Halloween is over a week away, but Hallmark Channel has already adorned itself with fake snow and cheesy romance as its Christmas season kicks off on Friday.
And it’s not just a little Christmas added to the network’s usual mix of Golden Girls reruns and original series.
The network is constantly updated, with a 24/7 holiday-themed programming featuring 41 new original films on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
The first “You, Me and the Christmas Trees,” starring Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres and Jason Hervey, will air on Friday. McKellar plays Olivia, a Christmas tree expert trying to save a 100-year-old farm where trees are dying.
Perhaps she will fall in love with the farmer. Who can say for sure?
On Sunday, police detectives Tamera Mowry-Houseley and Paul Campbell team up to solve a series of holiday robberies in Smashing Santa Claus, which also stars Joe Pantoliano.
And on October 31st, The Christmas Sail will be shown online, featuring comic-book actors Katie Sackhoff, who just played Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian, alongside Patrick Sabongi from The Flash. “And Terry O’Quinn from Lost.”
Expect a host of other holiday looks, such as a story about a gingerbread bakery (Gingerbread Miracle starring Merritt Patterson and John Ecker, November 5); a 100-year-old time capsule (A Christmas Treasure starring Jordin Sparks, Michael Xavier, November 7); and a home decor competition (“Christmas House 2: Decorate These Rooms” starring Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Jonathan Bennett, December 18).
Hallmark Channel regulars Lacy Chabert (Christmas at Castle Hart, November 27) and Candice Cameron Bure (Christmas Contest, November 28) will also appear.
Visit the Countdown to Christmas website for a complete list of this year’s offerings and their premiere dates, or download a manual to print at home.