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.
New 2020 Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Preview
Here are just a few of you can look for on the Hallmark Channel this holiday season:
- “A Royal Holiday”
- Starring Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit and Krystal Joy Brown
- “Jingle Bell Bride”
- Starring Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe
- “A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn”
- Starring Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor
- “If I Only Had Christmas”
- Starring Candace Cameron Bure
- “Deliver by Christmas”
- Starring Alvina August and Eion Bailey
- “On the 12th Date of Christmas”
- Starring Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes
- “Christmas Waltz”
- Starring Lacey Chabert
- “Christmas in Vienna”
- Starring Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott
- “Christmas in Evergreen 4”
- Starring Rukiya Bernard and Holly Robinson Peete
- “Chateau Christmas”
- Starring Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane
- “Cross Country Christmas”
- Starring Rachael Leigh Cook
- “Christmas Carnival”
- Starring Tamera Mowry-Housley
- “When Calls the Heart Christmas 2020”
- Starring Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks and Martin Cummins
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.
New 2020 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Miracles of Christmas Preview
- “Christmas Tree Lane”
- Starring Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker
- “Holly & Ivy”
- Starring Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols
- “The Christmas Bow”
- Starring Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady
- “Cranberry Christmas”
- Starring Nikki DeLoach and Benjamin Ayres
- “Christmas Doctor”
- Starring Holly Robinson Peete
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.