Christmas Movies 2018: New Hallmark + Theater Christmas Movies (Printable)

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There’s a reason to get excited, friends because I’m sharing a new Christmas movies 2018 list (with access to the secret vault of printables).  This list includes the lineup from Hallmark, Freeform, and new movies in the theaters during this holiday season.  Classic Christmas TV movies are something our family looks forward to every single year and I bet yours does too. Yep, the Christmas movies 2018 schedule has begun airing 24/7 on the tube and I have free printables for you to be able to keep up with them – all in one spot.

close up of Christmas movies 2018 list flyer

Christmas Movies 2018

Every year, I get a little confused about which movies come on when.  I also am not sure what new theater movies are available too.  This year, I decided to create a list of both AND what used to be called the ABC Family Channel AND the Christmas movies 2018 list for CBS as well. So, grab a warm beverage and your cozy socks to check out the best Christmas movies 2018 has to offer on Hallmark, Freeform and the big screen.  Just know that I share conservative Mom reviews of family movies all the time, but since these are new, I have not watched any of these movies below.

>access the secret vault of printables – including 2018 MOVIES LIST!<

I’ve noticed that many families look forward to gathering around the tube to get lost in sappy or traditional Christmas movies on TV every year.  Some friends I talk to are downright obsessed with Christmas movie season and there are even cute tees about it this year.  Other families view a trip to the movie theater on Christmas Day as a treasured holiday tradition.  Either way, enjoy the countdown I’ve provided below so you can relax and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year to your little heart’s content!

Tips for Christmas Movies 2018

Because there are so many of these stories to keep up with this year, here are some ideas to keep up with them all so you don’t miss the heart-warming goodness:

  • print out the free movie Printable (link provided)
  • circle the ones you don’t want to miss
  • set your DVR now to record movies you might miss
  • set a reminder on your phone for movies you don’t want to miss

New Christmas movies 2018 on Hallmark Channel

I can’t tell you how excited I am that it’s time for Hallmark Christmas movies 2018!  This year there are 36 new Christmas movie premieres between the two Hallmark Channels and they all start on October 27th. Notice that this list mixes Christmas movies 2018 that are showing on the Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.

Here’s the schedule:

October 27th – Christmas at Pemberley Manor – Hallmark Channel

November 3rd – Christmas Joy – Hallmark Channel

November 4th – Road To Christmas – Hallmark Channel

November 4th – Marrying Father Christmas – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

November 10th – It’s Christmas, Eve – Hallmark Channel

November 11th – Christmas in Love – Hallmark Channel

November 11th – A Veteran’s Christmas – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

November 17th – Christmas at Graceland – Hallmark Channel

Christmas at Pemberley Manor
November 17th – Return to Christmas Creek – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

November 18th – Mingle All the Way – Hallmark Channel

November 18th – A Godwink Christmas – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

November 19th – Last Vermont Christmas – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

November 20th – Hope at Christmas – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

November 21st –  Christmas at the Palace – Hallmark Channel

November 22nd – Christmas at Grand Valley – Hallmark Channel

November 23rd – Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe – Hallmark Channel

November 24th – Christmas Everlasting – Hallmark Channel

November 24th – Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

November 25th –  A Shoe Addict’s Christmas – Hallmark Channel

December 1st – Letters to Santa – Hallmark Channel

December 1st – Christmas Wonderland – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

December 2nd – A Majestic Christmas – Hallmark Channel

December 2nd –Northern Lights of Christmas – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

December 8th – Homegrown Christmas – Hallmark Channel

December 8th – Memories of Christmas – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

December 9th – Once Upon a Christmas Miracle – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

Miracles of Christmas 
December 9th – Christmas Wonderland – Hallmark Channel

December 15th – A Gingerbread Romance – Hallmark Channel

December 15th – Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

December 16th – Reunited at Christmas – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

December 16th – Entertaining Christmas – on Hallmark Channel

December 22th – Christmas Copy – on Hallmark Channel

December 22nd – Small Town Christmas – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

December 23rd – Christmas Made to Order – Hallmark Channel

December 23rd –  Christmas Bells are Ringing – Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

December 25th – When Calls the Heart Christmas – Hallmark Channel

December 29th – Focus on Love – Hallmark Channel

***IMPORTANT: All movies on the Hallmark Channel will begin at 8 pm/7c and all moves on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel will begin at 9 pm/8c.

