Hallmark Christmas stars Holly Robinson Peete, Andrew Walker, Lacey Chabert, Ashley Williams and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
Hugh Tull/Ricardo Hubbs/Fred Hayes/Crown Media

Hallmark Christmas Star Ranking: The True Kings and Queens of Christmas

The ultimate guide to Hallmark Christmas stars past and present.

Another Yuletide is upon us, and you know what that means: It's Hallmark Christmas movie time! Since 2009, the romance-minded network has exhausted Hollywood's reserves of fake snow for its annual Countdown to Christmas movie marathon. These holiday flicks might be small-town love stories, uplifting family dramas, sister swaps or time hops. Bottom line: They deliver on the Christmas magic big time. This year, Hallmark unveiled 40 all-new Christmas movies that will air on the Hallmark Channel starting Oct. 20. It's an inspiring lineup featuring some of the network's greatest stars. So we've compiled the ultimate Hallmark Christmas star ranking to help guide your cocoa-fueled viewing.

You've got Lacey Chabert holding it down in her umpteenth holiday flick, Paul Campbell following up last year's all-time-great Three Wise Men and a Baby and, of course, the return of network fave Luke Macfarlane. Sure, Candace Cameron Bure and Jill Wagner jumped ship for Great American Family. But if 2023's Countdown to Christmas lineup tells us anything, it's that Hallmark fans are in good hands with the network's current stable of gorgeous, ultra-charming holiday stars.

We've rounded up the top 10 actors and actresses and ranked them according to the number of Hallmark Christmas films they've been in, their impact on Christmas culture and their potential for making an even bigger mark on festive fare. These smiling faces literally put the Holly in Holly Jolly Christmas. And to put a cap on our Hallmark Christmas journey, we've also compiled a list of Hallmark's gone-but-not-forgotten stars of Christmas past.

Stars of Hallmark Christmas Past

Gone but not forgotten, these actors dedicated years of festive service to Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas. Then, they flew the coop for Great American Family.

READ MORE: How Are Hallmark Christmas Movies Made? We Asked Screenwriter Karen Schaler