'The Christmas Contest': 5 things to know about Hallmark's enchanting love story

'The Christmas Contest' revolves around exes Lara and Ben contesting against each other in a contest. Will they be able to rekindle their relationship?

                            'The Christmas Contest': 5 things to know about Hallmark's enchanting love story
Official poster of 'The Christmas Contest' (Hallmark)

The holiday season is here and it’s the perfect time to mend your relationship with those who have not been in touch with you due to some reasons. It seems Hallmark channel is taking inspiration from real circumstances and coming out with a movie that will resonate with people, especially former lovers.

Hallmark’s latest offering ‘The Christmas Contest’ revolves around exes Lara (Candace Cameron Bure) and Ben (John Brotherton) who have entered a contest and compete against each other to win money for the charity for their choosing. As the contest moves forward, everyone gets to know about their past and the whole city watches what is more important for them: victory or love.


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So, if you are going through a rough patch in your relationship or having a fight, you can come together to watch this movie and work it out. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming movie.

Candace Cameron Bure (Lara) and Barbara Niven (Donna) in 'The Christmas Contest' (Hallmark)

When does ‘The Christmas Contest’ release and where can you watch it

The upcoming romantic movie will be premiering exclusively on Hallmark Channel on Sunday, November 28 at 8 pm EST. In case you don't have access to the channel, you can get a free trial to one of the streaming services that offer Hallmark, services like Philo, Sling TV, Vidgo, FuboTV, and more. If you are not based in the United States, using a VPN will help you catch this Hallmark film.

What is ‘The Christmas Contest’ all about

The official synopsis reads, “Exes Lara and Ben compete in a Christmas contest to win money for the charity of their choosing. The city watches them battle and choose what is more important, victory or love.”

Who stars in Hallmark’s romantic Christmas movie

The movie stars Candance Cameron Bure as Lara while John Brotherton will be seen playing the character of Ben. On the other hand, Barbara Niven will portray the character of Donna.

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure doesn’t need any introduction. The actress has worked in several high-end ventures and made her name by giving several amazing performances. Her first major acting role came in 1987 with the blockbuster TV show ‘Full House’. Candace was nominated for Best Young Actress accolade at the Young Artist Awards for 5 years in a row. Apart from being a successful Television actress, Candace is also considered to be a fan-favorite on Hallmark Channel. She has worked on various Hallmark projects such as ‘Aurora Teagarden Mystery’, ‘A Christmas Detour’, ‘Switched for Christmas’, ‘A Shoe’ Addict’s Christmas’, ‘Christmas Town’ and ‘If I Only Had Christmas’.



The rest of the cast includes BJ Harrison as Martha, Keenan Tracey as Chuck, Doron Bell as Marty Grayson and Advah Soudack as Mia.


The Hallmark movie is being helmed by Paula Elle while it’s written by Joie Botkin. On the other hand, Jim Head serves as an executive producer on the show.


There's no trailer available for the movie, but here's a featurette about the movie.


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