Hello, my festive friends. There are only 66 days until Christmas, which is undoubtedly my favourite holiday on the planet, mainly because it’s the time of year everyone else falls in love with the cheesy romances that Hallmark & Lifetime dedicate their entire production budgets around. Basically, it’s a one-way ticket to bad acting, over the top small towns, lots of baking that involves so much gingerbread and that feel-good feeling that only Christmas can bring and I am not ashamed to say I LOVE IT.
With over seventy new Christmance films about to drop across many different streaming services over the next two months, all beginning with Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas premiering on October 25, deciding to prioritise what to watch might be somewhat overwhelming. Lucky for you, I’m around to make your life so much easier, because I’m dropping my ones-to-watch-out-for below! And if you want a handy list of everything that’s coming out, you can check my IMDB.com list here!
Christmas Movie Christmas (27 October, UPtv)
Eve is a Christmas movie fanatic and dreams of having a movie-perfect Christmas with a movie-perfect boyfriend. On Christmas Eve, when Eve and her cynical sister Lacy make wishes to Santa, they wake up in Christmas Town and find themselves trapped inside a Christmas movie where they are the stars. But when things start to go wrong, and Eve’s knowledge of all things Christmas movie fails to fix things, Eve and Lacy try to find a way out of the picture-perfect Christmas and back to reality.
Two Turtle Doves (1 November, Hallmark)
A woman searches for a beloved family heirloom in a small Christmas town. When she unexpectedly discovers an adorable little girl and her disheartened father, she realizes that Christmas miracles really do happen. PREVIEW
Merry & Bright (2 November, Hallmark)
Cate, the CEO of the Merry and Bright Candy Cane Company, meets Gabe during the busy Christmas season. She assumes Gabe is the suitor her well-meaning mother is trying to set her up with when in reality, he works for Empire Corporate Recovery, which has been hired to take a closer look at Merry and Bright’s operation and find ways to make the company more profitable. As Cate and Gabe begin to work together, they find ways to elevate the business and find that they have more in common than savvy business sense. PREVIEW
Last Christmas (7 November, Universal)
Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa’s elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true. PREVIEW
Let It Snow (8 November, Netflix)
Based on the YA short story collection by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle. In a small town on Christmas Eve, a snowstorm brings together a group of young people. PREVIEW
A Sweet Christmas Romance ( 10 November, Lifetime)
When food stylist Holly returns home for Christmas, she learns that the elderly owner of her favorite childhood bakery is retiring and has started a contest to give the bakery away to whoever can recreate her famous 12 Days of Christmas recipes. Holly enters, despite not being much of cook. When a local baker also enters the contest, the two adversaries end up cooking up something special together for the holidays. PREVIEW
The Knight Before Christmas (21 November, Netflix)
A medieval English knight is magically transported to the present day where he falls for a high school science teacher who is disillusioned by love. PREVIEW
Write Before Christmas (28 November, Hallmark)
Recently single Jessica sends Christmas cards to five people who have influenced her life: the aunt who raised her, her younger brother in the military, a pop star who provided the soundtrack to her life, the music teacher who inspired her, and her best friend, who always tells her the truth. As each person receives Jessica’s card, they are sparked to act in their own lives to make them better. PREVIEW
Christmas in Rome (30 November, Hallmark)
Set and shot in Rome, an American tour guide named Angela, is fired from her job just in time for Christmas (How merry!). Soon after, she meets Oliver, a fellow tourist, who hires her to be his personal tour guide — and well, you can guess what happens next.
Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen (5 December, Hallmark)
Loosely based on the Jane Austen classic, a party planner named Ella clashes with “a not-so-jolly toy company CEO.”
Holiday Date (22 December, Hallmark)
No info on this one yet, but I’m excited that Brittney Bristow is getting her own Christmas film, because she is a star!
Which ones are you looking forward to the most? Are there any on my list that isn’t here? Let’s chat!