Hallmark Movies & Mysteries continues its Miracles of Christmas programming event this weekend, introducing a fresh face to the Hallmark family when Emily Osment makes her network debut in Christmas Wonderland. Osment appeared on series like Friends before taking the role of Gerti Giggles in the Spy Kids movie franchise, yet it is the role of Lilly Truscott, Miley Cyrus’ best friend on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, for which she is best known. It’s hard to believe Osment, 26, is just now making her Hallmark debut, but as she told MediaVillage, now was the time. “I received an e-mail one day saying [Hallmark] wanted to do a Christmas movie with me,” she recalled. “I grew up watching Hallmark Christmas movies -- anything Christmas. My family loves Christmas movies. There's usually a bunch of reasons you do a movie, but for me the opportunity to get out of town and drive my car to Utah where we shot it, was great. It came at the perfect time so when it landed in my in-box I was like, ‘Let's go!’
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