Here's when all 41 new Hallmark Christmas movies will premiere
See exclusive photos of four new Hallmark Christmas movies, including A Dickens of a Holiday!, Christmas for Keeps, 'Tis the Season to Be Merry, and A Royal Queens Christmas.
Hallmark's 2021 Christmas movies
The hallmarks of a proper Christmas season are a few snowflakes in the air, several logs in the fire, a lot of presents under the tree, and, yes, so many Hallmark Christmas movies. As you know, Hallmark kickstarts the festivities early—this year on Oct. 22—so there's time to roll out 41(!) new Yuletide films. Let's zip up our coats and dive face-first into the two-month schedule that spans Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Movies Now (Hallmark's streaming service), and along the way, we'll gift you with first-look photos from a dozen new movies.
Prepare to reunite with some old friends, such as Tamera Mowry-Housley, Alison Sweeney, Rachael Leigh Cook, and the Williams sisters in the form of Kimberly and Ashley. (Don't worry, Lacey Chabert and Candace Cameron Bure will follow shortly.) Some surprising familiar faces are also here for cheer, including stars from Lost, Battlestar Galactica, and The Matrix. (That'd be Terry O'Quinn, Katee Sackhoff, and Joe Pantoliano.) And wait, there's Kim's Convenience star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee! And oh, do you hear the sweet voices of Jordin Sparks and Michelle Williams? And the guitar playing of Bruce Campbell and Peter Gallagher? Hey, look at those mini-reunions of the Desperate Housewives, The Wonder Years, Back to the Future, and Fuller House casts! No need to desperately wonder what else the festive future holds in your house when you can just start scrolling.
You, Me, & The Christmas Trees
Premieres: Oct. 22, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres, Jason Hervey
Contains: Dendrology, Wonder Years reunion
Official description: "Olivia is Connecticut's resident expert on evergreens who, just days before the holiday, agrees to help Jack, a fourth generation Christmas tree farmer in Avon. A mysterious illness has befallen their firs, causing them to die out and threatening his family's 100-year business. As Olivia tries to get to the root of the problem and extends her stay in town, she and Jack spend more time together and feelings begin to develop."
Boyfriends of Christmas Past
Premieres: Oct. 23, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Ablack, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
Contains: Business exec who needs to get her priorities straight, A Christmas Carol vibes
Official description: "Leading up to Christmas, marketing executive, Lauren, is visited by the ghosts of four ex-boyfriends. She must learn to open her heart or risk losing her best friend, Nate."
Christmas in My Heart
Premieres: Oct. 23, 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Heather Hemmens, Luke Macfarlane, Sheryl Lee Ralph
Contains: String instruments, a classical-meets-country romance
Official description: "Concert violinist Beth tutors the daughter of reclusive country music star Sean to prep her for the holiday concert. They are joined through the connective power of music."
The Santa Stakeout
Premieres: Oct. 24, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Paul Campbell, Joe Pantoliano
Contains: Heist-based intrigue, undercover couple
Official description: "Tanya is a police detective who is reluctantly partnered with fellow detective Ryan to solve a recent string of heists taking place during high-profile holiday parties around town. They go undercover as newlyweds Tasha and Rupert, moving into the vacant house next to Mr. Miller, the jovial chair of the community's Christmas committee… and the prime suspect in the case. As Tanya and Ryan partake in the neighborhood's holiday happenings to keep up appearances and crack the case, they get swept up in Christmas. Before they know it, their cover story as a couple in love starts to become reality."
Christmas in Harmony
Premieres: Oct. 29, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Loretta Devine, Michelle Williams, Basil Wallace
Contains: Reigniting of old flames, lots of singing
Official description: "Harmony is tricked into auditioning for the Holiday Chorus—directed by an ex-boyfriend. By Christmas Eve, they could be harmonizing in the key of love."
Coyote Creek Christmas
Premieres: Oct. 30, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Janel Parrish, Ryan Paevey
Contains: A "Christmas Around the World" party
Official description: A "Christmas Around the World" party helps two people find love at home.
The Christmas Promise
Premieres: Oct. 30, 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Torrey DeVitto, Dylan Bruce, Patrick Duffy
Contains: A new twist on the widow/widower protagonist, carpentry
Official description: "Nicole learns to deal with grief, with the help of her grandfather and a carpenter she hires to renovate the home that was once meant for her and her fiancé."
Premieres: Oct. 31, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Patrick Sabongui, Terry O'Quinn
Contains: Homecoming, elder care, reigniting of old flames
Official description: "When Liz returns home to take care of her estranged father, she is determined to give her daughter a perfect Christmas and reconnects with her best friend."
Premieres: Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. at Hallmark Channel
Stars: Merritt Patterson, Jon Ecker
Contains: Wish-granting cookies, reunion of old friends
Official description: "Two old friends from high school work together over Christmas to sell his uncle's Mexican bakery famous for its magical gingerbread cookies that grant wishes."
Next Stop, Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 6, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd
Contains: Time-travel train, Back to the Future reunion
Official description: "Angie wonders what her life would be like if she had married a former boyfriend who became a famous sportscaster. She takes the train home to spend Christmas with her family and inexplicably finds herself 10 years in the past. With the advice of the train's enigmatic conductor, Angie has the chance to revisit that Christmas and learn what—and who—is truly important to her."
Debbie Macomber's A Mrs. Miracle Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 6, 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Kaitlin Doubleday, Steve Lund, Caroline Rhea
Contains: Down-and-out family, return of Mrs. Miracle
Official description: "When a family faces loneliness and loss of faith, Mrs. Miracle swoops in to renew their Christmas Spirit, and they experience a holiday of heavenly proportions."
A Christmas Treasure
Premieres: Nov. 7, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Jordin Sparks, Michael Xavier
Contains: The past, a chef, dreams of writing
Official description: "After opening a 100-year-old time capsule and meeting a charming chef, Lou questions whether or not she should move to New York after Christmas and further her writing career."
Open By Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 12, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Alison Sweeney, Erica Durance
Contains: Christmas card mystery
Official description: "When Nicky finds an unopened Christmas card from a high school secret admirer, she and her best friend Simone search to find and thank the anonymous author."
One December Night
Premieres: Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Peter Gallagher, Bruce Campbell, Eloise Mumford, Brett Dalton
Contains: Rival music managers, rock-star dads
Official description: "Two music managers must put their history aside to oversee the televised reunion performance of their rock star fathers with a fractured past."
My Christmas Family Tree
Premieres: Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Andrew Walker, James Tupper
Contains: DNA-fueled intrigue, new family members
Official description: "When Vanessa receives the results from her Family Tree DNA test, she discovers a family she didn't know existed and travels to their home for Christmas."
A Holiday in Harlem
Premieres: Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Olivia Washington, Will Adams, Tina Lifford
Contains: Family-minded grandma, Christmas jamboree
Official description: "After her grandmother, Mama Belle, turns away her usual gift delivery, expecting 'presence over presents,' jetsetting executive Jazmin heads uptown to Harlem for a quick visit. However, when Mama Belle is injured, Jazmin agrees to stay in the neighborhood and take over co-chairing their block's annual Christmas Jamboree with her old best friend Caleb. A successful corporate fixer, Jazmin expects the job to be easy but quickly finds that she has a lot to learn about the community and her heart."
Every Time a Bell Rings
Premieres: Nov. 18, Hallmark Movies Now
Stars: Erin Cahill, Brittany Ishibashi, Ali Leibert, Wes Brown
Contains: Scavenger hunt, sisterly bonding
Official description: "Three sisters reunite in their hometown of Natchez, MS, at Christmas after a long time apart. They're surprised to discover their late father had planned one last scavenger hunt for them to find the family's wooden wishing bell, a beloved, annual holiday tradition when they were young. As they search for clues in the days leading up to Christmas, the trio visits local childhood haunts around Natchez that hold special meaning for them. In the process, their sisterly bond is rekindled and each learns an important lesson about what they want in life and in love."
Premieres: Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Trevor Donovan, Sarah Power
Contains: Wharf in jeopardy, romance complicated by business
Official description: "During the Seaside Noel celebrations, Christina learns of a developer who is planning to tear down the wharf that is home to her toy store. Tensions rise as she falls for the developer's son, Andy."
