We’re less than a month away from Great American Christmas — starting on October 21 — and so we’re rounding up all the films, starring your holiday movie favorites, coming this season.
Great American Family’s holiday programming franchise returns on Friday, October 21, with a slate of new original holiday movie premieres every Saturday and Sunday. Plus, Christmas movies will be airing all day and all night through the end of 2022.
Scroll down to check out everything we know about the 2022 Great American Christmas movies, from the casts to air dates. Check back for updates as more are announced.
Stars: Merritt Patterson, Daniel Lissing
Air date: Oct. 29, 8 p.m. ET
Molly Frost (Patterson) is struggling to make a go of her new catering business when she unexpectedly lands New Hampshire’s biggest event of the year, the Harrison Foundation Christmas Gala, which is to be managed this holiday by the nephew and reluctant heir to the family’s foundation, Carson Jacob Harrison (Lissing). Carson is a renowned photographer who has spent years jet-setting around the world to avoid taking over the foundation from his Aunt Jean. Molly, a hometown girl who once was the beneficiary of the foundation’s generosity, takes Carson on a journey to learn about all the good his family provides to so many. The discovery inspires Carson to use his artistic gifts to create the most heartwarming fundraiser in the history of the foundation.
Christmas at the Drive-In
Stars: Danica McKellar, Neal Bledsoe
Air date: Nov. 25, 8 p.m. ET
Sadie Walker (McKellar) is starting over in her hometown of Chesterfield, New York, following a series of major life disruptions that include leaving her law practice after losing her biggest case and no longer being engaged. Now a law professor at Chesterfield College, Sadie has no interest in ever pursuing law again until she finds herself fighting to preserve a cherished local landmark, Chesterfield Drive-In. Sadie is surprised to find out her passionate effort to keep the drive-in open has staunch opposition – the late owner’s son and Sadie’s childhood sweetheart, Holden (Bledsoe).
A Merry Christmas Wish
Stars: Jill Wagner, Cameron Mathison
Air date: Nov. 12, 8 p.m. ET
Janie (Wagner), a rising marketing executive living in The Big Apple, returns to her hometown of Woodland Falls when her Great-Uncle Randall passes away. Janie is not prepared for the gift Randall has bestowed onto his last living relative: the family homestead, Janie’s childhood home. While not immediately sure what to do with a fully functioning farm, Janie agrees to honor Randall’s final request to plan and host Woodland Falls’ annual Winter Wonderland as Randall’s gift to his community. Randall has even arranged for his farmhand, Dylan (Mathison) to help at the event, which is being held in the farm’s sprawling barn. Aware that her Manhattan boyfriend is anxious for her to return to the city so the pair can jet off to a previously planned holiday on the beach, Janie begins to feel an unexpected emotional tug about living life in a more authentic, meaningful way.
Candace Cameron Bure Presents: Christmas on Candy Cane Lane
Stars: Andrea Barber, Dan Payne
Air date: Dec. 3, 8 p.m. ET
Ivy Donaldson (Barber) is going through a transition in her life. Separated from husband, Rob (Payne), and putting on a brave face for her daughter, Ivy also struggles with the long shadow cast by her late mother, Muriel, the darling of Icicle Falls; head of the Candy Cane Lane Lights Extravaganza, owner of The Christmas Haus, and a former TV star known adoringly as the “Christmas Maven.” The shoes seem too big to fill. When obstacles reach a crescendo for Ivy, a series of comical and mysterious events bring neighbors of Icicle Falls, including Ivy’s entire family, together in a masterstroke of perfection only the “Christmas Maven” herself could appreciate.
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Marc Blucas
Air date: Nov. 27, 8 p.m. ET
Maggie (Bure) and Eric Larson (Blucas), professionals and parents of a busy family who make the decision to travel to Maggie’s widowed brother’s home for Christmas. Everyone in the family has different expectations for the holiday. Through a series of transformative events, Maggie learns to embrace the reason for the season.
Stars: Jen Lilley, Jesse Hutch
Air date: Dec 4, 8 p.m. ET
Renowned luxury travel blogger, Tracey Moore, is invited to a Christmastime 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 for the owner’s handsome son, Graham, who helps her to learn that every experience can be five-star when shared with kindred spirits.
