A Joyous Christmas (2017)

Movie Summary

Originally titled Christmas for Joy.

A young self-help author returns to her hometown during the Christmas holidays to promote her new book. She soon discovers the true meaning of Christmas and family.

A Joyous Christmas originally premiered on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries November 26, 2017.

Where can I watch A Joyous Christmas online?

A Joyous Christmas is available to stream from the following providers:

Stream on Amazon

Is A Joyous Christmas available to buy on DVD?

Yes, as part of a collection.

Buy on DVD

When will A Joyous Christmas air on TV in 2024?

Not airing this week

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the Miracles of Christmas schedule.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Natalie Knepp (Rachel Kennedy), Michael Rady (Jack Nelson), Bonnie Bedelia (Joy), Steve Bacic (Stuart Ryan), Marc Senior (Paul Taylor), David Lewis (David), Jillian Walchuck (Suzy), Jordan Ninkovich (Mayor Hartley), Bobby Stewart (Dennis), Sam Vincent (Austin)

Rate Movie:

3.9/5 - (17 votes)

A Joyous Christmas Movie Trailer

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18 thoughts on “A Joyous Christmas (2017)

  • January 1, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Yes. If he starred in this movie. Very good voice

  • December 16, 2017 at 11:42 PM

    Loved the movie; however, one thing lacking (unless I just missed it) and that was a hug between Joy and her son, at some point. After the piano duet it would have been fitting.
    Anyone agree?

    • December 19, 2017 at 8:14 PM

      Yes, very much so. I thought the same thing – that it lacked an embrace or hug just before the end.

    • December 28, 2017 at 10:56 PM

      I was waiting for it too

    • December 29, 2017 at 8:42 AM

      I was thinking the same thing. I was waiting for them to hug which to me felt like an unfinished ending.

  • December 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM

    “Christmas Memories”…I know it was done as a country Christmas tune by Alabama. I’d like to have this
    movie version.

  • December 2, 2017 at 11:57 PM

    “Christmas Memories”…I know it was done as a country Christmas tune by Alabama. I’d like to have this movie version.

    • December 20, 2017 at 12:51 PM

      I would like to have it as a movie version

      • December 21, 2017 at 6:24 PM

        Yes. Movie version of this song sounds Bre to me

        • July 13, 2019 at 2:35 PM

          Hallmark needs to come out with a CD of some of these memorable songs from their Christmas movies. Love love this version of Christmas Memories.

  • December 1, 2017 at 12:29 AM

    Name of song Joy and newfound son sang and played on piano at end of A Joyous Christmas. I loved it. Words in it: “memories of Christmas make me cry”

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