Winter Christmas Movies on Television

Movies that celebrate the most wonderful time of the year

Get some hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies, settle back in your favorite couch or chair and enjoy a holiday movie on television. This year’s lineup of holiday movies is a good one that will make you laugh, cry and reminisce. Here are five guaranteed to put you in a festive mood.
Home Alone 5
It’s just not the holiday season without a Home Alone movie, right? The fun and hijinks start when eight-year-old Finn finds out his family is moving from California to Maine to live in a spooky looking house. Finn believes the house is haunted and goes about catching a ghost. While his parents are stranded across town, Finn takes on a group of burglars who’ve picked his house to fleece. (ABC Family)

The Christmas Heart
This poignant film evokes the true meaning of the holiday season. For 40 years, the residents on Arthur Avenue have been decorating their homes with brightly colored lights in a neighborhood tradition. Tragedy strikes when a boy in the neighborhood is hospitalized and his parents are informed he needs a heart transplant. Everyone in the neighborhood pulls together to support the boy and his family, and the exhibition of lights amazingly helps in the miracle that save’s Matt’s life. (Hallmark Channel)
Matchmaker Santa
A bakery owner (played by Lacey Chabert) sets her sights on a holiday engagement with her workaholic boyfriend. Her plan takes an unusual turn when she meets a mysterious Salvation Army Santa, who serves as an amateur matchmaker. The baker suddenly finds herself spending more time with her busy boyfriend’s best friend and the result is a wonderful holiday love story where Santa plays a big part. The film stars Chabert (Mean Girls and Party of Five) and veteran actors Florence Henderson and John Ratzenberger. (Hallmark Channel)
A Fairly Odd Christmas
Nobody wants to be on Santa’s naughty list. This film follows the deeds and misdeeds of Timmy Turner and his fairy godfamily as he tries to save Christmas. First things first, though, Timmy needs of get off the naughty list. The movie is a sequel to A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner. Drake Bell stars as Timmy. (Nickelodeon)
The Mistle-Tones
A young singer with a phenomenal voice is set to audition for spot in a celebrated local Christmas group, which was started by her late mother many years ago. She’s shocked and distraught when someone else, who is less talented but is a best friend of the group’s leader, gets chosen. The overlooked singer starts her own musical group and discovers the true meaning of Christmas with some new friends. (ABC Family)

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