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The weather has gotten colder and Christmas sweaters are being bundled a little tighter. You know what this means — it's officially the holiday season! While you're busy decorating your Christmas tree or shopping for the season's hottest gifts, you might want to watch the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' annual showing of Christmas movies in the background.
For those who already have cable, you can just head over to the Hallmark Channel or Hallmark Movies & Mysteries to catch any of the 31 titles currently on Hallmark's 2022 Christmas movie lineup. It's also best you keep your weekends free, because through December 18, Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" is airing new movies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT. If that isn't enough for you, then you can continue your movie marathon with Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' "Miracles of Christmas" on Saturday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT through December 17.
Folks who don't have a cable provider might find it trickier to figure out how to watch and stream the 2022 Hallmark Christmas movies. But because we want everyone to join in on the holiday spirit, we put together this guide. After all, it isn't Christmas without a little gift giving! Here is what you need to know about watching Hallmark Christmas Movies without cable this year.
How to Watch and Stream Hallmark Christmas Movies Live
We have an early Christmas gift for you: Even if you pulled the plug on cable, you can still watch Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries all season long. There are a number of streaming services that let you watch live TV and recordings anytime, anywhere at a fraction of the price.
All of these no-commitment streaming services are made with Hallmarkies in mind:
Peacock: One of the easiest ways to stream this year's brand-new Hallmark Christmas movies is through the Hallmark hub on Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service. For $5 a month, you can watch the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama live and on-demand via the Peacock app and PeacockTV.com.Test it out for free by signing up for a trial.
YouTube TV: Most recently, the platform added Hallmark TV to its lineup. For $65 per month, you can watch Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries around the clock, plus 100+ other channels.
Sling: For $35 a month, get all 40 channels a part of the Sling Orange Service — Lifetime, Hallmark and ESPN — and an additional nine channels, including Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Drama, as a part of the Lifestyle Extra package.
Frndly TV: For a cheaper alternative, get 40+ of cable's top channels — all three Hallmark channels included — for just $7 a month. Sign on for a free seven-day trial and connect it with Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Chromecast.
Hallmark Channel Everywhere: Okay, Hallmark's free streaming service typically requires a cable log-in, but during the holidays they unlock a few Christmas movies, so you can watch 'em without signing in. If you do have cable (or know someone who has it), you can use this service to stream live programming on your phone, tablet or other compatible devices.
How to Watch and Stream Hallmark Christmas Movies After They Air
If you get caught up in a baking frenzy and miss any movies when they're live on TV, don't fret: Select streaming services give you the option to watch new releases within a few days of their initial air time:
In addition to letting you watch Hallmark movies as they air live, Peacock allows you to watch new films on-demand for 72 hours after their release.
fuboTV has a Lookback feature that allows users to watch any movies or TV shows up to 27 hours after their original air time.
If the movie is part of Sling's on-demand or catch-up TV program, you can watch it whenever or even, record the movie with Cloud DVR Plus to watch at a later date. (Note: Your first 50 hours of DVR storage are included with a paid subscription, but then you'll have to pay additional fees.)
How to Watch Older Hallmark Christmas Movies
Hallmark movies aren't on Netflix or Hulu, but some of the Hallmark Christmas classics like Candace Cameron Bure's A Christmas Detour and Danica McKellar's Crown for Christmas are available to rent or buy on Amazon. You can also watch a variety of hit Christmas movies from years past on Peacock's new Hallmark hub.
You can get more bang for your buck by checking out the "Movies & Mistletoe" event on Hallmark Movies Now. Each month, they'll release popular Christmas movies from previous years. Start with a 7-day free trial, then pay $6 for a monthly subscription or $60 annual subscription to get in the Christmas cheer, whenever and wherever you please. The former option is also available on YouTube TV.
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