Lacey Chabert and Scott Wolfe will headline a new Christmas movie for Hallmark. The actors, who played sister and brother in the Fox series Party of Five, will once again play siblings in Hallmark’s A Merry Scottish Christmas.
Chabert made the announcement in a post on Instagram.
“A dream come true!” she wrote. “I’m so thrilled to be reuniting with one of my dearest friends @iamscottwolf for a very special @hallmarkchannel #CountdownToChristmas movie! We are having so much fun filming #AMerryScottishChristmas and can’t wait to share it with you this holiday season!”
New Christmas movie
“We are so excited to reunite Lacey and Scott and know our viewers will fall in love with this movie,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, executive vice president of programming for Hallmark Media. “The nostalgia of seeing Lacey and Scott together again on screen is going to be a special holiday treat for our viewers.”
For six seasons, Chabert and Wolf played Claudia and Bailey Salinger on Party of Five. The series, which also launched the career of Neve Campbell, featured a set of siblings forced to band together when their parents are killed.
In a statement made through Hallmark, Wolf said he is thrilled to be working with Chabert again.
“Working with Lacey on ‘Party of Five’ was one of my favorite experiences ever,” he said. “Reuniting after all of these years to tell such a beautiful story together is a dream that I’m so glad is coming true.”
“Scott and I have talked for years about doing another project together. When we first read this story about these siblings at a crossroads, we both knew it was the perfect opportunity,” Chabert said.
A Merry Scottish Christmas
The working title of the new Christmas movie is A Merry Scottish Christmas. (As a working title, it can be changed at any time.) In the movie, Chabert and Wolf play estranged siblings who reunite to visit their mother in Scotland. It is only when they’ve arrived that their mother (played by Fiona Bell) reveals a family secret.
Countdown to Christmas
Hallmark begin airing round-the-clock Christmas movies during the holidays in 2009. Countdown to Christmas has become so popular that the network will typically premiere dozens of new movies during the period.
In 2023, Countdown to Christmas is expected to premiere in October.
Hallmark has not yet given a release date for A Merry Scottish Christmas. We will update this story as more information becomes available.