By Chris Manson
The bad news… if you were relying on Beachcomber for all of your Hallmark Christmas Original Movies info, you missed a few of ‘em because we dropped the ball. Well, blame the Hallmark Channel, who started running the new made-for-TV films days before AMC had even gotten the Halloween flicks back into the vault.
Anyway, here are the newest Hallmark Channel Christmas heartwarmers airing within this issue’s timetable (and beyond). Huge thanks to Alexander Kirk from www.9news.com for sharing this info.
SATURDAY, NOV. 9
Picture a Perfect Christmas
Merritt Patterson, Jon Cor.
SUNDAY, NOV. 10
The Mistletoe Secret
Kellie Pickler, Tyler Hynes, Patrick Duffy.
Ms. Pickler starred in a reality show about her life as a musicmaker (and adventurer) in Nashville, along with our pals Andi and Ken Johnson. Oldtimers will remember Mr. Duffy’s amazing resurrection on the classic TV series Dallas.
SATURDAY, NOV. 16
Christmas Under the Stars
Jesse Metcalfe, Autumn Reeser, Clarke Peters.
SUNDAY, NOV. 17
Write Before Christmas
Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray.
As much as we love clever wordplay, this ought to be a must-see for the Beachcomber staff.
SATURDAY, NOV. 23
Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays
Kaitlin Doubleday, Adrian Grenier, and (naturally) Priscilla Presley.
SUNDAY, NOV. 24
Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2
Ali Liebert, Peter Porte, Tina Lifford.
MONDAY, NOV. 25
A Christmas Duet
Chaley Rose, Rome Flynn, Teryl Rothery.
TUESDAY, NOV. 26
Kristoffer Polaha, Carly Pope.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27
The Christmas Club
Cameron Mathison, Elizabeth Mitchell.
THURSDAY, NOV. 28
Check Inn to Christmas
Rachel Boston, Wes Brown.
See also: Write Before Christmas.
FRIDAY, NOV. 29
Christmas at the Plaza
Ryan Paevery, Elizabeth Henstridge.
SATURDAY, NOV. 30
Christmas in Rome
Lacey Chabert, Sam Page.
SUNDAY, DEC. 1
Candace Cameron Bure, Tim Rozon, Beth Broderick.
Could that be the same Beth Broderick that appeared in Brian DePalma’s flop version of The Bonfire of the Vanities? And was Mr. DePalma’s on-set girlfriend during the making of?
SATURDAY, DEC. 7
A Christmas Love Story
Kristin Chenoweth, Scott Wolf, Keith Robinson, Kevin Quinn.
From the “Hallmark Hall of Fame” (whatever that means).
SUNDAY, DEC. 8
Christmas at Dollywood
Danica McKellar, Niall Matter, and (thank God) Dolly Parton herself.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14
Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy
Paul Greene, Maggie Lawson, Barbara Niven.
SUNDAY, DEC. 15
Brittany Bristow, Matt Cohen.
SATURDAY, DEC. 21
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
SUNDAY, DEC. 22
A Cheerful Christmas
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25
When Calls the Heart Christmas
Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner.
We thought Hallmark Channel would bring out the big guns for Christmas Day, but do indeed remember Mr. Wagner from General Hospital and his godawful ‘80s ballad “All I Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed.”
SATURDAY, DEC. 28
New Year, New Me
Check with your television provider for times and encore showings. And if you still haven’t had enough, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel has a handful of tempting titles airing this month and December, too.
Visit HallmarkChannel.com/Christmas for more deets.