The Hallmark Channel has a three new Christmas movies this weekend: My Norwegian Holiday, A Not So Royal Christmas, and Christmas With a Kiss.
Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas – an annual holiday tradition – has all-new Christmas movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, all day every day you can see Hallmark Christmas movies from past seasons. See today’s schedule at: Hallmark TV Schedule
Here is the schedule of new Hallmark Christmas movies, followed by previews. If you miss one of these movies, you can usually find a repeat showing by entering the title into the search bar on the Hallmark website.
Friday, October 20: Checkin’ It Twice. A journeyman hockey player falls for a real estate agent in a career crisis when he’s traded to her hometown and moves into the cottage in her hockey loving family’s backyard. Starring Kim Matula and Kevin McGarry. Read more about Checkin’ It Twice HERE.
Saturday, October 21: Where Are You, Christmas? When Addy wishes for a year without Christmas, she wakes up in a world of black and white. She must work together with the town mechanic to restore Christmas. Starring Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O’Heir and Julie Warner. Read more about Where Are You Christmas? HERE
Sunday, October 22: Under the Christmas Sky. Kat is an esteemed astrophysicist, who is scheduled for her first trip into space next year until an accident grounds her. While on leave, coming to terms with the reality that her dream of being an astronaut is over, she volunteers at the local planetarium. There, she is paired up with by-the-book David to work on an exhibit opening right before Christmas. Will the stars align to bring these two together at the holidays? Starring Jessica Parker Kennedy and Ryan Paevey. Read more about Under the Christmas Sky HERE.
Friday, October 27: Christmas by Design. A fashion designer gets accepted into a Christmas challenge to create a new holiday-themed collection and not only finds the inspiration for her next line but decides to redesign her approach to what’s most important in life. Starring Rebecca Dalton and Jonathan Keltz. Read more about Christmas by Design HERE.
Saturday, October 28: Mystic Christmas. Juniper travels to Mystic, Connecticut during the holidays to work at the rehabilitation center and aquarium. She reconnects with Sawyer, the owner of the pizza shop. Starring Jessy Schram and Chandler Massey. Read more about Mystic Christmas HERE.
Sunday, October 29: Joyeux Noel: When a romantic painting of a Christmas market captures the imagination of copy editor Lea, she is sent to France with pragmatic reporter Mark to uncover the mystery behind the artist. Starring Jaicy Elliot and Brant Daugherty. Read more about Joyeaux Noel HERE.
Friday, November 3: Flipping for Christmas. It’s almost Christmas when busy realtor Abigail agrees to help her sister with the “simple flip” of a recently inherited home. Unfortunately, co-beneficiary Bo has other plans in mind. Starring Ashley Newbrough and Marcus Rosner. Read more about Flipping for Christmas HERE.
Saturday, November 4: Never Been Chris’d. Home for the holidays, BFFs Naomi and Liz reconnect with high school crush Chris Silver. A complex love triangle forms, forcing them to take stock of their lives and find the value of friendship. Starring Janel Parrish, Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes, and Tyler Hynes. Read more about Never Been Chris’d HERE.
Sunday, November 5: The Santa Summit. It’s time for the annual Santa Summit, in which revelers put on Santa suits and hop around designated locations in town to eat, drink, and be merry. Three best friends decide to go together: Jordin, a recently dumped art teacher looking to cut loose; Ava, a shy woman hoping to run into her crush; and Stella, a Christmas cynic with no interest in the Santa Summit whatsoever. As the night progresses and hijinks ensue, amidst the chaos, celebration, and a sea of Santas, they all find what they’re looking for: Christmas spirit, potential romance, and a strengthened bond of friendship. Starring Hunter King and Benjamin Hollingsworth. Read more about The Santa Summit HERE.
Friday, November 10: Everything Christmas. Lori Jo’s love for Christmas takes her on a road trip to Yuletide Springs with her roommate Tori, where Christmas is celebrated year-round, to participate in a longstanding town tradition to honor her late grandmother. Along the way, the friends meet Carl and Jason, and the foursome make stops during their journey to enjoy more small-town Christmas attractions. But when a series of events puts a damper on their plans, a little Christmas magic may put this trip back on the right path. Starring Katherine Barrell, Cindy Busby, Corey Sevier and Matt Wells. Read more about Everything Christmas HERE.
Saturday, November 11: Christmas Island. When a snowstorm diverts Kate’s first private flight en route to Switzerland to Christmas Island, she must team up with an air traffic controller to secure her dream job as the family’s pilot. Starring Rachel Skarsten and Andrew Walker. Read more about Christmas Island HERE.
Sunday, November 12: A Heidelberg Holiday. Heidi Heidelberg receives the dream opportunity to sell her beautiful, handmade glass ornaments at the prestigious Heidelberg Christmas Market in Germany. While there, she meets Lukas, a local artisan who helps her reconnect with her lost heritage. Starring Ginna Claire Mason and Frédéric Brossier. Read more about A Heidelberg Holiday HERE.
