It’s that time of year again — the chestnuts are roasting, the marshmallows are toasting, and the Hallmark holiday movies are airing multiple times a week from now until the end of the year.
Of the 40 new original movies Hallmark is rolling out this holiday season, 24 are part of its 10th annual “Countdown to Christmas” event. The other 16 will air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Some of the original movies have aired since the end of October, which can be streamed on Hallmark Movies Now. The rest of this year’s holiday programming, like “Christmas at Dollywood,” starring Dolly Parton and “Merry & Bright,” starring Jodie Sweetin, will continue to roll out on both channels until Dec. 28.
Here is a full list of all this year’s Hallmark holiday movies, separated by channel and as described by the network:
(All premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT)
“Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses”
Stars: Jill Wagner (“Teen Wolf”), Matthew Davis (“Legacies”) and Donna Mills (“Knots Landing”)
Logline: Weeks before Christmas, Abbey is hired to decorate the estate of businessman Nick. She must break down the wall between her and Nick, all while keeping the holiday spirit alive.
“Merry & Bright”
Stars: Jodie Sweetin (“Fuller House”), Andrew Walker (“Against the Wall”) and Sharon Lawrence
Logline: Cate and Gabe work together to make a candy cane company profitable and find love during the holidays.
“A Christmas Scavenger Hunt”
Stars: Kevin McGarry (“Heartland”) and Kim Shaw (“Saving Hope”)
Logline: When Belinda heads to her hometown for the holidays, things get complicated when she is forced to team up with her ex Dustin for the town’s annual Christmas Scavenger Hunt.
“Picture a Perfect Christmas”
Stars: Merritt Patterson (“The Royals”) and Jon Cor (“Shadowhunters”)
Logline: A photographer whose career is on the fast track yet whose personal life lacks the fulfillment she seeks, finds romance with an unlikely candidate while visiting her grandmother in Bainbridge Island, Washington over the Christmas holiday season.
“The Mistletoe Secret”
Stars: Kellie Pickler (“Christmas at Graceland”), Tyler Hynes (“UnReal”) and Patrick Duffy (“Dallas”)
Logline: When Aria Eubank convinces a famous travel writer to do a feature story on her beloved hometown, Midway, Utah, it looks like the town’s tourism drop is about to be reversed. However, when the travel guru and his ghostwriter both show up, Aria finds her heart torn between the charismatic but pompous Sterling Masters and Alex Barlett, the real talent behind “Masters of Travel,” and the man who has genuinely fallen for her.
“Christmas Under the Stars”
Stars: Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”), Autumn Reeser (“The Arrangement”) and Clarke Peters (“The Wire”)
Logline: When Nick, a career-focused investment banker, is fired from his high-powered firm at Christmas time, he takes a job at a Christmas tree lot owned by a warm-hearted widower. There, he meets Julie, an astronomy teacher who’s always looked to the stars for hope. As the Christmas spirit washes over him — and he begins falling for Julie — the once self-centered Nick discovers the joy of helping others. When he learns that Julie and the tree lot owner are facing hard times, Nick strives to end their troubles in time for them all to share a Christmas under the stars.
“Write Before Christmas”
Stars: Torrey DeVitto (“Chicago Med”), Chad Michael Murray (“Riverdale”), Grant Show (“Dynasty”), Lolita Davidovich (“How to Get Away with Murder”) and Drew Seeley (“Glory Daze”)
Logline: Jessica sends Christmas cards to five people who impacted her – the aunt who raised her, her brother in the military, a former pop star whose music helped her through hard times, the music teacher who inspired her and her best friend who always tells the truth.
“Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays”
Stars: Adrian Grenier (“Entourage”), Kaitlin Doubleday (“Nashville”), Priscilla Presley and Chase Bryant
Logline: World-traveler Harper returns to Memphis for the holidays and nannies for wealthy widower Owen while awaiting news about a job overseas. As they grow close, Harper encourages Owen to break out of his routine and spend more time with his children, while Owen encourages Harper to have confidence. Harper and Owen prepare for a joint event at Graceland featuring a fundraiser for Owen’s company and an Elvis at Christmas exhibit Harper is producing. They develop feelings for each other, Harper realizes how much she enjoys living near family and must decide if her home for the holidays will be her forever home.
“Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2”
Stars: Ali Liebert (“Ten Days in the Valley”), Peter Porte (“Baby Daddy”) and Tina Lifford (“Parenthood”)
Logline: Darcy and Aiden celebrate their second Christmas together when an unexpected guest and a fight to save the beloved community center unites everyone for an unforgettable holiday.
