The Hallmark Channel service is available only through a participating satellite or cable TV providers. Furthermore, to watch movies and shows on-demand, Hallmark should be a part of the subscription package. The channel, additionally, comes with formatted programming especially curated for Christmas. Go to their website to download the Hallmark Channel Schedule to watch all the Christmas movies. There are some great original and recent movies as well. With an abundance of movie titles and some series, the channel focuses completely on home and family entertainment. Browsing content does not require a login, but if you wish to watch any of the videos then you may have to sign in. You pay nothing extra to watch the content, as long as your television provider is participating.
Christmas Hallmark Channel
Using closed captioning on Roku
If you wish to watch the Hallmark Channel movies with some subtitles, you can activate closed captioning.
- Press the STAR or * button (Roku Remote) -> CLOSED CAPTIONS -> ON
- To close the menu you just have to press the STAR button again
- Accomplish this activity directly from the video itself
Countdown to Christmas
- Under this banner, the Hallmark Channel features a mix of specials, holiday movies and original-themed programming that starts from the last weekend of October and continues up until the 1st of January.
- The idea of a Christmas-themed programming content culminated sometime in 2009, although the first Christmas movie was already aired in 2000 as an original film.
- Additionally, from December 26 until January 1, the block is branded as Countdown to New Years.
- The programming terminates with a broadcast of the parade – Tournament of Roses by the channel.
Within the Countdown
- Beginning sometime in 2009 during the Countdown, Hallmark characters, Hoops & Yoyo, would host the Movie Night on Fridays
- The Queens of Christmas includes famous actresses who frequently feature on the programming
- A rating system followed by the channel -such as J for JOY and F for FAMILY
- NORTHPOLE – the first movie broadcast in collaboration with Hallmark Cards
- In 2016, 28 Christmas holiday movies featured as against 33 in the year 2017
- The Hallmark Channel encompasses around 136 original holiday-themed movies in its library and maybe more
- Sirius XM partnered with the channel in 2018, to release the Hallmark Channel Radio. This focused primarily on Christmas Music besides featuring behind-the-scenes segments of Countdown to Christmas
Other Seasonal Programming
There are several other seasonal programming schedules available on the Hallmark Channel Schedule.
This was first presented sometime in 2016 and even today, primarily premieres new and original movies including romantic comedies that are generally appealing.
Another Christmas bonanza from the Hallmark channel, also called Christmas in July. Having debuted sometime in 2012, repeats of Christmas Movies are broadcast here as part of programming. Initially, the segment focused on promoting Hallmark Cards holiday ornaments. Now, it is an annual event where it also renders a host of tips to its viewers. It also includes some movies, contemporarily.
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