Are you ready for Hallmark Christmas in July for 2024? Enjoy this holiday treat in the middle of summer. Who says that you have to wait for December to roll around to be able to have fun watching Christmas movies? Check out the latest updated information about the Hallmark movie listings, brand new movies this year and more.
Writing this post in February, it’s early in 2024, so stay tuned because we will continue to update you about the latest changes as Hallmark announces what is new and coming soon.
- WHAT IS HALLMARK CHRISTMAS IN JULY?
- WHEN DOES HALLMARK CHRISTMAS IN JULY START?
- What's Coming for Hallmark Christmas in July 2024?
- A Look Back to Hallmark Christmas in July 2023
- HALLMARK CHRISTMAS IN JULY TV SCHEDULE
- CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE WEEK
- Great American Family (GAC Family) Christmas in July
- What is Christmas in July?
WHAT IS HALLMARK CHRISTMAS IN JULY?
Ever since 2012, the Hallmark Channel began showing holiday movies in the summer as part of their Christmas in July seasonal offering. Each July, Hallmark shows heart-warming, romantic holiday movies that can be enjoyed all day long.
In 2023, the summer season started with Hallmark Movies and Mysteries in June with Merry Movie Week on June 23-June 26. Included was a mini marathon of Christmas movies from June 26 through June 30.
The channel’s most popular Christmas movies aired July 1-4, and viewers even voted for their favorite movies through weekly polls on the Hallmark app.
WHEN DOES HALLMARK CHRISTMAS IN JULY START?
As of this writing, Hallmark has not officially released the details for 2024’s Christmas in July celebration. Last year, the festivities began on July 1. Check back often for updates.
For you serious Hallmark lovers, you can download a free smartphone app where you can see the list of all their movies and news about upcoming films.
What’s Coming for Hallmark Christmas in July 2024?
We don’t know yet what the line-up will be for new movies in 2024, but judging from last year’s line-up, there will be plenty of old favorites plus a few new movies for you to savor.
Check back soon because we will continue to update with the latest information.
A Look Back to Hallmark Christmas in July 2023
In 2023, these were two of the most popular Hallmark movies that were shown mid-summer:
STARRING: Katie Cassidy and Stephen Huszar
PLOT: Ava accepts the opportunity of a lifetime to work at the Royal Ice Hotel, which leads her to a surprise whirlwind romance with the most important guest of all, the Royal Prince himself.
STARRING: Vanessa Lengies and Corey Sevier
PLOT: A Christmas wish gives Renee the successful life she’d always dreamed of. This new reality is perfect, except for one thing…she is no longer married to her husband Aaron. Now, Renee must race against the clock to win him back before Christmas Eve.
HALLMARK CHRISTMAS IN JULY TV SCHEDULE
You can easily look at the Hallmark website and see all the options for holiday movies so you can tune in and watch. Get ready for a month of romantic and heartwarming holiday movies.
While the new schedule isn’t quite ready for 2024 yet, here’s a review of 2023 to give you an idea of what to expect.
Some of the holiday movies that were popular with viewers in July of 2023 were:
- ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS
- MY GROWN-UP CHRISTMAST LIST
- CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN
- CAMPFIRE CHRISTMAS
- A CHRISTMAS DUET
- HAUL OUT THE HOLLY
- ROAD TO CHRISTMAS
- THREE WISE MEN AND A BABY
- CHRISTMAS IN LOVE
- CHRISTMAS MADE TO ORDER
- Open by Christmas
There will be plenty more great movies and even some Christmas movie podcasts to catch as well.
CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE WEEK
You might also hear Christmas in July on the Hallmark Channel be referred to as Christmas Keepsake Week. (It’s one and the same so don’t get confused.)
During their July Christmas celebration, Hallmark releases their keepsake ornament for the year, so this just tends to tie it all nicely together.
Great American Family (GAC Family) Christmas in July
GAC Family (formerly Great American Country) launched September 2021 featuring family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal romcoms that celebrate faith, family and country.
In 2023, Great American Family expanded its Christmas movie offerings with 21 new original titles. Called “Great American Christmas,” the network’s holiday fare kicked off in October with its largest lineup ever.
Watch for some new movies to come in 2024.
What is Christmas in July?
Many businesses offer Christmas in July specials (like QVC), so watch for holiday deals and promotions. It’s a great chance to be a frugal shopper or start your holiday shopping early. If you own a small business, consider hosting a Christmas in July sale for your customers.
HOW DID CHRISTMAS IN JULY BEGIN?
As with anything, there are a few variations to the story. The one that tends to be more popular is that this concept stemmed from a summer camp where they decided to make 2 days in July holiday-themed. They went all out with fake snow, a gift exchange, and even an appearance from the big guy (Santa) himself.
FUN WAYS TO CELEBRATE A JULY CHRISTMAS
Tuning in to the Hallmark channel and binge-watching the shows are great, but let’s not forget that you can have even more holiday fun at home during your Hallmark Christmas in July celebration.
We all know that exchanging gifts is all part of the holiday season. Gather family and friends and provide small inexpensive or white elephant gifts to keep guests laughing.
Once the gift exchange is done, it should come as no surprise that everyone is going to be hungry. Some of my favorite holiday recipes are:
- Adorable Red Truck Christmas Cookies
- Easy Christmas Grinch Bark Candy
- Homemade Christmas Chocolate Covered Cherries
Make certain that everyone gets matching pajamas, sings Christmas carols, and does whatever other holiday traditions that you normally do during the month of December.
If you’re going to go to all the trouble of recreating Christmas in July, go all out for the occasion by being as festive and fun as possible. And if you have some ugly sweaters, crank up the air conditioner put those on as well.
Print off this free Christmas game to play for extra cheer.
MORE CHRISTMAS FUN
Here are some other really great Christmas movie posts for you to enjoy.
- 25 Free Hallmark Christmas Movies on YouTube
- 12 Days of Free Family Christmas Movies on YouTube
- 15 Free Romantic Christmas Movies on YouTube
- 25 Christmas Episodes of Classic TV Shows on YouTube