Hallmark Unveils Countdown to Christmas Lineup Featuring Sequels, International Adventures and Easter Eggs
19.09.2023 - 13:55
Emily Longeretta Mark your calendars! Hallmark announced their 40-movie holiday slate on Tuesday — 31 to air on Hallmark Channel‘s Countdown to Christmas and nine to air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Miracles of Christmas. The annual TV movie event will begin on Oct. 20.
Hallmark Movies Now, the company’s streaming service, will provide subscribers with early access to two of the new premieres, one week before their network debut. Additionally, Hallmark Movies Now will stream two originals, “An Ice Palace Romance” and “Rescuing Christmas.” The app will also feature extended versions of the 2022 original “A Holiday Spectacular” and “Three Wise Men and a Baby,” as well as hundreds of movies from past and current years. Countdown to Christmas is leaning into their international movies this year with films in Germany, Norway, Scotland and France.
Additionally, Hallmark teases a “yuletide Easter Egg hunt” throughout the lineup this year with surprise appearances, nods to past Hallmark hits and past roles. The 2023 lineup welcomes many new faces to the Hallmark family, including Chris Carmack, Erica Cerra, Jonathan Frakes, Mark Ghanimé, Humberly Gonzalez, Bryan Greenberg, Rick Hoffman, Grace Leer, Vic Michaelis, Mishael Morgan, William Moseley and Phylicia Rashad, among others. Returning fan favorites include Tyler Hynes, Jonathan Bennett, Warren Christie, Paul Campbell, Andrew Walker, Brooke D’Orsay, Erin Cahill, Nikki DeLoach, Brennan Elliott, Dan Jeannotte, Bethany Joy Lenz, Luke Macfarlane, Ryan Paevey and Kimberley Sustad.
See the full lineup below. Friday, October 20 — Hallmark Channel, 8 p.m. ET
Stars: Kim Matula, Kevin McGarry
Synopsis: A hockey player falls for a real estate agent when he’s traded to her hometown’s