A Merry Scottish Christmas, starring Lacey Chabert & Scott Wolf, premieres Nov 18 on Hallmark Channel! – TRAILER

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Lacey Chabert, Scott Wolf Reunite for New Hallmark Film: Details

Lacey Chabert and Scott Wolf portrayed siblings for six seasons on Party of Five — and the pair are reuniting 23 years later on Hallmark’s 2023 Countdown to Christmas with the movie A Merry Scottish Christmas, premiering November 18 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel. Let’s take a first look!

Scott and I have talked for years about doing another project together. When we first read this story about these siblings at a crossroads, we both knew it was the perfect opportunity.” Chabert said in an official statement on Tuesday, January 27. Wolf, for his part, is just as excited to share the screen with his longtime pal. 

Working with Lacey on Party of Five was one of my favorite experiences ever,” the Nancy Drew actor gushed on Tuesday. “Reuniting after all of these years to tell such a beautiful story together is a dream that I’m so glad is coming true.”

LOGLINE

The film follows estranged siblings Lindsay (Chabert) and Brad (Wolf) as they travel to Scotland for Christmas to reunite with their mother, Jo (Fiona Bell). Once they’ve arrived, however, abig family secret is revealed — and it may just change everything. 

SYNOPSIS

Once-close siblings Dr. Lindsey Morgan (Chabert) and Brad Morgan (Wolf) have grown apart over the past few years, and it is with great reluctance that they agree to visit – for the first time ever – their mom’s girlhood home in Scotland for Christmas.  Once there, they both fall in love with the idyllic Glencrave and its beautiful 15th century castle, unique and bountiful Christmas traditions steeped in history, and warm and friendly townspeople.  The holiday visit becomes complicated for everyone, however, when the Morgan siblings discover a colossal family secret that their mom has been keeping from them until now.  As the siblings work hard to restrengthen their relationship, and Lindsey becomes smitten with Glencrave’s handsome estate manager (James Robinson, “Babylon”), they must each decide what is important to them to determine their own futures.

We are so excited to reunite Lacey and Scott and know our viewers will fall in love with this movie. Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Media, said on Tuesday. “The nostalgia of seeing Lacey and Scott together again on screen is going to be a special holiday treat for our viewers.”

Scott Wolf Talks ‘A Merry Scottish Christmas’ With ‘Party of Five’ Sister Lacey Chabert

Hallmark is known for its romantic and holiday (and romantic holiday) movies. However, when the channel announced that Scott Wolf and Lacey Chabert, who played orphaned Salinger siblings Bailey and Claudia on critically acclaimed series Party of Five, were announced as co-stars in the upcoming film A Merry Scottish Christmas, inquiring minds wanted to know what their on-screen relationship would be!

Fear not. Just as they did on the long-running Fox drama, Wolf and Chabert are playing siblings. (Whew!) TV Insider caught up with Wolf at the “Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas Holiday Celebration” at the Grove in Los Angeles this week to chat about the film, working with Chabert again, his time as Nancy Drew’s dad, and The Nine, an ABC drama that may have been ahead of its time.

Your movie is called A Merry Scottish Christmas but it really, really needs to be in the title that there’s no romance between your and Lacey’s characters. 

We knew from the beginning that there wasn’t a chance that this would be a romantic thing [on-screen]. We’re brother and sister through and through. We let them know in ways that we could when we shot the poster for the movie. It’d be a little on the nose to put it in the title.

Oh, yes, I was kidding! But I think the concern about if you’d be playing an on-screen romance speaks to just how invested viewers were with the Salinger family.

[Smiles] That’s right.

Your characters – Brad and Lindsay – are reunited by their mom, Jo (Fiona Bell), in this story?

Yes. We have a living mom this time! She’s spectacular – the whole cast is. The movie is wonderful. We’re really proud of this sibling story. Most of these movies are about a romance. When we begin, [Brad and Lindsay] have this relationship that’s troubled. They’ve drifted apart from each other. Their mom has invited them to join her for the holidays in the hopes of rekindling their relationship. I was proud to see this kind of relationship [on-screen]. It’s merry, it’s funny. It’s holiday. There is romance [with other characters]. At the center of it is this complicated sibling relationship.

What’s their journey?

The audience watches them work their way through [their issues] like they did on our original show. With this movie, Hallmark is expanding its scope. There’s a different kind of complexity.

What was your experience on Nancy Drew like as Nancy’s dad, Carson Drew?

I had a blast. I loved all four years on it. Kennedy McMann, who plays Nancy, is fantastic. The producers, writers and crew – everyone associated with the show is wonderful. I’m real proud of the work we did. I wish we’d kept going.

I was a big fan of The Nine, which ran on ABC from 2006 to 2007. Nine characters were held captive in a bank during a robbery in the first episode. The rest of the season revealed most of what had happened during their ordeal. I think had it debuted in the era of streaming, it would have been perceived differently.

I think so, too.

There were a few unresolved storylines. It’s too bad it didn’t get a second season.

I’m still friends with Hank Steinberg [executive producer/creator]. I’m in touch with many people from that show. For everyone who was involved in it…I have to say, it still stings.

Maybe a reunion series could wrap it all up?

[Smiling] I’m here.

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