Forget Halloween! This year, the end of October marks the official start of Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas and we’re busy counting the days until we can sip Hallmark's Christmas tea and binge-watch holiday movies nonstop. In years past, you had to have cable to watch the newest Hallmark Christmas movies—but luckily for those of us who have already cut the cord, there are plenty of alternative options this year.
You don’t need a fancy cable package to watch Hallmark’s 40 new Christmas movies this year. We’ve rounded up the best streaming options that will save you a few bucks—so you’ll have more to spend on this year’s best Christmas gifts.
Hallmark has its own streaming service called Hallmark Movies Now, which is just $5.99 a month. The monthly membership allows you to cancel at any time, so you can treat yourself to a few months on non-stop Christmas movies without committing to anything for the rest of the year.
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You can watch the service on devices like your phone, tablet, or laptop, but the streaming service is also compatible with a number of smart TVs and media players too. Hallmark Movies Now includes access to a number of Hallmark Hall of Fame movies as well as original movies, series, and specials from Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
But one thing to keep in mind is that the newest movies won’t be hitting the streaming service this year—so if watching nostalgic holiday movies from years past is your thing, this is definitely the service for you. If you’re wanting to keep up with friends and coworkers as they chat about the latest releases, you’ll want to consider adding the Hallmark Channel to another service. They offer a 7-day free trial, so you can see what’s available before spending any money.
It’s relatively inexpensive to add Hallmark Channel to an alternative service like Sling TV, Philo, or AT&T TV Now—which are some of the best streaming services to replace cable.
Purchase the ‘Lifestyles Extra’ package for $5 a month on Sling TV to watch Hallmark movies in real-time, or invest $20 a month for a Philo service: You’ll get access to Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, along with a number of other channels.
The AT&T TV Now service runs about $35 a month, but Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are included in the subscription and it’s still cheaper than a traditional cable package.
No matter how you watch it, this year’s Hallmark holiday movie lineup looks fantastic. We’re already looking forward to snuggling up on the couch for a Christmas movie marathon and playing this Hallmark movie drinking game again.