Thursday, September 22, 2022

πŸŽ„ HALLMARK CHANNEL'S 2022 *Countdown to Christmas* Movies with Lacey Chabert, Andrew Walker, Natalie Hall, Kristoffer Polaha, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tyler Hynes, Rachel Boston and Many More! *SEE HERE:

Hallmark released their 2022 Christmas movie lineup today via Variety for the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. You'll find over 30 New Hallmark Channel Christmas movies below...

Hallmark Channel's
Countdown to Christmas 2022

“Noel Next Door”
Friday, October 21 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Natalie Hall, Corey Sevier

Official logline: “A hard-working, single mom gets into a war of words with a neighbor who she feels is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood grouch just may steal her heart.”

“We Wish You a Married Christmas”
Saturday, October 22 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Marisol Nichols, Kristoffer Polaha

Official logline: “Becca and Robby are a married couple having a hard time connecting with each other as the holidays approach. Just before Christmas, they head to a cozy Vermont inn at the advice of their marriage coach so they can recharge. Their weekend away gets unexpectedly extended when a mishap puts their car out of commission and just may put them on the road to a very happily married Christmas.”

“A Kismet Christmas”
Sunday, October 23 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Sarah Ramos, Carlo Marks, Marilu Henner

Official logline: “Sarah is a children’s book author who returns to her hometown, where she reconnects with her family and Travis, her teenage crush. She soon discovers that a long-held family legend might actually be true.”

“A Cozy Christmas Inn”
Friday, October 28 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Jodie Sweetin, David O’Donnell

Official logline: “Real estate exec, Erika, travels to Alaska during Christmastime to acquire a bed and breakfast, only to discover that it’s owned by her ex. While there, she finds herself falling in love with the town and quite possibly him.”

“Jolly Good Christmas”
Saturday, October 29 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Reshma Shetty, Will Kemp

Official logline: “David is an American architect who recently moved to London for a prime opportunity in a prestigious firm. With just three days before Christmas, he crosses paths with Anji, a professional shopper, who raises an eyebrow over his choice of a gift card for his girlfriend. David ultimately decides to hire Anji and, thanks to a series of unexpected events, finds himself on a wild adventure across Jolly Old London as Anji helps him search for the perfect present.”

“Ghosts of Christmas Always”
Sunday, October 30 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kim Matula, Ian Harding, Beth Leavel, Lori Tan Chinn, Reginald VelJohnson

Official logline: “Katherine is a Ghost of Christmas Present and she must help one soul, Peter, rediscover his Christmas spirit. But this year has something unusual in store.”

“A Magical Christmas Village”
Friday, November 4 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Alison Sweeney, Luke Macfarlane, Marlo Thomas

Official logline: “When Summer’s mother Vivian moves in with her and her young daughter Chloe, her orderly existence is upended. Upon arrival, Vivian sets up an heirloom, miniature Christmas village resembling their town, and tells Chloe it grants Christmas wishes. As Chloe begins setting up the figurines, real-life events seem to mimic the scenes she creates. With a little help from the magic of the Christmas village, the family will be brought closer together and just maybe, Summer will learn to open her heart to love again.”

“Lights, Camera, Christmas!”
Saturday, November 5 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kimberley Sustad, John Brotherton

Official logline: “When a holiday rom-com movie shooting in her town needs a costume designer, Kerry, a local shop owner, steps into the role. While working on the movie, she rediscovers her passion for costume design and finds herself falling for Brad, the film’s famous leading man.”

“All Saints Christmas”
Sunday, November 6 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Ledisi, Roger Cross

Official logline: “Lisette is a popular R&B singer who’s getting ready to travel home to New Orleans for Christmas. When the media mistake a photo of her with her music producer ex as an engagement announcement, her family insists that he join her on the trip.”

“In Merry Measure”
Friday, November 11 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Patti Murin, Brendan Penny, Jennifer Robertson

Official logline: “When pop star Darcy returns home to spend Christmas with her sister and niece, she unexpectedly finds herself coaching the high school choir with her onetime rival, Adam.”

