Hallmark Christmas Movies 2021

Hallmark’s An Unexpected Christmas (2021): Cast, Plot, Preview

An Unexpected Christmas is a hallmark Romance TV movie for release on Friday, November 26 as part of the studio’s Christmas programming event “Countdown to Christmas”. Glamor stars Bethany Joy Lenz and Tyler Hynes are united for this special romance movie. Below you’ll find information about the movie cast & crew, movie plot, as well as videos previewing An Unexpected Christmas!

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An Unexpected Christmas Plot

Jamie (Hynes) hasn’t told his family that he and his ex-friend Emily (Lenz) have broken up.  After an inopportune run-in with Emily at the train station in his hometown, Jamie convinces her to pretend they’re still a couple to avoid ruining Christmas for his family. Jamie and Emily engage in a weeklong ruse of participating in his family’s holiday activities together. While they are stuck in his family’s home together, both of them discover their relationship may still have some potential, leading to a very unexpected Christmas.

You can watch the trailer here:

YouTube video

Movie Detail

Movie NameAn Unexpected Christmas
DirectorMichael Robison
ProducersMatthew R. Brady
WritersPaul Campbell, Gregory McGoon
EditorSaeed Vahidi
Country of OriginUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance
Release date26 November 2021
Original NetworkHallmark Channel

An Unexpected Christmas Cast

An Unexpected Christmas Cast

Bethany Joy Lenz 

Bethany Joy Lenz is a multi-talented female artist. She is not only an actress but also an award-winning director. Lenz has acted in many famous movies such as “Bottled with Love”, “Just My Typ”, “Five Star Christmas” and many more. She appeared for nine seasons in the drama series “One Tree Hill”. In ‘An Unexpected Christmas’, Lenz plays the female lead, Emily.

An Unexpected Christmas Cast

Tyler Hynes

Tyler Hynes as Jamie in ‘An Unexpected Christmas’. He received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in “Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story.” Hallmark fans can recognize him for starring in the films “Roadhouse Romance”, “On the December Date of Christmas”, “Sweet Carolina”, “It’s Christmas, Eve” and more.

Other ‘An Unexpected Christmas’ Cast 

  • Michael Teigen as Dale
  • Paul McGillion as Tom
  • Alison Wandzura as Becca
  • Morgana Wyllie as Susie
  • Logan McInnes as Scotty
  • Gelsea Mae as Rissa
  • Jessica Garcie as Gina Torres

An Unexpected Christmas is directed by Michael Robinson. You may know Robison through the recently released TV movies, including: “A Christmas Treasure” and “It Was Always You”. He is an experienced director, having directed many Christmas TV series such as “Chateau Christmas”, “A Sweet Christmas Romance”, “Christmas at Dollywood” and “A Shoe Addict’s Christmas”.

Hallmark’s Paul Campbell Penned An Unexpected Christmas

Hunk Hallmark Paul Campbell can do more than act. According to his Instagram post, he wrote A Christmas Surprise. He shared the title of the Southern Life article and wrote, “Huh. Not suggesting I wrote this one, but I imagine it’s pretty fun and would urge everyone to keep their eyes out for it.”

If we base this 2021 Christmas movie with his movie from last year, Christmas By Starlight, it would be interesting. Campbell has a sharp wit and is known for his snappy dialogue.

Best of all, he has two incredibly talented actors starring in his movies. Bethany Joy Lenz went hysterical during last year’s Five Star Christmas. As for Tyler Hynes, what is he not good at? He’s a charming and generous actor who always elevates every movie.

An Unexpected Christmas

How to Watch and Stream Hallmark Christmas Movies

We have an early Christmas gift for you: Even if you pull the cable plug, you still watch Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries all season long. There are some online stream services allowing you to watch live TV and recordings anytime, anywhere at an economical price. 

All of these uncommitted streaming services are done with Hallmarkies in mind:

  • Sling: For $41 a month, watch all 32 channels, part of the Sling Orange Service – Lifetime, Hallmark and ESPN – and nine additional channels, including the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Drama, as part of the Lifestyle Extra bundle .
  • Philo: For a flat rate of $25 a month, there are over 60 channels including all three, Hallmark, HGTV, and Lifetime. Just for the “Countdown to Christmas” period, test it out with a seven-day free trial.
  • fuboTV: The starter plan – 117 channels, 250 hours of DVR space, and screen sharing capabilities – starts at $64.99 per month. Before you make a splash, try it out with a one-week free trial.
  • Frndly TV: For a cheaper alternative, check out cable’s top 24 channels – including three Hallmark channels – for just $5.99 a month. Sign in for a seven-day free trial and connect it to your Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Chromecast.
  • Hallmark Channel Everywhere: While this free streaming service usually requires a cable login, during the holidays they unlock a few Christmas movies, so you can watch them without signing in. And if you’re still sticking with cable (or know someone who has it), you can use this service to stream your show on your phone, tablet, or another compatible device.

The most magical time of the year is almost here – Hallmark’s Christmas Countdown, of course! If you are looking for a Christmas movie to bring the family together, then An Unexpected Christmas is a perfect choice. So on this Christmas, get those Christmas jams and hot cocoa ready, y’all!

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