CANDACE CAMERON BURE ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL

GREAT AMERICAN CHRISTMAS BEGINS OCTOBER 13

GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY UNVEILS PREMIERE DATES FOR 20 ALL-NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES CELEBRATING BELOVED HOLIDAY TRADITIONS, GIVES HOLIDAY MOVIE FANS EARLY ACCESS TO SNEAK PEEK OF EVENT

NEW YORK, NY – October 12, 2023 – Today Candace Cameron Bure, Chief Creative Officer, Great American Media, announced the network’s popular holiday franchise, Great American Christmas will return to air a week earlier than planned, beginningFriday, October 13 (6 a.m. ET). Great American Family released world premiere dates for its 20 all-new, original Christmas movies in the slate below while also gifting holiday movie fans with a front row seat to Great American Christmas in a sneak peek video showcasing the star-studded lineup (link).

The event is the most expansive in the history of Great American Christmas, featuring20 all-new World Premiere original movies and delivering the strongest family-friendly, faith-based seasonal offerings on linear television. The event features original movie premieres every weekend beginning October 14 through December 23. Encores of thenew films, along with classic Great American Christmas originals will brighten the season 24 hours a day through the end of the year.

As previously announced, the celebration does not end on December 31, as Great American Family is the exclusive cable television home of the beloved 135th Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. Great American Family is America’s fastest-growing cable television network for the past 11 consecutive months.

Viewers can find Great American Family by texting CHRISTMAS to 877-999-1225(terms)

Great American Christmas Original World Premiere Movie Lineup 2023:

Destined 2: Christmas Once More, starring Shae Robins and Casey Elliott, premieres Saturday, October 14 (8 p.m. ET). In this sequel, Theo (Elliott) continues to miss connecting with his girlfriend, Kim (Robbins) as he attempts to propose at Christmas.

‘Twas the Text Before Christmas, starring Merritt Patterson and Trevor Donovan, premieres Saturday, October 21 (8 p.m. ET). An unexpected text message sent to the wrong number (Patterson) sets into motion a Christmas tradition with a new family (Donovan) over three separate years.

Bringing Christmas Home, starring Jill Wagner and Paul Greene, premieres Saturday, October 28 (8 p.m. ET). A professor of military history (Wagner) teams with an antique store owner (Greene) to track down the original owner of a historic WWII uniform and the love letters left in its pockets. 

Journey to Christmas (wt)starring Ash Tsai and Joey Heyworth, premieres Sunday, October 29 (8 p.m. ET). While on a charity press tour, a model (Tsai) ends up stranded by the weather at the family home of the driver (Heyworth) she hired to assist her for the week.

A Dash of Christmas, starring Broadway’s Laura Osnes and Christopher Russell, premieres Saturday, November 4 (8 p.m. ET). A marketing exec (Osnes) must learn a recipe to get her dream job and ends up entered in a holiday bakeoff with a dream baker (Russell).

Our Christmas Wedding, starring Holly Deveaux and Drew Seeley, premieres Sunday, November 5 (8 p.m. ET). In the sequel, roles reverse as Nicole’s boss plans newly engaged Nicole (Deveaux) and Michael’s (Seeley) wedding in two weeks at Christmas.

Christmas Keepsake (wt), starring Jillian Murray and Daniel Lissing, premieres Saturday, November 11 (8 p.m. ET). A father (Lissing) bonds with his daughter and stumbles upon an unexpected romance (Murray) while tracking down the original owner of a Christmas time capsule.

A Christmas Blessing, starring Lori Loughlin, James Tupper, and Jesse Hutch, premieres Sunday, November 12 (8 p.m. ET). A TV chef (Loughlin) is divinely inspired to take over her late aunt’s charity with help from a new friend (Hutch) and handsome business associate next door (Tupper). 

Santa, Maybe, starring Aubrey Reynolds, premieres Saturday, November 18 (8 p.m. ET). Can theater director Lila (Reynolds) rise to the challenge of putting on the perfect Christmas ballet, while also discovering her office Secret Santa in the process?

A Paris Christmas Waltz, starring Jen Lilley and Matthew Morrison, premieres Sunday, November 19 (8 p.m. ET). A novice dancer (Lilley) pairs with a professional (Morrison) to enter a renowned dance competition…in Paris! The next story in The Christmas Waltz universe, the highest-rated Christmas rom com of 2020, from Michael Damian and Janeen Damian.

