Here's When All 79 New Christmas TV Movies Will Air
Here's when every new Christmas TV movie will air
And you thought holiday-shopping season was intense. Over the next two months, a handful of networks (and streaming services) paint the town red with Christmas spirit, offering up about 80 new original Yuletide TV movies. Familiar faces such as Lacey Chabert, Tyra Banks, Vanessa Hudgens, Candace Cameron Bure, Melissa Joan Hart, Tia Mowry-Hardrick, and Chad Michael Murray will find unlikely romance, get trapped in a department store, save a quaint business, or triumph over challenge on their way to the perfect Christmas. Hallmark leads the field with 37 movies across its two networks, but Lifetime is stocking up with 18 films, and Netflix, Freeform, ION, and UPtv are full of holiday cheer as well. Start scrolling to schedule your busiest holiday season ever.
The Holiday Calendar(Debuted Nov. 2 on Netflix)
Kat Graham, Ron Cephas Jones, Quincy Brown, Ethan Peck CONTAINS: Supernatural calendar, photographer, the futureOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: “A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?”
Christmas in Love (Nov. 15, 10 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel)
Brooke D’Orsay, Daniel Lissing, Mary-Margaret Humes CONTAINS: Quaint bakery, threat of layoffs and automationOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Ellie Hartman (D’Orsay) is an aspiring crafter working in her small town’s bakery making famous Christmas Kringles. When the new, big-city CEO Nick Carlingson (Lissing) visits the bakery, he arrives filled with modernization ideas destined to lay off many employees. During his visit, Ellie is to teach Nick how to make a Kringle, and determined to show him it’s the people who make the business a success, not machines. Nick meets more of the employees and townspeople, visits the food bank and begins to see all the kindness that is shared, and he begins to soften — though not convinced automation isn’t better. Struggling with chasing her own entrepreneurial dreams, Ellie begins to fall for Nick but not before feeling betrayed when she inadvertently sees Nick’s laptop filled with automation plans. When Nick finally tells the employees his future ideas for the company, Ellie must decide if she should trust him, but more importantly, whether to take a leap of faith in making her own dreams come true."
Marrying Father Christmas (Nov. 15, 11 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
Erin Krakow, Niall Matter, Wendie Malick CONTAINS: Search for biological father, mysterious visitor, wedding dramaOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "When Miranda Chester (Krakow) sets off to find information on her biological father two Christmases ago, she never imagined her investigation would lead her to both the love of her life, Ian McAndrick (Matter), and the family she had always longed for, including Margaret Whitcomb (Malick) and step-brother Peter Whitcomb (Jim Thorburn). After her romantic engagement last Christmas, Miranda prepares for a Christmas wedding surrounded by this new family. While Miranda finalizes the details of her big day, Margaret forges a surprising romance with a friend from the past. Miranda’s wedding plans are quickly complicated when a mysterious visitor who claims to have ties to her late parents reaches out to her just days before her wedding. As Miranda’s wedding approaches, she must decide if she wants to spend one of the most momentous days of her life with this new family connection, and must carefully navigate the first steps into the next chapter of her life with Ian."
It’s Christmas, Eve (Nov. 16, 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel)
LeAnn Rimes, Tyler Hines CONTAINS: Multiple Rimes performances, school budget trims, internet crowdfundingOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "As interim school superintendent, Eve (Rimes) trims budgets and now she’s in her hometown where it’s personal. Her handsome neighbor Liam (Hines) is a music teacher and Eve feels his program must be cut. But luckily her friend is married to an IT guy, who’s created a website for donations directly to save the arts program. Launched during the tree-lighting ceremony where Liam’s students will perform, the website could provide the Christmas miracle the town needs. Already the universe is cooperating. Eve is back home and she, Liam, and his daughter look like they might be celebrating many a future Christmas."
The Princess Switch(Nov. 16 on Netflix)
Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio CONTAINS: Vanessa Hudgens playing two roles, royal romance, a “commoner” named StacyOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: “One week before Christmas, Margaret, the gorgeous Duchess of Montenaro, switches places with Stacy, a ‘commoner’ from Chicago, who looks exactly like her. With the assistance of a magical Santa's helper, Margaret falls in love with Stacy’s handsome co-worker, while Stacy falls in love with Margaret's fiance, the dashing Prince.”
