Countdown to Christmas Movie News

Countdown to Christmas Movie News

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Holiday Touchdown: A Chiefs Love Story

Are you ready for some football? It's game time on Hallmark Channel this holiday season when two renowned Kansas City institutions - the Kansas City Chiefs and Hallmark - team up with the NFL and Skydance Sports for a holiday movie and partnership that will have audiences everywhere cheering - TOUCHDOWN! Tyler Hynes (Shifting Gears, Three Wise Men and a Baby), Hunter King (Two Scoops Of Italy, The Santa Summit) and Ed Begley Jr. (Young Sheldon, Better Call Saul) star in the new, original movie, Holiday Touchdown: A Chiefs Love Story. The movie begins production next month and will film entirely in Kansas City, Missouri locations, including the iconic GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, marking the first time the loudest stadium in the world has been used as a filming location in a Hallmark movie.

In Holiday Touchdown: A Chiefs Love Story, Alana Higman (King) is sure that her family’s lifelong history as Kansas City Chiefs superfans makes them a frontrunner to win the team’s “Fan of the Year” contest. Derrick (Hynes), Director of Fan Engagement, is tasked with evaluating how Alana and her family stack up against the other two finalists. As the pair spends time together, it’s clear there’s a spark between them but when her grandfathers (Begley Jr.) vintage Chiefs, good luck winter hat goes missing, Alana begins to doubt everything she believed about fate, destiny and even questions her future with Derrick – unless, that is, a little Christmas magic can throw a Hail Mary.

Diedrich Bader (American Housewife, Office Space), Megyn Price (The Ranch, Rules of Engagement), Richard Riehle (Barry, Office Space) and Christine Ebersole (Bob Hearts Abishola, The Kominsky Method), will also star. Trading in their playbooks for scripts for are Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, Chiefs Guard Trey Smith, Wide Receiver Mecole Hardman Jr., Running Back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Defensive End George Karlaftis. The movie will also feature a special appearance by Taylen Biggs, Chiefs fan and red carpet correspondent and Today Show host, Jenna Bush Hager.

This film marks the ultimate celebration of a longstanding collaboration between the two pioneering KC-based brands, officially uniting the Hallmarkies and Chiefs Kingdom like never before. With planning underway for game-day activations, unique co-branded merchandise, and on-air, social, and digital promotion, the multifaceted partnership will engage widespread audiences both on and off the field, with more details to be announced later this year.

Monday, June 24 2024

Santa Tell Me

First Look - Santa Tell Me

This year, When Calls the Heart stars Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing reunite for an all-new original movie premiere during Countdown to Christmas!

April 27, 2024

Three Wiser Men and a Boy

The fabulous Brenner brothers are back – and Brenner than ever – in Three Wiser Men and a Boy. Paul Campbell (The Cases of Mystery Lane), Tyler Hynes (Shifting Gears), Andrew Walker (Christmas Island) and Margaret Colin (Three Men and a Baby) reprise their roles in the all-new sequel to Three Wise Men and a Baby – the #1 most-watched original movie premiere of 2022. Currently in production, the movie is set to premiere later this year as part of the network’s 15th annual Countdown to Christmas programming event.

The story begins five years later with the Brenner brothers preparing for another memorable Christmas. In a crazy turn of events, possibly brought on accidently by the brothers themselves, the director of Luke’s (Walker) son Thomas’ (Miles Marthaller, Round and Round) school holiday musical steps down. Luke is desperate to make his son’s stage dreams come true, so he enlists the help of his brothers Taylor (Hynes) and Stephan (Campbell). Meanwhile, the trio navigates meeting their mom Barbara’s (Colin) new boyfriend and the brothers grapple with their own feelings about this relationship. In true Brenner brother fashion, they are all in for a Christmas they will never forget.

April 17, 2024

The Christmas Quest

Production has wrapped on, The Christmas Quest, an all-new holiday movie starring Lacey Chabert and Kristoffer Polaha. Set to premiere later in 2024, as part of the 15th Annual Countdown to Christmas programming event, the movie is the first on-screen pairing of Chabert and Polaha – stars of two of the highest rated cable movies of 2023, A Merry Scottish Christmas and A Biltmore Christmas.

The movie centers around An archeologist (Chabert) and her ex-husband (Polaha), an expert in ancient Norse languages, are sent to Iceland at Christmastime to search for a legendary treasure. When others join in the hunt, the pair find themselves swept into a thrilling adventure as they race to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

Get a First Look at "The Christmas Quest."

Stay tuned for more Countdown to Christmas news!