Forty new Christmas movies will be released during Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas and Miracles of Christmas lineup this year. The event starts Friday, October 21st, and will feature non-stop holiday magic as the two channels air old favorites and new titles around the clock.
Countdown to Christmas
Hallmark stars headlining the movies include Alison Sweeney, Andrew Walker, Ashley Williams, Brennan Elliott, Brooks Darnell, Erin Cahill, Holly Robinson Peete, Jonathan Bennett, Kristoffer Polaha, Luke Macfarlane, Marilu Henner, Nikki DeLoach, Paul Campbell, Rachel Boston, Ryan Paevey, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Taylor Cole, Tyler Hynes, Victor Webster, and Will Kemp.
Other stars making appearances include Marlo Thomas, Ann-Margaret, Eve Plumb, Ellen Travolta, Reshma Shetty, and Tia Carrere.
The movies will feature original music and appearances by recording artists including Blake Shelton, Ledisi, Amy Grant, Lisa Loeb, and Tenille Townes.
Friday, October 21: “Noel Next Door”
Stars: Natalie Hall and Corey Sevier
A hard-working, single mom gets into a war of words with a neighbor who she feels is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood grouch just may steal her heart.
Saturday, October 22: “We Wish You a Married Christmas”
Stars: Marisol Nichols and Kristoffer Polaha
Becca and Robby are a married couple having a hard time connecting as the holidays approach. Just before Christmas, they head to a cozy Vermont inn at the advice of their marriage coach so they can recharge. Their weekend away gets unexpectedly extended when a mishap puts their car out of commission and just may put them on the road to a very happily married Christmas.
Sunday, October 23: “A Kismet Christmas”
Stars: Sarah Ramos, Carlo Marks, and Marilu Henner
Sarah is a children’s book author who returns to her hometown, where she reconnects with her family and Travis, her teenage crush. She soon discovers that a long-held family legend might actually be true.
Friday, October 28: “A Cozy Christmas Inn”
Stars: Jodie Sweetin and David O’Donnell
Real estate exec Erika travels to Alaska during Christmastime to acquire a bed and breakfast, only to discover that it’s owned by her ex. While there, she finds herself falling in love with the town and quite possibly him.
Saturday, October 29: “Jolly Good Christmas”
Stars: Reshma Shetty and Will Kemp
David is an American architect who recently moved to London for a prime opportunity in a prestigious firm. With just three days before Christmas, he crosses paths with Anji, a professional shopper, who raises an eyebrow over his choice of a gift card for his girlfriend. David ultimately decides to hire Anji and, thanks to a series of unexpected events, finds himself on a wild adventure across Jolly Old London as Anji helps him search for the perfect present.
Sunday, October 30: “Ghosts of Christmas Always”
Stars: Kim Matula, Ian Harding, Beth Leavel, Lori Tan Chinn, and Reginald VelJohnson
Katherine is a Ghost of Christmas Present and she must help one soul, Peter, rediscover his Christmas spirit. But this year has something unusual in store.
Friday, November 4, 2022: “A Magical Christmas Village”
Stars: Alison Sweeney, Luke Macfarlane, and Marlo Thomas
When Summer’s mother Vivian moves in with her and her daughter, Chloe, her orderly existence is upended. Upon arrival, Vivian sets up an heirloom miniature Christmas village resembling their town, and tells Chloe it grants Christmas wishes. As Chloe begins setting up the figurines, real-life events seem to mimic the scenes she creates. With a little help from the magic of the Christmas village, the family will be brought closer together and just maybe, Summer will learn to open her heart to love again.
Saturday, November 5, 2022: “Lights, Camera, Christmas!”
Stars: Kimberley Sustad and John Brotherton
When a holiday rom-com movie shooting in her town needs a costume designer, Kerry, a local shop owner, steps into the role. While working on the movie, she rediscovers her passion for costume design and finds herself falling for Brad, the film’s famous leading man.
Sunday, November 6, 2022: “All Saints Christmas”
Stars: Ledisi and Roger Cross
Lisette is a popular R&B singer who’s getting ready to travel home to New Orleans for Christmas. When the media mistake her music producer and ex for her fiancé, her family insists that he join her on the trip.
