During the holiday season, there are a few things you know you can count on. You will hear Mariah Carey singing that all she wants for Christmas is you. You will find out about some sort of controversy surrounding the Starbucks holiday cups. And you will see Candace Cameron Bure in a Hallmark movie (of course, these days, you'll only see her in Hallmark movies she filmed before she left the network).
Before her departure for the more conservative pastures of the Great American Family channel, Candace had officially become the queen of Hallmark Christmas movies. If your TV is tuned to the Hallmark channel during the holiday season, there’s a very good chance that Candace’s face will make an appearance. Here’s some info about all the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies starring Candace.
There are 10 Hallmark Christmas movies starring Candace Cameron Bure.
Candace’s Hallmark career started back in 2008 when she starred in Moonlight & Mistletoe. In it, Candace plays a woman named Holly who lives in a small, Christmasy town that is on the verge of bankruptcy. She needs a Christmas miracle. And, spoiler alert: She gets one.
Here's a full list of all of the Hallmark Christmas movies starring Candace:
- Moonlight & Mistletoe
- Let It Snow
- Christmas Under Wraps
- A Christmas Detour
- Journey Back to Christmas
- Switched for Christmas
- A Shoe Addict's Christmas
- Christmas Town
- If I Only Had Christmas
- The Christmas Contest
Candace’s other Hallmark Christmas movies vary slightly in subject matter, but the same details are all there: the Full House star plays someone who needs (and gets) a Christmas miracle. There’s usually a small town involved, and Candace’s character more often than not has a Christmas-themed name.
In Christmas Under Wraps, Candace plays a doctor who is stuck taking a position in the (fictional) small town of Garland, Alaska. In Let It Snow, she’s a high-powered business executive and Christmas hater who’s forced to stay in a small town in Maine during the holidays.
A Christmas Detour features Candace playing a hopeless romantic who desperately needs to find a way to the city to meet her fiancé’s parents before her wedding. Journey Back to Christmas is an honest-to-god time travel film wherein Candace’s character is knocked unconscious by a storm caused by the Christmas Comet during WWII and wakes up in the year 2016.
Then there’s Switched for Christmas, in which Candace plays two characters: identical twin sisters Kate and Chris. Both sisters think the other one has it easier and decide to switch places for the holidays. Bet you can’t see where that one’s going!
However, 2018 brought us arguably the best title ever with A Shoe Addict’s Christmas. Candace plays Noelle, the titular shoe addict who becomes locked in a department store overnight. Noelle is visited by her guardian angel and tricked into trying on pairs of shoes that transport her to Christmases past, present, and future in order to learn some big lessons about life, love, and (presumably) shoes.
2020 featured the premiere of Christmas Town, in which Candace’s character moves to the small town Grandon Falls and learns to once again embrace the magic of Christmas.
In 2020's If I Only Had Christmas, Candace is a publicist who helps a cynical businessman learn about giving to charity.
Candace's final Hallmark Christmas movie, The Christmas Contest, features a competition between character and her ex, who are both trying to win money for charity but end up falling in love.
Candace has also starred in several non-Christmas-related Hallmark movies.
Candace played the lead role in the Aurora Teagarden murder mystery movie series, of which there are 18 titles. Candace has also starred in the Hallmark films Puppy Love and Just the Way You Are, neither of which take place at Christmas time.
In a 2017 interview with Southern Living, Candace talked candidly about her former partnership with Hallmark. “My TV is on Hallmark nonstop and not just because I’m on it. I genuinely love the Christmas movies that they have on. They are great to sit down and watch or to have on in the background while you’re doing other stuff.” We don’t disagree!
“I have a great partnership with Hallmark,” Candace continued at the time. “They are a great channel that I believe in, and their branding is held up to the values that I try to honor … because I am very picky about what I choose to do that are representative of families and good values. [...] I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.”
Obviously, things changed for Candace shortly after that interview, as she left Hallmark for the Great American Family channel, which, according to her, will "keep traditional marriage at the core." She also revealed in a 2022 interview with The Wall Street Journal that she feels Hallmark is "basically is a completely different network than when [she] started because of the change of leadership."
Although Candace won't be making any additional movies with Hallmark, you can still catch her old titles on the Hallmark Channel this season. And if you're interested in watching any of her new films for some reason, you can do that on the Great American Family channel.