'Tis the season for Hallmark Christmas movies! The holidays wouldn't be complete without the network's dozens of new cozy, holiday-themed movies — but what if you want to watch them without having a cable subscription? Though you won't find your Hallmark faves on the biggest streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu, you can definitely still catch all the most-anticipated Hallmark holiday movies of the year without having to subscribe to a traditional cable package.
The most direct way to view Hallmark original movies is to simply sign up for Hallmark Movies Now, Hallmark's own streaming service. As its name suggests, it's a quick and easy way to access Hallmark's library of movies directly, as well as TV shows and specials from both the regular Hallmark Channel and its "Movies and Mysteries" spinoff. The only catch? Most brand-new movies don't show up right away on Hallmark Movies Now, so it's a great choice for watching your old favorites, but not so much if you're looking for all the latest movies from this year. You can also subscribe to the Hallmark Movies Now "channel" as an add-on to your Amazon Prime subscription.
Another option is to subscribe to a "cut the cord" type of streaming service, which offers access to many TV channels that you'd normally get with cable, but without having the literal cable service. Streamers such as Sling TV, Fubo TV, and Philo offer the Hallmark Channel as part of their packages or as add-ons. These options allow subscribers to "watch TV" live, as well as on-demand, which means even the newest Hallmark Christmas movies are available here!
For those among us who still appreciate the perks of physical media, some Hallmark Christmas movies can be found on DVD as well. As with the Hallmark Movies Now option, however, the selection can be a bit spotty and definitely won't have this year's new movies available right away. Still, it's something to keep in mind. There are plenty of ways to make your movie-viewing merry and bright this year; just pick the one that's best for you!