In the Hallmark TV movie Christmas Next Door, April Stewart is a cute, cheerful musician who loves the holidays. And she wants everyone around her to feel the Christmas spirit. Her biggest challenge is her next door neighbor, writer Eric Redford (Jesse Metcalfe). Eric writes about being a bachelor (and staying a bachelor) and doesn’t buy into all the holiday festivities…until his niece and nephew come to visit him. With the help of the kids and April, Eric discovers the joy of it all and falls in love with April.
April Stewart is portrayed by Fiona Gubelmann. She’s known for her roles on Daytime Divas (Heather Flynn-Kellogg, see photo below with Vanessa Williams), the reboot of One Day at a Time (Lori), and Wilfred (Jenna Mueller, see link above), among others. Gubelmann is also recognized for her roles in the films Blades of Glory (Woodland Fairie) and Employee of the Month (Amber). Christmas Next Door premieres on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, December 16 at 8pm.