Hallmark Channel’s #1-Rated “Countdown to Christmas” Programming Event Starts Saturday, October 31st

Hallmark Channel’s #1-Rated “Countdown to Christmas” Programming Event Starts Saturday, October 31st

Hallmark Channel's #1-Rated "Countdown to Christmas" Programming Event Starts Saturday, October 31stHallmark Channel’s annual ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’ event returns with 55 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family, featuring more than 1300 hours of content and an all-star line-up of 17 original holiday-themed movie premieres. In 2014, Countdown to Christmas brought 74 million viewers to the network in November and December, making Hallmark Channel #1 among households and key demos. Helping to drive the record ratings was the original movie “Christmas Under Wraps” starring Candace Cameron Bure (11/29/14), which delivered 6.3 million total viewers in Live +3.

This year’s line-up features the directorial debut of Grammy-winning superstar Mariah Carey in the original film, “A Christmas Melody” airing December 19, in which she will also star.

Hallmark is expanding the holiday viewing tradition with its first ever Thanksgiving Week stuffed full of five new Hallmark Channel original movies, including the world premiere of Candace Cameron Bure’s “A Christmas Detour” on Saturday, November 28. The movie tells the story of two New York City-bound travelers who find themselves inextricably linked when a snowstorm reroutes them to an airport hotel in Buffalo.

The holiday fun continues with Lori Loughlin, Dermot Mulroney and Bailee Madison in “Northpole: Open for Christmas,” premiering November 21 and continuing the story of the charming and uplifting elf named Clementine.

Viewers will also see original films starring Julie Benz, Katie Findlay, Faith Ford, Shenae Grimes-Beech, Danica McKellar, Christopher Lloyd, Wyatt Nash and William Shatner, to name just a few of the talent across Hallmark’s 17 original offerings.

“Hallmark Channel has established ‘Countdown To Christmas’ as a beloved and important holiday tradition for families nationwide,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. “We are honored to be a part of these celebrations by telling uplifting holiday stories that are a testament of the spirit of the season.”

Christmas 2015 begins on Halloween Night, October 31st at 8 pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel with the holiday staple, “Home Alone.” The next day, Hallmark Channel begins its launch of original titles.

5 Comments

  • Sandra says:

    Why can’t Hallmark keep it simple & just publish the titles of the movies for the 2015 Christmas season and either mark the new ones in color or with a colored star? I don’t want to waste ink on advertising the new movies!
    We don’t have newspaper delivery in our area, so we wouldn’t know when or if such a list would be published anyway. Making a 12 mile round trip just to get this list isn’t cheap with the prices of gas the way they are.

  • RUTH says:

    I am so excited to watch Christmas movies. I could watch them every day!!!!
    It really raises my Holiday spirit

  • eliza says:

    I hope Hallmark Channel plays Our First Christmas this year. Last year it was on HMM, I don’t get this
    channel. I only get Hallmark Channel. I can’t wait for Christmas shows to be shown 24/7. This is my favorite
    time of the year.

    Thank you.

  • Pearl says:

    So thankful for family fun movies we can enjoy. Thank you so much. Please don’t change the quality of your shows.

  • Celina says:

    Yay i am so excited i am going watch hallmark channel Christmas movie that so cool to watch all my favorite Christmas movie i am Ready to celebrate Christmas holiday Movie I can record my DVR cable box i am Believe in holiday will be on air special holiday Christmas movie i can wake up early morning to watching tv day and night i will keep checking more holiday Christmas movies I hope they will showing abcfamily 25 days of Christmas movies soon

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