We are officially well into the summer, which means that Hallmark Channel’s annual “Christmas In July” summer celebration is in full swing! This year, in addition to the original movie Christmas in July movie added to the line-up, Crashing Through the Snow, the cable network has upped the ante on its popular holiday homage by adding a special “Soap Sunday” themed marathon featuring Christmas films starring daytimers!
On Sunday, July 18, Hallmark Channel will rebroadcast six of its original feel-good, cheery Christmas films starring leading men and women from the world of daytime television. So grab a cup of hot cocoa — or heck, even a pina colada! — and settle in for some holiday cheer with a specially-curated programming block! We have the complete Soap Sunday line-up listed for you below, so you can set your DVR to make sure you won’t miss a minute! (All times listed are Eastern Standard Time)
9:00 a.m. The Christmas Club: Cameron Mathison — once ALL MY CHILDREN’s Ryan, and soon to be the newest GENERAL HOSPITAL cast member — stars opposite Elizabeth Mitchell as two busy strangers who meet when they assist an elderly woman find her lost Christmas savings. Thanks to fate and a bit of Christmas magic, they also find something they were both missing… yep, true love!
11:00 a.m. A Christmas Duet: Rome Flynn (ex-Zende, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) and Chaley Rose play Averie and Jessie, a former music duo famous for their beloved Christmas duet, “Wouldn’t Be Christmas.” Although they’ve since gone their separate ways, fate brings them back together over the holidays just in time for the annual Yuletide Festival at Averie’s Vermont lodge. Can the magic of Christmas help them reunite once again?
1:00 p.m. Crashing Through The Snow: This film doesn’t star a daytime darling or soap hunk, but it is Hallmark’s original offering for this summer’s Christmas In July event, so we’ll let that slide. Amy Acker and Warren Christie star as Maggie and Sam, who are crashing their siblings’ perfect Christmas celebration.
3:00 p.m. Christmas Next Door: Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel, PASSIONS) plays Eric, a popular author of bachelor lifestyle books, who is left in charge of his niece and nephew over the holidays. Feeling totally clueless, Eric turns to his friend April (Fiona Gublemann), a self-proclaimed lover of all things Christmas, for some help.
5:00 p.m. Good Morning Christmas!: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) and Marc Blucas are two squabbling morning-show television hosts who are sent to a festive small town over the holidays. While pretending to get along for the sake of public appearance, they realize in private that there’s more to each other than they originally thought.
7:00 p.m. Five Star Christmas: When a famous travel writer shows up at their dad’s bed and breakfast, the Ralston family all pretend to be guests in hopes of getting a good review. During the charade, Lucy (played by GUIDING LIGHT’s former Michelle, Bethany Joy Lenz) falls for guest Jake (Victor Webster, once DAYS’ Nicholas), but can’t let him in on her secret. And as it turns out, he’s got a secret of his own.
9:00 p.m. GOOD WITCH: The regularly scheduled weekly episode of Hallmark’s comedy-drama series will air.
10:00 p.m. Pride, Prejudice, & Mistletoe: Lacey Chabert (Bianca, AMC) stars as career woman Darcy, in this holiday-inspired take on the classic Jane Austen novel. Returning home for the holidays, Darcy is forced to plan a Christmas charity event with her old nemesis, Luke, she starts to realize what the important things in life really are. As she begins to mend her relationship with her estranged father, Darcy also realizes that she just might be falling in love with the guy she hated back in high school.