Hallmark Channel kicks off the holiday season with its new Christmas movie, ‘Catch Me If You Clause,’ starring the charismatic Luke Macfarlane. As one of 40 new festive films from Hallmark this year, this movie promises to be a standout. Macfarlane, openly gay in real life, brings his charm to the role of Chris, Santa Claus’s son, embarking on a whimsical holiday adventure.
An Unlikely Encounter Leads to Romance
The film introduces viewers to Chris on his first mission, which takes an unexpected turn when he meets Avery Quinn, played by Italia Ricci. In a humorous twist, Avery, an aspiring news anchor, inadvertently ties Chris up with Christmas lights after he “breaks into” her house. This comical scene sets the stage for an evolving relationship between the two characters, blending holiday cheer with romantic sparks.
Representation in Christmas Movies
While ‘Catch Me If You Clause’ centers on a heterosexual love story, Macfarlane’s presence as an out actor adds a layer of inclusivity to the genre. His openness about his sexuality, combined with his history of playing queer characters in films like ‘Bros’ and ‘Notes of Autumn,’ brings a unique perspective to his role. Hallmark Channel further embraces diversity with its lineup, including ‘Friends and Family Christmas’ and ‘Christmas on Cherry Lane,’ both featuring LGBTQ+ characters and stories.
A Cozy Holiday Viewing Experience
Whether viewers are drawn to ‘Catch Me If You Clause’ for the holiday romance, the allure of seeing Macfarlane in a lighthearted role, or the broader representation in Hallmark’s seasonal offerings, the film is set to be a delightful addition to this year’s holiday viewing. It’s a reminder that the festive season can be celebrated with a variety of stories and characters, each bringing their own magic to the screen.
‘Catch Me If You Clause’ premieres on the Hallmark Channel on Thursday, November 23 at 8 pm ET, promising a blend of holiday joy, romance, and a touch of comedic charm.