Holiday Movie Roundup: All of the Christmas Films from Hallmark, Great American Family, Lifetime, Netflix, More
We might still be a couple of weeks away from Halloween, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a bit of Christmas spirit in the air. On Friday, Oct. 21, the Hallmark channel kicks off its annual Countdown to Christmas holiday movie marathon with “Noel Next Door” starring Hallmark favorites Natalie Hall and Corey Sevier. However, while the greeting card-adjacent network might be the flagship for heart-warming, feel-good Christmas fare, it is far from the only outlet getting into the spirit this holiday season.
Networks and streamers from Netflix to FOX Nation, Great American Family to Lifetime are also gearing up to bring joy and magic to the season in the form of light-hearted romantic comedies. With holiday movies debuting nearly every day from now until Christmas, check out the offerings below, make a list, and check it twice in order to make sure that you don’t miss any of the best holiday movies being released this season.
Friday, Nov. 18 | ‘Spirited’ starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds
Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell) selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present and future. For the first time, “A Christmas Carol” is told from the perspective of the ghosts in this hilarious musical twist on the classic Dickens tale.
Imagine o comovente conto de Charles Dickens de um pão-duro visitado por quatro fantasmas na véspera de Natal—só que mais engraçado. E com Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, e Octavia Spencer. Além disso, grandes apresentações musicais. Tá bom, é pedir muito.
Saturday, Nov. 26 | ‘Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper’ starring Jonathan Langdon, Dalmar Abuzeid, Sagine Semajuste
This sequel to the popular Bounce Original movie “Faith Heist” finds Pastor Benjamin and his motley crew of congregants locked in the local mall on Christmas Eve. A fearsome team of armed thieves break in to rob the mall and all the money raised by the church for a Christmas charity. Unable to flee or signal for help, the pastor and his friends realize it’s up to them to battle the crooks and save the mall — all before Christmas morning.
Sunday, Dec. 4 | ‘Fit for Christmas’ starring Amanda Kloots and Paul Greene
This is the holiday tale of Audrey (Amanda Kloots), an enthusiastic Christmas-obsessed fitness instructor teaching classes at her beloved, financially beleaguered community center in quaint Mistletoe, Mont. She begins a holiday romance with a charming, mysterious businessman (Paul Greene), complicating his plans to turn the center into a more financially profitable resort property. Kloots co-wrote the film story and serves as executive producer.
Sunday, Dec. 11 | ‘Must Love Christmas’ starring Liza Lapira, Nathan Witte, and Neal Bledsoe
A renowned romance novelist (Liza Lapira) famous for her Christmas-themed books finds herself snowbound in the charming town of Cranberry Falls. There, she unexpectedly becomes involved in a love triangle with her childhood crush (Nathan Witte) and a reporter (Neal Bledsoe) determined to interview her to save his dying magazine.
Sunday, Dec. 18 | ‘When Christmas Was Young’ starring Tyler Hilton and Karen David
A headstrong music manager (Tyler Hilton) in desperate need of a hit song for his last remaining client finds himself falling for a gifted singer-songwriter (Karen David) with abandoned dreams of making it big, as he attempts to secure the rights to a Christmas song she wrote years ago. The film features original music by Sheryl Crow, who also executive produces.
December, date TBA | “Reno 911!: It’s a Wonderful Heist” starring Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Cedric Yarbrough, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash-Betts, Carlos Alazraqui, Mary Birdsong, Ian Roberts, and Joe Lo Truglio
It’s Holiday Season in Reno, and Lieutenant Dangle wishes he’d never been born. With the help of a roller skating “Angel,” he learns how much better the lives of the other deputies would be if he never existed. Will he decide to live on anyway? There’s still Christmas criminals to catch!
Sunday, Nov. 20 | ‘The Waltons Thanksgiving’ starring Logan Shroyer, Bellamy Young, and Teddy Sears
This brand-new Waltons special follows the Walton family as they prepare enthusiastically for the annual Harvest Festival Fair on Walton Mountain in 1934. The family’s lives are dramatically changed after a mysterious young boy arrives.
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Friday, Nov. 11 | ‘A Christmas Open House’ starring Katie Stevens, Victor Rasuk, and Ben and Erin Napier
This charming holiday romance follows the story of Atlanta property stager Melissa Norwood as she teams up with her old high school crush, real estate agent David Phelps, and local artists Henry and Sarah Wright to prepare and sell her mom’s home before the holidays. As the tensions of the Christmas deadline grow, so does a romance between Melissa and David, but their diverging goals could be a deal breaker for their new relationship.
Friday, Nov. 11 | ‘Designing Christmas’ starring Jessica Szohr and Marco Grazzini and featuring Hilary Farr
Szohr and Grazzini play interior designers who host a popular home renovation show. The team is forced to take on a project very personal to Szohr’s Stella that puts jobs, relationships, and homes on the line. Of course, Stella turns to her mentor Freddy — played by Farr — for advice.
Friday, Nov. 11 | ‘A Gingerbread Christmas’ starring Duff Goldman, Tiya Sircar, and Marc Bendavid
The Ace of Cakes himself Duff Goldman will appear in “A Gingerbread Christmas” as a celebrity chef offering a $100,000 prize in a baking competition. Architect Hazel needs to win that competition in order to save her family’s struggling bakery. Sparks inevitably fly when Hazel begins working with contractor James on the project.
