New Made-for-TV Christmas Movies 2017

November 13, 2017


I finally had some time to put together the HUGE list of brand new Christmas movies playing this season, and oh my god you will not believe how many there are. Wanna take a guess?

There are 61 new Christmas movies, all hailing from Hallmark, ION, UP, Lifetime and others.

So before we dig in, let's take a moment to thank these channels for crafting amazing, lighthearted, fun Christmas movies for us every year, and let's hope this trend will just continue growing, because honestly, I can't never get enough of them.

As always, if I make a mistake or if I'm missing a few, let me know in the comments!

CHRISTMAS MOVIES ON TV

Title: Merry Me at Christmas
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Oct. 28
Synopsis: A bridal boutique owner, who is deep in the flurry of planning an exquisite Christmas wedding, is unexpectedly swept off her feet by the bride's brother.
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Title: Christmas Festival of Ice
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Nov. 4
Synopsis: When lawyer Emma finds out that her beloved ice-sculpting contest, part of her hometown’s Christmas festival, has been canceled, she springs into action. Determined to keep it going, she enlists Nick, the town’s ace artisan, as her teammate. As Emma and Nick work together, she realizes there’s more to life than legal briefs.
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Title: The Perfect Christmas Present
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Nov. 4
Synopsis: Tom is “Mr. Christmas,” the guy who can find the perfect gift for that special someone. But when he agrees to help an old college buddy discover his girlfriend's Christmas wish, he ends up getting too close, and she ends up falling in love with him.
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Title: Miss Christmas
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Nov. 5
Synopsis: Nicknamed “Miss Christmas,” the official tree finder for Chicago’s renowned Radcliffe Tree lighting is left desperate to find the perfect tree. A letter from a young boy promising his tree is perfect sends her to a small town where she learns the young boy’s dad isn’t willing to part with his tree. While sparks fly, she’ll be forced to confront what she’s really been missing for Christmas.
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Title: Christmas in the Air
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Nov. 5
Synopsis: Lydia, a successful professional organizer, is constantly trying to grow her business, but even her ambition takes a back seat to love when she meets Robert, a frazzled widower with two young children. A toy inventor, Robert is asked to present his new Christmas toy line to a superstore. His challenge is he only has 12 days to get his life and his business in order, but Lydia offers her help.
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Title: Second Chance Christmas
Network: UP
Premiere: Nov. 5
Synopsis: When an accident causes a successful woman, Caroline, to lose her memory, her husband does everything in his power to keep her from remembering that they are total opposites and that their marriage is doomed. Now Jack is hoping for a second-chance, and a little Christmas magic, to help rekindle their relationship and fall in love all over again.
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Title: The Sweetest Christmas
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Nov. 11
Synopsis: When struggling pastry chef Kylie Watson learns she’s made it to the finals of the American Gingerbread Competition, she thinks her competitive spirit has finally paid off and hopes the publicity will help her jumpstart her new café. There’s just one problem — the oven she’s supposed to use breaks down right before the contest.
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Title: A Song for Christmas
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Nov. 11
Synopsis: Pop superstar Adelaide Kay is so fed up with her controlling manager that she sneaks off the tour bus after their latest squabble. She finds herself stranded in the freezing cold of a Pennsylvania winter, with no money and no plan. A local family take her in. No one in the family recognizes Adelaide except Dillon, the oldest son, who plots to snap photos of Adelaide and sell them to the tabs. What he doesn’t plan, however, is their mutual attraction.
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Title: Enchanted Christmas
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Nov. 12
Synopsis: Weeks before Christmas, interior designer Laura is sent to her hometown to remodel a landmark hotel. As Laura is kept busy with the renovations, her 8-year-old daughter Nicole is introduced to the art of salsa dancing at a local dance studio. Laura is surprised to find that the studio’s owner is Ricardo, her old high school sweetheart and former salsa dance partner.
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Title: A Very Country Christmas
Network: UP
Premiere: Nov. 12
Synopsis: A country music star leaves it all behind to get back to his roots and find his way back to what he really loves. What he doesn’t expect to find – is true love.
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Title: Engaging Father Christmas
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Nov. 12
Synopsis: It’s Christmas and Miranda leaves Seattle to join her long-lost family in Carlton Heath. Last Christmas, Miranda fell in love with Ian, who helped her search for her father, a famous theatre actor. At his widow Margaret’s request, Miranda agreed to keep it a secret to protect the family from scandal. But she fears the warm welcome she received from the Whitcomb family will soon turn cold when Miranda receives an anonymous text from someone who threatens to expose her identity.
