Hallmark Reveals Countdown To Christmas & Miracles Of Christmas 2023
Hallmark fans, did this year just fly by? We only recently watched summer movies and are now watching movies relating to the fall. Despite this, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries have announced their lineup for the Countdown to Christmas and Miracles of Christmas programming events respectively. Read on for a brief introduction to the festive, holiday movies for 2023, starting on October 20. The full program of movies is listed in date order.
Christmas lineup for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
1. Checkin’ It Twice
Starring: Kim Matula and Kevin McGarry
Premiere date: Friday, October 20 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: A real estate agent (Matula) is in the midst of a career crisis and returns to her hometown. Meanwhile, a journeyman hockey player is traded to her hometown and moves into the cottage of her hockey fan family’s backyard.
2. Where Are You, Christmas?
Starring: Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O’Heir, Julie Warner
Premiere date: Saturday, October 21 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Addy wishes for a year without Christmas and wakes up in a black-and-white world. She decides to team up with the town mechanic to restore Christmas.
Read more about the movie here.
3. Under the Christmas Sky
Starring: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Ryan Paevey
Premiere date: Sunday, October 22 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Kat is an esteemed astrophysicist and is scheduled for her first trip into space. However, this gets sidelined due to an accident. Meanwhile, she meets a new man at the local planetarium and they work hard together to open a new exhibit by Christmas.
Read more about the movie here.
4. Christmas Comes to Town
Starring: Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott, Barbara Niven
Premiere date: Thursday, October 26 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: When a shopping channel host named Ms. Christmas gets a terminal diagnosis, she heads out on a multi-city tour to spread the cheer of Christmas.
5. Christmas by Design
Starring: Rebecca Dalton, Jonathan Keltz
Premiere date: Friday, October 27 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: A fashion designer is accepted into a Christmas challenge to design a new holiday-themed collection. Through this, she not only finds the inspiration for her next fashion line but also decides to look closer at what is most important in life. Read more about the movie here.
6. Mystic Christmas
Starring: Jessy Schram, Chandler Massey, Patti Murin, William R. Moses
Premiere date: Saturday, October 28 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: During the holidays, a woman reconnects with the owner of the Mystic, Connecticut pizza shop, while working at the rehabilitation center and the aquarium.
7. Joyeux Noel
Starring: Jaicy Elliot, Brant Daugherty
Premiere date: Sunday, October 29 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: A reporter and a copy editor head to France to learn about a mysterious artist behind a romantic Christmas painting.
Read more about the movie here.
8. My Christmas Guide
Starring: Amber Marshall, Ben Mehl
Premiere date: Thursday, November 2 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: After losing his eyesight, a college professor teams up with a guide dog trainer and adopts a seeing-eye dog.
9. Flipping for Christmas
Starring: Ashley Newbrough, Marcus Rosner
Premiere date: Friday, November 3 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Shortly before Christmas, a realtor agrees to help her sister with what she believes will be an easy flip of an inherited home. However, problems arise when the co-beneficiary has a different idea. Read more about the movie here.
10. Never Been Chris’d
Starring: Janel Parrish, Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes, Tyler Hynes
Premiere date: Saturday, November at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Two best friends return home for the Christmas holidays and simultaneously end up in a love triangle when they both reconnect with their high school crush. Read more about the movie here.
11. The Santa Summit
Starring: Hunter King, Benjamin Hollingsworth
Premiere date: Sunday, November 5 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Three best friends decide to participate in the annual Santa Summit, where everyone restaurant and bar hops wearing Santa suits.
12. Mystery on Mistletoe Lane
Starring: Erica Cerra, Victor Webster
Premiere date: Thursday, November 9 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: When a woman and her children move to a new town they discover a Christmas mystery with the help of a local handyman.
13. Everything Christmas
Starring: Katherine Barrell, Cindy Busby, Corey Sevier, Matt Wells
Premiere date: Friday, November 10 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: A Christmas lover and her roommate head out to Yuletide Springs on a longtime tradition to honor her late grandmother. They end up meeting two men along the way. Read more about the movie here.
