When describing his brief yet extremely fruitful time at Hallmark Channel, actor Robert Buckley can only refer to it as "surreal." It's a word he used just over a year ago, when after one movie for the network (2020's Love in Store), the following November he was promoting another -- one of their most significant projects to date -- The Christmas House, a movie he pitched, wrote, executive produced and starred in. It was Hallmark's first film to feature a married gay couple, with a major storyline and a kiss, and after being so well received, Buckley, along with the rest of the cast, is back with its sequel, The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls. "'Amazing' is one word for it, 'surreal' is another," he mused during an exclusive interview with MediaVillage. "The fact we got to make the first Christmas House still kind of blows my mind, so the fact that we are talking about a sequel is hard to wrap my head around. I'm just so grateful as it's been such a fun experience, and a great ride."
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