My Christmas Hero, starring Candace Cameron Bure and Gabriel Hogan, premieres Friday, November 24 (8 p.m. ET). An army reserve doctor (Bure) tracks down her family’s military history with the help of a new romance (Hogan).

A Royal Date for Christmas (wt), starring Danica McKellar and Damon Runyan, premieres Saturday, November 25 (8 p.m. ET). When a European Duke (Runyon) arrives in the US, he realizes that his bags have been lost in transit. He has no choice but to be styled, and ultimately inspired, by Bella (McKellar) the owner of a local boutique. 

A Christmas for the Ages, starring Natasha Bure, Anna Ferguson, Kate Craven, and Cheryl Ladd, premieres Sunday, November 26 (8 p.m. ET). Prompted by their youngest granddaughter (Bure), four generations celebrate family and what Christmas was like in the 40s, 60s, 90s, and present day. 

Christmas on Windmill Way, starring Christa Taylor Brown and Chad Michael Murray, premieres Saturday, December 2 (8 p.m. ET). To save her family’s legacy windmill, a woman (Taylor Brown) must remind her ex-boyfriend (Michael Murray) of the best of their hometown.

The Jinglebell Jubilee (wt), starring Erin Agostino and Marshall Williams, premieres Sunday, December 3 (8 p.m. ET). A city manager (Williams) recruits the help of a childhood friend (Agostino) in setting right his town’s Christmas Charity event, while she sets to work setting him up with her close friend.

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, starring Sarah Fisher and Simon Arblaster, premieres Saturday, December 9 (8 p.m. ET). Two rival realtors (Fisher and Arblaster) are forced to work together to sell one special house before Christmas. 

Peppermints & Postcards, starring Ella Cannon and Christopher Russell, premieres Sunday, December 10 (8 p.m. ET). When a Christmas letter concerning her love life goes viral, one mom discovers that romance might be right at her door.

Designing Christmas with You (wt), starring Susie Abromeit and Liam McIntyre, premieres Saturday, December 16 (8 p.m. ET). With her career on the line, a decorator (Abromeit) must work with an unexpected partner (McIntyre) to showcase a house for an upcoming Christmas gala.

12 Games of Christmas, starring Johnny Ramey and Felisha Cooper, premieres Sunday, December 17 (8 p.m. ET). In 12 Games of Christmas, a group of old friends and neighbors are transported into a Christmas-themed board game during a Christmas party. 

A Royal Christmas Holiday, starring Brittany Underwood and Jonathan Stoddard, premieres Saturday, December 23 (8 p.m. ET). In search of her big break, a reporter (Underwood) arranges a Christmas interview with a European Prince (Stoddard) visiting the states. Will the reporter’s big story become her love story?

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family on Twitter: @GAfamilyTV  Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

MEDIA CONTACT:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

COME HOME TO GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS

THIRD ANNUAL ‘GREAT AMERICAN CHRISTMAS’ BEGINS OCTOBER 20

WITH 20 HIGH-QUALITY, ORIGINAL HOLIDAY FILMS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

As Gift to Viewers, Full Slate of Movie Premiere Dates Coming Soon

NEW YORK, NY – September 18, 2023 –Great American Family today announced the company’s highly-rated and highly-anticipated annual holiday program event, Great American Christmas, returns Friday, October 20, with the first premiere of the season, Saturday, October 21. The full slate of World Premiere dates will be announced soon so that holiday movie fans can mark premiere dates in the Great American Christmas Movie Checklist App. The 2023 edition of Great American Christmas features 20 high-quality original holiday movies and around the clock, 24/7 holiday films from the network’s library on Great American Family, the nation’s fastest-growing cable television network for the past 10 consecutive months.

Talent audiences know and love star in stories destined to become holiday classics will provide viewers an unparalleled entertainment experience that promises to make the season bright.  Great American Christmas originals feature beloved stars such as Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, Chad Michael Murray, Trevor Donovan, and Jill Wagner, to name a few.  

Great American Christmas Original World Premiere Movies 2023 Include:

12 Games of Christmas, starring Johnny Ramey and Felisha Cooper. In 12 Games of Christmas, a group of old friends and neighbors are transported into a Christmas-themed board game during a Christmas party.

