10 Holiday Movies and What to Read After

By Cierra Bland, Social Media Manager
December 16, 2021

Each year, the Hallmark Movie Network releases a slate of lighthearted and merry—if a bit silly—holiday movies. This year, they are releasing 41 all-new movies! But before you get inspired to leave your big city job to settle down with your now ruggedly handsome childhood crush who owns a struggling toy store, cozy up with a new holiday novel guaranteed to give you the same cozy, familiar feelings as your favorite holiday movie.

If you watched:You, Me & the Christmas Tree

Olivia (Danica McKellar), the state's evergreen expert, comes to Jack's (Benjamin Ayres) rescue after a mysterious illness kills nearly all the firs on his family's Christmas tree farm. While she's searching for answers, one thing becomes abundantly clear: Olivia and Jack make a tree-mendous pair.

Read: The Forever Christmas Tree by Sandra Hill

Local holiday humbug Ethan Rutledge, the owner of a Christmas tree farm, gets an unexpected second chance at love with the one woman he has never been able to forget.

If you watched: Christmas in Harmony

Harmony (Ashleigh Murray) is tricked into the Holiday Chorus, a show that just so happens to be directed by her ex-boyfriend. The question at hand: Will their shared passion for music rekindle their love?

Read: Eight White Nights by Andre Aciman

Making the acquaintance of a woman at a holiday party, a man in his late twenties meets her at the cinema for seven subsequent nights leading up to New Year's Eve, a week fraught with increasing tension, ambivalence, and hope.

If you watched: Coyote Creek Christmas

Two people return home for a "Christmas Around the World" party and get the greatest gift of all: another shot at love.

Read: The Office Christmas Party by Aimee Duffy

Natalie Taylor and Dean Fletcher are serial Christmas party crashers. But when they start crashing the same parties…the mittens come off and the sparks fly!

If you watched: An Unexpected Christmas

Jamie (Tyler Hynes) works his charm to convince his ex-girlfriend (Bethany Joy Lenz) to pose as a couple at Christmas.

Read: Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

Gossip columnist Carrie Slayton tracks down reclusive writer Finn Dalton in the Alaskan wilds, discovering that Finn is as mysterious as his reputation suggests before facing a difficult choice between her career and her heart.

If you watched: A Very Merry Bridesmaid

Leah's (Emily Osment) 30th birthday is on Christmas Eve, which just so happens to be her brother's wedding day. And while she's accepted the fact that her big day is on hold this year, her childhood crush has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Read: The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery

Guilted into being bridesmaids at their parents' vow renewal ceremony, sisters Reggie and Dena Sommerville, each working through tough personal issues, find love in the most unexpected of places—their hometown.

If you watched: My Family Christmas Tree

A DNA test leads Vanessa (Aimee Teegarden) to a family she never knew just in time for the holidays.

Read: Christmas in Rose Bend by Naima Simone

Grieving ER nurse Nessa Hunt is on a road trip with her sullen teen half-sister, Ivy, and still reeling from her mother's deathbed confession: Nessa's dad wasn't really her dad. Seeking answers, they arrive in Rose Bend to find a small town teeming with the kind of Christmas cheer Nessa usually avoids.

If you watched: Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday

Sisters Jennifer and Meg switch homes for the holidays, giving them a whole new perspective on their relationship and most importantly, themselves.

Read: The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

When they switch places, chef Charlie Goodwin, a cooking show judge, and Cass, a bakery owner, they discover that temporarily trading lives proves more complicated than they imagined especially when new romances are added into the mix.

If you watched: Nantucket Noel

Christina (Sarah Power) isn't happy when she learns that a developer has plans to tear down the wharf that is home to her toy store. But perhaps she'll be able to convince them to change their minds, especially if true love is on the line.

Read: Celebration at Christmas Cove by Carrie Jansen

Travel magazine writer Celeste Bell is desperate to avoid any emotional entanglements and all holiday festivities when her flight to the Caribbean is diverted to a Massachusetts island, where she meets Nathan White and his daughter Abigail. Nathan is entirely focused on making sure that his daughter has a happy Christmas, especially with the knowledge that if he can't raise money for a community center soon, it will close and they'll have to leave the island.

If you watched: The Nine Kittens of Christmas

Cats are the way to Zachary (Brandon Bouth) and Marilee's (Kimberley Sustad) heart. Days before Christmas, the cat lovers are tasked with finding loving homes for a litter of kittens.

Read: Mutts and Mistletoe by Natalie Cox

When a surprise break-up and a gas leak in her apartment leave Charlie single and homeless for the holidays, there's only one place to go—Cozy Canine Cottages, where she'll spend the season looking after her cousin's doggy day care center. And if she's not exactly a dog person, well, no one—including Cal, the unbearably patronizing but disturbingly handsome local vet—has to know.

If you watched: A Dickens of a Holiday

Cassie (Brooke D'Orsay) is looking for a way to make her hometown's 100th annual Victorian festival extra special, leading her to back to Jake (Kristoffer Polaha), a former classmate turned movie star.

Read: Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery

Small town boutique owner Madeline Krug tries to resist falling for movie star Jonny Blaze while working closely with him to organize his sister's wedding.