Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies Checklists for Each Year

Hallmark movies are wonderful, especially the Hallmark Christmas movies! And when you’ve seen as many as I have, you have to keep track! So I’ve created the Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies Checklists for Each Year to make sure you don’t miss a single holiday movie!

The brothers dress as elves for a picture for their mother during a scene from "3 Wise Men and A Baby" movie

It’s no secret that we love Hallmark Christmas movies over here at Deck The Hallmark Blog! And we make all kinds of Christmas movie checklists for each and every holiday season, and all the other seasons too! I kept getting a request to get a year-by-year checklist for the Hallmark Christmas movies, and I say “Ask, and you shall receive”!! I’ve gone all the way back to 2015 and made a Christmas movie checklist for each year all on its own! Take this time of the year to get caught up and keep your Christmas holiday spirit up while we wait for the new Christmas movies of 2024! The new season will be fast approaching! Sometimes the holidays are the busiest time of year, so it’s super nice to go back and see if you  missed any movies along the way. 

Notebook with a Hallmark Christmas Movie Checklist for 2023 on it with pine boughs and ornaments scattered around

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These movie reviews and any articles found on this site are my own and my own opinions. I am in no way affiliated or employed by The Hallmark Corporation, Crown Media, or The Deck The Hallmark Podcast. These opinions are my own and have no professional expertise involved. Any statements are simply opinions and advice.

These movie reviews and any articles found on this site are my own and my own opinions. I am in no way affiliated or employed by The Hallmark Corporation, Crown Media, or The Deck The Hallmark Podcast. These opinions are my own and have no professional expertise involved. Any statements are simply opinions and advice.

*** Also, everyone will have different hallmark Christmas favorites for their movie selections. The top 3 I have selected for each year are my own choices, and it’s based on nothing more than my favorites. No rankings or viewership involved. I’m no expert, just an independent Hallmark Christmas movie reviewer! Lots of people have different criteria for different rankings. I’m just going by how much joy I got from the films!

​Favorite Actors and Actresses:

These movies have a ton of our Hallmark favorites from over the years. Some are one hit wonders that we really don’t see again, and then there are others that we see over and over again that are fan favorites that bring the Christmas cheer every time they have a new movie!

Erin Cahill, Michael Rady, Lyndsy Fonseca, Luke MacFarlane, Ryan Paevy, Tyler Hynes, Kristoffer Polaha, Brennan Elliott, Lacey Chabert, Candace Cameron Bure, Nikki DeLoach, Andrew Walker, Aimee Teegarden, Rachael Leigh Cook, Teri Hatcher, Travis Van Winkle, Brooke Bennett, Laura Vandervoort, Niall Matter, Erin Krakow, Melissa Joan Hart, Alicia Witt, Daniel Lissing, Rachel Boston, Anne Heche, Tricia Helfer, Jack Wagner, Meredith Hagner, Jessica Lowndes, and Paul Campbell just to name a few!

Niall Mater and Emily Tennant stand together in front of a huge arch of Christmas lights during a scene from "Holiday Hotline" movie on Hallmark Channel.
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1999-2014 Movie Lists

Want 1999 – 2014 movies? They are all on their very own checklist instead of by individual seasons. They didn’t have nearly as many movies per year in those years so that entire set of years fits on two pages! They are some of the most wonderful and best comfort movies, and aren’t to be missed! Go check out our Movie Checklist library. There are so many movie lists over there, I think we take it to a new level! If you need a movie watch list, we’ve probably got it!

The Christmas Movie Lists


2014 had some great movies. I adore “Christmas Under Wraps” — that’s Garland for ya! Watch the movie if you don’t know what that means. It’s wonderful and takes place in the small Alaskan town of “Garland”. And Brandon Routh with stray cat magic in “Nine Lives of Christmas” is fantastic. I’ve actually not seen all of these movies, and I’m really looking forward to seeing it! “A Royal Christmas” has Lacey Chabert and Jane Seymour for crying out loud! How did I miss that!

Top 3 Movies of 2014 (According to Me!)

