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Real-life sisters Kimberly Williams-Paisley (“Darrow Mysteries,” Father of the Bride) and Ashley Williams (“Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show”) star as two sisters who trade towns just before Christmas and find a change in scenery brings a new perspective in “Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday” a new, original movie premiering Sunday, December 5 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event – your home for the holiday.
Mark Deklin (“Grace and Frankie,” “Designated Survivor”), Susan Yeagley (“Mike Tyson Mysteries,” “Parks and Recreation”), Kevin Nealon (“Man with a Plan,” “Weeds”) and Keith Robinson (“Redemption in Cherry Springs,” “Saints and Sinners”) also star. The film features an original song, “Last Year,” performed by Kelleigh Bannen and written by Grammy Award-winning country star Brad Paisley.
About The Movie:
Jennifer (Williams-Paisley) and Meg Swift (Williams) are sisters who couldn’t be closer despite living in different cities. Jennifer runs a successful restaurant in Salt Lake City, which she started with her late husband and is raising her teenage son Simon (Jacob Buster, “Colony”) on her own. Jennifer is thrilled when Meg comes to Salt Lake City for a fun Christmas weekend. Meg agrees to stay in the city and help out at the restaurant while Jennifer and Simon return home to Hazelwood for the holiday, where they become wistful for one more Christmas at The Madison – the local movie theater owned by their Uncle Dave (Nealon). The trouble is the theater is for sale and in need of repairs. With help from Eric (Deklin), Jennifer’s former high school debate team rival, and the community, they just might pull off one last encore. As she and Eric work together, Jennifer is reminded that new possibilities are both where you least expect them and exactly where you left them.
“Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday” is the first of two movies featuring the Swift sisters. The second movie, “Sister Swap: Christmas in the City,” premieres Sunday, December 12. While they are interconnected through the journeys of the two sisters, one movie focuses on the story of Jennifer as she spends time in her hometown while the other tells Meg’s tale of her time in Salt Lake City. “Sister Swap: A Hometown Christmas” and “Sister Swap: Christmas in the City” feature a unique approach to storytelling as certain scenes are shared between them. Viewers will not need to watch both to follow along but of course, those who do will have an even more merry and bright viewing experience.
“Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday” is from Crown Media Productions, LLC. Ashley Wlliams, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Neal Dodson are executive producers. David Wulf serves as producer. Sean McNamara directed from a script by Erik Patterson & Jessica Scott and Claire Boyes & Zac Hug.