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Every new movie this holiday season

Get ready, Christmas movie, fans! There are so many new movies this holiday season that we will have to order sugar cookies and hot chocolate on Grubhub.

From Hallmark to Lifetime to GAC Family to Netflix and so much more are listed below.

This was originally published Oct. 21. Check channel listings for any changes.

OCTOBER

Friday, Oct. 21:

  • Noel Next Door, starring Natalie Hall and Corey Sevier (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Oct. 22:

  • We Wish You a Married Christmas, starring Marisol Nichols and Kristoffer Polaha (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Destined at Christmas, starring Shae Robins and Casey Elliott (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • We Need a Little Christmas, starring Erica Durance, Patrick Sabongui and Lynn Whitfield (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, Oct. 23:

  • A Kismet Christmas, starring Sarah Ramos, Carlo Marks and Marilu Henner (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)

Friday, Oct. 28:

  • A Cozy Christmas Inn, starring Jodie Sweetin and David O’Donnell (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Oct. 29:

  • Jolly Good Christmas, starring Reshma Shetty and Will Kemp (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Catering Christmas, starring Merritt Patterson and Daniel Lissing (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Christmas Bedtime Stories, starring Erin Cahill, Steve Lund and Charlie Weber (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, Oct. 30:

  • Ghosts of Christmas Always, starring Kim Matula, Ian Harding, Beth Leavel, Lori Tan Chinn and Reginald VelJohnson (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
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NOVEMBER

Thursday, Nov. 3:

  • A Wesley Christmas, starring Dorien Wilson, Jasmine Guy, Terrence Carson, Loren Lott, Terayle Hill, Mike Merrill (BET+)

Friday, Nov. 4:

  • Unperfect Christmas Wish, starring Alys Crocker and David Pinard (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • A Magical Christmas Village, starring Alison Sweeney, Luke Macfarlane and Marlo Thomas (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Nov. 5:

  • Christmas in the Pines, starring Jillian Murray and Dean Geyer (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • Lights, Camera, Christmas!, starring Kimberley Sustad and John Brotherton (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Royal Christmas on Ice, starring Anna Marie Dobbins and Jonathan Stoddard (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Merry Swissmas, starring Jodie Sweetin and Tim Rozon (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Maple Valley Christmas, starring Peyton List and Andrew Walker (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, Nov. 6:

  • Christmas Masquerade, starring Erin Agostino and David Lafontaine (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • All Saints Christmas, starring Ledisi and Roger Cross (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Love At the Christmas Contest, starring Samantha Cope and Ross Jirgl (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Well Suited for Christmas, starring Mercedes de la Zerda and Franco Lo Presti (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)

Thursday, Nov. 10:

  • Christmas on Mistletoe Lake, starring Genelle Williams and Corey Sevier (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET.)
  • Falling for Christmas, starring Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet (Netflix)
  • The First Noelle, starring Novi Brown, LaLa Milan and Todd Anthony (BET+)

Friday, Nov. 11:

  • The Christmas Retreat, starring Rhiannon Fish and Clayton James (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • In Merry Measure, starring Brendan Penny and Jennifer Robertson (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • The Dog Days of Christmas, starring Georgia Flood and Ezekiel Simat (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • One Delicious Christmas, starring Vanessa Marano, Alex Mallari Jr., Elana Dunkleman and Food Network’s Bobby Flay (Discovery+)
  • A Gingerbread Christmas, starring Tiya Sircar, Marc Bendavid, Sugith Varughese, Kyana Teresa, Karen Glave, Fereshteh Samimi and Maja Vujicic with Food Network’s Duff Goldman (Discovery+)
  • A Christmas Open House, starring Katie Stevens, Victor Rasuk, Bobbi Eakes, with HGTV’s Ben and Erin Napier (Discovery+)
  • Designing Christmas, starring Jessica Szohr, Marco Grazzini, Mykee Selkin, Leighton Williams, Fiona Highet, Eugene Clark, Nicole Power, with HGTV’s Hilary Farr (Discovery+)

Saturday, Nov. 12:

  • A Tiny Home Christmas, starring Rebecca Dalton and Christopher Seivright (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • A Merry Christmas Wish, starring Jill Wagner and Cameron Mathison (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • The Royal Nanny, starring Rachel Skarsten, Dan Jeannotte and Greta Scacchi (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Reindeer Games: Homecoming, starring Sarah Drew and Justin Bruening (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Our Italian Christmas Memories, starring Sarah Power and Beau Bridges (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, Nov. 13:

  • The Picture of Christmas, starring Chelsea Hobbs and Giles Panton (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • Christmas at the Golden Dragon, starring Kara Wang, Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Antonio Cupo and Barbara Niven (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • My Best Friend’s Christmas, starring Breanne Hill and Colton Little (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Six Degrees of Santa, starring Kathryn Davis and Steve Lund (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)

Thursday, Nov. 17:

  • Sweet Navidad, starring Camila Banus, Mark Hapka and David Fumero (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Christmas With You, starring Aime Garcia and Freddie Prinze Jr. (Netflix)
  • A Christmas Story Christmas, Peter Billingsley (Ralphie), Erinn Hayes, Julianna Layne, River Drosche, RD Robb and Scott Schwartz (HBO Max)
  • Christmas Party Crashers, starring Skye Townsend, Jaime Callica and Cocoa Brown (BET+)

Friday, Nov. 18:

  • Inventing the Christmas Prince, starring Tamera Mowry-Housley and Ronnie Rowe Jr. (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Country Christmas Harmony, starring Brooke Elliott and Brandon Quinn (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Nov. 19:

  • The Holiday Switch, starring Alex Paxton-Beesley and Morgan David Jones (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • Three Wise Men and a Baby, starring Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker and Margaret Colin (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Christmas At Pine Valley, starring Kristina Cole and Andrew Biernat (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Santa Bootcamp, starring Emily Kinney, Rita Moreno, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Patrick Cassidy (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Long Lost Christmas, starring Taylor Cole and Benjamin Ayres (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, Nov. 20:

  • Christmas Lucky Charm, starring Sugenja Sri and Adrian Spencer (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • When I Think of Christmas, starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Niall Matter and Beth Broderick (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • My Favorite Christmas Tree, starring Emma Johnson and Giles Panton (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Show-Stopping Christmas, starring Jamie Perez and Thomas McDonnell (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)

Thursday, Nov. 24:

  • Baking All the Way, starring Cory Lee and Yannick Bisson (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • My Southern Family Christmas, starring Jaicy Elliot, Bruce Campbell, Ryan Rottman, Moira Kelly and Brian McNamara (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • The Noel Diary, starring Justin Hartley and Barrett Doss (Netflix)
  • Holiday Harmony, starring Annelise Cepero, Jeremy Sumpter, Carla Jimenez, Sisanie and Brooke Shields (HBO Max)
  • A Christmas Mystery, starring Violet McGraw, Eddie Cibrian, Christoph Sanders, Drew Powell and more (HBO Max)
  • Christmas at the Greenbrier, starring Alicia Leigh Willis and Josh Murray (FOX Nation)
  • The Christmas Clapback, starring Nadine Ellis, Porscha Coleman, Candace Maxwell, Kara Royster, Eltony Williams, Brandon Sutton and Lisa Arrindell (BET+)
  • Holiday Hideaway, starring Camille Winbush, Vivica A Fox, Leonard Earl Howze and Rodney Van Johnson (BET+)
  • The Sound of Christmas, starring Ne-Yo, Serayah, Draya Michele, Michael Bless and Alijah Kai (BET+)

Friday, Nov. 25:

  • #Xmas, starring Clare Bowen and Brant Daugherty (Hallmark, 6 p.m. ET)
  • A Royal Corgi Christmas, starring Hunter King and Jordan Renzo (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Christmas at the Drive-In, starring Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Steppin’ Into the Holiday, starring Mario Lopez, Jana Kramer, Courtney Lopez and Cheri Oteri (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Nov. 26:

  • A Tale of Two Christmases, starring Kat Barrell, Chandler Massey and Evan Roderick (Hallmark, 6 p.m. ET)
  • Haul Out the Holly, starring Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Ellen Travolta, Peter Jacobson, Melissa Peterman and Stephen Tobolowsky (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • I’m Glad It’s Christmas, starring Jessica Lowndes, Paul Greene and Gladys Knight (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • The 12 Days of Christmas Eve, starring Kelsey Grammer and Spencer Grammer (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas, starring Holland Roden, Tyler Hynes and Tenille Townes — with executive producer Blake Shelton (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, Nov. 27:

  • A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe, starring Rachel Boston and Victor Webster (Hallmark, 6 p.m. ET)
  • A Holiday Spectacular, starring Ginna Claire Mason, Derek Klena, Eve Plumb and Ann-Margret — featuring the Radio City Rockettes (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Christmas … Present, starring Candace Cameron Bure and Marc Blucas (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Christmas Spark, starring Jane Seymour and Joe Lando (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
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DECEMBER

Thursday, Dec. 1:

  • Serving Up the Holidays, starring Britt Irvin and Zach Roerig (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Hollywood Christmas, starring Jessika Van, Josh Swickard, Anissa Borrego, Riley Dandy, Zak Steiner, Tom Williamson, Emelia Hartford and Missi Pyle (HBO Max)
  • Rolling Into Christmas, starring Rhyon Nicole Brown, Donny Carrington, Brandee Evans and Gary Dourdan (BET+)

Friday, Dec. 2:

  • Christmas in the Wilds, starring Kaitlyn Leeb and Victor Zinck Jr. (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • A Big Fat Family Christmas, starring Shannon Chan-Kent, Shannon Kook, Tia Carrere and Jack Wagner (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Christmas, starring Valery Ortiz and Brandon Quinn (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Hotel for the Holidays, starring Madelaine Petsch and Mena Massoud (Freevee)
  • Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, starring Jessie Buckley, Luke Evans, Olivia Colman and Johnny Flynn (Netflix)

Saturday, Dec. 3:

  • Christmas on the Slopes, starring Olivier Renaud and Soma Chhaya (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • A Fabled Holiday, starring Brooke D’Orsay and Ryan Paevey (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Christmas on Candy Cane Lane, starring Andrea Barber and Dan Payne (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A New Orleans Noel, starring Keshia Knight Pulliam, Patti LaBelle, Brad James and Tim Reid (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • The Great Holiday Bake War, starring LeToya Luckett and Finesse Mitchell (OWN, 9 p.m. ET)
  • The Holiday Stocking, starring Nadine Ellis, B.J. Britt, Karon Riley, Tamala Jones and Mykelti Williamson (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, Dec. 4:

  • Christmas on the Rocks, starring Lyla Porter-Follows and Jon McLaren (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • Undercover Holiday, starring Noemi Gonzalez and Stephen Huszar (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • B&B Merry, starring Jen Lilley and Jesse Hutch (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Merry Textmas, starring Ariana Ron Pedrique and Rodrigo Massa (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Fit for Christmas, starring Amanda Kloots and Paul Greene (CBS, 8:30 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT)

Thursday, Dec. 8:

  • Scentsational Christmas, starring Nanzeen Contractor and Mykee Selkin (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Miracle Before Christmas, starring LeToya Luckett, Romeo Miller, Keith David, Demetrius Shipp Jr, Paula Jai Parker and Porscha Coleman (BET+)

Friday, Dec. 9:

  • The Most Colorful Time of the Year, starring Katrina Bowden and Christopher Russell (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Big Box Christmas, starring Jennifer Freeman and Garrett Watson (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Recipe for Joy, starring Erin Agostino and Dillon Casey (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Dec. 10:

  • A Royal Christmas Match, starring Jordana Largy and Matthew MacCaull (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • A Prince for the Holidays, starring Cindy Busby and Jilon VanOver (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas, starring Naturi Naughton, Lorea Turner, Luke James and Kirk Franklin (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Christmas Class Reunion, starring Aimee Teegarden and Tanner Novlan (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Christmas Fumble, starring Eva Marcille and Devale Ellis (OWN, 9 p.m. ET)
  • The Gift of Peace, starring Nikki Deloach and Brennan Elliott (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, Dec. 11:

  • Santa’s Got Style, starring Franco Lo Presti and Kathryn Davis (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • The Holiday Sitter, starring Jonathan Bennett, George Krissa and Chelsea Hobbs (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Belgian Chocolate Christmas, starring Jaclyn Hales and Zane Stephens (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Single and Ready to Jingle, starring Natasha Wilson (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Must Love Christmas, starring Liza Lapira, Nathan Witte and Neal Bledsoe (CBS, 9 p.m. ET)

Thursday, Dec. 15:

  • Record Breaking Christmas, starring Michelle Argyris and Andrew Bushell (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Blackjack Christmas, starring Dawnn Lewis, Charmin Lee and Adam Lazarre-White (BET+)

Friday, Dec. 16:

  • Holiday Heritage, starring Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell and Holly Robinson Peete (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Christmas to Treasure, starring Taylor Frey and Kyle Dean Massey (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Dec. 17:

  • Sappy Holiday, starring Vanessa Sears and Jon McLaren (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas, starring Torrey DeVitto and Zane Holtz (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Brush with Christmas Romance, starring Jillian Murray and Joseph Cannata (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • The Holiday Dating Guide, starring Maria Menounos and Brent Bailey (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Five More Minutes: Moments Like These, starring Ashley Williams and Lucas Bryant (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, Dec. 18:

