Hallmark Debuts Their First Christmas Movie With A Gay Couple

“It’s an honor to make barely historic previous,” Jonathan Bennett said

Have you ever ever completely recovered from crying your method by way of the trailer for the star-studded queer Christmas film starring Kristen Stewart and Dan Levy? Good, because of Hallmark merely debuted a teaser for his or her first-ever Christmas flick that features a gay couple throughout the lead, and it not solely appears to be like a must-watch, however it absolutely stars a well known face from the early aughts.

Turning into a member of Hulu (the place Stewart’s Happiest Season will premiere) and Lifetime (which moreover launched its first-ever trip film, The Christmas Setup, to not solely perform an LGBTQ love story, however as well as a gay couple throughout the lead), Hallmark is about to launch The Christmas Residence on Nov. 22, starring Indicate Women‘ Jonathan Bennett and Brad Extra sturdy. The Christmas Residence follows an admittedly shameful yr for Hallmark whose 2019 trip motion pictures featured zero same-sex {{couples}} (no, truly — none).

“Illustration is so essential, and to indicate this storyline on Hallmark Channel, it’s an honor to make barely historic previous,” Bennett instructed Leisure Tonight this week.

The Christmas Residence follows brothers Mike Mitchell (carried out by One Tree Hill‘s Robert Buckley) and Brandon’s (Bennett) return home for the holidays. As they attempt to ship the family to collectively to recreate the Christmas house, Brandon and his husband, Jake, anxiously await a reputation regarding the adoption of their first child, the film description on the Hallmark Channel’s website states.

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Bennett added that he would have been excited to see a film paying homage to The Christmas Residence when he was youthful. “I can solely take into consideration what youthful me would have thought seeing a Christmas movie with a storyline like this; two males in love, having a toddler collectively. I really feel I might need been so excited, and I do know I’m excited.”

Adopting is one factor Bennett and his confederate, Jaymes Vaughan, have spoken about, too.

“We’re fascinated with that for sure, notably capturing this movie it truly spoke to me,” he said. “It’s nearly like life imitates paintings.

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“I am so proud of Hallmark Channel and everyone there for doing what they did this yr, which was taking the holiday desk and making it larger and additional welcoming than ever,” Bennett said. “I really feel so many people are gonna actually really feel seen and so many people are gonna actually really feel like they belong throughout the Hallmark family — and they also do. It’s gonna be a extraordinarily explicit yr for thus many people.”

In a separate promotional clip for the Hallmark film, Bennett said that what he’s most making an attempt forward to this Christmas is spending time collectively along with his family.

“Family is a really highly effective issue on this planet to me,” he said, together with that plenty of the scenes from the model new movie even impressed him to call his family. “I truly hope this movie evokes people to come back again together with their households and embody each other with unconditional love,” he said.

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

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