Hallmark Debuts Their First Christmas Movie With A Gay Couple

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“It’s an honor to make a little history,” Jonathan Bennett stated

Have you totally recovered from crying your manner by the trailer for the star-studded queer Christmas movie starring Kristen Stewart and Dan Levy? Great, as a result of Hallmark simply debuted a teaser for his or her first-ever Christmas flick that includes a homosexual couple within the lead, and it not solely appears to be like like a must-watch, but it surely stars a well-recognized face from the early aughts.

Joining Hulu (the place Stewart’s Happiest Season will premiere) and Lifetime (which additionally introduced its first-ever vacation movie, The Christmas Setup, to not solely characteristic an LGBTQ love story, but additionally a homosexual couple within the lead), Hallmark is ready to launch The Christmas House on Nov. 22, starring Mean Girls‘ Jonathan Bennett and Brad Harder. The Christmas House follows an admittedly shameful yr for Hallmark whose 2019 vacation movies featured zero same-sex {couples} (no, actually — none).

“Representation is so important, and to represent this storyline on Hallmark Channel, it’s an honor to make a little history,” Bennett instructed Entertainment Tonight this week.

The Christmas House follows brothers Mike Mitchell (performed by One Tree Hill‘s Robert Buckley) and Brandon’s (Bennett) return house for the vacations. As they try and deliver the household to collectively to recreate the Christmas home, Brandon and his husband, Jake, anxiously await a name concerning the adoption of their first little one, the movie description on the Hallmark Channel’s web site states.

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Bennett added that he would have been excited to see a movie resembling The Christmas House when he was youthful. “I can only imagine what younger me would have thought seeing a Christmas movie with a storyline like this; two men in love, having a baby together. I think I would have been so excited, and I know I’m excited.”

Adopting is one thing Bennett and his accomplice, Jaymes Vaughan, have spoken about, too.

“We’re thinking about that for sure, especially shooting this movie it really spoke to me,” he stated. “It’s nearly like life imitates artwork.

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“I am so proud of Hallmark Channel and everyone there for doing what they did this year, which was taking the holiday table and making it bigger and more welcoming than ever,” Bennett stated. “I think so many people are gonna feel seen and so many people are gonna feel like they belong in the Hallmark family — and they do. It’s gonna be a really special year for so many people.”

In a separate promotional clip for the Hallmark movie, Bennett stated that what he’s most trying ahead to this Christmas is spending time along with his household.

“Family is the most important thing in the world to me,” he stated, including that a number of the scenes from the brand new film even impressed him to name his household. “I really hope this movie inspires people to come together with their families and surround each other with unconditional love,” he stated.

The Christmas House premieres Nov. 22 at 8/7c on Hallmark.

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