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Rebecca Budig Gets in the Christmas Spirit!


It’s been three years since daytime fan favorite Rebecca Budig has been seen as GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Hayden, but viewers will be able to see her again very soon when she returns to the small screen in a made-for-television holiday movie! The actress has a part in the CBS original film Fit For Christmas, debuting Sunday, Dec. 4, at 8:30 p.m.

THE TALK hostess Amanda Kloots headlines the movie (which she executive produced after coming up with the concept) alongside Christmas movie staple Paul Greene. Fit For Christmas follows Audrey, a Christmas-loving fitness instructor, who returns to her hometown of Mistletoe, Montana, after her New York City gym was shut down. Audrey is now teaching classes at Mistletoe’s community center, but her charmed life is complicated by the arrival of Greene’s Griffin, a businessman who wants to turn the center into a ski resort!

Budig recently chatted with The Locher Room host Alan Locher about the movie, sharing that her character, Lisa, is Audrey’s best friend and runs the coffee shop at the rec center. “And the rec center has threatened to be closed,” she explained. “I’m so excited. It’s a feel-good Christmas movie.”

Fit for Christmas
Kloots and Budig play best friends trying to save their beloved rec center from being turned into a ski resort in Fit For Christmas.Michael Courtney/CBS

Working with Kloots, Budig added, was a great experience. “She is amazing. We actually have a mutual friend, so I felt like I had a friend already. She turned out to be everything that my friend said she was, so that was nice.”

Fit For Christmas marks Budig’s first major television project since she left GH back in late 2019. Prior to her arrival in Port Charles, the actress got her daytime start playing Michelle Bauer on GUIDING LIGHT and went on to become one of ALL MY CHILDREN’s popular leading ladies as Greenlee Smythe.

Check out a sneak peek of Fit For Christmas below, and then tune in on Dec. 4 to see the movie when it premieres!

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