It’s Christmas in March, folks! The Hallmark Channel has announced it will be bringing some festive cheer to all those who are in self-quarantine this weekend.
In response to the growing coronavirus crisis, there has been a general clamor for cheerful, home-based entertainment to take our minds of the current predicament.
Hallmark stepped up to the challenge. They have promised us a whole weekend of feel-good festive movies to binge-watch.
When does Hallmark’s Christmas marathon begin?
Entertainment Tonight first reported that the channel will be airing 27 original “countdown to Christmas” holiday movies this weekend. It all starts on Friday, March 20, at 12 p.m. ET/PT with Candace Cameron Bure in A Christmas Detour.
The feelgood movie marathon will last all weekend, culminating with Christmas in Rome starring Lacey Chabert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 22.
Hallmark will also be debuting In the Key of Love, starring Laura Osnes and Scott Michael Foster, as planned on Saturday, March 21, at 9 p.m.
The marathon will feature movies such as Holiday Date starring Brittany Bristow (Rising Suns) and Matt Cohen (General Hospital), and A Royal Christmas with Lacey Chabert of Mean Girls fame and Jayne Seymour from Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman.
And don’t miss Ryan Paevey of General Hospital fame on Saturday afternoon in the 2019 festive romp Christmas at the Plaza. Don’t forget to find out what a finial d’arbre is before you watch.
So it’s time to dig out the decorations and Santa costumes and pretend it’s Christmas time and that we’ve never heard of coronavirus or Covid-19.
Celebrities have suggested ways to entertain while self-quarantined
The coronavirus pandemic has led to many of us attempting to find innovative ways to pass the time as we sit in self-quarantine.
Several celebrities have done their bit to find ways to entertain us all. Coldplay’s Chris Martin took to Instagram Live to perform an impromptu concert from his living room; an idea that was then copied by John Legend.
Rita Wilson and her husband, beloved actor Tom Hanks, channeled some of their energy into creating a playlist to help those get through the isolation of self-quarantine.
She wittily called it quarantunes.
Meanwhile, the Terminator and former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, took to Twitter to post a video of himself telling the over 65s to stay at home and avoid restaurants and gymnasiums.
In a somewhat bizarre video, he seemed to be suggesting we find a couple of donkeys to pass the time.
Stay at home as much as possible. Listen to the experts, ignore the morons (foreheads). We will get through this together. pic.twitter.com/FRg41QehuB
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 16, 2020
Enjoy the festive movie marathon folks.