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Ryan Paevey Previews His Inspirational New Holiday Movie!


It’s a big week for GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan). He made his debut as a book narrator, he is appearing at the RomaDrama Christmas fan event in Chicago, and he has a new holiday movie premiering on Hallmark Channel! Paevey stars alongside Brooke D’Orsay in A Fabled Holiday, airing on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.

“Grateful to be a part of this one,” the former GH star shared on Instagram of his 2022 Christmas movie. “Thanks, Hallmark Channel for makin’ fun stories for us to play make-believe.”

The movie begins as a young Talia and her best friend, Anderson, delight in the book A Wunderbrook Christmas Story, in which a town full of Christmas spirit restores its visitors during their times of deep turmoil. Thirty years later, Talia is a stalled writer debating what to do next with her career and Anderson is a doctor shaken after losing a patient when they unexpectedly cross paths in a town that looks a whole lot like the village in the book they loved to read as children. But Talia and Anderson aren’t the only visitors who were mysteriously drawn to Wunderbrook — there is also Charles, a widower, and Keith and Diane, a couple on the brink of divorce. As the days pass, the local townspeople worry they may not fulfill their mission in time for the closing Night of Wunder event, putting access to the secretly magical town in jeopardy forever. But as the five visitors enjoy the Week of Wunder festivities, each person slowly starts to heal.

Ryan Paevey in A Fabled Holiday
“We all help each other figure our stuff out,” Paevey said of the magic-makers and visitors in Wunderbrook.Marcel Williams/Hallmark

Paevey and D’Orsay teamed together for a Facebook chat on the official Hallmark Channel page to discuss the movie — and tried to not give too much away! “We bump into each other sometime early in the film and then maybe go to the same place and spend some time together. And we talk about unresolved stuff from our past,” Paevey previewed, adding that Talia and Anderson’s meet-cute after 30 years is “probably one of my favorite ones that I’ve done.”

The actors agreed that the fairy-tale aspect to A Fabled Holiday makes the movie one of a kind. “I’ve gotten to do two films for Hallmark that had what I thought to be unique facets. I did one where there was a little bit of time travel,” he said, referring to A Timeless Christmas, “and this one, we got magic. So it was pretty cool.”

Watch a preview for A Fabled Holiday below, and then tune in to Hallmark Channel on Dec. 3 to see how the magic of Wunderbrook brings Talia and Anderson back together again.

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