  • A Vintage Christmas, starring Hannah Gallway and Jeremy Walmsley (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • Hanukkah on Rye, starring Jeremy Jordan, Yael Grobglas and Lisa Loeb (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • The Art of Christmas, starring Brigitte Kingsley and Joe Towne (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Wrapped Up in Love, starring Brittany Bristow and Olivier Renaud (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • When Christmas Was Young, starring Tyler Hilton and Karen David (CBS, 8:30 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT)

Thursday, Dec. 22:

  • A Christmas Gift, starring Blue Kimble, Noree Victoria, Javon Johnson, Victoria Rowell, Aaron D Spears, Nadia Simms, Tiffany Snow, Marc Jones and Cayen Martin (BET+)

Saturday, Dec. 24:

  • The Snowball Effect, starring Anjali Khurana and Landon Moss (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)

Sunday, Dec. 25:

  • Christmas in Wolf Creek, starring Nola Martin and Tim Rozon (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
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Hallmark will *finally* include LGBTQ storylines

I’ve loved Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies for a long time. But there’d always been something missing: LGBTQ and Black storylines and characters.

Nobody’s world is that white and straight (and if it is, Santa is shaking his head in disgust). After the 2019 issue where Hallmark canned an ad featuring a lesbian couple, the backlash was loud.

While it’s still unknown what the company plans to actually do to make their movies more diverse, Hallmark Channel officials have promised that this year’s lineup of movies will be more diverse.

Hallelujah!

“Diversity and inclusion is a top priority for us and we look forward to making some exciting programming announcements in the coming months, including announcements about projects featuring LGBTQ storylines, characters, and actors,” George Zaralidis, the vice president of Crown Media Family Networks, told Out.com. “”We are committed to creating a Hallmark experience where everyone feels welcome.”

One of the movies planned for 2020 is called “Jingle Bell Pride.” Hmm…

OK, but this tweet is hilarious:

What are your thoughts for an LGBTQ storyline?

I’m thinking … Mark, a NYC marketing exec, heads home to his Midwestern roots of Noel, Ohio. When he gets home, he learns that his parents plan on selling their beloved vintage Christmas ornaments shop to a developer who plans to raze the block — including the area where the town lights its Christmas tree — and build 200 condominiums. Mark’s NYC boyfriend Ethan planned on catching a plane a few days later but a snowstorm hindered his plans. But in the meantime, Mark catches up with high school classmate Jake who owns the Eggnog Cafe next door and is trying to save the town’s businesses — because without the vintage Christmas ornaments shop and the town’s holiday-themed stores, Noel will have nothing! … I won’t ruin the rest for ya.

Or… Mark, a struggling Broadway actor, hasn’t been home to Mistletoe in a few years. And this year, after show he was in closed early, Mark decides to head home to see his parents. When he gets home, he soon learns that the director of the community center’s traditional “Winter Show” — a performance that sparked Mark’s interest in theater — abruptly left, leaving the show on the verge of cancellation for the first time in 67 years. While eating Christmas cookies at the Snickerdoodle Diner with his mother, who is the board president of the community center, Mark sees Jake, an old classmate and ex-boyfriend. They haven’t seen each other since high school and only broke up because Mark dreamed of a career on Broadway. Mark and Jake say hello but Jake is in a rush to get to work and the two promise to catch up. Later, after reluctantly agreeing to direct the show, Mark is blown away by the talented lead of the show, Aubrey. And it just so happens that Aubrey’s dad is single … and is Jake. squee!

Who knows what’s planned, but my story plots above aren’t far-fetched at all. Both of them are pretty similar to exactly 1.4 million other Hallmark Channel movies. And I’ve seen them all exactly 1.4 million times.

Check out the list of some of the movies Hallmark will premiere in 2020 on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries:

“A Royal Holiday”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, and Krystal Joy Brown

“Jingle Bell Pride”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Julia Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe

“A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor

“If I Only Had Christmas”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure

“Deliver by Christmas”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Alvina August and Eion Bailey

“On the 12th Date of Christmas”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes

“Christmas Waltz”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Lacey Chabert

“Christmas in Vienna”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott

“Christmas in Evergreen 4”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Rukiya Bernard and Holly Robinson Peete

“Chateau Christmas”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane

“Cross Country Christmas”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Rachel Leigh Cook

“Christmas Carnival”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley

“When Calls the Heart Christmas 2020”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith

“Christmas Tree Lane”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker

“Holly & Ivy”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols

“The Christmas Bow”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady

“Cranberry Christmas”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Nikki DeLoach and Benjamin Ayres

“Christmas Doctor”
Premieres: TBA
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete