W Network Presents Hallmark Channel’s 2023 “Countdown To Christmas” Featuring Its Biggest Holiday Movie Lineup With Over 40 Premieres  


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Crack open the eggnog because W Network is toasting its most anticipated seasonal event, Hallmark Channel’s 2023 Countdown to Christmas. 

Delivering viewers its biggest holiday haul yet, the magic begins on Friday, October 20 with the first of 44 dazzling new movie premieres. Then, beginning Wednesday, November 1, W Network will deck the halls as the full schedule event officially kicks off with premieres every Wednesday through Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. That’s more premieres more days of week than ever before. For a sweet taste of the beloved holiday programming event of the year, W Network will be available on National Free Preview from November 1 to November 30. Please check local listings for additional information.  

For those who can’t get enough of the joyous festivities, W Network’s Movie Date returns this holiday season as the perfect companion content to Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas lineup. Hosts Sarah Keenleyside (HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds), Brittnee Blair (model and TV host), and Noah Cappe (Food Network Canada’s Carnival Eats) will welcome guest experts to help get viewers in the holiday spirit, spreading cheer with lifestyle segments in holiday decor, gift giving, entertaining, festive food and more. From wreath-making DIYs, to Christmas tree décor trends, and holiday baking essentials, W Network’s Movie Date has audiences covered this holiday season. 

Viewers can look forward to seeing their favourite stars returning in all-new holiday movies, including Lacey Chabert who stars in both A Merry Scottish Christmas and Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up and brings her Hallmark Christmas movie count to a record 14 films. This year’s event will also feature Teri Hatcher in two brand new holiday movies, Christmas at the Chalet and How to Fall in Love by Christmas. Other familiar faces helping fans celebrate the holidays include Benjamin Ayres, Katherine Barrell, Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, Krystal Joy Brown, Warren Christie, Cindy Busby, Erin Cahill, Paul Campbell, Nikki DeLoach, James Denton, Brooke D’Orsay, Jaicy Elliot, Brennan Elliott, Tyler Hynes, Dan Jeannotte, Hunter King, Bethany Joy Lenz, Luke Macfarlane, Chandler Massey, Niall Matter, Barbara Niven, Ryan Paevey, Janel Parrish, Brendan Penny, Kristoffer Polaha, Michael Rady, Marcus Rosner, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Jessy Schram, Kimberley Sustad, Andrew Walker, Victor Webster and more.  

Also helping light up the season this year are new talent Hallmark is thrilled to welcome to the family, including Chris Carmack, Erica Cerra, Jonathan Frakes, Mark Ghanimé, Humberly Gonzalez, Bryan Greenberg, Rick Hoffman, Grace Leer, Vic Michaelis, Mishael Morgan, William Moseley, Jim O’Heir, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Robert Picardo, Phylicia Rashad, Juan Reidinger, Vincent Rodriguez III, Emily Tennant and Julie Warner and among others.  

Featuring titles from Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Lifetime and UPTV, W Network’s holly jolly schedule features an incredible 30 Canadian productions. Without further ado, see the W Network’s 2023 movie premiere schedule below. For the most up-to-date schedule and for more information about this year’s movies, please visit wnetwork.com

Checkin’ It Twice – Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Kim Matula and Kevin McGarry 

Where Are You, Christmas? – Saturday, October 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O’Heir, Julie Warner 

Ms. Christmas Comes to Town – Thursday, October 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 

Starring Erica Durance, Brennan Elliott, Barbara Niven 

Christmas by Design – Friday, October 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Rebecca Dalton, Jonathan Keltz 

Mystic Christmas – Sunday, October 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Jessy Schram, Chandler Massey, Patti Murin, William R. Moses 

Joyeux Noel – Sunday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Jaicy Elliot, Brant Daugherty 

Christmas at the Chalet – Wednesday, November 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Corus Exclusive 

Starring Teri Hatcher, William deVry 

My Christmas Guide – Thursday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 

Starring Amber Marshall, Ben Mehl 

Flipping for Christmas – Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Ashley Newbrough, Marcus Rosner 

Never Been Chris’d – Saturday, November 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Janel Parrish, Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes, Tyler Hynes 

