How to watch all 172 new Christmas movies in December
Hallmark, Lifetime, Netflix, HBO Max, and many more networks and streamers plan to overwhelm you with Christmas spirit.
Hope you grabbed an abnormally large mug of hot cocoa and threw an extra log or four into the fireplace, because you're going to be spending an awful lot of time basking in the spirit of Christmas — and the glow of your screen. Hallmark, Lifetime, Netflix, HBO Max, BET+, Great American Family, and more networks and streamers are whipping up a blizzard of mirth for the final months of 2022, in the form of 170-plus new Christmas movies. Brace for pop stars heading home for the holidays, baking competitions, widowed moms about to find love again, rustic B&Bs and maple farms in jeopardy — you name it, and these movies will slap a holly jolly ending on it. (Well, except for the few that boast a badass or evil Santa on the loose.) Ready to plan your ultimate holiday binge schedule, which also includes movies that celebrate Hanukkah and Kwanzaa? Start scrolling and rolling into the most wonderful, movie-stuffed time of the year.
(This guide will be updated throughout the holiday season.)
How to watch: Sept. 22, Pure Flix
Stars: Lucas Black, Todd Terry, Ina Barron, Kyleigh M. Bakker, Roman Engle
Contains: Emergency landing, literal struggle to survive the holidays
Official description: "Jason is on an adventure to win the hearts of Noelle's kids before they marry. The plan for them to fly to her parent's cabin days before Christmas falls apart and the adventure turns to a struggle to survive before this new family can start a life together."
Noel Next Door
How to watch: Oct. 21, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Natalie Hall, Corey Sevier
Contains: Nasty neighbor, unlikely romance
Official description: "A hard-working single mom gets into a war of words with a neighbor who she feels is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood grouch just may steal her heart."
How to watch: Oct. 21, on demand
Stars: Michael Lombardi, Marc Menchaca, Joseph Gatt
Contains: Torture around every corner, death by wood chipper
Official description: "An upstanding pastor's life unravels after the shocking murder of his daughter on Christmas Eve. His faith is tested when he embarks on a dark journey of revenge and uncovers a twisted underworld in which he can never return."
We Need a Little Christmas
How to watch: Oct. 22, 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Erica Durance, Patrick Sabongui, Lynn Whitfield
Contains: Multiple stars from the Arrowverse, widowed mother, older neighbor
Official description: "Julie is adjusting to being a single mother to a grieving child while facing her first Christmas without her husband when she develops an unexpected friendship with her older neighbor Irene."
We Wish You a Married Christmas
How to watch: Oct. 22, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Marisol Nichols, Kristoffer Polaha
Contains: Stranded couple, car trouble, Vermont, lots of alpacas
Official description: "Becca and Robby are a married couple having a hard time connecting with each other as the holidays approach. Just before Christmas, they head to a cozy Vermont inn at the advice of their marriage coach so they can recharge. Their weekend away gets unexpectedly extended when a mishap puts their car out of commission and just may put them on the road to a very happily married Christmas."
Destined at Christmas
How to watch: Oct. 22, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, Great American Family
Stars: Shae Robins, Casey Elliott
Contains: Black Friday, power outage, separation anxiety
Official description: "Kim and Theo meet amid Black Friday shopping madness, but there's a definite spark between them. When a power outage causes some panic at a store, the couple gets separated. With Christmas coming, there should be plenty of distractions, but neither Kim nor Theo can forget the other. Both yearn to find each other, but how with so little information to go on? It'll take a little Christmas magic and destiny to bring them back together."
A Kismet Christmas
How to watch: Oct. 23, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Sarah Ramos, Carlo Marks, Marilu Henner
Contains: Holiday homecoming, reignition of old flames, supposedly magical cookies, children's books
Official description: "Sarah is a children's book author who returns to her hometown, where she reconnects with her family and Travis, her teenage crush. She soon discovers that a long-held family legend might actually be true."
A Cozy Christmas Inn
How to watch: Oct. 28, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Jodie Sweetin, David O'Donnell
Contains: Motivated real estate exec, B&B with an unfortunate owner, Alaska
Official description: "Real estate exec Erika travels to Alaska during Christmastime to acquire a bed and breakfast, only to discover that it's owned by her ex. While there, she finds herself falling in love with the town, and quite possibly him."
How to watch: Oct. 29, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, Great American Family
Stars: Merritt Patterson, Daniel Lissing
Contains: Christmas gala dinner, romance between caterer and photographer
Official description: "A fledgling caterer, Molly Frost, is hired by Jean Harrison, the perfectionistic director of the renowned Harrison Foundation, to cater this year's annual Christmas gala dinner. Things get complicated when Molly falls for Jean's nephew, Carson, 30s, a travel photographer with no desire to take over the family's foundation… until his aunt assigns him to the task of making sure the catered dinner goes perfectly."
