Ranked: The Best Hallmark Christmas Movies

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The Nine Lives of Christmas: Hallmark

6. The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014). Total score: 85%. Amazon user score: 98. IMDb score: 72. Directed by Mark Jean. Starring: Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad, Stephanie Bennett.
Plot summary: Zachary is a handsome bachelor who enjoys the liberties of being single. When a stray cat adopts Zach as his owner, Zach falls in love with the little guy in spite of the fact that he wants to stay away from responsibility. His new pet brings him into contact with Merilee White, a beautiful woman who is Zach s opposite. Through his new pet, Zach begins to see that being accountability-free isn’t as fulfilling as he thought and that the wrong woman might just be the perfect match.
What the audience said about The Nine Lives of Christmas: "This is my favorite movie. I watch this all year, probably once per month. I just love it. There's cats in it, the lead female character has integrity and is amazing in everything she does, and it's a happily-ever-after movie."

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Hallmark

5. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008). Total score: 85%. Amazon user score: 96. IMDb score: 74. Directed by Michael Scott. Starring: Brooke Burns, Henry Winkler, Warren Christie, Connor Christopher Levins
Plot summary: Corporate analyst and single mom, Jen, tackles Christmas with a business-like approach until her uncle arrives with a handsome stranger in tow.
What the audience said about The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: "This is actually a pretty decent movie. The writing is decent, and so is the acting, and Fonzie is actually really funny here. Nice film to watch during the holidays."

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Journey Back to Christmas: Hallmark

4. Journey Back to Christmas (2016). Total score: 86%. Amazon user score: 100. IMDb score: 72. Directed by Mel Damski. Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Oliver Hudson, Brooke Nevin.
Plot summary: A WWII era nurse is transported in time to 2016 and meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless.
What the audience said about Journey Back to Christmas: "I'm not big fan of time travel idea. However, this was fascinating. The time travel theme came through when you didn't expect it. Interesting to try to imagine what it must be like to suddenly show up in society 70 years later."

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November Christmas: Hallmark

3. November Christmas (2010). Total score: 86%. Amazon user score: 96. IMDb score: 76. Directed by Robert Harmon. Starring: Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Sarah Paulson
Plot summary: A brave young girl is battling cancer, which has an effect on the people around her.
What the audience said about November Christmas: "It is perhaps a little emotional at times, but this movie is never maudlin or sappy. It seems like something that would really happen in a small town, rural area anywhere in America."

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas: Hallmark

2. Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas (2014). Total score: 86%. Amazon user score: 96. IMDb score: 76. Directed by Kevin Fair. Starring: Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe.
Plot summary: Oliver, Shane, Norman and Rita work together in the dead letter office to solve the mystery behind an undeliverable Christmas card from years past.
What the audience said about Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas: "This one had substance and was very open about the real meaning of Christmas… no Santa, reindeer or elves here. Just the Biblical message of Jesus coming to this world to bring peace and to love humankind. I told so many people about this sweet, touching and heartwarming movie--so much that they were rolling their eyes from hearing me go on and on."

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A Season for Miracles: Hallmark

1. A Season for Miracles (1999). Total score: 87%. Amazon user score: 96. IMDb score: 78. Directed by Michael Pressman. Starring: Carla Gugino, Kathy Baker, David Conrad.
Plot summary: A miracle occurs for a homeless family consisting of two children neglected by their incarcerated mother and their protective aunt who is trying to keep them out of the foster system with the help of an angel.
What the audience said about A Season for Miracles: "I never thought I would find a better Christmas movie than It's a Wonderful Life, but then I saw this movie. It is quite simply superb."