Time to put up those Christmas lights! Listen, I know what you’re thinking, “But Millennial Hallmarker, it’s only July!” While that might be true, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little halfway-to-Christmas celebration, especially since Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is making it a whole lot easier for us with new Christmas-themed movies!
We might not really get much notice on when a new PixL movie is going to drop, but we always know they’re going to be good once we get them. This month’s premiere surely won’t be an exception to that wonderful rule. The talented Rick Garman, who Millennial Hallmarker interviewed last month, wrote PixL’s Bad Date Chronicles, which means the story is going to be great. And the acting? Merritt Patterson and Justin Kelley have that covered.
BAD DATE CHRONICLES
Premieres Saturday, July 1st at 9/8c
Starring: Merritt Patterson (“A Royal Winter”) and Justin Kelly (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”)
Leigh’s (Merritt Patterson) job consists of publishing her viewer’s mortifying dates on her column, The Bad Date Chronicles, until she has a bad date of her own with a rival newspaper’s editor, Connor (Justin Kelly). When Leigh shares her date with The Bad Date Chronicles readers, Connor heads over to Leigh’s office to demand an apology. Leigh refuses to apologize, so Connor decides to publish his version of their date on his website. Things take a turn for the worse when Leigh’s boss and Connor’s boss notice the increased numbers of views to their websites since the battle of the sexes have been published. Connor and Leigh agree to go on another date and write about it in their columns. Leigh and Connor must make a decision if the next story they publish will either showcase the truth or sabotage their love.
Gotta love Christmas movies. Gotta love them even more when you don’t have to wait all the way until December to get your fill. Luckily, Hallmark Channel understands how we feel and has decided to give us the gift of Christmas in July with the premiere of their new holiday flick, The Christmas Cure AKA the cure for our Christmas movie withdrawals.
THE CHRISTMAS CURE
Premieres Saturday, July 15th at 9/8c
Starring: Brooke Nevin (“Hometown Hero”) and Steve Beyers (“Reign”)
An emergency room doctor returns home for Christmas after many years to find that her father has decided to retire. After reuniting with her high school sweetheart and spending an emotional Christmas with her family, she must decide if she will stay in her hometown and takeover her father’s practice.
HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
Don’t fret once the Hallmark Channel Christmas premiere is over because its sister channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, has you covered with one more new Christmas-themed film. Thank the Christmas tree!
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
Premieres Saturday, July 16th at 9/8c
Starring: Catherine Bell (“The Good Witch”), Victor Webster (“Love Blossoms”), and Matreya Fedor (“My One Christmas Wish”)
When a young woman falls in love and develops a long-distance relationship with a soldier in active duty, her protective mother tries her best to steer her daughter away from heartache. Little do they know they are about to learn important lessons of the heart and that taking chances can make this Christmas one they will cherish forever.
Which new movie are you most excited to see? Share in the comments below!