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Hallmark Gets Into the Holiday Spirit With ‘Countdown to Christmas’ Lineup

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Move over, spooky season—it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Hallmark.

The network is starting the Christmas season in October, unveiling its 40-movie holiday lineup on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Fans will be thrilled to know that 31 of the movies will air on Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” schedule and nine will be available on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas.”

The beloved TV movie event that fans look forward to each year will kickoff on Oct. 20—yep, while most networks are still airing all of their Halloween content

The streaming service, Hallmark Movies Now, will also offer early access by a week to two upcoming premieres, along with other perks like two original films available only for streaming—An Ice Palace Romance and Rescuing Christmas—along with extended versions of two 2022 original fan-favorites, A Holiday Spectacular and Three Wise Men and a Baby.

There’s plenty of familiar faces returning to the network, including Tyler Hynes, Jonathan Bennett, Brennan Elliott, Dan Jeannotte and Bethany Joy Lenz, along with some new exciting faces making their debut like Virgin River’s Mark Ghanimé, Phylicia Rashad, and Bryan Greenberg. 

The full lineup is below, so mark your calendars and let the Christmas vibes:

Checkin’ It Twice

Air date: Friday, October 20
Stars:
 Kim Matula, Kevin McGarry

A journeyman hockey player (McGarry) falls for a real estate agent (Matula) in a career crisis when he’s traded to her hometown and moves into the cottage in her hockey loving family’s backyard.

 

Where Are You, Christmas?

Air date: Saturday, October 21
Stars: Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O’Heir, Julie Warner

When Addy (Fonseca) wishes for a year without Christmas, she wakes up in a world of black and white. She must work together with the town mechanic (Rady) to restore Christmas.

 

Under the Christmas Sky

Air date: Sunday, October 22
Stars: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Ryan Paevey

Kat (Kennedy) is an esteemed astrophysicist, who is scheduled for her first trip into space next year until an accident grounds her. While on leave, coming to terms with the reality that her dream of being an astronaut is over, she volunteers at the local planetarium. There, she is paired up with by-the-book David (Paevey) to work on an exhibit opening right before Christmas. Will the stars align to bring these two together at the holidays?

 

Christmas by Design

Air date: Friday, October 27
Stars: Rebecca Dalton, Jonathan Keltz

A fashion designer (Dalton) gets accepted into a Christmas challenge to create a new holiday- themed collection and not only finds the inspiration for her next line but decides to redesign her approach to what’s most important in life.

 

Mystic Christmas

Air date: Saturday, October 28
Stars: Jessy Schram, Chandler Massey, Patti Murin, William R. Moses

Juniper (Schram) travels to Mystic, Connecticut during the holidays to work at the rehabilitation center and aquarium. She reconnects with Sawyer (Massey), the owner of the pizza shop.

 

Joyeux Noel

Air date: Sunday, October 29
Stars: Jaicy Elliot, Brant Daugherty

When a romantic painting of a Christmas market captures the imagination of copy editor Lea (Elliot), she is sent to France with pragmatic reporter Mark (Daugherty) to uncover the mystery behind the artist.

 

Flipping for Christmas

Air date: Friday, November 3
Stars: Ashley Newbrough, Marcus Rosner

It’s almost Christmas when busy realtor Abigail (Newbrough) agrees to help her sister with the “simple flip” of a recently inherited home. Unfortunately, co-beneficiary Bo (Rosner) has other plans in mind.

 

Never Been Chris’d

Air date: Saturday, November 4
Stars: Janel Parrish, Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes, Tyler Hynes

Home for the holidays, BFFs Naomi (Parrish) and Liz (Lamothe-Kipnes) reconnect with high school crush Chris Silver (Hynes). A complex love triangle forms, forcing them to take stock of their lives and find the value of friendship.

 

The Santa Summit

Air date: Sunday, November 5
Stars: Hunter King, Benjamin Hollingsworth

It’s time for the annual Santa Summit, in which revelers put on Santa suits and hop around designated locations in town to eat, drink, and be merry. Three best friends decide to go together: Jordin (King), a recently dumped art teacher looking to cut loose; Ava, a shy woman hoping to run into her crush; and Stella, a Christmas cynic with no interest in the Santa Summit whatsoever. At the start of the night, Jordin meets and bonds with Liam (Hollingsworth), but doesn’t get his name before getting separated and lost in a sea of Santas. As the night progresses and hijinks ensue, amidst the chaos, celebration, and a sea of Santas, they all find what they’re looking for: Christmas spirit, potential romance, and a strengthened bond of friendship.

