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Courtesy Utah Film Commission
A scene from “Christmas Land” (2015).

SALT LAKE CITY — Hallmark Christmas movies are here already.

What’s going on: Halloween just passed last night but the Hallmark Channel began airing Christmas movies last week. Now, we’re in full swing.

  • In fact, the network aired a full slate of Christmas films on Halloween.
  • The channel will launch 36 new movies this season for its yearly Christmas promotion.

Want more?: Good news for those without TV. The channel will also have a “Countdown to Christmas” radio station on SiriusXM radio.

  • It launched Nov. 1 and will be on Hallmark Channel radio, which is channel 70.
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There’s an app for that: Hallmark also released a Countdown to Christmas app, which includes a checklist for you to keep track of which Hallmark Christmas movies you’ve watched.

Bigger picture: Hallmark is about to dive into its biggest time of the year. Data show the network receives a big boost in viewership during the holiday season, USA Today reports.

  • The station averaged 2.4 million same-day viewers on average from last year’s Countdown to Christmas through Dec. 31, according to USA Today.
  • Hallmark had 830,000 more viewers during the holiday season compared to the first 10 months of 2017.