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Hallmark Christmas movies: Premiere dates for 12 new films revealed

Here’s when a dozen original TV movies will debut on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

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Christmas still may be a few months away, but Hallmark is getting ready to deliver an overstuffed sack of Yuletide movies down your chimney: Look for 33 movies to debut on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries later this year. Today’s present? We bring you the premiere dates of the 12 flicks that will air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, one of them previously unannounced.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries commence its 24-hours-a-day holiday-themed programming initiative, titled “The Most Wonderful Miracles of Christmas,” on Oct. 27, and the barrage of merriment will continue through Dec. 31. Viewer favorites from past years will be re-aired, along with these dozen new original TV movies, presented in order of airdate. They’re arriving faster than you think; Mr. Christmas kicks off the festivities on Nov. 5.

Prepare to enter the Hallmark holiday zone, where there can be nothing but a whirlwind of happy endings, just-in-time miracles, unexpected love, and things with bows on them. [Note: Titles, loglines, etc. subject to change.]

Mr. Christmas (*NEW)
Premieres: 
Nov. 5, 9 p.m. ET/PT
Stars: Sam Page, Tara Holt
Official logline: “Tom Jacobs has built an entire business around helping clients find the perfect gift for their loved ones. Since his company’s busiest time of the year is the holidays, he’s earned himself the nickname Mr. Christmas. When Tom’s good friend Paul comes to him asking for help in finding a gift for his girlfriend, Jenny, Mr. Christmas finds himself in a bit of trouble. The more he learns about Jenny during his research, the more he likes her, and the guiltier he feels being caught between his heart and his best friend. With Christmas rapidly approaching, Tom dreads his encroaching deadline as it will mean an end to his time with Jenny and perhaps an end to his only chance at being with his one true love.”

Christos Kalohoridis/Hallmark Channel

A Song for Christmas
Premieres:
Nov. 11, 9 p.m. ET/PT
Stars: Rebecca Tobin, Kevin McGarry
Official logline: “Pop superstar Adelaide Kay is so fed up with her controlling manager that she sneaks off the tour bus after their latest squabble. Though exhilarated to be free, she finds herself stranded in the freezing cold of a Pennsylvania winter, with no money and no plan. A local family, the Lapps, take her in. They know the true meaning of the season, even if they’re close to losing their dairy farm. No one in the family recognizes Adelaide except Dillon, the oldest son. He figures she’s the ticket to fast cash and plots to snap photos of Adelaide around the farm and sell them to the tabs. What he doesn’t plan, however, is their mutual attraction. As they get to know each other, Dillon has two realizations: Profiteering from invading Adelaide’s privacy is wrong, and his uptight girlfriend is not the one for him. When Adelaide performs a song, which Dillon’s kid sister wrote, a lot of money is earned which aids the Lapps and other strapped farmers.”

Kailey Schwerman/Hallmark

Engaging Father Christmas
Premieres: 
Nov. 12, 9 p.m. ET/PT
Stars: Erin Krakow, Niall Matter, Wendie Malick
Official logline: “It was supposed to be the perfect engagement. What could be more romantic than a Christmas proposal in a bucolic Vermont inn? Ian has it planned perfectly, or so he thinks. Miranda, an interior designer, returns to where she met Ian, a dashing former attorney who now runs the little hotel in the quaint town of Carlton Heath. After doing some digging to learn about her family roots, Miranda had traced her lineage to Carlton Heath. Though it’s Christmas, Miranda had always done her best to distance herself from the holiday; her mom, an actress, had died while performing a holiday play. Ian has carefully planned every aspect of Miranda’s visit so he could make the most romantic proposal. Too bad the best-laid plans often go awry – even during Christmas.”

A Joyous Christmas (Formerly Christmas for Joy]
Premieres: 
Nov. 18, 9 p.m. ET/PT
Stars: TBA
Official logline:“Joy may be down-on-her-luck, but her humanity is intact. She jumps to the aid of a stranger, rescuing the woman from a terrible accident. The woman who nearly died is quite successful and learns a great lesson from her accident: Helping others is the key to true success and could be the path to finding true love as well.”

Ricardo Hubbs/Hallmark

A Bramble House Christmas
Premieres: 
Nov. 19, 9 p.m. ET/PT
Stars: Autumn Reeser, David Haydn-Jones, Teryl Rothery
Official logline: “While settling his father’s estate, Finn Conrad becomes suspicious as to why he left a nurse $50,000. His dad knew her for less than two months before he died. Just before Christmas, Finn wants to reclaim what he considers his family’s money, so he goes undercover to investigate the bed-and-breakfast the nurse has recently taken over. When Finn meets Willa, he discovers she’s not a conniving gold digger at all. She’s the single mother of a sick boy who needed an operation. Finn’s dad paid for the operation and financed Willa’s dream of running the Bramble House B&B. Though Willa and Finn are protective of their hearts for different reasons, they fall in love — until she discovers his true identity and why he was there. Now Finn must gain Willa’s trust to make this a Christmas to remember.”

Christmas Homecoming (Formerly Welcome Home Warrior)
Premieres: Nov. 26, 9 p.m. ET/PT
Stars: Julie Benz, Michael Shanks
Official logline:“A military widow, whose faith in Christmas has lapsed, rents an apartment to a handsome Army Captain, recovering from an injury in battle, and whose faith in Christmas is inspirational. As they team up to save the town’s military museum with a Christmas fundraising event, these two ‘wounded birds’ find themselves falling in love — and being healed by the magic of Christmas.”

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