“The Royal Nanny”
Saturday, November 12 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Rachel Skarsten, Dan Jeannotte, Greta Scacchi

Official logline: “Claire is an MI5 agent who goes undercover as the royal nanny. She must overcome the challenges of her assignment, like resisting the charms of Prince Colin, while keeping the family safe at Christmas.”

“Christmas at the Golden Dragon“
Sunday, November 13 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kara Wang, Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Antonio Cupo, Barbara Niven

Official logline: “When Romy and Rick’s parents surprise them with the news that they will be closing the Chinese restaurant they have owned and operated for decades, the siblings each find themselves reevaluating their futures. Also impacted by the news are the landmark restaurant’s loyal patrons and staff, who have all come to depend on the restaurant over the holidays.”

“Inventing the Christmas Prince”
Friday, November 18 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Ronnie Rowe Jr.

Official logline: “Shelby is about to quit her job as a rocket engineer when her daughter becomes convinced that her Scrooge-like boss, Evan, is the Christmas Prince from a story Shelby invented years ago.”

“Three Wise Men and a Baby”
Saturday, November 19 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker, Margaret Colin

Official logline: “Three brothers get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together to care for a baby over the holidays. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as the damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives…all while rediscovering their love of Christmas.”

“When I Think of Christmas”
Sunday, November 20 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Niall Matter, Beth Broderick

Official logline: “Sara Thompson returns to her hometown to help her mother move and is surprised to find her ex-boyfriend Josh Hartman is back home. The two had once planned a life in music together but Sara left to study law. The former flames slowly reconnect and try to heal wounds, both old and new. When Sara makes a surprising discovery, she and Josh forge a bold plan for the upcoming Christmas concert that will lead them all back to their musical roots and make this a holiday to remember.”

“My Southern Family Christmas” (8 p.m.)
Thursday, November 24 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Jaicy Elliot, Bruce Campbell, Ryan Rottman, Moira Kelly, Brian McNamara

Official logline: “Under the guise of a journalist, Campbell has a chance to get to know her biological father for the first time — without him ever knowing who she really is. As she spends time with him and his family, as well as with the town’s record keeper, she realizes that families are messy, wonderful things. In the end, Campbell must decide if she’s going to keep her identity a secret or reveal the truth to her father — a decision that will change their family Christmas forever.”

“#Xmas” (6 p.m.)
Friday, November 25 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Clare Bowen, Brant Daugherty

Official logline: “When Jen gets the chance to enter a brand’s design contest, she poses a family influencer, enlisting the help of her best friend, Max, and her baby nephew. When her video is selected as a finalist, Jen is torn on whether to go on with her perfect ‘family’ or reveal the truth.”

“A Royal Corgi Christmas” (working title) (8 p.m.)
Friday, November 25 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Hunter King, Jordan Renzo

Official logline: “Reluctant Crown Prince Edmond returns home just before Christmas in anticipation of being named successor to the throne. To ingratiate himself to his mother the Queen, he gifts her with ‘Mistletoe,’ a rambunctious Corgi in need of some serious training. After several doggy disasters, Edmond turns to Cecily, a canine behavior expert from America for help — but to his great surprise, Cecily demands that he take an active part in the daily dog training sessions. Sparks fly between them as the pair work together to get Mistletoe ready to present at the annual Christmas Ball. Just as the precious pup captures their hearts, they discover that love can grow in the most unexpected places, leading them to question what they really want.”

“A Tale of Two Christmases” (6 p.m.)
Saturday, November 26 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kat Barrell, Chandler Massey, Evan Roderick

Official logline: “Thanks to some Christmas magic, Emma gets to experience two different Christmases – one where she stays in the city and celebrates with a new crush and his friends, and one where she returns home for all the traditions with her family…and Drew, a longtime friend who may have feelings for her. Emma’s double holiday ultimately helps her discover what will truly make her happy in life as well as in love.”

