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Hallmark Debuts 40 New Christmas Movies for 2023 Holiday Season

Discover Hallmark's enchanting lineup of 40 new Christmas films for the 2023 holiday season, filled with heartwarming stories, festive cheer and your favorite Hallmark stars.

by | September 19, 2023

Publicity images from the 2023 Hallmark Christmas Movie Lineup.

What better way to usher in the festive cheer than with the timeless tradition of cozying up on the couch to watch heartwarming Christmas movies?

In the enchanting world of holiday cinema, Hallmark has long been a cherished beacon of seasonal storytelling, and they are back with a sleigh full of new delights for the 2023 holiday season. Get ready to deck the halls and your viewing schedule, as we unveil the 40 enchanting new 2023 Christmas movies from Hallmark. That's right, there will be 40 new original holiday films, just like in 2022. Because of how far in advance these films are made, the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike has not changed Hallmark's output. There will be 31 original new movies debuting on Countdown to Christmas on Hallmark Channel and 9 original holiday movies in the Miracles of Christmas lineup on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

From snowy small towns to heartwarming romances, these films promise to fill your homes with the warmth and wonder during the most wonderful time of the year. Beginning October 20, 2023, get ready to grab your cocoa and dive into the festive world of Hallmark's holiday movie lineup, where each film is a gift waiting to be unwrapped.

Here is the complete Hallmark lineup, in order of their premiere across both networks:

Checkin’ It Twice

Starring Kim Matula and Kevin McGarry

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

Checkin’ It Twice Premieres Friday October 20, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Where Are You, Christmas?

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

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

Where Are You, Christmas? Premieres Saturday October 21, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Under the Christmas Sky

Starring Jessica Parker Kennedy and Ryan Paevey

Kat (Kennedy) 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 (Paevey) to work on an exhibit opening right before Christmas. Will the stars align to bring these two together at the holidays? 

Under the Christmas Sky Premieres Sunday October 22, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Ms. Christmas Comes to Town

Starring Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott, and Barbara Niven — A shopping channel host known as Ms. Christmas (Niven) receives a terminal diagnosis, which inspires a multi-city excursion set to spread Christmas cheer before her farewell broadcast.

Ms. Christmas Comes to Town Premieres Thursday October 26, 2023 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Christmas by Design

Starring Rebecca Dalton and Jonathan Keltz

A fashion designer (Dalton) 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.

Christmas by Design Premieres Friday October 27, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Mystic Christmas

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

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

Mystic Christmas Premieres Saturday October 28, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Joyeux Noel

Starring Jaicy Elliot and Brant Daugherty

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

Joyeux Noel Premieres Sunday October 29, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

My Christmas Guide

Starring Amber Marshall and Ben Mehl

After losing his eyesight, a college professor (Mehl) adopts a seeing eye dog from a guide dog trainer (Marshall). As they all begin to spend time together, his confidence returns and his heart begins to open.

My Christmas Guide Premieres Thursday November 2, 2023 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Flipping for Christmas

Starring Ashley Newbrough and Marcus Rosner

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

Flipping for Christmas Premieres Friday November 3, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Never Been Chris’d

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

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

Never Been Chris’d Premieres Saturday November 4, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

The Santa Summit

Starring Hunter King and Benjamin Hollingsworth

It’s time for the annual Santa Summit, in which revelers put on Santa suits and hop around designated locations in town to eat, drink, and be merry. Three best friends decide to go together: Jordin (King), 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 (Hollingsworth), but doesn’t get his name before getting separated and lost in a sea of Santas. 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.

The Santa Summit Premieres Sunday November 5, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Mystery on Mistletoe Lane

Starring Erica Cerra and Victor Webster

New to town, Heidi Wicks (Cerra) and her kids discover a Christmas mystery in their historic home. Local handyman and historian David (Webster) helps along the way, finding his own surprising connection.

Mystery on Mistletoe Lane Premieres Thursday November 9, 2023 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Everything Christmas

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

Lori Jo’s (Busby) love for Christmas takes her on a road trip to Yuletide Springs with her roommate Tori (Barrell), 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 (Sevier) and Jason (Wells), and the foursome make 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.