Friday, Nov. 11 | ‘One Delicious Christmas’ starring Vanessa Marano and Alex Mallari Jr. and featuring Bobby Flay
A restaurant and inn owner named Abby is overwhelmed by keeping up with the job left to her by her parents. A friendly food critic is there to help Abby in getting the funding and guidance needed to rescue her family business. Chef Preston Weaver is eventually brought in to shake up the traditional holiday offerings at the inn.
Friday, Dec. 2 | ‘Hotel for the Holidays’ starring Madelaine Petsch and Mena Massoud
Madelaine Petsch stars as Georgia, an ambitious young woman and the manager of the high-end hotel that attracts guests of all kinds - including heartbroken singles, an infamous pop star, and a European ex-prince who recently abdicated his throne - all looking to escape from their everyday lives and come to the hotel as a sanctuary over the holidays. Georgia’s work and personal life become entangled when she is caught between the hotel chef Luke (Mena Massoud) and Raymond (Max Lloyd-Jones), the sophisticated ex-prince staying at the hotel during the holidays. The storylines of Georgia and the hotel’s eclectic guests twist, turn, and come together, as they unexpectedly find friendship, love, and inspiration.
Thursday, Nov. 24 | ‘Christmas at the Greenbrier’ starring Alicia Leigh Willis and Josh Murray
Willis and Murray play Abby and Ben, who dated previously but ended their relationship when Ben’s football career turned pro. The pair unexpectedly reunite during a stay at The Greenbrier and spend time together enjoying the magical holiday activities that resort has to offer. Abby is hesitant, as she has not dated anyone since her husband died and wants to protect her son Carter from another heartbreak. This forces Ben to do some soul-searching to discover where his priorities lie, his career or true love.
Sunday, Nov. 27 | ‘Country Roads Christmas’ starring Lanie McAuley, Bo Yokely, and Bailey Chase
The daughter of a country singer finds forgiveness and love during the Christmas season. When she loses her job at a record label, she is urged to reunite with her famous father as his road manager. Her father has spent decades prioritizing his career over his family, but there’s never a bad time to reunite with those you love.
Sunday, Dec. 4 | ‘Christmas in Wolf Creek’ starring Nola Martin and Tim Rozon
Samantha Gavin and her new boyfriend are struggling to maintain their relationship. However, when a runaway reindeer threatens the annual Christmas play, the couple must work together to save Christmas for the town and each other.
Sunday, Dec. 11 | ‘Christmas in Rockwell’ starring Trish Stratus and Stephen Huszar
Alyssa, a big-time Hollywood actress returns to her hometown and meets Jake, the handsome local theater manager. He enlists her to participate in the Christmas play, but it threatens to bring the chaos of Hollywood to their small town.
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Saturday, Oct. 22 | ‘Destined at Christmas’ starring Shae Robins and Casey Elliott
Kim and Theo meet amid Black Friday shopping madness but there’s a definite spark between them. When a power outage causes some panic at a store, the couple gets separated. With Christmas coming, there should be plenty of distractions, but neither Kim nor Theo can forget the other. Both yearn to find each other but how with so little information to go on? It’ll take a little Christmas magic and destiny to bring them back together.
Saturday, Oct. 29 | ‘Catering Christmas’ starring Merritt Patterson and Daniel Lissing
A fledgling caterer, Molly Frost, is hired by Jean Harrison, the perfectionistic director of the renowned Harrison Foundation, to cater this year’s annual Christmas Gala dinner. Things get complicated when Molly falls for Jean’s nephew, Carson, a photographer with no desire to take over the family’s foundation — until his aunt assigns him to the task of making sure the catered dinner goes perfectly.
Watch a Preview For ‘Catering Christmas’:
Sunday, Nov. 6 | ‘Love at the Christmas Contest’ starring Samantha Cope and Ross Jirgl
For as long as she can remember, Angie’s favorite part of Christmas has been the Christmas Eve tree lighting in the town square. But this Christmas, her first without her mom, Angie doesn’t feel much like celebrating… until she learns her mom had always dreamed of winning the annual tree decorating contest and seeing her tree lit up in the town square. Angie realizes winning the contest and decorating the town’s tree is the perfect way to honor her mom. What Angie isn’t expecting is for her high school sweetheart David and his adorable daughter Gabby to enter the contest, too.
Saturday, Nov. 19 | ‘Christmas at Pine Valley’ starring Kristina Cole and Andrew Biernat
Natalie is the owner of a successful farm and home goods store that garners the attention of a
major magazine. The magazine sends a reporter named Josh to profile Natalie’s company, thinking it’s a family-run business. Little does he know that Natalie’s business is run by her with the help of longtime family friends. Knowing how much the article will help struggling farms, Natalie must convince Josh that her “family” and Christmas traditions are all real.
Sunday, Nov. 20 | ‘My Favorite Christmas Tree’ starring Emma Johnson and Giles Panton
Kyla is a skilled genealogy researcher who’s made a thriving business of putting together family trees. When she comes across new information regarding her mother’s mysterious extended family, Kyla and her sister travel to the charming town of Conifer, hoping to piece together their ancestry. The search leads Kyla to a generations-old Christmas tree farm, its stubborn, handsome owner – and potentially, love.
