The Haynes Sisters from “White Christmas” may need to make way for a new cinematic sisterhood for the holidays: the Williams sisters.
Two new movies starring real-life siblings Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams will debut on the Hallmark Channel this holiday season.
Originally titled “Christmas at the Madison” with a “Part 1” and “Part 2,” the paired Hallmark Christmas movies were first announced in 2018. The films are now named “Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday” and “Sister Swap: Christmas in the City” and were both filmed in Salt Lake City.
Kimberly and Ashley play sisters, Jennifer and Meg Swift, with Kimberly starring in one movie and Ashley in the other; each supports the other in the interconnected film. A few scenes will overlap between the two movies, but each has a different though connected premise. While you don’t need to watch both films to understand them as standalone stories, it’ll make them both all the better.
Also starring are Keith Robinson (“A Christmas Love Story”), Mark Deklin (“Grace and Frankie,” “Designated Survivor”), Susan Yeagley (“Parks and Recreation”), and Kevin Nealon (“Man with a Plan,” “Weeds”).
Kimberly is best known for starring in “Father of the Bride,” “Father of the Bride: Part II” and “According to Jim.” Ashley had a recurring guest role on “How I Met Your Mother” and played Jeannie Gaffigan on the “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” Both sisters have previously appeared in several Hallmark movies solo but never together.
Twitter user @SleepyKittyPaw wrote that she hoped the new films would “be as adorable” as the Williams sisters are in real life, retweeting a video of the Williams’ sisters announcing their two new movies.