Just as Santa’s annual arrival on Christmas Eve is anticipated by kids everywhere, viewers of every age and walk of life count the days to the start of their favorite yuletide tradition – Christmas on Hallmark, the OG destination for Ho-Ho-holiday movies. Once again, fans of feel-good holiday fare have much to celebrate as Hallmark Media gifts them with 40 all-new, original movie premieres across Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as well as special offerings on Hallmark Movies Now, the company’s subscription streaming service.
Christmas starts early as the pop culture phenomenon returns with round-the-clock holiday programming kicking off on Friday, October 20, when Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Miracles of Christmas ring in the yuletide season.
MERRY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
An annual tradition, Hallmark Channel serves up extra helpings of holiday fare during Merry Thanksgiving Weekend. After a long day of football and feasting, viewers can unwind with an all-new original movie premiere on Thanksgiving night @ 8PM ET/PT. Starting Friday, November 24 and continuing through Sunday, November 26, fans can take a break from their holiday shopping and enjoy a double feature with new movies premiering at 6PM ET/PT and 8PM ET/PT each night. To access full schedule.
HALLMARK CHANNEL’S COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
MERRY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Thursday, November 23
“Catch Me if You Claus”
Stars: Italia Ricci (“The Imperfects“), Luke Macfarlane (“Notes of Autumn“)
Avery Quinn (Ricci) is an aspiring news anchor who’s finally getting her big break on her station’s Christmas morning newscast. But that’s put in jeopardy when she captures an intruder in her home wearing a red suit claiming to be Chris (Macfarlane), Santa’s son, who is on his first mission. A night of adventure ensues as they find themselves being pursued by the police as well as some shady characters. Along the way, they connect over living in the shadow of their parents and inspire each other to go after their dreams.
Friday, November 24
“Letters to Santa” – 6PM ET/PT
Stars: Katie Leclerc, Rafael de la Fuente
When young siblings receive a magic pen from Santa that appears to be granting wishes, they request a Christmas gift they want more than anything – for their separated parents (Leclerc, de la Fuente) to reunite.
“Holiday Road” – 8PM ET/PT
Stars: Warren Christie (“Batwoman“), Sara Canning (“Christmas at the Golden Dragon“)
When bad weather leaves each of them stranded at the airport for the holidays, a tech entrepreneur (Christie), a travel writer (Canning), a devoted mother (Enid-Raye Adams) and her son (Kiefer O’Reilly), a stubborn senior (Trevor Lerner), an enigmatic woman with a hint of mystery (Brittany Willacy), a couple traveling from Beijing (Sharon Crandall, Ryan Mah) and a social media influencer (Princess Davis) all agree to rent a shared van to embark on a road trip to Denver. When their unexpected journey brings them into uncharted territory, they navigate a series of misadventures together and form a deeper bond that just might change the trajectories of each of their lives. Inspired by a true story.
Saturday, November 25
“Christmas in Notting Hill” – 6PM ET/PT
Stars: Sarah Ramos (“Parenthood“), William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Famous soccer star, Graham Savoy (Moseley), has always been too busy for love, but when he comes home to Notting Hill for Christmas, he changes his mind after meeting the one person (Ramos) who has no idea who he is.
“Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up – 8PM ET/PT
Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Wes Brown (We Are Marshall), Stephen Tobolowsky (“One Day at a Time“), Melissa Peterman (“Reba“), Ellen Travolta (“Charles in Charge“), Seth Morris (“History of the World: Part II“), Jennifer Aspen (“Party of Five“)
As the holidays approach, Emily (Chabert) and Jared (Brown) are looking forward to celebrating the holidays together again, this time as a couple. Emily, now embracing Evergreen Lane’s uniquely festive spirit, is ready to work with Jared, Ned (Tobolowsky), Mary Louise (Travolta), and Pamela (Peterman) to make this year’s Christmas celebrations the best yet – even if being the HOA president’s girlfriend doesn’t stop those dreaded decorating citations. When a house on the block goes up for sale, it causes quite a stir with residents. When the soon-to-be neighbors turn out to be holiday royalty (Morris, Aspen), it looks like this year’s competition is about to heat up. As the welcoming committee prepares for the new arrivals, only one thing is certain – this Christmas, Evergreen Lane is going to sleigh!
