Hallmark has revealed that it’ll have 40 all-new, unique films for each its flagship channel and Hallmark Films & Mysteries, in addition to particular content material for Hallmark Films Now, the corporate’s subscription streaming service.
Although the continued WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes impacted TV and movie productions, Hallmark anticipated the labor dispute by getting a head begin on manufacturing. “Christmas is a year-round business at Hallmark, so we were able to mitigate early in the year understanding that the strikes were unfortunately imminent,” Lisa Hamilton Daly, EVP of programming at Hallmark Media, was lately quoted as saying. “We’re grateful to meet all our goals for a full, all-new holiday slate and to bring our viewers the content they love most to celebrate the season.”
Vacation programming kicks off Friday, Oct. 20 with the channel’s Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Films & Mysteries’ Miracles of Christmas.
Among the many actors set to headline Hallmark’s films embrace Lacey Chabert (A Merry Scottish Christmas, Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up); Benjamin Ayres, Katherine Barrell, Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, Krystal Pleasure Brown, Warren Christie, Cindy Busby, Erin Cahill, Paul Campbell, Nikki DeLoach, James Denton, Brooke D’Orsay, Jaicy Elliot, Brennan Elliott, Tyler Hynes, Dan Jeannotte, Hunter King, Bethany Pleasure Lenz, Luke Macfarlane, Chandler Massey, Niall Matter, Barbara Niven, Ryan Paevey, Janel Parrish, Brendan Penny, Kristoffer Polaha, Michael Rady, Marcus Rosner, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Jessy Schram, Kimberley Sustad, Andrew Walker, and Victor Webster.
Right here’s the complete slate for Hallmark Channel:
Friday, October 20: Checkin’ It Twice starring Kim Matula and Kevin McGarry. A journeyman hockey participant (McGarry) falls for an actual property agent (Matula) in a profession disaster when he’s traded to her hometown and strikes into the cottage in her hockey loving household’s yard.
Saturday, October 21: The place Are You, Christmas? Starring Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O’Inheritor, Julie Warner. When Addy (Fonseca) needs for a yr with out Christmas, she wakes up in a world of black and white. She should work along with the city mechanic (Rady) to revive Christmas.
Sunday, October 22: Below the Christmas Sky starring Jessica Parker Kennedy, Ryan Paeve.: Kat (Kennedy) is an esteemed astrophysicist, who’s scheduled for her first journey into area subsequent yr till an accident grounds her. Whereas on go away, coming to phrases with the truth that her dream of being an astronaut is over, she volunteers on the native planetarium. There, she is paired up with by-the-book David (Paevey) to work on an exhibit opening proper earlier than Christmas. Will the celebs align to convey these two collectively on the holidays?
Friday, October 27: Christmas by Design starring Rebecca Dalton, Jonathan Keltz. A clothier (Dalton) will get accepted right into a Christmas problem to create a brand new holiday- themed assortment and never solely finds the inspiration for her subsequent line however decides to revamp her method to what’s most vital in life.
Saturday, October 28: Mystic Christmas starring Jessy Schram, Chandler Massey, Patti Murin, William R. Moses. Juniper (Schram) travels to Mystic, Connecticut in the course of the holidays to work on the rehabilitation heart and aquarium. She reconnects with Sawyer (Massey), the proprietor of the pizza store.
Sunday, October 29: Joyeux Noel stars Jaicy Elliot, Brant Daugherty. When a romantic portray of a Christmas market captures the creativeness of copy editor Lea (Elliot), she is shipped to France with pragmatic reporter Mark (Daugherty) to uncover the thriller behind the artist.
Friday, November 3: Flipping for Christmas starring Ashley Newbrough, Marcus Rosner. It’s nearly Christmas when busy realtor Abigail (Newbrough) agrees to assist her sister with the “simple flip” of a lately inherited house. Sadly, co-beneficiary Bo (Rosner) has different plans in thoughts.
Saturday, November 4: By no means Been Chris’d starring Janel Parrish, Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes, Tyler Hynes. Residence for the vacations, BFFs Naomi (Parrish) and Liz (Lamothe-Kipnes) reconnect with highschool crush Chris Silver (Hynes). A posh love triangle kinds, forcing them to take inventory of their lives and discover the worth of friendship.
Sunday, November 5: The Santa Summit starring Hunter King, Benjamin Hollingsworth. It’s time for the annual Santa Summit, through which revelers placed on Santa fits and hop round designated areas on the town to eat, drink, and be merry. Three greatest associates resolve to go collectively: Jordin (King), a lately dumped artwork trainer seeking to lower unfastened; Ava, a shy lady hoping to run into her crush; and Stella, a Christmas cynic with no real interest in the Santa Summit in any way. At first of the evening, Jordin meets and bonds with Liam (Hollingsworth), however doesn’t get his identify earlier than getting separated and misplaced in a sea of Santas. Because the evening progresses and hijinks ensue, amidst the chaos, celebration, and a sea of Santas, all of them discover what they’re in search of: Christmas spirit, potential romance, and a strengthened bond of friendship.
