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Hallmark Channel Presents “We Need a Little Christmas” – A Special Marathon of “Countdown to Christmas” Movies

Hallmark Channel has a weekend of what viewers asked for, “We Need a Little Christmas,” a special marathon featuring “Countdown to Christmas” movies Friday, March 20th through Sunday, March 22nd.

The Hallmark Channel premieres of “In the Key of Love,” “2020 Spring Fling Preview Special” and “2020 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Preview Special” will air at their originally scheduled times on Saturday, March 21st.

“Countdown to Christmas” movies starring fan favorites Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Holly Robinson Peete, Danica McKellar, Chad Michael Murray, Ryan Paevey and more will let viewers cozy-up at home and watch the movies they asked for. “A Christmas Detour” starring Cameron Bure and Paul Greene (“When Calls the Heart”) kicks off the special event on Friday, March 20th at 12pm ET. The marathon continues throughout the weekend with movies including “Crown for Christmas,” “A Very Merry Mix-Up,” “Christmas at Dollywood,” “Write Before Christmas,” and concludes with “Christmas in Rome” on Sunday, March 22nd at 6pm ET.

The full “We Need a Little Christmas” schedule appears below:

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020

  • 12:00pm – “A Christmas Detour”
    Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”) and Paul Greene (“Bitten”)
  • 2:00pm – “Holiday Date”
    Stars: Brittany Bristow (“Rising Suns”), Matt Cohen (“General Hospital”), Teryl Rothery (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”) and Bruce Boxleitner (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”)
  • 4:00pm – “A Christmas Love Story”
    Stars: Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee”) and Scott Wolf (“The Night Shift”)
  • 6:00pm – “Mingle all the Way”
    Stars: Jen Lilley (“Days of Our Lives”), Brant Daugherty (“Pretty Little Liars”) and Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman”)
  • 8:00pm – “Christmas Under Wraps”
    Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), David O’Donnell (“12 Wishes of Christmas”), Brian Doyle-Murray (“The Middle”) and Robert Pine (“Frozen”)
  • 10:00pm – “Crown for Christmas”
    Stars: Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) and Rupert Penry-Jones (“Black Sails”)


  • 12:00am – “The Christmas Cottage”
    Stars: Merritt Patterson (“Forever in My Heart”) and Steve Lund (“Reign”)
  • 2:00am – “A Royal Christmas”
    Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Stephan Hagan (“Against the Dark”) and Jane Seymour (“Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman”)
  • 3:30am – “Marry Me at Christmas”
    Stars: Rachel Skarsten (“Reign”) and Trevor Donovan (“90210”)
  • 5:00am – “A Very Merry Mix-Up”
    Stars: Alicia Witt (“Orange is the New Black”) and Mark Wiebe (“Sweet Karma”)
  • 7:00am – “Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays”
    Stars: Adrian Grenier (“Entourage”), Kaitlin Doubleday (“Nashville”), Priscilla Presley and Chase Bryant
  • 9:00am – “Snow Bride”
    Stars: Katrina Law (“Spartacus: War of the Damned”), Jordan Belfi (“Surrogates”) and Patricia Richardson (“Home Improvement”)
  • 11:00am – “Switched for Christmas”
    Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Eion Bailey (“Once Upon a Time”), Mark Deklin (“Grace and Frankie”) and Natasha Bure (“Make It or Break It”)
  • 1:00pm – “Christmas at Dollywood”
    Stars: Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”), Niall Matter (“Eureka”), and Dolly Parton (“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” 9 to 5)
  • 3:00pm – “The Nine Lives of Christmas”
    Stars: Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”) and Kimberley Sustad (“A Bride for Christmas”)
  • 5:00pm – “Christmas at the Plaza”
    Stars: Ryan Paevey (“General Hospital”) and Elizabeth Henstridge (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)
  • 7:00pm – “Christmas Town”
    Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Tim Rozon (“Schitt’s Creek”) and Beth Broderick (“Sharp Objects”)

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020

  • 12:00am – “Picture a Perfect Christmas”
    Stars: Merritt Patterson (“The Royals”) and Jon Cor (“Shadowhunters”)
  • 2:00am – “The Sweetest Christmas”
    Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) and Lea Coco (“Queen Sugar”)
  • 4:00am – “Coming Home for Christmas”
    Stars: Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”), Neal Bledsoe (“The Mysteries of Laura”) and Andrew Francis (“Chesapeake Shores”)
  • 6:00am – “Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses”
    Stars: Jill Wagner (“Teen Wolf”), Matthew Davis (“Legacies”) and Donna Mills (“Knots Landing”)
  • 8:00am – “Pride, Prejudice & Mistletoe”
    Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) and Brendan Penny (“Chesapeake Shores”)
  • 10:00am – “Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy”
    Stars: Paul Greene (“When Calls the Heart”), Maggie Lawson (“Psych”), Barbara Niven (“Chesapeake Shores”), Holly Robinson Peete (“21 Jump Street”), Rukiya Bernard (“Van Helsing”), Colin Lawrence (“The Good Doctor”), Ashley Williams (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Jill Wagner (“Teen Wolf”)
  • 12:00pm – “A Shoe Addict’s Christmas”
    Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Luke Macfarlane (“Brothers & Sisters”) and Jean Smart (“Designing Women”)
  • 2:00pm – “Christmas Under the Stars”
    Stars: Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”), Autumn Reeser (“The Arrangement”) and Clarke Peters (“The Wire”)
  • 4:00pm – “Write Before Christmas”
    Stars: Torrey DeVitto (“Chicago Med”), Chad Michael Murray (“Riverdale”), Grant Show (“Dynasty”), Lolita Davidovich (“How to Get Away with Murder”) and Drew Seeley (“Glory Daze”)
  • 6:00pm – “Christmas in Rome”
    Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) and Sam Page (“The Bold Type”)

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