Holiday Movie Bingo

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the holiday TV movies are so delightful!

Yes, we are aware that we are talking about Christmas on freakin' Halloween. OK, we get it, but we have a legitimate excuse, aside from our love of all things Christmas and possible elvish ancestry: Hallmark is kicking off the Christmas TV movie season on Nov. 1 this year!

Each holiday season, we look forward to seeing the original Christmas-centric movies Hallmark and Lifetime, as well as some other networks, gift us with, and this year's haul is bigger (and merrier) than ever. But we all know that these tend to have a lot in common. Cute animals, a grump discovering their Christmas spirit, etc. Which led us to create E! Online's official Christmas TV movie bingo game!

Up top, in that Christmas-y bingo card, you will find 25 stereotypical things that tend to happen in these movies. The more cheesy movies you watch, the better your chances of winning! (The schedule of all the original movies is listed below!) When you spot one of the items, keep track of the show in which you found it. 

So print it out, bake some holiday cookies, grab a Starbucks holiday drink (PSA: red cups return on Nov. 1 and the festive offerings make their debut on Nov. 12!) and get ready for many cozy nights in this holiday season, beginning tomorrow with Hallmark's One Starry Night!

And make sure to play along on Twitter, using the #ChristmasBingo hashtag and tweeting @eonlineTV and @kristindsantos!

Your Christmas Movie Viewing Schedule:

Saturday, Nov 1: One Starry Christmas (Hallmark)
What It's About: An aspiring astronomy professor (Is that a real thing?) must choose between her safe BF and a dashing cowboy.

Saturday, Nov. 8: The Nine Lives of Christmas (Hallmark)
What It's About: Brandon Routh stars as a fireman content with his bachelor-dom…until he adopts a cat.

Sunday, Nov. 9: A Cookie Cutter Christmas (Hallmark)
What It's About: Two elementary school teachers, who can't stand each other obvs., face off in a Christmas cookie bake-off and a competition for a single father's heart.

Saturday, Nov. 15: Northpole (Hallmark)
What's It About: The Northpole is in danger as the town runs on holiday happiness, which just doesn't seem as important to families as it used to. Cut to one of the elves teaming with a little boy to save the day. (So Elf-lite?)

Sunday, Nov. 16: Angels and Ornaments (Hallmark)
What It's About: Glee's Jessalyn Gilg stars as a woman whose life is changed by a mysterious man on a deadline from a higher power to find her true love by Christmas Eve. No pressure!

Saturday, Nov. 22: A Royal Christmas (Hallmark)
What It's About: Mean Girls' Lacey Chabert finds out her new fiancé announces he is actually a prince of a small sovereign country in Europe and heads home to meet the royal family for the holidays. Think Monster-in-Law meets The Prince & Me.

Saturday, Nov. 22: An En Vogue Christmas (Lifetime)
What It's About: The estranged divas of En Vogue reunite for a benefit concert to save the club that made them famous. They'll have to put aside their differences and overcome their history with their former manager ('Sup, David Alan Grier?) in the movie featuring  two new original songs. Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, Rhona Bennett as themselves.

Sunday, Nov. 23: The Christmas Shepherd (Hallmark)
What It's About: An Army widow loses her late husband's beloved German Shepherd only to discover he's been adopted by a single father and his daughter. Think we all know how this one ends…

Sunday, Nov. 23: Seasons of Love (Lifetime)
What It's About: A young couple's romance is thrown for a loop when one of their parents passes away. Taraji P. Henson stars in the movie, which she also executive produced, along with Gladys Knight and Method Man.

Saturday, Nov. 29: Christmas Under Wraps (Hallmark)
What It's About: Candace Cameron Bure plays a doctor who impulsively moves to a small Alaskan  town when she doesn't land the job she planned for.

Saturday, Nov. 29: Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (Lifetime)
What It's About: Come on, we think you know. Aubrey Plaza voices Hollywood's most beloved (and unamused) kitty in this movie that tells the tale of her friendship with a 12-year-old girl.

Saturday, Dec. 6: Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle (Hallmark)
What It's About: Harry Mills is an angel sent to Earth with one assignment: help a woman move on with her life after the death of her father.

Saturday, Dec. 6: Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin' (Lifetime)
What It's About: Starring Molly Ringwald and set in the ‘60s, the movie tells the story of a young boy trying to win the local Christmas pageant. Chevy Chase narrates, while Meat Loaf also stars.

Sunday, Dec. 7: Christmas at Cartwrights (Hallmark)
What It's About: A single mom works as a department store Santa Claus while a real-life angel works on delivering her a possible holiday romance.

Saturday, Dec. 13: Best Christmas Party Ever (Hallmark)
What It's About: A party planner takes on a major powerful corporation when they threaten to shut down her Christmas party for a NY toy store.

Saturday, Dec. 13: The Santa Con (Lifetime)
What It's About: Holy blasts from the past, Batman! 7th Heaven's Barry Watson plays a small-time con man who is ordered to work as a department store Santa, leading him to promise a young boy he'll reunite his estranged parents. Melissa Joan Hart plays his sister, while Jaleel White (Urkel!) and Wendy Williams also star.

Sunday, Dec. 14: The Christmas Parade (Hallmark)
What It's About: A network morning host is humiliated on air by her fiancé, and retreats to a small town, where she ends up helping a budding artist build a float to save a community art center.

—Illustration by Amanda Oleander

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