Hallmark Is Premiering 40 All-New Christmas Movies in 2021—Here’s What We Know So Far
There will be new Hallmark Christmas movies on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting October 22!
I know the leaves are barely turning, but it feels like my favorite time of year is already here. Yes, I know the Starbucks fall menu is still in full swing, but Christmas is just around the corner, and I’m ready to toss aside my PSL for a creamy hot chocolate.
To make this season even sweeter, the Hallmark Channel just announced the first part of its Christmas schedule! You can count down to the big day with 41 new movies, starting on October 22. The whole list hasn’t been released quite yet, but everything we know is below.
All the Hallmark Christmas Movies Premiering This Year
Stock up on your holiday treats—you’re gonna need ’em. The new movies come out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights for Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” at 8 p.m. ET/ PT, with Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas” following at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday nights. And yes, all your favorite stars like Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Danica McKellar and Tamera Mowry-Housley will make an appearance.
1. You, Me & the Christmas Tree
Premieres: Friday, October 22 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres and Jason Hervey
Description: Olivia (McKellar) is Connecticut’s resident expert on evergreens who agrees to help Jack (Ayres), a fourth-generation Christmas tree farmer after a mysterious illness strikes their firs. As Olivia tries to get to the root of the problem and extends her stay in town, a budding romance develops between them.
2. Boyfriends of Christmas Past
Premieres: Saturday, October 23 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Aback and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
Description: With the holidays on the way, marketing exec Lauren (Kim) is visited by the ghosts of four ex-boyfriends—who make her realize the true meaning of the season.
3. Christmas In My Heart
Premieres: Saturday, October 23 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 10pm/9c
Starring: Heather Hemmens, Luke Macfarlane and Sheryl Lee Ralph
Description: Concert violinist Beth (Hemmens) is hired to tutor the daughter of reclusive country star Sean (Macfarlane), but learns that he’s the one who really needs to learn about music and matters of the heart.
4. The Santa Stakeout
Premieres: Sunday, October 24 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Paul Campbell and Joe Pantoliano
Description: Police detectives Tanya (Mowry-Houseley) and Ryan (Campbell) team up and pose as a married couple to solve a string of mysterious heists—and learn their case might not be the only unresolved thing around.
5. Christmas in Harmony
Premieres: Friday, October 29 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Loretta Devine, Michelle Williams and Basil Wallace
Description: Harmony (Murray) finds herself performing for the Harmony Chorus, a show directed by her ex-boyfriend. Will their musical bond rekindle the flame over the holidays?
6. Coyote Creek Christmas
Premieres: Saturday, October 30 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Janel Parrish and Ryan Paevey
Description: A “Christmas Around the World” gives two people returning to their hometown the greatest gift of all—a shot at love.
7. The Christmas Promise
Premieres: Saturday, October 30 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 10pm/9c
Starring: Torrey DeVitto, Dylan Bruce, Patrick Duffy and Greyston Holt
Description: Nicole (DeVitto) has just lost the love of her life, and is now faced with an impossible task—renovating the home that was meant for her and late fiancee.
8. Christmas Sail
Premieres: Sunday, October 31 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Katee Sackhoff, Patrick Sabongui and Terry O’Quinn
Description: Liz (Sackhoff) returns home for Christmas to care for her estranged father, but is determined to make the most of it for her daughter.
9. Gingerbread Miracle
Premieres: Saturday, November 5 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Merritt Patterson, Jon Ecker
Description: Two friends from high school reunite to sell his uncle’s Mexican bakery, known for its famous gingerbread cookies that grant wishes—and end up wondering what they’re really wishing for.
10. Next Stop, Christmas
Premieres: Saturday, November 6 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd
Description: On her train ride home from Christmas, Angie (Fonseca) wonders what life would be like if she’d stayed with her ex-boyfriend, now a famous sportscaster. Upon arrival, she finds herself at Christmas 10 years in the past—and still with her dream guy.
11. Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Christmas Miracle
Premieres: Saturday, November 6 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 10pm/9c
Starring: Kaitlin Doubleday, Steve Lund and Caroline Rhea
Description: A struggling family receives a visit from Mrs. Miracle, who is determined to give them a Christmas to remember.
12. A Christmas Treasure
Premieres: Sunday, November 7 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Jordin Sparks and Michael Xavier
Description: After finding a 100-year old time capsule and meeting a charming chef, Lou (Sparks) begins to question if she’s ready to take the leap to move to New York for her career.
13. Open by Christmas
Premieres: Friday, November 12 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Alison Sweeney, Erica Durance and Brennan Elliott
Description: Nicky (Sweeney) finds an unopened Christmas card from a high school secret admirer and sets off on a mission with her best friend Simone (Durance) to untangle this holiday mystery.
14. My Christmas Family Tree
Premieres: Saturday, November 13 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Aimee Teegarden, Andrew Walker and James Tupper
Description: When Vanessa (Teegarden) finds a family she didn’t know existed from a DNA test, she travels to visit them to make up for the Christmases she never had.
