The Hallmark Channel is returning to Elvis Presley’s Graceland this holiday season. So of course, fans couldn’t be happier. The network will air the all-new original movie, Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays, and the cast is ready to bring audiences some Christmas cheer. Aside from cameos from Priscilla Presley and a musical performance by Chase Bryant, Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays stars Adrian Grenier and Kaitlin Doubleday, who play Owen Reed and Harper Ellis, respectively.
The ‘Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays’ release date and time
According to The Hallmark Channel website, Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays will be released on Saturday, Nov. 23. The film will also start airing at 8 p.m. ET.
Now, if you happen to miss out on the premiere, don’t worry. As always, the network will air reruns of Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays throughout the month as part of Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas. And the first rerun will be released on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. ET.
Where was ‘Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays’ filmed?
According to AP News, Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays was filmed on location at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. The publication also revealed the Hallmark film was shot in various locations throughout the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll.
Is ‘Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays’ a sequel?
Fans fell in love with Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown in Christmas at Graceland and its follow-up, Wedding at Graceland. Now, with the Nov. 23 premiere on its way, fans might be wondering if Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays is also a sequel.
According to the Graceland website, it seems the new Hallmark movie isn’t a sequel within the franchise. Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays will not star Brown and Pickler and instead feature “a whole new cast and story.”
What is ‘Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays’ about?
Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays tells a holiday love story between a nanny and a widower, according to a press release courtesy of The Hallmark Channel. The film follows Harper (Kaitlin), a spontaneous world-traveler, who comes home to Memphis for the holiday season.
When Harper visits Graceland, where she used to work as a tour guide, she runs into Priscilla Presley and her former boss. Harper then says she will curate an Elvis exhibit. She also picks up a job as an au pair for Owen (Grenier), who is a widower with three children.
As it turns out, Owen loves structure and order. So of course, this clashes with Harper’s spontaneous attitude. However, both individuals are pulled towards one another. But will Owen and Harper fall enough in love for Harper to call Memphis her forever home? Only time will tell.
Adrian Grenier plays Owen Reed
Chances are, you’ve seen Grenier, who plays Owen, around before. According to Grenier’s IMDb profile, the actor starred as Chase Hammond in Drive Me Crazy, opposite Melissa Joan Hart, and Nate in The Devil Wears Prada, opposite Anne Hathaway.
Fans may also recognize Grenier for his role as Vincent Chase in HBO’s Entourage. He also voiced Captain Joe in Miles from Tomorrowland. And more recently, Grenier appeared in Dope State and Affairs of State.
Kaitlin Doubleday plays Harper Ellis
Meanwhile, Doubleday, who plays Harper, has an equally impressive acting resume as her Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays co-star. Doubleday previously appeared in Catch Me If You Can as Joanna and Accepted as Gwynn.
She has also guest-starred in numerous TV shows, such as Criminal Minds and CSI. But you probably recognize Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon on Empire and Jessie Caine on Nashville.
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