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The Best New Christmas Movies on Hallmark

Try The Holiday Stocking, Ghosts of Christmas Always and A Holiday Spectacular.

Meara Isenberg Writer
Meara covers streaming service news for CNET. She recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where she wrote for her college newspaper, The Daily Texan, as well as for state and local magazines. When she's not writing, she likes to dote over her cat, sip black coffee and try out new horror movies.
Meara Isenberg
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The Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channels debuted a whopping 40 new holiday movies this year, offering plenty of opportunities to take in the film equivalent of a warm sugar cookie. 

Since there's a mound of movies you could watch between these two channels, I'm attempting to feature the unmissable Hallmark holiday movies for 2022. These are films that've already premiered this year and have the highest ratings on IMDb. Beneath that roundup, you'll find a list of all the new Hallmark Christmas movies. 

December may be winding down, but there's still time to dabble in Christmas cheer. Grab some eggnog and let's get going.


Noel Next Door

Noel Next Door started the season off strong as the first 2022 Hallmark Christmas movie to air. The flick follows a single mom named Noelle (Natalie Hall) whose love interest also happens to be the "Scrooge" of the neighborhood. Tune into this one for a crowd-pleasing holiday romance. 


My Southern Family Christmas

This charming tale follows Campbell (Jaicy Elliot), a woman who gets to know her biological father for the first time. But there's a twist: She's presented herself as a journalist writing a story. This sweet story will thaw your heart.

Next showtime is Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. Central on the Hallmark channel.


The Royal Nanny

Spies. Romance. Hot princes. The Royal Nanny truly has all the makings of a memorable holiday movie. Rachel Skarsten plays the titular nanny/MI5 agent who goes undercover inside Kensington Palace. Pour a glass of holiday wine and escape into this one.

Next showtime is Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. Central on the Hallmark channel.

The Holiday Stocking

In this heartwarming Hallmark offering, an angel attempts to restore a relationship between his sisters on Earth. The story explores the power of family traditions. 

Next showtime is Dec. 30 at 12 a.m. ET/Dec. 29 11 p.m. Central on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel.


Three Wise Men and a Baby

Three brothers bond over taking care of a mysterious baby in this fun Christmas movie. If you're aiming for some laughs, this might be your best bet out of the bunch. Plus, it stars three Hallmark movie vets -- Andrew Walker (A Bride for Christmas), Tyler Hynes (On the 12th Date of Christmas) and Paul Campbell (Christmas by Starlight).

Next showtime is Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. Central on the Hallmark channel.

A Holiday Spectacular

This film's spectacular cast includes the Radio City Rockettes, two-time Academy Award nominee Ann-Margret, Brady Bunch actress Eve Plumb and Broadway performers Ginna Claire Mason and Derek Klena. The story follows a Philadelphia heiress in 1958 (Mason) who puts plans on hold to pursue a big dream. 

Hanukkah on Rye

Two young people unknowingly write letters to each other while running rival delis in a memorable Hanukkah rom-com. The feel-good flick capped off Hallmark's holiday offerings for 2022. 


Ghosts of Christmas Always

If you like your Christmas fare with a bit of fantasy, Ghosts of Christmas Always is the way to go. The movie is about a Ghost of Christmas Present named Katherine (Kim Matula) who helps souls on Earth rediscover their Christmas spirit. Let this one bring well-deserved cheer to your evening.


Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas

In this romantic holiday movie executive-produced by Blake Shelton, a woman named Elizabeth (Holland Roden) receives an emotional message meant for someone else. Three Wise Men and a Baby actor Tyler Hynes and singer Tenille Townes also star.

Next showtime is Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. Central on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel.

The full schedule of 2022 Hallmark Christmas movies

'Countdown to Christmas' releases on the Hallmark channel

  • Friday, Oct. 21: Noel Next Door
  • Saturday, Oct. 22: We Wish You a Married Christmas
  • Sunday, Oct. 23: A Kismet Christmas
  • Friday, Oct. 28: A Cozy Christmas Inn 
  • Saturday, Oct. 29: Jolly Good Christmas
  • Sunday, Oct. 30: Ghosts of Christmas Always
  • Friday, Nov. 4: A Magical Christmas Village
  • Saturday, Nov. 5: Lights, Camera, Christmas!
  • Sunday, Nov. 6: All Saints Christmas
  • Friday, Nov. 11: In Merry Measure
  • Saturday, Nov. 12: The Royal Nanny
  • Sunday, Nov. 13: Christmas at the Golden Dragon
  • Friday, Nov. 18: Inventing the Christmas Prince
  • Saturday, Nov. 19: Three Wise Men and a Baby
  • Sunday, Nov. 20: When I Think of Christmas
  • Thursday, Nov. 24: My Southern Family Christmas
  • Friday, Nov. 25: #Xmas
  • Friday, Nov. 25: A Royal Corgi Christmas
  • Saturday, Nov. 26: A Tale of Two Christmases
  • Saturday, Nov. 26: Haul Out the Holly
  • Sunday, Nov. 27: A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe
  • Sunday, Nov. 27: A Holiday Spectacular
  • Friday, Dec. 2: A Big Fat Family Christmas 
  • Saturday, Dec. 3: A Fabled Holiday
  • Sunday, Dec. 4: Undercover Holiday 
  • Friday, Dec. 9: The Most Colorful Time of the Year
  • Saturday, Dec. 10: Christmas Class Reunion
  • Sunday, Dec. 11: The Holiday Sitter
  • Friday, Dec. 16: Holiday Heritage
  • Saturday, Dec. 17: Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Sunday, Dec. 18: Hanukkah on Rye

'Miracles of Christmas' releases on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel

  • Saturday, Oct. 22: We Need a Little Christmas
  • Saturday, Oct. 29: Christmas Bedtime Stories
  • Saturday, Nov. 5: A Maple Valley Christmas
  • Saturday, Nov. 12: Our Italian Christmas Memories
  • Saturday, Nov. 19: Long Lost Christmas
  • Saturday, Nov. 26: Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas
  • Saturday, Dec. 3: The Holiday Stocking
  • Saturday, Dec. 10: The Gift of Peace
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