New Christmas movies 2018 on Freeform

Freeform, formally known as ABC Family will begin the annual “25 Days of Christmas” shows on December 1 and continue bringing Christmas joy through movies through December 25th.  This year there will be many Christmas movies on repeat, including three new original movies: The Truth About Christmas, Life Size 2, and No Sleep ‘Til Christmas.

Holiday TV Specials On CBS

CBS is where you’ll find the wonderful classic Christmas movies from our childhood.  Movies like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman will air this season along with a few new specials.

NOV. 27:  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – 8/7c

DEC 2.:  Garth: Live At Notre Dame! – 8/7c

DEC 8.:  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – 8/7c

Frosty The Snowman – 9/8c 

Frosty Returns – 9:30/8:30c

DEC 14:  I Love Lucy Christmas Special – 8/7c

The Dick Van Dyke Show (colorized) – 9/8c

DEC 21:  A Home For The Holidays (20th Anniversary) – 8/7c

DEC 26:  The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors – 8/7c

New movies in theaters this holiday season

Two new movies are coming out in the box office this holiday season that I’m pretty excited about. On November 9th, the 2018 version of The Grinch will be released.  The rating will be PG and I’ll be sure to write my family movie guide as soon as possible.

The Grinch 2018 movie trailer
I know it isn’t a typical Christmas movie but I’m excited about it just the same… Mary Poppins Returns.  This one premieres in theaters on December 19th and is rated G.  If you are like me, this takes you back to your childhood.

Mary Poppins Returns movie trailer
Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale, this new movie of The Nutcracker will be in theaters on November 2nd.  The trailer to this splendid tale looks as if if would allow you to be lost into a magical, Christmas land.  Watching this trailer takes me back to my young ballerina days where we performed this masterpiece story.

The Nutcracker


Classic Christmas Movies Set on DVD
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I hope you enjoy these suggestions of the newest Hallmark Christmas movies and new theater Christmas movies 2018.  Let me know that you think about the lists & be sure to get your Hallmark Christmas movies list printable!

Which Christmas movies 2018 are you the most excited to watch? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

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Christmas movies in theaters 2018

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  1. Alexandra
    October 30, 2018 / 7:05 am

    I think Hallmark Christmas movies are my all time favourite viewing! I am in Australia, so we don’t always see them all, but I am crossing my fingers we see some of this list <3 I have saved to refer to later!!

    • Shan
      October 30, 2018 / 12:38 pm

      Aw, Alexandra, I hope you get to see some of them. They are fun to watch to take your mind off of other things! 🙂


  2. ShootingStarsMag
    October 30, 2018 / 7:49 am

    Thanks for sharing. I didn’t know that Freeform had a few original movies coming out – how fun! And my family loves the holiday movies for Hallmark. As for the movies in theaters, I DEFINITELY want to see The Grinch and Mary Poppins Returns too.


    • Shan
      October 30, 2018 / 12:38 pm

      Same on the Grinch and Mary Poppins movies over here! Can’t wait!!! 😉


  3. Emily
    October 30, 2018 / 8:26 am

    Yesss! I LOVE Christmas movies – especially Hallmark!

    • Shan
      October 30, 2018 / 12:38 pm



  4. GiGi Eats
    October 30, 2018 / 8:49 am

    Oh baby yes, bring on the XMAS movies – however, lets try and not skip over Thanksgiving so quickly – haha! We can certainly bounce over Halloween though. That holiday is stupid!

    • Shan
      October 30, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      I love Thanksgiving!!! I’m pretty adamant about it in real life… but in blog world… I’ve got to stay ahead and get the Christmas info out! lol 🙂 🙂 🙂


  5. Amanda Yorton
    October 30, 2018 / 10:45 am

    So many great new Christmas movies are coming out this year! I cannot wait to see The Nutcracker! And my kids cannot wait to see The Grinch! Should be a great Christmas season!

    • Shan
      October 30, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      Yes, Amanda!


  6. Jennie Braisher
    October 30, 2018 / 10:48 am

    Such a good post. Christmas is my fave time of year!

    • Shan
      October 30, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you, Jennie!


  7. Kate Loves Travel
    October 30, 2018 / 11:02 am

    This is such a great list! I love Christmas movies – can’t wait to watch some of these!

    • Shan
      October 30, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      Thanks so much, Kate! I love them all!


  8. Colleen
    October 30, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Thank you for getting me in the mood! I LOVE Christmas movies and cannot get enough of the Hallmark channel this time of year. Great info I will be saving.

  9. Gemma
    October 30, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe how many Hallmark Christmas movies there are! I am so excited to see Mary Poppins and The Nutcracker! I didn’t know there was a remake of The Grinch, that will be great too!

  10. Stephanie
    October 30, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    The Grinch movie looks so cute! I don’t have cable, so I don’t have a way to watch all of the Hallmark and Freeform movies. But, we have a lot of Christmas movies at home so will be having movie nights with my boys throughout the season!

  11. Julie Plagens
    October 30, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    Oh, yay! I am so excited that there are some new movies. I looove Hallmark and can’t wait to watch them. It is so fun you listed this. Good reference.

  12. Ingrid
    October 30, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Hallmark has some good shows in the works. My family and I will tune in to some of these shows. Thanks for taking the time to painstakingly compile this list.

    • Shan
      November 1, 2018 / 7:54 am

      Aw, thanks for your kind words, Ingrid. It took some time but it’s a labor of love. Thanks for noticing! 🙂


  13. MAYSZ
    October 30, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    The Grinch is awesome movie. I really love this movie. This is so exciting to watch.

  14. Jessica Hughes
    October 30, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    I just recently learned that the Grinch was updated for 2018. I am really looking forward to watching this with my littles!

    • Shan
      November 1, 2018 / 7:53 am

      I’m pretty curious about this new movie too, Jessica!


  15. Christy
    October 31, 2018 / 1:56 am

    I am so excited for these this year!!

  16. Marcela
    October 31, 2018 / 5:47 am

    This Christmas is going to be full of good movies. I love Hallmark movies even thou they are sometimes over the top of the romans, people forget to be emotional and just feel loved. I’m so much excited for Disney movies they have really stepped out in the last few years with the movies. Love your suggestions as well.

    • Shan
      November 1, 2018 / 7:52 am

      Thanks, Marcela. Enjoy!


  17. Melanie williams
    October 31, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Thank you so much for the heads up. I will deffo be going to watch the Grinch and the nutcracker too xx

    • Shan
      November 1, 2018 / 7:52 am

      Yay! My pleasure Melanie!!!


  18. Leah Weber
    October 31, 2018 / 10:30 am

    Ahhhh I’m SO ready for these movies!! Halloween has felt like it’s lasted a whole month! Bring on the Christmas movies!!

    • Shan
      November 1, 2018 / 7:52 am

      Yep, We have had fun this October but now on to Thanksgiving and all the Christmas!


  19. Yolanda
    October 31, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    This list is amazing! I am so excited. Once Halloween is over today I’ll be getting right into the Christmas spirit. I just love when I can watch some back to back TV Christmas movies on a Sunday afternoon. It goes perfectly with hot tea and a cosy blanket. Thanks for the comprehensive list!

    • Shan
      November 1, 2018 / 7:51 am

      Thanks for your kind words, Yolanda! That scenario on Sundays sounds amazing!


  20. David Elliott
    October 31, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    My daughter and I are definitely excited about Mary Poppins and the Grinch. Both of those films would be awesome to go to. My mom would be excited about the Hallmark Movies list. I will have to show this to her.

    • Shan
      November 1, 2018 / 7:50 am

      We are excited about all the new ones too. How sweet that you are looking out for what everyone else loves. Awesome.


  21. sarah camille
    October 31, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    There is such a good mix of movies. I love holiday movies so I’m totally going to be tuning in to several of these. 🙂

    • Shan
      November 1, 2018 / 7:49 am

      Thanks, Sarah! I love a good mix too. Have fun!


  22. Thành Đạt
    November 1, 2018 / 11:33 am

    All the movie here is so impressive to me. I just wanna go to watch all them for the Christmas Day :(. But i love animation the most so maybe i’ll choose The Grinch ^^

  23. Neely Moldovan
    November 1, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    I am totally sharing this in my weekly roundup on Saturday! I love Hallmark movies and I mean who doesn’t?

    • Shan
      November 1, 2018 / 2:10 pm

      Aw, thanks Neely!


  24. Karen
    November 1, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    I could watch Christmas movies all year round! What a fantastic list!

    • Shan
      November 2, 2018 / 5:54 am

      Thanks, Karen!


  25. Nicole
    November 2, 2018 / 10:02 am

    I can’t believe Christmas is coming so quickly! Great post!

  26. Lisa
    November 5, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    omg i am in love! I will probably try to watch all of these! haha! I am on a christmas kick right now and wanting to watch all movies.

    • Shan
      November 5, 2018 / 7:06 pm

      SAME, Lisa! Can’t get enough. 😉


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