The Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries have been busy putting out holiday movies since October, and they’re only getting started. Four brand new Christmas movies are set to premiere during the week of December 1-8 as part of their Countdown to Christmas. We have the scoop on everything you need to know about the films.
Here’s the premiere schedule:
PREMIERING ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Sunday, December 1 (8 p.m. ET/PT)
Elementary school teacher Lauren Gabriel decides to leave the comfortable and familiar – and career-only minded boyfriend – for a more family-friendly/white-picket fence lifestyle far from Boston. En route, her train is delayed in the small, quaint town of Grandon Falls, nicknamed “Christmastown.” When Lauren meets the handsome handy-man Travis, his young foster son Dylan and searches for a long-lost beloved family heirloom, she extends her stay. During the festive and family-focused days before Christmas, she gets an unexpected opportunity and contemplates a life-changing decision, realizing that Christmas – and Grandon Falls – has a way of making miracles happen.
Sunday, December 8 (8 p.m. ET/PT)
‘CHRISTMAS AT DOLLYWOOD’
Event planner Rachel Davis returns to her Tennessee hometown to take on the biggest job of her career – Dollywood’s 30th Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration – and is teamed up with unimaginative operations director Luke Hakman to plan the event that has to be as bombastic and glamourous as Dolly Parton herself. And when Dolly gets involved in a little matchmaking, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas event lights up the sky with joy, laughter and love.
PREMIERING ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
Saturday, December 7 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
‘A HOMECOMING FOR THE HOLIDAYS’
When singer/songwriter Charlotte meets Matt she’s entertaining the troops, and he’s starting his third tour. Charlotte’s brother Eric is deploying too, and she’s off to ignite her career. Fast forward three years and three albums later, and Charlotte is home for Christmas, Eric announces plans to reenlist, and Matt, turned civilian, is working for Operation Homefront. Everyone enjoys being together, especially Matt and Charlotte, whose romance is aflame. But when she’s asked on a Christmas Special in Nashville on the 23rd, she’s torn. Hopefully, Matt and Charlotte’s love can survive, especially when a photo of Charlotte and her ex surfaces.
Sunday, December 8 (9 p.m. ET/PT)
‘TIME FOR YOU TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS’
Two years after losing her husband, Katherine braces for bittersweet memories as she and her son return to her Virginia hometown for Christmas. Meeting up with old friends her first night there, she is surprised to see Jack, her erstwhile seat-mate on the train to Virginia. A guitarist, Jack volunteered to play at the town’s annual Christmas dance benefiting military families. Katherine and Jack grow close, though she remains perplexed by his decision to spend Christmas away from his own family. But there is purpose to Jack’s journey that will ultimately lead to a new beginning for them both.
You can download Hallmark’s full Countdown to Christmas schedule here.
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