The Hallmark Channel has announced it will be releasing 24 new original holidays movies coming from the “Countdown to Christmas” program, as well as 16 new films from the “Miracles of Christmas” program—a total of 40 brand new movies for the 2019 Christmas season, according to the network’s website.
The movie line-up marks the tenth anniversary of the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas programs.
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Cheat Sheet reported that this year’s movie roster will set a new record for the network, which aired 38 Christmas movies in 2018.
The TV movie originals will include actresses Kristin Chenoweth, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Lacey Chabert, reported People Magazine.
“Christmas Town” which will air on Dec. 1 will be Chabert’s eighth Christmas movie for the Hallmark Channel.
“I’m so excited for fans to see my 8th Christmas movie for Hallmark Channel, Christmas in Rome, this holiday season,” the 36-year-old “Mean Girls” actress told People in a statement. “It was some of the most exciting movies I’ve made because of the opportunity to film in the gorgeous locations of Rome, Italy. I hope the movie will make the audience feel like they traveled there along with us!”
“Fuller House” actress Candace Cameron Bure is also starring in Hallmark’s 2019 Christmas movies, and has been dubbed by fans as the “Queen of Christmas” for starring regularly on the network’s holiday season productions.
“I’m just giddy that fans have dubbed me the Queen of Christmas. I can’t wait for you to see my new Christmas movie for 2019, Christmas Town with Tim Rozon,” Bure told E News. “It highlights foster children, adoption and community. Being a part of the Hallmark family during the holiday season is one of the biggest joys of my career.”
The 43-year-old actress has starred in Hallmark movies and television shows since 2014, beginning with “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries,” according to Cheat Sheet, and has been in 18 Hallmark productions so far.
The Hallmark Christmas movies will kick off on Oct. 26 with “A Merry Christmas Match” and run until Dec. 28 with “New Year, New Me.”