Forget Netflix and Chill, Hallmark Channel and Peppermint Mocha season is almost upon us. Sure, the weather might have only dipped about ten degrees cooler in some parts of the country, but if you’ve been paying attention, all of the major retail stores have been displaying their holiday lights and décor very early this year. And yes, the Hallmark Channel is doing their part in getting us excited about cozy nights by the fire place by releasing their holiday movie lineup, too. Someone, pass the hoodie blankets our way!
As is the case almost every year, Hallmark will give us everything we’ve been looking for in a good, enjoyable evening movie. Well, except for the Oscar-worthy performances. Instead, we will be getting plenty of old flames, new romances, small towns and a few celebrity appearances sprinkled in.
The first movie is Christmas at Pemberley Manor. The film is about a man named Michael Rady. He meets a New York event planner who’s in town to organize a holiday festival and yes, you can except things to get rather hot and heavy before Santa is even scheduled to go down the chimney. The film debuts October 27.
Next up is Christmas Joy. It’s a film about a woman named Joy Holbrook. She’s a market researcher who rushes home to help her aunt recover from surgery, but when she gets home she realizes that she still has lots of feelings for her ex boyfriend. The film debuts on November 3.
The following night is Road to Christmas on November 4. Maggie Baker is a television producer who falls for a man named Danny Wise. We don't want to give too much away, but the film is a little bit Freaky Friday, a little bit Britney Spears, and a whole lot of Chad Michael Murray, who also stars in the film.
And because you can’t have a Hallmark Channel holiday lineup without the Christmas country singer queen herself, Leann Rimes stars in It’s Christmas, Eve. She’s an interim school superintendent who cuts the budget of a music program. Sparks will fly though when she meets a music teacher who might be able to change her mind. The film hits the small screen on November 10.