 

Everything Christmas

Air date: Friday, November 10
Stars: Katherine Barrell, Cindy Busby, Corey Sevier, Matt Wells

Lori Jo’s (Busby) love for Christmas takes her on a road trip to Yuletide Springs with her roommate Tori (Barrell), where Christmas is celebrated year-round, to participate in a longstanding town tradition to honor her late grandmother. Along the way, the friends meet Carl (Sevier) and Jason (Wells), and the foursome make stops during their journey to enjoy more small-town Christmas attractions. But when a series of events puts a damper on their plans, a little Christmas magic may put this trip back on the right path.

 

Christmas Island

Air date: Saturday, November 11
Stars: Rachel Skarsten, Andrew Walker

When a snowstorm diverts Kate’s (Skarsten) first private flight en route to Switzerland to Christmas Island, she must team up with an air traffic controller (Walker) to secure her dream job as the family’s pilot.

 

A Heidelberg Holiday

Air date: Sunday, November 12
Stars: Ginna Claire Mason, Frédéric Brossier

Heidi Heidelberg (Mason) receives the dream opportunity to sell her beautiful, handmade glass ornaments at the prestigious Heidelberg Christmas Market in Germany. While there, she meets Lukas (Brossier), a local artisan who helps her reconnect with her lost heritage.

 

Navigating Christmas

Air date: Friday, November 17
Stars: Chelsea Hobbs, Stephen Huszar

Recently divorced Melanie (Hobbs) and her son Jason visit a remote island for Christmas, only to find themselves running a real working lighthouse where she connects with the curt but cute owner (Huszar).

 

A Merry Scottish Christmas

Air date: Saturday, November 18
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Scott Wolf

When estranged siblings, Lindsay (Chabert) and Brad (Wolf) Morgan travel to Scotland at Christmas to reunite with their mother Jo, a big family secret is revealed.

 

Holiday Hotline

Air date: Sunday, November 19
Stars: Emily Tennant, Niall Matter

After leaving London, Abby (Tennant) connects with an anonymous caller while working at a cooking hotline. The caller is single dad “John” (Matter) who Abby unknowingly has become smitten with in real life.

 

Catch Me If You Claus

Air date: Thursday, November 23
Stars: Italia Ricci, Luke Macfarlane

Avery Quinn (Ricci) is an aspiring news anchor who’s finally getting her big break on her station’s Christmas morning newscast. But that’s put in jeopardy when she captures an intruder in her home wearing a red suit claiming to be Chris (Macfarlane), Santa’s son, who is on his first mission. A night of adventure ensues as they find themselves being pursued by the police as well as some shady characters. Along the way, they connect over living in the shadow of their parents and inspire each other to go after their dreams.

 

Letters to Santa

Air date: Friday, November 24 at 6/5c
Stars: Katie Leclerc, Rafael de la Fuente

When young siblings receive a magic pen from Santa that appears to be granting wishes, they request a Christmas gift they want more than anything – for their separated parents (Leclerc, de la Fuente) to reunite.

 

Holiday Road

Air date: Friday, November 24
Stars: Sara Canning, Warren Christie

When bad weather leaves each of them stranded at the airport for the holidays, a tech entrepreneur (Christie), a travel writer (Canning), a devoted mother (Enid-Raye Adams) and her son (Kiefer O’Reilly), a stubborn senior (Trevor Lerner), an enigmatic woman with a hint of mystery (Brittany Willacy), a couple traveling from Beijing (Sharon Crandall, Ryan Mah) and a social media influencer (Princess Davis) all agree to rent a shared van to embark on a road trip to Denver. When their unexpected journey brings them into uncharted territory, they navigate a series of misadventures together and form a deeper bond that just might change the trajectories of each of their lives. Inspired by true events.

 

Christmas in Notting Hill

Air date: Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c
Stars: Sarah Ramos, William Moseley

Famous soccer star, Graham Savoy (Moseley), has always been too busy for love, but when he comes home to Notting Hill for Christmas, he changes his mind after meeting Georgia (Ramos) – a visiting American and the one person who has no idea who he is.