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Title: Coming Home for Christmas
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Nov. 18
Synopsis: Allie Richfield is at a crossroads when she lands a job as house manager for the exquisite Ashford Estate. While preparing the place for sale, Allie plans one final Christmas Eve gala for the Marley family. As Allie is inserted into the home and their lives, she finds herself drawn to Robert, the handsome but all-business executor of the estate. Can she navigate her suddenly complicated love life, while helping mend family feuds and maybe teaching all the true spirit of Christmas?
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Title: Christmas Homecoming
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Nov. 18
Synopsis: A military widow rents an apartment to an Army Captain recovering from an injury in battle. As they team up to save the town’s military museum with a Christmas fundraising event, these two “wounded birds” find themselves falling in love -- and being healed by the magic of Christmas. 
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Title: A Gift To Remember
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Nov. 19
Synopsis: An accident between a sweet bookshop worker and a handsome stranger leaves him without his memory. Determined to help him figure out who he is, she finds herself stepping outside of her comfort zone. In the process, she discovers taking risks can sometimes lead to the greatest rewards. 
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Title: The Christmas Calendar
Network: UP
Premiere: Nov. 19
Synopsis: When Emily, a struggling baker in a small town, receives a handmade Christmas Calendar from a secret admirer, the local residents become obsessed with finding out the identity of the sender.
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Title: A Bramble House Christmas
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Nov. 19
Synopsis: While settling his father’s estate, Finn Conrad becomes suspicious as to why the man left a nurse $50,000. Just before Christmas, Finn goes undercover to investigate the bed and breakfast the nurse has recently taken over. When Finn meets Willa, he discovers she’s not a conniving gold digger at all, but a woman in need who put the money to good use. When she discovers his true identity, will it keep Willa from ever trusting him again?
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Title: With Love, Christmas
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Nov. 22
Synopsis: Ad executive Melanie is teamed up with uptight coworker Donovan to come up with the ultimate Christmas commercial for a new cell phone. To complicate matters, Donovan is also Melanie's Secret Santa recipient. When Donovan mistakenly assumes another co-worker is his Secret Santa, Melanie must work to show him that she’s the only Santa for him.
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Title: The Mistletoe Inn
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Nov. 23
Synopsis: When aspiring romance novelist Kim Rossi is dumped by her soon-to-be-published romance novelist boyfriend, Kim decides to take a leap. She signs up for a romance writing retreat at a quaint Vermont Inn shortly before Christmas, where a top romance novelist pledged to read the work of one lucky writer. Shortly after arriving, she meets Zeke, whom she finds to be intrusive and, naturally, ends up being her assignment partner. Worse yet, her ex is also at the retreat.
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Title: Finding Santa
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Nov. 24
Synopsis: Jessica was delighted to start running her New England town’s Christmas events after her mom died. But when the Santa impersonator falls ill, and everyone else he has trained is already booked, Jessica’s in a predicament. The only possible replacement is Henry’s son, Ben, an Uber driver who never wanted to follow in his father big black leather boots. Desperate, Jessica sets off 200 miles north to find Ben and lures him to town by hiring him to drive her back.
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Title: Trolls Holiday (Short)
Network: NBC [Also on Netflix starting Dec. 6]
Premiere: Nov. 24
Synopsis: When the Queen of the Trolls, Poppy, finds out that the Bergens do not have holidays, she enlists help from her friends, Branch and the Snack Pack, to help her bring holidays to the Bergens.
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Title: The Christmas Train
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Nov. 25
Synopsis: David Baldacci’s No. 1 New York Times bestseller comes to Hallmark Hall of Fame: A journalist embarks on a cross-country train ride at Christmas having no idea this journey will take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart as he rediscovers people’s goodness, holiday magic, and a love he thought he’d lost.
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Title: Wrapped Up in Christmas
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Nov. 25
Synopsis: Heather, the manager of a mall, falls for Ryan, a mall Santa, which sounds great until she learns Ryan's aunt's store is one of the shops she needs to close as it's not performing.
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Title: A Family for Christmas (Short)
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Nov. 25
Synopsis: Becky and her family are always in a hurry and rarely has the time to speak with her sweet, elderly neighbor Grace who always trying to start conversation with her. When Becky discovers that none of Grace's grown children will be home for Christmas, Becky decides invite Grace to join her family for Christmas Eve.
