HALLMARK CHANNEL ANNOUNCES NETWORK'S FIRST-EVER "COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS PREVIEW SHOW," STARRING CANDACE CAMERON BURE PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY, OCTOBER 22
Guest Stars Include Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin
And Hallmark Channel's Adopted Pet, Happy The Dog
STUDIO CITY, CA - Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Hallmark Channel announces the network's first-ever "Countdown To Christmas Preview Show," starring Candace Cameron Bure, a one hour Original Special premiering exclusively on Hallmark Channel, Sunday, October 22 (10 p.m. ET/PT, 9C). Bure's guest stars include close friends, Lori Loughlin and Jodie Sweetin. Hallmark Channel's rescued and adopted pet, Happy The Dog also stars in the special. Bure, Loughlin, and Sweetin each have new Original movies premiering on Hallmark Channel as part of the network's #1-rated COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS programming event. Candace Cameron Bure stars with Happy The Dog in "Switched For Christmas," premiering on Hallmark Channel, Sunday, November 26 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Lori Loughlin stars with Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, and Jack Wagner in "When Calls the Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree" on Monday, December 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Jodie Sweetin makes her debut in a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "Finding Santa," premiering Friday, November 24 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). In "Countdown To Christmas Preview," viewers get an exclusive sneak peek at all 21 World Premiere original movies coming to Hallmark Channel this holiday season. See COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS every day, beginning October 27th only on Hallmark Channel.
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