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Monday, September 21, 2015


For all of you who look forward to every aspect of the Hallmark Christmas films, this post is for you!

Recently, we have been learning a lot of 'cast news' for the upcoming 2015 Hallmark Christmas season... so I decided to put them all together in one place! It's quite fun to see and share the names of actors and actresses in these forthcoming films, that we have liked in previous Hallmark movies... for example: Candace Cameron Bure, Bailee Madison, Cameron Mathison, Sarah Lancaster, Alicia Witt, Paul Campbell, and more! Enjoy all the Christmas news below!

" Hallmark Christmas Movie Cast News "…
(click on movie titles below for more details!)

Northpole 2: Open for Christmas

Hallmark Channel:

Hallmark Hall of Fame's Just in Time for Christmas - Eloise Mumford, Michael Stahl-David, William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd

(You will remember Eloise Mumford, as the sweet Toy Shop owner from another Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, "Christmas with Holly".)

A Christmas Detour – Candace Cameron Bure, Paul Greene, Sarah Strange, David Lewis, Marcus Rosner, Barbara Niven

(This will be Candace's 4th Hallmark Christmas Movie! She previously starred in "Moonlight and Mistletoe", "Let it Snow", and "Christmas Under Wraps".)

Crown for Christmas – Danica McKellar, Rupert Penry Jones, Ellie Botterill
(Danica just recently starred in the Hallmark Movie "Perfect Match". Her co-star was Paul Greene, who will be co-starring with Candace in "A Christmas Detour".)

Northpole 2: Open for Christmas - Lori Loughlin, Dermot Mulroney, Bailee Madison, Ava Telek, Jake Manley, Donovan Scott, and Marcia Bennett

(This is the second movie in the "Northpole" franchise! Bailee Madison reprises her role as elf Clementime!)

'Tis the Season for Love - Sarah Lancaster, Brendan Penny, Gwynyth Walsh, Andrew Francis, Jessica Harmon, Garry Chalk, Anna Van Hooft

(Sarah previously starred in the fun Hallmark Christmas Movie "Fir Crazy" and "Looking for Mr. Right". FYI: This film was previously titled: "Christmas Confessions".)

Ice Sculpture Christmas - Rachel Boston, David Alpay, Brenda Strong, Paul McGillion, Aliyah O’Brien

(Rachel starred in the Hallmark movies "Gift of Miracles" and "A Ring by Spring".)

Charming Christmas - David Sutcliffe, Julie Benz, Ashley Leggat, Vanessa Matsui

(Julie Benz starred in the Hallmark movies "Long Shot" and "Uncorked" and David Sutcliffe was in "The Wish List")

Merry Matrimony - Jessica Lowndes, Christopher Russell, Jennifer Gibson

(Christopher Russell portrayed the handsome prince charming in "Midnight Masquerade" and the groom in "Love, Again".) 

Christmas Incorporated – Steve Lund, Shenae Grimes-Beech

(Steve Lund starred in one of last years new Hallmark Christmas movies, "The Best Christmas Party Ever")

I’m Not Ready for Christmas  (Previously Titled: The Truth About Christmas) - Alicia Witt, Dan Lauria, Maxwell Caulfield, George Stults, Mia Bagley
(Alicia Witt, like Candace Cameron Bure, has starred in her share of Hallmark movies, including two for Christmas, the very funny "A Very Merry Mix-Up" and "Christmas at Cartwrights")

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas - Brooke Nevin, Robin Dunne

(Brooke Nevin starred in Hallmark's "Come Dance at my Wedding" as John Schneider's daughter, and this year she co-starred in the amazing series of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris With Love")

Once Upon a Holiday - Briana Evigan, Paul Campbell
(You'll remember Paul from his wonderful Hallmark Christmas Movie, "Window Wonderland" and his Hallmark romantic comedy "Surprised by Love")

The 12 Gifts of Christmas - Katrina Law, Aaron O'Connell, Donna Mills, Ali Durham 

(Katrina Law starred in the ever popular Hallmark Christmas Movie "Snow Bride")

Angel of Christmas - Jonathan Scarfe, Jennifer Finnigan

(Jonathan stars in the Hallmark movie "Love on the Air" opposite of Alison Sweeney)

A Christmas Melody – Mariah Carey, Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott

(Mariah will star and sing in this movie.)

Christmas Land - Nikki DeLoach, Luke MacFarlane, and Maureen McCormick

Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge – Wyatt Nash, Faith Ford, Andrea Brooks, Jaime Callica, Kazumi Evans, Katie Findlay, Alison Araya, Ted McGinley

(Part 1 will premiere Christmas 2015!  Part 2 will premiere Christmas 2016!)

When Calls the Heart Christmas – Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Lori Loughlin

(This will premiere on December 26th as a 2 hour sneak peek to Season 3)

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries:

Murder She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery – Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison, Barbara Niven, and Lisa Durupt

(This is the 2nd movie in this Mystery franchise. It's great to see Alison, Cameron, Barbara, & Lisa reprise their roles. Also, Barbara will star in 2 new Christmas Movies this year - "A Christmas Detour " (mentioned above)  and "Murder She Baked".)

The Christmas Note – Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Leah Gibson, Greg Vaughan, Lynda Boyd, Dylan Kingwell, Lochlyn Munro, Zachary Gulka, and Gelsy Wong

(The Christmas Note is based upon the book, of the same name, by author Donna VanLiere, who brought us "The Christmas Secret" last year.) 

Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through the Snow - Meghan Ory, Andrew Walker, Aleks Paunovic
(Andrew Walker starred in the Hallmark Christmas Movie "A Bride for Christmas", and this year he starred in Hallmark's "Bridal Wave")

The Magic Stocking – Bridget Regan, Victor Webster, Pearce Visser, Daniel Martin


Extra Cast News on Hallmark Production:

Chesapeake Shores (not Christmas) – Treat Williams, Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Dianne Ladd, Barbara Niven, Laci J Mailey

*UPDATE: Chesapeake Shores is Coming to the Hallmark Channel in 2016 as a series of Movies!

Tidings of Comfort & Joy...
to You and Yours, Net


  1. Net, I can't tell you how many times I've tried to connect "WHO'S" starring in "WHAT" new Christmas movie and here you have it all cataloged for us!! The work, time, effort, all for us, WOW!! You're always "one step ahead"!! God bless you!!!!

    1. Linda, you always brighten my day with your warm, thoughtful, uplifting comments!!!

      We are so blessed to have such a long list of Christmas movies this year - I thought this would be the perfect way to organize them all! So glad you enjoyed the list!

      You are truly so sweet... God's Blessings to you, too!!!

  2. Do you know what exactly is Chesapeake Shores ? Some say it's a TV show and other, like you, say it's a movie but Hallmark wrote "season 1" on the press part of their site, I'm confused..

    1. It is my understanding that the pilot will be a 2 hour movie launch into a new series.

    2. Yes, that's what I understand as well. Although I imagine it'd turn into a series - it looks like something that will get enough attention for them to greenlight it.

    3. If you've read the books they are similar to Cedar Cove and perfect for a series. And the cast ... OH MY!

  3. So awesome!


    1. I so agree, Misty! It is an awesome list!

      I appreciate all of your comments on various posts of mine today! Thank you, as always, for your great supportive feedback! :)

    2. Awww! You are welcome!


  4. 12 Gifts of Christmas filming now in Salt Lake City! https://instagram.com/p/78BAB1Du0f/

  5. The Nightmare Before Christmas

    October 1, 2015 Thursday - 6:15 pm on Disney XD
    October 2, 2015 Friday - 4:15 pm on Disney XD
    October 24, 2015 Saturday - 1:00 pm on ABC Family
    October 25, 2015 Sunday - 11:00 am on ABC Family
    October 26, 2015 Monday - 9:30 pm on ABC Family
    October 27, 2015 Tuesday - 6:00 pm on ABC Family
    October 31, 2015 Saturday - 5:30 pm on ABC Family

  6. Sherry In CaliforniaTuesday, September 22, 2015

    It looks like TV veteran Donna Mills is also in "The 12 Gifts of Christmas" with Katrina Law and Aaron O'Connell.

    In other "Hallmark actor-related news"...

    Alicia Witt posted a photo several days ago to indicate that she was flying off somewhere again, but she revealed no clues as to where she was going. I suspect she is off to film something else, but what it is is anyone's guess. It may not be a TV movie, and even if it is, it may not be for Hallmark. Or, if it IS for Hallmark, perhaps it is something for the upcoming group of new movies in January or February (Countdown to Valentine's Day, maybe??).

    Kellie Martin is going to be on "Home & Family" this coming Thursday (in 2 days), to talk about her new "Hello, It's Me" movie. She says that she also has an "announcement" as well. Maybe she is going to be in a new series of mystery movies for HMM? Maybe she is going to be in a new Christmas movie (at this rate, the only Christmas movies she could be in this year would be "The Magic Stocking" or "Christmas Land," as those are the only two without casts that we know of). Maybe a new movie for January or February?

