The Latest Christmas News Blog

Tuesday, July 9 2019

Hallmark Channel is excited to announce three all-new original Countdown to Christmas movies featuring stars Erin Krakow, Kevin McGarry and Elizabeth Mitchell.

First up, Erin Krakow will star in "Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen," based on the novel by author Melissa de la Cruz.

The film, which stars Luke Macfarlane centers on Christmas enthusiast party planners Ella (Krakow) and her sister, Marianne, who clash with their client, Edward (MacFarlane), who is a not-so-jolly toy company CEO.

Kevin McGarry will star in “Christmas Scavenger Hunt” alongside Kim Shaw. When Belinda (Kim Shaw) heads back to her hometown for the holidays, things get complicated when she is forced to team up with her ex, Dustin (McGarry), at the town's annual Christmas scavenger hunt.

Finally, Elizabeth Mitchell will star in her first Hallmark Channel movie “The Christmas Club” opposite Cameron Mathison. In the movie, based on the novel by Barbara Hinske, two busy strangers, Olivia Bennett (Mitchell) and Edward Taylor (Mathison), meet when they help an elderly woman find her lost Christmas savings. Thanks to fate and Christmas magic, they also find something they were both missing: true love.

Tuesday, July 2 2019

Hallmark Channel is preparing to celebrate 10 years of Countdown to Christmas and it all starts Friday, October 25th!

Get excited for 24 brand new movies featuring some of your favorite Hallmark stars like: Candace Cameron Bure (“Christmas Town”), Jill Wagner (“Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses”) Jodie Sweetin and Andrew Walker (“Merry & Bright”) and Lacey Chabert! There will also be some new faces like Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf who will make their Hallmark debut in “A Christmas Love Story” this November.

In addition Hallmark will launch a merry line of merchandise that any Hallmark Channel fan will adore, coming in October. Check out new Hallmark Channel products here!

Stay tuned here for the latest news, information and first looks!

Wednesday, June 19 2019

Hallmark Channel is excited to announce the Countdown to Christmas original movie, “A Christmas Duetwhich will bring Chaley Rose and Rome Flynn together with Hallmark fan-favorite Teryl Rothery.

In the movie, well-loved music duo Averie and Jesse, famous for their duet "Wouldn’t be Christmas," haven't played together since they went their separate ways years ago. Averie gave up music and opened a beautiful lodge in a snowy Vermont town - while Jesse still tours, struggling to find the same kind of success they had as a duo. When fate brings them together over the holidays at Averie's lodge just in time for the annual Yuletide Festival, can the magic of Christmas help reunite them once again?

Adding to the drama, Rothery’s character is a writer for a popular travel magazine who has arrived at Averie’s inn to consider it for “Top Winter Lodge,” and earn her a much-needed cash prize.

May 30, 2019
Are you excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas this holiday season? Watch a preview for a look at what is in store for 2019!

May 22, 2019
Get a first look at the Hallmark Channel original movie, "A Christmas Love Story."

May 17, 2019

Lacey Chabert will be appearing in her eighth Hallmark holiday movie, “Christmas in Rome” alongside co-star Sam Page.

In the movie, Chabert plays an independent-minded American tour guide named Angela, who is fired from her job in Rome just before Christmas and crosses paths with an American executive named Oliver (Page), who wants to buy a high-end Italian ceramics company. Oliver hires Angela to be his tour guide around the Eternal City, as the owner of the ceramics company won’t sell it to him until he learns “the heart and soul of Rome.” But is there another heart and soul that he may win?

Tune in for “Christmas in Rome” during the Countdown to Christmas 10th Anniversary Celebration on Hallmark Channel!

May 9, 2019

Hallmark Channel is thrilled to announce the Countdown to Christmas Hallmark Channel original movie, “Christmas Town” starring Candace Cameron Bure!

In the movie, Lauren Gabriel (Bure) 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.

Tim Rozon stars opposite Candace Cameron Bure and plays Travis, a town local who helps Lauren out with a ride from the train station in to the town of Grandon Falls. Beth Broderick plays Betty, a waitress at the local diner who helps Lauren in the new town.

May 2, 2019

Hallmark Channel is excited to announce that Jodie Sweetin (Entertaining Christmas) will return to star in an all-new original Countdown to Christmas movie.

Sweetin will star in her third holiday film for the network, this one titled “Merry & Bright” alongside Andrew Walker who plays her romantic interest.

The story begins when Cate (Sweetin), CEO of the Merry & Bright Candy Cane Company, meets Gabe (Walker) during the busy Christmas season. She assumes Gabe is the suitor her well-meaning mother is trying to set her up with when in reality, he works for Empire Corporate Recovery, which has been hired to take a closer look at Merry & Bright's operation and find ways to make the company more profitable. As Cate and Gabe begin to work together, they find ways to elevate the business and find that they have more in common than savvy business sense.

April 19, 2019

Chad Michael Murray (Road to Christmas), Torrey DeVitto (Best Christmas Party Ever), Drew Seeley (A Christmas for the Books), Grant Show and Lolita Davidovich (Once Upon a Christmas Miracle) will join forces this season for the Christmas movie, "Write Before Christmas."

The movie centers around a recently single Jessica (DeVitto) who sends Christmas cards to give people that have impacted her life -- the aunt (Lolita Davidovich) who raised her, her younger brother in the military, a popstar (Drew Seeley) that was part of the soundtrack of her life, the music teacher that inspired her, and the best friend who always tells the truth.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Countdown to Christmas is getting an upgrade this year, with 40 brand new movies rolling out on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie and Mysteries. Hallmark Channel will air 24 of these, while Hallmark Movie and Mysteries will have 16 new movies.

