It’s that time of year again: time to start watching holiday rom-coms every night until New Year’s Eve. It’s easy to do too, as there are over 100 new holiday movies coming to cable and streaming this season. Great American Family is one of many networks getting a head start on the holidays by launching its Christmas movie lineup ahead of Halloween. Want a lot more holly jolly and a lot less wacky spooky? GAF has you covered.
This year, Great American Family is going full Christmas with more than a dozen films highlighting the holidays and all the cute encounters, rekindled romances, and small business success stories that make the season brilliant. They even have seasonal mainstays like Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar on board for some holiday cheer. Below is a preview of what you can expect when the Great American Christmas event kicks off on Saturday, October 22.
Destined for Christmas
Date: Saturday, October 22, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Shae Robins and Casey Elliott
Ground: Kim and Theo meet amidst the Black Friday shopping madness, but there’s a definite spark between them. When a power outage causes panic in a store, the couple split up. As Christmas approaches, there should be plenty of distractions, but neither Kim nor Theo can forget the other. The two long to find each other but how to continue with so little information? It will take a bit of Christmas magic and fate to bring them together.
Date: Saturday, October 29, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Merritt Patterson and Daniel Lissing
Ground: A young caterer, Molly Frost, is hired by Jean Harrison, the perfectionist director of the famed Harrison Foundation, to serve that year’s annual Christmas gala dinner. Things get complicated when Molly falls in love with Jean’s nephew, Carson, 30, a photographer who doesn’t want to take over the family foundation – until her aunt gives her the job of making sure the catered dinner goes on. runs perfectly.
A Royal Christmas on Ice
Date: Saturday, November 5, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Anna Marie Dobbins and Jonathan Stoddard:
Ground: Seeking to escape his royal life, a dashing prince comes to the United States to start a business in a small town in upstate New York and ends up falling in love with a former Olympic skater.
Love at Christmas Contest
Date: Sunday, November 6, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Samantha Cope and Ross Jirgl
Ground: As far back as she can remember, Angie’s favorite part of Christmas was the lighting of the Christmas tree in the town square. But this Christmas, her first without her mother, Angie doesn’t really feel like celebrating…until she learns that her mother has always dreamed of winning the annual tree decorating contest and seeing her tree lit up. in the town square. Angie realizes that winning the contest and decorating the town tree is the perfect way to honor her mother. What Angie doesn’t expect is that her high school sweetheart David and her adorable daughter Gabby will also enter the contest.
A Merry Christmas wish
Date: Saturday, November 12, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Jill Wagner and Cameron Mathison:
Ground: A New York publicity executive returns to her hometown to sell the family farm, but reconnects with her childhood friend and becomes involved in organizing the annual Winter Wonderland, which takes place on the property.
My Best Friend’s Christmas
Date: Sunday, November 13, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Breanne Hill and Colton Little
Ground: When a woman returns home to reunite with her ex-couple, she hires her best friend to play the role of her fake boyfriend during the holidays.
Christmas in Pine Valley
Date: Saturday, November 19, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Kristina Cole and Andrew Biernat
Ground: Natalie owns a successful farm and household supply store that attracts the attention of a major magazine. The magazine sends a reporter named Josh to profile Natalie’s business believing it to be a family business. He is unaware that Natalie’s business is run by her with the help of longtime family friends. Knowing how much the article will help a struggling farm, Natalie must convince Josh that his “family” and Christmas traditions are all real.
My favorite Christmas tree
Date: Sunday, November 20, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Emma Johnson and Giles Panton
Ground: Kyla is a skilled genealogy researcher who has made a thriving business putting together family trees. When she stumbles upon new information about her mother’s mysterious extended family, Kyla and her sister travel to the charming town of Conifer, hoping to piece together their ancestry. The search leads Kyla to a generations-old Christmas tree farm, its stubborn and handsome – and potentially, loving – owner.
Christmas at the drive-in
Date: Friday, November 25, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe
Ground: A real estate attorney sets out to prove that his town’s Drive In Theater, a local institution, isn’t closed for the holidays, finding a romantic relationship with the very person trying to sell the property.
I’m glad it’s Christmas
Date: Saturday, November 26, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Jessica Lowndes, Paul Greene and Gladys Knight
Ground: An aspiring Broadway singer is convinced to take part in a small-scale production for her local Christmas party. Along the way, she finds hope and unexpected mentorship for her dream career. But will his professional success come at the expense of his love luck?
Candace Cameron Bure Presents: A Christmas… A Gift
Date: Sunday, November 27, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Candace Cameron Bure and Marc Blucas
Ground: Maggie and Eric are busy parents of teenagers who embark on a trip to Maggie’s widowed brother to celebrate Christmas. Everyone has different expectations of the perfect vacation. Through a series of transformative events, Maggie learns to embrace the season.
Christmas on Candy Cane Lane
Date: Saturday, December 3, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Andrea Barber and Dan Payne
Ground: Ivy struggles with the long shadow cast by her late mother, Muriel, the sweetheart of Icicle Falls; chef of the Candy Cane Lane Lights Extravaganza, owner of The Christmas Haus and former TV star adoringly known as the “Christmas Maven.” This Christmas, a series of comical and mysterious events bring the town together in a masterstroke of perfection that only the “Christmas Maven” herself could appreciate. A production of Candy Rock Entertainment.
Date: Sunday, December 4, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Jen Lilley and Jesse Hutch:
Ground: Famous luxury travel blogger Tracey Moore is invited on a Christmas getaway in exchange for a review of a small town B&B. Despite her initial reservations, she finds herself wanting to help the property… and falling in love with the owner’s beautiful son, Graham, who helps her learn that every experience can be five-star when shared with kindred spirits.
Christmas in a big box
Date: Friday, December 9, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Jennifer Freeman and Garrett Watson
Ground: Two exes finally reconnect when a snowstorm leaves them stranded in a supermarket (with no cell service or Wi-Fi) just before Christmas.
A prince for the holidays
Date: Saturday, December 10, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Cindy Busby and Jilon VanOver:
Ground: Madison, an aspiring musician, jokingly tells her overbearing family that she is dating the prince of a small European nation. The joke goes too far as his friend and colleague Sebastian is forced to impersonate the prince while visiting his family in New Jersey. Madison doesn’t know that Sebastian is hiding a royal secret.
A Belgian Chocolate Christmas
Date: Sunday, December 11, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Jaclyn Hales and Zane Stephens
Ground: A photographer takes the place of her best friend at a Belgian culinary school during the holidays and connects with the chocolatier who runs the class. As the romance begins to blossom, the only problem is a case of mistaken identity.
A brush with the romance of Christmas
Date: Saturday, December 17, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Jillian Murray and Joseph Cannata
Ground: During the week before Christmas, Charlotte tries to capture her own style in the local art scene while helping her mother run the family restaurant. Disheartened and struggling to find time for her art, Charlotte throws away her latest painting, only to find it has been anonymously submitted to the Christmas Art Festival. It turns out Wyatt, a guest artist, stumbled across her abandoned work and is now using the festival exhibit to find her mysterious creator who stole her heart with her art.
The Art of Christmas
Date: Sunday, December 18, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Brigitte Kingsley and Joe Towne
Ground: After her latest gallery show literally catches fire, struggling artist Liv James accepts a teaching job at a local elementary school to make ends meet. Through this reluctant career move, she discovers her true self, a new sense of purpose, and a surprising romance.