A Christmas Together With You
Premieres: Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Harry Lennix, Laura Vandervoort, Niall Matter
Contains: Road trip, double love search
Official description: "During the Christmas season, Megan and her father-figure Frank head out on a road trip to find his long-lost love. Along the way, Megan finds the love of her own life."
Five More Minutes
Premieres: Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Nikki Deloach, David Haydn-Jones
Contains: Grandpa's journal, romantic revelation
Official description: "Inspired by Scotty McCreery's song, 'Five More Minutes,' a woman's Christmas wish is answered in unexpected ways when her late grandfather's journal turns up and reveals an untold romance."
A Kiss Before Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: James Denton, Teri Hatcher, Marilu Henner
Contains: Desperate Housewives mini-reunion, wish gone awry
Official description: "When nice-guy Ethan casually wishes his life had taken a different course, he wakes up the next day to find nothing is the same—he's not married to his wife Joyce, he doesn't have two teenaged kids and he's CEO of his company. If he wants to reclaim his original life and the family he loves, he must convince Joyce he's telling the truth and win her over… and he only has until Christmas Day."
The Nine Kittens of Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad, Gregory Harrison
Contains: Reigniting of old flames, excessive cuddliness
Official description: "Cat lovers Zachary and Marilee are thrown back together at Christmas when they're tasked with finding homes for a litter of adorable kittens."
Premieres: Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Marisol Nichols, Paul Greene
Contains: Toy-company consolidation, ex-business partner drama
Official description: "A small toy company CEO gets a once in a lifetime offer to merge with a mega toy company but will need her estranged ex-business partner's signature to seal the deal. What he helps her rediscover will change both of their lives."
An Unexpected Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Bethany Joy Lenz, Tyler Hynes
Contains: Fake dating, reigniting of old flames
Official description: "A writer convinces his ex-girlfriend to pose as a couple for Christmas."
Making Spirits Bright
Premieres: Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Taylor Cole, Carlo Marks
Contains: Warring families, decorating competition
Official description: "The son & daughter of rival holiday decorating families help mend their fathers' decades-old feud, finding romance along the way as they compete in the town's holiday decorating contest."
Christmas at Castle Hart
Premieres: Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Stuart Townsend
Contains: Lacey Chabert on another international Christmas adventure, mistaken identity, an Earl
Official description: "Brooke Bennett goes to Ireland for Christmas to search for her Irish roots. While there, she meets Aiden Hart, Earl of Glaslough. Mistaken for an elite event planner, she's hired to host his castle's epic Christmas party."
Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Jessy Schram, Brendan Penny
Contains: Christmas festival, teaming up of amnesiac and nurse
Official description: "During the holidays, a woman with amnesia catches a ride with her handsome nurse to investigate the only clue to her identity: a newspaper clipping for a Christmas Festival with a cryptic invitation."
Christmas in Tahoe
Premieres: Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Laura Osnes, Kyle Selig, Pat Monahan, George Lopez
Contains: Christmas show in jeopardy, Train frontman Pat Monahan
Official description: "To save her family hotel's Christmas show, talent booker Claire must ask for help from her ex-boyfriend Ryan, the lead guitarist of a now-famous band that fired her as their manager years ago."
The Christmas Contest (working title)
Premieres: Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, John Brotherton, Barbara Niven
Contains: Reigniting of old flames, competition, Fuller House mini-reunion
Official description: "Exes Lara and Ben compete in a Christmas contest to win money for the charity of their choosing. The city watches them battle and choose what is more important, victory or love."
Sugar Plum Twist
Premieres: Dec. 2, Hallmark Movies Now
Stars: Jamie Gray Hyder, Ektor Rivera, Laura Rosguer
Contains: Determined ballerina, reimagining of Nutcracker dance
Official description: "After failing to get the coveted role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in this year's production of The Nutcracker, Vivíana Serrano, an aspiring ballerina, joins forces with Natalia, a retiree from the New York Ballet, to create a surprise reprise of the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy…with a Latin twist."
Eight Gifts of Hanukkah
Premieres: Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Inbar Lavi, Jake Epstein
Contains: Secret admirer, Jewish people
Official description: "A woman journeys to find her secret admirer during Hanukkah."
