The Latest Christmas News Blog

October 16, 2019
With just over a week to go until Countdown to Christmas kicks off get ready by watching the 10th anniversary preview special hosted by Candace Cameron Bure. Watch the preview special Saturday, October 19th at 10pm/9c.

Oct 8, 2019
Watch a preview of Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses, the first movie to debut during Countdown to Christmas. It all stars Friday, October 25th at 8/7c!

October 3, 2019

With Countdown to Christmas kicking off in just a few weeks, Hallmark Channel has launched the third annual Countdown to Christmas Fantasy Game. Users can sign up now for this year's game. Each week players go in and select 7 movies they think will perform the best based on on-air ratings from Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Don't have time to select the movies? The fast draft button automatically makes your selections with just one click! Round One is open now through October 25.

Looking for a way to play along with your friends and family? Check out the new addition of the League Play where players can invite friends and family to play along on their league.

Grand Prize Winner will receive $20,000 and a $300 gift card to Dearfoams. First Prize consists of $5,000 and $200 gift card to Dearfoams and Second Prize $1,000 and a $100 gift card for Dearfoams. In addtions weekly prizing will be available to players who complete their team and watch a video.

Join the Countdown to Christmas Fantasy Game >>

September 25, 2019

With less than a month to go to the start of Countdown to Christmas, check out your first look at the Christmas Town preview. The movie stars Candace Cameron Bure, Tim Rozon and Beth Broderick and will make its debut on Sunday, December 1, at 8pm/7c.

The movie centers around Lauren Gabriel (Bure) who leaves everything behind in Boston to embark on a new chapter in her life and career. But an unforeseen detour to the charming town of Grandon Falls has her discover unexpected new chapters – of the heart and of family – helping her to embrace, once again, the magic of Christmas.

September 18, 2019
Stars Chaley Rose and Rome Flynn from "A Christmas Duet" team up to sing "Wouldn't Be Christmas," watch the music video below! Tune into "A Christmas Duet," Monday, November 25, at 8pm/7c

September 11, 2019
Get a closer look at the Countdown to Christmas original movie, "A Christmas Duet" with stars Chaley Rose and Rome Flynn!

September 4, 2019

Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 years of Countdown to Christmas. Get all the information on every holiday themed movie airing this season.

See Complete Holiday Movie List >>

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Get a first look at the all-new original Countdown to Christmas movie, "Merry & Bright" starring Jodie Sweetin and Andrew Walker.

Monday, August 26, 2019
Get a closer look at the all-new Countdown to Christmas movie "Christmas Town" starring Candace Cameron Bure and Tim Rozon.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Jill Wagner stars in the all-new Countdown to Christmas movie, "Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses." Go behind the scenes for a closer look!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Go behind the scenes of the all new original Hallmark Channel movie, "Picture a Perfect Christmas."

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

This year Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas officially kicks off on Friday, October 25!

The network is proud to announce two Hanukkah themed movies, one of which is called “Holiday Date” and stars Brittany Bristow and Matt Cohen.

Additionally, Hallmark Drama has announced two new series for 2019. The first with the working title of “Project Christmas Joy: Alabama” will give one town in need an extreme Hallmark holiday transformation. The second is called “Christmas Cookie Matchup.” The competition show will feature five episodes where home chefs face off against each other to make the best holiday sweets. Three “well-known” pastry chefs will serve as the judges, and Hallmark stars will take turns hosting the show.

Find out more about Christmas Cookie Matchup on Hallmark Drama >

Saturday, July 27, 2019

This holiday season, original movie premieres will be on Saturday and Sunday during Hallmark Channel’s 10th anniversary of “Countdown to Christmas.” Highlights on Hallmark Channel include: Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf starring in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of “A Christmas Love Story”; Lacey Chabert and Sam Page finding romance in the City of Lights in “Christmas in Rome”; while Candace Cameron Bure and Tim Rozon find themselves in “Christmas Town.”


