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Christmas movies arrive on the Hallmark networks

The holiday décor is up, preparations for the big day have been made and it’s time to sit back and relax with some seasonal viewing.

That’s right: It’s time for Christmas movies.

If it’s Halloween in the real world, it’s Christmas time in the world of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries which together are premiering 33 original holiday movies each weekend through Dec. 30. Both networks also are pulling from their vast catalog of original seasonal movies for nearly ‘round the clock holiday programming which is in full swing.

Here's a quick look at new movies with premiere dates (all will be repeated throughout the season).

Reluctant wedding planner Maddie Krug (Rachel Skarsten) meets her match in an action movie star (Trevor Donovan) in "Marry Me at Christmas." (Crown Media United States LLC/ Ricardo Hubbs)

8 p.m. Oct. 28, Hallmark: "Marry Me at Christmas." A wedding planner (Rachel Skarsten) is hired by a movie star (Trevor Donovan) to plan his sister's Christmas wedding.

8 p.m. Nov. 4, Hallmark: "Christmas Festival of Ice." Fighting to save her beloved ice sculpting competition, a lawyer (Taylor Cole) enlists the help of a reluctant artist (Damon Runyan).

9 p.m. Nov. 4, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries: "The Perfect Christmas Present." A professional gift buyer (Sam Page), asked to get his friend's girlfriend a present, finds himself falling in love with her.

8 p.m. Nov. 5, Hallmark: "Miss Christmas." On the hunt for the National Tree, a woman (Brooke D'Orsay) finds the perfect one in a quaint New England town but the land owner (Marc Blucas) refuses to let her cut it down.

9 p.m. Nov. 5, HM&M: "Christmas in the Air." Hallmark favorite Catherine Bell plays a professional organizer who helps a widowed father (Eric Close) get his life together before the holidays.

Lacey Chabert and Brenden Sunderland star in "The Sweetest Christmas" on Hallmark. (Crown Media United States LLC/Ricardo Hubbs)

8 p.m. Nov. 11, Hallmark: "The Sweetest Christmas." A newly single baker (Lacey Chabert) reconnects with her high school sweetheart (Lea Coco) who lets her use his restaurant for a gingerbread baking competition.

9 p.m. Nov. 11, HM&M: "A Song for Christmas." At a tour stop in a small town, a rising country star (Becca Tobin, "Glee") falls for a guitar player (Kevin McGarry) and his family who are in danger of losing their farm.

8 p.m. Nov. 12, Hallmark: "Enchanted Christmas." An interior designer sent to her hometown for a project is surprised to find her former boyfriend and dance partner running a salsa studio. Starring real-life husband-and-wife Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega.

9 p.m. Nov. 12, HM&M: "Engaging Father Christmas." Erin Krakow and Niall Matter return in the sequel to the sweet "Finding Father Christmas." Buffalo native Wendy Malick co-stars.

8 p.m. Nov. 18, Hallmark: "Coming Home for Christmas." The new house manager at a Virginia estate (Danica McKellar) is drawn into the feuding Marley family as she plans a final holiday gala. With Neal Bledsoe.

9 p.m. Nov. 18, HM&M: "Christmas Homecoming." A military widow (Julie Benz) lacking the Christmas spirit rents an apartment to a recuperating Army captain (Michael Shanks).

8 p.m. Nov. 19, Hallmark: "A Gift to Remember." After knocking a man unconscious with her bike, a bookstore employee (Ali Liebert) tries to help him regain his memory.

Autumn Reeser, David Haydn-Jones and Liam Hughes star in "A Bramble House Christmas," new on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. (Crown Media United States LLC/Bettina Strauss)

9 p.m. Nov. 19, HM&M: "A Bramble House Christmas." David Haydn-Jones plays a man who visits a B&B to learn why his deceased father left a nurse (Autumn Reeser) a large sum of cash.

8 p.m. Nov. 22, Hallmark: "Secretly Santa." A mix-up over a Secret Santa identity has an executive (Emilie Ullerup) trying to show an uptight co-worker (Aaron O'Connell) she's the one for him.

8 p.m. Nov. 23, Hallmark: "The Mistletoe Inn." Dumped by her boyfriend, a romance author (Alicia Witt) travels to a retreat where she clashes with her writing partner (David Alpay).