“Haul Out the Holly” (8 p.m.)
Saturday, November 26 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Ellen Travolta, Peter Jacobson, Melissa Peterman, Stephen Tobolowsky

Official logline: “Emily arrives home, hoping to visit her parents, only to discover that they are leaving on a trip of their own. As she stays at their house for the holidays, their HOA is determined to get Emily to participate in the neighborhood’s many Christmas festivities.”

“A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe” (6 p.m.)
Sunday, November 27 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Rachel Boston, Victor Webster

Official logline: “Annie Cooper has big shoes to fill when she takes over as CEO of her late grandmother’s small-town cookie company and is doing her best to help their struggling business get back on track. That task gets more daunting when her grandmother’s secret recipe is stolen during the Christmas party. As Annie tries to crack the case and uncover the culprit she works with Sam, the owner of a local bakery, to recreate the recipe in the hope of saving the company and her job. As Annie and Sam bake batch after batch in pursuit of the perfect one, they begin to learn that their lives go together like milk and cookies.”

“A Holiday Spectacular” (8 p.m.)
Sunday, November 27 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Ginna Claire Mason, Derek Klena, Eve Plumb, Ann-Margret; featuring the Radio City Rockettes

Official logline: “In 1958, Maggie is an heiress from Philadelphia who puts her high-society wedding plans on hold in order to sneak up to New York City and make her secret dream come true: dancing live on stage in the ‘Christmas Spectacular’ at Radio City Music Hall.”

“A Big Fat Family Christmas”
Friday, December 2 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Shannon Chan-Kent, Shannon Kook, Tia Carrere, Jack Wagner

Official logline: “Liv is a photojournalist eager to make it on her own. To get a dream assignment – shooting the Chang family’s annual holiday party for a cover story — she doesn’t reveal that they are in fact, her family. When she finds herself growing close to Henry, the coworker covering the story with her, she wants to confide in him but doesn’t want to jeopardize her big break.”

“A Fabled Holiday”
Saturday, December 3 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Brooke D’Orsay, Ryan Paevey

Official logline: “Talia and her childhood best friend Anderson unexpectedly reunite in a curiously familiar looking town full of Christmas spirit that restores its visitors when they need it most.”

“Undercover Holiday”
Sunday, December 4 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Noemi Gonzalez, Stephen Huszar

Official logline: “When returning home for the holidays, newly minted pop star Jaylen tells her protective family that Matt is her new beau, when in reality, he’s her overzealous security guard.”

“The Most Colorful Time of the Year”
Friday, December 9 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Katrina Bowden, Christopher Russell

Official logline: “Ryan is a elementary school teacher, who learns that he is colorblind. Michelle, an optometrist and mother of one of his students, helps bring color into his life in time for the holidays.”

“Christmas Class Reunion”
Saturday, December 10 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Tanner Novlan

Official logline: “High school classmates, who once dubbed themselves the “cursed class,” reconnect at Christmas for their 15-year reunion. Over the course of their time reconnecting, the classmates challenge each other to remember who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.”

“The Holiday Sitter”
Sunday, December 11 – Hallmark Channel

(This movie will feature a same sex couple. Please note: I'm not promoting this movie due to it's content.)

“Holiday Heritage”
Friday, December 16 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell, Holly Robinson Peete

Official logline: “Ella returns to her hometown to mend fences with her fractured family. With the help of Griffin, her ex-boyfriend, she encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.”

“’Twas the Night Before Christmas”
Saturday, December 17 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Torrey DeVitto, Zane Holtz

Official logline: “A former actress trying to break into directing tests her skills with a town’s annual Christmas Eve courtroom production in which the true authorship of the famous poem ‘A Visit from St. Nick’ is debated.”

