Lacey Chabert, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Candace Cameron Bure headline a packed 2020 Hallmark slate

Lacey Chabert, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Candace Cameron Bure headline a packed 2020 Hallmark slate

Not even a pandemic will keep the leader in happy-endings entertainment from delivering sleigh loads of Yuletide spirit to your fireplace-warmed living rooms, in the form of a record-tying 40 new holiday movies. When Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “Miracles of Christmas” campaigns commence on October 23rd (more than a week before trick-or-treating and the turning back of clocks) you will be present-ed with every imaginable incarnation of unlikely romances, holiday homecomings, charming inns, and reporters seeking holiday scoops.

The 40-film slate will feature a familiar Christmas welcome crew: Candace Cameron Bure discovers what happens If I Only Had Christmas, Lacey Chabert is doubly festive with Christmas Waltz and Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas, Tamera Mowry-Housley hosts a Christmas Carnival, Holly Robinson Peete is The Christmas Doctor, and Alicia Witt can be found on Christmas Tree Lane.

Fresh snow will bring fresh faces to the Hallmark holidays, too, including Broadway veterans Laura Osnes, Krystal Joy Brown, and Aaron Tveit, along with Janel Parrish, Marisol Nichols, Alvina August, Victoria Clark, and Jeremy Jordan. The 2020 slate looks to be the network’s most diverse, and features a gay couple trying to adopt (Christmas House, starring Jonathan Bennett and Brad Harder) as well as a woman who discovers via a DNA test that she’s Jewish (Love, Lights, Hanukkah!, starring Mia Kirshner, Ben Savage, and Marilu Henner). There’s also a movie titled… Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater.

2020 New Hallmark Christmas Movies

Premiere dates and synopses on all 40 new movies:

Jingle Bell Bride
Premieres: Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Julie Gonzalo, Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Official synopsis: “Wedding planner Jessica Perez (Gonzalo) travels to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is charmed by the small town during Christmas, as well as the handsome local (Rowe Jr.) helping her.”

Christmas Tree Lane
Premieres: Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Alicia Witt, Andrew Walker, Drake Hogestyn, Briana Price
Official synopsis: “Music store owner Meg (Witt) spearheads the community effort to save the Christmas Tree Lane shopping district from demolition. As she finds herself falling for Nate (Walker), a recent acquaintance, she’s thrown when she learns his surprising tie to the developer.”

Chateau Christmas
Premieres: Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Merritt Patterson, Luke Macfarlane
Official synopsis: “Margot (Patterson), a world-renowned pianist, returns to Chateau Newhaus to spend the holidays with her family and is reunited with an ex (Macfarlane) who helps her rediscover her passion for music.”

Deliver by Christmas
Premieres: Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Alvina August, Eion Bailey
Official synopsis: “Bakery owner Molly (August) meets Josh (Bailey), a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she’s never met in person and doesn’t realize that they’re the same man.”

Christmas With the Darlings
Premieres: Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Katrina Law, Carlo Marks
Official synopsis: “Just before the holidays Jessica Lew (Law) is ending her tenure as the assistant to her wealthy boss to use her recently earned law degree within his company, but offers to help his charming, younger brother (Marks) as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew over Christmas.”

Cranberry Christmas
Premieres: Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Nikki DeLoach, Benjamin Ayres
Official synopsis: “A separated couple (DeLoach and Ayres) feign marital bliss on national television to help their town’s Christmas festival — and their business. But what will the future hold for them when rekindled love is complicated by new opportunities?”

One Royal Holiday
Premieres: Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, Krystal Joy Brown, Victoria Clark, Tom McGowan
Official synopsis: “When Anna (Osnes) offers a stranded mother (Clark) and son (Tveit) shelter in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Royal Family of Galwick. Anna shows the Prince how they do Christmas in her hometown, encouraging him to open his heart and be true to himself.”

Holly & Ivy
Premieres: Nov. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, Marisol Nichols
Official synopsis: “When Melody’s (Parrish) neighbor, Nina (Nichols), learns that her illness has returned, Melody promises to keep Nina’s kids, Holly and Ivy, together. To adopt the children, she must renovate her new fixer-upper, which she does with the help of contractor Adam (Jordan).”

Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater
Premieres: Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Ashley Williams, Niall Matter
Official synopsis: “Single mom Maggie (Williams) is facing Christmas alone until Lucas (Matter) crashes into her life and becomes an unexpected houseguest. Together they overcome Christmas while finding comfort in their growing bond.”

