Hallmark Channel Sets 'Christmas in July' Schedule, Including New Holiday Movie Debut
By Philiana Ng
The weather is warming up with summer approaching, but don't pack away your winter clothes just yet.
Hallmark Channel will debut a new original holiday movie next month as part of its "Christmas in July" programming event, Crashing Through the Snow, starring Amy Acker and Warren Christie. It will premiere Saturday, July 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The original film follows Maggie (Acker) and her ex-husband, Jeff (Kristian Bruun), who have always been friends first. When Jeff’s new girlfriend, Kate (Brooke Nevin), spontaneously invites Maggie along to their Christmas getaway in Aspen, she jumps at the chance to spend a Yuletide holiday away with her two daughters. Although Maggie feels like a third wheel crashing their Christmas, she’s not alone as Kate’s hapless brother, Sam (Christie), shows up unannounced with a plan. Always seeming to live in Kate’s shadow, Sam, for once, wants to come out ahead, and he convinces Maggie that, together, they can compete with Kate and make this Christmas the best one ever. Neither of them is adequately prepared for the blended family challenges that lie ahead -- or the feelings they develop for one another.
Crashing Through the Snow is directed by Rich Newey and written by Tamar Laddy. Executive producers are Stan Spry, Eric Woods and Ryan M. Murphy, with Anthony Fankhauser co-executive producing and Devan Towers co-producing.
For the full schedule for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' upcoming programming slate, check out the below.
HALLMARK CHANNEL: Friday, July 9-Saturday, July 31
2020 Movie Marathon (Saturday, July 10-Sunday, July 11)
Popular Christmas movies from 2020 will air from morning until night, including the all-new original movie premiere of Crashing Through the Snow (Saturday, July 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT).
Soap Sunday (Sunday, July 18)
Holiday films featuring some of your favorite soap stars will air throughout the day and into the night, including Cameron Mathison, Chaley Rose, Rome Flynn, Alison Sweeney, Jesse Metcalfe, Fiona Gubelmann, Bethany Joy Lenz, Victor Webster and more.
Countdown to Christmas Greatest Hits (Saturday, July 24-Sunday, July 25)
Celebrate some of Hallmark Channel’s greatest Christmas hit films of the past. Highlights include:
Crown for Christmas (Saturday, July 24, 7 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Danica McKellar and Rupert Penry-Jones
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Saturday, July 24, 9 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Brooke Burns, Henry Winkler and Warren Christie
Christmas Under Wraps (Sunday, July 25, 7 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Candace Cameron Bure and David O’Donnell
The Nine Lives of Christmas (Sunday, July 25, 10 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Brandon Routh and Kimberley Sustad
HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES: Friday, June 25-Thursday, July 8
Blake Shelton Night! (Monday, June 28)
Blake Shelton proves that he’s more than just an award-winning musician by showing his skills at executive producing the following:
Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas (6 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Megan Park and Josh Henderson
Time for You to Come Home for Christmas (8 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Alison Sweeney and Lucas Bryant
Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas (10 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Lacey Chabert and Stephen Huszar
Holiday Jam Session! (Friday, July 2)
What would Christmas be without music? These films will have you singing along! Some of these movies include:
Our Christmas Love Song (6 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Alicia Witt and Brendan Hines
The Christmas Bow (8 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady
Christmas at Graceland (10 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown
Salute to Christmas! (Saturday, July 3)
A Yuletide salute to those who bravely serve our country. Some of these films include:
The Christmas Doctor (6 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Holly Robinson Peete and Adrian Holmes
USS Christmas (8 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Jen Lilley and Trevor Donovan
Deliver by Christmas (10 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Alvina August and Eion Bailey
Family on the 4th! (Sunday, July 4)
The most important part of everyone’s lives are family. And family is who gathers around the table to celebrate not only Christmas, but other major holidays and life events. Some of these films set to air are:
A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas (6 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook and Benjamin Ayres
Holly & Ivy (8 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan and Marisol Nichols
The Christmas Ring (10 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring: Nazneen Contractor and David Alpay