We don’t care that the calendar says it’s only September, the Hallmark Channel just released its Countdown to Christmas holiday movie schedule for this winter — and we are here for it! With the way 2020 has been, we could all use some holiday magic a few months early.
And according to an official announcement on social media recently, we won’t even have to wait much longer to catch this year’s holiday movie extravaganza.
In a tweet on Sept. 23, the network promised that we can begin enjoying “holiday movies 24/7” on Friday, Oct. 23!
Your favorite holiday tradition returns with 23 ALL new original premieres in this year's #CountdownToChristmas! Check out the below for more details on the full lineup! https://t.co/Sranucz1bg pic.twitter.com/WrLmp5H6OD
— Hallmark Channel (@hallmarkchannel) September 23, 2020
“This year’s movies reflect our most diverse representation of talent, narratives and families, including ‘The Christmas House,’ featuring a storyline about a gay couple looking to adopt their first child, and starring Jonathan Bennett in an ensemble cast,” Hallmark Channel’s EVP of programming Michelle Vicary said in a statement.
In addition to new titles and fresh faces, popular Hallmark Channel holiday movie stars like Lacey Chabert, Danica McKellar and Candace Cameron Bure will also make a return to the channel this year.
“Our movies are rooted in warmth and positivity, meaningful connections, family gatherings and seasonal traditions — a winning formula we hope will bring our millions of viewers much-needed levity and holiday cheer at the end of a tough year,” Vicary continued.
If you thought the 12 Days of Christmas was a lot, just wait until you see how many movies Hallmark Channel has in store for fans. This year, the network will be showing 105 films over the course of the two-month marathon!
Or for the full list of all the holiday titles (old and new), you can download the Hallmark Channel Movie Checklist app, which will add reminders right into your smartphone calendar to make sure you don’t miss your favorite films!
To download the app, simply scan the QR code at the bottom of this premiere schedule listing.
Here are just a few of the cozy-sounding new holiday movies coming to the Hallmark Channel this year:
- “A Nashville Christmas Carol” stars Jessy Schram, Wynonna Judd, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and many others in a modern country-music twist on the classic Dickens story “A Christmas Carol.” It airs on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. EST.
- “Christmas Comes Twice” features Tamera Mowry-Housley as a top newscaster who is wistful for the guy who got away five years ago (played by Michael Xavier). Will a trip back in time give her a second chance at love? It airs on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. EST.
- “Love, Lights, Hanukkah!” stars Marilu Henner, Mia Kirshner and Ben Savage in the story of a woman who discovers through a DNA test that she is Jewish. This news leads her on a journey to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights. It airs on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. EST.
So pop some popcorn, make some whipped hot chocolate and settle in for some comforting holiday fare, courtesy of the Hallmark Channel!