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Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House,” ”Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”) John Brotherton (“Fuller House”) and Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”) star in “The Christmas Contest” a new, original movie premiering Sunday, November 28 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event – your home for the holiday.
About The Movie:
Business consultant, Lara (Bure) and retired baseball star, Ben (Brotherton) learn that their local Denver television station is hosting a Christmas contest with a cash prize for a charity of the winner’s choosing, they seize the challenge! Lara is playing for the local senior center that her mom, Donna (Niven) attends, which is badly in need of repairs. Ben claims that he’s in the contest to help a local youth sports team but might be more interested in the press it could bring for his failing career. On the first day of competition, they both show up not realizing the other is about to compete. Lara and Ben previously dated, and the relationship didn’t end well. As the contest heats up with Christmas-themed challenges, our competitors realize they have far more in common than their love of Christmas. Now, Lara and Ben must decide what’s more important, winning the contest or finding true love.
“The Christmas Contest” is from Christmas Contest Productions Inc. Jim Head, Candace Cameron Bure, Joel S. Rice, Michael Prupas, Jamie Goehring, Shawn Williamson and Jane Porter are executive producers. Producer is John MacCarthy. Paula Elle directed from a script by Joie Botkin based on the book by Scarlet Wilson.