As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than by curling up on the couch with a warm cup of cocoa and a heartwarming holiday movie.
Fortunately, UPtv has us covered with an incredible lineup of feel-good films that are sure to fill your home with joy and laughter this season. They’re dubbing this season “The Most UPlifting Christmas Ever!”
From timeless classics to heartwarming new releases, UPtv’s holiday movie lineup promises to deliver all the magic and cheer you need to make your holidays merry and bright.
Join us as we take a sneak peek at the enchanting world of UPtv’s holiday offerings and discover the perfect cinematic companions for your winter nights.
When Does UPtv start airing Christmas movies?
After a season of strikes in the industry, we were curious how our favorite networks would fare during the holiday season. We’re glad to see UPtv coming through with their holiday lineup in time for 45 days of content!
UPlifting holiday movies will begin airing on Sunday, November 5th, 2023. View the full UPtv holiday schedule here!
UPtv’s subscription service, UP Faith and Family will begin their Christmas lineup on November 3rd. The lineup includes over 200 Christmas favorites as well as 35 new and exclusive titles!
How Many New Movies will UPtv air this Christmas?
UPtv will air eight premiere movies in 2023 as well as a new Gaither music special
We’re Scrooged – Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. ET
Stars: Tamara Duarte, Andrew Bushell – Andrew Bushell also has a role in Hallmark’s Under the Christmas Sky starring Ryan Paevey!
In this enchanting story, ex-high school sweethearts reunite in Minneapolis for their 10-year high school reunion during the Christmas Snowball weekend. Sarah and Scott, once affectionately referred to as “Ross and Rachel” by their friends, find themselves checking into the hotel alone, having pursued successful careers apart since college.
However, fate has other plans for them when a chance encounter at the kickoff event sets in motion a series of events that will see them visited by three Christmas ghosts over the next three days. As they dream each night, they’ll share experiences that take them back to their past and immerse them in their present Christmases.
Christmas Time Capsule – Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. ET
Stars: Franco Lo Presti, Emily Alatalo (The two actors have also appeared in episodes of Workin’ Moms season six, available on Netflix.)
When Tiffany’s closest friend, James, unexpectedly shows up at her doorstep in search of a family heirloom engagement ring he entrusted to her, she discovers his intention to propose to someone else. With only three days at her disposal and a spontaneous road trip ahead, Tiffany embarks on a journey infused with holiday enchantment to help James recognize that the love he’s been seeking might have been right in front of him all along.
Country Hearts Christmas – Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. ET
*Sequel to the October UPtv Premiere MovieCountry Hearts
Stars: Chris Jericho, Lanie McAuley, Katerina Maria, David Pinard, Craig Stricklan
As the days tick down to Christmas, the Jameson Family finds themselves scattered, each chasing their own aspirations. Tori and June have ventured to Nashville to record their debut album, while Bones remains back on the family farm, diligently preparing for the upcoming holiday reunion.
However, when a golden opportunity arises for the sisters to perform on a live Christmas Eve show, one that could potentially skyrocket their burgeoning music careers, they are faced with a challenging dilemma. They must decide whether to seize the chance and give their dreams a significant boost or prioritize being with their beloved family for a truly special Christmas celebration.
Complicating matters further, Tori finds herself torn between rekindling an old flame and nurturing a cherished friendship, while June grapples with the challenges of a long-distance marriage. Ultimately, they come to realize that the guiding lights in their lives are family, faith, and love, serving as the compass to navigate these significant life choices.
Mistletoe Connection – Sunday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. ET
Stars: Jessica Sipos, Markian Tarasiuk
Kate Snow adores everything associated with the holiday season, from festive Christmas sweaters to engaging in holiday-themed crafts. Yet, what truly fills her heart with joy is the annual Christmas time at her family’s cherished store, Treasures from the Heart, a tradition passed down through generations. However, this year, her idyllic neighborhood faces a looming threat as a developer plans to disrupt everything she holds dear.
A Christmas Homecoming – Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. ET
A Christmas music special featuring Josh Turner, David Phelps, and the Gaither Vocal Band.
Yuletide the Knot–Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. ET
Stars: Mary Antonini, Peter Porte, Kelley Jakle, Kelsey Scott, Melissa Peterman (Catch Melissa Peterman on Hallmark’s Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up this season!)
When Rachel, a wedding coordinator in a quaint town, is tasked with orchestrating her most significant Christmas wedding to date for a celebrity couple from another city, her world takes an unforeseen twist. The surprise comes when she learns that the bride’s manager is none other than Logan, her first love and high school sweetheart. His presence rekindles her understanding of love, and as they rediscover the enchantment of the holiday season together, Rachel also unlocks a part of her heart that she had long kept hidden.
Christmas at an Amish Bakery–Sunday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. ET
Stars: Alexandra Harris, Sean Koetting
Having departed from her Amish upbringing during her youth, a book editor from New York is faced with a dire situation, requiring a new cookbook to salvage her career. As Christmas approaches, Sarah decides to return to her family’s farm to rekindle her roots. However, the entrance of a charming local resident, who is an outsider but holds a warm relationship with the Amish community, sparks a unique chemistry between them. Together, they embark on a mission to rescue her family’s Amish bakery, all while crafting an Amish-themed Christmas Cookbook in the process.
Dial S for Santa–Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. ET
Stars: Sarah Dugdale, Julian Haig, Lynda Boyd
Upon her return home for Christmas, Lana Lawton, an insurance investigator, has a singular purpose: to spend quality time with her mother and lift the spirits of her nephew, who is deeply disappointed that his military father won’t be home for the holidays. However, upon her arrival, Lana stumbles upon a series of perplexing robberies plaguing Main Street, leaving local shop owners baffled as to the culprits. Seizing the opportunity to potentially secure a significant promotion through genuine detective work, Lana dedicates herself to solving the case through any means necessary.
Will Gilmore the Merrier return to UPtv in 2023?
Sadly, UPtv no longer airs Gilmore Girls, so you’ll have to turn to Netflix for your Stars Hollow fix.
Where can I watch UPtv holiday movies?
UPtv is available on DirecTV, Philo and FRNDLY (our preferrred choice! Also includes Lifetime and Hallmark channels!)
Need even MORE holiday movie ideas?
Check out our posts about holiday movies coming to other cable networks this season!
We’re Your New Best Friends
Hi, we’re Megan and Wendy! Join us every Wednesday for “Approved with Megan and Wendy” – the podcast where we ask each other every week what we’re currently using and loving. Don’t waste any more time or money on products that don’t live up to their promises.
You can also find us on “Girls Gone Hallmark” on Tuesdays and Thursdays where we review new and fan-favorite Hallmark movies and ask the question: Did you see that?
Long Story Short with Megan and Wendy continues on Patreon! New episodes, four times a month, where we cover everyday life, pop culture, and more!