“Hanukkah on Rye”
Sunday, December 18 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Jeremy Jordan, Yael Grobglas, Lisa Loeb

Official logline: “A matchmaker connects Molly and Jacob, but their new romance is put to the test when they realize that they are competing deli owners. Will a Hanukkah miracle keep them together?”

I hope you find some Christmas movies you are looking forward to seeing during this Christmas Season. I think there's only a handful or so that truly look appealing to me this year. I'll be adding images above as they are released. Stay tuned!

I also want to include a caution here. At this point, we don't know which movies will be family-friendly. I'm hoping there will still be many, but at this time, we just don't know. Throughout the Christmas Season I will do my best to inform you on various storylines, and if any of you who follow here catch something, please be sure to share in comments. I definitely want to include a BIG *Thank You* to all of the awesome reviewers who visit here and contribute so much at Christmastime and all throughout the year.

Joyous Christmas Blessings to You All!

God bless us, everyone! Net




    With the caveat that we don't know what is and isn't family-friendly I seem to be at odds with Net here - there's quite a few I'm excited for.

    Biggest regret :why has oirey Sevier to get involved with a single parent?

    The one that really strikes the eye is Hallmark using three of their leading men Andrew Walker, Tyler Hynes and Paul Campbell in the one movie Three Wise Men And A Baby.

    The synopsis doen't reveal much but the fact that Paul Campbell is in it makes me wary.

    Ones that I think should be good.

    In Merry Measure Brendan Penny
    Lights Camera Christmas Kinberley Sustad John Brotherton

    The Royal Nanny Rachel Skarsten Dan Jeannotte
    Rachel is much-under-rated and I love Dan Jeannotte

    A Cozy Christmas Inn Jodie Sweetin David O'Donnell
    #X'mas Brant Daugherty
    A Tale Of Two Christmasses Chandler Massey
    Haul Out The Holly Lacey Chabert Wes Brown
    Christmas Class Reunion Aimee Teegarden
    Aimee is regularly turning out top class movies for Hallmark

    Of course it nearly always turns out that some of those you don't expect much from are really good while those that look good are disappointing!


    1. Florence, Love-Love-Love your last line in your comment! That seems to be me every year, too. I generally get excited over one movie and then it comes, and well, it's not all I dreamed it would be... and then another, I had no hopes for, ends up being fantastic!

      Anyway, I think you chose some movies here that could be good! Let's hope! I'm eyeing several of the ones you chose, as well. :)

  2. Sorry to say, but this lineup looks worse then last year's IMO. Not into their Haunakah offering this year, or their Chinese American movies , and Kwanza? That's not the clean holiday that it appears to be, and I'm very saddened to see Hallmark wanting to promote it.

    I'm also predicting that quite a lot of these will end up being unclean, unfortunately. With what happened last year, and what has been happening throughout this year on both channels, it's bound to happen.

    Countdown to Christmas used to be my favorite tradition since 2014, and now it's been ruined. But, at least I have my clean, and very fun DVD's of past movies. -Maria

    1. Maria, I agree about the lineup. As I said above in the post, only a handful look somewhat good to me this year. I'm really not feeling that usual excitement over Hallmark's Christmas offerings.

      Also, I'm not into Kwanzaa either. (For others reading this, it will be featured in “Holiday Heritage”) I feel like they always try to take Countdown to Christmas and stretch it to go beyond Christmas. And when they show other holidays like Hanukkah, they always seem to go more in depth to share the religious aspect of the holiday, with their traditional songs, games, and lighting of the candles. We hardly ever hear the nativity story in the Christmas movies. It's all about getting a Christmas tree, decorating it or gingerbread houses, kissing under the mistletoe, etc...

      I'm so glad you commented and feel the same. It's good to know it's not just me feeling this way.

  3. Entertainment Weekly has some photo's on their website for these movies!

  4. A Cozy Christmas Inn is a sequel to A Christmas Under Wraps

    Jodie Sweetin as Erika McNicoll reunited her ex named Andy Hollidays portrayed by David Donnell

    CCB as Dr. Lauren Brunell wasn’t in the movie

    1. I'm aghast.

      Unless I'm picking this up wrong David O'Donnell is the lead male actor so it means he must have broken up with Lauren.

