Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas

Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas

From the last weekend in October until January 1st, Hallmark Channel runs the seasonal block called Countdown to Christmas, featuring a mix of holiday movies, specials and holiday-themed original programming. Countdown to Christmas officially began in 2009, while the channel’s first holiday original movie was aired in 2000. Since 2012, the network has also held a “Christmas in July” event with airings of previous movies. In February 2019, it was announced that in honor of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Countdown to Christmas event, the channel would air selections of movies on Friday nights throughout the year. This is continuing in 2021.

Christmas movies showing on the Hallmark Channel in 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Date/times are subject to change (all times shown in Eastern)
**Page last updated on 12/06/21

Check back in for schedule updates throughout the year

Friday, August 8, 2021

Friday, August 13, 2021

Friday, August 20, 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021

Friday, September 17, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Monday, November 1, 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Friday, November 5, 2021

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Monday, November 8, 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Friday, November 19, 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Monday, November 22, 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Monday, November 29, 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Monday, December 6, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

  • 12:00am – An Unexpected Christmas
  • 2:00am – Christmas Getaway
  • 4:00am – Christmas in Vienna
  • 6:00am – A Timeless Christmas
  • 8:00am – Nantucket Noel
  • 10:00am – Jingle Bell Bride
  • 12:00pm – On the Twelfth Day of Christmas
  • 2:00pm – A Royal Christmas
  • 4:00pm – Snow Bride
  • 6:00pm – Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater
  • 8:00pm – Crown for Christmas
  • 10:00pm – Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

  • 12:00am – If I Only Had Christmas
  • 2:00am – The Mistletoe Promise
  • 4:00am – Write Before Christmas
  • 6:00am – The Christmas Cottage
  • 8:00am – You, Me & the Christmas Trees
  • 10:00am – Good Morning Christmas!
  • 12:00pm – A Dickens of a Christmas!
  • 2:00pm – Making Spirits Bright
  • 4:00pm – Christmas CEO
  • 6:00pm – Christmas Under Wraps
  • 8:00pm – A Royal Queens Christmas
  • 10:00pm – Christmas at Castle Hart

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021

  • 12:01am – Christmas Next Door
  • 2:00am – Christmas Made to Order
  • 4:00am – The Mistletoe Secret
  • 6:00am – Mingle All the Way
  • 8:00am – Merry & Bright
  • 10:00am – Christmas Connection
  • 12:00pm – Christmas Sail
  • 2:00pm – Coyote Creek Christmas
  • 4:00pm – Christmas at Castle Hart
  • 6:00pm – Christmas CEO
  • 8:00pm – A Royal Queens Christmas
  • 10:00pm – A Kiss Before Christmas

Friday, December 17, 2021

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Sunday, December 19, 2021

  • 12:01am – The Nine Kittens of Christmas
  • 2:00am – Christmas at Dollywood
  • 4:00am – Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays
  • 6:00am – Christmas Getaway
  • 8:00am – Coming Home for Christmas
  • 10:00am – The Christmas Contest
  • 12:00pm – Sugar Plum Twist
  • 2:00pm – Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday
  • 4:00pm – The Christmas House
  • 6:00pm – The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls
  • 8:00pm – ‘Tis the Season to Be Merry
  • 10:00pm – If I Only Had Christmas

Monday, December 20, 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021

  • 12:01am – My Christmas Love
  • 2:00am – Making Spirits Bright
  • 4:00am – Sleigh Bells Ring
  • 6:00am – The Mistletoe Secret
  • 8:00am – Christmas in Evergreen: Bells are Ringing
  • 10:00am – 12 Gifts of Christmas
  • 12:00pm – The Christmas House
  • 2:00pm – Crashing Through the Snow
  • 4:00pm – The Nine Lives of Christmas
  • 6:00pm – ‘Tis the Season to Be Merry
  • 8:00pm – The Christmas Contest
  • 10:00pm – An Unexpected Christmas

Saturday, December 25, 2021

  • 12:01am – The Santa Stakeout
  • 2:00am – Nantucket Noel
  • 3:30am – You, Me & the Christmas Trees
  • 5:00am – Open by Christmas
  • 6:30am – Next Stop, Christmas
  • 8:00am – Gingerbread Miracle
  • 9:30am – Boyfriends of Christmas Past
  • 11:00am – Christmas CEO
  • 12:30pm – The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls
  • 2:00pm – Sugar Plum Twist
  • 3:30pm – A Christmas Treasure
  • 5:00pm – Christmas at Castle Hart
  • 6:00pm – Coyote Creek Christmas
  • 8:00pm – A Royal Queens Christmas
  • 11:00pm – Eight Gifts of Hanukkah


What channel is Hallmark Channel?