I’m Glad It’s Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 26, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Jessica Lowndes, Paul Greene, Gladys Knight
Official description: “An aspiring Broadway singer is convinced to participate in a small-scale production for her local Christmas celebration. Along the way, she finds hope and unexpected mentorship towards her dream career. But will her professional success come at the cost of her chance at love?”
Big Box Christmas (working title)
Premieres: Dec 9, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Jennifer Freeman, Garrett Watson
Official description: “Two exes finally reconnect when a snowstorm leaves them stranded in a superstore (without cell service or Wi-Fi) just before Christmas.”
A Prince for the Holidays (working title)
Premieres: Dec. 10, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Cindy Busby, Jilon VanOver
Official description: “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 her friend and co-worker Sebastian is roped into impersonating the prince while visiting her family in New Jersey. Little does Madison know that Sebastian happens to be hiding a royal secret.”
A Belgian Chocolate Christmas
Premieres: Dec. 11, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Jaclyn Hales, Zane Stephens
Official description: “A photographer takes her best friend’s place at a Belgian culinary school at the holidays and connects with the chocolatier leading the class. As romance begins to bloom, the only problem is a case of mistaken identity.”
A Brush with Christmas Romance (working title)
Premieres: Dec. 17, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Jillian Murray, Joseph Cannata
Official description: “Over the week leading up to Christmas, Charlotte tries to capture her own unique style in the local art scene while also helping her mother run the family restaurant. Disheartened and struggling to find time for her art, Charlotte throws out her latest painting, only to discover that it has been anonymously submitted to the Christmas art festival. It turns out that Wyatt, a visiting artist, stumbled upon her discarded work and is now using the festival’s exposure to find its mysterious creator who has stolen his heart with her craft.”
The Art of Christmas
Premieres: Dec. 18, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Brigitte Kingsley, Joe Towne
Official description: “After her latest gallery exhibition literally goes up in flames, 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.”
My Best Friend’s Christmas
Premieres: Nov. 13, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Breanne Hill, Colton Little
Official description: “When a woman returns home to find her ex in a relationship, she enlists her best friend to act as her fake boyfriend for the holidays.”
Christmas At Pine Valley
Premieres: Nov. 19, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Kristina Cole, Andrew Biernat
Official description: “Natalie is the owner of a successful farm and home goods store that garners the attention of a major magazine. The magazine sends a reporter named Josh to profile Natalie’s company thinking it’s a family-run business. Little does he know that Natalie’s business is run by her with the help of longtime family friends. Knowing how much the article will help struggling farm, Natalie must convince Josh that her ‘family’ and Christmas traditions are all real.”
My Favorite Christmas Tree
Premieres: Nov. 20, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Emma Johnson, Giles Panton
Official description: “Kyla is a skilled genealogy researcher who’s made a thriving business of putting together family trees. When she comes across new information regarding 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, handsome owner – and potentially, love.”
A Royal Christmas on Ice
Premieres: Nov. 5, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Anna Marie Dobbins, Jonathan Stoddard
Official description: “Looking 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 winds up falling for a former Olympic ice skater.”
Love at the Christmas Contest (working title)
Premieres: Nov. 6, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Samantha Cope, Ross Jirgl
Official description: “For as long as she can remember, Angie’s favorite part of Christmas has been the Christmas Eve tree lighting in town square. But this Christmas, her first without her mom, Angie doesn’t feel much like celebrating… until she learns her mom had always dreamed of winning the annual tree decorating contest and seeing her tree lit up in town square. Angie realizes winning the contest and decorating the town’s tree is the perfect way to honor her mom. What Angie isn’t expecting is her high school sweetheart David and his adorable daughter Gabby to enter the contest, too.”
Destined at Christmas
Premieres: Oct. 22, 8 p.m. ET
Cast: Shae Robins, Casey Elliott
Official description: “Kim and Theo meet amid Black Friday shopping madness but there’s a definite spark between them. When a power outage causes some panic at a store, the couple gets separated. With Christmas coming, there should be plenty of distractions, but neither Kim nor Theo can forget the other. Both yearn to find each other but how with so little information to go on? It’ll take a little Christmas magic and destiny to bring them back together.”
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Source: TV Insider / EW