GAC Family is taking from the Hallmark playbook with family-friendly programming embracing the holidays.
The network, now known as Great American Country, will officially relaunch on Sept. 27. It will begin its Yule programming on Oct. 24, with a special, Welcome to Great American Christmas. The special is hosted by Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison, who previously hosted Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family when Abbott ran the network.
The three new films are The Great Christmas Switch, Royally Wrapped for Christmas and Christmas is You.
Here is GAC Family’s schedule for its holiday movies and specials:
Oct. 24 — Welcome to Great American Christmas, with hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison
Oct. 30 — Much Ado About Christmas, starring Susie Abromeit and Torrance Coombs
Nov. 6 — The Great Christmas Switch, starring Sarah Lind and Dillon Casey
Nov. 13 — Christmas Time Is Here, starring Dewshane Williams, Rukiya Bernard and Tom Pickett
Nov. 20 — A Kindhearted Christmas, starring Cameron Mathison and Jennie Garth
Nov. 27 — Royally Wrapped for Christmas, starring Jen Lilley and Brendan Fehr
Nov. 28 — Christmas Is You, starring Becca Tobin and Matthew MacCaull
GAC Family will also be premiering An Autumn Romance starring Chad Michael Murray, Jessica Lowndes, Dennis Andres, Moni Ogunsuyi and Michael Brown, on Oct. 23.
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