Kyla é uma hábil pesquisadora de genealogia que fez um próspero negócio de montagem de árvores genealógicas. Quando ela se depara com novas informações sobre a misteriosa família estendida de sua mãe, ela e sua irmã Mandy viajam para a charmosa cidade de Conifer na esperança de juntar seus ancestrais. A busca leva as irmãs a uma antiga fazenda de árvores de Natal, à sua teimosa, mas bela proprietária, e, possivelmente, ao amor.
Saturday, Nov. 26 | ‘I’m Glad It’s Christmas’ starring Jessica Lowndes, Paul Greene, and Gladys Knight
An aspiring Broadway singer is convinced to participate in a small-scale production for her local Christmas celebration. Along the way, she finds hope and unexpected mentorship toward her dream career. But will her professional success come at the cost of her chance at love?
Friday, Nov. 25 | “Christmas at the Drive-In” starring Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe
A property lawyer works to prove that her town’s drive-in theater, a local institution that has served the community for decades doesn’t deserve to be closed down during the holidays. She’s willing to move heaven and earth to keep it open, but she didn’t bet on finding romance with the very person who is trying to sell the property.
Sunday, Nov. 27 | ‘A Christmas… Present’ starring Candace Cameron Bure and Marc Blucas
Maggie and Eric are busy parents of teenagers who embark on a trip to the home of Maggie’s widowed brother to celebrate Christmas. Everyone has different expectations of the perfect holiday. Through a series of transformative events, Maggie learns to embrace the season.
Saturday, Dec. 3 | ‘Christmas on Candy Lane’ starring Andrea Barber and Dan Payne
Ivy struggles with the long shadow cast by her late mother, Muriel, the darling of Icicle Falls; head of the Candy Cane Lane Lights Extravaganza, owner of The Christmas Haus, and a former TV star known adoringly as the “Christmas Maven.” This Christmas, a series of comical and mysterious events bring the town together in a masterstroke of perfection only the “Christmas Maven” herself could appreciate.
Sunday, Dec. 4 | ‘B&B Merry’ starring Jen Lilley and Jesse Hutch
Renowned luxury travel blogger, Tracey Moore, is invited to a Christmastime getaway in exchange for a review of a small-town B&B. Despite her initial reservations, she finds herself wanting to help the property… and falling for the owner’s handsome son, Graham, who helps her to learn that every experience can be five-star when shared with kindred spirits.
Saturday, Dec. 10 | ‘A Prince For the Holidays’ starring Cindy Busby and Jilon VanOver
Madison, an aspiring musician, jokingly tells her overbearing family that she is dating the prince of a small European nation. The joke goes too far as her friend and co-worker Sebastian is roped into impersonating the prince while visiting her family in New Jersey. Little does Madison know that Sebastian happens to be hiding a royal secret.
Saturday, Dec. 17 | ‘A Brush With Christmas Romance’ starring Jillian Murray and Joseph Cannata
Over the week leading up to Christmas, Charlotte tries to capture her own unique style in the local art scene while also helping her mother run the family restaurant. Disheartened and struggling to find time for her art, Charlotte throws out her latest painting, only to discover that it has been anonymously submitted to the Christmas art festival. It turns out that Wyatt, a visiting artist, stumbled upon her discarded work and is now using the festival’s exposure to find its mysterious creator who has stolen his heart with her craft.
Other Great American Family Channel Holiday Original Movies
- Saturday, Nov. 5 | “A Royal Christmas on Ice” starring Anna Marie Dobbins and Jonathan Stoddard
- Saturday, Nov. 12 | “A Merry Christmas Wish” starring Jill Wagner and Cameron Mathison
- Sunday, Nov. 13 | “My Best Friend’s Christmas” starring Breanne Hill and Colton Little
- Friday, Dec. 9 | “Big Box Christmas” starring Jennifer Freeman and Garrett Watson
- Sunday, Dec. 11 | “A Belgian Chocolate Christmas” starring Jaclyn Hales and Zane Stephens
- Sunday, Dec. 18 | “The Art of Christmas” starring Brigitte Kingsley and Joe Towne
Friday, Oct. 21 | “Noel Next Door” starring Natalie Hall and Corey Sevier
A hard-working, single mom gets into a war of words with a neighbor who she feels is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood grouch just may steal her heart.
Saturday, Oct. 22 | ‘We Wish You a Married Christmas’ starring Marisol Nichols and Kristoffer Polaha
Becca and Robby are a married couple having a hard time connecting with each other as the holidays approach. Just before Christmas, they head to a cozy Vermont inn at the advice of their marriage coach so they can recharge. Their weekend away gets unexpectedly extended when a mishap puts their car out of commission and just may put them on the road to a very happily married Christmas.
Watch a Preview for ‘We Wish You a Married Christmas’:
Friday, Oct. 28 | “A Cozy Christmas Inn” starring Jodie Sweetin and David O’Donnell
Real estate exec, Erika, travels to Alaska during Christmastime to acquire a bed and breakfast, only to discover that it’s owned by her ex. While there, she finds herself falling in love with the town and quite possibly him.
Saturday, Oct. 29 | ‘Jolly Good Christmas’ starring Reshma Shetty and Will Kemp
David is an American architect who recently moved to London for a prime opportunity in a prestigious firm. With just three days before Christmas, he crosses paths with Anji, a professional shopper, who raises an eyebrow over his choice of a gift card for his girlfriend. David ultimately decides to hire Anji and, thanks to a series of unexpected events, finds himself on a wild adventure across Jolly Old London as Anji helps him search for the perfect present.
