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31 New Hallmark Movies: Countdown to Christmas Movie Schedule 2023

It isn’t Christmas without Hallmark! See this year’s full schedule. 

By Henry Block
Christmas in Conway

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As the holiday season draws near, the air grows crisper, and the scent of freshly baked cookies wafts through the air, there's one tradition that we’ve grown to love even more than putting presents beneath the tree: the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas movie series. Like an advent calendar for films, Hallmark is premiering 31 original Christmas movies this fall to ring in the holidays. From a woman who sparks a romance with Santa’s son, to a family who’ll stop at nothing to have the best decorations on their block, to a woman stuck in a Groundhog Day-style time loop on the day of a family Hannukah party, no two movies are the same, but each one is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 2023 schedule

Friday, Oct 20: Checkin’ It Twice 

Starring: Kim Matula and Kevin McGarry

A journeyman hockey player falls for a real estate agent in a career crisis when he’s traded to her hometown and moves into the cottage in her hockey-loving family’s backyard.

Saturday, Oct 21: Where Are You, Christmas? 

Starring: Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O’Heir, and Julie Warner

When Addy wishes for a year without Christmas, she wakes up in a world of black and white. She must work together with the town mechanic to restore Christmas.

Sunday, Oct 22: Under the Christmas Sky 

Starring: Jessica Parker Kennedy, and Ryan Paevey

Kat is an esteemed astrophysicist who is scheduled for her first trip into space next year until an accident grounds her. While on leave, coming to terms with the reality that her dream of being an astronaut is over, she volunteers at the local planetarium. There, she is paired up with by-the-book David to work on an exhibit opening right before Christmas. Will the stars align to bring these two together at the holidays?

Friday, Oct 27: Christmas by Design 

Starring: Rebecca Dalton and Jonathan Keltz

A fashion designer gets accepted into a Christmas challenge to create a new holiday-themed collection and not only finds the inspiration for her next line but decides to redesign her approach to what’s most important in life.  

Saturday, Oct 28: Mystic Christmas 

Starring: Jessy Schram, Chandler Massey, Patti Murin, and William R. Moses

Juniper travels to Mystic, Connecticut during the holidays to work at the rehabilitation center and aquarium. She reconnects with Sawyer, the owner of the pizza shop.

Sunday, Oct 29: Joyeux Noel 

Starring: Jaicy Elliot and Brant Daugherty

When a romantic painting of a Christmas market captures the imagination of copy editor Lea, she is sent to France with pragmatic reporter Mark to uncover the mystery behind the artist. 

Friday, Nov 3: Flipping for Christmas 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Ashley Newbrough and Marcus Rosner

It’s almost Christmas when busy realtor Abigail agrees to help her sister with the “simple flip” of a recently inherited home. Unfortunately, co-beneficiary Bo has other plans in mind.

Saturday, Nov 4: Never Been Chris’d 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Janel Parrish, Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes, and Tyler Hynes

Home for the holidays, BFFs Naomi and Liz reconnect with high school crush Chris Silver. A complex love triangle forms, forcing them to take stock of their lives and find the value of friendship.

Sunday, Nov 5: The Santa Summit 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Hunter King and Benjamin Hollingsworth

It’s time for the annual Santa Summit, in which revelers don Santa suits and hop around designated locations in town to eat, drink, and be merry. Three best friends decide to go together: Jordin, a recently dumped art teacher looking to cut loose; Ava, a shy woman hoping to run into her crush; and Stella, a Christmas cynic with no interest in the Santa Summit whatsoever. At the start of the night, Jordin meets and bonds with Liam, but doesn’t get his name before getting separated. As the night progresses and hijinks ensue, amidst the chaos, celebration, and a sea of Santas, they all find what they’re looking for: Christmas spirit, potential romance, and a strengthened bond of friendship.

Friday, Nov 10: Everything Christmas 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Katherine Barrell, Cindy Busby, Corey Sevier, and Matt Wells

Lori Jo’s love for Christmas takes her on a road trip to Yuletide Springs with her roommate Tori, where Christmas is celebrated year-round, to participate in a longstanding town tradition to honor her late grandmother. Along the way, the friends meet Carl and Jason, and the foursome makes stops during their journey to enjoy more small-town Christmas attractions. But when a series of events puts a damper on their plans, a little Christmas magic may put this trip back on the right path.

Saturday, Nov 11: Christmas Island 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Rachel Skarsten and Andrew Walker

When a snowstorm diverts Kate’s first private flight en route to Switzerland to Christmas Island, she must team up with an air traffic controller to secure her dream job as the family’s pilot.

