Top 5 Hallmark Channel Movies You Can't Miss This Holiday Season

Tracey Johnson

As 2020 draws to a close, Hallmark has busted out 40 new holiday movies for the season. Hallmark Channel features 23 brand new "Countdown to Christmas" original films, while Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will release 17 films in their "Miracles of Christmas" schedule.

The lineup also includes pretty diverse offerings for some riveting TV.

As seen in the tweet above, the flick stars fan-favorite Jen Lilley of Days of Our Lives, who plays a reporter who's onboard a ship during a holiday tiger cruise. She uncovers a mystery when she finds a sailor's journal that's 50 years old. Maddie Johnson is determined to find out how the officer's love story ended.

Lilley plays opposite Trevor Donovan as Lt. Bill Jenkins, who is also known as "Grinch."

According to Military, some scenes in the film were shot onboard a Yorktown aircraft carrier, which dates back to World War II. The channel invited Navy personnel and veterans to appear as extras in the feature.

The film will air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on November 28.

Mike Mitchell (Robert Buckley) reconnects with an old flame, even though it sets tongues wagging.

Their other son, Brandon Mitchell (Jonathan Bennett), and his husband are in the process of adopting their first child. The couple worries as they await the call that could change their lives forever.

The flick stars Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe, as seen above.