Disney Channel’s next Original Movie is “Christmas Again”, which stars Scarlett Estevez as Rowena “Ro”, who is a high-spirited teenager that is experiencing a lackluster Christmas. Ro isn’t handling her parents’ divorce well. She wants her life back the way it was—her parents back together, her dad’s new girlfriend and son out of the picture, and their family traditions to remain the same. After a disappointing celebration with her family, including her sister Gabriela “Gabby,” Abuela Sofia and Abuelo Hector, she makes a wish to a neighborhood Santa for a “do-over” and unexpectedly finds herself reliving Christmas day over and over … and over again. Now, in order to break the strange magical loop, Ro must learn to appreciate her loving family as it is, as well as the true meaning of Christmas.
This all-new DCOM will be coming to the Disney Channel on Friday 3rd December and Scarlett Estevez recently shared a photo on her Instagram of the latest issue of the J-14 Magazine, confirming that the film will be coming to Disney+ on Friday 10th December.
UPDATE: Disney+ has brought the release date forward a week, to release on the same day as the Disney Channel.
“Christmas Again” follows a similar release pattern to the Halloween themed DCOM, “Under Wraps”, which premiered on the Disney Channel on the 1st of October 2021, and was released all over the world on Disney+ a week later.
Also starring in “Christmas Again” is Daniel Sunjata and Alexis Carra as Ro’s parents, Mike and Carolina; Ashlyn Jade Lopez as Gabby; Priscilla Lopez as Abuela Sofia; Beth Lacke as Diane; Tony Amendola as Abuelo Hector; and veteran comedic actor Gary Anthony Williams as Santa.
Filmed on location in Chicago, “Christmas Again” was directed by Andy Fickman (“Race to Witch Mountain”) and written by Doan La (“Black Friday”). Fickman also serves as an executive producer with long-time producing partner Betsy Sullenger (“Liv & Maddie”).
Are you looking forward to watching “Christmas Again” on Disney+ this holiday season?
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