Candace Cameron Bure left the Hallmark Channel for the Great American Family channel where the focus will be on “traditional marriage” in Christmas films.

The 46-year-old actress is best known for her role as D.J. Tanner in the TV sitcom “Full House” that ran for 8 seasons on ABC TV. Bure is the younger sister of Growing Pains actor Kirk Cameron.

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She is seen here posing with child actors Jeremy Miller (L) and Jaleel White (R) in a photo dated December 1, 1991.

Bure signed on as chief creative officer at Great American Family, because she says the cable network intends to focus on “traditional marriage” in its holiday programming.

The conservative Christian has acted in over a dozen Hallmark holiday movies over the years.


Earlier this year, Bure left the Hallmark Channel once the network increased its focus on LGBT+ programming.

Hallmark’s first holiday movie rom-com featuring a same-sex couple will debut in December.

Bure didn’t appreciate the change from traditional family-oriented programming. The actress called Hallmark “a completely different network than when I started because of the change of leadership.”

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Bure said, “My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them. I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.”

When asked if Great American Family will ever feature same-sex couples as leads in holiday movies, Bure said no.

“I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core.”

Bure celebrated 25 years of marriage to husband Valeri Bure last year. She and Valeri have three children, sons Lev, 22, and Maksim, 20, and a daughter, Natasha, 24.