‘The Christmas Swap’: TV One Movie — Brothers Switch Lives In Delightful Black Christmas Flick, Starring Dondre Whitfield, Christian Keyes

The Christmas Swap is a wonderful new original movie that airs on TV One this weekend. Every year, viewers are presented with a few movies to get them in the spirit of the holidays. TV One’s The Christmas Swap is a movie about two brothers who magically switch lives after one of them makes a passing Christmas wish that actually comes true. The Christmas Swap is directed by Jerry LaMothe and written by Rhonda Baraka. It stars Dondre Whitfield as Gerry Craig (Ellis), Christian Keyes as Ellis Craig (Gerry), Stella Doyle as Clara Craig, Diallo Thompson as Junior, Delpaneaux Wills as Paul, Chris Whitley as Josh, Tracey Heggins as Mia, Jaylon Gordon as Eleven, Judd Lormand as Dexter Buchannan, Jael Roberson as Hannah, Nathan Tyler as Seven, Tim Ware as John Wesle, and James Bigwood as Aj.


Movie Synopsis: The Christmas Swap on TV One

When Gerry and Craig Ellis, two brothers with very different lives, wake up to find themselves in a different body, it boggles their minds. But when it is revealed that one of the brothers made a wish to trade places with his brother, it sends them both off on the adventure of their lives.

Ellis Craig wakes up to find that he has been transplanted from his lavish, upscale condo to his elderly mother’s modest home in a rundown neighborhood. He gets the shock of a lifetime when he looks into the mirror and sees that he has turned into Gerry, his unsuccessful little brother who is taking care of his mother.

Meanwhile, Gerry Craig also wakes up in a different body. There is a strange woman in his bed who demands to know why he is such a player. This is a welcome surprise that Gerry readily accepts. After all, his brother, Ellis, is handsome and has all the luck with the ladies.

However,once they get over the initial shock of being magically switched, the brothers start to learn new things about each other. For instance, Ellis is not just a hotshot attorney, he is a compassionate man who always helps his clients from being screwed over by large corporations. And Gerry is not just a loser, he is a loving son who has sacrificed his own life to care for his aging mother so that his brother could have success.

Actor Dondré T. Whitfield (via IMDB)

“Dondré T. Whitfield, a three-time Emmy nominee, Dondré is also among the country’s hottest celebrity couples. He and his wife, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, have been named one of Ebony magazine’s “10 Hottest Couples”, in a cover story that also declared their recent nuptials among the “Top Weddings of the Year”. Dondré’s recent credits include the NBC comedies, Hidden Hills (2002) and Inside Schwartz (2001). His first professional acting job was on The Cosby Show (1984), the most-watched sitcom in television history.”

Actor Christian Keyes (via Facebook)

“Christian Keyes was born in Detroit, Mi. He was labeled by Tyler Perry as “One of the most consistent male actors I’ve worked with”. Christian has performed live in several national stage plays. He was “Dr. Harris” in Tyler Perry’s “What’s Done In The Dark”. Christian was (SONNY), the lead in Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes To Jail”. Christian can be seen (proposing in the restaurant) in the movie “Diary of A Mad Black Woman”. He also has other T.V., film and soundtrack projects in the works and has written several screenplays and pilots for TV.”

The Christmas Swap on TV One is a movie about compassion, especially around the holidays when spending time with loved ones and appreciating the little things in life is important.

Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, The Christmas Swap is a Swirl Films production. David Eubanks is the producer with Eric Tomosunas listed as the executive producer.

You won’t want to miss the Saturday night holiday treat. Tune into The Christmas Swap this Saturday, November 26, at 8/7 p.m. Central on TV One. The movie, To Hell And Back, also aired on the TV One channel.

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