A Christmas Blessing, starring Lori Loughlin, James Tupper, and Jesse Hutch. A TV chef (Loughlin) is divinely inspired to take over her late aunt’s charity with help from a new friend (Hutch) and handsome business associate next door (Tupper).

A Christmas Commission (wt), starring Sarah Fisher and Simon Arblaster. Two rival realtors (Fisher and Arblaster) are forced to work together to sell one special house before Christmas.

A Christmas for the Ages, starring Natasha Bure, Anna Ferguson, Kate Craven, and Cheryl Ladd. Prompted by their youngest granddaughter (Bure), four generations celebrate family and what Christmas was like in the 40s, 60s, 90s, and present day.

A Dash of Christmas, starring Broadway’s Laura Osnes and Christopher Russell. A marketing exec (Osnes) must learn a recipe to get her dream job and ends up entered in a holiday bakeoff with a dream baker (Russell).

A Model Christmas (wt), starring Ash Tsai and Joey Heyworth. While on a charity press tour, a model (Tsai) ends up stranded by the weather at the family home of the driver (Heyworth) she hired to assist her for the week.

A Paris Christmas Waltz, starring Jen Lilley and Matthew Morrison. A novice dancer (Lilley) pairs with a professional (Morrison) to enter a renowned dance competition…in Paris! The next story in The Christmas Waltz universe, the highest-rated Christmas rom com of 2020, from Michael Damian and Janeen Damian.

A Royal Christmas Holiday, starring Brittany Underwood and Jonathan Stoddard. In search of her big break, a reporter (Underwood) arranges a Christmas interview with a European Prince (Stoddard) visiting the states. Will the reporter’s big story become her love story?

A Royal Christmas Romance (wt), starring Danica McKellar and Damon Runyan. When a European Duke (Runyon) arrives in the US, he realizes that his bags have been lost in transit. He has no choice but to be styled, and ultimately inspired, by Bella (McKellar) the owner of a local boutique.

A Time Capsule Christmas (wt), starring Jillian Murray and Daniel Lissing. A father (Lissing) bonds with his daughter and stumbles upon an unexpected romance (Murray) while tracking down the original owner of a Christmas time capsule.

Bringing Christmas Home (wt), starring Jill Wagner and Paul Greene. A professor of military history (Wagner) teams with an antique store owner (Greene) to track down the original owner of a historic WWII uniform and the love letters left in its pockets.

Christmas on Windmill Way, starring Christa Taylor Brown and Chad Michael Murray. To save her family’s legacy windmill, a woman (Taylor Brown) must remind her ex-boyfriend (Michael Murray) of the best of their hometown.

Destined 2: Christmas Once More, starring Shae Robbins and Casey Elliott. In this sequel, Theo (Elliott) continues to miss connecting with his girlfriend, Kim (Robbins) as he attempts to propose at Christmas.

Mistletoe Moments, starring Susie Abromeit and Liam McIntyre. With her career on the line, a decorator (Abromeit) must work with an unexpected partner (McIntyre) to showcase a house for an upcoming Christmas gala.

My Christmas Hero, starring Candace Cameron Bure and Gabriel Hogan. An army reserve doctor (Bure) tracks down her family’s military history with the help of a new romance (Hogan).

Our Christmas Wedding, starring Holly Deveaux and Drew Seeley. In the sequel, roles reverse as Nicole’s boss plans newly engaged Nicole (Deveaux) and Michael’s (Seeley) wedding in two weeks at Christmas.

Peppermint & Postcards, starring Ella Cannon and Christopher Russell. When a Christmas letter concerning her love life goes viral, one mom discovers that romance might be right at her door.

Santa, Maybe (wt), starring Aubrey Reynolds. Can theater director Lila (Reynolds) rise to the challenge of putting on the perfect Christmas ballet, while also discovering her office Secret Santa in the process?

The Christmas Regift (wt), starring Erin Agostino and Marshall Williams. A city manager (Williams) recruits the help of a childhood friend (Agostino) in setting right his town’s Christmas Charity event, while she sets to work setting him up with her close friend.

‘Twas the Text Before Christmas, starring Merritt Patterson and Trevor Donovan. An unexpected text message sent to the wrong number (Patterson) sets into motion a Christmas tradition with a new family (Donovan) over three separate years.