8 p.m. Nov. 24 Hallmark: "Finding Santa." A single mother obsessed with Christmas (Jodie Sweetin) finds her only option to replace an injured Santa for a parade is his son (Eric Winter), who dislikes the holiday.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Danny Glover are part of an all-star cast in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "The Christmas Train." (Crown Media United States LLC/Ryan Plummer)

8 p.m. Nov. 25, Hallmark and HM&M: "The Christmas Train," a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation. Dermot Mulroney and Kimberly Williams Paisley star in this adaptation of David Baldacci's best seller about a journalist who meets a variety of characters on an intercontinental train – including his ex-girlfriend. With Danny Glover, Joan Cusack.

8 p.m. Nov. 26, Hallmark: "Switched for Christmas." Candace Cameron Bure plays twins who, envious of each other, swap lives until Christmas Day. With Happy the Dog and Eion Bailey ("Once Upon a Time").

9 p.m. Nov. 26, HM&M: "A Joyous Christmas." A successful young woman (Natalie Knepp) learns about the Christmas spirit after a stranger (Bonnie Bedelia) saves her from a near-fatal accident. With Michael Rady.

8 p.m. Dec. 2, Hallmark: "Christmas in Evergreen." A small-town vet (Ashley Williams) wishes on a special snow globe for a romantic Christmas with her boyfriend, then meets a businessman (Teddy Sears) and his daughter.

9 p.m. Dec.2, HM&M: "Christmas in Angel Falls." An angel (Rachel Boston) tries to help a town -  including the handsome volunteer fire chief (Paul Greene) - regain their Christmas spirit.

8 p.m. Dec. 3, Hallmark: "Christmas at Holly Lodge." Sent to evaluate an inn for a developer, a man (Jordan Bridges) falls for the innkeeper (Alison Sweeney) and the charming property.

9 p.m. Dec. 3, HM&M: "Unbridled Love." A woman trying to turn around her grandfather's ranch has to deal with a Hollywood star who arrives to train for his next film.

8 p.m. Dec. 9, Hallmark: "The Christmas Shop." The owner of her family's Christmas shop is a lone holdout in a development plan, but agrees to listen to a man's offer if he spends one week working in her store. Starring Ellen Hollman, Steve Campo.

9 p.m. Dec. 9, HM&M: "The Christmas Cottage." An interior designer prepares a cottage with a romantic legend for the wedding of her best friend, Ava, but things are complicated by the arrival of Ava's brother. Starring Merritt Patterson, Steve Lund.

8 p.m. Dec. 10, Hallmark: "Christmas  Encore." A struggling actress decides to do one last show before heading home and finds a renewed passion when the theater loses its lease. Starring Maggie Lawson, Brennan Elliott.

8 pm. Dec. 16, Hallmark: "Christmas Connection." Returning a package to a little girl and her dad (Tom Everett Scott), a flight attendant (Brooke Burns) spends time with them after being stranded by a snowstorm.

9 p.m. Dec. 16, HM&M: "Karen Kingbury's Maggie's Christmas Miracle." The lives of a busy attorney afraid of being hurt, her troubled son and a recent widower intersect in a season of miracles in this adaptation of the best-selling novel. Starring Jill Wagner, Luke McFarlane.

8 p.m. Dec. 17, Hallmark: "Father Christmas." A newly jobless single dad is overloaded when he spends his first Christmas alone with his kids. Starring Jesse Metcalfe.

9 p.m. Dec. 17, HM&M: "The Magical Christmas Ornaments." Christmas ornaments from her mom lift the spirits of a divorced woman (Jessica Lowndes) who starts to regain holiday joy while also growing close to her neighbor (Brendan Penny).

8 p.m. Dec. 23, Hallmark: "Christmas Getaway." After a breakup, a travel writer heads to a small town to relax, but is forced to share a cabin with a widower and his family. With Bridget Regan, Travis Van Winkle.

8 p.m. Dec. 25, Hallmark: "When Calls the Heart; The Christmas Wishing Tree." Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, Daniel Lissing and the community of Hope Valley help a young Mountie find Christmas inspiration.

8 p.m. Dec. 30, Hallmark: "Royal New Years' Eve." Starring Sam Page. Details to be announced.

 

 

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