Hallmark is a reliable source for feel-good cheesy movies of all holiday denominations, but there’s something about a network that begins celebrating Christmas in October — it’s still pumpkin spice latte season, people — that warrants a special degree of admiration. That’s just some next-level holiday cheer. Even radio stations began spinning Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on Nov. 1.
As the network’s Christmas movies have begun to transform from “guilty pleasure you don’t tell anybody about” to “event you’re actively programming into your DVR,” Hallmark has produced its most-ever original holiday movies in 2018: 37 will debut this year across both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, five more than last year. (And that’s not even counting the ones on other networks like Lifetime, Freeform, and Netflix.)
To help you plan your own Hallmark holiday movie marathon, Rotten Tomatoes has rounded up each of 2018’s 37 movies. You can find out when they air (don’t fret, they’ll rerun constantly across both networks), who’s starring in them, and what small-town situations these single-minded career women will wind up in that will bring them true love this holiday season, despite giving up on ever finding someone to spend their lives with. If you’ve seen one, you know the drill by now — and you love it.
Airs: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
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 (Michael 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.
Airs: Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Career woman Joy Holbrook (Panabaker) is headed for a big promotion, but receives a call from that her Aunt Ruby (Elliott) needs surgery. The timing couldn’t be worse, but Joy rushes to her aunt’s bedside only to be reunited with former crush, hospital administrator Ben Andrew (Long). To keep stubborn Ruby focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take Ruby’s place the town’s legendary baking competition known as the Cookie Crawl. Based on the bestselling novel by Nancy Naigle.
Airs: Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Los Angeles television producer Maggie Baker (Schram) falls for Danny Wise (Murray), the son and former producer of his mother’s popular annual Christmas special. When her secret plan to reunite Danny and his two brothers with their mother Julia in Vermont during the live broadcast goes awry, Maggie is reminded that above all, the love for family and friends makes Christmas merriest.
Airs: Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
When Miranda Chester (Krakow) set off to find information on her biological father two Christmases ago, her investigation led 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. Miranda’s plans are complicated when a mysterious stranger appears as she prepares for a Christmas wedding.
Airs: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Interim school superintendent Eve (Rimes) trims budgets, but now she’s in her hometown where it’s personal and she’s eyeing the program of her handsome, music-teacher neighbor Liam (Hynes). A friend has set up a fundraising site to save the arts program that will launch during the tree-lighting ceremony where Liam’s students will perform. Could the website provide the Christmas miracle the town needs?
Airs: Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
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. Ellie seems to get through to him, and when Nick finally tells the employees his future ideas for the company, Ellie must decide not only if she should trust him, but whether to take the leap of faith required to make her own dreams come true.
Airs: Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
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.
Airs: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Chicago-based business executive Laurel (Pickler) travels to Memphis to secure one of the city’s oldest family-owned banks. While there, she reunites with ambitious local music promoter and old flame Clay (Brown). Laurel tries to keep her eye on the prize, but Clay reminds her of the days when they were a performing duo on the brink of stardom and her focus turns to the home of the Blues and her dreams of making music again.
Airs: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
As Christmas approaches, career-focused Chicago app developer Amelia Hughes (Anderson) returns to her small hometown of Christmas Creek, where she reunites with her childhood best friend Mike (Huszar) and her estranged uncle Harry (Weber). As she engages in local holiday festivities — and begins falling for Mike — Amelia finds herself feeling the Christmas spirit.
Airs: Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
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.
Airs: Sunday, Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
As Christmas approaches, St. Louis antique appraiser Paula (Sustad), reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Daniel (Panton), a career-focused attorney. Her Aunt Jane (Gifford) senses Paula has mixed emotions over the engagement and invites Paula to her Nantucket home. While there, Paula visits the nearby island of Martha’s Vineyard where she meets charming inn owner Gery (Campbell). Bad weather intervenes, and Paula winds up staying at Gery’s inn and enjoying local holiday festivities with him. Aunt Jane later tells Paula that their meeting was God’s way of “winking” at her to help her determine which direction her life should take.
