Make way for the new Queen of Christmas!
Just a few months after starring in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries film Groundswell, actress Lacey Chabert is teasing yet another role for the channel — this time for a festive Hallmark Christmas movie. The 40-year-old Mean Girls alum revealed the details of the new film, Haul Out the Holly, in an Instagram post on November 5.
“Meet the neighbors of Evergreen Lane in just 3 weeks!” Lacey captioned the movie poster with co-star Wes Brown. “I hope ‘Haul Out The Holly’ brings you some holiday cheer!🎄🎅🏻🎄 🎅🏻 11/26 on @hallmarkchannel.”
Needless to say, Hallmark fans reacted to Lacey’s news with excitement, flooding the comments with messages of support for the actress. “You are my favorite Hallmark female lead! Can’t wait to see this! 😁” one person wrote. “I always look forward to watching your Christmas movies every year!” another added. “The queen of Christmas ❤️,” a different follower said — a comment that Lacey herself made sure to like.
Of course, until now, there had been another actress who long claimed the title of “the Queen of Christmas” at the Hallmark Channel: Candace Cameron Bure, who starred in over 30 Christmas movies in her 10 years with the network. Earlier this spring, the Fuller House actress announced she was ending her long relationship with the Hallmark Channel to join Great American Country Media (GAC).
Though Candace will still be starring in plenty of Christmas movies at GAC, it seems that fans are excited to crown Lacey as the new Hallmark Christmas Queen. But as folks may know, the name has also been shared with singers like Darlene Love, Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey and others.
As for Haul Out the Holly, Lacey stars as Emily, who “unexpectedly spends the holidays alone at her parents’ house” as “their HOA insists that she participate in its many Christmas festivities.” Along with Lacey and Wes, the film also features Stephen Tobolowsky, Melissa Peterman and Ellen Travolta.
We’ll definitely be watching Hallmark Christmas movie over and over!
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