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'Navigating Christmas,' 'Holiday Hotline' and more: How to watch the new Hallmark Christmas movies premiering this weekend

Ready for some Christmas spirit? This weekend there are three new Hallmark holiday movies to enjoy. (Hallmark)
Ready for some Christmas spirit? This weekend there are three new Hallmark holiday movies to enjoy. (Hallmark)

The Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas is in full swing, with three new movies premiering every weekend from now until Christmas. This weekend, we're kicking off the festivities with Navigating Christmas starring Chelsea Hobbs and Stephen Huszar. Then, Saturday night we get A Merry Scottish Christmas with Lacey Chabert and Scott Wolf. Closing out the Christmas-centric weekend is Holiday Hotline, starring Emily Tennant and Niall Matter. It’s like the 12 Days of Christmas, but much, much longer. Here's what you need to know about how to watch the new Hallmark Christmas movies premiering this weekend, including plot info, how to watch Hallmark movies without cable and more.

Navigating Christmas

A recently divorced mother and her teen son book a stay in the old lighthouse on Saint Nicholas Island for Christmas. Chelsea Hobbs and Stephen Huszar star in Navigating Christmas, which premieres Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. ET on the Hallmark Channel.

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A Merry Scottish Christmas

Two estranged siblings travel back to their hometown, only to discover a long-held, royally huge family secret. A Merry Scottish Christmas premieres Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel.

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Holiday Hotline

"Holiday Hotline" premieres this Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET. (Hallmark)

A woman working at a cooking hotline forms a connection with a single father who keeps calling in. Emily Tennant and Niall Matter star in Holiday Hotline, which premieres Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel.

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How to watch Hallmark Christmas movies in 2023

If you’re already a cable subscriber and are looking for more ways to watch the Hallmark Channel, you should be able to login with your cable credentials on and tune into a free livestream of the new Christmas movies as they premiere. Don’t have cable? Here’s what we recommend subscribing to if you want the Hallmark Channel:

Where to stream Hallmark Christmas movies in 2023:

Starting at just $6 a month, a Peacock subscription includes live sports and events airing on NBC, like NFL games, college football and WWE, plus you’ll get thousands of hours of shows and movies, including beloved sitcoms Parks and Recreation and The Office, Bravo shows like The Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules and even recent theatrical releases like The Super Mario Movie and Five Nights at Freddy's. For $12 monthly you can upgrade to an ad-free subscription which includes live access to your local NBC Channel (not just during designated sports and events) and the ability to download select titles to watch offline.

$5.99/month at Peacock

If you want to just subscribe straight to the source, Hallmark Movies Now will have all the new Hallmark Christmas movies available to stream. You can subscribe monthly for $5.99 per month, or annually for $59.99.

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2023 Hallmark Christmas movie Countdown to Christmas schedule and previews:

Premieres are 8 p.m. ET/PT unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Nov. 17

Navigating Christmas
Cast: Chelsea Hobbs, Stephen Huszar
Plot: Recently divorced Melanie (Hobbs) and son Jason visit a remote island for Christmas, only to find themselves running a real working lighthouse where she connects with the curt but cute owner (Huszar).

Saturday, Nov. 18

A Merry Scottish Christmas
Cast: Lacey Chabert, Scott Wolf
Plot: Whenm estranged siblings, Lindsay (Chabert) and Brad (Wolf) Morgan travel to Scotland at Christmas to reunite with their mother Jo, a big family secret is revealed.

Sunday, Nov. 19

Holiday Hotline
Cast: Emily Tennant, Niall Matter
Plot: After leaving London, Abby (Tennant) connects with an anonymous caller while working at a cooking hotline. The caller is single dad "John" (Matter) whom Abby unknowingly has become smitten with in real life.

Thursday, Nov. 23

Catch Me If You Claus
Cast: Italia Ricci, Luke Macfarlane
Plot: Avery Quinn (Ricci) is an aspiring news anchor who's finally getting her big break on her station's Christmas morning newscast. But that's put in jeopardy when she captures an intruder in her home wearing a red suit claiming to be Chris (Macfarlane), Santa's son, who is on his first mission. A night of adventure ensues as they find themselves being pursued by the police as well as some shady characters. Along the way, they connect over living in the shadow of their parents and inspire each other to go after their dreams.

Friday, Nov. 24

Letters to Santa
Time: Premieres 6 p.m. ET/PT
Cast: Katie Leclerc, Rafael de la Fuente
Plot: When young siblings receive a magic pen from Santa that appears to be granting wishes, they request the Christmas gift they want more than anything — for their separated parents (Leclerc, de la Fuente) to reunite.

Friday, Nov. 24

Holiday Road
Cast: Sara Canning, Warren Christie
Plot: When bad weather leaves each of them stranded at the airport for the holidays, a tech entrepreneur (Christie), a travel writer (Canning), a devoted mother (Enid-Raye Adams) and her son (Kiefer O'Reilly), a stubborn senior (Trevor Lerner), an enigmatic woman with a hint of mystery (Brittany Willacy), a couple traveling from Hong Kong (Sharon Crandall, Ryan Mah) and a social media influencer (Princess Davis) all agree to rent a shared van to embark on a road trip to Denver. When their unexpected journey brings them into uncharted territory, they navigate a series of misadventures together and form a deeper bond that just might change the trajectories of each of their lives. Inspired by true events.

Saturday, Nov. 25

Christmas in Notting Hill
Time: Premieres 6 p.m. ET/PT
Cast: Sarah Ramos, William Moseley
Plot: Famous soccer star, Graham Savoy (Moseley), has always been too busy for love, but when he comes home to Notting Hill for Christmas, he changes his mind after meeting Georgia (Ramos) — a visiting American and the one person who has no idea who he is.

Saturday, Nov. 25

Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up
Cast: Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Melissa Peterman, Ellen Travolta, Seth Morris, Jennifer Aspen
Plot: As the holidays approach, Emily (Chabert) and Jared (Brown) are looking forward to celebrating the holidays together again, this time as a couple. Emily, now embracing Evergreen Lane's uniquely festive spirit, is ready to work with Jared, Ned (Tobolowsky), Mary Louise (Travolta), and Pamela (Peterman) to make this year's Christmas celebrations the best yet — even if being the HOA president's girlfriend doesn't stop those dreaded decorating citations. When a house on the block goes up for sale, it causes quite a stir with residents. When the soon-to-be neighbors turn out to be holiday royalty (Morris, Aspen), it looks like this year's competition is about to heat up. As the welcoming committee prepares for the new arrivals, only one thing is certain — this Christmas, Evergreen Lane is going to sleigh!

Sunday, Nov. 26

Our Christmas Mural
Time: Premieres 6 p.m. ET/PT
Cast: Alex Paxton-Beesley, Dan Jeannotte
Plot: Olivia (Paxton-Beesley) is a single mom who returns home for Christmas. Her mom secretly enters her into a mural contest; she wins but partners with teacher Will (Jeannotte) to create a Christmas masterpiece.

Sunday, Nov. 26

A Biltmore Christmas
Cast: Bethany Joy Lenz, Kristoffer Polaha, Jonathan Frakes, Robert Picardo ("Star Trek: Voyager")
Plot: Lucy Hardgrove (Lenz) is a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she's hired to pen the script for a remake of the beloved holiday movie classic His Merry Wife!, which was filmed in 1947 at the beautiful, historic Biltmore House. When the head of the studio isn't satisfied with the ending Lucy wrote because it deviates from the original's feel-good conclusion, he sends Lucy to Biltmore Estate for research and inspiration. While there, she unwittingly discovers the ability to travel to the 1947 set of His Merry Wife! through the help of an hourglass. While on set, she and Jack Huston (Polaha), one of the film's stars, spend time together and become close. But her sudden appearance has set off a chain of events that put the production in jeopardy. Before she can return to the present, Lucy must make things right or threaten to alter the future forever.

Friday, Dec. 1

My Norwegian Holiday
Cast: Rhiannon Fish, David Elsendoorn
Plot: J.J. (Fish), grieving the loss of her grandmother and seeking dissertation inspiration, stumbles upon an unexpected holiday destiny. Meeting Henrik (Elsendoorn), a Norwegian from Bergen, their connection deepens when he discovers she has a troll figurine from his hometown. To explore the troll's history and her grandmother's ties, J.J. agrees to join Henrik on a journey to Norway. In Bergen, they're drawn into Henrik's family Christmas and wedding traditions, with his sister's wedding the day before Christmas Eve. J.J. embarks on a holiday adventure, uncovering the troll's origins and finding her own path to healing, love and family.

Saturday, Dec. 2

A Not So Royal Christmas
Cast: Brooke D'Orsay, Will Kemp
Plot: Tabloid journalist Charlotte (D'Orsay) attempts to land an interview with a reclusive Count. In response, the royal family has a groundskeeper (Kemp) pose as the Count since the real one fled years ago.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Christmas With a Kiss (working title)
Mishael Morgan, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Jaime M. Callica
Plot: A Mahogany Presentation. A woman (Morgan) returns home to help with her family's Christmas Carnival and romance ignites. A photojournalist (Rowe) curates a surprise reunion.

