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Thursday, June 13, 2024

πŸ“ͺ Merritt Patterson And Christopher Russell Star In "A Vintage Christmas" This Holiday Season On Great American Family πŸŽ… SEE HERE:

Our Christmas movie wish to Santa came true!

"A Vintage Christmas" is coming to Great American Family this holiday season!

This all-new Christmas movie revolves around vintage letters to Santa and stars two actors who are well known to TV movie followers. Both Merritt Patterson and Christopher Russell have been seen in a variety of romantic-comedies and Christmas movies through the years; however, this is the first time these two have been paired together on screen.

See all of the details of "A Vintage Christmas" in the press release below.

(Left to right) Director Colin Budds, producer Kylie Pascoe,
Merritt Paterson, Christopher Russell on the set of 'A Vintage Christmas'.
Photo credit: Mark Taylor.

Press Release via Great American Family:

NEW YORK, June 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Great American Family, an industry leader in producing quality family and faith-filled holiday films, announced fan favorites, Merritt Patterson (Jingle Bell Princess, 'Twas the Text Before Christmas) and Christopher Russell (Peppermint and Postcards, A Dash of Christmas), star in the Original holiday movie, A Vintage Christmas, part of Great American Christmas 2024.

In A Vintage Christmas, Tessa (Patterson) is a dedicated historian and preservationist in her hometown of Oak Creek, an old-fashioned and passionate protector of the nostalgic. Sparks fly when a business developer, Noah (Russell) arrives in Oak Creek with plans to tear down an abandoned Post Office and replace it with a sleek, modern office complex. There are internal and external struggles among many in the community to arrive at a solution that serves the greater good for all concerned. As the clock ticks toward Christmas, the race to settle the dispute through concessions and compromise is on.

"This Christmas season, Great American Family is once again assembling the most high-profile talent that is sure to delight viewers," said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. "Familiar faces like Merritt Patterson and Christopher Russell, are a big reason Great American Christmas has become so popular, so fast," Abbott concluded.

Great American Family is America's premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network's signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials. Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands.

Follow Great American Family on
Twitter: @GAfamilyTV Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @greatamericanfamily

(************ End of Press Release ************)

Merritt Paterson, Christopher Russell on the set of 'A Vintage Christmas'

My Quick Take:

I hope you enjoyed reading this Christmas movie news as much as I enjoyed sharing it!

Do any of you remember writing letters to Santa? My siblings and I did EVERY Christmas. We would shop in catalogs and at our local mall, but then we would always come home and make our list, using red and green crayons, colored pencils, or markers (depending on our age at the time). Those are sweet memories I will always cherish, and I believe these nostalgic feelings will make this movie extra special.

Please share your thoughts and memories in comments below.

May Your Day Be
Merry & Bright!


  1. I am getting so excited about Great American Christmas. Loved all of their movies last year. . Looked this movie up on IMDB it is a Steve Jaggi production. So i believe is will be filmed in Australia.

  2. I was right about this one! :))))

    This sounds so lovely. -Maria

  3. This is so exciting and sounds so good. I look forward to this movie. I love Merritt and Chris Russell is becoming one of my favorites.

  4. I'm a bit burnt out on Christopher Russell, but I absolutely love Merritt Patterson. It seems like Russell is in every Christmas movie.

    1. Jim, I was literally typing the exact same thing! I feel like I see him too much & I feel like his acting just doesn’t really have any depth, like he always plays the same kind of character….but I will for sure watch for Merritt. This kind of reminds me of that one with Jessica Lowndes and Chad Michael Murray where she was a librarian trying to save some building, I forgot the title but it was on GAF.

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    3. Lizzy - You could say that about many Hallmark's and Hallmark-style movies' actors. They do that on purpose.

  5. The movie sounds great holiday fun. I was a docent at a late 18th century historic building so this story and Merrit’s character will be a joy to watch. Add in Christopher Russell and it appears to be a special Christmas movie.
    -Gabe’s Mom

  6. yay...that makes two Chris Russell Christmas movies this year...so far! He's also in one Hallmark is premiering on Hallmark Movies Now as of July 1 that they'll likely add into the fray in December as part of weekly holiday programming like they do with their typical Christmas in July movies. -Jenna

  7. This is awesome! I love lots of Merritt and Christopher movies! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ

  8. A Vintage Christmas sounds great! I gotta say, I almost didn’t recognize Merritt in the post office picture with her hair darker. She looks like she did in her first Hallmark movie, A Royal Winter.

  9. sounds like a great film.

    never wrote a letter to Santa.

  10. This news makes me happy! We’ve been loving having the movies back on Great American Family again and are big fans of Merritt & Christopher movies. Christie

  11. Net, Is this the movie that you said a week ago or more that gave you a Signed Sealed Delivered feel? I just wanted to check so I didn’t miss something. else.

  12. I do not like either one of these actors. It’s a bummer because the story line sounds interesting. This one will be a miss for me.-Anonymous1


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