The Best Hallmark Channel Christmas Romance Movies According to Collin

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‘Tis the season to indulge in a good Christmas movie – or 5!

Hey all, Collin here! As many of you know, I LOVE a good Hallmark Christmas movie, especially if a love story is involved. However, I’ve also watched many Hallmark Christmas movies through the years that weren’t great. In fact – there have been some that I’ve stopped watching in the middle of the movie. 😬

For me, a good Hallmark Christmas movie really comes down to relatable characters, decent acting, and entertaining/heartwarming stories that aren’t too cheesy, but just cheesy enough. If that makes sense. 😉

I thought it would be fun to share with you all some of my favorite Hallmark romance movies since I’ve truly watched so many over the years!

This is my Christmas Movie watching mug

Hip Tip: During the month of December, The Hallmark Channel and Lifetime play Christmas movies all day, every day, so make sure to set your DVR if you’re not home, so you can watch your favorite movies whenever you’re ready to relax.

Here are my Hallmark Christmas romance movie faves…

1. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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Ringing in as one of my all time favorite Christmas movies, this is one holiday flick that I don’t want you to miss! The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is about a single mom who is straight edge and type A. She’s got a very annoying boyfriend who cares way too much about his social status. Her laid-back uncle ends up coming to visit and brings a new (and might I add, cute!) friend along that he randomly meets at the airport. Turns out, this stranger may be just the person to teach his niece about the Christmas spirit, and possibly more… 😍

Set your DVR so you never miss this movie! Here are the upcoming showtimes:

2. The Best Christmas Party Ever

The Best Christmas Party Ever hallmark movie scene

Another one of my faves, The Best Christmas Party Ever, is so entertaining! I love the storyline and characters. The two main characters initially butt heads, but as the movie progresses, things definitely change – in a Hallmark kinda way! The main character and party planner, Jennie, learns that her boss will be retiring after Christmas and hopes she will be left in charge of the premiere event planning service. However, a wrench gets thrown into her plan when her bosses charismatic and handsome nephew, Nick, shows up. Will they totally fall for each other? 😏

Set your DVR so you never miss this movie! Here are the upcoming showtimes:

3. A Bride for Christmas

a bride for christmas hallmark movie scene

We all love a good bet, don’t we?! This is one fun Christmas movie! A bachelor spots a beautiful woman at an event and makes a bet with his friends that he can convince her to marry him by Christmas – which is only four weeks away. Except… she’s sworn off relationships after being engaged three separate times. A Bride for Christmas is such a cute love story. And no, the always happy Hallmark movie endings never get old. 🥰

Set your DVR so you never miss this movie! Here are the upcoming showtimes:

4. The Nine Lives of Christmas

the nine lives of christmas hallmark movie scene

A movie where two totally unexpected people come together, The Nine Lives of Christmas, is another movie that I love to watch during the holidays! The main actress, Marilee, is a veterinary student who loves animals, and is quirky and sweet. She meets a fireman who is living the bachelor’s life and is a total commitment-phobe, and shows him how to care for his new stray cat. This love story is one that surprises you since the characters are so different. OK, it doesn’t really surprise you because it’s Hallmark, but it’s still fun to watch! 🤗

Set your DVR so you never miss this movie! Here are the upcoming showtimes:

5. Bonus Lifetime romance movie:  A Gift Wrapped Christmas

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A Gift Wrapped Christmas is about a spunky and fun woman, Gwen, who’s a personal shopper. She ends up getting a job for a high-end client, Charlie, an uptight, single dad who’s dating a very snooty woman. The personal shopper and the single dad are total opposites attract in this movie. It’s such a sweet love story, and you’ll end up really enjoying the characters. I want the main actress in the movie, Meredith Hagner, to be my BFF! 😉

Watch it anytime for FREE on the Lifetime app!

Here’s the official 2019 Christmas movie lineup for The Hallmark Channel.

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Comments 33

  1. Yess

    Ok I can’t remember the name of the movie need your help. They showed the first one during the holidays. Then at the end they announced to be continued next year. They ended up showing it before the year but I never saw it. I can’t remember the name. I think it has bridge in it…. This is vague but I hope it’s enough. It’s been 2-4 years I think so I can’t remember but really wanted to see itπŸ™ˆ

    • Brenda

      Karen Kingsbury The Bridge Part 1 and Part 2

      • Yess

        Awe thank you!!!!!

