It is time to begin getting within the Christmas spirit — a minimum of, in response to the Hallmark Channel, which launched its full slate of vacation motion pictures on Sept. 19. This yr’s crop of movies options numerous new faces and recent plots to immerse you within the scent of pine timber and the sound of Christmas carols, in addition to some comparatively acquainted faces, similar to John Travolta’s sister Ellen, who stars in “Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up.”
Hallmark will start airing its vacation motion pictures on Oct. 20, beginning with “Checkin’ It Twice,” a romance that follows an actual property agent who falls in love with a hockey participant. The 40 movies will air on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, with extra options additionally airing each Thursday on the Hallmark Films & Mysteries channel, with a couple of exceptions. Hallmark first started airing its Countdown to Christmas motion pictures in 2009, and one factor that has remained a continuing all through is the movies’ emphasis on love’s capability to overcome even essentially the most chaotic of holiday-themed conditions.
If you happen to’re nonetheless not feeling fairly able to dive into the vacation spirit, although, extra autumnal choice like a horror movie or traditional Halloween film is perhaps extra up your alley. However should you’re already dusting off your stockings or pulling out the menorah, look no additional for what you’ll be able to count on from Hallmark this vacation season.
The 2023 Hallmark Christmas Film Schedule
All movies air at 8 p.m. ET until in any other case famous.
Friday, Oct. 20
“Checkin’ It Twice” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Kim Matula, Kevin McGarry
Official logline: A journeyman hockey participant (McGarry) falls for an actual property agent (Matula) in a profession disaster when he is traded to her hometown and strikes into the cottage in her hockey loving household’s yard.
Saturday, Oct. 21
“Where Are You, Christmas?” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O’Inheritor, Julie Warner
Official logline: When Addy (Fonseca) needs for a yr with out Christmas, she wakes up in a world of black and white. She should work along with the city mechanic (Rady) to revive Christmas.
Sunday, Oct. 22
“Under the Christmas Sky” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Ryan Paevey
Official logline: Kat (Kennedy) is an esteemed astrophysicist, who’s scheduled for her first journey into house subsequent yr till an accident grounds her. Whereas on depart, coming to phrases with the fact that her dream of being an astronaut is over, she volunteers on the native planetarium. There, she is paired up with by-the-book David (Paevey) to work on an exhibit opening proper earlier than Christmas. Will the celebs align to carry these two collectively on the holidays?
Thursday, Oct. 26
“Ms. Christmas Comes to Town” (Films & Mysteries)
Stars: Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott, Barbara Niven
A buying channel host often called Ms. Christmas (Niven) receives a terminal analysis, which
conjures up a multi-city tour set to unfold Christmas cheer earlier than her farewell broadcast.
Friday, Oct. 27
“Christmas by Design” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Rebecca Dalton, Jonathan Keltz
Official logline: A designer (Dalton) will get accepted right into a Christmas problem to create a brand new holiday-themed assortment and never solely finds the inspiration for her subsequent line however decides to revamp her method to what’s most vital in life.
Saturday, Oct. 28
“Mystic Christmas” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Jessy Schram, Chandler Massey, Patti Murin, William R. Moses
Official logline: Juniper (Schram) travels to Mystic, Connecticut throughout the holidays to work on the rehabilitation middle and aquarium. She reconnects with Sawyer (Massey), the proprietor of the pizza store.
Friday, Oct. 29
“Joyeux Noel” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Jaicy Elliot, Brant Daugherty
Official logline: When a romantic portray of a Christmas market captures the creativeness of copy editor Lea (Elliot), she is shipped to France with pragmatic reporter Mark (Daugherty) to uncover the thriller behind the artist.
Thursday, Nov. 2
“My Christmas Guide” (Films & Mysteries)
Stars: Amber Marshall, Ben Mehl
Official logline: After shedding his eyesight, a school professor (Mehl) adopts a seeing eye canine from a information canine coach (Marshall). As all of them start to spend time collectively, his confidence returns and his coronary heart begins to open.
Friday, Nov. 3
“Flipping For Christmas” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Ashley Newbrough, Marcus Rosner
Official logline: It is virtually Christmas when busy realtor Abigail (Newbrough) agrees to assist her sister with the “simple flip” of a lately inherited dwelling. Sadly, co-beneficiary Bo (Rosner) has different plans in thoughts.
Saturday, Nov. 4
“Never Been Chris’d” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Janel Parrish, Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes, Tyler Hynes
Official logline: House for the vacations, BFFs Naomi (Parrish) and Liz (Lamothe-Kipnes) reconnect with highschool crush Chris Silver (Hynes). A posh love triangle kinds, forcing them to take inventory of their lives and discover the worth of friendship.
