Ready to go on a quest, Hallmark-style? How about a different type of story during the Christmas holidays? Then you are ready for Open By Christmas. This Countdown To Christmas movie stars Alison Sweeney (Days Of Our Lives, Hannah Swensen Mysteries), Erica Durance (Smallville, Supergirl), Brennan Elliott (Christmas In Vienna, The Crossword Mysteries), Patrick Rinehart (The Flash, Continuum), Jarrod Evanyshyn (Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Sweater, Crumbs), Glen Gordon (Sweet Carolina, When Calls The Heart), and Tiffani Timms (Christmas Sail, The Flash).
Are you ready for a different sort of Hallmark Christmas movie?
What Is Hallmark’s Open By Christmas About?
According to the Hallmark synopsis, While helping her parents move, Nicky (Sweeney) discovers a card given to her in high school that she never knew existed. In it, a secret admirer confides their true emotions. With the support of her lifelong best friend Simone (Durance), Nicky embarks on a quest to find and thank the anonymous author.
Meanwhile, Simone is a working, single mother who feels like she’s losing touch with her teenage son, especially as she plans to marry again and start a new chapter in life. Simone turns to Nicky, who helps her understand she’s holding on too tight in fear of her son growing up and everything changing.
Nicky and Simone help each other find answers to the past and present, all kindled through the special bond that has long made them feel like sisters.
When Can You Watch Hallmark’s Open By Christmas?
Catch the premiere of Hallmarks Open By Christmas on Friday, November 12, at 8 p.m. Eastern. Encore showings include Saturday, November 13, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, at 8 p.m., Sunday, November 28, at 12 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, at 10 a.m., Friday, December 10, at 12 a.m., Tuesday, December 14, at 10 p.m., Monday, December 20, at 12 p.m., Saturday, December 25, at 5 a.m., and Friday, December 31, at 2 p.m., all times Eastern.
In addition, Hallmark always live tweets movie premieres. Get some insider information and share your opinions on Open By Christmas. You never know if one of the cast is also on Twitter answering questions.
Is The Romance Between Alison Sweeney, Brennan Elliott’s Characters?
Although both Alison Sweeney and Brennan Elliott have both been on a boatload of Hallmark Christmas movies, as well as star in their own Hallmark mysteries, they have never worked together before. However, it looks like they had a lot of fun filming Open By Christmas. And it looks like they may even be love interests.
Alison shared on Instagram, “I’m so excited to celebrate with all of you my Christmas movie update – Open By Christmas is premiering on @hallmarkchannel Friday November 5th. It’s been such fun to work with @brennanelliott2 – he’s fabulous! – & also my new friend, the gorgeous & talented @durance.erica! We’re still on set filming… I’m so looking forward to seeing it all put together. 🎄❤️🎄”
Brennan posted his own Instagram update, including the new premiere date. “Excite to share this sweet Christmas story with all of you fans! 🙏 THANKYOU for your unwavering support and c u #nov12. I believe is the new date @hallmarkchannel with my lovely costar @alisweeney.”
Watch the premiere of Open By Christmas on Friday, November 12, at 8 p.m. Eastern, on the Hallmark Channel.