Are you eager for some holiday cheer in the muggy months of summer? Don’t worry, the fun doesn’t have to wait until December! Hallmark’s annual Christmas in July is in full swing. The network premiered two new holiday movies to celebrate the occasion.

Starring Katie Cassidy and Stephen Huszar, A Royal Christmas Crush will be pulling at your heart strings. Ava accepts the opportunity of a lifetime to work at the Royal Ice Hotel, which incidentally leads her to a surprise whirlwind romance with the hotel’s most honored guest, the Royal Prince himself.

Another holiday special, Take Me Back for Christmas, takes you on a journey toward rekindled love. A Christmas wish grants Renee (Venessa Lengies) a perfect, successful life she’s always dreamed of. Except, in this new reality she is no longer married to her husband Aaron (Corey Sevier). Renee must race against the clock to win him back before Christmas Eve.

More interested in the Hallmark classics? This month’s lineup is stocked with your favorite holiday movies and stars. Check out our top 5 picks still to come:

  1. Three Wise Men and A Baby (July 23 6/5c): Three brothers (Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker) get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together and care for a mystery baby over the holidays.
  2. Open by Christmas (July 20 6/5c): When Nicky (Alison Sweeney) finds an unopened Christmas card from high school, she and her best friend Simone (Erica Durance) set out to find her secret admirer.
  3. My Grown-Up Christmas List (July 30 5/4c): Starring Kayla Wallace and Kevin McGarry, this holiday film explores the growing bond between Taylor, a journalist, and Luke, a soldier in the military, as they spend several Christmases both together and apart.
  4. Haul out the Holly (July 22 8/7c): When Emily (Lacey Chabert) unexpectedly spends the holidays alone at her parents’ house, the neighborhood insists she participate in its many Christmas festivities. The HOA is run by none other than her childhood friend Jared (Wes Brown), who makes it impossible for her to resist the charms of Christmas.
  5. Campfire Christmas (July 14 10a/9c): Starring Tori Anderson and Corbin Bleu, you’re in for some serious family fun as romance rekindles for Peyton and her friends when her parents decide to host one last holiday-themed reunion before selling the family summer camp.

If the movies aren’t enough of a pull, the Christmas in July Sweepstakes are up and running! Enter daily for a chance to win $5,000 plus fun and festive daily prizes. Click here to learn more about how to enter and participate.

The Hallmark Movie Checklist app is an easy way to keep track of all of Hallmark’s Christmas movies, including the many hits from previous holiday seasons. You can even set reminders so your phone alerts you to the upcoming lineup.

If you don’t have Hallmark Channel or Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in your TDS TV or TDS TV+ channel package, there’s no time like the present to upgrade. Visit our website or give us a call at 1-866-571-6662.

By Celia Reid, TDS Communications Intern 

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