Jeff and I are huge fans of the Christmas content the Hallmark channel creates each holiday season. We watched all of the movies (there we like a gazillion this year) and below are my picks for the best this season had to offer. Please note: “Best” is a relative term and completely subjective. These are simply the movies I personally enjoyed the most.

My Favorite Christmas Movie from the Hallmark Channel: A Shoe Addicts Christmas

The delightful Jean Smart and Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure and Luke Macfarlane must team up when her department store and his local firehouse throw a joint Christmas fundraiser. They of course, fall in love during the process. Jean Smart is a bumbling fairy godmother/christmas angel who tries to steer Candace into making the best life choices by having her try on different footwear. The shoes give Candace a glimpse into what her live will become if she makes the wrong decisions.

Out and proud Canadian cutie-pie Luke Macfarlane

Runners-up: Entertaining Christmas and A Majestic Christmas

Jodies Sweetin stars in Entertaining Christmas as the daughter of a famous Martha Stewart-like lifestyle expert, who must create an unforgettable Christmas extravaganza for a small-town family, despite the fact that she’s more comfortable with spreadsheets than cookie sheet pans.

Jerrika Hinton and Christian Vincent must team up to refurbish a small-town playhouse in time for the yearly Christmas pagent/show in A Majestic Christmas. Jeff and I met met doing community theatre, so the setting of this movie gave me all the warm, cozy holiday feels.


My Favorite Christmas Movie from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel: Northern Lights of Christmas

Ashley Williams and Corey Sevier

Ashley Williams is a pilot who inherits a ranch in Alaska (complete with reindeer!). She enlists the help of Corey Seiver to decorate the place to entice prospective buyers, but falls in love with the ranch and him in the process. I like Ashely Williams a lot, she’s totally charming and a little bit goofy, two things I like in a Hallmark movie heroine. Then there’s Corey Seiver… GAH, sooo damn dreamy!

Runner-up: I liked a lot more of the 2018’s HM&M offerings than I thought I would, but I want call special attention to the ungainly titled, Time For Me to Come Home For Christmas

Josh Henderson and Megan Park are two travelers trying to get home of Christmas in Time For Me to Come Home for Christmas. After their on-the-road holiday adventure, she realizes he’s a country music superstar. I liked Josh Henderson from his time on Dallas and The Arrangement. He has fun chemistry with Megan Park here.

Also Worth Checking Out: Christmas Around the Corner

Lifetime is another cable channel that has made a name for itself with original programing, Christmas movies included. Christmas Around the Corner is the story of a NYC gal who comes to a small Vermont town to vacation/work in a local bookstore. She revitalizes the store and the town’s Christmas spirit. It’s wonderful and charming, and for booklovers like myself, the bookstore setting is a holiday dream come true!

Interested in what Jeff thought of the holiday TV movies on offer this past season? Check out his “Best Of” choices here.