  1. Christmas Under Wraps (Rudy is the best part!)
  2. Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas
  3. The Nine Lives of Christmas

Entire 2014 Hallmark Christmas Movie List

  • A Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • A Royal Christmas
  • Angels and Ornaments
  • Best Christmas Party Ever
  • Christmas at Cartwright’s
  • Christmas Under Wraps
  • Mr. Miracle
  • Northpole
  • One Christmas Eve
  • One Starry Christmas
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas
  • The Christmas Parade
  • The Christmas Secret
  • The Christmas Shepherd
  • The Nine Lives of Christmas


2015 was back when we thought 20 was a lot of Christmas movies for a season! And it had some of the best Hallmark Christmas movies that I go back to time and again!

Top 3 Movies of 2015 (According to Me!)

  1. 12 Gifts of Christmas
  2. Ice Sculpture Christmas
  3. A Christmas Melody (Hello, it has Mariah Carey and Lacey Chabert?! Of course it’s in the top 3!)

Entire 2015 Hallmark Christmas Movie List: 

  • ‘Tis the Season for Love
  • 12 Gifts of Christmas
  • A Christmas Detour
  • A Christmas Melody
  • Angel of Christmas
  • Charming Christmas
  • Christmas Incorporated
  • Christmas Land
  • Crown for Christmas
  • Dashing Through the Snow
  • Family for Christmas
  • I’m Not Ready for Christmas
  • Ice Sculpture Christmas
  • Just In Time for Christmas
  • Magic Stocking
  • Merry Matrimony
  • Northpole: Open for Christmas
  • On the Twelfth Day of Christmas
  • Once Upon a Holiday
  • The Christmas Note


2016 was still on the lighter side, and this release year had 25 new movies. Erin Krakow starts the first of the three “Father Christmas” movies that are some of my personal favorites this year. Candace Cameron Bure and Tom Skerritt star in “Journey Back to Christmas”, which might be my all time favorite CCB Christmas movie. There’s a movie all about the small town of Cookie Jar, and lots of the magic of Christmas to be seen this year. 

Top 3 Movies of 2016 (According to me!)

  1. Christmas Cookies
  2. Love You Like Christmas
  3. My Christmas Dream

Entire 2016 Hallmark Christmas Movie List: 

  • A Christmas to Remember
  • A December Bride
  • A Dream of Christmas
  • A Heavenly Christmas
  • A Nutcracker Christmas
  • A Wish for Christmas
  • Broadcasting Christmas
  • Christmas Cookies
  • Christmas in Homestead
  • Christmas List
  • Every Christmas Has a Story
  • Finding Father Christmas
  • Hearts of Christmas
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • Journey Back to Christmas
  • Looks Like Christmas
  • Love Always, Santa
  • Love You Like Christmas
  • My Christmas Dream
  • My Christmas Love
  • Operation Christmas
  • Sleigh Bells Ring
  • Sound of Christmas
  • The Mistletoe Promise
  • When Calls the Heart Christmas


2017 had some of the best Christmas movies! I love so many of them it was hard to choose which I wanted to be in my top 3! It’s a good thing I can go back to my list and watch them all again! There’s a guardian angel movie this year, a movie about the Rose Bowl Parade (“A Rose for Christmas”), the original Evergreen movie (which is the most Christmas-y town ever!!) 

Top 3 Movies of 2017 (According to me!)

  1. With Love, Christmas
  2. The Christmas Train
  3. A Bramble House Christmas

Entire 2017 Hallmark Christmas Movie List: 

  • A Bramble House Christmas
  • A Gift to Remember
  • A Joyous Christmas
  • A Rose for Christmas
  • A Song for Christmas
  • Christmas at Holly Lodge
  • Christmas Connection
  • Christmas Encore
  • Christmas Festival of Ice
  • Christmas Getaway
  • Christmas Homecoming
  • Christmas in Angel Falls
  • Christmas in Evergreen
  • Christmas in the Air
  • Christmas Next Door
  • Coming Home for Christmas
  • Enchanted Christmas
  • Engaging Father Christmas
  • Finding Santa
  • Home for Christmas Day
  • Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Christmas Miracle
  • Magical Christmas Ornaments
  • Marry Me at Christmas
  • Miss Christmas
  • Rocky Mountain Christmas
  • Romance at Reindeer Lodge
  • Sharing Christmas
  • Switched for Christmas
  • The Christmas Cottage
  • The Christmas Train
  • The Mistletoe Inn
  • The Perfect Christmas Present
  • The Sweetest Christmas
  • When Calls the Heart: The Christmas 
  •  Wishing Tree
  • With Love, Christmas


I seem to say this each year, but 2018 was a fantastic Hallmark Christmas season for movies! But hello, this season has a Chad Michael Murray movie, a movie about shoes, and an Evergreen sequel, just to name a few!! This year was full of delightful Christmas movies.

