Full schedule: Hallmark will air 40 new Christmas movies starting this October


Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe Jr. star in “Jingle Bell Pride.” (Source: Crown Media)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA)—It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The Hallmark Channel has already begun promoting its annual marathon of Christmas movies.

The network will air 40 new holiday movies in October, November and December as part of its Countdown to Christmas” and “Miracles of Christmas” campaigns.

The movies feature a number of famous actors, including Tamera Mowry-Housley, Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Lacey Chabert (“Mean Girls”), Wynonna Judd, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Rachael Leigh Cook (“She’s All That”), Alison Sweeney (“Days of Our Lives”), Ben Savage (“Boy Meets World”), Marilu Henner, Ashley Greene (“Twilight”) and more.

The movies will air on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Hallmark Channel’s ‘Countdown to Christmas’ schedule:

All premieres are at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Jingle Bell Pride
Premieres: 10/24

Stars: Julia Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe

“Wedding planner Jessica Perez (Gonzalo) travels to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is charmed by the small town during Christmas, as well as the handsome local (Rowe Jr.) helping her.”

Chateau Christmas
Premieres: 10/25
Stars: Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane

“Margot (Patterson), a world-renowned pianist, returns to Chateau Newhaus to spend the holidays with her family and is reunited with an ex (Macfarlane) who helps her rediscover her passion for music.”

One Royal Holiday
Premieres: 10/31
Stars: Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, Krystal Joy Brown, Victoria Clark, and Tom McGowan

“When Anna (Osnes) offers a stranded mother (Clark) and son (Tveit) shelter in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Royal Family of Galwick. Anna shows the Prince how they do Christmas in her hometown, encouraging him to open his heart and be true to himself.”

On the 12th Date of Christmas
Premieres: 11/1

Stars: Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes

“Two seemingly incompatible game designers team up to create a romantic, city-wide scavenger hunt themed for the ’12 Days of Christmas.'”

Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater
Premieres: 11/7

Stars: Ashley Williams and Niall Matter

“Single mom Maggie (Williams) is facing Christmas alone until Lucas (Matter) crashes into her life and becomes an unexpected houseguest. Together they overcome Christmas while finding comfort in their growing bond.”

Christmas with the Darlings
Premieres: 11/8

Stars: Katrina Law and Carlo Marks

“Just before the holidays Jessica Lew (Law) is ending her tenure as the assistant to her wealthy boss to use her recently earned law degree within his company, but offers to help his charming, younger brother (Marks) as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew over Christmas.”

Christmas in Vienna
Premieres: 11/14

Stars: Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott

“Jess (Drew), a concert violinist whose heart just isn’t in it anymore, goes to Vienna for a performance. While there, she finds the inspiration she has been missing, and a new love.”

A Timeless Christmas
Premieres: 11/15
Stars: Ryan Paevey and Erin Cahill

“Charles Whitley (Paevey) travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner (Cahill), a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas.”

A Nashville Christmas Carol
Premieres: 11/21

Stars: Jessy Schram, Wes Brown, Wynonna Judd, and Kix Brooks

“Vivienne Wake (Schram), a workaholic television producer in charge of a country music Christmas special showcasing newcomer Alexis (Raelynn), never lets personal feelings get in the way of business. On the verge of accepting a job in LA, and with the return of Gavin Chase (Brown), her childhood sweetheart and manager to the special’s headliner, Belinda (Evans), she receives a visit from the ghost of her recently deceased mentor, Marilyn (Judd). Her mentor warns her current path leads to a dark future and has recruited both the Spirit of Christmas Past (Brooks) and the Spirit of Christmas Present (Williams-Paisley) to help her get back on track. The Spirits’ time-jumping adventures force Vivienne to take hold of her life.”

The Christmas House
Premieres: 11/22

Stars: Robert Buckley, Jonathan Bennett, Ana Ayora, and Treat Williams

“Working through some difficult decisions, Mitchell family matriarch Phylis (Lawrence) and patriarch Bill (Williams), have summoned their two grown sons – TV star, Mike Mitchell (Buckley) and Brandon Mitchell (Bennett) – home for the holidays. It is their hope that bringing the family together to recreate the Christmas house, will help them find resolution and make a memorable holiday for the entire family and community. As Brandon and his husband Jake (Harder) make the trip home, they are anxiously awaiting a call about the adoption of their first child. Meanwhile, Mike reconnects with Andi (Ayora), his high school sweetheart.”

