Hallmark will Premiere 26 New Originals During its ‘Movies and Mistletoe’ Event

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If you’re like us, you just can’t get enough Christmas entertainment during the holidays. So you’ll be happy to know that Hallmark Movies Now is adding 26 new holiday premieres during its Movies and Mistletoe event in December.

You can get lost in the perfect, holiday worlds of each movie, where every inch of the homes are decorated immaculately and everyone wears red and green all the time (not to mention finds the love of their life at Christmas).

You can sign up for Hallmark Movies Now HERE and even get a free 7-day trial.

DECEMBER 2021 MOVIES & MISTLETOE HIGHLIGHTS

“Sugar Plum Twist”
Available to stream starting Thursday, December 2, 2021
Stars: Jamie Gray Hyder, Ektor Rivera, Laura Rosguer

After failing to get the coveted role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in this year’s production of The Nutcracker, Vivíana Serrano, an aspiring ballerina, joins forces with Natalia, a retiree from the New York Ballet.  As they work together, with the help of the lighting designer Mateo, Natalia spends time with Viví’s big, loving Puerto Rican family and encourages Viví to bring her Latin dance training to her ballet. Together, they create a surprise reprise of the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy…with a twist.

“The Christmas House”
Available to stream starting Monday, November 29, 2021
Stars: Jonathan Bennett, Treat Williams, Robert Buckley, Sharon Lawrence,
Ana Ayora, Brad Harder

Working through some difficult decisions, Mitchell family matriarch Phylis and patriarch Bill, have summoned their two grown sons – TV star, Mike Mitchell, and Brandon Mitchell – home for the holidays. It is their hope that bringing the family together to recreate the Christmas house, will help them find resolution and make a memorable holiday for the entire family and community. As Brandon and his husband Jake make the trip home, they are anxiously awaiting a call about the adoption of their first child. Meanwhile, Mike reconnects with Andi, his high school sweetheart.

“A Gift to Remember”
Available to stream starting Monday, November 29, 2021
Stars: Ali Liebert, Peter Porte

Darcy’s lifelong love of reading has led her to the perfect job, working in a small Manhattan bookstore. One day, while bicycling to work, Darcy crashes into Aidan – a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. Knocked unconscious, he’s rushed to the hospital where he falls into a coma. Deeply shaken, Darcy takes the dog home, waiting to reunite him with his owner, Aidan. As she learns more about Aidan, Darcy realizes he could be the one she has been waiting for. But when the truth is revealed, Darcy learns the picture she created is completely wrong, and that sometimes the truth is even better than fiction.

“A Dream of Christmas”
Available to stream starting Monday, November 29, 2021
Stars: Nikki DeLoach, Andrew Walker

Penny is a busy wife struggling to keep up with her job, her husband, and her sister’s live-in family. While in line to see Santa, she wishes out loud that she had never gotten married. Penny is granted this wish by a Christmas angel, but she soon discovers her new life isn’t what she bargained for and embarks on a quest to win her husband back.

“Tis The Season for Love”
Available to stream starting Monday, November 29, 2021
Stars: Sarah Lancaster, Brendan Penny

A small-town girl who moved to New York to pursue her dreams of acting returns to her quaint hometown where a Christmas romance proves the life, she once left behind could turn out to be even better than Broadway.

“Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 6, 2021
Stars: Ali Liebert, Peter Porte

Darcy and Aiden are about to mark their first year as a couple. Last Christmas, they met (literally by accident) when Darcy hit Aiden while riding on her bicycle and spent Christmas taking care of his dog Bailey and trying to help him regain his lost memory. As Darcy and Aiden prepare to celebrate their second Christmas together, an unexpected guest and a fight to save the beloved community center unites everyone for an unforgettable holiday

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 6, 2021
Stars: James Brolin, Mena Suvari, John Reardon

Jackie, a dynamic assistant district attorney and single mom, is looking forward to wrapping up her latest case and spending Christmas with her adorable and precocious eight-year-old daughter. But when Jackie’s estranged dad unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds.

“Christmas at Cartwright’s”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 6, 2021
Stars: Alicia Witt, Gabriel Hogan

With the holiday season at hand, single mom Nicky Talbot is unemployed and struggling to afford a nice Christmas with her 8-year-old daughter.  Hearing that Cartwright’s Department Store is hiring temporary holiday help, Nicky rushes in to apply, but is rejected by Senior VP Fiona Aldrich, who considers Nicky a threat to the relationship she hopes to have with Bill, a charming and handsome store manager.  In a whimsical turn of events, Harry Osbourne, claiming to be a consultant from corporate headquarters, encourages Nicky to dress up and begin working as Cartwright’s store Santa Claus. 

“The Town Christmas Forgot”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 6, 2021
Stars: Lauren Holly, Rick Roberts 

An upscale, urban family that can’t seem to get along gets stranded in a remote, lumber town two days before Christmas. When they become involved in the town’s home-grown Christmas pageant, they not only help solve the town’s problems but develop loving ties with one another just in time for the holidays.

