Hallmark is rolling out the red carpet as their Countdown to Christmas celebrates its 10th year on the air. Here’s everything we know about this year’s record-breaking holiday programming—including the premiere dates for all 40 of this year’s new movies.

By Emily VanSchmus
Updated September 05, 2019
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Pour yourself a steaming cup of Hallmark’s Christmas tea, because we finally have new details about the 2019 Countdown to Christmas. While we fully support Hallmark airing Christmas movies year-round, the network only releases new material a few months out of the year—and they just shared new information about this year’s iconic Christmas programming. 

The schedule released by Hallmark Channel yesterday lists premiere dates for a record-breaking 40 new movies. And spoiler alert: It also includes a new movie starring Dolly Parton that might be the best thing you'll see all season. 

Image courtesy of Hallmark Channel.

But one of the most exciting things we’ve learned about this year's programming is the announcement of a new movie starring Hallmark alum and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. She will star in A Christmas Love Story, a classic holiday romance about a New York City choir teacher who falls for the parent of an exceptionally talented student. 

While there's no word yet on whether Chenoweth will record any of the music for this film, there is a major music name you can count on hearing this season. Blake Shelton, country singer and star of The Voice, will also be producing his second Hallmark Christmas movie this year, which is set to air in November. Last year, he was the executive producer of Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas, which was reportedly based on Shelton's own life and included his own original music. 

Since Hallmark is celebrating its 10th anniversary of the iconic Countdown to Christmas program, we’re sure the holiday flicks in this year’s lineup will be the best yet. Here's the full list, starting with the first premiere on October 25, through the last premier in time for a romantic New Year's Eve.

1

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Ashley Newbrough and Kyle Dean Massey 

Premieres: October 25 at 9 p.m. EST 

2

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Jill Wagner, Matthew Davis, and Donna Mills

Premieres: October 26 at 8 p.m. EST 

3

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Brooke D’Orsay and Trevor Donovan

Premieres: October 31 at 9 p.m. EST 

4

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Nikki DeLoach and Michael Rady 

Premieres: November 1 at 9 p.m. EST

5

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Jodie Sweetin, Andrew Walker, and Sharon Lawrence

Premieres: November 2 at 8 p.m. EST

6

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Kevin McGarry and Kim Shaw 

Premieres: November 3 at 8 p.m. EST

7

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook, and Benjamin Ayres 

Premieres: November 7 at 9 p.m. EST

8

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Marc Blucas, Melissa Claire Egan, and Patti Murin

Premieres: November 8 at 9 p.m. EST

9

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Chaley Rose, Rome Flynn, and Teryl Rothery

Premieres: November 9 at 8 p.m. EST

10

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Kellie Pickler, Tyler Hynes, and Patrick Duffy

Premieres: November 10 at 8 p.m. EST

11

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Brooks Darnell, and Barry Bostwick 

Premieres: November 14 at 9 p.m. EST

12

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Kathie Lee Gifford, Cindy Busby, and Ben Hollingsworth 

Premieres: November 15 at 9 p.m. EST

13

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Kristoffer Polaha and Carly Pope 

Premieres: November 16 at 8 p.m. EST

14

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Elizabeth Mitchell and Cameron Mathison 

Premieres: November 17 at 8 p.m. EST

15

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Alicia Witt 

Premieres: November 21 at 9 p.m. EST

16

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Jesse Metcalfe, Autumn Reeser, and Clarke Peters 

Premieres: November 22 at 9 p.m. EST

17

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Merritt Patterson and Jon Cor  

Premieres: November 23 at 8 p.m. EST

18

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Adrian Grenier, Kaitlin Doubleday, Priscilla Presley, and Chase Bryant

Premieres: November 24 at 8 p.m. EST

19

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Rachel Boston and Wes Brown 

Premieres: November 25 at 8 p.m. EST

20

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Ali Liebert, Peter Porte, and Tina Lifford 

Premieres: November 26 at 8 p.m. EST

21

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Erin Krakow, Luke Macfarlane, and Kimberley Sustad

Premieres: November 27 at 8 p.m. EST

22

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray, Grant Show, Lolita Davidovich, and Drew Seeley 

Premieres: November 28 at 8 p.m. EST

23

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Ryan Paevey and Elizabeth Henstridge 

Premieres: November 29 at 8 p.m. EST 

24

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Ashley Williams and Paul Campbell 

Premieres: November 29 at 9 p.m. EST

25

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Lacey Chabert and Sam Page 

Premieres: November 30 at 8 p.m. EST

26

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Tim Rozon, and Beth Broderick 

Premieres: December 1 at 8 p.m. EST

27

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Laura Osnes and Stephen Huszar 

Premieres: December 5 at 9 p.m. EST

28

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: To Be Announced

Premieres: December 6 at 9 p.m. EST

29

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Kristin Chenoweth, Scott Wolf, Keith Robinson, and Kevin Quinn 

Premieres: December 7 at 8 p.m. EST

30

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Danica McKellar, Niall Matter, and Dolly Parton

Premieres: December 8 at 8 p.m. EST

31

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: To Be Announced

Premieres: December 12 at 9 p.m. EST

32

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Jen Lilley and Carlo Marks 

Premieres: December 13 at 9 p.m. EST

33

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Paul Greene, Maggie Lawson, Barbara Niven, Holly Robinson Peete, Rukiya Bernard, Colin Lawrence, Ashley Williams, and Jill Wagner

Premieres: December 14 at 8 p.m. EST

34

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: To Be Announced

Premieres: December 15 at 8 p.m. EST

35

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Ashley Greene 

Premieres: December 19 at 9 p.m. EST

36

Where to watch: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring: Holly Robinson Peete, Patti LaBelle, and Dion Johnstone

Premieres: December 20 at 9 p.m. EST

37

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Eric Mabius 

Premieres: December 21 at 8 p.m. EST

38

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Brittany Bristow and Matt Cohen

Premieres: December 22 at 8 p.m. EST

39

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith, Kevin McGarry, Paul Greene, Chris McNally, Martin Cummins, and Andrea Brooks

Premieres: December 25 at 8 p.m. EST

40

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

Starring: To Be Announced

Premieres: December 28 at 8 p.m. EST

Comments (3)

Anonymous
September 12, 2018
When was this article written - Hallmark is still airing Summer movies through this weekend and these movies are ones I've seen. Fall Harvest movies start next weekend and Countdown to Christmas starts October 26.
Anonymous
September 11, 2018
Please tell me if these Christmas movies are on the regular hallmark channel or on the I have to pay my cable company more money, Hallmark Movie Channel. When Spectrum took over Time Warner, HMC was moved to a higher tier. I miss it allot. I hope I don't have to miss all of Christmas movies.
Anonymous
September 11, 2018
only time of year I really watch tv - best entertainment ever