Dean Cain And Other Nineties Icons Are Getting Hallmark Movies

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The holiday season is right around the corner, which means one very important thing: Hallmark original movies all about Christmas are on the way. The network may actually be best known for its annual lineup of originals that feature heartwarming looks at everything from family to romance to the ways that dogs can save any festivity if we just believe hard enough. They're usually pretty cheesy, often predictable, and almost always wholesome, but gosh darn it, they're fun. Three 90s icons will be starring in their own Hallmark originals this Christmas season. Dean Cain, Candace Cameron Bure, and Melissa Joan Hart will appear on Hallmark to warm your hearts.

It's no surprise that Dean Cain nabbed a starring role in a Christmas movie. The man who made his big TV break in the mid-90s as Superman on Lois & Clark has appeared in more than 15 holiday flicks for Hallmark. He has played everyone from a lawyer to a bad guy boss to a man who just can't seem to avoid run-ins with pooches every December. His 2016 Christmas venture will be Broadcasting Christmas, and he won't be the only 90s icon to show up in it.

Melissa Joan Hart of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch fame will join Dean Cain for Broadcasting Christmas. It marks her first Hallmark Christmas movie, although she did star in ABC Family's Holiday in Handcuffs back in 2007. The duo will play dueling TV news personalities Charlie and Emily. They compete to see who can cover the most meaningful Christmas stories in the weeks leading up to Christmas. There's no saying how the movie will end, but I'm betting that they'll learn lessons about the meaning of Christmas and fall a little bit in love with each other. My heart is already swelling with emotion. Dean Cain is a highlight of any Christmas movie marathon, and Melissa Joan Hart should be a fun co-star. There don't seem to be any dogs involved in this one, so he may need to save this Christmas without any canine help.

Candace Cameron Bure will star in a different tale. The Full House and Fuller House actress is headlining Journey Back to Christmas. She'll play a World War II-era nurse named Hannah who finds herself sent through time all the way to 2016, where she meets the hunky Jake (played by Oliver Hudson). He'll help her discover the bonds of family that exist in any time and share the true meaning of Christmas with her. I don't know that I see a grand romance in this case. After all, if Hannah never gets to go back to her own time, it might be a bit tragic for a Hallmark original movie. We'll have to wait and see.

Journey Back to Christmas will be a return to Hallmark Christmas flicks for Candace Cameron Bure, which have included including Christmas Under Wraps in 2014 and A Christmas Detour in 2015. She should be able to handle anything Journey to Christmas throws her way. You can check out the EW look at what all Hallmark has to offer this holiday season, and don't forget to take a look at our fall TV schedule to see what you can watch to pass the time until the Christmas movies start.

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.