On Wednesday, Hallmark gave fans a sneak peek into their 2021 Countdown To Christmas, and Miracles of Christmas movies. There will be a total of 41 movies. They will air on the Hallmark Channel, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
The premiere date is Friday, October 22. The movies will last until the beginning of 2022.
In addition, there will be 24/7 holiday movies. That means no Golden Girls or Murder She Wrote. The channel will be totally dedicated to Christmas.
So, warm up some hot chocolate, and snuggle into your favorite Christmas PJs. Here is the first information released on these upcoming movies.
Countdown To Christmas Premieres
According to The Futon Critic, these movies will air on the Hallmark Channel at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
Friday, October 22: You, Me & The Christmas Trees
Stars: Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), Benjamin Ayres (Suits), and Jason Hervey (The Wonder Years).
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. In addition, 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.
Saturday, October 23: Boyfriends of Christmas Past
Stars: Catherine Haena Kim (FBI), Raymond Ablack (Ginny & Georgia), and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim’s Convenience).
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.
Sunday, October 24: The Santa Stakeout
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley (The Real), Paul Campbell (Battlestar Galactica), and Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix).
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.
In addition, 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.
Friday, October 29: Christmas in Harmony
Stars: Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale), Luke James (Little), Loretta Devine (Queen Bees), Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), and Basil Wallace (Blood Diamond).
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.
Saturday, October 30: Coyote Creek Christmas
A “Christmas Around the World” party helps two people find love at home.
Sunday, October 31: Christmas Sail
Stars: Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian), Patrick Sabongui (Firefly Lane), and Terry O’Quinn (Lost).
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.
Friday, November 5: Open by Christmas
Stars: Alison Sweeney (Days of our Lives), Erica Durance (Smallville), and Brennan Elliott (Christmas in Vienna).
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.
Saturday, November 6: Next Stop, Christmas
Stars: Lyndsy Fonseca (How I Met Your Mother), Chandler Massey (Days of our Lives), Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future).
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.
However, she 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.
Sunday, November 7: A Christmas Treasure
Stars: Jordin Sparks (Sparkle), Michael Xavier (Beware of the Midwife).
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.
Christmas at Castle Hart – Premiere Date TBA
Stars: Lacey Chabert (Christmas Waltz), Stuart Townsend (Salem).
Brooke Bennett goes to Ireland for the holidays 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.
The Christmas Contest (WT) – Premiere Date TBA
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House), John Brotherton (Fuller House), Barbara Niven (Hannah Swensen Mysteries).
Exes Lara and Ben compete in a holiday contest to win money for the charity of their choosing. The city watches them battle and chooses what is more important, victory or love.
The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls (WT) – Premiere Date TBA
Stars: Robert Buckley (Chesapeake Shores), Ana Ayora (In the Dark), Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), with Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Treat Williams (Chesapeake Shores), and Brad Harder (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries).
The Mitchell brothers compete to see who can create the best Christmas House.
The Nine Kittens of Christmas – Premiere Date TBA
Cat lovers Zachary and Marilee are thrown back together during the holidays when they’re tasked with finding homes for a litter of adorable kittens.
Sister Swap Movies- Premiere Dates TBA
Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Father of the Bride), Ashley Williams (Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater), Mark Deklin (Designated Survivor), Keith Robinson (Saints & Sinners), Susan Yeagley (Parks and Recreation), and Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan).
In these interconnected movies, Jennifer and Meg Swift are sisters who couldn’t be closer despite living hours apart. Jennifer is in Salt Lake City, running a successful restaurant she started with her late husband and raising her teenage son Simon. However, Meg stayed in their hometown of Hazelwood, helping their parents run the local bakery.
This Christmas is the family’s first since the passing of Uncle Dave. Uncle Dave had owned the town’s beloved theater, The Madison. This is the beloved venue where they made many memories over the years.
When Jennifer and Simon return home for the holiday, they become wistful for one more Christmas at The Madison, despite that it’s for sale and in need of repairs.
Meanwhile, Meg is helping Jennifer’s restaurant staff in Salt Lake prepare for a Christmas competition among local restaurants with the winner earning money for the charity of its choice.
With the sisters switching cities leading up to the holiday, they find a new sense of purpose and discover what they both truly need in life and love.
Hallmark Miracles Of Christmas Premieres
All of these holiday movies are on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The premiere times are at10:00 p.m. Eastern.
Saturday, October 23: Christmas In My Heart
Stars: Heather Hemmens (Love, Take Two), Luke Macfarlane (Killjoys), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Christmas Comes Twice).
Concert violinist Beth tutors the daughter of reclusive Country music star Sean to prep her for the holiday concert. In addition, they are joined through the connective power of music.
Saturday, October 30: The Christmas Promise
Stars: Torrey DeVitto (Chicago Med), Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Patrick Duffy (Dallas), Greyston Holt (Cross Country Christmas).
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.
Saturday, November 6: Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas
When a family faces loneliness and loss of faith, Mrs. Miracle swoops in to renew their Christmas Spirit. Moreover, they experience a holiday of heavenly proportions.
The Christmas Bond – Premiere Date TBA
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete (The Christmas Doctor), Lyriq Bent (Acrimony), Nik Sanchez (The Rookie).
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. Of course, this happens in unexpected ways.
Every Time a Bell Rings – Premiere Date TBA
Three sisters reunite in their hometown of Natchez, MS at Christmas after a long time apart. However, they’re surprised to discover their late father had planned one last scavenger hunt.
Moreover, the plan is 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. In addition, each place holds a special meaning for them.
Of course, things change during the process. Subsequently, their sisterly bond is rekindled. Moreover, each sister learns an important lesson about what they want in life and love.
What movie are you most looking forward to this season? Let us know in the comments!
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