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Hallmark Channel Debuts Its First Christmas Movie With A Gay Couple In The Lead
By Izza Sofia, 23 Nov 2020
Image via Hallmark Channel
Hallmark has debuted a teaser for its first-ever Christmas flick featuring a gay couple.
The holiday film, The Christmas House, stars Jonathan Bennett and Brad Harder. According to the film’s description on the Hallmark Channel’s website, it follows brothers Mike and Brandon Mitchell’s return home for the holidays. As they attempt to bring the family together to recreate the Christmas house, Brandon and his husband, Jake, anxiously wait for a call about the adoption of their first child.
The Christmas House marks Hallmark’s historic move to not only feature an LGBTQ+ love story, but also a gay couple in the lead.
“Representation is important, but correct representation is more important, not just for viewers who may not interact or accept LGBTQ people, but it’s also important for LGBTQ+ people to see themselves in media,” Bennett told NBC News.
Hallmark’s CEO Bill Abbott announced in December last year that he was “open” to having movies with diverse relationships in it. “It’s something we’re always thinking about, always considering and we’ll continue to make the movies where the best scripts are delivered to us and what we think have the most potential,” Abbott explained.
The Christmas House premieres 22 November at 8PM ET on the Hallmark Channel.
[via UNILAD, cover image via Hallmark Channel]
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