Fa-la-la-la-inally! The Hallmark Holiday Movie schedule has finally arrived and it feels like Christmas morning already! If there was ever a year that we needed all of the hot cocoa, snow man building, sleigh riding, tinsel-coated goodness that we count on Hallmark for, it’s this year. And our friends at the Hallmark are not going to disappoint. That’s right, the pandemic will not stop Countdown to Christmas on Hallmark Channel or Miracles of Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Despite the fact that Hollywood, like the rest of the world, screeched to a halt in March, the show will go on. Productions for films and television series were all postponed, but one of the first groups to get back to work were our friends at Hallmark. Of course, they did so while following strict Covid-19 safety practices. All you need to do is follow the Hallmark stars on social media to catch glimpses of life in the Hallmark quarantine bubble. (Check out Paul Greene, Jack Wagner, Wes Brown, and Jill Wagner to start)
Not only do they have a whole new slate of movies that will air on both networks, they have worked with several different partners to go beyond the screen to create a fully holiday experience.
“For more than a decade, Hallmark holiday movies have represented the gold standard that many aspire to replicate,” Crown Media’s President & CEO, Wonya Lucas said in a statement. “What we bring to the table and what truly sets us apart is an immersive holiday experience that has become a pop culture phenomenon for millions of fans. From our signature movies, to food and wine, to games and decorations, to clothing, music, books, and more, we have created a destination that evokes the spirit and feeling of the season in a way that is uniquely Hallmark.”
The cable news leaders of all things holly and jolly also promises the most inclusive festivities you will find on TV this holiday season. This includes the return of many familiar faces like Candace Cameron Bure in her ninth Hallmark Channel original holiday film, Lacy Chabert, Wes Brown, and Holly Robinson Pete, but many new folks are joining the fold this year as well. Some new names on the roster include Janel Parish of Pretty Little Lies fame, Jeremy Jordon from Super Girl, and Ronnie Rowe Jr. from Star Trek: Discovery.
Without further ado, the full lists for both networks are below. Some are working titles and things are subject to change, so make sure you check the Hallmark Movie Checklist App often.
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All premieres are at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Friday, November 27: Christmas by Starlight
Starring: Kimberley Sustad and Paul Campbell
Annie, a lawyer, must help her loved ones this holiday season. Her family’s restaurant, The Starlight Café, is slated for demolition. The heir to the development firm responsible, William,makes her an unlikely proposition: he’ll spare the café if Annie spends the week “appearing” as the legal counsel his father is demanding he hire in the wake of some costly mistakes.
Saturday, November 28: Christmas Waltz
Starring: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp and JT Church
After Avery’s storybook Christmas wedding is canceled unexpectedly, dance instructor Roman helps her rebuild her dreams.
Sunday, November 29: If I Only Had Christmas
Starring: Candace Cameron Bure and Warren Christie
At Christmas, a cheerful publicist teams up with a cynical business owner and his team to help a charity in need.
Saturday, December 5 Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing
Starring: Holly Robinson Peete, Colin Lawrence, Rukiya Bernard, Antonio Cayonne, and Barbara Niven
As Michelle’s wedding approaches, Hannah steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot.
Sunday, December 6: Christmas She Wrote
Starring: Danica McKellar and Dylan Neal
When Kayleigh a romance writer, has her column cancelled right before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with her family. Kayleigh gets an unexpected visit from the man who cancelled her column who fights not only to bring her back to the publisher but also for her heart.
Candace is on the May cover of Good Housekeeping! I’ve added photos from the photoshoot to our photo gallery. Scans will be up very soon!
As Candace Cameron Bure moves on from Fuller House, she’s getting ready to spring into her next big chapter. Rest assured, whatever she does, she’s forever bringing D.J. Tanner with her.
You could never tell that Candace Cameron Bure only got three hours of sleep last night.
She arrives bright and beaming to the set of her Good Housekeeping cover photo shoot in late January around 10:45 a.m. after appearing on two morning TV shows just a few hours prior. Wearing a poppy-red dress and a full face of makeup, Candace greets everyone before taking a seat on a stool inside the studio. Straightening her dress over her knees, she politely asks for a cup of tea and then lets out a celebratory exhale: For a brief moment during an otherwise jam-packed day of on-camera appearances and hosting events to promote her new children’s book, Grow Candace Grow, Candace is ready to reflect on it all — her past, present, and future projects.
Fuller House, the Netflix series that wrapped filming its fifth and final season in November, is the most obvious one. Though Candace captured a lot of hugs and hearty tears on social media in the days leading up to (and on the day of) the finale taping, she’s currently at a place where she can discuss it without getting emotional. That said, when the last few episodes of season 5 become available on Netflix, it might be a different story.
