Hallmark Christmas Movies List: Countdown to Christmas Schedule

Elise meets Nick, a single and handsome attorney, they quickly bond over their mutual dislike of the holidays. Nick shares that his law firm is considering making him a partner, but has a history of choosing only those who are married with a family. Realizing they're each about to face a lonely holiday season - and that having a girlfriend would increase his chances of being made a partner - Nick suggests the "mistletoe promise" that he and Elise pretend to be a couple until Christmas Eve. Photo: Luke MacFarlane, Jaime King Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer

Elise meets Nick, a single and handsome attorney, in the movie “A Mistletoe Promise.” (Crown Media/Ryan Plummer)

Hallmark is starting its Countdown to Christmas holiday movie schedule on Saturday, October 29. The channel will have at least 20 new movies every weekend until Christmas. When are the movies airing and what channel will they be on? To find out what channel Hallmark is on for you, click here to go to TV Guide’s listings. Then change the “Provider” (right under TV Listings) to your local provider. You’ll be able to scroll down to see what channel Hallmark is on for you. Below, we have Hallmark’s entire schedule, including air times. (To find out how to stream Hallmark’s Christmas movies live, see our story here.)

Here’s what you need to see on The Hallmark Channel this Christmas.


A Wish for Christmas — Premiered October 29

Preview – A Wish for Christmas – Starring Lacey Chabert and Paul GreeneSara is the type of woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at work, but when her big idea for a Christmas initiative is stolen, she makes a wish to Santa that she’ll finally have the courage to stand up for herself. When Santa grants her wish and she gets a chance to prove…2016-10-14T23:06:10.000Z

This movie premieres Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m. Eastern. Sara Shaw’s big idea for a Christmas initiative is stolen, so she wishes to have the courage to stand up for herself. But she’s only given 48 hours.


The Mistletoe Promise — Premiered November 5

Preview – The Mistletoe Promise – Starring Jaime King and Luke Macfarlane – Hallmark ChannelA chance meeting between two strangers who share a disdain for Christmas results in The Mistletoe Promise, a pact to help them navigate their holiday complications – together. But as they spend more time with each other and experience the magic of Christmas the phony couple discovers there may be more to their contract than…2016-10-26T22:53:47.000Z

The Mistletoe Promise premieres Saturday, November 5 at 8 p.m. Eastern. (Note: It was originally scheduled for Sunday, November 6, but its premiere date was moved.) According to Hallmark: “A chance meeting between two strangers who share a disdain for Christmas results in The Mistletoe Promise, a pact to help them navigate their holiday complications – together.”


A Perfect Christmas — Premiered November 6

Preview – A Perfect Christmas – Stars Susie Abromeit, Dillon Casey and Erin Gray – Hallmark ChannelNewlywed couple, Steve and Cynthia, celebrates their first Christmas together by inviting their very different families to join them for the holidays. But when Steve gets laid off and Cynthia finds out she’s pregnant, they both try to keep their secrets in hopes that Christmas will go smoothly. Stars Susie Abromeit, Dillon Casey and Erin…2016-10-26T22:56:28.000Z

A Perfect Christmas will air Sunday, November 6 at 8 p.m. Eastern. If this movie sounds familiar to you, it’s because it already premiered as Hallmark’s “Christmas in July” movie.


Every Christmas Has a Story — Premiered November 12

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This Hallmark movie airs November 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern. According to Hallmark: “A TV personality has an on-air snafu and admits she hates Christmas. Following the debacle, she is invited to the Most Christmas-y town in America to try and repair her image.”


Christmas Cookies — Premiered November 13

Preview – Christmas Cookies – Starring Jill Wagner and Wes Brown – Hallmark ChannelAunt Sally’s Christmas Cookie Company is sold to a large conglomerate and executive Hannah must seal the deal and shut down the factory, which is the small town of Cookie Jar’s lifeblood. What was supposed to be a simple assignment for Hannah becomes complicated when she meets Jake, the factory owner who’s determined to keep…2016-10-29T01:37:13.000Z

This movie premieres on November 13 at  8 p.m. Eastern. According to Hallmark: “Aunt Sally’s Christmas Cookie Company is sold to a large conglomerate and executive Hannah must seal the deal and shut down the factory, which is the small town of Cookie Jar’s lifeblood. What was supposed to be a simple assignment for Hannah becomes complicated when she meets Jake, the factory owner who’s determined to keep the factory in town.”


My Christmas Dream — Premiered November 19

Preview – My Christmas Dream – Stars Danica McKellar, Deidre Hall and David Haydn-JonesChristina, the manager of McDougal’s flagship department store, is determined to land the manager position for their new Paris location. She sets out to impress Victoria, the store’s owner, by creating the best holiday display in McDougal’s history. Fresh out of inspiration despite assuring Victoria otherwise, Christina turns to a recently-fired store employee who also…2016-10-26T22:55:17.000Z

This movie premieres on the Hallmark Channel on November 19 at 8 p.m. Eastern. According to Hallmark: “Christina Masters, the manager of McDougal’s flagship department store, is determined to land the manager position for their new Paris location. She sets out to impress the store’s owner by creating the best holiday display in McDougal’s history… Christina turns to a recently-fired store employee who also happens to be a talented artist and single dad to his young son.”

This movie will kick off the Hallmark Channel’s series of two new Christmas movies every weekend.


A December Bride — Premiered November 20

Preview – A December Bride – Starring Daniel Lissing and Jessica Lowndes – Hallmark ChannelAspiring interior designer Layla is dreading the Christmastime wedding of her cousin who’s marrying Layla’s ex-fiancé. Although Seth is the one responsible for introducing the bride and groom, she begrudgingly accepts his offer to be her date as she’s out of options. Seth gets carried away at the reception and announces they’re engaged, forcing a…2016-10-29T01:33:57.000Z

This movie premieres November 20 at  8 p.m. Eastern. According to Hallmark: “Aspiring interior designer Layla O’Reilly is dreading the Christmastime wedding of her cousin who’s marrying Layla’s ex-fiancé. Although Seth Murphy is the one responsible for introducing the bride and groom, she begrudgingly accepts his offer to be her date as she’s out of options.”


Broadcasting Christmas — Premiere Date & Time — November 23

Preview – Broadcasting Christmas – Starring Melissa Joan Hart & Dean Cain – Hallmark ChannelTwo exes compete for the same co-host position at the nation’s favorite morning show in Manhattan. They'll both do what it takes to get ahead, but the fire that burned between them hasn't quite burned out. Find out more here: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/broadcasting-christmas2016-11-15T00:30:08.000Z

This movie premieres on November 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern. According to Hallmark: “Emily is an ambitious television anchor, aimed at climbing the ranks. When the opportunity to co-host a talk show with the fabulous talk show diva Veronika (Harry) presents itself two weeks before Christmas, she thinks this is her big break. To her surprise, she discovers she has stiff competition with Charlie, the local TV anchor who is her near equal on another station.”


Christmas In Homestead — Premiere Date & Time — November 24

Preview – Christmas in Homestead – Stars Taylor Cole and Michael Rady – Hallmark ChannelOne of the most famous actresses in the world heads to the Christmas-obsessed town of Homestead, Iowa, to shoot a holiday-themed movie. She is thrown for a loop when a romance brews between her and local inn keeper and single dad, Matt. As she gets a taste of small-town life, she discovers the true meaning…2016-11-23T20:56:41.000Z

This movie premieres Thursday, November 24 at  8 p.m. Eastern. According to Hallmark: “Jessica is one of the most famous actresses in the world, leading a glamorous – if tabloid worthy – life. But all that is thrown for a loop when she goes on location to shoot a holiday themed film in the Christmas-obsessed town of Homestead, Iowa.”


Christmas List — Premiere Date & Time — November 25

Preview – Christmas List – Stars Alicia Witt and Gabriel HoganIsobel plans a storybook Christmas with her boyfriend, including a snow-covered cottage in the Northwest, and a carefully composed bucket list of classic holiday traditions. But when the boyfriend goes AWOL, the list proves challenging and a tempting new romance turns her life upside down. Stars Alicia Witt and Gabriel Hogan. Find out more here:…2016-11-23T20:59:37.000Z

This movie premieres November 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern. “Isobel Gray plans a storybook Christmas with her boyfriend, including a snow-covered cottage in the Northwest, and a carefully composed bucket list of classic holiday traditions. But when the boyfriend goes AWOL, the list proves challenging and a tempting new romance turns her life upside down.”


Heavenly Christmas — Premiere Date & Time — November 26

Preview – A Heavenly Christmas – A Hallmark Hall of Fame Holiday SpecialUpon her untimely death, a workaholic finds herself in training to be a Christmas Angel in Heaven. Despite being the worst recruit in the history of Christmas, she’s assigned a hard luck case. As she’s forced to help solve his problems, she’ll start to discover the meaning of Christmas and maybe even fall in love…2016-11-15T00:30:55.000Z

This is Hallmark’s Hall of Fame Christmas movie, airing on the Hallmark Channel. It premieres Saturday, November 26 at  8 p.m. Eastern. “Upon her untimely death, Eve Morgan (Davis), a workaholic finds herself tethered to her guardian angel (MacLaine) learning to become a Christmas angel in Heaven.”


Journey Back to Christmas — Premiere Date & Time — November 27

Preview – Journey Back to Christmas – Stars Candace Cameron Bure, Oliver Hudson and Brooke NevinA WWII era nurse is transported in time to 2016 and meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless. Stars Candace Cameron Bure, Oliver Hudson and Brooke Nevin. Find out more here: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas2016-11-23T20:57:55.000Z

This movie premieres Sunday, November 27 at  8 p.m. “Hannah, a WWII-era nurse, is transported in time to 2016 and meets Jake, a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless.”


A Dream of Christmas — Premiere Date & Time — December 3

Preview – A Dream of Christmas – Stars Nikki DeLoach, Andrew Walker and Lisa DuruptWhen a restless young married woman is granted a wish by a Christmas Angel to be single again, she soon discovers her new life isn't what she bargained for, and embarks on a quest to win her husband back. Stars Nikki DeLoach, Andrew Walker and Lisa Durupt. Find out more here: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas2016-11-23T20:59:41.000Z

This movie premieres on December 3. “A Dream of Christmas” is the working title and might change. “Penny, an ambitious but discontented young married woman, gets more than she bargained for when she is granted a wish to be single again.”


Looks Like Christmas — Premiere Date & Time — December 4

Preview – Looks Like Christmas – Stars Anne Heche and Dylan Neal – Hallmark ChannelWhen two type-A single parents battle it out for control of the Christmas holiday at their kid's middle school, they get more than they bargained for when they learn a little something about the true meaning of Christmas, while opening themselves up for the possibility of a new romance. Stars Anne Heche and Dylan Neal.…2016-11-23T20:57:06.000Z

Premiering on The Hallmark Channel on December 4 at 8 p.m. “Carol is an over-involved mother but nothing compares to the holiday season when she goes over-the-top spearheading her kid’s school’s Christmas Spectacular each year, which earned her the nickname Christmas Carol by the parents and faculty. All that changes the day Terry moves to town with his teenage daughter.”


A Nutcracker Christmas — Premiere Date & Time — December 10

Preview – A Nutcracker Christmas – Stars Amy Acker, Sascha Radetsky and Sophia LuciaWhen her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet's production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind. Stars Amy Acker, Sascha Radetsky and Sophia Lucia. Find out more here: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas2016-11-23T20:58:37.000Z

Premieres December 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern. “Rising star Lilly James lives and breathes ballet. Her sister, Beth, is not only her biggest fan but often forgoes her own needs to make sure Lilly has every opportunity possible. Lilly’s devotion pays off when she is accepted into the New York City Ballet…” But then tragedy strikes, turning everything upside down.


Love You Like Christmas — Premiere Date & Time — December 11

Preview – Love You Like Christmas – Stars Bonnie Somerville and Brennan ElliottA high-powered marketing executive is on her way to a client's wedding when her plans are derailed by car trouble. When a fork in the road leads her to Christmas Valley, a town in love with Christmas, her unexpected journey will leave her wondering what her life has been missing. Stars Bonnie Somerville and Brennan…2016-11-23T20:58:04.000Z

Love You Like Christmas (originally titled “Meant to Be”) premieres December 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern. “Maddie, a high-powered marketing executive, is on her way to a client’s wedding but her plans are derailed by car trouble. When a fork in the road leads her to Christmas Valley, a town in love with Christmas, an unexpected encounter and a group of strangers that start to feel like family will have her questioning what she’s really been missing in life.”


My Christmas Love — Premiere Date & Time — December 17

Preview – My Christmas Love – Stars Meredith Hagner, Bobby Campo, Megan Park and Gregory HarrisonA hopeless romantic who can't ever seem to give a guy a real chance begins receiving each of the "12 Days of Christmas" as gifts anonymously at her door. As she tries to figure out who is sending the gifts, she begins to believe that the mystery suitor could finally live up to her expectations.…2016-11-23T20:57:39.000Z

Premiering December 17 at  8 p.m. Eastern. Hallmark describes this movie as being “…about a hopeless romantic who can’t ever seem to give a guy a real chance, that is until she starts receiving each of the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ as gifts anonymously at her door.”


Sleigh Bells Ring  — Premiere Date & Time — December 18

Premieres December 18 at 8 p.m. Eastern. “Laurel is in charge of her hometown’s Christmas parade, and with budget cuts, she’s having trouble making it a special event this year and, after a recent divorce, getting into the holiday spirit. When she and her daughter Scarlett cross paths with a lone farmer who has a sleigh that he claims came from Santa crash-landing on his property years ago, they are both skeptical. But the sleigh would make a great addition to the parade if it could be restored…”


When Calls the Heart Christmas Movie — Premiere Date & Time — December 25

Preview – When Calls the Heart Holiday Special – Hallmark ChannelThe sweeping frontier drama, “When Calls the Heart,” returns for a special two-hour television event! With universal themes of faith, hope and community, “When Calls the Heart” captured the hearts of millions and became Hallmark Channel’s most social series of all time. Following the December special, season three of “When Calls the Heart” will premiere…2016-11-15T00:30:16.000Z

This Christmas special for When Calls the Heart airs on Christmas Day, December 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern. “An intriguing peddler comes to Hope Valley selling the townspeople his wears and teaching them valuable lessons about joy and giving.”


A Rose for Christmas — Premiere Date & Time — January 1

Yes, you’ll have a Christmas movie after Christmas! Premieres January 1 at 8 p.m. Eastern. “Andy is a passionate and talented artist whose Pasadena family has been building Rose Parade floats for generations. But when her Dad gets sick and can’t lead this year’s efforts as usual, Andy has no choice but to take the helm and supervise the construction and decoration of their client’s float over Christmas with only a few weeks to go.”


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