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The Stars of Countdown to Christmas

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Brandon Routh

Brandon Routh stars as Zachary in The Nine Kittens of Christmas.

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Brandon soared into the media limelight when he was cast as "the man of steel" in "Superman Returns."

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One of Brandon’s early television credits was an episode of “Will and Grace.” He has also appeared on the big screen in several films including Edgar Wright’s comic book epic, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World."

Brandon revisited the DC Universe as Ray Palmer, “Atom,” on CW’s "Arrow" and spinoff, “Legends of Tomorrow.”

"The Nine Kittens of Christmas" marks Brandon's return to Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, as it is the sequel to "The Nine Lives of Christmas," also starring Kimberley Sustad and Gregory Harrison.

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Brandon has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Kimberley Sustad, Gregory Harrison


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Kimberley Sustad

Kimberley Sustad stars as Marilee in The Nine Kittens of Christmas.

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Kimberley has appeared in a number of hit series, including SyFy’s “Continuum,” ABC’s “Motive,” The CW’s “Supernatural,” and Hallmark Channel’s “Chesapeake Shores.”

More about Kimberley

Kimberley starred in numerous Hallmark Christmas movies including “Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen” and “The Nine Lives of Christmas.” She and star Paul Campbell have worked together on multiple Hallmark projects, including Wedding Every Weekend, Christmas by Starlight, and A Godwink Christmas.

On the stage, Kimberley starred in Lewis Black’s farce "One Slight Hitch" at Seattle’s A Contemporary Theater.

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Kimberley has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Brandon Routh, Gregory Harrison, Paul Campbell


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Gregory Harrison

Gregory Harrison stars as Zachary in The Nine Kittens of Christmas.

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Gregory took to the Broadway stage in the 2001 revival of the critically acclaimed Stephen Sondheim musical "Follies," with fellow "Chesapeake Shores" star Treat Williams. With a career spanning over 40 years, one of his best known roles was as Dr. George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates in seven seasons of the "M*A*S*H" spinoff, "Trapper John, M.D."

More about Gregory

He has recurred on Hallmark Channel’s “Chesapeake Shores” as well as in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries franchise “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”

Gregory has starred in the Hallmark Channel romance movies “Sweet Carolina" with Lacey Chabert, “Cloudy with a Chance of Love,” “Undercover Bridesmaid” and “The Nine Lives of Christmas.”

Gregory can currently be seen recurring on “General Hospital” as Gregory Chase.

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Gregory has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad


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Paul Greene

Paul Greene stars as Joe in Christmas CEO.

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Paul is an avid music maker and songwriter who loves camping and flying airplanes! He has some terrific memories of Christmas from his childhood, including riding snowmobiles with his many cousins.

He has played the town doctor, Carson Shepherd, starting in season four of the Hallmark Channel original series, “When Calls the Heart.”

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Paul defines his life by four essential qualities: fatherhood, fitness, faith, and family. Born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, Paul was raised on a farm and learned first-hand the importance of hard work. Upon his high school graduation, he left for college on a volleyball scholarship and was quickly discovered by renowned talent agent, Kelly Streit.

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Paul has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Candace Cameron Bure, Rachel Boston, Danica McKellar, Marisol Nichols, Ashley Williams, Holly Robinson-Peete


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Marisol Nichols

Marisol Nichols stars as Chris in Christmas CEO.

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Marisol appeared in her first heartfelt Hallmark movie in 2020, "Holly & Ivy," alongside costars Janel Parrish and Jeremy Jordan.

She lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Rain.

More about Marisol

Marisol can be seen starring as Hermione Lodge on The CW’s “Riverdale.” She appeared as the female lead alongside Samuel L Jackson, Chris Rock and Max Minghella in "Spiral," released in May 2021. She has appeared as the mysterious and elusive Desert Wolf on the popular MTV series “Teen Wolf" and had significant recurring roles as ATF Special Agent Zoe Keates on “NCIS" and Agent Natalie Colfax on the staple crime series “Criminal Minds.” Showcasing her versatile acting skills, Marisol next played the Pakistani- American Nadia Yassir, who commands CTU in Season Six of the hot series “24." Additionally, she starred as Sarah Monahan on ABC’s “The Gates” and as Heather Cruz in the Darren Star produced ABC show “GCB” opposite Kristin Chenoweth and Leslie Bibb.

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Marisol has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, Paul Greene


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Tyler Hynes

Tyler Hynes plays Jamie in " An Unexpected Christmas."

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In addition to acting, Tyler has directed, produced and written music videos and short films.

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Starting in entertainment at age of 8, Tyler has transition seamlessly from child star to leading man. His career includes breakout roles on NBC’s “The Firm,” based on John Grisham’s novel, and “Saving Hope.” He has a recurring role on the critically acclaimed Canadian series “Letterkenny.”

