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Blake Shelton to Produce Sequel to His Hallmark Christmas Movie

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Alison Sweeney and Lucas Bryant will star this holiday season in the Blake Shelton-produced Hallmark Christmas movie Time For You to Come Home For Christmas.

It's the Hallmark Movies follow-up to last year's Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas, which starred Josh Henderson and Megan Park. Both holiday films are based on the 2012 song "Time For Me To Come Home," which Shelton wrote and recorded with his mother, Dorothy Shackleford.

Per Entertainment Tonight, the new movie follows recent widow Katherine (Sweeney) and her son, Will, as they return to her hometown in Virginia to spend Christmas with family. On the way there, Katherine meets a veteran named Jack, who's unknowingly heading to the same destination. The potential partners volunteer at the same local Christmas dance to raise funds for military families, but her grief over her late husband and his "mysterious mission" in town keeps them apart. As often happens in these films, a Christmas miracle is needed for the expected happy ending.

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The film is currently shooting in Vancouver and is slated for a Dec. 6 premiere on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. It's one of at least two country music crossover moments coming to one of the Hallmark channels, with Christmas in Dollywood airing on the Hallmark Network on Dec. 8.

"Dolly Parton is a bright light who is rich in spirit, kindness and love. Christmas at Dollywood features Danica McKellar in a story about finding love and new beginnings in the most familiar place: home," says Michelle Vicary, executive vice president of programming and publicity at Crown Media Family Networks, in a press release.

Executive producer adds to the many hats worn by Shelton. The country crooner's still in the spotlight for his Garth Brooks duet "Dive Bar," the Dec. 13 release of the album Fully Loaded: God's Country and his other small-screen gig with The Voice.

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