Hanukkah Meets 'Groundhog Day' in Hallmark Channel's 'Round and Round'

Vic Michaelis and Bryan Greenberg in 'Round and Round'

While many of us celebrate Christmas, there are just as many who celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Hallmark Media, who produces over three dozen Christmas movies a year, has also produced several Hanukkah movies including Hanukkah on Rye and Double Holiday. In keeping with tradition, Hallmark Channel has a new movie celebrating the Festival of Lights. Here's everything we know about Round and Round including a Parade exclusive sneak peek!

What is Round and Round about?

It’s the seventh night of Hanukkah and assistant literary editor Rachel (Vic Michaelis) is headed to her family’s annual party, which celebrates both Hanukkah and the anniversary of her parents’ first meeting. When Rachel’s boyfriend Adam, (David Attar) can’t make the party, her prone-to-meddling Grandma Rosie, (Paula Shaw) introduces her to Zach (Bryan Greenberg), a nerdy art instructor, who’s decidedly not her type. But Rachel and Zach have met before – he crashed into her that morning at the train station, spilling the box of her family’s favorite sufganiyot (Hanukkah jelly donuts) she was taking to the party. Later in the night, a surprisingly competitive game of dreidel triggers a shocking turn of events. The next morning, Rachel wakes up to discover it’s somehow still the day of her parents’ party and that she’s destined to repeat the seventh night of Hanukkah over and over again. Each time Rachel gets on the train to the party, she’s more determined to find answers and break the cycle. And each time, she finds herself crossing paths with Zach who, given his love of all things comic books and sci-fi, is the one person who understands what’s happening. With help from the employees of Zach’s beloved local comic bookstore, Rachel and Zach make an unlikely, mismatched pair of detectives as they solve mysteries nestled throughout the story.

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Meet the cast at Round and Round

Pictured: Vic Michaelis<p>Courtesy of Hallmark Media</p>
Pictured: Vic Michaelis

Courtesy of Hallmark Media

Vic Michaelis (Rachel)

Michaelis has appeared on Speechless, Charmed, and Upload. This is her first lead role in a Hallmark Channel movie.

Pictured: Bryan Greenberg<p>Courtesy of Hallmark Media</p>
Pictured: Bryan Greenberg

Courtesy of Hallmark Media

Bryan Greenberg (Zach)

Greenberg has has series regular or guest starring roles on show such as October Road, How to Make It in America, and The Mindy Project. This is his first Hallmark Channel film.

Fun fact: Bryan Greenberg is married to fellow actor Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time, Dexter: New Blood, Big Hero 6: The Series).

When does Round and Round premiere?

Round and Round premieres Sunday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel.

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When can I watch Round and Round again?

Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 10 p.m. ET
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 12 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. ET
Monday, Dec. 25 at 4 a.m. ET
Friday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. ET

Does Parade have a sneak peek of Round and Round?

Chag sameach (Happy holidays)! Check out this Parade exclusive sneak peek of Round and Round.

Check out images from Round and Round

Take a look at these festive images from Round and Round starring Vic Michaelis and Bryan Greenberg.

<p><strong><em>Round and Round<br></em></strong></p><p>Courtesy of Hallmark Media</p>

Round and Round

Courtesy of Hallmark Media

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