      This negates Christmas Under Wraps which is the highest watched Hallmark movie of all time.

      Is this a sneaky way of taking a swipe at CCB for signing up with GAC?

      What on earth are they playing at?

      You could question every single ending they've ever had - Florence

    2. And I can't help but feel this is a dis to CCB, cause when we last saw them, Andy and Lauren were solid. So they broke up and Andy will get back with his ex? Christmas Under Wraps was one of Hallmarks highest rated movies ever, and to not let us think Andy and Lauren are happy together is rotten. I will not watch this movie.


    3. Florence and Sabrina,

      I'm with you... I don't get this storyline either. Based on what we've been given, thus far, it doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

      I mean, we are all wondering... what happened to Candace's character, Dr. Lauren Brunell??? Did they split up? Did she die? It obviously has to be something like that, and neither option is good.

      Are people really going to want to see Andy fall in love with someone else, especially Candace's "Full House" TV sister, Jodie Sweetin??? I can't imagine Jodie would want to do a movie that made Candace look bad, but I agree, this all sounds very strange.

    4. I don't really remember all the details of Christmas Under Wraps, but is it possible the lead actor is playing his twin brother in this movie? Did y'all actually see on some "official" blurb that his character has the exact same name in this upcoming movie?

    5. Jane, That is a clever idea, but unfortunately, according to David O'Donnell's imdb page, he is playing the same character, Andy Holliday.

    6. I wish Jane's idea was correct! It would make a much better storyline than the bizarre-sounding one that appears to be coming our way this Christmas.


  5. Each year there are always movies I enjoy, but honestly, part of the loss of appeal and enjoyment for me is there are TOO many now. I remember the days when I was always SO excited that there'd be a weekend here and there that had new Christmas movies, but that's part of what made them special is the anticipation. Now, each weekend (and sometimes weeknights) can have four, or five or more new premieres. It's just all a bit overmuch now.

    1. You've a good point here - with just Hallmark and UPtv confirmed there's already 48 new ones.

      I think GAC is having 17 and Lifetime will probably have 30+.

      Add in the few others and there's going to be over 100.

      It really is far too many.


    2. And what I dont like the most of so many movies, is that some of the older, better made movies dont get played at all or very little. I liek that they moved many to HMM so I can still see them like A Boyfriend for Christmas, Holiday Engagement, but so many others dont get played at all like Northpole, One starry Christmas, Trading Christmas.

      A few years ago, HM Drama played all the older christmas movies and I was so happy. They played lots of older even back in the early 2000's. I wish they would do that again. It has been forever since i saw A Case for Christmas, A Grandpa for Christmas, Meet the Santas, Santa Switch. Thats why i am sad there are so many new movies, when more than half of them the plots are so bad.

      This year it seems old pop singer and old actress are the themes. But thats better than CEO of major company comes home and plans a party for the town or her parents company and has to decide if she wants to be a CEO, or the town Veterinarian.


    3. Rissi, Same here! I, too, am feeling more overwhelmed, than excited. I really think if they scaled back it would be to their benefit; people would try even harder to see 10 new movies, instead of 40.

      Wonderful to hear from you and get your take! :)

    4. Anonymous, it’s not 17 Christmas movies but it’s 18 Christmas movies - whet if GAC will add more Christmas movies

    5. To Florence, you said with Hallmark and UPTV theres already 48 new movies. That math is wrong, Hallmark has 40 and UPTV has 17 so between UPTV and Hallmark there is 57 new movies not 48. Some of UPTVs movies a few of them have been seen in other places but to alot of people they are still new

    6. Phew! That's a lot of movies to try and keep up with!! I don't think there's enough room on my dvr for that many movies?! At least - thankfully - we have lots of folks on here who will watch and write reviews so we can wade through the multitudes a bit easier/quicker to find the really sweet movies (and delete the junky/trashy ones). The more reviewers the better!! Last Christmas, when I was sort of out of commission, it was very helpful to be able to read the reviews of different folks with different opinions so I could be more discerning at choosing which movies to watch. Keep those reviews coming, friends; even it's just a quickie thumbs up/down review. And thank you, Net, for all the organizational work you put in for us!!!!!

    7. Jane, Thank you! It has been a blessing these last couple years to share the movie reviews, and I'm game for it again this year as long as everyone here wishes to participate.

      I was also grateful for all of the fantastic movie reviews you contributed last year. They were all such a big help for me, personally, in deciding which movies to watch and which ones to skip, especially on Lifetime, as I believe I recall you said you watched many of those first.

      Anyway, it may be more of a challenge this year to keep up with them all, but I'll do my best.

      So glad you feel so much better this year! Blessings to you!!! :)

    8. I'd forgotten about the 9 movies on HMM.

      Maybe that was deliberate - I rather think I'd like to forget about them this year!


    9. Oh my goodness, it is overwhelming! The fun of anticipation is still there, as long as I hold loosely to all the many options and just wait for the good ones that are going to pop out and surprise me...rather like Christmas morning, hehe.

      I'm soooo grateful for everyone here who leaves reviews and plan to do my part during this year's Christmas deluge. :-) Though I rarely watch movies live, I've been thinking about trying to watch 1 premiere a week in order to leave an immediate content review for everyone. If I know which movies others are planning to watch, then I'll choose a different one, so the It's a Wonderful Movie family can hopefully collect quick family-friendly feedback on as many movies as possible. Unless I splurge on a streaming service to view GAF and UPtv, I'll be limited to choosing from Hallmark, HMM, and Lifetime.

      Merry Christmas, everybody!!! No matter which movies are spoiled, it won't ruin my joy...Our Savoir is Born!


  6. Are there any religious Christmas movies on Hallmark Channel?

    1. Chris, I'm not sure about the Hallmark Channel, but it looks like Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will have some that are spiritual/inspirational:
      “Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas”
      “The Gift of Peace”
      “Five More Minutes: Moments Like These”

  7. I am hoping to see the most...

    We Wish You A Married Christmas
    The Royal Nanny
    Haul Out the Jolly
    Undercover Holiday
    A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe
    A Royal Corgi Christmas

    Hoping most of these are family friendly. I'm especially excited to see the corgi movie. I have one of my own and I'm crazy about my Redmond. I hope they show how intelligent they are. We can't even spell in front of mine.

    Two of them gives me reason of caution.
    I wouldn't be watching A Magical Christmas Village, since Luke M. is gay and Three Wise Men and A Baby. I've never been comfortable with movies casting God/Jesus and putting angels in films(esp. female angels) Sounds like they are making a modern version of that. So I'll pass. I do pray they don't have a gay character in there. That would be awful.

    1. Abigail, I like your movie picks, too! Those are all ones I plan to watch, as well. Hopefully, like you said, they will all be good ones! Plus, I think the storyline attached to “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” sounds interesting, too.

      How sweet that you have a corgi. They are such adorable doggies and full of energy. Maybe he'll watch this movie with you! :)

    2. Haha! My previous corgi would watch TV, especially if it had basketball or other dogs on it. ;)

    3. Three Wise Men and a Baby with Paul Campbell and Tyler Hynes (not so much Andrew Walker) I *won't* be watching this movie because of Paul Campbell's gay movie track record and even Tyler Hynes (2021 Unexpected Christmas and possibly one other).

  8. Net - do you have any other information on A Cozy Christmas Inn.

    I really can't believe this storyline can be right - Florence

    1. The storyline is right. A Cozy Christmas Inn is the sequel to Christmas Underwraps

  9. These look great, love the amount of diversity!!

  10. There are A LOT of movies. Some i know i wont even watch at all, but a few look good and a few match ups look good:

    Rachel Boston & Victor Webster should be good together

    There seem to be a lot of ex pop star movies, that must be the theme this year, ex actress or singer instead of coming home to plan a party.