Top 3 Movies of 2018 (According to me!)

  1. A Shoe Addict’s Christmas (It’s so fun, plus it has Candace Cameron Bure!)
  2. Road to Christmas (3 grown sons finding their way home for Christmas and embark on a road trip. This movie is a national treasure.)
  3. It’s Christmas, Eve

Entire 2018 Hallmark Christmas Movie List: 

  • A Christmas for the Books
  • A Gingerbread Romance
  • A Godwink Christmas
  • A Majestic Christmas
  • A Shoe Addict’s Christmas
  • A Veteran’s Christmas
  • Christmas at Graceland
  • Christmas at Grand Valley
  • Christmas at Pemberly Manor
  • Christmas at the Palace
  • Christmas Bells are Ringing
  • Christmas Everlasting
  • Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa
  • Christmas in Love
  • Christmas Joy
  • Christmas Made to Order
  • Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane
  • Christmas Wonderland
  • Entertaining Christmas
  • Homegrown Christmas
  • Hope at Christmas
  • It’s Christmas, Eve
  • Jingle Around the Clock
  • Last Vermont Christmas
  • Marrying Father Christmas
  • Memories of Christmas
  • Mingle All the Way
  • Northern Lights of Christmas
  • Once Upon a Christmas Miracle
  • Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe
  • Return to Christmas Creek
  • Reunited at Christmas
  • Road to Christmas
  • Small Town Christmas
  • Time for Me to Come Home 
  •  for Christmas
  • Welcome to Christmas
  • When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing


There’s some fantastic movies this year! We’ve got some faces we haven’t see in a bit like Torrey Devitto and Chad Michael Murray with Christmas cards with an anonymous author! There’s also a Dollywood Christmas movie, and since Dollywood is practically in my back yard, I’m super excited about that!

Top 3 Movies of 2019 (According to me!)

  1. Double Holiday
  2. A Christmas Love Story
  3. Two Turtle Doves

Entire 2019 Hallmark Christmas Movie List: 

  • A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas
  • A Cheerful Christmas
  • A Christmas Duet
  • A Christmas Love Story
  • A Christmas Miracle
  • A Family Christmas Gift
  • A Gift to Cherish
  • A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love
  • A Homecoming for the Holidays
  • A Merry Christmas Match
  • Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday
  • Check Inn to Christmas
  • Christmas at Dollywood
  • Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays
  • Christmas at the Plaza
  • Christmas Camp
  • Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy
  • Christmas in Montana
  • Christmas in Rome
  • Christmas on My Mind
  • Christmas Scavenger Hunt
  • Christmas Town
  • Christmas Under the Stars
  • Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses
  • Double Holiday
  • Holiday Date
  • Holiday for Heroes
  • Holiday Hearts
  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  • Merry & Bright
  • Nostalgic Christmas
  • Our Christmas Love Song
  • Picture a Perfect Christmas
  • Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen
  • The Christmas Club
  • The Mistletoe Secret
  • Time for You to Come Home
  •  for Christmas
  • Two Turtle Doves
  • When Calls the Heart: 
  •  Home for Christmas
  • Write Before Christmas


The fact that Hallmark pulled off this many new movies that were SO good, during a global pandemic was just amazing and inspiring. “Christmas in Vienna” starring Sarah Drew was shot on location in Vienna, Austria, and it’s magical. There was also “A Nashville Christmas Carol”, which had Wes Brown, Jessy Schram, Wynonna Judd, and Sara Evans… just to name a few famous people in that movie! Janel Parrish delivers a tear-jerking wonderful performance int he more serious movie “Holly and Ivy”. 2020 also brought us “The Christmas House” starring a whole host of Hallmark favorites, including Robert Buckley, Jonathan Bennett, Treat Williams and Sharon Lawrence.

Top 3 Movies of 2020 (According to me!)

  1. Five Star Christmas (Bethany Joy Lenz just SLAYS in this movie. I love her!)
  2. Christmas Waltz (Lacey Chabert is magic, as always.)
  3. One Royal Holiday (Laura Osnes is spectacular.)

