Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Candace Cameron Bure hosts Hallmark Channel's *Countdown To Christmas Preview Show*!






Guest Stars Include Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin
And Hallmark Channel’s Adopted Pet, Happy The Dog

STUDIO CITY, CA – Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Hallmark Channel announces the network’s first-ever “Countdown To Christmas Preview Show,” starring Candace Cameron Bure, a one hour Original Special premiering exclusively on Hallmark Channel, Sunday, October 22 (10 p.m. ET/PT, 9C).

Bure’s guest stars include close friends, Lori Loughlin and Jodie Sweetin. Hallmark Channel’s rescued and adopted pet, Happy The Dog also stars in the special.

Bure, Loughlin, and Sweetin each have new Original movies premiering on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s #1-rated COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS programming event. Candace Cameron Bure stars with Happy The Dog in “Switched For Christmas,” premiering on Hallmark Channel, Sunday, November 26 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C).

Lori Loughlin stars with Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, and Jack Wagner in “When Calls the Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree” on Monday, December 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Jodie Sweetin makes her debut in a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Finding Santa,” premiering Friday, November 24 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C).

In “Countdown To Christmas Preview,” viewers get an exclusive sneak peek at all 21 World Premiere original movies coming to Hallmark Channel this holiday season. See COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS every day, beginning October 27th only on Hallmark Channel.


Crown Media Family Networks is the umbrella unit subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., housing cable’s leading family friendly networks, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Drama, and streaming service Hallmark Movies Now. Hallmark Channel features an ambitious slate of new, original content, including movies, scripted series, annual specials, and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show. Hallmark Channel is also home to the popular annual holiday franchise “Countdown to Christmas,” featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is a 24-hour cable network featuring a unique mix of new, original movies and acquired series focused on the lighter side of the suspense and mystery genres. The network also features its own annual holiday programming franchise, “Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas”. Hallmark Drama showcases the rich legacy of the Hallmark Hall of Fame library and with zero duplication, spotlights movies and series from Crown Media’s collection of original dramatic content. Crown Media Family Networks is also home to Hallmark Movies Now, the company’s SVOD service, which offers wholly distinct content from each network and is available on iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire, among other devices. Crown Media Family Networks’ digital publishing extension, Hallmark Publishing, is an eBook division that creates novelizations of previously aired original movie favorites. It also accepts author submissions for original, on-brand manuscripts that can be greenlit as a new movie or series for one of the company’s three linear networks.

Press Release via: Pam Slay, Senior Vice President, Network Program Publicity & Social Content


My *Quick* Take:

Doesn't this look fantastic!?!?! I just want to cozy in right now and see ALL the NEW Christmas Movies we can't wait to see!!! I love that Candace Cameron Bure, who is a very popular favorite at Hallmark each Christmas, is hosting this special on the Hallmark Channel! It's also a delight to see her alongside her Full House / Fuller House cast and dear friends, Lori Loughlin and Jodie Sweetin. Seeing the three of them together... they are instantly in my mind... Aunt Becky, DJ, and Stephanie!!! So Sweet! I can't wait to hear all about each of their movies and ALL the 21 NEW Christmas movies premiering this year on the Hallmark Channel!

Plus, I love that Happy the Dog is stopping by, too! How fun that he is also starring with Candace in her Christmas movie, "Switched For Christmas!"

What a wonderful Christmas movie season it is looking to be once again for Hallmark - across both Networks! 34 Movies in total, if you're also counting Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!!!

I absolutely LOVE all the Christmas Movie news and I can't wait to catch this special Hallmark Channel Christmas Preview hour and take in all the joy & excitement soon coming our way!!!

Blessings on your day! Net


  1. I have been emailing them for years to have a preview show. It was only natural. Great way to introduce new movies. Now if they can only show some of the shows holiday episodes.

