Why Hollywood Strikes Won’t Wipe Out Hallmark’s Christmas Movie Season

During Hallmark’s successful 2023 Christmas in July event, its fan-favorite film, “Haul Out the Holly,” was rebroadcast on July 22, and offered a sneak preview of the sequel to the hit comedy, “Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up.” Lacey Chabert and Wes Brown reprise their roles as Emily and Jared, who are officially a couple now. After having overcome the Christmas celebratory trauma that her parents laid on her in the first film, Emily has embraced the Evergreen Lane way of spreading Christmas cheer through parades and decorations. In “Lit Up,” when apparent “holiday royalty” purchase a home in their neighborhood, it becomes a major challenge as the denizens prepare to compete to find out who can celebrate the best. With a dark, almost cult-like subtext, “HOTH” stood out as a shocking change in Hallmark’s holiday formula, and “Lit Up” will certainly bring more of that fun to the table.

While the official schedule has yet to be released as of this writing, Hallmark has also announced two other films that will premiere in the Countdown to Christmas: “A Biltmore Christmas,” which looks to be a fun time travel story starring Bethany Joy Lenz (“Dexter”), and Kristoffer Polaha (“Jurassic World” Dominion”); and “A Merry Scottish Christmas” in which Lacey Chabert and Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”) play siblings who uncover a secret while visiting their mother (Fiona Bell) in Scotland. 

Fans are undoubtedly relieved to know that the strike won’t stop Hallmark’s holiday spirit, and we’re already excited for the fun films Hallmark has in store this season!

Post source: The List

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