Hallmark Channel is presenting 17 new holiday movies for “Countdown to Christmas” in 2015. Hallmark focuses on Christmas themed programs for the two months before and during the holiday season. “Countdown to Christmas” started on Oct. 31, 2015 and will continue through New Year’s Day. The holiday event includes five new movies during Thanksgiving week.
“Countdown to Christmas” is a holiday event that presents new movies and also brings the return of favorite movies from previous seasons. The beautifully filmed movies are family friendly and carry messages of peace, love, romance, hope and family oriented values.
Following are the holiday movies scheduled to premiere this holiday season.
“Tis the Season,” which first aired on Nov. 1, stars Sarah Lancaster (“Witches of East End”) as an out of work actress who visits her quaint hometown for the holidays.
“Ice Sculpture Christmas,” starring Rachel Boston (“Witches of East End”) and Brenda Strong (“Desperate Housewives”), premieres Sat. Nov. 7. The story is about an aspiring chef who is pitted against her boss in an ice sculpture contest.
“Charming Christmas,” starring Julie Benz (“Dexter”) and David Sutcliffe (“Gilmore Girls”) premieres Sun., Nov. 8. A department store Santa Claus spreads holiday cheer to his grumpy co-workers.
“I’m Not Ready for Christmas” premieres Sat., Nov. 14. The movie stars Alicia Witt (“Christmas at Cartwrights”), George Stults, Brigid Brannagh (“Army Wives”), Dan Lauria and Maxwell Caulfield.
“Christmas Incorporated,” starring Shenae Grimes-Beech and Steve Lund (“The Best Christmas Party Ever”) premieres Sun., Nov. 15.
“Northpole: Open for Christmas” premieres on Sat., Nov. 21. The movie stars Lori Loughlin (“Full House,” “When Calls the Heart”), Dermot Mulroney and Bailee Madison (“Brothers”).
“Merry Matrimony,” starring Jessica Lowndes (“90210”) and Christopher Russell (“Catch a Christmas Star”), premieres Sun., Nov. 22.
“Once Upon a Holiday” premieres on Wed., Nov. 25. The movie stars Briana Evigan, Paul Campbell (“Winter Wonderland”) and Greg Evigan.
“The 12 Gifts of Christmas” premieres on Thurs., Nov. 26. The movie stars Katrina Law (“Snow Bride”), Aaron O’Connell and Donna Mills (“Knots Landing”).
“Crown for Christmas,” starring Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”), premieres Fri., Nov. 27. A woman takes a job as a governess and finds herself working for royalty in a European castle.
“A Christmas Detour” premieres Sat., Nov. 28. The movie stars Candace Cameron Bure (“Full House,” “Let It Snow”), Paul Greene (“Bitten”) Sarah Strange and David Lewis.
“Angel of Christmas” premieres Sun., Nov. 29. The move stars Jennifer Finnigan, Jonathan Scarfe and Holly Robinson Peete.
“Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Just in Time for Christmas” premieres on Sat., Dec. 5. The movie stars Eloise Mumford, Michael Stahl-David, William Shatner (“Star Trek”) and Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future”).
“Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge” premiers on Sun., Dec. 6. The movie stars Katie Findlay, Wyatt Nash, Ted McGinley (“Hope and Faith”) and Faith Ford (“Murphy Brown”).
“On the Twelfth Day of Christmas” premiers on Sat., Dec. 12. The movie stars Brooke Nevin and Robin Dunne.
“A Christmas Melody,” starring Mariah Carey and Lacey Chabert (“A Royal Christmas”), premieres Sat., Dec. 19.
“Christmas Land” premieres on Sun., Dec. 20.