Hallmark Channel Announces 3 New ‘Christmas in July’ Movies

‘Tis the season! Hallmark Channel is getting into the holiday spirit this year with the announcement of its new Christmas in JulyFilm slate.

Fans of the network will be treated to a double dose of Christmas beginning on Friday, June 24, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, per Crown Media Family Networks. The channel will air holiday movies nonstop until Thursday, July 30.

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The coverage of Hallmark Channel will begin immediately AllChristmas will be celebrated the week after on Friday, July 1st. It will continue until the end. This year’s schedule will also include three new films that’ll get fans into the festive spirit, starting with My Grown-Up Christmas List.

The movie stars a cast of uplifting characters and premieres Saturday, July 9. Kayla WallaceTaylor, a journalist. Kevin McGarryAs Luke, a soldier man. Throughout the film, Taylor and Luke’s “special bond” grows “over the course of several Christmases that they spend together and apart,” according to a press release.

The movie, which is based upon the Amy GrantAnd David FosterThe song of the same title will tell you what happens to Taylor when she returns home to help her grandfather run his Christmas shop. While Taylor and Luke’s “chemistry is undeniable,” per the official synopsis, they have a slow build from friendship to more.

“They work together to overcome any challenges that arise and commit to making the most important wish on their Christmas list come true — to spend every Christmas together for the rest of their lives,” the network’s press release states.

Christmas CampfireThe holiday season will be reframed with a new film, “The Holidays,” which premieres Saturday, July 16. It will highlight old friends and familiar places.

“Romance rekindles for PeytonAnd her closest friends when her parents decide to host a holiday themed reunion before selling their family-owned summer camp,” the logline reads. Tori Anderson, Corbin Bleu and Jeffrey Bowyer-ChapmanThey are all available to star in the film.

Hallmark fans can catch the attention of Vanessa LengiesAnd Jesse HutchIn Christmas in ToylandSaturday, July 23rd at 10:15 am. This new movie will focus on the highs and lows of the season as a “toy store data analyst attempts to save hundreds of jobs right before Christmas to help keep the in-store experience alive,” per the synopsis.

Christmas in JulyThis marks the debut batch of programs for the network, without Candace Cameron Bureas a member the Hallmark family. The Full House alum, 46, announced in April that she would be joining GAC Media to create year-round content after previously being dubbed Hallmark’s “Queen of Christmas.”

Christmas in July Hallmark Channel Announces 3 New Holiday Films
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“I’m very excited to develop heartwarming family and faith-filled programming and make the kind of stories my family and I love to watch,” Cameron Bure said in a statement at the time. “I am constantly looking for ways that I can inspire people to live life with purpose. GAC perfectly fits my brand; we share a vision to create compelling, wholesome programming for an audience that wants to watch it with the whole family. Great, quality entertainment with a positive message is what my partnership with GAC is all about!”

GAC Media was purchased by Hallmark’s former boss Bill Abbott in June 2021, has pulled a few big names onto its roster over the past year, but many Hallmark staples are still on board for the 2022 holiday seasonAnd beyond — including Andrew Walker and Lacey Chabert.

Christmas in July begins on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on June 24 and on the Hallmark Channel on July 1.

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