Title: Switched for Christmas
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Nov. 26
Synopsis: Estranged twin sisters get together for an obligatory pre-Christmas lunch, a year after their mother died. Both women are unhappy and frustrated with their own lives. Though not close, each is envious of the other’s life. They do what any identical twins in need of new outlooks would do -- they swap lives until Christmas Day.
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Title: A Joyous Christmas
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Nov. 26
Synopsis: A successful motivational speaker learns the true meaning of Christmas when she is rescued from a near fatal accident by a stranger. This close encounter leads her to discover that helping others is not only the key to true success, but just might lead her to finding true love.
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Title: Christmas Solo
Network: UP
Premiere: Nov. 26
Synopsis: Two single parents stumble into the possibility of love for Christmas, only to discover that their daughters are embroiled in a nasty rivalry at school. When the rivalry gets out of control, can hope and healing lead everyone to a peaceful and merry Christmas?
Title: A Very Merry Toy Store
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Nov. 26
Synopsis: Connie Forrester, a young single mom, and Will DiNova each run their small, family-owned toy stores in Connecticut. Similar to their families, Connie and Will have been business rivals for year, until both of their livelihoods fall into jeopardy when the big box toy store "Roy's Toys" has its grand opening right before Christmas. In order to save their businesses, Connie and Will band together to save the stores that have defined their families for generations.
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Title: The Snowman (Short)
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Nov. 26
Synopsis: After wishing for the perfect man, a woman awakes to discover her new handsome neighbor is actually the snowman she built the day before, who has now come to life. But when she awakes on Christmas morning, he is gone and the snowman is back. Could it all have been a dream?
Title: Snowmance
Network: ION
Premiere: Nov. 26
Synopsis: No man is perfect enough for Sarah Groves, except perhaps the impressive snowmen she sculpts annually with her childhood pal, Nick. In mid-December, her snowman disappears, and in his place, materializes Cole, who seems too perfect for Sarah to be true.
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Title: Angry Angel
Network: Freeform
Premiere: Nov. 27
Synopsis: Angel Allison Pyke is stuck on Earth and can’t seem to ring the right bells in order to pass through those pearly gates into heaven. When the love of her life, Patrick, shows up in New York City, it complicates her journey as well as frustrates her angel mentor.
Title: Christmas in Evergreen
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Dec. 2
Synopsis: In Evergreen, Vermont, there’s a belief that if you wish upon the snow globe in the local café, that wish will come true. When the town veterinarian wishes that this will be her most romantic Christmas ever, she figures that will happen with her longtime beau. Stranded in an airport, she befriends a businessman and his daughter, who had made her own wish on the snow globe. The magical Christmas they share turns out to be more than anyone wished for.
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Title: Christmas in Angel Falls
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Dec. 2
Synopsis: Angel Gabriel is dispatched to a town that has lost its Christmas spirit, and is charged with the task of helping the residents recapture it. Along the way, she befriends Jack Avery, the Volunteer Fire Chief, who’s initially skeptical about her plan to revive the local Yuletide cheer. Determined, Gabby takes a job at the local church as the volunteer coordinator and sets about her business of recruiting residents to get the town’s holiday back on track.
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Title: Four Christmases and a Wedding
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Dec. 2
Synopsis: Timing stands in the way of Chloe and her love interest who is transferred overseas as their romance heats up.
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Title: The Ugly Christmas Sweater (Short)
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Dec. 2
Synopsis: During her first days working at a social media company, Megan’s team is tasked with finding the best Christmas hashtag and she is determined to be the one to do so to impress her boss and the cute guy in her cubicle. However, when she is forced to wear her eccentric grandmother’s gift—an ugly Christmas sweater—her unfortunate turn of events may well be the key to winning over her new boss and her new beau.
Title: Christmas at Holly Lodge
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Dec. 3
Synopsis: Sophie Bennett begins a new holiday tradition of spending every holiday at the Evergreen Inn and Ski Lodge, which she inherited from her parents. Evergreen Inn is a special place filled with people who cannot make it home for the holidays or who have had such wonderful experiences that it has become their home-away-from-holiday-home. This Christmas, Sophie will meet an unforgettable family, and her own life will be forever changed.
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Title: Magical Christmas Ornaments
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Dec. 3
Synopsis: Publishing executive Marie finds her Christmas spirit reawakened when her mother begins sending her the family’s Christmas ornaments. As each ornament arrives, it brings a positive change to Marie’s life, including an introduction to the handsome male nurse Nate from next door.