Friday, November 11, 2022: “In Merry Measure”
Stars: Patti Murin, Brendan Penny, and Jennifer Robertson
When pop star Darcy returns home to spend Christmas with her sister and niece, she unexpectedly finds herself coaching the high school choir with her one-time rival, Adam.
Saturday, November 12, 2022: “The Royal Nanny”
Stars: Rachel Skarsten, Dan Jeannotte, and Greta Scacchi
Claire (Rachel Skarsten) is an MI5 agent who goes undercover as a royal nanny. She must overcome the challenges of her assignment, like resisting the charms of Prince Colin, while keeping the family safe at Christmas.
Sunday, November 13, 2022: “Christmas at the Golden Dragon”
Stars: Kara Wang, Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Antonio Cupo, and Barbara Niven.
When Romy and Rick’s parents surprise them with the news that they will be closing the Chinese restaurant they have owned and operated for decades, the siblings each find themselves reevaluating their futures. Also impacted by the news are the landmark restaurant’s loyal patrons and staff, who have all come to depend on the restaurant during the holidays.
Friday, November 18, 2022: “Inventing the Christmas Prince”
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley and Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Shelby (Tamera Mowry-Housley) is about to quit her job as a rocket engineer when her daughter becomes convinced that her Scrooge-like boss, Evan (Ronnie Rowe Jr), is the Christmas Prince from a story Shelby invented years ago.
Saturday, November 19, 2022: “Three Wise Men and a Baby”
Stars: Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker, and Margaret Colin
Three brothers get a surprise when they are forced to work together to care for a baby over the holidays. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery. They begin to rebuild their relationships and they rediscover their love of Christmas.
Sunday, November 20, 2022: “When I Think of Christmas”
Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Niall Matter, and Beth Broderick
Sara Thompson returns to her hometown to help her mother move and is surprised to find her ex-boyfriend Josh Hartman is back home. The two had once planned a life in music together but Sara left to study law. The former flames slowly reconnect and try to heal wounds, both old and new. When Sara makes a surprising discovery, she and Josh forge a bold plan for the upcoming Christmas concert that will lead them all back to their musical roots and make this a holiday to remember.
Thursday, November 24, 2022: “My Southern Family Christmas”
Stars: Jaicy Elliot, Bruce Campbell, Ryan Rottman, Moira Kelly, and Brian McNamara
Posing as a journalist, Campbell (Jaicy Elliot) has a chance to get to know her biological father for the first time – without him ever knowing who she really is. As she spends time with him and his family, as well as with the town’s record keeper, she realizes that families are messy, wonderful things. In the end, Campbell must decide if she’s going to keep her identity a secret or reveal the truth to her father – a decision that will change their family Christmas forever.
Friday, November 25, 2022: “#Xmas”
Stars: Clare Bowen, Brant Daugherty
When Jen gets the chance to enter a brand’s design contest, she poses as a family influencer, enlisting the help of her best friend, Max, and her baby nephew. When her video is selected as a finalist, Jen is torn as to whether to keep pretending or reveal the truth.
Friday, November 25, 2022: “A Royal Corgi Christmas”
Stars: Hunter King, Jordan Renzo
Reluctant Crown Prince Edmond returns home just before Christmas in anticipation of being named successor to the throne. To ingratiate himself to his mother the Queen, he gives her “Mistletoe,” a rambunctious Corgi in need of some serious training. After several doggy disasters, Edmond turns to Cecily, a canine behavior expert from America for help. But to his great surprise, Cecily demands that he take an active part in the daily dog-training sessions. Sparks fly between them as the pair work together to get Mistletoe ready to present at the annual Christmas Ball. Just as the precious pup captures their hearts, they discover that love can grow in the most unexpected places, leading them to question what they really want.
Saturday, November 26, 2022: “A Tale of Two Christmases”
Stars: Kat Barrell, Chandler Massey, and Evan Roderick
Thanks to some Christmas magic, Emma gets to experience two different Christmases – one where she stays in the city and celebrates with a new crush and his friends, and one where she returns home for all the traditions with her family. Emma’s double holiday ultimately helps her discover what will truly make her happy in life.
