The Hallmark Channel’s film, “Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday,” premieres on Sunday, December 5, at 8 p.m. Eastern. Encores will then air all through the season. The film stars Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Mark Deklin, Kevin Nealon, Keith Robinson, Ashley Williams, and Anna Holbrook. Read on to study all about the place the film was filmed and the cast concerned.
‘Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday’ Was Filmed in Utah
“Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday” was filmed in Utah, with some scenes shot within the Vancouver, Canada, area. The film was filmed beneath the working title “Christmas on the Madison.”
In March,Fox 13 reported that the 2 motion pictures can be filmed back-to-back in Utah in April. The cast talks about filming in Utah on this Hallmark interview too. Williams-Paisley mentioned she liked capturing the flicks back-to-back in Utah.
IMDb reported that some scenes have been additionally filmed in Vancouver, along with Salt Lake City, Utah. The motion pictures have been filmed from April 12-May 22 and from June 5-July 5.
Williams-Paisley, 49, and Williams, 42, advised People this was the primary time they labored collectively. Kimberly mentioned the film was Ashley’s concept and so they pitched it to Hallmark about 5 years in the past. In whole, it was a six-week shoot.
The sisters usually do dwell chats collectively on Instagram.
Kimberly is married to Brad Paisley and Ashley is married to Neal Dodson.
Ashley Williams wrote on Instagram about starring with Anna Holbrook within the film: “was 5 years old once I first met Anna Holbrook. She was a cleaning soap opera star on#anotherworld, “an actual dwell actress,” my mother mentioned. Her husband was a captain for [email protected] so he was at all times touring on the holidays and she or he would come sleep over. Every Christmas morning we had Anna in our home. She was my mom’s finest buddy for 35 years till my mom died of Alzheimer’s illness 5 years in the past. When we have been casting the actress to play the a part of our mother within the#sisterswapmovies,@hallmarkchannel agreed with us. There was no higher actress or extra significant human to play our mom.”
Ashley mentioned she performed an enormous function in each facet of the film, all by the event course of, the primary day of prep, and the complete publish course of “which lasted months.”
In one other Instagram publish, she mentioned that Randy Pope and Heather Overton fought “alongside us to get these motion pictures achieved proper.”
Back in 2018,International Business Times reported that the sisters have been engaged on the 2 motion pictures. Williams-Paisley advised IBT that the flicks had a “actually attention-grabbing idea” the place every sister performs the lead in one of many two motion pictures, and the opposite is the supporting actor. At the time they have been contemplating calling the flicks: “Lights, Camera, Christmas.”
Deklin mentioned he liked engaged on the film.
Beth Anne additionally shared a photograph throughout filming.
Cami Carver shared that it was actually sizzling outdoors generally whereas they have been filming in Utah in the course of the summer time.
Meet the Cast
The synopsis reads:
Jennifer and Meg Swift are sisters who could not be nearer regardless of residing hours aside. Jennifer is in Salt Lake City, working a profitable restaurant she began along with her late husband and elevating her teenaged son Simon. Meg stayed of their hometown of Hazelwood, serving to their dad and mom run the native bakery. This Christmas is the household’s first because the passing of Uncle Dave who owned the city’s beloved theater, The Madison, the place many recollections have been made over time. When Jennifer and Simon return house for the vacation, they change into wistful for yet another Christmas at The Madison, regardless of that it is on the market and in want of repairs. Meanwhile, Meg helps Jennifer’s restaurant workers in Salt Lake put together for a Christmas competitors amongst native eating places with the winner incomes cash for the charity of its alternative. With the sisters switching cities main as much as the vacation, they discover a new sense of goal and uncover what they each actually want in life and in love.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley is Jennifer. She’s married to nation singer Brad Paisley. She’s well-known for her main function within the “Father of the Bride” collection. Her many different credit embrace “The Christmas Chronicles” elements one and two on Netflix, “Darrow & Darrow” (Claire Darrow within the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries collection), “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings,” “Two and a Half Men” (Gretchen), “Nashville” (Peggy), “According to Jim” (Dana), “The tenth Kingdom,” “Relativity” (Isabel), and extra. She’s at present filming “Dog Gone” with Rob Lowe.