The Christmas Ring
Premieres: Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Nazneen Contractor, David Alpay
Official synopsis: “A reporter (Contractor) searches for the love story behind an antique engagement ring. With the help of the ring’s owner’s grandson (Alpay), they learn the legacy his grandparents left behind.”

On the 12th Date of Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Mallory Jansen, Tyler Hynes
Official synopsis: “Two seemingly incompatible game designers team up to create a romantic, city-wide scavenger hunt themed for The 12 Days of Christmas.”

The Christmas Bow
Premieres: Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Lucia Micarelli, Michael Rady
Official synopsis: “When an accident puts her music dreams on hold, a gifted violinist (Micarelli) reconnects with an old family friend (Rady), who helps her heal and find love during the holidays.”

Christmas in Vienna
Premieres: Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Sarah Drew, Brennan Elliott
Official synopsis: “Jess (Drew), a concert violinist whose heart just isn’t in it anymore, goes to Vienna for a performance. While there, she finds the inspiration she has been missing, and a new love.”

Meet Me at Christmas (working title)
Premieres: Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Catherine Bell, Mark Deklin
Official synopsis: “When Joan’s (Bell) son’s wedding planner unexpectedly quits, she must coordinate his Christmas Eve wedding with the help of Beau (Deklin), the bride’s uncle. As they work alongside each other they discover their fates and pasts are intertwined.”

A Timeless Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Ryan Paevey, Erin Cahill
Official synopsis: “Charles Whitley (Paevey) travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner (Cahill), a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st century Christmas.

The Christmas Doctor
Premieres: Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Adrian Holmes
Official synopsis: “A week before Christmas, Dr. Alicia Wright (Peete) is offered an assignment away from home. A mysterious man (Holmes) from her past journeys to find her before Christmas and brings with him a revelation that could change Alicia’s life forever.”

A Nashville Christmas Carol
Premieres: Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Jessy Schram, Wes Brown, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Kix Brooks, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Official synopsis: “Vivienne Wake (Schram), a workaholic television producer in charge of a country music Christmas special showcasing newcomer Alexis (Raelynn), never lets personal feelings get in the way of business. On the verge of accepting a job in L.A., and with the return of Gavin Chase (Brown) — her childhood sweetheart and manager to the special’s headliner, Belinda (Evans) — she receives a visit from the ghost of her recently deceased mentor, Marilyn (Judd). Her mentor warns her current path leads to a dark future and has recruited both the Spirit of Christmas Past (Brooks) and the Spirit of Christmas Present (Williams-Paisley) to help her get back on track. The Spirits’ time-jumping adventures force Vivienne to take hold of her life.”

A Little Christmas Charm (working title)
Premieres: Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Ashley Greene, Brendan Penny
Official synopsis: “Holly (Greene), a jewelry designer, finds a lost charm bracelet and teams up with investigative reporter Greg (Penny) in hopes of finding the owner and returning it by Christmas Eve.”

Christmas House
Premieres: Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Robert Buckley, Jonathan Bennett, Ana Ayora, Treat Williams, Sharon Lawrence, Brad Harder
Official synopsis: “Working through some difficult decisions, Wade family matriarch Phylis (Lawrence) and patriarch Bill (Williams), have summoned their two grown sons — TV star Mike Wade (Buckley) and Brandon Wade (Bennett) — home for the holidays. It is their hope that bringing the family together to recreate the Christmas house will help them find resolution and make a memorable holiday for the entire family and community. As Brandon and his husband Jake (Harder) make the trip home, they are anxiously awaiting a call about the adoption of their first child. Meanwhile, Mike reconnects with Andi (Ayora), his high school sweetheart.”

The Angel Tree
Premieres: Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Jill Wagner, Lucas Bryant
Official synopsis: “A writer (Wagner) seeks the identity of the person who helps grant wishes that are placed upon the angel tree, and in the process, reconnects with her childhood friend (Bryant).”

New movie to be announced
Premieres: Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: TBD
Official synopsis: TBD

A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Premieres: Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Rochelle Aytes, Mark Taylor
Official synopsis: “Erin (Aytes) is planning the town’s Christmas celebration and must win over firefighter Kevin (Taylor) in order to obtain the beautiful spruce tree from his property for the celebration.”

A Bright and Merry Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Alison Sweeney, Marc Blucas
Official synopsis: “Two competing TV hosts (Sweeney and Blucas) are sent to a festive small town over Christmas. While pretending to get along for the sake of appearances, they discover that there’s more to each other than they thought.

