If you’ve spent a minute on Twitter or Facebook this week you already know that people have been asking Hallmark Channel to begin running its feel-good, family friendly Christmas movies to help us all cope during these dangerous and depressing times. Accordingly, Hallmark has announced a full weekend of Countdown to Christmas movies set for telecast Friday, March 20, through Sunday, March 22. Hallmark is calling this instant marathon “We Need a Little Christmas” because, as the song says, “We need a little Christmas, right this very minute, we need a little Christmas now.”
The previously announced Hallmark Channel premieres of In the Key of Love, 2020 Spring Fling Preview Special and 2020 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Preview Special will still be telecast at their originally scheduled times on Saturday, March 21.
Countdown to Christmas features movies starring fan favorites Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Holly Robinson Peete, Danica McKellar, Chad Michael Murray, Ryan Paevey and more. A Christmas Detour starring Cameron Bure and Paul Greene (When Calls the Heart) kicks off the special event on Friday, March 20 at 12 p.m. The marathon continues throughout the weekend with movies including Crown for Christmas, A Very Merry Mix-Up, Christmas at Dollywood, Write Before Christmas and concludes with Christmas in Rome on Sunday, March 22 at 6 p.m.
Why do we get the feeling that viewers will want this marathon of Christmas movies to continue until the Coronavirus crisis is finally over?
The full schedule is as follows:
Friday, March 20
12:00 p.m.: A Christmas Detour starring Candace Cameron Bure and Paul Greene
2:00 p.m.: Holiday Date starring Brittany Bristow, Matt Cohen, Teryl Rothery and Bruce Boxleitner
4:00 p.m.: A Christmas Love Story starring Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf
6:00 p.m.: Mingle All the Way starring Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty and Lindsay Wagner
8:00 p.m.: Christmas Under Wraps starring Candace Cameron Bure, David O’Donnell, Brian Doyle-Murray and Robert Pine
10:00 p.m.: Crown for Christmas starring Danica McKellar and Rupert Penry-Jones
Saturday, March 21
12:00 a.m.: The Christmas Cottage starring Merritt Patterson and Steve Lund
2:00 a.m.: A Royal Christmas starring Lacey Chabert, Stephan Hagan and Jane Seymour
3:30 a.m.: Marry Me at Christmas starring Rachel Skarsten and Trevor Donovan
5:00 a.m.: A Very Merry Mix-Up starring Alicia Witt and Mark Wiebe
7:00 a.m.: Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays starring Adrian Grenier, Kaitlin Doubleday, Priscilla Presley and Chase Bryant
9:00 a.m.: Snow Bride starring Katrina Law, Jordan Belfi and Patricia Richardson
11:00 a.m.: Switched for Christmas starring Candace Cameron Bure, Eion Bailey, Mark Deklin and Natasha Bure
1:00 p.m.: Christmas at Dollywood starring Danica McKellar, Niall Matter and Dolly Parton
3:00 p.m.: The Nine Lives of Christmas starring Brandon Routh and Kimberley Sustad
5:00 p.m.: Christmas at the Plaza starring Ryan Paevey and Elizabeth Henstridge
7:00 p.m.: Christmas Town starring Candace Cameron Bure, Tim Rozon and Beth Broderick
Sunday, March 22
12:00 a.m.: Picture a Perfect Christmas starring Merritt Patterson and Jon Cor
2:00 a.m.: The Sweetest Christmas starring Lacey Chabert and Lea Coco
4:00 a.m.: Coming Home for Christmas starring Danica McKellar, Neal Bledsoe and Andrew Francis
6:00 a.m.: Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses starring Jill Wagner, Matthew Davis and Donna Mills
8:00 a.m.: Pride, Prejudice & Mistletoe starring Lacey Chabert and Brendan Penny
10:00 a.m.: Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy starring Paul Greene, Maggie Lawson, Barbara Niven, Holly Robinson Peete, Rukiya Bernard, Colin Lawrence, Ashley Williams and Jill Wagner
12:00 p.m.: A Shoe Addict’s Christmas starring Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane and Jean Smart
2:00 p.m.: Christmas Under the Stars starring Jesse Metcalfe, Autumn Reeser and Clarke Peters
4:00 p.m.: Write Before Christmas starring Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray, Grant Show, Lolita Davidovich and Drew Seeley
6:00 p.m.: Christmas in Rome starring Lacey Chabert and Sam Page
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