The 30 Best Hallmark Christmas Movies of 2021


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The 30 Best Hallmark Christmas Movies of 2021
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The 30 Best Hallmark Christmas Movies of 2021

What fun are the holidays without a few Hallmark Christmas movies? You’ll have plenty of chances to watch old and new Hallmark movies between now and Christmas 2021. Keep your eye on the Hallmark Channel schedule to find out when you can catch these holiday movies this year.



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Genre: Romance

Director: Catherine Cyran

Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook, Greyston Holt, Jon Cor

TV Rating: TV-G

Runtime: 84 minutes


Childhood friends Lina (Rachael Leigh Cook) and Max (Greyston Holt) decide to travel home together for the holidays. A storm interrupts their journey, leaving them to find an alternate route. Old feelings resurface as they must work together to make it to Christmas dinner in time.

Cross Country Christmas premiers on the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, December 20, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.





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IMDb Rating: 6.4

Genre: Romance

Starring: Ashley Williams, Calix Fraser, Niall Matter

Director: Allan Harmon

TV Rating: TV-G

Runtime: 84 minutes


Single mom Maggie (Ashley Williams) is prepared to spend Christmas alone, but she gets an unexpected visitor. Through her new budding relationship with Lucas (Niall Matter), Maggie gains a new appreciation for the holidays.





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Genre: Romance

Director: Terry Ingram

Starring: Danica McKellar, Dylan Neal, April Telek

TV Rating: TV-G

Runtime: 84 minutes


Advice columnist Kayleigh (Danica McKellar) specializes in romance. Unfortunately, her column gets canceled just before Christmas, leaving her without a paycheck. She heads home to seek solace in her family, only to get called back to the city by the publisher (Dylan Neal), who pushed her out.

Christmas She Wrote premiers on the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, December 6, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.





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Genre: Romance

Director: Linda-Lisa Hayter

Starring: Holly Robinson Peete, Rukiya Bernard, Antonio Cayonne

TV Rating: TV-G

Runtime: 84 minutes


It’s time to return to the town of Evergreen for yet another entry in the Christmas-themed franchise. In Bells Are Ringing, Michelle (Holly Robinson Peete) prepares for her Christmas wedding while her friend Hannah (Rukiya Bernard) contemplates the future of her own relationship.

Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing premiers on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, December 5, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.




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IMDb Rating: 6.4

Genre: Family, Comedy

Starring: Robert Buckley, Jonathan Bennett, Ana Ayora

Director: Michael Grossman

TV Rating: TV-G

Runtime: 75 minutes


On the way to visit his family for the holidays, Brandon (Jonathan Bennett) and his husband are eagerly waiting for news about their adopted child. Meanwhile, his brother reunites with an old flame, igniting controversy in their hometown.




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IMDb Rating: 7.2

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Tyler Hynes, Mallory Jansen, Clare Filipow

Director: Gary Yates

TV Rating: TV-G

Runtime: 84 minutes


A couple of misfit video game designers team up to create a scavenger hunt as a way to spread Christmas cheer. Their game brings the whole town together, and they eventually find what they had been looking for all along in one another.




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IMDb Rating: 6.2

Genre: Romance

Starring: Julie Gonzalo, Ronnie Rowe Jr.

Director: Allan Harmon

TV Rating: TV-G

Runtime: 84 minutes


To obtain a rare flower for a celebrity client, a wedding planner (Julie Gonzalo) travels to a remote part of Alaska just before the holidays. During her trip, she becomes enamored with the town’s holiday spirit, as well as a charming young man (Rowe Jr.) who offers to help her find what she’s looking for.




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IMDb Rating: 6.5

Genre: Romance

Starring: Merritt Patterson, Luke Macfarlane

Director: Jason Hudson

TV Rating: TV-G

Runtime: 84 minutes


A celebrated pianist named Margot (Merrit Patterson) returns to her family home, Chateau Newhaus, for the holidays. When her ex-bandmate and ex-boyfriend Jackson (Luke Macfarlane) hears that Margot is back in town, he wants to bring the band back together for one more show.




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IMDb Rating: 6.5

Genre: Drama

Starring: Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, Victoria Clark

Director: Dustin Rikert

TV Rating: TV-G

Runtime: 85 minutes


When they’re stranded during a terrible blizzard, a mother (Victoria Clark) and her son (Aaron Tveit) are taken in by a kind woman named Anna (Laura Osnes). Anna soon discovers that she’s housing the Royal Family of Galwick, and she finds herself falling for the Prince, who is intrigued by her small town’s Christmas traditions.