Tyler has appeared in a number of popular Hallmark Christmas movies. He starred in “On the 12th Date of Christmas,” “The Mistletoe Secret,” “It’s Christmas, Eve” and many more Hallmark original movies.

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Tyler has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Bethany Joy Lenz, Lacey Chabert, Lauren Alaina, LeAnn Rimes, Mallory Jansen, Kellie Pickler


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Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz plays Emily in " An Unexpected Christmas."

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Bethany starred in The CW drama “One Tree Hill” for nine years, establishing her as a pop-culture icon with a worldwide fanbase.

More about Bethany

Bethany has starred in many Hallmark Channel movies including “Five Star Christmas,” “Bottled with Love” with Andrew Walker, “Just My Type” with Brett Dalton and more.

She has avoided being pinned into any one genre with starring and supporting roles on “Dexter,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Colony” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Another fun fact: Bethany starred in “Five Star Christmas” alongside Victor Webster. Her "One Tree Hill" co-star and friend Hilarie Burton starred opposite Victor in “Summer Villa.”

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Bethany has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker, Victor Webster, Brett Dalton, Will Kemp


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Taylor Cole

Taylor Cole stars as Grace in Making Spirits Bright.

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As a child Taylor was raised by her father, and one holiday she had a very special request for him. Watch now >

Taylor is a longtime Hallmark star with many romantic Christmas movies to her credit.

Don’t miss her in “Unlocking Christmas” with Steve Lund, or “Christmas in Homestead” with Michael Rady all season long.

More about Taylor

Taylor can also be seen starring in a number of Hallmark original movies, including the highly regarded “Ruby Herring Mysteries” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and “One Winter Weekend” for Hallmark Channel.

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Taylor has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Steve Lund, Michael Rady, Stephen Huszar


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Carlo Marks

Carlo Marks stars as Tony in Making Spirits Bright.

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Carlo shared a very special Christmas memory from his childhood involving Christmas Day, the beach, and snow! Watch here >

In 2020, he played the affable Uncle Max alongside Katrina Law in “Christmas with the Darlings.”

More about Carlo

Carlo was recently featured as the recurring character Cillian in The CW’s hit show “The 100,” and he also appeared as William Seaver in The CW’s “The Flash.” In addition, he spent three seasons in the role of David Peck on Hallmark Channel’s “Chesapeake Shores” opposite Meghan Ory and Jesse Metcalfe, and starred in “Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday,” which premiered on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries during the 2019 “Miracles of Christmas” programming event.

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Carlo has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Laci Mailey, Katrina Law, Jen Lilley


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Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert stars as Brooke in Christmas at Castle Hart.

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Lacey received her first break in a cough syrup commercial before successfully landing the role of Cosette in the Broadway production of "Les Misérables."

More about Lacey

Lacey’s cotton candy voice has been featured in numerous animated films and TV shows, including Nickelodeon’s “The Wild Thornberrys” and Sony’s “The Spectacular Spider-Man.” She also starred in the hit comedy "Mean Girls" alongside Hallmark star Jonathan Bennett of "The Christmas House" and "The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls."

Lacey has starred in a number of Hallmark Christmas Movies, “Matchmaker Santa," "A Christmas Melody,"“A Royal Christmas," “The Sweetest Christmas,” “Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe,” “Christmas in Rome,” and “Christmas Waltz."

She has also starred in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ movie series Crossword Mysteries with Brennan Elliot and Barbara Niven.

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Lacey has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Stuart Townsend, Brennan Elliott, Sam Page, Will Kemp, Brendan Penny, Barbara Niven


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Stuart Townsend

Stuart Townsend stars as Aiden in Christmas at Castle Hart.

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Stuart made his directorial debut in the film "Battle of Seattle," which he also wrote.

More about Stuart

Stuart starred as Jack McAllister in the ABC series “Betrayal” and has appeared on “Night Stalker,” “Will and Grace,” “Salem,” and “Elementary.” His has appeared on the big screen in many films including "Chaos Theory" starring opposite Ryan Reynolds and more recently, "Grace and Grit."

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Stuart has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Lacey Chabert


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Laura Osnes

Laura Osnes plays Claire in "Christmas in Tahoe."

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Laura starred in the Hallmark Christmas Movie “One Royal Holiday” with fellow Broadway stars Aaron Tveit and Victoria Clark. The film reunited Laura and Victoria, both of whom starred on Broadway in “Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.”

More about Laura

A talented performer on the stage and screen, Laura last appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Bandstand.” She also produced and starred in “A Killer Party,” a new virtual musical.

Laura recently appeared in many Hallmark romance movies including, “Raise a Glass to Love” with Juan Pablo Di Pace and “A Homecoming for the Holidays” with Stephen Huszar.

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Laura has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Juan Pablo Di Pace, Stephen Huszar, Victoria Clark, Aaron Tveit


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Kyle Selig

Kyle Selig plays Ryan in "Christmas in Tahoe."

