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30 Best Hallmark Christmas Movies, Ranked

A Gingerbread Romance (2018)

A Gingerbread Romance (2018)

A Gingerbread Romance is a movie everyone can relate to. Who hasn't had to construct a life-sized gingerbread house at work and fallen in love along the way? Am I really the only one? This might be a silly premise, but if you're a fan of Hallmark Christmas movies, you're already used to that. And for fans of 90s sitcoms, you might recognize Tia Mowry in the lead role for the film! 

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Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays (2019)

Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays (2019)

Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays is basically The Godfather Part II of Hallmark Christmas movies--it blows the original out of the water. It's got your typical Hallmark love story, but that's not why it's great. What makes it really special is a cameo by Priscilla Presley herself--Elvis' former wife. 

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Christmas Cookies (2016)

Christmas Cookies (2016)

Would it be a Hallmark Christmas movie without a busy and ruthless businesswoman learning the true meaning of the holidays? In that respect, Christmas Cookies does not disappoint. This story follows a corporate agent as she travels to a small town to shut down their cookie factory--but something tells me that a beautiful man and a little Christmas magic are gonna change her mind...

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Switched for Christmas (2017)

Switched for Christmas (2017)

Switched for Christmas follows a set of twins who are both unhappy with their lives as they switch places with one another in the days leading up to Christmas. And, like always, what would be insane in real life turns into a heartwarming lesson about appreciating what you've got within the context of a Hallmark movie. 

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The Christmas Cottage (2017)

The Christmas Cottage (2017)

You've got two people who hate each other and are stranded in a cabin because of snow--clearly someone is falling in love in The Christmas Cottage. The couple stuck with each other couldn't be more different, which basically demands an arranged marriage in the world of Hallmark Christmas movies. 

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The Sweetest Christmas (2017)

The Sweetest Christmas (2017)

The Sweetest Christmas is about an aspiring baker who enters a baking competition for the prize money, which is needed to start her own business. Unfortunately, things don’t go her way when her oven breaks. She’s forced to borrow her high-school sweetheart’s oven just to make her delicious pastries. Hey, when you're Hallmark, you don't mess with formulaic success. 

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My Christmas Love (2016)

My Christmas Love (2016)

This movie is many women’s dream, unfortunately. A hopeless romantic can’t seem to find the right man until she suddenly starts receiving anonymous gifts from a possible suitor. Well, she’s gotta solve that mystery, doesn’t she? FYI, the couple is cute as a button in this one, but when are they ever not?

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Journey Back to Christmas (2016)

Journey Back to Christmas (2016)

So, this one breaks the mold a little bit. It’s about time travel. A WWII-era nurse is transported to 2016 and meets a man, who helps her find the true meaning of Christmas (of course). What we can say is that the time travel part comes into play when you least expect it—a little bit of mystery there.

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The Christmas Train (2017)

The Christmas Train (2017)

The Christmas Train stars Dermott Mulroney, which already has us signed up. He plays a writer who takes a cross-country journey by train. Things are going great until he runs into an old flame. He gets to know everyone on the train and realizes that he may still have feelings for his old girlfriend.

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A Crown for Christmas (2015)

A Crown for Christmas (2015)

Remember Winnie from The Wonder Years? She’s in A Crown for Christmas! This film is about a girl named Allie, who just got fired from her job at a fancy-schmancy hotel. She decides to take a temp gig as a governess. Naturally, she begins to fall for the King.

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Let it Snow (2013)

Let it Snow (2013)

Let It Snow is a film about an executive, Stephanie, who wants nothing more than to shut down the Snow Valley Lodge to transform it into a new hotspot, because it wouldn't be a Hallmark movie without some high-powered executive that hates Christmas. The movie is basically like a real-life How the Grinch Stole Christmas. 

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Catch a Christmas Star (2013)

Catch a Christmas Star (2013)

Fame isn’t everything. Catch a Christmas Star is about Nikki Crandon, a huge pop star, who falls for her high school sweetheart. Now, he’s a single father of two, and still has major feelings for Nikki. The kids see the same thing and decide to play matchmaker. Because nothing says Christmas like your kids being your wingman. 

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The Christmas Ornament (2013)

The Christmas Ornament (2013)

Losing a spouse is difficult, but The Christmas Ornament approaches it delicately. This movie is about a woman who has lost her husband, but she’s beginning to get feelings for a new guy. She’s torn between her feelings for her late spouse and the new hunky, Christmas-tree salesman. Let's just hope this new guy is employed outside the holiday season as well. 

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A Christmas Card (2006)

A Christmas Card (2006)

What about our troops? That’s what A Christmas Card focuses on. While serving in Afghanistan a (super hot) soldier receives a Christmas card that warms his heart. When he returns to the United States, he searches for the sender. There’s only one issue: she has a boyfriend. I smell holiday adultery afoot. 

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Finding Christmas (2013)

Finding Christmas (2013)

Finding Christmas is a twist on the usual city-country couple trope. It follows Sean, a big-city ad-man, and Owen, a countryside musician. The two swap homes for a little change, and both fall in love with a woman in their new locales. Oh, love is in the air!