 

Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up

Air date: Saturday, November 25
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Melissa Peterman, Ellen Travolta, Seth Morris, Jennifer Aspen

As the holidays approach, Emily (Chabert) and Jared (Brown) are looking forward to celebrating the holidays together again, this time as a couple. Emily, now embracing Evergreen Lane’s uniquely festive spirit, is ready to work with Jared, Ned (Tobolowsky), Mary Louise (Travolta) and Pamela (Peterman) to make this year’s Christmas celebrations the best yet – even if being the HOA president’s girlfriend doesn’t stop those dreaded decorating citations. When a house on the block goes up for sale, it causes quite a stir with residents. When the soon-to-be neighbors turn out to be holiday royalty (Morris, Aspen), it looks like this year’s competition is about to heat up. As the welcoming committee prepares for the new arrivals, only one thing is certain – this Christmas, Evergreen Lane is going to sleigh!

 

Our Christmas Mural

Air date: Sunday, November 26 at 6/5c
Stars: Alex Paxton-Beesley, Dan Jeannotte

Olivia (Paxton-Beesley) is a single mom who returns home for Christmas. Her mom secretly enters her into a mural contest; she wins but partners with teacher Will (Jeannotte) to create a Christmas masterpiece.

 

A Biltmore Christmas

Air date: Sunday, November 26
Stars: Bethany Joy Lenz, Kristoffer Polaha, Jonathan Frakes, Robert Picardo

Lucy Hardgrove (Lenz) is a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she’s hired to pen the script for a remake of the beloved, holiday movie classic, His Merry Wife!, which was filmed in 1947 at beautiful, historic Biltmore House. When the head of the studio isn’t satisfied with the ending Lucy wrote because it deviates from the original’s feel-good conclusion, he sends Lucy to Biltmore Estate for research and inspiration. While there, she unwittingly discovers the ability to travel to the 1947 set of His Merry Wife! through the help of an hourglass. While on set, she and Jack Huston (Polaha), one of the film’s stars, spend time together and become close. But her sudden appearance has set off a chain of events that put the production in jeopardy. Before she can return to the present, Lucy must make things right or threaten to alter the future forever.

 

My Norwegian Holiday

Air date: Friday, December 1
Stars: Rhiannon Fish, David Elsendoorn

JJ (Fish), grieving the loss of her grandmother and seeking dissertation inspiration, stumbles upon an unexpected holiday destiny. Meeting Henrik (Elsendoorn), a Norwegian from Bergen, their connection deepens when he discovers she has a troll figurine from his hometown. To explore the troll’s history and her grandmother’s ties, JJ agrees to join Henrik on a journey to Norway. In Bergen, they’re drawn into Henrik’s family Christmas and wedding traditions, with his sister’s wedding the day before Christmas Eve. JJ embarks on a holiday adventure, uncovering the troll’s origins and finding her own path to healing, love and family.

 

A Not So Royal Christmas

Air date: Saturday, December 2
Stars: Brooke D’Orsay, Will Kemp

Tabloid journalist Charlotte (D’Orsay) attempts to land an interview with a reclusive Count. In response, the royal family has a groundskeeper (Kemp) pose as the Count since the real one fled years ago.

 

Christmas with a Kiss (working title)

Air date: Sunday, December 3
Stars: Mishael Morgan, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Jaime M. Callica
A Mahogany Presentation

A woman (Morgan) returns home to help with her family’s Christmas Carnival and romance ignites. A photo journalist (Rowe) curates a surprise reunion.

 

Magic in Mistletoe

Air date: Friday, December 8
Stars: Lyndie Greenwood, Paul Campbell

Harrington (Campbell) is the author of a popular book series but commercial success has left him a bitter recluse. As he returns to his hometown for an annual Christmas festival celebrating his books, he’s joined by April (Greenwood), a publicist for the major publishing house he works with. April is there for damage control after Harrington’s recent comments on social media have ruffled some feathers. But as she gets to know him better, hope springs that April can unlock Harrington’s guarded heart and help him rediscover the spirit of the holiday.

