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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. You can find Missy on G+ and on Twitter.
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