Airs: Monday, Nov. 19 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Megan (Cahill), Bethany, and Mary are three sisters who return to their childhood home every year to celebrate Christmas. This year’s reunion will be bittersweet, however, since their parents have put the house up for sale, and the buyer happens to be Nash (Bruening), Megan’s former childhood sweetheart.
Airs: Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Recently divorced, Sydney Ragsdale (Thompson) decides to spend Christmas in a house she inherited with her young daughter. As she begins to spend more time at the local bookstore, Sydney 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.
Airs: Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Stars: Nikki Deloach, Mike Faiola
Frazzled and struggling with writer’s block, novelist Samantha (Deloach) and her boyfriend head to her late grandmother’s home to spend Christmas. While with family, her grandmother’s wise words reveal the true meaning of Christmas to Samantha at a time when she most needs encouragement.
Airs: Thursday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Stars: Merritt Patterson, Andrew Cooper, Brittany Bristow
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?
Airs: Friday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Hard-working self-starter Darcy (Chabert) wants to live on her own terms, even choosing to start her own company, rather than work with her father. Returning home for Christmas, Darcy reconnects with an old rival, restaurant owner Luke (Penny), and they are forced to plan a charity event together. Darcy starts to realize what matters most in life as she spends time with her family and Luke and sets out to mend her relationship with her father — and possibly fall in love.
Airs: Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
New York corporate lawyer Lucy Toomey (Ali) will be made partner after the New Year. But when Alice, her older sister with special needs, unexpectedly passes away, Lucy must return home to Wisconsin to attend the funeral and handle her sister’s estate. Lucy dreads returning to her childhood home, but also feels real sorrow that she was too busy to take Alice’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: In order for Lucy to inherit the family home, she must live there for 30 days through the holidays.
Airs: Saturday, Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
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.
Airs: Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Noelle (Bure) is at a crossroads, in which it seems that love, a connection with her father, and her dream career are out of reach. Staying late at her job in a department store on snowy Christmas Eve, Noelle accidentally gets locked in after closing. She isn’t too concerned about spending the night in the store — until a quirky woman appears, claiming to be her guardian angel. Noelle soon finds herself revisiting Christmases past, present, and future, as she must work with her new neighbor — a handsome, Christmas-loving firefighter — to plan the annual Christmas Charity Gala. Will visiting the holidays of yesterday and tomorrow help Noelle take new chances and discover the true spirit of Christmas?
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Mingle All the Way founder Molly (Lilley) is determined to prove to her family that her new networking app, designed to pair busy professionals together for upcoming events without long-term romance, is a success. So she joins the app and meets another busy professional, Jeff (Daugherty), but they are horrified to realize that they’ve already had two disastrous previous encounters. They agree to stay matched for all their upcoming engagements, however, and as the pair gets closer over the holiday season, their business arrangement might turn into something more.
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Successful art gallery curator Heidi (Osment), who left her small town of Pleasant Valley with the dream of one day becoming a successful painter, has put her own art on hold. A week before the gallery’s big Christmas party, she must return home to watch her niece and nephew and comes face to face with her high school love, Chris (Rottman), now a teacher. As Heidi spends more time in Pleasant Valley helping Chris plan the Christmas dance, she finds herself torn between life in the city and Pleasant Valley.
Airs: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Christmas in the charming town of Briar Falls will be bittersweet for architect Nell (Hinton) this year, when she returns to her hometown to turn the historic Majestic Playhouse into a modern multiplex, much to the town’s objections. The Playhouse has been home to their annual Christmas tableaux, which will now come to an end. Even though the renovation is her first big promotion, Nell wishes she hadn’t been chosen for it, especially when she meets the new owner of the theater, Connor (Vincent), whose vision and ideas clash with her own. Connor hasn’t had much experience celebrating Christmas, so Nell hopes that if she can give him a crash course during Briar Falls’ Twelve Day Festival and that he might just change his mind.