 

Christmas on Cherry Lane

Air date: Saturday, December 9
Stars: Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, John Brotherton, Erin Cahill, James Denton, Vincent Rodriguez III

A young couple preparing to welcome their first child (Brotherton, Cahill); an empty-nester (Bell) and her fiancé (Denton) ready to start a new chapter; and a couple (Bennett, Rodriguez III) who unexpectedly have the chance to expand their family on Christmas Eve celebrate the holiday as they navigate these turning points in their lives.

 

Round and Round

Air date: Sunday, December 10
Stars: Vic Michaelis, Bryan Greenberg, Rick Hoffman

Rachel’s (Michaelis) stuck in a time loop, reliving the night of her parents’ Hanukkah party. Can Zach (Greenberg), the “nice boy” Grandma’s trying to set her up with, help her make it to tomorrow?

The Secret Gift of Christmas (working title)

Air date: Friday, December 15
Stars: Meghan Ory, Christopher Russell

Bonnie (Ory) is a personal shopper who helps her new, widowed client Patrick (Russell) reconnect with his young daughter. Though Bonnie and Patrick’s ideas of shopping couldn’t be more different, she is determined to get Patrick and his daughter everything on their wish list.

 

Sealed with a List

Air date: Saturday, December 16
Stars: Katie Findlay, Evan Roderick

This holiday season, festive Carley (Findlay) sets out to conquer her list of abandoned resolutions from last year. Aided by coworker Wyatt (Roderick), she finds love and the confidence to chase her dreams.

 

Friends & Family Christmas

Air date: Sunday, December 17
Stars: Humberly Gonzalez, Ali Liebert

Daniella (Gonzalez) has recently moved to New York to pursue an art career and decides to stay in town to share the holidays with her circle of artist friends, instead of going home to see her sweet, if overbearing parents. Amelia (Liebert) is a talented entertainment lawyer trying to stay focused on her work after a broken engagement. When Daniella and Amelia are set up by their parents, they agree to pretend that they are dating, to appease them for the holidays. However, as they spend time in each other’s worlds, they soon build a connection that is deeper than either of them could have hoped for.

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Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas Lineup Is Officially Here to Celebrate the Holidays

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Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas Lineup Is Officially Here to Celebrate the Holidays

With Halloween in the rearview mirror, the holiday season is officially upon us. 

Freeform has announced its annual and anticipated 25 Days of Christmas lineup, which includes classics like Home Alone and The Santa Clause, along with new premieres like Noelle and Godmothered

The festivities kick off on December 1 and run through Christmas Day on December 25. 

In the meantime, get cozy with Freeform’s 30 Days of Disney running from November 1 through the 30. 

Friday, December 1

7:00 a.m.: Unaccompanied Minors
9:00 a.m.: Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
11:00 a.m.: Eloise at Christmastime
1:00 p.m.: The Star (2017)
3:00 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol
5:00 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
7:00 p.m.: Home Alone
9:30 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
12:00 a.m.: Home Alone 3 

Saturday, December 2

7:00 a.m.: Home Alone
9:30 a.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
12:05 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
2:05 p.m.: The Santa Clause
4:15 p.m.: The Santa Clause 2
6:45 p.m.: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
8:50 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
11:30 p.m.: Godmothered — FREEFORM PREMIERE

Sunday, December 3

7:00 a.m.: Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
9:10 a.m.: The Search for Santa Paws
11:15 a.m.: Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
1:20 p.m.: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
2:50 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
4:30 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
7:10 p.m.: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
8:15 p.m.: Frosty the Snowman
8:50 p.m.: Home Alone
11:20 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 

Monday, December 4

7:00 a.m.: The Mistle-Tones
10:30 a.m.: Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (Disney Animated)
11:00 a.m.: Home Alone
1:30 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
4:10 p.m.: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
5:15 p.m.: Frosty the Snowman
5:50 p.m.: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
6:55 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
8:55 p.m.: Noelle — FREEFORM PREMIERE
12:00 a.m.: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
1:00 a.m.: The Simpsons (Holiday Episodes) 

Tuesday, December 5

7:00 a.m.: Holiday in Handcuffs
10:30 a.m.: Family Guy (Holiday Episodes)
11:30 a.m.: Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
2:00 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol
4:00 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
6:00 p.m.: Home Alone
8:30 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
12:00 a.m.: Jingle All the Way