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On Broadway, Kyle played role of Aaron Samuels in the stage adaptation of “Mean Girls.” Fellow Hallmark Christmas movie star Jonathan Bennett originated the role on the big screen.

More about Kyle

Kyle is a singer-song writer with three albums. He has performed in “The Book of Mormon” on Broadway and had guest appearances on television series including “Madam Secretary” and “Evil”.

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Kyle has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Laura Osnes


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Pat Monahan

Pat Monahan plays Jackson in "Christmas in Tahoe."

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Pat is the lead singer of the multi-Grammy and Billboard Award-winning band Train.

More about Pat

Train and band front man Pat are well known for their award-winning, chart-topping hits “Meet Virginia,” “Drops of Jupiter,” and “Hey, Soul Sister.” The all-new Hallmark Christmas movie “Christmas in Tahoe” is inspired by Train’s album of the same name.

Pat has made guest appearances on “The Voice” and “American Idol,” as well as TV shows including “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I.”

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Pat has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Laura Osnes, Kyle Selig


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Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure plays Lara in "The Christmas Contest."

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Candace is an author with several books published including the children’s story, "Grow, Candace, Grow.”

More about Candace

Candace has been a staple in our homes and hearts since starring in the hit sitcom "Full House." Since then, Candace has gone on to become an Emmy-nominated host on "The View" and a businesswoman with an array of partnerships with brands including Dayspring and Walmart.

Candace reprised her role as DJ Tanner in addition to becoming a producer and director on "Fuller House." On the show, she worked with John Brotherton who is her co-star in "The Christmas Contest."

Candace is the clear winner when it comes to who has starred in the most Hallmark Christmas movies. Dubbed the Queen of Christmas, Candace has appeared in a record-breaking number of Hallmark Christmas movies including, “If I Only Had Christmas,” “Switched for Christmas,” and “Christmas Town.” She also stars in the “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” series on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries alongside Niall Matter.

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Candace has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

John Brotherton, Warren Christie, Paul Greene, Luke Macfarlane, Tim Rozon, Niall Matter


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Barbara Niven

Barbara Niven plays Donna in "The Christmas Contest."

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Barbara is an accomplished actress who has appeared in more than 100 film and TV roles.

More about Barbara

In addition to being a fierce advocate for human and animal rights, Barbara has starred in the Hallmark romance dramas "Chesapeake Shores" and "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove." A multi-hyphenate talent, she is also a media trainer and coach, public speaker, and best-selling author.

Barbara is well known for Hallmark Christmas movies including, "USS Christmas," "Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing" and "Christmas Detour" with Candace Cameron Bure.

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Barbara has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Treat Williams, Robert Buckley, John Brotherton, Paul Greene, Holly Robinson Peete, Ashley Williams


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John Brotherton

John Brotherton plays Ben in "The Christmas Contest."

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In addition to playing Kurt Russell's right-hand man in "Furious 7," John stepped in to complete performance work for the late actor Paul Walker.

More about John

John has had roles on several shows, including "Timeless," "Dexter," and "American Horror Stories." Additionally, John appeared along with Candace Cameron Bure on Netflix's "Fuller House."

John can also be seen in box office hits such as "The Conjuring" and "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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John has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Candace Cameron Bure , Barbara Niven, Eva La Rue


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Trevor Donovan

Trevor Donovan stars as Andy in “Nantucket Noel."

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Trevor is an ambassador for Habitat for Humanity and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.

More about Trevor

Trevor appeared as Naval Officer Billy in the 2020 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie, "USS Christmas" opposite Hallmark star Jen Lilley. He has starred in many other Hallmark Christmas movies, including Nostalgic Christmas and Marry Me at Christmas.

As a big dog lover he wrote "Love Always, Dogbert & Tito," which follows the magical adventures of his German Shepherd and English Bulldog.

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Trevor has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Sarah Power, Brooke D'Orsay, Lindy Booth, Erin Cahill and Rachel Skarsten.


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Sarah Power

Sarah Power stars as Christina in “Nantucket Noel."

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"Nantucket Noel" is Sarah Power's first Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, but fans of "Good Witch" will recognize her as Abigail Pershing, cousin of Cassie Nightingale played by Catherine Bell.

More about Sarah

Sarah's television credits include “Schitt’s Creek,” “The Killjoys,” “Designated Survivor,” “American Gothic,” and “Rosewood.”

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Sarah has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Catherine Bell, James Denton, Kat Barrell and Marc Bendavid


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James Denton

James Denton stars as Ethan in "A Kiss Before Christmas."

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"A Kiss Before Christmas" reunites James with Teri Hatcher, with whom he starred in the award-winning TV series “Desperate Housewives.”

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James will be familiar to Hallmark Channel viewers as he starred in “Stranded in Paradise” and “For Love & Honor.” He also starred for seven bewitching seasons opposite Catherine Bell as Dr. Sam Radford on “Good Witch.”

James is a talented actor and musician, devoting time to Band from TV, a group of actors bringing their musical interests together to raise money for charity. Band members include Greg Grunberg (“Heroes”) and Hugh Laurie (“House”).

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James has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Natalie Brown, Vanessa Marcil, Catherine Bell


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Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher stars as Joyce in "A Kiss Before Christmas."

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Teri is an actress and author. In 2006, she wrote her first book, "Burnt Toast and Other Philosophies of Life," a funny and inspiring look at a woman finding balance between family, career and self.

More about Teri

Her Emmy-nominated performance as Susan Mayer on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

Teri also starred opposite "Broadcasting Christmas" star Dean Cain for several seasons of ABC's “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.”

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Teri has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

James Denton, Marilu Henner


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Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner stars as Rona in "A Kiss Before Christmas."

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Marilu's many talents include hosting a nationally syndicated radio show, offering motivational lectures, and speaking regularly before Congress.

More about Marilu

Marilu stars alongside Candace Cameron Bure in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries ongoing movie series, "Aurora Teagarden Mysteries." She also appeared opposite Mia Kirshner and Ben Savage in "Love, Lights, Hanukkah!"

Along with starring in over 30 films, six Broadway shows, and two hit classic sitcoms, “Taxi” and “Evening Shade,” this five-time Golden Globe® nominee is also a New York Times best-selling author of ten books on health, parenting, memory and lifestyle improvement.

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Marilu has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Candace Cameron Bure, James Denton, Teri Hatcher, Ashley Williams, Niall Matter, Mia Kirshner, Brooke D'Orsay


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Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney stars as Nicky in Open by Christmas.

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Alison's love for storytelling has extended to penning several novels based on her Hollywood insider knowledge and her keen sense of romance and fun.

Alison began her acting at age four and at age 16, she joined the cast of “Days of Our Lives.”

Some of her previous movies for Hallmark include “Christmas at Holly Lodge,” “The Irresistible Blueberry Farm,” “Love on the Air,” and the “Murder She Baked” and "Chronicle Mysteries" franchises.

More about Alison

Alison also hosted 13 seasons of NBC’s inspirational series “The Biggest Loser,” hosted numerous live television specials and has made many guest-starring appearances on popular television series and true crime podcasts.

She serves as an Ambassador for Stand Up 2 Cancer and American Humane Association and is a member of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America.

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Alison has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott, Michael Karl Richards


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Erica Durance

Erica Durance stars as Simone in Open by Christmas.

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In addition to her role as producer and lead actress on the supernatural medical drama "Saving Hope,” Erica also directed an episode of the series.

Erica has previously appeared in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie “Wedding Planner Mystery,” alongside Hallmark star Andrew Walker.

Along with Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Erica reprised her role as Lois Lane in a cameo appearance on the CW’s "Batwoman" for the "Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover Event."

More about Erica

She is best-known for her seven-year stint as the Superman comics iconic reporter Lois Lane on the WB/CW series "Smallville."

Erica is currently developing an independent feature film and two television pilots under her own production company.

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Erica has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Alison Sweeney, Brennan Elliott, Michael Karl Richards


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Brennan Elliott

Brennan Elliott stars as Derrick in Open by Christmas.

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Brennan serves as executive producer with Lacey Chabert in the popular franchise “Crossword Mysteries.”

Has starred in two other popular Hallmark franchises: “All of My Heart” with Lacey Chabert, and “Flower Shop Mysteries” with Brooke Shields.

More about Alison

Brennan began his career in numerous episodic television roles but landed his break as a series regular on “Strong Medicine,” in which he played Dr. Nick Biancavilla for 88 episodes.

In 2013, Elliott landed a series regular role in “Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove” where he played the charismatic Warren Saget, beginning his relationship with Hallmark.

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Brennan has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Alison Sweeney, Erica Durance, Michael Karl Richards


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Michael Karl Richards

Michael Karl Richards stars as Jeremy in Open by Christmas.

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The only child of novelist Linda L. Richards, Michael was born in Canada and raised in both British Columbia and California.

More about Michael

Michael's work spans over two decades and includes work on both stage and screen.

Michael's recent appearances include the Hallmark Channel hit series Chesapeake Shores, Hallmark movies, Sweet Autumn, Ruby Herring Mysteries: Prediction Murder, Ruby Herring Mysteries: Her Last Breath, You're Bacon Me Crazy, Hearts of Winter, and more.

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Michael has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Alison Sweeney, Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott


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Aimee Teegarden

Aimee Teegarden stars as Vanessa in “My Christmas Family Tree."

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Aimee has starred in two other Hallmark movies, "Once Upon a Christmas Miracle" and "A New Year's Resolution."

She is an advocate for No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA), an initiative of the Best Friends Animal Society to end the overpopulation of dogs and cats in Los Angeles city shelters.

More about Aimee

A California native, Aimee began her acting career at just 10 years old. When she was 16, she was cast in her first television series on the Emmy-nominated “Friday Night Lights,” playing Julie Taylor, the elder daughter of a high school head football coach (Kyle Chandler) and a high school guidance counselor (Connie Britton).

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Aimee has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Michael Rady, Brett Dalton, Andrew Walker and James Tupper.


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Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker stars as Kristopher in “My Christmas Family Tree."

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Andrew and his wife Cassandra Troy own a fresh-pressed juice business called Little West Juice.

Andrew has starred in numerous Hallmark movies, the first of which was 2012's "A Bride for Christmas," also starring Arielle Kebbel.

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Andrew was a lead on the Lifetime series “Against the Wall” and has guest-starred on hit TV shows such as “ER,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: New York,” “Without a Trace,” “The Big Bang Theory” and the Hallmark Channel original series “When Calls the Heart.”

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Andrew has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Jodie Sweetin, Lacey Chabert, Alicia Witt, Nikki DeLoach and Bethany Joy Lenz.


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James Tupper

James Tupper stars as Richard in “My Christmas Family Tree."

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James has starred alongside sleuth Courtney Thorne-Smith in three Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original "Emma Fielding" movies.

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James can next be seen starring alongside Alicia Silverstone in Le-Van Kiet’s feature thriller "The Requin." Additional film credits include starring opposite Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul, Maggie Grace and Rashida Jones in "Decoding Annie Parker," "Mr. Popper’s Penguins" with Jim Carrey and Carla Gugino, and in "Me and Orson Welles" with Claire Danes, Zac Efron and Christian McKay.

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James has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Aimee Teegarden, Andrew Walker, Courtney-Thorne-Smith


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Olivia Washington

Olivia Washington plays Jazmin in "A Holiday in Harlem."

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Olivia is a talented stage and screen actress last seen in The Public Theater’s presentation of “Much Ado About Nothing.” She will return to the big screen in a Shakespeare adaptation, “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” from director Joel Cohen.

More about Olivia

Olivia is known for her work in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” and guest performances on “Empire,” “Madoff,” “Mr. Robot” and Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It.”

Olivia will soon star in the BRON Studios film "Solitary" alongside David Oyelowo.

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Olivia has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Tina Lifford, Will Adams


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Will Adams

Will Adams plays Caleb in "A Holiday in Harlem."

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Will can be seen in Tyler Perry’s “The Oval” on BET.

More about Will

Will is a graduate of Brown University/Trinity Rep’s MFA Acting program and has appeared on stage in “Death of a Salesman.”

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Will has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Tina Lifford, Olivia Washington


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Tina Lifford

Tina Lifford plays Mama Belle in "A Holiday in Harlem."

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Tina Lifford is the author of “The Little Book of Big Lies: A Journey Into Inner Fitness,” which was chosen by Forbes.com as a must-read.

More about Tina

Tina has appeared in Hallmark Christmas movies including, “A Gift to Remember” and “Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2.”

Tina had leading roles in notable feature films including director Lawrence Kasdan’s “Grand Canyon” and Clint Eastwood’s “Blood Work.”

Currently she can be seen as Violet Bordelon on OWN’s drama series “Queen Sugar.”

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Tina has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Olivia Washington, Will Adams, Peter Porte


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Jon Ecker

Jon Ecker stars as Alex in “Gingerbread Miracle.”

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Jon Ecker was a marine biologist before starting his acting career in Colombian and Mexican series such as “Gossip Girl: Acapulco.”

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Jon his move into American television as a series regular on USA’s “Queen of the South.”

Jon loves to travel, sail, and explore the outdoors.

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Jon has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Merritt Patterson


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Merritt Patterson

Merritt Patterson plays Maya in “Gingerbread Miracle.”

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Art imitated life for Merritt as she loves photography and learned how to shoot photos using film while making “Picture a Perfect Christmas.”

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Merritt Patterson starred in the first season of E!’s hit series “The Royals.” She is no stranger to regal holiday affairs as she has also appeared in “A Royal Winter” and “Christmas at the Palace.”

Merritt has starred in many memorable Hallmark Christmas movies including, “Chateau Christmas,” “The Christmas Cottage,” and “Christmas at the Palace.”

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Merritt has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Jon Ecker, Steve Lund, Luke Macfarlane, Jon Cor


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Lyndsy Fonseca

Lyndsy Fonseca stars as Angie in “Next Stop, Christmas.

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She landed her first big break in television at just 14 years old on “The Young and the Restless.”

Lyndsy is passionate about animal rights and supporting non-profit animal rescue organizations.

More about Lyndsy

Lyndsy can be seen on the Disney+ action/comedy series “Turner & Hooch” opposite Josh Peck. She can also be seen in the Marvel-universe/ABC series "Agent Carter" as aspiring actress Angie Martinelli.

Next up, Lyndsy can next be seen starring as music manager Joyce Biawitz in the upcoming biopic “Spinning Gold” along with Hallmark Channel star Jeremy Jordan.

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Lyndsy has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd


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Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd stars as the Ticket Agent & Conductor in “Next Stop, Christmas.

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In 1975, Christopher Lloyd began his film career in the Oscar-winning film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

He has appeared in over 90 film and television productions!

More about Christopher

Christopher began his career in theatre. He has appeared in over two hundred plays including on and off-Broadway, regional and summer stock productions. For his title role in "Kaspar" he took home an Obie and Drama Desk award. He's also a three-time Emmy Award winner.

He is no stranger to Hallmark Christmas movies as he starred alongside Eloise Mumford, Michael Stahl-David and William Shatner in the Hallmark original movie, “Just in Time for Christmas.”

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Christopher has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson


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Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson stars as Evelyn in “Next Stop, Christmas.

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Lea has starred in more than 35 films!

She recently made her film directorial debut with “The Year of Spectacular Men,” a joyous four-year collaboration with her daughters, Madelyn and Zoey Deutch.

More about Lea

Lea Thompson is perhaps best known for her role as the various incarnations of Lorraine McFly in “Back to the Future" trilogy, as the star of “Caroline in the City” and as Kathryn Kennish on “Switched at Birth.”

Lea has also starred in the “Jane Doe” movie series on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

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Lea has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Christopher Lloyd


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Chandler Massey

Chandler Massey stars as Ben in “Next Stop, Christmas.

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Chandler garnered four Daytime Emmy nominations and three wins for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Will on “Days of Our Lives.”

He is also an accomplished singer and plays guitar, piano and ukulele.

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Chandler was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2009, Chandler moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA and pursue his dream of acting. In addition to his role on “Days of Our Lives,” Chandler has starred in independent films, most notably 2018’s festival-winning “The Aquarians” and “The Stand-Off.”

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Chandler has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Lyndsy Fonseca, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd


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Erika Slezak

Erika Slezak stars as Aunt Myrt in "Next Stop, Christmas."

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Erika Slezak is best known for her Daytime Emmy-Award winning portrayal of Victoria Lord in ABC’s “One Life to Live.” She broke her own record as the most-honored actress in Daytime Emmy history.

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Erika Slezak graduated with honors from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.

Most recently, Erika has been seen on the CBS drama “Blue Bloods” and FOX’s “The Resident.”

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Erika has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd


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Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks stars as Lou in “A Christmas Treasure.”

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Jordin Sparks was the winner of season six of “American Idol.” Since the win she has become a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter and actor.

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Jordin is also a gifted songwriter. She co-wrote Arianna Grande’s smash single, “The Way.”

Jordin is a talented actor, starring on the stage in the Sara Bareilles musical “Waitress” and in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash, “In the Heights.” She made her film debut playing the lead role in the Sony Pictures film “Sparkle.”
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Jordin has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Michael Xavier


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Michael Xavier

Michael Xavier stars as Kyle in “A Christmas Treasure.”

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Michael appeared as a series regular on Syfy’s “Bitten,” alongside Hallmark Channel stars Paul Greene, Steve Lund, Laura Vandervoort, and Greyston Holt.

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Michael can also be seen on Amazon’s science-fiction drama series “The Expanse.”

He is no stranger to Hallmark Christmas movies as he co-starred with Tamera Mowry-Housley and Sheryl Lee Ralph in "Christmas Comes Twice."

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Michael has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Jordin Sparks, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Sheryl Lee Ralph


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Ashleigh Murray

Ashleigh Murray stars as Harmony in Christmas in Harmony.

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Ashleigh portrayed the iconic Archie comics character Josie, the leader singer of Josie and the Pussycats, in the CW's "Riverdale" as well as in its spin-off series "Katy Keene."

More about Ashleigh

Ashleigh starred in "Deidra & Laney Rob a Train," which was nominated for the Audience Award Best of NEXTt at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Ashleigh has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Luke James, Loretta Devine, Michelle Williams


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Luke James

Luke James stars as Kyle in Christmas in Harmony.

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Did you know Luke portrayed Loretta Devine's "Freedom Song" co-star Glynn Turman in "Genius: Aretha" alongside Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo?

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Luke is a multi-hyphenate talent. In addition to being an actor on Broadway, tv and film, he is a three-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter. He is known for his breakout roles on the stage and screen including "The Chi" and “The New Edition Story.”

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Luke has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Ashleigh Murray, Loretta Devine, Michelle Williams


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Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine stars in Christmas in Harmony as Mama.

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Loretta first captured national attention in the role of Lorrell, one of the three original "Dreamgirls" in Michael Bennett’s classic award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. "Christmas in My Heart" star Sheryl Lee Ralph also starred alongside Loretta in "Dream Girls" as Deena.

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Loretta has created some of the most memorable roles in theatre, films including "Waiting to Exhale" and television with an Emmy-nominated performance on "Grey's Anatomy." Loretta can also be seen in Netflix's "Family Reunion" with A Gingerbread Romance star Tia Mowry-Hardrict.

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Loretta has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Michelle Williams


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Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams stars as Melo D Star in Christmas in Harmony.

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Michelle is a talented actress who has graced stages on Broadway in New York City and the West End in London. Her roles have included the title character in the Elton John & Tim Rice musical "Aida," Roxie Hart in "Chicago," and Erzulie in "Once On This Island."

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Michelle Williams is a member of one of the most successful recording groups of all time, Destiny’s Child. Michelle has recently added author to her list of accomplishments with her new book "Checking In." She also hosts the "Checking In" podcast.

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Michelle has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Loretta Devine


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Ryan Paevey

Ryan Paevey stars as Dylan in Coyote Creek Christmas.

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In a romantic relationship, Paevey is on the lookout for a great sense of humor!

His favorite parts of the Christmas holiday season include visiting with family and being generous with gifts.

He also enjoys crafting jewelry and founded a business called “Fortunate Wanderer.”

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Ryan played Detective Nathan West for four years on the ABC soap opera, “General Hospital.”

He was born and raised in Southern California.

While growing up, his favorite activities were outdoors including hiking, camping and rock climbing.

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Ryan has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Janel Parrish, Scottie Thompson, Cindy Busby, Erin Cahill, Elizabeth Henstridge, Italia Ricci and Jen Lilley.


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Janel Parrish

Janel Parrish stars as Paige in Coyote Creek Christmas.

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Janel placed third on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" alongside dance partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

As a young girl, Janel portrayed young Cosette in the touring company and Broadway productions of the classic "Les Misérables."

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Janel Parrish has appeared in the hit TV show “Pretty Little Liars” and film series "To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before." Janel's first Hallmark movie was as Melody in the 2020 holiday film Holly & Ivy with Jeremy Jordan and Marisol Nichols.

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Janel has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Ryan Paevey, Jeremy Jordan, Marisol Nichols, Marco Grazzini


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Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff stars as Liz in Christmas Sail

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While Kathryn Ann “Katee” Sackhoff had been a successful working actor since she was a teenager, she became known to fans worldwide when cast as Lieutenant Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on the hit series “Battlestar Galactica.”

Katee and her husband Robin Gadsby both served as executive producers on "Christmas Sail," which was written by Robin.

More about Katee

Katee reprised her iconic “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” character Bo-Katan Kryze in the highly popular Lucas Films' series “The Mandalorian.”

She launched a highly successful YouTube Channel “Blood Sweat & Coffee” where she gives fans an unfiltered look at her life.

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Katee has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Patrick Sabongui, Terry O'Quinn


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Terry O'Quinn

Terry O'Quinn stars as Dennis in Christmas Sail.

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Terry O’Quinn most recently appeared in the critically acclaimed Amazon series “Patriot,” “Perpetual Grace, LTD” for Epix, and the hit CBS series “FBI: Most Wanted.” His voice is currently featured in the AMC animated series “Ultra City Smiths” and he will next be seen opposite Toni Collette in the Netflix series “Pieces of Her.”

More about Terry

For over one hundred episodes, Terry delighted and thrilled audiences around the world with his Emmy-Award winning portrayal of John Locke in the smash hit ABC series "Lost."

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Terry has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Katee Sackhoff , Patrick Sabongui

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Patrick Sabongui

Patrick Sabongui stars as Luke in Christmas Sail.

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Born in Montreal, Patrick Sabongui grew up in a trilingual household, speaking French, English and Arabic. He is a devoted advocate for diversity and equality in the arts and media.

More about Patrick

As President and co-founder of Life Force Films Inc., a production company dedicated to amplifying the voices of women and BIPOC filmmakers, he has produced, directed and executive produced several award-winning short films.

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Patrick has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Katee Sackhoff, Terry O'Quinn

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Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar stars as Olivia in You, Me & The Christmas Trees.

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Actress, author, producer and speaker Danica McKellar was first introduced to us as Winnie Cooper on the iconic television classic “The Wonder Years” and has since enjoyed a long standing career in entertainment and beyond. You, Me & The Christmas Trees reunites her with one of her co-stars from "The Wonder Years,"
Jason Hervey.

More about Danica

Danica is a math whiz and has written 10 books for different age levels! In addition to starring in the “MatchMaker Mysteries” franchise for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, McKellar serves as executive producer.

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Danica has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

David Haydn-Jones, Rupert Henry-Jones, Neal Bledsoe, Niall Matter, Dylan Neal, Brennan Elliott

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Benjamin Ayres

Benjamin Ayres stars as Jack in You, Me & The Christmas Trees.

