Candace Cameron Bure Announces 1st GAC Family Christmas Movie

Almost time! The holiday season is fast approaching — and so is Candace Cameron Bure‘s first Christmas movie since she joined the Great American Family network.

The Full HouseThe new project was announced by 46-year-old alum on Tuesday, September 13. A Christmas … Present, will premiere in November as part of GAC Family’s “Great American Christmas” lineup.

A Christmas … Present is about slowing down enough to recognize what’s right in front of our eyes,” the former Hallmark Channel star said in a statement announcing the movie. “The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season will arrive before we know it but it’s through the quiet moments that we hear God speak to us, directing our path to what’s most important.”

In the upcoming film, the California native is set to play Maggie Larson, an “overly scheduled” real estate agent and mom who decides to spend Christmas with his widowed brother and his daughter. While staying with her sibling, however, the busy and stressed Maggie has to relearn “the reason for the season.”

Candace Cameron Bure's 1st Great American Family Christmas Movie Has a Release Date

Candace Cameron Bure
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A Christmas … Present will be part of GAC Family’s holiday franchise, “Great American Christmas,” which returns on Saturday, October 21. The network will show Christmas movies all day, every day, through 2022.

Bure surprised fans when she signed a deal with GAC Media earlier in the year. According to an April news release, the Fuller House veteran is set to develop, produce and star in movies and TV shows across GAC Family and GAC Living, and will take on a “prominent executive role at the company to oversee and curate programming for the networks as a whole.”

The new movie, which will be produced by Bure’s Candy Rock Entertainment, is the actress’ first project with the network since inking the deal.

“Candy Rock Entertainment’s mission is to bring to life compelling stories that the entire family can enjoy while feeling a sense of togetherness and connection,” the Dancing With the StarsThe statement was completed by the alum on Tuesday. “I’m so proud of the first of these projects because they are exactly that.”

Bure had been with the Hallmark Channel more than a decade before her GAC Media departure. Bure starred in a number of Christmas movies for the network. ViewThe cohost hosted the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries franchise.

Bure was joined by fellow Hallmark alums when she made the switch in April Trevor Donovan, Jen Lilley Danica McKellarGAC Media signed on the services of, The network was launched last summer. Bill Abbott, the former president and CEO of Hallmark’s parent company, acquired the channel, originally called Great American Country. Abbott, 60 years old, left Hallmark Media on January 2020 after the company’s apology for an ad featuring the same-sex couple.

A Christmas … PresentPremieres on Great American Family in November