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.
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
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.
Blessings of Christmas
Starring Lori Loughlin, James Tupper, Jesse Hutch
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.
'Twas the Text Before Christmas
Starring Merritt Patterson, Trevor Donovan
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Starring Susie Abromeit, Liam McIntyre
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
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
When a Christmas letter concerning her love life goes viral, one mom discovers that romance might be right at her door.
Starring Aubrey Reynolds
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
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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