15. One December Night
Premieres: Saturday, November 13 on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries at 10pm/9c
Starring: Peter Gallagher, Bruce Campbell, Eloise Mumford and Brett Dalton
Description: Music managers Jason (Dalton) and Quinn (Mumford) struggle to put aside their personal history while overseeing the televised music reunion of their aging rockstar dads (Gallagher and Campbell), who have their own turbulent past to contend with.
16. A Holiday in Harlem
Premieres: Sunday, November 14 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Olivia Washington, Will Adams and Tina Lifford
Description: When her grandmother Mama Belle (Lifford) expects her to show up for Christmas, jetsetting executive Jazmin (Washington) can’t say no. But when Mama Belle is injured, Jazmin decides to stay a little longer in Harlem—and reconnects with old friend Caleb (Adams) in the process.
17. Nantucket Noel
Premieres: Friday, November 19 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Trevor Donavon and Sarah Power
Description: Christina (Power) is devasted to learn of plans to tear down the wharf that houses her toy store during the Seaside Noel celebrations, but finds things becoming a little more complicated when she falls for the developer’s son Andy (Donavon).
18. A Christmas Together With You
Premieres: Saturday, November 20 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Harry Lennix, Laura Vandervoort and Niall Matter
Description: Megan (Vandervoort) just wants to help her father-figure Frank (Lennix) find the love of his life again, but as they embark on a road trip to search for her, she ends up finding her own.
19. Five More Minutes
Premieres: Saturday, November 20 on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries at 10pm/9c
Starring: Nikki DeLoach and David Haydn-Jones
Description: In this movie that pays homage to Scotty McCreery’s song “Five More Minutes”, a woman’s discovery of her late grandfather’s journal leads to the answer to her Christmas wish…in an unexpected way.
20. A Kiss Before Christmas
Premieres: Sunday, November 21 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: James Denton, Teri Hatcher and Marilu Henner
Description: Real estate developer Ethan (Denton) laments the road his life has taken him on and wishes he’d taken a different course. His casual wish meets some Christmas magic and he wakes up in the life he thinks he wanted—and when he realizes it isn’t he has only until Christmas Day to convince the wife who no longer knows him that they belong together.
21. The Nine Kittens of Christmas
Premieres: Thursday, November 25 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad and Gregory Harrison
Description: Cat lovers Zachary (Routh) and Marilee (Sustad) pair up to find a home for a litter of cute kittens, and find that they might just make the purr-fect team.
22. Christmas CEO
Premieres: Friday, November 26 on Hallmark Channel at 6pm/5c
Starring: Marisol Nichols and Paul Greene
Description: The CEO of a small toy company (Nichols) receives a once in a lifetime offer to merge with a toy megacorporation, but needs her estranged ex-business partner (Greene) to sign on the dotted line.
23. An Unexpected Christmas
Premieres: Friday, November 26 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Bethany Joy Lenz and Tyler Hynes
Description: A writer (Hynes) and his ex-girlfriend (Lenz) decide to pose as a couple, but Christmas magic has its own plans.
24. Making Spirits Bright
Premieres: Saturday, November 27 on Hallmark Channel at 6pm/5c
Starring: Taylor Cole and Carlo Marks
Description: A generational holiday decorating feud blooms into a modern-day Romeo and Juliet style romance over the town’s holiday decorating contest—with a happy ending.
25. Christmas at Castle Hart
Premieres: Saturday, November 27 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Lacey Chabert and Stuart Townsend
Description: Brooke (Chabert) goes to Ireland to discover her roots, but gets more than she bargains for in the form of a handsome Earl (Townsend) who mistakes her for an event planner and recruits her for his Christmas party.
26. Time For Them to Come Home For Christmas
Premieres: Saturday, November 27 on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries at 10pm/9c
Starring: Jessy Schram and Brendan Penny
Description: A woman with amnesia (Schram) hitches a ride with her nurse (Penny) in an attempt to track her true identity with the only clue she has: a newspaper clipping for a Christmas festival.
27. Christmas in Tahoe
Premieres: Sunday, November 28 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Laura Osnes, Kyle Selig, Pat Monahan and George Lopez
Description: Talent booker Claire (Osnes) must put her past aside and ask her rockstar boyfriend Ryan (Selig) for help in order to save her family hotels Christmas show.
28. The Christmas Contest
Premieres: Sunday, November 28 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, John Brotherton and Barbara Niven
Description: Exes Lara (Bure) and Ben (Brotherton) face off in a Christmas competition, but will they win more than a contest?
29. Eight Gifts of Hannukah
Premieres: Friday, December 3 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Inbar Lavi and Jake Epstein
Description: A woman (Lavi) seeks out her admirer over Hannukah.
30. A Very Merry Bridesmaid
Premieres: Saturday, December 4 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Emily Osment and Kaisey Deidrick
Description: Christmas Eve brings about Leah’s (Osment) 30th birthday as well as her brother’s wedding, and her childhood crush (Deidrick) is determined to make sure she has a birthday to remember.