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IMDb Rating: 6.5

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Jill Wagner, Wes Brown, P. Lynn Johnson

Director: James Head

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 84 minutes


When an out-of-town corporation tries to buy out Aunt Sally’s Christmas Cookie Company, the whole town of Cookie Jar comes together to save their local business. At first, corporate representative Hannah (Jill Wagner) is unsympathetic to the company’s owner (Wes Brown). However, that changes when they fall for each other. Consider it a retelling of the classic Grinch story with a romantic twist.




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IMDb Rating: 6.6

Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance

Starring: Lacey Chabert, Stephen Hagan, Jane Seymour

Director: Alex Zamm

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 90 minutes


Small-town seamstress Emily Corrigan (Lacey Chabert) adores her boyfriend Leo (Stephen Hagan). However, she’s thrown for a loop when Leo reveals that he’s been hiding a secret: He’s the prince of a small European country. For Christmas, the couple visits his royal parents, who seem determined to sabotage their relationship.




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IMDb Rating: 6.8

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Starring: Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin, Holly Robinson Peete

Director: Sean McNamara

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 99 minutes


To her disappointment, professional designer Lisa (Jill Wagner) returns home for Christmas to find the town’s old general store abandoned. Determined to restore the historic building, she reaches out to a local contractor named Kevin (Mark Deklin), and the two become business partners. As their relationship evolves, Lisa begins to question whether she wants to leave her hometown.




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IMDb Rating: 6.9

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Merritt Patterson, Jon Cor, Luke Roessler

Director: Paul Ziller

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 90 minutes


In this heart-warming story, a photographer (Merritt Patterson) must take time off from work to care for her grandmother during the holidays. She quickly strikes up a friendship with her neighbor David (Jon Cor), who needs help caring for his family. Brought together by less-than-ideal circumstances, they ultimately end up having a genuinely picture-perfect Christmas.




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IMDb Rating: 6.7

Genre: Romance

Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, Jean Smart

Director: Michael Robison

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 85 minutes


After a falling out with her family, Noelle (Candace Cameron Bure) isn’t too down about accidentally getting trapped inside a shoe store on Christmas Eve. Things get weird when a mysterious woman appears who claims to be her guardian angel, and the two visit Christmases past, present, and future. In the end, Noelle discovers that nothing is more important than family.




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IMDb Rating: 6.3

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Lacey Chabert, Sam Page, Franco Nero

Director: Ernie Barbarash

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 90 minutes


An American tour guide (Lacey Chabert) living in Rome loses her job just before the holidays. She gets a stroke of luck when she meets an American entrepreneur named Oliver (Sam Page) looking to purchase an Italian ceramics company. As she guides him through the ancient city streets, the two discover more and more about each other.




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IMDb Rating: 6.3

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Starring: Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad, Stephanie Bennett

Director: Mark Jean

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 86 minutes


A single fireman (Brandon Routh) who gave up on companionship finds it in an unexpected place: on his front doorstep. After taking in a stray cat, his newfound feline friend leads him to meet a veterinary student named Marilee (Kimberley Sustad). By Christmas, the three strangers become a family.

This movie is a must-watch for lovers of cats and the holidays.




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IMDb Rating: 6.4

Genre: Romance

Starring: Jessica Lowndes, Michael Rady, Cole Gleason

Director: Colin Theys

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 84 minutes


When an event planner from New York named Elizabeth (Jessica Lowndes) takes a job organizing a Christmas festival for a small town, she runs into opposition from a billionaire (Michael Rady) who wants to sell her chosen venue. They eventually decide to work together, and their professional partnership turns romantic.




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IMDb Rating: 7.0

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Tim Rozon, Beth Broderick

Director: David Weaver

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 80 minutes


After deciding to ditch everything and leave Boston for a fresh start, Lauren Gabriel (Candace Cameron Bure) takes an unexpected trip to a quaint town called Grandon Falls. She slowly discovers that there’s more to the snowy village than meets the eye. Plus, she learns a few lessons about family and the meaning of Christmas along the way.




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IMDb Rating: 6.2

Genre: Drama, Family, Romance

Starring: Danica McKellar, Niall Matter, Zoë Noelle Baker

Director: Michael Robison

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 90 minutes


If you’ve never been to Dollywood, you can get a glimpse of the amusement park in Christmas at Dollywood. When an event planner (Danica McKellar) from Tennessee returns home from up north to organize the theme park’s Christmas festivities, she bumps heads with the local manager (Niall Matter) on every detail. Is it any surprise that they fall in love?




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IMDb Rating: 5.7

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family

Starring: Wes Brown, David Keith, Kellie Pickler

Director: Eric Close

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 85 minutes


Christmas at Dollywood isn’t the only Tennesse themed holiday movie on the Hallmark Channel. In this one, Laurel (Kellie Pickler) meets her ex-boyfriend (Wes Brown) while on a trip to Memphis. The ex-lovers are also ex-bandmates, and their mutual love for music brings them back together in the City of Blues.




