Hallmark’s first new Countdown to Christmas film for 2021 is Danica McKellar’s “You, Me & the Christmas Trees.” The film premieres Friday, October 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern, and quite a few encores may even air this season. Benjamin Ayres and Jason Hervey are additionally starring on this film.
If you miss the unique showtime, it is airing once more at 6 p.m. Eastern on October 23, after which October 27 at 10 p.m. Eastern and November 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
The Movie Was Filmed in Canada During a Heatwave
“You, Me & the Christmas Trees” was filmed in Canada throughout a heatwave in August. McKellar revealed in an Instagram put up that the temperatures hit the mid-90s and acquired even hotter than that. It was particularly tough as a result of they needed to put on sweaters whereas filming.
Julie Sherman Wolfe shared that though the film takes place in Avon, Connecticut, it was truly filmed in Victoria, Canada.
McKellar shared that she needed to pour water into her boots to remain moderately cool whereas filming.
Ayres instructed RomComRoad that taking pictures within the excessive warmth was tough.
He stated, “In this film we have been so sizzling, ridiculously sizzling. …. On today she was overheated, she [Danica] would take chilly water bottles and pour them into her boots in order that she was strolling round in sloshy, moist toes. Which was truly superb and I began to do it too…”
McKellar shared an Instagram story about how sizzling it was, however how they persevered anyway. She wore a sleeveless high so she could possibly be cooler when she took off her jacket between takes.
McKellar shared this video of make-up touchups whereas filming.
She additionally shared a video of a nature hike that she took whereas she wasf ilming the film in Canada.
Perhaps one of many strangest behind-the-scenes movies occurred when she and Ayres revealed a bizarre rest room setup that they discovered on set:
Her co-star Hervey performed Wayne on “The Wonder Years,” so the film is a little bit of a “Wonder Years” reunion for them.
There’s a Christmas honest within the film, and she or he shared an Instagram story video of among the pleasant Christmas-themed meals and crafts that you might see within the honest.
She additionally shared some behind-the-scenes moments on her Instagram story throughout ADR after filming.
Hervey additionally shared a behind-the-scenes second on Instagram.
And a video of a behind-the-scenes rehearsal.
Filming wrapped on August 10, he shared on Instagram.
Meet the Cast
Hallmark’s synopsis reads: “Olivia is Connecticut’s resident knowledgeable on evergreens who, simply days earlier than the vacation, agrees to assist Jack, a fourth era Christmas tree farmer in Avon. A mysterious sickness has befallen their firs, inflicting them to die out and threatening his household’s 100-year enterprise. As Olivia tries to get to the basis of the issue and extends her keep on the town, she and Jack spend extra time collectively and emotions start to develop.”
Danica McKellar is Olivia.
McKellar’s many credit embody embody “The Wonder Years” (Winnie Cooper), “The West Wing” (Elsie Snuffin), “Dancing with the Stars,” “Young Justice”(Megan Morse), “The Wrong Woman”(Lifetime), and lots of Hallmark films together with “Perfect Match,” “Love and Sunshine,” “Crown for Christmas,” “Wedding Bells,” “Campfire Kiss,””My Christmas Dream,” “Coming Home for Christmas,” “Christmas She Wrote,” and “Christmas at Dollywood.” McKellar can also be the founding father of McKellarMath.com and writes bestselling books that sort out math schooling.
This can be McKellar’s seventh Hallmark Christmas film.
Benjamin Ayres is Jack. Last yr he starred reverse Nikki DeLoach in “Cranberry Christmas” for Hallmark. His credit embody “Saving Hope” and Hallmark’s “Chronicle Mysteries.” He’s additionally identified for his function as Cancer Cowboy within the CBC collection “jPod,” and he is starred in “Dan for Mayor,” “Less than Kind,” “Love By Chance,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Bitten,” “Lost Girl,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Flashpoint,” “Combat Hospital,” “Diamond,” “Impact,” “Falling for Vermont,” and “Smallville.” In 2019, he starred in “Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas” for Hallmark.
Jason Hervey is Dwayne. Since starring in “The Wonder Years,”Hervey has starredin different productions together with “TNA iMPACT! Wrestling,” “Justice League Unlimited,” “100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd,” “The Last Ride,” “Spring Fling!,” “Take Me Home Again,” and extra. Prior to “The Wonder Years” he was additionally on “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” and “Back to the Future.”
Also starring are:
- Linda Darlow (Peggy)
- Amanda Lisman (Kelly)
- Billy Wickman (Elliott)
- Keith MacKechnie (Harry)
- Karen Kruper (Ellen)
- Daniel Bacon (Mayor Maguire)
- Jill Morrison (Lisa)
- Fred Henderson (Sid)
- Andres Collantes (Miles)
- Nia Cummins (Rachel)
- Gus Khosrowkhani (Mr. Mozzicato)
- Todd Mann (Man #1)
- Brad Mann (Man #2)
- Jacob Insley (Tow Truck Driver)
- Nelson Giles (Owner)
- Zara Bacic (Young Olivia)
- Emily Maddison (Younger Ellen)
- Holly Harris (Little Girl)