Hallmark Hall of Fame “A Christmas Love Story”
Stars: Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf

Christmas in Rome
Stars: Lacey Chabert and Sam Page

Christmas at Dollywood
Stars: Danica McKellar

Christmas Town
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Tim Rozon and Beth Broderick

Write Before Christmas
Stars: Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray, Grant Show, Lolita Davidovich and Drew Seeley

A Christmas Duet
Stars: Chaley Rose and Rome Flynn

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses
Stars: Jill Wagner, Matthew Davis and Donna Mills

Christmas Camp
Stars: Lily Anne Harrison and Bobby Campo

A Merry Christmas Match
Stars: Ashley Newbrough and Kyle Dean Massey

Nostalgic Christmas
Stars: Brooke D’Orsay and Trevor Donovan

Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen
Stars: Erin Krakow, Luke Macfarlane and Kimberley Sustad

A Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Stars: Kevin McGarry and Kim Shaw

The Christmas Club
Stars: Cameron Mathison and Elizabeth Mitchell

Merry & Bright
Stars: Jodie Sweetin, Andrew Walker and Sharon Lawrence

Check Inn to Christmas
Stars: Rachel Boston and Wes Brown

Double Holiday
Stars: Kristoffer Polaha and Carly Pope

Picture a Perfect Christmas
Stars: Merritt Patterson and Jon Cor

The Mistletoe Secret
Stars: Kellie Pickler, Tyler Hynes and Patrick Duffy

A Gift to Cherish
Stars: Ali Liebert and Peter Porte

Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays
Stars: Adrian Grenier and Kaitlin Doubleday

Holiday Date
Stars: Brittany Bristow and Matt Cohen

When Calls the Heart Christmas (2019)
Stars: Erin Krakow , Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith, Kevin McGarry, Paul Greene, Chris McNally, Martin Cummins and Andrea Brooks

Stay tuned for more information!

Tuesday, July 23 2019
Join stars Candace Cameron Bure and Tim Rozon as they provide a heartwarming sneak peek at their Hallmark Channel Original Christmas Movie, "Christmas Town." Don't miss it this holiday season!

Monday, July 15 2019

Dolly Parton is bringing Dollywood to Hallmark Channel!

The legendary country singer is teaming up with Hallmark Channel to bring her amusement park to the small screen with an original holiday movie starring Danica McKellar, titled “Christmas at Dollywood.”

Parton will make a special appearance in the film, which is slated to premiere during Countdown to Christmas. McKellar's mother, Mahaila, and son, Draco, will also have cameos in the movie.

In the film, Rachel Lewis (McKellar) is a single mom and award-winning Broadway producer who learns investors have mismanaged her latest theatrical -- a holiday extravaganza -- into bankruptcy, forcing the show to close before it even opens. Dismayed, Rachel's friend calls from Tennessee to tell her about an opportunity to produce a show for the 20th anniversary of the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood. The only caveat? Rachel will have to work with Luke Hakman, Dollywood's entertainment director who sees the holiday show as a stepping stone to become the park's new general manager.

With her 9-year-old daughter, Amy, in tow, Rachel leaves New York City to return to her Appalachian mountain roots. Every night, as she tucks Amy into bed, she tells her a new Adventures of Amy story with the hopes of compiling the bedtime stories into a book someday. One night, Rachel tells Amy about a little girl following Santa Claus on his route. Using the stars as her guide, fantasy Amy travels with Santa to the Northern Lights. Rachel tells her daughter that the lights are so magical that Amy can always look to the night sky to find her way home. Is this inspiration for a new Dollywood show? Rachel seems to think so, though she will have to convince a skeptical Luke, who has his own vision of what will be successful. As the pair make compromises to please their boss, Rachel and Luke realize love can come in the most unexpected of places.

Friday, July 12 2019
Danica McKellar helps kick off Christmas in July with a special visit to Home & Family!

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