by The Digital Editors
It’s that wonderful time of the year when Hallmark rolls out its beloved Christmas movie lineup and this year, we need the holiday cheer more than ever. There are 40 planned movies, and whether you’re Zooming with loved ones or sharing the time with close family, we’re sure you’ll find something for everyone. We’ve picked 10 of the most exciting movies we simply can’t wait to enjoy this season.
Saturday, November 21; 8 p.m. ET
This star-studded Christmas film gives a classic Charles Dickens tale a country music twist. When a workaholic television producer with plans to move to L.A. gets assigned a country music Christmas special, she doesn’t have time for anything to get in the way of scoring her promotion. Not even her childhood sweetheart, who’s back and managing the special’s headliner. But a visit from the ghost of her beloved mentor Marilyn (played by Wynonna Judd) takes her on a wild time-jumping adventure that shows her the true meaning of the season.
Sunday, November 22; 8 p.m. ET
This new offering marks a first for Hallmark’s Christmas movie tradition, giving fans a modern look at the meaning of family just in time for the holidays. Phylis and Bill Mitchell invite their two sons home for the holidays to help make some new Christmas memories and hopefully, sort out some tough family decisions. While one son and his partner anxiously await news of their adoption application, the other—a movie star—reconnects with his childhood sweetheart.
Wednesday, November 25; 8 p.m. ET
Days of Our Lives alumn Alison Sweeney stars in this comedic Christmas romp about two TV hosts competing for coveted air time at their local news station. The duo is sent to a small festive town for the holidays where they’re forced to get along as part of their assignment, but the town’s inhabitants have something to teach them about each other and the meaning of the season.
Friday, November 27; 8 p.m. ET
Anyone who dreamed of spending the holidays curled up in a cozy bed and breakfast should appreciate this fun holiday film. The story follows a successful woman named Lisa who moves back home and works with her siblings and grandparents to help her father’s new bed and breakfast get a five-star review from a hard-to-please travel critic. The only problem? She ends up falling for the guy before realizing he’s the one who could make or break her father’s business.
Saturday, November 28; 8 p.m. ET
Lacey Chabert, a Hallmark Christmas movie veteran, brings this love story to life just in time for the holidays. Chabert plays Avery, a woman whose storybook wedding is canceled at the last minute. She decides to cash in on her planned dance lessons for the reception anyway and finds her dance instructor might just be the one to help her put her life back together.
Saturday, December 5; 10 p.m. ET
Another Christmas movie set in a decked-out inn, this mystery offering stars Lacey Chabert as one of five guests invited to celebrate the holiday at a local bed and breakfast. With the help of the spot’s owner, she uncovers an event from the past that connects the group and may alter their live forever.
Sunday, December 6; 10 p.m. ET
Twilight star Ashley Greene solves a mystery in this holiday flick, playing a jewelry designer who finds a lost charm bracelet. Believing the bracelet to be a family heirloom, she teams up with an investigative reporter to find its owner and return it by Christmas Eve.
Sunday, December 13; 8 p.m. ET
Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry-Housley plays a woman filled with regrets in this time-traveling holiday movie. Mowry-Housley plays Emily, a successful newscaster who has reached the height of her career but can’t help but think about the man who got away years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around an enchanted carousel takes her back in time, giving her a second chance at love.
Saturday, December 19; 8 p.m. ET
Two Hallmark Christmas movies starring a carousel? That’s right, the carnival ride features in this holiday film as well, though its less magical. A young American is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel by Christmas, but she must work with the hard-to-please prince in order to finish the job on time.
Sunday, December 20; 8 p.m. ET
One of the best Christmas movie tropes is the cross-country road trip and Hallmark is putting its own spin on it this year. Rachael Leigh Cook plays a woman named Lina whose plans to travel home for the holidays are sidelined by a major snowstorm. She’s forced to work with her former classmate, Max, to make it home in time for Christmas, no matter the mode of transportation.
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