Saturday, November 26, 2022: “Haul Out the Holly”
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Ellen Travolta, Peter Jacobson, Melissa Peterman, and Stephen Tobolowsky
Emily arrives home to visit her parents, only to discover that they are leaving on a trip of their own. As she stays at their house for the holidays, their HOA is determined to get Emily to participate in the neighborhood’s many Christmas festivities.
Sunday, November 27, 2022: “A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe”
Stars: Rachel Boston and Victor Webster
Annie Cooper has big shoes to fill when she takes over as CEO of her late grandmother’s small-town cookie company. She is doing her best to help their struggling business get back on track when her grandmother’s secret recipe is stolen during the Christmas party. As Annie tries to crack the case and uncover the culprit she works with Sam, the owner of a local bakery, to recreate the recipe in the hope of saving the company and her job. As Annie and Sam bake batch after batch in pursuit of the perfect recipe, they begin to learn that their lives go together like milk and cookies.
Sunday, November 27, 2022: “A Holiday Spectacular”
Stars: Ginna Claire Mason, Derek Klena, Eve Plumb, and Ann-Margret
In 1958, Maggie is an heiress from Philadelphia who puts her high-society wedding plans on hold in order to sneak up to New York City and make her secret dream come true: dancing live on stage in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
Friday, December 2, 2022: “A Big Fat Family Christmas”
Stars: Shannon Chan-Kent, Shannon Kook, Tia Carrere, and Jack Wagner
Liv is a photojournalist eager to make it on her own. To get a dream assignment – shooting the Chang family’s annual holiday party for a cover story – she doesn’t reveal that they are in fact, her family. When she finds herself growing close to Henry, the coworker covering the story with her, she wants to confide in him but doesn’t want to jeopardize her big break.
Saturday, December 3, 2022: “A Fabled Holiday”Stars: Brooke D’Orsay and Ryan Paevey
Talia and her childhood best friend Anderson unexpectedly reunite in a curiously familiar-looking town full of Christmas spirit that restores its visitors when they need it most.
Sunday, December 4, 2022: “Undercover Holiday”
Stars: Noemi Gonzalez and Stephen Huszar
When she returns home for the holidays, newly minted pop star Jaylen tells her protective family that Matt is her new beau, when in reality, he’s her overzealous security guard.
Friday, December 9, 2022: “The Most Colorful Time of the Year”
Stars: Katrina Bowden and Christopher Russell
Ryan is an elementary school teacher who learns that he is colorblind. Michelle, an optometrist and mother of one of his students, helps bring color into his life in time for Christmas.
Saturday, December 10, 2022: “Christmas Class Reunion”
Stars: Aimee Teegarden andTanner Novlan
At their 15-year reunion, former high-school classmates reconnect and challenge each other to remember who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.
Sunday, December 11, 2022: “The Holiday Sitter”
Stars: Jonathan Bennett, George Krissa, and Chelsea Hobbs
Sam is a workaholic bachelor who babysits his niece and nephew when his sister and her husband have to go out of town right before the holidays. Completely out of his element, he recruits help from their handsome neighbor Jason and finds himself in an unexpected romance.
Friday, December 16, 2022: “Holiday Heritage”
Stars: Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell, and Holly Robinson Peete
Ella returns to her hometown to mend fences with her fractured family. With the help of her ex-boyfriend, Griffin, she encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.
Saturday, December 17, 2022: “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”
Stars: Torrey DeVitto and Zane Holtz
A former actress trying to break into directing tests her skills with the town’s annual Christmas Eve courtroom production in which the true authorship of the famous poem “A Visit from St. Nick” is debated.
Sunday, December 18, 2022: “Hanukkah on Rye”
Stars: Jeremy Jordan, Yael Grobglas, and Lisa Loeb
A matchmaker connects Molly and Jacob, but their new romance is put to the test when they realize that they are competing deli owners. Will a Hanukkah miracle keep them together?
Up next, a complete listing of the movies included in the Miracles of Christmas lineup.