Ranked: The Best Hallmark Christmas Movies

A Royal Christmas: Hallmark

43. A Royal Christmas (2014). Total score: 80%. Amazon user score: 94. IMDb score: 66. Directed by Alex Zamm. Starring: Janeen Damian, Michael Damian
Plot summary: Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of Cordinia, wishes to marry his young love Emily Taylor, a humble seamstress from Philadelphia. But Leopold's mother, Queen Isadora has other plans for her son.
What the audience said about A Royal Christmas: "This is not a challenging movie, but it is a comforting, 'drink your hot chocolate, wrap up in a comforter during a snowy day during the holiday season' kind of movie."

Christmas In Evergreen: Hallmark

41. Christmas In Evergreen (2017). Total score: 80.5%. Amazon user score: 94. IMDb score: 67. Directed by Alex Zamm. Starring: Ashley Williams, Teddy Sears, Barbara Niven
Plot summary: Allie Shaw is moving to the big city, which means missing Christmas in her beloved hometown of Evergreen, VA for the first time. But when a storm delays her plans, she ends up having the most magical Christmas ever.
What the audience said about Christmas In Evergreen: "The snow scenes, even if fake, seemed to cool down the 100-degree temperatures just outside my window."

A Christmas To Remember: Hallmark

40. A Christmas To Remember (2016). Total score: 80.5%. Amazon user score: 94. IMDb score: 67. Directed by David Weaver. Starring: Mira Sorvino, Cameron Mathison, Jesse Filkow
Plot summary: A harsh TV personality needs a break from her own life, so she hops into a car and drives to a small town mountain retreat. On her way there, a blizzard veers her off the road and she crashes. When she comes to, she has complete amnesia and a friendly passerby takes her in.
What the audience said about A Christmas To Remember: "I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the family atmosphere throughout the movie."

Engaging Father Christmas: Hallmark

39. Engaging Father Christmas (2018). Total score: 81%. Amazon user score: 92. IMDb score: 70. Directed by David Winning. Starring: Erin Krakow, Niall Matter, Wendie Malick
Plot summary: In this sequel to Finding Father Christmas, Miranda worries about her relationship with the Whitcombs when she receives an anonymous text threatening to expose her identity which she's kept secret.
What the audience said about Engaging Father Christmas: "I couldn't help but snort when Ian proposes and presents the engagement ring in its box and the box is prominently labeled 'Hallmark Bridal.' Way to self-promote, Hallmark. I'm not mad."

Borrowed Hearts: Hallmark

38. Borrowed Hearts (1997). Total score: 81%. Amazon user score: 92. IMDb score: 70. Directed by Ted Kotcheff. Starring: Roma Downey, Eric McCormack, Hector Elizondo
Plot summary: Sam Field, a single, powerful businessman is about to close the biggest deal of his career with industrialist Javier Del Campo, a self-proclaimed family man. Problem is, Sam prefers freedom to fatherhood. To impress Javier during his holiday visit, Sam convinces single mom Kathleen and her daughter, Zoey, to pose as his family for cash Kathleen desperately needs. With a little Christmas magic, Sam learns to open his heart to the best gifts of all: love and family.
What the audience said about Borrowed Hearts: "There is simply nothing in this movie that can offend anyone, and lots that can please everyone."

The Christmas Note: Hallmark

37. The Christmas Note (2015). Total score: 81%. Amazon user score: 94. IMDb score: 68. Directed by Terry Ingram. Starring: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Leah Gibson, Lynda Boyd.
Plot summary: Gretchen returns to her hometown with son Ethan and meets her new neighbor Melissa under unusual circumstances. Melissa’s mother has passed away, and the two form a reluctant friendship when Melissa discovers she has a sibling she never knew about. Through their detective work, Gretchen and Melissa grow closer and uncover a huge surprise that will change everything.
What the audience said about The Christmas Note: "Good example of loving your neighbor in a very positive plot."

The Santa Suit: Hallmark

36. The Santa Suit (2010). Total score: 81%. Amazon user score: 94. IMDb score: 68. Directed by Robert Vaughn. Starring: Kevin Sorbo, Jodie Dowdall
Plot summary: When the real Santa Claus turns a high powered executive into a Santa lookalike, he finds himself working as a dress-up Kris Kringle to make ends meet.
What the audience said about The Santa Suit: "This movie definitely causes one to stop and consider the importance of relationships and the meaning of the Christmas season--loving others, experiencing joy through service. Worldliness often brings isolation and loneliness."

A Christmas Wish: Hallmark

35. A Christmas Wish (2011). Total score: 81%. Amazon user score: 94. IMDb score: 68. Directed by Craig Clyde. Starring: Kristy Swanson, Edward Herrmann, K.C. Clyde.
Plot summary: Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she finally finds a job at a sleepy rural diner, formerly famous for its home-made root beer. But with her car broken down and the bills piling up, it looks like it's going to be a bleak Christmas for the Evans family.
What the audience said about A Christmas Wish: "It is a good, heartwarming story about faith and the power of friendship."

The Heart of Christmas: Hallmark

34. The Heart of Christmas (2012). Total score: 81.5%. Amazon user score: 92. IMDb score: 71. Directed by Gary Wheeler. Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Jeanne Neilson, Erin Bethea
Plot summary: The Locke's are devastated when they learn their young son, Dax, has cancer. But with courage, determination and faith, they give Dax a one last Christmas, even if it is in October.
What the audience said about The Heart of Christmas: "Life and death happens all around you every day. This movie should make you appreciate every day you have with your children."

Christmas with Tucker: Hallmark

33. Christmas with Tucker (2013). Total score: 81.5%. Amazon user score: 94. IMDb score: 69. Directed by Larry A. McLean. Starring: James Brolin, Gage Munroe, Barbara Gordon
Plot summary: A young boy learns to be a man after the death of his father and forms a special bond with a dog.
What the audience said about Christmas with Tucker: "I was truly enjoying this movie about a young boy visiting his grandfather's dairy farm for Christmas."

A December Bride: Hallmark

32. A December Bride (2016). Total score: 81.5%. Amazon user score: 94. IMDb score: 69. Directed by David Winning. Starring: Jessica Lowndes, Daniel Lissing
Plot summary: A Christmastime wedding brings no joy to Layla, the bride's cousin, who was literally left at the altar by the groom. But she might find her true love when she gains a fake fiancé in the process.
What the audience said about A December Bride: "The movie explores relationships and families and places the true spirit of Christmas and love into perspective."

Trading Christmas: Hallmark

31. Trading Christmas (2011). Total score: 81.5%. Amazon user score: 94. IMDb score: 69. Directed by Michael Scott. Starring: Tom Cavanagh, Faith Ford, Gil Bellows, Gabrielle Miller, Emma Lahana
Plot summary: Emily Springer is disappointed her daughter Heather won't make the cross-country trip from Harvard to visit at Christmas. Emily decides to surprise Heather and trades houses with Charles Brewster, a college professor who lives in Boston. Emily is the one who is surprised when she finds out her daughter left for Florida with her boyfriend and has only Charles' brother for company.
What the audience said about Trading Christmas: "I enjoyed the movie and will watch it again. Most people would skip it because they think it is too predictable or "lame", but I like movies like that because I know I will be watching something that won't make me feel like I have just been slimed."