In the movie, Anderson and Bleu are brought back together at a summer camp reunion that is, for some reason, Christmas themed. (Not that we’re criticizing. It’s a brand-new Christmas movie. In July and it’s 1,000 degrees outside. We’re grateful for all the holiday cheer we can get.)
Other stars in the movie include Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Caitlyn Stryker, Matt Hamilton, and Alec Santos.
“If you hate camp and you hate Christmas, then July 16th is the worst day of your life,” wrote Matt Hamilton in an Instagram post. “Watch this super talented cast go back to Camp Everdeen, rekindle old relationships, find new ones all while pretending not to be cold because it’s supposed to take place in summer. This was a really fun movie to make and I’m honestly excited to see it.”
New Hallmark Christmas movie
Hallmark is airing Christmas movies around the clock during the month of July. Though the network premiered a new Christmas movie during its Christmas in July lineup in 2021, this year it upped the holiday ante by making three new movies for the event.
In addition to Campfire Christmas, the network is releasing My Grown-Up Christmas List, starring When Calls the Heart co-stars Kayla Wallace and Kevin McGarry, as well as Christmas in Toyland, starring Vanessa Lengies and Jesse Hutch.
Though Bleu has made rom-coms before, this is his first Christmas movie for Hallmark. In 2021, he reunited with his High School Musical co-star Monique Coleman in the Lifetime movie a Christmas Dance Reunion.
About the stars
Corbin Bleu made his onscreen debut in 1996 on the TV series ER. He had bit parts in several movies and shows before landing the role of Chad Danforth in Disney’s High School Musical. He went on to star in High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year, and had parts in Disney’s Hannah Montana and Phineas and Ferb.
A talented singer and dancer, Bleu recently starred as Bert in a live version of the musical Mary Poppins in St. Louis.
Tori Anderson is best known for playing Kate Whistler on NCIS: Hawaii. She also appeared on Heartland, The Other Kingdom, Killjoys, Caught, and No Tomorrow. She has also appeared in the Hallmark movies Return to Christmas Creek and Love Under the Olive Tree.
Campfire Christmas will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, July 16 at 8/7c.