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There are a whopping 40 new holiday movies out this year between two channels: Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
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As December inches closer, you may be looking to dabble in some Christmas cheer. It turns out that the Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channels are debuting a whopping 40 new holiday movies this year. So there are plenty of opportunities to take in what I consider to be the film equivalent of a warm sugar cookie.
Because there is a mound of movies you could watch between these two channels, I’m attempting to feature the unmissable Hallmark holiday movies for 2022. These are movies that have already premiered this year (20 movies, half of the full slate, have aired since October) and have the highest ratings on IMDb. Beneath that, you’ll find a complete list of new Hallmark Christmas movie offerings for 2022. Grab some eggnog and let’s get going.
Noel Next Door started the season off strong as the first 2022 Hallmark Christmas movie to air. The flick follows a single mom named Noelle (Natalie Hall) whose love interest also happens to be the “Scrooge” of the neighborhood. Tune into this one for a crowd-pleasing holiday romance.
Next showtime is Dec. 4 at 8/7 a.m. Central on the Hallmark channel.
Spies. Romance. Hot princes. The Royal Nanny truly has all the makings of a memorable holiday movie. Rachel Skarsten plays the titular nanny/MI5 agent who goes undercover inside Kensington Palace. Pour a glass of holiday wine and escape into this one.
Next showtime is Nov. 25 at 10/9 p.m. Central on the Hallmark channel.
In this engaging holiday movie, siblings Romy (Kara Wang) and Rick (Osric Chau) get some unexpected news around Christmastime — their parents are closing the family business, the Golden Dragon. They must navigate what’s next alongside the popular Chinese restaurant’s loyal patrons.
Next showtime is Nov. 26 at 12/11 p.m. Central on the Hallmark channel.
If you like your Christmas fare with a bit of fantasy, Ghosts of Christmas Always is the way to go. The movie is about a Ghost of Christmas Present named Katherine (Kim Matula) who helps souls on Earth rediscover their Christmas spirit. Let this one bring well-deserved cheer to your evening.
Next showtime is Nov. 29 at 10/9 a.m. Central on the Hallmark channel.
Three brothers bond over taking care of a mysterious baby in this fun Christmas movie. If you’re aiming for some laughs, this might be your best bet out of the bunch. Plus, it stars three Hallmark movie vets — Andrew Walker (A Bride for Christmas), Tyler Hynes (On the 12th Date of Christmas) and Paul Campbell (Christmas by Starlight).
Next showtime is Nov. 23 at 8/7 p.m. Central on the Hallmark channel.
In this holiday entry, an interior designer named Hayley (Taylor Cole) sets out to track down her mother’s long lost brother. Her quest leads her to a town outside of Denver that’s lit up by Christmas. You’ll want to unwrap the rest of this feel-good story yourself.
Next showtime is Nov. 26 at 4/3 p.m. Central on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel.
Friday, Oct. 21: Noel Next Door
Saturday, Oct. 22: We Wish You a Married Christmas
Sunday, Oct. 23: A Kismet Christmas
Friday, Oct. 28: A Cozy Christmas Inn
Saturday, Oct. 29: Jolly Good Christmas
Sunday, Oct. 30: Ghosts of Christmas Always
Friday, Nov. 4: A Magical Christmas Village
Saturday, Nov. 5: Lights, Camera, Christmas!
Sunday, Nov. 6: All Saints Christmas
Friday, Nov. 11: In Merry Measure
Saturday, Nov. 12: The Royal Nanny
Sunday, Nov. 13: Christmas at the Golden Dragon
Friday, Nov. 18: Inventing the Christmas Prince
Saturday, Nov. 19: Three Wise Men and a Baby
Sunday, Nov. 20: When I Think of Christmas
Thursday, Nov. 24: My Southern Family Christmas — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Friday, Nov. 25: #Xmas — premieres at 6 p.m. ET/PT
Friday, Nov. 25: A Royal Corgi Christmas — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, Nov. 26: A Tale of Two Christmases — premieres at 6 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, Nov. 26: Haul Out the Holly — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Sunday, Nov. 27: A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe — premieres at 6 p.m. ET/PT
Sunday, Nov. 27: A Holiday Spectacular — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Friday, Dec. 2: A Big Fat Family Christmas — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, Dec. 3: A Fabled Holiday — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Sunday, Dec. 4: Undercover Holiday — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Friday, Dec. 9: The Most Colorful Time of the Year — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, Dec. 10: Christmas Class Reunion — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Sunday, Dec. 11: The Holiday Sitter — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Friday, Dec. 16: Holiday Heritage — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, Dec. 17: Twas the Night Before Christmas — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Sunday, Dec. 18: Hanukkah on Rye — premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, Oct. 22: We Need a Little Christmas
Saturday, Oct. 29: Christmas Bedtime Stories
Saturday, Nov. 5: A Maple Valley Christmas
Saturday, Nov. 12: Our Italian Christmas Memories
Saturday, Nov. 19: Long Lost Christmas
Saturday, Nov. 26: Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas — premieres at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, Dec. 3: The Holiday Stocking — premieres at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, Dec. 10: The Gift of Peace — premieres at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, Dec. 17: Five More Minutes: Moments Like These — premieres at 10 p.m. ET/PT