It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Bring on the Christmas movies!
I’ll be honest, I am very surprised all of these networks (Hallmark, Lifetime, Netflix, UPtv, etc.) were able to pull off producing all of these movies for the holidays, especially with the crazy that 2020 has been.
Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas and Miracles of Christmas actually started this past weekend with a pretty solid start. (I’m writing this on Sunday, so, I’ve yet to see the Sunday premieres). Jingle Bell Bride was adorable and Christmas Tree Lane was very charming. I was actually surprised that I enjoyed Christmas Tree Lane as much as I did! If that is any indication of how this year’s movies will be, then that’s a pretty good sign.
2020 Christmas Movies I’m Looking Forward To
On the 12th Date of Christmas
You had me at Tyler Hynes and scavenger hunt. Seriously, I have no idea where Tyler Hynes popped out from, but since his Hallmark debut last fall, he’s done some pretty solid movies. I don’t think there’s a dud in the bunch!
Military Christmas movies are usually pretty solid movies. I just love the patriotic feeling I get plus a lot of the movies have these beautiful cry-worthy military family reunions. If I cry, it’s a good sign that it’s a winning movie.
I’m particularly excited about this because Jen Lilley and Barbara Niven star in this (with Trevor Donovan) and I had the opportunity to interview both of them this year! Actually, Barbara was about to shoot USS Christmas when I talked to her. Barbara and Jen are so incredibly nice, by the way. I just love chatting with them.
Holly & Ivy
I have high hopes for this one. If a movie makes me cry, it automatically is a top movie in my book. Plus, one of the character’s daughters are named “Holly” and “Ivy.” I mean, how precious is that!?
Christmas in Vienna
I have been looking forward to this movie ALL year because 2020 cancelled my 30th birthday trip to Vienna. I’m going to be living vicariously through this movie.
I know this is on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries network which leans more cry-worthy/serious, but I feel like this movie could have some comedic elements. Besides, Nikki deLoach stars in this movie and she is a master at handling all the feels in these movies.
If I Only Had Christmas
Candace Cameron Bure. That is all. I have loved CCB since the Full House days… she is a favorite leading lady!
A Glenbrooke Christmas
I’m looking forward to this movie sheerly because this movie is based off of Robin Jones Gunn’s book Secrets. I am a little nervous because I am a book purist, but I did enjoy the Father Christmas movies.
Christmas in Evergreen: Bells are Ringing
Back to Evergreen again! Evergreen movies are a cozy tradition around here. I just love the ensemble cast these movies bring.
Deliver By Christmas
Two strangers who meet and then reconnect but don’t realize who the other person is… I am all for this trope!
PS: I think I ranked this pretty average on the Hallmarkies Podcast preview show, but that’s because I got confused by all of the movies…there’s 40, it’s hard to keep track of them all! Whoops.
The Christmas Yule Blog
Earlier this fall, I had the chance to interview Zak Santiago (Ramon from Signed Sealed Delivered) and he shared that he was the lead in a Lifetime Christmas movie The Christmas Yule Blog. I am really excited to see Zak in this lead role and the movie sounds super cute!