Cindy Busby and Kat Barrell play best friends who take a Christmas-themed road trip in the new Hallmark movie Everything Christmas. Along the way, they also meet two eligible bachelors and a man who may or may not be the real Santa Claus.
The film, which will premiere as part of the network’s Countdown to Christmas lineup, also stars Corey Sevier and Matt Wells.
New Hallmark movie
In Christmas Everything, Cindy Busby plays LJ, a Christmas-obsessed woman who has finally planned a trip to the town of Yuletide Springs. She and her grandmother always wanted to take part in the town’s tradition of making a wish while placing an ornament on the town’s Christmas tree.
She asks her best friend, Tory (played by Kat Barrell) to come with her. Tory, who is so obsessed with work that she can barely think about the holidays, agrees to come along.
As they make the journey, they cross paths with a very friendly town Santa named Kris Kringle (played by George Masswohl), who seems to have a magical ability to appear whenever they need help.
They also meet Zach (Corey Sevier), a tow truck driver whose passion for everything Christmas rivals LJ’s, and Jason (Matt Wells), who helps Tory see that there is more to life than work.
About the cast
Cindy Busby portrayed Ashley Stanton in the CBC series Heartland. She has also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and The Secret Circle.
From 2014 to 2015 she portrayed Rebecca Jennings on the Hallmark series Cedar Cove. She also appeared in the Hallmark series the Hailey Dean Mysteries alongside Kellie Martin and Viv Leacock.
She has starred in more than 20 romantic comedies, including the Hallmark movies Unleashing Mr. Darcy (2016), Royal Hearts (2018), Marrying Mr. Darcy (2018), Wedding March 5: My Boyfriend’s Back (2019), A Godwink Christmas: Meant For Love (2019), Love in the Forecast (2020), Romance in the Air (2020), Follow Me to Daisy Hills (2020), Hearts Down Under (2020), Chasing Waterfalls (2021), Marry Me in Yosemite (2022), Crown Prince of Christmas (2022), and Love in Zion National Park: A National Park Romance (2023).
Kat Barrell played Joy Harper on the Hallmark series Good Witch. She also starred on the TV shows Workin’ Moms, Star Trek: Discovery, and Wynonna Earp. She has starred in the Hallmark movies A Nutcracker Christmas (2016), A Godwink Christmas: Miracle of Love (2021), and A Tale of Two Christmases (2022).
She also directed the Countdown to Christmas movie Flipping For Christmas, which starred Marcus Rosner and Ashley Newbrough.
“It was amazing,” Barrell said during a social media appearance. “It was all-consuming between the directing and the trying to be present with my family. It was a mad dash for the past two months but we did it.”
Everything Christmas will premiere on the Hallmark Channel on Friday, November 10 at 8/7c.