For the first time, a Hallmark holiday movie features a LGBTQ couple as the focus in The Holiday Sitter. Not only does it feature a queer focused cast, but also queer talent behind the scenes as well.

Sam (Jonathan Bennett) is a workaholic bachelor who babysits his niece and nephew before the holidays when his sister and her husband have to go out of town. Completely out of his element, he recruits help from their handsome neighbor Jason (George Krissa) and finds himself in an unexpected romance. Starring Jonathan Bennett, George Krissa and Chelsea Hobbs, and Vancouver queer comedian, Amy Goodmurphy, who plays Sam’s lesbian best friend Ellie. 

Read more about Amy and how/why she became involved with the BC filmed feature here and here

W Network, brings good tidings to Canadians with the annual return of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas, with 37 new holiday movie premieres every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting until December 18 and back-to-back festive flicks every day until New Year’s Eve.

Starring Jonathan Bennett (The Christmas House, Mean Girls), George Krissa (Road Trip Romance), Chelsea Hobbs (Poisoned in Paradise: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery)

The Holiday Sitter premieres Sunday, December 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on W Network

W Network can be streamed via STACKTV, available on Amazon Prime Video Channels, FuboTV, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite SmartStream. The network is also available through all major TV distributors, including Bell, Cogeco, Eastlink, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus and Videotron.


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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.