Hallmark Is Airing Christmas Movies Every Thursday And Friday, Year Round

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Many Hallmark Christmas movie fans are already missing the glorious Christmas movies now that the network has returned to regular programming. Hallmark is now offering a twice-a-week-Christmas movie treat. They are calling it the Countdown to Christmas Friday Feature. They are airing a Christmas movie every Thursday night on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and every Friday night on Hallmark Movies.

What are the details?

Hallmark Christmas Movies Every Thursday And Friday

Hallmark’s two main channels are not airing Christmas movies every Thursday and Friday. On Thursday nights, go to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries for your bit of Christmas cheer.

The movies you can see in January on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries includes: Time For You To Come Home For Christmas, airing on Thursday Jan. 16. Candace Cameron Bure stars in Journey Home To Christmas, airing on Thursday Jan. 23. Holiday Hearts is airing on Thursday Jan. 30. All show times are 9 p.m., Eastern. Always check the online schedule for any changes.

On Friday nights, head over to the regular Hallmark Channel for Christmas movies airing there. The movies airing in January premieres with Christmas Under The Stars, on January 10. Candace Cameron Bure stars in Christmas Town, which airs on January 17. The very popular Write Before Christmas airs on January 24. January ends with the Nine Lives Of Christmas, airing on January 31. All show times are 10 p.m., Eastern. Always check the online schedule for any changes.

You may want to tune in early to catch a previous season’s Winterfest movie, airing right before the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies. What are Winterfest movies? Read on!


Winterfest Extends The Christmas Feeling

Now that Hallmark has transitioned from Christmas, the programming glides right into Winterfest. There is a lot of overlap, including snowball fights, hot chocolate, skiing and wintery scenes.

For example, the wonderful new Lacey Chabert, Tyler Hynes Winterfest movie, Winter In Vail is a wintery love story that takes place in charming Vail, Colorado. Who knew old Vail had a Bavarian history? There are chalets, adorable main street, plenty of snow, wintery treats and a warm romance.

Fans can see Encore showings on the Hallmark Channel, including Jan. 11 at 7:00 p.m, Jan. 12 at 2:00 p.m., and Feb. 29 at 5 p.m., all times Eastern. Always check listings in case of a schedule change.

Other Winterfest movies including Love In Winterland, premiering on January 11,  Love On Iceland, premiering on January 18, Amazing Winter Romance, premiering on January 20, and Hearts of Winter, premiering on January 25, they will all be airing at 9 p.m. Eastern time, on the Hallmark Channel.


Christmas Coming Back Soon

Hallmark traditionally brings back Christmas movies at the the halfway point of the year. This is what they call Christmas In July. This is when the network replays original Christmas movies like two of the 2019 fan favorites,  Christmas at the Plaza or Holiday For Heroes. What a fun excuse to bake some holiday cookies and mentally cool down during the dog days of summer by watching some snowy, Christmastime favorites!

According to Good Housekeeping, in 2019, Hallmark aired 225 original movies. Although they have not made any current announcements, it is likely to be about the same in 2020. The other fun part of Christmas in July is that Hallmark will also show sneak peaks of the brand new 2020 Christmas movies! Although the new crop of movies will not begin airing until October, it will be fun to see what sorts of holiday stories we have to look forward to.

Be sure to check back with TV Shows Ace for the latest Hallmark news.




Georgia Makitalo

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