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Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t already start thinking about the Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas.

In fact, the network has already released its 2022 Countdown to Christmas schedule, and it will begin airing on Friday, Oct. 21.

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That means that Hallmark will be showing its Christmas movies around the clock on both the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. But more perks are available for Hallmark Movies Now subscribers, who will get access to over 150 Christmas movies, with more content getting added weekly.

The big event kicks off on Friday, October 21st, with a new holiday movie premiering every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8 p.m EST. There will also be a new Christmas flick premiering every Saturday at 10 p.m. EST on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

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Here is a list of the Hallmark Christmas movies that will be expected to play this year:

“Noel Next Door” will be the movie to kick off the Countdown to the Christmas season. Natalie Hall stars as a hard-working, single mom who has a feud with her seemingly-grouchy neighbor, played by Corey Sevier, who she believes is trying to ruin Christmas. However, she later discovers she might have misjudged him. This movie will premiere on Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. EST.

“A Holiday Spectacular” is set in 1958 and sees Ginna Claire Mason playing the role of Maggie, a dancer who puts her wedding plans on hold in order to run off to New York City to dance in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. The film also stars Ann-Margret, Eve Plumb, Derek Klena, and the Radio City Rockettes. It will premier on Sunday, November 27 at 8 p.m. EST.

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“The Holiday Sitter” will break ground as the first Hallmark Christmas movie with an LGBTQ couple at the center of the story. It will star Jonathan Bennett and George Krissa. The story is about Sam, a workaholic babysitting for his sister and brother-in-law, who are traveling out of town. Sam is overwhelmed and ends up asking their cute neighbor, Jason, for help. This movie premiers on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. EST.

“Hanukkah on Rye” stars Jeremy Jordan, Yael Grobglas and Lisa Loeb, who play rival deli owners paired up by a matchmaker. Will love trump competition? Find out on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. EST.

While these new movies sound delightful, you can still catch the stars of previous Hallmark Christmas movies, such as Lacey Chabert, Tyler Hynes, Jodie Sweetin, Alison Sweeney and Luke Macfarlane. Other familiar faces that will be seen include Beau Bridges, Marlo Thomas, Jack Wagner, Holly Robinson Peete, and Marilu Henner.

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For a full breakdown of all the new movies, you can check out Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas. Additionally, the Hallmark Miracles of Christmas movie guide provides a full list of all the new movies premiering on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

For the full list of all new Hallmark Christmas movies, go to their official website or download the printable holiday movie guide. Another option is to download the Hallmark Channel Movie Checklist app or widget for the complete list of all the Hallmark Christmas movies – both old and new. You can even set yourself reminders using the Hallmark Channel Movie app so that you don’t miss anything!

Check out the first look at Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas in the clip below:

What do you think? Are you excited for the Countdown to Christmas on the Hallmark Channel? Let us know!

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