Tonight is the night if you want to catch a preview of the Hallmark Channel’s 2020 Christmas movie lineup. The 2020 Countdown to Christmas Preview Special airs tonight, Saturday, October 17, and it’s hosted by Candace Cameron Bure. Read on to learn when it airs, how to watch it online, and all the details.
The Preview Special Starts at 11 p.m. Eastern Tonight
This one-hour special is going to give viewers a sneak peek of Hallmark’s all-new holiday movie lineup. You’ll have to stay up a little later for this one. It premieres at 11:01 p.m. Eastern (10:01 p.m. Central), right after Hallmark’s new fall movie, Sweet Autumn.
Here’s How to Watch the Special Online
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The Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are all included in Philo’s main 59-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. It also comes with a free seven-day trial, and no credit card is required to sign up:
Once signed up for Philo, you can then watch the show live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which lets you to watch most shows on-demand if they have aired in the last three days.
The Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are three of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the show live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most new shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
The Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are all included in either the Sling Orange plus Lifestyle Extra bundle (43 channels) or the Sling Blue plus Lifestyle Extra bundle (58 channels). They both cost $25 for the first month and $35 per month after that:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the show live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
Hallmark Has 22 New Movies on the Schedule for 2020
So which movies will you get a glimpse of during this preview special? Hallmark has 22 movies on its schedule for this holiday season, with the first one kicking off on October 24.
Here’s the lineup. You can read the description for each movie in Heavy’s story here.
- Saturday, October 24: Jingle Bell Bride with Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe, Jr.
- Sunday, October 25: Chateau Christmas with Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane
- Saturday, October 31: Christmas with the Darlings with Katrina Law and Carlo Marks
- Sunday, November 1: One Royal Holiday with Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, Krystal Joy Brown, Victoria Clark, and Tom McGowan
- Saturday, November 7: Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater with Ashley Williams and Niall Matter
- Sunday, November 8: On the 12th Date of Christmas with Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes
- Saturday, November 14: Christmas in Vienna with Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott
- Sunday, November 15: A Timeless Christmas with Ryan Paevey and Erin Cahill
- Saturday, November 21: A Nashville Christmas Carol with Jessy Schram, Wes Brown, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Kix Brooks, and Kimberly Willliams-Paisley
- Sunday, November 22: The Christmas House with Robert Buckley, Jonathan Bennett, Ana Ayora, Treat Williams, Sharon Lawrence, and Brad Harder
- Tuesday, November 24: A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn with Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor
- Wednesday, November 25: A Bright and Merry Christmas with Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas
- Thursday, November 26: Five Star Christmas with Bethany Joy Lenz and Victor Webster
- Friday, November 27: Christmas by Starlight with Kimberley Sustad and Paul Campbell
- Saturday, November 28: Christmas Waltz with Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp, and JT Church
- Sunday, November 29: If I Only Had Christmas with Candace Cameron Bure and Warren Christie
- Saturday, December 5: Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing with Holly Robinson Peete, Colin Lawrence, Rukiya Bernard, Antonio Cayonne, and Barbara Niven.
- Sunday, December 6: Christmas She Wrote with Danica McKellar and Dylan Neal.
- Saturday, December 12: Cross Country Christmas with Rachael Leigh Cook and Greyston Holt
- Sunday, December 13: Christmas Carnival with Tamera Mowry-Housley and Michael Xavier.
- Saturday, December 19: Christmas Carousel with Rachel Boston and Neal Bledsoe.
- Sunday, December 20: Love, Lights, Hanukkah! with Mia Kirshner, Ben Savage, and Marilu Henner.
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