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Mean Girls' Jonathan Bennett to star in Hallmark's first gay Christmas movie

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2020-09-24

Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett is to star in the Hallmark Channel’s first gay Christmas movie, it has been announced. You go, Glenn Coco!

The out gay actor will play one half of a same-sex couple in The Christmas House, out 22 November, Crown Family Networks confirmed on Wednesday (24

The story involves Brandon (Jonathan) and his husband (Brad Harder) visiting Brandon’s parents for Christmas while awaiting news on the adoption of a child.

One Tree Hill’s Robert Buckley will play Jonathan’s on-screen brother.

 
 
 
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In a statement, Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming for Crown Media Family Networks said: "Our holiday table is bigger and more welcoming than ever.

“This year's movies reflect our most diverse representation of talent, narratives, and families, including The Christmas House featuring a storyline about a gay couple looking to adopt their first child, and starring Jonathan Bennett in an ensemble cast.

 
 
 
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"Our movies are rooted in warmth and positivity, meaningful connections, family gatherings, and seasonal traditions - a winning formula we hope will bring our millions of viewers much-needed levity and holiday cheer at the end of a tough year."

Jonathan is also known for roles in Cake Wars and The Haunting of Sharon Tate.

"The film's official synopsis reads as such: "Working through some difficult decisions, Mitchell family matriarch Phylis (Lawrence) and patriarch Bill (Williams), have summoned their two grown sons - TV star Mike (Buckley) and Brandon (Bennett) - home for the holidays.

"It is their hope that bringing the family together to recreate the Christmas house, will help them find resolution and make a memorable holiday for the entire family and community.

As Brandon and his husband Jake (Harder) make the trip home, they are anxiously awaiting a call about the adoption of their first child. Meanwhile, Mike reconnects with Andi (Ayora), his high school sweetheart."

The Christmas House premieres on 22 November on Hallmark.