Christmas in July on Hallmark

July is just days away—that means it’s time to plan a barbeque, grab some sparklers, turn up the air conditioning, and watch some Christmas movies!

Just like stores have Christmas in July sales, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are getting into the action. They’re showing more than a hundred holiday movies in the middle of summer (buzzkill: Christmas is only 180 days away!).

Each channel is showing Christmas movies for a so-called week (although technically it’s more like two weeks). Read on to find out which channel is playing what.

June 29-July 15: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Gold Crown Christmas Week

Starting June 29, you’ll find at least three movies every weekday evening, and at least 10 every weekend day. In fact, by my count, there are 57 different movies you can watch!

As an admitted Hallmark movie addict (you can find my confession here), I have to say I’ve seen the majority of the movies on the schedule. As such, here are some of the movies from 2017 I recommend watching:

  • Rocky Mountain Christmas with the charming Lindy Booth.
  • Christmas Encore. I liked the set-up and the leads had a nice chemistry, I thought.
  • Magical Christmas Ornaments. It’s a total shameless plug for Hallmark ornaments, and I expected to hate it, but I found myself charmed.
  • If you like country music and/or Becca Tobin (of Glee fame), be sure to check out A Song For Christmas even though I found it to be extra predictable (which yes, for a Hallmark movie, is saying something).

I missed Romance at Reindeer Lodge last year, so I plan on setting the DVR so I can watch it now.

July 13-July 26: Hallmark Channel Christmas Keepsake Week

Staring on July 13 and ending July 22nd, Hallmark Channel promises to play your holiday favorites. Here’s the schedule and it includes lots of movies from last year’s Countdown to Christmas.

Of last year’s Countdown movies, some of my favorites are:

I am hoping to watch Christmas Getaway is on which I missed, and also maybe Christmas Connection. Full disclosure: I could not bring myself to watch Switched for Christmas last year, and I don’t see that changing—but it’ll be on if you’re interested.

Reminder: Don’t forget to print off some Christmas Movie Bingo cards to have some extra fun!

What’s coming this fall

Hallmark’s kicking off Christmas programming for 2018 on October 26. Look for 22 new Countdown to Christmas  movies on Hallmark Channel and 12 new Miracles of Christmas movies on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.


About Missy Kellor

Missy works on the Corporate Communications team and reports stories to TDS employees and customers. This is right up her alley because she’s an extrovert and also a big fan of research (really, she’ll look up just about anything that strikes her interest). Missy is a native of Madison, Wis. with an undergraduate in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Life Sciences Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interest in the Internet as a mass media shaped her work towards a PhD in Journalism and Mass Communications. She’s also worked as an editorial assistant, copywriter, and production artist. In her off hours, Missy is a crafter, Pinterest addict, reader, wife, and mom of two kids.

8 Responses to Christmas in July on Hallmark

  1. CHERYL KEY July 18, 2018 at 11:09 pm #

    When does it end! I don’t want to watch Christmas in July! When does your regular programming come back?

    • Missy Kellor July 19, 2018 at 9:12 am #

      Cheryl, according to their info it should end on July 28 (just one more week!). In good news, starting that day they’ll be kicking off their Summer Nights programming. They’ll be showing five new movies the first being “Love On Safari” with Lacy Chabert which will air that night at 8c.

      • Tammy A Headrick July 24, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

        Will the Middle be back on again?

        • Missy Kellor July 25, 2018 at 9:01 am #

          That I don’t know. Their online schedule says it will be on July 30 at 9pm central time and appears to be showing for every night that week. Hopefully that’s its new regular time slot.

  2. Karen Jones July 22, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

    I love watching your Christmas in July programming. For me Christmas has always been the best part of my whole year. I really enjoyed a movie I had not seen before called Miss Christmas. I can’t wait for Oct 26 th to start your Christmas programming.

    • Missy Kellor July 23, 2018 at 8:34 am #

      Miss Christmas is really cute! This weekend I caught Enchanted Christmas—one I missed last year (and it was also good). This fall there will be 22 new movies on the Hallmark Channel and 14 (I think, anyway) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries–it’s going to be pretty epic for us Hallmark lovers.

  3. Betty Brooks July 15, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

    I personally love the older Christmas movies. Back in the beginning. 2012 Thur 2016. One ” the most wonderful time of the year ” love, love love it ! Thank you.

    • Missy Kellor July 18, 2019 at 4:29 pm #

      Me too!! And don’t miss the new one they’re showing this Saturday, if I’m not mistaken.

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