We need a little Christmas…right now! Luckily, the Hallmark Channel, Great American Media, Lifetime, and other networks are covering holiday lovers as early as October.
Hallmark Channel and its sister station, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, will unveil 40 original movies as part of its annual “Countdown to Christmas” and “Miracles of Christmas” lineup. The festive program of films begins on Friday, October 21 and lasts until December.
“It’s just a bit of fun Christmas magic mixed in with some really relatable ideas and characters that you’ll relate to and relate to right away,” Alison Sweeney said exclusively We Weekly in October of his new Hallmark film, A magical Christmas villagepremiering on Friday, November 4. “I’m really looking forward to engaging with the fans on this because I had a lot of fun doing it.”
Great American Media, for its part, will also launch its second annual Great American Christmas program on October 21 with a rerun of the 2021 hit. Jingle Bell Princess. The network’s first original film for 2022, Destined for Christmaswill premiere on Saturday, October 22. The company’s 18 new films will stream on Great American Family through mid-December.
“I play Dylan. I think people are going to like Dylan mostly because he likes Christmas. Cameron Mathison said in We’ exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Great American Family’s A Merry Christmas wish.
the old home and family cohost teased that fans will enjoy his co-star Jill WagnerJanie’s role in the Nov. 12 film, “Because you make her so genuine and likeable and sweet and sensitive and also conflicted at the same time.”
While Lifetime’s annual “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” lineup doesn’t begin until Saturday, Nov. 5, the network offers 26 movies for viewers to watch each week.
“So excited to announce @lifetimetv It’s A Wonderful Lifetime movie slate, and my movie #MerrySwissmas is kicking things off!” Jodie Sweetin wrote via Instagram on October 11. “I had the BEST costar @realtimrozon ❤️.”
UPtv, meanwhile, is giving the big three networks a hard time with its 17 new films, including The Christmas Retreat and The snowball effect.
“With so many people having to cut back in different ways this holiday season, we wanted to provide an abundance of Christmas programming that was so uplifting, the holiday cheer was abundant for our viewers,” VP or Content Strategy and Acquisition at UPtv Hector Campos, said in a September statement. “Whether Christmas lovers are looking for a romantic and cozy getaway, an uplifting story, or singing along to their favorite songs, we’ve got a diverse list with something for everyone this Christmas season.”
If streaming services are more your style, BET+ has 10 new holiday releases coming out this year. Discovery+ is also getting into the Christmas fun with its four movies – all of which include talent from the Food Network or HGTV – and Netflix will have three premieres over the next few months.
Freevee, CBS, FOX Nation, OWN, VH1, Comedy Central and Paramount Network will also have content for its holiday-obsessed viewers. Additionally, AppleTV+ Fieryfeaturing Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrellwill be available from November 18 – or in theaters a week before.
Scroll down to see all the holiday movies — totaling over 120 movies — coming to TV for the 2022 season: