We can always count on Hallmark to get us in the holiday spirit. And while, the network is known to spread cheer during the off-season, they fully embrace, as they call it “24/7 yuletide,” with back-to-back Christmas movies the moment that October rolls around.
This year, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are doubling up on the festive fun, airing 41 brand-new Christmas movies from October 22 to Santa’s arrival. Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, kick things off with Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” at 8 p.m. ET/ PT, then follow it up with Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas” at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday nights. The holiday season — or shall we say, Hallmark movie-watching season — is jam-packed with sugary-sweet romances, highly-anticipated reunions (psst, Back to the Future and Wonder Years fans) and all of your Hallmark favorites (Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Danica McKellar, Tamera Mowry-Housley, to name a few).
We’re still a few weeks out from the kickoff date, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to prepare for what’s to come (FYI, here’s how to watch). So, keep scrolling to see the lineup for 2021 — and stay tuned because Hallmark still has a few more surprises in the works.
Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” 2021 Movies
All movies premiere at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Note: Hallmark is still finalizing the “Countdown to Christmas” schedule, so there’s more to come.
Friday, October 22
You, Me & the Christmas Tree, starring Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres and Jason Hervey
Olivia (Danica McKellar), the state’s evergreen expert, comes to Jack’s (Benjamin Ayres) rescue after a mysterious illness kills nearly all the firs on his family’s Christmas tree farm. While she’s searching for answers, one thing becomes abundantly clear: Olivia and Jack make a tree-mendous pair.
Saturday, October 23
Boyfriends of Christmas Past, starring Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Aback and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
With Christmas on the horizon, Lauren (Catherine Haena Kim) is reminded of her past loves — and the lessons they taught her.
Sunday, October 24
The Santa Stakeout, starring Tamera Mowry-Housley, Paul Campbell and Joe Pantoliano
Tanya (Tamera Mowry-Housley) and Ryan (Paul Campbell) go undercover to solve a string of nearby heists. To keep their true identities under wraps, they pose as a newlywed couple — and eventually, learn they actually make a pretty convincing duo.
Friday, October 29
Christmas in Harmony, starring Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Loretta Devine, Michelle Williams and Basil Wallace
Somehow, Harmony (Ashleigh Murray) is tricked into the Holiday Chorus, a show that just so happens to be directed by her ex-boyfriend. The question at hand: Will their shared passion for music rekindle their love?
Saturday, October 30
Coyote Creek Christmas, starring Janel Parrish and Ryan Paevey
Two people return home for a “Christmas Around the World” party and get the greatest gift of all: another shot at love.
Sunday, October 31
Christmas Sail, starring Katee Sackhoff, Patrick Sabongui and Terry O’Quinn
Since Liz (Katee Sackhoff) has to spend Christmas at home to care for her estranged father, she goes on a mission to make the most of her holiday for her and her daughter.
Friday, November 5
Open by Christmas, starring Alison Sweeney, Erica Durance and Brennan Elliott
After a card from a secret admirer shows up in Nicky’s (Alison Sweeney) mailbox, she recruits her best friend Simone (Erica Durance) to track down the author.
Saturday, November 6
Next Stop, Christmas, starring Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd
On her train ride home, Angie (Lyndsy Fonseca) starts to daydream about her life if she stayed with her ex-boyfriend, a now-famous sportscaster. Upon her arrival, she realizes she’s now living 10 years in the past — exactly when she was dating her dream guy.
Sunday, November 7
A Christmas Treasure, starring Jordin Sparks and Michael Xavier
A time capsule puts everything into perspective for Lou (Jordin Sparks), making her question if she’s finally ready to chase her dreams in New York City.
Hallmark is hard at work finishing up this year’s movie schedule, but here are some other movies we can expect to see in November and December.
Christmas at Castle Heart, starring Lacey Chabert and Stuart Townsend
Brooke (Lacey Chabert) goes to Ireland to learn more about her roots, but she gets more than she bargained for: While there, the Earl of Glaslough (Stuart Townsend) mistakes her for an event planner and hires her to host his castle’s Christmas party.
The Christmas Contest, starring Candace Cameron Bure, John Brotherton and Barbara Niven
A Christmas contest brings exes Lara (Candace Cameron Bure) and Ben (John Brotherton) together again, but will some friendly competition reignite the spark?
The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls, starring Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora and Jonathan Bennett
The Mitchell’s are back! This time around, Mike (Robert Buckley) and Brandon (Jonathan Bennett) spend the holidays trying to build the most magical Christmas house possible.
The Nine Kittens of Christmas, starring Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad and Gregory Harrison
Cats are the way to Zachary (Brandon Bouth) and Marilee’s (Kimberley Sustad) heart. Days before Christmas, the cat lovers are tasked with finding loving homes for a litter of kittens.
Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday and Sister Swap: Christmas in the City, starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams
Sisters Jennifer and Meg switch homes for the holidays, giving them a whole new perspective on their relationship and most importantly, themselves.
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas” 2021 Movies
All movies premiere on Saturday nights at 10 p.m ET/PT , so you can watch two Hallmark Christmas movies back-to-back all season long. Note: Hallmark is still finalizing the “Miracles of Christmas” schedule, so this is subject to change.
Saturday, October 23
Christmas In My Heart, starring Heather Hemmens, Luke Macfarlane and Sheryl Lee Ralph
Although Beth (Heather Hemmens) is hired to prepare Sean’s (Luke Macfarlane) daughter for her Christmas concert, she soon learns that he’s the one who really needs some musical inspiration.
Saturday, October 30
The Christmas Promise, starring Torrey DeVitto, Dylan Bruce, Patrick Duffy and Greyston Holt
When facing the unthinkable, Nicole (Torrey DeVitto) calls on her grandfather and a local carpenter to renovate the home that was meant for her and her late fiancé.
Saturday, November 6
Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Christmas Miracle, starring Kaitlin Doubleday, Steve Lund and Caroline Rhea
Just as her name suggests, Mrs. Miracle comes in to save the day, giving a family a well-needed dose of cheer amid loss and loneliness.
Just like their sister channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is still finalizing their Christmas movie schedule, but here’s one more movie that will air later in the season on an unannounced date.
The Christmas Bond, starring Holly Robinson Peete, Lyriq Bent and Nik Sanchez
Art reflects life in this Holly Robinson Peete-led movie, where a single mom is forced to come to terms with her autistic son’s need for freedom, no matter how much it scares her.
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