Mario and Courtney Lopez to Lead ‘Grown-Up Christmas Wish’

Mario and Courtney Lopez to Lead ‘Grown-Up Christmas Wish’ April 4, 2024

When “My Grown-Up Christmas Wish” releases during the 2024 Christmas season on Great American Family, it will be a family affair, including husband and wife Mario Lopez (“Access Hollywood,” “Saved by the Bell”) and Broadway star, Courtney Lopez (“E! News,” “A Chorus Line”). Joining his parents in the film is Dominic Lopez who will play Mario’s character “Brian” as a young boy. My Grown-Up Christmas Wish joins the 2024 all-star Great American Christmas lineup which also includes holiday films featuring Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, Cameron Mathison, Jill Wagner, Lauren Holly, and Bruce Boxleitner, with many more stars and Christmas movies to be announced. Great American Media announced production has already begun on the film.

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In “My Grown-Up Christmas Wish,” Mayor Brian Ortega (Mario Lopez) is beloved in the idyllic community of Long Grove. While decorating for Christmas with the residents, Brian discovers his childhood Christmas wish list which magically begins to come true, reminding Brian about the spirit and joy of the holiday. Returning to town for Christmas is Brian’s childhood friend Nina Meyers (Courtney Lopez), and soon a connection becomes undeniable as she helps Brian face a new challenge for the town. As Brian’s wishes come true, he inspires the town to showcase its warm culture and values in order to stop the modern world from stifling the charm and heart of Long Grove.

“We could not imagine better creative partners to join our Great American team than Mario and Courtney Lopez,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “Mario and Courtney and the team around them are creative collaborators and absolutely devoted to telling stories that bring families together. The partnership is a Christmas wish come true for our company,” Abbott concluded.

“My Grown-Up Christmas Wish” is executive produced by Mark Roberts, Jeff Stearns, and Jemma Jones, directed by Brian Herzlinger, and based on an original screenplay by Brian and Megan Herzlinger.

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