“A Christmas Duet”
Stars: Chaley Rose (“Nashville”), Rome Flynn (“How to Get Away with Murder”) and Teryl Rothery (“The Good Doctor”)
Logline: Former pop music duo – and former couple – Averie and Jesse are reunited at Averie’s inn over the holiday season. As the two spend time together preparing for the Christmas festival Averie is hosting at her inn, they rediscover long-buried feelings and notice the creative spark each one lights in the other. While Averie balances planning for the festival and trying to impress a hotel critic, Jesse catches a glimpse of what life with Averie would look like, possibly revealing a dream he never knew he had. As Christmas approaches, the two must decide if they are meant to live their lives solo or in harmony together.
“Check Inn to Christmas”
Stars: Rachel Boston (“Witches of East End”) and Wes Brown (“Deception”)
Logline: Julia Crawley and Roger Mason must unite their families during Crestridge’s centennial Christmas celebration in order to save their family inn from a developer.
“The Christmas Club”
Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) and Cameron Mathison (“All My Children”)
Logline: Two busy strangers meet when they help an elderly woman find her lost Christmas savings. Thanks to fate and Christmas magic, they also find something they were both missing… true love.
“Christmas at the Plaza”
Stars: Ryan Paevey (“General Hospital”) and Elizabeth Henstridge (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)
Logline: With Christmas approaching in New York City, Jessica, an archival historian enmeshed in a declining romantic relationship, is hired to create an exhibition honoring the history of Christmas at the Plaza Hotel. There, she meets Nick, a handsome decorator who’s been commissioned to deck out the iconic landmark. When they’re paired together to prepare the exhibition, they wind up enjoying a host of holiday traditions together and find themselves falling for each other. Tensions soon rise as Jessica must figure out her romantic priorities and decide with whom she’ll ultimately spend Christmas at the Plaza.
“Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy”
Stars: Paul Greene (“Bitten”), Maggie Lawson (“Psych”), Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”), Holly Robinson Peete (“21 Jump Street”), Rukiya Bernard (“Van Helsing”), Colin Lawrence (“The Good Doctor”), Ashley Williams (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Jill Wagner (“Teen Wolf”)
Logline: As the town searches for a rumored Christmas Time Capsule, a skeptical writer arrives in Evergreen to get the story on the town’s “too-good-to-be-true” Christmas-fever.
“Christmas in Rome”
Stars: Lacey Chabert (“Mean Girls”) and Sam Page (“The Bold Type”)
Logline: Angela, an American tour guide living in Rome, meets Oliver, an American business executive who is lost and late for an important meeting on his first day there. Angela helps him, but soon finds herself playing a central role in Oliver’s business deal, as the company owner will only sell to someone who understands the ways of Italy. Oliver hires Angela as his personal tour guide but gets far more than he bargained for, as a romance blooms between them amidst the backdrop of Rome at Christmastime and he must learn that life and business work differently in Italy.
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Tim Rozon (“Schitt’s Creek”) and Beth Broderick (“Sharp Objects”)
Logline: Lauren leaves everything behind in Boston to embark on a new chapter in her life and career. On an unforeseen detour to the town of Grandon Falls, she discovers love and family, helping her to embrace the magic of Christmas.
Hallmark Hall of Fame “A Christmas Love Story”
Stars: Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Kristin Chenoweth (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, “Pushing Daisies”), Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”), Keith Robinson (“Saints & Sinners”, Dreamgirls), and Kevin Quinn (“Bunk’d”)
Logline: Youth choir director Katherine discovers one of her student volunteers, Danny, has a golden voice and tries to enlist him for the big Christmas Eve show, despite his widowed father Greg’s resistance. When she shows up one night at Danny’s home to make a final plea for the teen to work with the choir, a snowstorm forces her to spend the night. While she is successful at winning over Greg, a budding romance also develops. However, Danny has a life-changing secret that affects both his father and Katherine and threatens to undermine this new relationship.
“Christmas at Dollywood”
Stars: Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”), Niall Matter (“Eureka”), and Dolly Parton (“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” “9 to 5”)
Logline: A New York City event planner returns to her hometown in Tennessee to plan the celebration for the 30th anniversary of Smoky Mountain Christmas at iconic Dollywood. What she doesn’t bargain for is having to work side-by-side with the park’s head of operations, who think he can handle the party just fine on his own.
