‘WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS’
MARATHON OF ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’ MOVIES
RETURNS TO HALLMARK CHANNEL
FRIDAY, MARCH 27 – MONDAY, MARCH 30

STUDIO CITY, CA – March 26, 2020 – Hallmark Channel is giving viewers more of what they asked for with another weekend of ‘We Need a Little Christmas,’ a special marathon featuring “Countdown to Christmas” movies, Friday, March 27, through Monday, March 30

The Hallmark Channel premiere of “Just My Type,” on Saturday, March 28, as well as new episodes of “When Calls the Heart” and “When Hope Calls” on Sunday, March 29, will air at their originally scheduled times.

“Countdown to Christmas” movies starring fan favorites Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Holly Robinson Peete, Cameron Mathison, Alison Sweeney, Danica McKellar, Andrew Walker, Jill Wagner, Wes Brown and more will let viewers cozy-up at home and watch the movies they asked for.  The weekend kicks off with “Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa” starring Wagner, Mark Deklin (“Designated Survivor”), Robinson Peete (“Morning Show Mysteries,” “Hanging with Mr. Cooper”), Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”), Andrew Francis (“Chesapeake Shores”), Rukiya Bernard (“One Winter Weekend”) and Ashley Williams (“The Jim Gaffigan Show”).  The marathon continues throughout the weekend with movies including “Christmas at Holly Lodge,” “It’s Christmas, Eve,” “A Christmas Duet,” “A Christmas Wish,” and concludes with “Jingle All the Way” (Monday, March 30, 3:30 a.m. ET/PT).

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The Full schedule appears below:

FRIDAY, MARCH 27th

12:00 p.m. ET/PT: “Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa”
Stars: Jill Wagner (“Pearl in Paradise,” “Teen Wolf”), Mark Deklin (“Designated Survivor”), Holly Robinson Peete (“Meet the Peetes,” “Hanging with Mr. Cooper”), Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”), Andrew Francis (“Chesapeake Shores”), Rukiya Bernard (“One Winter Weekend”) and Ashley Williams (“The Jim Gaffigan Show”)

2:00 p.m. ET/PT: “The Mistletoe Promise” 
Stars: Jaime King (“Harts of Dixie”) and Luke Macfarlane (“Killjoys”)

4:00 p.m. ET/PT: “Christmas at Holly Lodge”
Stars: Alison Sweeney (“Days of our Lives,” “The Biggest Loser”), Jordan Bridges (J. Edgar, Mona Lisa Smile) and Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Instant Mom,” “Ray Donovan”)

6:00 p.m. ET/PT: “Picture a Perfect Christmas”
Stars: Merritt Patterson (“The Royals”) and Jon Cor (“Shadowhunters”)

8:00 p.m. ET/PT: “Christmas Town”
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Tim Rozon (“Schitt’s Creek”) and Beth Broderick (“Sharp Objects”)

10:00 p.m. ET/PT: “Write Before Christmas”
Stars: Torrey DeVitto (“Chicago Med”), Chad Michael Murray (“Riverdale”), Grant Show (“Dynasty”), Lolita Davidovich (“How to Get Away with Murder”) and Drew Seeley (“Glory Daze”)

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 28th

12:00 a.m. ET/PT: “My Christmas Dream”
Stars: Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”), David Haydn-Jones (“Bridal Wave,” “A Cookie Cutter Christmas”) and Deidre Hall (“Days of Our Lives”)

2:00 a.m. ET/PT: “12 Gifts of Christmas”
Stars: Katrina Law (“Snow Bride”), Aaron O’Connell (“The Haves and Have Nots”) and Donna Mills (“Knots Landing”)

3:30 a.m. ET/PT: “It’s Christmas, Eve”
Stars: LeAnn Rimes (Logan Lucky) and Tyler Hynes (“UnREAL,” “Saving Hope”)

5:00 a.m. ET/PT: “Christmas at the Palace”
Stars: Merritt Patterson (“The Royals,” “The Christmas Cottage”), Andrew Cooper (“Royal Hearts,” “Damnation”) and Brittany Bristow (“Holiday Date”)

7:00 a.m. ET/PT: “A Christmas Duet”
Stars: Chaley Rose (“Nashville,” “Code Black”) and Rome Flynn (“How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Haves and the Have Nots”)

9:00 a.m. ET/PT: “Christmas Connection”
Stars: Brooke Burns (“The Chase,” “Gourmet Detective”) and Tom Everett Scott (“13 Reasons Why,” That Thing You Do!)

