The festivities kick off October 26.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
October 15, 2020
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If there's ever been a year to plop down on your couch, warm up the hot cocoa, and settle in for a Christmas movies marathon, it's this one. Thankfully, the holiday filmmaking whizzes at Hallmark have risen to the occasion to provide viewers with a wonderful array of Christmas and holiday-themed flicks.

While Hallmark previously released its schedule for Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the network has now announced a slate of new holiday content for its on-demand streaming service, Hallmark Movies Now. As revealed in a company press release, fans can look forward to 23 new Christmas movies streaming on Hallmark Movies Now throughout the Holiday season for its “Movies & Mistletoe” event. The first 15 movies will be released from October 26 to November 23, giving subscribers the chance to get into the holiday spirit early.

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So what's in store? First up, starting on Monday, October 26, fans can stream A Nutcracker Christmas, featuring Amy Acker, Sascha Radetsky, and Sophia Lucia in the leading roles. Per the movie's description, "A rising ballet star is ready to take the stage in her dream role when she receives the shocking news that her sister has died. Years later, she has vowed never to dance again, but a chance encounter with an old flame may change her mind." October 26 will also welcome the arrival of Annie Claus Is Coming to Town (pictured above) in which "Santa's daughter starts falling in love with the owner of a toy store, his head elf fears he will lose out on becoming the next Santa, so he hires an actor to woo her away." The movie stars Maria Thayer, Sam Page, Randy J. Goodwin, and Vivica A. Fox. Rounding out the October 26 mix, the streaming platform will debut Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas, in which "a widow from Oregon trades homes with a Boston professor who is eager to finish his novel, only for their friends and family to complicate matters." This film stars Faith Ford, Emma Lahana, Tom Cavanagh, Gabrielle Miller, and Gil Bellows.

For releases throughout November, the lineup will include Angel of Christmas (11/2), A Christmas Switch (11/2), Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle (11/2), Christmas in Palm Springs (11/9), Holiday Road Trip (11/9), A Christmas Cruise (11/9), A Husband for Christmas (11/16), A Wedding for Christmas (11/16), and The Christmas Pageant (11/16), along with several movies ideal for the royals-obsessed: A Christmas in Royal Fashion (11/23), A Prince for Christmas (11/23), and A Royal Christmas Ball (11/23).

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If you don't subscribe to Hallmark Movies Now already, now's the time to gift it to yourself as an early holiday gift. We're ready to turn on the mistletoe merriment like never before.