Hallmark Channel doubles down on diversity with its second movie featuring a family of Asian descent.
Hallmark Channel is certainly hitting the diversity mark this holiday season. With Christmas movies featuring Asian, Hispanic and African-Americans, the network ensures that their films represent everyone who celebrates Christmas. A Big Fat Family Christmas features an Asian family at the center of this story. This is the second Hallmark film this season with Asian storylines (the others being Christmas at the Golden Dragon.)
Here’s everything we know about A Big Fat Family Christmas. Don’t forget to check out the Parade.com exclusive sneak peek below!
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What is A Big Fat Family Christmas over?
Liv Chang (Shannon Chan-Kent), a photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle, live a low-key life. She has put together what she believes is the perfect life for herself—a little less Chinese and a little more American.
As a social media influencer, she even goes by the name Liv Rose. Her family, on the other hand, represents something a little more loud, proud and Chinese. They are the infamous Chang family, responsible for throwing the biggest, annual holiday block party in the neighborhood. Their party is a celebration of Chinese American culture, which Liv finds to be over the top. She managed to keep her family a secret until she was forced to live with Henry (Shannon Cook), a new co-worker, to cover her family’s annual celebration. Liv and Henry work together to capture the story behind The “Changtastic” Party and, in a moment of fun, almost ruin it by losing all the donations from the community. Liv’s determination to make things right for her family and the community forces her to overcome her resistance to her heritage and open up to her followers for help; help her finally find herself and true love in the process.
Find a mini-General Hospital reunion. Both Jack Wagner and Tia Carrere both have supporting roles in it A Big Fat Family Christmas.
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Meet the cast of A Big Fat Family Christmas
Shannon Chan-Kent (Liv Chang)
Shannon Chan-Kent has voiced dozens of characters over the years. Apart from acting, Kent is also an opera singer.
Follow Shannon Chan-Kent on Instagram @shannonckent.
Shannon Cook (Henry)
Cook is probably best known for his role as Zane Park on Degrassi: The Next Generation. His previous credits include Nancy Drew, The 100, and The Mysterious Benedict Society.
Follow Shannon Kook on Twitter and Instagram @shannonkook.
Jack Wagner (Charles)
Jack Wagner is best known to fans for his role as “Frisco Jones” on General Hospital. Fans of When the heart calls recognize him as Bill Avery, the forensic investigator and judge on the show.
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Follow Jack on Instagram @jackwagnerofficial and on Twitter @jackwagnerhpk.
Tia Carrere (Ivy)
Tia Carrere’s first big break was on General Hospital as Jade Soong Chung. She is probably best recognized for her role as Cassandra in Wayne’s world.
Follow Tia on Instagram and Twitter @tiacarrere.
When do A Big Fat Family Christmas premiere?
A Big Fat Family Christmas premieres on Friday, December 2 at 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel.
When can I watch? A Big Fat Family Christmas again?
Saturday, December 3rd at 10pm ET
Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 PM ET
Sunday, December 11 at 4:00 PM ET
Wednesday, December 14 at 10:00 PM ET
Tuesday, December 20 at 8:00 a.m. ET
Sunday, December 25 at 2:00 p.m
Do Parade.com have a taste of A Big Fat Family Christmas?
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