Friday, November 10: All the pieces Christmas starring Katherine Barrell, Cindy Busby, Corey Sevier, Matt Wells. Lori Jo’s (Busby) love for Christmas takes her on a highway journey to Yuletide Springs together with her roommate Tori (Barrell), the place Christmas is well known year-round, to take part in a longstanding city custom to honor her late grandmother. Alongside the best way, the buddies meet Carl (Sevier) and Jason (Wells), and the foursome make stops throughout their journey to take pleasure in extra small-town Christmas sights. However when a sequence of occasions places a damper on their plans, a bit of Christmas magic might put this journey again on the fitting path.
Saturday, November 11: Christmas Island starring Rachel Skarsten, Andrew Walker. When a snowstorm diverts Kate’s (Skarsten) first personal flight en path to Switzerland to Christmas Island, she should staff up with an air visitors controller (Walker) to safe her dream job because the household’s pilot.
Sunday, November 12: A Heidelberg Vacation starring Ginna Claire Mason, Frédéric Brossier. Heidi Heidelberg (Mason) receives the dream alternative to promote her lovely, handmade glass ornaments on the prestigious Heidelberg Christmas Market in Germany. Whereas there, she meets Lukas (Brossier), a neighborhood artisan who helps her reconnect together with her misplaced heritage.
Friday, November 17: Navigating Christmas starring Chelsea Hobbs, Stephen Huszar. Lately divorced Melanie (Hobbs) and her son Jason go to a distant island for Christmas, solely to search out themselves working an actual working lighthouse the place she connects with the curt however cute proprietor (Huszar).
Saturday, November 18: A Merry Scottish Christmas starring Lacey Chabert, Scott Wolf. When estranged siblings, Lindsay (Chabert) and Brad (Wolf) Morgan journey to Scotland at Christmas to reunite with their mom Jo, a giant household secret is revealed.
Sunday, November 19: Vacation Hotline starring Emily Tennant, Niall Matter. After leaving London, Abby (Tennant) connects with an nameless caller whereas working at a cooking hotline. The caller is single dad “John” (Matter) who Abby unknowingly has change into smitten with in actual life.
Thursday, November 23: Catch Me If You Claus starring Italia Ricci, Luke Macfarlane. Avery Quinn. (Ricci) is an aspiring information anchor who’s lastly getting her massive break on her station’s Christmas morning newscast. However that’s put in jeopardy when she captures an intruder in her house carrying a crimson swimsuit claiming to be Chris (Macfarlane), Santa’s son, who’s on his first mission. An evening of journey ensues as they discover themselves being pursued by the police in addition to some shady characters. Alongside the best way, they join over dwelling within the shadow of their dad and mom and encourage one another to go after their goals.
Friday, November 24: Letters to Santa starring Katie Lecler, Rafael de la Fuente. When younger siblings obtain a magic pen from Santa that seems to be granting needs, they request a Christmas reward they need greater than something – for his or her separated dad and mom (Leclerc, de la Fuente) to reunite.
Friday, November 24: Vacation Street starring Sara Canning, Warren Christie. When dangerous climate leaves every of them stranded on the airport for the vacations, a tech entrepreneur (Christie), a journey author (Canning), a loyal mom (Enid-Raye Adams) and her son (Kiefer O’Reilly), a cussed senior (Trevor Lerner), an enigmatic lady with a touch of thriller (Brittany Willacy), a pair touring from Hong Kong (Sharon Crandall, Ryan Mah) and a social media influencer (Princess Davis) all conform to lease a shared van to embark on a highway journey to Denver. When their surprising journey brings them into uncharted territory, they navigate a sequence of misadventures collectively and kind a deeper bond that simply would possibly change the trajectories of every of their lives. Impressed by true occasions.
Saturday, November 25: Christmas in Notting Hill starring Sarah Ramos, William Moseley. Well-known soccer star, Graham Savoy (Moseley), has at all times been too busy for love, however when he comes house to Notting Hill for Christmas, he modifies his thoughts after assembly Georgia (Ramos) – a visiting American and the one one that has no concept who he’s.
Saturday, November 25: Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up starring Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Melissa Peterman, Ellen Travolta, Seth Morris, Jennifer Aspen. As the vacations method, Emily (Chabert) and Jared (Brown) are trying ahead to celebrating the vacations collectively once more, this time as a pair. Emily, now embracing Evergreen Lane’s uniquely festive spirit, is able to work with Jared, Ned (Tobolowsky), Mary Louise (Travolta) and Pamela (Peterman) to make this yr’s Christmas celebrations the perfect but – even when being the HOA president’s girlfriend doesn’t cease these dreaded adorning citations. When a home on the block goes up on the market, it causes fairly a stir with residents. When the soon-to-be neighbors transform vacation royalty (Morris, Aspen), it appears like this yr’s competitors is about to warmth up.
