Fort-Worth-Based Great American Family is Expanding Christmas Program Production
Great American Family is expanding its Christmas movie slate this year with 21 new original titles, up from 18 in 2022.
Dubbed “Great American Christmas,” the network’s holiday fare will kick off in October with its largest lineup since first launching in 2021. Among the actors set to appear this year are Trevor Donovan (90210, Dancing With the Stars) and Merritt Patterson (The Royals, Catering Christmas), who will reunite in the new Christmas By Chance.
In Christmas By Chance, Addie (Patterson), a New York City chiropractor mistakenly receives a text from “Nana.” The accidental text turns into a loving friendship between the matronly Nana and Addie who now communicate regularly. Nana invites Addie to spend the holiday in Vermont. It is picture-postcard perfect and exactly as Nana described except for one surprise. Nana’s single son, James (Donovan), a traveling doctor is also home for the holidays. Over three consecutive years, James and Addie are together during the holidays, though it isn’t until they are both single that they begin to see each other in a different light.