Hallmark Channel announces its 2020 Christmas movie guide

Hallmark Channel announces its 2020 Christmas movie Guide

Hallmark Channel has announced 22 brand new Christmas movies for its 2020 holiday movie schedule. The movies will air on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies. 

In a pandemic year when everyone could certainly use a good Christmas movie, Hallmark channel, as usual, preparing grounds for its annual holiday movies. Hallmark Channel and its parent company, Crown Media Family Network, are delivering on a promise to diversify their holiday movies.

Not even a pandemic will keep the leader in happy-endings entertainment from delivering sleigh loads of Yuletide spirit to your fireplace-warmed living rooms. 





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Here’s Hallmark Channel’s 2020 Christmas movie guide:

Jingle Bell Bride

Premieres: Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Julie Gonzalo, Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Contains: A quest for a flower that goes beyond the contiguous 48 states, wedding planner
Official synopsis: “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.”

Christmas Tree Lane

Premieres: Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Alicia Witt, Andrew Walker, Drake Hogestyn, Briana Price
Contains: A mission to save a shopping district, music store
Official synopsis: “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.”

Chateau Christmas

Premieres: Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Merritt Patterson, Luke Macfarlane
Contains: Classical music, fancy holiday digs
Official synopsis: “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.”

Deliver by Christmas

Premieres: Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Alvina August, Eion Bailey
Contains: Widower, baker
Official synopsis: “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.”

Christmas With the Darlings

Premieres: Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Katrina Law, Carlo Marks
Contains: Young lawyer, orphans
Official synopsis: “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.”

Cranberry Christmas

Premieres: Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Nikki DeLoach, Benjamin Ayres
Contains: Spouses in need of sparks, Christmas festival
Official synopsis: “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?”

One Royal Holiday

Premieres: Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, Krystal Joy Brown, Victoria Clark, Tom McGowan
Contains: Stranded by snowstorm, royalty
Official synopsis: “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.”

Holly & Ivy

Premieres: Nov. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, Marisol Nichols
Contains: Adoption, renovation
Official synopsis: “When Melody’s (Parrish) neighbour, 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).”

Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater

Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater

Premieres: Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Ashley Williams, Niall Matter
Contains: Single mom, unruly visitor
Official synopsis: “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.”

The Christmas Ring

The Christmas Ring

Premieres: Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Nazneen Contractor, David Alpay
Contains: Jewelry mystery, journalism
Official synopsis: “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.”



On the 12th Date of Christmas

Premieres: Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Mallory Jansen, Tyler Hynes
Contains: Scavenger hunt, The 12 Days of Christmas
Official synopsis: “Two seemingly incompatible game designers team up to create a romantic, city-wide scavenger hunt themed for The 12 Days of Christmas.”

The Christmas Bow

Premieres: Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Lucia Micarelli, Michael Rady
Contains: Classical music, injury, old friend-turned-romantic interest
Official synopsis: “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.”

Christmas in Vienna

Premieres: Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Sarah Drew, Brennan Elliott
Contains: Disheartened violinist, a Vienna visit
Official synopsis: “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.”

Meet Me at Christmas (working title)

Meet Me at Christmas (working title)

Premieres: Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Catherine Bell, Mark Deklin
Contains: Wedding planning chaos, romance with bride’s uncle
Official synopsis: “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.”

A Timeless Christmas

A Timeless Christmas

Premieres: Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Ryan Paevey, Erin Cahill
Contains: Time travel, tour guide
Official synopsis: “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.

The Christmas Doctor

The Christmas Doctor

Premieres: Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Adrian Holmes
Contains: Medicine, mysterious blast from past
Official synopsis: “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.”

A Nashville Christmas Carol

A Nashville Christmas Carol

Premieres: Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Jessy Schram, Wes Brown, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Kix Brooks, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Contains: A country-tinged Christmas, a ghost, a Judd (Wynonna), a Williams (Kimberly)
Official synopsis: “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 Little Christmas Charm (working title)

A Little Christmas Charm (working title)

Premieres: Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Ashley Greene, Brendan Penny
Contains: Jewelry mystery, journalism
Official synopsis: “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.”

Christmas House

Christmas House

Premieres: Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Robert Buckley, Jonathan Bennett, Ana Ayora, Treat Williams, Sharon Lawrence, Brad Harder
Contains: Sons’ homecoming, gay couple’s journey to adopt
Official synopsis: “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.”

The Angel Tree

The Angel Tree

Premieres: Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Jill Wagner, Lucas Bryant
Contains: Reunion of childhood friends, anonymous good Samaritan
Official synopsis: “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).”

