Hallmark Channel releases 2020 Christmas movie schedule to lift your spirits

We could all use some cheer to help lift our spirits right now, and maybe a little early holiday cheer could help.

Hallmark recently announced a slate of 40 brand-new movies airing this holiday season.

Both Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas” are scheduled to kick off on Friday, Oct. 23.

Hallmark Channel will premiere 23 all-new original films, while Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will feature 17 new movies.

“The Hallmark brand on TV has always championed positivity and emotional connection, and thanks to the dedication of our development teams and producing partners, we are excited to welcome new talent on both sides of the camera, as well as, announcing renewals of all of our original series and the return of beloved stars. Hallmark Channel Original Series are enviable within the industry for their longevity and for creating one of the most winning schedules on television,” Michelle Vicary, executive vice president, programming & network publicity for Crown Media Family Networks, said in a press release.

Photo: Kevin McGarry, Johannah Newmarch, Erin Krakow, Aren Buchholz, Eva Bourne, Andrea Brooks, Loretta Walsh, Paul Greene, Chris McNally Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ricardo Hubbs

Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” 2020 Movies

Hallmark Channel will premiere 23 new holiday films. While we’re still waiting on the complete schedule, the network released some of the titles and actors on deck:

  • “A Royal Holiday”, starring Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit and Krystal Joy Brown
  • “Jingle Bell Bride”, starring Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe
  • “A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn”, starring Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor
  • If I Only Had Christmas”, starring Candace Cameron Bure
  • “Deliver by Christmas”, starring Alvina August and Eion Bailey
  • “On the 12th Date of Christmas”, starring Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes
  • “Christmas Waltz”, starring Lacey Chabert
  • “Christmas in Vienna”, starring Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott
  • “Christmas in Evergreen 4”, starring Rukiya Bernard and Holly Robinson Peete
  • “Chateau Christmas”, starring Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane
  • “Cross Country Christmas”, starring Rachael Leigh Cook
  • “Christmas Carnival”, starring Tamera Mowry-Housley
  • “When Calls the Heart Christmas 2020”, starring Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks and Martin Cummins

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas” 2020 Movies

Be on the lookout for 17 all-new original movies during Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ holiday schedule. Some of the films include:

  • “Christmas Tree Lane” starring Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker
  • “Holly & Ivy” starring Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols
  • “The Christmas Bow” starring Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady
  • “Cranberry Christmas” starring Nikki DeLoach and Benjamin Ayres
  • “Christmas Doctor” starring Holly Robinson Peete