Meghan Ory headlines new Hallmark movie The Secret Gift of Christmas with Christopher Russell

Meghan Ory headlines new Hallmark movie The Secret Gift of Christmas with Christopher Russell

Meghan Ory and Christopher Russell will headline the new Hallmark movie The Secret Gift of Christmas. The film will premiere as part of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas lineup.

In an Instagram post, Ory promoted the movie, which she also helped produce.

“This is my first time producing and it was SO fun! Can’t wait for you to see what we whipped up!” she wrote in the caption.

Her Chesapeake Shores co-stars weighed in with their own comments.

“Yessss,” wrote Jessica Sipos, who played Sarah Mercer O’Brien on the show.

“You look like the version of Meghan who took me new wardrobe shopping when I first moved to LA,” added Laci J. Mailey, who played Jess O’Brien in the series.

Robert Buckley, who played Evan Kincaid, wrote, “CONGRATS!!!”

An Instagram post promoting the new Hallmark movie The Secret Gift of Christmas. (Image: Instagram/@officialmeghanory)
(Image: Instagram/@officialmeghanory)

New Hallmark movie

In The Secret Gift of Christmas, Ory stars as Bonnie, a self-proclaimed bachelorette. As a personal shopper with a vibrant social presence, she has parlayed her passion into a successful business. When she is hired by gruff contractor Patrick (played by Christopher Russell), she finds she has her work cut out for her.

Author Sherryl Woods said a Chesapeake Shores movie could be in the works. (Image: Hallmark Media)
(Image: Hallmark Media)

Though Patrick is less than impressed with some of the items Bonnie picks out, when he sees a friendship blossoming between Bonnie and his daughter, Phoebe (Ellie Cluett), he begins to appreciate her knack for understanding others. But things become complicated when Bonnie’s thoughtfulness leads another woman to set her sights on Patrick.

“If Bonnie and Patrick can tear down the walls between them, they just might get the greatest gift of all — love,” reads a synopsis from Hallmark.

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About the cast

From 2016 to 2022 Meghan Ory starred as Abby O’Brien on the Hallmark series Chesapeake Shores. She also appeared in Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Hudson & Rex, and NCIS: New Orleans. She starred in the 2015 movie Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow.

Christopher Russell has starred in the movies Catch a Christmas Star (2013), Midnight Masquerade (2014), Love, Again (2015), Merry Matrimony (2015), Love in the Vineyard (2016), Wedding Bells (2016), A Puppy for Christmas (2016), A Dream of Christmas (2016), My Perfect Romance (2018), Forever Christmas (2018), Love Unleashed (2019), All Summer Long (2019), The Mistletoe Secret (2019), A Doggone Christmas (2019), Love & Glamping (2020), Love in the Forecast (2020), Chasing Waterfalls (2021), Kite Festival of Love (2021), Warming Up to you (2021), A Lot Like Christmas (2021), Where Your Heart Belongs (2022), Love on Fire (2022), Yellowstone Romance (2022), The Most Colorful Time of the Year (2022), A Dash of Christmas (2023), and Peppermint and Postcards (2023).

The Secret Gift of Christmas will premiere on Friday, December 15 at 8/7c.

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