Hallmark’s Holiday Movie Lineup 2020: Breakdown Of Hallmark’s New Christmas FilmsPublished on September 30, 2020. Updated November 3, 2020
Hallmark Channel has a reputation to live up to when it comes to the holidays and none is bigger than the network’s Countdown to Christmas campaign. The made-for-TV films have become a staple during the Christmas season and as the popularity of the movies continues to rise, Hallmark continues to deliver with more films, big stars and the heart-warming stories we have all come to love. Everyone knows 2020 hasn’t been a great year, but Hallmark is looking to make things a little brighter with a ton of new movies for the holidays. Check out a plot description, the stars and when to catch every new Christmas film coming to Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Miracles of Christmas:
Jingle Bell Bride
Stars: Julie Gonzalo, Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Plot: “Wedding planner Jessica Perez (Gonzalo) travels to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is charmed by the small town during Christmas, as well as the handsome local (Rowe Jr.) helping her.”
Jingle Bell Bride airs Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Christmas Tree Lane
Stars: Alicia Witt, Andrew Walker, Drake Hogestyn, Briana Price
Plot: “Music store owner Meg (Witt) spearheads the community effort to save the Christmas Tree Lane shopping district from demolition. As she finds herself falling for Nate (Walker), a recent acquaintance, she’s thrown when she learns his surprising tie to the developer.”
Christmas Tree Lane airs Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Stars: Merritt Patterson, Luke Macfarlane
Plot: “Margot (Patterson), a world-renowned pianist, returns to Chateau Newhaus to spend the holidays with her family and is reunited with an ex (Macfarlane) who helps her rediscover her passion for music.”
Chateau Christmas airs Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Deliver By Christmas
Stars: Alvina August, Eion Bailey
Plot: “Bakery owner Molly (August) meets Josh (Bailey), a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she’s never met in person and doesn’t realize that they’re the same man.
Deliver By Christmas airs Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Christmas With the Darlings
Stars: Katrina Law, Carlo Marks
Plot: “Just before the holidays Jessica Lew (Law) is ending her tenure as the assistant to her wealthy boss to use her recently earned law degree within his company, but offers to help his charming, younger brother (Marks) as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew over Christmas.”
Christmas With the Darlings airs Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Stars: Nikki DeLoach, Benjamin Ayres
Plot: “A separated couple (DeLoach and Ayres) feign marital bliss on national television to help their town’s Christmas festival — and their business. But what will the future hold for them when rekindled love is complicated by new opportunities?”
Cranberry Christmas airs Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
One Royal Holiday
Stars: Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, Krystal Joy Brown, Victoria Clark, Tom McGowan
Plot: “When Anna (Osnes) offers a stranded mother (Clark) and son (Tveit) shelter in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Royal Family of Galwick. Anna shows the Prince how they do Christmas in her hometown, encouraging him to open his heart and be true to himself.”
One Royal Holiday airs Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Holly & Ivy
Stars: Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, Marisol Nichols
Plot: “When Melody’s (Parrish) neighbor, Nina (Nichols), learns that her illness has returned, Melody promises to keep Nina’s kids, Holly and Ivy, together. To adopt the children, she must renovate her new fixer-upper, which she does with the help of contractor Adam (Jordan).”
Holly & Ivy airs Nov. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater
Stars: Ashley Williams, Niall Matter
Plot: Single mom Maggie (Williams) is facing Christmas alone until Lucas (Matter) crashes into her life and becomes an unexpected houseguest. Together they overcome Christmas while finding comfort in their growing bond.”
Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater airs Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
The Christmas Ring
Stars: Nazneen Contractor, David Alpay
Plot: “A reporter (Contractor) searches for the love story behind an antique engagement ring. With the help of the ring’s owner’s grandson (Alpay), they learn the legacy his grandparents left behind.”
The Christmas Ring airs Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
On The 12th Date of Christmas
Stars: Mallory Jansen, Tyler Hynes
Plot: “Two seemingly incompatible game designers team up to create a romantic, city-wide scavenger hunt themed for The 12 Days of Christmas.”
