With the calendar reaching the winter months, the holiday season is now upon us. Nothing gets us in the holiday spirit quite like a Hallmark Christmas movie. At this point, the Hallmark Channel has become the go-to spot for Christmas movies. From charming romantic comedies to family dramas, the Hallmark Channel airs Christmas movies for people of all ages to enjoy.
What makes a good Hallmark Christmas movie? For starters, they’re wholesome movies that radiate positivity. Watching a happy ending around the holidays is a nice reprieve from a world that can be so negative and disheartening. Plus, Christmas decorations and traditions seen in a Hallmark movie might inspire you to work on your holiday customs. To prepare for the holiday season, we created a list of the top Hallmark Christmas movies to watch, which you can browse below.
Looking for more holiday movies? Check out our lists of the best Christmas movies on Netflix, the best Christmas movies on Hulu, the best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime, and the best Christmas movies on Disney+.
Setting a Christmas film in Iceland, one of the most beautiful locations in the world, is a good recipe for success. In Love on Iceland, Kaitlin Doubleday stars as Chloe, a hardworking producer for a Chicago podcast network. In search of inspiration, Chloe books a trip to Iceland for the holidays with her college friends. To combat her micromanaging personality, Chloe cedes control as the planner to her tour guide, Johann (Jóel Sæmundsson), a charming and sweet local.
Chloe’s efforts to bond with Johann change with the arrival of Charlie (Colin Donnell), her college boyfriend, who works as a travel photographer. Though skeptical at first, Chloe and Charlie slowly rekindle their relationship as they collaborate on a new project for work. By the end of the trip, Chloe must decide on her career and, more importantly, choose between Johann and Charlie.
You have heard the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, where each day brings a new gift, like five golden rings or three French hens. Now, swap out the presents for dates, which is the premise for On the 12th Date of Christmas. Jennifer Holloway (Mallory Jansen) and Aidan Walsh (Tyler Hynes) are two incompatible game designers battling for a promotion within their company. The duo is forced to create a Christmas scavenger hunt based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.
The scavenger hunt contains a new romantic activity, like ice skating and cooking class, that must be completed each day. As Jennifer and Aidan test out each task, they slowly fall for each other, realizing they are not so different after all. With the promotion waiting at the end of the 12 days, will the co-workers choose love or business?
In My Family Christmas Tree, Vanessa Hall (Aimee Teegarden) is a social worker who works for child care services, assigning kids to foster homes. With no relationship to her parents, Vanessa takes an ancestry test, discovering the identity of her biological father, Richard (James Tupper), who lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children.
Richard invites Vanessa to spend Christmas with his family and offers the services of his friend, Kris (Andrew Walker), to pick her up in New York City and bring her to Connecticut, which Vanessa accepts. Despite a rough introduction, Vanessa slowly bonds with the family she never knew while getting closer to Kris. However, a shocking revelation may put an end to Vanessa’s homecoming.
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