Get ready, Hallmark movie fans—Christmas movies are coming! Ready or not, Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas 2018 kicks off before Halloween.
Programming begins at 11am CST on October 26 with some of your past holiday favorites and new movies start the next day – and boy, there are lots of them.
This year Hallmark has made a record 36 new movies, airing on both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (channels 148/1148 and 150/1150 in your TDS TV lineup). Twenty-two of the new movies will air on Hallmark (here’s the list), and 14 will appear on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (and here’s that list).
While I appreciate the separate lists, I decided to do one better and combine them into one, easy-to-reference, ultimate Hallmark Christmas 2018 guide!
Note the checkboxes on the far left so you can keep track of what you’ve watched, and in the Channel column you’ll see that Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is simply called “M & M” for short. And, since sometimes names of the movies are so similar, I included a few stars from each movie (where details have been released) to help you keep them straight. Just print off a copy of this blog, trim out the guide, and keep it by your TV to reference for the entire month!
If you missed the Christmas preview show back in July, you can watch it right now for some sneak peaks, but don’t pay too close attention to the dates—Hallmark has since made a few changes. The list above echoes the most current info.
Finally, if you’d like a few plot details for each movie, Entertainment Weekly has a nice slideshow with details.
(Top image courtesy of Hallmark Channel)