Hallmark is gearing up for their biggest Countdown to Christmas lineup yet, which includes an epic Fuller House reunion, multiple sequels, and more!
The network is celebrating 12 years of their Christmas programming and has unveiled their biggest plan yet: 41 original premieres. The full rollout of what’s to come this season will take place over the next few weeks.
The holiday programming will begin on Friday, October 22 with Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Miracles of Christmas. The company’s streaming service, Hallmark Movies Now or “Movies and Mistletoe,” will also debut an original Christmas movie this year.
Candace Cameron Bure recently teased to Us Weekly that her partner in her 2021 movie is one she’s been hoping to work with again after previously being on set together. “I’m not going to tell you who it is, but I’m getting [my dream Hallmark costar] for my Christmas movie this year,” she told Us in August.
It’s now been revealed that the actor she was talking about is John Brotherto, her Fuller House costar, in The Christmas Contest. Fans will recognize John Brotherto as Matt Harmon, DJ’s love interest, in the Netflix series.
The network has yet to announce the film’s premiere date, but has explained that the story will follow exes Lara and Ben as they compete in a Christmas contest to win money for charity. “The city watches them battle and choose what is more important, victory or love,” the synopsis reads.