Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Cameras are rolling on the set of UP’s new original holiday movie, “Merry Christmas, Baby.” This is the fourth installment to the network’s highly successful “Marry Me for Christmas” movie franchise and reunites Malinda Williams, Victoria Rowell, Karon Riley, Chrystale Wilson, Brad James, GregAlan Williams and DeEtta West.
In “Merry Christmas, Baby,” the Chandler family finds themselves in new and interesting places this holiday season. Marci (Williams) and her Aunt Elizabeth (Wilson) have quit their well-paying jobs and formed an event planning business that is off to a rocky start. Elizabeth is missing having money for her personal luxuries like expensive manicures and pedicures, and Marci wants her daughter Chandler’s first Christmas and first birthday to be a huge celebration, but is quickly realizing she may not be able to afford it. They are extremely relieved when a big event job comes their way only to find out that the person hiring them is Marci’s nemesis, Adam Reid (James).
Stephanie (Rowell), missing her boyfriend who is out of the country doing mission work, is feeling bored, lonely and unneeded. She starts to help her son-in-law Blair (Riley), who is struggling in his solo law practice, and finds that she is a huge organizational help to him. Meanwhile, Myra (West) and Donald (Williams) are heartbroken that their daughter and her family are not able to come home for the holidays and decide to make a major life change.
“We’re delighted to bring Victoria Rowell, Malinda Williams and the rest of the talented cast back to UP this holiday season,” said Barbara Fisher, svp, original programming, UP. “In Merry Christmas, Baby, viewers will continue their journey with the Chandler family as they see the joy of not only gearing up for the holidays, but also planning an unforgettable first birthday party.”
“Merry Christmas, Baby” is produced by Atlanta-based Swirl Films with a script by Rhonda F. Baraka (UP’s Marry Me for Christmas, A Baby for Christmas). F. Baraka is also directing.
The movie will premiere in fourth quarter as part of UP’s “Everything You Love About Christmas” annual Christmas programming slate.
Photo Credits: Facebook/DeEtta West