We’re rolling quickly through Fall, which means cooler temps, hot chocolate and Disney Christmas movies around here. If your family is like mine (i.e. love all things Disney and Christmas related), it’s the perfect time to start working your way through this merriest list of Disney Christmas movies including the Disney Channel Christmas Movies and the 2018 Hallmark Channel Christmas movies. The Countdown to Christmas 2018 is on!
When you combine my love of Christmas with my love of Disney, you have a very merry Shenanigans over here!
If you know anything about this blog, it’s that Disney is a huge focus.
But Disneyland at Christmas is pretty much my favorite.
Since I can’t always get to the Disney parks at Christmas time (hey, Texas is just as good, right, fam?) I do love celebrating the season at home with this ultimate list of Disney movies.
Hey- you do what you gotta do!
The Merriest List of Disney Christmas Movies
You’ll find many of these Disney Christmas movies on the Disney Channel or other locations, but I’ve included Amazon affiliate links if you need to rent or buy in order to watch.
Be sure to give Netflix, Amazon Prime, or your cable on demand a scan before you plunk down money for these.
Have yourself a Merry little Disney Christmas this year!
Disney Christmas Movies You Don’t Want to Miss
Here we go!
In no particular order:
2. I’ll be Home for Christmas
7. Disney’s A Christmas Carol
9. Snow Buddies
11. Twas The Night
18. Prep & Landing
21. Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas 2011
26. Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas 2004
And if you love Disney, but also sorta like other fandoms as well (don’t worry, I won’t tell on you!) you might want to check out the list of Harry Potter movies in order.
Great holiday entertainment as well as a fun way to prepare for The Crimes of Grindelwald!
Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies: the 2018 Countdown to Christmas
Now, we can’t talk Christmas movies without talking about the Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas.
Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies 2018 promises to be the latest and (dare I say?) greatest season of Christmas movies yet.
There’s an all-new Thanksgiving Week Event – perfect for those of us who prefer NOT to watch football or basketball all holiday weeklong!
We’ve got 22 original holiday movies premiering in the 2018 Countdown to Christmas- the most the Hallmark Channel Christmas event has produced yet!
When do Christmas movies start on the Hallmark Channel?
The Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, “Countdown to Christmas,” begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT
That’s right: Hallmark Channel Christmas ain’t playin’ this year! They are kicking things off well before the Disney Halloween Movies are over.
Who’s Starring in the Countdown to Christmas 2018 movies?
Only some of the biggest stars yet!
A few of the stars you will see on the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies this year include:
- Candace Cameron Bure
- Alexa PenaVega
- Jerrika Hinton
- Lacey Chabert
- Tia Mowry-Hardrict
- Danica McKellar
- And network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler.
Announcing the 2018 Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies guide “Countdown to Christmas”
All premieres are at 8 p.m. ET/PT
1. Saturday, October 27: “Christmas at Pemberley Manor”
Stars: Jessica Lowndes (“90210,” “Magical Christmas Ornaments”), Michael Rady (“Timeless,” “Jane the Virgin,” “A Joyous Christmas”)
2. Saturday, November 3: “Christmas Joy”
Stars: Danielle Panabaker (“The Flash”), Matt Long (“Timeless”)
3. Sunday, November 4: “Road to Christmas”
Stars: Jessy Schram (“Nashville,” “The Birthday Wish”), Chad Michael Murray (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Gilmore Girls,” “One Tree Hill”), Teryl Rothery (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”)
4. Saturday, November 10: “It’s Christmas, Eve”
Stars: LeAnn Rimes, Tyler Hynes (“UnREAL”)
5. Sunday, November 11: “Christmas in Love”
Stars: Brooke D’Orsay (“9JKL,” “Miss Christmas”), Daniel Lissing (“When Calls the Heart,” “Timeless”), Mary-Margaret Humes (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Home by Spring”)
6. Saturday, November 17: “Christmas at Graceland”
Stars: Kellie Pickler (“Pickler & Ben”), Wes Brown (“Deception,” “Christmas Cookies”)
As a school superintendent, Eve trims budgets. Her neighbor Liam is a music teacher-Eve feels his program must be cut.
Eve’s friend’s husband, an IT guy, has created a website for donations to save the Arts program. Launched during the tree lighting ceremony, the website could provide the Christmas miracle the town needs.
