Hallmark Channel announces Train-inspired ‘Christmas in Tahoe’

Film stars Trainfrontman Pat Monahan

Hallmark Channel has announced an all-new original Hallmark Channel movie, Christmas in Tahoe, starring Grammy-winning Train singer Pat Monahan, Laura Osnes (Raise a Glass to Love, One Royal Holiday), Kyle Selig (Madam Secretary), with George Lopez. The film will premiere as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event. Monahan shared the project was in the works over the summer.

Featuring a Christmas soundtrack from diamond-selling and multi-Grammy Award-winning group Train, comes a story of love and family. Christmas in Tahoe is inspired by Train’s Christmas album of the same name. Pat Monahan performs “Shake Up Christmas” with Kyle Selig and Train’s new, original song “Mittens.”

Claire (Laura Osnes) is an aspiring talent booker, who is about to be offered a prestigious job with a big Vegas venue when the Christmas Eve show that she put together at her family’s hotel and casino in Lake Tahoe suddenly loses their big act! Her best friend and concierge Jackson (Pat Monahan) reminds her that she knows someone famous. Claire’s ex-boyfriend Ryan (Kyle Selig), the lead guitarist of the hugely popular band Wild Lynx, offers to help her find replacement acts. He’s on break from his tour and spending the holidays back in Tahoe with his family. Though Claire helped the band break out initially, she and Ryan haven’t spoken since they cut her loose in favor of a bigger management company. While trying to prove she has put the past behind her, feelings come back to the surface and they both realize they may need each other more than they remembered.

“Ever since having made our Christmas album, Christmas in Tahoe, it’s been a dream of mine to bring it to life on the screen,” says Monahan. “Hallmark has now made that dream a reality. I loved being able to not only act but also perform ‘Shake Up Christmas,’ and our new original song, “Mittens” in the movie. I know that everyone is going to feel the love and warmth of the holiday season when they see this heartfelt film.”

Christmas in Tahoe is from Christmas Lake Productions Inc. Kim Arnott, Ivan Kayden and Pat Monahan serve as executive producers. Kim Arnott serves as producer. Dawn Knight serves as supervising producer. Robert Lieberman directed from a story by Nina Weinman. Teleplay by Nina Weinman and Stephanie Jackson & Zach Lewis. Music is by Gramoscope Music.

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