14. Christmas Island
Starring: Rachel Skarsten, Andrew Walker
Premiere date: Saturday, November 11 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Kate is on her first private flight, heading to Christmas Island in Switzerland when the plane gets diverted by a snowstorm. She teams up with an air traffic controller to help her land her dream job.
15. A Heidelberg Holiday
Starring: Ginna Claire Mason, Frédéric Brossier
Premiere date: Sunday, November 12 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Heidi is a glass ornament maker who heads to Germany to sell her wares at the prestigious Heidelberg Christmas Market in Germany. However, during the trip, she meets a local artisan, Lukas, who helps her to reconnect with her lost heritage.
16. A World Record Christmas
Starring: Nikki DeLoach, Lucas Bryant, Aias Dalman
Premiere date: Thursday, November 16, 8 pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Plot: Eric and Marissa encourage their young autistic son whose aim is to set a Guinness World Record. He finally gets the chance to do so on Christmas Eve. Find out more about the movie here.
17 Navigating Christmas
Starring: Chelsea Hobbs, Stephen Huszar
Premiere date: Friday, November 17 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: A recently divorced woman takes her son to a remote island for Christmas where she connects with the owner of a lighthouse. Read more about the movie here.
18. A Merry Scottish Christmas
Starring: Lacey Chabert, Scott Wolf
Premiere date: Saturday, November 18 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Two estranged siblings travel to Scotland for Christmas to reunite with their mother. Read more about the movie here.
19. Holiday Hotline
Starring: Emily Tennant, Niall Matter
Premiere date: Sunday, November 19 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Abby leaves London and works at a cooking hotline where she connects with an anonymous caller. It turns out he is a single father who she is smitten with in real life. Read more about the movie here.
20. A Season for Family
Starring: Brendan Penny, Stacey Farber, Benjamin Jacobson, Azriel Dalman
Premiere date: Wednesday, November 22 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Plot: Maddie’s adopted son wants to meet his brother, Cody, who was adopted into another family. However, Cody’s father isn’t ready for this. Read more about the movie here.
21. Catch Me If You Claus
Starring: Italia Ricci, Luke Macfarlane
Premiere date: Thursday, November 23 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Aspiring news anchor Avery Quinn is on the verge of her big break when she catches a home invader in a red suit claiming to be Santa Claus’ son, Chris. Read more about the movie here.
22. Letters to Santa
Starring: Katie Leclerc, Rafael de la Fuente
Premiere date: Friday, November 24: Hallmark Channel, 6 pm ET
Plot: Young siblings receive a magic pen from Santa and use it to wish that their parents were back together. Read more about the movie here.
23. Holiday Road
Starring: Sara Canning, Warren Christie
Premiere date: Friday, November 24 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: A devoted mother, a tech entrepreneur and a travel writer are stranded at the airport with other strangers over the holidays. They decide to rent a van to take an unexpected road trip. Apparently, the movie was inspired by true events. Read more about the movie here.
24. Christmas in Notting Hill
Starring: Sarah Ramos, William Moseley
Premiere date: Saturday, November 25 at 6 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: A famous soccer star is usually too busy for love, but his life changes when he returns home to Notting Hill for Christmas. There, he meets a visiting woman who doesn’t know who he is. Read more about the movie here.
25. Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up
Starring: Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Melissa Peterman, Ellen Travolta, Seth Morris, Jennifer Aspen
Premiere date: Saturday, November 25 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: In this sequel to last year’s popular movie, Haul Out the Holly, Emily and Jared are looking forward to spending the holidays together as a couple. This is despite the new residents moving in on Evergreen Lane.
26. Our Christmas Mural
Starring: Alex Paxton-Beesley, Dan Jeannotte
Premiere date: Sunday, November 26 at 6 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Olivia is a single mom who is secretly entered into a mural contest by her mom and she ends up partnering with a teacher named Will. Read more about the movie here.
