Paul Greene, Jessica Lowndes, and Gladys Knight to headline new Christmas movie for Great American Family

A new Christmas movie is in the works at Great American Family. The network, which was started by former Hallmark CEO Bill Abbott, announced that production has begun Someday at Christmas, which is set to premiere in November.

“Christmas just got even better!!!” Jessica Lowndes wrote in an Instagram post promoting the movie. “To say I’m excited to act and sing with the legendary @msgladysknight is a MAJOR understatement!!! This project is an absolute dream come true. Can’t wait for everybody to see this one!!!”

New Christmas movie for Great American Family

Lowndes stars in the movie as Holly, a sales clerk with dreams of appearing on Broadway. When she meets musician and single father Jason (played by Greene), sparks fly. Her landlady Cora (played by Knight) brings the two together for a Christmas concert and they fall in love.

“As anticipation builds for year two of Great American Christmas, we are delighted to be working with the incomparable Gladys Knight who has inspired generations of fans by pushing musical boundaries with her numerous hit songs,” president and CEO of Great American Media Bill Abbott said in a statement to Variety. “With high caliber performances from Knight and the talented Jessica Lowndes and Paul Greene, ‘Someday at Christmas’ is a truly magical Christmas movie steeped in original music that audiences will want to see again and again.”

Someday at Christmas is one of many new movies being produced for the upcoming holiday by Great American Family. Shooting has already wrapped on another film, Catering Christmas, which will star Merritt Patterson and Daniel Lissing.

Daniel Lissing and Lori Loughlin on When Hope Calls. Great American Family is working on a new Christmas movie for 2022 called Someday at Christmas..
Loughlin and Daniel Lissing on the set of When Hope Calls Christmas. (Image: Instagram/@daniellissing)

The network released 12 Christmas movies last year and a special episode of When Hope Calls with appearances by Lissing and Lori Loughlin. Other films starred Hallmark favorites such as Cameron Mathison, Jen Lilley, Chad Michael Murray, and Trevor Donovan.

Paul Greene Christmas movies

Greene, who played Dr. Carson Shepherd on Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart, just finished shooting a Christmas movie for CBS. In Fit For Christmas, he plays a businessman who plans to buy a recreation center in Mistletoe, Mont., and turn it into a resort. He ends up falling for a Christmas-obsessed fitness instructor (played by Amanda Kloots of The Talk), who is desperately trying to keep the center from closing.

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