Friday, Dec. 8

Magic in Mistletoe
Cast: Lyndie Greenwood, Paul Campbell
Plot: Harrington (Campbell) is the author of a popular book series but commercial success has left him a bitter recluse. As he returns to his hometown for an annual Christmas festival celebrating his books, he's joined by April (Greenwood), a publicist for the major publishing house he works with. April is there for damage control after Harrington's recent comments on social media have ruffled some feathers. But as she gets to know him better, hope springs that April can unlock Harrington's guarded heart and help him rediscover the spirit of the holiday.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Christmas on Cherry Lane
Cast: Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, John Brotherton, Erin Cahill, James Denton, Vincent Rodriguez III
Plot: A young couple preparing to welcome their first child (Brotherton, Cahill); an empty-nester (Bell) and her fiancé (Denton) ready to start a new chapter; and a couple (Bennett, Rodriguez III) who unexpectedly have the chance to expand their family on Christmas Eve celebrate the holiday as they navigate these turning points in their lives.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Round and Round
Cast: Vic Michaelis, Bryan Greenberg, Rick Hoffman
Plot: Rachel's (Michaelis) stuck in a time loop, reliving the night of her parents' Hanukkah party. Can Zach (Greenberg), the "nice boy" grandma's trying to set her up with, help her make it to tomorrow?

Friday, Dec. 15

The Secret Gift of Christmas (working title)
Meghan Ory, Christopher Russell
Plot: Bonnie (Ory) is a personal shopper who helps her new, widowed client Patrick (Russell) reconnect with his young daughter. Though Bonnie and Patrick's ideas of shopping couldn't be more different, she is determined to get Patrick and his daughter everything on their wish list.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Sealed With a List
Katie Findlay, Evan Roderick
Plot: This holiday season, festive Carley (Findlay) sets out to conquer her list of abandoned resolutions from last year. Aided by coworker Wyatt (Roderick), she finds love and the confidence to chase her dreams.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Friends & Family Christmas
Cast: Humberly Gonzalez, Ali Liebert
Plot: Daniella (Gonzalez) has recently moved to New York to pursue an art career and decides to stay in town to share the holidays with her circle of artist friends, instead of going home to see her sweet, if overbearing parents. Amelia (Liebert) is a talented entertainment lawyer trying to stay focused on her work after a broken engagement. When Daniella and Amelia are set up by their parents, they agree to pretend that they are dating, to appease them for the holidays. However, as they spend time in each other's worlds, they soon build a connection that is deeper than either of them could have hoped for.

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries' Miracles of Christmas Schedule

Premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT unless otherwise noted

Thursday, Oct. 26

Ms. Christmas Comes to Town
Cast: Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott, Barbara Niven
Plot: A shopping channel host known as Ms. Christmas (Niven) receives a terminal diagnosis, which inspires a multi-city excursion set to spread Christmas cheer before her farewell broadcast.

Thursday, Nov. 2

My Christmas Guide
Cast: Amber Marshall, Ben Mehl
Plot: After losing his eyesight, a college professor (Mehl) adopts a seeing eye dog from a guide dog trainer (Marshall). As they all begin to spend time together, his confidence returns and his heart begins to open.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Mystery on Mistletoe Lane
Cast: Erica Cerra, Victor Webster
Plot: New to town, Heidi Wicks (Cerra) and her kids discover a Christmas mystery in their historic home. Local handyman and historian David (Webster) helps along the way, finding his own surprising connection.

Thursday, Nov. 16

A World Record Christmas
Nikki DeLoach, Lucas Bryant, Aias Dalman
Plot: Charlie (Dalman) is an autistic boy determined to set a Guinness World Record by stacking 1,400 Jenga blocks. His mother Marissa (DeLoach) and stepfather Eric (Bryant) encourage him to reach for his dream and they all celebrate when he gets the good news that he'll get his chance on Christmas Eve. In the spirit of the holiday, they organize a fundraiser giving the townspeople an opportunity to donate and decorate a Jenga block, with the proceeds going to benefit kids with autism. Charlie's journey to setting the Jenga world record gives them all the chance to learn more not just about themselves, but about what family really means.

Wednesday, Nov. 22

A Season for Family
Cast: Brendan Penny, Stacey Farber, Benjamin Jacobson, Azriel Dalman
Plot: Maddy's (Farber) adopted son Wesley (Jacobson) has just one Christmas wish — to meet his brother Cody (Dalman), who was adopted into a different family. Cody's father Paul (Penny) is a widower who is not ready to have this conversation with his son, so he turns down a meeting. However, circumstances bring the two brothers unknowingly together and they become fast friends, while sparks fly between Maddy and Paul.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas
Cast: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Chris Carmack, Grace Leer
Plot: Facing her first Christmas without her mother and looking to avoid loneliness, Carly (Grimes-Beech) heads to a quaint town to lead the church choir at Christmas. Once there, Carly meets Matthew (Carmack), a man back in town after serving in the army. As she gets to know Matthew, the choir and townspeople, she stumbles across clues that suggest she may have been brought here for a life changing reason. As the mystery unravels one thing is clear, this journey will teach Carly about true love, learning to trust, and that forgiveness is needed to finally heal.