Sunday, Nov. 5
“The Santa Summit” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Hunter King Benjamin Hollingsworth
Official logline: It is time for the annual Santa Summit, wherein revelers placed on Santa fits and hop round designated places on the town to eat, drink, and be merry. Three greatest mates determine to go collectively: Jordin (King), a lately dumped artwork instructor trying to lower free; Ava, a shy girl hoping to run into her crush; and Stella, a Christmas cynic with no real interest in the Santa Summit in any way. In the beginning of the evening, Jordin meets and bonds with Liam (Hollingsworth), however would not get his title earlier than getting separated and misplaced in a sea of Santas. Because the evening progresses and hijinks ensue, amidst the chaos, celebration, and a sea of Santas, all of them discover what they’re searching for: Christmas spirit, potential romance, and a strengthened bond of friendship.
Thursday, Nov. 9
“Mystery on Mistletoe Lane” (Films & Mysteries)
Stars: Erica Cerra (“Eureka”), Victor Webster (“Continuum”)
Official logline: New to city, Heidi Wicks (Cerra) and her children uncover a Christmas thriller of their historic dwelling. Native handyman and historian David (Webster) helps alongside the best way, discovering his personal shocking connection.
Friday, Nov. 10
“Everything Christmas” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Katherine Barrell, Cindy Busby, Corey Sevier, Matt Wells
Official logline: Lori Jo’s (Busby) love for Christmas takes her on a street journey to Yuletide Springs together with her roommate Tori (Barrell), the place Christmas is widely known year-round, to take part in a longstanding city custom to honor her late grandmother. Alongside the best way, the buddies meet Carl (Sevier) and Jason (Wells), and the foursome make stops throughout their journey to take pleasure in extra small-town Christmas sights. However when a collection of occasions places a damper on their plans, a bit of Christmas magic could put this journey again on the correct path.
Saturday, Nov. 11
“Christmas Island” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Rachel Skarsten, Andrew Walker
Official logline: When a snowstorm diverts Kate’s (Skarsten) first personal flight en path to Switzerland to Christmas Island, she should workforce up with an air visitors controller (Walker) to safe her dream job because the household’s pilot.
Sunday, Nov. 12
“A Heidelberg Holiday” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Ginna Claire Mason, Frédéric Brossier
Official logline: Heidi Heidelberg (Mason) receives the dream alternative to promote her stunning, handmade glass ornaments on the prestigious Heidelberg Christmas Market in Germany. Whereas there, she meets Lukas (Brossier), a neighborhood artisan who helps her reconnect together with her misplaced heritage.
Thursday, Nov. 16
“A World Record Christmas” (Films & Mysteries)
Stars: Nikki DeLoach, Lucas Bryant, Aias Dalman
Official logline: Charlie (Dalman) is an autistic boy decided to set a Guinness World File by stacking 1400 Jenga blocks. His mom Marissa (DeLoach) and stepfather Eric (Bryant) encourage him to achieve for his dream and so they all have a good time when he will get the excellent news that he’ll have get his probability on Christmas Eve. Within the spirit of the vacation, they set up a fundraiser giving the townspeople a chance to donate and beautify a Jenga block, with the proceeds going to profit children with autism. Charlie’s journey to setting the Jenga world file offers all of them the possibility to study extra not nearly themselves, however about what household actually means.
Friday, Nov. 17
“Navigating Christmas” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Chelsea Hobbs, Stephen Huszar
Official logline: Lately divorced Melanie (Hobbs) and her son Jason go to a distant island for Christmas, solely to search out themselves working an actual working lighthouse the place she connects with the curt however cute proprietor (Huszar).
Saturday, Nov. 18
“A Merry Scottish Christmas” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Scott Wolf
Official logline: When estranged siblings, Lindsay (Chabert) and Brad (Wolf) Morgan journey to Scotland at Christmas to reunite with their mom Jo, a giant household secret is revealed.
Sunday, Nov. 19
“Holiday Hotline” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Emily Tennant, Niall Matter
Official logline: After leaving London, Abby (Tennant) connects with an nameless caller whereas working at a cooking hotline. The caller is single dad “John” (Matter) who Abby unknowingly has grow to be smitten with in actual life.
