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Hallmark Movies Line-up for Christmas 2018

Christmas is coming and there are lots of new movies to enjoy!

The Hallmark Channel's countdown to Christmas is on!
If you're looking to spread a little holiday cheer, grab some popcorn, a warm glass of apple cider and tune your TVs to the Hallmark Channel starting October 26. Yes, that's just a few days before Halloween!
That's when the Hallmark Channel will launch its annual Countdown to Christmas with 22 original holiday movies.
Each movie premiers at 7:00 p.m. CST.

Christmas at Pemberley Manor

Premiers: Saturday, October 27
Starring: Jessica Lowndes (“90210,” “Magical Christmas Ornaments”), Michael Rady (“Timeless,” “Jane the Virgin,” “A Joyous Christmas”)
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 Joy

Premiers: Saturday, November 3
Starring: Danielle Panabaker (“The Flash”), Matt Long (“Timeless”)
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, NC. 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.

Road to Christmas

Premiers: Sunday, November 4
Starring: Jessy Schram (“Nashville,” “The Birthday Wish”), Chad Michael Murray (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Gilmore Girls,” “One Tree Hill”), Teryl Rothery (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”)
Synopsis: When higher ratings become a necessity Maggie Baker (Schram), a Los Angeles-based television producer for “Julia Wise Lifestyle,” is forced to work on the show’s upcoming Christmas Eve special with Danny Wise (Murray), the show’s former producer and also the son of the star. Disguising a secret idea to reunite Julia with her three grown sons during the live show to be filmed at Julia’s quaint farm home in Vermont, Maggie and Danny set out on a “Cross Country Christmas” trek to film fun traditions for the special. Sparks begin to ignite as they work their way across the country to reunite the brothers when Maggie’s plan goes awry and her scheme
becomes clear. As the broadcast is about to start, they lose power and Julia is forced to go live without the use of the teleprompter. But that’s not the only unscripted moment in the show and Julia is soon given the surprise of a lifetime, leaving her speechless. It’s during that heartfelt and magical moment when Maggie is reminded that the love you have for your family and friends makes the merriest Christmas.

It’s Christmas, Eve

Premiers: Saturday, November 10
Starring: LeAnn Rimes, Tyler Hynes (“UnREAL”)
Synopsis: Eve Morgan (Rimes) is an interim school superintendent whose job is to travel from city to city turning around broken schools. One day, Morgan is surprised to find she’s been assigned to a high school in her hometown. In a “meet cute” moment, Eve meets Liam Bailey (Hynes), single dad of Abby (Eden Summer Gilmore, “Supernatural”), and head of a music department that is in the red and under the gun to miraculously turn around or be shut down. Music is close to Eve’s heart as her late father was a jazz musician who taught her how to play music and sing. So raw is her dad’s passing that Eve hasn’t performed in a very long time. Now, the interim school superintendent predisposed to saying no may be persuaded to say yes to save the dreams of many while learning to live on her own.

Christmas in Love

Premiers: Sunday, November 11
Starring: Brooke D’Orsay (“9JKL,” “Miss Christmas”), Daniel Lissing (“When Calls the Heart,” “Timeless”), Mary-Margaret Humes (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Home by Spring”)
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 or not to take a leap of faith in making her own dreams come true

Christmas at Graceland

Premiers: Saturday, November 17
Starring: Kellie Pickler (“Pickler & Ben”), Wes Brown (“Deception,” “Christmas Cookies”)
Synopsis: In “Christmas At Graceland,” 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 an old flame Clay, 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.

Mingle All the Way

Premiers: Sunday, November 18
Starring: Jen Lilley (“Days of Our Lives”), Brant Daugherty (Fifty Shades Freed, “Pretty Little Liars”), Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman”)
Synopsis: The creator of a new social media app that pairs busy singles with “strictly platonic” partners for all the social commitments of the holiday season is matched with a young advertising executive looking for the right woman on his arm to impress his boss.  Everything goes exactly as planned until the one thing neither of them expected happens, and they find themselves falling for one another.

Christmas at the Palace

Premiers: Wednesday, November 21
Starring: Merritt Patterson (“The Royals”), Brittany Bristow (“Love on Safari”)
Synopsis: Katie, a former professional ice skater, 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

Premiers: Thursday, November 22
Starring: Danica McKellar (“Wonder Years”), Brennan Elliott (“UnREAL,” “All of My Heart’)
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

Premiers: Friday, November 23
Starring: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Brendan Penny (“Chesapeake Shores”)
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.

Christmas Everlasting – HALLMARK HALL OF FAME

Premiers: Saturday, November 24
Starring: Tatyana Ali (“Fly,” “The Young and the Restless”), Dondre T. Whitfield (“Queen Sugar,”“All My Children”), Dennis Haysbert (“Reverie,” Far from Heaven), Patti LaBelle (“Patti LaBelle’s Place,” License to Kill soundtrack)
Synopsis: Christmas is fast approaching, and years of long workdays and little sleep employed at Washington DC’s top rated corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey will be made partner after the New Year. However, when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly passes away, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson’s Bay, her small, close-knit, Wisconsin hometown for the holidays. To inherit their childhood home, Lucy must live there for the next 5 weeks which coincidentally requires her to stay through Christmas.

