Your Ultimate Guide to Hallmark Christmas Movies


It’s the most wonderful time for Hallmark Christmas movies!

Listen, y’all. I used to think Hallmark movies were ridiculously cheesy and pretty cliché. But then a few years ago, I got sucked into the universe of happy, fluffy, and sometimes tear-jerking movies of the Hallmark world. After a year like 2020, we all need something a light-hearted and fun these days, grab a blanket, a cup of hot cocoa and turn on a Hallmark Christmas movie!

If you don’t have the Hallmark Channel or Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, there are options out there! You can sign up for a month of Sling, Philo, or FrndlyTV which offers all three Hallmark channels. I personally use Philo and if you use my link, you can get $5 off your first month! The Hallmark Movies Now app also offers hundreds of Hallmark movies from past years for about $6 a month.

Photo Credits to my 5-Year-Old Daughter, Elli.

I asked my die-hard Hallmark-loving friends for their recommendations and here is a list of favorite Hallmark Christmas movies.

The Timeless Classics

  • Snow Bride
  • Nine Lives of Christmas
  • Two Turtle Doves
  • A Very Merry Mix Up
  • Trading Christmas
  • Miss Christmas
  • Signed Sealed Delivered For Christmas
    • Note: While you can watch this movie alone, it makes more sense watching the series in order. You can watch the entire Signed, Sealed, Delivered canon on the Hallmark Movies Now app. And I have to plug this movie because it’s my personal favorite!
  • Hearts of Christmas
  • The Christmas Card
  • Memories of Christmas
  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Hallmark Hall of Fames

  • A Heavenly Christmas
  • The Christmas Train
  • Christmas Everlasting
  • A Christmas Love Story
  • Christmas with Holly

Christmas Travels

  • Christmas in Rome
  • Christmas in Vienna
  • Christmas at Graceland
  • A Christmas Detour
  • Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas
  • Road to Christmas
  • One Starry Christmas

Royal Christmas Movies

  • A Royal Christmas
  • One Royal Holiday
  • A Princess for Christmas
  • Crown for Christmas
  • Royal New Years Eve
  • Christmas at the Palace
  • Once Upon a Holiday

Military Christmas Stories

  • USS Christmas
  • Holiday for Heroes
  • Operation Christmas
  • A Veteran’s Christmas
  • A Homecoming for the Holidays
  • Operation Christmas
  • Home for Christmas Day
  • A Christmas Visitor

Christmas Movies Based on Books

  • The Father Christmas Trilogy (by Robin Jones Gunn)
    • Finding Father Christmas
    • Engaging Father Christmas
    • Marrying Father Christmas
  • A Glenbrooke Christmas (by Robin Jones Gunn)
  • Maggie’s Christmas Miracle (by Karen Kingsbury)
  • The Bridge Part 1 & Part 2 (by Karen Kingsbury)
  • The Jingle Bell Bride (by Scarlet Wilson)
  • Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses (by Jenny Hale)
  • Sense, Sensibility and Snowmen (by Melissa dela Cruz)
  • Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe (by Melissa dela Cruz)
  • Godwink Christmas by Squire Rushnell
    • A Godwink Christmas
    • A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love
    • A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love
  • Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle

All things Candace Cameron Bure

It wouldn’t be a Hallmark Christmas if we didn’t shout out Candance Cameron Bure’s Christmas movies! After all, she’s the queen of Christmas!

  • Moonlight and Mistletoe
  • Let it Snow
  • Christmas Under Wraps
  • A Christmas Detour
  • Journey Back to Christmas
  • Switched for Christmas
  • A Shoe Addict’s Christmas
  • Christmas Town
  • If I Only Had Christmas

Best of the Hallmark Hunks

Everyone loves a Hallmark Hunk, am I right? First off– check out this awesome video courtesy of Hallmark star, Jen Lilley. These Hallmark Hunks are promoting Jen Lilley’s latest campaign “Operation: Christmas Is Not Cancelled” which is benefiting Toys for Tots and the USO.

Without further ado, here are some of the Hallmarkies favorite Hallmark Hunks and their best Christmas movies:

  • Tyler Hynes in It’s Christmas Eve
  • Andrew Walker in A Dream of Christmas
  • Ryan Paevy in Christmas at the Plaza
  • Brennan Elliott in A Christmas Melody
  • Luke MacFarlane in The Mistletoe Promise
  • Paul Greene in Christmas in Angel Falls
  • Paul Campbell in Holiday Hearts
  • Kevin McGarry in A Song for Christmas

And if you can’t get enough of Hallmark movies, I have to shout out the Hallmarkies Podcast, which I am a part of. We are eight friends from across the country who chat about the Hallmark movies and have interviewed hundreds of Hallstars including Alison Sweeney, Danica McKellar, Eric Mabius, Sarah Drew, Fiona Gubelmann, Paul Greene, Jill Wagner, and more! It’s a ton of fun.

Happy Holidays, Hallmarkies! Let us know if you have a favorite Hallmark Christmas movies in the comments below.


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