'Cross Country Christmas': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Rachael Leigh Cook's Hallmark rom-com

Lina, played by Rachael Leigh Cook, and Max, portrayed by Greyston Holt, are former classmates stuck on the road for the holidays, trying to get home

                            'Cross Country Christmas': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Rachael Leigh Cook's Hallmark rom-com

Evoking a bit of '90s nostalgia during the holiday season is Rachael Leigh Cook who starred in films like 'She’s All That' and 'The Baby-Sitters Club'. This December, she is back on our screens with 'Cross Country Christmas' that sounds like a road movie smashed with a feel-good holiday romance.

The dates of the film airing have been shifted around a little, so here is the latest news about this movie that is airing as part of Hallmark network’s annual 'Countdown to Christmas' programming event. Hallmark and the stars of 'Cross Country Christmas' will be live-tweeting when the film airs, so join in on the fun while watching the movie. 

Release date

The film will air on Sunday, December 20, at 8 pm ET on the Hallmark Channel.



Lina and Max, both from the same small town in Colorado but never friends, are traveling from New York City back home for the holidays. That is until a storm reroutes their plane. With no flights out, they work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation. The people they meet along the way, and the places they pass through, help them see Christmas – and each other – in a different way.


Rachael Leigh Cook


Rachael Leigh Cook plays Lina. Cook's memorable performance in the 1998 anti-heroin “kitchen smashing” public service announcement (“This is your brain ...”) led to her first starring role in Miramax’s breakout hit 'She’s All That', opposite Freddie Prinze Jr Cook. She has also starred in hits like 'The Baby-Sitters Club', 'Josie and the Pussycats' with Rosario Dawson and 'All I Wanna Do' with Kirsten Dunst. She was a recurring character on the hit series 'Psych' and guest-starred on 'Criminal Minds'.

Greyston Holt


Canadian actor Greyston Holt portrays Max. He is best known for starring in 'Bitten', 'The 100' and and 'Supernatural' and as Tyler on 'Batwoman'. He has also done plenty of holiday romcoms including 'A Very Country Christmas' and 'A Very Country Wedding' in which he reprised his role as country singer Zane Gunther. The third film in the series 'A Very Country Christmas Homecoming' aired in November this year.    


The film is directed by Catherine Cyran with Kirsten Hansen serving as writer. 'Cross Country Christmas' is produced by Muse Entertainment with Jim Head, Joel S. Rice, Michael Prupas, Rachael Leigh Cook, Shawn Williamson and Jamie Goehring serving as executive producers.  


No trailer has been released for the film. But Hallmark did release a video of the two leads compete on their signature segment, 'Peppermint Pop Quiz', from the sets of the film. Enjoy!


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'A Very Country Christmas Homecoming'

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