How To Stream Hallmark's Holiday Movies, Because 'Tis The Season, After All

Ad failed to load

There's no place like the Hallmark Channel for the holidays. Much like Freeform with its 25 Days of Christmas event, Hallmark is dedicated to getting its viewers in the holiday spirit. But unlike Freeform's post-Thanksgiving December-only holiday programming line-up, Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas comes much earlier — from late October until January 1, it's Christmas in Hallmark-land. This year, Countdown to Christmas even overlapped with Halloween, kicking off the last weekend in October. But if you're itching to watch Hallmark's beloved collection of holiday tales on your own schedule, knowing how to stream Hallmark's holiday movies is definitely essential.

Since the early 2000s, Hallmark has been debuting a consistently impressive (and ever-growing) collection of original movies. By the 2010s, a solid half of the original movie output each year was specifically Christmas-themed. Actresses like Mean Girl's Lacey Chabert (now a Hallmark original movie mainstay), Hart of Dixie's Jaime King, and Full House's Lori Loughlin star in just a few of the new original Hallmark movies that debuted (or will soon debut) in 2016.

Though they're playing near-constantly, it's still useful to have other ways to see favorite Hallmark classics, both new and old — particularly if you're a cable-cutter with streaming or online-only access. Here are a few simple ways to watch your favorite Hallmark holiday movies on-the-go.

Ad failed to load

Sling TV

Hallmark/Crown Media United States LLC

Hallmark was one of several holdouts in moving to any streaming platform, making Hallmark holiday movie addicts tied to cable packages if they wanted to safely get their heartwarming Christmas romance fix. While individual channels like Showtime and Starz can now be added on to services like Amazon Prime and Hulu, until recently, the Hallmark Movie Channel was only available in your cable bundle.

Ad failed to load

Recently, that changed, and now, you can add Hallmark to your Sling TV package. As of October, both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are available in the “Lifestyle Plus Extra” add-on pack (+ $5/month) to Sling TV's Orange ($20/month) and Blue ($25/month) Services. Sling is a service that allows you to watch live TV anywhere, anytime, using only an internet connection.

Sling TV requires a subscription that would run you either $25 or $30 per month with a basic channel subscription, including the Lifestyle Plus Extra add-on pack. 7-day free trials are currently available.


Hallmark/Crown Media United States LLC
Ad failed to load

Neither Netflix or Hulu offers the option of watching all Hallmark channel wholesale, but select older Hallmark movies (like Pete's Christmas, pictured above) are available on both streaming services. Netflix definitely has no shortage of Christmas programming in general. Currently, both streaming services start at $7.99/month for the lowest-priced, most basic level of service. Both Hulu and Netflix offer one-month free trials for new subscribers.


Hallmark/Crown Media United States LLC
Ad failed to load

This online subscription streaming service is a part of Hallmark Cards. It has plenty of options for older Hallmark movies, both of the holiday and non-holiday variety. It boasts "the beloved library of Hallmark Hall of Fame features, handpicked Hollywood movies and TV series, and award-winning originals you won't find anywhere else," including A Season for Miracles (pictured above). Feeln is commercial-free and available either online or via iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV apps. The service costs $5.99/month on a monthly subscription, or $35.99/year on an annual subscription.

Hallmark Channel Everywhere

Hallmark/Crown Media United States LLC
Ad failed to load

Assuming you do have a cable subscription that includes Hallmark, your simplest (and most inexpensive) bet is Hallmark's own "Hallmark Channel Everywhere" app. The app is available on iOS and Android platforms, or you can stream directly from Hallmark's site. Many major cable providers are participating in the app, so if you have cable services like Verizon FIOS, DirecTV, and Optimum and your cable package includes Hallmark, you're all set.

No matter where you are, there are plenty of ways to get a quick boost of holiday cheer by streaming your favorite Hallmark holiday movies from anywhere!

Ad failed to load
Must Reads

8 Things That *Will* Go Wrong Every Time You Plan A Kid-Free Night

The last time my husband and I went out to dinner alone was… actually, I can’t remember. But I can count on one hand how many times I’ve seen a movie in a theater in the last year. Before we had children we used to go out all the time. But even with …
By Liza Wyles

These Photos Of North West Then & Now Will Take You On A Sweet Trip Down Memory Lane

When Kim Kardashian welcomed her first daughter, North West, with her husband, Kanye West, in 2013, her whole life was changed. The social media and reality TV star became a mom for the first time and her Instagram presence took a very adorable turn.…
By Casey Suglia

11 Photos You *Must* Take During The Last Days Of Your Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy, I took a photo each week to document my growing belly. I stopped around 36 weeks, though. I hated how I looked in those pictures, and didn't think I'd want to relive those moments. I was wrong. My second pregnancy was a dum…
By Steph Montgomery