On The 12th Date of Christmas airs Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
The Christmas Bow
Stars: Lucia Micarelli, Michael Rady
Plot: “When an accident puts her music dreams on hold, a gifted violinist (Micarelli) reconnects with an old family friend (Rady), who helps her heal and find love during the holidays.”
The Christmas Bow airs Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Christmas in Vienna
Stars: Sarah Drew, Brennan Elliott
Plot: “Jess (Drew), a concert violinist whose heart just isn’t in it anymore, goes to Vienna for a performance. While there, she finds the inspiration she has been missing, and a new love.”
Christmas in Vienna airs Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Meet Me at Christmas
Stars: Catherine Bell, Mark Deklin
Plot: When Joan’s (Bell) son’s wedding planner unexpectedly quits, she must coordinate his Christmas Eve wedding with the help of Beau (Deklin), the bride’s uncle. As they work alongside each other they discover their fates and pasts are intertwined.”
Meet Me at Christmas (working title) airs Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
A Timeless Christmas
Stars: Ryan Paevey, Erin Cahill
Plot: “Charles Whitley (Paevey) travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner (Cahill), a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st century Christmas.”
A Timeless Christmas airs Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
The Christmas Doctor
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Adrian Holmes
Plot: “A week before Christmas, Dr. Alicia Wright (Peete) is offered an assignment away from home. A mysterious man (Holmes) from her past journeys to find her before Christmas and brings with him a revelation that could change Alicia’s life forever.”
The Christmas Doctor airs Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
A Nashville Christmas Carol
Stars: Jessy Schram, Wes Brown, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Kix Brooks, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Plot: “Vivienne Wake (Schram), a workaholic television producer in charge of a country music Christmas special showcasing newcomer Alexis (Raelynn), never lets personal feelings get in the way of business. On the verge of accepting a job in L.A., and with the return of Gavin Chase (Brown) — her childhood sweetheart and manager to the special’s headliner, Belinda (Evans) — she receives a visit from the ghost of her recently deceased mentor, Marilyn (Judd). Her mentor warns her current path leads to a dark future and has recruited both the Spirit of Christmas Past (Brooks) and the Spirit of Christmas Present (Williams-Paisley) to help her get back on track. The Spirits’ time-jumping adventures force Vivienne to take hold of her life.”
A Nashville Christmas Carol airs Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
A Little Christmas Charm
Stars: Ashley Greene, Brendan Penny
Plot: “Holly (Greene), a jewelry designer, finds a lost charm bracelet and teams up with investigative reporter Greg (Penny) in hopes of finding the owner and returning it by Christmas Eve.”
A Little Christmas Charm (working title) airs December 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Stars: Robert Buckley, Jonathan Bennett, Ana Ayora, Treat Williams, Sharon Lawrence, Brad Harder
Plot: “Working through some difficult decisions, Wade family matriarch Phylis (Lawrence) and patriarch Bill (Williams), have summoned their two grown sons — TV star Mike Wade (Buckley) and Brandon Wade (Bennett) — home for the holidays. It is their hope that bringing the family together to recreate the Christmas house will help them find resolution and make a memorable holiday for the entire family and community. As Brandon and his husband Jake (Harder) make the trip home, they are anxiously awaiting a call about the adoption of their first child. Meanwhile, Mike reconnects with Andi (Ayora), his high school sweetheart.”
Christmas House airs Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
The Angel Tree
Stars: Jill Wagner, Lucas Bryant
Plot: “A writer (Wagner) seeks the identity of the person who helps grant wishes that are placed upon the angel tree, and in the process, reconnects with her childhood friend (Bryant).”
The Angel Tree airs Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
A Christmas Tree Grows In Colorado
Stars: Rochelle Aytes, Mark Taylor
Plot: “Erin (Aytes) is planning the town’s Christmas celebration and must win over firefighter Kevin (Taylor) in order to obtain the beautiful spruce tree from his property for the celebration.”
A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn airs Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Good Morning Christmas!
Stars: Alison Sweeney, Marc Blucas
Plot: “Two competing TV hosts (Sweeney and Blucas) are sent to a festive small town over Christmas. While pretending to get along for the sake of appearances, they discover that there’s more to each other than they thought
Good Morning Christmas! airs Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Five Star Christmas
Stars: Bethany Joy Lenz, Victor Webster
Plot: “After moving back to her hometown, Lisa (Lenz) plots with her siblings and grandparents to help her father’s new bed and breakfast get a five-star review from an incognito travel critic (Webster), but ends up falling for him, not knowing he is the real critic.”
