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Hallmark announces Christmas holiday movie line-up with 40 films

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year starts in…October? Yep, Hallmark is going all out for their 2019 Countdown to Christmas! It’s the tenth anniversary of the network’s hugely popular event, and there’s so much holly jolly goodness for all you hopeless romantics out there. Last year, Hallmark broke its own record with 38 films and this year, they have a grand total of 40 films over two channels — and everyone from Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth and country superstar Dolly Parton to fan favorites Candace Cameron Bure and Chad Michael Murray is joining the fun. 

Let the reindeer games begin!

The full Countdown to Christmas slate is as follows (all premieres are at 8 p.m. ET/PT):

Saturday, Oct. 26: Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses
Stars: Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf), Matthew Davis (Legacies) and Donna Mills (Knots Landing) 

Saturday, Nov. 2: Merry & Bright
Stars: Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House), Andrew Walker (Against the Wall) and Sharon Lawrence (Shameless)

Sunday, Nov. 3: Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Stars: Kevin McGarry (Heartland) and Kim Shaw (Saving Hope)

Saturday, Nov. 9: A Christmas Duet
Stars: Chaley Rose (Nashville), Rome Flynn (How to Get Away with Murder) and Teryl Rothery (The Good Doctor) 

Sunday, Nov.10: The Mistletoe Secret
Stars: Kellie Pickler (Christmas at Graceland), Tyler Hynes (UnReal) and Patrick Duffy (Dallas)

Saturday, Nov. 16: Double Holiday
Stars: Kristoffer Polaha (Condor) and Carly Pope (Arrow)

Sunday, Nov. 17: The Christmas Club
Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) and Cameron Mathison (All My Children)

Saturday, Nov. 23: Picture a Perfect Christmas
Stars: Merritt Patterson (The Royals) and Jon Cor (Shadowhunters)

Sunday, Nov. 24: Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays
Stars: Adrian Grenier (Entourage), Kaitlin Doubleday (Nashville), Priscilla Presley and Chase Bryant

Monday, Nov. 25: Check Inn to Christmas
Stars: Rachel Boston (Witches of East End) and Wes Brown (Deception)

Tuesday, Nov. 26: A Gift to Remember 2
Stars: Ali Liebert (Ten Days in the Valley), Peter Porte (Baby Daddy) and Tina Lifford (Parenthood)

Wednesday, Nov. 27: Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen
Stars: Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Luke Macfarlane (Killjoys) and Kimberley Sustad (Unspeakable)

Thursday, Nov. 8: Write Before Christmas
Stars: Torrey DeVitto (Chicago Med), Chad Michael Murray (Riverdale), Grant Show (Dynasty), Lolita Davidovich (How to Get Away with Murder) and Drew Seeley (Glory Daze)

Friday, Nov. 9: Christmas at the Plaza
Stars: Ryan Paevey (General Hospital) and Elizabeth Henstridge (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Saturday, Nov. 30: Christmas in Rome
Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) and Sam Page (The Bold Type)

Sunday, Dec. 1: Christmas Town
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House), Tim Rozon (Schitt’s Creek) and Beth Broderick (Sharp Objects)

Saturday, Dec. 7: Hallmark Hall of Fame A Christmas Love Story
Stars: Kristin Chenoweth (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pushing Daisies), Scott Wolf (Party of Five), Keith Robinson (Saints & SinnersDreamgirls), and Kevin Quinn (Bunk’d)

 Sunday, Dec. 8: Christmas at Dollywood

Stars: Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), Niall Matter (Eureka), and Dolly Parton (Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors9 to 5)

Saturday, Dec. 14: Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy
Stars: Paul Greene (Bitten), Maggie Lawson (Psych), Barbara Niven (Chesapeake Shores), Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street), Rukiya Bernard (Van Helsing), Colin Lawrence (The Good Doctor), Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother) and Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf)

Sunday, Dec. 15: Alice in Christmasland
Stars: TBD

Saturday, Dec. 21: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Stars: Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty)

Sunday, Dec. 22: Holiday Date
Stars: Brittany Bristow (Rising Suns) and Matt Cohen (General Hospital)

Wednesday, Dec. 25: When Calls the Heart Christmas
Stars: Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Pascale Hutton (Royal Pains), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place), Kavan Smith (Stargate: Atlantis), Kevin McGarry (Heartland), Paul Greene (Bitten), Chris McNally (Altered Carbon), Martin Cummins (Riverdale) and Andrea Brooks (Supergirl)

Saturday, Dec. 28: New Year, New Me
Stars: TBD

The full Miracles of Christmas slate is as follows (all premieres are at 8 p.m. ET/PT):

Friday, Oct. 25: A Merry Christmas Match
Stars: Ashley Newbrough (Privileged) and Kyle Dean Massey (Nashville)

Thursday, Oct. 31: Nostalgic Christmas
Stars: Brooke D’Orsay (Royal Pains) and Trevor Donovan (Sun Records)

Friday, Nov. 1: Two Turtle Doves
Stars: Nikki DeLoach (Awkward) and Michael Rady (Timeless)

Thursday, Nov. 7: A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That) and Benjamin Ayres (Suits)

Friday, Nov. 8: Holiday for Heroes
Stars: Marc Blucas (The Fix), Melissa Claire Egan (The Young and the Restless) and Patti Murin (Chicago Med)

Thursday, Nov. 14: A Christmas Miracle
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley (The Real), Brooks Darnell (The Young and the Restless) and Barry Bostwick (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce)

Friday, Nov. 15: A Godwink Christmas: Meant For Love from executive producers Kathie Lee Gifford, Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt
Stars: Kathie Lee Gifford (Then Came You), Cindy Busby (Date My Dad) and Ben Hollingsworth (Code Black)

Thursday, Nov. 21: Our Christmas Love Song
Stars: Alicia Witt (Nashville)

Friday, Nov. 22: Christmas Under the Stars
Stars: Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives), Autumn Reeser (The Arrangement) and Clarke Peters (The Wire)

Friday, Nov. 29: The Christmas Wish
Stars: Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother) and Paul Campbell (Spun Out)

Thursday, Dec. 5: This Time of Year
Stars: Laura Osnes (Elementary) and Stephen Huszar (Ruby Herring Mysteries)

Friday, Dec. 6: Time for You to Come Home for Christmas from executive producer Blake Shelton

Thursday, Dec. 12: Christmas in Montana
Stars: TBD

Friday, Dec. 13: Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday
Stars: Jen Lilley (Days of Our Lives) and Carlo Marks (Smallville)

Thursday, Dec. 19: An Unforgettable Christmas
Stars: Ashley Greene (Twilight)

Friday, Dec. 20: A Family Christmas Gift
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street), Patti LaBelle (Star), and Dion Johnstone (Star Falls)

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