HALLMARK CHANNEL ‘SLEIGHS’ THE COMPETITION ON OPENING WEEKEND





HALLMARK CHANNEL ‘SLEIGHS’ THE COMPETITION ON OPENING WEEKEND
OF ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’, BECOMING #1 ON CABLE
FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK IN TOTAL DAY AND PRIMETIME

Together with Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ ‘Miracles of Christmas’, Crown Media
Delivered 2 of the 3 Top Entertainment Cable Networks for the Weekend

Holiday Opening Weekend on Both Networks Reached
16 Million Unduplicated Total Viewers, Driving Record-Breaking Traffic
to HallmarkChannel.com

NEW YORK – October 27, 2020 – The “Countdown to Christmas” has begun on Hallmark Channel and millions of viewers tuned in this past weekend for some much-needed holiday cheer. The network’s Saturday and Sunday night original holiday movie premieres, “Jingle Bell Bride” and “Chateau Christmas” respectively, together averaged a 2.8 Household rating, 2.7 million Total Viewers, and 397,000 Women 25-54, catapulting Hallmark Channel to become the #1 entertainment cable network of the week in Total Day and in Primetime among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers. The network far surpassed the nearest holiday programming competitor over the weekend by a staggering 177% among Women 25-54 and 202% among Women 18-49. Further, viewers have been flocking to HallmarkChannel.com this month to find all the latest programming information, additional content from fan-favorite network stars, and more, bringing in a 96% increase in page views for the month of October-to-date versus 2019.

Together with flagship sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ ‘Miracles of Christmas’ Saturday and Sunday night original movie premieres, “Christmas Tree Lane” and “Deliver by Christmas”, both networks reached a combined total of nearly 16 million unduplicated Total Viewers from Friday through Sunday. Additionally, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries delivered 2 of the Top 3 entertainment cable networks for the weekend among Households and Women 18+.

“I commend Michelle Vicary, Randy Pope, and their entire team for all of the hard work and dedication that went into bringing viewers an entirely new selection of original holiday stories, especially during a year of such uncertainty” said Crown Media’s President & CEO, Wonya Lucas. “At a time when people need some holiday magic more than ever, our ‘Countdown to Christmas’ and ‘Miracles of Christmas’ programming events promise to provide fans with festive, feel good content all season long.”

Key Nielsen Highlights (L+SD) – Hallmark Channel

Saturday, October 24 – “Jingle Bell Bride”

Averaged a 2.8 Household rating, 2.7 million Total Viewers, and 403,000 Women 25-54
Propelled Hallmark Channel to be the highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable network of the week in Total Day and in Primetime among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers
Ranked as the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program of the week among Women 18+
Reached nearly 3.8 million unduplicated Total Viewers
Sunday, October 25 – “Chateau Christmas”

Averaged a 2.8 Household rating, 2.7 million Total Viewers, and 392,000 Women 25-54
Boosted Hallmark Channel to be the highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable network of the week in Total Day and in Primetime among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers
Ranked as the highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable program of the week among Households
Reached over 3.8 million unduplicated Total Viewers
Source: Nielsen L+SD, excluding news and sports (10/19/2020-10/25/2020). Combined network unduplicated P2+ audience reach from 10/23-10/25/20, 6 min qualifier.



HALLMARK CHANNEL PARTNERS WITH GRAMMY®-AWARD WINNING GLOBAL ICON, GWEN STEFANI





HALLMARK CHANNEL PARTNERS WITH GRAMMY®-AWARD WINNING GLOBAL ICON, GWEN STEFANI
AND GRAMMY®-AWARD WINNING RECORDING ARTIST RYAN TEDDER,
ON ALL-NEW ORIGINAL SONG, “HERE THIS CHRISTMAS”

THE NEW SINGLE, WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY TEDDER AND PERFORMED BY STEFANI, IS THE EXCLUSIVE COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS THEME SONG

Stefani Also Records Cover of Holiday Classic “Sleigh Ride” to be Featured throughout Network’s Holiday Programming Promos

“Here This Christmas” and “Sleigh Ride” to Appear on Reissue of Deluxe Edition of Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas Holiday Album Out Today

NEW YORK – October 23, 2020 – Crown Media Family Networks today announced that Hallmark Channel is partnering with Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum performer, songwriter, and recording artist, Gwen Stefani, and Grammy Award winning songwriter, producer and singer, Ryan Tedder, on the creation of an all-new original song, “Here This Christmas”, which will serve as the theme music for the network’s beloved annual programming event, Countdown to Christmas. The single, written and produced by Tedder and Grammy nominated songwriter, producer and musician, Brent Kutzle, and recorded by Stefani, will be released today, October 23, in conjunction with the launch of Countdown to Christmas. Listen to “Here This Christmas” here.

In addition, Stefani recorded a fresh, modern cover of the classic Christmas carol,“Sleigh Ride”, also produced by Tedder and Kutzle along with Brandon Collins. Both songs are the focal point of all Countdown to Christmas promotional spots, play in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s Hallmark Channel Radio, and available wherever consumers get their music.

“Here This Christmas” and “Sleigh Ride” are featured on a reissue of the Deluxe Edition of Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas holiday album on Interscope Records available now at all digital retailers. Originally released in 2017 You Make It Feel Like Christmas debuted on Billboard’s Top Seasonal Albums chart and featured six originals and six classic holiday tunes. You Make It Feel Like Christmas Deluxe Edition arrived in 2018 with five added songs including originals “Cheer For The Elves” and “Secret Santa” written by Gwen Stefani, Justin Tranter and busbee, as well as covers of classics “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Feliz Navidad ft. Mon Laferte.”

“Music, an absolutely fundamental component of the entire holiday experience, is central to Countdown to Christmas, and we have always wanted our own holiday theme song,” said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “Having this opportunity to harness the incredible talents of Gwen Stefani and Ryan Tedder in the creation and recording of ‘Here This Christmas’ is a dream come true and I am confident the single will add a whole new dimension to our seasonal programming event and become an instant holiday hit.”

Stefani, a three-time Grammy Award winner, has achieved global success as a performer, songwriter, frontwoman for iconic band No Doubt, and multi-platinum solo artist. To date, she’s sold more than 50 million units worldwide. Stefani currently serves as a coach on the 19th season of the four-time Emmy Award-winning competition series “The Voice.”

Three-time Grammy Award winning songwriter and producer, Ryan Tedder, has worked with everyone from Adele to Paul McCartney, Beyonce to Taylor Swift, John Legend to Anitta, to name just a few, in addition to being the founding member, lead singer, writer and producer of the multi-platinum selling band OneRepublic. As a producer, Ryan has received the GRAMMY® Award for “Album of the Year”, as a songwriter, Ryan has received the National Music Publishers’ Association’s Songwriter Icon Award at the NMPA annual meeting, as well as multiple Diamond Awards certified by the RIAA. Ryan is also a producer and mentor on the NBC show, “Songland,” which just wrapped its second season. Tedder and Brent Kutzle, from OneRepublic, most recently worked with Brandon Collins on OneRepublic’s Red Rocks show and Collins has worked on orchestrations for Paul McCartney, U2, Dua Lipa and the Jonas Brothers.



HALLMARK CHANNEL’S VERY MERRY GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES





HALLMARK CHANNEL’S VERY MERRY GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES
GIVES ONE LUCKY VIEWER $10,000 PLUS ANOTHER
$10,000 TO SHARE WITH A FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER, OR SOMEONE IN NEED

Promotion Gives Hallmark Channel Fans the Chance to “Win One + Share One” of the Festive Daily Prizes to Share More Merry This Holiday Season

Sponsored by Cariloha, Drinkworks, FabFitFun, Lean Cuisine,
McCormick, and Rubbermaid

NEW YORK – October 22, 2020 – On the eve of Hallmark Channel’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event, the network has announced the launch of Hallmark Channel’s Very Merry Giveaway Sweepstakes, a one-of-a-kind promotion that will give one lucky viewer the chance to win a Grand Prize package of $10,000 plus an additional $10,000 to share with a friend, family member, or someone in need.

Beginning tomorrow at 10am ET through December 27 at 11:59pm ET, viewers may visit HallmarkChannel.com daily to enter the sweepstakes for a chance at the Grand Prize and for the opportunity to “win one + share one” of the daily prizes, giving participants the chance to become a winner every day and to share more merry this holiday season.

Daily prizes include a variety of festive products from providers like Drybar, Little Free Library, Shutterfly, SiriusXM, and The Republic of Tea. Viewers also have the chance to win prizes from Hallmark Cards, Hallmark Keepsake, Crayola, and Hallmark Channel-branded products like Hallmark Channel Wines, flowers, chocolate, DVDs, authentic Hallmark Cards wearables and drinkware, Hallmark Publishing novels, and much more.

Additionally, all participants have the chance to view up to five exclusive digital sneak peeks from this year’s all-new “Countdown to Christmas” holiday original movies, as well as a chapter excerpt from Hallmark Publishing novel Christmas Charms.

This year’s second annual Hallmark Channel’s Very Merry Giveaway Sweepstakes is sponsored by a notable lineup of sponsors including Cariloha, Drinkworks, FabFitFun, Lean Cuisine, McCormick, and Rubbermaid.

The sweepstakes will be promoted across Crown Media’s digital, social, and on-air platforms.

ABOUT HALLMARK CHANNEL

Hallmark Channel, owned by Hallmark Cards, Inc., is Crown Media Family Networks’ flagship 24-hour cable television network, distributed nationwide in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 78 million homes. As the country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand. In addition to its signature new, original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other new, original content, including scripted primetime series, such as “Good Witch,” “When Calls the Heart” and “Chesapeake Shores”; annual specials including “Kitten Bowl”and “American Rescue Dog Show”; and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show, “Home & Family.” Additionally, Hallmark Channel is the exclusive home to world premiere presentations of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life’s special moments, Hallmark Channel also offers annual holiday programming franchises including “Countdown to Christmas” and many other seasonal offerings. Rounding out the network’s diverse slate are some of television’s most beloved comedies and series, including “The Golden Girls” and “Frasier.”



HALLMARK CHANNEL’S 2020 ‘FALL HARVEST’ PROGRAMMING EVENT PROPELS NETWORK TO BECOME #1





HALLMARK CHANNEL’S 2020 ‘FALL HARVEST’ PROGRAMMING EVENT PROPELS NETWORK TO BECOME #1 ON WEEKENDS
AND #2 IN TOTAL DAY

Five All-New Original Movie Premieres Averaged a 2.2 Household Rating,
2.1 million Total Viewers, and 299,000 Women 25-54

NEW YORK – October 20, 2020 – Hallmark’s Channel’s annual “Fall Harvest” programming event concluded this weekend with all-new original movie premiere “Sweet Autumn”, which averaged a banner 2.4 Household rating, 2.2 million Total Viewers, and 303,000 Women 25-54, becoming the second highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable program of the week.

Overall, the 2020 “Fall Harvest” event consisted of five consecutive Saturday night original movie premieres which together averaged a 2.2 Household rating, 2.1 million Total Viewers, and 299,000 Women 25-54, catapulting Hallmark Channel to become the highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable network on Saturdays and on weekends for the duration of the five-week run. Further, “Fall Harvest” propelled Hallmark Channel to rank as the #2 entertainment cable network during Total Day throughout the entire event.

Key Nielsen Highlights (L+SD)

The five 2020 “Fall Harvest” original movie premieres averaged a 2.2 Household rating, 2.1 million Total Viewers, and 299,000 Women 25-54
The final all-new “Fall Harvest” original film, “Sweet Autumn”, averaged a 2.4 Household rating, 2.2 million Total Viewers, and 303,000 Women 25-54, becoming the second highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable program of the week among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers.
Event boosted Hallmark Channel to be the #1-rated and most-watched entertainment cable network on Saturdays and during Weekend Total Day among Households and Women 18+, as well as during Weekend Prime among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers
“Fall Harvest” propelled Hallmark Channel to rank as the second highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable network during Total Day among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers for the duration of the event (9/14/2020-10/18/2020)
Four of the all-new Saturday night original premieres ranked as the #2 Household-rated entertainment cable programs of the week
The all-new “Fall Harvest” premieres reached over 8 million unduplicated Total Viewers
Source: Nielsen L+SD, excluding news and sports (9/14/2020-10/18/2020)



NIKKI DELOACH AND ANDREW WALKER CELEBRATE A ‘SWEET AUTUMN’





NIKKI DELOACH AND ANDREW WALKER CELEBRATE A ‘SWEET AUTUMN’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING OCTOBER 17, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s Annual “Fall Harvest” Programming Event

STUDIO CITY, CA – September 30, 2020 – After starring together in the 2017 Hallmark
Channel original movie “The Perfect Catch,” Nikki DeLoach (“Awkward,” “Two Turtle Doves”) and
Andrew Walker (“Merry & Bright”) reunite in “Sweet Autumn,” a new, original movie premiering
Saturday, October 17 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual
“Fall Harvest” programming event.

Maggie (DeLoach) is a successful entrepreneur who returns home for the reading of a will
and discovers she’s inherited half of her aunt’s famed maple candy business. What she doesn’t
understand is why Aunt Dee’s maple supplier, Dex (Walker), inherited the other half. Her return
also coincides with the town’s Sweet Autumn Fest, and through a series of letters Aunt Dee
(Henriette Ivanans, “Star Trek: Voyager”) left, Maggie and Dex search for the reason behind her
aunt’s final wishes.

“Sweet Autumn” is produced by Sweet Autumn Pictures Inc. Stan Spry and Eric Woods
served as executive producers. Gary Yates directed from a script written by Tyler Straessle.



MERRITT PATTERSON AND LUKE MACFARLANE STAR IN ‘CHATEAU CHRISTMAS’





MERRITT PATTERSON AND LUKE MACFARLANE STAR IN ‘CHATEAU CHRISTMAS,’
A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING OCTOBER 25TH, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Part of the Network’s Annual “Countdown to Christmas” Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA – September 30, 2020 – Merritt Patterson (“Picture a Perfect
Christmas”) and Luke Macfarlane (“A Shoe Addict’s Christmas”) star in “Chateau Christmas,”
a new, original movie premiering Sunday, October 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel
as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event – your home for
the holiday.

World-renowned pianist Margot Hammond (Patterson) gets unexpected time off to spend
Christmas with her family at their favorite hotel, Chateau Newhaus. Having just received another
stinging review, Margot is looking forward to spending time with her family and taking a break
from music in hopes of rediscovering the passion in her playing. While there, however, she soon
runs into her ex-boyfriend and former bandmate Jackson (Macfarlane), who convinces her to
headline the chateau’s sold-out, annual Christmas Concert. While working on the show, all of
their feelings come flooding back and they are drawn to each other, but afraid of making the
same mistakes. As the concert approaches, Margot and Jackson must learn that, whether in
music or in love, the best will come if they listen to their hearts.

“Chateau Christmas” is from Two 4 The Money Media Inc. Kim Arnott is executive
producer. Ivan Hayden is producer. Michael Robison directed from a script by Nicole Baxter and
S.W. Sessions



HALLMARK CHANNEL’S READY, SET, RENOVATE SWEEPSTAKES





HALLMARK CHANNEL’S READY, SET, RENOVATE SWEEPSTAKES
WILL GIVE ONE LUCKY WINNER
$50,000 TOWARDS A KITCHEN RENOVATION

Promotion Presented by CAFÉ Appliances and Cabinets To Go

New York, NY, September 28, 2020 – Hallmark Channel has launched the Ready, Set, Renovate Sweepstakes, a unique promotion that will give one lucky viewer the chance at a Grand Prize package of $50,000 towards a kitchen renovation and more. Running through October 30, 2020, the sweepstakes will coincide with an on-air kitchen remodel on the set of the network’s daily lifestyle show, “Home & Family”.

CAFÉ Appliances and Cabinets To Go have signed on as the premier sponsors of this year’s sweepstakes. Cabinets To Go, the country’s leading one-stop kitchen shop, will be providing cabinets, countertops, and flooring for the “Home & Family” kitchen renovation in addition to a $5,000 voucher for the Grand Prize winner.

“Cabinets To Go is excited to showcase just some of our wide array of product styles and colors in the newly remodeled ‘Home & Family’ kitchen,” said Jason Delves, president, Cabinets To Go. “Our team is even more excited to WOW the sweepstakes winner in making their dream kitchen a reality. Like always, we’ll be there every step of the way from design to installation.”

Viewers may enter Hallmark Channel’s Ready, Set, Renovate Sweepstakesonce per day online and can earn the bonus entries for the chance to win by voting for which renovation component should be implemented each week on set (i.e. cabinets, countertops, flooring) and/or by participating in the online interactive “Kitchen Concentration” game, which incorporates CAFÉ Appliances products.Bonus entries also count towards the weekly sweepstakes where five winners per week will win $500 cash.

“From traditional to contemporary design styles, customizable hardware and built-in options, CAFÉ Appliances allow owners to design a personalized kitchen experience that fits their style,” said Wayne Davis, senior brand director, CAFÉ Appliances. “We offer collections that reflect the owner’s personal taste, so it’s easy to bring their dream kitchen to life.”

After voting concludes, there will be a reveal of the renovated “Home & Family” kitchen. The Grand Prize winner will also have a virtual consultation with a member of the “Home & Family” cast who will offer advice to make the winner’s kitchen remodel a success. Additionally, the show’s DIY experts will host renovation segments each week throughout the promotion, providing viewers with tips, tricks, and inspiration for the best ways to execute a potential kitchen remodel.

“We are dedicated to making this kitchen renovation relatable to our viewers and their future home renovation projects. Each week, our DIY experts will break down the biggest challenges; from hiring a contractor, to choosing the right appliances and cabinets, to finding solutions for feeding your family when your kitchen is not available,” says Tracy Verna Soiseth, executive producer, “Home & Family”. “The kitchen is the heart of the home and these episodes will be really helpful to anyone who wants to learn more about remodeling, appliances and kitchen design.”

The sweepstakes first launched in 2019 with the remodel of the “Home & Family” living room set. The goal of the sweepstakes is to ultimately renovate the entire “Home & Family” home set in years to come. To take a closer look at last year’s inaugural sweepstakes, please click here.

ABOUT HALLMARK CHANNEL
Hallmark Channel, owned by Hallmark Cards, Inc., is Crown Media Family Networks’ flagship 24-hour cable television network, distributed nationwide in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 78 million homes. As the country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand. In addition to its signature new, original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other new, original content, including scripted primetime series, such as “Good Witch,” “When Calls the Heart” and “Chesapeake Shores”; annual specials including “Kitten Bowl”and “American Rescue Dog Show”; and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show, “Home & Family.” Additionally, Hallmark Channel is the exclusive home to world premiere presentations of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life’s special moments, Hallmark Channel also offers annual holiday programming franchises including “Countdown to Christmas” and many other seasonal offerings. Rounding out the network’s diverse slate are some of television’s most beloved comedies and series, including “The Golden Girls” and “Frasier.”

ABOUT CAFÉ APPLIANCES
CAFÉ Appliances take pride in offering mass premium appliances that fit personalized design aesthetics. From its Customizable Professional Collection with a choice of matte and stainless finishes and customizable hardware to its Modern Glass Collection that features glass fronts over platinum, CAFÉ believes that it’s time appliances had a personality, yours. CAFÉ is owned by GE Appliances, a Haier company, that creates “good things, for life” through our passion for great appliances and the happiness they can bring to every household. In addition to CAFÉ, Hotpoint, GE®, Haier, GE Profile™ and Monogram® brands give owners more choices for making their kitchens and homes amazing each day. For more information, visit cafeappliances.com or follow @cafeappliances on Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube.

ABOUT CABINETS TO GO
Since 2008, Cabinets To Go has been the leader in wowing people with great kitchens at great prices. Headquartered in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, CTG has over 75 showrooms nationwide. Cabinets To Go is a one-stop-shop for a variety of high-quality home remodeling products from cabinets, countertops, flooring, sinks, faucets, hardware and closets, all at WOW prices. Cabinets To Go design consultants are able to assist customers throughout the design and installation process. Visit CabinetsToGo.com or call 1-800-CABINETS to get started on your dream kitchen today.



CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS UNVEILS ITS MOST COMPELLING, EXTENSIVE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE EVER





CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS UNVEILS ITS MOST COMPELLING, EXTENSIVE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE EVER

BELOVED SEASONAL TRADITIONS, ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’
AND ‘MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS’ LAUNCH OCTOBER 23,
MAKING HALLMARK CHANNEL AND HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

All-New Original Movies, Holiday-themed Episodes of ‘Home & Family,’
Hallmark Channel-branded Gifts, Hallmark Channel Radio, Fan Sweepstakes, and More

STUDIO CITY, CA – September 23, 2020 – With Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Miracles of Christmas kicking off October 23rd, Crown Media Family Networks today announced its 2020 holiday campaign, which marks the company’s most extensive seasonal experience yet for millions of Hallmark fans and viewers. Home to cable’s top destinations for holiday viewing, Hallmark Channeland sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the company continues its tradition of feel-good entertainment and experiences that keep enthusiasts returning year-after-year.

A testament to Crown Media’s commitment to viewers and their unique connection with Hallmark Christmas programming, the company is reprising its ever-popular brand extensions and marketing partnerships, including an all-new Monopoly game: Hallmark Channel Holiday Edition; The Republic of Tea Countdown to Christmas themed tea tins; new holiday titles from Hallmark Publishing; Bissinger’s Countdown to Christmas chocolate calendar; Hallmark Flowers; and the recently-announced launch of Hallmark Channel Wines—Jingle and Joy—which make a perfect pairing with the networks’ holiday movies. Additionally, Hallmark Gold Crown stores and Hallmark.com will offer an exclusive line of all-new, authentic Hallmark Channel-branded gifts that include apparel, glassware, and home décor. Hallmark Channel’s Very Merry Giveaway Sweepstakes, SiriusXM’s Christmas music destination, Hallmark Channel Radio; Hallmark Channels’ Bubbly Sesh Podcast; and the Holiday Home Decoration Sweepstakes are additional elements that complement Crown Media’s programming and enhance the company’s multi-dimensional holiday experience.