Wednesday, December 6

7:00 a.m.: Snow
10:30 a.m.: Family Guy (Holiday Episodes)
11:05 a.m.: Home Alone
1:35 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
4:15 p.m.: The Santa Clause
6:25 p.m.: The Santa Clause 2
8:55 p.m.: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
12:00 a.m.: Jingle All the Way 2

Thursday, December 7

7:00 a.m.: Snow 2: Brain Freeze
10:30 a.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol
12:35 p.m.: Love the Coopers
3:10 p.m.: Home Alone
5:40 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
8:20 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
12:00 a.m.: The Family Stone

Friday, December 8

7:00 a.m.: Family Guy (Holiday Episodes)
8:00 a.m.: Love the Coopers
10:30 a.m.: Home Alone
1:00 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
3:40 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
5:40 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
8:20 p.m.: Frozen (Disney Animated)
10:50 p.m.: Frozen II (Disney Animated)
1:00 a.m.: Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
1:30 a.m.: Toy Story That Time Forgot (Disney · Pixar)

Saturday, December 9

7:00 a.m.: Jingle All the Way
9:00 a.m.: Jingle All the Way 2
11:00 a.m.: Prancer Returns
1:05 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
3:05 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
4:45 p.m.: Toy Story That Time Forgot (Disney · Pixar)
5:15 p.m.: Toy Story (Disney · Pixar)
7:15 p.m.: Toy Story 2 (Disney · Pixar)
9:20 p.m.: Toy Story 3 (Disney · Pixar)
11:50 p.m.: Toy Story 4 (Disney · Pixar)

Sunday, December 10

7:00 a.m.: The Simpsons (Holiday Episodes)
8:00 a.m.: Prancer Returns
10:00 a.m.: Home Alone 3
12:00 p.m.: Home Alone
2:30 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
5:10 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol
7:15 p.m.: The Santa Clause
9:25 p.m.: The Santa Clause 2
11:55 p.m.: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Monday, December 11

7:00 a.m.: Snowglobe
10:30 a.m.: Family Guy (Holiday Episodes)
11:00 a.m.: Unaccompanied Minors
1:05 p.m.: Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
3:10 p.m.: Home Alone
5:40 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
8:20 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
12:00 a.m.: Black Nativity

Tuesday, December 12

7:00 a.m.: Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve
10:30 a.m.: Family Guy (Holiday Episodes)
11:00 a.m.: Home Alone
1:30 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
4:00 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol
6:00 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
8:30 p.m.: Godmothered
12:00 a.m.: The Mistle-Tones

Wednesday, December 13

7:00 a.m.: Home Alone 3
10:30 a.m.: Family Guy (Holiday Episodes)
11:00 a.m.: The Family Stone
1:30 p.m.: Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
4:00 p.m.: Home Alone
6:30 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
9:00 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
12:00 a.m.: Daddy’s Home 2

Thursday, December 14

7:00 a.m.: Daddy’s Home 2
10:30 a.m.: The Santa Clause
12:35 p.m.: The Santa Clause 2
3:05 p.m.: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
5:10 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
7:10 p.m.: Noelle
9:20 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
12:00 a.m.: 12 Dates of Christmas

Friday, December 15

7:00 a.m.: Kung Fu Panda Holiday
7:30 a.m.: Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
9:30 a.m.: The Search for Santa Paws
11:30 a.m.: Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
1:30 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol
3:30 p.m.: Home Alone
6:00 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
8:40 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
11:20 p.m.: Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Saturday, December 16

7:00 a.m.: The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
7:30 a.m.: Cricket on the Hearth
8:30 a.m.: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
10:00 a.m.: Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
11:30 a.m.: Home Alone
2:00 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
4:35 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
7:15 p.m.: The Santa Clause
9:25 p.m.: The Santa Clause 2
11:55 p.m.: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Sunday, December 17

7:00 a.m.: Cricket on the Hearth
8:00 a.m.: Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
10:05 a.m.: Eloise at Christmastime
12:10 p.m.: Home Alone 3
2:15 p.m.: Prancer Returns
4:20 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
6:20 p.m.: Home Alone
8:50 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
11:30 p.m.: Godmothered

Monday, December 18

7:00 a.m.: Prancer Returns
10:30 a.m.: Family Guy (Holiday Episodes)
11:35 a.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
2:15 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
4:15 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol
6:20 p.m.: Frozen (Disney Animated)
8:50 p.m.: Frozen II (Disney Animated)
12:00 a.m.: Jingle All the Way

