Apparently all Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is to make her directorial debut with a made-for-TV holiday movie. A Christmas Melody is airing on the Hallmark channel next month, and in addition to Carey herself, it stars Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, and Kathy Najimy. Here’s the plot synopsis from Hallmark:
A Christmas Melody revolves around Kristin (Lacey Chabert), a beautiful, stylish divorcee who is a talented clothing designer and her young daughter. Kristin has just had to close her small Manhattan boutique to return to her Ohio home town and live in her parents’ former home. It’s an adjustment for Kristin and Emily — especially when she runs into her former high school rival Melissa (Mariah Carey). Melissa is president of the PTA and tries to make Kristen feel as unwelcome as possible. Kristen and Emily struggle to find their new normal with the help of the music teacher Danny (Brennan Elliott) and Kristin’s Aunt Sarah (Kathy Najimy), the local coffee shop owner. With a little holiday magic and music, Kristin and Emily find that home is where the heart is.
Despite the fact that it’s a music-themed Christmas movie starring Mariah Carey, Yahoo reports that Mariah Carey does not actually sing in it. Ok! Watch the trailer below.
A Holiday Melody airs 12/19 on the Hallmark channel.