Why Candace Cameron Bure Let Go of Christmas Queen ‘Pressure’

Taking off my crown! Candace Cameron Bure realized why she stopped giving in to the “pressure” of being dubbed the Christmas Queen after her 10th Hallmark Channel Christmas movie.

“I felt immense pressure [last year] like all movies do well in the ratings, “said the 45-year-old actress exclusively Us weekly on Friday, November 19, while promoting his new movie Hallmark, The Christmas contest. “And then you always want to hit that mark and surpass that mark. And last year, I finally let it go because it’s not the reason I make these movies. “

the Christmas for shoe addicts star, who has made dozens of Hallmark movies, explained that making the movies moving takes more than ratings.

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“I do them because I love them. And I know that the viewers who see them really love them and mean something to them, ”said Cameron Bure. “I always try to do my best, but I let go of the pressure last year.”

The California native, who stars alongside the former Fuller House co-star John brotherton on The Christmas contest, revealed that her change in mindset helped during the filming of her new movie.

“It made this one so much better because I just enjoyed it,” he continued. “And, you know, I’m trying not to think about all the other markers. Let it be what it is and enjoy it. “

While Cameron Bure doesn’t want to focus solely on the success of each of her Christmas movies, she does accept the title of Christmas queen at home, having decorated “right after” Halloween this year.

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Candace Cameron Bure and John Brotherton David Astorga / Crown Media United States LLC

“If I’m going to put them on and do the job, I want to enjoy [the decorations] The most time possible “, Mysteries of Aurora Teagarden star said Us. “[That] It does not mean that I am dreaming of Thanksgiving. It doesn’t mean you don’t recognize Thanksgiving. In fact, I love Thanksgiving, it’s my favorite. I just like the Christmas decorations to be seen all the time. “

Brotherton, meanwhile, joked that he “had to go up [his] game ”in the decorations department because he was dealing with Cameron Bure.

Joking aside, the 41-year-old Washington native said he was eager to meet with the Christmas village star of her first Hallmark Channel Christmas movie.

“I was so excited. We had lots of fun. It was a dream, ”Brotherton said. Us from working with Cameron Bure, who also served as the film’s executive producer. the Changed for Christmas The actress was equally excited to be back with her old friend, saying her chemistry with him was “No. 1 ”of all her love interests at Hallmark.

The Christmas contest premieres Sunday, November 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

With reports from Emily Longeretta

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