All the details on 37 new Hallmark Christmas movies
Your puffiest winter coat is still nestled deep in storage, and those 11 pipers aren’t even thinking about piping yet, but it’s time to start plotting how you will possibly manage to watch all of Hallmark’s 2018 holiday movie offerings. It’s a(nother) record-breaking year for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries — together the two networks will air 37 sugar-crusted, gooey-middled, it-all-somehow-magically-works-out-in-the-end TV movies, with the first one debuting on… Oct. 27. (Eat it, Halloween!) Don’t worry, there are plenty of familiar Hallmark holiday faces on the holiday horizon. (Lacey Chabert! Lori Loughlin! Candace Cameron Bure! Tia Mowry! Danica McKellar!) And make room on the sled for some new ones. (Chad Michael Murray! LeAnn Rimes! Christina Milian!) Here, EW exclusively brings you the news on which movies are being stuffed into your stocking — and when you can watch them.
It’s Christmas, Eve (Nov. 21, 6 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: LeAnn Rimes, Tyler Hines
CONTAINS: Multiple Rimes performances, school budget trims, internet crowdfunding
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "As interim school superintendent, Eve (Rimes) trims budgets and now she’s in her hometown where it’s personal. Her handsome neighbor Liam (Hines) is a music teacher and Eve feels his program must be cut. But luckily her friend is married to an IT guy, who’s created a website for donations directly to save the arts program. Launched during the tree-lighting ceremony where Liam’s students will perform, the website could provide the Christmas miracle the town needs. Already the universe is cooperating. Eve is back home and she, Liam, and his daughter look like they might be celebrating many a future Christmas."
A Veteran's Christmas (formerly A Soldier’s Christmas (Nov. 22, 5 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Eloise Mumford, Sean Faris
CONTAINS: Small-town stranding, possible reunion with a canine, likely romance between decorated war vet and judge
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Captain Grace Garland (Mumford), a decorated U.S. veteran, returns home after two tours of Search and Rescue in Afghanistan. After being separated from her beloved K9 partner, Grace must rediscover the magic of Christmas. When she finds herself stranded in the town of River’s Crossing a couple weeks before Christmas, the local judge, Joe Peterson (Faris), offers her a place to stay on his property and takes it upon himself to show Grace everything she has been missing; Christmas, family, community, and love."
Christmas at Pemberley Manor (Nov. 22, 6 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Jessica Lowndes, Michael Rady
CONTAINS: Attractive billionaire, estate in jeopardy
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "As Christmas approaches, Elizabeth Bennett (Lowndes), a New York event planner, is sent to a quaint, small town to organize their holiday festival. When she arrives, she finds William Darcy (Rady), a high-profile billionaire lacking in holiday spirit, in the process of selling the charming estate she hoped to use as a venue. Determined to make her event a success, Elizabeth persuades the reluctant Darcy to let her hold the festival on the historical estate once known for its holiday cheer. When they wind up working together to arrange the festivities, the unlikely pair begins falling for each other. But when complications arise and the festival is unexpectedly shut down, the couple parts ways and Darcy moves forward with his plans to sell the estate. On the night before Christmas, a wistful Elizabeth hopes for a Christmas miracle to revive the festival, save the estate, and rekindle her holiday romance."
Christmas in Love (Nov. 23, 12 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Brooke D’Orsay, Daniel Lissing, Mary-Margaret Humes
CONTAINS: Quaint bakery, threat of layoffs and automation
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Ellie Hartman (D’Orsay) is an aspiring crafter working in her small town’s bakery making famous Christmas Kringles. When the new, big-city CEO Nick Carlingson (Lissing) visits the bakery, he arrives filled with modernization ideas destined to lay off many employees. During his visit, Ellie is to teach Nick how to make a Kringle, and determined to show him it’s the people who make the business a success, not machines. Nick meets more of the employees and townspeople, visits the food bank and begins to see all the kindness that is shared, and he begins to soften — though not convinced automation isn’t better. Struggling with chasing her own entrepreneurial dreams, Ellie begins to fall for Nick but not before feeling betrayed when she inadvertently sees Nick’s laptop filled with automation plans. When Nick finally tells the employees his future ideas for the company, Ellie must decide if she should trust him, but more importantly, whether to take a leap of faith in making her own dreams come true."
