All of Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas Movies, Ranked

It's been a stressful year, but at least you can count on Hallmark, Lifetime, and Netflix to come through with the holiday cheer. After all, what's more relaxing than watching an overworked woman fall in love with a Christmas tree farmer? So decompress with all of our delightful holiday content right here.

Like the rest of the country, you’re probably looking forward to the holidays. But in the world of Hallmark, it’s already Christmas…and has been since October 27, when the network started debuting its original holiday movie premieres. Hallmark’s annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming has made the Hallmark Channel the highest-rated and most-watched cable network this season. And I attribute that, in no small part, to me.

I’ve watched hundreds of hours of Hallmark Channel Christmas programming this year. In January, I re-watched my favorites on DVR, mourning the passing of Christmas. In July, I celebrated the return of Hallmark’s "Christmas Keepsake Week," which is, you guessed it, a full week of Hallmark holiday movies right when I need it most. To me, summer is a season to endure on the way to Christmas, and Hallmark was there to get me through.

And now, I’ve once again immersed myself in the world of Hallmark, a dream world where the small-town guy and the big city girl always find each other, where you can step away in the middle of the movie but come back later and still know exactly what’s happening, and where the plots always follow a predictable path toward a guaranteed happy ending. Basically, it’s the world we all need right now as we try to make it out of 2018 in one piece.

So, in the Hallmark spirit of sharing, I’ve ranked all 22 of Hallmark’s 2018 "Countdown to Christmas" premieres based on what I’ve seen so far. But, to be fair, each and every holiday Hallmark movie is objectively excellent. And don't worry about there being spoilers in this list—because as we all know, Hallmark movies inherently spoil themselves, anyway.

Plus, if you find yourself burning through these 22 original Hallmark Christmas movies too fast—no judgment here, fam—fear not: There are plenty more on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel for your viewing pleasure. (See a full list here.) Happy viewing and happy holidays to all!

Published at Sat, 22 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000