Chad Michael Murray & Cindy Busby’s Christmas Movie Won’t Be on Hallmark

Chad Michael Murray and Cindy Busby

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Chad Michael Murray is starring opposite Hallmark star Cindy Busby in a new Christmas movie revolving around the theme of holiday trains. We finally know that their new movie won’t be on Hallmark. It’s going to air on Lifetime this holiday season.


Their New Movie Will Air on Lifetime

When Lifetime announced all its new holiday movies, the list included Busby and Murray’s movie, which is now called “Toying with the Holidays,” Us Magazine reported.

The movie is scheduled to air on Lifetime on December 18 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

The movie is about a model train enthusiast who connects with a friend who’s visiting for the holidays with her son.

In late August, Busby and Murray were already on their third week of filming the new Christmas movie. Busby shared a photo on Instagram about a week ago, where she said she was starting “week 2 of this fun project.” On Twitter, the photo was identified as being taken while filming the new movie “The Holiday Train.” The name of the movie has since been changed.

Here’s a shot while filming was done on August 20 for the movie around the carousel in North Bay.

It was warm outside, so fake snow was needed to give the movie that Christmas feel.

It got as hot as 98 degrees while they were filming the winter movie.

Here’s another behind-the-scenes photo:

Callum Shoniker will also be starring in the movie. He’s the voice of Rocky in “Paw Patrol.” This screenshot in the tweet below is from an Instagram story that’s no longer online.

Murray did post a photo to Instagram wearing the same shirt as seen in the Instagram story. He wrote: “Enjoy the journey friends, the good, the bad and the mundane. Because each and every moment of it… is a gift:) God bless you all.”


The Movie Revolves Around a Model Train Set

According to IMDb, the movie will also star Donno Mitoma as Mr. Logan. Bradley Walsh is directing. IMDb’s tagline reads: “A single mother discovers messages from her late father through a model train set they built together at Christmas, all while finding new love with the owner of the local hobby shop.”

Busby has starred in a number of recent TV movies, including “Chasing Waterfalls,” “Heart of Down Under,” “My Husband’s Killer Girlfriend,” “Romance on the Menu,” “Romance in the Air,” “Love in the Forecast,” “Welcome to the Circle,” and “A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love.” She was also in “Wedding March 5,” among many other movies. From 2014-2015, she starred as Rebecca Jennings in Hallmark’s “Cedar Cove” series.

Busby revealed in a tweet that she would love to return to “When Calls the Heart” as a certain main character’s love interest. She previously played Carson’s sister-in-law, Marlise Bennett. According to IMDb, she was on three episodes in season 4 episode 8, “Courageous Hearts,” episode 9, “Heart of a Secret,” and episode 10, “Heart of a Fighter.” Carson

Murray’s recent movies include “Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman” (where he starred as Bundy), “Sand Dollar Cove” for Hallmark, “Colors of Love,” “Too Close for Christmas,” “Survive the Night,” “Love in Winterland,” Write Before Christmas,” and a stint of eight episodes on “Riverdale” in 2019.

Murray revealed in an interview that filming “Sand Dollar Cove” was actually difficult because they filmed in Connecticut in March, when it was freezing outside. However, the situation also created a bond for the cast as they endured the elements together.

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