Wednesday, Nov. 22
“A Season for Family” (Films & Mysteries)
Stars: Brendan Penny, Stacey Farber, Benjamin Jacobson, Azriel Dalman
Official logline: Maddy’s (Farber) adopted son Wesley (Jacobson) has only one Christmas want – to satisfy his brother Cody (Dalman), who was adopted into a unique household. Cody’s father Paul (Penny) is a widower who just isn’t able to have this dialog together with his son, so he turns down a gathering. Nevertheless, circumstances carry the 2 brothers unknowingly collectively and so they grow to be quick mates, whereas sparks fly between Maddy and Paul.
Thursday, Nov. 23
“Catch Me If You Claus” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Italia Ricci, Luke Macfarlane
Official logline: Avery Quinn (Ricci) is an aspiring information anchor who’s lastly getting her huge break on her station’s Christmas morning newscast. However that is put in jeopardy when she captures an intruder in her dwelling sporting a pink go well with claiming to be Chris (Macfarlane), Santa’s son, who’s on his first mission. An evening of journey ensues as they discover themselves being pursued by the police in addition to some shady characters. Alongside the best way, they join over dwelling within the shadow of their dad and mom and encourage one another to go after their desires.
Friday, Nov. 24 (6 p.m.)
“Letters to Santa” — premieres at 6 p.m.
Stars: Katie Leclerc, Rafael de la Fuente
Official logline: When younger siblings obtain a magic pen from Santa that seems to be granting needs, they request a Christmas present they need greater than something — for his or her separated dad and mom (Leclerc, de la Fuente) to reunite.
Friday, Nov. 24
“Holiday Road” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Sara Canning, Warren Christie
Official logline: When dangerous climate leaves every of them stranded on the airport for the vacations, a tech entrepreneur (Christie), a journey author (Canning), a loyal mom (Enid-Raye Adams) and her son (Kiefer O’Reilly), a cussed senior (Trevor Lerner), an enigmatic girl with a touch of thriller (Brittany Willacy), a pair touring from Hong Kong (Sharon Crandall, Ryan Mah) and a social media influencer (Princess Davis) all conform to hire a shared van to embark on a street journey to Denver. When their sudden journey brings them into uncharted territory, they navigate a collection of misadventures collectively and type a deeper bond that simply may change the trajectories of every of their lives. Impressed by true occasions.
Saturday, Nov. 25 (6 p.m.)
“Christmas in Notting Hill” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Sarah Ramos, William Moseley
Official logline: Well-known soccer star Graham Savoy (Moseley) has all the time been too busy for love, however when he comes dwelling to Notting Hill for Christmas, he modifies his thoughts after assembly Georgia (Ramos) — a visiting American and the one one that has no thought who he’s.
Saturday, Nov. 25
“Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Melissa Peterman, Ellen Travolta, Seth Morris, Jennifer Aspen
Official logline: As the vacations method, Emily (Chabert) and Jared (Brown) are trying ahead to celebrating the vacations collectively once more, this time as a pair. Emily, now embracing Evergreen Lane’s uniquely festive spirit, is able to work with Jared, Ned (Tobolowsky), Mary Louise (Travolta) and Pamela (Peterman) to make this yr’s Christmas celebrations the most effective but – even when being the HOA president’s girlfriend would not cease these dreaded adorning citations. When a home on the block goes up on the market, it causes fairly a stir with residents. When the soon-to-be neighbors change into vacation royalty (Morris, Aspen), it seems to be like this yr’s competitors is about to warmth up. Because the welcoming committee prepares for the brand new arrivals, just one factor is definite – this Christmas, Evergreen Lane goes to sleigh!
Sunday, Nov. 26 (6 p.m.)
“Our Christmas Mural” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Alex Paxton-Beesley, Dan Jeannotte
Official logline: Olivia (Paxton-Beesley) is a single mother who returns dwelling for Christmas. Her mother secretly enters her right into a mural contest; she wins however companions with instructor Will (Jeannotte) to create a Christmas masterpiece.
Sunday, Nov. 26
“A Biltmore Christmas” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Bethany Pleasure Lenz, Kristoffer Polaha, Jonathan Frakes, Robert Picardo
Official logline: Lucy Hardgrove (Lenz) is a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she’s employed to pen the script for a remake of the beloved, vacation film traditional, His Merry Spouse!, which was filmed in 1947 at stunning, historic Biltmore Home. When the pinnacle of the studio is not glad with the ending Lucy wrote as a result of it deviates from the unique’s feel-good conclusion, he sends Lucy to Biltmore Property for analysis and inspiration. Whereas there, she unwittingly discovers the power to journey to the 1947 set of His Merry Spouse! by means of the assistance of an hourglass. Whereas on set, she and Jack Huston (Polaha), one of many movie’s stars, spend time collectively and grow to be shut. However her sudden look has set off a sequence of occasions that put the manufacturing in jeopardy. Earlier than she will be able to return to the current, Lucy should make issues proper or threaten to change the long run eternally.
