Word on the Street: “The House on Holly Lane” could be a Hallmark movie

Remember four days ago, how I speculated about the potential of the movie, “The House on Holly Lane”, being a Hallmark Christmas production? Well, after seeing the cast list get released today on What’s Filming, it looks like those chances are very likely. Here are the names that are listed on the website:

  • Sarah Lancaster
  • Gina Holden
  • Karen Holness
  • Ava Telek
  • Giles Panton
  • Jaime Callica


As I looked at this announced cast list, I realized that all these actors had one thing in common. What is this, you ask? Well, that similarity is this: all of them have starred in a Hallmark Christmas movie prior to being cast in this movie. Let me explain: Sarah Lancaster (who I’m guessing is going to be the star of the movie) has starred in four Hallmark movies, two of them being a Christmas production (Fir Crazy and ‘Tis the Season for Love). Gina Holden has starred in three Hallmark productions, one of them being Christmas Comes Home to Canaan from 2011. Karen Holness has appeared in more than 10 Hallmark movies, the most recent one being Hallmark Hall of Fame’s The Christmas Train. Ava Telek has also starred in three Hallmark movies, all of them being Christmas movies. Giles Panton appeared in 6 Hallmark movies (his first Hallmark movie being The Nine Lives of Christmas) and 2 television shows (Signed, Sealed, Delivered and Cedar Cove). Jaime Callica starred in three Hallmark movies as well, with two of those three being both parts of Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge.

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One thing that did stand out to me was Giles Panton’s involvement in The Nine Lives of Christmas. Four days ago, I also speculated that “The House on Holly Lane” could be a two-part movie event based on two of Sheila Roberts’ books. Maybe that’s what this movie is about, with the casting of an actor who appeared in the first Hallmark movie based on one of Sheila Roberts’ books? This would not be the first time that an actor was cast in more than one movie based on the books of an individual author. A good example of this is Andrew Francis starring in Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas and Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle.

Mr. Miracle poster
Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle poster created by Crown Media Family Networks and Hallmark Channel Poster image found at https://www.crownmediapress.com/Shows/PRShowDetail?SiteID=142&FeedBoxID=845&NodeID=302&ShowType=&ShowTitle=Debbie%20Macomber%27s%20Mr.%20Miracle&IsSeries=False

Though Hallmark has not made any official announcements about this movie yet, I wouldn’t be surprised if they mentioned it during their Summer TCA Event in July. When Hallmark does officially announce “The House on Holly Lane”, I will definitely talk about it on 18 Cinema Lane!


What do you think about the latest developments in the news about “The House on Holly Lane”? Share your thoughts in the comment section.


Have fun at the movies!

Sally Silverscreen


All information about actors and their movie appearances was found on IMDb (Internet Movie Datebase)

Link to the What’s Filming “In Production” page: http://www.whatsfilming.ca/inproduction/ (If you visit this page after March 3rd, “The House on Holly Lane” will be taken off the list)

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