Jolly Good Christmas
How to watch: Oct. 29, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Reshma Shetty, Will Kemp
Contains: Gift hunting, professional shopper, American in London
Official description: "David is an American architect who recently moved to London for a prime opportunity in a prestigious firm. With just three days before Christmas, he crosses paths with Anji, a professional shopper, who raises an eyebrow over his choice of a gift card for his girlfriend. David ultimately decides to hire Anji and, thanks to a series of unexpected events, finds himself on a wild adventure across jolly old London as Anji helps him search for the perfect present."
Christmas Bedtime Stories
How to watch: Oct. 29, 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Erin Cahill, Steve Lund, Charlie Weber
Contains: Missing military man, missing military man's wife trying to raise their daughter
Official description: "When Danielle's husband goes missing in action during his deployment, she is left to raise her daughter on her own. Three years later, as she acclimates to life without him, she begins to tell her daughter bedtime stories of her father."
Ghosts of Christmas Always
How to watch: Oct. 30, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Kim Matula, Ian Harding, Beth Leavel, Lori Tan Chinn, Reginald VelJohnson
Contains: Family business owner in need of Yuletide joy, the Ghost of Christmas Present
Official description: "Katherine is a Ghost of Christmas Present and she must help one soul, Peter, rediscover his Christmas spirit. But this year has something unusual in store."
How to watch: The Roku Channel, Nov. 1
Stars: Sheena Faust, Ryan Toby, Malik Brazile
Contains: Rekindling of old flames, romance between elementary school teacher and pro athlete
Official description: "Kelly Brooks (Faust) is an elementary school teacher who gave up on love until her childhood friend, Andrew (Brazile), a professional baseball player, returns home and invites Kelly to spend Christmas with his family. Although reluctant to attend a Christmas party after remembering how things ended with Andrew, she soon realizes she still has feelings for him."
Christmas on the Farm
How to watch: Nov. 1, Hulu
Stars: Poppy Montgomery, Darren McMullen, Hugh Sheridan, Nicholas Brown
Contains: Literary lies, Laughs with livestock
Official description: "A New York socialite who fakes her identity to get her book published has to rush back to her deceased mother's farm when the publisher and her son come to visit their 'Australian' author."
A Royal Christmas Match
How to watch: Nov. 1, Xumo; Dec. 10, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET/PT, UPtv
Stars: Jordana Largy, Matthew MacCaull
Contains: Single princess, cultural exchange program
Official description: "Princess Camille travels to America to create a cross-cultural college exchange program and falls for Professor Rhett. But when she discovers he was hired by her father to escort her, a.k.a. babysit her, she wonders if he cares more about her or his career."
Meeting Mr. Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 1, Chicken Soup for the Soul
Stars: Greta Carew-Johns, Madison Smith, Jaime Callica, Eileen Pedde, Laura Mitchell
Contains: Jaded travel blogger, ailing mother, Christmas charity event in jeopardy
Official description: "Sophie Montgomery, a female travel blogger with a column called 'Sophie's Solo Travels,' has spent the last four years avoiding Christmas and traveling alone. When she receives a call that her mother has had a fall, she comes home to help her mom by planning their annual Christmas charity event only to learn she is not planning the event alone. Holiday-loving town doctor Fin Miller's positive and festive charms are no match for Sophie's cynicism when it comes to Christmas, so she decides to take Finn's Christmas charm and turn it into a story for her escaping Christmas blog she does every year, only to realize her thoughts about Christmas and feelings for Finn have changed."
A Wesley Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 3, BET+
Stars: Dorien Wilson, Jasmine Guy, Terrence Carson, Loren Lott, Terayle Hill, Mike Merril
Contains: Holiday homecoming, sibling high jinks
Official description: "Adult siblings Chris, Todd, and Cydney Wesley travel to their childhood home to celebrate Christmas with their parents and the entire Wesley family. With everyone together and all their physical and emotional baggage in tow, the annual Wesley family holiday promises to be a festive hot mess of a Christmas, with life-changing impacts on the whole family."
How to watch: Nov. 4, Hulu
Stars: Faizon Love, Caryn Ward Ross
Contains: Viral online ad, mall santa competition
Official description: "This year, the manager of a mall where Santa Charles work decides to upgrade and replace him with forced retirement. Instead of leaving, he asks to find his appropriate replacement by putting out an online ad. When this ad goes viral, the interview process becomes a series of tasks and challenges leading to an all-out competition of Festive chaos and Christmas comedy."
