Christmas is a few months off, but I can guarantee that we all have wished that the holidays would skip a year from time to time. It becomes a lot. It becomes overwhelming. Sometimes, we all need a break.
However, even me (who has been nicknamed The Grinch, for years), finds the need for Christmas every year. There is the need for the holidays. The need for something that really doesn’t feel like it’s there every other day of the year. There’s a hope that comes out.
There is a joy.
But in that same breathe, I do get the want to forget for a bit. I get the want to just skip Christmas for a year.
And here we are with the second movie of the Countdown to Christmas season, Where Are You, Christmas. The movie stars Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, and Jim O’Heir with Julie Warner. The simple explanation of what the movie is about?
Addy wishes for a year without Christmas and she wakes up in a world of black and white. She must work together with the town mechanic to restore Christmas.
Lets break it down and get ready for the movie.
THE LONG DESCRIPTION
Addy (Fonseca), a marketing exec who has lost her Christmas spirit, returns to her hometown to spend the holidays with her family. The town’s over-the-top celebrations and her mom (Warner) and dad’s (O’Heir) questioning of her life choices causes her to wish for Christmas not to exist. When Addy blacks out after her car veers off the road, she wakes up in a world of black and white, devoid of any color – her wish came true and she’s the only one who remembers Christmas. The town’s mechanic, Hunter (Rady), helps her after the accident and she unknowingly stirs up a meaningful memory of Christmas within him that brings him back into full color. Addy doesn’t understand why she has not turned back to color, but puts that concern on the backburner as she and Hunter work together to try and spread Christmas cheer to help the rest of the town return to color.
LYNDSY FONSECA (Addy) – A stunning and talented young actress, Lyndsy Fonseca has quickly grabbed attention as one of Hollywood’s most vibrant talents. Most recently, Fonseca was shooting on FOX’s drama series, “9-1-1: LONE STAR.” She was also seen in Timothy Scott Bogart’s film, Spinning Gold, which debuted in the Cannes Film Festival. Fonseca was also a star in the Disney+ series, “Turner & Hooch” and was seen in Marvel’s drama “Agent Carter.” She can be seen co-starring in the Amazon pilot, “Down Dog,” which was directed by Brad Silberling.
On the big screen, Fonseca starred in The Escort opposite Tommy Dewey. She also starred in Hot Tub Time Machine opposite John Cusack, Kate Walsh and Chevy Chase. Fonseca starred in Kick Ass 2, and was the lead in John Carpenter’s thriller, The Ward, opposite Amber Heard, Danielle Panabaker and Mamie Gummer.
Fonseca previously starred for four seasons on The CW’s popular series Nikita, and on the hit ABC series Desperate Housewives opposite Dana Delaney and Nathan Fillion. She also costarred in Lifetime’s event miniseries, “Five,” which was executive produced by Jennifer Aniston and directed by Penelope Spheeris. Fonseca’s other television credits include recurring roles on HBO’s critically-acclaimed series “Big Love” and on CBS’ long-running comedy, “How I Met Your
MICHAEL RADY (Hunter) – Michael Rady recently recurred on the fifth season of “Magnum P.I” on NBC as well as “Chicago MED.” He continues to be a part of Hallmark’s popular holiday films and has also guest starred on several series including “The Equalizer,” “New Amsterdam,” “The Good Fight,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Atypical.” Up next is a supporting role in the indie film Intermedium.
Rady attended Temple University’s Theatre Program and got his “big break” as Alexis Bledel’s love interest in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, a film for which he continues to be recognized.
JIM O’HEIR (Nick) While mostly recognized for playing the office punching bag on “Parks and Recreation,” Emmy-winner Jim O’Heir has graced the small screen on a regular bases for the last 30-years. Partial credits include “Better Call Saul,” “Brooklyn 99,” “911,” “Boston Legal,” “Friends,” “Criminal Minds” “Ally McBeal,” “Diagnosis Murder,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Star Trek Voyager,” “Just Shoot Me,” and countless other critically acclaimed shows. O’Heir can also be seen in a number of feature films. He worked with Stephen Soderbergh on Lucky Logan. He has played alongside Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in Focus Features’ Seeking a Friend For the End of the World, as well as starring in Ned Crowley’s feature film Middle Man, which won the Grand Jury Prize for New American Cinema at the Seattle International Film Festival. O’Heir can be seen with fellow Parks co-star Nick Offerman in Bad Times at the El Royale.
As for life off screen, O’Heir stays busy with a mix of activities including boating, travel, poker and seizing as many opportunities as possible to cross paths with old Hollywood greats. O’Heir began his career in theater and has loved working with the amazing talent, on stage and off, at The New Theatre. He is also a self proclaimed pet lover and supports various organizations that work to protect the well-being of animals. You might not want to carpool with O’Heir, as he is very open about his appreciation for Barry Manilow and the occasional Broadway show tune.
JULIE WARNER (Sharon) – Julie Warner is an acclaimed actress with a career spanning 35 years. Born and raised in New York City, Warner moved to Los Angeles at 22 years old after graduating from Brown University and made featured appearances on “21 Jump Street” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Early in her career, Warner trained under legendary acting coach Roy London. She landed her first starring role opposite Michael J. Fox in Doc Hollywood. From there, she went on to star in several iconic movies and television series including Mr. Saturday Night, Indian Summer, Tommy Boy, “Family Law,” “Stick It,” “Nip/Tuck,” and the TV series “Crash.” Along the way, she made notable guest appearances in “House,” “Entourage,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scrubs,” “Dexter,” “Maron” and most recently, “The Good Doctor.” Previously for Hallmark Channel, Warner starred in “Our First Christmas.”