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Brokaw: Christmas spirit comes in July on Hallmark

By Francine Brokaw - Special to the Daily Herald | Jun 22, 2022

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The poster for "My Grown-Up Christmas List" which is part of the Hallmark Channel's Christmas in July.

With a little over five months until Christmas, Christmas in July has become a must-see viewing experience for Hallmark Channel viewers. Yes, it’s summer and hot. But think about it. In Australia, and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere, they always celebrate the holiday in the warmth of summer.

This is the time to bring back the spirit of Christmas without all the hassles of shopping, crowds and hunting for a parking space — not to mention traipsing through the snow and mud.

Beginning June 24, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries starts airing their holiday movies. Then, beginning July 1, Hallmark Channel revs up the holiday slate with the best of the past — plus three new films for 2022.

Saturday, July 9: “My Grown-Up Christmas List”

Taylor (Kayla Wallace), a journalist, and Luke (Kevin McGarry), an enlisted military member, share a special bond that grows between them over the course of five Christmases that they spend both together and apart.

Saturday, July 16: “Campfire Christmas”

Romance rekindles for Peyton (Tori Anderson) and her closest friends when her parents decide to host a holiday-themed reunion before selling their summer camp. Corbin Bleu and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman also star. This is actually a Christmas in July-themed story.

Saturday, July 23: “Christmas in Toyland”

To save hundreds of jobs right before Christmas, a data analyst (Vanessa Lengies) and toy store manager (Jesse Hutch) must work together to keep the in-store experience alive.

Enjoy fun, family, love, and laughter and especially the joy of Christmas – even in July.


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