Disney Channel announced a new movie for Christmas, “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!,” in an October 24, 2011 press release. The cast of Disney Channel’s hit family sitcom “Good Luck Charlie”– Bridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry, Mia Talerico, Eric Allan Kramer and Jason Dolley — star in “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!,” a Disney Channel Original Movie premiering Friday, December 2, 2011 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT).
The story follows the Duncans as they scramble to reunite with each other in time for the holiday after they are separated en route to their family vacation in Palm Springs. It is a holiday season that the Duncans won’t soon forget.
In “Good Luck Charlie It’s Christmas!,” the Duncans get separated enroute to Palm Springs to celebrate the holidays with Amy’s parents, after Teddy makes a snap decision to give up her seat on the flight for a free ticket. Unwilling to let her daughter fly alone, Amy disembarks the plane only to discover the next flight to Palm Springs departs after Christmas.
Meanwhile, the rest of the family arrive in Palm Springs.. Bob tries to care for Charlie under the watchful eye of Amy’s mom Petunia; PJ learns the pros and cons of his grandparents’ pool and Gabe quickly realizes the downfalls of teaching grandpa Hank how to play his video game.
Leading up to the premiere, the cast of “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!” will share inside scoops from the set, including an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie. The hosted wraps begin airing Sunday, November 6 and continue every Sunday night up until the premiere.
“Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!” premieres on Disney Channel December 2,. The movie will be available On Demand starting on November 25. Starting on December 6, “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas” wil be available on iTunes, Sony and Xbox.
Beginning Friday, November 4, kids and families can visit DisneyChannel.com and experience new games inspired by the movie, including “Christmas Fix It!,” where users can help spruce up grandma’s condo after Charlie has a bit too much fun playing with Christmas decorations, and “Vacation Vehicles,” where fans can travel with various vehicles to get the entire Duncan family together for the holidays.
A special preview of the new comedy series “Austin & Ally,” will follow the movie premiere. “Austin & Ally” centers around the partnership between two polar opposites — Austin, an extroverted musician/singer, and Ally, a brilliant yet shy songwriter — and their two best friends, Trish and Dez
“Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!” is executive-produced by Sheri Singer and television veterans Dan Staley, (“Cheers,” “Love & Money”), Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen (“Suddenly Susan” and “What I Like About You”). Baker and Vaupen are also the series creators. The movie was written by Geoff Rodkey (“R.V.,” “Daddy Day Care”) and directed by Emmy Award-nominee Arlene Sanford (“Ally McBeal,” “Boston Legal”). Bridgit Mendler co-wrote and performs the song “I’m Gonna Run to You,” which is featured in the movie.
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