Friday, October 22, 2021, marks the start of Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas. Over the next two months, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Hallmark will debut 16 new original Christmas movies on Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” and 25 new original Christmas films on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “Miracles of Christmas” event. The good news is you don’t need an expensive cable TV package to watch Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Movies. You can watch the new Chrismas Movies on both channels for just $5.99 per month after a 7-day free trial on Frndly TV.
How To Stream Hallmark Christmas Movies
Frndly TV is the most affordable way to watch Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Miracles of Christmas. The live TV streaming service provides Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, and other channels like Game Show Network, QVC, and The Weather Channel. A subscription to Frndly TV starts at $5.99 per month. However, I find their $7.99 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 Hallmark Christmas Movies
I cover all these streaming services in my articles on How To Stream Hallmark Channel and How To Watch Hallmark Movies & Mysteries without Cable. 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 The Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 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 Hallmark Channel in its Core package and over 60 different channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $55 per month. See our review of Vidgo for more details.
- Sling TV: Both channels are part of their “Lifestyles Extra” add-on package for an additional $6 per month on top of Sling TV’s $35 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 $64.99 per month after a 1-week free trial and provides Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. See our review of fuboTV for details.
- DIRECTV Stream: Both channels are a part of the DIRECTV Stream “Entertainment” package for $69.99 per month. The streaming service provides a full refund if you cancel within 14 days of signing up. Se our review of DIRECTV Stream for more details.
Hallmark Christmas Movie Line Up
Below are some of the stand-out Holiday films on Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas.”
Countdown To Christmas Lineup
All of the Christmas movies below will air on Hallmark Channel between now and Christmas Day. (source)
You, Me & The Christmas Trees
Release: 10/22 at 8 p.m. ET
Stars: Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres, Jason Hervey
Synopsis: Olivas Christmas trees on her tree farm are dying due to a mysterious illness. She enlists a Christmas tree farmer to “save the trees,” if you know what I mean.
Boyfriends of Christmas Past
Release: 10/23 at 8 p.m. ET
Stars: Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Ablack, and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
Synopsis: Look at the title. It’s a Christmas Carol, but instead of an old miser learning to appreciate his employee from 3 ghosts, an attractive marketing executive is visited by her 4 ex-boyfriends to realize her best friend is hot.
The Santa Stakeout
Release: 10/24 at 8 p.m. ET
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Paul Campbell, and Joe Pantoliano
Synopsis: In a small town at Christmas, two dedicated detectives investigate a string of felonies posing undercover as a married couple. They get way into their cover story, fall in love, and become members of the Christmas Special Victims Unit – Doink Doink!
Christmas in Harmony
Release: 10/29 at 8 p.m. ET
Stars: Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Loretta Devine, Michelle Williams, Basil Wallace
Synopsis: A talented singer named Harmony is tricked into joining the town’s Christmas choir, directed by her ex-boyfriend. I’m not touching the title of this movie.
Coyote Creek Christmas
Release: 10/30 at 8 p.m. ET
Stars: Janel Parrish, Ryan Paevey
Synopsis: Two people meet at a “Christmas Around the World” party. Not to be confused with a Christmas Sequel to Wolf Creek.
Release: 10/31 at 8 p.m. ET
Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Patrick Sabongui, and Terry O’Quinn
Synopsis: A woman returns to her hometown to take care of her estranged father and tries to make Christmas special for her daughter and probably hook up with her best friend.
Open by Christmas
Release: 11/5 at 8 p.m. ET
Stars: Alison Sweeney, Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott
Synopsis: A woman finds an unopened Christmas card from her high school secret admirer. Instead of just posting about it on FaceBook like a normal person, she enlists her best friend to discover his identity and track down the dude. At best, this is a recipe for tearing apart a man’s family at Christmas. At worst, she’ll discover what the high school incel looks like at 45. But it’s Hallmark Channel, so I’m sure he’s hot, single, and looking for love.
Next Stop, Christmas
Release: 11/6 at 8 p.m. ET
Stars: Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson, and Christopher Lloyd
Synopsis: Lea Thompson gets on a train with Christopher Lloyd that takes her ten years into the past to see what it would’ve been like if she’d married . . . and also test the limits of Back To The Future copyright infringement.
A Christmas Treasure
Release: 11/7 at 8 p.m. ET
Stars: Jordin Sparks and Michael Xavier
Synopsis: An aspiring writer wonders whether she should move to New York after finding a time capsule . . . like you do.
Christmas at Castle Hart
Stars: Lacey Chabert and Stuart Townsend
Synopsis: A woman goes to her ancestral Irish town and meets an earl, who hires her to plan a Christmas party and throw workplace romance ethics out the window.
The Christmas Contest
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, John Brotherton, and Barbara Niven
Synopsis: Two exes compete in a Christmas charity contest. I doubt they will have to choose between winning the content and rekindling their failed relationship.
The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls
Stars: Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Jonathan Bennett, Sharon Lawrence, Treat Williams, Brad Harder
Synopsis: In the sequel to The Christmas House, two brothers compete to create the most extravagantly decorated Christmas house. . . again.
The Nine Kittens of Christmas
Stars: Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad, Gregory Harrison
Synopsis: A hot firefighter and an attractive veterinarian . . . at Christmas
Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday / Sister Swap: Christmas in the City
Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams, Mark Deklin, Keith Robinson, Susan Yeagley, and Kevin Nealon
Synopsis: Each movie in this double feature focuses on each of the two sisters as they swap lives during the holiday season. Is this the beginning Hallmark Cinematic Universe?
A Kiss Before Christmas
Stars: James Denton, Teri Hatcher, Marilu Henner
Synopsis: Real estate development executive Ethan Holt loses out on a promotion at work and accidentally wishes his marriage and children out of existence. He then has to convince his wife (who now doesn’t know him) that the life he knows is real, they really have two kids, and he isn’t deranged.
Miracles of Christmas Lineup
Below are a few highlights of the Christmas movies that will air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries between now and Christmas Day. (source)
Christmas In My Heart
Release: 10/23 at 10 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Heather Hemmens, Luke Macfarlane, and Sheryl Lee Ralph
Synopsis: A concert violinist tutors the daughter of a country star, and the two bonds over music in the most far-fetched plot of the holiday season.
The Christmas Promise
Release: 10/30 at 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Torrey DeVitto, Dylan Bruce, Greyston Holt, and Patrick Duffy
Synopsis: Instead of just selling in a booming real estate market, a woman renovates the house that she was meant to live in with her lost fiancé.
Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas
Release: 11/6 at 10 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Stars: Kaitlin Doubleday, Steve Lund, and Caroline Rhea
Synopsis: Mrs. Miracle swoops in to give a struggling family a dose of the holiday spirit when she could be stoping The Joker.
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