Virgin River star Benjamin Hollingsworth headlines new Hallmark Christmas movie

Virgin River star Benjamin Hollingsworth headlines new Hallmark Christmas movie

Virgin River star Benjamin Hollingsworth plays the object of Hunter King’s affection in the new Hallmark Christmas movie The Santa Summit.

“See if a chase around town in a Santa suit leads to happily ever after in Sunday’s all-new ‘The Santa Summit,’” reads a post promoting the movie on Hallmark Channel’s Facebook page.

New Hallmark Christmas movie

In The Santa Summit, Hunter King plays Jordin, whose best friend Stella (played by Stephanie Sy), convinces her to come to the Santa Summit, an event where everyone goes from holiday party to holiday party dressed in Santa suits. Stella knows her crush will be there and she wants to tell him how she feels.

At their first stop, Jordin meets Liam (Benjamin Hollingsworth) a fellow Santa-suited reveler, but they quickly get separated by a Santa stampede before they can exchange names or numbers. Feeling a special connection and determined to find each other, Jordin and Liam continue their mutual search all night.

Benjamin Hollingsworth

Benjamin Hollingsworth stars as Dan Brady on the hit Netflix series Virgin River. He has also appeared on the TV shows Code Black, Backstrom, Suits, CSI: Miami, Joe Pickett, and Nancy Drew. Hollingsworth has starred in the Hallmark movies Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2013), Lucky in Love (2014), A Wish Come True (2015), Love Under the Olive Tree (2020), A Splash of Love (2022), and Romance in Style (2022).

Hunter King

Hunter King played Summer Newman on the soap opera The Young and The Restless. She has also starred in the Hallmark movies Hidden Gems (2022), A Royal Corgi Christmas (2022), Nikki & Nora: Sister Sleuths (2022), and The Professional Bridesmaid (2023).

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In an interview with TV Cheddar, King said working for Hallmark was a dream come true.

“Hallmark movies have always been like an escape to me,” she told TV Cheddar. “You can always count on them to make you smile and leave you feeling better than before you turned it on. I thought it would be cool to be able to make people feel the same way that I felt as when I watched them. To be a part of the Hallmark family really does feel like a dream. Your job is to make people laugh, smile, and feel good. What’s not to love about that?”

The Santa Summit will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Sunday, November 5 at 8/7c.

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