Hallmark Christmas Film Schedule 2020: The Christmas marathon is already underway
If there's one thing we can still rely on in 2020, it's up to the Hallmark Channel to provide us with plenty of Christmas movies to add a little cheerful spirit to our lives, and the annual holiday programming event is already on in progress. Hallmark has been releasing new Christmas films (and a Hanukkah film) since October and will continue to air them through the end of the year.
This year, 40 films will be part of Hallmarks Countdown to Christmas and Movies & Mysteries' Miracles of Christmas season lineups. Of the new vacation movies Hallmark is sending us, one has yet to be announced and two are still to be cast, but we know all the info – including returning faces and the types of adorable meet-cuts we can expect – for all of the rest.
All of the Hallmark staples will feature new movies including Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Danica McKellar, and Holly Robinson Peete. The 2020 list also includes starring roles for Sarah Drew, Aaron Tveit, Jeremy Jordan, Marisol Nichols, Janel Parrish, Ashley Greene, Mia Kirshner, Ben Savage, Marilu Henner, Rachael Leigh Cook, Bethany Joy Lenz, Alison Sweeney, Robert Buckley and Jonathan Bennett, Treat Williams and Wynonna Judd.
Check out the full schedule for starry, holly-jolly Hallmark Christmas movies below.
The Hallmark Channel countdown to Christmas
All premieres are at 8 p.m. ET / PT
Saturday, October 24th: Jingle Bell Bride
Stars: Julie Gonzalo; Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Wedding planner Jessica Perez (Gonzalo) travels to a remote Alaska town to find a rare flower for a celebrity client. She is delighted with the small town for Christmas and the lovely local (Rowe Jr.) who helps her.
Sunday, October 25th: Castle Christmas
Stars: Merritt Patterson; Luke Macfarlane
Margot (Patterson), a world-renowned pianist, returns to Chateau Newhaus for the vacation with her family and is reunited with an ex (Macfarlane) who helps her rediscover her passion for music.
Saturday October 31st: Christmas with the darlings
Stars: Katrina Law and Carlo Marks
Shortly before the holidays, Jessica Lew (Law) ends her tenure as assistant to her wealthy boss in order to use her recently acquired law degree in his company, but offers to help his charming, younger brother (Marks) with the care of his orphaned nieces and Nephew over christmas.
Sunday, November 1st: A royal holiday
Stars: Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, Krystal Joy Brown, Victoria Clark and Tom McGowan
When Anna (Osnes) offers shelter to a stranded mother (Clark) and son (Tveit) in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Galwick Royal Family. Anna shows the prince how they celebrate Christmas in their hometown and encourages him to open his heart and be true to himself.
Saturday, November 7th: Never kiss a man in a Christmas sweater
Stars: Ashley Williams; Niall Matter
Single mother Maggie (Williams) stands alone before Christmas until Lucas (Matter) falls into her life and becomes an unexpected houseguest. Together they overcome Christmas and find comfort in their growing bond.
Sunday, November 8th: On Christmas Day
Stars: Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes
Two seemingly incompatible game designers team up to create a romantic, city-wide scavenger hunt for the 12 days of Christmas.
Saturday, November 14th: Christmas in Vienna
Stars: Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott
Jess (Drew), a concert violinist whose heart is simply no longer in it, goes to Vienna for a performance. There she finds the inspiration she has missed and a new love.
Sunday, November 15th: A timeless Christmas
Stars: Ryan Paevey; Erin Cahill
Charles Whitley (Paevey) travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner (Cahill), a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences Christmas in the 21st century.
Saturday, November 21: A Nashville Christmas story
Stars: Jessy Schram, Wes Brown, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Kix Brooks and Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Vivienne Wake (Schram), a workaholic television producer responsible for a country music Christmas special that introduces newcomer Alexis (Raelynn), never lets personal feelings stand in business. Shortly before accepting a job in LA and with the return of Gavin Chase (Brown), her sweetheart and manager to headline the special, Belinda (Evans), she receives a visit from the ghost of her recently deceased mentor Marilyn (Judd). Her mentor warns that her current path is leading into a dark future and has recruited both the Spirit of Christmas Past (Brooks) and the Spirit of Christmas Present (Williams-Paisley) to help get her back on track . The ghosts' time jump adventures force Vivienne to seize her life.