New movie to be announced

New movie to be announced

Premieres: Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: 
TBD
Official synopsis: 
TBD

A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Premieres: Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Rochelle Aytes, Mark Taylor
Contains: A VIP spruce, romantic sparks with firefighter
Official synopsis: “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 Bright and Merry Christmas

A Bright and Merry Christmas

Premieres: Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Alison Sweeney, Marc Blucas
Contains: Small-town Christmas, big-time rival TV hosts
Official synopsis: “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.

Five Star Christmas (working title)

Five Star Christmas (working title)

Premieres: Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars:
 Bethany Joy Lenz, Victor Webster
Contains: Family B&B, travel critic
Official synopsis:
 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.”

Christmas by Starlight (working title)

Christmas by Starlight (working title)

Premieres: Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars:
 Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell
Contains: Restaurant in jeopardy, lawyer doing unusual pro bono work
Official synopsis: “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 Waltz

Christmas Waltz

Premieres: Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp, JT Church
Contains: Nixed nuptials, dancing, Lacey Chabert
Official synopsis: “After Avery’s (Chabert) storybook Christmas wedding is cancelled unexpectedly, dance instructor Roman (Kemp) helps her rebuild her dreams.”

USS Christmas

USS Christmas

Premieres: Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Jen Lilley, Trevor Donovan, Barbara Niven
Contains: A Christmas cruise, reporter, naval officer
Official synopsis: “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.”

If I Only Had Christmas

If I Only Had Christmas

Premieres: Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Warren Christie
Contains: Charity, publicity, Candace Cameron Bure
Official synopsis: “At Christmas, a cheerful publicist (Bure) teams up with a cynical business owner (Christie) and his team to help a charity in need.”

Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing

Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing

Premieres: Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Colin Lawrence, Rukiya Bernard, Antonio Cayonne, Barbara Niven
Contains: Christmas wedding, museum
Official synopsis: “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).”

Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas

Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas

Premieres: Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Stephen Huszar
Contains: A connection between five strangers, Lacey Chabert
Official synopsis: “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.”

Christmas She Wrote

Christmas She Wrote

Premieres: Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Danica McKellar, Dylan Neal
Contains: Suddenly unemployed romance writer, homecoming
Official synopsis: “When Kayleigh (McKellar), a romance writer, has her column cancelled right before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with her family. Kayleigh gets an unexpected visit from the man (Neal) who cancelled her column who fights not only to bring her back to the publisher but also for her heart.”

A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances

A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances

Premieres: Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Brooke D’Orsay, Sam Page
Contains: Homecoming, old flames reignite
Official synopsis: “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.”

Cross Country Christmas

Cross Country Christmas

Premieres: Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Greyston Holt
Contains: Reunited classmates, homecoming versus snowstorm
Official synopsis: “Former classmates Lina (Cook) and Max (Holt) are travelling 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.”

A Glenbrooke Christmas

A Glenbrooke Christmas

Premieres: Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Autumn Reeser, Antonio Cupo
Contains: Heiress, hot fireman
Official synopsis: “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).”

Christmas Carnival

Christmas Carnival

Premieres: Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Antonio Cupo
Contains: Time travel, magical merry-go-round
Official synopsis: “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 Homecoming (working title)

Christmas Homecoming (working title)

Premieres: Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars:
 Taylor Cole, Steve Lund
Contains: 
A key, a romantic riddle
Official synopsis: 
“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

A Christmas Carousel

Premieres: Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Rachel Boston, Neal Bledsoe
Contains: Broken merry-go-round, royalty
Official synopsis: “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.”

Swept Up by Christmas (working title)

Swept Up by Christmas (working title)

Premieres: Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars:
 TBD
Contains: Antiques   
Official synopsis: “An antique seller and a cleaner clash over how to downsize a magnificent estate right before Christmas. As the two uncover the house’s treasures, they find a way to reconnect the reclusive owner with his own Christmases past.”

Love, Lights, Hanukkah!

Love, Lights, Hanukkah!

Premieres: Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Mia Kirshner, Ben Savage, Marilu Henner
Contains: Lineage revelation, restaurant stress
Official synopsis: “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.”

Project Christmas Wish (working title)

Project Christmas Wish (working title)

Premieres: Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: TBD
Contains: Wish granting, small-town Christmas
Official synopsis: “For years, Lucy has played Santa to her small town’s community by making their holiday wishes come true. But when Lucy grants a little girl’s wish for a Christmas like she used to have with her mom, she unexpectedly finds her own wishes coming true in life and love.”