Christmas at Graceland (Nov. 17, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Kellie Pickler, Wes Brown
CONTAINS: Reignition of old flames, bank acquisition, Memphis blues
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Laurel (Pickler), a Chicago-based business executive travels to Memphis to secure one of the city’s oldest family-owned banks. While in Memphis, Laurel reunites with old flame Clay (Brown), a local music promoter with loftier aspirations. Though Laurel tries to keep her eye on the prize of the business acquisition, Clay is very persuasive reminding her of the days when they were a performing duo on the brink of stardom. Now Laurel’s focus turns to the home of the Blues and dreams of making music again."
Christmas Joy (Nov. 3, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Danielle Panabaker, Matt Long
CONTAINS: Homecoming, reignition of old flames, intense baking competition
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Joy Holbrook (Panabaker) is a keenly intelligent market researcher with an eye on her company’s top account and garnering a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays. Just as Joy is capturing the attention of the account’s CEO, she receives a call from her Aunt Ruby’s best friend back home in Crystal Falls. Ruby has broken her ankle and needs surgery. Though the timing couldn’t be worse, Joy immediately comes to her aunt’s bedside only to be reunited with former crush, now hospital administrator, Ben Andrew (Long), son of Ruby’s best friend Shirley. Joy also must reconcile Ruby’s stubborn determination to be in control of everything, including the town’s legendary baking competition known as the Cookie Crawl. To keep Ruby focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take Ruby’s place much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has no idea of the Herculean task before her. Though Joy initially refuses Ben’s attempts to 'co-captain,' she begins to soften and let him in, all the while remembering that there truly is no place like home. Based on the best-selling novel by Nancy Naigle."
Road to Christmas (Nov. 4, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Jessy Schram, Chad Michael Murray, Teryl Rothery
CONTAINS: Secret plan, family reunion, Vermont
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Los Angeles television producer Maggie Baker (Schram) unwittingly falls for Danny Wise (Murray), the son and former producer of his mother’s (Rothery) popular annual Christmas special Julia Wise Lifestyle. When Maggie’s secret plan to reunite Danny and his two brothers with Julia during the live broadcast in Vermont goes awry, Maggie is reminded that above all, it is the love for family and friends that makes the merriest of Christmas."
Marrying Father Christmas (Nov. 4, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Erin Krakow, Niall Matter, Wendie Malick
CONTAINS: Search for biological father, mysterious visitor, wedding drama
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "When Miranda Chester (Krakow) sets off to find information on her biological father two Christmases ago, she never imagined her investigation would lead her to both the love of her life, Ian McAndrick (Matter), and the family she had always longed for, including Margaret Whitcomb (Malick) and step-brother Peter Whitcomb (Jim Thorburn). After her romantic engagement last Christmas, Miranda prepares for a Christmas wedding surrounded by this new family. While Miranda finalizes the details of her big day, Margaret forges a surprising romance with a friend from the past. Miranda’s wedding plans are quickly complicated when a mysterious visitor who claims to have ties to her late parents reaches out to her just days before her wedding. As Miranda’s wedding approaches, she must decide if she wants to spend one of the most momentous days of her life with this new family connection, and must carefully navigate the first steps into the next chapter of her life with Ian."
