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14 Swoon-worthy Movies You Don’t Want to Miss During Hallmark’s ‘Christmas In July’

With twelve hours of feel-good movies every single day — here's where to start


Don’t worry if it’s 100 degrees outside, simply crank up your A/C, whip up some frozen hot cocoa and start hanging your stockings by the chimney with care…because Santa-with-a-suntan is coming to town as The Hallmark Channel’s kicks off their Christmas in July 2023 movie extravaganza.

For its 11th year in a row, Hallmark Christmas in July 2023 gives viewers a holly, jolly way to beat the summer heat and spark magical moments by playing the favorite back-to-back Christmas movies every day from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, all month long.

Here, check out 12 festive favorites you can watch starting July 1st — and two brand new premiers you won’t want to miss!

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Christmas at the Plaza (2019)

Christmas at the Plaza (starring Ryan Paevey and Elizabeth Henstridge) follows historian Jessica after she’s hired to create the Christmas display for the Plaza Hotel in New York City. She soon finds more than she bargained for while teaming up with handsome decorator Nick to bring the display to life.

Elizabeth Henstridge and Ryan Paevey in Christmas at the PlazaHallmark

The Sweetest Christmas (2017)

The Sweetest Christmas (starring Lacey Chabert and Lea Coco) and follows a struggling pastry chef must embrace the Christmas spirit or risk losing both the contest and a second chance at love.

Lea Coco and Lacey Chabert in The Sweetest ChristmasHallmark

My Grown-up Christmas List (2022)

My Grown-Up Christmas List (starring Kayla Wallace and Kevin McGarry) is about Taylor, a journalist, and Luke, in the military, share a special bond that grows between them over the course of several Christmases that they spend together and apart

Kayla Wallace and Kevin McGarry star in My Grown-up Christmas ListHallmark

An Unexpected Christmas (2021)

An Unexpected Christmas (starring Tyler Hynes and Bethany Joy Lenz): A speech writer makes a deal with his ex-girlfriend to pretend they’re a couple to save his family’s Christmas. It’s not long before both the ruse and their feelings catch up with them.

Tyler Hynes and Bethany Joy Lenz in An Unexpected Christmas

My Christmas Family Tree (2021)

My Christmas Family Tree (starring Aimee Teegarden, Andrew Walker, and James Tupper) starts when Vanessa receives the results from her Family Tree DNA test, she discovers a family she didn’t know existed and travels to their home for Christmas.

Andrew Walker and Aimee Teegarden in My Christmas Family TreeHallmark

Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen (2019)

Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen (starring Erin Krakow and Luke Macfarlane) follows Christmas enthusiast party planners Ella and her sister Marianne clash with client Edward a not so jolly toy company CEO.

Erin Krakow and Luke Macfarlane in Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen

Noel Next Door (2022)

Noel Next Door (starring Natalie Hall and Corey Sevier) is about a hard-working, single mom who gets into a war of words with an irritable neighbor who is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood Grinch is the man who’s stolen her heart.

Natalie Hall and Corey Sevier in Noel Next DoorHallmark

Christmas with the Darlings (2020)

Christmas with the Darlings (starring Katrina Law and Carlo Marks) starts when an assistant gives her final notice, she is drawn into helping the charming, younger brother of her wealthy boss as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew through Christmas.

Christmas with the DarlingsHallmark

Christmas Waltz (2020)

Christmas Waltz (starring Lacey Chabert and Will Kemp). After Avery’s storybook Christmas wedding is canceled, a dance instructor helps her face her fears in life and fulfill her dream of learning to dance.

Lacey Chabert and Will Kemp in The Christmas WaltzHallmark

‘Tis the Season to be Merry (2021)

‘Tis the Season to be Merry (starring Rachael Leigh Cook and Travis Van Winkle). Looking for a fresh angle to her book on relationships, Merry heads to snow covered Vermont. She finds a new perspective and Christmas cheer with charismatic aid worker Adam.

Rachael Leigh Cook and Travis Van Winkle in ‘Tis the Season to be MerryHallmark

A Very Merry Bridesmaid (2021)

A Very Merry Bridesmaid (starring Emily Osment and Casey Deidrick) starts when Leah’s 30th birthday is on Christmas Eve, the same day as her brother’s wedding. Her childhood crush is back in town for the wedding and he is determined to make sure her birthday is celebrated.

Emily Osment and Casey Deidrick in A Very Merry BridesmaidHallmark

Christmas in Tahoe (2021)

Christmas in Tahoe (starring Laura Osnes, Kyle Selig and Pat Monahan): To save her family hotel’s Christmas show, talent booker Claire must ask for help from her ex-boyfriend Ryan, the lead guitarist of a now-famous band that fired her as their manager years ago.

Laura Osnes and Kyle Selig in Christmas in TahoeHallmark

Two ALL NEW movie premiers!

A Royal Christmas Crush (2023)

Premiering on Saturday, July 8th at 8 p.m. ET/PT and starring Katie Cassidy and Stephen Huszar the all new story begins as Ava (Cassidy) accepts the opportunity of a lifetime to work at the Royal Ice Hotel, which leads her to a surprise whirlwind romance with the most important guest of all, the Royal Prince (Huszar) himself.

Stephen Huszar and Katie Cassidy star in A Royal Christmas CrushHallmark

A Royal Christmas Crush is Katie Cassidy’s first Hallmark Channel movie. In 2012, Katie had her breakthrough role on The CW series “Arrow” as Laurel Lance/Black Canary. She also starred in other notable roles on the shows “Supernatural,” “Gossip Girl,” “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow.”

A Royal Christmas Crush’s heartthrob Stephen Huszar played the villain, Plunder, in The CW’s “The Flash,” but he’s not a stranger to ultimate Hallmark Channel fans. He was in season six of “Chesapeake Shores” and he also starred in Love in Glacier National: A National Park Romance and Undercover Holiday.

Take Me Back For Christmas (2023)

On Saturday, July 15th at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark will unwrap Take Me Back for Christmas featuring Vanessa Lengies and Corey Sevier. The film begins when a Christmas wish gives Renee (Lengies) the successful life she’d always dreamed of. This new reality is all she hoped for, except for one thing—she isn’t married to her husband Aaron (Sevier).  Now, Renee must race against the clock to win him back before Christmas Eve.

Vanessa Lengies is known for her recurring role on the Fox hit series “Glee” as the character of Sugar Motta, and she co-starred in the popular 2006 comedy film, Stick It. Hallmark Channel fans will also recognize her from the 2020 Hallmark Christmas movie Heart of the Holidays where she starred alongside Corey Sevier.

Take Me Back for Christmas’ Corey Sevier began his career as an actor at age seven in Canadia. He has quickly become a Hallmark fan-favorite as he appeared in Northern Lights of Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and in Road Trip Romance. He has even held a recurring role as Seth Gunderson in the Hallmark Channel original series, “Cedar Cove.”

More surprises during Hallmark Christmas in July 2023

Not only will you get hours of amazing feel good movies (check out the full schedule here), but the Hallmark Channel is also offering one lucky winner a $5,000 prize! Enter the Hallmark Channel Christmas in July Sweepstakes daily (here) for a chance to win the $5,000 and other fun and festive prizes—like a beach umbrella and chair set or Hallmark Channel branded paddleboard.

Now, curl up and enjoy the magical and heartwarming Christmas movies that will live in your heart all year!

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