Photo: George Krissa, Jonathan Bennett Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Craig Minielly

Hallmark’s ‘The Holiday Sitter’ Is Historic First

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The latest Countdown To Christmas movie is Hallmark’s The Holiday Sitter. This is a historic first for the feel-good network.

Starring in The Holiday Sitter is Jonathan Bennett (Deadly Yoga Retreat, The Christmas House), George Krissa (Road Trip Romance, Trapped With My Husband), Chelsea Hobbs (The Picture Of Christmas, Her Coming), Everett Andes (Lost Ollie, Virgin River), Mila Morgan (Home Before Dark, North To Home), Matthew James Dowden (When Calls The Heart, A Second Chance At Love), Gabrielle Rose (Charmed, Yellowjackets), Matty Finochio (Love Hard, Just One Kiss), Amy Goodmurphy (So Help Me Todd, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers), Robert Wisden (A Royal Runaway Romance, Where Your Heart Belongs), Bella Leonardo, Todd Matthews (A Magical Christmas Village, A Dickens Of A Holiday!), Rick Dobran (Caught In His Web, Loudermouth), Andy Rukes (Joy For Christmas, Family Law), and Nathan Parrott (Three Wise Men And A Baby, Rip In Time).

Photo: Gabrielle Rose, Matty Finochio, George Krissa Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Craig Minielly
Photo: Gabrielle Rose, Matty Finochio, George Krissa Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Craig Minielly

Greg Baldwin (Supergirl, Wedding Of A Lifetime), and Tracy Andreen (Two Tickets To Paradise, A Kiss Before Christmas) wrote the script, and Ali Liebert (Spotlight On Christmas, The Quieting) directed this movie.

What Is Hallmark’s The Holiday Sitter About?

According to the Hallmark synopsis, workaholic bachelor Sam (Bennett) lives in New York City and is ready to head to Hawaii for the holidays.

However, his sister (Hobbs) calls him before he can take off. She needs Sam to take care of her children. That is because the baby they are going to adopt is being born two weeks early.

Thanks to some “brilliant sisterly guilting,” Sam heads upstate to babysit.

When he arrives, Sam meets Jason (Krissa), the neighbor and family friend. Jason had agreed to watch the kids until Sam arrived.

Taking care of his teen nephew and young niece proves to be different than being a fun uncle.

“Even though his sister left a detailed schedule to follow – along with takeout menus to avoid the kitchen fire he caused the last time he babysat – Sam realizes he’s ill-equipped for the job, at best.”

Therefore, Sam desperately asks Jason to help him out. Jason is already at the household, as he is the contractor hired to set up the new baby’s nursery.

Moreover, Jason is also planning to adopt his own child. He is tired of waiting for the right guy to start a family.

“Sam is so desperate for help he offers to hire Jason as a ‘consultant’ of sorts to help him survive the next two days without major mishaps.”

However, the baby’s arrival is delayed. That means that Sam’s vacation is also delayed. But, the time he spends with Jason makes him reevaluate his bachelor life. Most of all, he finds the one thing he never was looking for. Sam has found love.

When Can You Watch The Holiday Sitter?

The premiere is Sunday, December 11, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on the Hallmark Channel.

Encore showings include Wednesday, December 14, at 6 p.m., Saturday, December 17, at 10 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, at 8 p.m., Sunday, December 25, at 8:30 a.m., and Friday, December 30, at 2 a.m., all times Eastern.

Why Is Hallmark’s The Holiday Sitter Historic For Network?

Hallmark’s The Holiday Sitter is the first holiday-themed with LGBTQ+ lead romance.

On Instagram, Jonathan Bennett wrote “The week that we have worked incredibly hard on for 3 years is finally here! I can’t believe the world is about to meet Sam and Jason! These two characters and this movie, is what I’m most proud of in my entire career and the team that worked on this to bring it to life is the best in the business. Buckle up, Sunday night is going to be a wild ride! #TheHolidaySitter @hallmarkchannel”

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