The Santa Summit – Sunday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Hunter King, Benjamin Hollingsworth  

Merry Mystery Christmas – Wednesday, November 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Corus Exclusive  

Starring Brittany Bristow, Olivier Renaud, Eliza King, Justin Nurse 

Mystery on Mistletoe Lane – Thursday, November 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 

Starring Erica Cerra, Victor Webster 

Everything Christmas – Friday, November 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT  

Starring Katherine Barrell, Cindy Busby, Corey Sevier, Matt Wells 

Christmas Island – Saturday, November 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Rachel Skarsten, Andrew Walker 

A Heidelberg Holiday – Sunday, November 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT  

Starring Ginna Claire Mason, Frédéric Brossier 

Home for Christmas – Wednesday, November 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Corus Exclusive 

Starring Erin Krakow, Kevin McGarry, Chris McNally, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Jack Wagner 

A World Record Christmas – Thursday, November 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 

Starring Nikki DeLoach, Lucas Bryant, Aias Dalman 

Navigating Christmas – Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Chelsea Hobbs, Stephen Huszar 

A Merry Scottish Christmas – Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Lacey Chabert, Scott Wolf 

Holiday Hotline – Sunday, November 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Emily Tennant, Niall Matter 

A Season for Family – Wednesday, November 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 

Starring Brendan Penny, Stacey Farber, Benjamin Jacobson, Azriel Dalman 

How To Fall in Love By Christmas – Thursday, November 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Corus Exclusive  

Starring Teri Hatcher, Dan Payne 

Holiday Road – Friday, November 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Sara Canning, Warren Christie 

Christmas in Notting Hill – Saturday, November 25 at 6 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Sarah Ramos, William Moseley 

Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up – Saturday, November 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Melissa Peterman, Ellen Travolta, Seth Morris, Jennifer Aspen 

Our Christmas Mural – Sunday, November 26 at 6 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Alex Paxton-Beesley, Dan Jeannotte 

A Biltmore Christmas – Sunday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Bethany Joy Lenz, Kristoffer Polaha 

Laughing All The Way – Wednesday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Corus Exclusive  

Starring Paniz Zade, Jake Epstein, Ish Morris, Mary Walsh 

Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas – Thursday, November 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 

Starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Chris Carmack, Grace Leer 

My Norwegian Holiday – Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Rhiannon Fish, David Elsendoorn 

Letters to Santa – Saturday, December 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Katie Leclerc, Rafael de la Fuente 

Christmas with a Kiss – Sunday, December 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT  

Starring Mishael Morgan, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Jaime M. Callica 

Mistletoe Connection – Wednesday, December 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Corus Exclusive  

Starring Jessica Sipos, Markian Tarasiuk, Kurt Oslund 

To All a Good Night – Thursday, December 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 

Starring Kimberley Sustad, Mark Ghanimé 

Magic in Mistletoe – Friday, December 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT  

Starring Lyndie Greenwood, Paul Campbell 

Christmas on Cherry Lane – Saturday, December 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT  

Starring Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, John Brotherton, Erin Cahill, James Denton, Vincent Rodriguez III 

Round and Round – Sunday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT  

Starring Vic Michaelis, Bryan Greenberg, Rick Hoffman 

Heaven Down Here – Thursday, December 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 

Starring Krystal Joy Brown, Tina Lifford, Juan Riedinger, Richard Harmon, Phylicia Rashad 

The Secret Gifts of Christmas – Friday, December 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Meghan Ory, Christopher Russell 

Sealed with a List – Saturday, December 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Katie Findlay, Evan Roderick 

Friends & Family Christmas – Sunday, December 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 

Starring Humberly Gonzalez, Ali Liebert 

Miracle in Bethlehem, PA – Thursday, December 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 

Starring Laura Vandervoort, Benjamin Ayres 

Dial S For Santa – Saturday, December 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – Corus Exclusive  

Starring Sarah Dugdale, Lynda Boyd, Christie Laing 

W Network can be streamed via STACKTV, available on Amazon Prime Video Channels, FuboTV, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite SmartStream. The network is also available through all major TV distributors, including Bell, Cogeco, Eastlink, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus and Videotron. 

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