Christmas University is back and offering the prize to beat all prizes: dinner with Paul Greene, Lacey Chabert, Andrew Walker, and Jen Lilley. The “Ultimate Christmas Experience,” as the prize is listed, includes a trip to Hollywood, a Balsam Hill Christmas tree, dinner with Greene, Chabert, Walker, and Lilley, and VIP tickets to Christmas Con.
Other prizes include a trip to an Arizona spa, a stay at the Cheerful Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and a ski vacation in the Rockies. Each prize includes a chance to meet Hallmark stars such as Cindy Busby, Danica McKellar, and Trevor Donovan.
“LET’S GET TO OUR GOAL OF 25,000 TOYS for children in need this Christmas,” wrote Lilley on her Instagram page. “GIVE and get entered to WIN the Ultimate Christmas including a trip to meet your favorite Christmas movie stars!!”
Christmas is not Cancelled
Christmas University is an event sponsored by Christmas is not Cancelled, a charity founded by Jen Lilley and her friend Ale Boggiano during the pandemic as a way to help children in need.
The causes are near and dear to Lilley’s heart. She and her husband have four children, two of whom were adopted out of the foster care system with the aid of Child Help. During an appearance on the Fostering Change podcast with Rob Scheer, Lilley talked about how important it is to support organizations that help these children.
“…Children who are experiencing foster care often aren’t always in the best home situation,” she said. “Ninety percent of children who go through foster care have changed schools five times by fifth grade and so I can’t even imagine how difficult it would be to continue my education. We came together and we’re doing it again this summer to give these children the school supplies that they need to have a successful school year, to set them up with quality school supplies, not hand-me-downs, brand new things to let them know that we see them like every other child.”
Lilley rose to fame on the soap operas General Hospital and Days of Our Lives, before appearing in the Hallmark movies Harvest Love (2017), Mingle All the Way (2018), and A Little Daytime Drama (2021).
“Aside from being an immensely talented and hardworking actor, Jen is a generous and kindhearted person who is a perfect fit for GAC,” Abbott said in a statement to Deadline. “Many of us on the GAC team have known Jen for years, and we are excited to welcome her to the family as we work together to bring even more entertaining movies to our fans.”
This year, Christmas is not Cancelled is offering online classes with celebrities and experts on everything from painting your own Christmas cards to making Christmas cookies from around the world.
Fans can also watch Hallmark celebrities compete in Ugly Christmas Sweater competitions and an evening of Don’t Forget the Lyrics with celebrities singing Christmas carols.
Check out Christmas is not Cancelled for all the details.