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UPtv’s 2022 Christmas Movie Schedule Includes 17 New Movies Josh Turner


Of course, UPtv will increase the price for Christmas this year. It’s in the name!


PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that the network will release 17 new original Christmas movies this year, as well as Season 2 of the reality series Christmas in a small townspecial holiday music from country star Josh Turner and the return of their annual The Gilmore Girls marathon over Thanksgiving weekend. All told, that will add up to more than 600 hours of holiday programming — 100 hours and eight new movies more than last year!


“With so many people having to downsize in various ways this holiday season, we wanted to provide an abundance of Christmas programming so uplifting that the holiday spirit was abundant for our viewers,” Hector Campos, VP of Content Strategy and the acquisition in UPtv, it said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to bring them our biggest Christmas programming offering yet, which continues to celebrate the true spirit of the season.”


Festivities begin on November 4 with three new films premiering over the weekend.


of Turner King Size Manger The Christmas music special is set to debut on Friday, November 18. It was recorded at The Grove in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and features live footage of Turner singing all 11 songs from his debut holiday album.


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The second season of Christmas in a small town, a reality series highlighting Christmas celebrations in small towns across the U.S., kicks off Nov. 20 with a vintage special. Cities featured this season include Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; North Pole, Alaska; and Frostburg, Maryland.


On Monday, November 21. GilMORE Merierthe network’s annual seven-day period The Gilmore Girls binge-a-thon, begins. Hosted by Michael Winters (who played Stars Hollow know-it-all Taylor Dooz), the marathon will include all 153 episodes plus the four Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life movies along with watch and earn trivia, recaps and pop-up trivia.




Check out the full UPtv 2022 Christmas movie lineup — along with network descriptions — below.


An imperfect Christmas wishstarring Alice Crocker and David Pinard, on Friday, November 4 at 7:00 PM ET.
Madison O’Hara poses as a singing elf for Christmas parties with her best friend Cooper, but her real dream is to be a singer-songwriter and find the perfect man.


Christmas in the pinesstarring Gillian Murray and Dean Geyer, on Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 PM ET.
As an aspiring magazine writer and a successful architect vie for ownership of an idyllic Christmas cottage, they soon discover that their cozy holiday getaway may not be the only thing they love.


Christmas masqueradestarring Erin Agostino and David LaFontaine, on Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 PM ET.
When Julian is mistaken for her flamboyant boss at a masquerade ball by a well-known low-key businessman, she proceeds to con on Christmas. Will she be able to find true love in the makeshift fairy world they’ve created?




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The Christmas Retreatstarring Rhiannon Fish and Clayton James, on Friday, November 11 at 7:00 PM ET.
When Kim’s boyfriend breaks up with her instead of proposing, her mother takes her to a Christmas retreat where she meets the owner’s unemployed brother, Mark. But will they be able to see past the mistakes neither of them want to admit and allow the magic of the season to bond them?


A little homemade Christmasstarring Rebecca Dalton and Christopher Seawright, on Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 PM ET.
To save her family’s contracting business, Blair reluctantly teams up with her ex-boyfriend and former co-star on a hit home design reality show to build a tiny home for the underprivileged in the community, rekindling old sparks in the process…and just in time for Christmas.


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The picture of Christmasstarring Chelsea Hobbs and Giles Panton, on Sunday, November 13 at 7:00 PM ET.
An aspiring short story illustrator in Manhattan returns home after inheriting her grandmother’s Christmas tree farm. Inspired by the magic of Christmas and the handsome caretaker of the farm, she remembers the things she once wanted in life.


The holiday switchstarring Alex Paxton-Beasley and Morgan David Jones, on Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 PM ET.
When two strangers mistakenly pick up the wrong luggage at the airport, each must use its intriguing contents to discover the other’s whereabouts in time for Christmas.




Christmas good luck charmfeaturing Sugenja Sri and Adrian Spencer, on Sunday, November 20 at 7:00 PM ET.
Every Jessica boyfriend has found the love of their life as soon as they meet her. Just as Jessica is giving in to her unhappy love life and vowing not to date for the Christmas season, a handsome gallery owner moves in across the street.


Christmas in the wildstarring Kaitlyn Leeb and Victor Zinck Jr., on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 PM ET.
Buck and Jessica’s merry Christmas together takes a dangerous turn when their journey through the wilderness turns into a battle for survival.


Christmas on the slopesstarring Olivier Renaud and Soma Chhaya, on Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 PM ET.
After a disappointing restaurant opening and an embarrassing breakup, a celebrity chef indulges in his first real Christmas vacation. When she wanders into the kitchen of a luxury resort and is mistaken for the sous chef by the handsome but grumbling head chef, their chemistry ignites a vacation romance. But will everything blow up when the chef learns the truth about her?


Christmas on the rocksstarring Lila Porter-Fallows and John McLaren, on Sunday, December 4 at 7:00 PM ET.
A ski lodge event manager’s task of organizing a corporate Christmas party goes awry when the resort is cut off by a snowstorm and the hard-to-please CEO turns out to be an old flame.


Royal Christmas Matchstarring Jordana Largy and Matthew McCall, on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 PM ET.
Princess Camille travels to America to set up a cross-cultural college exchange program and falls in love with Professor Rhett. But when she discovers that he has been hired by her father to escort her, that is. watching her, she wonders if he cares more about her or his career.


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Santa has stylestarring Franco Lo Presti and Kathryn Davis, on Sunday, December 11 at 7:00 PM ET.
When department store manager Madison is tasked with coming up with a new idea for the holiday season, she decides that instead of a classic Santa, this year they’ll hire a young Santa with lots of fashion styles. But when she has trouble finding the perfect model, her longtime best friend Ethan (who has been in love with her for years) grows a beard and disguises himself as the Santa of her dreams.


Sweet holidayfeaturing Vanessa Sears and John McLaren, on Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 PM ET.
Stranded in a small town after her car breaks down, Joy meets charming James, a local who tries to save the family’s maple farm.


Vintage Christmasstarring Hannah Galloway and Jeremy Walmsley, on Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 PM ET.
When a small-town vintage shop owner leaves instructions in her will for the inventory to be distributed as Christmas gifts, her out-of-town niece enlists the help of a handsome local resident in identifying the recipients based on the clues provided.


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The snowball effectstarring Anjali Khurana and Landon Moss, on Saturday, December 24 at 7:00 PM ET.
Competing meteorologists tracking a massive snowstorm in the town of Mistletoe must work together to get home in time for Christmas.


Christmas at Wolf Creekstarring Nola Martin and Tim Rozon, on Sunday, December 25 at 7:00 PM ET.
When an escaped deer threatens the annual Christmas play, a warring couple must work together to save Christmas for the town and each other.