Hallmark’s First Christmas Movie of 2021 Airs Oct. 22 — Get a First Look at ‘You, Me & The Christmas Trees’

Holiday movie season is almost here. While Halloween is still weeks away, Hallmark Channel is getting in the Christmas spirit, kicking off its annual “Countdown to Christmas” event on Oct. 22.

You, Me & The Christmas Trees is the first of 41 all-new Christmas movies that will air in 2021 on Hallmark Channel or Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Keep reading to see some photos from the upcoming movie starring Danica McKellar and to learn a fun fact about the film.

Hallmark’s ‘Countdown to Christmas’ begins Oct. 22 

Danica McKellar hangs an ornament on a tree in 'You, Me & The Christmas Trees'
Danica McKellar in ‘You, Me & The Christmas Trees’ | Copyright 2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer

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The 2021 “Countdown to Christmas” begins Friday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. ET with the premiere of You, Me & The Christmas Trees, which stars McKellar and Benjamin Ayres. It’s the first of three new Christmas movies that will air on Hallmark that weekend. Boyfriends of Christmas Past with Catherine Haena Kim and Raymond Ablack airs Saturday, Oct. 23, and The Santa Stakeout with Tamera Mowry-Housley and Paul Campbell airs Sunday, Oct. 24. Both movies premiere at 8 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, the “Miracles of Christmas” event on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries begins Oct. 23, with the premiere of Christmas in My Heart starring Heather Hemmens and Luke Macfarlane at 10 p.m. ET.  

What is ‘You, Me & The Christmas Trees’ about? 

Benjamin Ayres leans in to kiss Danica McKellar in 'You, Me & The Christmas Trees'
Benjamin Ayres and Danica McKellar in ‘You, Me & The Christmas Trees’ | Copyright 2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer

In You, Me & The Christmas Trees, Danica McKellar plays Olivia, an arborist and Connecticut’s resident evergreen tree expert. Just days before Christmas, she gets a call from Jack (Benjamin Ayres), a Christmas tree farmer who needs help figuring out what disease is killing off his crop — and threatening to ruin his family’s 100-year-old business. 

Six months earlier, Olivia called off her Christmas wedding, and she’s not exactly eager to head home for the holiday. Helping out Jack gives her a good excuse to avoid her family’s stuffy celebrations. But when she visits the tree farm, she’s not able to immediately figure out what’s causing the problem. She decides to stay in Avon as she waits for test results to reveal the shocking truth about what’s really wrong with the trees. She also spends time with Jack and his family at the holiday festivities around town. As the two get to know each other, Olivia rediscovers her love of Christmas — and discovers new feelings for Jack. 

‘You, Me & The Christmas Trees’ is a ‘Wonder Years’ reunion 

Jason Hervey gesturing at Danica McKellar in 'You, Me & The Christmas Trees'
Daniel Bacon, Jason Hervey, and Danica McKellar in ‘You, Me & The Christmas Trees’ | Copyright 2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer

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McKellar is a Hallmark Channel regular. She’s starred in more than a dozen movies for the network, including 2019’s Christmas at Dollywood and the Matchmaker Mysteries series on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. And in her latest flick for the feel-good channel, she reunites with her former Wonder Years co-star Jason Hervey. 

McKellar played Kevin Arnold’s (Fred Savage) crush-turned-girlfriend Winner Cooper on the ABC sitcom for five years between 1988 and 1993. Hervey played Wayne Arnold, Kevin’s older brother. In You, Me & The Christmas Trees, he plays Dwayne, a tree farmer who is a rival of Jack’s.  

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