Get those calendars out!


It feels like it's been a long time coming, but we finally have an official kickoff date for Hallmark Channel's annual Countdown to Christmas event.

Cue the sleigh bells.

After months of sharing every little tidbit we could find about all the new stars and famous locations on tap from Hallmark this holiday season, we can confirm that the heartwarming festivities are set to begin on Friday, October 25. Go ahead and mark those calendars now, y'all!

To get you even more in the holiday spirit (it is July, after all), this weekend Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe star Lacey Chabert will be serving up a sneak peek of Hallmark's eye-popping lineup of 40 new Christmas movies. For the 2019 Christmas: A First Look Preview Special, Chabert will also be joined by Home & Family's pet expert Larissa Wohl and Hallmark Channel's pet adoption ambassador Happy the Dog.

Tune in to the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, July 13 at 10 pm. EST for a taste of what's coming.