The Entire Schedule of New Hallmark Christmas Movies Is Out
It's time to pull out the hot chocolate, put on your coziest Christmas sweater, and prepare your couch for a whole lot of sitting because the holiday movie season is starting right now. (Didn't you know? Time is meaningless in 2020). The Hallmark Channel has released its entire schedule for Countdown to Christmas 2020. Thank you, Hallmark; we needed this.
This year is the 11th anniversary of the network’s special holiday movie slate, and it plans to air 40 original movies will across both Hallmark networks. This is serious, people. Your DVR and eyeballs are going to be consuming a lot of Christmas spirit.
Hallmark's Christmas movie schedule starts early—Saturday, October 24th, to be exact. And look, we are Halloween people over here, but if there's a year we're ready to feel the holly jolly vibes a little early, it's 2020. We could use it.
As for the movies themselves, many of your fave Hallmark stars are back for another round of holiday joy, including Mean Girls' Lacey Chabert, Rachael Leigh Cook, Candace Cameron Bure, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Janel Parrish from Pretty Little Liars, among others.
More importantly, there seems to be an increased commitment to inclusion and diversity in this year's Hallmark holiday movies, though there is always more to be done.
For example, in Christmas House, Mean Girls' Jonathan Bennet and Brad Harder play a gay couple who are trying to adopt. And Ben Savage, from Boy Meets World, stars in Love, Lights, Hanukkah!, which, of course, is a Hanukkah movie.
Check out Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas 2020 schedule here:
All premieres are at 8 p.m. ET.
Saturday, October 24th: Jingle Bell Bride
Stars: Julie Gonzalo (Supergirl) and Ronnie Rowe Jr. (Star Trek: Discovery)
Sunday, October 25th: Chateau Christmas
Stars: Merritt Patterson (Picture a Perfect Christmas) and Luke Macfarlane (Just Add Romance)
Saturday, October 31st: Christmas with the Darlings
Stars: Katrina Law (Arrow) and Carlo Marks (Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday)
Sunday, November 1st: One Royal Holiday
Stars: Laura Osnes (In the Key of Love), Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables), Krystal Joy Brown (Sydney to the Max), Victoria Clark (Homeland), and Tom McGowan (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Saturday, November 7th: Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater
Stars: Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show) and Niall Matter (Christmas at Dollywood)
Sunday, November 8th: On the 12th Date of Christmas
Stars: Mallory Jansen (Shooter) and Tyler Hynes (The Mistletoe Secret)
Saturday, November 14th: Christmas in Vienna
Stars: Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy) and Brennan Elliott (Crossword Mysteries)
Sunday, November 15th: A Timeless Christmas
Stars: Ryan Paevey (Christmas at the Plaza) and Erin Cahill (Love, Fall & Order)
Saturday, November 21st: A Nashville Christmas Carol
Stars: Jessy Schram (Country at Heart), Wes Brown (Christmas at Graceland), Wynonna Judd (The Judds), Sara Evans (Nashville), RaeLynn (The Voice), Kix Brooks (Home by Spring), and Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Darrow Mysteries)
Sunday, November 22nd: The Christmas House
Stars: Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), Ana Ayora (In the Dark), Treat Williams (Chesapeake Shores), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), and Brad Harder (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries)
New movie to be announced, Premiering Monday, November 23rd
Tuesday, November 24th: A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Stars: Rochelle Aytes (Mistresses) and Mark Taylor (Memories of Christmas)
Wednesday, November 25th: A Bright and Merry Christmas
Stars: Alison Sweeney (Days of Our Lives) and Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Thursday, November 26th: Five Star Christmas (working title)
Stars: Bethany Joy Lenz (Bottled with Love) and Victor Webster (MatchMaker Mysteries)
Friday, November 27th: Christmas by Starlight
Stars: Kimberley Sustad (Travelers) and Paul Campbell (Battlestar Galactica)
Saturday, November 28th: Christmas Waltz
Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Will Kemp (Royal Matchmaker), and JT Church (Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
Sunday, November 29th: If I Only Had Christmas
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House) and Warren Christie (The Color of Rain)
Saturday, December 5th: Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete (A Family Christmas Gift), Colin Lawrence (Riverdale), Rukiya Bernard (One Winter Weekend), Antonio Cayonne (Fashionably Yours), and Barbara Niven (Chesapeake Shores).
Sunday, December 6th: Christmas She Wrote
Stars: Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) and Dylan Neal (Dawson's Creek)
Saturday, December 12th: Cross Country Christmas
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That) and Greyston Holt (Chesapeake Shores)
Sunday, December 13th: Christmas Comes Twice
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley (A Christmas Miracle) and Michael Xavier (Paris, Wine and Romance)
Saturday, December 19th: Christmas Carousel
Stars: Rachel Boston (Check Inn to Christmas) and Neal Bledsoe (Shameless)
Sunday, December 20th: Love, Lights, Hanukkah!
Stars: Mia Kirshner (Star Trek: Discovery), Ben Savage (Boy Meets World), and Marilu Henner (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries)
And mark your calendars for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles Of Christmas” schedule:
All premieres are at 9 p.m. ET.
Saturday, October 24th: Christmas Tree Lane
Stars: Alicia Witt (Our Christmas Love Song), Andrew Walker (Christmas on My Mind), Drake Hogestyn (Days of Our Lives), and Briana Price (13 Reasons Why)
Sunday, October 25th: Deliver by Christmas
Stars: Alvina August (Nancy Drew) and Eion Bailey (Switched for Christmas)
Saturday, October 31st: Cranberry Christmas
Stars: Nikki DeLoach (Two Turtle Doves) and Benjamin Ayres (A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas)
Sunday, November 1st: Holly & Ivy
Stars: Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars), Jeremey Jordan (Supergirl), and Marisol Nichols (Riverdale)
Saturday, November 7th: The Christmas Ring
Stars: Nazneen Contractor (Ransom) and David Alpay (The Mistletoe Inn)
Sunday, November 8th: The Christmas Bow
Stars: Lucia Micarelli (Treme) and Michael Rady (You’re Bacon Me Crazy)
Saturday, November 14th: Meet Me at Christmas (working title)
Stars: Catherine Bell (Good Witch) and Mark Deklin (Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy)
Sunday, November 15th: The Christmas Doctor
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete (A Family Christmas Gift) and Adrian Holmes (V-Wars)
Saturday, November 21st: A Little Christmas Charm (working title)
Stars: Ashley Greene (Twilight) and Brendan Penny (Chesapeake Shores)
Sunday, November 22nd: The Angel Tree
Stars: Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf) and Lucas Bryant (Country at Heart)
Saturday, November 28th: USS Christmas
Stars: Jen Lilley (Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday), Trevor Donovan (Nostalgic Christmas), and Barbara Niven (Chesapeake Shores)
Saturday, December 5th: Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas
From executive producer Blake Shelton; Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) and Stephen Huszar (A Homecoming for the Holidays)
Sunday, December 6th: A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances
Stars: Brooke D’Orsay (Royal Pains) and Sam Page (The Bold Type)
Saturday, December 12th: A Glenbrooke Christmas
Stars: Autumn Reeser (Christmas Under the Stars) and Antonio Cupo (Hats Off to Christmas!)
Sunday, December 13th: Christmas Homecoming (working title)
Stars: Taylor Cole (Matching Hearts) and Steve Lund (The Art of Us)
Saturday, December 19: Swept Up by Christmas (working title)
Sunday, December 20th: Project Christmas Wish
Mark your calendars, Christmas movie lovers.