Friday, Nov. 4 | ‘A Magical Christmas Village’ starring Alison Sweeney, Luke Macfarlane, and Marlo Thomas
When Summer’s mother Vivian moves in with her and her young daughter Chloe, her orderly existence is upended. Upon arrival, Vivian sets up an heirloom, miniature Christmas village resembling their town, and tells Chloe it grants Christmas wishes. As Chloe begins setting up the figurines, real-life events seem to mimic the scenes she creates. With a little help from the magic of the Christmas village, the family will be brought closer together and just maybe, Summer will learn to open her heart to love again.
Check out a preview of ‘A Magical Christmas Village’:
Saturday, Nov. 5 | ‘Lights, Camera, Christmas!’ starring Kimberley Sustad and John Brotherton
When a holiday rom-com movie shooting in her town needs a costume designer, Kerry, a local shop owner, steps into the role. While working on the movie, she rediscovers her passion for costume design and finds herself falling for Brad, the film’s famous leading man.
Friday, Nov. 11 | ‘In Merry Measure’ starring Patti Murin, Brendan Penny, and Jennifer Robertson
When pop star Darcy returns home to spend Christmas with her sister and niece, she unexpectedly finds herself coaching the high school choir with her one-time rival, Adam. Will they resume their antagonistic ways, or will the spirit of the season move these two past their differences?
Sunday, Nov. 13 | ‘Christmas at the Golden Dragon’ starring Kara Wang and Osric Chau
When Romy and Rick’s parents surprise them with the news that they will be closing the Chinese restaurant they have owned and operated for decades, the siblings each find themselves reevaluating their futures. Also impacted by the news are the landmark restaurant’s loyal patrons and staff, who have all come to depend on the restaurant over the holidays.
Sunday, Nov 20 | ‘When I Think of Christmas’ starring Shenae Grimes-Beech and Niall Matter
Sara Thompson returns to her hometown to help her mother move and is surprised to find her ex-boyfriend Josh Hartman is back home. The two had once planned a life in music together but Sara left to study law. The former flames slowly reconnect and try to heal wounds, both old and new. When Sara makes a surprising discovery, she and Josh forge a bold plan for the upcoming Christmas concert that will lead them all back to their musical roots and make this a holiday to remember.
Friday, Nov. 25 | ‘A Royal Corgi Christmas’ starring Hunter King and Jordan Renzo
Reluctant Crown Prince Edmond returns home just before Christmas in anticipation of being named successor to the throne. To ingratiate himself to his mother the Queen, he gifts her with “Mistletoe”, a rambunctious Corgi in need of some serious training. After several doggy disasters, Edmond turns to Cecily, a canine behavior expert from America for help -but to his great surprise, Cecily demands that he take an active part in the daily dog training sessions. Sparks fly between them as the pair work together to get Mistletoe ready to present at the annual Christmas Ball. Just as the precious pup captures their hearts, they discover that love can grow in the most unexpected places, leading them to question what they really want.
Saturday, Nov. 26 | ‘A Tale of Two Christmases’ starring Kat Barrell and Chandler Massey
Thanks to some Christmas magic, Emma gets to experience two different Christmases - one where she stays in the city and celebrates with a new crush and his friends, and one where she returns home for all the traditions with her family… and Drew, a longtime friend who may have feelings for her. Emma’s double holiday ultimately helps her discover what will truly make her happy in life as well as in love.
Saturday, Nov 26 | “Haul Out the Holly” starring Lacey Chabert and Wes Brown
Emily arrives home, hoping to visit her parents, only to discover that they are leaving on a trip of their own. As she stays at their house for the holidays, their HOA is determined to get Emily to participate in the neighborhood’s many Christmas festivities.
Sunday, Nov. 27 | ‘A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe’ starring Rachel Boston and Victor Webster
Annie Cooper has big shoes to fill when she takes over as CEO of her late grandmother’s small-town cookie company and is doing her best to help their struggling business get back on track. That task gets more daunting when her grandmother’s secret recipe is stolen during the Christmas party. As Annie tries to crack the case and uncover the culprit she works with Sam, the owner of a local bakery, to recreate the recipe in the hope of saving the company and her job. As Annie and Sam bake batch after batch in pursuit of the perfect one, they begin to learn that their lives go together like milk and cookies.
Sunday, Nov. 27 | ‘A Holiday Spectacular’ starring Gina Claire Mason, Derek Klena, and featuring the Radio City Rockettes
In 1958, Maggie is an heiress from Philadelphia who puts her high-society wedding plans on hold in order to sneak up to New York City and make her secret dream come true: dancing live on stage in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
Take a First Look at ‘A Holiday Spectacular:
Saturday, Dec. 3 | “A Fabled Holiday” starring Brooke D’Orsay and Ryan Paevey
Talia and her childhood best friend Anderson unexpectedly reunite in a curiously familiar-looking town full of Christmas spirit that restores its visitors when they need it most.
Saturday, Dec. 10 | ‘Christmas Class Reunion’ starring Aimee Teegarden and Tanner Novlan
High school classmates, who once dubbed themselves the “cursed class” reconnect at Christmas for their 15-year reunion. Over the course of their time reconnecting, the classmates challenge each other to remember who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.
Friday, Dec. 16 | ‘Holiday Heritage’ starring Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell, and Holly Robinson Peete
Ella returns to her hometown to mend fences with her fractured family. With the help of Griffin, her ex-boyfriend, she encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.
