The Hallmark Channel has a final marathon of Christmas movies on now until 5 pm Sunday, January 1, 2023.
Hallmark showed 40 new Christmas movies starting on Oct. 12, with Holiday-themed movies all day and all night, and a new movie every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The new films are listed below, along with their IMDB ratings so you can see which got the best and worst reviews. (The best new film, according to IMDB, is Three Wise Men and a Baby, with a high rating of 7.7 out of 10. The lowest rated of the new Hallmark Christmas movies is UNDERCOVER HOLIDAY, with a rating of 5.4)
Hallmark Christmas in July returns on July 1, with a month of repeat Christmas movies.
Below are the new 2022 Hallmark Christmas movies, along with their IMDB ratings.
Hallmark Movie Schedule, Reviews
Below is the schedule of new Hallmark Christmas movies and previews of upcoming films. Click on the movie name below for more about it, previews, and info on when it will be reshown. For films that have already been shown we’ve also provided the IMDB rating and a link to the IMDB review.
Friday, Oct. 21: A Noel Next Door
A hard-working, single mom gets into a war of words with a neighbor who she feels is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood grouch just may steal her heart. Starring Natalie Hall and Corey Sevier. IMDB Rating: 6.9
Saturday, Oct. 22: “We Wish You a Married Christmas”
Marisol Nichols and Kristoffer Polaha star as a married couple having a hard time connecting with each other as the holidays approach. Just before Christmas, they head to a cozy Vermont inn at the advice of their marriage coach so they can recharge. IMDB Rating: 5.9
Sunday, Oct. 23 “A Kismet Christmas”
Sarah Ramos stars as a children’s book author who returns to her hometown, where she reconnects with her family and Travis, her teenage crush. She soon discovers that a long-held family legend might actually be true. Also stars Carlo Marks and Marilu Henner. IMDB Rating: 6.4
Friday, Oct. 28: A COZY CHRISTMAS INN
Real estate exec Erika travels to Alaska during the holidays to acquire a B&B, only to discover it’s owned by her ex. Soon she is falling in love with the town and quite possibly him. Stars Jodie Sweetin, David O’Donnell. IMDB Rating: 6.0
Saturday, Oct. 29: Jolly Good Christmas (aka Christmas in London)
Reshma Shettty and Will Kemp star in this Christmas movie set in London. Kemp plays an architect who recently moved to London and crosses paths with a professional shopper he hires to find a gift for his girlfriend. The couple go on a wild adventure across Jolly Old London in search of the perfect present. IMDB Rating: 6.7
Sunday, Oct. 30: GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS ALWAYS
Katherine is a Ghost of Christmas Present and she must help one soul, Peter, rediscover his Christmas spirit. But this year has something unusual in store. Stars Kim Matula, Ian Harding, Lori Tan Chinn, Reginald VelJohnson. IMDB Rating: 7.6
“Ghosts of Christmas Always” is one of the highest-rated so far of all the new Hallmark Christmas movies, with a 7.6 rating on IMDB. One reviewer wrote: “There is one word for this Hallmark Christmas movie and that is “Amazing”. I’m amazed at the writing of both the original plot and the clever and funny dialogue. Yes, it is based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens which is hardly original, but I have never seen such a creative take on the story.” Read more reviews at: “Ghosts of Christmas Always” Reviews
It returns to the Hallmark Channel on Dec. 25.
Friday, Nov. 4: A Magical Christmas Village
A Christmas Village brings the magic of Christmas to the lives of Summer and her family, healing old wounds and bringing new love to Summer and her family. Starring Alison Sweeney, Luke Macfarlane and Marlo Thomas. IMDB Rating: 6.1
Saturday, Nov. 5: Lights, Camera, Christmas
When a holiday rom-com movie shooting in her town needs a costume designer, Kerry, a local shop owner, steps into the role. While working on the movie, she rediscovers her passion for costume design and finds herself falling for Brad, the film’s famous leading man. Starring Kimberley Sustad and John Brotherton. IMDB Rating: 6.6
Sunday, Nov. 6: All Saints Christmas
Lisette is a popular R&B singer who’s getting ready to travel home to New Orleans for Christmas. When the media mistake a photo of her with her music producer ex as an engagement announcement, her family insists that he join her on the trip. Starring Ledisi and Roger Cross. IMDB Rating: 5.7
Friday, Nov. 11: IN MERRY MEASURE
When pop star Darcy returns home to spend Christmas with her sister and niece, she unexpectedly finds herself coaching the high school choir with her onetime rival, Adam. Patti Murin, Brendan Penny, Jennifer Robertson. IMDB Rating: 6.5
Saturday, Nov. 12: THE ROYAL NANNY
MI5 agent Claire goes undercover as the royal nanny, and must overcome the challenges of her assignment, like resisting the charms of Prince Colin while keeping the family safe at Christmas. Stars Rachel Skarsten, Dan Jeannotte. IMDB Rating: 6.9
Sunday, Nov. 13: CHRISTMAS AT THE GOLDEN DRAGON
With the town’s landmark Chinese restaurant closing, two siblings find themselves reevaluating their lives alongside the restaurant’s loyal patrons. Starring Kara Wang, Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Antonio Cupo, Barbara Niven. IMDB Rating: 6.6
Friday, Nov. 18: Inventing the Christmas Prince:
Shelby is about to quit her job as a rocket engineer when her daughter becomes convinced that her Scrooge-like boss, Evan, is the Christmas Prince; a story Shelby invented years ago. Starring Tamera Mowry-Housley and Ronnie Rowe Jr. IMDB Rating: 6.5
Saturday, Nov. 19: 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. Repeats at 7 pm ET on Sunday, Nov. 20. IMDB Rating: 7.7
“Three Wise Men and a Baby” is one of the highest-rated so far of all the new 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
It returns to the Hallmark Channel on Dec. 21, 25 and 31.
Sunday, Nov. 20: When I Think of Christmas
Sara comes home for Christmas to help her mom move, reconnects with a past love, and makes a surprising discovery for a holiday they will all remember. Starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Niall Matter and Beth Broderick. IMDB Rating: 5.7
Thursday, Nov. 24: MY SOUTHERN FAMILY CHRISTMAS
When invited to cover a Pere Noel Christmas celebration in Louisiana, Campbell, a journalist meets her estranged father and his new family for the first time. Stars Jaicy Elliot, Ryan Rottman, with Moira Kelly, and Bruce Campbell. IMDB Rating: 7.1
“My Southern Family Christmas” is one of the highest-rated so far of all the new Hallmark Christmas movies, with a 7.1 rating on IMDB. One reviewer wrote: “My Southern Family Christmas is my new favorite movie, not just for Christmas, the town is awesome the actors were amazing, the characters were very relatable and likeable. I will be showing this movie to my whole family Jaicy Elliott did an amazing job as Campbell, love Bruce Cameron as Everett, loved that is was set in Louisiana, you dont see many movies set in the Bayou, I want to see more movies set in the south, and it was cool getting to know more about Pere Noel, the two young ladies that played Mary Margaret and Amila were great, the whole cast did an amazing job, would love to see a part 2 to this movie!” Read more reviews at: “My Southern Family Christmas” Reviews
It returns to the Hallmark Channel on Dec. 25 and 31.
Friday, Nov. 25: A ROYAL CORGI CHRISTMAS
Prince Edmond hopes to win his mother’s love back with the gift of an adorable but unruly corgi. He hires American dog trainer Cecily to make the corgi presentable for the annual Christmas ball. Stars Hunter King, Jordan Renzo. IMDB Rating: 5.7
Saturday, Nov. 26: HAUL OUT THE HOLLY
When Emily unexpectedly spends the holidays alone at her parents’ house, their HOA insists that she participate in its many Christmas festivities. Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Melissa Peterman, Ellen Travolta. IMDB Rating: 6.1
“A Holiday Spectacular” is one of the highest-rated so far of all the new Hallmark Christmas movies, with a 7.3 rating on IMDB. One reviewer wrote: “This by far is the best Hallmark Christmas movie!!!! It’s full of nostalgia and beautiful scenes and it was wonderful seeing Ann Margaret and Eve Plumb (a.k.a. Jan Brady) starring in it!!” Read more reviews at: “A Holiday Spectacular” Reviews
It returns to the Hallmark Channel on Dec. 24 and 30.
Friday, Dec. 2: A Big Fat Family Christmas
Liv is a photojournalist eager to make it on her own. To get a dream assignment – shooting the Chang family’s annual holiday party for a cover story – she doesn’t reveal that they are in fact, her family. When she finds herself growing close to Henry, the coworker covering the story with her, she wants to confide in him but doesn’t want to jeopardize her big break. Starring Shannon Chan-Kent, Shannon Kook, Tia Carrere and Jack Wagner. IMDB Rating: 6.5
Saturday, Dec. 3: A FABLED HOLIDAY
Talia and her childhood best friend Anderson unexpectedly reunite in a familiar looking town full of Christmas spirit that restores its visitors during their times of deep turmoil. Starring Brooke D’Orsay and Ryan Paevey. IMDB Rating: 6.7
Sunday, Dec. 4: UNDERCOVER HOLIDAY
When returning home for the holidays, newly minted pop star Jaylen tells her protective family that her overzealous security guard Matt is, in fact, her new beau. Starring Noemi Gonzalez, Stephen Huszar. IMDB Rating: 5.4
Friday, Dec. 9:THE MOST COLORFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
Ryan is a elementary school teacher, who learns that he is colorblind. Michelle, an optometrist and mother of one of his students, helps bring color into his life in time for the holidays. Starring Katrina Bowden and Christopher Russell. IMDB Rating: 6.4
Saturday, Dec. 10: CHRISTMAS CLASS REUNION
Valedictorian Elle is determined to host a perfect 15-year high school reunion. She’s looking forward to seeing her high school crush Kam, but she finds unexpected support in bad boy Devin. Starring Aimeé Teegarden and Tanner Novlan. IMDB Rating: 6.2
Sunday, Dec. 11: THE HOLIDAY SITTER
When Sam, a workaholic bachelor, babysits his niece and nephew before the holidays, he recruits help from their handsome neighbor Jason and finds himself in an unexpected romance. Starring Jonathan Bennett and George Krissa. IMDB Rating: 6.7
Friday, Dec. 16: Holiday Heritage
Ella, with the help of Griffin her ex-boyfriend, encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late. Stars Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell and Holly Robinson Peete. IMD Rating: 6.3
Saturday, Dec. 17: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
A former actress trying to break into directing tests her skills with a Christmas Eve courtroom production in which the true authorship of the famous poem “A Visit from St. Nick” is debated. Starring Torrey DeVitto and Zane Holtz. IMDB Rating: 6.9
Sunday, Dec. 18: Hanukkah On Rye
A matchmaker connects Molly and Jacob, but their new romance is put to the test when they realize that they are competing deli owners. Will a Hanukkah miracle keep them together? Starring Yael Grobglas, Jeremy Jordan and Lisa Loeb. IMDB Rating: 7.7
“Hanukkah on Rye” is one of the highest-rated so far of all the new Hallmark Christmas movies, with an 8.3 rating on IMDB. No written reviews are in yet but they should start showing up today at “Hanukkah on Rye” Reviews
It returns to the Hallmark Channel on Dec. 24.
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 3, 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 7.2 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.
Here are more lists of Best Hallmark Christmas movies:
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
- Click Sign In and create and account with your email address.
- Next you’ll need to verify that you have Hallmark TV through your cable or satellite TV provider. Pick your provider and proceed.
Next you should see the Hallmark TV screen at left and start watching the live channel or featured replays.
Hallmark Movies Now
If you want to see your favorite Hallmark movies and series any time, any day, you may want to try Hallmark Movies Now, the Hallmark Channel’s streaming on demand service.
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