  • DirecTV – Channel 312
  • DISH Network – Channel 185

Available on most cable networks. Check with your local provider for channel.

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  • DavidweD says:

    Quickly you have answered…

  • Kay Perryman says:

    Get rid of The Golden Girls!!!! I cut off before music starts for their show if I can get to the remote in time.

  • Karina says:

    Please bring back The Golden Girls!!!

  • Alex says:

    Home and family is great Golden Girls also cast members didn,t
    all get along anyway goodbye to both

  • Michelle says:

    Could we just get Christmas movies all year long? haha
    VERY disappointed Hallmark nixed Home & Family!
    Instead of getting rid of Home & Family I’d love to see The Golden Girls go away. I change my channel as soon as the sitcom starts each night.

  • Maria says:

    I love the hallmark movies and look forward to Christmas in July. It’s only for a short time and those sitcoms are still playing! I don’t care for Golden girls Reba Frasier so tired of the repeats. So I change the channel. Can’t please everyone. Will they be playing Call me Mrs. Miracle?. Thank you for still keeping Christmas in July.

  • Missy says:

    Deep six every sitcom you have

    • Susan Kelly says:

      Please enough with the Golden Girls and Reba, enough already.

      • Susan Van Blarcom says:

        I agree – enough with the Golden Girls. I must have seen each episode 20 times or more. Reba I’m okay with, but not for the entire night.

    • Carmen says:

      What has happened to yhe Hallmark ch 51 lineup since yesterday. Today may 2 thete ate no movies.. only sitcoms??

    • Ron Read says:

      Not watching your constant schedule of sitcoms. Very disappointed in the new schedule. I watch all the movies and that’s what i have the station for. Your advertisers must know how poor the ratings are now
      Get back to the Christmas and love story movies

  • Joy says:

    Can On The 12th Date of Christmas please be released on DVD/Blu-ray or Amazon Prime video? After watching it several times, it’s become my all time favorite Hallmark movie and it’s a must buy! I want to be able to watch it whenever I want.

  • Christy says:

    Please consider keeping the Golden girls in the holiday line up because it’s a constant I’m used to I’m alone with no one on holidays that consistency provides comfort

  • Anonymous says:

    Hallmark, We so enjoy your specials this time of the year, and look forward to your new creations. We like how you’ve added new cast and plots and stories. But last night we did not appreciate The Christmas House!!! We do not need or want to see two men kissing on our screen!!! We count on you for appropriate presentations that don’t need to be screened for our family, children, and grandchildren!!! That’s just what we want to explain on Thanksgiving Day!!! Very, Very disappointed in you!!! You do not have to look like the world to retain viewers!!! Many people are looking for integrity, goodness, peace, and joy, and for decent family values.

    • Anonymous says:

      Seriously, you need to get with the times. Christmas house was one of my favorites because it showed diversity. You are what is wrong with this world. There is no reason for hate. Love is love. I am a married woman raptor a man, but would never tell anyone who they should love. You are teaching hatred to those in your family. Go ahead and keep you head in the sand. But I applaud Hallmark on making strides towards showing all types of love.

    • Anonymous says:

      Judging that two men kissing does not show goodness, peace, and joy? Love how “thou shalt not judge” applies to everyone else but you.

  • Paulett says:

    Instead of repeat after repeat or starting before Thanksgiving bring back some of the well known family oriented Christmas movies. Smokey Mountain Christmas with Dolly Parton. Its the best!!

  • Vondia Caruso says:

    A Timeless Christmas is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. It needs to show more times than it has been scheduled!…:~))

  • I was wondering about the older Christmas Movies. Why they can’t be broadcast on regular TV? For those of us that don’t have cable stations.
    It would make our Holidays better if we can see those movies.

