The classic Christmas tale is transposed to modern-day Music City in this Hallmark Channel production.
Charles Dickens gets a county-flavored twist in A Nashville Christmas Carol, the holiday-themed movie premiering at 8 pm ET Saturday, Nov. 21, and repeating at 6 pm Sunday, Nov. 22; 10:03 pm Nov. 25; 2 pm ET Nov. 28; 8 pm ET Dec.4; 10 pm ET Dec. 20; and 5 pm ET Christmas Day on the Hallmark Channel.
The cast includes Chicago Med star and Hallmark Movie veteran Jesse Schram, Wes Brown (of HBO’s True Blood), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim, ABC’s Nashville), and country music artists Wynonna Judd (pictured above with Schram), Sara Evans, RaeLynn, and Kix Brooks. Dawn Wilkinson directed from a script by Eric Brooks.
What’s it all about? According to the official Hallmark Channel synopsis: “Vivienne Wake (Schram), a workaholic television producer in charge of a country music Christmas special showcasing newcomer Alexis (Raelynn), never lets personal feelings get in the way of business. On the verge of accepting a job in L.A., and with the return of Gavin Chase (Brown), her childhood sweetheart and manager of the special’s headliner, Belinda (Evans), she receives a visit from the ghost of her recently deceased mentor, Marilyn (Judd). Her mentor warns her current path leads to a dark future and has recruited both the Spirit of Christmas Past (Brooks) and the Spirit of Christmas Present (Williams-Paisley) to help her get back on track. The Spirits’ time-jumping adventures force Vivienne to take hold of her life.”
Here is a preview of A Nashville Christmas Carol.