    The Golden Girls
    •S 2, Episode 11: "'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas" (December 20, 1986)
    Last Man Standing
    •S1, Episode 10: "Last Christmas Standing" (December 6, 2011)
    •S2, Episode 7: "Putting a Hit on Christmas" (December 14, 2012)
    •S3, Episode 11: "Elfie" (December 13, 2013)
    •S4, Episode 11: "Wedding Planning" (December 12, 2014)
    •S5, Episode 11: "Gift of the Wise Man" (December 11, 2015)
    •S6, Episode 11: "My Name Is Rob" (December 16, 2016)
    The Middle
    •S1, Episode 10: "Christmas" (December 9, 2009)
    •S2, Episode 10: "A Simple Christmas" (December 8, 2010)
    •S3, Episode 11: "A Christmas Gift" (December 7, 2011)
    •S4, Episode 9: "Christmas Help" (December 5, 2012)
    •S5, Episode 9: "The Christmas Tree" (December 11, 2013)
    •S6, Episode 9: "The Christmas Wall" (December 10, 2014)
    •S7, Episode 10: "Not So Silent Night" (December 9, 2015)
    •S8, Episode 9: "A Very Marry Christmas" (December 13, 2016)
    •S1, Episode 12: "The Spy Who Came In for a Cold One" (December 16, 1982)
    •S6, Episode 12: "Christmas Cheers" (December 17, 1987)
    •S11, Episode 11: "Love Me, Love My Car" (December 17, 1992)
    *S1, Episode 12: "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street" (December 16, 1993)
    S3, Episode 9: "Frasier Grinch" (December 19, 1995)
    S5, Episode 9: "Perspectives on Christmas" (December 16, 1997)
    •S6, Episode 10: "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" (December 17, 1998)
    •S7, Episode 11: "The Fight Before Christmas" (December 16, 1999)
    •S8, Episode 8: "Mary Christmas" (December 12, 2000)
    •S10, Episode 10: "We Two Kings" (December 10, 2002)
    •S11, Episode 11: "High Holidays" (December 9, 2003)
    I Love Lucy: The I Love Lucy Christmas Special (1956)
    Home Improvement
    •S1, Episode 12: "Yule Better Watch Out" (December 17, 1991)
    •S2, Episode 12: "I'm Scheming Of a White Christmas" (December 16, 1992)
    •S3, Episode 12: "'Twas the Blight Before Christmas" (December 15, 1993)
    •S4, Episode 11: "Some Like It Hot Rod" (December 6, 1994)
    •S4, Episode 12: "'Twas the Night Before Chaos" (December 13, 1994)
    •S5, Episode 12: "'Twas the Flight Before Christmas" (December 12, 1995)
    •S6, Episode 12: "No Place Like Home" (December 17, 1996)
    •S7, Episode 11: "Bright Christmas" (December 16, 1997)
    •S8, Episode 11: "Home for the Holidays" (December 8, 1998)
    Diagnosis: Murder
    •Diagnosis: Murder: Murder in the Family (1996)
    •Diagnosis: Murder: Santa Claude (1999)
    •Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa (2005)
    •Mr. Monk Meets His Dad (2006)
    •Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa (2007)
    •Mr. Monk and the Miracle (2008)
    •Matlock: Santa Claus (1986)
    •Matlock: The Gift (1987)
    •Matlock: The Scrooge (1989)
    Hart to Hart
    •Hart to Hart: 'Tis the Season to Be Murdered (1980)
    •Hart to Hart: Hartbreak Kid (1981)
    •Hart to Hart: A Christmas Hart (1982)
    •Hart to Hart: Trust Your Hart (1983)
    Father Dowling Mysteries: The Christmas Mystery (1990)
    Murder, She Wrote: A Christmas Secret (1992)

    1. Oh my Goodness, tvh!!! That's a lot of wonderful Christmas episodes!

      Hallmark could really make a whole day or two of it... leading up to the Countdown, if they wanted to! That's an incredible list!!! :)

    2. FYI: They changed the schedule for Friday Oct 27 on HMM daytime schedule as they are showing Matlock, Diagnosis Murder & Monk Christmas episodes before the Christmas movies start.

    3. Yay! Awesome news, tvh!!! I love that they are doing this!

      Maybe someone at Hallmark saw your comment above, or great minds think alike! They definitely have a lot of Christmas episodes to fill in the schedule for the day!

      Thanks so much for catching & sharing this news!

  2. Yay! I am looking forward to this!

    I thought Jewell was doing something too? Has that been changed?


    1. Misty - that's right, it was originally planned for Jewel to host the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Christmas preview special, which Holly Robinson Peete is now hosting. Since Jewel is busy with her upcoming Christmas concerts, perhaps she was unable to work it into her schedule.

    2. Yeah, I thought so. I saw on the Hallmark Website about her concert. Are they still filming her mystery show or is that on hold?


    3. Jewel and Colin Ferguson actually just finished filming Fixer Upper Mystery #3! I imagine we will see it sometime early next year on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!!!


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