We all love a good Hallmark movie, but what we didn’t realize is that some of our favorites are based on books! With so many amazing Hallmark movies to choose from, it’s so exciting to go back and read the books that inspired your favorite movies. Whether you love romance or Christmas stories, there are lots of great books to read.
Here is the scoop on 25 Hallmark movies that are based on books!
1. The Secret Ingredient by Nancy Naigle
Andrew broke off his engagement to Kelly, so Kelly is shocked to find out that she has been invited to compete on a Valentines day baking show alongside him.
2. My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark
A couple, consisting of a lawyer and a politician, team up to save their parents from a kidnapping. This intense story is full of twists and turns, and you will not want to put this book down!
3. After All These Years by Susan Isaacs
Audrey has to prove that she didn’t kill her husband when he is found dead after leaving her for a younger woman.
4. The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
Ryan and Molly meet on their first day at Belmont University. They become study partners and a book store called The Bridge becomes an important part of their lives.
5. The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans
Two Christmas-hating strangers pretend to be a couple to avoid awkward holiday questions. However, as time goes on they start to experience the true joys of Christmas.
6. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
Ashley Harrison gets stranded at the airport at Christmas and gets a lift from Dash, who hired the last rental car in town. As the drive goes on, their relationship blossoms.
7. Trading Christmas by Debbie Macomber
A widower from Oregon and a professor from Boston trade homes for Christmas. This cozy Christmas tale will have you ready for the holidays!
8. Unleashing Mr Darcy by Teri Wilson
Elizabeth clashes with arrogant judge Donovan Darcy when she decides to enter her dog into a competition.
9. The Irresistible Blueberry Farm & Cafe by Mary Simsies
The movie goes by the title of The Irresistible Blueberry Farm and focuses on an attorney who finds love when delivering a letter from her late grandmother to her childhood sweetheart.
10. The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans
Aspiring writer Kim is dumped by her novelist boyfriend so she decides to go on a romance-writing retreat in Vermont just before Christmas.
11. The Christmas (Bucket) List by Ella Fairlie
Isobel plans the perfect Christmas for her and her boyfriend but when he goes on a business trip, the whole plan and her love life are turned upside down.
12. Charming Christmas by Carly Alexander
Meredith reluctantly agrees to play Mrs Claus in a store. When she meets the man playing Santa Claus, she experiences some Christmas magic of her own.
13. A Bramble House Christmas by C.J. Carmichael
In this Hallmark movie, a man leaves his nurse a large sum of money when he died, despite only knowing her for two months. His son tries to find out why.
14. The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
A journalist needs to get from Washington D.C to Los Angeles for Christmas. However, his only way to get there is by train.
15. Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn
Miranda splits her time between Boston and Vermont. She and her fiance plan to get married at Christmas.
16. A December Bride by Denise Hunter
Layla and Seth pretend to be engaged at her cousins wedding. In attempt to keep up the pretense, they end up developing something real.
17. Maggie’s Christmas Miracle by Karen Kingsbury
Maggie is trying to balance having a career and being a mom. Her sons tutor Casey quickly becomes part of the family.
18. Christmas Cookies by Linda West
In this Hallmark movie, a corporate agent is sent to shut down a cookie company in a small town. However, she develops feelings for the factory owner and the towns Christmas spirit.
19. Mrs Miracle by Debbie Macomber
A father of two struggles to look after his six-year-old twins. Luckily, a housekeeper swoops in to help him.
20. (The) Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere
Lauren leaves Boston behind to start a new chapter. However, she ends up rediscovering the magic of Christmas when she unexpectedly ends up in Grandon Falls.
21. Silver Bells by Luanne Rice
Catherine is a widow who bonds with a young man. However, when she meets his father she discovers that he has ran away from their family Christmas tree business.
22. A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid
A boy spreads Christmas cheer with the help of his newly adopted golden Labrador.
23. The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere
Christine, a struggling single mom, searches for a lost family heirloom. She hopes it will bring her love in time for the holidays.
Stories like this one about family are so heartwarming, Hallmark fans anywhere will love it!
24. Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn
Miranda has never known anything about her father. Three days before Christmas she receives a clue and sets off to New England to find him.
25. The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere
Gretchen and Melissa become friends when Gretchen returns to her hometown and they end up as neighbors. Melissa discovers she has a sibling she never knew about and the two of them discover a huge secret.
Now you have 25 books or films to choose from to indulge in the Hallmark spirit!