  • Luci Taylor says:

    Thank you Hallmark for starting all the Christmas movies early. I was so excited to watch the “Snow Bride” was on today. Though I have recorded on my DVR. Hallmark has so many Movies I love and have saved so many on my DVR. My only problem now is my DVR is at 98% full and With all the new Hallmark Christmas movies I have fallen in love with I don’t know how I’m going to manage these movies. Once again Hallmark hasn’t let me down with their new 2020 movies! Thank you for bringing all these wonderful movies into our lives and making Christmas so special not just with all the past movies but the new movies as well and brings back memories of watching them with my late husband before he passed away and than when I moved in with my mother watching them day and night before she passed away. Now I’ve been making wonderful memories with my son! Thank you Hallmark for making Christmas such a special time of year with all your wonderful movies!

  • Jackie says:

    I’m of the same opinion. Christmas in July is awful and even more so when it starts October 24, 2020 and runs to the week before Christmas. Not to mention that they show the Christmas movies 24/7. There are no choices and it takes away the meaning of Christmas.

  • Diane says:

    Yes! It was just on yesterday! Love that movie too!

  • Cherri says:

    Do the movies aired in October and November rerun in December? My husband loves these movies, but he doesn’t start Christmas until Thanksgiving is over. I was going to buy a Hallmark Pass for him, but I want to make sure he can see all the movies he missed in Oct and Nov.

  • JM Strange says:

    Since Hallmark begins showing Christmas movies so early, and I love the Golden Girls from it’s beginnings, I begin recording Golden Girl episodes in August. I currently have over 170+ saved so I don’t have to go without them. Can you please advise when you cease broadcasting Golden Girls and begin showing Christmas movies? I love Hallmark and I love your Christmas movies. I just can’t go without the Golden Girls (even though I have likely seen every episode 100 times or more since the series began. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Gail says:

    I love watching your Christmas shows any time. I wish you would have a Hallmark Christmas channel that would play only your Christmas shows. All of them even from years and years ago.

  • Barbara says:

    I have loved Hallmark for years and years. NATURAL, clean movies for the whole family.
    However, I promise you this if you change the “agenda” I will never watch it again. I wont be the only one.

    • Lorrie says:

      They did change the “agenda” they are including LBGT. Shame Christmas revolves around Christ…….. such a shame one of the few channels I had left the wasnt PC……bye bye hallmark. Glad my favs are recorded!

      • Sheila says:

        That is really sad. To deny love for one is to deny love for all. WWJD? HE and GOD love us all, including all our qualities, good or bad. HE And HE especially dislikes it when people judge others (that is HIS job, after all)….but HE will still love you. Just sayin’…..

      • Julie says:

        Sorry Lorrie that you feel that way . I am not part of the lgbt community but maybe we need to see things their way as well. I mean seriously if you don’t want to see it then simply change the channel it’s that simple.

    • Anonymous says:

      Being LGBT is natural, Barbs. Hallmark shows comforting, warm and cozy, schmaltzy Christmas movies that everyone can enjoy, and now with movies that have LGBT storylines, truly everyone can enjoy them, no matter who sticks what where. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.

  • Cyd says:

    I like the Golden Girls when they are on before 11:00 PM CST. I’m not in to Christmas in July at all but would tolerate it for others sakes if I could have my Golden Girls to relax me for bed each night. Why can’t you compromise and do that? I find Christmas movies depressing and you play enough of them from October to January. Your schedule said Christmas stuff would be done at end of July but I’m seeing it going into August. Maybe you should just make one of your 3 channels an all year round Christmas channel so those of us who don’t need reminders that we are alone can watch things that make us laugh.

  • Judy Sellers says:

    Any chance to get Christmas movies say once a week during year on Hallmark? That would be so awesome!! Thanks for Christmas in July.

    • Chaz says:

      Hallmark is showing a Christmas movie every Friday evening. Check your local listings for an exact time. They are also showing Christmas movies every Thursday evening at 9:00 PM on their Movies & Mysteries channel.

  • Janene says:

    Please show “A Christmas Melody” this 2020 Christmas season. It’s my favorite. Thanks.

