Christmas Entertainment

Great American Family Debuts 18 New Christmas Movies For 2022

Check out the full line-up and premiere schedule for all 18 films that will debut on GAC Media's Great American Family channel during the Great American Christmas 2022 season.

by | October 6, 2022

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During its inaugural year, Great American Family (formerly GAC Family) kicked things off with 12 original Christmas movies for the 2021 holiday season. Now in its second year, Great American Christmas will debut 18 all new Christmas movies. Not only will they be showing more films, they are also extending their holiday season a full week by beginning their 24/7 Christmas marathon on October 21, 2022.

Fans of Hallmark Channel will also recognize many of the faces in this year's Great American Family line-up after several former Hallmark stars switched networks earlier this year. A few of the familiar faces you'll see during Great American Christmas are Candace Cameron Bure, Danika McKeller, Cameron Mathison, Jen Lilley, and Trevor Donovan. 

Check out the trailer below highlighting some of their new movies, and keep reading for the complete holiday 2022 schedule. 

Great American Christmas Schedule 2022

Check out the full Great American Christmas movie lineup below to learn a little about each holiday film and to find out when each one premieres. In addition to all these great films, GAC Media also promises tons of fun Christmas content on their new app, Great American Community, which is now available to download for free.

Destined at Christmas

Kim and Theo meet amid Black Friday shopping madness but there’s a definite spark between them. When a power outage causes some panic at a store, the couple gets separated. With Christmas coming, there should be plenty of distractions, but neither Kim nor Theo can forget the other. Both yearn to find each other but how with so little information to go on? It’ll take a little Christmas magic and destiny to bring them back together.


Starring Shae Robins and Casey Elliott


Destined at Christmas Premieres Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

Catering Christmas

A fledgling caterer, Molly Frost, is hired by Jean Harrison, the perfectionistic director of the renowned Harrison Foundation, to cater this year’s annual Christmas Gala dinner. Things get complicated when Molly falls for Jean’s nephew, Carson, 30s, a photographer with no desire to take over the family’s foundation — until his aunt assigns him to the task of making sure the catered dinner goes perfectly.


Starring Merritt Patterson and Daniel Lissing


Catering Christmas  Premieres Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

A Royal Christmas on Ice

Looking to escape his Royal life, a dashing prince comes to the United States to start a business in a small town in upstate New York and winds up falling for a former Olympic ice skater.


Starring Anna Marie Dobbins and Jonathan Stoddard


A Royal Christmas on Ice Premieres Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

Love At the Christmas Contest

For as long as she can remember, Angie’s favorite part of Christmas has been the Christmas Eve tree lighting in town square. But this Christmas, her first without her mom, Angie doesn’t feel much like celebrating… until she learns her mom had always dreamed of winning the annual tree decorating contest and seeing her tree lit up in town square. Angie realizes winning the contest and decorating the town’s tree is the perfect way to honor her mom. What Angie isn’t expecting is her high school sweetheart David and his adorable daughter Gabby to enter the contest, too.


Starring Samantha Cope and Ross Jirgl


Love At the Christmas Contest Premieres Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

A Merry Christmas Wish

A NYC advertising executive returns to her hometown to sell the family farm, but instead reconnects with her childhood friend and gets involved with organizing the yearly Winter Wonderland, which takes place on the property.


Starring Jill Wagner and Cameron Mathison


A Merry Christmas Wish Premieres Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

My Best Friend’s Christmas

When a woman returns home to find her ex in a relationship, she enlists her best friend to act as her fake boyfriend for the holidays.


Starring Breanne Hill and Colton Little


My Best Friend’s Christmas Premieres Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

Christmas At Pine Valley

Natalie is the owner of a successful farm and home goods store that garners the attention of a major magazine. The magazine sends a reporter named Josh to profile Natalie’s company thinking it’s a family-run business. Little does he know that Natalie’s business is run by her with the help of longtime family friends. Knowing how much the article will help struggling farm, Natalie must convince Josh that her ‘family’ and Christmas traditions are all real.


