Exclusive: An Interview With Kelli Williams From UPtv’s “Christmas Solo”

By: Kat Harlton
All Media Courtesy of  UP Entertainment

UPtv recently released their list of new movies for the 2017 holiday season as part of their “We Get Christmas” campaign.

Premiering on Sunday November 26th at 7PM ET is “Christmas Solo” Starring Kelli Williams and Jonathan Scarfe.

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About The Movie:

Two single parents stumble into the possibility of love for Christmas, only to discover that their daughters are embroiled in a nasty rivalry at school. When the rivalry gets out of control, can hope and healing lead everyone to a peaceful and merry Christmas?

We had the chance to catch up with star Kelli Williams about her role, her favorite holiday treat and family traditions.

Kat: Was there anything about your role that was particularly challenging?
KW: It’s a story about parenting teenagers and finding love during Christmas time. What’s challenging about that? ;) I have three teenagers myself, so I’m familiar with the roller coaster of parenting… I felt right at home playing Jennifer.

Kat: What was your favorite scene to shoot and why? (without giving away spoilers)
KW: It’s never easy to pick one scene. I really liked working with Jonathan Scarfe again. We worked together on another project written by Sheryl J. Anderson, who also wrote A Song for Christmas. It barely felt like work. We just all enjoyed ourselves. And Pippa and Kayla were a pleasure too. Really lovely and talented young women. And they sing beautifully.

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Kat: Do you have a favorite Christmas song?
KW: I love listening to Bing Crosby, Sinatra and jazz/blues Christmas songs.

Kat: Do you or your family have any special holiday traditions?
KW: When I was little I always visited my cousins in Colorado and we would ski, make snow angels and play card games. I have a lot of fond memories hanging out by the fire in our long underwear after a day on the slopes warming our cold toes.
My kids love watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. We still do. Sometimes we deliberately pick a Charlie Brown tree to decorate.

Kat: What is your favorite holiday treat? Or is there something you love to make/bake for the holidays?
KW: My family has always made banana bread, and I’ve kept that tradition going. I always toast it up Christmas morning and add more butter.
When I was little I used to love to help my grandmother make donuts. My job was to shake them in a paper bag full of powdered sugar.

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