Hallmark is starting to release its Christmas movies from next month, a teaser of some of the highlights

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Forty festive and seasonal films are planned by Hallmark between now and the end of the year, it’s been announced. Ho ho ho!


Don’t worry about the ongoing strikes in the world of film and TV getting in the way of some traditional festive gold. Over in the US – and that means we’ll be getting this lot shortly after – Hallmark has announced a slate of 40 films that it’s readying for the final months of the year.

Rest assured that the bulk of these films will shoehorn Christmas in there somewhere, and the starting gun for them all is being fired on October 21st it seems, with Where Are You, Christmas?. That one features Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O’Heir and Julie Warner, in a story about someone wishing for a year without Christmas, then having to fight to reverse that wish.

To list the rest of what’s coming would fill up this site and significantly reduce valuable coffee drinking time, but it’d be wrong not to outline some of the highlights ahead.

For instance, Mystic Christmas involves an aquarium, a rehabilitation centre and a pizza shop, all in a festive tale. It may be brilliant, but it does sound like one of those fridge magnet poetry things that’s come up with all the key ingredients.


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The Santa Summit is a summit where, er, Santas seem to come together, but all doesn’t quite go to plan. Christmas Island sounds like a capitalist ideal, as rich people seem to end up on a private flight to celebrate Yuletide, and a snowstorm means non-rich people get there. There’s a sort of Purge movie in the same concept, we might add.

One more? How about Magic In Mistletoe, a festive tale for our times when a book author offends people on social media around Christmas. Honesty, you think I’m making this up, but search it if you don’t believe me.

Still, respect to the fact that these are comfort films for many, and if that’s you, be assured that you’re going to be well covered in the months ahead.

A fuller list of what’s coming up can be found here:


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