Airs: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Told she would have less than a few months to live without a liver transplant, Heather Krueger’s (Teegarden) time was running out when a kind stranger, Chris Dempsey (Dalton), heard of her plight and discovered he was a perfect match. The two met and before long a friendship developed into romance. The movie follows Heather and Chris’ journey over three Christmases as his selfless gesture leads to a Christmas miracle for everyone involved.
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
After stepping down from her CEO dream job, Maddie (Loughlin) heads home for the holidays to gain perspective and runs into her old high school sweetheart Carter (Webster). Tensions quickly arise, and when forced to put on a Christmas dance for the local high school together, Carter and Maddie must put their differences aside and rediscover what made them fall in love all those years ago.
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Noelle (Milian) was raised by the queen of Christmas. When she inherits her late mother’s house, she finds out that her mother had been hiring someone to decorate it — Dave (Taylor), who convinces Noelle to let him carry on the tradition. As the display goes up, Noelle’s defenses start to come down. She embraces the town’s Christmas gala that was her mother’s legacy, finds unexpected love, and develops a joy for the holidays that she never thought possible.
Airs: Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Real estate developer Madison Lane (Finnigan) must find a location for a new ski resort, and her boss tells her to take a trip to Christmas, Colorado, to consider the location and the incentive package they’re offering. When a fender-bender with the town’s welcome sign delays Madison, Sheriff Gage McBride (Mabius) gives her a ride into town so she can make her meeting while the car is towed and repaired. Little does Madison know, the town is on a mission to convince her that Christmas is the best place for the new ski resort. Madison grows to love the community and the spirit of Christmas that runs throughout, but is a resort really the right move for Christmas? Or would the town be better off keeping its charm and traditions intact?
Airs: Sunday, Dec.9 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
It’s the last Friday before Christmas in New York City and a massive storm is brewing. Small-town business woman Cara Hill (Park) is meeting with her banker while country music star Heath Sawyer (Henderson) is playing Madison Square Garden. When the flight to Tulsa they’re both booked on is canceled, this unlikely pair of strangers winds up traveling together. Each has a secret — Heath hasn’t written a song since his father died, and Cara’s mother recently passed and her family’s jam business is failing. Will Christmas provide a miracle — and a chance at love? Based on the Blake Shelton song.
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
The name of cookbook author, crafting expert, and television personality Claire is synonymous with perfection. As she contemplates retirement, her daughter Kara (Sweetin) is poised to become the new face of the Livingston brand. The only trouble is, Kara can’t cook, sew, or do any of the signature things her mother is known for. When a young girl posts a video online requesting Claire’s help to welcome home her deployed father for Christmas, Kara is sent in her place in an effort to prove herself a worthy successor to the board of directors and win the job. As Kara does her best to make a good impression, she gets more than she bargained for when the young girl’s uncle (Fehr) turns out to be a reporter for the local paper, looking for his next story.
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
The life of aspiring pilot Zoey Hathaway (Williams) is thrown off course when she unexpectedly inherits a reindeer farm, along with the dangerously handsome ranch hand Alec Wynn (Sevier). Zoey is now buried in taking care of reindeer and all the Christmas responsibilities and isn’t sure about Alec, who has his own ideas how best to run things. Alec, who has never had many people have faith in him, opens up when Zoey invests trust in him, and the two fall for each other.
Airs: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
With Christmas just weeks away, the architecture firm Taylor (Mowry-Hardrict) works for enters her in a contest in which the teams will design and build life-sized gingerbread houses. After the contest, Taylor will likely be getting a promotion to a position in another city. The firm teams her up with Isabelle, a renowned French pastry chef with whom Taylor instantly locks horns. When Isabelle backs out, Taylor stumbles into a local bakery and meets Adam (Henry), a baker and single dad. In an act of desperation, Taylor convinces Adam to partner with her for the contest, arguing that winning would give the bakery and his designs much-needed exposure. For years Taylor has been resistant to call anywhere “home” for fear it will only be temporary. But the time she spends with Adam and his daughter in their cozy house, decorating for the holidays and exploring the town at Christmas, fills her with a longing for a place to call home.