“For more than a decade, Hallmark holiday movies have represented the gold standard that many aspire to replicate,” said Crown Media’s President & CEO, Wonya Lucas. “What we bring to the table and what truly sets us apart is an immersive holiday experience that has become a pop culture phenomenon for millions of fans. From our signature movies, to food and wine, to games and decorations, to clothing, music, books, and more, we have created a destination that evokes the spirit and feeling of the season in a way that is uniquely Hallmark.”

On the programming front, the company announces all-new, holiday-centric episodes of Daytime Emmy® nominated lifestyle series “Home & Family” and the return of several fan-favorite Hallmark Channel stars, including Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”) in her ninth Hallmark Channel Original Christmas movie, “If I Only Had Christmas.” Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) is also back in two all-new holiday movies this year, including “Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas” and “Christmas Waltz”, which reunites her with “Love, Romance & Chocolate” co-star Will Kemp. Holly Robinson Peete (“A Family Christmas Gift”) stars in two movies this season: “Christmas Doctor”, and the fourth installment of the hit movie series, “Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing,” also returning to star in the film is Rukiya Bernard (“One Winter Weekend”). Additional returning stars include: Alison Sweeney (“Days of Our Lives”) in “A Bright and Merry Christmas”; Danica McKellar in “Christmas She Wrote”, her sixth Hallmark original Christmas movie; Katrina Law (“Arrow”) in “Christmas with the Darlings” and Tamera Mowry-Housley, who returns to the network for her second Christmas movie, “Christmas Comes Twice.” This year, Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls) stars in “The Christmas House”, his third Hallmark Channel original movie, as part of a star-studded ensemble cast, including Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”), Ana Ayora (“In the Dark”), Treat Williams (“Chesapeake Shores”) and Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue”).

“Our holiday table is bigger and more welcoming than ever. This year’s movies reflect our most diverse representation of talent, narratives, and families, including ‘The Christmas House’, featuring a storyline about a gay couple looking to adopt their first child, and starring Jonathan Bennett in an ensemble cast,” said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming. “Our movies are rooted in warmth and positivity, meaningful connections, family gatherings, and seasonal traditions—a winning formula we hope will bring our millions of viewers much-needed levity and holiday cheer at the end of a tough year.”

In addition, Crown Media Family Networks welcomes talented new leads to the Hallmark family, including Aaron Tveit (“The Code”); Krystal Joy Brown (“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”); Victoria Clark (“Homeland”) and Tom McGowan (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) in “One Royal Holiday”; Alvina August (“Nancy Drew”) in “Deliver by Christmas”; Janel Parrish (“Pretty Little Liars”); Jeremy Jordan (“Supergirl”) and Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale”) in “Holly & Ivy”; Mallory Jansen (“Shooter”) in “On the 12th Date of Christmas”; renowned violinist Lucia Micarelli (“Treme”) in “The Christmas Bow”; Rochelle Aytes (“S.W.A.T.”) in “A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn”; Ronnie Rowe Jr. (“Star Trek: Discovery”) in “Jingle Bell Bride”; and Nazneen Contractor (“Ransom”) in “The Christmas Ring.”



Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2020 New Holiday Movie Premiere Schedule





Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2020 New Holiday Movie Premiere Schedule

HALLMARK CHANNEL’S ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’: All premieres are at 8 p.m. ET/PT
HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES’ ‘MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS’: All premieres are at 9 p.m. ET/PT
HALLMARK CHANNEL’S ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’:
All premieres are at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, October 24: “Jingle Bell Bride”
Stars: Julie Gonzalo (“Supergirl”) and Ronnie Rowe Jr. (“Star Trek: Discovery”)
Wedding planner Jessica Perez (Gonzalo) travels to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is charmed by the small town during Christmas, as well as the handsome local (Rowe Jr.) helping her.

Sunday, October 25: “Chateau Christmas”
Stars: Merritt Patterson (“Picture a Perfect Christmas”) and Luke Macfarlane (“Just Add Romance”)
Margot (Patterson), a world-renowned pianist, returns to Chateau Newhaus to spend the holidays with her family and is reunited with an ex (Macfarlane) who helps her rediscover her passion for music.

Saturday, October 31: “Christmas with the Darlings”
Stars: Katrina Law (“Arrow”) and Carlo Marks (“Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday”)
Just before the holidays Jessica Lew (Law) is ending her tenure as the assistant to her wealthy boss to use her recently earned law degree within his company, but offers to help his charming, younger brother (Marks) as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew over Christmas.

Sunday, November 1: “One Royal Holiday”
Stars: Laura Osnes (“In the Key of Love”), Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables), Krystal Joy Brown (“Sydney to the Max”), Victoria Clark (“Homeland”) and Tom McGowan (“Everybody Loves Raymond”)
When Anna (Osnes) offers a stranded mother (Clark) and son (Tveit) shelter in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Royal Family of Galwick. Anna shows the Prince how they do Christmas in her hometown, encouraging him to open his heart and be true to himself.

Saturday, November 7: “Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater”
Stars: Ashley Williams (“The Jim Gaffigan Show”) and Niall Matter (“Christmas at Dollywood”)
Single mom Maggie (Williams) is facing Christmas alone until Lucas (Matter) crashes into her life and becomes an unexpected houseguest. Together they overcome Christmas while finding comfort in their growing bond.

Sunday, November 8: “On the 12th Date of Christmas”
Stars: Mallory Jansen (“Shooter”) and Tyler Hynes (“The Mistletoe Secret”)
Two seemingly incompatible game designers team up to create a romantic, city-wide scavenger hunt themed for the “12 Days of Christmas.”