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Title: 12 Days of Giving
Network: UP
Premiere: Dec. 3
Synopsis: A man who wins a small fortune decides to share his winnings by acting as a Secret Santa to people in a small town.
Title: My Christmas Prince
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Dec. 3
Synopsis: Samantha has to choose between her passion of teaching and life with her boyfriend, a European prince, who will become king.
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Title: Dear Santa (Short)
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Dec. 3
Synopsis: When a young girl tries to write a letter to Santa, she confesses to the mailman that she can't think of what to ask for after her Grandma passed away and her mother has been really sad. Without family to spend the holiday with, the mailman decides that for the next twelve days, he will deliver surprise gifts to the mom to remind her of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Title: The Spruces & The Pines
Network: ION
Premiere: Dec. 3
Synopsis: A Romeo and Juliet romance takes place among two feuding New England Christmas Tree lot families. Against their families’ wills, Julie Pine and visiting-from-Texas, Rick Spruce, fall in love, but are forced to hide their Yuletide relationship.
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Title: Christmas Encore
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Dec. 9
Synopsis: A struggling actress is cast in her last off (off) Broadway show - a modern take on “A Christmas Carol” - before giving up her dream and moving home. Instead, she finds romance with her director and a renewed passion for her craft and the city. But when the historic theater loses its lease and the show is set to fold, she and her cast mates are need of a Christmas miracle.
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Title: The Christmas Cottage
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Dec. 9
Synopsis: Lacey Quinn has given up on love. When BFF Ava Callahan asks her to be her maid of honor, Lacey must make sure the Callahan family cottage is perfect for the honeymoon. Legend has it that if newlyweds spend their first night there, everlasting love and happiness follow. When Lacey finds herself snowed in there with Charlie, Ava’s brother, she has to reconsider if the little house may hold some romantic magic after all — especially at Christmas.
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Title: Christmas in Mississippi
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Dec. 9
Synopsis: Photographer Holly Logan returns to her hometown for Christmas. The town is resurrecting their traditional holiday light show for the first time since a terrible hurricane struck five years earlier. Holly volunteers to pitch in, but soon has second thoughts when she discovers the festival is run by her high school sweetheart, Mike.
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Title: Holiday Trap (Short)
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Dec. 9
Synopsis: When a couple on the brink of divorce gets stuck in an elevator together on Christmas Eve, both think this will be a nightmare. But surprisingly, the Christmas music brings back memories, the gifts they have just shopped for spark a flame, and a misunderstanding from a Christmas past is resolved. As the elevator crew works overtime to rescue them, they realize where they went wrong and rekindle a love that had never really died.
Title: Runaway Christmas Bride
Network: ION
Premiere: Dec. 9
Synopsis: A runaway bride, Kate, making herself scarce for the holidays, meets a ski patrol rescuer, Jason, at a resort. Her December days begin to brighten, until her parents and jilted fiancé, Alex, show up at the mountain to reset the wedding for Christmas.
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Title: Sharing Christmas
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Dec. 10
Synopsis: Anna works for a New York City real estate development company that is trying to buy an old building in a prime location, hoping to flip the property for a profit. Unfortunately, there is one tenant holding out—the owner of an old-fashioned Christmas shop. Anna approaches the Christmas Shop’s handsome owner, Michael, who is not only protective of his family’s legacy but appreciates what the holiday means to everyone. But with sinking profits, Michael finally gives in to Anna’s attempts to change his mind.
Title: Karen Kingsbury's Maggie's Christmas Miracle
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Dec. 10
Synopsis: Single mom Maggie is trying to maintain the balance of being devoted to son Jordan while having a career. Jordan needs help at school and meets Casey, a tutor. They quickly bond, and Casey becomes more like a father figure. What he wishes most, however, is for his mom to find happiness and love again at Christmas. With the help of faith and fate, Maggie discovers anything is possible.
Title: A Royal Christmas Ball
Network: ION
Premiere: Dec. 10
Synopsis: Dateless for the Christmas ball, 39-year-old bachelor, King Charles of Baltania, tracks down his American college sweetheart, only to discover Allison has never been married, yet raised a 17-year-old daughter, Lily, who mathematically might be Charles' biological princess.
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Title: Christmas Princess
Network: UP
Premiere: Dec. 10
Synopsis: The true story of Donaly Marquez who, through a childhood of neglect and abuse, achieved her dream of becoming a rose bowl princess. An inspirational story of resilience, strength and finding a family to call your own.
