Chicago made ‘Christmas Again’ premieres on Disney Channel

Christmas Again
Scarlett Estevez

Filmed on location in Chicago, Disney Channel Original Movie Christmas Again, premieres on Disney Channel and Disney+.

Christmas Again was directed by Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain) and written by Doan La (Black Friday). Andy Fickman also serves as an executive producer with long-time producing partner Betsy Sullenger (Liv & Maddie).

Disney Channel fan-favorite Scarlett Estevez (BUNK’D) stars as high-sprited 12-year-old  Rowena “Ro” in the Disney Channel Original Movie Christmas Again, a magical new holiday comedy for kids and familes.  Focused on Ro’s journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas, the movie features a loving Latinx family surrounded by the beauty of Chicago during the winter season.

After a disappointing day, Ro heads outside and  runs into a somewhat unconventional neighborhood Santa. He’s tall, he’s skinny and his beard is clearly fake, but he offers to grant Ro’s wish for a complete “do-over” of the horrible holiday. Soon, she is shocked to find herself stuck in a time loop, where she continues to repeat Christmas Day over and over…and over again. At first, Ro enjoys having a little fun by “guessing” the contents of her gifts, trying to get her parents back together and embarking on various adventures throughout the city.  However,  Ro soon realizes that in order to break the strange magical loop, she must learn to appreciate her family as it is and embrace the true meaning of Christmas.

Also starring in Christmas Again are 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.

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