The Halloween decorations might still be out, but the Hallmark Channel is already in the Christmas spirit. The network has begun their “Countdown to Christmas” and is set to premiere 12 new holiday movies over the next few weeks. Check out when and where you can watch the original programming premiere:
Premieres on Friday, Nov. 8 @ 8 p.m.
14-year-old Pete had a terrible Christmas Day. But the young boy “must repeat the day again and again until he gets it right.” “Pete’s Christmas” stars Bruce Dern, Zachary Gordon, Bailee Madison, Molly Parker and Rick Roberts.
Premieres on Saturday, Nov. 9, @ 8 p.m.
Patricia Richardson and Katrina Law star in a romantic comedy about a tabloid reporter who pretends to be the girlfriend of the eldest son of a famous political family while he’s on Christmas vacation. She’s left with the dilemma of exposing the juicy secrets of the family in order to get a big promotion – or trusting that she’s “falling in love for real.”
“A Very Merry Mix-Up”
Premieres on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m.
Alice is supposed to be meeting her fiancé’s parents and spending the holidays with them. But a mix-up at the airport “lands her at the wrong home.” Alice bonds with the new family, “especially with their handsome son, Matt. Did Alice end up in the “right” home after all? “A Very Merry Mix-Up” stars “Friday Night Lights” actress Alicia Witt.
“The Christmas Ornament”
Premieres on Saturday, Nov. 16 @ 8 p.m.
Starring Kellie Martin, Cameron Mathison and Jewel Staite, “The Christmas Ornament” finds widow Kathy Howard facing a difficult first Christmas alone. But as fate would have it, Kathy meets Christmas tree lot owner Tim Pierce, “who helps her to see that there is still hope and love in the world.”
Click HERE to watch preview for "The Christmas Ornament."
“Catch A Christmas Star”
Premieres on Sunday, Nov. 17, @ 8 p.m.
“American Pie” star Shannon Elizabeth stars as famous singer Nikki Crandon. Nikki just released her latest Christmas album and is reunited with her high school sweetheart, but the prospect of rekindling their love depends on getting through obstacles like a demanding record company, an old boyfriend and the paparazzi.
Click HERE to watch a preview for "Catch A Christmas Star."
Premieres on Saturday, Nov. 23 @ 8 p.m.
Starring Naomi Judd and Chyler Leigh, department store window decorator Sloan Van Doren has a big holiday season ahead of her. But on top of the Christmas season fast approaching, Sloan is also hoping to take over as head window designer. First, she must prove herself by “going up against rival Jake Dooley.” When the two go head-to-head, they find “they may have more in common than they think.”
Click HERE to watch a preview for "Window Wonderland"
Premieres on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m.
Marketing executive Elise McKenzie rediscovers her fondness for the holidays when she decides to help her family on their Christmas tree lot. But her holiday cheer gets threatened when the store owner who hosts the tree lot on his block wants to shut it down.
Click HERE for a sneak peek look at "Fir Crazy."
“Let It Snow”
Premieres on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m.
“Full House” star Candace Cameron-Bure stars alongside Alan Thicke as a resort executive sent to Maine to turn a newly purchased lodge into an “ultra-modern resort.” But after finding the lodge loaded with holiday spirit, will she “stick to her boss’ plans to tear everything down?” Or will she find a way to “save what she has come to love?”
Click HERE to watch a preview of "Let It Snow."
“The Christmas Spirit”
Premieres on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m.
“Desperate Housewives” actress Nicolette Sheridan stars with Olympia Dukakis in a holiday movie about a distinguished journalist trying to save a “quiet New England town from a ruthless real estate developer.” But a “terrible car accident puts her plans into a spin.”
Premieres on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m.
Dan, a divorced dad facing unemployment, is having a difficult holiday season. Not even able to land a mall Santa job, Dan gets a chance to be the real Saint Nick when Santa visits from the North Pole and leaves Dan in charge of things. “Fortunately, Dan receives a little guidance from his elf assistant Eddie.”
“Hats Off To Christmas”
Premieres on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m.
Haylie Duff stars as Mia Winters, an assistant manager at Santa Hat Factory. Mia gets passed over for a promotion and instead must train the person who got the job she wanted – her boss’ son, Nick. But Mia’s hard feelings soon disappear as she finds herself “falling for charming Nick.” But when complications in their relationship arise, “Mia must decide if she can really trust Nick with her heart, and the heart of her young son.”
Premieres on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m.
Can a Christmas house swap result in love? That’s what New York ad exec Sean and North Carolina repairman Owen are about to find out. Both men have hit a rough patch, but they find sparks flying once again when Owen meets Sean’s assistant, Mia, and Sean meets Owen’s sister, Ryan. Can the love last past their temporary holiday arrangement?
To learn more about Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas,” click HERE. Not sure where to watch the Hallmark Channel? Click HERE to enter your information to find out how you can catch the “Countdown to Christmas” specials.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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