Great American Family's Christmas Movies 2023: Schedule

Great American Family Releases 2023 Christmas Movie Slate: When to Watch All 20 Holiday Movies
Great American Family Releases 2023 Christmas Movie Slate: When to Watch All 20 Holiday Movies

Great American Family has announced their full holiday movie slate. With two more movies than last year, their 2023 slate includes 20 new movies as part of the annual “Great American Christmas.”

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The event, featuring family-friendly, faith-based films, kicks off a week earlier than planned, beginning Friday, Oct. 13, with holiday movies airing 24/7. The first new holiday movie of the season debuts on Saturday, October 14, with original movie premieres every weekend beginning through December 23.

The Great American Christmas original movies feature Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, Lori Loughlin, Jill Wagner, Merritt Patterson, Chad Michael Murray, Matthew Morrison, Trevor Donovan, Paul Greene and more holiday favorites.

Viewers can find Great American Family by texting CHRISTMAS to 877-999-1225.

See the full schedule below.

Destined 2: Christmas Once More

Destined 2: Christmas Once More
Destined 2: Christmas Once More

Date: Saturday, October 14 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Shae Robbins and Casey Elliott
Synopsis: “In this sequel, Theo (Elliott) continues to miss connecting with his girlfriend, Kim (Robbins) as he attempts to propose at Christmas.”

‘Twas the Text Before Christmas

Date: Saturday, October 21 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Merritt Patterson and Trevor Donovan
Synopsis: “An unexpected text message sent to the wrong number (Patterson) sets into motion a Christmas tradition with a new family (Donovan) over three separate years.”

Bringing Christmas Home

Date: Saturday, October 28 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Jill Wagner and Paul Greene
Synopsis: “A professor of military history (Wagner) teams with an antique store owner (Greene) to track down the original owner of a historic WWII uniform and the love letters left in its pockets.”

Journey to Christmas (wt)

Date: Sunday, October 29 (8 p.m. ET).
Cast: Ash Tsai and Joey Heyworth
Synopsis: “While on a charity press tour, a model (Tsai) ends up stranded by the weather at the family home of the driver (Heyworth) she hired to assist her for the week.”

A Dash of Christmas

Date: Saturday, November 4 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Laura Osnes and Christopher Russell
Synopsis: “A marketing exec (Osnes) must learn a recipe to get her dream job and ends up entered in a holiday bakeoff with a dream baker (Russell).”

Our Christmas Wedding

Date: Sunday, November 5 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Holly Deveaux and Drew Seeley
Synopsis: “In the sequel, roles reverse as Nicole’s boss plans newly engaged Nicole (Deveaux) and Michael’s (Seeley) wedding in two weeks at Christmas.”

Christmas Keepsake (wt)

Date: Saturday, November 11 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Jillian Murray and Daniel Lissing
Synopsis: “A father (Lissing) bonds with his daughter and stumbles upon an unexpected romance (Murray) while tracking down the original owner of a Christmas time capsule.”

A Christmas Blessing

Date: Sunday, November 12 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Lori Loughlin, James Tupper and Jesse Hutch.
Synopsis: “A TV chef (Loughlin) is divinely inspired to take over her late aunt’s charity with help from a new friend (Hutch) and handsome business associate next door (Tupper).”

Santa, Maybe (wt)

Date: Saturday, November 18 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Aubrey Reynolds
Synopsis: “Can theater director Lila (Reynolds) rise to the challenge of putting on the perfect Christmas ballet, while also discovering her office Secret Santa in the process?”

A Paris Christmas Waltz

Date: Sunday, November 19 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Jen Lilley and Matthew Morrison
Synopsis: “A novice dancer (Lilley) pairs with a professional (Morrison) to enter a renowned dance competition… in Paris!”
Note: This is the next story in “The Christmas Waltz” universe.

My Christmas Hero

Date: Friday, November 24 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Candace Cameron Bure and Gabriel Hogan
Synopsis: “An army reserve doctor (Bure) tracks down her family’s military history with the help of a new romance (Hogan).”

A Royal Date for Christmas (wt)

Date: Saturday, November 25 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Danica McKellar and Damon Runyan
Synopsis: “When a European Duke (Runyon) arrives in the US, he realizes that his bags have been lost in transit. He has no choice but to be styled, and ultimately inspired, by Bella (McKellar) the owner of a local boutique.”

A Christmas for the Ages

Date: Sunday, November 26 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Natasha Bure, Anna Ferguson, Kate Craven and Cheryl Ladd.
Synopsis: “Prompted by their youngest granddaughter (Bure), four generations celebrate family and what Christmas was like in the 40s, 60s, 90s and present day.”

Christmas on Windmill Way

Date: Saturday, December 2 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Christa Taylor Brown and Chad Michael Murray
Synopsis: “To save her family’s legacy windmill, a woman (Taylor Brown) must remind her ex-boyfriend (Michael Murray) of the best of their hometown.”

The Jinglebell Jubilee (wt)

Date: Sunday, December 3 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Erin Agostino and Marshall Williams
Synopsis: “A city manager (Williams) recruits the help of a childhood friend (Agostino) in setting right his town’s Christmas Charity event, while she sets to work setting him up with her close friend.”

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Date: Saturday, December 9 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Sarah Fisher and Simon Arblaster
Synopsis: “Two rival realtors are forced to work together to sell one special house before Christmas.”

Peppermints & Postcards

Date: Sunday, December 10 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Ella Cannon and Christopher Russell
Synopsis: “When a Christmas letter concerning her love life goes viral, one mom discovers that romance might be right at her door.”

Designing Christmas With You (wt)

Date: Saturday, December 16 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Susie Abromeit and Liam McIntyre
Synopsis: “With her career on the line, a decorator (Abromeit) must work with an unexpected partner (McIntyre) to showcase a house for an upcoming Christmas gala.”

12 Games of Christmas

Date: Sunday, December 17 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Johnny Ramey and Felisha Cooper
Synopsis: “A group of old friends and neighbors are transported into a Christmas-themed board game during a Christmas party.”

A Royal Christmas Holiday

Date: Saturday, December 23 (8 p.m. ET)
Cast: Brittany Underwood and Jonathan Stoddard
Synopsis: “In search of her big break, a reporter (Underwood) arranges a Christmas interview with a European Prince (Stoddard) visiting the states. Will the reporter’s big story become her love story?”

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