Next Stop Christmas is one of Hallmark’s most highly anticipated movies from its “countdown to Christmas” programming event.
The original Hallmark movie premiered on Saturday, November 6 featuring Angie who is determined to spend Christmas alone. Her usual train ride turns into a Christmas train that drops her off in her hometown in 2011.
Starring Lyndsy Fonseca and Chaddler Massey, the film effortlessly combines the classic Christmastime romance storyline with the addition of time travel. Back to the future alum Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson also star, Making this the reunion of their dream.
Filming Location of “Next Stop, Christmas”
The Hallmark brand new Christmas romance, Next Stop, Christmas was filmed entirely in Connecticut, USA. Director Dustin Rikerts shared on his Instagram account that the movie started filming on August 23, 2021and wrapped a few weeks later in September, and was released in November.
A Significant portion of the Hallmark brand new movie was filmed in Essex, Conn. Per TheCinemaholic, the train sequences include the distinguished Essex Steam Train and Riverboat trip, conducted by the Valley Railroad Company.
Next Stop Christmas: The Play
Next Stop, Christmas follows Angie (Lyndsey Fonseca), who is prepared to spend Christmas alone. As she catches her daily commuter journey, Angie finds herself on a Christmas train that travels 10 years into the past. With the help of the trainman (Christopher Lloyd), Angie finally gets a second chance to revisit her romantic history with her former beau Ben (Chandler Massey).
“Angie wonders what her life would be like if she had married a former boyfriend who became a famous sportscaster. She takes the train home to spend Christmas with her family and inexplicably finds herself 10 years in the past. With the advice of the train’s enigmatic conductor, Angie has the chance to revisit that Christmas and learn what — and who — is truly important to her.”
Next Stop, Christmas: Cast List
- Lynsey Fonseca as Angie: Lyndsey Fonseca has been on screen for two decades now. Her recent work includes a role in the highly anticipated; Disney+ action/comedy series Turner and Hooch. Fonseca has also entered the world of virtual reality, starring in Agent Emerson, an immersive 3D 360-degree first person POV action packed VR film. She is best known for her role as Katie Deauxma in Lionsgate’s Kick Ass and Kick Ass 2.
- Chandler Massey as Ben: Chandler Massey hails from Atlanta, Georgia, A son of the former secretary of state Georgia, Lewis Massey and Amy Massey. Massey attended UCLA to study acting, and in his first quarter, he auditioned for the role of Will Horton on NBC’s daytime drama, Days of Our lives, and won the part.
Massey was nominated for four Daytime Emmy awards and won three of them for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
Chandler worked in a few independent films, such as the festival-winning The Aquarians. His other projects include Bad Judge and the thriller Hide in the Light.
Massey will soon be seen in the Peacock spin-off of Days of our Lives and Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem.
Chandler is also an accomplished singer and plays the guitar, piano, and ukulele.
- Lea Thompson as Evelyn: Lea Thompson is most famous for her role as the various incarnations of Lorraine McFly in Back to the Future trilogy, as the star of Caroline in the City, and as Kathryn Kennish on Switched at Birth.
Thompson has starred in more than 35 big-screen films, 25 television movies, and 20 theater ballads.
Lea has worked as a director in several Jane Doe telefilms, multiple episodes of Switched at Birth, The Goldbergs, Schooled, and many more.
Thompson recently released her film directorial debut with The Year of Spectacular Men, resulting from a four-year collaboration with her daughters, Madelyn and Zoey Deutch.