The Halloween decorations may still be out, but the Hallmark Channel is already getting into the Christmas spirit. The network has 17 new movies airing this year as part of its 2015 “Countdown to Christmas.”
The fun kicked off Halloween weekend with the Sunday premiere of “'Tis The Season For Love,” starring Sarah Lancaster and Brendan Penny. But for those that missed out, the Hallmark Channel is replaying the TV movie throughout the month. The movie, which tells the tale of an out-of-work actress (Lancaster) returning to her small hometown at Christmastime, will air again on Friday.
Meanwhile, Christmas lovers will want to mark their calendars for the remaining November original movies hitting the small screen. Highlights include “Witches of East End” alum Rachel Boston in “An Ice Sculpture Christmas” on Saturday and Hallmark Channel Christmas movie queen Candace Cameron Bure in “A Christmas Detour” on Nov. 28.
Check out the full lineup and trailers for Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” November releases below:
“Tis The Season For Love” – Premiered Sunday at 8 p.m. EST
Hanna Baker (Sarah Lancaster) is an out-of-work actress who returns to her small town around Christmas. She quickly finds herself with a new gig and a new love interest.
(Replaying: Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. EST, Saturday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10 p.m. EST, Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. EST and Sunday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m. EST).
“Ice Sculpture Christmas” – Premiering Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. EST
“Witches of East End” alum Rachel Boston and “The 100” star Brenda Strong star in this movie about an aspiring chef who reconnects with her childhood friend after being entered in an ice sculpting contest. Love blossoms as the competition heats up.
(Replaying: Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. EST, Friday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. EST and Saturday, Nov. 14 at 12 p.m. EST.)
“Charming Christmas” – Premiering Sunday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. EST
An heiress of a department store discovers the meaning of Christmas after being “roped into donning the store’s antique Mrs. Claus outfit” to play Santa’s wife. The suit not only changes her outlook on Christmas, but also her outlook on love.
(Replaying: Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. EST and Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. EST.)
“I’m Not Ready For Christmas” – Premiering Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. EST
A career-focused woman goes on a “magical quest to rediscover herself” after her 9-year-old niece’s holiday wish to Santa Claus.
(Replaying: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. EST.)
“Christmas Incorporated” – Premiering Sunday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. EST
A young woman gets hired after a case of mistaken identity and chooses to keep quiet until after the holidays in order to save a small town.
(Replaying: Thursday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. EST.)
“Northpole: Open For Christmas” – Premiering Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. EST
A woman named Mackenzie (“Full House” alum Lori Loughlin) inherits a Vermont inn from her beloved aunt. However, Mackenzie’s no longer emotionally attached to the building and plans to sell it. It’s up to a young elf (“Good Witch” star Bailee Madison) to convince her to keep it in order to help Santa Claus power his sleigh on Christmas.
(Replaying: Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. EST and Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. EST.)
“Merry Matrimony” – Premiering Sunday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. EST
Bride Time art director Brie (“90210” alum Jessica Lowndes) has to do an emergency reshoot for a Christmas wedding -- the catch is that she has to work alongside her ex-lover from college who appears to be dating the owner of the magazine.
(Replaying: Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. EST and Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. EST.)
“Once Upon A Holiday” – Premiering Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. EST
A royal princess leaves her castle to see how the other half lives over the holidays. She falls for a good Samaritan who doesn’t know her true identity. The question is, will he still feel the same when he finds out who she really is?
(Replaying: Thursday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. EST and Saturday, Nov. 28 at 12 p.m. EST.)
“The 12 Gifts Of Christmas” – Premiering Thursday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m. EST
An unemployed fine arts painter learns a little bit more about herself and finds love over the holidays when she gets employed to be a personal Christmas shopper for an “uptight corporate exec.”
“Crown For Christmas” – Premiering Friday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m. EST
“The Wonder Years” alum Danica McKellar stars in this holiday tale about a former maid who takes a job as a governess to a European princess. The two bond and sparks even fly with her father, the king of Winshire.
(Replaying: Sunday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. EST and Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. EST.)
“A Christmas Detour” – Premiering Saturday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. EST
Hallmark Channel Christmas movie queen Candace Cameron Bure returns for this new holiday story about New York City-bound travelers who end up stuck in Buffalo due to a snowstorm. They team up with an older couple for a fun journey home.
(Replaying: Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. EST and Friday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. EST.)
“Angel Of Christmas” – Premiering Sunday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. EST
A newspaper writer is tasked with writing a story about her great-grandfather, who carved an angel when he was younger. As she writes the story she untangles details about a love triangle.
(Replaying: Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. EST and Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. EST.)
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