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October 18, 2018

Hallmark Channel is excited to share that Jonathan Bennett will co-star opposite Alexa PenaVega in "Christmas Made to Order." Additionally, Adelaide Kane, best known for her work in "Once Upon a Time" and "Reign," will co-star in "A Midnight Kiss" for Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas event.

In "Christmas Made to Order," architect and Christmas amateur Steven (Bennett) finds himself hosting his family for Christmas. Desperate for help, he recruits holiday coordinator Gretchen (Alexa PenaVega) to bring holiday joy to his home. Gretchen’s expert Christmas spirit brings Steven’s family together, but neither expects it to bring them closer to each other.

In the New Year's Eve-themed "A Midnight Kiss," Mia Pearson (Kane) and her family of party planners are given the biggest job in their company’s history with only one week to prepare: a New Year's Eve Party for tech entrepreneur Kate Clark. When her brother breaks his leg and her parents head off on a planned vacation, Mia reluctantly enlists the help of her brother's visiting college buddy, David Campos (Carlos PenaVega), to help her pull off the event which just so happens to fall on her favorite day of the year. What Mia doesn’t plan on is falling in love in the process.


October 17, 2018

Cost Plus World Market® is the exclusive retailer of The Republic of Tea’s “Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas” tea, which is a caffeine-free blend of cinnamon, ginger and cardamom. It's the perfect warming blend for the cooler months ahead. This limited-edition tea contains 36 tea bags and will retail for $11.99; it is available in stores and online.

Visit Cost Plus World Market® today to purchase this deliciously spiced tea!


October 12, 2018

The Original Movie Soundtrack for "It's Christmas, Eve" is now available to purchase at Hallmark.com.

The CD features three new original songs by LeAnn Rimes, including the instant Christmas staple, "You and Me and Christmas." Enjoy classics like "White Christmas" and "Carol of the Bells" as well on this 9-track soundtrack.

Buy it now!


October 9, 2018

Hallmark Channel is thrilled to announce original movie #37 to arrive in the holiday movie lineup! The movie will air as a part of the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original event, "Miracles of Christmas" and stars Erin Cahill and Justin Bruening.

"Last Vermont Christmas" focuses on three sisters, Megan (Cahill), Bethany, and Mary, who reunite every Christmas in their childhood home. This year, though, their parents have put the house up for sale, and the buyer is… Nash (Bruening), Megan’s former childhood sweetheart.



Casting news! Hallmark Channel is excited to share that Brooke Nevin, Kristoffer Polaha and Emilie Ullerup will all star in their own original holiday movies this year.

Brooke Nevin will star in “Jingle Around the Clock” airing on Hallmark Channel alongside Michael Cassidy.

When Elle Bennet (Nevin) decides to reunite her college friends for a special Christmas celebration, her plans are thwarted by an opportunity at work she can’t pass up -- spearheading a Christmas campaign relaunch to prove she’s ready for a career-altering promotion. Much to her surprise, she’s forced to team up with advertising campaign 'fixer' Max (Cassidy), who has a completely different take on the Holidays. But as Elle and Max work together and learn more about each other’s Christmas traditions, they unexpectedly find themselves falling for each other. Despite being pulled in so many directions, with the help of a little Christmas magic, will Elle pull off the perfect Christmas reunion, earn the promotion of her dreams, and ultimately find the love she’s been searching for?

Kristoffer Polaha will star in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie, “Small Town Christmaswhere he'll star opposite Ashley Newbrough. The movie follows a young novelist (Newbrough), who travels to the hometown of the man who inspired her book. There, she reconnects with an old flame (Polaha) and helps restore the town’s Christmas traditions.

Finally, Emilie Ullerup will star in Christmas Bells Are Ringing for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, opposite Josh Kelly. The movie follows a photographer, Samantha (Ullerup), who returns to Cape Cod for the first time in years to celebrate Christmas and her father’s wedding. Anxious to revisit past memories, she finds new meaning in her photography and falls in love.


October 2, 2018

Hallmark Channel is proud to announce a casting reunion of two “The Wonder Years” stars Danica McKellar and Dan Lauria! The two former co-stars will appear in the Hallmark Channel original movie, “Christmas at Grand Valley” premiering on Thursday, November 22.

The movie follows artist Kelly Riley (McKellar), who returns home to the picturesque Grand Valley just in time for Christmas. There, she meets Leo (Brennan Elliott), a businessman and all-star dad to his children, who struggles to balance his time during the busy holidays. When he's assigned to review a Grand Valley hotel, he sees it as the perfect opportunity for a family vacation. It isn't long until Kelly and Leo's worlds collide. As Kelly re-experiences her favorite Grand Valley traditions with Leo and his kids, she begins to find her way back to her passion for art.

In other casting news, Aimee Teegarden and Brett Dalton will star in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original holiday movie, Once Upon a Christmas Miracle.


September 27, 2018
Hallmark Channel is excited to announce that Josh Henderson will star in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries holiday movie, Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas, based on the Blake Shelton song and book of the same name.

Henderson will play country music star Heath Sawyer, who heads home to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to spend Christmas with his family. When his flight home is canceled, he and Cara Hill (Megan Park), a fellow traveler also trying to get back to Tulsa, become unlikely traveling companions as they try to make their way home in time for the holiday. Despite his success, Heath is struggling to write another song since the death of his father, but meeting Cara sparks something inside him -- and he just may be finding inspiration once again.

Jean Smart will star in her first Hallmark Christmas film, alongside Candace Cameron Bure and Luke Macfarlane, in A Shoe Addict's Christmas, playing Bure's guardian angel, Charlie. Described as a quirky, adorably scattered woman whose good-intentioned ideas don’t always go smoothly, Charlie has a heart of gold and a mysterious twinkle in her eye. She offers Noelle (Bure) a new perspective and direction on her journey back to love, family, and faith.


September 25, 2018

Hallmark Channel has announced the slate of all-new Hallmark Channel original holiday movies coming to this year's Countdown to Christmas event!

To see a schedule of premiere dates, download the programming guide for quick reference.

To find out more about the movies, check on the 2018 Movies Preview.


September 19, 2018

An all-star cast has been announced for the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of “Christmas Everlasting,” based on New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick’s novel, “The Second Sister.” Headlining “Christmas Everlasting” is Tatyana Ali (“Fly,” “The Young & The Restless”), Daytime Emmy® nominee Dondre T. Whitfield (“Queen Sugar,” “All My Children”), Golden Globe Award® nominee Dennis Haysbert (“Reverie,” Far from Heaven), and Emmy® Award nominee and recording legend Patti LaBelle (“Patti LaBelle’s Place,” soundtrack License to Kill). “Christmas Everlasting” is the 262nd installment of the fabled Hallmark Hall of Fame, still the longest-running and most award-winning series on television.


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