  7. Wow, the Magic Stocking just started filming yesterday in Vancouver. That's late, even by Hallmark movie standards. You think we'd have SOME casting news though.

  8. I can't wait for the Hallmark Christmas movies! I've noticed Candace Cameron has been in a couple shows lately. It's my favorite time of year! Thanks for all the great movie choices. Angel of Christmas and The Magic Stocking sound like something I'd like to watch.


  9. According to the director's wikipedia page the leads of the Magic Stocking are Bridget Regan (Agent Carter, Jane the Virgin) and Luke Macfarlane (The Memory Book, Brothers and Sisters).

  10. Sherry In CaliforniaWednesday, October 07, 2015

    "The Truth About Christmas" is now being called "I'm Not Ready for Christmas" (which is the name of one of Alicia Witt's songs).

    And "Dashing Through the Snow" has been removed from both the Countdown to Christmas Sneak Preview page (it was one of the titles listed in an ornament), as well as from HMM's Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas Sneak Preview page. It's already been filmed, so I wonder why it is now missing from both pages?

    Also, "Christmas Land" is the last new movie scheduled to debut before Christmas, and it appears that there is still no cast for it. Hallmark did not list off any names for the movie on their schedule for the new movies, which was posted today. I am guessing that there was either a delay that held up the filming, OR something will happen to prevent "Christmas Land" from premiering this year. Maybe it will be saved for next year.

    1. Yes, I've updated the Christmas Movie List and the schedule! I think they will be airing "Dashing through the Snow" on HMM, but it's not confirmed, yet.

      Christmas Land is scheduled, so far, as their last movie. We'll see!?!?!?

    2. Sherry In CaliforniaWednesday, October 07, 2015

      I saw that "Christmas Land" is scheduled as the last new movie, but Hallmark didn't mention a cast... which leads me to think that it has either not been filmed yet, or there was some sort of delay in filming... which means it could be bumped off of the schedule if not completed in time. I know they can whip out the movies quickly these days, but they usually need at least 2 weeks to film them (sometimes longer), and then the movies have to be edited and go through other post-production details. If there is not even a confirmed cast yet -- and there does not appear to be -- that seems to indicate there is some sort of hold-up. I don't think they ever start filming Christmas movies quite this late in the year. They may wrap up filming in October, but I'm not sure how often they begin filming now.

      What puzzles me about "Dashing Through the Snow" is that it was already announced on "Home & Family" that it would be airing on the Hallmark Channel -- it was one of the things that Danica McKellar mentioned when she appeared to promote the Countdown to Christmas. Later that day or the next day, "Dashing Through the Snow" appeared in one of the "ornaments" on the Countdown sneak preview page on the Hallmark Channel website - http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas/sneak-preview.

      Prior to the mention of it being on the Hallmark Channel, you said it would be on Movies & Mysteries (I thought it would go to the Hallmark Channel at some point, before or after getting to HMM).

      So, ever since that "Home & Family" episode DTTS has been listed specifically on the Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas page, along with the other Countdown movies. (When "The Bridge" was recently added to the Countdown page, there were 18 movies listed as part of the Countdown to Christmas.)

      Just in the last few days, I noticed DTTS in both the Countdown sneak preview page AND suddenly on the sneak preview page for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries - http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/the-most-wonderful-movies-of-christmas/the-most-wonderful-movies-of-christmas-sneak-preview.

      I figured, "Okay, so it will premiere on one channel and then end up on the other one, just like The Christmas Shepherd did last year. They didn't tell us that it would be on HMM, but I guess it will move over there."

      But now... "Dashing Through the Snow" is missing from BOTH sneak preview pages on both the Hallmark Channel page and the Movies & Mysteries page. So, they told us that it would premiere as part of the Countdown to Christmas, and advertised it as such on the website, and then DTTS suddenly, mysteriously appeared on the HMM page too.

      And then, POOF!! In the blink of an eye, "Dashing Through the Snow" has disappeared from the sneak preview pages for both channels. Maybe they don't know exactly where it is going to premiere just yet, which is why they took it down?

      Don't you find it the least bit odd that Hallmark advertises one thing, and then quietly tries to pretend they never mentioned it (probably hoping people will forget), and then blatantly omits it from the current schedule? I do! I'd rather that they didn't announce anything on TV or post in on their website at all until they know for sure where they will be airing it.

      If DTTS were to appear on the regular Hallmark Channel, the only available pre-Christmas date for it would have to be Sunday, December 13th (which is not unlikely). Or, they'd have to squeeze it in on a Friday night somewhere. Otherwise, it would have to air post-Christmas, on Sunday, December 27th... or just premiere on Movies & Mysteries at some point.


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