Our Christmas Journey
Premieres: Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Lyriq Bent, Nik Sanchez
Contains: Single mom, autistic son
Official description: "As a single mom and her teenaged son with autism come to a crossroad during Christmas, she must learn to let go so he can flourish as she finds her own heart healing in unexpected ways."
A Very Merry Bridesmaid
Premieres: Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Emily Osment, Casey Deidrick
Contains: Bridesmaid celebrating big birthday, reconnection from childhood
Official description: "Leah's 30th birthday is on Christmas Eve, the same day as her brother's wedding. Her childhood crush is back in town for the wedding and he is determined to make sure her birthday does not go by the wayside."
A Godwink Christmas: Miracle of Love
Premieres: Dec. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Katherine Barrell, Alberto Frezza
Contains: Aspiring nurse, medical miracle
Official description: "Now that Joy has completed her education, she's ready to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse and follow in her late mother's footsteps. Back at home before the holiday and with no job on the horizon, Joy's interest is piqued by a volunteer opportunity out of town. There, she meets Eric, who is also at a crossroads. As they become immersed in the effort to build a new home for a family at Christmas, Joy and Eric both find a new sense of purpose. Through a series of coincidences—or, Godwinks—and a medical miracle, they begin to believe in destiny."
Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday
Premieres: Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams, Mark Deklin, Keith Robinson, Susan Yeagley, Kevin Nealon
Contains: Widow, theater in jeopardy, sisterly bonding
Official description: "Jennifer and Meg Swift are sisters who couldn't be closer despite living in different cities. Jennifer is in Salt Lake City, running a successful restaurant she started with her late husband and raising her teenaged son Simon. Jennifer and Simon return home for the holiday and become wistful for one more Christmas at The Madison—the local theater owned by their Uncle Dave (Nealon) who recently passed—despite that it's for sale and in need of repairs. With help from Eric, Jennifer's former high school debate team rival, and others in the community, they just might pull it off. And, in the process, Jennifer's eyes are opened to new possibilities in life and in love."
A Dickens of a Holiday!
Premieres: Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Kristoffer Polaha, Brooke D'Orsay
Contains: Victorian festival, Hollywood action star
Official description: "To make the 100th anniversary of her hometown's Victorian festival a success, Cassie invites action movie star and former high school classmate Jake to play Scrooge in A Christmas Carol."
A Royal Queens Christmas
Premieres: Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Megan Park, Julian Morris
Contains: Christmas show, prince
Official description: "A prince finds his way to Queens during Christmas when a local woman enlists his help with a children's Christmas show."
Sister Swap: Christmas in the City
Premieres: Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams, Keith Robinson, Kevin Nealon
Contains: Cooking competition for charity, restaurant romance, sisters
Official description: "Meg Swift comes to Salt Lake City from her hometown in Hazelwood to see her sister Jennifer, who runs a local restaurant in town. When Jennifer and her teenage son Simon return to Hazelwood for a pre-holiday visit with their family, Meg offers to help Jennifer's staff in prepare for a competition among local restaurants that awards the winner money for the charity of its choice. Still feeling the effects of losing their Uncle Dave, a change of scenery and a project to dive into is just what Meg needed. As effusive Meg works alongside the more reserved Joe, the restaurant's manager, the two find their differences are what make them a great team. Swapping cities with her sister helps Meg figure out her next chapter and also just might bring her an unexpected romance."
The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls
Premieres: Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Jonathan Bennett, Sharon Lawrence, Treat Williams, Brad Harder
Contains: Brotherly competition, decoration montages
Official description: "The Mitchell brothers compete to see who can create the best Christmas House."
Christmas for Keeps
Premieres: Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Ashley Newbrough, Ryan Rottman, Christa B. Allen, Marielle Scott
Contains: 10-year homecoming reunion, tribute to high school teacher
Official description: "At Christmastime, a close-knit group of childhood friends return home after 10 years to take part in the celebration of life of their beloved high school teacher."
'Tis the Season to Be Merry
Premieres: Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Travis Van Winkle, Karen Malina White
Contains: Romance between aid worker and writer, Vermont
Official description: "Looking for a fresh angle to her book on relationships, Merry heads to snow covered Vermont. She finds a new perspective and Christmas cheer with charismatic aid worker Chris."