Ree Drummond set to star in the Food Network’s first holiday movie

(Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine)
(Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine) /

While everyone loves Ree Drummond and her popular Food Network show, the Pioneer Woman, this holiday season is going to be even sweeter. For the first time, the Food Network holiday movie, Candy Coated Christmas is going to be the best present for foodies. What sugar, flour and butter confections will this holiday delight offer?

Candy Coated Christmas is set to be a sweet treat that Food Network fans will want to unwrap. While many people cannot resist the nightly holiday movies once the winter chill hits, this new offering could be a huge game changer for the Discovery, Inc. programming.

As Kathleen Finch, Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, Discovery, Inc. said, “Food Network fans live for the holidays, so creating a Christmas movie featuring one of our biggest stars is an exciting way to expand our offerings and to showcase an incredibly popular talent like Ree. We’ve created the kind of Christmas movie that only we can — it’s a perfect gift for our passionate fans.”

While excitement builds over this new programming, it begs the question if other Food Network personalities will be appearing in themed movies. Looking at the upcoming Halloween Baking Championship season, Carla Hall and Zac Young could easily step into a dramatic role. The cross-over into other programming has numerous possibilities.

What can viewers expect from Candy Coated Christmas Food Network holiday movie?

According to the Food Network, Candy Coated Christmas is set in the Peppermint Capitol of the World, Peppermint Hollow. While the exact plot has not be shared, it will be a food-centric story that brings a feel good vibe to the holiday season.

Ree Drummond shared, “Candy Coated Christmas was so much fun to be part of; it had all the magical elements that make holiday movies so special.” It seems “the sweet, charming world of Peppermint Hollow” will be a holiday delight.

Be sure to stay tuned to Food Network and Discovery for more information on the premiere date for the holiday movie, Candy Coated Christmas. Additional holiday Food Network programming will be announced in the near future.

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What other Food Network stars would you like to see star in holiday movie? Would you like to see some special recipes based on these holiday movies?