Starring Kristina Cole and Andrew Biernat


Christmas At Pine Valley  Premieres Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

My Favorite Christmas Tree

Kyla is a skilled genealogy researcher who’s made a thriving business of putting together family trees. When she comes across new information regarding her mother’s mysterious extended family, Kyla and her sister travel to the charming town of Conifer, hoping to piece together their ancestry. The search leads Kyla to a generations-old Christmas tree farm, its stubborn, handsome owner – and potentially, love.


Starring Emma Johnson and Giles Panton


My Favorite Christmas Tree Premieres Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

Christmas at the Drive-In

A property lawyer works to prove that her town’s Drive In Theater, a local institution is not closed down at the holidays, finding romance with the very person who is trying to sell the property.


Starring Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe


Christmas at the Drive-In  Premieres Friday, November 25, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

I’m Glad It’s Christmas

An aspiring Broadway singer is convinced to participate in a small-scale production for her local Christmas celebration. Along the way, she finds hope and unexpected mentorship towards her dream career. But will her professional success come at the cost of her chance at love?


Starring Jessica Lowndes, Paul Greene and Gladys Knight


I’m Glad It’s Christmas  Premieres Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

A Christmas…Present

Maggie and Eric are busy parents of teenagers who embark on a trip to the home of Maggie’s widowed brother to celebrate Christmas. Everyone has different expectations of the perfect holiday. Through a series of transformative events, Maggie learns to embrace the season.


Starring Candace Cameron Bure and Marc Blucas


A Christmas…Present  Premieres Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

Candace Cameron Bure Presents… Christmas on Candy Cane Lane

Ivy struggles with the long shadow cast by her late mother, Muriel, the darling of Icicle Falls; head of the Candy Cane Lane Lights Extravaganza, owner of The Christmas Haus, and a former TV star known adoringly as the “Christmas Maven.” This Christmas, a series of comical and mysterious events bring the town together in a masterstroke of perfection only the “Christmas Maven” herself could appreciate. A Candy Rock Entertainment production.


Starring Andrea Barber and Dan Payne


Christmas on Candy Cane Lane  Premieres Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

B&B Merry

Renowned luxury travel blogger, Tracey Moore, is invited to a Christmastime getaway in exchange for a review of a smalltown B&B. Despite her initial reservations, she finds herself wanting to help the property… and falling for the owner’s handsome son, Graham, who helps her to learn that every experience can be five-star when shared with kindred spirits.


Starring Jen Lilley and Jesse Hutch


B&B Merry Premieres Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

Big Box Christmas

Two exes finally reconnect when a snowstorm leaves them stranded in a superstore (without cell service or Wi-Fi) just before Christmas.


Starring Jennifer Freeman and Garrett Watson


Big Box Christmas Premieres Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

A Prince for the Holidays

Madison, an aspiring musician, jokingly tells her overbearing family that she is dating the prince of a small European nation. The joke goes too far as her friend and co-worker Sebastian is roped into impersonating the prince while visiting her family in New Jersey. Little does Madison know that Sebastian happens to be hiding a royal secret.


Starring Cindy Busby and Jilon VanOver


A Prince for the Holidays  Premieres Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family

A Belgian Chocolate Christmas

A photographer takes her best friend’s place at a Belgian culinary school at the holidays and connects with the chocolatier leading the class. As romance begins to bloom, the only problem is a case of mistaken identity.


Starring Jaclyn Hales and Zane Stephens


A Belgian Chocolate Christmas Premieres Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family


A Brush with Christmas Romance

Over the week leading up to Christmas, Charlotte tries to capture her own unique style in the local art scene while also helping her mother run the family restaurant. Disheartened and struggling to find time for her art, Charlotte throws out her latest painting, only to discover that it has been anonymously submitted to the Christmas art festival. It turns out that Wyatt, a visiting artist, stumbled upon her discarded work and is now using the festival’s exposure to find its mysterious creator who has stolen his heart with her craft.


Starring Jillian Murray and Joseph Cannata


A Brush with Christmas Romance Premieres Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET on Great American Family

The Art of Christmas

After her latest gallery exhibition literally goes up in flames, struggling artist Liv James accepts a teaching job at a local elementary school to make ends meet. Through this reluctant career move she discovers her true self, a new sense of purpose and a surprising romance.


Starring Brigitte Kingsley and Joe Towne


The Art of Christmas premieres Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 8 p.m. on Great American Family