Sunday, November 22nd: The Christmas house
Stars: Robert Buckley, Jonathan Bennett, Ana Ayora, Treat Williams, Sharon Lawrence and Brad Harder
The Mitchell family matriarch Phylis (Lawrence) and Patriarch Bill (Williams) made some tough decisions and called their two adult sons – TV star Mike Mitchell (Buckley) and Brandon Mitchell (Bennett) – home for the holidays. They hope that bringing the family together to restore the Christmas house will help them find a solution and have a memorable vacation for the whole family and community. When Brandon and his husband Jake (Harder) start their journey home, they are eagerly awaiting a call about the adoption of their first child. Meanwhile, Mike reconnects with Andi (Ayora), his high school sweetheart.
Monday, November 23rd: New film to be announced
Tuesday, November 24th: A Christmas tree is growing in Brooklyn
Stars: Rochelle Aytes; Mark Taylor
Erin (Aytes) plans the town's Christmas party and has to win over firefighter Kevin (Taylor) to get the beautiful spruce from his property for the celebration.
Wednesday, November 25th: Merry and Merry Christmas
Stars: Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas
Two competing TV presenters (Sweeney and Blucas) are sent to a festive small town over Christmas. As they pretend to get along for the sake of looks, they discover that there is more to one another than they thought.
Thursday, November 26th: Five star Christmas (Working title)
Stars: Bethany Joy Lenz; Victor Webster
After Lisa (Lenz) returns to her hometown, she plans with her siblings and grandparents to help her father's new bed and breakfast get a five-star rating from an incognito travel reviewer (Webster), but falls in love with without knowing him is the real critic.
Friday, November 27th: Christmas at Starlight
Stars: Kimberley Sustad; Paul Campbell
Annie (Sustad), a lawyer, has to help her loved ones this holiday season. Her family's restaurant, The Starlight Café, is slated to be demolished. The heir to the development company in charge, William (Campbell), makes her an unlikely proposition: he'll spare the café when Annie spends the week acting as the legal advisor his father demands of him after making some costly mistakes.
Saturday, November 28th: Christmas waltz
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp and JT Church
After Avery's (Chabert) storybook Christmas wedding is unexpectedly canceled, dance instructor Roman (Kemp) helps her rebuild her dreams.
Sunday, November 29th: If only I had Christmas
Stars: CANDACE CAMERON BURE; WARREN CHRISTIE
For Christmas, a cheerful publicist (Bure) works with a cynical business owner (Christie) and his team to help a charity in need.
Saturday 5th December: Christmas in Evergreen: ringing bells
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Colin Lawrence, Rukiya Bernard, Antonio Cayonne and Barbara Niven
As Michelle's (Peete) wedding approaches, Hannah (Bernard) steps forward to complete the start of the new Evergreen Museum and question her relationship and future with Elliot (Cayonne).
Sunday, December 6th: Christmas she wrote
Stars: Danica McKellar; Dylan Neal
When Kayleigh (McKellar), a novelist, has her column canceled just before Christmas, she goes home to reconnect with her family. Kayleigh gets an unexpected visit from the man (Neal) who canceled her column and is struggling not only to get it back to the publisher, but for her heart as well.
Saturday, December 12th: Cross country Christmas
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook and Greyston Holt
Former classmates Lina (Cook) and Max (Holt) travel home for the holidays until a storm hits and they have to work together to get home on time, regardless of the type of transportation.
Sunday, December 13th: Christmas comes twice
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley; Michael Xavier
Emily (Mowry-Housley) is a top news anchor who achieved her career dreams but still has regrets for the man (Xavier) who escaped five years ago. When the Christmas Carnival hits town, a ride around the carousel magically takes her back to the time of Carnival five years ago … and gives her a second chance at love before having to return to the Christmas present.
Saturday 19th December: Christmas carousel
Stars: Rachel Boston and Neal Bledsoe
When Lila (Boston) is hired by the Marcadia Royal Family to fix a carousel, they have to work with the Prince (Bledsoe) to get it ready by Christmas.
Sunday, December 20th: Love, lights, Hanukkah!
Stars: Mia Kirshner, Ben Savage and Marilu Henner
When Christina (Kirshner) prepares her restaurant for the busiest time of the year, she receives a DNA test back that shows she is Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights.
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries & # 39; Miracles of the Christmas Schedule
All premieres take place at 9 p.m. ET / PT
Saturday, October 24th: Christmas Tree Lane
Stars: Alicia Witt, Andrew Walker, Drake Hogestyn and Briana Price
Music shop owner Meg (Witt) leads the community's efforts to save the Christmas Tree Lane shopping district from demolition. When she falls in love with Nate (Walker), a recently known acquaintance, she is thrown when she learns of his surprising bond with the developer.
Sunday, October 25th: Delivery by Christmas
Stars: Alvina August and Eion Bailey
Bakery owner Molly (August) meets Josh (Bailey), a widower who recently moved to town with his young son. However, she is also delighted with a mysterious client whom she has never met in person and whom she does not notice as a self-man.
Saturday October 31st: Cranberry Christmas
Stars: Nikki DeLoach; Benjamin Ayres
A separated couple (DeLoach and Ayres) feign marital happiness on national television to support their town's Christmas – and business. But what does the future hold for them if the newly kindled love is made more difficult by new possibilities?
Sunday, November 1st: Holly & Ivy
Stars: Janel Parrish, Jeremey Jordan and Marisol Nichols
When Melody's (Parrish) neighbor Nina (Nichols) learns that her illness has returned, Melody promises to keep Nina's children Holly and Ivy together. To adopt the children, she has to renovate her new Fixer upper, which she does with the help of contractor Adam (Jordan).
Saturday, November 7th: The Christmas ring
Stars: Nazneen Contractor; David Alpay
A reporter (contractor) searches for the love story behind an antique engagement ring. With the help of the ring owner's grandson (Alpay), they learn about the legacy his grandparents left behind.
Sunday, November 8th: The Christmas bow
Stars: Lucia Micarelli; Michael Rady
When an accident puts her musical dreams on hold, a talented violinist (Micarelli) reconnects with an old family friend (Rady) who helps her heal and find love over the holidays.
Saturday, November 14th: Meet me for christmas (Working title)
Stars: Catherine Bell and Mark Deklin
When Joan's (Bell) son's wedding planner unexpectedly quits, she has to coordinate his Christmas Eve wedding with the help of Beau (Deklin), the bride's uncle. As they work side by side, they discover that their fate and past are intertwined.
Sunday, November 15th: The Christmas doctor
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete; Adrian Holmes
A week before Christmas, Dr. Alicia Wright (Peete) offered an assignment away from home. A mysterious man (Holmes) from her past trips to find her before Christmas brings with him a revelation that could change Alicia's life forever.
Saturday, November 21: A little Christmas magic (Working title)
Stars: Ashley Greene; Brendan Penny
Holly (Greene), a jewelry designer, finds a bracelet of lost charm and works with investigative reporter Greg (Penny) in hopes of finding the owner and returning it by Christmas Eve.
Sunday, November 22nd: The angel tree
Stars: Jill Wagner; Lucas Bryant
A writer (Wagner) searches for the identity of the person who helps grant wishes placed on the angel tree and reconnects with her childhood friend (Bryant) in the process.
Saturday, November 28th: USS Christmas
Stars: Jen Lilley, Trevor Donovan and Barbara Niven
Maddie (Lilley), a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, is on a tiger cruise at Christmas time where she meets a handsome naval officer (Donovan) and comes across a mystery in the ship's archive room.
Saturday 5th December: Time for us to come home for Christmas
Stars: Lacey Chabert and Stephen Huszar
Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner Ben (Huszar), Sarah (Chabert) discovers that an event from the past can connect her and change her life forever.
Sunday, December 6th: A Godwink Christmas: First loves, second chances
Stars: Brooke D & # 39; Orsay and Sam Page
After 15 years, Pat (Page) moves home from Hawaii with his two sons and, through a series of coincidences or godwinks, gets stuck in traffic next to his high school lover Margie (D & # 39; Orsay) at Christmas.
Saturday, December 12th: A Glenbrooke Christmas
Stars: AUTUMN REESER; ANTONIO CUPO
Shortly before Christmas, heiress Jessica Morgan (Reeser) uses her last chance to experience a relaxed Christmas and makes her way to the small town of Glenbrooke, where she meets a handsome firefighter (Cupo).
Sunday, December 13th: Christmas homecoming (Working title)
Stars: Taylor Cole; Steve Lund
When a mysterious key and holiday puzzle arrive on their doorstep, Kate (Cole) and Kevin (Lund) embark on a Christmas romance adventure they will never forget.
Saturday 19th December: Swept up until Christmas (Working title)
An antique dealer and a cleaner argue over how to downsize a magnificent property just before Christmas. When the two discover the treasures of the house, they find a way to reconnect the withdrawn owner with his own Christmas past.
Sunday, December 20th: Christmas wish project
For years, Lucy has played Santa Claus to the community in her small town by making her vacation dreams come true. But when Lucy grants a little girl a wish for Christmas, as she used to do with her mother, she unexpectedly finds her own wishes in life and love come true.