Everything Christmas Premieres Friday November 10, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Christmas Island

Starring Rachel Skarsten and Andrew Walker

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

Christmas Island Premieres Saturday November 11, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

A Heidelberg Holiday

Starring Ginna Claire Mason and Frédéric Brossier

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

A Heidelberg Holiday Premieres Sunday November 12, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

A World Record Christmas

Starring Nikki DeLoach, Lucas Bryant and Aias Dalman

Charlie (Dalman) is an autistic boy determined to set a Guinness World Record by stacking 1400 Jenga blocks. His mother Marissa (DeLoach) and stepfather Eric (Bryant) encourage him to reach for his dream and they all celebrate when he gets the good news that he’ll have get his chance on Christmas Eve. In the spirit of the holiday, they organize a fundraiser giving the townspeople an opportunity to donate and decorate a Jenga block, with the proceeds going to benefit kids with autism. Charlie’s journey to setting the Jenga world record gives them all the chance to learn more not just about themselves, but about what family really means.

A World Record Christmas Premieres Thursday November 16, 2023 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. (Will be available on Hallmark Movies Now on November 9, 2023)

Navigating Christmas

Starring Chelsea Hobbs and Stephen Huszar

Recently divorced Melanie (Hobbs) 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 (Huszar).

Navigating Christmas Premieres Friday November 17, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

A Merry Scottish Christmas

Starring Lacey Chabert and Scott Wolf

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

A Merry Scottish Christmas Premieres Saturday November 18, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Holiday Hotline

Starring Emily Tennant and Niall Matter

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

Holiday Hotline Premieres Sunday November 19, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

A Season for Family

Starring Brendan Penny, Stacey Farber, Benjamin Jacobson, and Azriel Dalman

Maddy's (Farber) adopted son Wesley (Jacobson) has just one Christmas wish: to meet his brother Cody (Dalman), who was adopted into a different family. Cody’s father Paul (Penny) is a widower who is not ready to have this conversation with his son, so he turns down a meeting. However, circumstances bring the two brothers unknowingly together and they become fast friends, while sparks fly between Maddy and Paul.

A Season for Family Premieres Wednesday November 22, 2023 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Catch Me If You Claus

Starring Italia Ricci and Luke Macfarlane

Avery Quinn (Ricci) 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 (Macfarlane), 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.

Catch Me If You Claus Premieres Thursday November 23, 2023 (Thanksgiving) on Hallmark Channel

Letters to Santa

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 (Leclerc, de la Fuente) to reunite.

Letters to Santa Premieres Friday November 24, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Holiday Road

Starring Sara Canning and Warren Christie

When bad weather leaves each of them stranded at the airport for the holidays, a tech entrepreneur (Christie), a travel writer (Canning), a devoted mother (Enid-Raye Adams) and her son (Kiefer O’Reilly), a stubborn senior (Trevor Lerner), an enigmatic woman with a hint of mystery (Brittany Willacy), a couple traveling from Hong Kong (Sharon Crandall, Ryan Mah) and a social media influencer (Princess Davis) 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.

Holiday Road Premieres Friday November 24, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Christmas in Notting Hill

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

Christmas in Notting Hill Premieres Saturday November 25 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up

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

As the holidays approach, Emily (Chabert) and Jared (Brown) 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 (Tobolowsky), Mary Louise (Travolta) and Pamela (Peterman) 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 (Morris, Aspen), 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!

Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up Premieres Saturday November 25 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Our Christmas Mural

Starring Alex Paxton-Beesley and Dan Jeannotte

Olivia (Paxton-Beesley) 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 (Jeannotte) to create a Christmas masterpiece.

Our Christmas Mural Premieres Sunday November 26 2023 on Hallmark Channel

A Biltmore Christmas

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

Lucy Hardgrove (Lenz) 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 classic, His Merry Wife!, which was filmed in 1947 at beautiful, historic Biltmore House. 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. While on set, she and Jack Huston (Polaha), 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.

A Biltmore Christmas Premieres Sunday November 26 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas

Starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Chris Carmack, and Grace Leer

Facing her first Christmas without her mother and looking to avoid loneliness, Carly (Grimes-Beech) heads to a quaint town to lead the church choir at Christmas. Once there, Carly meets Matthew (Carmack), a man back in town after serving in the army. As she gets to know Matthew, the choir and townspeople, she stumbles across clues that suggest she may have been brought here for a life-changing reason. As the mystery unravels one thing is clear, this journey will teach Carly about true love, learning to trust, and that forgiveness is needed to finally heal.

Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas Premieres Thursday November 30, 2023 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. (Will be available on Hallmark Movies Now on November 16, 2023)

My Norwegian Holiday

Starring Rhiannon Fish and David Elsendoorn

JJ (Fish), grieving the loss of her grandmother and seeking dissertation inspiration, stumbles upon an unexpected holiday destiny. Meeting Henrik (Elsendoorn), 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.

My Norwegian Holiday Premieres Friday December 1, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

A Not So Royal Christmas

Starring Brooke D'Orsay and Will Kemp

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

A Not So Royal Christmas Premieres Saturday December 2, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Christmas with a Kiss

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

A woman (Morgan) returns home to help with her family’s Christmas Carnival and romance ignites. A photo journalist (Rowe) curates a surprise reunion. A Mahogany Presentation.

Christmas with a Kiss Premieres Sunday December 3, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

To All a Good Night

Starring Kimberley Sustad and Mark Ghanimé — A small-town photographer (Sustad) saves the life of a mysterious man (Ghanimé), who may just be in town to buy her family's parkland – which is also the location of the annual Christmas celebration.

To All a Good Night Premieres Thursday December 7, 2023 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Magic in Mistletoe

Starring Lyndie Greenwood and Paul Campbell

Harrington (Campbell) 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 (Greenwood), 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.

Magic in Mistletoe Premieres Friday December 8, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

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 (Brotherton, Cahill); an empty-nester (Bell) and her fiancé (Denton) ready to start a new chapter; and a couple (Bennett, Rodriguez III) who unexpectedly have the chance to expand their family on Christmas Eve celebrate the holiday as they navigate these turning points in their lives.

Christmas on Cherry Lane Premieres Saturday December 9, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Round and Round

Starring Vic Michaelis, Bryan Greenberg, and Rick Hoffman

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

Round and Round Premieres Sunday December 10, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Heaven Down Here

Starring Krystal Joy Brown, Tina Lifford, Juan Riedinger, Richard Harmon, and Phylicia Rashad

Inspired by Mickey Guyton’s song of the same name, Heaven Down Here tells the story of four disparate people who find themselves stranded in a local diner on Christmas Even when a snowstorm hits the town. Imami (Brown) is a widowed mother of two who’s having trouble making ends meet and reluctantly agrees to work the Christmas Eve shift, where she clashes with her boss Dan (Harmon), who doesn’t exactly embody the Christmas spirit. Felix (Riedinger) is a local pastor desperately trying to secure food for parishioners while his faith is challenged by his alienation by his son. Clara (Lifford) is a hospice nurse with an obstinate patient (Rashad) and whose daughter is moving away, causing her to question her place in this world. Throughout the evening, these four bicker, bond and unwittingly provide each other with the answer to their respective prayers.

Heaven Down Here Premieres Thursday December 14, 2023 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

The Secret Gift of Christmas

Starring Meghan Ory and Christopher Russell

Bonnie (Ory) is a personal shopper who helps her new, widowed client Patrick (Russell) 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.

The Secret Gift of Christmas Premieres Friday December 15, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Sealed with a List

Starring Katie Findlay and Evan Roderick

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

Sealed with a List Premieres Saturday December 16, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Friends & Family Christmas

Starring Humberly Gonzalez and Ali Liebert

Daniella (Gonzalez) 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 (Liebert) 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.  

Friends & Family Christmas Premieres Sunday December 17, 2023 on Hallmark Channel

Miracle in Bethlehem, PA

Starring Laura Vandervoort and Benjamin Ayres

Successful and fiercely independent, Mary Ann Brubeck (Vandervoort) adopts a baby girl to raise on her own just before Christmas. Due to weather, she and the baby get stuck in Bethlehem, PA for the holidays. When there is no room at the inn, her only option is to stay with the innkeeper’s brother Joe (Ayres), 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. A New DaySpring Movie.

Miracle in Bethlehem, PA Premieres Thursday December 21, 2023 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

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