Return to Christmas Creek (Nov. 17, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Tori Anderson, Stephen Huszar, Steven Weber, Kari Matchett
CONTAINS: Holiday homecoming, romance with childhood friend, family feud, unconventional toy deliveries
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "As Christmas approaches, Amelia Hughes (Anderson), a career-focused Chicago app developer lacking in holiday spirit, returns to her small hometown of Christmas Creek to rediscover the meaning of Christmas. There, she reunites with her childhood best friend Mike (Huszar) and her estranged uncle Harry (Weber), whose mysterious rift with Amelia’s father divided her family during the holiday season when she was a child. As she engages in local holiday festivities — and begins falling for Mike — Amelia finds herself feeling the Christmas spirit and looking forward to Harry’s Christmas Eve tradition of delivering toys to needy children in his small, private airplane. Meanwhile, Harry begins repairing his damaged relationship with his ex-girlfriend Pamela (Kari Matchett). But as she helps prep Harry’s airplane for the toy delivery, a shocked Amelia learns her parents have unexpectedly shown up in town for the holiday and is crushed when her father and Harry resume their longstanding feud. On Christmas Eve, disappointed by her family’s continued fighting, Amelia prepares to return to Chicago and leave behind Christmas Creek and her budding romance with Mike along with it. But just as she’s about to leave, she feels a burst of inspiration that just might turn things around and help her finally restore family peace and embrace romance as love prepares to take flight for Christmas."
Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa (Nov. 18, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin, Holly Robinson-Peete, Barbara Niven, Andrew Francis, Ashley Williams
CONTAINS: Save-the-general-store campaign, undelivered letter to Santa, hot contractor
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "When Lisa (Wagner) takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has been closed. Using her skills as a professional retail designer, Lisa decides to keep local tradition alive and help the good people of Evergreen bring the store back to life. As Lisa charms a local contractor named Kevin (Deklin) into working with her, the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another as they restore the store to its former glory. When the staff at the Kringle Kitchen temporarily accept the store's beloved 'Mailbox to Santa' for safekeeping, the townspeople find and rally around a mysterious 25-year-old letter that never made it to the North Pole. As old traditions are made new again, Lisa finds herself falling for Kevin, the traditions, and the town of Evergreen."
A Godwink Christmas (Nov. 18, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell, Kathie Lee Gifford
CONTAINS: Multiple trips to Nantucket, an engagement that doesn't feel right, a Hoda-less Kathie Lee Gifford
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "As Christmas approaches, Paula (Sustad), a St. Louis antique appraiser, reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Daniel (Giles Panton, Chesapeake Shores), a career-focused attorney. When her Aunt Jane (Gifford) senses she has mixed emotions over the engagement, she invites Paula to her Nantucket home. Upon her arrival, Paula plans a trip to the nearby island of Martha’s Vineyard where she meets Gery (Campbell), a charming inn owner. When bad weather prevents her from departing, Paula winds up staying at Gery’s inn and enjoying local holiday festivities alongside him. They begin to have feelings for each other but when the weather clears up, they part ways and Paula returns to Nantucket. Sensing she’s fallen for Gery, Aunt Jane shares with Paula her belief that their meeting was God’s way of “winking” at her to help determine which direction her life should take. When Daniel surprises her by spontaneously arriving in Nantucket, Paula decides to move forward with their marriage plans. But back in St. Louis, Daniel soon returns to his all-business ways and a fed-up Paula finally realizes they’re not compatible. When Jane invites her back to Nantucket for Christmas, Paula accepts, unaware that Jane has devised a plan to bring her and Gery together. From author, SQuire Rushnell of the God Winks book series."
Last Vermont Christmas (Nov. 19, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Erin Cahill, Justin Bruening
CONTAINS: Sibling reunion, Vermont, guy who weirdly wants to buy his ex-girlfriend's family home
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Every year the three Marvin sisters, Megan (Cahill), Bethany and Mary, gather from across the country to spend Christmas together under the same roof in their beloved childhood home. And while they couldn’t be any more different from one another, they all agree on one thing: there’s nothing more magical than spending Christmas together with their parents. Unfortunately, this legacy is coming to an end as their parents have decided to sell the house, and their buyer is Megan’s former high-school sweetheart Nash (Bruening). As she returns home this Christmas, Megan works to keep her beloved childhood home that is being bought by her high-school sweetheart."
Hope at Christmas (Nov. 20, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Ryan Paevey, Scottie Thompson
CONTAINS: Inheritance, bookstore, town Santa
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Sydney Ragsdale (Thompson), recently divorced, decides to spend Christmas in a house she inherited with her young daughter. As Sydney begins to spend more time at the local bookstore, she meets a teacher, Mac (Paevey), who also fills in for the town Santa. Mac tries to make Christmas wishes come true, and this year Sydney is at the top of his 'nice' list. As a new opportunity with the bookstore unfolds, Mac helps Sydney open herself up to life, love, and believing in the spirit of Christmas again."
Christmas at the Palace (Nov. 21, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Merritt Patterson, Brittany Bristow
CONTAINS: Lots of ice skating, a king who's skating on thin ice by falling for his daughter's instructor
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Katie, a former professional ice skater (Patterson), is hired by the king of San Senova, Alexander, to help his daughter in a Christmas ice skating performance. As Katie spends time in the castle and with the king, she and Alex begin to develop feelings for each other and ultimately fall in love. But will the tradition-loving people of San Senova allow their king to make a foreigner their queen?"
Christmas at Grand Valley (Nov. 22, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Danica McKellar, Brennan Elliott
CONTAINS: Holiday homecoming, artist rediscovering her passion in more ways than one
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Burned out from the hubbub of the Chicago gallery world, artist Kelly (McKellar) returns home to the picturesque Grand Valley just in time for Christmas. Maybe her favorite town’s shining season will reinvigorate her love of art and guide her down her next path. Leo (Elliott), businessman and all-star dad to his children, struggles to balance his time this holiday season. When he is assigned to review a hotel in Grand Valley for its value, he sees this as the perfect opportunity for a Christmas family vacation. It isn’t long until Kelly and Leo’s worlds collide. As Kelly re-experiences her favorite Grand Valley traditions with Leo and his children, she begins to find her way back to her passion for art."
Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe (Nov. 23, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Lacey Chabert, Brendan Penny
CONTAINS: Holiday homecoming, reconciliation with parent, old rivalry blossoming into romance
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Darcy (Chabert) has always worked hard to prove herself and be successful on her own terms, even choosing to start her own company, rather than work with her father. Returning to her hometown for Christmas, Darcy reconnects with an old rival, restaurant owner Luke (Penny), and they are forced to plan a charity event together. As Darcy spends time with her family and Luke, she starts to realize what matters most in life and sets out to mend her relationship with her father, and possibly fall in love. Based on the book of the same title by Melissa de la Cruz."
Christmas Everlasting (Hallmark Hall of Fame) (Nov. 24, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Tatyana Ali, Dondre T. Whitfield, Patti LaBelle, Dennis Haysbert
CONTAINS: Family funeral, surprise inheritance, reignition of old flames
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York’s top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey (Ali) will be made partner after the New Year. However, when Alice, her older sister with special needs, unexpectedly passes away, Lucy returns back to Nilson's Bay, Wis., to attend the funeral and handle her estate. While Lucy dreads returning to her childhood home, she also feels real sorrow that she was too busy to take her sister’s last call. Once back in Nilson’s Bay, Lucy meets Peter (Whitfield), her old high school sweetheart and Alice’s former attorney, who informs her of the terms of Alice’s eccentric will that states in order for Lucy to inherit the family home, she must live there for 30 days through the holidays."
Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane (Nov. 24, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Alicia Witt, Colin Ferguson
CONTAINS: Sibling reunion, bittersweet sifting through dead parents' belongings
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Emma (Witt) returns home to celebrate Christmas for the last time with her siblings in the house they grew up in. After their parents' recent passing, the siblings reluctantly agree to sell the family home on Honeysuckle Lane, leaving Emma in charge of its belongings. While Emma’s mother’s collection is being appraised, they find a hidden surprise that takes them on a journey to discover the power of love and family during the holidays. Based on the book by Mary Elizabeth McDonough."
