The Hallmark Channel is kicking off its Christmas in July stunt today, July 9 and although we can’t offer you exotic presents like turtledoves or partridges in pear trees, we can give you the gift of a Hallmark Channel free preview. From today through Thursday, July 16, Sling Orange and Blue subscribers can catch all of your favorite Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas movies, both live and on-demand, along with all their other Hallmark Channel favorites. To get you more fired up than a yule log, here’s what you need to know.
A Brand New Premiere
In the midst of the blazing summer heat, it’s the perfect time to escape to a winter wonderland of Christmastime romance. Hallmark Channel will premiere a brand-new original movie, Crashing Through the Snow, on Saturday, July 10 at 9pm ET. Starring Hallmark movie favorite Amy Acker, Crashing Through the Snow centers around Maggie and Sam (Warren Christie), who “proposes they team up against his sister's perfect Christmas.” However, “neither of them are prepared for the blended family challenges that lie ahead.” Check out the trailer above.
2020 Countdown to Christmas Marathon
Crashing Through the Snow premieres in the midst of a three-day marathon (July 9-11) featuring a range of Hallmark Channel’s 2020 Christmas movies, including Christmas Comes Twice, Christmas by Starlight, Love, Lights, Hanukkah and A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado. Here’s the full schedule:
Fri. July 9
11am - 12 Gifts of Christmas
1pm - Chateau Christmas
3pm - Jingle Bell Bride
5pm - The Nine Lives of Christmas
7pm - Christmas Next Door
9pm - A Christmas Detour
11pm - Christmas Town
Sat. July 10
9am - Heart of the Holidays
11am - Christmas Comes Twice
1pm - A Christmas Carousel
3pm - A Nashville Christmas Carol
5pm - Christmas by Starlight
7pm - If I Only Had Christmas
9pm - Crashing Through the Snow (World Premiere Original)
11pm - One Royal Holiday
Sun. July 11
9am - A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado
11am - Love, Lights, Hanukkah!
1pm - Christmas She Wrote
3pm - Christmas with the Darlings
5pm - On the 12th Date of Christmas
7pm - Crashing Through the Snow
10pm - A Timeless Christmas (World Premiere Original)
Hallmark Movies On Demand
Even if you’re out at the beach all weekend, you can still revisit your favorite Hallmark Channel Holiday Movies on-demand. Just navigate to the On Demand tab in the Sling app and look for the "Christmas in July With the Hallmark Channel" playlist, where you’ll find recent and classic Countdown to Christmas titles like The Town Christmas Forgot, The Christmas Heart, A Nutcracker Christmas, Annie Claus is Coming to Town, Silver Bells, and many others. These titles will be available on demand throughout the Hallmark Channel free preview.
Two Words: Golden Girls
Everyone’s favorite elderly foursome will be partying all night long on the Hallmark Channel. Rose, Blanche, Sofia, and Dorothy—aka the Golden Girls—are featured every night beginning at 1am, as well as most mornings beginning between 6-7am (episodes of Reba and Frasier will also air during select mornings). If you’re not a night owl, use your 50 hours of free DVR storage to record and watch later.
Between classic sitcoms, Christmas movies, and new premieres, there’s a sleigh-full of content to watch this week during the Hallmark Channel free preview. To enjoy the gift of the Hallmark Channel all year-round (along with sister networks Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries), subscribe to Sling Orange or Blue with Lifestyle Extras using the link below!