Saturday, November 14: “Christmas in Vienna”
Stars: Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Brennan Elliott (“Crossword Mysteries”)
Jess (Drew), a concert violinist whose heart just isn’t in it anymore, goes to Vienna for a performance. While there, she finds the inspiration she has been missing, and a new love.

Sunday, November 15: “A Timeless Christmas”
Stars: Ryan Paevey (“Christmas at the Plaza”) and Erin Cahill (“Love, Fall & Order”)
Charles Whitley (Paevey) travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner (Cahill), a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas.

Saturday, November 21: “A Nashville Christmas Carol”
Stars: Jessy Schram (“Country at Heart”), Wes Brown (“Christmas at Graceland”), Wynonna Judd (The Judds), Sara Evans (“Nashville”), RaeLynn (“The Voice”), Kix Brooks (“Home by Spring”), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (“Darrow Mysteries”)
Vivienne Wake (Schram), a workaholic television producer in charge of a country music Christmas special showcasing newcomer Alexis (Raelynn), never lets personal feelings get in the way of business. On the verge of accepting a job in LA, and with the return of Gavin Chase (Brown), her childhood sweetheart and manager to the special’s headliner, Belinda (Evans), she receives a visit from the ghost of her recently deceased mentor, Marilyn (Judd). Her mentor warns her current path leads to a dark future and has recruited both the Spirit of Christmas Past (Brooks) and the Spirit of Christmas Present (Williams-Paisley) to help her get back on track. The Spirits’ time-jumping adventures force Vivienne to take hold of her life.

Sunday, November 22: “The Christmas House”
Stars: Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”), Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), Ana Ayora (“In the Dark”), Treat Williams (“Chesapeake Shores”), Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue”) and Brad Harder (“Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”)
Working through some difficult decisions, Mitchell family matriarch Phylis (Lawrence) and patriarch Bill (Williams), have summoned their two grown sons – TV star, Mike Mitchell (Buckley) and Brandon Mitchell (Bennett) – home for the holidays. It is their hope that bringing the family together to recreate the Christmas house, will help them find resolution and make a memorable holiday for the entire family and community. As Brandon and his husband Jake (Harder) make the trip home, they are anxiously awaiting a call about the adoption of their first child. Meanwhile, Mike reconnects with Andi (Ayora), his high school sweetheart.

New movie to be announced
Premiering – Monday, November 23
Tuesday, November 24: “A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn”
Stars: Rochelle Aytes (“Mistresses”) and Mark Taylor (“Memories of Christmas”)
Erin (Aytes) is planning the town’s Christmas celebration and must win over firefighter Kevin (Taylor) in order to obtain the beautiful spruce tree from his property for the celebration.

Wednesday, November 25: “A Bright and Merry Christmas”
Stars: Alison Sweeney (“Days of Our Lives”) and Marc Blucas (“The Fix”)
Two competing TV hosts (Sweeney and Blucas) are sent to a festive small town over Christmas. While pretending to get along for the sake of appearances, they discover that there’s more to each other than they thought.

Thursday, November 26: “Five Star Christmas” (working title)
Stars: Bethany Joy Lenz (“Bottled with Love”) and Victor Webster (“MatchMaker Mysteries”) After moving back to her hometown, Lisa (Lenz) plots with her siblings and grandparents to help her father’s new bed and breakfast get a five-star review from an incognito travel critic (Webster), but ends up falling for him, not knowing he is the real critic.

Friday, November 27: “Christmas by Starlight”
Stars: Kimberley Sustad (“Travelers”) and Paul Campbell (“Battlestar Galactica”)
Annie (Sustad), a lawyer, must help her loved ones this holiday season. Her family’s restaurant, The Starlight Café, is slated for demolition. The heir to the development firm responsible, William (Campbell), makes her an unlikely proposition: he’ll spare the café if Annie spends the week “appearing” as the legal counsel his father is demanding he hire in the wake of some costly mistakes.

Saturday, November 28: “Christmas Waltz”
Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Will Kemp (“Royal Matchmaker”) and JT Church (“Dancing with the Stars: Juniors”)
After Avery’s (Chabert) storybook Christmas wedding is canceled unexpectedly, dance instructor Roman (Kemp) helps her rebuild her dreams.

Sunday, November 29: “If I Only Had Christmas”
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”) and Warren Christie (“The Color of Rain”)
At Christmas, a cheerful publicist (Bure) teams up with a cynical business owner (Christie) and his team to help a charity in need.

Saturday, December 5 “Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing”
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete (“A Family Christmas Gift”), Colin Lawrence (“Riverdale”), Rukiya Bernard (“One Winter Weekend”), Antonio Cayonne (“Fashionably Yours”) and Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”).
As Michelle’s (Peete) wedding approaches, Hannah (Bernard) steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot (Cayonne).

Sunday, December 6: “Christmas She Wrote”
Stars: Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) and Dylan Neal (“Gourmet Detective: Roux the Day”)
When Kayleigh (McKellar), a romance writer, has her column cancelled right before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with her family. Kayleigh gets an unexpected visit from the man (Neal) who cancelled her column who fights not only to bring her back to the publisher but also for her heart.

Saturday, December 12: “Cross Country Christmas”
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That) and Greyston Holt (“Chesapeake Shores”)
Former classmates Lina (Cook) and Max (Holt) are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation.