A Shoe Addict’s Christmas (Nov. 25, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane
CONTAINS: Department-store stranding, guardian angel, department store, hot firefighter neighbor
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "As Christmas approaches, Noelle (Bure) is at a crossroads in her life when it seems that love, a connection with her father, and her dream career are out of reach. When she stays late at her job in a department store on a snowy Christmas Eve, she accidentally gets locked in after closing. She isn’t too concerned about the prospect of spending the night in the store… until a quirky woman appears out of nowhere in the shoe department and tells Noelle that she’s her guardian angel. Soon, Noelle finds herself revisiting Christmases past, present, and future as she must work with her new neighbor, a handsome, Christmas-loving firefighter, to plan the annual Christmas Charity Gala. Will visiting the holidays of yesterday and tomorrow help Noelle take new chances and discover the true spirit of Christmas? And in realizing that the only thing standing in her way of leading a fulfilling life is herself, will the love she has longed for all her life be the best surprise gift of all?"
Welcome to Christmas (Dec. 1, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Jennifer Finnigan, Eric Mabius
CONTAINS: Car accident, small-town charm in jeopardy
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Resort developer Madison Lane (Finnigan) is tasked with finding a location for a new ski resort. While she’s prepared to recommend the resort be placed in Mountain Park, her boss tells her to take a trip to Christmas, Colo., to consider the location and the incentive package they’re offering. On her way into town to meet with the mayor, Madison has a minor fender-bender with the town’s welcome sign. Town Sheriff Gage McBride (Mabius) gives Madison a ride into town so she can attend the meeting while the car is towed and repaired. Little does Madison know that the town is on a mission to convince Madison that Christmas is the best place for the new ski resort. While stranded, Madison grows to love the community and the spirit of Christmas that runs throughout. Is a resort really the right move for Christmas? Or would the town be better off keeping its charm and traditions intact?"
Mingle All the Way (Dec. 1, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty, Lindsay Wagner
CONTAINS: Dating app, super-busy professionals, unexpected romance
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Mingle All the Way is a new networking app designed to pair busy professionals together for upcoming events, without long-term romance. Molly (Lilley), founder of the app, is determined to prove to her family that it is a success. Therefore, she joins the app, and meets another busy professional, Jeff (Daugherty). When Molly and Jeff are matched, they are both horrified to realize they’ve already had not one, but two disastrous previous encounters. Nevertheless, they agree to stay matched for all their respective upcoming holiday engagements. As the pair gets closer, perhaps their business arrangement might turn into something more this holiday season."
Northern Lights of Christmas (Dec. 2, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Ashley Williams, Corey Sevier
CONTAINS: Aspiring pilot, surprise inheritance, reindeer, handsome ranch hand
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Zoey Hathaway (Williams) has been working towards her lifelong goal of being a pilot for years, but everything is thrown off-course when she unexpectedly inherits a reindeer farm, along with the dangerously handsome ranch hand Alec Wynn (Sevier). Now buried in taking care of reindeer and all the Christmas responsibilities, Zoey thinks life has delivered her a strange and cumbersome blow, and she isn’t sure about Alec, who has his own ideas how best to run things. Alec, who has never had many people have faith in him, opens up when Zoey invests trust in him, and the two find themselves falling for each other. Could they both find happiness in the most unlikely of circumstances right before Christmas?"
A Majestic Christmas (Dec. 2, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Jerrika Hinton, Christian Vincent
CONTAINS: Holiday homecoming, job-promotion stress, a plan to save the town's playhouse
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Christmas in the charming town of Briar Falls will be bittersweet this year when architect Nell (Hinton) goes back to her hometown having been given the job of turning the historic Majestic Playhouse into a modern multiplex, much to the town’s objections. The Playhouse has been home to their annual Christmas tableaux, which will now have to end after a long and historic tradition to the town. This job is Nell’s first promotion, and one she wishes she hadn’t been chosen for, especially when she meets the new owner of the theater, Connor (Vincent), whose vision and ideas clash with Nell’s. Since Connor hasn’t had much experience celebrating Christmas, Nell hopes that if she can give him a crash course in Christmas during the town’s Twelve Day Festival, that he might just change his mind about modernizing the Majestic."
