Hallmark’s Countdown To Christmas Is Out And It’s Time To Get Festive

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It’s official. The halls are decked, the stockings are hung, the dreams are full of sugarplums, the pudding is pudded, and Michael Bublé is defrosting. In other words — Christmas is almost here… at least on the Hallmark Channel.

Yes, we know it’s October, but Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas starts TODAY and that means we can finally get a little festive!


What’s Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas?

Hallmark’s Countdown is one of my core holiday memories. The countdown starts on October 22 and goes until January 1, giving you all the Christmas feels throughout the holiday season. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night at 8 pm EST, Hallmark will be premiering a NEW MOVIE. This is Hallmark’s twelfth year of counting down the holidays, so they’re pulling out all the stops with 41 original premieres. I know what I’m doing for the next two months!

How do I Watch the Countdown?

Not many of us have cable anymore but that doesn’t mean we can’t join in the festive Christmas cheer. If you have an Amazon Prime account, some Hallmark movies will be available to you. You can also subscribe to Hallmark Movies Now as a Prime Video Channel and get access to over 1,000 hours of festive movies! YouTube TV will give you a chance to watch these movies as well.

The Countdown

Friday, October 22 

You, Me, & The Christmas Trees

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Starring Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres, and Jason Hervey. 

When the trees on Jack’s family’s Christmas tree farm start dying mysteriously, Olivia, an arborist, comes to the rescue. The two work together to solve the problem while also falling in love.

Saturday, October 23

Boyfriends of Christmas Past

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Starring Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Aback, and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.

Who needs the ghost of Christmas past when you have ex-boyfriends? In the days leading up to Christmas, Lauren is visited by her past loves as she has to decide whether to give her heart away this year. 

Sunday, October 24

The Santa Stakeout

Starring Tamera Mowry-Housley, Paul Campbell, and Joe Pantoliano.

What is Christmas without a little crime? Tanya and Ryan pair up to investigate the recent heists in the neighborhood. The catch? They’re posing as newlyweds and are rather convincing. 

Friday, October 29

Christmas in Harmony

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Starring Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Loretta Devine, Michelle Willaims, and Basil Wallace.

Harmony heads home to North Carolina for the holidays and to ask for a job, only to be met with her ex. The two co-direct their church choir and it’s not just the music that’s sweet for them.

Saturday, October 30

Coyote Creek Christmas

Starring Janel Parrish and Ryan Paevey.

In the midst of her “Christmas Around the World” party, an event planner is struck by a heartwarming father-son pair. It seems the two returned home just in time to find love.

Sunday, October 31

Christmas Sail 

Starring Katee Sackhoff, Patrick Sabongui, and Terry O’Quinn. 

Liz comes home to take care of her estranged father but still tries to make the season magical for her daughter.

Friday, November 5 

Gingerbread Miracle

Starring Merritt Patterson and John Ecker. 

Sometimes the magic is in the baking, but sometimes, the magic is baked. Two old high school friends come together for the holidays to sell their uncle’s magical gingerbread cookies that grant wishes. 

Saturday, November 6

Next Stop, Christmas

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Starring Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson, and Christopher Lloyd. 

Angie spends her train ride home daydreaming about her life if she had stayed with her ex-boyfriend. When she arrives home, she realizes she’s 10 years too early and is stuck in 2011!

Sunday, November 7

A Christmas Treasure

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Starring Jordin Sparks and Michael Xavier.

Christmas always reminds us of times gone by. When Lou opens a 100-year-old time capsule, she is met with questions of the future and her career.

And a Few More

These movies don’t have release dates yet but expect to see them throughout November and December.

Christmas at Castle Heart

Starring Lacey Chabert and Stuart Townsend. 

After traveling to Ireland to find out about her heritage, Brooke is met with a surprise. The Earl of Glasgow mistakes her for an event planner and the two work together to plan his Castle’s Christmas party.

The Christmas Contest


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Starring Candace Cameron Bure, John Brotherton, and Barbra Niven. 

Two exes compete in a contest for charity, but their fighting spirits quickly get diffused when they are lit by another spark: love. 

The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls

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Starring Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, and Jonathan Bennett. 

Two brothers fight to see who can have the most magical house decorations this season. 

The Nine Kittens of Christmas

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Starring Branon Routh, Kimberley Sustad, and Gregory Harrison. 

Two avid cat lovers, Zachary and Marilee, are tasked with finding a home for a new litter of kittens before Christmas.

Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday  and Sister Swap: Christmas in the City

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Starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams. 

Sisters Jennifer and Meg both love their life, but with Jennifer’s hectic but successful restaurant picking up and Meg’s small-town problems never ending, the sisters decide to switch places for the holidays.

Bring on the hot chocolate and let the movies begin! Which movie are you most excited to see this year? Comment below!


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