A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Premieres: 11/24

Stars: Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor

“Erin (Aytes) is planning the town’s Christmas celebration and must win over firefighter Kevin (Taylor) in order to obtain the beautiful spruce tree from his property for the celebration.”

A Bright and Merry Christmas
Premieres: 11/25

Stars: Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas

“Two competing TV hosts (Sweeney and Blucas) are sent to a festive small town over Christmas. While pretending to get along for the sake of appearances, they discover that there’s more to each other than they thought.”

Christmas by Starlight
Premieres: 11/26

Stars: Kimberley Sustad and Paul Campbell

“Annie (Sustad), a lawyer, must help her loved ones this holiday season. Her family’s restaurant, The Starlight Café, is slated for demolition. The heir to the development firm responsible, William (Campbell), makes her an unlikely proposition: he’ll spare the café if Annie spends the week “appearing” as the legal counsel his father is demanding he hire in the wake of some costly mistakes.”

Five Star Christmas
Premieres: 11/27

Stars: Bethany Joy Lenz and Victor Webster

“After moving back to her hometown, Lisa (Lenz) plots with her siblings and grandparents to help her father’s new bed and breakfast get a five-star review from an incognito travel critic (Webster), but ends up falling for him, not knowing he is the real critic.”

Christmas Waltz
Premieres: 11/28

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp, and JT Church

“After Avery’s (Chabert) storybook Christmas wedding is canceled unexpectedly, dance instructor Roman (Kemp) helps her rebuild her dreams.”

If I Only Had Christmas
Premieres: 11/29

Stars: Candace Cameron Bure and Warren Christie

“Kansas City publicist, Darcy Gale (Bure) ventures to the Emerald Educational Trust for the job of a lifetime. Helping VP Glen Goodman (Christie) and his team find the know-how, courage, and heart to help a charity in need for Christmas. Darcy and Glen begin to realize they have everything in common. However, Glen’s surprise revelation at the big Christmas gala just may put an end to their promising romance before it has even started.”

Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing
Premieres: 12/5

Stars: Rukiya Bernard, Colin Lawrence, Antonio Cayonne, and Holly Robinson Peete

“As Michelle’s (Peete) wedding approaches, Hannah (Bernard) steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot (Cayonne).”

Christmas She Wrote
Premieres: 12/6

Stars: Danica McKellar and Dylan Neal

“When Kayleigh (McKellar), a romance writer, has her column cancelled right before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with her family. Kayleigh gets an unexpected visit from the man (Neal) who cancelled her column who fights not only to bring her back to the publisher but also for her heart.”

Cross Country Christmas
Premieres: 12/12

Stars: Rachel Leigh Cook and Greyston Holt

“Former classmates Lina (Cook) and Max (Holt) are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation.”

Christmas Comes Twice
Premieres: 12/13

Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley and Michael Xavier

“Emily (Mowry-Housley) is a top newscaster who has achieved her career dreams but still has regrets about the guy (Xavier) who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around the carousel takes her magically back in time to the carnival five years before…giving her a second chance at love before she must return to Christmas present.”

Christmas Carousel
Premieres: 12/19

Stars: Rachel Boston and Neal Bledsoe

“When Lila (Boston) is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince (Bledsoe) to complete it by Christmas.”

Love, Lights, Hanukkah!
Premieres: 12/20

Stars: Ben Savage, Mia Kirshner, and Marilu Henner

“As Christina (Kirshner) prepares her restaurant for its busiest time of year, she gets back a DNA test revealing that she’s Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights.”

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas” schedule:

All premieres are at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Christmas Tree Lane
Premieres: 10/24

Stars: Alicia Witt, Andrew Walker, Drake Hogeystn, and Briana Price

“Music store owner Meg (Witt) spearheads the community effort to save the Christmas Tree Lane shopping district from demolition. As she finds herself falling for Nate (Walker), a recent acquaintance, she’s thrown when she learns his surprising tie to the developer.”

Deliver by Christmas
Premieres: 10/25

Stars: Alvina August and Eion Bailey

“Bakery owner Molly (August) meets Josh (Bailey), a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she’s never met in person and she doesn’t realize that they’re the same man.”