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IMDb Rating: 6.1

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Erin Krakow, David Haydn-Jones, Miranda Frigon

Director: Christie Will Wolf

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 84 minutes


Lifelong rivals Christie (Erin Krakow) and Penny (Miranda Frigon) compete in the most brutal contest: a Christmas cookie bake-off. Christie is at a distinct disadvantage since she can’t cook, but her luck turns around when she meets James, a single baker (David Haydn-Jones). Before he knows it, James finds himself in the middle of a love triangle.




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IMDb Rating: 6.1

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Kim Shaw, Kevin McGarry, Tom Arnold

Director: Marita Grabiak

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 82 minutes


Belinda (Kim Shaw) and her ex Dustin (Kevin McGarry) parted ways on bad terms. It was so bad that she moved away from her hometown. When she returns home for Christmas one year, she’s appalled to find that she’s paired with Dustin for the town’s Christmas scavenger hunt. Will they reconcile?




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IMDb Rating: 6.3

Genre: Romance

Starring: Lacey Chabert, Brendan Penny, Sherry Miller

Director: Don McBrearty

TV Rating: TV-PG

Running Time: 82 minutes


Despite being offered a job with her father’s company, Darcy (Lacey Chabert) decides to move away from home and start her own business. When she comes home to plan a Christmas charity event, she reunites with an old friend (Brendan Penny), who convinces her to reconnect with her dad.

An adaptation of a book by Melissa de la Cruz, this movie is the perfect family film for the holidays.




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IMDb Rating: 6.7

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Eion Bailey, Mark Deklin

Director: Lee Friedlander

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 90 minutes


Have you ever wanted to switch lives with someone else? It’s not so hard if you have an identical twin. Two sisters decide to trick their friends and family for the holidays, trading places and planning each other’s respective Christmas parties. As they try to keep up the charade, they gain a stronger appreciation for each other.




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IMDb Rating: 6.4

Genre: Music, Romance

Starring: Kaitlin Doubleday, Adrian Grenier, Sunny Mabrey

Director: Eric Close

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 84 minutes


In this sequel to Christmas at Graceland, Harper (Kaitlin Doubleday) goes home to Memphis to be a nanny for a widower named Owen (Adrian Grenier). The two become friends and begin to bring out the best in each other, and Harper finds herself questioning if she wants to leave home after the holidays are over.




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IMDb Rating: 6.8

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family

Starring: Alicia Witt, Mark Wiebe, Lawrence Dane

Director: Jonathan Wright

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 87 minutes


On her way to meet her future in-laws for Christmas, Alice (Alicia Witt) loses her luggage and phone at the airport. By chance, she runs into her future brother-in-law (Mark Wiebe) at the baggage claim, and he offers her a ride to his parents’ house. Alice quickly falls in love with her new family, but did she pick the wrong brother to marry?




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IMDb Rating: 6.2

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Paul Greene, Sarah Strange

Director: Ron Oliver

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 85 minutes


A snowstorm brings two strangers together at an airport hotel in New York. Paige (Candace Cameron Dure) is desperate to meet her future in-laws before her wedding, so she seeks help from fellow traveler Dylan (Paul Greene) to get home for the holidays. Dylan is heartbroken from a recent breakup, so he turns to the bride-to-be for a rebound.




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IMDb Rating: 6.7

Genre: Romance

Starring: Brooke D’Orsay, Marc Blucas, Luke Roessler

Director: Mike Rohl

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 84 minutes


Miss Christmas is about a woman (Brooke D’Orsay) whose job is to find the perfect tree for Chicago’s Radcliffe Christmas Tree lighting. She receives a letter from a boy who says he has the perfect tree in his yard, but his father (Marc Blucas) isn’t willing to give it up. Can she charm the single dad into giving her what she wants?




Hallmark Channel


IMDb Rating: 6.9

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Carly Pope, Kristoffer Polaha, Laura Cilevitz

Director: Don McBrearty

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 84 minutes


In Double Holiday, Hanukkah and Christmas go hand-in-hand. Rebecca (Carly Pope) has to cancel her Hanukkah plans when she gets roped into organizing a Christmas party with her annoying co-worker Chris (Kristoffer Polaha). The two learn how to get along until they find out that they’re competing for the same promotion.




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IMDb Rating: 7.2

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray, Lolita Davidovich

Director: Pat Williams

TV Rating: TV-G

Running Time: 84 minutes


Following a devastating breakup, Jessica (Torrey DeVitto) reflects on the people who matter most. She decides to send Christmas cards to everyone who has positively influenced her, from her favorite teacher to her favorite pop star. As luck would have it, her childhood crush (Chad Michael Murray) replies, leading to an unexpected relationship.









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