‘Tis the season for vacation rom-coms! Many indulgent Christmas-set romance flicks grow to be a staple of DVRs each vacation season they usually often star popular celebrities who’ve their very own achieved listing of credit. Several of these projects have even borrowed fan-favorite Tree Hill residents to steer, together with the likes of Jana Kramer, Bethany Joy Lenz and Chad Michael Murray.
This 12 months’s authentic vacation film lineup additionally options new initiatives from all three One Tree Hill alums.
“It was a lot enjoyable to do. It was superior to have the ability to be an government producer on it and actually like, get my fingers on it,” the “I Received the Boy” songstress exclusively told Us Weekly of her Lifetime romance The Vacation Repair Up in November 2021. “We had been actually in a position to, like, make it as natural as we will, however nonetheless utilizing the components that everybody loves for those Lifetime movies.”
Over time, a number of of their OTH costars, together with Hilarie Burton, Stephen Colletti and extra have additionally tried their hand at costarring in Christmas motion pictures. Again in 2018, the Rural Diaries creator recruited a slew of her former costars for Lifetime’s A Christmas Contract.
“Hilarity ensues and we fall in love,” Burton advised the Hollywood Reporter in November 2018. “That’s what occurs on the holidays. You fall in love. … We racked up as many One Tree Hill kids as we could down there.”
The movie — which additionally options Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner, Tyler Hilton and Elizabeth Harnois — follows Burton’s character, Jolie, as she makes a fake-dating cope with her greatest buddy’s brother Jack (Buckley) in alternate for essential enterprise assist.
“The producer, Daniel Lewis, and I had labored collectively years in the past on Christmas on the Bayou with Tyler Hilton and we actually hit it off,” she recalled to the journal. “He’s grow to be a detailed buddy of mine and he had texted me once I was pregnant with my daughter and requested me to come back right down to Louisiana and do a distinct film. I stated, ‘Let me have my child after which give me three months and I’ll come again to give you the results you want.’ And he held me to it. … Robert Buckley and I had been trying to do a Christmas movie together for 5 years. There was a distinct manufacturing in Vancouver years in the past the place he was on hiatus from iZombie and he was gonna work for much less cash. We had been making an attempt to get across the Canadian tax incentive and that studio simply wouldn’t break the principles. It’s virtually higher that it labored out this fashion as a result of not solely did Robert and I lastly get to work collectively, however we got to bring all of our friends along, as nicely.”
“We received to do a One Tree Hill reunion final 12 months for The Christmas Contract, so this 12 months we had a good greater forged, so we got to pull in more of our friends,” Burton told Us in October 2019. “Colin Fickes had performed Jimmy Edwards on One Tree Hill and I feel he was a extremely underutilized character and he ended up coming again and making a major influence on the present. Colin is a superb actor and after we had been making an attempt to determine who would play Tyler Hilton‘s brother — they’ve the identical crystal blue eyes! Colin is such a professional and can also be such a pleasure, so it was actually nice to deliver him in.”
She added on the time: “It actually turns into an train in determining which of your mates is on the market and is correct for the half and we’re simply so fortunate that after we name, folks love the style. It’s enjoyable, so it’s a straightforward factor to name and ask somebody to do.”
Scroll beneath for an entire information of the vacation motion pictures led by OTH favorites: