Friday, October 21, marked the kick-off of the Great American Family Christmas, two months of romantic and heart-warming family films set in the holiday season. Great American Family has been making strides to compete with the Hallmark Channel, down to packing each weekend from Halloween to the end of December with 18 original holiday films and specials in the same manner as the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas.
Cheapest Way to Watch Great American Family: The streaming service Frndly TV (1-week trial) allows you to stream Great American Family, GA Living, and 20 other feel-good channels starting at just $6.99 per month. They even carry Hallmark Channel, so you get the best of both worlds. There is no commitment to keep the service, so you can cancel whenever you like.
- How To Watch Great American Family
- How To Stream Great American Family Christmas Movies
- Watch Great American Family for Free
Great American Family Christmas Movie Line Up
- Destined at Christmas
- Catering Christmas
- A Royal Christmas on Ice
- Love At the Christmas Contest
- A Merry Christmas Wish
- My Best Friend’s Christmas
- Christmas At Pine Valley
- My Favorite Christmas Tree
- Christmas at the Drive-In
- I’m Glad It’s Christmas
- Candace Cameron Bure Presents: A Christmas…Present
- Christmas on Candy Cane Lane
- B&B Merry
- Big Box Christmas
- A Prince for the Holidays
- A Belgian Chocolate Christmas
- A Brush with Christmas Romance
- The Art of Christmas
How To Watch Great American Family
You can watch the same Great American Family Channel you see on cable TV over the internet using live streaming services. These services carry the same channels you see on cable at a more affordable price with no device fees. You can even use these services to stream Great American Family on your TV with Roku, Fire TV, or other streaming devices. You can also watch on your mobile device or web browser if you like.
Great American Family on Frndly TV
How To Stream Great American Family Christmas Movies
Frndly TV is the most affordable way to watch Great American Family Channel live and other channels like Game Show Network, Hallmark Channel, QVC, and The Weather Channel. A subscription to Frndly TV starts at $6.99 per month. However, we find their $8.99 per month “Classic Plan” is the best value as it includes the following:
- Over 20 of Channels Live TV & On-Demand
- HD Video Quality
- Watch on 2 Screens at a Time
- Unlimited DVR recordings. You can keep recordings for 3 Months
- Supported on Apple TV, Roku, Roku TVs, Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android and iOS mobile devices, and most major web browsers
You can try their service with no commitment using this 1-week trial or reading our review of Frndly TV. If you consider the free trial, you should be able to watch the entire Countdown for Christmas for under $12.
Other Ways To Stream Great American Family Christmas Movies
I cover all these streaming services in my article on How To Stream Great American Family Channel. However, I wanted to briefly list some alternatives to Frndly TV that carry both of these channels in their channel lineup. They are:
- Philo: Philo’s Live TV Channels include Great American Family Channel in their lineup for $25. You can check out their service through this 1-week free trial. Learn more in our review of Philo.
- Vidgo: This streaming service includes Great American Family Channel in its Core package and over 60 different channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $69.99 per month. See our review of Vidgo for more details.
- Sling TV: Great American Family is part of their “Heartland Extra” add-on package for an additional $6 per month on top of Sling TV’s $40 per month base package price. See our Sling TV review for details. You can sign up for your first month for just $10.
- FuboTV: fuboTV costs $74.99 and provides Great American Family Channel and Great American Family Movies & Mysteries. See our review of fuboTV for details.
- DIRECTV STREAM: Both channels are a part of the DIRECTV STREAM “Entertainment” package for $74.99 per month. The service provides a 5-day free trial when signing up. See our review of DIRECTV STREAM for more details.
Watch Great American Family for Free
Most of the streaming services that carry Great American Family offer a free trial. You can take advantage of those trials and watch free Great American Family for almost a month. Let’s look at the free trials available.
As long as you cancel before the free trial expires, you won’t be charged. You can cycle the free trials to get nearly a month of Great American Family free. If you get creative with email addresses and payment methods, you could watch free Great American Family even longer. Doing this would let you test out the various live TV streaming services to see which one you like the best.
Great American Family Christmas Movie Line Up
Great American Family Christmas begins on Friday, October 21, and will feature new holiday movies and original specials every weekend through the end of December.