Sunday, Dec. 18 | “Hanukkah on Rye” starring Jeremy Jordan and Yael Grobglas
A matchmaker connects Molly and Jacob, but their new romance is put to the test when they realize that they are competing deli owners. Will a Hanukkah miracle keep them together?
Other Hallmark Channel Original Movies For the Holiday Season
- Sunday, Oct. 23 | “A Kismet Christmas” starring Sarah Ramos, Carlo Marks, and Marilu Henner
- Sunday, Oct. 30 | “Ghosts of Christmas Always” starring Kim Matula and Ian Harding
- Sunday, Nov. 6 | “All Saints Chrismas” starring Ledisi and Roger Cross
- Saturday, Nov. 12 | “The Royal Nanny” starring Rachel Skarsten, Dan Jeannotte, and Greta Scacchi
- Friday, Nov 18 | “Inventing the Christmas Prince” starring Tamera Mowry-Housley and Ronnie Rowe Jr.
- Saturday, Nov 19 | “Three Wise Men and a Baby” starring Paul Campbell and Margaret Colin
- Thursday, Nov. 24 | ‘My Southern Family Christmas’ starring Jaicy Elliot and Bruce Campbell
- Friday, Nov. 25 | “#Xmas” starring Clare Bowen and Brant Daugherty
- Friday, Dec. 2 | ‘A Big Fat Family Christmas’ starring Shannon Chan-Kent, Shannon Kook, and Tia Carrere
- Sunday, Dec. 4 | “Undercover Holiday” starring Noemi Gonzalez and Stephen Huszar
- Friday, Dec. 9 | “The Most Colorful Time of the Year” starring Katrina Bowden and Christopher Russell
- Sunday, Dec. 11 | “The Holiday Sitter” starring Jonathan Bennet, George Krissa, and Chelsea Hobbs
- Saturday, Dec. 17 | “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” starring Torrey DeVitto and Zane Holtz
HALLMARK MOVIES AND MYSTERIES
Saturday, Oct. 22 | ‘We Need a Little Christmas’ starring Erica Durance and Patrick Sabongui
Julie is adjusting to being a single mother to a grieving child. All the while, she’s facing her first Christmas without her husband, when she develops an unexpected friendship with her elder neighbor Irene.
Saturday, Oct. 29 | ‘Christmas Bedtime Stories’ starring Erin Cahill and Steve Lund
When Danielle’s husband goes missing in action during his deployment, she is left to raise her daughter on her own. Three years later, as she gets used to life without him, she begins to tell her daughter bedtime stories of her father.
Saturday, Nov. 5 | ‘A Maple Valley Christmas’ starring Peyton List and Andrew Walker
Erica is a rancher who has spent her whole life working the family farm with her mother and sister. When Aaron arrives and disrupts her plans, she starts to question what it is she actually wants.
Saturday, Nov. 12 | ‘Our Italian Christmas Memories’ starring Sarah Power and Beau Bridges
The Colucci siblings have a great life, but their poor grandfather is struggling with dementia. In order to lift his spirits during the holidays, they set out to recreate their late grandmother’s legendary pasta sauce.
Saturday, Nov. 19 | ‘Long Lost Christmas’ starring Taylor Cole and Benjamin Ayres
Hayley is an interior designer who plans to surprise her recently widowed mother Patricia with the perfect holiday present: the extended family she knows her mom yearns for.
Saturday, Nov. 26 | ‘Time For Him to Come Home For Christmas’ starring Holland Roden and Tyler Hynes
Four days before Christmas, Elizabeth Athens receives a voicemail from a number she doesn’t recognize. On the message, a man she doesn’t know makes one final plea to the love of his life for a second chance. The fifth installment of the popular movie franchise, based on Blake Shelton’s song “Time for Me to Come Home.”
Saturday, Dec. 3 | ‘The Holiday Stocking’ starring Nadine Ellis and BJ Britt
In this Hallmark Mahogany presentation, RJ is a new angel, who is given the chance to address his one regret, that he didn’t help his sisters reconcile while he was still alive. Returning to earth as a stranger, he gets each of them to revive The Holiday Stocking, their parent’s old tradition to encourage charity at Christmas.
Saturday, Dec. 10 | ‘The Gift of Peace’ starring Nikki Deloach and Brennan Elliot
Artist Traci is a once-devout Christian who has stopped believing in God after her husband tragically died despite her prayers. As her second Christmas without him approaches, she tries going to a support group for inspiration and comfort.
Saturday, Dec. 17 | ‘Five More Minutes: Moments Like These’ starring Ashley Williams and Lucas Bryant
The second-holiday story inspired by Scotty McCreery’s song “Five More Minutes,” a young widow’s Christmas wish for her son is answered in unexpected ways when she returns to their old home for the holidays.
Thursday, Nov. 17 | ‘A Christmas Story Christmas’ starring Peter Billingsley and Erin Hayes
The sequel to the 1983 classic is finally here! Ralphie, now an adult, returns to the house on Cleveland street to give his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child. Ralphie reconnects with childhood friends and reconciles the passing of his Old Man.
