It’s hard to believe I have lived 34 years without Hallmark Christmas movies. I had no idea what I was missing out on until this year when I had surgery one week before Thanksgiving. The pain was very severe as were the ongoing side affects. My surgeon told me that I needed to rest for a month, and although I tried to do some of my normal daily tasks, nothing good came from it. My pain levels spikes and I finally resolved to rest and let my body heal. So, I decided to watch as many Christmas movies as possible, and to my enjoyment, I loved most of them. I could probably list at least 20 of my favorite Hallmark Christmas movies, but who has the time? If you are looking for a list of great Christmas movies for the whole family, check out my Top 10 Best Family Christmas Movies list. If you are looking for more great Christmas movie ideas for date nights, check out my Top 3 Best Christmas Movies for Date Nights. For a shortened condensed list of my favorite Christmas movies, check out my Top 20 Best Christmas Movies. I hope you enjoy the movie watching!
My Top 10 Favorite Hallmark Christmas Movies
1. A Royal Christmas – When her yearlong boyfriend asks her to come home with him for Christmas, she learns that he is a prince. The stars include: Lacey Chabert, Stephen Hagan, Jane Seymour, Simon Dutton, and Katherine Flynn.
2. A Very Merry Mix-Up – Alice’s fiancé proposes a few days before Christmas and they decided to surprise his parents by bringing her home to meet them for the first time during Christmas break. Much to Alice’s surprise, her in-laws are not who she thought they would be. The cast includes: Alicia Witt, Mark Wiebe, and Lawrence Dane.
3. Snow Bride – A gossip magazine reporter is trying to land a promotion and the inside scoop on a well to do family, but the scoop she finds isn’t what she thought it would be. The well cast of actors include: Katrina Law, Jordan Belfi, Patricia Richardson, Susie Abromeit, Robert Curtis Brown, and Bobby Campo.
4. Matchmaker Santa – A Christmas journey takes a twist when Santa helps fulfill a Christmas wish made by a girl twenty years ago. The star performers are: Lacey Chabert, Florence Henderson, John Ratzenberger, Adam Mayfield, and Thad Luckinbill.
5. Ice Sculpture Christmas – A chef trying to make a name for herself in her new job immediately finds herself pitted again the head chef in an ice sculpture competition. Carving ice is cake compared to fitting in with her fellow staff members and a jealous sous chef. The delightful cast members include: David Alpay, Rachel Boston, Kwesi Ameyaw, Brenda Strong, and Paul McGillion.
6. Mr. Miracle – An angel is sent down to earth to help a family and he quickly discovers that it is not going to be as easy as he thought it would be. The hilariously entertaining cast includes: Kendra Anderson, Candus Churchill, and Andrew Francis.
7. Window Wonderland – Two designers compete for the head designer position in an upscale retail store as they hope to impress the boss with their elaborate Christmas window displays. The movie takes a twist when secrets are revealed and people aren’t who they pretended to be. The fun cast for this movie includes: Chyler Leigh, Paul Campbell, and Naomi Judd.
8. The Best Christmas Party Ever – A party planner’s coveted promotion unexpectedly goes to the CEO’s nephew. Instead of quitting she resolves to work alongside the newbie and show him how they plan successful parties. In the end, more than a few people learned a few lessons along the way. There was a great cast of people that made this movie enjoyable: Torrey DeVitto, Steve Lund, and Linda Thorson.
9. Help for the Holidays – When one of Santa’s elves is sent to earth to help remind a family of the importance of being together during the Christmas season, she learns more about how humans love. The cast stars are: Summer Glau, Eva LaRue, John Brotherton, and Dan Gauthier.
10. Mrs. Miracle – A widower is struggling to balance caring for his twin boys and running his company. “Mrs. Miracle” as the twins call her, is in town long enough to remind everyone about the importance of family and forgiveness. Actors include: James Van Der Beek, Erin Karpluk, and Doris Roberts.
*Just a note about my movie suggestions: I am pretty conservative, and so are my movie suggestions, nevertheless, I always recommend you research and pre-screen movies that you want to show your kids. One resource I use is Plugged In, but this option may not be available for the Hallmark Christmas movies. The Hallmark Christmas movies generally have a couple scenes where the couple kisses each other, but other than that, I have been pleasantly surprised by how decent Hallmark has kept their movies. I think the Hallmark Christmas movies are a fun way to watch more Christmas movies with your tweens and teens (and even some of the younger kiddos) without having to worry about fast-forwarding scenes. I have noticed that in some of the Hallmark Christmas movies, the main couple will spend the night together because they were snowed in or something. When scenes like this happen, I think it’s good to use those opportunities to talk with my boys about why their dad and I believe that they shouldn’t spend the night with a girl and we discuss the importance of having good relationship boundaries.
Do you have a favorite Hallmark Christmas movie that I missed? Please comment below so I can check it out.