Great American Family's Christmas Movie Lineup Is Here

Even with ongoing strikes in the entertainment industry, networks like Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, UPtv and others still plan to ring in the holiday season with a blizzard of Christmas movies this year. Many of these movies were already shot when the strikes started in May.

Great American Family dives back into the mix with their third annual Great American Christmas lineup. With 20 new movie premieres, the upstart network will air Christmas movies 24/7 throughout the holiday season beginning on Oct. 20 and will feature some of your favorite actors including Daniel Lissing, Candace Cameron Bure, Jill Wagner, Trevor Donovan, Merritt Patterson, Danica McKellar, Lori Loughlin, Paul Greene and more.

Here's everything we know about Great American Christmas on Great American Family.

When does Christmas begin on Great American Family?

Great American Christmas begins on Oct. 20 on Great American Family. The network will air holiday movies 24/7 throughout the Christmas season.

How many new Christmas movies will be on Great American Family this year?

Great American Family will premiere 20 new movies this holiday season.

Related: The Complete List of Hallmark Channel Stars Who've Moved to Great American Family, Including Candace Cameron Bure!

How the Great American Family app can help you plan your Christmas movie viewing

Download the Great American Family Movie Checklist app and track not only Christmas movies but all original movies that air on the network throughout the year! The app is available here or in the App Store on Apple and on Google Play for Android users.

Great American Family Christmas Schedule 2023

Check out the list below for a run-down of the new movies premiering this Christmas season on Great American Family. Check back here for updates!

A Paris Christmas Waltz

Starring Jen Lilley, Matthew Morrison
Premieres TBD

In this sort-of sequel to Hallmark Channel's Christmas Waltz, A Paris Christmas Waltz takes us to the land of fromage, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Emma (Jen Lilley) is contemplating life's next steps after giving up her job so a colleague with a family could keep his. When she meets Leo (Matthew Morrison), a professional dancer whose love for competitive dancing is waning, Emma gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to join the pro and sweep all of Paris off its feet. The movie was shot on location in Paris.

A Royal Christmas Romance

Starring Danica McKellar, Damon Runyan
Premieres Thanksgiving Weekend

In A Royal Christmas Romance, Bella Sparks (Danica McKellar), owner of Bella Sparks Couture, takes on Stefan (Damon Runyan), a demanding new client to outfit for a week of high stakes meetings and events after his luggage goes missing. Stefan asks Bella to be his “official plus one” for many of the formal soirees, a request Bella accepts with good humor. Imagine Bella’s reaction when she accidentally discovers Stefan is the Duke of Tangford.

Related: Danica McKellar Starring in New Christmas Movie for Great American Family

Blessings of Christmas

Starring Lori Loughlin, James Tupper, Jesse Hutch
Premieres TBD

Renown TV star Mandy Gilmore (Lori Loughlin) says goodbye to her hit culinary series, A World of Food, with plans to travel the globe dining in all 142 Michelin star restaurants. Before jetting to Paris, Mandy stops in Milwaukee with the deed to her deceased aunt’s food pantry, Angel’s Fare, recently purchased by adjacent business owner, Adam Carraway (James Tupper). A simple transaction. Until pantry volunteer, Otto Nessen (Jesse Hutch) reminds all that Aunt Susie’s love of cooking was truly love of feeding and inspires one more holiday feast for those who need it most.

Related: Get a First Look at Lori Loughlin's New Great American Family Movie, Blessings of Christmas

'Twas the Text Before Christmas

Starring Merritt Patterson, Trevor Donovan
Premieres TBD

Addie (Merritt Patterson) is a New York City chiropractor who mistakenly receives a text from “Nana.” The accidental text turns into a loving friendship between the matronly Nana and Addie who now communicate regularly. Nana invites Addie to spend the holiday in Vermont. It is picture-postcard perfect and exactly as Nana described, except for one surprise. Nana’s single son, James (Trevor Donovan), a traveling doctor is also home for the holidays. Over three consecutive years, James and Addie are together during the holidays, though it isn’t until they are both single that they begin to see each other in a different light.

Bringing Christmas Home

Starring Jill Wagner, Paul Greene
Premieres TBD

Caroline Upton (Jill Wagner) is a retired military officer, now Military History professor who enlisted to assist antiques store owner, Russell Carlisle (Paul Greene) in finding the family of WWII Army officer Orin Newton. The pair is racing to return precious personal artifacts—Orin’s dress uniform, medals and a stack of love letters from his beloved Alice—before Christmas. Epaulettes and insignia provide initial clues but the search seems to dead end when Caroline discovers Orin was captured and listed as MIA. Caroline and Russell then search the love letters for clues as to what happened to Orin and whether he ever made it home to Alice.

Christmas on Windmill Way

Starring Chad Michael Murray, Christa Taylor Brown
Premieres TBD

Mia Miejer (Christa Taylor Brown) excitedly anticipates the Christmas Market Fest Dutch Bake-Off competition and is confident that her Mimi will win the festival’s top prize. But the excitement fades when Mimi shares the difficult news that she had to sell the family's land around the Jansen Inn, including easements all around the heritage windmill renowned for centuries for its fine millwork and beautiful wooden furniture. It’s an especially tough pill for Mia to swallow when she learns the developer’s representative is her former boyfriend, Brady Schaltz (Chad Michael Murray), who also tells Mia and Ann the agreement includes the inn and sawmill, all of which will be torn down.

My Christmas Hero

Starring Candice Cameron Bure, Gabriel Hogan
Premieres TBD

U.S. Army reservist and orthopedic physician Nicole Ramsey (Candace Cameron Bure) is dedicated to serving military service members and their families at the Joint Military Base in Lacey, Washington, home of I Corps and the 62nd Airlift Wing. This Christmas, with the help of many dedicated heroes, Dr. Ramsey is on a mission to honor a special fallen soldier and bring much needed healing to her own family.

12 Games of Christmas

Starring Johnny Ramey, Felisha Cooper.
Premieres TBD

A group of old friends and neighbors are transported into a Christmas-themed board game during a Christmas party.

A Christmas Commission

Starring Sarah Fisher, Simon Arblaster
Premieres TBD

Two rival realtors are forced to work together to sell one special house before Christmas.

A Christmas for the Ages

Starring Natasha Bure, Anna Ferguson, Kate Craven, Cheryl Ladd
Premieres TBD

Prompted by their youngest granddaughter (Natasha Bure), four generations celebrate family and what Christmas was like in the 40s, 60s, 90s, and present day.

A Dash of Christmas

Starring Laura Osnes, Christopher Russell.
Premieres TBD

A marketing exec (Laura Osnes) must learn a recipe to get her dream job and ends up entered in a holiday bakeoff with a dream baker (Christopher Russell).

A Model Christmas

Starring Ash Tsai, Joey Heyworth
Premieres TBD

While on a charity press tour, a model (Ash Tsai) ends up stranded by the weather at the family home of the driver (Joey Heyworth) she hired to assist her for the week.

A Royal Christmas Holiday

Starring Brittany Underwood, Jonathan Stoddard
Premieres TBD

In search of her big break, a reporter (Brittany Underwood) arranges a Christmas interview with a European Prince (Jonathan Stoddard) visiting the states. Will the reporter’s big story become her love story?

A Time Capsule Christmas

Starring Jillian Murray, Daniel Lissing
Premieres TBD

A father (Daniel Lissing) bonds with his daughter and stumbles upon an unexpected romance (Jillian Murray) while tracking down the original owner of a Christmas time capsule.

Destined 2: Christmas Once More

Starring Shae Robbins, Casey Elliott
Premieres TBD

In this sequel to Destined at Christmas, Theo (Casey Elliott) continues to miss connecting with his girlfriend, Kim (Shae Robbins) as he attempts to propose at Christmas.

Mistletoe Moments

Starring Susie Abromeit, Liam McIntyre
Premieres TBD

With her career on the line, a decorator (Susie Abromeit) must work with an unexpected partner (Liam McIntyre) to showcase a house for an upcoming Christmas gala.

Our Christmas Wedding

Starring Holly Deveaux, Drew Seeley
Premieres TBD

Roles reverse as Nicole’s boss plans newly engaged Nicole (Holly Deveaux) and Michael’s (Drew Seeley) wedding in two weeks at Christmas.

Peppermint & Postcards

Starring Ella Cannon, Christopher Russell
Premieres TBD

When a Christmas letter concerning her love life goes viral, one mom discovers that romance might be right at her door.

Santa, Maybe

Starring Aubrey Reynolds
Premieres TBD

Can theater director Lila (Aubrey Reynolds) rise to the challenge of putting on the perfect Christmas ballet, while also discovering her office Secret Santa in the process?

The Christmas Regift

Starring Erin Agostino, Marshall Williams
Premieres TBD

A city manager (Marshall Williams) recruits the help of a childhood friend (Erin Agostino) in setting right his town's Christmas Charity event, while she sets to work setting him up with her close friend.

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