‘Candy Cane Candidate’: 5 Things to Know About Lifetime’s Christmas Movie


Christmas is all about spreading happiness for everyone and this year people will do their best to make this festival special for themselves. It’s been a while since people gathered to celebrate a festival and with the upsurge in Covid-19 cases, it looks like people should be sitting inside their homes for the celebrations again. So, if you are one of those who are planning to spend the festival inside your home with your loved ones, you should turn on your TVs and log into Lifetime to watch your favorite Christmas movies.

The network is known for producing heartwarming Christmas movies and this year it’s no different. One movie that is on everyone’s watchlist is “Candy Cane Candidate”. Even the name of the movie is so interesting that viewers will definitely want to see the movie. The story revolves around a woman named Julia (Jacky Lai) who returned to her hometown for Christmas after suffering a crushing defeat in the recent election. She’s home to drown her grief as her hometown prepares for the celebrations. Will she be able to find someone who will make her forget all the bad things in her life? This burning question will be answered in the film Lifetime.


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The film looks really interesting and is a real eye-catcher. Earlier on Sunday, a movie called “Guis in Montana” received positive reviews from across the country, and the upcoming movie is also hoping for a similar type of reaction.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming movie.

Jacky Lai as Julia in “Candy Cane Candidate” (Lifetime)

When is ‘Candy Cane Candidate’ coming out and where can you watch it?

The next Christmas movie will air exclusively on Lifetime on Monday, December 20. According to the network, viewers will be able to watch the film at 8 p.m. EST. Lifetime is also available on Hulu, Sling TV, Philo, Vidgo, Frndly TV, and DIRECTV STREAM. If you are based in the United States, you will need a VPM to watch the movie.

What is “Candy Cane Christmas”?

The official synopsis reads: “Naturally-born leader Julia (Jacky Lai) returns to her hometown of North Falls for Christmas to drown her grief in eggnog, cookies and Yuletide after her recent campaign. policy for the city council ended in a landslide. . It’s the perfect spot for Julia’s vacation escape, until she realizes that coming home means meeting her old high school rival, Parker (Jake Epstein), the arrogant I- Know-it-all who beat her in a race for the presidency of the senior class. When the mayor of North Falls resigns, the city holds an emergency election, and Julia and Parker come face to face once again. But as Julia and Parker make their way through the Christmas season and plan a toy walk together, Julia begins to see a different side of Parker, and the ice between them slowly begins to melt. As their political race comes to a head, Julia and Parker discover that winning isn’t everything.

Who’s in the next Lifetime Christmas movie?

The film will see Jacky Lai playing the lead role of Julia while Jake Epstein will play the character of Parker. On the other hand, Kara Duncan will play the role of Lucy in the film.

Jacky Lai

The actress broke barriers and rose to prominence when it was announced that she would be the first Asian-American star to direct a film in life. However, she also has a good body of work prior to this achievement. Her acting debut took place in 2011 with the TV series “Really Me” and went on to play short roles in “The Flash” and “Once Upon a Time”. Lai’s first major acting role came in 2017 with the “Beyond” television series in which she was cast to play Riley. 2019 turned out to be a huge year for her as she gave back-to-back hits with “Shadowhunters” and “V-Wars”.

Lifetime’s “A Sugar and Spice Holiday” was an instant hit and made her a household name. She was recently seen in one of the episodes of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”.

Other actors in the film include Stephanie Herrera as Mayor Rodriguez, Jinny Wong as Stella, Mickey Nguyen as Jax, and Edwina Renout as Sylvie.


The film was directed by Pat Kiely while the screenplay is written by Melissa Bustamante. Shane Boucher and Caitlin Delaney are the producers of the film.
Meanwhile, Megan Ellstrom, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer, Fernando Szew and Anna Zipursky are the executive producers.


Lifetime hasn’t released any trailers for the film. We will update the space once a clip is published.

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