Proving once again that it is never too early to start watching Christmas movies, Hallmark Channel (and sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) will begin their annual holiday celebration on October 21, 2022. This means 24 hours of Christmas movies on both networks, as well as 40 brand new original Christmas movies. There will be 31 movies premiering on Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown To Christmas” and 9 original holiday films debuting on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas” event.
While some shake-ups earlier in the year lead to several Hallmark stars heading to Great America Family, many popular Hallmark stars including Lacey Chabert, Tyler Hynes, Jonathan Bennett, Holly Robinson Peete, Andrew Walker, Ryan Paevey, Tamara Mowry-Housley, Nikki DeLoach, and Rachel Boston will all be returning for new films. This year’s schedule also features some major milestones for the network including Hallmark’s first Kwanzaa film, Holiday Heritage, and their first LGBTQ-centered romance, The Holiday Sitter.
Some other highlights include hallmark’s first film under the Mahogany Brand, The Holiday Stocking, and their first film under its faith-based Dayspring brand, The Gift of Peace. Hallmark has partnered with the Radio City Rockettes for A Holiday Spectacular, which debuts Thanksgiving weekend. Three popular Hallmark leading men - Andrew Walker, Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes - are also teaming up for Three Wise Men And A Baby, and producer / country music legend Blake Shelton is returning to produce the 5th film based on his popular Christmas song “Time for Me to Come Home”.
The Elf Squad is also looking forward to Lights, Camera Christmas! which sounds like it could have some meta fun with the setting being the set of a Hallmark Christmas movie. Hopefully, this can be the start of a Hallmark Cinematic Universe!
2022 Hallmark Christmas Movie Schedule
With so many films to watch this holiday season, there will certainly be something for everyone. Check out the full Hallmark Christmas movie lineup below to learn a little about each film and to find out when & where they are airing!
Noel Next Door
A hard-working, single mom gets into a war of words with a neighbor who she feels is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood grouch just may steal her heart.
Starring Natalie Hall and Corey Sevier
Noel Next Door Premieres Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
We Wish You a Married Christmas
Becca and Robby are a married couple having a hard time connecting with each other as the holidays approach. Just before Christmas, they head to a cozy Vermont inn at the advice of their marriage coach so they can recharge. Their weekend away gets unexpectedly extended when a mishap puts their car out of commission and just may put them on the road to a very happily married Christmas.
Starring Marisol Nichols and Kristoffer Polaha
We Wish You a Married Christmas Premieres Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
We Need a Little Christmas
Julie is adjusting to being a single mother to a grieving child while facing her first Christmas without her husband when she develops an unexpected friendship with her older neighbor Irene.
Starring Erica Durance, Patrick Sabongui and Lynn Whitfield
We Need a Little Christmas Premieres Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
A Kismet Christmas
Sarah is a children’s book author who returns to her hometown, where she reconnects with her family and Travis, her teenage crush. She soon discovers that a long-held family legend might actually be true.
Starring Sarah Ramos, Carlo Marks and Marilu Henner
A Kismet Christmas Premieres Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
A Cozy Christmas Inn
Real estate exec, Erika, travels to Alaska during Christmastime to acquire a bed and breakfast, only to discover that it’s owned by her ex. While there, she finds herself falling in love with the town and quite possibly him.
Starring Jodie Sweetin and David O’Donnell
A Cozy Christmas Inn Premieres Friday, October 28, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
Jolly Good Christmas
David is an American architect who recently moved to London for a prime opportunity in a prestigious firm. With just three days before Christmas, he crosses paths with Anji, a professional shopper, who raises an eyebrow over his choice of a gift card for his girlfriend. David ultimately decides to hire Anji and, thanks to a series of unexpected events, finds himself on a wild adventure across Jolly Old London as Anji helps him search for the perfect present.
Starring Reshma Shetty and Will Kemp
Jolly Good Christmas Premieres Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
Christmas Bedtime Stories
When Danielle’s husband goes missing in action during his deployment, she is left to raise her daughter on her own. Three years later, as she acclimates to life without him, she begins to tell her daughter bedtime stories of her father.