    Lights, Camera, Christmas looks really good to me.

    I am over Royal movies, but I like Rachel Skarsten so i will see. But Dan J has done movies before where he has an "accent" and his accent has not been good at all. Hoping that isnt this case.

    When I think of Christmas looks good, love Peter Benson movies and Shanae Grimes I LOVE.

    Tale of 2 Christmases looks good. I enjoy Chandler Massey in movies.

    I think the movie of the year might be Holiday Spectacular.

    I usually lean towards the HMM movies cause they are more serious and so many of them look good.

    I have very high hopes for the 3 wise men and a baby, a great cast and all of them have turned up in others movies as cameos, so this will be fun.


    1. Sabrina, I typically like the HMM movies best, too, and this year they especially look good.

      Also, I have the same feeling towards fake accents. It can be very distracting, at times, like Brittany Bristow in "Love, Romance, and Chocolate" or Merritt Patterson in "Jingle Bell Princess." I still like both of those movies, but I would've liked them even more without the accents.

      Should be interesting to see how the ratings spread out this year on Hallmark. With Candace gone, I imagine Lacey Chabert will pull in the highest ratings of all, but we'll see.

    2. Sabrina, I, too am cautiously daring to hope "Three Wise Men and a Baby" will be family-friendly, as those guys together could be delightfully entertaining!


  11. Looking forward to holiday movies.

  12. Thank you so much Net for giving us the scoop-

    I agree with so much that's been said:
    HMM usually has the best of the season.
    Lacey is my #1, first time pairing with Wes( he use to be on all thru the year, wonder what happened?)
    I'm struck by who's missing:
    Autumn, Bethany Joy, Laura Osnes, Amanda Schull, Sam Page, Cindy Busby, etc...
    I have great memories of Hallmark Christmas movies past, but have really been disappointed last few years, except for a few, and the Leadership of Hallmark Media seems to continue a far different direction then my Values and Core beliefs!!
    We all shall see, what we got at the end of the year.

    A sequel to
    Christmas under wraps( which CCB recently was boasting about still having the highest rated movie on Hallmark) find it odd that Jodie of all people would be involved, yet we may be very surprised in a good way....

    Still waiting for my Favorite Movie Sequel:
    A Christmas Waltz...

    God Bless you All!!

    1. Krob, Thank you for sharing your perspective with us!

      I was really thinking/hoping we might get a huge surprise with a sequel to "A Christmas Waltz," but nope it isn't happening. Such a shame, since it is such a beautiful story.

      Also, great mention on who is missing this year. That is very surprising that Autumn Reeser and Bethany Joy Lenz are missing this year. Bethany, though, has worked with Lifetime in the past, so she might do something there.

      I was surprised not to see Heather Hemmens (since she has a contract with Hallmark now), David Haydn-Jones, Eloise Mumford, Jessy Schram, Janel Parrish and we haven't seen Fiona Gubelmann or Michael Rady for some time.

      I wonder if any of these actors, minus Heather, might appear on Great American Family this year, especially Laura Osnes, Cindy Busby, and Same Page.

      Thank you for sharing! Please feel free to share a review at Christmastime or anytime with us.