“Marry Me At Christmas”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 13, 2021
Stars: Rachel Skarsten, Trevor Donovan 

Maddie Krug agrees to plan the wedding of a young couple visiting during the town’s annual Christmas season celebration. Initially reluctant to take on the job, Maddie’s bridal business is struggling so, at her business partner’s urging, she says yes. However, when the bride-to-be’s brother turns out to be movie star Johnny Blake, Maddie is thrown for a loop. Their initial annoyance with one another turns into a strong attraction and Maddie quickly realizes their completely different worlds would make a real relationship between them impossible, Johnny thinks otherwise.

“A Perfect Christmas”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 13, 2021
Stars: Susie Abromeit, Dillon Casey 

Newlywed couple Steve and Cynthia, celebrates their first Christmas together by inviting their very different families to join them for the holidays. But when Steve get’s laid off and Cynthia finds out she’s pregnant, they both try to keep their secrets in hopes that Christmas will go smoothly.

“The Christmas Shepherd”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 13, 2021
Stars: Teri Polo, Martin Cummins

Sally Brown, a children’s book author and illustrator who lives in a small Massachusetts town where she and her late husband, an Army vet, settled with Buddy, a German Shepherd he found while serving overseas. She is devastated, though, when her beloved Buddy runs away during a thunderstorm and ends up in an animal shelter miles from home. Mark Green and his teenage daughter, Emma themselves struggling to put their lives back together after losing his wife and her mother three years ago, end up adopting the dog, who wins their hearts and heals their souls. But Sally’s journey to find Buddy eventually connects her to Mark and Emma, who must decide if they want to give up a pet who has helped make their lives whole again – and Sally must decide if she wants to separate him from this loving pair.

“Hats Off To Christmas!”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 13, 2021
Stars: Haylie Duff, Antonio Cupo 

Mia, the loyal and hard-working manager of her small town’s Christmas hat shop, is blindsided when her boss of over ten years asks her to train his son, Nick, for a vacant upper-management position that Mia had been coveting. Although Nick is a handsome, successful New York City business consultant, Mia finds training him frustrating until Nick takes an interest in Mia’s son Scotty, helping Scotty with a pumpkin carving contest. However, Mia’s faith in Nick quickly diminishes when Nick fails to show up at the contest. To protect her son from further disappointment, Mia tries to keep Nick out of her and Scotty’s fragile life, and Nick must decide if staying in the small town of Wilsonville is worth giving up the big city perks he once had in New York.

“A Bride For Christmas”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 19, 2021
Stars: Arielle Kebbel, Andrew Walker 

After Jessie Patterson calls off her third engagement – at the altar! – she swears off serious relationships until she finds “the one.” That is, until charming but chronically single Aiden MacTiernan comes along. Unbeknownst to Jessie, Aiden has bet his friends that he can convince a woman to marry him by Christmas – which is only four weeks away – and Jessie is the target of his bet. 

“A Cookie Cutter Christmas”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 19, 2021
Stars: Erin Krakow, David Haydn-Jones, Miranda Frigon    

Christie Reynolds and Penny Miller have been archrivals ever since a memorable fight over a coveted Christmas recital solo in elementary school.  Now adults, they work side-by-side at the same school where they still constantly compete over everything.  As the holiday season approaches, the entire school is getting into the spirit with the annual fundraising festival, which will feature an exciting new event—a teacher Christmas Cookie Bake-Off, judged by a tough five-star chef, Chef Krueger.  Penny and Christie immediately clash over the contest, both wanting to beat the other to win the grand prize, a free class trip. 

“Love Always, Santa”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 19, 2021
Stars: Marguerite Moreau, Mike Faiola   

After losing her husband Bradley three years ago on Christmas Day, Celia Banks never thought she’d fall in love again. Now, her entire world revolves around taking care of her daughter Lilly. Lilly writes a letter to Santa with one wish – for her mommy to be happy and find love again.

“Lucky Christmas”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 19, 2021
Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Jason Gray-Stanford   

Holly Ceroni is a single mother who has been destitute when it comes to luck and love.  No one can afford a personal chef, forcing Holly to go back to waitressing.  She buys a lottery ticket, kissing it for good luck before she tosses it in the glove compartment of her car, hoping this Christmas things will get better.  That night Holly’s car is stolen, adding to her streak of misfortune.  The next morning Holly discovers her lotto numbers are in fact the million-dollar winner, but the ticket is in her missing car.  Mike Ronowski is one of the men behind Holly’s missing vehicle; he and his friend had inadvertently taken Holly’s car the night before

DECEMBER 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

“Love’s Complicated”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 6, 2021
Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Ben Bass