A Veteran's Christmas (formerly A Soldier’s Christmas)(Nov. 17, 7 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
Eloise Mumford, Sean Faris CONTAINS: Small-town stranding, possible reunion with a canine, likely romance between decorated war vet and judgeOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Captain Grace Garland (Mumford), a decorated U.S. veteran, returns home after two tours of Search and Rescue in Afghanistan. After being separated from her beloved K9 partner, Grace must rediscover the magic of Christmas. When she finds herself stranded in the town of River’s Crossing a couple weeks before Christmas, the local judge, Joe Peterson (Faris), offers her a place to stay on his property and takes it upon himself to show Grace everything she has been missing; Christmas, family, community, and love."
Christmas at Graceland (Nov. 17, 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel)
Kellie Pickler, Wes Brown CONTAINS: Reignition of old flames, bank acquisition, Memphis bluesOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Laurel (Pickler), a Chicago-based business executive travels to Memphis to secure one of the city’s oldest family-owned banks. While in Memphis, Laurel reunites with old flame Clay (Brown), a local music promoter with loftier aspirations. Though Laurel tries to keep her eye on the prize of the business acquisition, Clay is very persuasive reminding her of the days when they were a performing duo on the brink of stardom. Now Laurel’s focus turns to the home of the Blues and dreams of making music again."
Return to Christmas Creek(Nov. 17, 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
Tori Anderson, Stephen Huszar, Steven Weber, Kari Matchett CONTAINS: Holiday homecoming, romance with childhood friend, family feud, unconventional toy deliveriesOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "As Christmas approaches, Amelia Hughes (Anderson), a career-focused Chicago app developer lacking in holiday spirit, returns to her small hometown of Christmas Creek to rediscover the meaning of Christmas. There, she reunites with her childhood best friend Mike (Huszar) and her estranged uncle Harry (Weber), whose mysterious rift with Amelia’s father divided her family during the holiday season when she was a child. As she engages in local holiday festivities — and begins falling for Mike — Amelia finds herself feeling the Christmas spirit and looking forward to Harry’s Christmas Eve tradition of delivering toys to needy children in his small, private airplane. Meanwhile, Harry begins repairing his damaged relationship with his ex-girlfriend Pamela (Kari Matchett). But as she helps prep Harry’s airplane for the toy delivery, a shocked Amelia learns her parents have unexpectedly shown up in town for the holiday and is crushed when her father and Harry resume their longstanding feud. On Christmas Eve, disappointed by her family’s continued fighting, Amelia prepares to return to Chicago and leave behind Christmas Creek and her budding romance with Mike along with it. But just as she’s about to leave, she feels a burst of inspiration that just might turn things around and help her finally restore family peace and embrace romance as love prepares to take flight for Christmas."
Road to Christmas (Nov. 18, 12 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel)
Jessy Schram, Chad Michael Murray, Teryl Rothery CONTAINS: Secret plan, family reunion, VermontOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Los Angeles television producer Maggie Baker (Schram) unwittingly falls for Danny Wise (Murray), the son and former producer of his mother’s (Rothery) popular annual Christmas special Julia Wise Lifestyle. When Maggie’s secret plan to reunite Danny and his two brothers with Julia during the live broadcast in Vermont goes awry, Maggie is reminded that above all, it is the love for family and friends that makes the merriest of Christmas."
Christmas on the Coast(Nov. 18, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on UPtv)
Julia Ann Emery, Burgess Jenkins, Bonnie Bedelia CONTAINS: Creatively-blocked author, dashing widower, holiday homecomingOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: “Hard-hearted New York novelist Dru Cassadine, who is known for her holiday romance stories, is desperate to get her mojo back after a string of flops. Deciding that a change of scenery will get her creative juices flowing, she heads home for Christmas to Harbor Point, South Carolina, where she uses the quirky small-town characters as inspiration for her new book. But when she meets handsome widower Brysen Flynn, she finds that she just may be writing her own love story.”
Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa(Nov. 18, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel)
Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin, Holly Robinson-Peete, Barbara Niven, Andrew Francis, Ashley Williams CONTAINS: Save-the-general-store campaign, undelivered letter to Santa, hot contractorOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "When Lisa (Wagner) takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has been closed. Using her skills as a professional retail designer, Lisa decides to keep local tradition alive and help the good people of Evergreen bring the store back to life. As Lisa charms a local contractor named Kevin (Deklin) into working with her, the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another as they restore the store to its former glory. When the staff at the Kringle Kitchen temporarily accept the store's beloved 'Mailbox to Santa' for safekeeping, the townspeople find and rally around a mysterious 25-year-old letter that never made it to the North Pole. As old traditions are made new again, Lisa finds herself falling for Kevin, the traditions, and the town of Evergreen."