These include, "Picture a Perfect Christmas," starring Merritt Paterson (Christmas at the Palace) and Jon Cor (Love on Safari). The movie centers around an extreme sports photographer who returns home for the holiday to look after her grandmother and ends up lending a helping hand to a neighbor who needs assistance watching his nephew.

"Picture a Perfect Christmas," joins previously announced movies: "A Christmas Love Story" starring Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf, "Holiday for Heroes" starring Melissa Claire Egan and Marc Blucas, and a Blake Shelton Executive Producer film.

Don't want to wait until late 2019 to get in the holiday spirit? Look for a brand new Christmas movie to debut this July during Hallmark Channel's Keepsake Christmas.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Christmas is coming to Hallmark Drama this season with the addition of two new original programs.

"Project Christmas Joy" which will give a town in need an extreme Hallmark holiday transformation. This includes an extravagant Christmas tree lighting to a Main Street Makeover, the series goal is to spread holiday cheer for a town that needs it the most.

"Christmas Cookie Matchup," is a five-episode competition series featuring some of the most talented amateur home bakers around the country in the most exciting yuletide cookie challenges the holiday season has ever seen. The series will be judged by a panel of three well-known pastry chefs and hosted by a rotating panel of beloved Hallmark stars who will be on hand to offer encouragement and support throughout the competition.

Go to to find out where you can watch Hallmark Drama in your area!

Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Donna Mills has joined the cast of "Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses," a new Hallmark Channel Original Christmas movie. She joins previously announced stars Jill Wagner (Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa) and Hallmark newcomer Matthew Davis.

Mills will play Caroline, mother to Nick (Davis). The movie revolves around Abbey (Wagner), who has decides to follow her heart and explore a new job as an interior designer. She is hired by Nick to decorate his house by Christmas Eve. With the deadline in sight, Abbey must juggle a working relationship with Nick in hopes of launching a new career.

Mills is not new to Hallmark Channel, with her last holiday appearance in the fan-favorite “12 Gifts of Christmas.” Look for "Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses" to debut later this year during Countdown to Christmas.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

This Just In: Hallmark Channel has announced the new original movie, "Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses," starring Jill Wagner (Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa) and Matthew Davis (The Vampire Diaries), making his Hallmark debut.

The movie centers around Abbey (Wagner), a single mom who takes a risk in following her true passion of interior designing. She is hired by a local businessman, Nick, (Davis) to decorate his estate by Christmas Eve. With the deadline in sight, Abbey must navigate her working relationship with Nick in hopes that this is just the start to a successful new career.

Look for "Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses" to debut later this year during Countdown to Christmas.

February 20, 2019

Hallmark Channel is thrilled to announce the all-new original movie, "Wedding at Graceland," the sequel to the Countdown to Christmas movie, "Christmas at Graceland." The movie will be filmed in Memphis and will reunite stars Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown as Laurel and Clay, the former Memphis sweethearts who rekindled their romance during "Christmas at Graceland."

The wedding is planned to take place in the Graceland Wedding Chapel in the Woods, which opened during Elvis Week last year on the grounds of the Elvis Presley mansion.

The honeymoon will continue when Pickler returns in a third Elvis-inspired Hallmark Channel movie set for December!

February 12, 2019

Hallmark Channel is excited to announce the all-new original movie, “A Christmas Love Story starring Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf! The movie will be directed by Eric Close.

In the movie, Chenoweth is a youth choir director who needs to write a big song for a Christmas Eve show but is distracted when a boy with a golden voice joins her choir, which comes as a surprise to his widowed father (Wolf). "A Christmas Love Story" is slated to premiere sometime in November in Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas lineup.

February 9, 2019
Hallmark Channel, the worldwide leader in celebrations, announces the 10th anniversary of America’s favorite, most-watched holiday tradition, “Countdown to Christmas.” Hallmark Channel will honor the 10th anniversary of “Countdown to Christmas” with the biggest holiday season yet, featuring a programming extravaganza of a world record number of original premieres, celebrated talent, holiday specials and more! Currently, the network is in production on its first original holiday movie, “The Christmas Song,” starring Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf, and directed by Eric Close.

January 31, 2019
Hallmark Channel is excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Countdown to Christmas! Tune in for original holiday movies every Friday night at 8pm/7c.

January 23, 2019

Candace Cameron Bure shares a special message of gratitude for Countdown to Christmas fans!

January 3, 2019
Hallmark Channel will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Countdown to Christmas in 2019!

October 30, 2018

Last week Crown Media Family Networks’ Hallmark Channel and Corus Entertainment’s W Network – both leading entertainment destinations in their respective countries – announced an historic multi-platform partnership that brings the United States’ most iconic family-friendly entertainment brand to Canada for the first time ever. The multi-year partnership grants W Network exclusive Canadian licensing rights to all movies and scripted series produced by Crown Media for Hallmark Channel and sister network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

W Network will launch Hallmark Channel on November 1 2018, coinciding with the kick-off of the U.S. cable network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event. Throughout the season, W Network viewers will have an opportunity to tune in to Hallmark Channel’s beloved holiday movies, including a selection of brand new 2018 titles that will make their Canadian debuts in conjunction with the U.S. world premieres.

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