Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The 12 NEW Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies officially announced for Hallmark's "Countdown to Christmas"

It's Here!

The NEWS we CHRISTMAS Movie fans have been waiting ALL YEAR FOR has finally Arrived! A press release was sent out with the official release of what is to be the 12 NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES premiering during the 2014 Christmas Season, on the HALLMARK CHANNEL!!!

There have been a few changes, so be sure to check out all the details, below:

UPDATE 9/29/2014: Premiere Dates have changed for Christmas Under Wraps, Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle, and Christmas at Cartwrights. Please see updates below.

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12 New Movies of Christmas Showcase Hallmark Channel’s 2014 Holiday Schedule,
Giving Viewers More Content than Ever to Watch Around the Clock!

Christmas Countdown Clock via Hallmark Press Release

          Hallmark Channel’s annual ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’ event is a social and cultural phenomenon, bringing 80 million-plus viewers to the network in November and December and making Hallmark Channel #1 among households and key demos.* Beginning October 31, Hallmark Channel proudly announces this season’s “Countdown To Christmas” will kick off with more than 1300 hours of holiday favorites, including the World Premieres of the 12 New Movies of Christmas.  No other network produces as much holiday-themed Original Programming as Hallmark Channel and 2014 is the network’s biggest, most impressive holiday delivery ever.

           “Crown Media Family Networks is the sole owner of Christmas and Hallmark Channel’s beloved ‘Countdown To Christmas’ has become an annual destination and a fundamental part of millions of families’ holiday celebrations,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

           “The holidays are the most magnetic time of year and this year’s programming promises to deliver above and beyond any standard the network has ever set.  There is no stronger connection to viewers than the Hallmark brand to celebrate every aspect of Christmas, especially on television,” Vicary concluded.

           Consumers returning from a night of Halloween Trick-Or-Treating will find Christmas 2014 begins at 8 p.m. ET/PT with one of viewers’ all-time favorite films, “A Princess for Christmas” and the first of 2014’s 12 New Movies of Christmas arrives the next day!

          The Christmas Clock ticks to the first of the 12 New Movies of Christmas beginning with One Starry Christmas,” starring Sarah Carter and George Canyon, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere on Saturday, November 1 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           The Nine Lives of Christmas,” starring Brandon Routh and Gregory Harrison, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, November 8 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           A Cookie Cutter Christmas,” starring Erin Krakow and Alan Thicke, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, November 9 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

            “Northpole,” starring Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison, Max Charles, ‘American Idol’ winner Candice Glover, Robert Wagner and Jill St. John, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, November 15 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           Angels and Ornaments,” starring Jessalyn Gilsig, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, November 16 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           A Royal Christmas,” starring Jane Seymour, Lacey Chabert and Katherine Flynn, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, November 22 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           The Christmas Shepherd,” starring Teri Polo, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, November 23 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

          “Christmas Under Wraps,” starring Candace Cameron-Bure, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, November 29 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle,” starring Rob Morrow, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, December 6 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

          “Christmas At Cartwright’s,” starring Alicia Witt and Wally Shawn, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, December 7 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

          “Best Christmas Party Ever,” starring Torrey DeVitto, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, December 13 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           The Christmas Parade,” starring AnnaLynne McCord and Drew Scott, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, December 14 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C).

          Additionally, Hallmark Channel announces ALL-NEW holiday-themed episodes of its two-time Daytime Emmy® nominated lifestyle series, “Home & Family,” co-hosted by Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare, as well as, the broadcast of the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.  There are many more specials and holiday episodes of series to be announced.

