The Hallmark channel is doing its part to bring a little holiday optimism to a truly awful 2020. They announced that the Hallmark Channel will air 23 new holiday movies this year, with an additional 17 on their Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel.
In case you were wondering about whether or not it was even safe for these films to be made, the channel already had the movies in production before the quarantine order. Those that are in production are going to keep schedules that are factoring new information on the quarantine.
There are few details about the upcoming movies, but the channel shared info about one film, called Christmas in Vienna, stars Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott. It tells the story of a concert violinist who travels to Vienna for a performance and discovers musical and romantic inspiration.
There are plenty of familiar faces in the rest of this year's batch of movies. Candace Cameron Bure will wonder If I Only Had Christmas, Tamera Mowry-Housley will attend a a Christmas Carnival, Lacey Chabert will be swept away in Christmas Waltz, Holly Robinson Peete is headed to Christmas in Evergreen 4, Rachael Leigh Cook will take a Cross Country Christmas, and Alicia Witt will stroll down Christmas Tree Lane. Meanwhile, Broadway vets Laura Osnes, Krystal Joy Brown, and Aaron Tveit will star in A Royal Holiday, Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols will anchor Holly & Ivy, and the When Calls the Heart cast — including Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Paul Greene, and Andrea Brooks — will return for yet another Christmas in Hope Valley.