      God bless you, as well! :)

    2. NetπŸ₯°
      Fantastic follow ups on Who is missing-

      Heather, Eloise, Jessy & Nanzeen Contractor(?) popped into my head, right after I sent- Oh my goodness how could I forget Michael πŸ’ž & FionaπŸ’ž I love them so much.
      Janel was great with Ryan last year, and David with Nikki in Five more minutes-
      Best movie of the season for meπŸ™⭐

      Trying to wait patiently for Great American Family to release all their movies list-

      Hope I don't offend anyone, Lifetime is Not a channel I watch thru the year, so I am highly cautious even at Christmas; however, The Spirit of Christmas(2015) with Jen Lilley, whom I had only seen once before playing Esther from the Bible(2013)
      Bethany & Andrew walker in Snowed Inn(2017) I believe?
      And a movie with Erin Cahill, Kevin McGarry, Patrick Duffy- forgot the title, but it was about paying it forward- beautiful message.
      Oh Sarah Drew & Naill, about Pen Pals at Christmas-

      Now that I have all you Lovely people to help me know if I should try or not, I might see more or less, but I'll be Thankful for the advice...
      Have a Blessed Weekend EveryoneπŸ™πŸ™

    3. Nazneen Contractor is starring with Mykee Selkin in A Candlelit Christmas on Lifetime - Florence

    4. Thank you so much FlorenceπŸ€—
      I shall look out for it, I love NazneenπŸ’“

    5. Krob, I'm the same with Lifetime throughout the year and Christmas. I also love two of the ones you mentioned, Snowed Inn Christmas and Christmas Pen Pals. Also, Christmas in Tennessee, with Rachel Boston and Andrew Walker, is very sweet; however, my absolute favorite Lifetime Christmas movie, hands down, is A Gift Wrapped Christmas. I highly recommend this movie, if you haven't seen it. It's about a personal shopper, Gwen, who is so much fun and an absolute joy to watch. If you've never seen it, I hope you can catch it sometime this Christmas season.

    6. Lifetime has had some real winners in past years, for sure! I like all you've listed, Krob and Net, and Lifetime actually has "A Gift Wrapped Christmas" streaming free on their YouTube channel right now:


  13. There are some movies that look great. I will not be watching "the Holiday Sitter" just as I have never watched the other two Christmas House movies. I also watch Lifetime and GAC movies. I just try to watch one a day. There are still regular and Christmas movies from the past few years I have not seen and maybe someday I will watch them.

    1. Anonymous, I know what you mean, it's hard to get them all watched each Christmas season. My DVR is usually full - and it's usually Spring by the time I watch the last one.

      Thank you for sharing with us. :)

  14. Fly Away With Me is family friendly. Angie won a rental lottery & she moved to no pet apartment. A certainly macaw 🦜 named Gil who owned by a last tenant named Ruthie on level 15 into Angie’s apartment. Angie meets next door neighbor named Ted who dogsits his Sister’s dog names Zoe. Gil’s owner named Ruthie passed away last few months ago according to elderly lady at an elderly home. Ted’s Sister call her Brother Netherland & she tells him there’s no place for dog. Ted is now owns by his Sister’s dog named Zoe. Kyle & Gianna are out on the date. Angie is now owned macaw. So, Ted & Angie are something in common. Louie calls people with animals as such as dogs, hamsters, etc… Louie owns hamsters 🐹

  15. NET, I couldn’t find the Christmas DVD release post, so I’m posting this here. I don’t know if you’ve seen this yet, but I just discovered this 9 movie collection of older Hallmark Christmas movies. Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 9-Movie Collection Check Inn to Christmas / Christmas Comes Twice / Christmas Land / 12 Gifts of Christmas / Christmas in Love / With Love, Christmas / Window Wonderland / Looks Like Christmas / Christmas List

    1. How thoughtful of you to see that DVD and share. I actually do have that DVD collection in my post for the new 2022 Christmas releases. I was personally so thrilled to see it included Window Wonderland and many other wonderful Christmas classics!

      You can see the 2022 Christmas DVD post here:

      Please do let me know if you see any other good ones! Your participation is truly appreciated. :)

    2. Obviously I missed that you had posted about it already, but better to have it out there more than once than not at all right?! πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺ And for anyone interested in digital releases some of the movies being released on DVD are also available on digital (haven’t seen any from this collection specifically, but iTunes tends to have them for pre-order a month before they’re released so I’m keeps my eyes out). I have way too many DVDs so I go for digital as much as possible. 😊


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