My Christmas Fiancé
How to watch: Nov. 4, Hulu
Stars: Jennifer Freeman, Jack Parr, Denise Richards
Contains: Fake dating, restaurant in jeopardy
Official description: "Maya is working as a chef for a high-end resort restaurant in Italy when she is asked by her boss, Penn, to pretend to be his fiancé for the holidays so he can avoid being set up for marriage by his family. Things get complicated when the chef's ex-girlfriend, Ashleigh, wants to take over the business by sabotaging the restaurant. It is up to Maya to try and save the restaurant while trying to hide her genuine feelings for Penn."
All I Want for Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 4, Hulu
Stars: Erica Peeples, Christian Torres Villalobos, Sahjanan Nasser
Contains: Bickering exes, con==daughter wishing for them to get back together, elements of Liar, Liar
Official description: "A newly separated mom, Mariah, gets into numerous wars of words with her ex-husband, David. Their daughter, Ivy, wanting to re-unite the family, makes a Christmas wish with Santa leading to many hilarious mishaps. Mariah can't say 'no', and David can't tell a 'lie.' Will this be the holiday miracle that this family needs to bring them together?"
Menorah in the Middle
How to watch: Nov. 4, Hulu
Stars: Lucy DeVito, Jonah Platt, Christian de la Fuente, Laura Silverman, Sarah Silverman
Contains: Fiancé meeting future in-laws, bakery in jeopardy
Official description: "This year for Hanukah, Sarah is headed back home with her new fiancé, Chad, to meet her parents. Things go haywire when she discovers the family's bakery is in danger of closing down. Her father has a heart attack, and her fiancé is the one planning to take over the Family business. All seems lost until she runs into her old school friend Ben, who tries to help her save the bakery while also showing her the true meaning of love, family, and the spirit of Hanukah."
Christmas on Repeat
How to watch: Nov. 4, Hulu
Stars: Jennifer Taylor, Gary Poux, Julia Terranova, JJ Whyte, Matthew Lawrence
Contains: Demanding boss, magical grocery-store Santa, Christmas Day as Groundhog Day
Official description: "A workaholic gets stuck in a time loop repeating Christmas Day over and over as she tries to reconnect with her family, while also trying to appease her boss' demands."
Unperfect Christmas Wish
How to watch: Nov. 4, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET/PT, UPtv
Stars: Alys Crocker, David Pinard
Contains: Aspiring singer, singing elves
Official description: "Madison O'Hara performs as a singing elf for Christmas parties with her best friend Cooper, but her real dream is to be a singer-songwriter and to find the perfect man."
A Magical Christmas Village
How to watch: Nov. 4, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Alison Sweeney, Luke Macfarlane, Marlo Thomas
Contains: Three generations of women under one roof, magical figurines
Official description: "When Summer's mother, Vivian, moves in with her and her young daughter, Chloe, her orderly existence is upended. Upon arrival, Vivian sets up an heirloom miniature Christmas village resembling their town and tells Chloe it grants Christmas wishes. As Chloe begins setting up the figurines, real-life events seem to mimic the scenes she creates. With a little help from the magic of the Christmas village, the family will be brought closer together and, just maybe, Summer will learn to open her heart to love again."
How to watch: Nov. 5, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Lifetime
Stars: Jodie Sweetin, Mikaela Lily Davies, David Pinard, Jane Wheeler, Tim Rozon
Contains: Architect, awkward reunion with ex, Switzerland inn
Official description: "Alex (Sweetin) has wonderful memories of Christmas with her best friend Beth (Davies), until Beth starts dating Alex's ex, Jesse (Pinard). Because she has missed the last few Christmases with family due to her demanding job as an architect, Alex is excited to spend the holidays with her mother, Caroline (Wheeler), who is opening an inn in Switzerland. Much to her dismay, she learns that Jesse and Beth are also visiting for the inn's opening. When Alex meets Liam (Rozon), a single father and the manager of her mother's inn, Liam attempts to show her all the Christmas traditions and culture of Switzerland and helps Alex open herself up to love and forgiveness this holiday season."
A Royal Christmas on Ice
How to watch: Nov. 5, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, Great American Family
Stars: Anna Marie Dobbins, Jonathan Stoddard
Contains: Single prince with small-town dreams, Olympic ice skater
Official description: "Looking to escape his royal life, a dashing prince comes to the United States to start a business in a small town in upstate New York and winds up falling for a former Olympic ice skater."
Lights, Camera, Christmas!
