A New Year’s Resolution (Revisited)

If you’ve been listening to Girls Gone Hallmark for a while, you’ll know that Wendy was not a fan of “A New Year’s Resolution” from 2021. But hold onto your popcorn, because now, after watching nearly 200 Hallmark Channel flicks, Megan and Wendy decided to give this movie another chance. Could it be that the tides have turned, and “A New Year’s Resolution” is actually not that bad after all? Time to find out!

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Girls Gone Hallmark revisits "A New Year's Resolution" which originally aired in 2021. Co-host Wendy has notoriously disliked this movie but will time and nearly 200 other Hallmark movie change her first impression?

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About “A New Year’s Resolution”

  • The movie was originally titled “New Year, New Me.”
  • Filming locations included Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and St. Ambroise Beach Provincial Park in Canada. It was reportedly filmed in October and November 2019.
  • Aimee Teegarden plays Kelly. She currently has 38 acting credits according to IMDB. Aimee is probably most known as angsty Texas teenager Julie Taylor from “Friday Night Lights.” Since the conclusion of FNL she went on to star in “Once Upon a Christmas Miracle,” “My Christmas Family Tree,” “Heart of the Matter,” “Autumn in the City,” and “Christmas Class Reunion” for Hallmark Channel.
  • Michael Rady plays Tom. He currently has 55 acting credits. We most recently saw Michael in this “Where Are You, Christmas?” Other Hallmark movies of his include: “Unexpected Grace,” “The Christmas Bow,” “You’re Bacon Me Crazy” as well as fan-favorite “Love to the Rescue.”
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  • Kelly’s friend group was played by Elise Bauman (AJ), Patricia Issac (Lisa) and Devon Alexander (Jackson). Devon Alexander is one of those faces that shows up a lot in our Hallmark movies yet he’s never had a lead role. We last saw him in “Love in Glacier National,” “Where Your Heart Belongs,” “The Santa Stakeout” and “Chasing Waterfalls.”
  • Sarah Montana is the writer of the movie. Most recently she wrote “Rescuing Christmas” which premiered exclusively on HMN on Dec 7th. She’s also previously penned “If I Only Had Christmas,” “Two Turtle Doves,” and “Love to the Rescue.” 
  • Lesley Demetriades directed. She has 11 directing credits, but only one since this movie and it was the CCB movie “A Christmas…Present” for GAF.

Why Was “A New Year’s Resolution” Pulled From the Hallmark Schedule

– A New Year’s Resolution was to air originally on December 28, 2019 as part of that year’s Countdown to Christmas. However, on December 16, 2019 a tweet from @HotlineHallmark revealed that the movie had been pulled from the schedule. 

  • A few articles I found didn’t have many details as why the movie was pulled. Coincidence or not, but the movie’s producer Kevin Duda also had another movie pulled from the Hallmark schedule earlier that year. 
  • A recent conversation with some peers in the industry mentioned that this movie was pulled because Bill Abbott – the head of Hallmark at the time – simply didn’t like the movie.

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