Since there’s nothing worse than starting a holiday film only to realize it’s not worthy of your time, we’ve compiled a list of Hallmark movies that have become our all-time favorites to watch this time of year.
From The Most Wonderful Time of the Year to The Christmas Card, keep reading for the 12 best Hallmark movies to get you in the holiday spirit.
1. 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year'
Who’s in it? Brooke Burns, Henry Winkler and Warren Christie
What’s it about? Jennifer Cullen isn’t happy when her Uncle Ralph brings a handsome stranger to their holiday gathering. Things take a romantic turn as Jennifer hits it off with the guest, but will her lack of Christmas spirit be her downfall?
2. 'Christmas Under Wraps'
Who’s in it? Candace Cameron Bure, David O’Donnell and Robert Pine
What’s it about? When Lauren Brunell moves to a remote Alaskan town in an attempt to start over, she soon learns the small village is hiding a holiday secret. The ending will put a smile on the face of even the Grinch-iest of viewers.
3. 'My Christmas Love'
Who’s in it? Meredith Hagner, Bobby Campo and Megan Park
What’s it about? When Cynthia begins receiving anonymous “12 Days of Christmas” gifts from a secret admirer, she makes it her mission to uncover the sender’s identity.
4. 'Christmas at Cartwright's'
Who’s in it? Alicia Witt, Gabriel Hogan and Wallace Shawn
What’s it about? Nicky is determined to make Christmas special for her young daughter, despite the fact that she’s broke and unemployed. Fate steps in when she lands a holiday job as a department-store Santa and meets a new love interest.
5. 'Journey Back to Christmas'
Who’s in it? Candace Cameron Bure, Oliver Hudson and Brooke Nevin
What’s it about? Hanna is a World War II nurse who gets transported into the future. While there, she meets a man who helps her discover the true meaning of Christmas.
6. 'A Royal Christmas'
Who’s in it? Lacey Chabert, Stephen Hagan and Jane Seymour
What’s it about? Emily Taylor is shocked when she learns that her college boyfriend is actually Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of Cordinia. After traveling to the small country, she undergoes an intense bootcamp to prove she’s capable of joining the royal family. (Think The Prince and Me…but with a Hallmark twist.)
7. 'The Christmas Card'
Who’s in it? John Newton, Alice Evans and Edward Asner
What’s it about? Sergeant Cody Cullen is deeply moved when he receives a Christmas card from a stranger while serving in Afghanistan, so he tracks her down after completing his tour of duty.
8. 'The Christmas Train'
Who’s in it? Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Danny Glover
What’s it about? Tom Langdon is trying to get inspiration for a story about his late father, so he takes a train from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles for the holidays. He meets new friends, runs into old flames and discovers the true meaning of Christmas. *Grabs tissue*
9. 'The Christmas Ornament'
Who’s in it? Kellie Martin, Cameron Mathison and Jewel Staite
What’s it about? Kathy has avoided all holiday traditions since the death of her husband. However, things start to look up when she receives a special ornament from a handsome shop owner.
10. 'A Heavenly Christmas'
Who’s in it? Kristin Davis, Eric McCormack and Shirley MacLaine
What’s it about? When Eve Morgan passes away, she’s recruited as a Christmas angel in heaven. Her first task is to help a singer heal his old wounds through music.
11. 'A Very Merry Mix-Up'
Who’s in it? Alicia Witt, Mark Wiebe and Lawrence Dane
What’s it about? Alice Chapman is thrilled to be meeting her soon-to-be in-laws for the very first time—that is, until her fiancé’s trip is delayed, forcing her to fend for herself. After a series of unfortunate events, she ends up at the wrong house and bonds with a random family, who make her feel at home.
12. 'Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle'
Who’s in it? James Van Der Beek, Erin Karpluk and Doris Roberts
What’s it about? Seth Webster is a widowed father of twins who is struggling to manage day-to-day responsibilities, so he hires a housekeeper who not only cooks and cleans but can also lead an epic snowball fight.
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