 Leah Townsend thinks all is fine coasting along in a relationship with the ever-predictable Edward until he surprises her and enrolls her in a conflict-management class. Ready to prove herself, Leah shows up to the class and finds herself locking horns with a handsome, radio talk-show host who thrives on making waves-the exact thing Leah secretly despises. Through the course, Leah develops new friendships, an inner strength she never knew she had and discovers her real love should never mean settling for the easy and predicable

“Like Cats & Dogs”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 6, 2021
Stars: Cassidy Gifford, Wyatt Nash 

Lara is a dog lover, while Spencer is a cat lover.  Spencer and Lara could not be more different.  So, when Go BnB lands them – and their pets – in the same lake house vacation rental over summer, they will have to figure out a way to get along without killing each other.  There are complications: Spencer is in a relationship with Susan, though he is constantly questioning where the relationship is going.  Lara is rebounding from a bad breakup and not open to any new romantic possibilities.  This summer, in the quaint waterfront town of South Haven, a budding friendship will give way to peace and harmony in the house between both the couple and their pets.  Can a summer romance be far behind?

“Death al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 6, 2021
Stars: Brooke Burns, Dylan Neal 

 San Francisco homicide detective Maggie Price and former, world-class chef Henry Ross are on the case once again.  The crime-solving odd couple investigates the murder of Henry’s friend, a well-known local chef found dead in his kitchen.  As they begin to unravel an old family secret, Maggie has to stay one step ahead of a mysterious man in the shadows who appears to be stalking her, while her blossoming relationship with Henry is threatened by the arrival of an ex-love from Maggie’s past.

“Love on the Slopes”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 13, 2021
Stars: Katrina Bowden, Thomas Beaudoin

Alex Burns copyedits for a travel magazine but has always wanted to be a writer.  Now the magazine is holding a contest and the winner not only lands a spot on the writing staff, but also gets a first-class ticket to anywhere in the world!  Alex pitches a story about extreme sports photographer Cole Taylor, but her editor suggests she also write from the angle of a non-adventurer trying risky sports herself.  Her boyfriend Barton is supportive but doesn’t see Alex as the daring type.  Determined to realize her writing aspirations, Alex heads to Colorado, where she meets Cole and convinces him to be her guide in exchange for helping him at his gallery

“Date with Love”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 13, 2021
Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Andrew Walker, Bailee Madison, Quinn Lord 

Beautiful actress Alex Allen is known for her onscreen romances, but in real life, love has a way of passing her by. When Alex is abruptly dumped at a Hollywood red carpet event and the incident goes viral, her publicist, Paige, scrambles to restore her public image. Meanwhile, David Rogers, a quirky midwestern high school student, struggles to secure a date for his upcoming prom. Following multiple rejections, David decides to reach for the stars and invite Alex Allen. As he strains to write his “promposal,” David asks his English teacher, Vincent Walsh, for assistance.

“Hailey Dean Mysteries: 2+2 = Murder”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 13, 2021
Stars: Kellie Martin, Nancy Grace, Viv Leacock, Chad Lowe

When a teacher goes missing at her niece’s school, Hailey Dean is on the case.  With the help of detectives Danny Morgan and Fincher Garland, she investigates the mysterious disappearance, which ultimately leads to the discovery of two dead bodies on the construction site owned by her former college friend, Clyde Bennett.  Suspicious of Clyde, staff at her niece’s school, and the murdered teacher’s ex-boyfriend, Hailey puts her safety on the line to uncover the incriminating secret this brave teacher planned to reveal before her death with hopes of tracking down the killer.  With multiple suspects under investigation, Hailey must use her skills to solve the murders.

“Unleashing Mr. Darcy”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 19, 2021
Stars: Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey

Elizabeth Scott is fishing for direction in her life and gets the opportunity to professionally show her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in a fancy New York dog show.  Dog show judge Donovan Darcy comes across as aristocratic and rude and a chain of misunderstandings unfold during the competition, complicating their mutual attraction.  In true Jane Austen fashion, Elizabeth and Donovan begin to see the error of their ways and it turns out Mr. Darcy is far kinder and more interesting than Elizabeth ever imagined.

“Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Marriage Made for Murder”
Available to stream starting Monday, December 19, 2021
Stars: Kellie Martin, Nancy Grace, Viv Leacock, Chad Lowe

Fueled by a lifelong pursuit of justice, Hailey Dean works with detectives Danny and Fincher to investigate an art dealer’s murder.  Hailey’s college friend, Clyde, joins her when she interviews the widow whom they each suspect knows more than she lets on.  As the investigation unfolds, Hailey discovers an art forgery ring that may be linked to the murder, several members of the art dealer’s inner circle with strong motives and an incriminating secret from the widow’s past.  When the investigation unexpectedly overlaps with Hailey’s psychology career, she must find a way to seek justice without compromising a patient’s privacy and, therefore, the future of Hailey’s practice

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