We all have our own Christmas traditions, and even if you're only vaguely festive (hey Scrooge, what's up), you've definitely stumbled on a Hallmark Christmas movie at least once in your life. It's hard not to get sucked into the super cheesy, super warm-and-fuzzy holiday flicks. They all follow the same model: Career woman moves to small town, meets painfully hot guy with emotional baggage, career woman falls for said man despite glaring reasons it would never actually work IRL, all of which culminates in a proposal underneath a Christmas tree. What's! Not! To! Like!
With titles like Christmas in the Air, A Cheerful Christmas, and Heavenly Christmas, these movies could warm even the coldest of hearts. The thing is...most of us cable-cutters don't have access to Hallmark Channel, so in the spirit of giving, I've decided to help you figure out how to watch Hallmark Christmas movies this season—because no one should suffer through the holidays without witnessing Candace Cameron Bure wear matching green and red sweaters with her dream guy!
Amazon Prime Video
I'll start with the most popular option: Prime Video. If you already have Amazon Prime, then you're in luck. You get access to quick shipping and a wide variety of TV shows and movies, including Hallmark's library. The streaming service has tons of titles, including the adorable Picture a Perfect Christmas.
Hallmark Movies Now
Sneaky, sneaky. Hallmark is clearly hip to the fact that not all of their
obsessive fans viewers have cable, hence why they launched a streaming option. Hallmark Movies Now costs $4.99/month, which isn't too shabby, but the best part is that you'll have access to every Hallmark movie and TV show e-v-e-r. If you're not ready to commit, then try their seven day free trial.
Don't get me wrong, streaming what you want, when you want it is great. But there's something about flipping through channels and finding a movie that just started that makes me feel all cozy and kid-like. Sling TV offers that same thrill without a restrictive package. For $30/month, you get access to your fave channels as part of the Sling Orange or Sling Blue service, and if you want to be able to watch Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, then all you have to do is add the Lifestyle Extra package for an additional $5/month.
Philo is a live and on-demand TV subscription service that doesn't lock you into a contract and only costs $20/month. You can watch stuff on Philo pretty much anywhere...using le interwebz on your cell or tablet, via Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. Did your eyes just glaze over? Same. The important part is that Hallmark Christmas movies are def available and you can even record 'em to watch later.
Okay, FuboTV is definitely pricy ($64.99/month) but assuming you're splitting it between roommates, it's the way to go because you'll get access to more than 100 (!!) channels. Can't guarantee you won't fight over the remote, though.
On a tight budget? I gotchu. Between Netflix, Hulu, and the 1,092,030 other streaming services available, you might be craving a simple option with just a few extra channels. Enter: Frndly TV, a service that lets you purchase select channels, including all three Hallmark options, for $5.99/month. A total steal.
AT&T TV Now
It's not cable, but it's close. AT&T Now offers 45 plus channels including Hallmark, so you can watch your movie marathon and then take a break with sports or whatever.
Thanks to all of these options, the question isn't if you'll watch a Hallmark Christmas movie this year, it's ~how many.~ I suggest starting with their new 2020 additions. Happy streaming!
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