A Fun Look at the New 2020 Hallmark Christmas Movies

July 16, 2020 4 Comments

As is always true of any of my “breaking TV and/or movie” news publications, I am late to the party in sharing the most recent news regarding fan favorite Hallmark Channel. But, when it comes to favorite things, is there ever really such a thing as too many opportunities to discuss them? I’d argue the answer is no. This is why I’m sharing the deets on the 2020 Hallmark Christmas Movies!

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As is true each year, sometimes the titles will change or the number will grow or lessen (Hallmark does remove titles – i.e., New Year’s Resolution). But as of now, between Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, we have some fun 40 titles coming.

According to Hallmark, here are the 13 movies (including the beloved When Calls the Heart) that have been cast with titles (which will begin October 23rd). All of which is subject to change. As it stands now, thee are:


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A Fun Look at the New 2020 Hallmark Christmas Movies

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  • “A Royal Holiday” | Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit and Krystal Joy Brown
  • “Jingle Bell Bride” | Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe (*Based on the novel by Scarlet Wilson)
  • “A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn” | Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor
  • “If I Only Had Christmas” | Candace Cameron Bure
  • “Deliver by Christmas” | Alvina August and Eion Bailey
  • “On the 12th Date of Christmas” | Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes
  • “Christmas Waltz” | Lacey Chabert
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  • “Christmas in Vienna” | Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott
  • “Christmas in Evergreen 4” | Rukiya Bernard and Holly Robinson Peete
  • “Chateau Christmas” | Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane
  • “Cross Country Christmas” | Rachael Leigh Cook
  • “Christmas Carnival” | Tamera Mowry-Housley
  • “When Calls the Heart Christmas 2020” | Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks and Martin Cummins

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  • “Christmas Tree Lane” | Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker
  • “Holly & Ivy” | Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols
  • “The Christmas Bow” | Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady
  • “Cranberry Christmas” | Nikki DeLoach and Benjamin Ayres
  • “Christmas Doctor” | Holly Robinson Peete

I’m pretty excited to see another ‘royal’ romance on the list, and hope I like this one better than a few of their more recent additions.

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In addition to these titles and casting news, familiar faces are set to appear in new 2020-2021 programs include Alexa PenaVega; Chaley Rose; Jesse Metcalfe; Jill Wagner; Kristoffer Polaha; Marilu Henner; Mark Taylor; Niall Matter; Tyler Hynes; and more! Plus, you’ll have seen some new Hallmark additions in the above film lists.

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Hallmark also has plans for the return of their annual ‘Summer Nights’ and ‘Fall Harvest’ (program blocks we’ll discuss closer to their respective scheduled air dates); and also plans for a new Picture Perfect Mysteries (fall 2020) movie, and in 2021 new installments in the Aurora Teagarden franchise. Mystery 101 and Martha’s Vineyard has new titles in the works, but the air date is currently unspecified. Additionally Chesapeake Shores and Good Witch will return in 2021.

Any way you look at it, as we finish this year and head into the New Year, we have some great new (and old favorites!) things to anticipate from this network.

Tell me, which of these 2020 Christmas Movies on Hallmark are YOU excited to see? Who would you like to see favorites like Candace Cameron Bure (aka the “Queen of Christmas Movies”) or Lacey Chabert share the screen with? Tell me if there are any that stand out to you, or if you’re feeling so-so about the line up. Have you read any of the novels (like Jingle Bell Bride) on which these are based? Comment all of the thoughts down below!

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  • Kirsty July 19, 2020 at 2:04 AM

    No matter when they’re posted, I always enjoy receiving your Hallmark updates!

    I think out of the main channel ones, A Royal Holiday (Aaron Tveit aka Enjolras from Les Mis 2012 AND Laura Osnes, yes please, especially if her character’s the one with royal blood. And I’m right there with you in keeping my fingers crossed this one will be more on par with Royal Hearts & A Princess for Christmas), Jingle Bell Bride, On the 12th Date of Christmas, and Chateau Christmas are at the top of my list of those I’m most excited for, and for Miracles of Christmas, it’s Holly & Ivy (LOVE that title so much, and Jeremy Jordan anyone?!) and The Christmas Bow.

    • Rissi JC July 23, 2020 at 7:55 PM

      I appreciate your interest and continued reading of this Hallmark news, Kirsty; always love talking about all this fun! :)

      I am SO hopeful for “A Royal Holiday.” I haven’t loved some of their more recent ones so I hope this one resets. Have you read “Jingle Bell Bride”? I’m tempted to pick up the book but I’m trying to de-clutter/unhaul books so I’m recommitting to more purposeful buying as opposed to “on a whim.” (The key word here is TRYING. :D) ‘Chateau’ sounds lovely and of course, I’m always excited to see any of these with new-to-Hallmark favorites. Or that’s been true in year’s past. :)

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