Starring Erin Cahill, Steve Lund and Charlie Weber
Christmas Bedtime Stories Premieres Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 10 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Ghosts of Christmas Always
Katherine is a Ghost of Christmas Present and she must help one soul, Peter, rediscover his Christmas spirit. But this year has something unusual in store.
Starring Kim Matula, Ian Harding, Beth Leavel, Lori Tan Chinn and Reginald VelJohnson
Ghosts of Christmas Always Premieres Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
A Magical Christmas Village
When Summer’s mother Vivian moves in with her and her young daughter Chloe, her orderly existence is upended. Upon arrival, Vivian sets up an heirloom, miniature Christmas village resembling their town, and tells Chloe it grants Christmas wishes. As Chloe begins setting up the figurines, real-life events seem to mimic the scenes she creates. With a little help from the magic of the Christmas village, the family will be brought closer together and just maybe, Summer will learn to open her heart to love again.
Starring Alison Sweeney, Luke Macfarlane and Marlo Thomas
A Magical Christmas Village Premieres Friday, November 4, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
Lights, Camera, Christmas!
When a holiday rom-com movie shooting in her town needs a costume designer, Kerry, a local shop owner, steps into the role. While working on the movie, she rediscovers her passion for costume design and finds herself falling for Brad, the film’s famous leading man.
Starring Kimberley Sustad and John Brotherton
Lights, Camera, Christmas! Premieres Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
A Maple Valley Christmas
Erica is a rancher who has spent her whole life working the family farm with her mother and sister. When Aaron arrives and disrupts her plans, she starts to question what it is she actually wants.
Starring Peyton List and Andrew Walker
A Maple Valley Christmas Premieres Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 10 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
All Saints Christmas
Lisette is a popular R&B singer who’s getting ready to travel home to New Orleans for Christmas. When the media mistake a photo of her with her music producer ex as an engagement announcement, her family insists that he join her on the trip.
Starring Ledisi and Roger Cross
All Saints Christmas Premieres Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
In Merry Measure
When pop star Darcy returns home to spend Christmas with her sister and niece, she unexpectedly finds herself coaching the high school choir with her onetime rival, Adam.
Starring Patti Murin, Brendan Penny and Jennifer Robertson
In Merry Measure Premieres Friday, November 11, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
The Royal Nanny
Claire is an MI5 agent who goes undercover as the royal nanny. She must overcome the challenges of her assignment, like resisting the charms of Prince Colin, while keeping the family safe at Christmas.
Starring Rachel Skarsten, Dan Jeannotte and Greta Scacchi
The Royal Nanny Premieres Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
Our Italian Christmas Memories
The Colucci siblings, in an effort to jog the memory of their grandfather who is struggling with dementia, set out to recreate their late grandmother’s legendary pasta sauce.
Starring Sarah Power and Beau Bridges
Our Italian Christmas Memories Premieres Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 10 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Christmas at the Golden Dragon
When Romy and Rick’s parents surprise them with the news that they will be closing the Chinese restaurant they have owned and operated for decades, the siblings each find themselves reevaluating their futures. Also impacted by the news are the landmark restaurant's loyal patrons and staff, who have all come to depend on the restaurant over the holidays.
Starring Kara Wang, Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Antonio Cupo and Barbara Niven
Christmas at the Golden Dragon Premieres Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
Inventing the Christmas Prince
Shelby is about to quit her job as a rocket engineer when her daughter becomes convinced that her Scrooge-like boss, Evan, is the Christmas Prince from a story Shelby invented years ago.
Starring Tamera Mowry-Housley and Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Inventing the Christmas Prince Premieres Friday, November 18, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
Three Wise Men and a Baby
Three brothers get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together to care for a baby over the holidays. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as the damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives... all while rediscovering their love of Christmas.
Starring Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker and Margaret Colin
Three Wise Men and a Baby Premieres Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
Long Lost Christmas
Hayley is an interior designer who plans to surprise her recently widowed mother Patricia with the perfect holiday present, 2022 the extended family she knows her mom yearns for.
