These 3 Men Are Watching Every Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie


Their podcast is a must-listen for Hallmark fans!

This time of year, many people’s guilty pleasure is binging Hallmark Christmas movies. Sure, the movies may be a bit cheesy, but they’re full of holiday cheer, and they always have a happy and heartwarming ending.

Brandon Gray, Daniel Pandolph and Daniel Thompson love Hallmark Christmas movies so much that they host a hit podcast about them, “Deck the Hallmark,” in which they watch and review all 37 original Hallmark holiday movies.

Out of the three friends, Gray is the true aficionado of the genre. He says he came up with the idea for the podcast as a way to get his pals together to watch his favorite movies each week. Thompson is decidedly on the other side of the spectrum and is the group’s harshest critic of the films, while Pandolph falls somewhere in the middle in his assessment of the movies. So far, the podcast has had about 20,000 listens. Here’s a shot of the three hosts, posted to their Twitter:

“We get a lot of interaction with Hallmark fans,” Gray told Country Living. “Typically, it’s very positive, most seem to get what we’re doing. Our goal is to try our best to have fun without this seeming mean-spirited.”

They’ve also had actors from the movies on as guests, and they hope to one day get one of the genre’s superstars, Candace Cameron Bure, who has starred in six Hallmark Christmas movies, to make an appearance. Gray is such a fan of the movies that he hopes to pen his own script for one in the future.

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The podcast sounds like a must-listen for any serious fans of the holiday classics. You can listen to the episodes here.

If you’re looking for more ways to have fun with these movies, last year, a superfan came up with a drinking game to play while watching the flicks. It sounds like a great way to introduce a skeptic to their first Hallmark Christmas movie.

The channel is rolling out 37 new movies this year, so you’ll have plenty of material. Happy watching!

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Here’s The Hallmark Channel’s 2018 Christmas Movie Lineup


Clear your schedule!

We all know that the holidays are a time to sip on pumpkin spice lattes, connect with your loved ones and celebrate all the things for which you’re grateful.

But let’s be honest: What you’re really looking forward to is the Hallmark Channel’s annual Christmas programming event. And this year, you’ll have 36 movies to help you relax and escape from the bustling holiday season.

Now, get ready to clear your schedule because Hallmark has officially released its Christmas movie lineup for 2018. You have days upon days of holiday movies ahead — and it all starts before Halloween!

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Hallmark’s yearly Yuletide lineup kicks off with a special preview event on Friday, Oct. 26 at 12 p.m. ET/PT, both on the main channel and its sister station, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.

The weeks-long holiday movie marathon will then begin officially on Saturday, Oct. 27 when “Christmas at Pemberley Manor,” starring Jessica Lowndes and Michael Rady, premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Hallmark Channel.

Watch a sneak peek of all the upcoming Hallmark holiday movies to air starting next month:

Hallmark Channel Movie Lineup

Check out the full schedule of premiere dates for all 22 brand-new movies, including the highly anticipated “Road to Christmas,” starring Chad Michael Murray, listed below. All premieres are at 8 p.m. ET/PT:

  • “Christmas at Pemberley Manor” — Oct. 27
  • “Christmas Joy” — Nov. 3
  • “Road to Christmas” — Nov. 4
  • “It’s Christmas Eve” — Nov. 10
  • “Christmas in Love” — Nov. 11
  • “Christmas at Graceland” — Nov. 17
  • “Mingle All the Way” — Nov. 18
  • “Christmas at the Palace” — Nov. 21
  • “Christmas at Grand Valley” — Nov. 22
  • “Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe” — Nov. 23
  • “Christmas Everlasting” — Nov. 24
  • “A Shoe Addict’s Christmas” — Nov. 25
  • “Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa” — Dec. 1
  • “A Majestic Christmas” — Dec. 2
  • “Homegrown Christmas” — Dec. 8
  • “Christmas Wonderland” — Dec. 9
  • “A Gingerbread Romance” — Dec. 15
  • “Entertaining Christmas” — Dec. 16
  • “Christmas Copy” — Dec. 22
  • “Christmas Made to Order” — Dec. 23
  • “When Calls the Heart Christmas” — Dec. 25
  • “Focus on Love” — Dec. 29
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Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Lineup

You can also look forward to these 14 new holiday movies premiering on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. All premieres are at 9 p.m. ET/PT:

  • “Marrying Father Christmas” — Nov. 4
  • “A Soldier’s Christmas” — Nov. 11
  • “A Godwink Christmas” — Nov. 17
  • “Return to Christmas Creek” — Nov. 18
  • “Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane” — Nov. 19
  • “Hope at Christmas” — Nov. 20
  • “Welcome to Christmas” — Nov. 25
  • “Northern Lights of Christmas” — Dec. 2
  • “Memories of Christmas” — Dec. 8
  • “Once Upon a Christmas Miracle” — Dec. 9
  • “Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas” — Dec. 15
  • “Reunited at Christmas” — Dec. 16
  • “Small Town Christmas” — Dec. 22
  • “Christmas Bells are Ringing” — Dec. 23

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