Top 10 Favorite New Hallmark Movies

December 25, 2018 Misc. 16

So I thought I would do a fun Top Ten since I have pretty much watched most of the Hallmark movies from both Hallmark and Hallmark and Movie Channels. I only missed I believe 3 of them. Hallmark is my go to channel for when I am not in the mood to mess with the TV. I just pop it on and it’s my background noise, so it’s on a lot…lol. I have marked the movies with which channel they are on.

I have actually numbered these from 10 – 1 with #1 being my favorite for the year.

10) Christmas at the Palace – What is Christmas without a royal Christmas movie! Starring Merritt Patterson and Andrew Cooper. Katie, a former professional ice skater (Patterson), is hired by the king of San Senova, Alexander, to help his daughter in a Christmas ice skating performance. As Katie spends time in the castle and with the king, she and Alex begin to develop feelings for each other and ultimately fall in love. But with her being from America and him the king is it going to be that easy!

I am not sure why but I always enjoy the royal ones, it’s not like this one is way different from the other royal ones…lol. I am not even a royal fan in real life but I guess everyone just loves that royally happily ever after. Also, I really just liked listening to Andrew Cooper’s voice! 🙂 (Hallmark)

9) Hope at Christmas – Starring Ryan Paevey and Scottie Thompson. Sydney Ragsdale (Thompson), recently divorced, decides to spend Christmas in a house she inherited with her young daughter. As Sydney begins to spend more time at the local bookstore, she meets a teacher, Mac (Paevey). Both are kind of skittish about putting themselves out there again for different reason.

I just really thought this one was sweet and it’s centered around a bookstore! (Hallmark Movie and Mysteries)

8) Christmas in Love – Starring Brooke D’Orsay, Daniel Lissing. Ellie Hartman (D’Orsay) is an aspiring crafter working in her small town’s bakery making famous Christmas Kringles. When the new, big-city CEO Nick Carlingson (Lissing) visits the bakery, he arrives filled with modernization ideas destined to lay off many employees. During his visit, Ellie is to teach Nick how to make a Kringle, and determined to show him it’s the people who make the business a success, not machines. Of course in doing so she falls for him.

I admit I liked this one first because it has one of my favorite Hallmark actors but because it is set in Missouri!! Also I have a soft spot for movies involving crafts. 🙂 (Hallmark)

7) Return to Christmas Creek – Starring Tori Anderson, Stephen Huszar and Steven Weber. As Christmas approaches, Amelia Hughes (Anderson), a career-focused Chicago app developer lacking in holiday spirit, returns to her small hometown of Christmas Creek to rediscover the meaning of Christmas. There, she reunites with her childhood best friend Mike (Huszar) and her estranged uncle Harry (Weber), whose mysterious rift with Amelia’s father divided her family during the holiday season when she was a child. As she engages in local holiday festivities – and begins falling for Mike – Amelia finds herself feeling the Christmas spirit and looking forward to Harry’s Christmas Eve tradition of delivering toys to needy children in his small, private airplane.

I have always been a fan of Steven Weber so I really liked finding him in one of my Hallmark movies! I am a sucker for the whole friends when we were kids and finding each other again as adults and falling in love trope…lol. (Hallmark Movie and Mysteries)

6) Christmas at Grand Valley – Starring Danica McKellar and Brennan Elliott.  After another failed attempt at getting her own art show artist Kelly (McKellar) returns home to the picturesque Grand Valley just in time for Christmas. Maybe her favorite town’s shining season will reinvigorate her love of art and guide her down her next path. Leo (Elliott), businessman and all-star dad to his children, struggles to balance his time this holiday season. When he is assigned to review a hotel in Grand Valley for its value, he sees this as the perfect opportunity for a Christmas family vacation. It isn’t long until Kelly and Leo’s worlds collide. As Kelly re-experiences her favorite Grand Valley traditions with Leo and his children, she begins to find her way back to her passion for art.

It’s not Christmas without a failing Lodge or Inn and this one also stars two of my favorite actors so it was an easy win. The boy in this movie looks so much like Ralphie from A Christmas Story it’s freaky!!! ( Hallmark Movies and Mysteries)

5) Homegrown Christmas – Staring Victor Webster and Lori Loughlin. After stepping down as CEO of her dream job, Maddie (Loughlin) heads home for the holidays to gain perspective. She finds herself running into her old high school sweetheart Carter (Webster), and tensions quickly arise. When forced to put together a Christmas dance for the local high school, Carter and Maddie find themselves putting their differences aside and rediscover what made them fall in love all those years ago.

So besides two of my favorite actors being in this one I liked that it’s about a couple that I feel to be around my age (at least in the show…lol) Maddie has worked twenty years in the shoe business so she has had a full life, so it’s not about a young CEO or something like that. (Hallmark)

4) Christmas at Pemberley Manor – Starring Jessica Lowndes and Michael Rady. As Christmas approaches, Elizabeth Bennett, a New York event planner, is sent to a quaint, small town to organize their holiday festival. When she arrives, she finds William Darcy, a high-profile billionaire lacking in holiday spirit, in the process of selling the charming estate she hoped to use as a venue. Determined to make her event a success, Elizabeth persuades the reluctant Darcy to let her hold the festival on the historical estate once known for its holiday cheer. When they wind up working together to arrange the festivities, the unlikely pair begins falling for each other.