    • teresalynn

      There is a new app called Friendlytv. Google it. It’s only 5.99 a month and has all 3 hallmark channels! Super cheap compared to cable and you’ll get to see all the new premiers!!!

      • animity

        Thank you for this!! I just want the Hallmark channels and this may be just the ticket.

  2. Lee

    My favorite is Hitched for the Holidays. I laughed so hard when I watched it the first time late one night, I woke up my mom (I was over for the holidays). I then made her watch in the morning and she exploded laughing at the same point. And then she made my dad watch that afternoon.
    Also, not Halllmark, but I love the Mistletones. It’s about a caroling competition and has Tory Spelling as the bad guy. It’s cheesy and hilarious and very sweet.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I have enjoyed those too, Lee! Thanks for sharing with us! I’ll have to watch them again this year!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awesome! Thanks so much for these recommendations! πŸ€—

  3. Lesli

    I love your top, so cute! I’m looking forward to watching these!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks Lesli! πŸ₯°

  4. Debbie

    Love love Christmas movies! Another good one is Borrowed Hearts! Sending this post to my daughter who says I watch these too early. Never too early!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh I LOVE that movie, too!! So heartwarming. ❀️

    • Linda

      Love these! I can’t wait!

  5. Jennifer

    I love Dear Santa.

  6. Jennifer Z

    Is there a way to watch the Hallmark movies if you don’t have cable? I have Netflix, Hulu, and Roku.

    • christina marshall

      frndlytv app 5.99 a month all 3 hallmark channels and more

    • Patti

  7. Aunt Jenny

    Collin, I like your top movies choices. I watched Hallmark movies if there was nothing else on and never really enjoyed them until…The Christmas themed movie A Very Merry Mix-Up. That movie hooked me, now I’m a Hallmark movie fan. A Veterans Christmas is also a fav. Mostly because it involves a dog in the plot. My mom and I started watching it while I was visiting her in July. We knew exactly where the movie was going, predicated the ending but both shed a tear at the end.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      A Very Merry Mix-up is super cute! Love that one. πŸ€— And I’m adding your other recommendation to my list. Thank you so much!

  8. Nickole

    Hubby watches “the nine lives of Christmas”, even if I’m not around. Its definitely at the top of our Christmas movie list too!

  9. Cindy J

    I love that mug! Where did you get it?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m loving that mug too! You can grab it from Amazon!

  10. Donna T

    OMG, three of these are in MY top 5!! Great taste – and thanks for the show times!

  11. MegMc

    The artwork on that cat one is so bad, I was beginning to think that you made all these up…

  12. Maureen

    My husband’s favorite is November Christmas he also likes a Godwink Christmas . I like –Christmas Ornament and a Christmas to Remember.
    We love when the movies start on both Hallmark channels and also on Lifetime and the UP channel will be having some as well.

  13. Lisa

    My favorite is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year too!!

  14. *Angela-Miles*

    My favorite one on Hallmark, is Christmas Cookies. So cute and cheery πŸ™‚

  15. shop4mybabies

    i don’t remember names, love the one where the handsome guy gives handsome girl one of his organs and they fall in love. also one where a christmas decorator falls in love with hot single dad and crazy ex wife comes back and interferes but love wins. also love the one where santa murders all the co eds oh wait, different channel lol but i do love that one too….also start listening to christmas music November 1st because it’s never too early

  16. sona

    Surely showing my age, as none of the classics are represented. LIke…. Its a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, Holiday Inn, It Happened on Fifth Avenue, The Bishops Wife, Miracle on 34th, and a bit newer/different Home Alone. I definitely am older than dirt. πŸ™‚

  17. Laurie

    Hey Vollin, isn’t your husband military? What about Operation Christmas? It is a face of mine!😍

    • Laurie

      Sorry, Collin, not Vollin

  18. Amy

    How do we get your sweatshirt! I love it!

  19. Tracey

    My daughter loves Northpole. Does anyone know if it will be on before Christmas?

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