11:00 a.m. ET/PT: “Christmas at Pemberley Manor”
Stars: Jessica Lowndes (“90210,” “Magical Christmas Ornaments”) and Michael Rady (“Timeless,” “Jane the Virgin”)

1:00 p.m. ET/PT: “Let it Snow”
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Emmy® nominee Alan Thicke ("The L.A. Complex") and Jesse Hutch (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”)

3:00 p.m. ET/PT: “Check Inn to Christmas”
Stars: Rachel Boston (“A Ring by Spring”), Wes Brown (“True Blood”) and Richard Karn (“Home Improvement,” “Family Feud”)

5:00 p.m. ET/PT: “Christmas Getaway”
Stars: Bridget Regan (“The Last Ship,” “Jane the Virgin”) and Travis Van Winkle (“The Last Ship,” Hart of Dixie”)

7:00 p.m. ET/PT: “Christmas Next Door”
Stars: Jesse Metcalfe (“Chesapeake Shores”) and Fiona Gubelmann (“Wilfred”)

11:00 p.m. ET/PT: “Reunited at Christmas”
Stars: Nikki DeLoach (“The Perfect Catch”) and Mike Faiola (“Yellowstone”)

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 29th

1:00 a.m. ET/PT: “A Wish for Christmas”
Stars: – Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, “Party of Five”) and Paul Greene (“When Calls the Heart”)

3:00 a.m. ET/PT: “A December Bride”
Stars: Jessica Lowndes (“90210”) and Daniel Lissing (“When Calls the Heart”)

4:30 a.m. ET/PT: “Double Holiday”
Stars: Carly Pope (“Suits”) and Kristoffer Polaha (“Condor”)

6:00 a.m. ET/PT: “Christmas Land”
Stars: Nikki DeLoach (“Love Takes Flight”) and Luke Macfarlane (“Killjoys”)

8:00 a.m. ET/PT: “Crown for Christmas”
Stars: Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) and Rupert Penry-Jones (“Black Sails”)

10:00 a.m. ET/PT: “Merry & Bright”
Stars: Jodie Sweetin (“Fuller House,” “Love Under the Rainbow”), Andrew Walker (“Bottled with Love,” “Love in Design”) and Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue,” “Shameless”)

12:00 p.m. ET/PT: “With Love, Christmas”
Stars: Emilie Ullerup (“Chesapeake Shores”) and Aaron O’Connell (“The Haves and the Have Nots”)

2:00 p.m. ET/PT: “The Mistletoe Secret”
Stars: Kellie Pickler (“Pickler & Ben,” “Wedding at Graceland”), Tyler Hynes (“UnREAL”) and Patrick Duffy (“Dallas,” “Step by Step”)

4:00 p.m. ET/PT: “The Christmas Club”
Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell (“The Expanse”) and Cameron Mathison (“A Summer to Remember”) 

6:00 p.m. ET/PT: “Christmas Under Wraps”
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), David O’Donnell (“12 Wishes of Christmas”), Brian Doyle-Murray (“The Middle”) and Robert Pine (“Frozen”)

 

MONDAY, MARCH 30th

12:00 a.m. ET/PT: “The Nine Lives of Christmas”
Stars: Brandon Routh (“Arrow”) and Kimberley Sustad (“A Bride for Christmas”)

2:00 a.m. ET/PT: “Welcome to Christmas”
Stars: Eric Mabius (“Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “Ugly Betty”) and Jennifer Finnigan (“Salvation”)

4:00 a.m. ET/PT: “Jingle Around the Clock”
Stars: Brooke Nevin (“Chicago Hope,” “The Christmas Cure”), Michael Cassidy (“The OC”) 

MEDIA CONTACTS: George Zaralidis, GeorgeZaralidis@crownmedia.com
                               Maria Fischer, MariaFischer@crownmedia.com

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