New Movies and What Else We Know So Far
Labor Day has barely passed, but if you’re a Hallmark Channel fan, chances are you’re already looking forward to the network’s 2022 “Countdown to Christmas” celebration. The big event will kick off in October 2022, but Hallmark has yet to release a full movie schedule. However, the network has shared some details about what’s in store for the upcoming holiday season, including a new movie starring the Radio City Rockettes and a holiday romance filmed on location in London.
Here’s what we know so far about Hallmark’s 2022 ‘Countdown to Christmas’.
“Jolly Good Christmas” was filmed in London
Will Kemp and Reshma Shetty will star in Merry Christmas, a new holiday romance filmed in London. Kemp plays David, an architect who recently moved to England for a new job. While searching for the perfect gift for his girlfriend, he crosses paths with Anji (Shetty), a professional client who is unimpressed with his choice of gift. When they reunite, he decides to hire her and the two find themselves adventuring around London.
“A Holiday Spectacular” features the Radio City Rockettes
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a New York holiday tradition. If you can’t make it to Manhattan to see the show in person, tune in to Hallmark’s A holiday show which might be the next best thing. The film, set in 1958, follows an heiress named Maggie (Ginna Claire Mason) who puts her high-society wedding plans on hold to pursue her dream of dancing with the Rockettes. Maggie lands a spot on the show. But she soon finds herself torn between two worlds when she falls in love with a young Navy photographer (Derek Klena).
A spectacular holiday also features Oscar nominee Ann-Margret and The Brady Group star Eve Plumb. The film was shot at Radio City Music Hall and features performances by the Rockettes. It will air in November 2022.
Kristoffer Polaha stars in “An Offline Christmas”
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In July, Hallmark also unveiled a teaser for A Christmas disconnect, which stars Kristoffer Polaha and Marisol Nichols. In the 2022 film “Countdown to Christmas,” Polaha plays a man named Robbie, who is married to a woman named Becca (Nichols). The couple’s marriage fell on a rough patch, so they settled into a cozy place in an attempt to reconnect.
Luke Macfarlane will also star in a new Hallmark Christmas movie
Hallmark Channel regular Luke Macfarlane has also confirmed that he will star in an upcoming Hallmark Christmas movie. The film, which has the working title Christmas Village, will be Macfarlane’s 14th for the network. And it will probably be his last. The actor has a starring role in the upcoming LGBTQ-focused rom-com Brothers. He indicated that he intended to move on to different types of projects.
“They’ve been really good to me, but I think I’ve told my story for now with those people,” Macfarlane recently told the Los Angeles Times. “I mean, how many firefighters can I play?”
Other Hallmark Christmas Movies for 2022
Hallmark typically releases dozens of new holiday movies on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries throughout the holiday season. Other new movies slated to premiere this year include Family Christmas, which was filming in Louisiana in early September, according to the Gonzales Weekly Citizen. Meanwhile, actor Brittany Mitchell shared on instagram that she will appear in a Hallmark holiday movie titled The art of letting go. Marlo Thomas also confirmed in a Tweeter that she recently wrapped filming a new Hallmark Christmas movie.
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