Title: Christmas Next Door
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Dec. 16
Synopsis: Work-obsessed Eric Randall is laid off two weeks before Christmas. Divorced and the father of three, this will be Eric’s first Christmas alone with the kids. And to top it all off, he gets roped into volunteering at daughter Chelsea’s junior cotillion class. That's where he meets the lovely teacher Kate Moore, and learns that family time does not need to be restricted to Christmas.
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Title: Rocky Mountain Christmas
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Dec. 16
Synopsis: Sarah Davis heads to her uncle’s struggling ranch to escape New York and the spotlight from a recent breakup. Returning home for the first time since her aunt passed, complications arise when Graham, an entitled Hollywood star, arrives at the ranch to prepare for his next film. As Sarah and Graham start to bond, Sarah may get more for Christmas than she bargained for.
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Title: Snowed-Inn Christmas
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Dec. 16
Synopsis: Clashing colleagues Jenna and Kevin fall in love with Christmas — and perhaps each other — when they are rerouted to Santa Claus, Indiana while working on an assignment.
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Title: Christmas Grandpa (Short)
Network: Lifetime
Premiere: Dec. 16
Synopsis: The cashier at a small market is a grouchy man who never has a smile for anyone; but when a little girl asks for a Grandpa for Christmas and chooses him, he is completely transformed by the child's love and compassion.
Title: A Christmas Cruise
Network: ION
Premiere: Dec. 16
Synopsis: When her best friend invites her along for a holiday themed sail, an aspiring novelist, Pam, unexpectedly finds the love of her life on board. But what will happen when the ship returns to port for Christmas?
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Title: Christmas Connection
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Premiere: Dec. 17
Synopsis: Flight attendant Sydney is tasked with looking after Leah, an unaccompanied minor. After Leah is safely delivered to her father, Jonathan, Sydney finds a package Leah left behind and delivers it to Leah. She missed her connection, and Jonathan invites her to spend the holidays with them.
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Title: Romance at Reindeer Lodge
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Dec. 17
Synopsis: A group of adults from different parts of the country have sworn off partaking in holiday events, including Molly and Jared. Upon arriving at their destination, they discover it’s a Christmas themed ranch. The Christmas activities eventually melt everyone’s cynical hearts and Molly and Jared’s love blossom.
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Title: A Christmas Story Live!
Network: FOX
Premiere: Dec. 17
Synopsis: A live broadcast of the Broadway hit "A Christmas Story: The Musical" in which Ralphie wishes for nothing more than a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas.
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Title: Christmas Getaway
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Dec. 23
Synopsis: Travel writer Emory has never had a traditional Christmas. Although her free spirit makes her the perfect travel writer, a surprising breakup with her boyfriend takes her personal life back to square one. Hoping to spend the holiday recovering, Emory takes the picturesque Christmas vacation planned for the two of them, alone. Through a mix up on the rental site, Emory is forced to share the cabin with a handsome widower, his young daughter, and mother-in-law.
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Title: When Calls The Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Dec. 25
Synopsis: Elizabeth’s fiancé Jack surprises her by coming on home on leave and bringing a young Mountie desperately searching for Christmas inspiration. Mayor Abigail is pretty busy. Recognizing that, her newly adopted son, Cody, engages classmates in creating the town’s annual Christmas Celebration. While Sheriff Bill Avery forges a relationship with the disgraced former mayor, Rosemary and Lee are reminded that family is the true meaning of Christmas.
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Title: Winter Wedding
Network: UP
Premiere: Dec. 25
Synopsis: When Hallie and Lucas get engaged, they quickly begin planning the tropical beach wedding of their dreams. But the happy couple starts to get caught in family drama when both sets of parents can’t seem to agree on anything. Adding to the turmoil, their destination is completely booked and the next available spot is over a year away. Not wanting to wait, they decide to have their ceremony at Lucas’ mountain lodge in the snow.
Title: A Royal New Year's Eve
Network: Hallmark Channel
Premiere: Dec. 30
Synopsis: That first kiss of the New Year is special. When everyone else just puckers up to the nearest set of lips, Robin has always kept her wits — and her mouth — to herself. An established photographer at a lifestyle website, she’s assigned to work on a New Year’s Eve story with a new hire, Todd. When she confides in Todd that she has never kissed anyone as the clock strikes midnight, he sets about to correct this, by finding someone for Robin to kiss at the magic hour.
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