How to watch: Nov. 5, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Kimberley Sustad, John Brotherton
Contains: Christmas movie within a Christmas movie, above-the-line/below-the-line romance
Official description: "When a holiday rom-com movie shooting in her town needs a costume designer, Kerry, a local shop owner, steps into the role. While working on the movie, she rediscovers her passion for costume design and finds herself falling for Brad, the film's famous leading man."
A Maple Valley Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 5, 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Peyton List, Andrew Walker
Contains: Property for sale, arrival of handsome stranger, romance on the ranch
Official description: "Erica is a rancher who has spent her whole life working the family farm with her mother and sister. When Aaron arrives and disrupts her plans, she starts to question what it is she actually wants."
How to watch: Nov. 6, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, UPtv
Stars: Erin Agostino, David Lafontaine
Contains: Mistaken identity, masquerade ball
Official description: "When Julieanne is mistaken for her glamorous boss at a masquerade ball by a notoriously aloof businessman, she continues the ruse over Christmas. Will she be able to find real love in the makeshift fairy-tale world they've created?"
Well Suited for Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 6, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Lifetime
Stars: Mercedes de la Zerda, Franco Lo Presti
Contains: Fashion designer, charity ball
Official description: "Fashion designer Rachel Rocca (de la Zerda) lands a spot in a design competition to create a tuxedo for one of the city's most eligible bachelors, Brett Stone (Presti), for a Christmas charity gala. As Rachel begins to unthread his well-spun public image, she discovers the true reason behind his Christmas charity, and they find themselves falling in love."
Love at the Christmas Contest (working title)
How to watch: Nov. 6, 8 p.m. ET, Great American Family
Stars: Samantha Cope, Ross Jirgl
Contains: Tree decorating contest, tribute to dead mom
Official description: "For as long as she can remember, Angie's favorite part of Christmas has been the Christmas Eve tree lighting in the town square. But this Christmas, her first without her mom, Angie doesn't feel much like celebrating… until she learns her mom had always dreamed of winning the annual tree-decorating contest and seeing her tree lit up in the town square. Angie realizes winning the contest and decorating the town's tree is the perfect way to honor her mom. What Angie isn't expecting is her high school sweetheart David and his adorable daughter Gabby to enter the contest too."
All Saints Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 6, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Ledisi, Roger Cross
Contains: Holiday homecoming for music star, New Orleans, reignition of old flames, fake dating
Official description: "Lisette is a popular R&B singer who's getting ready to travel home to New Orleans for Christmas. When the media mistake a photo of her with her music producer ex as an engagement announcement, her family insists that he join her on the trip."
Falling for Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 10, Netflix
Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet
Contains: Spoiled heiress, amnesia-causing accident, single-dad lodge owner
Official description: "A newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress gets into a skiing accident, suffers from total amnesia, and finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas."
The First Noelle
How to watch: Nov. 10, BET+
Stars: Novi Brown, LaLa Milan, Todd Anthony
Contains: Two women named Noelle, rekindling of old flames
Official description: "After 20 years of friendship, Terrance and Noelle finally decide to date each other but ultimately break up when Terrance moves to London for work. Now that Terrance is back in Atlanta for Christmas with his new girl, also named Noelle, our lead is determined to get him back and say goodbye to being friend-zoned forever."
Christmas on Mistletoe Lake
How to watch: Nov. 10, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Lifetime
Stars: Genelle Williams, Hattie Kragten, Corey Sevier
Contains: Boats, Harbor festival, sad-yet-resourceful daughter
Official description: "Every Christmas, Reilly Shore (Williams) picks a random spot on the map to take an adventurous trip. This year, that destination is the quaint hamlet of Mistletoe Lake. As she arrives, Reilly discovers that the town's lone bed and breakfast is full due to the town's annual Christmas Harbor Festival. When 12-year-old Emma (Kragten) invites Reilly to stay on her dad's boat, she learns that Emma's dad, Raymond Mitchell (Sevier), is selling his boat and can't participate in the festival. Saddened, Emma enlists Reilly's help to convince Raymond to enter into the festival so they can have one last perfect Christmas on Mistletoe Lake."