Sunday, Nov 12: A Heidelberg Holiday 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Ginna Claire Mason and Frédéric Brossier

Heidi Heidelberg receives the dream opportunity to sell her beautiful, handmade glass ornaments at the prestigious Heidelberg Christmas Market in Germany. While there, she meets Lukas, a local artisan, who helps her reconnect with her lost heritage.  

Friday, Nov 17: Navigating Christmas 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Chelsea Hobbs and Stephen Huszar

Recently divorced Melanie and her son Jason visit a remote island for Christmas, only to find themselves running a real, working lighthouse where she connects with the curt but cute owner.

Saturday, Nov 18: A Merry Scottish Christmas 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Lacey Chabert and Scott Wolf

When estranged siblings Lindsay and Brad Morgan travel to Scotland at Christmas to reunite with their mother Jo, a big family secret is revealed.

Sunday, Nov 19: Holiday Hotline 

Starring: Emily Tennant and Niall Matter

After leaving London, Abby connects with an anonymous caller while working at a cooking hotline. The caller is single dad “John” who Abby unknowingly has become smitten with in real life.

Thursday, Nov 23: Catch Me If You Claus 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Italia Ricci and Luke Macfarlane

Avery Quinn is an aspiring news anchor who’s finally getting her big break on her station’s Christmas morning newscast. But that’s put in jeopardy when she captures an intruder in her home wearing a red suit claiming to be Chris, Santa’s son, who is on his first mission. A night of adventure ensues as they find themselves being pursued by the police as well as some shady characters. Along the way, they connect over living in the shadow of their parents and inspire each other to go after their dreams.

Friday, Nov 24: Letters to Santa 

Streaming 6p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Katie Leclerc and Rafael de la Fuente

When young siblings receive a magic pen from Santa that appears to be granting wishes, they request a Christmas gift they want more than anything — for their separated parents to reunite.

Friday, Nov 24: Holiday Road 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Sara Canning and Warren Christie

When bad weather leaves each of them stranded at the airport for the holidays, a tech entrepreneur, a travel writer, a devoted mother and her son, a stubborn senior, an enigmatic woman with a hint of mystery, a couple traveling from Hong Kong and a social media influencer all agree to rent a shared van to embark on a road trip to Denver. When their unexpected journey brings them into uncharted territory, they navigate a series of misadventures together and form a deeper bond that just might change the trajectories of each of their lives. Inspired by true events.

Saturday, Nov 25: Christmas in Notting Hill 

Streaming 6p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Sarah Ramos and William Moseley

Famous soccer star, Graham Savoy has always been too busy for love, but when he comes home to Notting Hill for Christmas, he changes his mind after meeting Georgia, a visiting American and the one person who has no idea who he is.

Saturday, Nov 25: Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Melissa Peterman, Ellen Travolta, Seth Morris, and Jennifer Aspen

As the holidays approach, Emily and Jared are looking forward to celebrating the holidays together again, this time as a couple. Emily, now embracing Evergreen Lane’s uniquely festive spirit, is ready to work with Jared, Ned, Mary Louise, and Pamela to make this year’s Christmas celebrations the best yet — even if being the HOA president’s girlfriend doesn’t stop those dreaded decorating citations. When a house on the block goes up for sale, it causes quite a stir with residents. When the soon-to-be neighbors turn out to be holiday royalty, it looks like this year’s competition is about to heat up. As the welcoming committee prepares for the new arrivals, only one thing is certain: this Christmas, Evergreen Lane is going to sleigh! 

Sunday, Nov 26: Our Christmas Mural 

Streaming 6p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Alex Paxton-Beesley and Dan Jeannotte

Olivia is a single mom who returns home for Christmas. Her mom secretly enters her into a mural contest; she wins but partners with teacher Will to create a Christmas masterpiece.

Sunday, Nov 26: A Biltmore Christmas 

Streaming 8p ET on Hallmark Channel on Peacock

Starring: Bethany Joy Lenz, Kristoffer Polaha, Jonathan Frakes, and Robert Picardo

Lucy Hardgrove is a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she’s hired to pen the script for a remake of the beloved holiday movie, His Merry Wife! First filmed in 1947 at the beautiful, historic Biltmore House, it has long been considered a Christmas classic. When the head of the studio isn’t satisfied with the ending Lucy wrote because it deviates from the original’s feel-good conclusion, he sends Lucy to Biltmore Estate for research and inspiration. While there, she unwittingly discovers the ability to travel to the 1947 set of His Merry Wife! through the help of an hourglass. After shaking off the initial shock of this turn of events, Lucy embraces this as her chance to uncover the truth about the movie’s original ending. While on set, she and Jack Huston, one of the film’s stars, spend time together and become close. But her sudden appearance has set off a chain of events that put the production in jeopardy. Before she can return to the present, Lucy must make things right or threaten to alter the future forever. 

