Saturday TV: Christmas Comes Too Soon

It’s still a week until Halloween but the onslaught of cable Christmas romance movies begins squarely tonight with the long running Yuletide movie maker Hallmark starting its run of original movies with “Jingle Bell Bride” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) about a wedding planner in Alaska. Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe Jr. star.

Its sister network has one two with “Christmas Tree Lane” (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9 p.m.), starring Alicia Witt as a music store owner trying to save her block from Andrew Walker, who is also a love interest. 

Meanwhile over at the upstart cable that’s boasting even more original holiday movies there’s it’s second new film of the season, “Christmas Unwrapped” (Lifetime 8 p.m.). Produced by Tiffany Haddish, it stars Amber Stevens West as a reporter looking into a man who claims a connection to Santa. Marco Grazing and Cheryl Ladd also star. 

A replay of their first Christmas movie of the season precedes it, “Christmas on Ice” (Lifetime, 6 p.m.) 

Meanwhile, there is still cheerleader mayhem to be had with “The Pom Pom Murders” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.) with Annie Marie Dobbins and Grace Patterson. 

The 2020 Jane Austen adaptation “Emma” (HBO, 8 p.m.), with Anya Taylor-Joy makes its premium cable debut. 

Prime time is dominated by the World Series Game 4 of Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay (Fox, 8 p.m.), with Los Angeles having a 2-1 lead.  

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