           In social media, Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Clock is an entertaining way for consumers to countdown to each of the 12 New Movies of Christmas.  The Christmas Clock is interactive and builds anticipation to the next of the 12 New Movies of Christmas.  When the clock hand lands on one of the 12 New Movies, viewers are treated to the movie trailer and other content offerings at

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So, that's the list! Have you checked it twice?
What do you think?
Do you think Santa would say, "It's Nice." ?
There are a few changes... different movie titles, etc. Plus, the Signed, Sealed, Delivered Christmas Movie was not mentioned. So, that leaves me wondering... What will they do with it? I know it was already filmed and ready to go, so I am quite puzzled. Sounds like a good mystery for the POstables to solve! (Update below image)
Let's "Countdown to Christmas"
Together and with Hallmark!
UPDATE: The Movie: Signed, Sealed, Delivered For Christmas will premiere on the newly branded Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Click here for more details.


  1. I'm so excited! Thanks for all the hard work you do. I'm so glad I stumbled on your blog a while back

    1. Thank you. I'm glad you found my site, too. Welcome! Please make yourself at home!

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    1. I know! But, it's all coming so fast! I think we will be surprised at how fast it gets here... and then, how fast it flys by...

  3. I hope this years movies are as good as last years. But honestly, where did the summer go.

    1. I so agree, Casey. Summer absolutely flew by! It actually felt (with such cooler temps then usual) like we went from Spring, straight to Autumn.

  4. Net, I have a question. Are there also new movies coming out after the countdown period?

  5. Sorry, I guess I should have read the article first. When they said Countdown I figured it was the after Halloween before Thanksgiving time frame. But they mean it as before Christmas. Sorry

    1. The Countdown actually begins on Halloween with the airing of a Christmas Movie that night at 8 PM - A Princess for Christmas. Then, the New Movies will start with One Starry Christmas on November 1st and then each weekend there will be new movies during the Countdown to Christmas period until December 14 with The Christmas Parade.

  6. I really enjoy your blog. Thank you so much for keeping us fans informed. I was wondering, do you think it is possible that the Signed, Sealed and Delivered Christmas movie will be shown on the newly branded Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel, since the series revolves around solving a mystery about a letter or package that is lost? Do you know if there be a press release for which Christmas films will be shown on the new Hallmark branded channel. If so, fingers crossed, that is where the Signed, Sealed, Delivered film will air.

    1. Thank you! So glad you enjoy the blog!

      Yes, I do think it is possible that Signed Sealed Delivered will be sent over to the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel. Good detective work! I have not received official word on this, yet, but I am suspecting it.

      Unfortunately... I have received so many comments and e-mails from concerned fans of SSD, who do not have the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries station, and so want to see it return for a second season to the regular Hallmark Channel. I think many will be quite disappointed, if it moves there.

      Also, you asked about the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Christmas Moves... I have been in touch with Hallmark, and news on their Christmas Movies is to be officially released next week!

  7. Wonderful news. All the new movies sound great. Do you know if Home and Family will do another two hour evening special like last year?

    1. Yes, it is all wonderful news! I haven't heard about another Home and Family Prime-Time Christmas Special, yet, but I would say it's a safe bet!

  8. Thank-you for your hard work. We love this website.

    1. Oh, Thank YOU! I appreciate ALL of You and your Encouraging Comments so much! Glad you enjoy it!

  9. Yay! I was wondering what Candace's movie was called! They are (or were) filming it in Utah.

    But, the movie I'm looking forward to most is Autumn's the end of this month! LOL :)

    Wish they would now release more movies on DVD from last year.


    1. Candace's movie is titled: Christmas Under Wraps. I think it's fabulous they were able to film in Utah... in the good old USA!!!

      I'm looking forward to it, too, Misty... and Autumn's movie: Midnight Masquerade!!!! Sounds so Mysterious!

      I also wish they would release more on DVD! As it gets closer to Christmas, I hope there will be more Christmas Movies to come on DVD! Hopefully!!!

  10. I love this site. Thanks for including me. I am always looking to see if something new has been added. I watch my e-mail every morning. Marianne

    1. Thank you so much, Marianne, for your encouraging and supportive comment! It's my JOY to share this Family Movie News and I'm delighted that YOU enJOY it, too!!! Net :)


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