Starring Taylor Cole and Benjamin Ayres
Long Lost Christmas Premieres Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 10 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
When I Think of Christmas
Sara Thompson returns to her hometown to help her mother move and is surprised to find her ex-boyfriend Josh Hartman is back home. The two had once planned a life in music together but Sara left to study law. The former flames slowly reconnect and try to heal wounds, both old and new. When Sara makes a surprising discovery, she and Josh forge a bold plan for the upcoming Christmas concert that will lead them all back to their musical roots and make this a holiday to remember.
Starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Niall Matter and Beth Broderick
When I Think of Christmas Premieres Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
My Southern Family Christmas
Under the guise of a journalist, Campbell has a chance to get to know her biological father for the first time - without him ever knowing who she really is. As she spends time with him and his family, as well as with the town’s record keeper, she realizes that families are messy, wonderful things. In the end, Campbell must decide if she’s going to keep her identity a secret or reveal the truth to her father - a decision that will change their family Christmas forever.
Starring Jaicy Elliot, Bruce Campbell, Ryan Rottman, Moira Kelly and Brian McNamara
My Southern Family Christmas Premieres Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
When Jen gets the chance to enter a brand’s design contest, she poses a family influencer, enlisting the help of her best friend, Max, and her baby nephew. When her video is selected as a finalist, Jen is torn on whether to go on with her perfect “family” or reveal the truth.
Starring Clare Bowen and Brant Daugherty
#Xmas Premieres Friday, November 25, 2022 at 6 PM on Hallmark Channel
A Royal Corgi Christmas
Reluctant Crown Prince Edmond returns home just before Christmas in anticipation of being named successor to the throne. To ingratiate himself to his mother the Queen, he gifts her with Mistletoe, a rambunctious Corgi in need of some serious training. After several doggy disasters, Edmond turns to Cecily, a canine behavior expert from America for help – but to his great surprise, Cecily demands that he take an active part in the daily dog training sessions. Sparks fly between them as the pair work together to get Mistletoe ready to present at the annual Christmas Ball. Just as the precious pup captures their hearts, they discover that love can grow in the most unexpected places, leading them to question what they really want.
Starring Hunter King and Jordan Renzo
A Royal Corgi Christmas Premieres Friday, November 25, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
A Tale of Two Christmases
Thanks to some Christmas magic, Emma gets to experience two different Christmases -- one where she stays in the city and celebrates with a new crush and his friends, and one where she returns home for all the traditions with her family...and Drew, a longtime friend who may have feelings for her. Emma’s double holiday ultimately helps her discover what will truly make her happy in life as well as in love.
Starring Kat Barrell, Chandler Massey and Evan Roderick
A Tale of Two Christmases Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 6 PM on Hallmark Channel
Haul Out the Holly
Emily arrives home, hoping to visit her parents, only to discover that they are leaving on a trip of their own. As she stays at their house for the holidays, their HOA is determined to get Emily to participate in the neighborhood’s many Christmas festivities.
Starring Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Ellen Travolta, Peter Jacobson, Melissa Peterman and Stephen Tobolowsky
Haul Out the Holly Premieres Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas
From executive producer Blake Shelton. Four days before Christmas, Elizabeth Athens receives a voicemail from a number she doesn’t recognize. On the message, a man she doesn’t know makes one final plea to the love of his life for a second chance. The fifth installment of the popular movie franchise, based on Blake Shelton’s song, “Time for Me to Come Home.”
Starring Holland Roden, Tyler Hynes and Tenille Townes
Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas Premieres Saturday, November 26, 2022, 2022 at 10 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe
Annie Cooper has big shoes to fill when she takes over as CEO of her late grandmother’s small-town cookie company and is doing her best to help their struggling business get back on track. That task gets more daunting when her grandmother’s secret recipe is stolen during the Christmas party. As Annie tries to crack the case and uncover the culprit she works with Sam, the owner of a local bakery, to recreate the recipe in the hope of saving the company and her job. As Annie and Sam bake batch after batch in pursuit of the perfect one, they begin to learn that their lives go together like milk and cookies.
