On March 1, 2022, Hallmark Channel announced details for one of their upcoming original Christmas films, A Holiday Spectacular. This new Christmas movie stars Ginna Claire Mason, Derek Klena, Ann-Marget, Eve Plumb, and the Radio City Rockettes. Based on the announcement, this will not merely be a small cameo, nor will it be just a simple dance number. It is said that several of the Rockettes will have featured speaking roles, and there will be multiple performances throughout the film. Considering the Broadway and musical talent of the announced cast, the film may even be a full-on musical, or at least feature several major musical numbers.
When discussing the merging of these two iconic holiday brands, Executive Vice President of Programming at Hallmark Channel had this to say:
“The Radio City Rockettes embody Christmas in New York City and we are thrilled to bring together two quintessential holiday brands – Hallmark Channel and the Radio City Rockettes – for a one-of-a-kind holiday movie. A Holiday Spectacular will be a beautiful reminder of the joy of the season and is sure to become a family tradition, much like attending a performance of the Rockettes’ annual Christmas Spectacular.”
A Holiday Spectacular takes place in 1958 and follows the story of a Philadelphia heiress who puts her wedding on hold to pursue her dream of dancing with the Rockettes on stage at Radio City Music Hall. Since this is a Hallmark Christmas Movie, you should expect her to also find true love on her journey, as well as possibly discovering the true meaning of Christmas. However, this film is a period piece and features a girl traveling to the big city instead of the usual small-town trope, so we may be in for some surprises along the way.
The Elf Squad will certainly keep an eye out for A Holiday Spectacular during this year’s Countdown To Christmas!