‘General Hospital’ Alum Ryan Paevey to Star With Janel Parrish in New Hallmark Christmas Movie

Ryan Paevey is returning to the Hallmark Channel for his fourth Christmas movie. The General Hospital alum will star alongside Janel Parrish in Coyote Creek Christmas, which will air later this year as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” event. 

Ryan Paevey and Janel Parrish to star in ‘Coyote Creek Christmas’   

Ryan Paevey sits in front of a Christmas tree during an appearance on Hallmark Channel's 'Home & Family'
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Production is currently underway on Coyote Creek Christmas, according to a report from ET. In the movie, Pretty Little Liars star Parrish will play a woman named Paige who has offered to help plan the annual Christmas party at the Coyote Creek Inn, her parents’ hotel in the Rocky Mountains. Paige settles on a “Christmas Around the World” theme in order to highlight the diverse holiday traditions of the hotel’s guests. She’s also hoping that if she can pull off a successful party, it will help her score a promotion at the high-end event planning company where she works. 

Paevey plays Dylan, a charming real estate developer and single dad. He’s spending the holidays at Coyote Creek Inn with his young son. He and Paige start to develop a connection, but what she doesn’t know is that her parents are thinking about selling their hotel, and that Dylan is the potential buyer. 

Ryan Paevey has starred in three other Hallmark Christmas movies 

Coyote Creek Christmas will be former soap star Paevey’s fourth holiday movie for the feel-good network. He’s also starred in Hope at Christmas, Christmas at the Plaza, and A Timeless Christmas. His non-Christmas movies for the channel include A Summer Romance, Marrying Mr. Darcy, and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. He most recently appeared in A Little Daytime Drama opposite Jen Lilley. 

Parrish has appeared in one other Hallmark Christmas movie, 2020’s Holly & Ivy. 

More ‘Countdown to Christmas’ 2021 movies revealed 

Hallmark Channel has yet to reveal its full “Countdown to Christmas” lineup for 2021. However, details about a few other upcoming movies have trickled out. 

Jordin Sparks is set to star in A Christmas Treasure alongside Michael Xavier. The movie will feature the American Idol winner’s renditions of two classic Christmas tunes, ‘This Christmas” and “Oh Holy Night.” 


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Real-life siblings Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams will star as sisters in a pair of movies this holiday season: Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday and Sister Swap: Christmas in the City (via People). 

Chicago P.D. star Torrey DeVitto will also appear along with Patrick Duffy and Dylan Bruce in The Christmas Promise, Deadline reports. It will air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as part of that channel’s “Miracles of Christmas” lineup. 

Hallmark Channel Christmas queen Candace Cameron-Bure will also return to the network later this year for her 10th holiday film. While a title and plot details haven’t yet been revealed, the Full House star confirmed in a recent Instagram post that she’d be filming a new Christmas movie later this year. 

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