Stars: Brittany Bristow (“Rising Suns”) and Matt Cohen (“General Hospital”)
Logline: When Brooke’s boyfriend, Ethan, breaks up with her just before the holidays, she agrees to go home with Joel, an actor who will pose as her boyfriend. She’s built up the ex-boyfriend to be the perfect guy and “Mr. Christmas” but discovers Joel is Jewish and has never celebrated the holiday. What he lacks in experience he makes up for in enthusiasm and happily participates in yuletide festivities. When his secret is revealed, the family is eager to add Joel’s Hanukkah traditions into their holiday celebration but soon become suspicious about his true identity.
“A Cheerful Christmas”
Stars: Erica Deutschman (“Shadowhunters”), Chad Connell (“Shadowhunters”)
Logline: Lauren and her best friend Colleen think they have landed their dream job – giving people the best and most magical Christmas ever as their personal “Christmas Coaches.” This holiday season promises to be their biggest ever when they land a royal client, the Anderson family, who has moved from England. When Lauren meets James, the eldest son, he wants nothing to do with planning Christmas as he’s busy negotiating a big acquisition for his father’s company. But Lauren won’t be thwarted in helping this royal family embrace the true spirit of Christmas. The more she prods James about their family holiday traditions the more he opens up. Sparks start to fly but she faces competition in the form of an old childhood friend and business colleague of James. Now Lauren must win his heart while giving the Andersons their best Christmas ever.
“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
Stars: Eric Mabius (“Ugly Betty”), Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Lucifer”)
Logline: The two neighboring New Hampshire towns of East and West Riverton have been rivals for years, battling each other for everything from the winning high school football team to which town gets the most “likes” on Facebook. When a big company decides to hold a contest to find the small American town that best represents Christmas – and offers some large rewards to the winner – the mayors of East and West Riverton, the extremely competitive Gavin (Eric Mabius) and the equally competitive Stella decide to go all out to get their respective towns to the top of the holiday heap. It becomes a free-for-all of Christmas cheer as Gavin and Stella continually try to outdo each other with decorations, events, performers, parades, and more. The ever-escalating contest leads these two not only to realize what Christmas is really all about but to find love with one another along the way.
Stars: Kristoffer Polaha (“Condor”) and Carly Pope (“Arrow”)
Logline: Career-minded Rebecca’s plans for Hanukkah go askew when a promotion opportunity comes up at work. When the company CEO asks Rebecca and her insufferable office mate, Chris – also her main competitor for the promotion – to plan the company’s Christmas party, she realizes they must overcome their opposing styles in order to succeed. Forced to work together on the holiday party, Chris learns more about Rebecca and her family’s Hanukkah traditions, while she also begins to see him in a new light. Although feelings slowly develop between the two, the ongoing competition over the promotion threatens to undermine it all.
“When Calls the Heart Christmas”
Stars: Erin Krakow (“Army Wives”), Pascale Hutton (“Royal Pains”), Jack Wagner (“Melrose Place”), Kavan Smith (“Stargate: Atlantis”), Kevin McGarry (“Heartland”), Paul Greene (“Bitten”), Chris McNally (“Altered Carbon”), Martin Cummins (“Riverdale”) and Andrea Brooks (“Supergirl”)
Logline: As residents of Hope Valley celebrate the Christmas spirit, intertwined stories explore the emotions and magic that connect them during the holiday season.
“New Year, New Me”
Stars: Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights”) and Michael Rady (“Timeless”)
Logline: When a morning show producer makes a New Year’s resolution to say yes more, she crosses paths with a confirmed Yes man who just might hold the key to her biggest story and to her heart.
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
(All premieres at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
“A Merry Christmas Match”
Stars: Ashley Newbrough (“Privileged”) and Kyle Dean Massey (“Nashville”)
Logline: Corey lives in a ski village where she works at a local antique shop. When recently named “Christmas Catch” Ryder comes into her shop, sparks fly and she starts to wonder what could be.
Stars: Brooke D’Orsay (“Royal Pains”) and Trevor Donovan (“Sun Records”)
Logline: When Anne helps her father close the family’s toy store, what she finds will help inspire an entire town that is need of some Christmas cheer.
“Two Turtle Doves”
Stars: Nikki DeLoach (“Awkward”) and Michael Rady (“Timeless”)
Logline: Dr. Sharon Hayes returns home to search for a beloved family heirloom. With the help of an adorable little girl and her dispirited father, together they rediscover the magic of Christmas.
“A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas”
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That) and Benjamin Ayres (“Suits”)
Logline: Hotel manager Willow returns to her stunning Virginia hometown to help her sister plan a Christmas wedding at the inn her family once owned. She must work with current owner and single dad David, who wants to let go of the past.
