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What to Watch on Saturday: Hallmark launches a new season of Christmas movies

Matthew Davis, left, and Jill Wagner in the new Hallmark Christmas movie “Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Wishes.”
Matthew Davis, left, and Jill Wagner in the new Hallmark Christmas movie “Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Wishes.” Crown Media

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses (8 p.m., Hallmark) - Hallmark kicks off its 2019 Countdown to Christmas with this premiere starring Jill Wagner and Matthew Davis (the network will have 24 new movies this season). Tonight, a beautiful interior designer is hired to decorate the estate of a wealthy businessman weeks before Christmas.

The Road Home for Christmas (8 p.m., 2019) - In the second new Lifetime Christmas movie of the season, two rival musicians suddenly find themselves without a gig on Christmas Eve and decide to take a road trip to their neighboring hometowns together. It stars Marla Sokoloff, Rob Mayes and Marie Osmond.

48 Hours (10 p.m., CBS) - The investigation into the 1996 murder of New York businessman Howard Pilmar in the headquarters of his successful office supply store and coffee shop.

Women of Impact: Changing the World (10 p.m., National Geographic) - This special about history-making women, narrated by Julianna Margulies, features new and archival interviews female explorers, journalists, activists and policymakers.

Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m., NBC) - Chance the Rapper hosts and performs.

Austin City Limits (Midnight, PBS / UNC-TV) - Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R. performs.

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Brooke Cain is a North Carolina native who has worked at The News & Observer for more than 20 years. She writes about TV and local media for the Happiness is a Warm TV blog, and answers CuriousNC questions for readers.
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