Megan and Wendy welcome back Cally from Hallmark’s the Spot to review “Next Stop, Christmas” in this week’s bonus Girls Gone Hallmark episode! This movie was full of daytime soap actors, a very familiar sitcom face, and two iconic actors from a 80s movie with a somewhat similar storyline. Listen in to find out if “Next Stop, Christmas” is worth revisiting.
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Podcast Guest Cally from Hallmark’s the Spot
We are so excited to welcome back Cally to the podcast! She appeared earlier in the year to recap and review A New Year’s Resolution (which is still one of Wendy’s least favorite Hallmark movies).
Cally can be found at her Hallmark’s the Spot Instagram giving all the snarky commentary many of us think while watching Christmas movies and her blog of the same name where she reviews A LOT of the Hallmark movies.
News and Notes Next Stop, Christmas
- This movie was filmed entirely in Connecticut.
- Director Dustin Rikert shared that the movie started filming in August and wrapped in September.
- The original working title of this movie was The Christmas Train but, of course, another Hallmark movie of the same name has already been produced.
- The train seen in this movie is the Essex Steam Train located in Essex, Connecticut.
- It was reported that the weather was 80-degrees when they filmed in Chester, CT.
- Lyndsy Fonseca (Angie) played Ted Mosbey’s daughter Penny on How I Met Your Mother. She appeared in 65 episodes of the sitcom from 2005-2014.
- Chandler Massey (Ben) played Will Horton on Days of Our Lives and has been nominated six times for a Daytime Emmy Award. He was won 3. Massey will reprise his role as Will in the Days spin off called Beyond Salem available on Peacock.
- Erika Slezak (Aunt Myrt) played Victoria Lord on daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 1971-2013. She is a six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and has the most wins of any daytime drama actress.
Mentioned in this Episode:
- Land of the Lost (1974 television series)
- The Sleestak are an extra-dimensional race of reptilian bipedal humanoid species native to the Land of the Lost. *Sorry Erika Slezak, it’s not spelled the same as I thought – Wendy*
- Land of the Lost (2009 film starring Will Ferrell)
- The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
- Sleepy Kitty Paw on Twitter (for all the inside scoop on Hallmark movies and more!)
More Reviews on Patreon
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So far you’ll find reviews for the following:
- You, Me and the Christmas Trees
- A Christmas Sail
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