“I don’t think the reality has hit yet. And I don’t think it will until probably the summertime that we’re not coming back,” Candace says while settling into her chair. “I’m definitely more at ease now than I was when we finished filming. But it was rough at the end.”
And understandably so. For the past few years, acting in — and sometimes directing — the reboot of the famous ’90s sitcom Full House has been a huge source of joy for Candace. The realization that this could be the final bow for her beloved TV character D.J. Tanner is difficult to process. But even still, Candace is looking at the positive side of it all — even though the series is ending, her close relationships with her co-stars, including Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, certainly aren’t.
“The three of us video chat. I talk to them every day. We Marco Polo. We love Marco Polo,” she reveals while smiling to herself. “And in the big group texts, there are different groups, I talk with John [Stamos], Bob [Saget], and Dave [Coulier] too.”
And so, the show goes on for Candace via GIF and emoji exchanges. What also helps her is knowing that when Full House went off the air in 1995, it wasn’t really over for the fans, and it likely never will be. Although she may not ever sit on the checkered blue-and-white Tanner couch again, Candace realizes that to many, she’ll always be “Deej” — and that’s comforting to know.
“If I am forever known as D.J. Tanner and everyone’s big sister, I will be thrilled and happy,” she explains. “Full House and Fuller House have brought so much joy, comfort, and love to so many people. There’s nothing more I want to be associated with than wonderful and positive things. I embrace the show as an adult just as I embraced it back when I was 10 years old.”
Reflecting on her early Full House days, Candace says she felt very much like D.J. during that time in her life — an “average, typical American kid” who, like any teenager, was just trying to figure it all out. Unlike some turbulent stories of child actors in Hollywood, Candace relays only good memories about her time growing up on camera.
Everywhere you look, there’s a classic TV show cast reuniting in hopes of bringing a smile to millions of faces during these trying times.
In an effort to shed a little light (and offer a few laughs), John Stamos called on his Full House family to recreate the TGIF sitcom’s opening title sequence. The video, which was first shared on Wednesday, rebrands the series as Full Quarantine, and features select members of the original cast — Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber — as well as original series creator Jeff Franklin as they clean up and rummage for food while hunkered down in their respective coronavirus bunkers. (Funniest of all is Saget, who in full-blown Danny Tanner mode uses Purell to clean his Swiffer floor mop.)
This isn’t the only Full House content fans can expect this year. Still on tap is the second half of the fifth and final season of the Netflix spinoff Fuller House, which does not yet have a premiere date.
– Source: TV Line
It looks like we’ll get to see that wedding — and find out the name of Stephanie and Jimmy’s baby — after all! Netflix is bringing Fuller House back for a fifth and final season, TVLine has learned. The farewell episodes (exact count TBD) will arrive this fall.
A spinoff of the classic family sitcom Full House — which ran from 1987 to 1995 on ABC — Fuller House follows grown-up D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy (Andrea Barber) as they move back into the iconic San Francisco house to raise families of their own. Fuller’s roster of regulars includes Scott Weinger as D.J.’s high school sweetheart Steve, Juan Pablo Di Pace as Kimmy’s ex-husband Fernando, Adam Hagenbuch as Kimmy’s brother Jimmy, Soni Nicole Bringas as Kimmy and Fernando’s daughter Ramona, Michael Campion as D.J.’s oldest son Jackson, Elias Harger as D.J.’s middle son Max, and Dashiell and Fox Messitt pulling double duty as D.J.’s baby Tommy.
Almost every major character from Full House — John Stamos (Jesse), Bob Saget (Danny), Dave Coulier (Joey), Lori Loughlin (Becky), and Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit (Nicky and Alex) — has returned for the spinoff, save for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle). After numerous attempts to get the actresses back on set, former showrunner Jeff Franklin told TVLine, “Personally, I’ve given up asking them. The door is open, but I’m not going to be calling them anymore to invite them. They just don’t seem interested in coming. It’s been three years of invitations, so they know the door is open. It’s up to them to decide if they want to come play or not.” (Franklin was fired in Feb. 2018 over allegations of on-set misconduct.)
Fuller House‘s 13-episode fourth season, which dropped on Dec. 13, introduced some major life changes for the show’s multi-family ensemble. Not only did Kimmy, acting as a surrogate, give birth to Jimmy and Stephanie’s daughter, but Jimmy also proposed to Stephanie, making her an official Gibbler-to-be.
Source – TV Line
Candace has started filming her new Hallmark Christmas movie, A Shoe Addict’s Christmas. She posted a photo from the set on her Instagram.
@candacecbure: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas🎄! Let the holiday filming for @hallmarkchannel and @hallmarkmovie begin!