Sunday, November 26
“Our Christmas Mural” – 6PM ET/PT
Stars: Alex Paxton-Beesley (“Murdoch Mysteries“), Dan Jeannotte (“The Bold Type“)
Olivia (Paxton-Beesley), a single mom, returns home for Christmas. Her mom secretly enters her into a mural contest; she wins but partners with teacher Will (Jeannotte) to create a Christmas masterpiece.
“A Biltmore Christmas” – 8PM ET/PT
Stars: Bethany Joy Lenz (“Good Sam“), Kristoffer Polaha (“A Winning Team“),
Jonathan Frakes (“Star Trek: Picard“) , Robert Picardo (“Star Trek: Voyager“) Lucy Hardgrove (Lenz) is a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she’s hired to pen the script for a remake of the beloved, holiday movie classic, His Merry Wife!, which was filmed in 1947 at beautiful, historic Biltmore House. When the head of the studio isn’t satisfied with the ending Lucy wrote because it deviates from the original’s feel-good conclusion, he sends Lucy to Biltmore Estate for research and inspiration. While there, she unwittingly discovers the ability to travel to the 1947 set of His Merry Wife! through the help of an hourglass. While on set, she and Jack Huston (Polaha), one of the film’s stars, spend time together and become close. But her sudden appearance has set off a chain of events that put the production in jeopardy. Before she can return to the present, Lucy must make things right or threaten to alter the future forever.
JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS, STREAMING ALL THE WAY
As the #1 streaming destination for holiday viewing with an industry-leading library of hundreds of movies from Christmas past and Christmas present to make the season merry and bright, Hallmark Movies Now also joins the ho-ho-holiday party. Subscribers will be treated to early access to two all-new original premieres one week before they air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries – “A World Record Christmas” and “Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas” – as well as the Hallmark Movies Now exclusive premieres of “An Ice Palace Romance” and “Rescuing Christmas“(wt). Adding to the movie merriment is the extended version of the 2022 Countdown to Christmas original “A Holiday Spectacular“, as well as the never-before-seen extended version of last year’s breakout hit, “Three Wise Men and a Baby“, that offer extra Christmas joy and are exclusive to Hallmark Movies Now.
AVAILABLE TO STREAM STARTING Thursday, November 2:
Viewers can enjoy tales of heartwarming, holiday homecomings from Executive Producer Blake Shelton, based on the book Time for Me to Come Home by Dorothy Shackleford and Travis Thrasher, and the song of the same name by Shelton.
“Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas”
Stars: Josh Henderson (“Dallas“), Megan Park (“A Royal Queens Christmas“)
Cara (Park) is in New York to get a loan for the family business, but the banker insists she trim her workforce first. Now Cara must go home to Oklahoma to tell her dad, making it an even tougher Christmas since her mother’s passing. To top things off, she gets stranded in Chicago in bad weather. Country singer Heath Sawyer (Henderson) is in the same boat. His dad recently passed, and he’s trying to get to Tulsa for Christmas with his mother. Accidentally spilling coffee on Cara in the terminal, Heath doesn’t start off on the right foot, but he does begin to charm her in the restaurant, where he introduces himself as Lee, delighted for once not to be recognized. Unfortunately, while stuck in a Chicago hotel, two attractive women recognize Heath, and Cara feels duped. With O’Hare closed the next day, she and Heath take a bus, and he explains that Lee is his real middle name, so Cara softens, and as they continue to travel to their separate Christmases, Cara shares her family business woes, Heath reveals he hasn’t written a song since his father’s death, and they start to fall in love. But when Cara sees a tabloid linking Heath with a model, and when Heath unwittingly offends her dad by offering financial help, it looks like it will take a Christmas miracle for them to find true harmony.
“Time for You to Come Home for Christmas”
Stars: Alison Sweeney (“Hannah Swensen Mysteries“), Lucas Bryant (“Five More Minutes: Moments Like These“)
Katherine (Sweeney) braces herself for bittersweet memories of her late husband as she and her son Will (Kiefer O’Reilly, “Project Blue Book“) set out to spend Christmas with her parents in Virginia. Their long train journey is enlivened by their seat-mate, Jack (Bryant), a gentlemanly guitarist with a gift for conversation and handy deck of cards. Katherine and Jack’s paths cross again in her hometown, where Jack has temporarily joined a band playing at the annual Christmas charity dance. In the days that follow, Katherine and Jack find the bond between them growing deeper as they enjoy some of the simple joys of the season. Meanwhile, Jack is trying to solve a mystery from his own past – and the surprising result will lead to a new beginning for both Katherine and Jack.
“Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas”
Stars: Lacey Chabert (“Haul Out the Holly“), Stephen Huszar (“The Jane Mysteries: Inheritance Lost“)
Five guests receive special invites to spend Christmas at the cozy Snowfall Inn. Sarah (Chabert), back home to settle her mother’s affairs, believes the trip is a gift from her Seattle law firm. Karen (Lini Evans, “Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery“), a divorcee on her own for the holidays won her stay in a contest. Jasper (Leon), a widower and musician, is there because he believes his wife had booked the trip. However, when they soon discover that their invites came in the same red envelopes, sender unknown, it becomes clear to Sarah that a Christmas-tery is afoot. Soon, they are joined by Owen (Doron Bell, “Snowpiercer“), his teenaged daughter Cassidy (Vienna Leacock, “Molly of Denali“) and someone from Karen’s past. With help from the inn’s handsome owner, Ben (Huszar), Sarah works to uncover the mysterious connection she and the other guests share. In the process, she finds herself falling for Ben and they all discover that home is more than a place.
“Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas”
Stars: Jessy Schram (“Chicago Med“), Brendan Penny (“The Wedding Cottage“)
Ten days before Christmas, an accident leaves a woman (Schram) with amnesia alone in a rural hospital. Known as “Jane Doe” the only clue to her identity is a newspaper clipping for a Christmas festival in Charleston with a cryptic note, “Please come – Mark.” Believing that reaching the festival in time will help her regain her memories, Jane accepts a cross-country car-ride with her dutiful nurse, Paul (Penny), who is driving home to North Carolina to spend the holidays with his family. While Jane is desperate to make the trip, she finds that Paul is reluctant to reach his destination and that she’s not the only person in the car grappling with their personal history. The pair grow closer during their journey, but their feelings are complicated by the mystery surrounding Jane’s identity and what – or who – might be awaiting her at the festival As they approach their destinations, each will find that unlocking the secrets in their pasts may also be their key to building a new future, together. “Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas” Stars: Holland Roden (“Mayans M.C.“), Tyler Hynes (“Letterkenny“) Four days before Christmas, Elizabeth Athens (Roden) receives a voicemail from a number she doesn’t recognize. On it, a man she doesn’t know makes one final plea to the love of his life for a second chance, asking to meet on Christmas Eve at the unnamed spot where they first met. Elizabeth realizes that this message is not meant for her, and the outcome of someone else’s love story is now in her hands. As she’s swept into the search for the mystery caller, she’s reunited with her best friend Josh (Hynes), who is home for Christmas for the first time in years after a tragic event in the past split them apart. On this very special Christmas, a wrong number will put Elizabeth on an exciting journey of romance and adventure that will give her and three other lost souls a second chance at happiness.
AVAILABLE TO STREAM STARTING Thursday, November 9:
“A World Record Christmas”
Stars: Nikki DeLoach (“Curious Caterer Mysteries“), Lucas Bryant (“Five More Minutes: Moments Like These“), Aias Dalman (When Time Got Louder)
Charlie (Dalman) is an autistic boy determined to set a Guinness World Record by stacking 1400 Jenga blocks. His mother Marissa (DeLoach) and stepfather Eric (Bryant) encourage him to reach for his dream and they all celebrate when he gets the good news that he’ll have get his chance on Christmas Eve. In the spirit of the holiday, they organize a fundraiser giving the townspeople an opportunity to donate and decorate a Jenga block, with the proceeds going to benefit kids with autism. Charlie’s journey to setting the Jenga world record gives them all the chance to learn more not just about themselves, but about what family really means. Inspired by a true story.
AVAILABLE TO STREAM STARTING Thursday, November 16:
“Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas”
Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech (“90210“), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.“), Grace Leer (“American Idol,” singer-songwriter)
Facing her first Christmas without her mother and looking to avoid loneliness, Carly (Grimes- Beech) heads to a quaint town to lead the church choir at Christmas. Once there, Carly meets Matthew (Carmack), a man back in town after serving in the army. As she gets to know Matthew, the choir and towns people, she stumbles across clues that suggest she may have been brought here for a life changing reason. As the mystery unravels one thing is clear, this journey will teach Carly about true love, learning to trust, and that forgiveness is needed to finally heal.
AVAILABLE TO STREAM STARTING Monday, November 27:
“Three Wise Men and a Baby” – EXTENDED CUT
Stars: Paul Campbell (“Cases of Mystery Lane“), Tyler Hynes (“Letterkenny“), Andrew Walker (“Curious Caterer Mysteries“), Margaret Colin (Three Men and a Baby)
A never-before-seen extended cut exclusive to Hallmark Movies Now
Luke Brenner (Walker) is Mr. Perfect – an all-star firefighter and poster boy for physical health and clean living. But when he finds a baby on the doorstep of the firehall with a note asking him to care for it until Christmas, he’s uncharacteristically at a loss. Unfortunately, his mom Barbara (Colin) has to go out of town to attend to her sister’s medical emergency leaving Luke with no other choice but to rely on his brothers for help until she returns – Taylor (Hynes), an opinionated video game designer who recently lost his job, and Stephan (Campbell), a pet therapist with severe social anxiety. It’s one mishap after another as the brothers take turns trying to care for the baby individually, and they soon discover the only way to survive the week is to work together as a team – something they haven’t done since they were children. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as repair damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives…all while rediscovering their love of Christmas.
AVAILABLE TO STREAM STARTING Thursday, December 7:
“Rescuing Christmas” (wt)
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook (“Tis the Season to be Merry“), Sam Page (“The Bold Type“), Patrick Thomas O’Brien (“Saved by the Bell“), Bailey Stender (“iCarly“), T. Mychael Rambo (“Laurel Avenue“)
Hallmark Movies Now Exclusive
In a world where Santa (Rambo) is real and wants to drum up some holiday spirit, two of Santa’s elves, Chuck (O’Brien) and Debbie (Stender), devise a plan to grant one human on Earth three wishes to kickstart the holidays. Unfortunately, that human is Erin (Cook), who has lost all affection for the season. Even a blind date set up by her sister, with the affable and charming Sam (Page), won’t change her mind about Christmas. But when she makes the mistake of wishing Christmas would “just disappear,” Erin wakes up to a world where the holiday never existed! Horrified, she realizes that she’s taken away everyone’s joy, so she enlists Sam to help her reinvent the festivities from scratch. In the process, Erin learns just how much this holiday and its traditions have meant to everyone around her – and how much Sam has come to mean to her.
AVAILABLE TO STREAM STARTING Thursday, December 14:
“An Ice Palace Romance”
Stars: Celeste Desjardins (“Taken“), Marcus Rosner (“Arrow“)
Hallmark Movies Now Exclusive
A journalist (Desjardins) faces old fears when she returns to her hometown ice rink to cover a story. With the help of the owner (Rosner) and his young daughter, she begins to reevaluate her life’s purpose.
AVAILABLE TO STREAM STARTING Thursday, December 21:
“A Holiday Spectacular” – EXTENDED VERSION
Stars: Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked), Derek Klena (Moulin Rouge!,) Ann-Margret (Grumpy Old Men)
Featuring the Radio City Rockettes
Hallmark Movies Now Exclusive
In 1958, Maggie (Mason) 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.
Viewers can look forward to seeing their favorite stars returning in all-new holiday movies, including Lacey Chabert who stars in both “A Merry Scottish Christmas” and “Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up” and brings her Hallmark Christmas movie count to a record 14 films. Other familiar faces helping fans celebrate the holidays include Benjamin Ayres, Katherine Barrell, Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, Krystal Joy Brown, Warren Christie, Cindy Busby, Erin Cahill, Paul Campbell, Nikki DeLoach, James Denton, Brooke D’Orsay, Jaicy Elliot, Brennan Elliott, Tyler Hynes, Dan Jeannotte, Hunter King, Bethany Joy Lenz, Luke Macfarlane, Chandler Massey, Niall Matter, Barbara Niven, Ryan Paevey, Janel Parrish, Brendan Penny, Kristoffer Polaha, Michael Rady, Marcus Rosner, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Jessy Schram, Kimberley Sustad, Andrew Walker, Victor Webster and more.
HALLMARK CHANNEL’S COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2023
Jennifer Aspen “Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up”
Katherine Barrell “Everything Christmas”
Catherine Bell “Christmas on Cherry Lane”
Jonathan Bennett “Christmas on Cherry Lane”
John Brotherton “Christmas on Cherry Lane”
Wes Brown “Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up”
Cindy Busby “Everything Christmas”
Erin Cahill “Christmas on Cherry Lane”
Jamie M. Callica “Christmas with a Kiss”
Paul Campbell “Magic in Mistletoe”
Sara Canning “Holiday Road”
Lacey Chabert “Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up,” “A Merry Scottish Christmas”
Warren Christie “Holiday Road”
Rebecca Dalton “Christmas by Design
Brant Daugherty “Joyeux Noel”
James Denton “Christmas on Cherry Lane”
Brooke D’Orsay “A Not So Royal Christmas”
Jaicy Elliot “Joyeux Noel”
Katie Findlay “Sealed with a List”
Rhiannon Fish “My Norwegian Holiday”
Lyndsy Fonseca “Where Are You, Christmas?”
Chelsea Hobbs “Navigating Christmas”
Stephen Huszar “Navigating Christmas”
Benjamin Hollingsworth “The Santa Summit”
Tyler Hynes “Never Been Chris’d”
Lyndie Greenwood “Magic in Mistletoe”
Dan Jeannotte “Our Christmas Mural”
Jonathan Keltz “Christmas by Design”
Will Kemp “A Not So Royal Christmas”
Hunter King “The Santa Summit”
Bethany Joy Lenz “A Biltmore Christmas”
Ali Liebert “Friends & Family Christmas”
Luke Macfarlane “Catch Me if You Claus”
Ginna Claire Mason “A Heidelberg Holiday”
Chandler Massey “Mystic Christmas”
Niall Matter “Holiday Hotline”
Kim Matula “Checkin’ it Twice”
Kevin McGarry “Checkin’ it Twice”
William R. Moses “Mystic Christmas”
Patti Murin “Mystic Christmas”
Ryan Paevey “Under the Christmas Sky”
Janel Parrish “Never Been Chris’d”
Melissa Peterman “Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up”
Kristoffer Polaha “A Biltmore Christmas”
Michael Rady “Where Are You, Christmas?”
Sarah Ramos “Christmas in Notting Hill”
Italia Ricci “Catch Me if You Claus”
Evan Roderick “Sealed with a List”
Marcus Rosner “Flipping for Christmas”
Ronnie Rowe Jr. “Christmas with a Kiss”
Jessy Schram “Mystic Christmas”
Corey Sevier “Everything Christmas”
Rachel Skarsten “Christmas Island”
Kimberley Sustad “To All a Good Night”
Stephen Tobolowsky “Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up”
Ellen Travolta “Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up”
Andrew Walker “Christmas Island”
Scott Wolf “A Merry Scottish Christmas”
HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS 2023
Benjamin Ayres “Miracle in Bethlehem, PA”
Krystal Joy Brown “Heaven Down Here”
Lucas Bryant “A World Record Christmas
Nikki DeLoach “A World Record Christmas”
Erica Durance “Ms. Christmas Comes to Town”
Brennan Elliott “Ms. Christmas Comes to Town”
Stacey Farber “A Season for Family”
Shenae Grimes-Beech “Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas”
Richard Harmon “Heaven Down Here”
Tina Lifford “Heaven Down Here”
Barbara Niven “Ms. Christmas Comes to Town”
Brendan Penny “A Season for Family”
Kimberley Sustad “To All a Good Night”
Laura Vandervoort “Miracle in Bethlehem, PA”
Victor Webster “Mystery on Mistletoe Lane”
FESTIVE FRESH FACES LIGHTING UP THE HALLMARK HOLIDAY PARTY
Helping light up the season this year are new talent Hallmark is thrilled to welcome to the family, including Chris Carmack, Erica Cerra, Jonathan Frakes, Mark Ghanimé, Humberly Gonzalez, Bryan Greenberg, Rick Hoffman, Grace Leer, Vic Michaelis, Mishael Morgan, William Moseley, Jim O’Heir, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Robert Picardo, Phylicia Rashad, Juan Reidinger, Vincent Rodriguez III, Emily Tennant and Julie Warner and among others. Access full list of new talent here.