Stay tuned for announcements on Christmas movie premieres coming to the company’s streaming service, Great American Pure Flix.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family on Twitter: @GAfamilyTV  Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

MEDIA CONTACT:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

TREVOR DONOVAN AND JESSICA LOWNDES PROVE

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME IN A HARVEST HOMECOMING,

AN ORIGINAL MOVIE FOR GREAT AMERICAN AUTUMN

NEW YORK, NY – June 20, 2023 – Great American Family today announced production is underway on A Harvest Homecoming, starring Trevor Donovan (Jingle Bell Princess, “90210”) and Jessica Lowndes (I’m Glad It’s Christmas, Harmony from the Heart, “90210”) as part of the annual Great American Autumn programming event which returns this September with all-new, fall-themed original movies.

In A Harvest Homecoming, teacher Drew Clark (Donovan) accepts a temporary substitute job in his old hometown of Chestnut Hollow, Texas, where he meets Aiden, the proverbial new kid at school, desperate for a caring friend. While he would rather have taken a job anywhere else, Drew reconsiders Chestnut Hollow when he meets Lainie Abbott (Lowndes), the new manager of his parents’ massive apple orchard and cider mill business, and more importantly, Aiden’s mom.

A Harvest Homecoming is the first of two new Great American Family films starring Donovan, who will also star in the upcoming holiday original movie, Christmas by Chance. In addition to his acting career, Donovan is also a children’s author who is currently collaborating with middle school students participating in his anti-bullying initiative, Team Upstanders, to write and animate the fourth book in his ‘Love Always’ series. All proceeds from the book will be donated to Team Upstanders, which is dedicated to creating a support system for students based on treating others with empathy, kindness and respect. Team Upstanders is just one of the many ways Donovan makes a difference by giving back to communities.

A Harvest Homecoming is executive produced by Brad Krevoy, Amy Krell, Jimmy Townsend, Lorenzo Nardini, Cara J. Russell, Trevor Donovan, Kelly Martin, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, Don McCutcheon, and Jessica Lowndes. David Anselmo produces. Supervising producers are James Mou and W. Michael Beard. Associate Producer is Victor St. Pierre. Don McCutcheon directs from an original screenplay written by Riley Weston.

Photo: Trevor Donovan, courtesy Michael Yanni (© Great American Family)

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family on Twitter: @GAfamilyTV  Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

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469.663.7717

‘GREAT AMERICAN CHRISTMAS’ RETURNS IN OCTOBER,

EXPANDING TO 21 ALL-NEW ORIGINAL HOLIDAY MOVIES

TREVOR DONOVAN AND MERRITT PATTERSON REUNITE TO STAR IN

‘TWAS THE TEXT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

NEW YORK, NY – March 15, 2023 – Great American Family, TV’s fastest growing network in Fourth Quarter 2022, announced today the network’s highly regarded program event, Great American Christmas returns in October with 21 all-new original movies. The expanded slate marks the popular holiday franchise’s largest Christmas movie offering to date.  Coming to Great American Christmas this year, Trevor Donovan (“90210,” “Dancing With the Stars”) and Merritt Patterson (“The Royals,” Catering Christmas) reunite to star in the new holiday original, ‘Twas the Text Before Christmas. Donovan and Patterson previously starred in Jingle Bell Princess with the duo becoming instant fan favorites in the new holiday classic. Great American Christmas original movies will premiere Saturdays and Sundays, with 24/7 holiday movies through the end of the year.

In ‘Twas the Text Before Christmas, Addie (Patterson), a New York City chiropractor mistakenly receives a text from “Nana.” The accidental text turns into a loving friendship between the matronly Nana and Addie who now communicate regularly. Nana invites Addie to spend the holiday in Vermont. It is picture-postcard perfect and exactly as Nana described except for one surprise. Nana’s single son, James (Donovan), a traveling doctor is also home for the holidays. Over three consecutive years, James and Addie are together during the holidays, though it isn’t until they are both single that they begin to see each other in a different light.

Executive producers of ‘Twas the Text Before Christmas are Brad Krevoy and Susie Belzberg Krevoy. David Anselmo produces for HP Christmas Chance Productions Inc. ‘Twas the Text Before Christmas is written by Cara J. Russell.

Photo: Courtesy of Trevor Donovan; Merritt Patterson Photo Credit: Collin Stark

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family on Twitter: @GAfamilyTV  Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

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