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Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 2023: The Full Lineup, Who’s Starring & When to Watch

Add extra marshmallows to your cocoa and curl up every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a new movie!


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 )

Checkin' It Twice, 2023
Checkin’ It Twice, 2023Cou

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)

Lyndsy Fonesca and Michael Rady
Lyndsy Fonesca and Michael Rady©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Michael Larsen ; ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Geoff Neufeldt

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)

Under the Christmas Sky, 2023
Under the Christmas Sky, 2023

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)

Christmas By Design, 2023
Christmas By Design, 2023

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)

Mystic Christmas, 2023
Mystic Christmas, 2023

Juniper travels to Mystic, Connecticut to do work at the aquarium, and meanwhile connects with Sawyer, who owns the local pizza shop. Starring Jessy Schram and Chandler Massey.

Joyeux Noel (Airing October 29, 8/7c)

Joyeux Noel, 2023
Joyeux Noel, 2023

Copy editor Lea and reporter Mark make their way to France to dig into a mysterious artist responsible for a romantic painting of a Christmas market. Starring Jaicy Elliot and Brant Daugherty.

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)

Flipping for Christmas, 2023
Flipping for Christmas, 2023

Ashley Newbrough and Marcus Rosner star as co-beneficiaries of a recently inherited home in need of a flip.

Never Been Chris’d (Airing November 4, 8/7c)

Never Been Chris'd, 2023
Never Been Chris’d, 2023Courtesy of Hallmark

Best friends Naomi (Janel Parrish) and Liz (Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes) find themselves in a love triangle with high school crush Chris Silver, played by Tyler Hynes.

(Check out Tyler Hynes in our list of Hallmark hunks!)

The Santa Summit (Airing November 5, 8/7c)

The Santa Summit, 2023
The Santa Summit, 2023

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)

Everything Christmas, 2023
Everything Christmas, 2023

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)

Rachel Skarsten and Andrew Walker
Rachel Skarsten and Andrew Walker©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steffan Hill ; ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Lindsay Siu

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)

A Heidelberg Holiday, 2023
A Heidelberg Holiday, 2023

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)

Navigating Christmas, 2023
Navigating Christmas, 2023

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)

A Merry Scottish Christmas, 2023
A Merry Scottish Christmas, 2023

A major family secret is revealed when brother and sister Lindsay and Brad travel to Scotland for the holidays to reunite with their mom. Starring Lacey Chabert and Scott Wolf.

Holiday Hotline (Airing November 19, 8/7c)

Niall Matter and Emily Tennant
Niall Matter and Emily Tennant©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Pooya Nabei ; IMDb

Abby picks up for single dad John while working at a cooking hotline and unknowingly is catching feelings in real life, starring Emily Tennant and Niall Matter.

Catch Me If You Claus (Airing November 23, 8/7c)

Luke Macfarlane and Italia Ricci
Luke Macfarlane and Italia Ricci©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Sven Boecker ; ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Philippe Antonello

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)

Letters to Santa, 2023
Letters to Santa, 2023

Two young siblings receive a wish granting pen from Santa and request that their separated parents come together once again. Starring Katie Leclerc and and Rafael de la Fuente.

Holiday Road (Airing November 24)

Warren Christie and Sara Canning
Warren Christie and Sara Canning ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Allister Foster ; Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic/Getty Images

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)

Christmas in Notting Hill, 2023
Christmas in Notting Hill, 2023

A famous soccer star returns home to Notting Hill and meets Georgia, an American who has no idea who he is. Starring Sarah Ramos and and William Moseley.

Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up (Airing November 25)

Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up, 2023
Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up, 2023

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)

Dan Jeannotte and Alex Paxton-Beesley
Dan Jeannotte and Alex Paxton-Beesley ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Lindsay Siu ; Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

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)

A Biltmore Christmas, 2023
A Biltmore Christmas, 2023

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)

David Elsendoorn and Rhiannon Fish
David Elsendoorn and Rhiannon FishSteve Granitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images ; ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Courtesy of The Steve Jaggi Company

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)

Will Kemp and Brooke D'Orsay
Will Kemp and Brooke D’Orsay©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Geoff Neuf eldt ; ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Christos Kalohoridis

When tabloid journalist (Brooke D’Orsay) seeks an interview with a Count, the royal family sends a groundskeeper in his place (Will Kemp).

Christmas with a Kiss (Airing December 3, 8/7c)

Mishael Morgan and Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Mishael Morgan and Ronnie Rowe Jr. Amy Sussman/Getty Images ; Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET

Sparks fly when a woman returns home to help with her family’s Christmas carnival. Starring Mishael Morgan and Ronnie Rowe Jr.

Magic in Mistletoe (Airing December 8, 8/7c)

Lyndie Greenwood and Paul Campbell
Lyndie Greenwood and Paul Campbell©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steve Wilkie ; ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer

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)

Jonathan Bennett, Erin Cahill, John Brotherton, Catherine Bell, James Denton, Vincent Rodriguez III
Jonathan Bennett, Erin Cahill, John Brotherton, Catherine Bell, James Denton, Vincent Rodriguez IIIHallmark Media/Photographer: Lindsay Siu ; Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steven Ackerman ; Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Sven Boecker ; Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Chris Large ; Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steve Wilkie ; Araya Doheny/FilmMagic/Getty Images

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)

Round and Round, 2023
Round and Round, 2023

Rachel finds herself in a time loop, re-living her grandmother’s Hannukah party, aided by the “nice boy” her Grandma is attempting to set her up with. Starring Vic Michaaelis and Bryan Greenberg.

The Secret Gift of Christmas (Airing December 15, 8/7c)

Christopher Russel and Meghan Ory
Christopher Russel and Meghan OryCrown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Courtesy Johnson Production Group/Luba Popovic ; Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David Astorga

A personal shopper lends a hand to a widowed father as he attempts to reconnect with his daughter. Starring Meghan Ory and Christopher Russell.

Sealed with a List (Airing December 16, 8/7c)

Katie Findlay and Evan Roderick
Katie Findlay and Evan Roderick Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steven Ackerman ; Hallmark Media/Photographer: Sven Boecker

Carley aims to tackle the list of goals she set out for herself in the last year that she never accomplished. Starring Katie Findlay and Evan Roderick.

Friends & Family Christmas (Airing December 17, 8/7c)

Humberly Gonzalez and Ali Liebert
Humberly Gonzalez and Ali LiebertIMDb ; Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David Astorga

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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