7. Sunday, November 18: “Mingle All the Way”
Stars: Jen Lilley (“Days of Our Lives”), Brant Daugherty (Fifty Shades Freed, “Pretty Little Liars”), Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman”)
8. Wednesday, November 21: “Christmas at the Palace”
Stars: Merritt Patterson (“The Royals”), Brittany Bristow (“Love on Safari”)
9. Thursday, November 22: “Christmas at Grand Valley”
Stars: Danica McKellar (“Wonder Years”), Brennan Elliott (“UnREAL,” “All of My Heart’)
10. Friday, November 23: “Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe”
Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Brendan Penny (“Chesapeake Shores”)
Darcy (Chabert) has always worked hard to prove herself and be successful on her own terms, even choosing to start her own company, rather than work with her father. Returning to her hometown for Christmas, Darcy reconnects with an old rival, restaurant owner Luke (Penny), and they are forced to plan a charity event together.
As Darcy spends time with her family and Luke, she starts to realize what matters most in life and sets out to mend her relationship with her father, and possibly fall in love. Based on the book of the same title by Melissa de la Cruz.
11. Saturday, November 24: “Christmas Everlasting” – HALLMARK HALL OF FAME
Stars: Tatyana Ali (“Fly,” “The Young and the Restless”), Dondre T. Whitfield (“Queen Sugar,” “All My Children”), Dennis Haysbert (“Reverie,” Far from Heaven), Patti LaBelle (“Patti LaBelle’s Place,” License to Kill soundtrack)
12. Sunday, November 25: “A Shoe Addict’s Christmas”
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Luke Macfarlane (“The Night Shift”)
13. Saturday, December 1: “Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa”
Stars: Jill Wagner (“Pearl in Paradise”), Mark Deklin (“Grace and Frankie,” “Designated Survivor”), Holly Robinson-Peete (“Hanging with Mr. Cooper,” “21 Jump Street”), Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”), Andrew Francis (“Chesapeake Shores”), Ashley Williams (“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “How I Met Your Mother”)
When Lisa (Wagner) takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has been closed.
Using her skills as a professional retail designer, Lisa decides to keep local tradition alive and help the good people of Evergreen bring the store back to life.
As Lisa charms a local contractor named Kevin (Deklin) into working with her, the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another as they restore the store to its former glory.
When the staff at the Kringle Kitchen temporarily accept the store’s beloved ‘Mailbox to Santa’ for safekeeping, the townspeople find and rally around a mysterious 25-year-old letter that never made it to the North Pole.
As old traditions are made new again, Lisa finds herself falling for Kevin, the traditions, and the town of Evergreen.
14. Sunday, December 2: “A Majestic Christmas”
Stars: Jerrika Hinton (“Here and Now,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Christian Vincent (“Continuum”)
15. Saturday, December 8: “Homegrown Christmas”
Stars: Lori Loughlin (“When Calls the Heart,” “Fuller House”), Victor Webster (“Chesapeake Shores,” “Continuum”)
16. Sunday, December 9: “Christmas Wonderland”
Stars: Emily Osment (“Family Guy,” “Mom”)
17. Saturday, December 15: “A Gingerbread Romance”
Stars: Tia Mowry-Hardrict (“Me, Myself and I,” “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”), Duane Henry (“NCIS”)
18. Sunday, December 16: “Entertaining Christmas”
Stars: Jodie Sweetin (“Fuller House”)
19. Saturday, December 22: “Christmas Copy”
20. Sunday, December 23: “Christmas Made to Order”
Stars: Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids, “Love at Sea”)
21. Tuesday, December 25: “When Calls the Heart” Christmas Two-Hour Special Event
Stars: Erin Krakow (“Army Wives”), Lori Loughlin (“Fuller House,” “90210”), Jack Wagner (“The Bold and The Beautiful,” “Wedding March”), Pascale Hutton (“The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells,”
“Sanctuary”), Kavan Smith (“The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells,” “Sanctuary”), Paul Greene (“Bitten,” “Christmas in Angel Falls”), Chris McNally (“Rocky Mountain Christmas”), Kevin McGarry (“Heartland”)
22. Saturday, December 29: “Focus on Love”
Stars: Carlos PenaVega (“Big Time Rush,” “The Loud House”)
Who’s ready for all these amazing Hallmark Channel Christmas movies? 2018 is going to be a great Hallmark Christmas movie season!
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)