Friday, November 17: Navigating Christmas. Recently divorced Melanie and her son Jason visit a remote island for Christmas, only to find themselves running a real working lighthouse where she connects with the curt but cute owner. Starring Chelsea Hobbs and Stephen Huszar. Read more about Navigating Christmas HERE.
Saturday, November 18: A Merry Scottish Christmas. When estranged siblings, Lindsay and Brad Morgan travel to Scotland at Christmas to reunite with their mother Jo, a big family secret is revealed. Starring Lacey Chabert and Scott Wolf. Read more about A Merry Scottish Christmas HERE.
Sunday, November 19: Holiday Hotline. After leaving London, Abby connects with an anonymous caller while working at a cooking hotline. The caller is single dad “John” who Abby unknowingly has become smitten with in real life. Starring Emily Tennant, Niall Matter. Read more about Holiday Hotline HERE.
Thursday, November 23: Catch Me If You Claus. Avery Quinn’s shot at anchoring news clashes with a Santa-suited intruder, Chris, who insists he’s Santa’s son on a first Christmas mission. They unravel a career-making story together. Starring Italia Ricci and Luke MacFarlane. Read more about Catch Me If You Claus HERE.
Friday, November 24: Letters to Santa. When young siblings receive a magic pen from Santa that appears to be granting wishes, they request a Christmas gift they want more than anything – for their separated parents to reunite. Starring Katie Leclerc and Rafael de la Fuente. Read more about Letters to Santa HERE.
Friday, November 24: Holiday Road. Nine strangers, stranded at an airport during the holidays, unite for a Christmas road trip to Denver. Misadventures lead to unexpected bonds and heartfelt conversations. Starring Warren Christie and Sara Canning. Read more about Holiday Road HERE.
Saturday, November 25: Christmas in Notting Hill. Famous soccer star, Graham Savoy (Moseley), has always been too busy for love, but when he comes home to Notting Hill for Christmas, he changes his mind after meeting Georgia (Ramos) – a visiting American and the one person who has no idea who he is. Starring Sarah Ramos and William Moseley. Read more about Christmas in Notting Hill HERE.
Saturday, November 25: Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up. As the holidays approach, Emily and Jared are looking forward to celebrating the holidays together again, this time as a couple. Emily, now embracing Evergreen Lane’s uniquely festive spirit, is ready to work with Jared, Ned, Mary Louise and Pamela to make this year’s Christmas celebrations the best yet – even if being the HOA president’s girlfriend doesn’t stop those dreaded decorating citations. Starring Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ellen Travolta, Melissa Peterman, Seth Morris, and Jennifer Aspen. Read more about Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up HERE.
Sunday, November 26: Our Christmas Mural. Olivia, a single mom, returns home for Christmas. Her mom secretly enters her into a mural contest; she wins but partners with teacher Will to create a Christmas masterpiece. Starring Alex Paxton-Beesley and Dan Jeannotte. Read more about Our Christmas Mural HERE.
Sunday, November 26: A Biltmore Christmas. Lucy Hardgrove (Joy Lenz) is a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she’s hired to pen the script for a remake of the beloved holiday movie, His Merry Wife! First filmed in 1947 at beautiful, historic Biltmore House, it has long been considered a Christmas classic. When the head of the studio isn’t satisfied with the ending Lucy wrote because it deviates from the original’s feel-good conclusion, he sends Lucy to Biltmore Estate for research and inspiration. While there, she unwittingly discovers the ability to travel to the 1947 set of His Merry Wife! through the help of an hourglass. Lucy embraces this as her chance to uncover the truth about the movie’s original ending. While on set, she and Jack Huston (Kristoffer Polaha), one of the film’s stars, spend time together and become close. Starring Bethany Joy Lenz and Kristoffer Polaha. Read more about A Biltmore Christmas HERE.
Friday, December 1: My Norwegian Holiday. Starring Rhiannon Fish, David Elsendoorn. JJ (Fish), grieving the loss of her grandmother and seeking dissertation inspiration, stumbles upon an unexpected holiday destiny. Meeting Henrik (Elsendoorn), a Norwegian from Bergen, their connection deepens when he discovers she has a troll figurine from his hometown. To explore the troll’s history and her grandmother’s ties, JJ agrees to join Henrik on a journey to Norway. In Bergen, they’re drawn into Henrik’s family Christmas and wedding traditions, with his sister’s wedding the day before Christmas Eve. JJ embarks on a holiday adventure, uncovering the troll’s origins and finding her own path to healing, love and family. Read more about My Norwegian Holiday HERE.
Saturday, December 2: A Not So Royal Christmas. Tabloid journalist Charlotte (D’Orsay) attempts to land an interview with a reclusive Count. In response, the royal family has a groundskeeper (Kemp) pose as the Count since the real one fled years ago. Read more about A Not So Royal Christmas HERE.
Sunday, December 3: Christmas With a Kiss. A woman (Morgan) returns home to help with her family’s Christmas Carnival and romance ignites. A photo journalist (Rowe) curates a surprise reunion. Read more about Christmas With a Kiss HERE.
Friday, December 8: Magic in Mistletoe. Starring Lyndie Greenwood, Paul Campbell. Harrington (Campbell) is the author of a popular book series but commercial success has left him a bitter recluse. As he returns to his hometown for an annual Christmas festival celebrating his books, he’s joined by April (Greenwood), a publicist for the major publishing house he works with. As she gets to know him better, hope springs that April can unlock Harrington’s guarded heart and help him rediscover the spirit of the holiday. Read more about Magic in Mistletoe HERE.
Saturday, December 9: Christmas on Cherry Lane. Starring Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, John Brotherton, Erin Cahill, James Denton, Vincent Rodriguez III. A young couple preparing to welcome their first child (Brotherton, Cahill); an empty-nester (Bell) and her fiancé (Denton) ready to start a new chapter; and a couple (Bennett, Rodriguez III) who unexpectedly have the chance to expand their family on Christmas Eve celebrate the holiday as they navigate these turning points in their lives. Read more about Christmas on Cherry Lane HERE.
Sunday, December 10: Round and Round. Rachel’s stuck in a time loop, reliving the night of her parents’ Hanukkah party. Can Zach, the “nice boy” Grandma’s trying to set her up with, help her make it to tomorrow? Starring Vic Michaelis, Bryan Greenberg and Rick Hoffman. Read more about Round and Round HERE.
Friday, December 15: The Secret Gift of Christmas. Starring Meghan Ory, Christopher Russell. Bonnie (Ory) is a personal shopper who helps her new, widowed client Patrick (Russell) reconnect with his young daughter. Though Bonnie and Patrick’s ideas of shopping couldn’t be more different, she is determined to get Patrick and his daughter everything on their wish list. Read more about The Secret Gift of Christmas HERE.
Saturday, December 16: Sealed With a List. Starring Katie Findlay, Evan Roderick. This holiday season, festive Carley (Findlay) sets out to conquer her list of abandoned resolutions from last year. Aided by coworker Wyatt (Roderick), she finds love and the confidence to chase her dreams. Read more about Sealed With a List HERE.
Sunday, December 17: Friends and Family Christmas. Starring Humberly Gonzalez, Ali Liebert. Daniella (Gonzalez) has recently moved to New York to pursue an art career and decides to stay in town to share the holidays with her circle of artist friends, instead of going home to see her sweet, if overbearing parents. Amelia (Liebert) is a talented entertainment lawyer trying to stay focused on her work after a broken engagement. When Daniella and Amelia are set up by their parents, they agree to pretend that they are dating, to appease them for the holidays. However, as they spend time in each other’s worlds, they soon build a connection that is deeper than either of them could have hoped for. Read more about Friends and Family Christmas HERE.
Countdown to Christmas Schedule
See the Countdown to Christmas schedule at: https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas/movie-guide-countdown-to-christmas-2023
Read about each movie at: https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas/countdown-to-christmas-2023-preview/
Below are previews of Hallmark’s 2023 Countdown to Christmas.
What Is The Best Hallmark Christmas Movie?
Over the years the Hallmark Channel has made hundreds of Christmas movies. Which are the best? Here are the top 4, according to several reviewers.
- A Royal Christmas: The number 1 Hallmark Christmas movie, according to Parade magazine, is A Royal Christmas. This 2014 film tells the story of a holiday romance in the fictional country of Cordinia. Included in the cast is longtime TV star Jane Seymour. A Royal Christmas (2014) gets a 6.5 rating from IMDB.
- Crown for Christmas: Another favorite that tops many “best of lists” like “Best Hallmark Christmas Movies” on IMDB is Crown for Christmas. It stars perennial Hallmark favorite Danice McKellar as a governess working for the King of Winshire (another fictional country). Crown for Christmas (2015) gets a 6.9 rating on IMDB.
- The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: The highest rated Hallmark Christmas movie on IMDB is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, which gets a 7.3 IMDB rating. This 2008 movie stars Brooke Burns as a single mom who has her own Christmas Carol-like experience. Henry Winkler (“Happy Days”) stars in a supporting role as Brooke’s uncle.
- Three Wise Men and a Baby: Three brothers get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together and care for a baby over the holidays. Starring Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker and Margaret Colin. “Three Wise Men and a Baby” from 2022 is one of the highest-rated of all recent Hallmark Christmas movies, with a 7.7 rating on IMDB. One reviewer wrote: “I just watched this a second time and I laughed out loud all over again. This is a very funny movie. These guys really work well with each other. This was a highly anticipated all-star movie for pretty much all of us devoted Hallmark movie fans. With 3.6 million viewers on its first night, this was the most watched TV movie on cable in 2022. But that just measures how many people wanted to see it. They were not disappointed. It was great.” Read more reviews at: “Three Wise Men and a Baby” Reviews
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Below is a preview of A Royal Christmas, voted the best Hallmark Christmas movie by Parade Magazine.
The Hallmark App
The Hallmark App for iPhone, Android, Roku and Fire TV lets you view the live Hallmark Channel and see replays of some of your favorite shows, such as Chesapeake Shores. Here’s how to get and use the Hallmark App for free.
- Download the Hallmark App at: Hallmark App – Select Your Device
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