2010 New Christmas Movies (obtained from the It's a Wonderful Movie blog) Be sure to check out their blog closer to Christmas for a complete schedule of Christmas television programming.
(PLEASE NOTE: Titles of Movies below may change as filming and production takes place.)
Hallmark Channel -
The Night Before The Night Before Christmas
The whimsical tale of a family trying to save the annual tradition...
Charley and Eileen Fox, together with their children, Hannah and Toby, find themselves on December 23 without a tree, presents or Christmas spirit. Like too many modern families, they have grown apart, too busy with their individual lives and schedules to spend time together, even on the holidays. All of this is about to change when, due to elf error, Santa sets out on the night before Christmas Eve and crashes on the roof of the Fox home. Santa’s sleigh is disabled, his magic gift bag is missing, and even worse, he has amnesia! Will Christmas be lost or can the Fox family come together and save Christmas and, in the process, their holiday traditions?
Farewell Mr. Kringle
Christine Taylor (“The Brady Bunch Movie,” “Zoolander”) and Christopher Wiehl (“Jericho,” “Moonlight & Mistletoe”), star in “Farewell Mr. Kringle,” a heartwarming Hallmark Channel Original Movie about a skeptical journalist who is assigned to chronicle the 50th anniversary of Kris Kringle, a Santa Claus in the town of Mistletoe. As her involvement in the town grows, she begins to open up to the enchantment of Christmas and some other wonders of the season.
After 50 years, Mistletoe’s Santa Claus is hanging up his hat and Anna Walls (Christine Taylor), a magazine writer, is assigned to find out what makes this Santa tick. Having tragically lost her husband on Christmas Eve, Anna has become a nonbeliever. But with the help of Mark Stafford (Christopher Wiehl), a former cutthroat divorce lawyer turned compassionate bed and breakfast owner, she finds there is something magical about this particular Santa.
Through various conversations with the townspeople, Anna quickly discovers how much Kris Kringle means to the small town, and how much Christmas means to Kris Kringle. And having lost his wife years before in an automobile accident on the week of Christmas, he honors his wife by being Santa Claus all year long; therefore, he is the perfect person to show Anna the true meaning of Christmas! He brings so much joy and happiness to the town that they changed the name from Summerland to Mistletoe and renamed all the local shops and streets. Through his benevolence and altruism, he brings Christmas magic to everyone. All the while Mark recaptures more than just Anna’s Christmas spirit!
"Farewell Mr. Kringle" is being produced by Larry Levinson Productions. Larry Levinson, is the executive producer. Brian Gordon and Jim Wilberger are the producers. Kevin Connor ("The Wish List") is directing from a script written by Robert Tate Miller ("Secret Santa").
Call Me Mrs. Miracle
Doris Roberts returns to star in the sequel to the highly-rated "Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle" which premiered on Hallmark Channel in December of 2009.
In the new movie, it's Christmas in New York City and Mrs. Merkle (Roberts) is a sassy saleswoman in a family-owned department store that could use a little holiday magic. She gets to work quickly selling the season's expected hot toy, the SuperRobot, for her new boss, Jake, who is micromanaged by his dad, JR.
But before long, she has things under control at the store but is also helping along a romance with Jake and Holly, a beautiful assistant to a fashion designer who's the legal guardian to her nephew, Gabe. Mrs. Miracle still has a lot work ahead of her, but she's planning on a wonderful Christmas for all.
Dan Wigutow, Michael M. Scott and Debbie Macomber are the executive producers. It is a Dan Wigutow Productions Film in association with KZ Productions Inc.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS is a sequel to the highly-rated An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving starring Jacqueline Bisset.
This story follows the movie, An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving...
It's December 1870, and we pick up on the adventures of Mathilda "Tilly" Bassett and her rich grandmother Isabella, having toured some of Europe's cultural centers and are now arriving in Dublin for a month-long stay. Tilly's inner struggle is between being a society woman in-the-making and the Yankee farm girl that are her roots.
Isabella's mission is to expose Tilly to the world of letters; that's why she's bringing her to Dublin, to meet Ireland's poet laureate, the Earl of Shannon. But there's a saying throughout Ireland: "If you want to make God laugh, try making plans."
Joel Rice and Michael Prupas are the executive producers for Must Entertainment and Automatic Pictures production in association with WildRice Productions.
Annie Kringle's Year Off
ANNIE KRINGLE'S YEAR OFF is the story of Santa's Daughter, Annie Kringle, age 29, who, having spent her entire life in Santa's Village, gets a year's sabbatical to experience the outside world, and then decide if she would like to take over the family business upon her father's (the current Santa's) retirement.
Annie is in charge of Toy Manufacturing. She oversees the production and distribution of all toys and her division is a well-oiled machine. She is stellar at her job and while her parents don't want to lose her, they know that they must offer her this opportunity. Because of her father's tales, she chooses Los Angeles for her Christmas sabbatical, and soon the adventure begins.
Larry Levinson is the executive producer for Larry Levinson Productions.
Hallmark’s popular online e-card characters Hoops and Yoyo will be starring in their own cable holiday Christmas Movie in the near future. Hallmark Channel is developing a new animated movie featuring the cute, Helium-voiced pink and green duo as part of its effort to beef up its original programming fare. In addition, Hoops & yoyo will continue hosting the channel's "Movie Night" during this year's upcoming Christmas Season. The characters will entertain viewers with their own fun “Do's and Don’ts" for the season as interstitials.
Bob Holt ... Yoyo’s voice
Mike Adair ... Hoop's voice
Bev Carlson ... Piddle's voice
? ... Little Brown Bear
? ... Marshy's voice
These sound like some great movies! I'm really looking forward to watching.
Happy Christmas in July!
Always in spirit...