Hallmark orders 40 new Christmas movies for the 2020 holiday season

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 06:49:48-04

THE NORTH POLE — Santa made an early visit this year and has given us something to look forward to during these tough times. That's right, we are talking about the new Hallmark movies that will debut on the network this winter.

Hallmark is as ambitious as ever, even amid a pandemic. The network announced Wednesday that they're hoping to produce 40 new Christmas movies this year.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the Hallmark Channel will air 23 new holiday movies this year, with an additional 17 on their Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel.

Yes, you read that right, 40 new movies! While you may be trying to tell yourself that the movies are corny, and you won't watch them, we all know you're lying to yourself.

With the current pandemic and health concerns, how could Hallmark produce 40 new movies by the end of the year? Well, as it turns out, some of the movies have already finished production.

As for the ones that aren't done yet, they're scheduled to ramp up pre-production in the coming months, with schedules based on the ever-changing situation that is the coronavirus.

While Christmas is a ways away, Entertainment Weekly gave readers a little early Christmas gift by sharing details on one of the new movies.

The movie, called Christmas in Vienna, stars Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott. It tells the story of a concert violinist who travels to Vienna for a performance and discovers musical and romantic inspiration.

Hopefully, this news made your day a little better. Merry Christmas, in July!

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