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- Christmas on Cherry Lane
Jonathan Bennett is swiftly solidifying his reputation as a Christmas icon, and this year’s Christmas on Cherry Lane by Hallmark Channel serves as compelling evidence. In this film, he shares the screen with another openly gay actor Vincent Rodriguez III, and the storyline weaves together three distinct struggles, highlighting Bennett and Rodriguez’s unforeseen chance to grow their family.
Check out the film’s official blurb below:
A young couple preparing to welcome their first child; an empty-nester and her fiancé ready to start a new chapter; and a couple who unexpectedly have the chance to expand their family on Christmas Eve celebrate the holiday as they navigate these turning points in their lives. Starring Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, John Brotherton, Erin Cahill, James Denton and Vincent Rodriguez III.
- Friends & Family Christmas
Friends & Family Christmas explores the “fake dating” trope in a lesbian comedy featuring Canadian actor Ali Liebert and Humberley Gonzalez, known for their role in “Ginny & Georgia.” The storyline follows Danielle (played by Gonzalez), who, pursuing an art career in New York, chooses to spend the holidays with friends rather than her overbearing parents. A twist unfolds when she is set up on a date with Amelia (portrayed by Liebert), and the two unexpectedly discover a deeper connection than either had anticipated.
- A Holiday I Do
In the film A Holiday I Do, Lindsay Hicks portrays the role of Jane, a single mother grappling with the challenges of managing her family’s farm after the passing of her father. While Jill Larson takes on the role of her mother, providing a source of support, the plot thickens as she becomes entangled in organizing a wedding for her best friend and navigating the demands of his bridezilla fiancée. The narrative takes an intriguing twist when romantic sparks ignite between Jane and the wedding planner, Sue (played by Rivkah Reyes). In the midst of this unexpected attraction, Jane strives to keep her composure, doing everything in her power to maintain a cool demeanor.
Now streaming on Tello Films.
- Catch Me If You Claus
Catch Me If You Claus is among the 40 new Christmas movies set to be released by Hallmark this year.
Please note that although this film features a straight romance, it stars openly gay actor Luke Macfarlane.
The storyline follows the adventures of Chris, Santa Claus’s son, portrayed by the 41-year-old Luke Macfarlane. Chris embarks on his inaugural mission and encounters Avery Quinn (played by Italia Ricci), an aspiring news anchor who coincidentally owns the house he inadvertently “broke into.” The plot takes an entertaining turn when Avery decides to restrain him with a string of Christmas lights – an amusing scene that you won’t want to miss. Chris must then persuade Avery to release him so he can fulfill his duty of delivering presents to children, and inevitably, a heartwarming romance unfolds.
You can stream Catch Me If You Clause on Hallmark Channel.