Jim Byrnes who, of course, played Joe Dawson on Highlander: The Series is featuring in not one but two seasonal Christmas movies on Hallmark marking part of their ‘Countdown to Christmas‘. The films – Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday and then Sister Swap: Christmas in the City are, as the titles suggest, interconnected stories to warm the cockles of your heart.
The films, both directed by Sean McNamara, unite two Hallmark veterans and real-life siblings, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams, with Jim playing the role of Dave.
The synopsis: Jennifer and Meg Swift are sisters who couldn’t be closer despite living in different cities. Jennifer runs a successful restaurant in Salt Lake City, which she started with her late husband and is raising her teenage son Simon on her own. Jennifer is thrilled when Meg comes to Salt Lake City for a fun Christmas weekend. Meg agrees to stay in the city and help out at the restaurant while Jennifer and Simon return home to Hazelwood for the holiday, where they become wistful for one more Christmas at The Madison – the local movie theater owned by their Uncle Dave. The trouble is the theater is for sale and in need of repairs. With help from Eric, Jennifer’s former high school debate team rival, and the community, they just might pull off one last encore. As she and Eric work together, Jennifer is reminded that new possibilities are both where you least expect them and exactly where you left them.
Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday debuts on 5th December 8/7c and Sister Swap: Christmas in the City debuts a week later on 12th December 8/7c.