A CONFIRMED BACHELOR’S WORLD TURNS UPSIDE-DOWN WHEN HIS NIECE AND NEPHEW COME TO STAY RIGHT BEFORE THE HOLIDAY IN ‘CHRISTMAS NEXT DOOR’ A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING DECEMBER 16, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s Popular, Annual “Countdown to Christmas” Programming Event
Jesse Metcalfe (“Chesapeake Shores”) and Fiona Gubelmann (“Wilfred”) star in “Christmas Next Door,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, December 16, (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s popular, annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event. Eric Redford (Metcalfe) is not only a confirmed bachelor, he is a successful author of books on the subject. When circumstance forces Eric to take his young niece and nephew in the week before Christmas, his absolute least-favorite time of year, Eric’s life is turned upside down as he must now “make Christmas” for the kids. But with a little help from his lovely next-door neighbor April Stewart (Gubelmann), a violinist who just happens to be the Queen of all things Christmas, Eric learns to shake off not only his dislike of the holiday, but he also grows up a lot and even decides to permanently trade in his sports car for the joy of family, lasting love and yes, even Christmas. “Christmas Next Door” is a Crown Media Productions LLC production. Leif Bristow serves as executive producer. Agnes Bristow is producer. Jonathan Wright directed from a script by Sandra Berg & Judith Berg.