Entire 2020 Hallmark Christmas Movie List:  

  • A Bright and Merry Christmas
  • A Christmas Carousel
  • A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado
  • A Glenbrooke Christmas
  • A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances
  • A Little Christmas Charm
  • A Nashville Christmas Carol
  • A Timeless Christmas
  • Chateau Christmas
  • Christmas by Starlight
  • Christmas Comes Twice
  • Christmas in Evergreen: Bells are Ringing
  • Christmas in Vienna
  • Christmas Tree Lane
  • Christmas Waltz
  • Christmas with the Darlings
  • Christmas, She Wrote
  • Cranberry Christmas
  • Cross Country Christmas
  • Deliver By Christmas
  • Five Star Christmas
  • Holly & Ivy
  • If I Only Had Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Bride
  • Love & Gingerbread
  • Love in Winterland
  • Meet Me at Christmas
  • Never Kiss a Man In A Christmas Sweater
  • On the 12th Date of Christmas
  • One Royal Holiday
  • Project Christmas Wish
  • Swept Up by Christmas
  • The Angel Tree
  • The Christmas Bow
  • The Christmas Doctor
  • The Christmas House
  • The Christmas Ring
  • The Key to Christmas
  • Time for Us to Come 
  •  Home for Christmas
  • USS Christmas


2021 movie season was amazing. We started out with movies about a Christmas tree farm with Danica McKellar, had An Unexpected Christmas, had a Santa Stakeout with Tamera Mowry-Housley, and went on an Autism journey with Holly Robinson Peete in “Our Christmas Journey.” It was such a wonderful year. We also had two movies that crossed over as well with sisters starring in them! Ashley Williams and Kimberly Williams-Paisley are wonderful in the Sister Swap  movies! Heck, this year even has a family tree DNA test “Found Family” movie! There’s also the beginning of the “Five More Minutes” series of movies that highlight Scotty McCreery’s song “Five More Minutes.”

Top 3 Movies of 2021 (According to me!)

  1. An Unexpected Christmas (Rotten Tomatoes also agrees with this ranking!)
  2. A Dickens of a Holiday (It’s a take on A Christmas Carol and it’s fantastic)
  3. Eight Gifts of Hanukkah

Entire 2021 Hallmark Christmas Movie List: 

  • ‘Tis the Season to be Merry
  • A Christmas Together with You
  • A Christmas Treasure
  • A Dickens of a Holiday!
  • A Godwink Christmas: Miracle of Love
  • A Holiday in Harlem
  • A Kiss Before Christmas
  • A Royal Queens Christmas
  • A Very Merry Bridesmaid
  • An Unexpected Christmas
  • Boyfriends of Christmas Past
  • Christmas at Castle Heart
  • Christmas CEO
  • Christmas for Keeps
  • Christmas in Harmony
  • Christmas in My Heart
  • Christmas in Tahoe
  • Christmas Sail
  • Coyote Creek Christmas
  • Crashing Through the Snow
  • Debbie Macomber’s a Mrs. Miracle Christmas
  • Eight Gifts of Hanukkah
  • Five More Minutes
  • Gingerbread Miracle
  • Making Spirits Bright
  • My Christmas Family Tree
  • Nantucket Noel
  • Next Stop, Christmas
  • One December Night
  • Open By Christmas
  • Our Christmas Journey
  • Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday
  • Sister Swap: Christmas in the City
  • The Christmas Contest
  • The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls
  • The Christmas Promise
  • The Nine Kittens of Christmas
  • The Santa Stakeout
  • Time for Them to Come
  •  Home for Christmas
  • You, Me & the Christmas Trees


2022 had some spectacular movies for the season. And it was groundbreaking. Jonathan Bennett led the cast in “The Holiday Sitter”, Hallmark’s first Christmas movie with the main storyline involving a gay couple! We had a movie about a separated couple and the blockbuster hits of “Haul Out the Holly” and “3 Wise Men and a Baby”. Erica Durance delivers a tear-jerker in “We Need a Little Christmas” as a widowed mother. 

Top 3 Movies of 2022 (According to me!)

  1. Haul Out The Holly
  2. 3 Wise Men and a Baby
  3. Ghosts of Christmas Always (Hello, Spirit of Christmas past, Spirit of Christmas Present and Spirit of Christmas future!)