Sunday, December 13: “Christmas Comes Twice”
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley (“A Christmas Miracle”) and Michael Xavier (“Paris, Wine and Romance”)
Emily (Mowry-Housley) is a top newscaster who has achieved her career dreams but still has regrets about the guy (Xavier) who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around the carousel takes her magically back in time to the carnival five years before…giving her a second chance at love before she must return to Christmas present.

Saturday, December 19 “Christmas Carousel”
Stars: Rachel Boston (“Check Inn to Christmas”) and Neal Bledsoe (“Shameless”)
When Lila (Boston) is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince (Bledsoe) to complete it by Christmas.

Sunday, December 20: “Love, Lights, Hanukkah!”
Stars: Mia Kirshner (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Ben Savage (“Boy Meets World”) and Marilu Henner (“Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”)
As Christina (Kirshner) prepares her restaurant for its busiest time of year, she gets back a DNA test revealing that she’s Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights.

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES’ ‘MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS’:
All premieres are at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, October 24: “Christmas Tree Lane”
Stars: Alicia Witt (“Our Christmas Love Song”), Andrew Walker (“Christmas on My Mind”), Drake Hogestyn (“Days of Our Lives”) and Briana Price (“13 Reasons Why”)
Music store owner Meg (Witt) spearheads the community effort to save the Christmas Tree Lane shopping district from demolition. As she finds herself falling for Nate (Walker), a recent acquaintance, she’s thrown when she learns his surprising tie to the developer.

Sunday, October 25: “Deliver by Christmas”
Stars: Alvina August (“Nancy Drew”) and Eion Bailey (“Switched for Christmas”)
Bakery owner Molly (August) meets Josh (Bailey), a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she’s never met in person and she doesn’t realize that they’re the same man.

Saturday, October 31: “Cranberry Christmas”
Stars: Nikki DeLoach (“Two Turtle Doves”) and Benjamin Ayres (“A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas”)
A separated couple (DeLoach and Ayres) feign marital bliss on national television to help their town’s Christmas festival – and their business. But what will the future hold for them when rekindled love is complicated by new opportunities?

Sunday, November 1: “Holly & Ivy”
Stars: Janel Parrish (“Pretty Little Liars”), Jeremey Jordan (“Supergirl”) and Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale”)
When Melody’s (Parrish) neighbor, Nina (Nichols), learns that her illness has returned, Melody promises to keep Nina’s kids, Holly & Ivy, together. To adopt the children, she must renovate her new fixer-upper, which she does with the help of contractor, Adam (Jordan).

Saturday, November 7: “The Christmas Ring”
Stars: Nazneen Contractor (“Ransom”) and David Alpay (“The Mistletoe Inn”)
A reporter (Contractor) searches for the love story behind an antique engagement ring. With the help of the ring’s owner’s grandson (Alpay), they learn the legacy his grandparent’s left behind.

Sunday, November 8: “The Christmas Bow”
Stars: Lucia Micarelli (“Treme”) and Michael Rady (“You’re Bacon Me Crazy”)
When an accident puts her music dreams on hold, a gifted violinist (Micarelli) reconnects with an old family friend (Rady), who helps her heal and find love during the holidays.

Saturday, November 14: “Meet Me at Christmas” (working title)
Stars: Catherine Bell (“Good Witch”) and Mark Deklin (“Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy”)
When Joan’s (Bell) son’s wedding planner unexpectedly quits, she must coordinate his Christmas Eve wedding with the help of Beau (Deklin), the bride’s uncle. As they work alongside each other they discover their fates and pasts are intertwined.

Sunday, November 15: “The Christmas Doctor”
Stars: Holly Robinson Peete (“A Family Christmas Gift”) and Adrian Holmes (“V-Wars”)
A week before Christmas, Dr. Alicia Wright (Peete) is offered an assignment away from home. A mysterious man (Holmes) from her past journeys to find her before Christmas and brings with him a revelation that could change Alicia’s life forever.

Saturday, November 21: “A Little Christmas Charm” (working title)
Stars: Ashley Greene (Twilight) and Brendan Penny (“Chesapeake Shores”)
Holly (Greene), a jewelry designer finds a lost charm bracelet and teams up with investigative reporter Greg (Penny) in hopes of finding the owner and returning it by Christmas Eve.

Sunday, November 22: “The Angel Tree”
Stars: Jill Wagner (“Teen Wolf”) and Lucas Bryant (“Country at Heart”)
A writer (Wagner) seeks the identity of the person who helps grant wishes that are placed upon the angel tree, and in the process, reconnects with her childhood friend (Bryant).

Saturday, November 28: “USS Christmas”
Stars: Jen Lilley (“Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday”), Trevor Donovan (“Nostalgic Christmas”) and Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”)
Maddie (Lilley), a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, embarks on a Tiger Cruise during Christmastime where she meets a handsome naval officer (Donovan) and stumbles upon a mystery in the ship’s archive room.

Saturday, December 5: “Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas”
From Executive Producer Blake Shelton
Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) and Stephen Huszar (“A Homecoming for the Holidays”) Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner Ben (Huszar), Sarah (Chabert) discovers that an event from the past may connect them and change their lives forever.

Sunday, December 6: “A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances”
Stars: Brooke D’Orsay (“Royal Pains”) and Sam Page (“The Bold Type”)
After 15 years, Pat (Page) moves home from Hawaii with his two sons and through a series of coincidences, or Godwinks, ends up stuck in traffic next to his high school sweetheart, Margie (D’Orsay), at Christmas.

Saturday, December 12: “A Glenbrooke Christmas”
Stars: Autumn Reeser (“Christmas Under the Stars”) and Antonio Cupo (“Hats Off to Christmas!”)
As Christmas nears, heiress Jessica Morgan (Reeser) seizes what seems like her last chance to experience a relaxed Christmas and heads off to the small town of Glenbrooke, where she meets a handsome fireman (Cupo).