  • Teresa Schumachet says:

    Please play some of older movies they are all so good. Please show Stranded in Paradise. Thank You

    • Angela says:

      I would definitely love to see older countdown to Christmas movies from 10/09 those are what got to believe and I don’t know, now they are all the same storyline just diff actors in them and I love hallmark . I love hallmark but even after they add a new movie they play it all the time. Please bring back older hallmark movies too, please, and thank you

  • Joanne says:

    Why doesn’t Hallmark ever show The Christmas Train. Had actors that were in ‘A’ movies. Was great to see them on Hallmark. In my opinion, it was a very good movie.

    • Kim says:

      Hi Joanne: If you have Comcast, you can search it and play it for free to Me. You can also click on watch options and it gives you options of 2 channels to watch it on, one being Hallmark (available until 7/31/20). I love that movie as well. I even thought the commercials were heartfelt.

      I am a Christmas Movie Lover. I think I watched about 80 Christmas movies last year on every channel I could find them. When I retired this year, my job gave me a blanket from Hallmark that says Hallmark Christmas Movie Watching Blanket. I hope you get to watch it.

  • Judy says:

    Why don’t you show “A Bride for Christmas” more often. And not at 2:00 or 4:00 in the morning.

  • John says:

    Trying to remember the name of the movie about two friends switch homes for Christmas. One from New York and the other is from the country. Both find love at Christmas.
    Anybody know the name?

  • Tony C says:

    If at anytime we need Christmas it’s now With Covid Racial Unrest Unemployment the Christmas Season should be alive in our hearts

  • Mary Jackson says:

    I am paying for 3 separate Hallmark channels.Not cheap either. I really get tired of paying and seeing the same thing over and over such asd Waltons, Golden Girls, Magnum etc. Please show more movies on Movies and Mysteries and Hallmark Drama. Love my Hallmark channel but just don’t like the same thing over and over.

  • Corlisa says:

    What about A Season for Miracles it’s been a while since I’ve seen it.

  • Jozette Williams says:

    Im all in on Christmas anytime, especially now!

  • Crystal says:

    I love Hallmark Christmas movies. I can watch them anytime of the year. Thanks Hallmark.

  • Really up[sert that the movie we were watching from 7:00 to 9:00pm eat tonight is to be continued. Who knows when the 2nd half will be on? Felt like we wasted 2 hours.

  • Jay says:

    How the virus stopped them from producing 2020 holiday movies??

  • LC says:

    Love watching hallmark movies, especially the Christmas movies! I look forward to seeing them on TV and cannot get enough. It’s great seeing them on TV right now and helps lift everyone’s spirits. Hallmark you are amazing!

  • Margaret says:

    It’s been a relief to watch something cheerful at this time
    with all the bad news about the virus.
    Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It give people faith and hope.
    It bring out the best in people. We need that right now.
    We need to pray and have faith that this virus will past.

  • MICKEY CASH says:

    gonna cancel hallmark Christmas over its april I don’t want to watch Christmas movies now, its waste of money as I don’t watch anymore because of this. Its Spring TIME!

    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    12:01am – The Christmas Cottage
    2:00am – A Royal Christmas
    3:30am – Marry Me at Christmas
    5:00am – A Verry Merry Mix-Up
    7:00am – Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays
    9:00am – Snow Bride
    11:00am – Switched for Christmas
    1:00pm – Christmas at Dollywood
    3:00pm – The Nine Lives of Christmas
    5:00pm – Christmas at the Plaza
    7:00pm – Christmas Town
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    12:01am – Picture a Perfect Christmas
    2:00am – The Sweetest Christmas
    4:00am – Coming Home for Christmas
    6:00am – CHristmas WIshes & Mistletoe Christmas
    8:00am – Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe
    10:00am – Christmas in Evergreeen: Tidings of Joy
    12:00pm – A Shoe Addict’s Christmas
    2:00pm – Christmas Under the Stars
    4:00pm – Write Before Christmas
    6:00pm – Christmas in Rome

    • Diane says:

      But the rest of us love them anytime of year

    • SJ says:

      You have to pay for the Hallmark Channel? I live in Monterey County, California. I have Comcast/Xfinity/whatever they call it, and all three Hallmark Channels and UPTV are included. Of course, TV, Internet and voice is $280/month…

    • Luci Taylor says:

      I live in Florida and receive both Hallmark channels for free. I’m shocked you have to pay for it. What you could do is just watch them @ Christmas & than after cancel the channel. I couldn’t have Christmas without Hallmark! Good Luck!!!

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