GAF, Candace Cameron Bure aim for Hallmark Channel’s holiday movie crown – USA TODAY | Episode Movies

The more the better?

Lovers of the sweet genre of romantic TV vacation movies could sing “Joy to the World” as the countryside is busier than an Amazon delivery truck in December.

Hallmark Channel — consistently the top-rated provider of feel-good features — sits atop the glittering, snow-covered heap of offerings. But as the network launches a lineup of 31 Christmas movies as part of its Countdown to Christmas franchise — nearly 50% up from five years ago and premiering a week earlier in October — it faces competition from rivals old and new. In 2017, Lifetime had aired six holiday originals; this year’s lineup is 26. Netflix is ​​gifting viewers six seasonal picks, including one starring Lindsay Lohan (“Falling for Christmas,” Nov. 10). The offers mimic text from The Twelve Days of Christmas: ten Christmas movies from BET+, four from Discovery+, three from CBS, three from HBO Max and even one from Fox Nation. VH1, Comedy Central and Paramount Network also want to get in on the reindeer, um, rating games.

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