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Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas 2023 lineup is out and it looks spectacular! Here is the first batch of new Christmas movies from the network.

The Hallmark Channel is going all out for the holidays. That’s no surprise. But if the cooler weather has got you thinking about curling up under a blanket with a big mug full of hot chocolate and loaded with marshmallows (the little ones, of course) to watch your favorite Hallmark Christmas movies, you are in luck! And you don’t have to wait until after Thanksgiving to watch strangers fall in love in a small town.

Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas movies have become a staple in the homes of so many people over the years. These are movies that make you smile and feel good about the world. Are they realistic? Maybe not always. But they do offer hope. It is a wonderful escape to fall into one of these small towns (like Yuletide Springs) and fall in love with the real estate agent or mechanic.

The formula is simple.

You usually see someone from the big city wind up in a small town and get stuck there for one reason or another. While they fight the new change of pace at first, it quickly becomes charming to them … as they also fall in love with one of the local “townies.” Santa often makes an appearance, but even when he’s not on-screen, you know his magic is at hand when you see the leading couple kiss for the first time. Ahhhh … get ready to snuggle with the love in your life, whether it’s your spouse or partner, best friend, kid, or pet. Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas 2023 is meant to be shared.

Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas

It all kicks off October 20th. You’ll see some of your classic Hallmark Christmas flicks, and 40 all-new originals! (Scroll down to get a glimpse of them all!)

  • 'Checkin' It Twice'

    Friday, October 20th 8/7c

    Starring: Kim Matula, Kevin McGarry

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    (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    2018 Hallmark Channel Summer TCA - Red Carpet

    (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

    In this soon-to-be Christmas classic, a hockey player (McGarry) gets traded to a new town and falls in love with the gorgeous real estate agent (Matula).

  • 'Where Are You, Christmas?'

    Saturday, October 21 8/7c

    Starring: Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O’Heir, Julie Warner


    Environmental Media Association's 27th Annual EMA Awards - Red Carpet

    (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association)

    AFI FEST 2011 Presented By Audi - "J. Edgar" Opening Night Gala - Arrivals

    (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)



    Poor Addy (Fonseca) wishes for a year without Christmas, only to wake up in a world of black and white. How can she get things back to normal? She turns to the town mechanic (Rady) and they work together to restore Christmas.

  • 'Under the Christmas Sky'

    Sunday, October 22 8/7c

    Starring: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Ryan Paevey

    Kaley Cuoco Hosts 9th Annual Stand Up For Pits

    (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

    Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries Winter 2018 TCA Press Tour - Arrivals

    (Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images)

    When an esteemed astrophysicist (Kennedy) gets grounded from her trip to space, she is paired up with a volunteer (Paevey) at a local planetarium to work on an exhibit to open just before Christmas. Will the stars align for these two? Probably.

  • 'Christmas By Design'

    Friday, October 27 8/7c

    Starring: Rebecca Dalton, Jonathan Keltz

    Entertainment One Celebrates 29 Films At 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

    (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

    10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles - Arrivals

    (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Ooh! Fashion AND love?! Sign me up! In this one, Dalton plays a fashion designer who is challenged to create a new holiday-themed collection. What she finds is more than inspiration for her new line but for her entire approach to life.

  • 'Mystic Christmas'

    Saturday, October 28 8/7c

    Starring: Jessy Schram, Chandler Massey, Patti Murin, William R. Moses

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    (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Tyler Ellis)

    The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards - Press Room

    (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

    Oh, you know there’s pizza involved in this one. Juniper (Schram) travels to Mystic, Connecticut at Christmas time where she reconnects with a pizza shop owner (Massey).

  • 'Joyeux Noel'

    Sunday, October 29 8/7c

    Starring: Jaicy Elliot, Brant Daugherty

    Hallmark Stars Nikki DeLoach & Jaicy Elliot Visit Empire State Building

    (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

    28th Annual Movieguide Awards Gala

    (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

    A copy edition (Elliot) and a reporter (Daugherty) are sent to France to uncover a mystery surrounding a romantic painting of a Christmas market.


  • 'Flipping for Christmas'

    Friday, November 3 8/7c

    Starring: Ashley Newbrough, Marcus Rosner

    LA Premiere Of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures' "The Wedding Year" - Red Carpet

    (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

    In Celebration Of “It’s A Wonderful Lifetime,” Stars Of The Network’s Christmas Movies Attend The VIP Opening Night Of The Life-sized Gingerbread House

    (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Lifetime)

    Busy Abigail (Newbrough) is a realtor who offers to help her sister with a “simple flip” of a recently inherited home. Little does she know the co-beneficiary, Bo (Rosner), has other plans …

  • 'Never Been Chris'd'

    Saturday, November 4 8/7c

    Starring: Janel Parrish, Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes, Tyler Hynes

    Premiere Of Netflix's "To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You" - Red Carpet

    (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

    2018 Hallmark Channel Summer TCA - Red Carpet

    (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)


    Oh, hello, love triangle! Best friends Naomi (Parrish) and Liz (Lamothe-Kipnes) are home for the holidays and reconnect with Chris (Hynes) their high school crush.

  • 'The Santa Summit'

    Sunday, November 5 8/7c


    The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party - Arrivals

    (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

    CBS' 2015 Summer TCA Party - Arrivals

    (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

    In a crowd of Santas, it can be difficult to tell one from the other. So, when Jordin (King) connects with fellow Santa Liam (Hollingsworth) but doesn’t get his name, he gets lost in the sea of Santas. Will they reconnect?


  • 'Everything Christmas'

    Friday, November 10 8/7c

    Starring: Katherine Barrell, Cindy Busby, Corey Sevier, Matt Wells

    #IMDboat At San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Day Two

    (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

    30th Annual A Time For Heroes Family Festival - Arrivals

    Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

    Relativity Presents A Special Los Angeles Screening Of "Limitless"

    (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity)



    Any story that takes place in the town of “Yuletide Springs” has to be Hallmark. In this story, a series of events put a damper on the plans of this foursome. Let’s hope a little Christmas magic can put the trip back on the right path.

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