A Shoe Addict’s Christmas

Premiers: Sunday, November 25
Starring: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Luke Macfarlane (“The Night Shift”)
Synopsis: 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 woman appears out of nowhere and tells Noelle that she’s her guardian angel. Soon Noelle finds herself camped out in the shoe department facing several “ghosts” of Christmases past, present, and future…Will visiting the holidays of yesterday and tomorrow help Noelle see the true spirit of Christmas? And will the love she has longed for all her life be the best surprise gift of all?

Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa

Premiers: Saturday, December 1
Starring: Jill Wagner (“Pearl in Paradise”), Mark Deklin (“Grace and Frankie,” “Designated Survivor”), Holly Robinson-Peete (“Hanging with Mr. Cooper,” “21 Jump Street”), Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”), Andrew Francis (“Chesapeake Shores”), Ashley Williams (“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “How I Met Your Mother”)
Synopsis: Lisa visits her hometown of Evergreen, Vermont and meets handsome contractor Kevin.  They work to restore the town’s general store for sale and sparks fly.  Lisa finds an old letter to Santa in the town mailbox and works with Evergreen locals, including the welcoming Carol and kindhearted Michelle, to grant the letter’s wish for a Christmas like days past.  Evergreen’s Christmas magic, which brought town veterinarian Allie love the year before, gets to work as Lisa and Kevin face distance standing in the way of their romance, and Michelle finds herself falling for a single dad visiting for the holidays.

A Majestic Christmas

Premiers: Sunday, December 2
Starring: Jerrika Hinton (“Here and Now,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Christian Vincent (“Continuum”)
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

Premiers: Saturday, December 8
Starring: Lori Loughlin (“When Calls the Heart,” “Fuller House”), Victor Webster (“Chesapeake Shores,” “Continuum”)
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.

Christmas Wonderland

Premiers: Sunday, December 9
Starring: Emily Osment (“Family Guy,” “Mom”)
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.

A Gingerbread Romance

Premiers: Saturday, December 15
Starring: Tia Mowry-Hardrict (“Me, Myself and I,” “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”), Duane Henry (“NCIS”)
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. 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 Brook in their cozy home, decorating for Christmas, and exploring Philadelphia at Christmas, fills her with a longing for a place to call home.

Entertaining Christmas

Premiers: Sunday, December 16
Starring: Jodie Sweetin (“Fuller House”)
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.

Jingle Around the Clock

Premiers: Saturday, December 22
Starring: Brooke Nevin (“The Christmas Cure”), Michael Cassidy (“The OC”)
Synopsis: Elle Bennett, an up-and-comer in the advertising world, is thrilled when she gets her promotion-worthy shot at the Ultimate Christmas Beauty Campaign. That is, until she finds out that her main competition is Fiona Mayfair– the new hire from NYC— who just happens to be the popular girl that made Stella’s stint in Junior High miserable. In an all-out race to come up with the Christmas-iest “Christmas Slogan that Sells”, will Elle step up to the plate? Or will she get sidelined again by this Queen Bee–who’s gunning for the coveted campaign AND affections of Elle’s longtime office crush, Liam?

Christmas Made to Order

Premiers: Sunday, December 23
Starring: Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids, “Love at Sea”), Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls, “Cake Wars”)
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.

'When Calls the Heart' Christmas Two-Hour Special Event

Premiers: Tuesday, December 25
Starring: Erin Krakow (“Army Wives”), Lori Loughlin (“Fuller House,” “90210”), Jack Wagner (“The Bold and The Beautiful,” “Wedding March”), Pascale Hutton (“The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells,”“Sanctuary”), Kavan Smith (“The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells,” “Sanctuary”), Paul Greene (“Bitten,” “Christmas in Angel Falls”), Chris McNally (“Rocky Mountain Christmas”), Kevin McGarry (“Heartland”)
Synopsis: A group of orphans become stranded in Hope Valley for Christmas.  Their quirky caretakers, sisters who have a mysterious backstory, lead Bill to investigate the circumstances of their arrival.  What he discovers puts the orphans and their orphanage in jeopardy.  Abigail and the other residents rally to make it a Christmas to remember for the orphans.  Elizabeth, who is preparing for the birth of her child, organizes her students to engage in selfless gift-giving.  That, along with a Christmas miracle, help bring wonder, hope, joy and love to all this Christmas Season.

A Midnight Kiss

Premiers: Saturday, December 29
Starring: Carlos PenaVega (“Big Time Rush,” “The Loud House”), Adelaide Kane (“Teen Wolf,” “Once Upon A Time”)
Synopsis: With only one week to prepare, Lisa Patterson and her family of party planners are given the biggest job in their company’s history: a New Year’s Eve Party for tech entrepreneur Megan Clark.  But when her brother breaks his leg and her parents head off on a planned vacation, Lisa must reluctantly enlist the help of her brother’s visiting college buddy, David Campos (PenaVega), to help her pull off the event which just so happens to fall on her favorite day of the year.  But what Lisa didn’t plan on was falling in love in the process.

Your old favorites will also play all season long.
The network will air Christmas movies 24/7, so get ready. Christmas is coming!
CLICK HERE for the entire Countdown to Christmas schedule.