One Delicious Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 11, Discovery+
Stars: Vanessa Marano, Kathy Maloney, Bobby Flay, Alex Mallari, Jr
Contains: Inherited inn, Bobby Flay as food critic, tension over holiday menu
Official description: "The future of Vermont culinary destination Haven Restaurant and Inn rests squarely on the shoulders of Abby Richmond (Marano), who inherited the property from her parents. Unfortunately, managing both the restaurant and the inn is a 24/7 commitment, leaving no time for Abby to have a personal life. Her best hope is to secure an investment from restaurant mogul Alexandra Grantham (Maloney),who would provide much-needed resources and guidance. But to do so, she'll have to navigate rough waters after top food critic Tom Kingsley (Flay) visits Haven and gives Alexandra his menu feedback. Hot-shot chef Preston Weaver (Mallari) is brought in by Alexandra to shake up the holiday menu after Abby unexpectedly loses her longtime chef. Unbeknownst to Preston, the menu was curated by Abby's late father, and she's having a tough time letting go of it. Despite their undeniable chemistry, will they be able to put aside their differences in time for Alexandra and Tom's Christmas Eve dinner visit, which will determine whether she invests in Haven or not?"
A Christmas Open House
How to watch: Nov. 11, Discovery+
Stars: Katie Stevens, Victor Rasuk, Ben Napier, Erin Napier
Contains: Sexual tension between property stager and her high school crush, actual tension over home renovation
Official description: "Melissa Norwood (Stevens) is an ambitious Atlanta property stager who teams with her old high school crush, David Phelps (Rasuk), to sell her newly married mom's home in their small Georgia hometown. The place is cozy but hasn't been updated in decades, so the two join up to renovate the place before a couple of wealthy potential buyers are due to see the house on Christmas Eve. Melissa would love to spend a portion of her budget on a few custom projects created by a unique couple, Henry and Sarah Wright (Ben and Erin Napier), who are gifted at small-town home restoration and appreciate the legacy of a family home. Henry is a master woodworker and custom furniture builder, and Sarah is an artist with an expertise in color and transformative design choices. As Christmas approaches and the tensions grow, so does a romantic relationship between Melissa and David, but the fact that Melissa intends to return to Atlanta and start her own business with the cash she will get from the property sale, while David has no intention of leaving his hometown, could be a deal breaker for their new relationship."
How to watch: Nov. 11, Discovery+
Stars: Jessica Szohr, Marco Grazzini, Mykee Selkin, Hilary Farr
Contains: Home renovation show in jeopardy, romantic triangle
Official description: "For the past six years, interior designer Stella (Szohr) and contractor Pablo (Grazzini) have charmed homeowners and viewers alike as cohosts of the renovation show House Sweet Home by relying on their expertise and palpable onscreen chemistry despite not being an actual couple. After the owners of the home slated for their upcoming holiday episode pull out, Pablo and the HSH team convince Stella to be their next client in hopes of saving the episode and the show itself. This has a trepidatious Stella not only agreeing to renovate her family's Victorian home with Pablo (a.k.a. the Sledgehammer), but also moving her impending nuptials to fiancé Jack (Selkin) up several months in a bid to make this their biggest and best episode yet. As Stella and Pablo labor together more closely than ever before to bring her family's beloved home back from a state of disrepair in time for the Christmas Eve ceremony, Stella confides in her mentor Freddy (Farr) about the complicated and unexplored feelings that could jeopardize everything."
A Gingerbread Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 11, Discovery+
Stars: Tiya Sircar, Sugith Varughese, Kyana Teresa, Duff Goldman, Marc Bendavid
Contains: Bakery in jeopardy, gingerbread house competition
Official description: "After a devastating workplace development throws Hazel Stanley's (Sircar) job prospects as a full-time architect into question, she leaves New York City to spend the holidays with her father, Ted (Varughese), in her suburban Chicago hometown. While there, she discovers that the family bakery is even worse off than she imagined, having been on the decline since the passing of her mother. And to add insult to injury, her former best friend Shelby (Teresa) has opened a trendy new bakeshop across the street. When all seems to be lost, she gets the idea to enter a gingerbread house competition led by homegrown food celebrity Mark Clemmons (Goldman) offering a $100,000 prize — enough to get the ailing bakery back on track. While working on her magnificent cookie edifice, a romance begins to bloom with a local contractor James Meadows (Bendavid) who — along with his daughter — has been helping her father out by lending his baking prowess to the place while trying to fix it up in his spare time. A series of frustrations and misunderstandings threaten to tear them apart, but will the magic of the holiday lead everyone to have a merry Christmas?"
In Merry Measure
How to watch: Nov. 11, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Patti Murin, Brendan Penny, Jennifer Robertson
Contains: Holiday homecoming for music star, choir rivals
Official description: "When pop star Darcy returns home to spend Christmas with her sister and niece, she unexpectedly finds herself coaching the high school choir with her onetime rival, Adam."