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Ayres has appeared in more than 40 television series and television movies!

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He is also one of Vancouver's most in-demand stage actors and was approached to originate the role of Tench in the world premiere of Raul Inglis's "In The Eyes of God."

You can catch him as Drew in the Chronicle Mysteries movie series on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

The actor shared a very special childhood Christmas memory about the magic of Santa.

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Benjamin has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Danica McKellar, Nikki DeLoach, Alison Sweeney and Julie Gonzalo.

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Jason Hervey

Jason Hervey stars as Dwayne in You, Me & the Christmas Trees.

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Jason stared with fellow You, Me & the Christmas Trees co-star Danica McKellar in the Wonder Years, which ran from 1988-1993.

More about Jason

Hervey spent two seasons on the hit comedy series “Diff’rent Strokes” before landing the role that would forever change his life – Wayne Arnold, the bullying older brother to Kevin, in the Emmy-winning hit series, “The Wonder Years.”

He later founded Bischoff Hervey Entertainment Television, a full-service, independently owned production company that specialized in unscripted and scripted television.

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Jason has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Danica McKellar, Ben Ayres


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Catherine Haena Kim

Catherine Haena Kim as Lauren in Boyfriends of Christmas Past

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After graduating from the University of Virginia with honors, Catherine’s first job was being a VJ for the Korean American channel MTV K, hosting the “Top Ten K Kountdown.”

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Kim nabbed her first big screen credit in "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" opposite Matthew McConaughey with her first ever film audition.

Since her breakout role in "Mistresses," Catherine went on to recur on "Hawaii Five-0," "Major Crimes" and most recently joined the cast of Freeform’s "Good Trouble" as Ada.

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Catherine has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Raymond Ablack, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

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Raymond Ablack

Raymond Ablack stars as Nate in Boyfriends of Christmas Past.

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Raymond Ablack and fellow Hallmark Channel star Dylan Bruce appeared on the cult hit "Orphan Black."

More about Raymond

Ray can currently be seen in the hit Netflix series “Ginny & Georgia” and opposite Margaret Qualley in the Netflix series “Maid.” (Fun Fact: Margaret Qualley is the daughter of Andie MacDowell, star of Hallmark Channel's The Beach House and Cedar Cove.)

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Raymond has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Catherine Haena Kim, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

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Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Leo in Boyfriends of Christmas Past

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Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is a three-time Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as family patriarch Appa in “Kim's Convenience.”

More about Paul

Paul recently appeared in “The Mandalorian” as Captain Carson Teva. This holiday season, check out fellow "The Mandalorian" guest star Katee Sackhoff in Christmas Sail.

Paul previously appeared in the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie Heart of the Holidays with Vanessa Lengies and Corey Sevier.

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Paul has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Ablack

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Tamera Mowry-Housley

Tamera Mowry-Housley stars as Tanya in The Santa Stakeout.

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Tamera was born in Germany and raised in Los Angeles, California.

More about Tamera

Tamera Mowry-Housley is an Emmy award-winning host, actress, producer, and entrepreneur who has captivated audiences for over 20 years. She started her career in Hollywood alongside her sister, Tia, on the hit show “Sister, Sister,” which aired over 100 episodes from 1994-1999 and has gone on to see a cultural revival over the past few years since it was released on Netflix. One of Tamera's favorite parts about Christmas growing up was gift wrapping competitions in her family!

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Tamera has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Brooks Darnell, Michael Xavier, Paul Campbell

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Joe Pantoliano

Joe Pantoliano stars as Mr. Miller in The Santa Stakeout

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Joe has written two memoirs, Who's Sorry Now: The True Story of a Stand-Up Guy and its sequel, Asylum: Hollywood Tales from My Great Depression: Brain Dis-Ease, Recovery, and Being My Mother's Son.

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Joe Pantoliano has amassed an impressive catalog of classic American film and television titles in a career that has spanned almost five decades. He received a Primetime Emmy Award® for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Ralph Cifaretto on the hit TV series "The Sopranos."

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Joe has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Tamera Mowry-Housley, Paul Campbell


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Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell stars as Ryan in The Santa Stakeout.

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Paul has appeared in three Hallmark movies alongside costar Kimberley Sustad!

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Paul is Canadian born, and got his first break as Billy in the SyFy series, “Battlestar Galactica.” In 2017 he co-starred with a member of his "Battlestar" family, Tricia Helfer, in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Sun, Sand & Romance." As a child, the actor created many homemade Christmas gifts for his mom and others that he made in his dad’s workshop. Paul’s first Hallmark holiday movie was “Window Wonderland,” where he played Jake. Paul also wrote and starred in "Christmas by Starlight."

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Paul has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Kimberley Sustad, Ashley Williams, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Rachel Boston and Chyler Leigh.