Holidays television is gearing up. And now it´s time to see what Hallmark Channel is preparing to show us on its #CountdownToChristmas special. In this Countdown to Christmas there will be 17 new original movies premiering.
Every single year, both Hallmark´s Countdown to Christmas and ABC Family´s 25 Days of Christmas are the biggest cable events realting to this time of year.
Hallmark Channel´s Countdown to Christmas Original “Northpole: Open for Christmas”
Saturday, November 21 (8p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Lori Loughlin, Dermot Mulroney and Bailee Madison
An ambitious businesswoman (Loughlin) devoid of holiday spirit – and afraid of commitment – inherits her late aunt’s cherished old inn at Christmastime. She decides to sell the inn but a handsome local handyman (Mulroney) and a cheerful young elf (Madison) intervene, helping her rediscover love and the magic of Christmas.
Hallmark Channel´s Countdown to Christmas: “Crown for Christmas”
Friday, November 27 (8p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Danica McKellar
After getting fired from her job as a maid at a ritzy New York City hotel, Allie (McKellar) reluctantly accepts a temp gig as the governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe that lives in an actual castle. After arriving, Allie learns the girl is named Princess Theodora and her father is Maximillian, the King of Winshire. The King informs Allie that the Princess has a tendency to terrorize authority figures, a predilection that has grown worse since her mother’s death. Yet governess and Princess wind up hitting it off while at the same time a spark forms between Allie and Max. However, Countess Celia is expecting to wed the King. Will Max take a stand for his feelings for Allie and make it truly a merry Christmas for all (or at least, most)?
Hallmark Channel´s Countdown to Christmas: “A Christmas Detour”
Saturday, November 28 (8p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Paul Greene, Sarah Strange and David Lewis
Two New York City-bound travelers find themselves inextricably linked when a snowstorm reroutes them to an airport hotel in Buffalo. Ever the eternal optimist and hopeless romantic, Paige (Bure) desperately needs to find a way back home to meet her fiancee’s parents before her forthcoming wedding. And it’s somehow up to fellow passenger Dylan MacKenzie, who is permanently soured on romance following a recent heartbreak. Yet Dylan somehow rises to the occasion to become Paige’s chivalrous helpmate. The pair are joined on this misadventure by an older couple named Frank and Maxine trying to get to Connecticut. As their madcap journey ensues, our foursome will find plenty of surprises in store.
Hallmark Channel´s Countdown to Christmas: “Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge”
Adapted from the bestselling novel by author Kingsbury, this is the sweeping tale of Molly Callens (Findlay) and Ryan Kelly (Nash), two young students who share a profound friendship their first semester in college, a time that becomes the defining moment of their lives. At their favorite bookstore and coffee shop, The Bridge, they spend countless hours studying and inspiring the other to dream their 10-year goal. They bond with the owners of The Bridge, Charlie (McGinley) and Donna Barton (Ford), a couple who designed the bookstore as a place where people can connect and be part of an extended family. Can Molly and Ryan’s unspoken love and future dreams survive the expectations of others as to what their lives should ultimately be?
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