The Christmas Retreat
How to watch: Nov. 11, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET/PT, UPtv
Stars: Rhiannon Fish, Clayton James
Contains: Freshly dumped woman, Christmas getaway
Official description: "When Kim's boyfriend breaks up with her instead of proposing, her mom whisks her away to a Christmas retreat where she meets the owner's unemployed brother, Mark. But will they be able to see past the mistakes neither one wants to admit to and let the magic of the season connect them?"
The Dog Days of Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 11, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Lifetime
Stars: Georgia Flood, Ezekiel Simat
Contains: Animal rescue organization in jeopardy, romance between nonprofit employee and vet
Official description: "While visiting her family during Christmastime, Annie Blake (Flood) decides to help three stray dogs get adopted before heading back into her career working for a global nonprofit. But when she runs into local veterinarian Dylan Hawkes (Simat), her old high school debate partner, they team up to save an animal rescue. Ultimately, Annie discovers that finding love, and making a difference in the world, can happen right at home."
A Tiny Home Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 12, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET/PT, UPtv
Stars: Rebecca Dalton, Christopher Seivright
Contains: Contracting business in jeopardy, rekindling of old flames, reality show
Official description: "In order to save her family's contracting business, Blair reluctantly teams up with her ex-boyfriend and former costar of a hit home design reality show to build a tiny home for the unsheltered in the community, rekindling old sparks in the process… and just in time for Christmas."
The Royal Nanny
How to watch: Nov. 12, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Rachel Skarsten, Dan Jeannotte, Greta Scacchi
Contains: Undercover spy, royal romance
Official description: "Claire is an MI5 agent who goes undercover as the royal nanny. She must overcome the challenges of her assignment, like resisting the charms of Prince Colin, while keeping the family safe at Christmas."
Reindeer Games Homecoming
How to watch: Nov. 12, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Lifetime
Stars: Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Brian Sills
Contains: Grey's Anatomy mini-reunion, charity competition, romance between biology teacher and Hollywood star
Official description: "MacKenzie Graves (Drew,) is a brilliant, competitive, crossword-puzzle-loving biology teacher in Vermont who recently lost her father, beloved fire chief and the heart of the town's holiday fundraising tradition the Reindeer Games. Every year since his death, she competes with her dad's former team, a group of colorful retired firefighters, to win the Games and keep his tradition alive. This holiday however, her world is rocked when fading Hollywood star, and Mac's high school crush, Chase Weston (Bruening) comes home for Christmas to visit his pregnant sister and nephew and is begrudgingly roped into participating in the Games. When the opportunity to compete against her former megacrush arises, Mac is determined to show him up and win the Kris Kringle Cup at all costs. As the competition heats up, so does the spark between Mac and Chase, and Chase soon finds himself eager to not only win the games, but also to win her heart."
A Merry Christmas Wish
How to watch: Nov. 12, 8 p.m. ET, Great American Family
Stars: Jill Wagner, Cameron Mathison
Contains: Big-city exec's return to small town, family farm for sale
Official description: "A New York City advertising executive returns to her hometown to sell the family farm, but instead reconnects with her childhood friend and gets involved with organizing the yearly Winter Wonderland, which takes place on the property."
Our Italian Christmas Memories
How to watch: Nov. 12, 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Sarah Power, Beau Bridges
Contains: Dementia, grandma's beloved pasta sauce
Official description: "The Colucci siblings, in an effort to jog the memory of their grandfather who is struggling with dementia, set out to recreate their late grandmother's legendary pasta sauce."
The Picture of Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 13, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET/PT, UPtv
Stars: Chelsea Hobbs, Giles Panton
Contains: Storybook illustrator, Christmas tree farm, toothsome caretaker
Official description: "An aspiring storybook illustrator in Manhattan returns home after inheriting her grandmother's Christmas tree farm. Inspired by the magic of Christmas and the farm's handsome caretaker, she is reminded of the things she once wanted in life."
How to watch: Nov. 13, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, Great American Family
Stars: Breanne Hill, Colton Little
Contains: Ex envy, Fake dating
Official description: "When a woman returns home to find her ex in a relationship, she enlists her best friend to act as her fake boyfriend for the holidays."
Six Degrees of Santa
How to watch: Nov. 13, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Lifetime
Stars: Kathryn Davis, Steve Lund
Contains: Anonymous gift giving, single mom, Internet big shot
Official description: "Christmas enthusiast and single mom Harper (Davis) has created a program, Six Degrees of Santa, in which anonymous 'Santas' give a gift and set of instructions to be passed along, temporarily enjoyed, and regifted indefinitely. Her goal is to create a Christmas experience that's real-life, magical, and unexpected. When Harper's own gift lands in the hands of a leading internet entrepreneur, Jason (Lund), he's convinced that the original Santa might be his soul mate. He seeks out Harper, as the architect of the program, to help him track down this mystery woman."