Thursday, Nov. 30
“Time for Her to Come Home For Christmas” (Films & Mysteries)
Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Chris Carmack, Grace Leer
Official logline: Dealing with her first Christmas with out her mom and trying to keep away from loneliness, Carly (Grimes-Beech) heads to a quaint city to guide the church choir at Christmas. As soon as there, Carly meets Matthew (Carmack), a person again on the town after serving within the military. As she will get to know Matthew, the choir and townspeople, she stumbles throughout clues that counsel she could have been introduced right here for a life altering cause. Because the thriller unravels one factor is evident, this journey will educate Carly about real love, studying to belief, and that forgiveness is required to lastly heal.
Friday, Dec. 1
“My Norwegian Holiday”
Stars: Rhiannon Fish, David Elsendoorn (The Hallmark Channel)
Official logline: JJ (Fish), grieving the lack of her grandmother and in search of dissertation inspiration, stumbles upon an sudden vacation future. Assembly Henrik (Elsendoorn), a Norwegian from Bergen, their connection deepens when he discovers she has a troll figurine from his hometown. To discover the troll’s historical past and her grandmother’s ties, JJ agrees to hitch Henrik on a journey to Norway. In Bergen, they’re drawn into Henrik’s household Christmas and marriage ceremony traditions, together with his sister’s marriage ceremony the day earlier than Christmas Eve. JJ embarks on a vacation journey, uncovering the troll’s origins and discovering her personal path to therapeutic, love and household.
Saturday, Dec. 2
“A Not So Royal Christmas” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Brooke D’Orsay, Will Kemp
Official logline: Tabloid journalist Charlotte (D’Orsay) makes an attempt to land an interview with a reclusive Rely. In response, the royal household has a groundskeeper (Kemp) pose because the Rely since the true one fled years in the past.
Sunday, Dec. 3
“Christmas With a Kiss” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Mishael Morgan, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Jaime M. Callica
Official logline: A lady (Morgan) returns dwelling to assist together with her household’s Christmas Carnival and romance ignites. A photograph journalist (Rowe) curates a shock reunion.
Thursday, Dec. 7
“To All a Good Night” (Films & Mysteries)
Stars: Kimberley Sustad, Mark Ghanimé
Official logline: A small-town photographer (Sustad) saves the lifetime of a mysterious man (Ghanimé), who may be on the town to purchase her household’s parkland – which can be the placement of the annual Christmas celebration.
Thursday, Dec. 7
“Rescuing Christmas” (Hallmark Films Now Unique)
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook dinner, Sam Web page
Official logline: In a world the place Santa (T. Mychael Rambo) is actual and desires to drum up some vacation spirit, two of Santa’s elves, Chuck (Patrick Thomas O’Brien) and Debbie (Bailey Stender), devise a plan to grant one human on Earth three needs to kickstart the vacations. Sadly, that human is Erin (Cook dinner), who has misplaced all affection for the season. Even a blind date arrange by her sister, with the affable and charming Sam (Web page), will not change her thoughts about Christmas. However when she makes the error of wishing Christmas would “just disappear,” Erin wakes as much as a world the place the vacation by no means existed! Horrified, she realizes that she’s taken away everybody’s pleasure, so she enlists Sam to assist her reinvent the festivities from scratch. Within the course of, Erin learns simply how a lot this vacation and its traditions have meant to everybody round her — and the way a lot Sam has come to imply to her.
Friday, Dec. 8
“Magic in Mistletoe” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Lyndie Greenwood, Paul Campbell
Official logline: Harrington (Campbell) is the writer of a well-liked ebook collection however business success has left him a bitter recluse. As he returns to his hometown for an annual Christmas competition celebrating his books, he is joined by April (Greenwood), a publicist for the key publishing home he works with. April is there for harm management after Harrington’s latest feedback on social media have ruffled some feathers. However as she will get to know him higher, hope springs that April can unlock Harrington’s guarded coronary heart and assist him rediscover the spirit of the vacation.
Saturday, Dec. 9
“Christmas on Cherry Lane” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, John Brotherton, Erin Cahill, James Denton, Vincent Rodriguez III
Official logline: A younger couple making ready to welcome their first little one (Brotherton, Cahill); an empty nester (Bell) and her fiancé (Denton) prepared to begin a brand new chapter; and a pair (Bennett, Rodriguez III) who unexpectedly have the possibility to increase their household on Christmas Eve have a good time the vacation as they navigate these turning factors of their lives.