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A Royal Christmas (2014)

A Royal Christmas (2014)

A Royal Christmas is what you get when you combine Princess Dairies with Christmas. So do with that what you will. It’s about a seamstress who finds out her boyfriend is a prince, and she has to convince the Queen that she’s the right woman for her son. One of our favorite parts of this movie is Jane Seymour, who plays the Queen.

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A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013)

A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013)

Fans love this film, but we’re still on the fence due to the premise. A Very Merry Mix-Up is about a woman who goes to her fiancé’s family for Christmas. As time passes, she begins to fall for her future husband's brother. She begins to question her future at that point. It's fun for everyone--except the guy she's probably gonna dump. 

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Meet the Santas (2005)

Meet the Santas (2005)

An oldie, but a goodie, Meet the Santas is one that everyone should watch this holiday season. The movie is about Nick Clause as he gets ready to tie the knot, but first, he has to impress the in-laws. Meanwhile, he has to hide what he does every Christmas night.

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Sleigh Bells Ring (2016)

Sleigh Bells Ring (2016)

It’s hard to get in the holiday spirit when you’re a single mother that’s busy with life and planning her hometown Christmas parade. It's a problem that seems to plague most of the women of Hallmark. Thankfully, a handsome woodworker steps in to restore the Christmas sleigh, and he makes her realize she can love again. 

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Christmas Under Wraps (2014)

Christmas Under Wraps (2014)

This one stars Candace Cameron Bure, who is apparently the only woman who wants to be in a Hallmark movie judging by how many she's made. She plays as Dr. Lauren Brunell, a woman that has every second of her life planned out. Unfortunately, things go awry, and she has to improvise. She becomes the head doctor at a hospital in Alaska, a job she thinks is temporary, but her feelings begin to change when she meets a handsome man with a surprising family secret.

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The Mistletoe Promise (2016)

The Mistletoe Promise (2016)

The Mistletoe Promise is based on the best-selling novel by Richard Paul Evans. Two lonely strangers who hate Christmas (how original), decide to make a pact to attend their holiday parties and events together. Only, they figure out that Christmas doesn’t have to be as lonely as they thought.

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Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle (2009)

Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle (2009)

We love Doris Roberts, even if she's in a Hallmark movie. She plays a miracle worker who convinces a widower and his kids’ teacher that it’s alright to fall in love. It’s so sweet and heartwarming, but you may need some tissues for this one. 

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas (2014)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas (2014)

Christmas might be about peace and love, but in this movie it's more about a monomaniacal goal that would make Captain Ahab blush. A group of coworkers discover a Christmas card, and they’re determined to deliver it—whatever it takes. It’s so heartwarming and sweet that you’ll have to watch it over and over and over. 

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Christmas Connection (2017)

Christmas Connection (2017)

Christmas Connection isn’t the most original film, so it's in good company on this list. But, like the others, it’s incredibly sweet and sentimental. It’s about a flight attendant who returns a package that was accidentally left behind on her flight. When she goes to deliver the package to the little girl who it belongs to, she misses her Christmas flight home, but she won’t spend the holidays alone. 

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Christmas at Cartwright's (2014)

Christmas at Cartwright's (2014)

Christmas at Cartwright’s stole our heart when we saw Wallace Shawn, aka Mr. Inconceivable (Princess Bride) himself. He plays an angel who sees how a single mother is struggling, and he has to intervene. With a few positive changes, a new man comes into her life, and the possibility of romance is as fresh as the air.

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Northpole (2014)

Northpole (2014)

Hear us out. Northpole doesn’t sound like a home run, but it really is. This movie follows an elf named Clementine who visits a small town, where the residents canceled their annual Christmas-lighting ceremony. Why? Because the North Pole is running out of power! It’s goofy and fun to watch in a way that you won’t finish it without a smile.

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Every Christmas Has a Story (2016)

Every Christmas Has a Story (2016)

Lori Loughlin is the star of Every Christmas Has a Story, but don't worry--she's not bribing anyone. She plays a journalist who accidentally let it slip that she hates Christmas. Well, now she has to repair her image in a town that adores the holiday. Her and her ex-boyfriend, the producer of her show, work on it while the town attempts to change her mind. 

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November Christmas (2010)

November Christmas (2010)

Be prepared: November Christmas is incredibly emotional. Now that your tissues are ready, we can tell you what it’s about. A young girl remains incredibly brave while fighting cancer and this affects everyone around her, including her father who is determined to make her happy.

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A Heavenly Christmas (2016)

A Heavenly Christmas (2016)

A Heavenly Christmas is widely regarded as one of the best Hallmark Christmas movies to date. It’s about a workaholic who passes and becomes a Christmas angel for heaven. She’s not too great at it, but she connects with her assigned case: helping a man repair his fractured family. It doesn't get much more Hallmark-y than that. 

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A Season for Miracles (1999)

A Season for Miracles (1999)

A Season for Miracles is a classic, and possibly one of the best Christmas movies out there. Heck, it even beats Miracle on 34th Street...maybe. It’s about a family that consists of two poor, neglected children, their incarcerated mother, and their aunt. She tries to be protective, but there’s only so much she can do. Her goal is to keep them out of the foster system, which gets a little easier when she meets a literal angel. 

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