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We don’t have to wait for winter. Hallmark delivers Christmas (movies) in July.

Steve Lund and Merritt Patterson star in “The Christmas Cottage” on Hallmark.
Steve Lund and Merritt Patterson star in “The Christmas Cottage” on Hallmark. Crown Media

We’re almost there. We’re just a little more than three months out from the launch of Hallmark’s Christmas Movie Season. (It starts Oct. 27, and yes, that’s before Halloween. Deal.)

To give us the frost-covered strength to hang on through summer, Hallmark will once again deliver a little Christmas in July.

Starting Friday (July 13) at noon, Hallmark’s Christmas Keepsake Holiday Preview will feature some of the network’s best original Christmas movies, including “The Christmas Cottage,” which is based on a novel by Wake Forest author Stacey Cotrufo (6 p.m. July 13 for starters, but it’s on the schedule several times).

The Christmas Keepsake Preview runs through Saturday, July 28. (FYI: the network’s “Summer Nights” series starts after the last Christmas Keepsake movie with “Love on Safari.”)

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(L-R): Jesse Metcalfe, Jenna Weir and Liam MacDonald in “Christmas Next Door” on the Hallmark Channel. Ben Mark Holzberg Crown Media

Here are some schedule highlights (full schedule here), but movies run pretty much around-the-clock on the weekends. And when you tune in, don’t forget our trusty Hallmark Christmas Movie Drinking Game — just watch responsibly.

Friday, July 13

Noon.: Miss Christmas

2 p.m.: Sharing Christmas

4 p.m.: A Royal Christmas

6 p.m.: The Christmas Cottage

8 p.m.: Finding Santa

Saturday, July 14

6 a.m.: Let It Snow

8 a.m.: My Christmas Dream

10 a.m.: A Wish for Christmas

Noon: A December Bride

2 p.m.: A Gift to Remember

4 p.m.: Marry Me at Christmas

6 p.m.: With Love, Christmas

8 p.m.: Christmas Next Door

Sunday, July 15

6 a.m.: A Dream of Christmas

8 a.m.: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

10 a.m.: A Royal Christmas

Noon: Christmas Under Wraps

2 p.m.: Switched for Christmas

4 p.m.: Miss Christmas

6 p.m.: Christmas at Holly Lodge

8 p.m.: Coming Home for Christmas

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Monday, July 16

Noon: A December Bride

2 p.m.: A Very Merry Mix-Up

4 p.m.: A Gift to Remember

6 p.m.: Christmas Connection

8 p.m.: Marry Me at Christmas

Tuesday, July 17

Noon: The Mistletoe Promise

2 p.m.: The Christmas Cottage

4 p.m.: Enchanted Christmas

6 p.m.: Switched for Christmas

8 p.m.: The Mistletoe Inn

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David Alpay, left, and Alicia Witt in the Hallmark movie “Mistletoe Inn.” Kailey Schwerman Crown Media

Wednesday, July 18

Noon: Crown for Christmas

2 p.m.: Christmas Getaway

4 p.m.: 12 Gifts of Christmas

6 p.m.: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

8 p.m.: Coming Home for Christmas

Thursday, July 19

Noon: Snow Bride

2 p.m.: Christmas Incorporated

4 p.m.: Royal New Year’s Eve

6 p.m.: Christmas Under Wraps

8 p.m.: The Nine Lives of Christmas

Friday, July 20

Noon: A Christmas Detour

2 p.m.: My Christmas Dream

4 p.m.: A Wish for Christmas

6 p.m.: Christmas Next Door

8 p.m.: Christmas at Holly Lodge

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Sheryl Lee Ralph, left, and Audrey Smallman in “Christmas at Holly Lodge” on the Hallmark Channel. Ricardo Hubbs Crown Media

Saturday, July 21

6 a.m.: Royal New Year’s Eve

8 a.m.: Sharing Christmas

10 a.m.: Christmas Connection

Noon: Miss Christmas

2 p.m.: Coming Home for Christmas

4 p.m.: Christmas Getaway

6 p.m.: Finding Santa

8 p.m.: Switched for Christmas

10 p.m.: Christmas: A First Look Preview Special (Premiere)

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Sunday, July 22

6 a.m.: Crown for Christmas

8 a.m.: Mistletoe Inn

10 a.m.: Christmas Next Door

Noon: Enchanted Christmas

2 p.m.: The Sweetest Christmas

4 p.m.: The Christmas Cottage

6 p.m.: Christmas in Evergreen

8 p.m.: A Gift to Remember

Monday, July 23

Noon: My Christmas Love

2 p.m.: A Bride for Christmas

4 p.m.: Coming Home for Christmas

6 p.m.: Christmas Getaway

8 p.m.: With Love, Christmas

Tuesday, July 24

Noon: Christmas Land

2 p.m.: Christmas Cookies

4 p.m.: Christmas Under Wraps

6 p.m.: Christmas at Holly Lodge

8 p.m.: The Sweetest Christmas

Wednesday, July 25

Noon: A Wish for Christmas

2 p.m.: Christmas Next Door

4 p.m.: Finding Santa

6 p.m.: Marry Me at Christmas

8 p.m.: A Gift to Remember

Thursday, July 26

Noon: Christmas in Homestead

2 p.m.: A Cookie Cutter Christmas

4 p.m.: A December Bride

6 p.m.: Christmas in Evergreen

8 p.m.: Switched for Christmas

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