Destined at Christmas
Stars: Shae Robins and Casey Elliott
Premiere date: Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: Kim (Robins) and Theo (Eliott) 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.
Stars: Merritt Patterson and Daniel Lissing
Premiere date: Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: A fledgling caterer, Molly Frost (Patterson), is hired by Jean Harrison, the 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 (Lissing), 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.
A Royal Christmas on Ice
Stars: Anna Marie Dobbins and Jonathan Stoddard
Premiere date: Saturday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: Looking to escape his Royal life, a dashing prince comes to the United States to start a business in a small town in upstate New York and winds up falling for a former Olympic ice skater.
Love At the Christmas Contest
Stars: Samantha Cope and Ross Jirgl
Premiere date: Sunday, November 6
Synopsis: For as long as she can remember, Angie’s (Cope) favorite part of Christmas has been the Christmas Eve tree lighting in 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 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 her high school sweetheart David (Jirgl) and his adorable daughter to enter the contest, too.
A Merry Christmas Wish
Stars: Jill Wagner and Cameron Mathison
Premiere date: Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: An NYC advertising executive returns to her hometown to sell the family farm, but instead reconnects with her childhood friend and gets involved with organizing the yearly Winter Wonderland, which takes place on the property.
My Best Friend’s Christmas
Stars: Breanne Hill and Colton Little
Premiere date: Sunday, November 13 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: When a woman returns home to find her ex in a relationship, she enlists her best friend to act as her fake boyfriend for the holidays.
Christmas At Pine Valley
Stars: Kristina Cole and Andrew Biernat
Premiere date: Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: Natalie (Cole) is the owner of a successful farm and home goods store that garners the attention of a major magazine. The magazine sends Josh (Biernat), a reporter, 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 farm, Natalie must convince Josh that her “family” and Christmas traditions are all real.
My Favorite Christmas Tree
Stars: Emma Johnson and Giles Panton
Premiere date: Sunday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: Kyla (Johnson) 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.
Christmas at the Drive-In
Stars: Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe
Premiere date: Friday, November 25 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: A property lawyer works to prove that her town’s drive-in theater, a local institution is not closed down at the holidays, finding romance with the very person who is trying to sell the property.
I’m Glad It’s Christmas
Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Paul Greene and Gladys Knight
Premiere date: Saturday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: 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 towards her dream career. But will her professional success come at the cost of her chance at love?
Candace Cameron Bure Presents: A Christmas…Present
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure and Marc Blucas
Premiere date: Sunday, November 27 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: Maggie (Bure) and Eric (Blucas) 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.
Christmas on Candy Cane Lane
Stars: Andrea Barber and Dan Payne
Premiere date: Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: Ivy (Barber) struggles with the long shadow cast by her late mother, 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.
Stars: Jen Lilley and Jesse Hutch
Premiere date: Sunday, December 4 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: Renowned luxury travel blogger Tracey Moore (Lilley) 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 (Hutch), who helps her to learn that every experience can be five-star when shared with kindred spirits.
Big Box Christmas
Stars: Jennifer Freeman and Garrett Watson
Premiere date: Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: Two exes finally reconnect when a snowstorm leaves them stranded in a superstore (without cell service or Wi-Fi) just before Christmas.
A Prince for the Holidays
Stars: Saturday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET
Premiere date: Cindy Busby and Jilon VanOver
Synopsis: Madison (Busby), 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 (VanOver) 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.
A Belgian Chocolate Christmas
Stars: Jaclyn Hales and Zane Stephens
Premiere date: Sunday, December 11 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: A photographer takes her best friend’s place at a Belgian culinary school at the holidays and connects with the chocolatier leading the class. As romance begins to bloom, the only problem is a case of mistaken identity.
A Brush with Christmas Romance
Stars: Jillian Murray and Joseph Cannata
Premiere date: Saturday, December 17 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: Over the week leading up to Christmas, Charlotte (Murray) 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 (Cannata), 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.
The Art of Christmas
Stars: Brigitte Kingsley and Joe Towne
Premiere date: Sunday, December 18 at 8 p.m. ET
Synopsis: After her latest gallery exhibition literally goes up in flames, struggling artist Liv James (Kingsley) accepts a teaching job at a local elementary school to make ends meet. Through this reluctant career move she discovers her true self, a new sense of purpose and a surprising romance.
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