Angel of Christmas

Friday, Dec 1: My Norwegian Holiday 

Starring: Rhiannon Fish and David Elsendoorn

JJ, grieving the loss of her grandmother and seeking dissertation inspiration, stumbles upon an unexpected holiday destiny. Meeting Henrik, a Norwegian from Bergen, their connection deepens when he discovers she has a troll figurine from his hometown. To explore the troll’s history and her grandmother’s ties, JJ agrees to join Henrik on a journey to Norway. In Bergen, they’re drawn into Henrik’s family Christmas and wedding traditions, with his sister’s wedding the day before Christmas Eve. JJ embarks on a holiday adventure, uncovering the troll’s origins and finding her own path to healing, love, and family. 

Saturday, Dec 2: A Not So Royal Christmas 

Starring: Brooke D’Orsay and Will Kemp

Tabloid journalist Charlotte attempts to land an interview with a reclusive Count. In response, the royal family has a groundskeeper pose as the Count since the real one fled years ago.

Sunday, Dec 3: Christmas with a Kiss 

Starring: Mishael Morgan, Ronnie Rowe Jr., and Jaime M. Callica

A woman returns home to help with her family’s Christmas Carnival and romance ignites. A photojournalist curates a surprise reunion.

Friday, Dec 8: Magic in Mistletoe 

Starring: Lyndie Greenwood and Paul Campbell

Harrington is the author of a popular book series, but commercial success has left him a bitter recluse. As he returns to his hometown for an annual Christmas festival celebrating his books, he’s joined by April, a publicist for the major publishing house he works with. April is there for damage control after Harrington’s recent comments on social media have ruffled some feathers. But as she gets to know him better, hope springs that April can unlock Harrington’s guarded heart and help him rediscover the spirit of the holiday.

Saturday, Dec 9: Christmas on Cherry Lane 

Starring: Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, John Brotherton, Erin Cahill, James Denton, and Vincent Rodriguez III

A young couple preparing to welcome their first child, an empty-nester and her fiancé ready to start a new chapter, and a couple who unexpectedly have the chance to expand their family on Christmas Eve celebrate the holiday as they navigate these turning points in their lives.

Sunday, Dec 10: Round and Round 

Starring: Vic Michaelis, Bryan Greenberg, and Rick Hoffman

Rachel’s stuck in a time loop, reliving the night of her parents’ Hanukkah party. Can Zach, the “nice boy” Grandma’s trying to set her up with, help her make it to tomorrow?

Friday, Dec 15: The Secret Gift of Christmas 

Starring: Meghan Ory and Christopher Russell

Bonnie is a personal shopper who helps her new, widowed client Patrick reconnect with his young daughter. Though Bonnie and Patrick’s ideas of shopping couldn’t be more different, she is determined to get Patrick and his daughter everything on their wish list.

Saturday, Dec 16: Sealed with a List 

Starring: Katie Findlay and Evan Roderick

This holiday season, festive Carley sets out to conquer her list of abandoned resolutions from last year. Aided by coworker Wyatt, she finds love and the confidence to chase her dreams.

Sunday, Dec 17: Friends & Family Christmas 

Starring: Humberly Gonzalez and Ali Liebert

Daniella has recently moved to New York to pursue an art career and decides to stay in town to share the holidays with her circle of artist friends, instead of going home to see her sweet, if overbearing parents. Amelia is a talented entertainment lawyer trying to stay focused on her work after a broken engagement. When Daniella and Amelia are set up by their parents, they agree to pretend that they are dating, to appease them for the holidays. However, as they spend time in each other’s worlds, they soon build a connection that is deeper than either of them could have hoped for.

Friday, Dec 22: Miracle in Bethlehem, PA

Starring: Laura Vandervoort, Benjamin Ayres

Successful and fiercely independent Mary Ann Brubeck adopts a baby girl to raise on her own just before Christmas. Due to weather, she and the baby get stuck in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for the holidays. When there is no room at the inn, her only option is to stay with the innkeeper’s brother Joe, a quintessential bachelor who lives in a house that he treats like a barn. As Mary Ann learns the value of community by spending time with Joe’s family and participating in the local church’s Christmas events, Joe starts getting his act together with new motivation…and the two begin to see each other in a new light.

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