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Candace Cameron Bure Talks New Movie: ‘This Is a Christmas Movie That Actually Talks About Christ’

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Candace Cameron Bure Talks New Movie: ‘This Is a Christmas Movie That Actually Talks About Christ’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Candace Cameron Bure is ready to release her first movie alongside the newest family-friendly network, Great American Family.

The actress recently spoke about her recent movie, A CHRISTMAS… PRESENT and how she plans to focus on faith in her projects. 

“It’s been a really, really great transition in terms of things that I’ve been working really hard towards my entire career,” she said of her move from Hallmark to GAC. “I’m very happy to be in this position.”

In addition to starring in movies for the network, Bure is also the chief content officer at Great American Family. 

“The biggest theme that is most important to me in this film is the theme of God in our lives and the Christian faith,” she explained. “This is a Christmas movie that actually talks about Christ. And that’s another major theme that I have that I’ve never been able to talk about at length in my Christmas films.”

It’s no secret that Bure loves Christmas movies. The actress shared that she plans to keep making them, but also wants to explore making movies that explore her faith.

“I also want to make movies that have depth and purpose and meaning that can actually change someone’s life,” she said. “This movie’s [faith-based message is] so important to me.”

She continued, “Christmas to me … [is] a beautiful, heartwarming time of the year. And everyone is usually a little kinder, a little more generous, a little more loving and those are very welcoming and [these are] easy things for me to just grab onto and want to share that experience with more people.”

Movieguide® previously reported on A CHRISTMAS…PRESENT:

Candace Cameron Bure is getting ready for her first movie with GAC Family to premiere!

The actress left Hallmark in April, but quickly partnered with GAC to continue creating and starring in content. 

Bure’s first movie with GAC is called A CHRISTMAS…PRESENT and will premiere on the network in November. 

The actress stars as Maggie, a Type-A real estate agent who takes her family to spend the holidays with her widowed brother and his daughter. The siblings have very different ideas about how to spend Christmas and, after “a series of transformative events,” Maggie learns the true meaning of Christmas.

In a statement about the upcoming movie, Bure shared, “A CHRISTMAS…PRESENT is about slowing down enough to recognize what’s right in front of our eyes. 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.”

A CHRISTMAS…PRESENT was conceived and developed through Bure’s Candy Rock Entertainment company, and is its first project since signing with GAC. 

“I am thrilled to be kicking off our partnership with a must-see film like A CHRISTMAS…PRESENT,  which will delight our fans this holiday season and is indicative of the memorable movies and family-friendly entertainment that Great American Media is looking forward to creating with Candace and the Candy Rock team,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO of Great AmericanMedia.

A CHRISTMAS … PRESENT is now on Hulu and Great American Family. Movieguide® has yet to review the movie and cannot advise on its content.