Tis the season! Hallmark Channel is skipping right over the autumn season and getting fans into the holiday spirit with the announcement of its annual “Countdown to Christmas” lineup.Hallmark Media is kicking off the holidays on Friday, October 21, with Noel Next Door starring Natalie Hall and Corey Sevier.
The festive film, which will air on Hallmark Channel, is one of 40 new movies coming to both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries from the end of October through the end of December.While the “Countdown to Christmas” event will be taking over Hallmark Channel over the next few months, the “Miracles of Christmas” programming will be anchoring Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel.This year’s lineup, which was first reported by Variety on Thursday, September 22, will include many firsts for the company.
Fans of the network will be happy to learn that three of Hallmark’s leading men — Andrew Walker, Tyler Hynes and Paul Campbell — will finally be costarring in a seasonal film called, Three Wise Men and a Baby.In the movie, which debuts on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, November 19, the actors will portray brothers who “get the surprise of their lives” when they find themselves responsible for a taking care of a baby over the holidays, according to the official logline.Stories about Chinese American culture — Christmas at the Golden Dragon and A Big Fat Family Christmas — will be in the spotlight this season.
The first Kwanzaa-themed film, Holiday Heritage, featuring Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell and Holly Robinson Peete, will also premiere in December.Hallmark is continuing to diversify its portfolio, bringing relationships of all kinds to the forefront.