This Is What It Means If Your Pregnancy Test Changes Overnight

The time between when a woman suspects she might be pregnant and when it is confirmed for sure is the longest of her life. Regardless of whether you are hoping for a positive or a negative result, the odds are good that you are sweating bullets when …
By Shannon Evans

6 Red Flags To Definitely Look Out For After Your Baby Falls

The first time my infant son tried to take a few steps, he tumbled and bumped his head on the coffee table. My blood turned to ice in my veins and I froze. There truly isn't anything quite like the feeling a parent gets when their little one gets hur…
By Sarah Bunton

These 9 Instant Pot Recipes Will Make Even The Pickiest Eater Happy At The Table

Like any parent, I've had my share of parenting hits and misses, but one of my favorite "wins" is my daughter's diverse palate. I don't even know if I can take credit for it, but I would like to think I had something to do with her love for lentils, …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Turns Out, Kim Kardashian's Favorite Mom Products Look A Lot Like Your Own Faves

Being a mom is really hard work, especially for the first few months, and Kim Kardashian West is no different in that regard. Now the mother of three, Kardashian says that there are a few products she just can't live without when it comes to raising …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Soda Might Hurt Your Fertility, Study Says, & Here's What You Can Do

Who doesn't love sugary drinks? I stopped drinking soda years ago, but I still love gulping down those fancy Starbucks coffee beverages. I don't have a big sweet tooth, but I am a sucker for sugar-sweetened beverages every now-and-then. Turns out, th…
By Annamarya Scaccia

10 Things No One Tells You About Having A Baby In Your 30s

If you're like me, you evaluate the pros and cons of any major life decision. When my husband and I were considering starting a family, I thought about my career, education, and financial stability. I wanted to know how a pregnancy and childbirth wou…
By Steph Montgomery

This Woman Thought She Had An Eyelash Stuck In Her Eye. Then It Moved.

I'm not a person who is easily icked out. As a kid, I collected bugs and thought I was going to be an entomologist and asked Santa Claus for ant farms and nets to catch bees. I'm still super curious about anything that flies and crawls, which might s…
By Karen Fratti

5 Red Flags Your Toddler Isn't Eating Enough

Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters, at least in my experience. You offer mashed potatoes, they want french fries. You give them crackers, they scream for chips. It's frustrating, to be sure, but it's usually their way of vying for independence. It…
By Candace Ganger

11 Ways Your Pregnancy Will Be Different If You Have A Boy Vs A Girl

If you've been pregnant before, you might start comparing your previous pregnancies to that of your current pregnancy. A lot of things can change from pregnancy to pregnancy, based on a whole host of different factors (including how well you remember…
By Lauren Schumacker

35 Moms Share The Most Disgusting Things Their Husbands Do

I'm a human being who revels in challenges. I like when people present me with one, especially if they don't think I can meet or succeed it, and I like taking a challenge on, especially if it's unexpected. So when I aimed to uncover the most disgusti…
By Jamie Kenney

How Having Kids In Your 20s Affects You Later In Life

For parents, like myself, who had kids in their 20s, there are a number of questions that come to mind. When you're deciding what your future will look like, you'll likely consider what this means for your health, career, and more down the line. Thin…
By Tessa Shull

12 Moms Share How They Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Unfortunately, we're in the middle of the roughest flu seasons in recent memory. And we’re not totally out of the woods, either. People around the country are still getting the flu, and, sadly, some of them are having to be hospitalized due to flu-re…
By Priscilla Blossom

8 "Mistakes" I'm Glad I Made During My First Pregnancy

As an adult, I've learned you never really stop hating being told what to do. When I was pregnant I was getting instructions at every turn, from doctors, relatives, and complete strangers on the subway. I would nod and smile but then go about making …
By Liza Wyles

Study: Drinking Two Glasses Of Wine A Day Is Good For Your Mind — Here's Why

There’s more scientific proof that a daily drink or two isn't necessarily a bad thing and could have a place in an overall healthy lifestyle. A new study out of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in New York found that — in mice, at le…
By Tiffany Thomas

Research Says Eating Carbs Can Lead To A Healthy Pregnancy, So Bring On The Pasta

In the world of me, no food is better than bread. I know it's supposed to be pretty terrible for you, high in calories, low in protein, and full of that modern-day demon, gluten... but guys, it's really yummy. Especially warm out of the oven, when th…
By Jen McGuire

These Photos Of Prince George Then & Now Will Give You Serious Baby Fever

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child in Spring 2018. With all of the excitement surrounding the new baby, it's easy to forget all of the good times that have already passed. The couple's eldest is already well into the sc…
By Azure Hall

This Is, Hands Down, The *Grossest* Thing Babies Do Inside The Womb

Your baby's life in the womb may be safe and warm, but it's also kind of grody. Seriously, the whole process of growing into a human being includes more than a few icky moments along the way. But this is the grossest thing babies do inside the womb b…
By Lindsay E. Mack