Entire 2022 Hallmark Christmas Movie List: 

  • #Xmas
  • ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas
  • 3 Wise Men and a Baby
  • A Big Fat Family Christmas
  • A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe
  • A Cozy Christmas Inn
  • A Fabled Holiday
  • A Holiday Spectacular (Hello Broadway stars!)
  • A Kismet Christmas
  • A Magical Christmas Village
  • A Maple Valley Christmas
  • A Royal Corgi Christmas
  • A Tale of Two Christmases
  • All Saints Christmas
  • Campfire Christmas
  • Christmas at the Golden Dragon
  • Christmas Bedtime Stories
  • Christmas Class Reunion
  • Christmas in Toyland
  • Five More Minutes: Moments Like These
  • Ghosts of Christmas Always
  • Hanukkah on Rye
  • Haul Out the Holly
  • Holiday Heritage
  • In Merry Measure
  • Inventing the Christmas Prince
  • Jolly Good Christmas
  • Lights, Camera, Christmas
  • Long Lost Christmas
  • My Grown-Up Christmas List
  • My Southern Family Christmas
  • Noel Next Door
  • Our Italian Christmas Memories
  • The Gift of Peace
  • The Holiday Sitter
  • The Holiday Stocking
  • The Most Colorful Time of The Year
  • The Royal Nanny
  • Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas
  • Undercover Holiday
  • We Need a Little Christmas
  • We Wish You a Married Christmas
  • When I think of Christmas


This season was amazing. And it had what I believe is the greatest piece of Hallmark holiday cinema of all time, “A Biltmore Christmas.” There were so many new tropes and ideas this season, and I loved it! We had a movie about an annual Santa summit! An air traffic controller love story! A space-themed Christmas movie at the local planetarium even!

Top 3 Movies of 2023 (According to me!)

  1. A Biltmore Christmas
  2. Catch Me If You Claus
  3. The Santa Summit

Entire 2023 Hallmark Christmas Movie List: 

  • A Biltmore Christmas
  • A Heidelberg Holiday
  • A Holiday Spectacular: Extended Cut
  • A Merry Scottish Christmas
  • A Not So Royal Christmas
  • A Royal Christmas Crush
  • A Season for Family
  • A World Record Christmas
  • An Ice Palace Romance
  • Catch Me If You Claus
  • Checkin’ It Twice
  • Chrirstmas on Cherry Lane
  • Christmas by Design
  • Christmas in Notting Hill
  • Christmas Island
  • Christmas With A Kiss
  • Everything Christmas
  • Flipping For Christmas
  • Friends & Family Christmas
  • Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up
  • Heaven Down Here
  • Holiday Hotline
  • Holiday Road
  • Joyeux Noel
  • Letters to Santa
  • Magic In Mistletoe
  • Miracle in Bethleham, PA
  • Ms. Christmas Comes to Town
  • My Christmas Guide
  • My Norwegian Holiday
  • Mystery on Mistletoe Lane
  • Mystic Christmas
  • Navigating Christmas
  • Never Been Chris’d
  • Our Christmas Mural
  • Rescuing Christmas
  • Round and Round
  • Sealed with a List
  • Take Me Back For Christmas
  • The Santa Summit
  • The Secret Gift of Christmas
  • Three Wise Men and a Baby: Extended Cut
  • Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas
  • To All a Good Night
  • Under the Christmas Sky
  • Where Are You Christmas?
Merritt Patterson smiles at Andrew Cooper in front of the Christmas tree during a scene from "Christmas at the Palace" movie on Hallmark Channel
Photo provided by HallmarkChannel.com

Wrap Up – Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies Checklists for Each Year

Well, if this list of movies doesn’t help you keep the Christmas spirit all year round, I don’t know what would! Keep the hot cocoa flowing and enjoy catching up on some of these wonderful movies while we wait for a fresh season of new holiday movies. And Hallmark will release plenty of new movies for each season along the way while we wait for Christmas to roll around again! So start your Hallmark Channel countdown and settle in for some great movies and Christmas spirit! Watch out for Santa Claus along the way! Are these classic films that will be talked about forever? Probably not. But they are movies that bring so much love and joy for me and for that reason, I think they are the most wonderful movies of Christmas.

More Checklists…

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