“Full House” star Candace Cameron Bure is already a bestselling author of several books like “Kind is the New Classy,” “Dancing Through Life,” and “Staying Stylish.” Now, she’s achieved her personal goal of becoming the author of a children’s book, and her message about it is about as sweet as they come.
Candace took to Instagram to share a picture of the book’s cover, sharing that writing a children’s book has been a dream of hers since she first had kids of her own.
“Long before becoming a New York Times bestselling author, I dreamt, as a young mom with my newborn, of writing children’s books you’d want to read to your littles with illustrations you’d want to gaze at for hours. Dreams (with hard work) really do come true and I am beyond excited to share with you my very first children’s book, “Candace Center Stage,” she said on Instagram.⠀
Source – OneCountry.com
Hallmark Channel is welcoming back two queens of Christmas.
Candace Cameron Bure and Lacey Chabert — who each have already starred in six Hallmark holiday movies — will headline their seventh holiday movie for Hallmark Channel later this year, EW has learned exclusively.
Bure will anchor a book adaptation of Beth Harbison’s A Shoe Addict’s Christmas. The Fuller House star plays Noelle, a holiday hater who toils in a department store in which she is accidentally locked on Christmas Eve. There, she meets a woman who identifies herself as Noelle’s guardian angel and introduces her to several “ghosts” of Christmases past, present, and future.
Bure was most recently seen playing twin sisters in 2017’s Switched for Christmas, and she traveled through time playing a World War II nurse in current times in 2016’s Journey Back to Christmas. She also assumed the role of a stranded airline passenger who finds love in 2015’s A Christmas Detour. Her first Hallmark Christmas movie dates back 10 years ago to 2008’s Moonlight and Mistletoe.
The upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s Fuller House sends the She-Wolf Pack on a high seas adventure where they encounter another group of TV legends.
In the episode, which tapes this week, D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy (Andrea Barber) mix things up by planning a girls night out — only to discover they’ve accidentally booked themselves on a senior citizens dinner cruise.
Naturally, the ladies encounter a colorful assortment of characters on board, including a pair of ex spouses played by Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner, TVLine has learned exclusively. The former owners of a detective agency, James (Majors) and Millie (Wagner) enjoy their newfound love/hate relationship almost as much as Millie adores expensive diamond jewelry. True TV historians will recall that Wagner appeared on Majors’ ’70s action drama The Six Million Dollar Man (1973–1978) before receiving her own spinoff series titled The Bionic Woman (1976–1978).
Additionally, Lainie Kazan (The Nanny), who recently popped up on the premiere of Freeform’s Young & Hungry, will play a dinner guest named Irma, described as an energetic social butterfly with a flair for the dramatic.
Little else is known about the comedy’s fourth season (including its premiere date), though the events of the Season 3 finale certainly paved the way for plenty of potential shenanigans: Kimmy is now pregnant with Stephanie and Jimmy’s surrogate baby, D.J. and Steve are officially back together, and virtually every member of the Tanner clan is relocating back to San Francisco.
Source – TV Line
Netflix has a message for Fuller House fans hoping for a fourth season: “You got it, dude!”
Following an eventful third season — which ended with (spoiler alert!) Kimmy successfully becoming Stephanie and Jimmy’s surrogate — the Full House revival/spinoff has been renewed for Round 4, TVLine has confirmed.
In addition to Kimmy’s pregnancy, Fuller House‘s fourth season will also find Danny, Jesse, Becky and Joey — along with their respective children, both good (Pamela) and evil (all the Gladstones) — moving back to San Francisco. And what’s this about a possible visit from Steve Urkel?
Source – TVLine.com
The only thing Hallmark Channel seems to love more than Christmas? A nostalgia-inducing female lead.
Candace Cameron Bure, Lori Loughlin, andDanica McKellar seem to be the network’s holy trinity, with a solid roster of returning players, Lacey Chabert, Alicia Witt, Ashley Williams, among others, all ready to step up to the poinsettia-plate for the network’s wildly successful “Countdown to Christmas” programming.
But if there were ever a Miss Christmas Pageant at Hallmark (hey, that might not be a terrible idea), Candace Cameron Bure would surely be crowned the winner, with her relationship to the network’s beloved holiday programming going back to 2008, and she’s starred in one every season since 2013.
Speaking to her appeal with the channel’s loyal viewers, Bill Abbott, CEO of Hallmark Channel, said Bure, 41, is “the girl next door who represents so much good. Just very, very wholesome.”
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And on a network where most couples don’t kiss until the final scene of a two-hour movie, Bure’s brand of innocence was a match made in heaven.
Bure first teamed with the network in 2008, starring alongside Tom Arnold in Moonlight and Mistletoe, in which she played a woman who reluctantly returns to Santaville, an amusement park dedicated to celebrating Christmas 365 days a year, after her father, the owner, is injured.