Our heart belongs to the spookier season and our fellow freak geeks, but we believe in giving credit where credit is due. Despite wishing that pumpkin heads were the loudest and proudest holiday fans, we can’t deny that Santa Stans are far more enthusiastic. Some might say that it’s not a competition but – we disagree. Not only did we have to walk past a shelf of nutcrackers on our way to the skeletons in Walmart, Hallmark just announced its Christmas movie schedule in September and we can’t help but feel like this was a power move.

This year’s program features more films than ever before with 41 “totally original” movies starring channel favourites Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, and Lacey Chabert – who non-marathon fans might recognize as Gretchen Weiners from Mean Girls. 

Combining both their Countdown to Christmas and their Miracles of Christmas lineup, 2021 is expected to be their biggest ever – so when does it all kick off?

Well, to the dismay of our ghoulish community – fans can jingle their bells as soon as October 22nd with the premiere of You, Me & The Christmas Trees – which we respectfully ask that you wait until at least November 1st to set up.

Can’t wait? Here’s a taste of what’s on the rest of this holiday’s cinematic agenda.

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Friday, October 22
You, Me & The Christmas Trees
Stars: Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres, Jason Hervey

Saturday, October 23
Boyfriends of Christmas Past
Stars: Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Ablack, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Saturday, October 23 
Christmas in My Heart
Stars: Heather Hemmens, Luke Macfarlane, Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sunday, October 24
The Santa Stakeout
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housely, Paul Campbell, Joe Pantoliano

Friday, October 29
Christmas in Harmony
Stars: Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Loretta Devine, Michelle Williams, Basil Wallace

Saturday, October 30
Coyote Creek Christmas
Stars: Janel Parrish, Ryan Paevey

Saturday, October 30
The Christmas Promise (Movies & Mysteries)
Stars: Torrey DeVitto, Dylan Bruce, Patrick Duffy, Greyson Holt

Sunday, October 31
Christmas Sail
Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Patrick Sabongui, Terry O’Quinn

Friday, November 5
Open by Christmas
Stars: Alison Sweeney, Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott

Saturday, November 6
Next Stop, Christmas
Stars: Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd

Saturday, November 6
Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas (Movies & Mysteries)
Stars: Kaitlin Doubleday, Steve Lund, Caroline Rhea

Sunday, November 7
A Christmas Treasure
Stars: Jordin Sparks, Michael Xavier

Photo Via Hallmark Channel


Christmas at Castle Heart
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Stuart Townsend

The Christmas Contest
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, John Brotherton, Barbara Niven

The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls
Stars: Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Jonathan Bennett, Sharon Lawrence, Treat Williams, Brad Harder

The Nine Kittens of Christmas
Stars: Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad, Gregory Harrison

The Christmas Bond
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Lyric Bent, Nik Sanchez

Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday and Sister Swap: Christmas in the City
Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams

Which one are you most excited for, Canada?

We’d bet it’s the one where the city-slicking executive goes back to her hometown, falls in love with a high school friend who either – plot twist, has significant other, or a kid that just isn’t in the spirit of things – then finds the magic of Christmas.

For the complete lineup, and a checklist of all 41 movie premiers check out their website here… and enjoy, we guess.