Happy Happy Monday my loves! And more importantly… HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!! (Or should I say Merry Christmas in July?! I’m still not entirely sure.) It’s my absolute favorite week of the summer (besides Fourth of July) because it’s Hallmark’s Christmas Keepsake week. And when it’s Hallmark Christmas Keepsake week, that means my Christmas in July celebrations are about to begin!
Now, if you’ve been with me awhile it’s no news to you that I, Savannah Edmondson Klump am a Hallmarkaholic.
That’s right. I spend 95% of November and December snuggled up on my couch with hot cocoa and candy canes, watching Hallmark Christmas Movies on repeat. So it should come as zero surprise to you that I, a Hallmarkaholic, has seen every feel good Christmas movie they’ve produced in the last few years. (I literally hate the “Gold Crown” ones that make me cry tho. So you won’t find them on this list. HAHA)
So I’ve taken it upon myself to weed through the good, the bad, and the adorably cheesy to give you the 5 Upcoming Christmas Movies you must watch this Christmas Keepsake Week! (Or at least set your DVR for!)
But first… let’s set the mood!
12 Gifts of Christmas Shopping, true love and Katrina Law. Can you say a match made in Hallmark Christmas Heaven?! I ADORE this movie. Probably mostly because I adore Katrina Law. (I don’t think she’s in nearly enough Hallmark movies.) Anna, an unemployed painter, is unable to make ends meet during the holidays. She is hired to become a personal Christmas shopper for Marc, and uptight executive of some sort. From working together, he learns that gifts aren’t about the amount you spend, but the time you put into them. And Anna learns that she might be able to have success as an artist in a way she never expected. And of course… they fall in love 🙂 Grab the cocoa and meet me on the couch on Monday July 16th at 4 am. Better yet, set your DVR. The only time you should be waking up at 4 am is to watch Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle become Princesses.
Let it Snow It’s not Christmas without a little
DJ Tanner Candace Cameron Bure on my screen. This movie is the cutest, I swear! Stephanie is a high power executive with her Dad’s company, Falcon Resorts and a big ol’ Grinch. She hates Christmas, and snow and wants to shut down Falcon Resorts newly acquired property… the quaint Snow Valley Lodge from it’s retiring owners, and she must spend a week there before Christmas prepping a proposal on the properties renovations. She of course doesn’t see eye to eye with the Property Manager, Brady who just so happens to be the retiring owners son. Through her time at Snow Valley, Stephanie not only finds the Christmas spirit, but saves the lodge and finds her one true love. Snag some Christmas cookies and snuggle in with me on Thursday, July 26th and 4 pm.
Christmas Under Wraps Oh Look! Another
DJ Tanner Candace Cameron Bure movie. I swear people, she’s the true sign that Christmas is Coming. (Or Gretchen Weiners Lacy Chabert) In this movie, Paige moves to Alaska to be a doctor when she doesn’t get into her top choice program in Boston. It takes her awhile to adjust, but she ends up loving life and a handsome gentleman named Andy Holliday. Pretty soon, she has to make the classic choice of career or love. Is this one cheesy? Yup. Is it the same old storyline you get quite often in Christmas movies? Sure. But is it still one of the cutest, make you happy Christmas movies ever? Definitely. Start up the fireplace and get cozy on Friday, July 13th at 8 am!
A December Bride I love Hallmark’s June Weddings movies. And when they combine all the romance of their wedding movies with the Christmas spirit, well they knock it out of the park in the movie department. A December Bride was one that I most looked forward to at Christmastime because I adore Daniel Lissing. I had really high hopes for this one, and it totally did not disappoint. An inspiring interior designer, Layla, is dreading the Christmastime wedding of her cousin… who just so happens to be marrying her ex-fiance. (YIKES!) Seth, who is responsible for introducing the bride and groom, needs his home decorated for the big competition. And while she doesn’t really want to help him out, she knows decorating his house could put her name on the map. Not only do they start decorating his house, but she agrees to be his date to the wedding. Where he accidentally announces they’re engaged. It’s witty, it’s romantic and it’s sweet. Grab your favorite Christmas sweater and turn up the volume on Saturday, July 13th at Noon.
A Very Merry Mix Up Ahhhh this one is SO GOOD. I love this one because it’s completely original. There isn’t another Christmas movie like it. Alice, an antique shop owner, is nervous to meet her future in-laws this Christmas… especially because her fiance sent her ahead of him. Her trip becomes even more stressful when her luggage is lost, and a handsome stranger spills coffee all over her and ruins her phone. The handsome stranger lets her borrow his phone, and hears her say her soon to be last name on her voice mail. It turns out… he is about to be her future brother in law! So he takes her home with him. Alice falls in love with The Mitchums and their happy festive traditions. But when her fiance shows up and it’s the wrong guy, she realizes she’s made a terrible mistake. I promise… this one is so good. Work on a Christmas DIY while you watch on Monday, July 16th at Noon.
Snow Bride Guys, I think Hallmark Channel reads my blog because they answered my Christmas Keepsake Week prayers. Last year, Snow Bride wasn’t on the lineup. But it is this year!! This is HANDS DOWN my favorite Hallmark Christmas movie. Remember earlier when I said I loved Katrina Law? She stars in this one too and it’s so dang good. It’s one of their older ones and it’s still the one that I keep on my DVR and watch at least 3 times during the Christmas season! Greta, a reporter, is always in search of the next juicy gossip. And this Christmas season, the juicy gossip just so happens to be coming from The Tannehill Family. Greta and her rival are challenged to see who can get the scoop first. When Greta drops everything and leaves to head up to Big Bear with nothing but the clothes on her back, she mistakenly ends up a guest of the family and finds herself in the middle of the best story yet. If you don’t watch any other movie from this list, watch this one. It’s so so so good! Hop on the Snow Bride obsession train on Thursday, July 19th at Noon!
Crown for Christmas, A Royal Christmas, and A Princess for Christmas Any movie about becoming a Princess is easily my favorite movie. These three movies are getting lumped together for that reason, and that reason alone. While each are a little bit different, they all kind of have the same premise… American Girl meets European Prince and doesn’t fit in to the Royal lifestyle. They are each charming in their own way. And I love all three of them. Watch Crown for Christmas Sunday, July 22nd at 6 am, A Royal Christmas Saturday, July 28th at 5 pm and A Princess for Christmas isn’t on the list this year 😦 But keep an eye out for it this December!
And of course, don’t miss the cutest of their “new” movies from Last Christmas! The Christmas Cottage, Miss Christmas, Enchanted Christmas, and Coming Home For Christmas!
All these Christmas movies got you in the Christmas Spirit? Check out my past Christmas in July posts, some fun Christmas DIYs you can get a jump start on, and some Christmas Recipes that you should totally make for dinner this week below!
What are your favorite Hallmark Christmas movies?! All this Christmas talk is getting me SO EXCITED for December. Is it too early to decorate for Christmas? 😉 (PS… I heard Hobby Lobby ALREADY has Christmas stuff out?! Is it crazy that I want to go look through it this weekend?!)
Alright my loves. I’m off to finish out this week strong! I’m really looking forward to this weekend! Saturday we’re working the Zac Brown Band concert at Comerica and Sunday we’re spending in St. Claire Shores cuz Trev is running a 5k!
Oh, btw, my husband is the kind of person that can decide he’s running in a 5k TWO days before it happens. Me? I need at least 32 months to train for that ish.
Have a great weekend everyone! I’ll talk to you on Sunday!