Hallmark is shing a light on Hanukkah traditions and festivities with their new orignal film, “Round and Round,” set to premiere on December 10th.
Starring Bryan Greenberg and Vic Michaelis, this festive and heartwarming film is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
The Christmas movie tells the story of Rachel, who finds herself stuck in a time loop on the night of her parents’ Hanukkah party. With the help of “nice guy” Zach, she must find a way to break free and experience the holiday magic.
The Jewish special movie is produced by Charles Cooper, and executive produced by Ryan M Murphy and Marnie Young under Front Street Pictures for the Hallmark Channel.
Where was Hallmark’s Round and Round filmed?
Round and Round was filmed in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. The town’s warm and welcoming community spirit, vibrant arts scene, and rich cultural heritage all contribute to its unique charm.
The charming Hanukkah Party House, where Rachel’s family celebrates Hanukkah is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Maple Ridge.
This picturesque house, with its cozy interiors and festive decorations become a visual highlight of the film. If you are planning to experience the same fun, visit Maple Ridge.
Maple Ridge Town Centre
Downtown Maple Ridge offers a charming setting for several scenes in the film. From quaint cafes and boutique shops to the historic Haney Place Mall, the town center adds a touch of authentic small-town charm to the story.
All the shops and storefronts that have been featured in the film are located in the Maple Ridge Town Centre.
Round and Round Cast
Let’s take a closer look at the talented actors and actresses who bring the characters of “Round and Round” to life:
Bryan Greenberg as Zach
Bryan Greenberg is best known for his roles as Jake Jagielski in the hit CW teen drama “One Tree Hill” and as Ben Epstein in the HBO comedy series “How to Make It in America.”
He has also starred in a number of popular romantic comedies such as Prime, Bride Wars, and Friends with Benefits opposite Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake.
More recently, Greenberg had a recurring role in seasons five and six of Mindy Kaling’s comedy series “The Mindy Project” on Hulu.
In addition to his acting, Greenberg is also an accomplished musician and songwriter, having contributed music to several of his own projects.
Vic Michaelis as Rachel
Vic Michaelis is best known for their comedic roles on the streaming service Dropout TV, where they regularly appear in improv series like “Make Some Noise,” “Breaking News,” and “Game Changers.”
In Round and Round, Michaelis stars as Rachel, a young woman stuck in a time loop reliving the night of her parents’ Hanukkah party.
Michaelis also recently had a recurring role as Mildred on the second season of the Amazon Prime comedy series “Upload.” Some of Michaelis’ other TV credits include shows on CBS, ABC, Freeform, The CW, and a pilot for NBC.
Though primarily known for comedy, Michaelis brings depth and heart to all of their roles, including work in hallmark movies. Off-screen, Michaelis advocates for LGBTQIA2S+ aid organizations like Trans Life Line.
Rick Hoffman as Stan
Rick Hoffman brings his signature comedic talent to the role of Stan, Rachel’s father. He is a seasoned actor with an extensive resume, including roles in “Suits” and “Ballers.”
David Attar as Adam
David is a rising star in the entertainment industry, known for his work on “The Bold Type” and “Grand Army.”
Other cast members of the movie include:
- Marnie Mahannah As Soshana
- Amitai Marmorstein As Seth
- Jess Smith As Bex
- Miles Marthaller As Noah
- Nicole Oliver As Joanna
- David Epstein As Josh
- Morgana Wyllie As Cynthia
- Paula Shaw As Grandma Rosie
- Deimon Slagg As Harvey
What is the movie about?
Rachel is stuck reliving the same night of her parents’ annual Hanukkah party over and over again. Unsure of how to break the loop, she reaches out to Zach, the nice Jewish boy her grandma has been trying to set her up with.
As Rachel and Zach work together to solve the mystery of the time loop curse, they begin to fall for each other while partaking in Hanukkah traditions like lighting the menorah, playing dreidel and indulging in sweet, jelly-filled sufganiyot.
Will Rachel and Zach be able to end the loop so their newfound love story can continue past the eighth night of Hanukkah? Or will Rachel be destined to relive the same party for all eternity?
Tune in with a mug of hot cocoa when “Round and Round” premieres December 10th to find out!
Where to watch Round and Round?
Round and Round premieres at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel inside the United States, and on W Network inside Canada. If you have missed the premiere, the movie air again on Hallmark channel on the following dates:
- Dec 13 at 10/9c
- Dec 16 at 10a/9c
- Dec 19 at 8/7c
- Dec 25 at 4a/3c
- Dec 29 at 10a/9c
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