‘A Nashville Christmas Carol’ Airing on Hallmark Features Brooks & Dunn’s Kix Brooks

by Jennifer Shea

Kix Brooks of country music duo Brooks & Dunn is among the country luminaries appearing in Hallmark’s new movie “A Nashville Christmas Carol.”

On Saturday, Brooks tweeted a plug for the movie.

“Don’t forget to tune in TONIGHT to see Kix in the @HallmarkChannel original movie #ANashvilleChristmasCarol at 8 pm/7c.”

Brooks Joins Other Country Music Stars

The movie stars Jessy Schram and Wes Brown. It also features appearances by Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, RaeLynn and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

In the film, a woman producing a country music Christmas special has to collaborate with the man who broke her heart. Then she gets a visit from her late mentor, who brings along the Spirit of Christmas Past and the Spirit of Christmas Present to give her some perspective.

Southern Living reports that Brooks’ son Eric wrote the script for the movie. Brooks himself plays the Spirit of Christmas Past, according to the magazine.

Filming in Charlotte and Nashville

Star Wes Brown recently told Southern Living that this take on “A Christmas Carol” offers a sweet spin on the holiday classic.

“There’s been such a structure and a model to so many of the Christmas movies that we’ve done,” Brown said. “This was kind of really an escape to this little magical world that we got to do that normally we don’t get to do. We all know the Dickens classic. So, to do that with this fun little spin, with this magical element, with a really big cast… That’s what excited me the most about being a part of this one.”

The movie was filmed in Charlotte and Nashville. Brown said Brooks was very generous in his efforts to make the film happen and to make sure everyone had fun.

“When we had our company move from Charlotte to Nashville, we had wrapped that evening. And like every evening that we did wrap, we would just go on his [Brooks] bus and wind down a little bit, get ready for the next day,” Brown told Southern Living. “Talk, chit chat. And then that night, we rode on the bus. Kix owns a winery so he broke out some of his wine. We actually watched Saturday Night Fever and we rode all through the night from Charlotte to Nashville. [When we] woke up we were at his gorgeous farm, about 40 minutes outside of Nashville.”

But to see how all their efforts turned out, you’ll have to catch the movie.