When the weather begins to cool and everything gets a little cozier, there’s only one thing in store: holiday cheer, of course! Well, luckily for us, the wait is over — the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 2023 Lineup has officially been released and we couldn’t be more excited for what the next three months will bring us.
Beginning on October 20, you can count on seeing some of your favorite familiar Hallmark faces filling your home with holiday cheer including Tyler Hynes, Kevin McGarry, Paul Campbell and many more, as well as some new talent we’re sure will bring us joy for years to come.
This season offers 30 new movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 8/7c, and we’re already warming up the hot cocoa for Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 2023. Here is a rundown of all the movies, what they’re about and who’s starring in each…because this is the advent calendar we’ve been waiting for!
Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 2023 movies in October
Forget spooky season — let’s skip straight to the holly and jolly! Beginning on October 20th, you can catch the first round of Hallmark holiday films.
Checkin’ It Twice (Airing October 20, 8/7c )
In the first film in the Countdown to Christmas, fan favorite Kevin McGarry (known for When Calls the Heart) plays a hockey player who’s been traded to his hometown team. He meets a local real estate agent, played by Kim Matula, and finds himself moving into a cottage in her family’s backyard.
(Click through to read more about season 10 of When Calls the Heart.)
Where Are You, Christmas? (Airing October 21, 8/7c)
When Addy wishes for a year without Christmas, her wish comes true. In a world of black and white, she must work together with the town mechanic to remedy her wish and save Christmas. Starring Lyndsy Fonseca and Michael Rady it’s sure to be extra joyful and jolly.
Under the Christmas Sky (Airing October 22, 8/7c)
When astrophysicist Kat (Jessica Parker Kennedy) learns that her dreams of going to space can no longer be a reality, she volunteers at the local planetarium where she connects with David, played by Ryan Paevey, on an exhibit right before Christmas.
(Read about the top 14 Ryan Paevey Hallmark movies here!)
Christmas by Design (Airing October 27, 8/7c)
Rebecca Dalton plays a fashion designer who gets accepted into a Christmas challenge and must create a new collection, all while finding inspiration for her holiday-themed designs and gaining a new perspective on what’s most important in life.
Mystic Christmas (Airing October 28, 8/7c)
Joyeux Noel (Airing October 29, 8/7c)
Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 2023 movies in November
If you’re hoping to set the scene while carving that turkey, look no further. November is chock full of exciting new holiday flicks continuing Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 2023!
Flipping for Christmas (Airing November 3, 8/7c)
Never Been Chris’d (Airing November 4, 8/7c)
(Check out Tyler Hynes in our list of Hallmark hunks!)
The Santa Summit (Airing November 5, 8/7c)
Three friends come together to attend The Santa Summit, where attendees dress in their best Santa suits to revel in Christmas cheer. Jordin, Stella and Liam each hope to get something different out of the cheery event. Starring Hunter King and Benjamin Hollingsworth.
Everything Christmas (Airing November 10, 8/7c)
Two friends, Lori Jo (Cindy Busby) and Tori (Katherine Barrell), travel to Yuletide Springs, where Christmas is celebrated year round. On their journey, they meet Carl (Corey Sevier) and Jason (Matt Wells) and the group takes on a series of Christmas attractions together. When they hit a few bumps in the road, there’s nothing a little Christmas magic can’t fix.
Christmas Island (Airing November 10, 8/7c)
Kate (Rachel Skarsten) is flying her first private flight to Switzerland’s Christmas Island but gets diverted by a snowstorm. With her dream job as the family’s pilot on the line, air traffic controller Walker (played by Andrew Walker) must be her guide.
A Heidelberg Holiday (Airing November 12, 8/7c)
With an opportunity to sell her handmade glass ornaments at the Heidelberg Christmas market in Germany, Heidi meets Lukas, another artisan who helps her connect with her heritage. Starring Ginna Claire Mason and Frédéric Brossier.
Navigating Christmas (Airing November 17, 8/7c)
Melanie and her son Jason find themselves responsible for running a real working lighthouse when they travel to a remote island for Christmas, and Melanie connects with the owner. Starring Chelsea Hobbs and Stephen Huszar.
A Merry Scottish Christmas (Airing November 18, 8/7c)
Holiday Hotline (Airing November 19, 8/7c)
Catch Me If You Claus (Airing November 23, 8/7c)
Avery (Italia Ricci), a news anchor, catches an intruder in her home in a red suit who claims to be Santa’s son. The duo embark on a wild adventure together as Chris (Luke Macfarlane) takes on his first mission and evades the police.
Letters to Santa (Airing November 24)
Holiday Road (Airing November 24)
Bad weather leaves a group of strangers stranded at the airport, when they decide to come together, rent a van, and make their way to Denver together. Despite their differences and the ups and downs of their journey, the group comes together in ways they never would have thought. Starring Sara Canning and Warren Christie.
Christmas in Notting Hill (Airing November 25)
Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up (Airing November 25)
The follow-up film to Haul Out the Holly, Emily and Jared are ready to take part in Evergreen Lane’s Christmas festivities, even with a new set of faces in the mix. Starring Lacey Chabert and Wes Brown.
Our Christmas Mural (Airing November 26)
Olivia is secretly entered into a mural contest by her mother, and when she wins, she’s partnered with teacher Will to create the perfect piece for Christmas. Starring Alex Paxton-Beesley and Dan Jeannotte.
A Biltmore Christmas (Airing November 26)
Bethany Joy Lenz stars as a screenwriter tasked with writing the remake of 1947’s His Merry Wife! filmed at the historic Biltmore House. When Lucy’s ending deviates the original ending, she heads to Biltmore Estate for inspiration and finds herself back in 1947 on the set of the original film, falling for one of the film’s stars, played by Kristoffer Polaha.
Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 2023 movies in December
With Christmas right around the corner, these last few weekends of Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 2023 will pack in the Christmas charm!
My Norwegian Holiday (Airing December 1, 8/7c)
JJ is grieving the loss of her grandmother and meets a Norwegian man Henrik. When they discover she has a troll figurine from his hometown, their connection deepens. To explore their connection, the duo travel to Norway together to explore a series of traditions. Starring Rhiannon Fish and and David Elsendoorn.
A Not So Royal Christmas (Airing December 2, 8/7c)
Christmas with a Kiss (Airing December 3, 8/7c)
Magic in Mistletoe (Airing December 8, 8/7c)
Paul Campbell plays a reclusive author who has caused controversy with his social media comments and Lyndie Greenwood plays the publicist there to fix his image. As they get to know each other, Campbell’s character begins to open up.
Christmas on Cherry Lane (Airing December 9, 8/7c)
Various characters navigate major turning points in their lives around the holiday season, from welcoming a first child to empty nesters embarking on a new chapter. Starring the amazing talents of Jonathan Bennett, Erin Cahill, John Brotherton, Catherine Bell, James Denton and Vincent Rodriguez III.
Round and Round (Airing December 10, 8/7c)
The Secret Gift of Christmas (Airing December 15, 8/7c)
Sealed with a List (Airing December 16, 8/7c)
Friends & Family Christmas (Airing December 17, 8/7c)
Daniella decided to spend the holidays in New York with her artist friends and Amelia wants to stay focused on her work as an entertainment lawyer in the wake of her failed engagement. The duo pretend to date after being set up by their parents, but the lines start to blur between what’s real and what’s fake. Starring Humberly Gonzalez and Ali Liebert.
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