Bring on the hot cocoa and ugly sweaters! Megan and Wendy dive into their very first Countdown to Christmas preview episode. Listen in as the ladies from Long Story Short give their first impressions of the brand new movies the Hallmark Channel will premiere this holiday season.
We asked listeners a lot of questions during this episode. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When Does Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas Begin?
Countdown to Christmas begins on Friday, October 22, 2021 with new movies expected to premiere every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
It was recently announced that there will be 41 original movies this holiday season premiering across many of Hallmark’s entertainment platforms, including Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and the Hallmark Movies Now app.
Will the Hollywood Strike Affect Hallmark Movies?
According to Heavy.com, the impending IATSE strike could possibly affect the production of new Hallmark movies either not filmed yet or not completed with post-production. It will be interesting to watch this unfold over the next few weeks.
What Movies are in 2021 Countdown to Christmas?
Of the 41 original new movies, Hallmark has released the titles, cast, and synopses for only nine movies. We know the turn around time on these movies is really tight. Some movies on the schedule are likely not even in production yet.
On September 30, 2021 @SleepyKittyPaw shared this list of movies expected to premiere during Countdown to Christmas. This person says they are 99% sure the 19 movies listed under “Not Yet Officially Announced” are all for the Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas.
Now know of 41 new, original holiday movies produced, or soon-to-film, for Hallmark, with NO acquisitions—a first for the network. Possible we will see at least 1 more, since CRASHING THROUGH THE SNOW premiered in July. Would say 99% confident unannounced are all for Hallmark. pic.twitter.com/CUdAhOb77S— Ho! Ho! Holiday Viewing! (@SleepyKittyPaw) September 30, 2021
Countdown to Christmas Preview
At the time of recording this episode, we knew of the first nine movies. They include:
- You, Me & The Christmas Trees starring Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres and Jason Hervey (10/22/21).
- Boyfriends of Christmas Past with Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Ablack and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (10/23/21)
- The Santa Stakeout featuring Tamera Mowry-Housely, Paul Campbell and Joe Pantoliano (10/24/21)
- Christmas in Harmony starring Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Loretta Devine, Michelle Williams and Basil Wallace (10/29/21)
- Coyote Creek Christmas with Janel Parrish and Ryan Paevey(10/30/21)
- Christmas Sail featuring Katee Sackhoff, Patrick Sabongui and Terry O’Quinn (10/31/21)
- Open by Christmas starring Alison Sweeney, Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott (11/5/21)
- Next Stop, Christmas with Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd (11/6/21)
- A Christmas Treasure featuring Jordin Sparks and Michael Xavier (11/7/21)
We will continue to update this list as premiere dates are confirmed.
Girls Gone Hallmark: Christmas Movies
We’re still fine tuning our recording schedule for the Countdown to Christmas movies. We even talked about letting listeners choose which new, original movie we should watch and review! Follow us on Instagram @meganandwendylss and watch our stories to weigh in!