Christmas at the Golden Dragon
How to watch: Nov. 13, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Kara Wang, Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Antonio Cupo, Barbara Niven
Contains: Family restaurant in jeopardy, another Arrowverse star
Official description: "When Romy and Rick's parents surprise them with the news that they will be closing the Chinese restaurant they have owned and operated for decades, the siblings each find themselves re-evaluating their futures. Also impacted by the news are the landmark restaurant's loyal patrons and staff, who have all come to depend on the restaurant over the holidays."
A Christmas Story Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 17, HBO Max
Stars: Peter Billingsley, Erinn Hayes, Julianna Layne, River Drosche
Contains: Ralphie as the Old Man, a kid focused on one particular present
Official description: "Ralphie is all grown up in this sequel to the annual holiday favorite in which he must deal with Christmas and all that comes with it, this time as a dad. Peter Billingsley returns to the role that has made kids of all ages anticipate Christmas morning like no other."
Christmas With You
How to watch: Nov. 17, Netflix
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Aimee Garcia
Contains: Wish-granting music star, small-town romance
Official description: "Feeling career burnout, pop star Angelina escapes to grant a young fan's wish in small-town New York, where she not only finds the inspiration to revitalize her career but also a shot at true love."
How to watch: Nov. 17, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Lifetime
Stars: Camila Banus, David Fumero, Mark Hapka
Contains: Taste of Puerto Rico, clashing chefs, the perfect holiday menu
Official description: "Lovable pastry chef Carmen (Banus) dreams of opening her own Puerto Rican-influenced bakery—like the one her family owned on the island. In the meantime, she showcases her treats at a local coffee shop. When hotel owner Victor Flores (Fumero) discovers Carmen's talents, he invites her to apply for a position as pastry chef for his hotel's holiday gala. Knowing other applicants will have culinary-school backgrounds, as opposed to her homegrown skills, Carmen reluctantly applies. When she is accepted, she's paired with chef Jax (Hapka) to curate the perfect holiday menu. But the two do not mix well. Carmen is messy and cooks from the heart; Jax is a perfectionist fixated on technique. As they race against the clock to assemble their intricate holiday menu, sparks fly, and they realize they might have more to learn from one another than they initially thought."
Christmas Party Crashers
How to watch: Nov. 17, BET+
Stars: Skye Townsend, Jaime Callica, Cocoa Brown
Contains: Swindlers about to be taught a (love) lesson, party high-jinks
Official description: "When two grifters meet after crashing the same millionaire's Christmas party, they agree to work together to achieve each other's 'mission,' not knowing that they would find something more than money or fame – true love."
A Country Christmas Harmony
How to watch: Nov. 18, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Lifetime
Stars: Brooke Elliott, Danny Pintauro, Brandon Quinn
Contains: Fading country music star, reunion with ex/music partner due to bad weather
Official description: "Before Chrissy Kessler's (Elliott) meteoric rise to fame, the country music superstar was just a small-town girl with dreams of the big time. Now, with her record sales on a rapid decline, Chrissy is strong-armed by an unrelenting record executive to return to the hometown she left behind to perform a live Christmas concert. Accompanying her on this journey is her longtime supportive assistant Eugene (Pintauro). Luke Covington's (Quinn) quiet life is suddenly disrupted when he runs into Chrissy, his ex-girlfriend and former country music duo partner, who disappeared on him to pursue her solo career all those years ago. After a tempestuous rainstorm forces the ex-sweethearts to seek shelter in Luke's ranch home, the two realize that the only way they'll survive the holidays is with the other's help."
How to watch: Nov. 18, Apple TV+
Stars: Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, Octavia Spencer, Patrick Page
Contains: The return of Will Ferrell to the Christmas movie genre, a ghost-centric take on A Christmas Carol
Official description: "Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Ferrell) selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs (Reynolds) turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present and future. For the first time, A Christmas Carol is told from the perspective of the ghosts in this hilarious musical twist on the classic Dickens tale."
A Christmas Karen
How to watch: on demand, Nov. 18
Stars: Michele Simms, Meghan Colleen Moroney, Ashley Jones, Rolin Alexis, Leyla Lawrence, Lee Karlinsky
Contains: Update of A Christmas Carol, out-of-control grinch-y woman, angry escalations to the manager
Official description: "A Christmas Karen centers on an entitled, egocentric middle-aged woman named Karen, whose demanding and inconsiderate nature has alienated her from her neighbors and family alike. After a series of instances displaying her privilege, prejudice and bad attitude on Christmas Eve, Karen receives an 'intervention' by three unconventional spirits who take her on a much-needed journey of self-awareness and self-reflection. Using humor to shine a spotlight on the lack of consideration and civility in today's society, A Christmas Karen is ultimately a story about the power of redemption."