Got to love a Pride and Prejudice retelling, well sort of a retelling at least they have the names…lol. This one just gives you the warm and fuzzies and I am starting to like Michael Rady the more I see him in movies. (Hallmark)

3) Marrying  Father Christmas – starring Niall Matter and Erin Krakow. In the latest installment to the Father Christmas trilogy, Miranda and Ian finally look to tie the knot, but more complications are always on the horizon, putting their happily ever after in jeopardy.

I have been enjoying how Hallmark has started taking some of their shows and extending them into more than one, so we get more of the couple and their lives. (Even though I tell my dad Hallmark must be having a hard time finding new ideas so they have to expand on ones already out there…lol) 😉 Especially if you really like that couple and I really like Ian and Miranda as well as everyone else! Kind of sad this is the last installment. (Hallmark Movie and Mysteries)

2) Christmas In Evergreen: Letters to Santa – Starring Jill Wagner and Mark Deklin. When Lisa (Wagner) takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has been closed. Using her skills as a professional retail designer, Lisa decides to keep local tradition alive and help the good people of Evergreen bring the store back to life. As Lisa charms a local contractor named Kevin (Deklin) into working with her, the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another as they restore the store to its former glory. When the staff at the Kringle Kitchen temporarily accept the store’s beloved ‘Mailbox to Santa’ for safekeeping, the townspeople find and rally around a mysterious 25-year-old letter that never made it to the North Pole. As old traditions are made new again, Lisa finds herself falling for Kevin, the traditions, and the town of Evergreen.

Here is another way Hallmark has taken to making sequels and I am glad they chose Evergreen! I love the town of Evergreen and all the characters there! So in this one we have the same town and a lot of the same characters but the main two characters are new. It is just the picture perfect small town you would picture in a Christmas movie and I really really like it! 🙂 (Hallmark)

1)  It’s Christmas, Eve – Starring LeAnn Rimes and Tyler Hines. Interim school superintendent Eve Morgan (Rimes) finds herself in a tough spot when she is assigned to shut down a school’s failing music program. She meets Liam (Hines) a music teacher with a young daughter. As they both try and figure out how to save the schools music program they fall in love, but she is up for a new spot in San Diego.

Okay so I am not sure why I love this one but I do. I think mostly it’s because I think it has the best ending out of all the movie. Their is a classic meet cute in the movie (not their meeting) and it’s incorporated into the ending which just made my day and made me love this movie the most out of all the new ones. (Hallmark)

So there you have it my favorite Hallmark movies for this year. I think I liked a lot of these because they were not the classic typical high class woman who has a fancy boyfriend has to go to a small town where she finds her Christmas spirit when she meets a small town guy. These had different scenarios letting me know that Hallmark can make other types of Christmas movies! 🙂

So I have some runner ups! 🙂 It was hard to pick just ten…lol.

A Shoe Addict’s Christmas

Welcome to Christmas

Jingle Around the Clock

Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane 

If you watch Hallmark Christmas movies what are your favorites?

 

Merry Christmas!!!

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16 Responses to “Top 10 Favorite New Hallmark Movies”

    • Stormi

      Yeah, I am looking forward to winterfest…I think these days I do better watching romance than reading it…even if I know exactly how it’s going to end cause I mean really Hallmark movies are not real original…lol. I watch them for my favorite actors…lol. 🙂 😉

  1. Michelle @Because Reading

    How awful of a Christmas nut am I that I didn’t see any of these! I did see your runner up of A Shoe Addicts Christmas and thought that was cute. I don’t know what was the matter with me this year. I think I just keep feeling like they are making these just to make them and you never get to really enjoy them like they used too. Awesome list and a few I will need to check out next year! 🙂

    • Stormi

      WHAT?!?!?! I am shocked! I know what you mean about them making them just to make them and next year is the tenth anniversary of Countdown to Christmas so I expect MORE than the norm. I think the reason I liked these ones are because they were not the normal career driven woman with fancy boyfriend goes to small town where she meets small town guy and finds her Christmas spirit and ditches the fancy boyfriend for the small town guy….these were different…lol. Maybe Hallmark is seeing that they are all the same. Also I think that someone must have said hey you need more diversity because this was the first year they had about 4 or 5 movies with persons of color. 🙂 So I enjoyed most of them but I am really ready for my mysteries to come back though…lol.

  2. Melanie Simmons

    I don’t think I’ve ever watched a Hallmark Christmas move (or a Hallmark movie of any kind for that matter). I usually watch A Christmas Story and Die Hard for Christmas. One year, my mom and I binged horror movies on Christmas (The Exorcist, The Omen, The Ninth Gate and I think there was another, but I can’t remember which one).

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    • Stormi

      WHAT not even one…lol. I also like to watch the usual Santa Claus movies with Tim Allen and some other cute ones. I really liked The Christmas Chronicles on netflix. 🙂 I like your horror based Christmas watching…lol. 🙂

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Have you read the Nancy Naigle book Hope at Christmas was based on? The main character drove me crazy and I almost skipped the Hallmark movie but I ended up really liking it. I really liked Christmas at Grand Valley and Return to Christmas Creek and most of the others you mentioned! I also liked A Northern Lights Christmas. The actress in that one is one of my favorites though I can’t remember her name.

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