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'Christmas at the Plaza': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Elizabeth Henstridge's Hallmark movie

Elizabeth Henstridge takes a break from playing Simmons for the last season of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.' as she finds love this Christmas as Jessica

Christmas at The Plaza Hotel in New York is a tradition that's entrenched in the life of New Yorkers. Macaulay Culkin's second and last turn as Kevin McCallister saw him spending Christmas alone again, this time in New York at the Plaza Hotel.

If there was one thing that viewers might have found missing in the iconic movie, it's the romantic element, but fear not, Hallmark's list of Christmas movies this year will, of course, highlight the romantic spirit in the air during 'Christmas at the Plaza'.

Release Date

The movie will premiere on the Hallmark Channel on November 28.


Jessica is an archival historian, and with Christmas approaching, she is hired to create an exhibition to honor the history of Christmas celebrations at The Plaza Hotel.

She is also involved in a declining romantic relationship when she meets Nick, a handsome decorator who has been commissioned to decorate the iconic hotel for its traditional Christmas celebrations.

Nick and Jessica team up to prepare for the exhibition and enjoy the many Christmas traditions that the Plaza has to offer together, and find themselves falling for each other.

However, Jessica is already in a relationship and tensions rise as she must figure out her romantic priorities and decide who she will ultimately spend Christmas with at The Plaza Hotel.


Elizabeth Henstridge

Elizabeth Henstridge attends the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 23, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Elizabeth Henstridge is an English actress and is best known for her role as Agent Jemma Simmons on 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'. In Hallmark's 'Christmas at the Plaza', she plays Jessica Cooper, an archival historian hired to create an exhibition honoring Christmas celebrations at The Plaza Hotel.

Ryan Paevey

Ryan Paevey attends the 2018 Hallmark Channel Summer TCA at a private residence on July 26, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

Ryan Paevey is an actor best known for his role as Nathan West on 'General Hospital'. He has previously acted in Hallmark films like 'Marrying Mr. Darcy' and 'From Friend to Fiance'. He will play Nick Perrelli in 'Christmas at the Plaza', a decorator who works with Jessica to arrange the exhibition.

Bruce Davison

Actor Bruce Davison attends the Project Greenlight Season 4 Winning Film premiere "The Leisure Class" presented by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adaptive Studios and HBO at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on August 10, 2015, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Bruce Davison is an actor and director best known for his role as Willard Stiles in the cult horror films 'Willard' and 'Ben', and his role as Senator Robert Kelly in the early 2000s 'X-Men' film franchise. He plays Reginald Brookwater.

Julia Duffy

Actress Julia Duffy arrives for the world premiere of her film Intolerable Cruelty September 30, 2003, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

Julia Duffy is an actress best known for playing Stephanie Vanderkellen on the sitcom 'Newhart', and for her role as Linda Hayfer in 'Drake & Josh'. In 'Christmas at the Plaza', she plays Amanda Clark. 

The film will also star Stephanie Sy, Nelson Wong, and Olivia Rattanathongsay.


Ron Oliver

'Christmas at the Plaza' was written and directed by Ron Oliver, whose credits include 'Christmas Everlasting', 'Truly, Madly, Sweetly', and 'The Christmas Train'.

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