EDMONTON (September 25, 2018) – Super Channel is getting into the festive spirit early this year with the launch of Heart & Home Christmas, a new holiday programming event, which will establish Super Channel Heart & Home as the destination for Christmas movie viewing in Canada.
“Super Channel Heart & Home will become the destination of choice for Canadian viewers when it comes to Christmas programming,” said Don McDonald, President and CEO of Super Channel. “To that end, we are launching our first annual Heart & Home Christmas. We have worked extensively with our distribution and production partners to build on our Heart & Home brand to bring viewers an unrivalled collection of heartwarming, family-friendly, Christmas themed movies as seen on Hallmark, UPtv, Lifetime and ION in the US. All of which will air commercial free and be available on Super Channel On Demand throughout the holiday season and beyond.”
Heart & Home Christmas kicks off on November 9 at 8 p.m. ET with the holiday classic White Christmas. This will be followed by a new movie premiere every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November and every Thursday to Sunday in December. In all, a total of 55* Christmas features will air, 35 of which are new to Super Channel Heart & Home and includes 25 titles making their Canadian premieres. The programming event will feature a wide variety of Christmas movies throughout the afternoon and into primetime, with up to 14 hours of Christmas themed programming per day. In total, over 560 hours** of Christmas content will air between November 9 and December 25.
The Canadian made Hallmark original movie, Marrying Father Christmas, is the first of 16 Canadian made holiday movies set to debut during Heart & Home’s festive line-up, which will culminate on December 25 with the When Calls the Heart Christmas special. In total, over 70% of all Heart & Home Christmas content is Canadian.
The Heart & Home Christmas programming event will be supported with the “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway, an online promotion which will run from December 7th to 18th and offer viewers 12 days of Christmas themed gifts and prize packs. In addition, Super Channel Heart & Home will be introducing its first annual Christmas Ornament, to be given away to lucky viewers throughout the festive season. The programming event will be supported extensively on-air and online with a dedicated webpage, as well as across all Super Channel social media platforms.
For a full listing of the Heart & Home Christmas movie premieres, please see below.
November (all premieres begin at 8 p.m. ET, all titles subject to change):
Saturday, Nov 10 - Marrying Father Christmas (Canadian)
Sunday, Nov 11 - Christmas on Holly Lane (Canadian)
Friday, Nov 16 – A Christmas in Tennessee (Canadian)
Saturday, Nov 17 - Christmas With a View (Canadian)
Sunday, Nov 18 - Love Strikes Twice
Friday Nov 23 – Christmas in the Smokies
Saturday, Nov 24 – Poinsettias for Christmas (Canadian)
Sunday, Nov 25 – Christmas on the Coast
Friday, Nov 30 - Christmas in Royal Fashion
December (all premieres begin at 8 p.m. ET, all titles subject to change):
Saturday, Dec 1 – A Wedding for Christmas
Sunday, Dec 2 – Christmas Catch (Canadian)
Thursday, Dec 6 – 12 Days of Giving
Friday, Dec 7 – The Christmas Pact (Canadian)
Saturday, Dec 8 – Christmas Lost and Found (Canadian)
Sunday, Dec 9 – Christmas with a Prince (Canadian)
Thursday, Dec 13 – Christmas Wonderland
Friday, Dec 14 – Christmas Inn
Saturday, Dec 15 – Runaway Christmas Bride (Canadian)
Sunday, Dec 16 – Hometown Holiday (Canadian)
Thursday, Dec 20 – Entertaining Christmas (Canadian)
Friday, Dec 21 – Northern Lights of Christmas (Canadian)
Saturday, Dec 22 – Christmas Pen Pals (Canadian)
Sunday, Dec 23 – Santa’s Boots (Canadian)
Monday, Dec 24 – Christmas Made to Order
Tuesday, Dec 25 – When Calls the Heart season 6 Christmas movie (Canadian)
*as of press time, additional titles may be added
**total hours of programming include both new and repeat broadcasts