Candace Cameron Bure and Niall Matter in the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries.

Ten Hallmark Christmas movies based on books

"Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through the Snow" (Image: Crown Media)
Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through the Snow (Image: Hallmark Media)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Countdown to Christmas on Hallmark.

With new movies premiering every weekend and old favorites being shown daily, we are feeling the Christmas love.

Since we love reading almost as much as we love watching cheesy TV, here is a list of movies based on books and links to where you can find them.

The latest in the Christmas in Evergreen series is out today


Christmas in Evergreen: Christmas Bells are Ringing was released by Hallmark Publishing today. The book is based on the movie of the same name and was written by best-selling author Lacey Baker. According to the description:

“Life is going great for Hannah.… She’s fallen in love with her best friend, her brother is getting married, and she’s looking forward to another festive Christmas in Evergreen. Still, between her job, taking charge of the choir, and being the town’s jill-of-all-trades, she’s feeling uninspired…especially when Elliot starts to question his own role in the town.

Hannah finds fresh inspiration in the brand-new Evergreen Christmas Museum, and she volunteers for their storytelling project. When she interviews her fellow Evergreenians, however, she learns that not everyone wants the museum around; specifically, Mr. Cooper who owns a third of the building. As Hannah finds herself with more and more responsibilities, and as her relationships with Elliot and her family grow strained, she starts to wonder about what she really wants. Can her love and newly found purpose survive the changes that loom after the holidays are over?”

Debbie Macomber talks about writing Christmas novels on DIYMFA podcast

Best-selling author Debbie Macomber recently made an appearance on the DIYMFA podcast to talk about how she writes her Christmas novels. Click here to listen.

Hallmark’s latest Christmas romance novel is out

Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope, by best-selling author Janice Lynn, is out today. The book follows widow and single mom Morgan, who has moved to Pine Hill, Kentucky, determined to create a stable life for her son.

But when she volunteers to make quilts for local veterans, she meets Andrew, a firefighter and dare devil. As she finds herself drawn to him, she must decide whether to risk her heart all over again.

Mistletoe in Juneau

Hallmark’s latest Christmas book is available for sale today! Mistletoe in Juneau, by bestselling author Dahlia Rose, is about a busy social media influencer who leaves LA behind for a break in Alaska. Sparks fly when she meets the local sheriff.

It seems Alicia Witt didn’t have enough credits to her name. The actress, classically trained pianist, former child prodigy, recording artist, and touring musician recently added published author to her résumé.

Small Changes: A Rules-Free Guide to Add More Plant-Based Foods, Peace & Power to Your Life is a personal, judgment-free look at fad diets and exercise plans Witt followed in the past, and how she found her way to her current health and wellness.

Ginny Baird’s new book is here!

Hallmark Publishing has released the latest novel from best-selling author Ginny Baird. On Christmas Avenue is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a small town that hires a Christmas consultant named Mary.

At first, Mary butts heads with the local sheriff. But as she begins the impossible tasking of pulling together a holiday parade for the town, she starts to see him in a different light. More than a few miracles follow.

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Nine romances to get you in an autumn state of mind

It’s time for falling leaves, sweaters, pumpkin spice, and cheese. The romantic-sweet-heartfelt-entertainment variety of cheese, that is.

We’ve compiled a reading list for those days when you just want to snuggle under a warm blanket, sip on something hot and sweet, and escape everyday life for a while.

1. A Sweet Alaskan Fall, by Jennifer Snow

After suffering a severe brain injury, Montana Banks has returned to Alaska and is doing everything she can to settle into her old life. Her neighbor, Eddie Sanders, has always admired Montana. When he makes a costly and violent mistake one night, it is Montana who helps him pick up the pieces.

This book is part of the Wild River series. Though it’s not the first, author Jennifer Snow does an excellent job of getting the reader oriented within the first few pages. Definitely an easy story to jump into, and a different take on the greatest season ever.

2. The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice, by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, and Allyson Charles

Written by a trio of best-selling authors, The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice is a set of three novellas based in the town of Moonbright, Maine. Each story has romance, magic, and lots of sweet treats.

3. Pumpkin Everything, by Beth Labonte

Set in the self-proclaimed Autumn Capital of the World, Autumnboro, New Hampshire, Pumpkin Everything tells the story of horror story Amy Fox, who moves back to her hometown in to run her grandfather’s country store. While there, Amy — who just recently called off her wedding — runs into her ex-boyfriend. That’s when things get spicy.

