How to stream Hallmark Channel’s 2020 Countdown to Christmas movies live

Yes, Halloween is literally a week from today, but that does not mean it is going to stop Hallmark from kicking off the Christmas season a little early.

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This year, the network will be airing 23 new Christmas movies this year.

The schedule for Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas movies are the following:

To stream the movies live this year, there are a few methods to do so.

Here are the streaming services you can use to stream the movies live this year:

  • Frndly TV: Starting only at $5.99 a month, this is one of the best and cheapest ways to stream Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and the Hallmark Drama networks. For the $7.99 a month plan, you will get to stream the movies live and on-demand in HD quality, with the company’s $9.99 a month plan allowing users to keep DVR recordings for 180 days and enable up to four users to stream the service at once. We have a review of this streaming service as well.


  • Philo: This service currently costs $20 a month and includes all of the Hallmark networks. It will also give you options for streaming the movies on-demand and DVR them as well. Our review of the service can be found here.


  • Sling TV: By subscribing to this service and having the Lifestyle Extra that costs just an additional $5 per month with the Sling Orange or Sling Blue tiers which is $30 a month.


  • VidGo: As our last streaming service we’re mentioning in this article, this service costs $40 a month. It recently got support for playing content 24 hours after it airs and the users do not need to use the DVR feature of the service in order to watch the movies after they air. If you know you’re not going to be able to watch it the day after it airs, make sure you DVR the movie. We have a review of this streaming service as well, including its new Apple TV app too.

Hallmark Movies Now is another streaming service now available on Apple TV Channels, but will only be showing last year’s Christmas movies. Still, Hallmark did air 40 new movies last year, so, if you’re trying to get in the Christmas spirit without spending an arm and a leg, it might not be the worst idea in the world.

Hallmark Movies Now costs $5.99 a month both through Hallmark and Apple TV Channels.

All of the services mentioned here are available to use on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac.

Hallmark is also encouraging its users to download its free Hallmark Movie Checklist app to keep track of what movies you have seen and which ones you want to watch to ensure you watch them.

Are you excited for Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas movies this year? Let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy.

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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