New Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie "Christmas At Graceland"
A new Hallmark Channel Original Movie will soon start production in Memphis at Elvis Presley’s Graceland.
“Christmas at Graceland” will star country superstar Kellie Pickler as an executive who travels to the Memphis on business. Despite trying to focus on her job, she can’t help but start to rekindle the magic with an old flame, Clay.
Christmas at Graceland will be part of the network's annual "Countdown to Christmas" movie event, comprising a whopping 34 original movies over the season (kicking off in late October). Pickler plays lead character Laurel, a Chicago-based business executive who travels to Memphis to secure one of the city's oldest family-owned banks. While in town, Laurel reunites with an old flame who is a local music promoter, and who reignites her past dreams of being a performer. Will Laurel find the fortitude to shift her focus to music again?
The film, which will also feature tunes made famous by Elvis will offer views inside the mansion, is set to start filming July 9.
Pickler also serves as one of the executive producers for the production; there's no word yet on whether her own music will be included as well as Presley's, but given the plot's synopsis it sounds like a safe bet she will be singing at some point.
Very few other details have been released about the movie but we do know the music will feature not only Elvis Presley’s beloved Graceland, but some of the Christmas music he made popular throughout the years as well.
“Not only are we thrilled to take viewers into one of America’s most beloved private residences, home of the late, great Elvis Presley, we are also thrilled to put the soundtrack of Elvis’ legendary career behind our romantic holiday movie,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming & Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks.