Actress Chrissy Metz recently stopped by the set of Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family to speak about her new Christmas song, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” The episode will air Thursday December 17.

She released the song on November 6. “While many of us won’t be able to be ‘home’ for Christmas, that doesn’t mean we can’t be in our hearts,” she wrote on Instagram the day of the song’s release. “I hope you find love and comfort while we reminisce together with my take on one of my all-time favorites!”

When she is not singing, Metz plays the character of Kate Pearson on NBC’s hit series This is Us. Unlike many other shows, production on the fourth season of the show ended before productions were forced to shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. This meant that their season was able to end as the writers originally planned. Production for the fifth season of the Emmy-winning show began on September 24 under strict COVID-19 guidelines.

This Is Us returned on October 27 with a two-hour season premier. The fifth season will be tackling the pandemic, but it will not be taking center stage. The show will still be following their planned out storyline while also living in a world where there is a deadly virus affecting every aspect of life.

Metz has been an inspiration to some as she can relate to Kate’s journey as a plus-sized woman, a role that is not regularly seen on TV. “So many people are defined by a number,” she said before the 2016 premiere of the show during the Paley Center Fall TV Preview panel. “If there was going to be a pioneer of the plus-size girl of my shape on TV, why not me?”

 

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