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We're certainly not blue about this news!

Perri Ormont Blumberg
April 10, 2018

The wait won't be easy, but we have more reason than ever to get excited for Hallmark's upcoming holiday films for 2018: LeAnn Rimes will star in a new Christmas movie called It's Christmas, Eve, coming out next holiday season.

As Country Living originally reported, Rimes will play the lead role of Eve Morgan, a musical school superintendent who becomes involved in helping the in-trouble music department at her hometown high school.

"LeAnn Rimes is such a multi-talented artist, and we have wanted to work with her for years," Michelle Vicary, Crown Media Family Networks' executive vice president said in a statement. "Our viewers are in for a treat as LeAnn is the lead in a Hallmark Christmas movie and has also penned beautiful original songs that she sings in the film."

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During the film, Rimes will also perform some of the original songs she created for the movie. How do we live....until this Christmas flick's debut?