“Holiday for Heroes”
Stars: Marc Blucas (“The Fix”), Melissa Claire Egan (“The Young and the Restless”) and Patti Murin (“Chicago Med”)
Logline: Audrey and First Sergeant Matt have been writing to each other since last Christmas when her brother Devin shared some freshly roasted coffee from the care package she’d sent. When Matt unexpectedly shows up in her small-town coffee shop, Audrey is delighted to see him. Soon, Matt helps Audrey with the annual Holiday for Heroes event, which honors local service members. As they work to save this important event from being canceled, will the spirit of the season bring Matt and Audrey’s love beyond their letters?
“A Christmas Miracle”
Stars: Tamera Mowry – Housley (“The Real”), Brooks Darnell (“The Young and the Restless”) and Barry Bostwick (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”)
Logline: Ever-optimistic single mom Emma Sanderson is looking for a Christmas miracle to write about for the lifestyle magazine at which she has landed a temporary job. While following her lead on the story, Emma discovers an unexpected romance with a supportive colleague and takes it upon herself to bring about a Christmas miracle for a lonely street musician.
“A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love”
Stars: Kathie Lee Gifford (“Then Came You”), Cindy Busby (“Date My Dad”) and Benjamin Hollingsworth (“Code Black”)
Logline: Multiple coincidences and a chance meeting bring Alice and Jack, two strangers from very different family backgrounds, together for a weekend wedding celebration. What follows is a completely unexpected Christmastime courtship filled with personal revelations, misread signals and a very real health scare that will either destroy or strengthen the budding romance.
Stars: Ashley Williams (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Paul Campbell (“Spun Out”)
Logline: While planning the family Christmas gala, Peyton is forced together with Ben to care for a friend’s daughter. While finding their Christmas spirit, will there be some romance along the way?
“Our Christmas Love Song”
Stars: Alicia Witt (“Nashville”) and Brendan Hines (“Suits”)
Logline: When country star Melody James is accused of plagiarizing her latest holiday single, she returns home to spend Christmas with her estranged family and old flame and learns what is important in life.
“Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen”
Stars: Erin Krakow (“Army Wives”), Luke Macfarlane (“Killjoys”) and Kimberley Sustad (“Unspeakable”)
Logline: After inheriting the family party planning business, frivolous Ella attempts to prove her mettle to her sensible sister, Marianne Dashwood, by taking on a new client less than two weeks before Christmas. The uptight, all-business Mr. Edward Ferris challenges Ella every step of the way, that is until he realizes her charm and playfulness have not only won him over to her way of thinking but are also capturing his heart.
“A Homecoming for the Holidays”
Stars: Laura Osnes (“Elementary”) and Stephen Huszar (“Ruby Herring Mysteries”)
Logline: Country singer Charlotte is home for the holidays and brother Ryan’s fellow ex-soldier Matt is in town. Writing her new album, Charlotte works with Matt to build a house for a friend in town.
“Time for You to Come Home for Christmas”
Stars: Alison Sweeney (“Days of Our Lives”) and Lucas Bryant (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)
Logline: When Katherine returns home after her husband passed, she meets a veteran who is on his own holiday journey. As Christmas nears, they learn of a bond that may be the miracle they need.
“Christmas in Montana”
Stars: Kellie Martin (“ER”) and Colin Ferguson (“Eureka”)
Logline: Before the holidays, Sara goes to Montana to help resistant Travis save his ranch. Can time on the ranch help restore her faith in Christmas in time for a miracle?
“Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday”
Stars: Jen Lilley (“Days of Our Lives”) and Carlo Marks (“Smallville”), Eric Close (“Nashville”)
Logline: Chloe wants to expand the family company and must work with former rival Ryan who has recently returned to Angel Falls. Angel Anthony reminds them about the Christmas spirit and the value of community.
“Christmas On My Mind”
Stars: Ashley Greene (Twilight) and Andrew Walker (“Against the Wall”)
Logline: When Lucy wakes up with a wedding dress in hand, she believes that she is late to her wedding with her ex-boyfriend Zac. However, she has no recollection of the past two years, including the fact that she is engaged to another man. With Zac’s help, Lucy sets off on an adventure in Bedford Harbor to fill the gaps in her memory, and finds old romantic feelings reigniting during the Christmas season.
“A Family Christmas Gift”
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete (“21 Jump Street”), Patti LaBelle (“Star”), and Dion Johnstone (“Star Falls”)
Logline: When Amber spends the holidays with her Aunt Dora and helps plan a fundraising Christmas Concert, it brings Amber closer to her aunt and a new love into her life.