Heat up the hot cocoa and light a fire, because Christmas is here! Or at least Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas is, continuing through the holiday season. This season we’re getting 40 new Christmas and Hanukkah movies across Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
It’s not just about cozy little Vermont towns anymore: International adventures are one of the highlights of this year’s lineup, taking viewers to France in Joyeux Noel (Oct. 29, 8 p.m. ET), Australia in Christmas Island (Nov. 11, 8 p.m. ET), Germany in A Heidelberg Holiday (Nov. 12, 8 p.m. ET), Scotland in A Merry Scottish Christmas (Nov. 18, 8 p.m. ET), England in Christmas in Notting Hill (Nov. 25, 6 p.m. ET), and Norway in My Norwegian Holiday (Dec. 1, 8 p.m. ET).
Additionally, Hallmark Movies Now will stream two original movies of its own this year, An Ice Palace Romance and Rescuing Christmas. Subscribers to the Hallmark Movies Now service ($5.99/month) will get access to those two premieres, some early releases and even extended versions of some old Hallmark Christmas favorites.
We know it can all be overwhelming, so mark your calendar for these best of the best new Hallmark holiday movies to fill your season with good cheer. (And don’t forget the Hallmark Movie Checklist App and Widgets to keep track of all the movies you want to watch and get reminders!)
Checkin’ It Twice
Countdown to Christmas kicks off this year with Checkin’ It Twice, a hockey romance (very popular over on TikTok these days). Moments after breaking up with their significant others, real estate executive Ashley and minor league hockey pro Scott bump into each other in a small-town airport gift shop. Little do they know they’ll be seeing each other later, because Scott is staying in Ashley’s family’s guest house. Growing closer as they enjoy holiday activities together, they’re forced to choose between their careers and love when they each get offered a job promotion.
Watch it: Checkin’ It Twice on Hallmark Channel
Ms. Christmas Comes to Town
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries kicks off its Miracles of Christmas lineup with fan favorites Barbara Niven, 70, and Brennan Elliott starring in a heartwarming tale about a shopping channel host known as Ms. Christmas. After receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis, Ms. Christmas sets out on a multicity adventure to spread Christmas cheer before her farewell broadcast.