One month. Thirty-one movies. Sixty-two hours. Flannelling endlessly. Yes, that sounds exactly like a Christmas countdown well-spent. 

Buddy the Elf immortalized the words: “Congratulations, you made it!” It was another successful season of Hallmark Channels Christmas movies. The 2021 series proved to be one of the best in network history.

The “Countdown to Christmas” campaign began on October 24, just before many of us were able to carve pumpkins. It featured a different movie each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We also doubled up for Thanksgiving, so there was no turkey to prevent an L-tryptophan-induced “break from watching movies”. This continued until Sunday, December 20. It was hard work keeping up with the festivities. Literally. Although not all heroes don capes but many do sport Hallmark hot cocoa-colored swag.