Hallmark Channel Announces 2016 Christmas Movie Schedule
Here's a sneak peek at some of the Hallmark original movies coming up this holiday season!
The Hallmark Channel has rolled out their 2016 Christmas movie schedule, and here’s a look at the original movies they have in store for us. Now, where’s that eggnog…
“A Wish For Christmas”
Show date: Saturday, October 29th, 8/7c
Starring: Lacey Chabert (“Mean Girls”), Paul Greene (“A Christmas Detour”)
Chabert stars as Sara Shaw, who keeps a low profile at work. But when her big Christmas idea is stolen, she asks Santa to help her stand up for herself. Santa grants her wish, but she only has 48 hours to make it happen.
“The Mistletoe Promise”
Show date: Saturday, November 5th, 8/7c
Starring: Jaime King (“Hart of Dixie”), Luke Macfarlane (“Brothers and Sisters”)
“Every Christmas Has A Story”
Show date: Saturday, November 12, 8/7c
Starring: Lori Loughlin (“Fuller House”), Colin Ferguson (“Eureka”), Willie Aames (“Charles in Charge”)
Loughlin is a TV personality who really messes up by admitting she “hates Christmas.” While, um, on the air. Afterwards, she’s invited to the “Most Christmas-y town in America” to try and buff up her image.
Show date: Sunday, November 13th, 8/7c
Starring: Jill Wagner (“Wipeout”), Wes Brown (“True Blood”)
Aunt Sally’s Christmas Cookie Company gets sold to a big ‘ol evil corporate conglomerate, and Hannah the exec (Wagner) has to close the deal and shut Aunt Sally’s factory down. The factory happens to be the main business in the town of… wait for it… Cookie Jar. And… she meets the factory owner and falls in love with him.
“Home & Family Holiday Special”
Show date: Thursday, November 17, 8/7c
Hosted by: Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos
“Journey Back to Christmas”
Show date: Friday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m.
Starring: Candace Cameron Burre, Oliver Hudson
A nurse from the World War II Era travels in time to 2016. She meets Jake, who teaches her that the true meaning of Christmas remains the same, all these years later. The spirit of the season is timeless.
“My Christmas Dream”
Show date: Saturday, November 19, 8/7c
Starring: Danica McKellar (“Wonder Years”), David Haydn-Jones (“A Cookie Cutter Christmas”), Deidre Hall (“Days of Our Lives”)
Christina Masters (McKellar) is the manager of McDougal’s flagship department store. She wants the manager gig of the new Paris location. She’s out to impress her boss by creating the best Christmas holiday window ever. She turns to a recently-fired employee who happens to be a talented artist and single dad with one young son. Business soon becomes personal, and the bells start jingling with love.
“A December Bride”
Show date: Sunday, November 20th, 8/7c
Starring: Jessica Lowndes (90210), Daniel Lissing (When Calls the Heart)
“Christmas In Homestead”
Show date: Wednesday, November 23rd, 8/7c
Starring: Taylor Cole (The Green Hornet) and Michael Rady (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
Show date: Thursday, November 24th, 8/7c
Starring: Alicia Witt (“Nashville”), Gabriel Hogan (“Heartland”)
Isobel Gray (Witt) has planned a perfect Christmas holiday with her boyfriend, which includes a “carefully composed bucket list of classic holiday traditions.” Uh-oh, the boyfriend goes AWOL and a “tempting new romance turns her life upside down.”
“Journey Back To Christmas”
Show dates: Friday, November 25th, 8/7c
Starrting: Candace Cameron Bure, Oliver Hudson, & Tom Skerritt
“A Heavenly Christmas”
Show date: Saturday, November 26, 8/7c
Starring: Kristin Davis, Eric McCormack, & Shirley Maclaine
*This movie is from the Hallmark Hall of Fame.
Show date: Sunday, November 27, 8/7c
Starring: Melissa Joan Hart, Dean Cain, Cynthia Gibb, Jackée Harry, & Richard Kline
“Christmas Angel in Training”
Show date: Monday, Nov. 28, 8 p.m.
Starring: Kristin Davis, Eric McCormac, Shirley MacLaine
Kristin Davies plays a work-holic who has passed away and is now in training to be a Christmas angel in this Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. To become the angel, though, she has to help a struggling musician use music to help his family come together, and she learns about love and the spirit of the season along the way.
“National Christmas Tree Lighting”
Show date: Friday, December 2, 8/7c
“A Dream of Christmas”
Show date: Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m.
Starring: Nikki DeLoach, Andrew Walker
Penny, a young married woman, is granted a wish to become single again. Everything seems great in her new life. Great job, nice car, but she has never met her husband. So, she decides to track him down and fall in love with him all over again.
“Looks Like Christmas”
Show date: Sunday, December 4, 8/7c
Starring: Anne Heche and Dylan Neal
“A Nutcracker Christmas”
Show date: Saturday, December 10, 8/7c
Starring: Amy Acker, Sascha Radetsky, & Sophia Lucia
“Meant to Be”
Show date: Sunday, December 11, 8/7c
Starring: Brennan Elliott
“My Christmas Love”
Show date: Saturday, December 17, 8/7c
Starring: Meredith Hagner, Bobby Campo & Gregory Harrison
“Sleigh Bells Ring”
Show date: Sunday, December 18, 8/7c
Then this is the final (new) original Hallmark Holiday Movie of the season:
“When Calls The Heart Christmas”
Show date: Sunday, December 25th, 8/7c
Starring: Erin Krakow (“Army Wives”), Daniel Lissing (“Last Resort”), Jack Wagner (“Melrose Place”) and Lori Loughlin (“Fuller House”)
We can’t wait – can you? To see their Hallmark’s New Year shows, click HERE.