Check out the teaser for ‘A Christmas Story Christmas’:
Thursday, Nov. 24 | ‘Holiday Harmony’ starring Annelise Cepero and Jeremy Sumpter
This romantic drama focuses on Gail a singer who scores an opportunity to compete for what may be her only chance at the big time. Gail heads out on her cross-country adventure — but only manages to get to Harmony Springs, Oklahoma when her ride stalls out, and with it potentially her dreams. With just two weeks to get to the show and try to make her dream comes true, she enlists the aid of a local, Jeremy, and takes on a group of misfit kids hoping to make magic in a Christmas Eve gala of their own.
Thursday, Nov. 24 | ‘A Christmas Mystery’ starring Violet McGraw and Eddie Cibrian
A century ago, a young boy in Pleasant Bay, Oregon a found strand of Santa’s magical jingle bells. The lucky discovery led to 100 years of good luck and peaceful living in the quiet town. But just before Christmas, the bells go missing! Now a plucky group of kids must track down the bells, crack the case and ensure everyone in town continues to experience the Christmas magic they’ve all come to rely on.
Thursday, Dec. 1 | ‘A Hollywood Christmas’ starring Jessika Van and Josh Swickard
Jessica is a youthful and ambitious filmmaker in Hollywood. She’s made quite a name for herself directing a string of successful Christmas movies, and is gearing up to churn out another smash hit. But she didn’t account for Christopher, a charming, handsome network executive. When he threatens to shut the project down Jessica’s assistant, Reena, points out the ironic truth: Jessica isn’t simply making a Christmas movie anymore, she’s actually living one!
Friday, Dec. 9 | ‘The Binge 2: It’s a Wonderful Binge’ starring Kaitlin Olson and Danny Trejo
A sequel to 2020’s “The Binge,” this holiday film is set in the near future when all drugs and alcohol are banned, except for on one special day known as “The Binge,” and in this year, that day falls on Christmas. Not only will the movie include copious amounts of mind-altering substances, but it will also feature magical storybooks, catchy songs, and stop-motion animation.
Sunday, Nov. 20 | ‘The Case of the Christmas Diamond’ starring Kelly Daly and Billy Baldwin
Blue-collar Andy is a little nervous, but thrilled, when she is invited to her rich friend’s estate for Christmas. But when the family matriarch’s multi-million-dollar gem suddenly goes missing, she finds herself accused of the theft and at the center of the investigation led by Detective Billings. With the help of a famous mystery writer, Andy must find the real culprit among all the wealthy guests all of whom have it out for her.
Sunday, Nov. 27 | ‘Dognapped: Hound for the Holidays’ starring Sara Bell, Noah Fernley, and Vivica A. Fox
When an egotistical social media influencer’s dog is kidnapped, her long-suffering assistant Emily teams with charming local vet Jonathan to find the puppy before Christmas. As the two investigate suspects, including a rival influencer and a crazed fan, they form a romantic bond along the way - until she suspects her charming vet isn’t all he seems to be. Vivica A. Fox guest stars as the chairwoman of the board of the design company where Emily works.
Sunday, Dec. 4 | ‘The Search for Secret Santa’ starring Skye Coyne, Alex Trumble, and Jackee Harry
Cub reporter Sophia thinks she’s found a Christmas story that will make her career when she discovers a long-lost, undelivered Secret Santa gift from “Tony to Abigail.” But the mystery gets even juicier when she learns that the item - a priceless nutcracker - was in fact stolen years ago. With the help of a handsome and shady art dealer Jackson, she sets off on a dangerous, romantic quest to match the Secret Santas and catch the thieves.
Sunday, Dec. 11 | ‘A Prince and Pauper Christmas’ starring Brittany Underwood and Tom Arnold
When her down-on-his-luck confidential informant in a criminal investigation suddenly goes missing, a desperate young federal agent, Sydney, recruits his doppelgänger to play his role. But her job gets even harder when she falls for the criminal’s stand-in, who just happens to be a European prince visiting the states for Christmas.
Saturday, Nov. 5 | ‘Merry Swissmas’ starring Jodie Sweetin and Tim Rozon
Alex has wonderful memories of Christmas with her best friend Beth, until Beth started dating Alex’s ex, Jesse. Alex is excited to spend the holidays with her mother Caroline, who is opening an inn in Switzerland. Much to her dismay, Jesse and Beth are also visiting for the Inns’ opening. When Alex meets Liam, a single father and the manager of her mother’s inn, Liam attempts to show her all the Christmas traditions and culture of Switzerland and helps Alex open herself up to love and forgiveness this holiday season.
Saturday, Nov. 12 | “Reindeer Games Homecoming” starring Sarah Drew and Justin Bruening
MacKenzie Graves is a brilliant, competitive, crossword-puzzle-loving biology teacher in Vermont who recently lost her father, beloved fire chief and the heart of the town’s holiday fundraising tradition “The Reindeer Games.” Every year since his death, she competes with her dad’s former team, a group of colorful retired firefighters, to win the Games and keep his tradition alive. When the opportunity to compete against her former megacrush arises, Mac is determined to show him up and win the Kris Kringle Cup at all costs.
Saturday, Nov. 19 | ‘Santa Bootcamp’ starring Rita Moreno, Emily Kinney, and Patrick Cassidy
When event planner, Emily Strauss, is hired by mall magnate, Ed Mancini to stage the ultimate Christmas Gala for his most important investors, Emily finds herself being sent to Santa Bootcamp to find the perfect Santa and inspiration she will need to make the evening a success. While there, Emily meets Belle, the bootcamp’s drill sergeant with a heart of gold, who helps Emily rediscover the magic of Christmas and find romance along the way.
Friday, Nov. 25 | ‘Steppin’ Into the Holidays’ starring Mario Lopez and Jana Kramer
Former Broadway star, Billy Holiday (Lopez), returns to his hometown for Christmas after being abruptly fired as the host-producer-judge of a hit TV series. While there, he encounters Rae, the charismatic owner of the local dance studio at which Billy’s 12-year-old nephew is a standout student. This Christmas Rae is planning a dance recital fundraiser, and Billy soon volunteers to help Rae with the recital. With Billy’s knack for producing and Rae’s knowledge of all things local, their collaboration clicks, and romantic sparks start flying!
Saturday, Nov. 26 | ‘The 12 Days of Christmas Eve’ starring Kelsey Grammer and Spencer Grammer
Brian Conway is a successful businessman whose relationships with those around him have really suffered. While this Christmas season has been the most successful for his business, he’s divorced, his relationship with his daughter Michelle is strained and he doesn’t have a meaningful connection with his only granddaughter. After Brian gets into a car accident on Christmas Eve, Santa gives him twelve chances to re-do the day and repair the relationships in his life to find the true meaning of Christmas.
Sunday, Nov. 27 | ‘A Christmas Spark’ starring Jane Seymour and Joe Lando
Recently widowed Molly has lost her zest for life and given up on ever finding love again. But when she decides to visit her daughter for Christmas she has no idea what holiday magic is in store for her. Molly reluctantly takes on the job of directing the town’s Christmas pageant and soon finds herself falling for her leading man, Hank, the town’s most eligible bachelor.
Saturday, Dec. 3 | ‘A New Orleans Noel’ starring Keisha Knight Pulliam, Brad James, and Patti LaBelle
Grace Hill and Anthony Brown could not be more different. Despite having gone to college to study architecture together, their lives took them on completely separate paths. But when they’re both hired to work together on the home of Loretta Brown - a New Orleans praline icon - the two find themselves stuck working together at Christmas…
Friday, Dec. 9 | ‘A Recipe For Joy’ starring Erin Agostino and Dillon Casey
When ambitious food correspondent, Carly Hayes, gets a shot at her own TV show, nothing goes as planned. She’s sent to Angel Heights to help Grant Quinn, a perfectionist, attention-shy chef, reopen his family’s beloved diner and film it as a holiday special pilot for her television show. Thanks to Carly, Grant will not only re-open his restaurant, but most probably his heart too.
Saturday, Dec. 10 | “Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas” starring Naturi Naughton and Luke James
Caught in a blizzard on Christmas Eve, estranged mother and daughter Journee and Nia are forced to take refuge inside a church where a handful of also-trapped parishioners are reeling from the cancellation of their annual holiday concert. The spirit of the season takes hold as Journee and Nia weather the wintry storm together with the other churchgoers, including handsome youth pastor Adam and a heavenly music teacher, who motivate the mother and daughter to reconcile their differences through music, faith, and love.
Sunday, Dec. 11 | ‘Single and Ready to Jingle’ starring Natasha Wilson
Emma Warner feels like she lives Christmas year-round. As the SVP of a successful toy company in Chicago, she spends 12 months a year focusing on Christmas, leaving no time for dating…or much of anything else. By the time the actual holiday rolls around, she has had enough. She asks her assistant and friend Lucy to find a tropical singles resort. But due to a booking mix-up, Emma ends up in her worst nightmare - a town devoted to everything Christmas. Will Emma be able to find her joy?
Saturday, Dec. 17 | ‘The Holiday Dating Guide’ starring Maria Menounos
Dating coach and aspiring book author Abigale Slater is close to making her lifelong dream come true. She has completed her first book - a how-to guide for dating in today’s modern world - and is now more than ready to become a published author. However, after reading the book, her publisher Jack won’t proceed with the deal without knowing that her dating advice actually works. Before he has a chance to say no, Abigale proposes that she prove the rules work by using them herself and making a man fall for her by Christmas Eve in 12 days.
Check out a preview of “It’s A Wonderful Lifetime”:
Other Lifetime Movies For the Holiday Season
- Friday, Nov. 18 | “A Country Christmas Harmony” starring Brooke Elliot, Brandon Quinn, and Danny Pintauro
- Thursday, Nov. 24 | “Baking All the Way” starring Corey Lee and Yannick Bisson
- Thursday, Dec. 1 | “Serving Up the Holidays” starring Britt Irvin and Zach Roerig
- Friday, Dec. 2 | “Cloudy With a Chance of Christmas” starring Valery Ortiz and Brandon Quinn
- Sunday, Dec. 4 | “Merry Textmas” starring Ariana Ron Pedrique and Rodrigo Massa
- Thursday, Dec. 8 | “Scentsational Christmas” starring Nazeen Contractor and Mykee Selkin
- Thursday, Dec. 15 | “Record Breaking Christmas” starring Michelle Argyis and Andrew Bushell
- Friday, Dec. 16 | “A Christmas to Treasure” starring Taylor Frey and Kyle Dean Massey
- Sunday, Dec. 18 | “Wrapped Up in Love” starring Brittany Bristow and Oliver Renaud
Thursday, Dec. 1 | “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas’ starring Dolly Parton, Tom Everett Scott, Ana Gasteyer, Angel Parker, Miley Cyrus, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Fallon
A modern-day movie musical about the making of a network TV special, “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” is the frenetic backstage story and delightful on-camera results of Dolly’s desire to uplift an exhausted world’s spirits by sharing the unique “mountain magic” she has always found in and around Dollywood at Christmas.
