17 New Made For TV Christmas Movies In 2017 That Will Make You Believe In Holiday Magic
Now that it's December, you can officially get into the holiday spirit with reckless abandon. While people often debate when it is OK to start listening to Christmas music, there's no denying that December allows for unbridled Christmas celebration. This year, there are tons of new made for TV Christmas movies in 2017 to support your pursuit of Christmas merriment. Hallmark started churning out new made for TV Christmas movies all the way back in October, so if you're just starting now, there's a lot to catch up on.
This year, the Hallmark Channel will release 21 new Christmas movies and Lifetime has six new Christmas movies coming out. Many of these channels' Christmas movies have already been released, as has Freeform's first original movie, Marry Me at Christmas. If there were ever a time to sign up for a cable subscription, this would be it, because you won't want to miss these movies. Sure, their plots are likely similar to other made for TV Christmas movies you've seen in the past, but the whole point of watching these movies isn't necessarily to be shocked by mind-bending plot twists. No, the whole point in watching made for TV Christmas movies is to watch a feel-good story about the magic of the holiday season. These movies deliver on that front, so pour yourself some hot cocoa and plan your schedule for watching each of them before Dec. 25.
1'Marry Me At Christmas'
The Hallmark Channel kicked off its Christmas programming with the premiere of this movie all the way back on Oct. 28. It is basically The Wedding Planner but at Christmastime.
Freeform's first original movie stars Brenda Song, who you might remember as the London Tipton in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The movie premiered Nov. 27 but you'll likely be able to catch it again on Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas scheduling.
The Hallmark Channel premiered this movie on Nov. 5, and no, it's not about a beauty pageant contestant — Miss Christmas is what they call the "tree finder." Only on Hallmark.
4'Four Christmases And A Wedding'
Lifetime also has some great new Christmas movies, including this fun one starring Arielle Kebbel.
5'A Gift To Remember'
This new Hallmark Channel movie stars Oscar-winning actor Mira Sorvino, which shouldn't surprise you considering that made for TV Christmas movies star tons of celebrities of every caliber.
6'My Christmas Prince'
Not to be confused with Netflix's A Christmas Prince which also premiered, this Lifetime original movie stars Pitch Perfect's Alexis Knapp.
7'The Sweetest Christmas'
After starring in Mean Girls, Lacey Chabert went on to become the unofficial Queen of Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies, as she has starred in 11 so far. The more you know.
8'A Very Merry Toy Store'
Mario Lopez and Melissa Joan Hart star in this Lifetime original movie about two toy store owners who try to keep their small business afloat despite big-name competition.
9'The Mistletoe Inn'
This Hallmark Channel movie follows aspiring romance novelist Kim Rossi after she gets dumped by her already-successful romance novelist boyfriend. She heads to a writing retreat in Vermont and finds herself some Christmas magic.
10'Wrapped Up In Christmas'
Just like Kim Rossi got another chance at love, so does Tatyana Ali's character in Lifetime's Wrapped Up in Christmas.
11'With Love, Christmas'
Not only do they have to work together to plan their company's Christmas ads, they have to maneuver their office's Secret Santa gift exchange. While that doesn't seem like it would be a big deal, in this movie, it is. Catch it on Hallmark Channel this month.
12'Switched For Christmas'
This Hallmark movie premieres on Dec. 8 and it stars Full House's Candace Cameron Bure as identical twins who pretend to be one another.
13'Christmas In Mississippi'
This new Lifetime movie premieres on Dec. 9, and you're not going to want to miss it.
This movie stars Alexa PenaVega — yes, of Spy Kids fame — and her husband, and it looks freaking amazing.
Two writers spend an assignment in Santa Claus, Indiana, which is in fact a real town. Snowed-Inn Christmas premieres on Dec. 16.
16'Christmas Next Door'
If you like the movie Are We There Yet which, arguably, is also a Christmas movie, you'll probably like this one. It premieres on the Hallmark Channel, also on Dec. 16.
17'Christmas At Holly Lodge'
Christmas at Holly Lodge is everything you could want from a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie: there's unlikely romance, snow, and even a sleigh ride.
All of these new made for TV Christmas movies give great cause for merriment and marathons.