A Godwink Christmas (Nov. 18, 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell, Kathie Lee Gifford Contains: Multiple trips to Nantucket, an engagement that doesn't feel right, a Hoda-less Kathie Lee Gifford OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "As Christmas approaches, Paula (Sustad), a St. Louis antique appraiser, reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Daniel (Giles Panton, Chesapeake Shores), a career-focused attorney. When her Aunt Jane (Gifford) senses she has mixed emotions over the engagement, she invites Paula to her Nantucket home. Upon her arrival, Paula plans a trip to the nearby island of Martha’s Vineyard where she meets Gery (Campbell), a charming inn owner. When bad weather prevents her from departing, Paula winds up staying at Gery’s inn and enjoying local holiday festivities alongside him. They begin to have feelings for each other but when the weather clears up, they part ways and Paula returns to Nantucket. Sensing she’s fallen for Gery, Aunt Jane shares with Paula her belief that their meeting was God’s way of “winking” at her to help determine which direction her life should take. When Daniel surprises her by spontaneously arriving in Nantucket, Paula decides to move forward with their marriage plans. But back in St. Louis, Daniel soon returns to his all-business ways and a fed-up Paula finally realizes they’re not compatible. When Jane invites her back to Nantucket for Christmas, Paula accepts, unaware that Jane has devised a plan to bring her and Gery together. From author, SQuire Rushnell of the God Winks book series."
Last Vermont Christmas (Nov. 19, 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
Erin Cahill, Justin Bruening CONTAINS: Sibling reunion, Vermont, guy who weirdly wants to buy his ex-girlfriend's family home OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Every year the three Marvin sisters, Megan (Cahill), Bethany and Mary, gather from across the country to spend Christmas together under the same roof in their beloved childhood home. And while they couldn’t be any more different from one another, they all agree on one thing: there’s nothing more magical than spending Christmas together with their parents. Unfortunately, this legacy is coming to an end as their parents have decided to sell the house, and their buyer is Megan’s former high-school sweetheart Nash (Bruening). As she returns home this Christmas, Megan works to keep her beloved childhood home that is being bought by her high-school sweetheart."
Christmas Joy (Nov. 20, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel)
Danielle Panabaker, Matt Long CONTAINS: Homecoming, reignition of old flames, intense baking competition OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Joy Holbrook (Panabaker) is a keenly intelligent market researcher with an eye on her company’s top account and garnering a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays. Just as Joy is capturing the attention of the account’s CEO, she receives a call from her Aunt Ruby’s best friend back home in Crystal Falls. Ruby has broken her ankle and needs surgery. Though the timing couldn’t be worse, Joy immediately comes to her aunt’s bedside only to be reunited with former crush, now hospital administrator, Ben Andrew (Long), son of Ruby’s best friend Shirley. Joy also must reconcile Ruby’s stubborn determination to be in control of everything, including the town’s legendary baking competition known as the Cookie Crawl. To keep Ruby focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take Ruby’s place much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has no idea of the Herculean task before her. Though Joy initially refuses Ben’s attempts to 'co-captain,' she begins to soften and let him in, all the while remembering that there truly is no place like home. Based on the best-selling novel by Nancy Naigle."
Hope at Christmas (Nov. 20, 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
: Ryan Paevey, Scottie Thompson CONTAINS: Inheritance, bookstore, town SantaOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Sydney Ragsdale (Thompson), recently divorced, decides to spend Christmas in a house she inherited with her young daughter. As Sydney begins to spend more time at the local bookstore, she meets a teacher, Mac (Paevey), who also fills in for the town Santa. Mac tries to make Christmas wishes come true, and this year Sydney is at the top of his 'nice' list. As a new opportunity with the bookstore unfolds, Mac helps Sydney open herself up to life, love, and believing in the spirit of Christmas again."
My Christmas Inn(Nov. 21, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime)
Tia Mowry-Hardict, Rob Mayes, Jackée Harry, Tim Reid, Erin Gray CONTAINS: Surprise inheritance, executive romance, drama set outside the 48 contiguous U.S. statesOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "With the holiday season in full swing, Jen Taylor (Mowry-Hardict) is about to score a big promotion at the San Francisco ad agency where she works. But her life is unexpectedly turned upside down when she inherits a cozy inn in Alaska from her aunt. When she goes to inspect the property and meets handsome town attorney Steve Anderson (Mayes), she’s surprised to find that nothing is what she expected. The small town community is full of fun and festive Christmas traditions and soon, Jen starts wondering if the inn might just be the place she belongs, and if Steve could be the Mr. Right she has been waiting for."
