5 Hallmark holiday films you must watch: 'Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing' to 'Love, Lights, Hanukkah!'

Enjoy cozy nights in with your family, as you binge-watch warm holiday movies, thanks to Hallmark's 'Countdown to Christmas'

                            5 Hallmark holiday films you must watch: 'Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing' to 'Love, Lights, Hanukkah!'
'Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing' (Lifetime)

As streaming services like Netflix gear up for holiday releases, various networks, such as Lifetime and Hallmark, are coming up with their adorable, warm and binge-worthy festive content. While Lifetime has quite a few releases planned for the holidays, Hallmark is not far behind with their 'Countdown to Christmas' releases. Here are five-holiday movies on their schedule that you must watch!

'Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing'

'Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing' (Lifetime)


This holiday movie is about a woman named Michelle, who's about to get married to her man, Elliot. Since she has a lot of wedding planning to do, she asks her friend Hannah to help with the upcoming opening of the Evergreen Museum. In that chaos, she wonders if her marriage to Elliot is the right decision. The movie is directed by Linda-Lisa Hayter, with Zac Hug and Shari Sharpe serving as writers. Charles Cooper serves as producer and Jacquelyn Renner serves as executive producer. The movie stars Holly Robinson Peete as Michelle Lansing, Rukiya Bernard as Hannah Tucker, Antonio Cayonne as Elliot Lee, Colin Lawrence as Thomas Tucker and Barbara Niven as Carol Shaw.

The official synopsis reads, "Since Michelle has plenty of wedding planning her plate, she leans on Hannah to wrap up the launch of the new Evergreen museum. All the while, she begins to question her own future — and if Elliot is really Mr.Right."

'Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing' premieres on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 8 pm/7c.

'Christmas She Wrote'

This is a typical career rivalry-themed movie as after romance writer Kayleigh gets her column canceled by Tripp right before Christmas, she travels home to her family only to find herself face-to-face with Tripp, who's trying to win her over. The movie is directed by Terry Ingram with Andrea Canning serving as writer. Charles Cooper serves as producer and Beth Grossbard and Michael Shepard serve as executive producers. It stars Danica McKellar as Kaleigh, Dylan Neal as Tripp, April Telek as Amy, Karen Kruper as Mary, Jim Thorburn as Rob Hartman, and many more.

The official synopsis reads, "Kayleigh is heartbroken to learn that her romance column is canceled right before the holidays. While home with her family, the person who canceled her column shows up at her door to tie up loose ends."

'Christmas She Wrote' premieres on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 8 pm/7c.

'A Christmas Carousel'

Get a job done, start a romance! Lila is called in to help fix a carousel for the Royal Family of Marcadia and she has a time limit of Christmas day. Only thing? She has to work with the prince, is romance brewing? The film is directed by Don McCutcheon and stars Rachel Boston as Lila, and Neal Bledsoe as the Prince.

The official synopsis reads, "Lila (Boston) partners up with the Prince of Marcadia (Bledsoe) to repair the Royal Family's carousel by Christmas."

'Christmas Carousel' on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 8 pm/7c.

'Love, Lights, Hanukkah!'

'Love, Lights, Hanukkah!' (Lifetime)


Christina was preparing for a normal holiday until she finds out that she's Jewish thanks to handy DNA tests. She goes on to find more than a new family, but a glimpse of romance through the eight nights. The movie is directed by Mark Jean, with Karen Berger serving as a writer. Ellie Kanner and Joey Plager serve as executive producers and Mick MacKay serves as producer. The film stars Mia Kirshner, Ben Savage and Marilu Henner.

The official synopsis reads, "In the height of the holiday craziness, Christina gets back a DNA test and learns that she's actually Jewish. This leads her down a path of self-discovery, even finding romance along the way."

'Love, Lights, Hanukkah!' on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at 8 pm/7c.

'Cross Country Christmas'

'Cross Country Christmas' (Lifetime)


A storm ends up derailing holiday plans for former classmates Lina and Max, as they try their very best, through obstacles, to make it home in time. The film is directed by Catherine Cyran with Kirsten Hansen serving as writer. Jim Head and Shawn Williamson serve as executive producers, and Jamie Goehring and John MacCarthy serve as producers. The film stars Rachael Leigh Cook as Lina and Greyston Holt as Max.

The official synopsis reads, "Lina and Max face the unexpected when a storm hits, potentially ruining their holiday plans. The two of them are forced to work together to figure out a way home — without taking it out on each other."

'Cross Country Christmas' on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at 8 pm/7c.

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