Hallmark stars revealed who their favorite co-stars and which sequels they want to make during an evening event to launch Countdown to Christmas 2022.
In interviews on the red carpet, both Aimee Teagarden and Nikki DeLoach said they would love to work with Andrew Walker again.
Teagarden, who recently signed a multi-year contract with Hallmark, said she particularly enjoyed working with the actor in their 2021 Countdown to Christmas movie My Christmas Family Tree.
“It was really fun,” Teagarden said in a statement to Us Magazine. “And it was really about this family and found family. I would love to see what they would do with a sequel.”
Nikki DeLoach, who has worked with Walker in several Hallmark movies, also mentioned the actor. DeLoach said she would love to make a sequel to their 2016 Countdown to Christmas movie A Dream of Christmas.
“I want to do one with them 10 years later,” DeLoach told Us Magazine. “They have three kids. They are in that place in their lives where their kids have taken over everything, they have nothing left to give for themselves. The romance is gone. And then the guy makes the wish. So he goes on the journey and has to find his way back to me and my family.”
A magical evening
During an event to launch the 2022 Christmas movie season, a group of network stars rode a double-decker bus wrapped in a crocheted red sweater to Radio City Music Hall. The stars then enjoyed a performance of the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes.
“I am just now putting my feet on the ground from the magic that was last week in NYC with some of my favorite humans,” wrote DeLoach in an Instagram post. “As we made our way through Manhattan on a double decker bus enveloped in a handmade crocheted sweater, I stood atop in awe, surrounded by friends who have become my family. I turned to @awalkk35 and said, ‘Did you ever think when we started at the network all those years ago, that we would one day pull up to Radio City Music Hall?’ We took it all in, so blessed to be a part of @hallmarkchannel.”
Rachel Boston also posted a photo from the top deck of the bus.
“Merry Countdown to Christmas!!!” she wrote. “Still smiling from this incredible night with the hard working, kind, inspiring team @hallmarkchannel. Thank you for having me! I love my job, and I love this family so very much!”
In his own Instagram post, Ryan Paevey also thanked the network for the fun evening.
“Thank you @hallmarkchannel for a surreal, magical night…..watching #AHolidaySpectacular and the Rockettes with all my friends at Radio City Music hall was one for the books. #countdowntochristmas.”
Countdown to Christmas 2022
Countdown to Christmas and Miracles of Christmas continue on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Forty new movies will premiere during the lineup, including films starring Lacey Chabert, Brooke D’Orsay, Andrew Walker, Tyler Hynes, and Holly Robinson Peete.
For a full schedule, of Hallmark’s new movies, click here.
For a full schedule of all the new Christmas movies premiering this year — we’re talking Lifetime, Netflix, UpTV, OWN, etc — click here.