Christmas at the Palace (Nov. 21, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel)
Merritt Patterson, Brittany Bristow CONTAINS: Lots of ice skating, a king who's skating on thin ice by falling for his daughter's instructorOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Katie, a former professional ice skater (Patterson), is hired by the king of San Senova, Alexander, to help his daughter in a Christmas ice skating performance. As Katie spends time in the castle and with the king, she and Alex begin to develop feelings for each other and ultimately fall in love. But will the tradition-loving people of San Senova allow their king to make a foreigner their queen?"
A Christmas Arrangement(Nov. 21, 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime)
Nicky Whelan, Daphne Zuniga, Miles Fisher CONTAINS: Fierce botany competition, blossoming of unexpected romanceOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: “Flower shop owner Poppy (Whelan), enters the annual holiday floral show for a chance to win the grand prize but standing in her way of victory is Garrett (Fisher), the underappreciated protégé of florist extraordinaire, Blair (Zuniga). While Poppy and Garrett’s rivalry heats up on the flower show floor, an undeniable romance begins amidst a whimsical holiday backdrop.”
Christmas at Pemberley Manor (Nov. 22, 6 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel)
Jessica Lowndes, Michael Rady CONTAINS: Attractive billionaire, estate in jeopardyOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "As Christmas approaches, Elizabeth Bennett (Lowndes), a New York event planner, is sent to a quaint, small town to organize their holiday festival. When she arrives, she finds William Darcy (Rady), a high-profile billionaire lacking in holiday spirit, in the process of selling the charming estate she hoped to use as a venue. Determined to make her event a success, Elizabeth persuades the reluctant Darcy to let her hold the festival on the historical estate once known for its holiday cheer. When they wind up working together to arrange the festivities, the unlikely pair begins falling for each other. But when complications arise and the festival is unexpectedly shut down, the couple parts ways and Darcy moves forward with his plans to sell the estate. On the night before Christmas, a wistful Elizabeth hopes for a Christmas miracle to revive the festival, save the estate, and rekindle her holiday romance."
The Christmas Contract (Nov. 22, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime)
Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner, Jordan Ladd, Cheryl Ladd, Bruce Boxleitner, Jason London, Hunter Burke, Teri Wyble, Ritchie Montgomery, musical appearance by Tyler Hilton CONTAINS: One Tree Hill reunion (Burton, Buckley, Ackles, Tanner), holiday homecoming, business arrangement that turns romantic, web designOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: “It’s Jolie’s (Burton) first time going back home to Louisiana since her devastating break-up with Foster Burke). Seeing him is inevitable as their parents run the town’s annual Christmas Market together, but when she discovers Foster is bringing home a new girlfriend, Jolie cannot bear the thought of going home alone and seeing them together. Her best friend Naomi (Ackles) suggests that Jolie bring her flaky brother, Jack (Buckley), home for Christmas as he has no plans this year. Jolie, a professional web designer, is hesitant; so, Naomi, a lawyer, creates a Christmas contract to give them both something they want—a buffer for those awkward moments around Jolie’s ex and a website to help sell Jack’s upcoming novel. Unbeknownst to them, the Christmas contract proves to be so much more than what they signed up for.”
The Christmas Chronicles(Nov. 22 on Netflix)
Kurt Russell, Oliver Hudson, Kimberly Williams-Paisely CONTAINS: Jake Plissken as Santa, sleigh crashOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "The Christmas Chronicles, a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus and director Clay Kaytis, tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa - as you've never seen him before - and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it's too late."
Poinsettias for Christmas(Nov. 23, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime)
Bethany Joy Lenz, Marcus Rosner, Lauren London, Sharon Lawrence, John Schneider CONTAINS: Holiday homecoming, family farm, blossoming romance over botanyOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: “It's just weeks before Christmas when Ellie (Bethany Joy Lenz) gets a call to return home to help her father (John Schneider) on the family’s poinsettia farm. The family business is on the line to deliver tens of thousands of plants for the town's annual parade. The problem is — the poinsettias have yet to turn red! As Ellie searches for the solution, she is reminded of where her heart truly lies as she falls in love with both her roots and a local botanist (Marcus Rosner)."