Cranberry Christmas
Premieres: 10/31

Stars: Nikki DeLoach and Benjamin Ayres

“A separated couple (DeLoach and Ayres) feign marital bliss on national television to help their town’s Christmas festival – and their business. But what will the future hold for them when rekindled love is complicated by new opportunities?”

Holly & Ivy
Premieres: 11/1

Stars: Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols

“When Melody’s (Parrish) neighbor, Nina (Nichols), learns that her illness has returned, Melody promises to keep Nina’s kids, Holly & Ivy, together. To adopt the children, she must renovate her new fixer-upper, which she does with the help of contractor, Adam (Jordan).”

The Christmas Ring
Premieres: 11/7

Stars: Nazneen Contractor and David Alpay

“A reporter (Contractor) searches for the love story behind an antique engagement ring. With the help of the ring’s owner’s grandson (Alpay), they learn the legacy his grandparent’s left behind.”

The Christmas Bow
Premieres: 11/8

Stars: Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady

“When an accident puts her music dreams on hold, a gifted violinist (Micarelli) reconnects with an old family friend (Rady), who helps her heal and find love during the holidays.”

Meet Me at Christmas
Premieres: 11/14

Stars: Catherine Bell and Mark Deklin

“When Joan’s (Bell) son’s wedding planner unexpectedly quits, she must coordinate his Christmas Eve wedding with the help of Beau (Deklin), the bride’s uncle. As they work alongside each other they discover their fates and pasts are intertwined.”

The Christmas Doctor
Premieres: 11/15

Stars: Holly Robinson Peete and Adrian Holmes

“A week before Christmas, Dr. Alicia Wright (Peete) is offered an assignment away from home. A mysterious man (Holmes) from her past journeys to find her before Christmas and brings with him a revelation that could change Alicia’s life forever.”

A Little Christmas Charm
Premieres: 11/21

Stars: Ashley Greene and Brendan Penny

“Holly (Greene), a jewelry designer finds a lost charm bracelet and teams up with investigative reporter Greg (Penny) in hopes of finding the owner and returning it by Christmas Eve.”

The Angel Tree
Premieres: 11/22

Stars: Jill Wagner and Lucas Bryant

“A writer (Wagner) seeks the identity of the person who helps grant wishes that are placed upon the angel tree, and in the process, reconnects with her childhood friend (Bryant).”

USS Christmas
Premieres: 11/28

Stars: Jen Lilley, Trevor Donovan, and Barbara Niven

“Maddie (Lilley), a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, embarks on a Tiger Cruise during Christmastime where she meets a handsome naval officer (Donovan) and stumbles upon a mystery in the ship’s archive room.”

Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas
Premieres: 12/5

Stars: Lacey Chabert and Stephen Huszar

“Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner Ben (Huszar), Sarah (Chabert) discovers that an event from the past may connect them and change their lives forever.”

A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances
Premieres: 12/6

Stars: Brooke D’Orsay and Sam Page

“After 15 years, Pat (Page) moves home from Hawaii with his two sons and through a series of coincidences, or Godwinks, ends up stuck in traffic next to his high school sweetheart, Margie (D’Orsay), at Christmas.”

A Glenbrooke Christmas
Premieres: 12/12

Stars: Autumn Reeser and Antonio Cupo

“As Christmas nears, heiress Jessica Morgan (Reeser) seizes what seems like her last chance to experience a relaxed Christmas and heads off to the small town of Glenbrooke, where she meets a handsome fireman (Cupo).”

Christmas Homecoming
Premieres: 12/13

Stars: Taylor Cole and Steve Lund

“When a mysterious key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate (Cole) and Kevin (Lund) embark on a Christmas romance adventure they’ll never forget.”

Swept Up by Christmas
Premieres: 12/19

Stars: TBD

“An antique seller and a cleaner clash over how to downsize a magnificent estate right before Christmas. As the two uncover the house’s treasures, they find a way to reconnect the reclusive owner with his own Christmases past.”

Project Christmas Wish
Premieres: 12/20

Stars: TBD

“For years Lucy has played Santa to her small town’s community by making their holiday wishes come true. But when Lucy grants a little girl’s wish for a Christmas like she used to have with her Mom, she unexpectedly finds her own wishes coming true in life and love.”


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