Tuesday, December 19

7:00 a.m.: Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
10:30 a.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol
12:35 p.m.: Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
3:10 p.m.: Home Alone
5:40 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
8:20 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
12:00 a.m.: Jingle All the Way

Wednesday, December 20

7:00 a.m.: Eloise at Christmastime
10:30 a.m.: Family Guy (Holiday Episodes)
11:00 a.m.: The Santa Clause
1:05 p.m.: The Santa Clause 2
3:30 p.m.: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
5:35 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
8:15 p.m.: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
9:20 p.m.: Frosty the Snowman
9:55 p.m.: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
12:00 a.m.: Home Alone 3

Thursday, December 21

7:00 a.m.: Cricket on the Hearth
8:00 a.m.: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
9:30 a.m.: Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
11:30 a.m.: The Search for Santa Paws
1:30 p.m.: Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
3:35 p.m.: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
4:40 p.m.: Frosty the Snowman
5:15 p.m.: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
6:20 p.m.: Home Alone
8:50 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
11:30 p.m.: The Family Stone

Friday, December 22

7:00 a.m.: Prep & Landing (Disney Animated)
7:30 a.m.: Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (Disney Animated)
8:00 a.m.: Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
9:30 a.m.: Toy Story That Time Forgot (Disney · Pixar)
10:00 a.m.: Home Alone
12:30 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
3:10 p.m.: Noelle
5:15 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
7:15 p.m.: The Santa Clause
9:25 p.m.: The Santa Clause 2
11:55 p.m.: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Saturday, December 23

7:00 a.m.: The Simpsons (Holiday Episodes)
8:00 a.m.: Toy Story That Time Forgot (Disney · Pixar)
8:30 a.m.: Unaccompanied Minors
10:30 a.m.: Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
1:05 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol
3:10 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
5:10 p.m.: Home Alone
7:40 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
10:20 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
1:00 a.m.: Family Guy (Holiday Episodes)

Sunday, December 24

7:00 a.m.: Unaccompanied Minors
9:05 a.m.: Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
10:35 a.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
1:15 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
2:55 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
5:35 p.m.: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
6:40 p.m.: Frosty the Snowman
7:15 p.m.: The Santa Clause
9:25 p.m.: The Santa Clause 2
11:55 p.m.: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Monday, December 25

7:00 a.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol
10:30 a.m.: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
11:30 a.m.: The Santa Clause
1:30 p.m.: The Santa Clause 2
3:30 p.m.: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
4:30 p.m.: Frosty the Snowman
5:00 p.m.: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
6:00 p.m.: Home Alone
8:30 p.m.: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
12:00 a.m.: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

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Scariest TV Shows of 2023 To Watch for Spooky Season

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There’s a lot of demand when it comes to thrilling new shows this spooky season. 

Over the years, there’s been an influx of new offerings to keep fans on the edge of their seats, with 2023 truly delivering an outstanding amount of shows to really amp up your Halloween viewing.

Watching a scary show on a cold and gloomy day is one of the best things this time of year—so we’ve rounded up all the must-watch new programs and seasons! Happy watching!

2023 Fall TV Schedule—Here are the 17 Shows That Need to Be on Your Radar

The Fall of the House of Usher – October 12 on Netflix

The Usher family is the most wealthy and privileged, but that all came at a cost, one that Roderick Usher’s children pay with their lives as the heirs of his dynasty begin dying one by one. As Roderick and his sister Madeline attempt to figure out what led to the deaths of his children, secrets from their past are unearthed. The series is based on Edgar Allen Poe’s story of the same name. Bruce Greenwood and Mark Hamill star. Read our recap now

 

Goosebumps – October 13 on Disney+ 

Based on the beloved ’90s books, the series, which skews toward a more mature audience, dropped its first five episodes on Friday the 13th with the remaining 5 arriving weekly until November. The series finds a group of high school teens targeted by the angry spirit of Harold Biddle, murdered decades prior, who is seeking revenge. Justin Long stars. Read our review here.

