Get the line up of Hallmark Channel's 12 Original Movies of Christmas!
Premieres Saturday November 3 8/7c
Though two schools have recently merged into one, students at the newly formed Carter-Cresswell Academy have yet to blend into one harmonious body. Particularly for the award-winning choral groups of the two former schools, old rivalries die hard. Music teachers Diana Deason (Natasha Henstridge) and Ken Stoddard (Gabriel Hogan) are forced to compete for a single music department position by entering dueling musical acts in a televised Christmas song competition. The success of either group will determine the fate of the music department and will determine who will get the job as the school’s only music director. As the musical teams duke out their differences, sparks begin to fly between Diana and Ken; romantic and otherwise. Confused by these sentiments, Diana is forced to reevaluate her priorities and choose what is really worth fighting for.
Stars Natasha Henstridge, Gabriel Hogan.
Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade
Premieres Sunday November 4 8/7c
Chicago native Emily Jones (Autumn Reeser) loves her city, and has dedicated her career to coordinating its beloved Thanksgiving Day parade every year. This year, Emily is hoping for a memorable holiday and anticipating a long-awaited proposal from her long-distance boyfriend Brian (Ben Cotton). Then, the parade director hires a wealthy development consultant, Henry Williams (Antonio Cupo), to analyze the finances of the parade and increase profits. As the two are forced to work together to pull off a successful production, Emily is determined to show Henry she’s in charge. But when Emily suffers a setback, she relies on Henry to help her through it, and suddenly realizes she might be falling for him. As Thanksgiving draws nearer, can Emily confess her true feelings and end the feud, while still putting on the parade of her dreams?
Starring: Autumn Reeser, Antonio Cupo & Ben Cotton.
The Wishing Tree
Premieres Saturday November 10 8/7c
Professor Evan Farnsworth works tirelessly at a prestigious boarding school in Maine, dedicating all his time to helping his students believe in themselves—even when he doesn’t have any hope left after the death of his wife two years earlier. Accepting a job to teach the students left behind during Christmas vacation, including scholarship student Juliet, nerdy outcast Albert and privileged bad boy Drew, Evan faces a challenge when Drew gets into trouble with the law. Drew's wealthy family blames Evan, and when his job is threatened, he is left with nothing as he packs his bags. But with the support of a few important people in his life, Evan might find that with the town's special Wishing Tree, anything is possible.
Stars Jason Gedrick, Emmalyn Estrada, Amitai Marmorstein & Richard Harmon.
Premieres Saturday November 17 8/7c
As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacey Chabert) wished to find her own prince charming just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill). Although things seem perfect when Justin asks Melanie to spend the holidays together at his beautiful lake house upstate—and meet his mother. Melanie finds herself spending more time with Justin’s best friend and loyal assistant, Dean (Adam Mayfield), who just might be harboring a secret crush on her. When complications arise that throw Melanie and Dean together over the holiday, will the two realize they're meant to be?
Stars Lacey Chabert, Florence Henderson, John Ratzenberger, Thad Luckinbill & Adam Mayfield.
It's Christmas, Carol!
Premieres Sunday November 18 8/7c
Carol Huffman (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is one of Chicago’s most successful book publishers and a ruthless businesswoman. Her staff hates her, Fred (Carson Kressley) is secretly organizing a revolt and they all wish that the founder Eve Miller (Carrie Fisher) was still alive and the company was run again by someone who appreciates good books instead of just wanting to make money.
After quarrelling with an hold boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Carol tries to compose herself when she comes face to face with the ghost of her former boss, Eve. Terrified, Carol tries to run away but is transported back in time where Eve takes her on a journey through her past, present and future showing Carol the unhappiness she has created. Will Carol be able to change her ways in time for Christmas morning?
Stars Carrie Fisher, Emmanuelle Vaugier & Carson Kressley.
Naughty or Nice
Premieres Saturday November 24 8/7c
After she is suddenly fired from her job, Krissy Kringle (Hilarie Burton) is in no mood for all the misdirected Santa mail she receives to her home on Candy Cane Lane. Even so, one package in particular stands out: Santa’s “Naughty or Nice” book, which he left behind when visiting a child. After Krissy realizes that the book is magical and will show her all the bad deeds of those around her, Krissy sets out to expose everyone she knows who has been naughty. Eventually, the naughty list hits too close to home, exposing a truth about her long-time boyfriend, Lance (Matt Dallas) and causing turmoil with one of her neighbors. With the help of her mother, Carol (Meredith Baxter) and father Walter Kringle (Michael Gross), Krissy discovers that the book’s powers also reveal the nice in people, not just the naughty.
Stars Hilarie Burton, Matt Dallas, Meredith Baxter & Michael Gross.
Hitched for the Holidays
Premieres Sunday November 25 8/7c
When commitment-phobe Rob Marino (Joey Lawrence) breaks up with his girlfriend before Thanksgiving, he is criticized by his big Italian family about his inability to keep a relationship through the holidays. Wanting to prove them wrong and fulfill his dying grandmother’s (Paula Shaw) wish to see him happy in love, Rob goes online and finds Julie (Emily Hampshire), another single New Yorker who’s meddling Jewish mom (Marilu Henner), has driven her to seek a temporary boyfriend. Rob and Julie agree to pose as a couple through the holidays to get their families off their backs. But things get complicated when Rob’s Catholic clan and Julie’s Jewish family get involved. With Christmas coming and Hanukkah around the corner, they double their efforts to keep the charade going, only to discover their fake feelings may be a little too real.
Stars Joey Lawrence, Emily Hampshire & Marilu Henner.
A Bride for Christmas
Premieres Saturday December 1 8/7c
After Jessie Patterson (Arielle Kebbel) calls off her third engagement - at the altar! - she swears off serious relationships until she finds “the one.” That is, until charming but chronically single Aiden MacTiernan (Andrew Walker) comes along. Unbeknownst to Jessie, Aiden has bet his friends that he can convince a woman to marry him by Christmas - which is only four weeks away - and Jessie is the target of his bet.
Stars Arielle Kebbel, Andrew Walker & Sage Brocklebank.
The Christmas Heart
Premieres Sunday December 2 8/7c
The tight-knit neighbors on Arthur Avenue have proudly lit Christmas luminaries for 40 years, but that long-standing tradition is cancelled this year when Matt Norman (Ty Wood), a teenage boy in the neighborhood, is hospitalized in desperate need of a heart transplant. As his parents Ann (Teri Polo) and Mike (Paul Essiembre) anxiously pray by his bedside, a donor is found, while in Detroit, a mother (Tess Harper) is in anguish at her own son’s bedside. When Matt's neighbors decide to honor him in the best way they know how, they just might help save his life.
Stars Teri Polo, Tess Harper & Paul Essiembre.
Come Dance with Me
Premieres Saturday December 8 8/7c
Jack (Andrew McCarthy) is an executive in a financial brokerage firm trying to impress the firm’s president, Drew Clayton (Chris Gillett), in hopes of a promotion. However, Jack is dating the fabulously rich and elegant Demi Clayton (Stephanie Mills), who happens to be Drew’s daughter. Although Demi’s mother Clarisse (Jane Moffat) doesn’t necessarily approve of Jack and would prefer her daughter to date a man within their social circle, Jack still plans on proposing. Trying to create the perfect proposal, Jack signs up for dance lessons in preparation for his proposal to Demi at her father’s lavish annual Christmas Dance. But when sparks start to fly between Jack and his dance instructor, Christine (Michelle Nolden), Jack will have to make some important decisions before it is too late.
Stars Andrew McCarthy, Stephanie Mills, Michelle Nolden.
Help for the Holidays
Premieres Sunday December 9 8/7c
Although she loves Christmas, Santa’s elf Christine (Summer Glau) wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole. When Santa receives an emergency wish from a little boy in Los Angeles, he puts Christine on a special assignment, sending her to L.A. to give the VanCamp family—mom Sara (Eva La Rue), dad Scott (Dan Gauthier), and their two kids Ally (Izabela Vidovic) and Will (Mason Cook)—a holiday wake-up call. Will Christine fail her assignment and be sent back to the North Pole for good, or will the VanCamps come to their senses about the meaning of Christmas?
Stars Summer Glau, Eva La Rue, Izabela Vidovic, Mason Cook, Dan Gauthier & John Brotherton.
Baby's First Christmas
Premieres Saturday December 15 8/7c
Kyle Lockwood (Casper Van Dien) and Jenna Ford (Rachel Wilson), two lawyers at a prestigious law firm, could not be more different. Kyle, a designer clad conservative and Jenna, his global warming concerned liberal counterpart are constantly butting heads. When Jenna and Kyle’s siblings Trisha (Natalie Lisinska) and Jim (Noah Cappe) fall in love, it binds the two together by default. When Jenna and Kyle visit their siblings for Christmas, Jenna’s sister goes into labor. In the midst of Chrismtas Eve chaos, romantic sparks fly, and they need a Christmas miracle to help their families to a new start.
Stars Casper Van Dien & Rachel Wilson.