Kellie Pickler to Star in Hallmark Channel’s ‘Christmas at Graceland’
It might be hard to think about Christmas when summer has barely gotten started, but get ready to break out the sleigh bells: Kellie Pickler has announced that she will star in a brand-new holiday film called Christmas at Graceland.
USA Today first shared the news about Pickler's new Christmas flick, which will be broadcast on the Hallmark channel during their popular Countdown to Christmas special. In Christmas at Graceland, Pickler plays a business executive from Chicago named Laurel, who dreams of acquiring a family-owned bank in Memphis.
Of course, it is a Hallmark movie, which means there will be a heavy dose of romance, the opportunity to discover true happiness, and general feel-good holiday magic. For Pickler's character, the romance comes in the form of a local music promoter named Clay. Throughout the plot of the film, Clay helps Laurel rediscover her passion for music. Oh, and about that Graceland tie-in? Parts of the film are being filmed at Elvis Presley's former stomping grounds, so fans who know and love the Tennessee estate may spot some familiar sights in the holiday movie.
Pickler is no stranger to television: As well as her stint on Season 5 of American Idol, the country star won Season 16 of Dancing With the Stars and is also the host of the daytime talk show, Pickler & Ben. More information about Christmas at Graceland can be found on Hallmark's official website. The Countdown to Christmas begins on October 26.
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