Homegrown Christmas (Dec. 8, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Lori Loughlin, Victor Webster
CONTAINS: Holiday homecoming, reignition of old flames, Christmas dance
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "After stepping down as CEO of her dream job, Maddie (Loughlin) heads home for the holidays to gain perspective. She finds herself running into her old high school sweetheart Carter (Webster), and tensions quickly arise. When forced to put together a Christmas dance for the local high school, Carter and Maddie find themselves putting their differences aside and rediscover what made them fall in love all those years ago."
Memories of Christmas (Dec. 8, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Christina Milian, Mark Taylor
CONTAINS: Inheritance, the pressure to carry on the traditions of a late mother, lots of house decorating
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Noelle (Milian) was raised by the queen of Christmas. When she inherits her late mother's house, she finds out that her mother had been hiring someone to decorate it — Dave (Taylor). The deal is off, but Dave convinces Noelle to let him carry on the tradition. As the display goes up, Noelle’s defenses start to come down. She embraces the town’s Christmas gala that was her mother’s legacy, finds unexpected love, and develops a joy for the holidays that she never thought possible."
Once Upon a Christmas Miracle (Dec. 9, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Aimee Teegarden, Brett Dalton
CONTAINS: One organ transplant, not one but three Christmases
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Told she would have less than a few months to live without a liver transplant, Heather Krueger’s time was running out when a kind stranger, Chris Dempsey, heard of her plight and discovered he was a perfect match. The two met and before long a friendship developed into romance. The movie follows Heather and Chris’ journey over three Christmases as his selfless gesture leads to a Christmas miracle for everyone involved. Based on a true story."
Christmas Wonderland (Dec. 9, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Emily Osment, Ryan Rottman
CONTAINS: Holiday homecoming, reiginition of old flames, artist rediscovering her passion in more ways than one, Christmas dance
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Heidi (Osment), who initially left her small town of Pleasant Valley with the dream of one day becoming a successful painter, has put her own art on hold to excel as an art gallery curator. Now, a week before the gallery’s big Christmas party, she must return home to watch her niece and nephew. She comes face to face with her high school love, Chris, now a teacher, who is in over his head after he must find a new last-minute location for the Christmas dance. Heidi offers to help him and together they discover a beautiful place for the dance, perfectly capturing the Christmas spirit, called Wonderland Farms. The more time Heidi spends in Pleasant Valley decorating for the Christmas SnowBall, the more she finds herself inspired to start painting again. With Christmas fast approaching, Heidi soon becomes torn between the life she built in the city and the life she is surprisingly charmed by back in Pleasant Valley, embracing her true passion."
Entertaining Christmas (Dec. 15, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Jodie Sweetin, Brendan Fehr
CONTAINS: Talk of the family "brand," journalist falling in love with his story, Vermont
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Claire is a cookbook author, crafting expert, and television personality whose name is synonymous with perfection. As she contemplates retirement, her daughter Kara (Sweetin) is poised to become the new face of the Livingston brand. The only trouble is, Kara can’t cook. Or sew. Or do any of the signature things her mother is known for. When a young girl posts a video online requesting Claire help welcome her deployed father home for Christmas, Kara is sent in her place in an effort to prove herself a worthy successor to the board of directors and win the job. As Kara does her best to make a good impression, she gets more than she bargained for when the young girl’s uncle Joe turns out to be a reporter for the local paper, looking for his next story."
Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas (Dec. 15, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Josh Henderson, Megan Park
CONTAINS: Canceled flight due to snowstorm, alternate forms of transit, travel companions ultimately bonding over their professional struggles related to their dead parents
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Based on the song by Blake Shelton and the book by Dorothy Shakleford and Travis Thrasher. It’s the last Friday before Christmas in New York City and a massive storm is brewing. Small-town business woman Cara Hill is meeting with her banker while country music star Heath Sawyer is playing Madison Square Garden. When the flight to Tulsa they’re both booked on is canceled, this unlikely pair of strangers winds up traveling together. Each has a secret — Heath hasn’t written a song since his father died, and Cara’s mother recently passed and her family’s jam business is failing. Will Christmas provide a miracle — and a chance at love? Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas is a touching story about finding a way home after a loss — to your family and to your own true self."
A Gingerbread Romance (Dec. 16, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Duane Henry
CONTAINS: Gingerbread house contest, single-dad baker
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "With Christmas just weeks away, the architecture firm Taylor works for enters her in a contest in which the teams will design and build life-sized gingerbread houses. After the contest, Taylor will likely be getting a promotion to a position in another city. The firm teams her up with Isabelle, a renowned French pastry chef with whom Taylor instantly locks horns. When Isabelle backs out, Taylor stumbles into a local bakery and meets Adam, a baker and single dad. In an act of desperation, Taylor convinces Adam to partner with her for the contest, arguing that winning would give the bakery and his designs much-needed exposure. For years Taylor has been resistant to call anywhere 'home' for fear it will only be temporary. But the time she spends with Adam and his daughter in their cozy home, decorating for the holidays and exploring the town at Christmas, fills her with a longing for a place to call home."
Reunited at Christmas (Dec. 16, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Nikki Deloach, Mike Faiola
CONTAINS: Writer's block, holiday homecoming, wise deceased grandmother
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Frazzled and struggling with writer’s block, novelist Samantha (Deloach), along with her boyfriend, heads home to her late grandmother's home to spend Christmas. While at home with family, her grandmother’s wise words reveal the true meaning of Christmas with Samantha at a time when she most needs encouragement."
Jingle Around the Clock (formerly Christmas Copy) (Dec. 22, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Brooke Nevin, Michael Cassidy
CONTAINS: College reunion, unlike romance with corporate rival
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "When Elle Bennet decides to reunite her college friends for a special Christmas celebration, her plans are thwarted by an opportunity at work she can’t pass up — spearheading a Christmas campaign relaunch to prove she’s ready for a career-altering promotion. Much to her surprise, she’s forced to team up with advertising campaign 'fixer' Max, who has a completely different take on the holidays. But as Elle and Max work together and learn more about each other’s Christmas traditions, they unexpectedly find themselves falling for each other. Despite being pulled in so many directions, with the help of a little Christmas magic, will Elle pull off the perfect Christmas reunion, earn the promotion of her dreams, and ultimately find the love she’s been searching for?"
Small Town Christmas (Dec. 22, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
STARS: Kristoffer Polaha, Ashley Newbrough
CONTAINS: Book tour, resolution of five-year-old ghosting
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Author Nell Phillips’ first book has become a surprise best-seller of the Christmas season. Nell’s last stop on a nationwide book tour takes her to the town of Springdale, the hometown of Emmett Turner, a young man she met over five years ago while both were junior copy editors at a New York publishing company. Nell was hurt when Emmett stood her up for a dinner date and then disappeared from New York without any explanation. As Nell is quick to admit, Emmett’s colorful, nostalgic anecdotes about Springdale inspired her to write this book that is shaping her life and especially this holiday season."
Christmas Made to Order (Dec. 23, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel)
STARS: Alexa PenaVega
CONTAINS: Family reunion, holiday coordinator falling for client
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "When architect and Christmas amateur Steven finds himself hosting his family for Christmas, he recruits holiday coordinator Gretchen (PenaVega) to bring holiday joy to his home. Gretchen’s expert Christmas spirit brings Steven’s family together, but neither expected it to bring them closer to each other. After a great opportunity presents itself to Gretchen, she and Steven must decide what’s really important in life."