‘Too Close for Christmas’: Release date, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Lifetime's holiday rom-com
When Hayley accepts an invitation to spend Christmas with her sister’s new in-laws, her seemingly perfect holiday takes an annoying turn
With Christmas fast approaching, holiday films on Lifetime Movies are aplenty. Among its giant roster of gooey, mushy, holiday features for 2020 is a film called ‘Too Close for Christmas’. Here’s all you need to know about the film.
‘Too Close for Christmas’ had a limited theatre release on November 13, 2020. The film will premiere on Lifetime on Friday, December 4 at 8/7c.
As per Lifetime, “When Hayley accepts an invitation to spend Christmas with her sister’s new in-laws, her seemingly perfect holiday takes a turn when Paul, Hayley’s brother-in-law’s brother, unexpectedly shows up. Still harboring a grudge against Paul for ending her last relationship, Hayley reluctantly spends time with Paul and slowly realizes she may have been too quick a judge on him.”
Jessica Lowndes as Hayley
The 32-year-old Canadian actor and singer-songwriter is best known for her roles as Adrianna Tate-Duncan on The CW teen drama series ‘90210’. She has also appeared in several Hallmark Channel movies like ‘Rediscovering Christmas’, ‘Over the Moon in Love’, ‘Christmas at Pemberley Manor’, and more.
Chad Michael Murray as Paul
The 39-year-old American actor and former fashion model is best known for playing Lucas Scott in The WB/CW drama series ‘One Tree Hill’, as Tristan Dugray on The WB/CW series ‘Gilmore Girls’, as Charlie Todd in The WB series ‘Dawson’s Creek’. Murray also appeared in the Marvel/ABC series ‘Agent Carter’, and The CW show ‘Riverdale’. In films, Murray’s notable performances include ‘Freaky Friday’, ‘A Cinderella Story’, ‘House of Wax, and ‘Fruitvale Station’.
‘Too Close for Christmas’ has been directed by Ernie Barbarash, based on a script written by Nicole Baxter.
The trailer for ‘Too Close for Christmas’ makes it clear that this holiday rom-com is going for the “Opposites attract and make for great sexual tension” trope -- one that has been highly used and abused by films for years. But, it is a Lifetime film, so expecting more should be a mistake. In any case, the film looks half-decent and as a Christmas flick, it looks more than watchable!
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