Ashley Williams is Meg. Williams’ many credit embrace the “Christmas in Evergreen” collection and quite a few Hallmark motion pictures, together with “Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater” from 2020, “Northern Lights of Christmas,” and extra. Her different appearances embrace “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (Jeannie Gaffigan), “A Most Violent Year,” “CSI,” “Royal Pains,” “Warehouse 13” (Sally), “Saving Grace” (Amanda), “Novel Adventures” (Lizzie), “Side Order of Life” (Becca), “E-Ring,” “Good Morning, Miami” (Dylan), “As the World Turns” (Dani), and extra. She not too long ago directed the Lifetime film “Circle of Deception.”
Mark Deklin is Eric. His credit embrace “Blue Bloods,” “The Good Fight,” “Christmas in Evergreen” collection (Kevin Miller), “The Blacklist,” “Love and Sunshine,” “Younger,” “Grace and Frankie” (Roy), “Major Crimes” (Dr. William Landon), “Designated Survivor” (Jack Bowman), “Switched for Christmas,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Halo Wars 2,” “Devious Maids” (Nicholas), “GCB” (Blake), “Lone Star” (Trammell), “The Ex-List” (Elliott), “Justice” (Dr. Matthew Shaw), and extra.
Kevin Nealon is Uncle Dave. He’s well-known for his work on “Saturday Night Live.” His different credit embrace “Crank Yankers,” “Room 104,” “Man with a Plan” (Don Burns), “Family Guy,” “The Zeta Family,” “Dumb Prince,” “Ghost Squad,” “Blended,” “Small Time,” “Weeds” (Doug), “Glenn Martin DDS” (Glenn), “Til Death” (Stephen), “Good Morning Agrestic” (Doug), “Still Standing” (Ted), “Anger Management,” “Joe Dirt,” “Heartbreakers,” “Hiller and Diller” (Ted Hiller), “Champs” (Marty), “The Edge,” and extra.
His spouse, Susan Yeagley, can also be starring within the film.
Keith Robinson is Joe. He’s maybe finest identified for his function as C.C. White in “Dreamgirls.” His different credit embrace the upcoming collection “Christmas on the Madison” on Hallmark, “Saints & Sinners” (Miles), “Bump,” “A Christmas Love Story,” “Somebody’s in My House,” “GangLand,” “All Eyez on Me,” “Our Dream Christmas,” “One Love,” “Four Seasons,” “Love That Girl!,” “Castle,” “Dogs of Chinatown,” “Dark Blue,” “Canterbury’s Law” (Chester), “Half & Half” (Neil), “This Christmas,” “Over There” (Avery), “All Saints,” “American Dreams” (Nathan), “Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue” (Joel Rawlings), and extra. He not too long ago starred in Hallmark’s “Redemption in Cherry Springs” thriller film.
Robinson’s tune, “Happy” was featured within the season 4 premiere of “Saints & Sinners.”
Anna Holbrook is Debbie. Her credit embrace “Harlem,” “The Blacklist,” “Assisted Living,” “Hunters,” “Blue Bloods,” “One Life to Live” (Dr. Hannah Young), “Law & Order: SVU,” “Another World” (Sharlene Frame), “Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince” (Darah), and extra.
Also starring are:
- Susan Yeagley (Barbara
- Jacob Buster (Simon)
- Jim Byrnes (Luke)
- Lila Clark (Madzie)
- Valerie Sanders (Roberta Valderrama)
- Logan Donovan (Alex Camp )
- Anna Daines (Kate)
- Landry Townsend (Connie)
- Joseph Campbell (Brett)
- Briana Price (Victoria)
- Tito Livas (Martin)
- Jay Hunter (Steve Crosby)
- David King (Frank)
- Cami Carver (Lydia)
- Anne Sward (Mary Heller)
- Virginia Farabee (Young Meg)
- Elyse A. Wilkins (Young Jennifer)
- Thomas Cummins (Tiny Simon)
- Matt Koenig (Charlie)