Thursday, Dec. 7

To All a Good Night
Cast: Kimberley Sustad, Mark Ghanimé
Plot: A small-town photographer (Sustad) saves the life of a mysterious man (Ghanimé), who may just be in town to buy her family's parkland — which is also the location of the annual Christmas celebration.

Thursday, Dec. 14

Heaven Down Here
Cast: Krystal Joy Brown, Tina Lifford, Juan Riedinger, Richard Harmon, Phylicia Rashad
Plot: Inspired by Mickey Guyton's song of the same name, "Heaven Down Here" tells the story of four disparate people who find themselves stranded in a local diner on Christmas Eve when a snowstorm hits the town. Imami (Brown) is a widowed mother of two who's having trouble making ends meet and reluctantly agrees to work the Christmas Eve shift, where she clashes with her boss Dan (Harmon), who doesn't exactly embody the Christmas spirit. Felix (Riedinger) is a local pastor desperately trying to secure food for parishioners while his faith is challenged by his alienation by his son. Clara (Lifford) is a hospice nurse with an obstinate patient (Rashad) and whose daughter is moving away, causing her to question her place in this world. Throughout the evening, these four bicker, bond and unwittingly provide each other with the answer to their respective prayers.

Thursday, Dec. 21

Miracle in Bethlehem, PA
Cast: Laura Vandervoort, Benjamin Ayres
Plot: A New DaySpring Movie. Successful and fiercely independent, Mary Ann Brubeck (Vandervoort) adopts a baby girl to raise on her own just before Christmas. Due to weather, she and the baby get stuck in Bethlehem, Pa., for the holidays. When there is no room at the inn, her only option is to stay with the innkeeper's brother Joe (Ayres), a quintessential bachelor who lives in a house that he treats like a barn. As Mary Ann learns the value of community by spending time with Joe's family and participating in the local church's Christmas events, Joe starts getting his act together with new motivation… and the two begin to see each other in a new light.

Hallmark Movies Now's Movies & Mistletoe Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 9

A World Record Christmas
Cast: Nikki DeLoach, Lucas Bryant, Aias Dalman
Early access before the Nov. 16 premiere on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas
Cast: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Chris Carmack, Grace Leer
Early access before the Nov. 30 premiere on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Monday, Nov. 27

Three Wise Men and a Baby (extended cut)
Cast: Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker, Margaret Colin
A never-before-seen extended cut exclusive to Hallmark Movies Now.
Plot: Three brothers (Campbell, Hynes, Walker) get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together to care for a baby over the holidays. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as the damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives… all while rediscovering their love of Christmas.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Rescuing Christmas (working title)
Rachael Leigh Cook, Sam Page
Plot: In a world where Santa (T. Mychael Rambo) is real and wants to drum up some holiday spirit, two of Santa's elves, Chuck (Patrick Thomas O'Brien) and Debbie (Bailey Stender), devise a plan to grant one human on Earth three wishes to kickstart the holidays. Unfortunately, that human is Erin (Cook), who has lost all affection for the season. Even a blind date set up by her sister, with the affable and charming Sam (Page), won't change her mind about Christmas. But when she makes the mistake of wishing Christmas would "just disappear," Erin wakes up to a world where the holiday never existed! Horrified, she realizes that she's taken away everyone's joy, so she enlists Sam to help her reinvent the festivities from scratch. In the process, Erin learns just how much this holiday and its traditions have meant to everyone around her — and how much Sam has come to mean to her.

Thursday, Dec. 14

An Ice Palace Romance
Cast: Celeste Desjardins, Marcus Rosner
Plot: A journalist (Desjardins) faces old fears when she returns to her hometown ice rink to cover a story. With the help of the owner (Rosner) and his young daughter, she begins to reevaluate her life's purpose.

Thursday, Dec. 21

A Holiday Spectacular (extended cut)
Ginna Claire Mason, Derek Klena, Eve Plumb, Ann-Margret, the Radio City Rockettes
Plot: In 1958, Maggie (Mason) is an heiress from Philadelphia who puts her high-society wedding plans on hold in order to sneak up to New York City and make her secret dream come true: dancing live on stage in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.

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