 

Chucky – Syfy

The famous foul-mouthed killer doll is back to bring more nightmares straight to your screen. Jennifer Tilly and Brad Dourif will be reprising their roles in the slasher as Chucky infiltrates the nation’s capital in an attempt to take over the first family for murderous reasons.

 

AHS: Delicate – FX

For the first time ever, the 12th installment of the horror franchise is based on a novel by Danielle Valentine titled Delicate Condition, which gives plenty of Rosemary’s Baby vibes. The talk of the town is the casting, which includes Emma Roberts in the lead role alongside Kim Kardashian (who has been praised for what she’s bringing to the screen this season), The Resident’s Matt Czuchry, and Cara Delevigne. It will be split into two parts, with the first arriving on Sept. 20 on FX and streaming the next day on Hulu. There’s currently no premiere date for the second part, however, the AHS spinoff American Horror Stories will also return with a four-episode Halloween event on Hulu on Oct. 26. Get ready for the thrills. 

 

Suburban Screams – Oct 13 on Peacock

John Carpenter, who gave us Halloween’s Haddonfield, visits seemingly idyllic small towns and suburbs in the U.S. that are hiding a true terror.

 

Creepshow – Oct. 13 on Shudder

The horror anthology returns for a 4th season based on the pre-graphic-novel comics. Staring Samantha Sloyan and Ruth Codd. 

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The Curse – Nov 10 on Paramount+/Showtime 

In this genre-bending satire young couple looking to conceive a child while kicking off their home improvement show get hexed with a curse. Starring Emma Stone.

 

Bonus Movie – Totally Killer on Prime Video

Kiernan Shipka and Olivia Holt join forces in the slasher that finds a teen traveling back in time and infiltrating her high school mom’s friend group to stop a serial killer. 

11 Best Spooky TV Shows That Are Perfect to Watch For Halloween

 

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Great American Family Drops Christmas Movie Schedule With 20 Original Premieres

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Jingle bells are ringing because Great American Family just dropped its Great American Christmas movie schedule.

In fact, the network is so eager for Christmas to start that they’re pushing up the premiere date from the previously scheduled Oct. 20 to kick off on Oct. 13. 

Starting this Friday, it will be Christmas 24-7 at GAC, with the network even tapping its biggest star, Candace Cameron Bure, to make the announcement on social media.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The network will have a total of 20 original premieres, with the first one debuting on Saturday, Oct. 14. Movies will continue being released every week through Dec. 23. 

In addition to Cameron Bure, there are many major stars that will grace your TV screens including Danica McKeller, Chad Michael Murray, Lori Loughlin and even Cameron Bure’s daughter Natasha Bure. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Here’s the full breakdown of movies:

Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET: ‘Twas the Text Before Christmas, starring Merritt Patterson and Trevor Donovan 

Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET: Bringing Christmas Home, starring Jill Wagner and Paul Greene

Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. ET: Journey to Christmas, starring Ash Tsai and Joey Heyworth

Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ET: A Dash of Christmas, starring Laura Osnes and Christopher Russell

Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. ET: Our Christmas Wedding, starring Holly Deveaux and Drew Seeley

Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET: Christmas Keepsake, starring Jillian Murray and Daniel Lissing

Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. ET: A Christmas Blessing, starring Lori Loughlin, James Tupper and Jesse Hutch

Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET: Santa, Maybe, starring Aubrey Reynolds 

Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET: A Paris Christmas Waltz, starring Jen Lilley and Matthew Morrison 

Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET: My Christmas Hero, starring Candace Cameron Bure and Gabriel Hogan

Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET: A Royal Date for Christmas, starring Danica McKellar and Damon Runyan  

Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET: A Christmas for the Ages, starring Natasha Bure, Anna Ferguson, Kate Craven and Cheryl Ladd 

Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET: Christmas on Windmill Way, starring Christa Taylor Brown and Chad Michael Murray

Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET: The Jinglebell Jubilee, starring Erin Agostino and Marshall Williams

Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET: Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, starring Sarah Fisher and Simon Arblaster

Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET: Peppermints & Postcards, starring Ella Cannon and Christopher Russell

Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET: Designing Christmas with You, starring Susie Abromeit and Liam McIntyre 

Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. ET: 12 Games of Christmas, starring Johnny Ramey and Felisha Cooper

Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. ET: A Royal Christmas Holiday, starring Brittany Underwood and Jonathan Stoddard 

 

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