It’s time to fa la la la la, y’all.

By Rebecca Angel Baer
October 14, 2019

This article originally appeared on Southern Living.

Grab your favorite mug, cozy Christmas sweater, call the girls, and get ready to mark up your calendar. Your DVR is about to start working overtime. The Hallmark Channel has released the entire schedule for Countdown to Christmas 2019. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the network’s special holiday movie bonanza and they did not disappoint. A whopping 40 new original movies will air across both Hallmark networks. The holiday-themed fun begins soon—October 25 to be exact! No shame in getting into the spirit early. Heck, some say it’s good for you!

As you would hope, you will see many of your favorite Hallmark stars this holiday season including Danica McKellar, Lacey Chabert, Candace Cameron Bure and Jill Wagner, as well as several folks from the cast of When Calls the Heart like Erin Krakow and Jack Wagner. Jill Wagner shared exclusively with Southern Living, what being a part of this rich tradition means to her.

“Being part of Hallmark at Christmas time means the world to me. I can’t wait for everyone to see the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie I have premiering this holiday season. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses was so much fun to make because I got to usher in a new actor to the Hallmark family, Matthew Davis who I think the fans will adore. Also, I got to shoot in Georgia which is so close to my home in Tennessee so that was a treat. It is such an honor that my movie kicks off the 10th Anniversary of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas, I truly hope this movie puts viewers in the holiday spirit.”

But that’s not all. For year 10, Hallmark has pulled out all the stops and in addition to the network regulars, they’ve also called on big names from stage, screen, and even our favorite music like Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth, ’90s heartthrob Scott Wolf, and our queen, Dolly Parton.

The holiday season started early with a primetime movie that aired on Hallmark on September 7 that went behind the scenes of the new holiday originals. “A Christmas movie is so much more than carols, tinsel, and lights. A Hallmark holiday movie is filled with Christmas, and joy, romance, emotion, sweetness, and tradition. What we built in holiday entertainment on television ten years ago has grown into a cultural phenomenon beloved by tens of millions of people and it cannot be copied,” Executive Vice President, Programming & Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks Michelle Vicary said in a statement. Make sure you check your Hallmark Movie Checklist app often, so you don’t miss a thing. The full list of the forty new movies is below:

THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF HALLMARK CHANNEL’S COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS:

All premieres are at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Saturday, October 26: Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

Stars: Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf), Matthew Davis (Legacies) and Donna Mills (Knots Landing)

Saturday, November 2: Merry & Bright

Stars: Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House), Andrew Walker (Against the Wall) and Sharon Lawrence (Shameless)

­Sunday, November 3: Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Stars: Kevin McGarry (Heartland) and Kim Shaw (Saving Hope)

Saturday, November 9: A Christmas Duet

Stars: Chaley Rose (Nashville), Rome Flynn (How to Get Away with Murder) and Teryl Rothery (The Good Doctor)

Sunday, November 10: The Mistletoe Secret

Stars: Kellie Pickler (Christmas at Graceland), Tyler Hynes (UnReal) and Patrick Duffy (Dallas)

Saturday, November 16: Double Holiday

Stars: Kristoffer Polaha (Condor) and Carly Pope (Arrow)

Sunday, November 17: The Christmas Club

Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) and Cameron Mathison (All My Children)

Saturday, November 23: Picture a Perfect Christmas

Stars: Merritt Patterson (The Royals) and Jon Cor (Shadowhunters)

Sunday, November 24: Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays

Stars: Adrian Grenier (Entourage), Kaitlin Doubleday (Nashville), Priscilla Presley and Chase Bryant

Monday, November 25: Check Inn to Christmas

Stars: Rachel Boston (Witches of East End) and Wes Brown (Deception)

Tuesday, November 26: A Gift to Remember 2

Stars: Ali Liebert (Ten Days in the Valley), Peter Porte (Baby Daddy) and Tina Lifford (Parenthood)

Wednesday, November 27: Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen

Stars: Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Luke Macfarlane (Killjoys) and Kimberley Sustad (Unspeakable)

Thursday, November 28: 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)

Friday, November 29: Christmas at the Plaza

Stars: Ryan Paevey (General Hospital) and Elizabeth Henstridge (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Saturday, November 30: Christmas in Rome

Stars: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) and Sam Page (The Bold Type)

Sunday, December 1: Christmas Town

Stars: Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House), Tim Rozon (Schitt’s Creek) and Beth Broderick (Sharp Objects)

Saturday, December 7: Hallmark Hall of Fame A Christmas Love Story

Stars: Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Kristin Chenoweth (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, “Pushing Daisies”), Scott Wolf (Party of Five), Keith Robinson (Saints & Sinners, Dreamgirls), and Kevin Quinn (Bunk’d)

Sunday, December 8: 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)

Saturday, December 14: Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy

Stars: Paul Greene (Bitten), 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)

Sunday, December 15: Alice in Christmasland

Stars: TBD

Saturday, December 21: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Stars: Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty)

Sunday, December 22: Holiday Date

Stars: Brittany Bristow (Rising Suns) and Matt Cohen (General Hospital)

Wednesday, December 25: When Calls the Heart Christmas

Stars: Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Pascale Hutton (Royal Pains), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place), Kavan Smith (Stargate: Atlantis), Kevin McGarry (Heartland), Paul Greene (Bitten), Chris McNally (Altered Carbon), Martin Cummins (Riverdale) and Andrea Brooks (Supergirl)

Saturday, December 28: New Year, New Me

Stars: TBD

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES’ ‘MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS’

All premieres are at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Friday, October 25: A Merry Christmas Match

Stars: Ashley Newbrough (Privileged) and Kyle Dean Massey (Nashville)

Thursday, October 31: Nostalgic Christmas

Stars: Brooke D’Orsay (Royal Pains) and Trevor Donovan (Sun Records)

Friday, November 1: Two Turtle Doves

Stars: Nikki DeLoach (Awkward) and Michael Rady (Timeless)

Thursday, November 7: A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas

Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That) and Benjamin Ayres (Suits)

Friday, November 8: Holiday for Heroes

Stars: Marc Blucas (The Fix), Melissa Claire Egan (The Young and the Restless) and Patti Murin (Chicago Med)

Thursday, November 14: A Christmas Miracle

Stars: Tamera Mowry - Housley (The Real) Brooks Darnell (The Young and the Restless) and Barry Bostwick (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce)

Friday, November 15: A Godwink Christmas: Meant For Love

Stars: Kathie Lee Gifford (Then Came You), Cindy Busby (Date My Dad) and Ben Hollingsworth (Code Black)

Thursday, November 21: Our Christmas Love Song

Stars: Alicia Witt (Nashville)

Friday, November 22: Christmas Under the Stars

Stars: Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives), Autumn Reeser (The Arrangement) and Clarke Peters (The Wire)

Friday, November 29: The Christmas Wish

Stars: Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother) and Paul Campbell (Spun Out)

Thursday, December 5: This Time of Year

Stars: Laura Osnes (Elementary) and Stephen Huszar (Ruby Herring Mysteries)

Friday, December 6: Time for You to Come Home for Christmas

From Executive Producer Blake Shelton

Stars: TBD

Thursday, December 12: Christmas in Montana

Stars: TBD

Friday, December 13: Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday

Stars: Jen Lilley (Days of Our Lives) and Carlo Marks (Smallville)

Thursday, December 19: An Unforgettable Christmas

Stars: Ashley Greene (Twilight)

Friday, December 20: A Family Christmas Gift

Stars: Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street), Patti LaBelle (Star), and Dion Johnstone (Star Falls)

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