Celebrate Christmas in July With Hallmark Movies Now

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Hallmark is practically the king of Christmas in July, and this year is no different. Hallmark Movies Now has more than 100 holiday movies, including favorites like “Merry Matrimony,” “Signed Sealed Delivered for Christmas”, “A Nutcracker Christmas”, and lots more, as part of its Christmas in July Event.

Not quite ready for Christmas? The streaming network is also adding some fresh new summer titles to enjoy this month, like “The Sweeter Side of Life,” and “Summer Villa,” so there’s something for everyone.

MOVIES TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN JULY

“Switchmas”
Available to stream starting Thursday, July 1, 2021

Ira J. Finkelstein is obsessed with Christmas. He has seen every Christmas movie ever made and his dreams are filled with reindeer, sleigh rides and snow. The Problem? Ira’s Jewish – and at 11 years old, Christmas is passing him by. When Ira’s hopes for a holiday vacation in Aspen are dashed, he hatches a plan to finally get the Christmas of his dreams. Flying unaccompanied to visit his grandparents in Florida, he swaps tickets with Mikey, another 11-year-old on his way to Christmastown, Washington.

“Christmas Wedding Runaway”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 5, 2021

Maggie Colby runs away from her own wedding when she has doubts about her true feelings for her fiancé Douglas Wilshire. Maggie tries to sort out her feelings while trapped by a blizzard in a mountain lodge with her grandmother and ex-boyfriend Colt. Will Maggie get back together with Colt or will she return to Douglas?

“A Christmas Village”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 12, 2021

Piper Jansen is a public relations genius and owner of her own company “Piper’s Picks.” After creating countless campaigns, she decides to use her grandmother’s holiday recipes to write and launch a book of her own but, suddenly finds herself in the middle of a very public scandal that threatens the launch of the book as well as her business. Piper decided to take advantage of a guest spot on a morning talk show and agrees to work for struggling single father Time White, a guest on the show and the handsome owner of a failing Winter Christmas Village – free of charge.

“Shoelaces for Christmas”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 19, 2021

Jennifer is a self-absorbed teenager who inadvertently stumbles into a local homeless shelter late one evening. Upset with his daughter’s selfish attitude, Jennifer’s father offers an ultimatum which includes her volunteering at the shelter in the hope she will learn to be responsible and compassionate towards others. Through this new experience, Jennifer creates an unlikely bond with both the staff at the shelter and one very special young guest which lead her to the true meaning of Christmas.

MOVIES TO CELEBRATE SUMMER

“The Sweeter Side of Life”
Available to stream starting Monday, June 28, 2021

Manhattan housewife Desiree Harper has it all until her husband unexpectedly leaves her. Faced with an uncertain future, Desiree reluctantly lands a job making cupcakes at her father’s bakery in Flemington, New Jersey. Desiree soon discovers there is more to life than 5th Avenue and that true love can be even sweeter in a small town.

“Cooking with Love”
Available to stream starting Monday, June 28, 2021

Reality cooking show producer Kelly prepares for “Little Gourmet” – a cooking show for kids.  This season is especially important for Kelly, as it is her boss Amanda’s last season and Kelly is in the running for a promotion when Amanda leaves the show.  When show host Chef Betty has an unexpected injury, Kelly hires controversial Chef Stephen as her temporary replacement.  Though they butt heads at first, eventually the two pair up to help one another—and even form a romantic connection.

“Love on Safari”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 5, 2021

Chicago web designer Kira’s plan for a relaxing vacation in Scottsdale is derailed when she learns she has inherited Ukuthula, a beautiful animal reserve in South Africa and must travel there for the reading of the will.  Upon her arrival, she meets the handsome park ranger Tom who is the exact opposite of her accounting (and bland) steady boyfriend. Along with Tom and Ally, the reserve’s other ranger, Kira explores Ukuthula along with its majestic animals: zebras, giraffes, hippos, and elephants, and she unexpectedly begins to not only fall in love with Ukuthula but with Tom as well.

“Bridal Wave”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 5, 2021

Georgie Dwyer is all set to marry her practically perfect fiancé, Dr. Phillip Hamilton. That is, until she is filled with doubts and decides to visit a romantic island resort. While on vacation Georgie encounters a handsome kindred spirit and must now decide if her “perfect” fiancé is really her true love.

“Summer Villa”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 12, 2021

Terry Russell is a romance novelist with writer’s block, while trying to work through her current novel she ends up staying at the same French villa as celebrity chef Matthew Everston. Matthew is also coping with his own work woes after suffering from a bad review. As they attempt to share the house and mend their personal lives, they find that what they’re really missing is romance.

“The Art of Us”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 12, 2021

Dr. Harper Higgins is determined to land a tenured position at Boston College, and she is counting on curating a big art gallery at the university to do so. But when Higgins loses her showcase artist and can find no one else, she turns to her recently-hired dog walker Tom Stone who, unbeknownst to anyone, is a very skilled painter. Transforming Tom into a credible, respected artist is going to take work, but Dr. Higgins feels up to the challenge. The only complication comes when professor and artist fall for each other during the charade and risk being outed by a competing professor.

“Lucky in Love”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 19, 2021

For Mira Simon, it feels like a prank when all of her dreams start coming true on April Fool’s Day. An April Fool, however, she is not: after three of her own tricks materialize, Mira finds herself promoted to the perfect job, dating the perfect man and living in the perfect home. Her huge promotion even allows her to work directly with her professional hero, CEO Erin Billings and her friend, Jonah, on a massive social media website relaunch.

“Sailing into Love”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 19, 2021

When high school biology teacher Claire Richards learns that the seaside town of Willow Bay might sell nearby Blue Island to a resort developer, she vows to save it. She finds an unlikely ally in Tom Hastings, the newly arrived captain of a charter boat. While she has plans to revive a relationship with her ex, who is back in town to attend three weddings in the same month, she finds herself helplessly attracted to Tom, a self-professed adventurer who is unlikely to stay to stick around for long.

“Bottled with Love”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 26, 2021

Abbey is an executive from Boston who decides in a moment of impulsiveness, to pour her feelings out and admit her desire to find love, in an anonymous letter she seals in a bottle and tosses it into the Harbor. Months later, the bottle is found in Maine by Nick, son of the CEO Everett Valley Farms – the company where Abbey works. Nick decides to contact the woman with the only information he has – an email.  Without knowing each other’s identity, Abbey and Nick begin an online relationship which becomes a budding romance, while at the same time, they are being forced to work together on a project where they are not getting along.

“A Dash of Love”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 26, 2021

Nikki Turner is an aspiring chef who lands an assistant job at her idol’s restaurant. After a rocky start, she befriends the handsome executive chef Paul, and they begin bonding in the kitchen. Nikki’s joy is short lived when she discovers her female boss is stealing her recipes and fires them both to protect her secret. Together, Nikki and Paul set out to create their own pop-up restaurant and discover the most important ingredient in life is love.

“Hailey Dean Mysteries: Murder, with Love”
Available to stream starting Monday, July 26, 2021

Hailey Dean is a bright, disciplined, and acutely observant former prosecutor who has found a new way to help others when she becomes a therapist. Always motivated to get to the heart of the matter, Hailey suspects foul play when one of her patients’ parents tragically dies. Hailey finds herself invested in seeking justice and discovering the truth, while aided by her two secret weapons: telegenic good looks and a generous supply of charm.

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