to bring you a little bit of holiday cheer when it premiers on November 21. The best part about Hallmark is there's no need to buy tickets. Just mark your calendar, and sit back to enjoy the film from the comfort of your couch.
It seems the Hallmark Channel is full of exciting new films this season and is dedicated to making them as diverse and inclusive as possible. We love a good holiday story about a workaholic from New York City deciding that they should move home to the comforts of their small hometown in middle Tennessee or Oklahoma to date their high school sweetheart. The magnificent twists (that we all see coming) and family focus never get old!
"Our holiday table is bigger and more welcoming than ever. This year's movies reflect our most diverse representation of talent, narratives, and families, including The Christmas House, featuring a storyline about a gay couple looking to adopt their first child, and starring Jonathan Bennett in an ensemble cast," said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming told People.
"Our movies are rooted in warmth and positivity, meaningful connections, family gatherings, and seasonal traditions--a winning formula we hope will bring our millions of viewers much-needed levity and holiday cheer at the end of a tough year."