Premiering Thursday, Dec. 5
ABC embraces the season with the upcoming original holiday movie “Same Time, Next Christmas,” which premieres Thursday, Dec. 5 (9 p.m. EST). The film will rebroadcast on ABC on Monday, Dec. 23 (8 p.m.), as well as on Freeform as part of its “25 Days of Christmas” programming. One can also watch the movie via streaming on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.
In “Same Time, Next Christmas," Olivia Anderson (played by Michele) is a successful young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaiian resort years later, and the old chemistry between them flares up anew – but circumstances conspire to keep them apart.
“Same Time, Next Christmas” stars Michele as Olivia Anderson, Charles Michael Davis as Jeff Williams, Bryan Greenberg as Gregg Harris, George Newbern as Woody Anderson, Nia Vardalos as Faye Anderson, Phil Morris as Alec Williams, and Dannah Lockett as Madelyn Williams.