31. Our Christmas Journey
Premieres: Saturday, December 4 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 10pm/9c
Starring: Holly Robinson Peete, Lyriq Bent and Nik Sanchez
Description: A single mom realizes she needs to respect her autistic son’s need for freedom—no matter how much it scares her—and heals her own heart in the process.
32. Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday
Premieres: Sunday, December 5 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams, Mark Deklin and Keith Robinson
Description: Swift sisters Jennifer (Williams-Paisley) and Meg (Williams) are closer than ever, but find themselves switching cities to take on their own projects during the holidays. Jennifer takes a break from running her restaurant returns with her son Simon from Salt Lake City to her hometown, wistful for another Christmas at The Madison, her late uncle’s old theater. They rally the community together to try pulling it off, despite the theater being for sale—and Jennifer finds new possibilites in life and love in the process.
33. A Dickens of a Holiday!
Premieres: Friday, December 10 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Brooke D’Orsay and Kristoffer Polaha
Description:Cassie (D’Orsay) invites action movie star and hometown hero Jane (Polaha) back to their town to act as Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”, hoping to make the 100th anniversary of the town’s Victorian festival a success.
34. A Royal Queens Christmas
Premieres: Saturday, December 11 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Megan Park and Julian Morris
Description: A local woman (Park) enlists a prince (Morris) to help with a children’s Christmas show in Queens—and both find they may have royally lucky when it comes to love.
35. A Godwink Christmas: Miracle of Love
Premieres: Saturday, December 11 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 10pm/9c
Starring: Katherine Barrell and Alberto Frezza
Description: Joy (Barrell) and Eric (Frezza) are both at a crossroads when they meet. Together, through a series of coincidences (or Godwinks) and a miracle or two, the two help each other find their paths—and love in the process.
36. Sister Swap: Christmas in the City
Premieres: Sunday, December 12 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams, Keith Robinson and Kevin Nealon
Description: Swift sisters Jennifer (Williams-Paisley) and Meg (Williams) are closer than ever, but find themselves switching cities to take on their own projects during the holidays. Meg leaves her hometown of Hazelwood to visit her sister in Salt Lake City, but when Jennifer leaves, Meg decides to throw herself into helping Jennifer’s restaurant staff prepare for a local competition alongside the restaurant’s reserved manager, Joe—and finds love in the process.
37. Sugar Plum Twist
Premieres: Friday, December 17 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
38. The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls
Premieres: Saturday, December 18 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora and Jonathan Bennett
Description: The Mitchells are back, with Mike (Buckley) and Brandon (Bennett) facing off to see who can create the most magical Christmas house.
39. Christmas For Keeps
Premieres: Saturday, December 18 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 10pm/9c
Starring: Christa B. Allen, Ryan Rottman, Ashley Newbrough and Marielle Scott
Description: Christmas brings a close-knit group of childhood friends together after a decade to celebrate the life of their beloved high school teacher.
40. ‘Tis the Season To Be Merry
Premieres: Sunday, December 19 on Hallmark Channel at 8pm/7c
Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook, Travis Van Winkle and Karen Malina White
Description: Merry (Cook) heads off to snowy Vermont over the holidays looking for a new perspective for her book on relationships, and finds more than she was hoping for in the form of cheery aid worker Chris (Van Winkle).
We Can’t Wait for Christmas Movies!
Courtesy Hallmark Channel
The first Hallmark movies just dropped, and we’ve already broken out our favorite holiday foods. Maybe you want to whip up your state’s Christmas recipe, or grab a bottle of Hallmark wine to accompany your movie-watching adventures. One thing’s for sure—with such a stellar lineup (and more to come) it’s bound to be a merry Christmas.
How to Watch the Movies If You Don’t Have Cable
While some of us keep cable specifically to watch our beloved Hallmark Christmas movies, many have transitioned away—or maybe you simply don’t get Hallmark with your package. If you don’t have cable, try watching the heartwarming premieres on Hallmark Channel Everywhere. While this is technically Hallmark’s streaming service for people who already have cable, they like to unlock one or two Christmas movies that you can watch without signing in.
If you’re willing to pay for streaming, there are plenty of options available:
- fuboTV: This one is pricy at $64.99 for a starter package, but it has lots of benefits—117 channels (including Hallmark), 250 hours of DVR space, and screen sharing capabilities. Plus, you can get a free 7-day trial!
- Sling: This costs $41 a month and has 32 channels available (including Hallmark), so you can catch all the films as they come out.
- Philo: This slightly more affordable service costs $25 a month, has over 60 channels available (including Hallmark), and you can get a 7-day free trial.
- Frndly TV: At $5.99 a month, this is the most affordable option on the list if all you want to do is watch the Hallmark Channel. You get 24 channels (including Hallmark) and it also has a free 7-day trial.