We've had a really hard year, and we're only six months into it, so any good news is welcome. And today, that comes from the Hallmark Channel. Earlier this week they announced that they will air 17 days of original Christmas programming next month. The "Keepsake Christmas" movie marathon will begin on July 10th with one of our favorites, Christmas at Dollywood. The network's annual holiday tradition has become quite popular with fans, and this year is a much needed respite from the daily grind of bad news.

The holiday marathon will run through July 27th and will include fan favorites like Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses, Christmas Under the Stars, The Mistletoe Promise, and Christmas at Graceland.

And of course, some Hallmark Channel regulars will make appearances in their festive films. You can look forward to seeing plenty of Holly Robinson Peete, Danica McKellar, Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, and Chad Michael Murray. And one of my favorites, Kellie Pickler.

Check out the entire 17 day schedule of movies, and get ready to cozy up for some sentimental fun while the air conditioner is blasting away.