Sunday, December 13: “Christmas Homecoming” (working title)
Stars: Taylor Cole (“Matching Hearts”) and Steve Lund (“The Art of Us”)
When a mysterious key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate (Cole) and Kevin (Lund) embark on a Christmas romance adventure they’ll never forget.

Saturday, December 19: “Swept Up by Christmas” (working title) Stars: TBD
An antique seller and a cleaner clash over how to downsize a magnificent estate right before Christmas. As the two uncover the house’s treasures, they find a way to reconnect the reclusive owner with his own Christmases past.

Sunday, December 20: “Project Christmas Wish”
Stars: TBD
For years Lucy has played Santa to her small town’s community by making their holiday wishes come true. But when Lucy grants a little girl’s wish for a Christmas like she used to have with her Mom, she unexpectedly finds her own wishes coming true in life and love.



HALLMARK CHANNEL BRINGS VIEWERS THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE





HALLMARK CHANNEL BRINGS VIEWERS THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR’S
“COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS”

“Countdown to Christmas”-Themed Products include Hallmark Channel Wines, a Chocolate Advent Calendar from Bissinger’s,
Tea Tins from The Republic of Tea, a Hallmark Flowers Collection, and More

All-New Holiday Edition of Hallmark Channel Monopoly and
Authentic Line of Hallmark Channel-Branded Gifts and Wearables Available
Exclusively on Hallmark.com and at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores

NEW YORK – September 17, 2020 – With the launch of Hallmark Channel’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event on October 23, Crown Media Family Networks announced today its 2020 line of exclusive Hallmark Channel-branded holiday products. From board games and wearables, to chocolate and wine, to home décor and glassware, the network provides “Countdown to Christmas” fans fun ways to embrace the spirit of the season and share the gift of Hallmark Channel.

The network launched the first installment of its holiday gift offerings this past July with the introduction of Hallmark Channel Wines, an exclusive collection for wine enthusiasts including the Jingle Cabernet Sauvignon and Joy Sauvignon Blanc, both the perfect accompaniment with Hallmark Channel original holiday movies. Wines are available to order now.

Following a highly successful introduction of the Hallmark Channel Monopoly board game last October, the network has once again partnered with USAopoly and Hasbro for a special holiday edition of Hallmark Channel Monopoly. Available October 12 and sold exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores and on Hallmark.com for $39.99, the game is a uniquely immersive experience that transports players into the festive world of a Hallmark Channel holiday movie.

Back by popular demand for the second year in a row, the network has partnered with Hallmark Cards on an all-new authentic line of Hallmark Channel-branded items, including matching family apparel for all ages, festive sweaters, cozy blankets and robes, and more. Fans will also find the perfect gift for Hallmark Channel holiday viewing parties, including wine glasses, mugs, popcorn bowls, and an endless selection of fun creations and seasonal décor, available for purchase on Hallmark.com and in Gold Crown Stores by mid-October.

New to the list of holiday offerings this year are one-of-a-kind products in partnership with Hallmark Flowers and Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier. From the world of Hallmark Flowers, Hallmark Channel has developed an exclusive holiday collection of assorted florals to be sold on Amazon.com beginning in November. Bissinger’s, a 350-year-old premium chocolate manufacturer, has designed a “Countdown to Christmas” Advent calendar, featuring a numbered window for each day of December leading up to Christmas, with every window including a foil-wrapped milk chocolate caramel present. The calendar is available for purchase on Bissingers.com.

A perfect pairing with the chocolate and flowers, The Republic of Tea is offering its popular “Countdown to Christmas” tea tinsfor the third year in a row. Available in the flavors cardamom cinnamon and cinnamon vanilla, the tins are available for purchase on republicoftea.com and at select retailers, including Hallmark Gold Crown stores and Hallmark.com, as well as Cost Plus World Market.

In addition, Crown Media has 27 movies coming to DVD and Digital this winter, including fan favorites such as “Christmas Town”, “Christmas at Dollywood”, and “Time for You to Come Home for Christmas”available exclusively at Walmart, and “Christmas Under the Stars” available exclusively at Redbox. “A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love”, Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “A Christmas Love Story”, and many others will be available on Amazon and wherever DVDs are sold.

Last but not least, Hallmark Publishing has three new original novels coming this Christmas season for book lovers: “Christmas Charms”, which Cosmopolitan named one of the best romance novels of 2020, “Wrapped up in Christmas Joy”, sequel to the 2019 USA Today Bestseller, and “Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy”, third in the popular series. Also available are fan favorites “The Christmas Company”, “Journey Back to Christmas”, and “A Timeless Christmas”, the latter of which is being adapted into a Hallmark Channel original movie this holiday season. For more information on Hallmark Publishing novels, visit HallmarkPublishing.com.

ABOUT HALLMARK CHANNEL
Hallmark Channel, owned by Hallmark Cards, Inc., is Crown Media Family Networks’ flagship 24-hour cable television network, distributed nationwide in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 78 million homes. As the country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand. In addition to its signature new, original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other new, original content, including scripted primetime series, such as “Good Witch,” “When Calls the Heart” and “Chesapeake Shores”; annual specials including “Kitten Bowl”and “American Rescue Dog Show”; and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show, “Home & Family.” Additionally, Hallmark Channel is the exclusive home to world premiere presentations of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life’s special moments, Hallmark Channel also offers annual holiday programming franchises including “Countdown to Christmas” and many other seasonal offerings. Rounding out the network’s diverse slate are some of television’s most beloved comedies and series, including “The Golden Girls” and “Frasier.”