Sunday, November 26: Our Christmas Mural starring Alex Paxton-Beesley, Dan Jeannotte. Olivia (Paxton-Beesley) is a single mother who returns house for Christmas. Her mother secretly enters her right into a mural contest; she wins however companions with trainer Will (Jeannotte) to create a Christmas masterpiece.
Sunday, November 26: A Biltmore Christmas starring Bethany Pleasure Lenz. Lucy Hardgrove (Lenz) is a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she’s employed to pen the script for a remake of the beloved, vacation film basic, His Merry Spouse!, which was filmed in 1947 at lovely, historic Biltmore Home. When the top of the studio isn’t happy with the ending Lucy wrote as a result of it deviates from the unique’s feel-good conclusion, he sends Lucy to Biltmore Property for analysis and inspiration. Whereas there, she unwittingly discovers the power to journey to the 1947 set of His Merry Spouse! by the assistance of an hourglass.
Friday, December 1: My Norwegian Vacation starring Rhiannon Fish, David Elsendoorn. JJ (Fish), grieving the lack of her grandmother and in search of dissertation inspiration, stumbles upon an surprising vacation future. Assembly Henrik (Elsendoorn), a Norwegian from Bergen, their connection deepens when he discovers she has a troll figurine from his hometown. To discover the troll’s historical past and her grandmother’s ties, JJ agrees to hitch Henrik on a journey to Norway. In Bergen, they’re drawn into Henrik’s household Christmas and wedding ceremony traditions, together with his sister’s wedding ceremony the day earlier than Christmas Eve. JJ embarks on a vacation journey, uncovering the troll’s origins and discovering her personal path to therapeutic, love and household.
Saturday, December 2: A Not So Royal Christmas. Starring Brooke D’Orsay, Will Kemp. Tabloid journalist Charlotte (D’Orsay) makes an attempt to land an interview with a reclusive Depend. In response, the royal household has a groundskeeper (Kemp) pose because the Depend since the true one fled years in the past.
Sunday, December 3: Christmas with a Kiss starring Mishael Morgan, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Jaime M. Callica. A Mahogany Presentation. A lady (Morgan) returns house to assist together with her household’s Christmas Carnival and romance ignites. A photograph journalist (Rowe) curates a shock reunion.
Friday, December 8: Magic in Mistletoe starring Lyndie Greenwood, Paul Campbell. Harrington (Campbell) is the writer of a preferred ebook sequence however industrial success has left him a bitter recluse. As he returns to his hometown for an annual Christmas competition celebrating his books, he’s joined by April (Greenwood), a publicist for the key publishing home he works with. April is there for injury management after Harrington’s current feedback on social media have ruffled some feathers. However as she will get to know him higher, hope springs that April can unlock Harrington’s guarded coronary heart and assist him rediscover the spirit of the vacation.
Saturday, December 9: Christmas on Cherry Lane starring Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, John Brotherton, Erin Cahill, James Denton, Vincent Rodriguez III. A younger couple getting ready to welcome their first little one (Brotherton, Cahill); an empty-nester (Bell) and her fiancé (Denton) prepared to begin a brand new chapter; and a pair (Bennett, Rodriguez III) who unexpectedly have the possibility to broaden their household on Christmas Eve have a good time the vacation as they navigate these turning factors of their lives.
Sunday, December 10: Spherical and Spherical starring Vic Michaelis, Bryan Greenberg, Rick Hoffman. Rachel’s (Michaelis) caught in a time loop, reliving the evening of her dad and mom’ Hanukkah get together. Can Zach (Greenberg), the “nice boy” Grandma’s making an attempt to set her up with, assist her make it to tomorrow?
Friday, December 15: The Secret Present of Christmas starring Meghan Ory, Christopher Russell. Bonnie (Ory) is a private shopper who helps her new, widowed consumer Patrick (Russell) reconnect together with his younger daughter. Although Bonnie and Patrick’s concepts of purchasing couldn’t be extra totally different, she is decided to get Patrick and his daughter every little thing on their want record.
Saturday, December 16: Sealed with a Checklist starring Katie Findlay, Evan Roderick.This vacation season, festive Carley (Findlay) units out to beat her record of deserted resolutions from final yr. Aided by coworker Wyatt (Roderick), she finds love and the arrogance to chase her goals.
Sunday, December 17: Pals & Household Christmas starring Humberly Gonzalez, Ali Liebert. Daniella (Gonzalez) has lately moved to New York to pursue an artwork profession and decides to remain on the town to share the vacations together with her circle of artist associates, as an alternative of going house to see her candy, if overbearing dad and mom. Amelia (Liebert) is a proficient leisure lawyer making an attempt to remain centered on her work after a damaged engagement. When Daniella and Amelia are arrange by their dad and mom, they comply with fake that they’re courting, to appease them for the vacations. Nonetheless, as they spend time in eachother’s worlds, they quickly construct a connection that’s deeper than both of them might have hoped for.