Thursday, Nov. 10 | ‘Falling for Christmas’ starring Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet
A newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress gets into a skiing accident, suffers from total amnesia and finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas.
Watch a trailer for ‘Falling for Christmas’:
Thursday, Nov. 17 | ‘Christmas With You’ starring Freddie Prinze Jr and Aimee Garcia
Feeling career burnout, pop star Angelina escapes to grant a young fan’s wish in small-town New York, where she not only finds the inspiration to revitalize her career but also a shot at true love.
Thursday, Nov. 24 | ‘The Noel Diary’ starring Justin Hartley and Bonnie Bedelia
When best-selling author Jake Turner returns home at Christmas to settle his estranged mother’s estate, he discovers a diary that may hold secrets to his own past and that of Rachel – an intriguing young woman on a mission of her own. Together, they embark on a journey to confront their pasts and discover a future that’s totally unexpected.
Other Netflix Movies For the Holiday Season
- Release date TBD | “Best. Christmas. Ever.” starring Jason Biggs, Brandy Norwood, and Heather Graham
Saturday, Dec. 10 | ‘A Christmas Fumble’ starring Eva Marcille and Devale Ellis
Nicole Barnes gets the most difficult assignment of her professional life when she’s asked to cover a scandal involving former pro-footballer-turned-TV-commentator Jordan Davies. However, Nicole fails to tell her bosses that she and Jordan were once a couple — a conflict of interest that could end her own hopes of being made partner at her firm. To make matters worse, Nicole’s efforts to rehabilitate Jordan’s image are constantly undermined by Jordan’s shallow entertainment reporter fiancée. Will the spirit of the holidays help reconcile the two?
December, date TBA | “A Nashville Country Christmas” starring Tanya Tucker, Keith Carradine, Ana Ortiz and Olivia Sanabia
Overwhelmed by her high-powered agent, a bombastic Hollywood director, and a totally tricked-out, off-base holiday spectacular, a country music superstar bolts from her outrageous lifestyle, seeking a haven at her grandma’s Tennessee farm. Rather than refuge, she finds romance when she reconnects with her handsome ex, a return to her musical roots, and an unexpected family when she discovers three clever kids who’ve outsmarted the foster system are living at the family homestead at Christmas.
Sunday, Dec. 11 | ‘Sweet Navidad’ starring Camila Banus and Mark Hapka
A charming multicultural romantic comedy where an aspiring self-taught Latina pastry chef is selected to partner with a professionally trained chef to create a unique menu for a hotel Holiday Gala. With the clock ticking down to Christmas, the two chefs come up with a truly inspired meal made from passion and love!
Watch the trailer for ‘Sweet Navidad’:
Wednesday, Nov. 30 | “Hip Hop Family Christmas Wedding” starring Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo, Terrence J, Serayah, Cassie, MC Lyte, Redman, Valarie Pettiford, Shad “Bow Wow” Moss
Hip Hop’s most famous family is back, and this time, Christmas wedding bells are ringing! Jessica and Jayson (Ne-Yo) are getting ready to say their “I do’s”, while their mothers Tina and Nancy are fighting it out for wedding planning supremacy. Meanwhile, Blare is running his own music label, and when he meets his formidable, beautiful new boss, Jai, she proves to be a force to be reckoned with.
Wednesday, Dec. 7 | “All I Didn’t Want for Christmas,” starring Gabourey Sidibe, Loretta Devine, Kel Mitchell, Karen Knox, Andrew Bushell
Emily Harris is not doing great. In a desperate attempt to improve her life and make this Christmas not totally suck, Emily writes a letter to Santa. Fortunately and unfortunately, her wine-soaked wishes start coming true. P.S. She definitely doesn’t remember most of what she wrote in the letter, so she is in for some uncomfortable surprises. Which eventually leads to some Christmas-fueled soul searching about what she actually wants/needs.
Wednesday, Dec. 14 | “A New Diva’s Christmas Carol,” starring Ashanti, Vivica A. Fox, Eva Marcille, Robin Givens, Mckenzie Small, and Mel B
Aphrodite was made famous back in the day for performing THE timeless love song of the era. The song that everyone plays at their weddings, in every sappy commercial for diamonds or rings or puppies or soldiers coming home. It made her a ton of money, but Aphrodite HATES this song. She’s now the meanest judge on Pop The Question but her life changes when Brianna, becomes the breakthrough contestant, exuding love and purity. When Aphrodite reluctantly becomes her mentor, she does everything possible to steer her away from love and love anthems and so is visited by three spirits who take Aphrodite on a journey through love (and Christmas) past, present and future to try and shake her out of her funk and let love back in!
Wednesday, Dec. 21 | “Fuhgeddabout Christmas,” starring Justina Valentine, DC Young Fly, Conceited, Vinny Guadagnino, Vincent Pastore, Renee Graziano, Perez Hilton, Teresa Giudice, Fetty Wap and Sway, with Nick Cannon
When an Italian American superstar realizes her family is fed up with her workaholic ways, she gets help from her celebrity friends, Santa, and magical elves to give them the best Christmas ever.