Starring Rachel Boston and Victor Webster
A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe Premieres Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 6 PM on Hallmark Channel
A Holiday Spectacular
In 1958, Maggie is an heiress from Philadelphia who puts her high-society wedding plans on hold in order to sneak up to New York City and make her secret dream come true: dancing live on stage in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
Starring Ginna Claire Mason, Derek Klena, Eve Plumb, Ann-Margret and the Radio City Rockettes
A Holiday Spectacular Premieres Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
A Big Fat Family Christmas
Liv is a photojournalist eager to make it on her own. To get a dream assignment – shooting the Chang family’s annual holiday party for a cover story – she doesn’t reveal that they are in fact, her family. When she finds herself growing close to Henry, the coworker covering the story with her, she wants to confide in him but doesn’t want to jeopardize her big break.
Starring Shannon Chan-Kent, Shannon Kook, Tia Carrere and Jack Wagner
A Big Fat Family Christmas Premieres Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
A Fabled Holiday
Talia and her childhood best friend Anderson unexpectedly reunite in a curiously familiar looking town full of Christmas spirit that restores its visitors when they need it most.
Starring Brooke D'Orsay and Ryan Paevey
A Fabled Holiday Premieres Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
The Holiday Stocking
In this Hallmark Mahogany presentation, RJ is a new angel, who is given the chance to address his one regret, that he didn’t help his sisters reconcile while he was still alive. Returning to Earth as a stranger, he gets each of them to revive The Holiday Stocking, their parent’s old tradition to encourage charity at Christmas.
Starring Nadine Ellis, B.J. Britt, Karon Riley, Tamala Jones and Mykelti Williamson
The Holiday Stocking Premieres Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 10 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
When returning home for the holidays, newly minted pop star Jaylen tells her protective family that Matt is her new beau, when in reality, he’s her overzealous security guard.
Starring Noemi Gonzalez and Stephen Huszar
Undercover Holiday Premieres Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
The Most Colorful Time of the Year
Ryan is a elementary school teacher, who learns that he is colorblind. Michelle, an optometrist and mother of one of his students, helps bring color into his life in time for the holidays.
Starring Katrina Bowden and Christopher Russell
The Most Colorful Time of the Year Premieres Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
Christmas Class Reunion
High school classmates, who once dubbed themselves the “cursed class,” reconnect at Christmas for their 15-year reunion. Over the course of their time reconnecting, the classmates challenge each other to remember who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.
Starring Aimee Teegarden and Tanner Novlan
Christmas Class Reunion Premieres Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
The Gift of Peace
Artist Traci is a once-devout Christian who has stopped believing in God after her husband tragically died despite her prayers. As her second Christmas without him approaches, she tries going to a support group for inspiration and comfort.
Starring Nikki Deloach and Brennan Elliott
The Gift of Peace Premieres Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
The Holiday Sitter
Sam is a workaholic bachelor who babysits his niece and nephew before the holidays when his sister and her husband have to go out of town. Completely out of his element, he recruits help from their handsome neighbor Jason and finds himself in an unexpected romance.
Starring Jonathan Bennett, George Krissa and Chelsea Hobbs
The Holiday Sitter Premieres Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
Ella returns to her hometown to mend fences with her fractured family. With the help of Griffin, her ex-boyfriend, she encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.
Starring Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell and Holly Robinson Peete
Holiday Heritage Premieres Friday, December 16, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
’Twas the Night Before Christmas
A former actress trying to break into directing tests her skills with a town’s annual Christmas Eve courtroom production in which the true authorship of the famous poem, “A Visit from St. Nick,” is debated.
Starring Torrey DeVitto and Zane Holtz
’Twas the Night Before Christmas Premieres Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel
Five More Minutes, 2022 Moments Like These
The second holiday story inspired by Scotty McCreery’s song, “Five More Minutes,” a young widow’s Christmas wish for her son is answered in unexpected ways when she returns to their old home for the holidays.
Starring Ashley Williams and Lucas Bryant
Five More Minutes, 2022 Moments Like These Premieres Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 10 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Hanukkah on Rye
A matchmaker connects Molly and Jacob, but their new romance is put to the test when they realize that they are competing deli owners. Will a Hanukkah miracle keep them together?
Starring Jeremy Jordan, Yael Grobglas and Lisa Loeb
Hanukkah on Rye Premieres Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 8 PM on Hallmark Channel