Next Stop, Christmas

Megan and Wendy welcome back Cally from Hallmark’s the Spot to review “Next Stop, Christmas” in this week’s bonus Girls Gone Hallmark episode! This movie was full of daytime soap actors, a very familiar sitcom face, and two iconic actors from a 80s movie with a somewhat similar storyline. Listen in to find out if “Next Stop, Christmas” is worth revisiting.

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Megan and Wendy recap and review Next Stop, Christmas which premiered on the Hallmark Channel on November 6, 2021. This movie stars many soap opera faces, a familiar sitcom face and two, very iconic actors from a movie with a slightly similar storyline. 

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Megan and Wendy recap and review Next Stop, Christmas which premiered on Saturday, November 6, 2021 as part of Hallmark Channel’s annual Countdown to Christmas.

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Podcast Guest Cally from Hallmark’s the Spot

We are so excited to welcome back Cally to the podcast! She appeared earlier in the year to recap and review A New Year’s Resolution (which is still one of Wendy’s least favorite Hallmark movies).

Cally Younger is obsessed with Hallmark Christmas movies. She has been watching from a young age and now reviews Hallmark movies on her blog: Hallmark's the Spot. She can also be found on her Instagram of the same name where she makes funny and sometimes snarky images of what we're all thinking while watching Hallmark movies.
Cally can be found on her blog Hallmark’s the Spot and Instagram of the same name.

Cally can be found at her Hallmark’s the Spot Instagram giving all the snarky commentary many of us think while watching Christmas movies and her blog of the same name where she reviews A LOT of the Hallmark movies.

News and Notes Next Stop, Christmas

  • This movie was filmed entirely in Connecticut.
  • Director Dustin Rikert shared that the movie started filming in August and wrapped in September.
  • The original working title of this movie was The Christmas Train but, of course, another Hallmark movie of the same name has already been produced.
  • The train seen in this movie is the Essex Steam Train located in Essex, Connecticut.
  • It was reported that the weather was 80-degrees when they filmed in Chester, CT.
  • Lyndsy Fonseca (Angie) played Ted Mosbey’s daughter Penny on How I Met Your Mother. She appeared in 65 episodes of the sitcom from 2005-2014.
  • Chandler Massey (Ben) played Will Horton on Days of Our Lives and has been nominated six times for a Daytime Emmy Award. He was won 3. Massey will reprise his role as Will in the Days spin off called Beyond Salem available on Peacock.
  • Erika Slezak (Aunt Myrt) played Victoria Lord on daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 1971-2013. She is a six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and has the most wins of any daytime drama actress.

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