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TL; DR: 

  • Hallmark Channel’s 2022 Christmas in July event kicks off on July 1. 
  • Three new movies are scheduled to air, including My Grown-Up Christmas List with Kevin McGarry and Kayla Wallace. 
  • Fan-favorite films will also air, including On the 12th Date of Christmas and Christmas Under Wraps.
Kevin McGarry and Susan Hamann standing in front of a holiday wreath in the 2022 Hallmark Christmas in July movie 'My Grown-Up Christmas List'
Kevin McGarry and Susan Hamann in Hallmark’s 2022 Christmas in July movie ‘My Grown-Up Christmas List’ | ©2022 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Albert Camicioli

Temperatures may be soaring, but Hallmark Channel is serving up holiday vibes with its annual “Christmas in July” event, which kicks off on July 1. Three all-new movies are set to premiere next month, including films starring When Calls the Heart’s Kevin McGarry and actor-singer Corbin Bleu. 

Kevin McGarry and Kayla Wallace star in ‘My Grown-Up Christmas List’ 

Real-life couple Kevin McGarry and Kayla Wallace will star in their second Hallmark movie together after Feeling Butterflies, which aired earlier this year. The couple – who also appear onscreen together in When Calls the Heart – play the leads in My Grown-Up Christmas List, which is based on Amy Grant and David Foster’s holiday song of the same name. The 1992 song appeared on Grant’s Home for Christmas album and was later covered by Kelly Clarkson.

Wallace plays Taylor, a successful journalist who has returned home several years after her mother’s death to help her grandfather with his Christmas store. McGarry plays Luke, a military member who has just come home to spend the holidays with his family. When Taylor and Luke meet, they have instant chemistry. Gradually, their friendship turns toward romance. As they fall in love, they have to work together to overcome challenges that arise as they commit to making their most important holiday wish come true: to spend every Christmas together for the rest of their lives.   

My Grown-Up Christmas List airs Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m. ET. 

‘Campfire Christmas’ airs July 16 

Campfire Christmas stars Tori Anderson from NCIS: Hawai’i as well as Corbin Bleu and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman. In the movie, romance rekindles for a woman named Peyton and her closest friends when her parents decide to host a holiday-themed reunion before selling their family’s summer camp. 

Campfire Christmas airs Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m. ET. 

‘Christmas in Toyland’ is also part of Hallmark’s Christmas in July schedule


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Christmas in Toyland stars Vanessa Lengies and Jesse Hutch. It’s about a toy store data analyst who attempts to save hundreds of jobs right before Christmas to help keep the in-store experience alive. 

Christmas in Toyland airs Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m. ET. 

In addition to several new films, Hallmark will also air a number of fan-favorite holiday movies, including On the 12th Date of Christmas, Christmas Under Wraps, A Royal Christmas, Switched for Christmas, and A Kiss Before Christmas. 

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