Hallmark Photo: Ashley Williams, Kimberly Williams-Paisley Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Fred Hayes

Hallmark’s ‘Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday’ Is First Of Interconnected Movies

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This Christmas, Hallmark is about to embark on a totally new idea. For Countdown to Christmas 2021, they made two connected movies, starring two real-life sisters, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Ashley Williams. These are the highly anticipated Sister Swap movies.

In these movies, two sisters trade towns over the Christmas holidays. While each movie is complete on its own, there are shared scenes in each movie that adds a lot of fun for viewers.

Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday is the first movie. It stars Kimberly Williams-Paisley (A Nashville Christmas Carol, Father of The Bride), Ashley Williams (Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Sweater, How I Met Your Mother), Mark Deklin (Designated Survivor, Meet Me At Christmas), Susan Yeagley (Parks and Recreation, Mike Tyson Mysteries), Kevin Nealon (Weeds, Man With A Plan), Jacob Buster (Colony, Let The Right One In), Keith Robinson (Redemption In Cherry Springs, Saints and Sinners),  and Anna Holbrook (Another World, The Blacklist).

Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams have been giddy with excitement over these movies. What is Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday about?

What Is Hallmark’s Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday About?

According to the Hallmark press release, Jennifer (Williams-Paisley) and Meg Swift (Williams) are sisters who couldn’t be closer despite living in different cities. Jennifer runs a successful restaurant in Salt Lake City. She had started it with her late husband. Now, Jennifer is raising her teenage son Simon (Buster) on her own.

Jennifer is thrilled when Meg comes to Salt Lake City for a fun Christmas weekend. Meg agrees to stay in the city and help out at the restaurant while Jennifer and Simon return home to Hazelwood for the holiday.

Both sisters are wistful for one more Christmas at The Madison. This is the local movie theater owned by their Uncle Dave (Nealon). The trouble is the theater is for sale and in need of repairs.

With help from Eric (Deklin), Jennifer’s former high school debate team rival, and the community, they just might pull off one last encore. As she and Eric work together, Jennifer is reminded that new possibilities are both where you least expect them and exactly where you left them.

New Hallmark Movie Features New Brad Paisley Song

Hallmark’s Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday features the song “Last Year.” Kelleigh Bannen performs the song that was written by Grammy Award-winning country star Brad Paisley. Paisley is Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s husband.

She shared with People the news that her talented husband wrote a song for her movie. “My husband wrote a song for one of the movies. It’s in my movie, and it’s such a good song.”

Hallmark Photo: Mark Deklin, Kimberly Williams-Paisley Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Fred Hayes
Hallmark Photo: Mark Deklin, Kimberly Williams-Paisley Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Fred Hayes

When Can You Watch Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday?

Hallmark’s Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday premieres on Sunday, December 5, at 8 p.m. Eastern. Encore showings include Wednesday, December 8, at 10 p.m., Sunday, December 12, at 6 p.m., Sunday, December 19, at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 23, at 8 a.m., Sunday, December 26 at 4 p.m., and Tuesday, December 28 at 6 p.m., all times Eastern.

In addition, Hallmark always live-tweets on premiere night. Jump on Twitter and chat with the stars of the movie, as well as other Christmas movie fans. This is a festive and fun way to enjoy the movies.

Hallmark Photo: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams, Kevin Nealon, Thomas Cummings Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Fred Hayes
Hallmark photo: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams, Kevin Nealon, Thomas Cummings Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Fred Hayes

When Is Sister Swap: Christmas In The City Premiering?

If your goal is to watch both movies in one sitting, Hallmark is airing the two back-to-back two times. First, Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday on Sunday, December 12, at 6 p.m., right before the second movie premieres.

Also, it airs on Sunday, December 26, at 4 p.m. Eastern. Right afterward, at 6 p.m. Eastern, they are airing Sister Swap: Christmas In The City. Make sure you make some extra hot chocolate and have a supersized platter of sugar cookies!

The premiere of Hallmark’s Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday is on Sunday, December 5, at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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