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Here’s How to Watch Hallmark Christmas Movies Online

Ready your cocoa and candy canes, because Hallmark’s annual Countdown to Christmas is fast approaching.

Each year, the network releases a string of new holiday flicks, including titles like The Santa Stakeout, Gingerbread Miracle and Boyfriends of Christmas Past. And fortunately for us, as we await the full 2022 schedule, we can still revisit our favorites from Hallmark's previous line-ups (a whopping 41 new titles were added last year alone, just to give you an idea). If you’re still unsure about how to watch these Hallmark Christmas movies without cable, we’ve got you covered with all the streaming options below.

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How To Stream Hallmark Christmas Movies Live

As always, fans can enjoy holiday movies by watching the Hallmark Channel through cable. If you don’t have cable, you’ll be happy to know that you can still tune in to all the Hallmark action, thanks to a number of streaming services that come with live TV. Here are all the best options to try for the official Countdown to Christmas:

  • Sling TV: The Sling Orange Service with Lifestyle Extra gets 41 channels, including Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama, for $41 a month. But if you want to upgrade for more options, you can get Lifestyle Extra with Sling Blue (53 channels for $41 per month) or Orange and Blue (60 channels for $50 per month).
  • Philo: For $25 a month, you get more than 60 channels, including BET, AMC, Paramount and all three Hallmark channels. Still not sure if it’s the best fit? Try a free seven-day trial.
  • Frndly TV: It may not be the best option if you’re looking for a wide variety of popular channels, but it’s affordable and, most importantly, it ticks all the boxes for Hallmark enthusiasts. For just $6.99 a month, users can enjoy all three Hallmark Channels, in addition to family-friendly options like Game Show Network, QVC and Dove Channel. Try a one-week free trial here.
  • Fubo TV: Get the Starter bundle for $65 a month, which offers 116 channels and more than 250 hours of DVR space. Yes, it’s a little on the pricier side, but before you make a commitment, you can test the service out with a seven-day free trial.

What Are Hallmark's Streaming Services/Apps?

Hallmark also offers two great options for fans who want to steam the network’s holiday content:

  • Hallmark Channel Everywhere: The free streaming service allows users to tune in to the Hallmark Channel live. But there’s just one catch: You’ll need to log-in with your cable provider. Still, if you don’t have a log-in, you can enjoy a limited selection of unlocked movies from any compatible device.
  • Hallmark Movies Now: The video subscription streaming service, which starts at $5.99 a month, includes more than 1,000 hours of original content. Unlike Hallmark Channel Everywhere, fans can enjoy exclusive, family-friendly titles. You can definitely expect plenty of holiday content, but keep in mind that it won’t be the official “Countdown to Christmas.” Check out a free seven-day trial here.

How To Watch Hallmark Christmas Movies After They've Aired

Maybe you skipped a premiere because you were so caught up with last-minute holiday shopping. Or maybe you missed out because your roommate’s favorite show happened to be airing at the exact same time. Either way, you’ll still have a chance to watch what you missed with these services:

  • Sling TV: It offers more than 10,000 hours of video on demand, but you also have the option of using DVR Plus, which lets you record up to 200 hours of live TV for an extra $5 a month.
  • Philo: The service lets you record an unlimited amount of live or future shows to your DVR. Plus, you can save them for up to 12 months (in case you want to watch holiday movies year round).
  • FuboTV: Allow us to introduce Lookback, the handy on-demand feature that lets users go back in time and watch previously aired content for up to three days after the original air time.
  • AT&T TV: With AT&T TV you can use Cloud DVR, where unlimited, simultaneous recordings can be replayed for 90 days. Plus, users also get to store up to 500 hours of content. (Sounds like a win-win to us.)

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