Beginning in 2011, the Hallmark Channel began a yearly holiday celebration with their Countdown to Christmas event in November through December. Combining Christmas classics with new Christmas movies and fresh additions to their franchise series, Hallmark Channel fills the weeks before the holiday with as much Christmas programming as possible. With Hallmark's 2018 Countdown to Christmas premieres starting in late October, they're making sure you get the best Christmas movies possible, as often as possible, during their long Countdown to Christmas movie lineup.
Offering dozens of seasonal variations on two folks working together while falling in love, such as My Christmas Dream, A December Bride, and Christmas in Love, Hallmark brings romance to the holiday. Their romantic Christmas movies also include films like The Sweetest Christmas and Enchanted Christmas, where the holiday helps two people remember how much they love each other.
It's not all romance during Hallmark's Christmas lineup. From Santa struggling to save the season in The Case For Christmas to a guardian angel helping someone understand her own worth in Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle, there's a Christmas movie for just about everybody. Two Hallmark Hall of Fame movies have even premiered during the Countdown to Christmas. A Heavenly Christmas stars Kristin Davis a Christmas Angel in training and Just In Time For Christmas returns Christopher Lloyd to the role of quirky time traveler as he assists a woman in making a decision that will change her life.
Each of these films is a cozy gift to keep your heart warm this holiday season, but which of these Hallmark Countdown to Christmas movies do you think are the best?
Christmas In Evergreen: Letters To Santa
When professional retail designer Lisa (Jill Wagner) visits her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has been closed. Charming a local contractor named Kevin (Mark Deklin) into working with her, the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another as they restore the store to its former glory.
Actors: Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin, Holly Robinson-Peete, Barbara Niven, Andrew Francis, + more
Premiered: November 18, 2018
A Dream of Christmas
When a restless young married woman (Nikki Deloach) 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.
Actors: Nikki Deloach, Andrew Walker
Premiered: December 3, 2016
Christmas At The Palace
Katie, a former professional ice skater (Merritt Patterson), is hired by the king of San Senova, Alexander, to help his daughter in a Christmas ice skating performance. As Katie spends time in the castle and with the king, she and Alex begin to develop feelings for each other and ultimately fall in love.
Actors: Merritt Patterson, Andrew Cooper, Brittany Bristow
Premiered: November 22, 2018
'Tis The Season For Love
Beth Baker (Sarah Lancaster) is an out-of-work actress stuck in New York City without her friends at Christmas time. She decides to return home to the quaint small town she escaped 10 years before and finds a place far different than the hamlet she left. She suddenly finds performing possibilities and even romance that kind of blow her away. Will the holidays prove to be as magical for Beth as they appear, or are they doomed to disappear as quickly as it arrived?
Actors: Sarah Lancaster, Brendan Penny
Premiered: November 1, 2015