Five Star Christmas (working title) airs Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Christmas by Starlight
Stars: Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell
Plot: “Annie (Sustad), a lawyer, must help her loved ones this holiday season. Her family’s restaurant, the Starlight Café, is slated for demolition. The heir to the development firm responsible, William (Campbell), makes her an unlikely proposition: He’ll spare the café if Annie spends the week ‘appearing’ as the legal counsel his father is demanding he hire in the wake of some costly mistakes.”
Christmas by Starlight (working title) airs Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp, JT Church
Plot: “After Avery’s (Chabert) storybook Christmas wedding is canceled unexpectedly, dance instructor Roman (Kemp) helps her rebuild her dreams.”
Christmas Waltz airs Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Stars: Jen Lilley, Trevor Donovan, Barbara Niven
Plot: “Maddie (Lilley), a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, embarks on a Tiger Cruise during Christmastime where she meets a handsome naval officer (Donovan) and stumbles upon a mystery in the ship’s archive room.”
USS Christmas airs Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
If I Only Had Christmas
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Warren Christie
Plot: “At Christmas, a cheerful publicist (Bure) teams up with a cynical business owner (Christie) and his team to help a charity in need.”
If I Only Had Christmas airs Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Colin Lawrence, Rukiya Bernard, Antonio Cayonne, Barbara Niven
Plot: “As Michelle’s (Peete) wedding approaches, Hannah (Bernard) steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot (Cayonne).”
Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing airs Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Time For Us to Come Home For Christmas
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Stephen Huszar
Plot: “Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner Ben (Huszar), Sarah (Chabert) discovers that an event from the past may connect them and change their lives forever.”
Time For Us to Come Home for Christmas airs Dec.6 at 10p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Christmas She Wrote
Stars: Danica McKellar, Dylan Neal
Plot: “When Kayleigh (McKellar), a romance writer, has her column canceled right before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with her family. Kayleigh gets an unexpected visit from the man (Neal) who canceled her column who fights not only to bring her back to the publisher but also for her heart.”
Christmas She Wrote airs Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances
Stars: Brooke D’Orsay, Sam Page
Plot: “After 15 years, Pat (Page) moves home from Hawaii with his two sons and through a series of coincidences, or Godwinks, ends up stuck in traffic next to his high school sweetheart, Margie (D’Orsay), at Christmas.”
A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances airs Nov. 22 at 10p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Cross Country Christmas
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Greyston Holt
Plot: “Former classmates Lina (Cook) and Max (Holt) are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation.”
Cross Country Christmas airs Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
A Glenbrooke Christmas
Stars: Autumn Reeser, Antonio Cupo
Plot: “As Christmas nears, heiress Jessica Morgan (Reeser) seizes what seems like her last chance to experience a relaxed Christmas and heads off to the small town of Glenbrooke, where she meets a handsome fireman (Cupo).”
A Glenbrooke Christmas airs Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Christmas Comes Twice
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley and Michael Xavier
Plot: “Emily (Mowry-Housley) is a top newscaster who has achieved her career dreams but still has regrets about the guy (Xavier) who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around the carousel takes her magically back in time to the carnival five years before… giving her a second chance at love before she must return to Christmas present.”
Christmas Comes Twice airs Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Stars: Taylor Cole, Steve Lund
Plot: “When a mysterious key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate (Cole) and Kevin (Lund) embark on a Christmas romance adventure they’ll never forget.”
A Christmas Carousel
Stars: Rachel Boston, Neal Bledsoe
Plot: “When Lila (Boston) is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince (Bledsoe) to complete it by Christmas.”
Love, Lights, Hanukkah!
Stars: Mia Kirshner, Ben Savage, Marilu Henner
Plot: “As Christina (Kirshner) prepares her restaurant for its busiest time of year, she gets back a DNA test revealing that she’s Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights.”
Love, Lights, Hanukkah! airs Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.