27. A Biltmore Christmas
Starring: Bethany Joy Lenz, Kristoffer Polaha, Jonathan Frakes, Robert Picardo
Premiere date: Sunday, November 26 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Lucy Hardgrove is a screenwriter who lands her dream job of writing a remake of a beloved holiday movie classic, filmed at the historic Biltmore House in 1947. When visiting the estate for inspiration she magically time travels to the original set of His Merry Wife and connects with one of the movie’s stars. Read more about the movie here.
28. Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas
Starring: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Chris Carmack, Grace Leer
Premiere date: Thursday, November 30 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Plot: Facing her first Christmas without her mother, Carly heads to a small town to lead a church choir during the holidays. While there, she meets a man who is back in town after serving in the army. Read more about the movie here.
29. My Norwegian Holiday
Starring: Rhiannon Fish, David Elsendoorn
Premiere date: Friday, December 1 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: JJ is grieving the loss of her grandmother and jumps at the chance to join a new friend, Henrik, on a journey to Norway. While there, she discovers her grandmother’s history and investigates how she landed a troll figurine from his hometown.
30. A Not So Royal Christmas
Starring: Brooke D’Orsay, Will Kemp
Premiere date: Saturday, December 2 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: A tabloid journalist requests an interview with a famously private count, unaware that he had fled town years ago. The royal family convinces their groundskeeper to pose as the count for the interview. Read more about the movie here.
31. Christmas with a Kiss
Starring: Mishael Morgan, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Jaime M. Callica
Premiere date: Sunday, December 3 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: This new Mahogany movie follows a woman who returns home for her family’s Christmas Carnival. While there, she unexpectedly connects with a photojournalist.
32. To All a Good Night
Starring: Kimberley Sustad, Mark Ghanimé
Premiere date: Thursday, December 7 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Plot: A small-town photographer saves a man’s life, but learns he is in town to buy her family’s parkland, where the annual Christmas celebration is held.
33. Magic in Mistletoe
Starring: Lyndie Greenwood, Paul Campbell
Premiere date: Friday, December 8 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: A successful but reclusive author returns to his hometown for a Christmas festival, where he has to face his publicist for damage control.
34. Miracle in Bethlehem, PA
Starring: Laura Vandervoort, Benjamin Ayres
Premiere date: Thursday, December 21 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Plot: This new DaySpring movie sees Mary Ann Brubeck adopting a daughter in time for Christmas. However, when bad weather strands her and her baby in Bethlehem, PA, their only option is to stay with the innkeeper’s brother, Joe, a confirmed bachelor.
35. Friends & Family Christmas
Starring: Humberly Gonzalez, Ali Liebert
Premiere date: Sunday, December 17 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: In a setup by their parents, Bridget and Amelia pretend they are dating to keep their families happy during the holidays.
36. Sealed with a List
Starring: Katie Findlay, Evan Roderick
Premiere date: Saturday, December 16 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Before the year ends, Carley is determined to get through her list of abandoned resolutions from last year. She enlists the help of a coworker, Wyatt.
37. The Secret Gift of Christmas
Starring: Meghan Ory, Christopher Russell
Premiere date: Friday, December 15 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: A personal shopper is hired by a new client, hoping to find the perfect gift to reconnect with her daughter.
38. Heaven Down Here
Starring: Krystal Joy Brown, Tina Lifford, Juan Riedinger, Richard Harmon, Phylicia Rashad
Premiere date: Thursday, December 14 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Plot: During a snowstorm, four people are unexpectedly stranded in a local diner on Christmas Eve. The film is inspired by Mickey Guyton’s song.
39. Round and Round
Starring: Vic Michaelis, Bryan Greenberg, Rick Hoffman
Premiere date: Sunday, December 10 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Rachel finds herself stuck in a time loop, endlessly reliving the night of her parents’ Hanukkah party. She decides to lean on the boy her grandmother is trying to set her up with to get out of the endless loop. Read more about the movie here.
40. Christmas on Cherry Lane
Starring: Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, John Brotherton, Erin Cahill, James Denton, Vincent Rodriguez III
Premiere date: Saturday, December 9 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
Plot: Three couples at varying stages of their lives navigate big turning points in their lives during the holidays.
Look forward to the Countdown to Christmas on Hallmark Channel and the Miracles of Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.