Hallmark’s 2022 Christmas Movie Countdown Features Allison Sweeney, Hunter King and Jack Wagner

It will be a Countdown to Christmas like no other.

Every year, fans wait to see which of their favorite stars will appear on the Hallmark Channel show Countdown to Christmas event and our related site, Diversity, there are details. In an exclusive preview, it was revealed that viewers will get 40 new movies coming to their screens. While Hallmark will air 31 premieres at 8:00 p.m., its sister network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, will air 9 at 10:00 p.m., and it all starts to unfold starting Friday, October 21.

So who will star in the all-new one? Countdown to Christmas movies — and the event, which will feature non-stop holiday romances with some past favorites thrown into the mix?

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Fan favorites Tyler Hines, Andrew Walker and Paul Campbell will co-star Three wise men and a baby like brothers who are thrown together for the primary purpose of taking care of a toddler during the holidays. Lacey Chabert will also return for Take out Hollyopposite Wes Brown, for her record 12th Hallmark Christmas movie.

And tons of soapy faces from some of our favorite soap operas will be appearing in new movies, including Young and restless alum Hunter King (ex-Summer), Days of our lives stars Allison Sweeney (Sammi), Chandler Massey (Will), Victor Webster (ex-Nicholas) and Brant Doherty (ex-Brian), The Bold and the BeautifulTanner Nowlan (Finn), Katrina Bowden (Flo), Kim Matula (ex-Hope) and Jack Wagner (ex-Nick), Multispecialty hospitalRyan Pavey (formerly Nathan), One life to liveJohn Brotherton (Jared), as well as Taylor Cole, Christopher Polaha, Marilou Henner, Jodie Sweetin, Reshma Shetty and Chesapeake Shores favorites Brendan Penny (Kevin) and Barbara Niven (Megan) — plus many more!

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Also working to diversify its network, Hallmark will celebrate Chinese-American culture with two features, A big family Christmas and Christmas at the Golden Dragonas well as the Festival of Lights with Hanukkah on Rye and the first Kwanzaa movie, A holiday heirloom. plus, All my children alumnus Jonathan Bennett (JR) will star alongside George Chrissa in the The Holiday Sitter — the network’s first movie starring an LGBTQ couple.

And as an added bonus, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will debut The festive stocking under its Mahogany franchise, plus The gift of peace with Nikki DeLoach and Brennan Elliott, the first film in the faith-inspired DaySpring line.

Who are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments section and stay tuned as we’ll be back with details and dates for the soap stars’ upcoming premieres.

And while we wait for the season to begin, check out some of our favorite Hallmark leading men in our photo gallery below.