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Author Nell Phillips’ (Newbrough) first book has become a surprise bestseller of the Christmas season. Nell’s last stop on a nationwide book tour takes her to the town of Springdale, the hometown of Emmett Turner (Polaha), a young man she met over five years ago while both were junior copy editors at a New York publishing company. Nell was hurt when Emmett stood her up for a dinner date and then disappeared from New York without any explanation. As Nell is quick to admit, Emmett’s colorful, nostalgic anecdotes about Springdale inspired her to write this book that is shaping her life and especially this holiday season.
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Stars: Brooke Nevin, Michael Cassidy
When Elle Bennet (Nevin) decides to reunite her college friends for a special Christmas celebration, her plans are thwarted by an opportunity at work she can’t pass up: spearheading a Christmas campaign relaunch to prove she’s ready for a career-altering promotion. She’s forced to team up with advertising campaign “fixer” Max (Cassidy), who has a completely different take on the holidays, but as Elle and Max work together and learn more about each other’s Christmas traditions, they unexpectedly find themselves falling for each other. Despite being pulled in so many directions and with the help of a little Christmas magic, will Elle pull off the perfect Christmas reunion, earn the promotion of her dreams, and ultimately find the love she’s been searching for?
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Burned out from the hubbub of the Chicago gallery world, artist Kelly (McKellar) returns home to the picturesque Grand Valley just in time for Christmas. Maybe her favorite town’s shining season will reinvigorate her love of art and guide her down her next path. Leo (Elliott), businessman and all-star dad to his children, struggles to balance his time this holiday season. When he is assigned to review a hotel in Grand Valley for its value, he sees this as the perfect opportunity for a Christmas family vacation. When Kelly and Leo’s worlds collide, she re-experiences her favorite Grand Valley traditions with Leo and his children and begins to find her way back to her passion for art.
Airs: Sunday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Jonathan Bennett
When architect and Christmas amateur Steven (Bennett) finds himself hosting his family for Christmas, he recruits holiday coordinator Gretchen (PenaVega) to bring holiday joy to his home. Gretchen’s expert Christmas spirit brings Steven’s family together, but neither expected it to bring them closer to each other. After a great opportunity presents itself to Gretchen, she and Steven must decide what’s really important in life.
Airs: Sunday, Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Freelance photographer Samantha (Ullerup) returns to Cape Cod for the first time since the death of her mother years earlier. She’s going to celebrate her father’s Christmas Eve wedding to the lovely Helen, but is anxious to revisit past memories. Having never been to the Cape during winter, however, she finds that it is a whole new experience. On deadline for a big Christmas spread that could ignite her career, she enlists the help of her childhood friend, Mike (Kelly), to show her around. In the time she spends in Cape Cod with her dad, Helen, and Mike, she finds meaning in her creative pursuits, falls in love, and realizes that Christmas is wherever your family is.
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
When a group of orphans become stranded in Hope Valley for Christmas, their caretakers — sisters who have a mysterious backstory — lead Bill (Wagner) to investigate the circumstances of their arrival. He discovers the sisters and their orphanage are in jeopardy, so Abigail (Loughlin) and the other residents rally to make it a Christmas to remember for the orphans. Elizabeth (Krakow) organizes her students to engage in selfless gift-giving. That, along with a Christmas miracle, help bring wonder, hope, joy, and love to all.
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
With only one week to prepare, Lisa Patterson (Kane) and her family of party planners are given the biggest job in their company’s history: a New Year’s Eve party for tech entrepreneur Megan Clark. But when her brother breaks his leg and her parents head off on a planned vacation, Lisa must reluctantly enlist the help of her brother’s visiting college buddy, David Campos (PenaVega), to help her pull off the event. But what Lisa didn’t plan on was falling in love in the process.