At this moment, I'm on my couch in the middle of a heat wave. The air conditioner is blasting and a Hallmark Christmas movie rerun is on TV as part of the Hallmark Christmas in July. I'm a sucker for a romantic comedy, and a Hallmark holiday movie always comes through with the perfect blend of heart + cheese + festive cheer. And now, the official 2020 Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas schedule has arrived, and it's complete with 40 new Christmas movies!

You read that right, I said 40 NEW MOVIES!

Apparently even a pandemic can't stop Christmas! (I'm going to write that Hallmark movie one day.) Many of the films are being shot right now. With 23 new movies premiering on the Hallmark Channel, and another 17 premiering on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, there will be enough content to keep your socially distant calendar filled all through the holidays.

Kellie Pickler in her new Hallmark Christmas Movie

Kellie Pickler in her new Hallmark Christmas Movie

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Here are just a few of you can look for on the Hallmark Channel this holiday season:

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The list is packed with familiar favorite leading ladies like Candace Cameron Bure, Holly Robinson Peete, Luke Macfarlane, Lacey Chabert, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and the beloved cast of "When Calls the Heart." But you'll also see newer Hallmark favorites like Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit.

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Kristin Chenoweth singing in her new Hallmark Christmas Movie

You won't want to miss these stars, including favorites Nikki DeLoach, Andrew Walker, Broadway heartthrob Jeremy Jordan, Michael Rady, and Holly Robinson Peete, who is pulling double duty appearing in movies on both channels.

So if you're sad Christmas is July is coming to an end, take heart. A whole pile of new Christmas movies will be here before you know it.

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