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Barbara Niven plays Donna in "The Christmas Contest."

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Barbara is an accomplished actress who has appeared in more than 100 film and TV roles.

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In addition to being a fierce advocate for human and animal rights, Barbara has starred in the Hallmark romance dramas "Chesapeake Shores" and "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove." A multi-hyphenate talent, she is also a media trainer and coach, public speaker, and best-selling author.

Barbara is well known for Hallmark Christmas movies including, "USS Christmas," "Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing" and "Christmas Detour" with Candace Cameron Bure.

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Barbara has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Treat Williams, Robert Buckley, John Brotherton, Paul Greene, Holly Robinson Peete, Ashley Williams