Tyler Hynes is at the center of a love triangle in the new Hallmark Christmas movie Never Been Chris’d.
“Naomi (Janel Parrish) and Liz (Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes) had the same high school crush — but what happens when Chris (Tyler Hynes) comes back into their lives for the holidays?” reads a Hallmark Channel Facebook post promoting the film.
New Hallmark Christmas movie
In Never Been Chris’d, Janel Parrish plays Naomi and Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes plays Liz, two women who have been best friends since birth. They run a successful business together and have plans to go to Hawaii for the holidays.
But Naomi’s mom, Linda (played by Linda Ko) convinces them to come home to Iowa for Christmas instead. When they arrive, Linda announces her plans to move in with Naomi.
On an outing, Naomi and Liz run into Chris Silver (played by Tyler Hynes). They both had crushes on him in high school but considered him out of their league.
The three begin to spend time together and a love triangle forms. Liz and Naomi begin to question their friendship. According to Hallmark, “As two lifelong friends navigate Christmas, their families, their love triangle, and issues with work, they find decades-long issues surfacing and tensions simmering as they’re reminded that friendship can break our hearts, too.”
About the cast
Janel Parrish had her first professional role on the TV series Baywatch in 1999. She starred in several movies for the Disney Channel and in the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 before being cast as Mona Vanderwaal in the show Pretty Little Liars. In 2007, she was signed to Geffen Records and produced her first solo album.
Parrish made her Hallmark debut in the 2020 Christmas drama Holly & Ivy. In an interview to promote the movie, she said her mother was thrilled that she was working with Hallmark.
“My mom is Hallmark Christmas movies’ No. 1 fan,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s on all day, every day, no matter what we’re doing. She’d always ask me, ‘When are you going to do one?’ I’d said, ‘Whenever they call me, I will do one.’ So she’s over the moon about me doing this movie.”
She also starred in the 2021 Countdown to Christmas movie Coyote Christmas alongside Ryan Paevey and the 2022 movie Family History Mysteries alongside Niall Matter.
Tyler Hynes has appeared in the TV shows Heartland, NCIS, Saving Hope, and unREAL.
He has starred in the Hallmark movies Falling For You (2018), It’s Christmas, Eve (2018), Flip That Romance (2019), Wedding March 5: My Boyfriend’s Back (2019), The Mistletoe Secret (2019), Winter in Vail (2020), On the 12th Date of Christmas (2020), It Was Always You (2021), Sweet Carolina (2021), Roadhouse Romance (2021), My Christmas Family Tree (2021), An Unexpected Christmas (2021), Always Amore (2022), Three Wise Men and a Baby (2022), Time For Him to Come Home For Christmas (2022), and A Picture of Her (2023).
Never Been Chris’d will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, November 4 at 8/7c.