Each year, there’s an unofficial debate about who gets to claim the title of “Queen of Christmas.” And up until this point, Mariah Carey really had a stronghold with her “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” That being said, Candace Cameron Bure has been flying under the radar with her own entry as the unofficial “Hallmark Queen.” Now, don’t get me wrong. I love me some Mariah Carey and I love me some Candace Cameron Bure. But I’d like to toss another hat into the ring. That’s for our “Pioneer Woman,” Ree Drummond.
Drummond is actually celebrating quite the big day today with the global release of “Candy Coated Christmas.” The project marks her first-ever acting role in a film and she’s happy to be able to share the fruits of her labor with fans ahead of the holidays. Grab some peppermint tea and let’s dive in.
Ree Drummond Reflects On Her Time in Peppermint Hollow
Here’s the celebratory Instagram post that Ree Drummond shared with her nearly 4 million followers. The series of photos includes several stills from the “Candy Coated Christmas” movie and some behind-the-scenes shots too. Say hello to “Bee,” the bakery shop owner of a small business in the movie’s fictional Peppermint Hollow:
In the caption, Ree Drummond reveals all the details of where to actually stream the project. The Christmas movie is available on both the Discovery+ and Food Network platforms. Despite holding all the elements of a Hallmark movie, it’s surprisingly not one.
Ree Drummond says that the project was a no-brainer when the execs reached out to her.
“When they asked if I’d be willing to play the part of ‘Bee’ (a bakery owner in a small town called Peppermint Hollow!) it took me about five seconds to say yes.”
She then goes on to call her role “relatively small” but that just speaks to the star’s overall humility if you ask me. And it’s a refreshing change of pace from the more mainstream celebrity mold today.
A Peppermint Legacy
Now, back to the peppermint. Apparently, “Candy Coated Christmas” actually used the “Pioneer Woman’s” real recipe for the Peppermint Hollow bakery’s treats. Withholding that recipe from you guys just seems cruel so here you have it.
Ree’s Holiday Peppermint Fudge:
Ree Drummond actually filmed that segment with Food Network back in 2014, but the Peppermint Fudge recipe is ultimately timeless. And yeah, okay, we haven’t even crossed Thanksgiving yet, but she’s got you covered with recipes for that as well. If mac and cheese is your thing, you can read about her recipe for that here.
Now please excuse me while I go pre-heat my oven.