YULETIDE REUNIONS: ‘PARTY OF FIVE’ AND ‘GOOD WITCH’
The holidays are a time for reuniting with loved ones and holiday movies are no different. Lacey Chabert has not one, but two movies that pair her with castmates from the past. In “A Merry Scottish Christmas”, she shares the screen with her former “Party of Five” TV brother Scott Wolf as they pair up to portray siblings learning about the family history they never knew and trying to bridge the divide that’s grown between them over the years. And in “Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up”, the sequel to last year’s hit, Chabert reteams with Jennifer Aspen, another “Party of Five” alum, as a new homeowner on Evergreen Lane whose arrival on the cul de sac is set to heat up the annual Christmas decoration competition. After starring together for seven seasons on Hallmark Channel’s popular series “Good Witch,” Catherine Bell and James Denton find on-screen romance with each other once again in “Christmas on Cherry Lane”.
PASSPORT TO CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD
Countdown to Christmas is adding an international flair to this year’s festivities and transports viewers to a picturesque German town for its annual Christmas market in “A Heidelberg Holiday”; the beauty Bergen and its fjords in “My Norwegian Holiday”; the unique charm of the Highlands in “A Merry Scottish Christmas”; a quaint, French village in “Joyeux Noel” and takes them across the pond to experience some jolly good holiday traditions in “Christmas in Notting Hill”.
CHRISTMAS ESCAPADES AND NOT-SO-SILENT NIGHTS
Holiday festivities take on a life of their own and can result in unexpected adventures and – sometimes – lessons learned along the way. In “The Santa Summit”, three best friends who head out for a night on the town to take part in the annual Santa Summit, an event where revelers don Santa suits and visit local spots on the circuit to eat, drink and be merry in true holiday fashion. Nine strangers are brought together for the adventure of a lifetime in “Holiday Road” when bad weather leaves each of them stranded at the airport for the holidays, leaving a desperate, disparate group of travelers to band together and rent a shared van to embark on a road trip to Denver. An aspiring news anchor’s big break is put in jeopardy in “Catch Me if You Claus”, which finds her on the eve of her big break anchoring her station’s Christmas morning newscast. But it may all unravel when she captures an intruder in her home wearing a red suit claiming to be Santa’s son, Chris on his first mission.
THE SOUNDTRACK OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON: ORIGINAL SONGS FROM TOP ARTISTS
Music sets the mood and that’s especially true during the most wonderful time of the year. Keeping with tradition, Hallmark has teamed with top recording artists to feature special songs that are sure to get viewers into the holiday spirit. Hallmark Channel’s “A Heidelberg Holiday” features the song “This Christmas”, written and performed by Ingrid Michaelson especially for the movie and will be released November 10, ahead of the movie’s premiere on Sunday, November 12. On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, “Heaven Down Here” is inspired by country star Mickey Guyton’s song of the same name, which is featured in the film. Former “American Idol” contestant Grace Leer performs her original song “Star on Top of the Tree” and also lends her acting talents to “Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas”, the sixth installment of the network’s popular franchise executive produced by Blake Shelton.
In addition to exciting, new holiday music, viewers will be wrapped in the nostalgia of such classics as Angela Lansbury’s rendition of “We Need a Little Christmas” in “Haul out the Holly: Lit Up,” Judy Garland’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in “A Biltmore Christmas” and Elton John’s “Step Into Christmas” featured in “Christmas in Notting Hill.”
FESTIVE EASTER EGGS KEEN VIEWERS CAN UNWRAP
Be on the lookout! Whether surprise appearances by familiar faces, knowing nods to favorite Hallmark movies or a wink to past iconic roles, viewers are in for a holly jolly, yuletide Easter Egg hunt throughout the holiday season.
HALLMARK HOLIDAY COMES TO LIFE IRL
EXPERIENCE THE SEASON WITH HALLMARK CHANNEL
Countdown to Christmas continues to shine off-screen with captivating opportunities for people to experience the Hallmark Channel holiday movie lifestyle throughout the season.
🎄Fooji – Every weekend, viewers in select cities will engage on social for a chance to win exciting instant prize packs themed to that night’s new movie premiere. Select fans will have the chance to receive their prizes from special, high-tech Santa’s helpers – robots and drones!
🎄Hilton – The network also celebrates the return of the Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Holiday Suites by Hilton, with suites at three Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties across the United States transformed into the ultimate holiday stay to celebrate everything that our fans love about the network during the holidays. Hilton and Hallmark enthusiasts alike should mark their calendars for November 1, when photos, locations, booking details, and more information will be officially announced.
🎄KOA LIFE – Lights, camera, glam! KOA Life x Hallmark Channel brings viewers who love all things beauty a co-branded, limited-edition holiday product bundle for all of life’s merry occasions.
🎄LuxAnthropy – To continue spreading joy through gifting all while supporting a worthy cause, Hallmark Media launched a partnership with online resale company LuxAnthropy to make fashion from Hallmark movies and series available to viewers for purchase, including items from this season’s “A Biltmore Christmas,” with all proceeds being donated to the Alzheimer’s Association®.
🎄Hallmark Channel Gift Guide – Rounding out the holiday shopping experience, fans can look forward to the second annual Hallmark Channel Gift Guide, featuring a curated selection of hit seasonal items selected by Hallmark Media.
🎄Hallmark Channel Radio on SiriusXM – Out and about, people can discover the Christmas season by listening to Hallmark Channel Radio on SiriusXM in-car and in-app, with the app providing three all-new holiday-themed music playlists.
🎄Biltmore – Countdown to Christmas enthusiasts can also visit Biltmore for a special showing of costume displays from the film, as well as the Southern LivingIdea House to watch Hallmark Channel movies and enjoy a festive candy bar.
SNACKS, SIPS AND SWEET TREATS TO MAKE HOLIDAY VIEWING MERRIER
If cozying up inside to watch a Hallmark holiday movie isn’t already yuletide bliss, there is a slew of seasonal snacks, sips, sweet treats – and more! – that will amp up the festive factor.
🎄Crav’n Flavor, Food Club, and Wide Awake Coffee Co. – Hallmark Media’s new collaboration with these unique own brands will bring festive peppermint-flavored treats to local grocery chains across the nation, making it the perfect snack to pair with an all-new Hallmark Channel original movie.
🎄Chex – Also on shelves, the network continues its Chex partnership, providing a chance for fans to unlock 12 special surprises on all Chex cereal boxes in top selling flavors.
🎄Bissinger’s – Hallmark Channel and Bissinger’s have teamed up again to celebrate the sweetness of the season with their hit collaborations – the adored chocolate Advent Calendar and Hot Cocoa Bombs available at Bissingers.com and Hallmark Gold Crown stores.
🎄 Republic of Tea – Also returning are everyone’s favorite teas to pair with the season’s new Hallmark movies – the herbal blend of cardamom cinnamon or gingerbread cookies – both of which are naturally caffeine-free and perfectly joyous on cozy nights. The soothing Countdown to Christmas tea canisters from Republic of Tea are available at Cost Plus World Market, republicoftea.com, Amazon, and Hallmark Gold Crown stores.
🎄Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas lifestyle book – A must-have for holiday décor and gifting is the Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas lifestyle book, available on Amazon and at Hallmark Gold Crown stores. The book is filled with festive recipes from Hallmark Channel stars, beautiful and stylish decorating and wrapping tips, fun photos and memories from Hallmark movies, and much more.
🎄Hallmark Channel Wines – And finally, wine enthusiasts can ring in the spirit of the holidays with Hallmark Channel Wines Jingle, Joy, Holly, and Jolly!
SEASONAL SWEEPSTAKES AND DIGITAL REINDEER GAMES
This holiday season brings audiences the chance to explore and engage with the joy of the Hallmark Channel brand on the Hallmark Movie Checklist App and HallmarkChannel.com in endless ways.
🎄 Very Merry Giveaway – Launching October 20, the network’s fan-favorite sweepstakes Very Merry Giveaway is back, featuring a Grand Prize for one lucky winner plus many more chances to win with over 60 days of festive daily prizes.
🎄 Holiday Home Decoration Sweepstakes – Meanwhile, kicking off November 1, the Holiday Home Decoration Sweepstakes will also return in partnership with Balsam Hill, giving fans the chance to win a Grand Prize of $10,000, a Balsam Hill tree and décor package, and weekly prizes.
🎄 Bake Your Way to the Big Screen Contest – Also, the return of HERSHEY’S co-branded Bake Your Way to the Big Screen Contest calls for fans to submit their best holiday baking creations utilizing Hershey’s baking products, which will allow them to enter for a chance to win a walk-on role for two within a Hallmark Channel original movie.
🎄 On the Hallmark Channel website, people can also enjoy the returning Christmas Movie Game, holiday-themed Matching Moments, and view holiday sights through the Christmas Cams.