Posted by | Ray Cornelius

UP has release FIRST LOOK photos from its upcoming original holiday romantic comedy, “Marry Us for Christmas.” It’s a sequel to last year’s “Marry Me for Christmas” and stars Malinda Williams, Karon Riley, Victoria Rowell, and Marques Houston as the Christmas couples. The film also reunites Rowell with her long-time “Young and the Restless” co-star Kristoff St. John.


Malinda Williams with Victoria Rowell

It’s a year after Marci Jewel (Williams) and Blair Kirkland (Riley) declared their love for each other and decided to tie the knot. But as the big day approaches, Marci is so consumed with work that she’s had no time to plan her wedding. To make matters worse, she may have to team up with former assistant/fake fiancé Adam to win a project she’s been vying for – a little tidbit Marci has held back from Blair. But Blair, as it turns out, has a secret of his own. Thanks to years of doing pro bono work for financially-strapped clients, he quickly is running out of cash and might have to accept an offer to work for his longtime nemesis, Marci’s manipulative cousin Preston (Carl Payne). Meanwhile, Marci’s mother Stephanie Chandler Jewel (Rowell) is making some rather bold moves of her own with her sexy salsa teacher, Antonio Simpson (Houston), who is more than a little smitten with her — and about 20 years her junior. Will there be a wedding for Christmas? Better yet – whose wedding will it be? Naturally, the festivities wouldn’t be complete without family, including Marci’s Uncle Donald (GregAlan Williams), Aunt Myra (DeEtta West), Aunt Elizabeth (Chrystale Wilson), Charlene (Dawn Halfkenny) and Antonio’s uncle Lawrence Simpson (St. John).


Victoria Rowell with Marques Houston

Produced by Atlanta-based Swirl Films, the film is directed by first-time director Drue Powell from a screenplay by executive producer Rhonda Freeman-Baraka (UP’s Marry Me for Christmas and Trinity Goodheart). “Marry US for Christmas” make its world television premiere on UP on Sunday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST.

Check out more photos below:


Kristoff St. John


DeEtta West


Malinda Williams


Victoria Rowell, Chrystale Wilson and DeEtta West

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