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Yes, It's September, But It's Time to Get Ready for Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas

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OK, we know it's technically still summer, but if you can buy a pumpkin spice latte on your way into the office, that pretty much tells me it's time to start thinking about the holidays. I don't make the rules. And if there's one thing that's sure to get you in a festive mood, it's a a Hallmark Christmas movie. Clearly the network agrees, because they've released their 2019 Countdown to Christmas schedule already.

If you're one who can't wait for the holiday season to arrive, check out this list detailing some of the 40 new Hallmark Christmas movies coming in 2019.

Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas starts October 25.

Mark your calendars! Sure, you'll probably still be putting final touches on your Halloween costumes at this point, but it's the 10-year anniversary of Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas, so they've got to get an early start to fit in all the new content. Spin-off network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is also getting into the holiday spirit this year and is kicking off the event first.

The most highly anticipated film so far is A Christmas Love Story, starring Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf from Party of Five.

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Christmas Schedule

All movies premiering on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' "Miracles of Christmas" lineup begin at 9 p.m. EST.

Friday, October 25

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries gets the party started with A Merry Christmas Match starring Small Town Christmas star Ashley Newbrough and Kyle Dean Massey, most famous for Nashville. Synopsis: "Corey (Newbrough), who works in her mom's antique shop, puts on a Christmas pageant in honor of her late father. When a man named Ryder (Massey) visits her store, she wonders if she should have left town to follow her dream of becoming a theater director."


Thursday, October 31: Nostalgic Christmas stars Brooke D'orsay, Trevor Donovan, and Chad Willett.

Friday, November 1: Two Turtle Doves reunites Love to the Rescue's Michael Rady and Nikki Deloach as Sam and Sharon.

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Thursday, November 7: A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas starring Rachael Leigh Cook and Benjamin Ayres.

Friday, November 8: Holiday for Heroes pairs The Young and Restless star Melissa Clair Egan and Marc Blucas from The Fix and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Thursday, November 14: A Christmas Miracle stars The Real's Tamera Mowry-Housley, Brooks Darnell, and Barry Bostwick.

Friday, November 15: A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love stars  Kathie Lee Gifford, Cindy Busby, and Ben Hollingsworth

Thursday, November 21: Our Christmas Love Song will be Alicia Witt's second Christmas movies on the channel and her seventh Hallmark Christmas movie overall. 

Friday, November 22: Christmas Under the Stars  starring Jesse Metcalfe, Autumn Reeser and Clarke Peters centers on "a Christmas tree lot that helps two people rediscover their holiday spirit."

Friday, November 29: A Christmas Wish stars Hilarie Burton in her fifth Hallmark holiday film.

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Thursday, December 5This Time of Year starring Laura Osnes and Stephen Huszar.

Friday, December 6: Time for You to Come Home for Christmas (cast TBA)

Thursday, December 12: Christmas in Montana (cast TBA)

Friday, December 13: Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday stars Jen Lilley from Mingle All the Way and Carlo Marks from Moonlight in Vermont.

Thursday, December 19: An Unforgettable Christmas stars Twilight's Ashley Greene.

Friday, December 20: A Family Christmas Gift stars Holly Robinson Peete, the inimitable Patti LaBelle, and Dion Johnstone.

Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas full schedule

All films debuting on Hallmark's flagship channel as part of the tenth annual Countdown to Christmas start at 8 p.m. EST.

Saturday, October 26: Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses starring Jill Wagner from Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa, alongside Matthew Davis from Legally Blonde and The Vampire Diaries / The Originals.

Saturday, November 2: Although this Christmas season won't bring any films starring scandal-laden Lori Laughlin, Merry & Bright has her Fuller House co-star Jodie Sweetin and A Christmas in Tennessee's Andrew W Walker.

Sunday, November  3: Christmas Scavenger Hunt stars Tom Arnold, Kevin McGarry and Kim Shaw.

Saturday, November 9: A Christmas Duet stars Chaley Rose, Rome Flynn and Teryl Rothery.

Sunday, November 10: The Mistletoe Secret brings Hallmark veteran Kellie Pickler together with Tyler Hynes from It's Christmas, Eve.

Saturday, November 16: Double Holiday joins Kristoffer Polaha from Mystery 101 and Arrow's Carly Pope. 

Sunday, November 17: The Christmas Club stars LOST's Elizabeth Mitchell as Olivia and Cameron Mathison of All My Children fame.

Saturday, November 23: Picture a Perfect Christmas  Merritt Patterson from last years' Christmas at the Palace and Jon Cor.

Sunday, November 24: Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays doesn't seem to be a direct sequel to Christmas at Graceland. However, it does feature actual former Graceland resident Priscilla Presley as well as Adrian Grenier, Katilin Doubleday, and Chase Bryant.

Monday, November 25: Check Inn to Christmas stars Rachel Boston from A Christmas in Tennessee and Wes Brown of the aforementioned Christmas at Graceland.

Tuesday, November 26: A Gift to Remember 2 (AKA A Gift to Cherish) reunites Ali Liebert, Peter Porte and Tina Lifford.

Wednesday, November 27: Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen stars When Calls the Heart's Erin Krakow, as well as Hallmark veterans Luke Macfarlane and Kimberley Sustad.

Thursday, November 28: Write Before Christmas stars Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray, Grant Show, Lolita Davidovich and Drew Seeley ins a Love Actually-esque story about a woman and the five significant people from her past she decides to connect with by sending them Christmas cards. 

Friday, November 29: Christmas at the Plaza stars Ryan Paevey and Elizabeth Henstridge.

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Saturday, November 30: Christmas in Rome stars Hallmark favorite Lacey Chabert and Sam Page.

Sunday, December 1: Christmas Town stars major Hallmark star (and Fuller House star) Candace Cameron Bure with Tim Rozon and Beth Broderick.

Saturday, December 7: A Christmas Love Story is a Hall of Fame feature with Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf. 

Sunday, December 8: Christmas at Dollywood brings back Hallmark vet Danica McKellar, as well as Niall Matter and — duh — Dolly Parton herself.

Saturday, December 14: It's time for another Christmas in Evergreen with Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy starring Paul Greene, Maggie Lawson, Barbara Niven, Holly Robinson Peete, Rukiya Bernard, Colin Lawrence, Ashley Williams and Jill Wagner.

Sunday, December 15: Alice in Christmasland (cast TBA)

Saturday, December 21: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas stars Eric Mabius.

Sunday, December 22: Holiday Date with Brittany Bristow is the network's first Hanukkah movie!

Wednesday, December 25: When Calls the Heart Christmas (cast TBA)

Saturday, December 28: New Year, New Me (cast TBA)