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Josh Henderson and Megan Park in Hallmark’s “Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas.” Crown Media / Ryan Plummer

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries newest premiere, “Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas,” which stars Josh Henderson and Megan Park, is extra special because it’s based on the 2013 book “Time for Me to Come Home” by Dorothy Shackleford (Blake Shelton’s mother) and Travis Thrasher.

The book itself is based on the 2012 song of the same name by Shelton, who’s an executive producer on this movie, alongside his mom. During Tuesday’s episode of “The Voice,” he even gushed about how excited he is for everyone to see the movie Sunday night. This is his first producer credit on a movie.

Park, who was in a royal Hallmark movie earlier this year, and Henderson, who’s new to the Hallmark family, will be bringing this Christmas story to life.

“Cara (Park) is in New York to get a loan for the family business, but the banker insists she trim her workforce first,” the synopsis shares. “Now Cara must go home to Oklahoma to tell her dad, making it an even tougher Christmas since her mother’s passing. To top things off, she gets stranded in Chicago in bad weather. Country singer Heath Sawyer (Henderson) is in the same boat. His dad recently passed, and he’s trying to get to Tulsa for Christmas with his mother.”

The synopsis continues: “Accidentally spilling coffee on Cara in the terminal, Heath doesn’t start off on the right foot, but he does begin to charm her in the restaurant, where he introduces himself as Lee, delighted for once not to be recognized. Unfortunately, while stuck in a Chicago hotel, two attractive women recognize Heath, and Cara feels duped.”

The two decide to take a bus the next day, and Cara’s anger toward Heath lessens when he reveals that Lee is his real middle name. They spend the trip getting to know each other even more, with Cara talking about problems with her family business and Heath sharing that he hasn’t written a song since his father died. As they open up, they start to fall for each other.

“When Cara sees a tabloid linking Heath with a model, and when Heath unwittingly offends her dad by offering financial help, it looks like it will take a Christmas miracle for them to find true harmony,” the synopsis concludes.

Find out what happens when “Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas” airs on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Sunday at 9 p.m. EST.