An Angelic Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 18, Pure Flix
Stars: Karen Abercrombie, Cameron Arnett, Alicia Fusting, Tammy Tsai
Contains: Angel ornament come to life, sad sack town, cookies as therapy
Official description: "Miracles come in small packages. The angel Celest enlists two sisters in her quest to earn her angel wings. In a race to Christmas Eve, can they bring faith and forgiveness to their town this year?"
Inventing the Christmas Prince
How to watch: Nov. 18, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Contains: Rocket science, child's imagination
Official description: "Shelby is about to quit her job as a rocket engineer when her daughter becomes convinced that her Scrooge-like boss, Evan, is the Christmas Prince from a story Shelby invented years ago."
The Holiday Swap
How to watch: Nov. 19, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET/PT, UPtv
Stars: Alex Paxton-Beesley, Morgan David Jones
Contains: Luggage mystery, possible emotional baggage
Official description: "When two strangers mistakenly pick up the wrong piece of luggage at the airport, each must use the intriguing contents within to track down the other's whereabouts in time for Christmas."
How to watch: Nov. 19, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Lifetime
Stars: Emily Kinney, Patrick Cassidy, Rita Moreno
Contains: Event planner, search for the perfect Santa, actress from The Walking Dead
Official description: "When event planner Emily Strauss (Kinney) is hired by mall magnate Ed Mancini (Cassidy) to stage the ultimate Christmas Gala for his most important investors, Emily finds herself being sent to bootcamp – Santa Bootcamp – to find the perfect Santa and the inspiration she will need to make the evening a success. While there, Emily meets Belle (Moreno), the bootcamp's drill sergeant with a heart of gold, who helps Emily rediscover the magic of Christmas and find romance along the way."
Christmas At Pine Valley
How to watch: Nov. 19, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, Great American Family
Stars: Kristina Cole, Andrew Biernat
Contains: Noteworthy farm, fooled magazine reporter
Official description: "Natalie writes a blog that leads people to accidentally believe that her farm is family-owned and run when it is in fact a collection of friends who are chosen family. Reporter Josh is intrigued by the family's story, traveling to the farm to write an article. When Josh begins interviewing 'the family,' they maintain the story fearing the truth will cause them to lose everything during the busiest time of the year."
Three Wise Men and a Baby
How to watch: Nov. 19, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker, Margaret Colin
Contains: Trio of overwhelmed brothers, no sign of Steve Guttenberg
Official description: "Three brothers get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together to care for a baby over the holidays. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as the damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives… all while rediscovering their love of Christmas."
Long Lost Christmas
How to watch: Nov. 19, 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Taylor Cole, Benjamin Ayres
Contains: Interior designer, surprise family members
Official description: "Hayley is an interior designer who plans to surprise her recently widowed mother, Patricia, with the perfect holiday present: the extended family she knows her mom yearns for."
Christmas Lucky Charm
How to watch: Nov. 20, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET/PT, UPtv
Stars: Sugenja Sri, Adrian Spencer
Contains: Down-and-out dater, Gallery owner
Official description: "Every boyfriend Jessica has had found the love of his life right after he dated her. Just as Jessica leans into her unlucky love life and swears off dating for the Christmas season, a handsome gallery owner moves in across the street."
The Case of the Christmas Diamond
How to watch: Nov. 20, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, ION Television
Stars: Kelly Daly, Billy Baldwin
Contains: Missing diamond, Billy Baldwin as detective
Official description: "Blue collar Andy (Daly) is a little nervous but thrilled when she is invited to her rich friend's estate for Christmas, but when the family matriarch's multi-million-dollar gem suddenly goes missing she finds herself accused of the theft and at the center of Detective Billings' (Baldwin) investigation. With the help of a famous mystery writer, Andy must find the real culprit amid the litany of wealthy guests all of whom have their knives out for her."
My Favorite Christmas Tree
How to watch: Nov. 20, 8 p.m. ET, Great American Family
Stars: Emma Johnson, Giles Panton
Contains: Mystery via genealogy, tree farm
Official description: "Kyla is a skilled genealogy researcher who's made a thriving business of putting together family trees. When she comes across new information regarding her mother's mysterious extended family, Kyla and her sister travel to the charming town of Conifer, hoping to piece together their ancestry. The search leads Kyla to a generations-old Christmas tree farm, its stubborn, handsome owner – and potentially, love."