If you take a look at your phone, you’ll discover it’s only October 28th. All Hallows Eve has yet to come. Thanksgiving (does anyone else feel like Thanksgiving is the forgotten “middle child”? I like you, Thanksgiving!) and its wonderful busyness hasn’t yet descended upon us… and yet, one popular Christmas campaign is upon us. That’s right, it’s time for the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 2017 to begin.
Of course, I speak of nothing other than Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas programming.
Tonight, it all kicks off. Technically, Hallmark began their campaign yesterday by starting to re-air former originals, but the real fun begins TONIGHT with an all-new original, Marry Me At Christmas. The first in their new line up tells the story of a popular Hollywood action star and the small town girl who, of course, captures his heart.
It’s next weekend that I’m looking forward to! Why? Because Brooke D’Orsay (Royal Pains, How to Fall in Love) returns to Hallmark in their all-new film, Miss Christmas. This one is about a character who’s in charge of finding the perfect tree for Rockefeller Center. This year she thinks she’s found it in a small town after an eight-year-old sends in a submission for his family’s tree to be chosen. Sounds simple right? Well, not really. You see, Holly must contend with the boy’s stubborn uncle who isn’t so keen on the idea. The leading man is played by another favorite, Marc Blucas (First Daughter, Operation Christmas).Hallmark Channel Preview: Countdown To Christmas 2017 Begins! (Part 1) #FWarchives Click To Tweet
No matter how you look at it, they’ll be lots more titles to enjoy as from here on out (through Christmas), Hallmark will have at least TWO new originals every weekend between Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Fun times ahead, right?
You’ll also be able to purchase (on Amazon Video) at least two of the new originals post premiere. Those are:
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The Sweetest Christmas (stars Lacey Chabert) – November 21
Christmas in the Air (stars Catherine Bell) – November 14
*You can preorder these today!
There’s new originals starring recurring Hallmark favorites, Catherine Bell, Eric Close, Danica McKeller, Lacey Chabert and Candance Cameron Bure; stories about quaint inns, St. Nick and I’ve no doubt, lots of mistletoe, and this is only the first set of new originals!
If you want to know more specifics and read more about these originals, we’ve got a “part 1” preview of 19 new movies on Silver Petticoat (and this only covers those premiering in November!) with a “part 2” to follow it.
Tell me, which of the 2017 originals are YOU anticipating? Is there any familiar or new faces you’re looking forward to seeing? Do you collect these films on DVD? I’d love to chat with you about all of the romantic and festive originals heading to our TV screens! Tell me all about them down below.
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