4. Bewitching You: A Maple Grove Novella, by Katana Collins

With a lead character named Kandi Cornne, author Katana Collins is off to a good start. Cornne runs a candy store in a small New England town. As she prepares for the town’s annual pumpkin-decorating contest, she keeps finding herself at odds with local farmer Ford, who happens to be good-looking. And infuriating.

5. Sweet Cranberries, by Sherry Kyle

Thirty-year-old Amanda Richards is feeling lost, both at work and in terms of her love life. When she gets the opportunity to move to Nantucket and take over running the Blue Crab Cafe, she jumps at the chance for a serious change.

But when the town’s annual cranberry festival rolls around, she must decide if she can trust local electrician Tyler Adams.

6. Harvest Wishes, by Jessica Anne Renwick

Madison Talbot has moved back home after escaping an abusive marriage. As she tries to settle back into small town life, she runs into her ex boyfriend, Dylan Stewart. As much as she would like to keep Stewart in her past, she finds herself drawn to him. But both have suffered tragedies that could stand in the way of their future happiness.

7. The Whisper in Wind: An Uplifting, Small-Town Romance, by Rachael Bloome

Lucy Gardener has given up the rat race in the city to help her brother make a promotional video for his country inn. Vick Johnson works for Lucy’s brother and is counting the days until he can leave town. But when he meets Lucy, suddenly he’s not in such a big hurry to get going.

8. Autumn Skies (A Bluebell Inn Romance), by Denise Hunter

Secret Service agent Wyatt Jennings has been put on mandated leave after taking a bullet in the line of duty. He retreats to the Blue Ridge Mountains to stay in the town of Bluebell Lake.

Grace Bennett owns the Bluebell Inn with her brother and sister, both of whom are ready to sell the business and move on. When Wyatt comes to stay, Grace offers to act as his mountain guide. It’s one of three books in the Bluebell Inn Romance series.

9. Autumn at Apple Hill, by Angie Ellington

Recently divorced Elise Jacobs has returned to her hometown of Landover, Maine, to run her family’s bed and breakfast. She is just starting to get the hang of things when a handsome guest starts making trouble and starts getting under her skin.

The authors and books behind of some of Hallmark’s biggest hits:

When Calls the Heart – Janette Oke

Erin Krakow as Elizabeth Thornton on Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart
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When Calls the Heart is going into its ninth season on Hallmark Channel. It is based on a series of books by Canadian author Janette Oke.

The story follows Elizabeth Thatcher, a privileged young woman from Hamilton, Ontario, who moves to a small mining town in western Canada to teach school.

For the full article click here.

Aurora Teagarden – Charlaine Harris

Longtime fans of Hallmark Movies and Mysteries are no doubt familiar with Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, the lovable librarian-turned-sleuth portrayed by Candace Cameron Bure in the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries series. What they may not know is that the films are based on books by author Charlaine Harris.

Read full article here.

Aurora Teagarden
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Murder, She Baked – Joanne Fluke

Hallmark Murders and Mysteries has created a popular TV-film series called Murder, She Baked based on the bestselling cozy mystery books by author Joanne Fluke.

The first of the books, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, was published in 2000, and became a quick hit thanks to lovable characters, memorable plot twists, the author’s hilarious take on small-town Midwestern life, and recipes.

Read full article here.

Murder, She Baked
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Chesapeake Shores – Sherryl Woods

Since 2016, Hallmarkies have tuned in to follow the lives of the O’Brien family on Chesapeake Shores. The popular show, starring Dianne Ladd, Treat Williams, and Barbara Niven, is based on the series of books by author Sherryl Woods.

Read the full article here.

Chesapeake Shores Season 6 has a premiere date. The cast of Hallmark Channel's hit series Chesapeake Shores.
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Cedar Cove – Debbie Macomber

Hallmark Channel's Cedar Cove.
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It was only on the air for three seasons, but Hallmark Channel’s Cedar Cove still has a huge devoted fan base. The series, which starred Andie MacDowell, was based on the best-selling series by Debbie Macomber.

Read full article here.

The Fixer-Upper mysteries – Kate Carlisle

A contractor. A Victorian mansion. A dead body. All the elements of a great murder mystery can be found in Hallmark’s Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery. The 2017 film, starring Jewel Kilcher and Colin Ferguson, was the first in a series of three films based on the books by Kate Carlisle.

Read full article here.

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Fixer-Upper series.
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