And it’s not just a little Christmas thrown into the network’s usual mix of “Golden Girls” reruns and original series.
With its jingle-jazz network, it’s going to jingle every step of the way. 24-hour slate of holiday-themed programming including 41 new original films on both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
The first, “You, Me & The Christmas Trees” starring Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres and Jason Hervey, airs on Friday. McKellar is Olivia, the Christmas tree expert who tries to save a dying 100-year old Christmas tree farm.
It’s possible she may fall in love with the farmer. It’s impossible to know for certain.
On Sunday, police detectives Tamera Mowry-Housley and Paul Campbell team up to solve a string of holiday heists in “The Santa Stakeout,” which also stars Joe Pantoliano.
And on Oct. 31, the network will air “Christmas Sail,” featuring a cast made for a comic con panel: Katee Sackhoff, fresh off her role as Bo-Katan in “The Mandalorian,” along with Patrick Sabongui of “The Flash” and Terry O’Quinn of “Lost.”
Expect plenty of other holiday tropes, such as a plot centered on a bakery that specializes in gingerbread cookies (“Gingerbread Miracle” starring Merritt Patterson and Jon Ecker, Nov. 5); a 100-year-old time capsule (“A Christmas Treasure” starring Jordin Sparks, Michael Xavier, Nov. 7); and a home decoration contest (“The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls,” starring Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Jonathan Bennett, Dec. 18).
Hallmark Channel regulars Lacey Chabert (“Christmas at Castle Hart,” Nov. 27) and Candace Cameron Bure (“The Christmas Contest,” Nov. 28) will also turn up.
They would, you knew.