At a time like this, we could all use something to look forward to. Thankfully, the folks over at Hallmark have answered our prayers. The network may just be finishing up their Christmas in July programming, but now they’re gearing up for the real holiday season festivities
This just announced that this year they will be releasing 40 new Christmas movie titles for the annual Hallmark Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “Miracles of Christmas,” which will air from October through December of 2020.
Each year, Hallmark blesses us with a lineup of original Christmas movies to bring on the holiday cheer, but this year they’re taking things to the next level. The festivities are scheduled to begin on Friday, October 23rd — 23 of the new titles will air as a part of the “Countdown to Christmas” programming, and the other 17 will air as a part of the “Miracles of Christmas” programming. So get ready — this is the perfect excuse to pre-order your Christmas-inspired Hallmark Wine and get the plans going for a viewing party (or two)!
The official schedule hasn’t been released yet and plot details haven’t been explained, but some of the titles and stars have been listed on the Hallmark website. This year’s Countdown to Christmas lineup includes the following titles:
- A Royal Holiday, starring Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, and Krystal Joy Brown
- Jingle Bell Bride, starring Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe
- A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn, starring Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor
- If I Only Had Christmas, starring Candace Cameron Bure
- Deliver by Christmas, starring Alvina August and Eion Bailey
- On the 12th Date of Christmas, starring Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes
- Christmas Waltz, starring Lacey Chabert
- Christmas in Vienna, starring Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott
- Christmas in Evergreen 4, starring Rukiya Bernard and Holly Robinson Peete
- Chateau Christmas, starring Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane
- Cross Country Christmas, starring Rachael Leigh Cook
- Christmas Carnival, starring Tamera Mowry-Housley
- When Calls the Heart Christmas 2020, starring Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks, and Martin Cummins
Some of the titles you’ll find on the Movies & Mysteries list include:
- Christmas Tree Lane, starring Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker
- Holly & Ivy, starring Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols
- The Christmas Bow, starring Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady
- Cranberry Christmas, starring Nikki DeLoach and Benjamin Ayres
- Christmas Doctor, starring Holly Robinson Peete
We have to say, amid all the chaos going on in the world right now, this gives us something exciting to be excited about. Holiday cheer can brighten anyone’s spirit, and we’re counting the days until we get to snuggle up by the fire with some hot cocoa, a cozy blanket, and the warmth of our loved ones to share in the Christmas cheer.