Pride,Prejudice, and Mistletoe (Nov. 23, 8 p.m., ET/PT on Hallmark Channel)
Lacey Chabert, Brendan Penny CONTAINS: Holiday homecoming, reconciliation with parent, old rivalry blossoming into romanceOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Darcy (Chabert) has always worked hard to prove herself and be successful on her own terms, even choosing to start her own company, rather than work with her father. Returning to her hometown for Christmas, Darcy reconnects with an old rival, restaurant owner Luke (Penny), and they are forced to plan a charity event together. As Darcy spends time with her family and Luke, she starts to realize what matters most in life and sets out to mend her relationship with her father, and possibly fall in love. Based on the book of the same title by Melissa de la Cruz."
Every Other Holiday (Nov. 23, 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime)
Schulyer Fisk, David Clayton Rogers, Dee Wallace, Glenn Morshower, Abby James Witherspoon CONTAINS: Children hoping to bring back together their stranged parents, memory-filled family farmhouseOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: “Recently separated parents Tracie (Fisk) and Rick (Rogers) spend every other holiday with their young daughters Harper and Ava. But this Christmas, the girls have only one thing on their wish lists — to spend Christmas with both Mom and Dad at Tracie’s family farmhouse. The temporary reunion will be no walk in the park for Tracie and Rick, but perhaps this Christmas gathering can help rekindle the lost romance between the two and make their daughters’ greatest wish come true.”
Christmas Everlasting(Hallmark Hall of Fame) (Nov. 24, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel)
Tatyana Ali, Dondre T. Whitfield, Patti LaBelle, Dennis Haysbert CONTAINS: Family funeral, surprise inheritance, reignition of old flames OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York’s top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey (Ali) will be made partner after the New Year. However, when Alice, her older sister with special needs, unexpectedly passes away, Lucy returns back to Nilson's Bay, Wis., to attend the funeral and handle her estate. While Lucy dreads returning to her childhood home, she also feels real sorrow that she was too busy to take her sister’s last call. Once back in Nilson’s Bay, Lucy meets Peter (Whitfield), her old high school sweetheart and Alice’s former attorney, who informs her of the terms of Alice’s eccentric will that states in order for Lucy to inherit the family home, she must live there for 30 days through the holidays."
Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane(Nov. 24, 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
Alicia Witt, Colin Ferguson CONTAINS: Sibling reunion, bittersweet sifting through dead parents' belongingsOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Emma (Witt) returns home to celebrate Christmas for the last time with her siblings in the house they grew up in. After their parents' recent passing, the siblings reluctantly agree to sell the family home on Honeysuckle Lane, leaving Emma in charge of its belongings. While Emma’s mother’s collection is being appraised, they find a hidden surprise that takes them on a journey to discover the power of love and family during the holidays. Based on the book by Mary Elizabeth McDonough."
Every Day is Christmas (Nov. 24, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime)
Toni Braxton, Gloria Reuben, Towanda Braxton, Michael Jai White CONTAINS: Toni Braxton working like the Dickens, unexpected romanceOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Inspired by the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, shrewd money manager Alexis Taylor (Braxton) gets the holiday visit of a lifetime. A self-proclaimed workaholic who ‘humbugs’ love, Alexis ends up embracing the spirit of Christmas when her past, present, and future collide, forcing her to risk the one thing money can’t buy: her heart."
Christmas Harmony (Nov. 24, 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime)
Kelley Jakle, Chandra Wilson, Adam Mayfield, Sally Struthers CONTAINS: Freshly-broken-up-with heroine, holiday homecomingOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: “Soft-spoken Harmony (Jakle) is used to living in the shadow of her pop star boyfriend, but when he breaks up with her right before the holiday season, she returns to her quaint hometown to discover the heart and music that her big city life has been missing.”
Jingle Belle(Nov. 25, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime)
Tatyana Ali, Cornelius Smith Jr., Loretta Devine, Valarie Pettiford, Obba Babatunde, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Tempestt Bledsoe CONTAINS: Holiday homecoming, Christmas pageant, romantic duetsOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Every year, Isabelle (Tatyana Ali) and her high school sweetheart Mike (Cornelius Smith Jr.), rocked their small town’s annual Christmas Eve Pageant with a sweet Christmas duet. But after graduation, Isabelle left to study at Juilliard in New York – leaving Mike behind. Years later, when Isabelle returns to her hometown to write music for the annual Christmas Eve Pageant, she is shocked to learn that Mike is the one directing the show. Can Isabelle and Mike put the past behind them and reunite on stage for another show-stopping duet?"