Five Star Christmas (working title)
Premieres: Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Bethany Joy Lenz, Victor Webster
Official synopsis: “After moving back to her hometown, Lisa (Lenz) plots with her siblings and grandparents to help her father’s new bed and breakfast get a five-star review from an incognito travel critic (Webster), but ends up falling for him, not knowing he is the real critic.”

Christmas by Starlight (working title)
Premieres: Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell
Official synopsis: “Annie (Sustad), a lawyer, must help her loved ones this holiday season. Her family’s restaurant, the Starlight Café, is slated for demolition. The heir to the development firm responsible, William (Campbell), makes her an unlikely proposition: He’ll spare the café if Annie spends the week ‘appearing’ as the legal counsel his father is demanding he hire in the wake of some costly mistakes.”

Christmas Waltz
Premieres: Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp, JT Church
Official synopsis: “After Avery’s (Chabert) storybook Christmas wedding is canceled unexpectedly, dance instructor Roman (Kemp) helps her rebuild her dreams.”

USS Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Jen Lilley, Trevor Donovan, Barbara Niven
Official synopsis: “Maddie (Lilley), a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, embarks on a Tiger Cruise during Christmastime where she meets a handsome naval officer (Donovan) and stumbles upon a mystery in the ship’s archive room.”

If I Only Had Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Warren Christie
Official synopsis: “At Christmas, a cheerful publicist (Bure) teams up with a cynical business owner (Christie) and his team to help a charity in need.”

Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing
Premieres: Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Colin Lawrence, Rukiya Bernard, Antonio Cayonne, Barbara Niven
Official synopsis: “As Michelle’s (Peete) wedding approaches, Hannah (Bernard) steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot (Cayonne).”

Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas
Premieres: Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Stephen Huszar
Official synopsis: “Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner Ben (Huszar), Sarah (Chabert) discovers that an event from the past may connect them and change their lives forever.”

Christmas She Wrote
Premieres: Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Danica McKellar, Dylan Neal
Official synopsis: “When Kayleigh (McKellar), a romance writer, has her column canceled right before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with her family. Kayleigh gets an unexpected visit from the man (Neal) who canceled her column who fights not only to bring her back to the publisher but also for her heart.”

A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances
Premieres: Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Brooke D’Orsay, Sam Page
Official synopsis: “After 15 years, Pat (Page) moves home from Hawaii with his two sons and through a series of coincidences, or Godwinks, ends up stuck in traffic next to his high school sweetheart, Margie (D’Orsay), at Christmas.”

Cross Country Christmas
Premieres: Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Greyston Holt
Official synopsis: “Former classmates Lina (Cook) and Max (Holt) are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation.”

A Glenbrooke Christmas
Premieres: Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Autumn Reeser, Antonio Cupo
Official synopsis: “As Christmas nears, heiress Jessica Morgan (Reeser) seizes what seems like her last chance to experience a relaxed Christmas and heads off to the small town of Glenbrooke, where she meets a handsome fireman (Cupo).”

Christmas Carnival
Premieres: Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Antonio Cupo
Official synopsis: “Emily (Mowry-Housley) is a top newscaster who has achieved her career dreams but still has regrets about the guy (Xavier) who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around the carousel takes her magically back in time to the carnival five years before… giving her a second chance at love before she must return to Christmas present.”

Christmas Homecoming (working title)
Premieres: Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Taylor Cole, Steve Lund
Official synopsis: “When a mysterious key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate (Cole) and Kevin (Lund) embark on a Christmas romance adventure they’ll never forget.”

A Christmas Carousel
Premieres: Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Rachel Boston, Neal Bledsoe
Official synopsis: “When Lila (Boston) is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince (Bledsoe) to complete it by Christmas.”

Swept Up by Christmas (working title)
Premieres: Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: TBD
Official synopsis: “An antique seller and a cleaner clash over how to downsize a magnificent estate right before Christmas. As the two uncover the house’s treasures, they find a way to reconnect the reclusive owner with his own Christmases past.”

Love, Lights, Hanukkah!
Premieres: Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Stars: Mia Kirshner, Ben Savage, Marilu Henner
Official synopsis: “As Christina (Kirshner) prepares her restaurant for its busiest time of year, she gets back a DNA test revealing that she’s Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights.”

Project Christmas Wish (working title)
Premieres: Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: TBD
Official synopsis: “For years, Lucy has played Santa to her small town’s community by making their holiday wishes come true. But when Lucy grants a little girl’s wish for a Christmas like she used to have with her mom, she unexpectedly finds her own wishes coming true in life and love.”

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