Sunday, Dec. 10
“Round and Round” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Vic Michaelis, Bryan Greenberg, Rick Hoffman
Official logline: Rachel’s (Michaelis) caught in a time loop, reliving the evening of her dad and mom’ Hanukkah occasion. Can Zach (Greenberg), the “nice boy” Grandma’s attempting to set her up with, assist her make it to tomorrow?
Thursday, Dec. 14
“An Ice Palace Romance” (Hallmark Films Now Unique)
Stars: Celeste Desjardins, Marcus Rosner
Official logline: A journalist (Desjardins) faces previous fears when she returns to her hometown ice rink to cowl a narrative. With the assistance of the proprietor (Rosner) and his younger daughter, she begins to reevaluate her life’s function.
Thursday, Dec. 14
“Heaven Down Here” (Films & Mysteries)
Stars: Krystal Pleasure Brown, Tina Lifford, Juan Riedinger, Richard Harmon, Phylicia Rashad
Official logline: Impressed by Mickey Guyton’s tune of the identical title, “Heaven Down Here” tells the story of 4 disparate individuals who discover themselves stranded in a neighborhood diner on Christmas Eve when a snowstorm hits the city. Imami (Brown) is a widowed mom of two who’s having bother making ends meet and reluctantly agrees to work the Christmas Eve shift, the place she clashes together with her boss Dan (Harmon), who would not precisely embody the Christmas spirit. Felix (Riedinger) is a neighborhood pastor desperately attempting to safe meals for parishioners whereas his religion is challenged by his alienation by his son. Clara (Lifford) is a hospice nurse with an obstinate affected person (Rashad) and whose daughter is shifting away, inflicting her to query her place on this world. All through the night, these 4 bicker, bond and unwittingly present one another with the reply to their respective prayers.
Friday, Dec. 15
“The Secret Gift of Christmas” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Meghan Ory, Christopher Russell
Official logline: Bonnie (Ory) is a private shopper who helps her new, widowed consumer Patrick (Russell) reconnect together with his younger daughter. Although Bonnie and Patrick’s concepts of buying could not be extra totally different, she is set to get Patrick and his daughter the whole lot on their want record.
Saturday, Dec. 16
“Sealed With a List” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Katie Findlay, Evan Roderick
Official logline: This vacation season, festive Carley (Findlay) units out to overcome her record of deserted resolutions from final yr. Aided by coworker Wyatt (Roderick), she finds love and the boldness to chase her desires.
Sunday, Dec. 17
“Friends & Family Christmas” (The Hallmark Channel)
Stars: Humberly Gonzalez, Ali Liebert
Official logline: Daniella (Gonzalez) has lately moved to New York to pursue an artwork profession and decides to remain on the town to share the vacations together with her circle of artist mates, as an alternative of going dwelling to see her candy, if overbearing dad and mom. Amelia (Liebert) is a gifted leisure lawyer attempting to remain targeted on her work after a damaged engagement. When Daniella and Amelia are arrange by their dad and mom, they comply with fake that they’re relationship, to appease them for the vacations. Nevertheless, as they spend time in eachother’s worlds, they quickly construct a connection that’s deeper than both of them may have hoped for.
Thursday, Dec. 21
“A Holiday Spectacular (Extended Cut)” (Hallmark Films Now Unique)
Stars: Ginna Claire Mason, Derek Klena, Eve Plumb
Official logline: In 1958, Maggie (Mason) is an heiress from Philadelphia who places her high-society marriage ceremony plans on maintain so as to sneak as much as New York Metropolis and make her secret dream come true: dancing dwell on stage within the Christmas Spectacular at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor.
Thursday, Dec. 21
“Miracle in Bethlehem, PA” (Films & Mysteries)
Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Benjamin Ayres
Official logline: Profitable and fiercely unbiased, Mary Ann Brubeck (Vandervoort) adopts a child woman to boost on her personal simply earlier than Christmas. Because of climate, she and the child get caught in Bethlehem, PA for the vacations. When there isn’t any room on the inn, her solely possibility is to stick with the innkeeper’s brother Joe (Ayres), a quintessential bachelor who lives in a home that he treats like a barn. As Mary Ann learns the worth of neighborhood by spending time with Joe’s household and collaborating within the native church’s Christmas occasions, Joe begins getting his act along with new motivation . . . and the 2 start to see one another in a brand new gentle.