• Thomas Bonifield

Christian Actresses to Star During Hallmark's Christmas in July

Yuletide cheer, faux snow and some big-name talent are coming to the small screen this summer.

Candace Cameron Bure and David O'Donnell in a scene from "Christmas under Wraps." Image: Hallmark Channel/Crown Media.

Being rather traditional, it has proven a bit of a challenge for us to warm to the idea of Christmas in July, but if the Hallmark family of networks is any guide it would seem this has become an actual phenomenon: they plan to run Christmas movies for the entire month this year! And that will give some of the top Christian actresses in Hollywood a chance to shine, including Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert and Tamera Mowry-Housley.


Lacey Chabert stars in "Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas." Image: Hallmark Channel/Crown Media.

The movies are all reruns - with the single exception of a new one that's called Crashing through the Snow - and they will air on both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Cameron Bure's entry is her 2014 flick Christmas under Wraps, which is the third of her nine Yuletide movies for Hallmark...yes, she has made that many of these productions!


Chabert, another fixture in the network's Christmas pictures, stars in the 2020 film Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas, while Mowry-Housley plays the lead in Christmas Comes Twice, which is also from last year's slate of movies. The full list of air dates is not yet out, but you'll be able to find it on Hallmark's website when the July programming schedule is publicly released.


As you already know if you watch much Hallmark fare, these are all secular endeavors, but the three aforementioned actresses are committed Believers, so we wholeheartedly support them in their work. Now then, if you find yourself wanting to watch a faith-based Yuletide movie when Christmas in July rolls around next month, we give our full-throated endorsement to Miracle on Christmas.


Okay, okay - we'll openly acknowledge that's a shameless effort at self-promotion since it's our movie, written and directed by yours truly, but we objectively believe you'll enjoy the film. That's because Miracle on Christmas, which came out last year and stars Christian actors Erin Bethea (Fireproof) and Jason Burkey (I Can Only Imagine), tells an uplifting holiday tale of the hope that is found in Christ alone...and it has the look and feel of Hallmark's Christmas flicks and loads of classic Christmas songs to boot. You can check out the trailer below and purchase the movie via this link to its website.