Mean Girls' Star Returns to Hallmark With 2 New Christmas Movies

Mean Girls' Star Returns to Hallmark With 2 New Christmas Movies
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The iconic actress is back.

Love them or hate them, but there's no denying that Hallmark's Christmas-themed TV movies have become a staple of the holiday season over the past few decades, with millions of people binge-watching them before the biggest holiday of the year, either to hate them or simply enjoy the uncomplicated plots and feel-good romantic stories.

And it looks like Hallmark is well aware of the role its movies play for many people, as the network has shocked the world with a major announcement.

While Hallmark's annual Countdown to Christmas event has always been a massive affair, it looks like the 2023 installment will be the biggest yet, as the network prepares to air 40 original television movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting October 20.

The Face of Hallmark

With such a massive number of new movies, the network is going to make millions of dollars in advertising, as potentially millions of viewers will spend their weekends in front of their TVs, leisurely checking out which movie from the upcoming batch can be considered the best. And it looks like a lot of people will recognize at least one familiar face from the multitude of actors who star in these movies.

We are, of course, talking about Lacey Chabert, the star of the iconic Mean Girls. This year, Chabert stars in two films in the Countdown to Christmas event, headlining A Merry Scottish Christmas and Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up.

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While fans are happy to see big stars in Hallmark movies, no one is really surprised to see Chabert, as the actress has appeared in 14 Hallmark movies, which is undoubtedly a record for the channel.

It looks like Chabert is quite comfortable being the face of the network, and her reasonable net worth of $4 million proves that she's getting a lot of money from her association with Hallmark.

And even though it's usually quite risky for an actress to do two movies for the same network in the span of one year, Chabert's career definitely won't be hurt because Hallmark has already proven that there's a huge market for holiday-themed movies.