How to watch jailbird Lori Loughlin’s Hallmark Christmas movies
This Christmas, Lori Loughlin will be singing a different carol: “Silver Bars!”
That’s because the actress, who was a mainstay of the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas lineup for years, is doing two months in prison for her role in the 2019 college admissions scandal.
Future holidays for the “Full House” star, 56, won’t be merry and bright, either. The negative publicity — and Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli’s babyish reaction to the charges — got her effectively banned from the network.
“We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels,” Hallmark’s parent company said in a statement. In 2019, People reported that the channel wiped its catalog of any Christmas movies starring the “Full House” actress.
But if the jolly jailbird has become a non-negotiable part of your Christmas tradition, a couple of her films are still floating around online.
One is “Every Christmas Has a Story,” in which she plays a mean news anchor who gets caught on air saying “I just don’t like Christmas.” To salvage her image, she takes a camera to the “Most Christmas-y Town in America.” Reputation rehab is certainly relevant to her current situation.
And then there’s “Northpole: Open for Christmas,” about a mean businesswoman named Mackenize who’s trying to sell her aunt’s old hotel and gets some assistance — and heart — from Santa’s elves and a handyman.
Both are available to rent on Amazon. After all, nothing says Christmas like spending lockdown with your favorite inmate.