Southern Living Editors
October 23, 2017

An ambitious businesswoman that has lost her holiday spirit inherits her late aunt's cherished old inn at Christmastime. When she decides to sell the inn, a handsome local handyman and a cheerful young elf intervene, helping her rediscover love and the magic of Christmas. Starring Bailee Madison, Lori Loughlin and Dermot Mulroney.

2017 Crown Media

Think anyone will notice that we're skipping Halloween and cruising by Thanksgiving? Just kidding. While we love all of the holidays, we're getting into the Christmas spirit really early this year to celebrate the brand new Hallmark Channel lineup. By early, we mean this Friday, October 27. (Cue the jingle bells.) On last night's Hallmark Channel 'Countdown to Christmas' Special, Candace Cameron Bure gave us a sneak peek into some of the yet-to-be-seen movies for the season. Since most of our favorite flicks have fun and festive names, here are a few we're especially excited about: Christmas in Evergreen, Switched for Christmas, Christmas Festival of Ice, The Sweetest Christmas, Coming Home for Christmas​​​​​​, Enchanted Christmas, Christmas at Holly Lodge, A Gift to Remember, The Mistletoe Inn, Finding Santa, Christmas Encore, and more. In fact, there are 21 enchanting movies making 2017 debuts. And since we adore the charming characters that inject the spirit into these films, expect to see Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Alison Sweeney, Danica McKellar, and many more familiar faces. 

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Lori Laughlin and Jodie Sweetin, Bure's former "Full House" family (who also star in Hallmark movies), joined her on last evening's show. The trio laughed, reminisced, and shared their own holiday traditions. For Sweetin, the holidays include unwrapping a new pair of Christmas Eve pajamas and her mother's highly addictive peanut candy. Laughlin bakes her father's famous apple pie, and confesses her wrapping skills are not the best in the business. Here's to another holiday season filled with meaning, memory-making, and Hallmark movies. Sounds like we have our weekend plans all set.