Monday, September 15, 2014

Hallmark Hall of Fame Movies are Moving - Again!



After airing on ABC for 3 years, the Hallmark Hall of Fame Films are now moving to the Hallmark Channel.

Anne Heche in Silver Bells
This news came from an official Hallmark Hall of Fame press release.

The first HHOF Movie to air on the Hallmark Channel, will be the Christmas Movie One Christmas Eve, scheduled to air, at this time, on November 30, 2014. The film stars Anne Heche, who also starred in the HHOF Christmas Movie Silver Bells.

Hallmark Hall of Fame Movies have a long history, having aired on Television for more than 60 years!

According to the press release, the "Hallmark Channel will now air both the premiere presentations and multiple encores of each production."

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So...
What do you all think about this news?
I know some of you, who follow my site, do not have cable/satellite and you look forward to seeing, at least, the Hallmark Hall of Fame Movies on your local TV stations. 

While this news isn't great for anyone who doesn't have the Hallmark Channel... 
on the plus side, Hallmark Hall of Fame Movies are typically released on DVD soon after their airings on TV.

Please share your thoughts on this move and your favorite HHOF movie in the Comments below...


Friday, September 12, 2014

See what's brewing on TV this Weekend: September 13 & 14, 2014!


UP-TV will have the
Only New Movie Premiere
on TV this Weekend...

Sunday, September 14, 2014
on UP at 7PM est
(repeats at 9PM and 11PM)
 
 
 
Leading up to the Movie on Sunday, UP will have a re-airing of
 
 
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On the Hallmark Channel this Weekend...
 
an All New
Saturday, September 13, 2014
on the Hallmark Channel at 8PM est
(repeats at 11PM)


see my Cedar Cove page for more details!

Leading up to the new episode of Cedar Cove,
the Hallmark Channel will have encore airings of
When Calls the Heart (the movie), Stranded in Paradise, and More!

On Sunday... feel the Love on the Hallmark Channel
with an All Day Marathon of Love Comes Softly Movies!

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I hope you ALL have a Wonderful Weekend!
 
 
 
 

Remembering Skye McCole Bartusiak, with Love


This Sunday, the Hallmark Channel will have a movie marathon of the Love Comes Softly films. Sadly, one of the stars from the first film, Skye McCole Bartusiak, unexpectedly passed away this summer, on July 19th, from seizures.

As a young actress, Skye McCole Bartusiak was sweet, sassy, and spunky in her portrayal of young Missie Davis in Love Comes Softly.



Skye was absolutely amazing, amidst veteran actors Katherine Heigl and Dale Midkiff, in Love Comes Softly. One couldn't help from falling in love with the little girl, in the movie. Even with all her back-talk and defiance, all she really needed was the love and care, of a mother. With great emotion, she stood her own ground, in her role as young Missie Davis. She made me laugh, and she made me cry, with deep sadness. Then, later in the story, she made me cry all over again with complete joy! I know she touched many of our hearts.

Michael Landon Jr., who directed Love Comes Softly, shared via Twitter:
"My heart's breaking over tragic loss of Skye Bartusiak who played Missie in "Love Comes Softly." Thoughts and prayers to Helen and family."


 
The film Love Comes Softly is a wonderful beginning to the "Love Saga" series...
which are all family-friendly and set in the same prairie time period.
 
 
September 14, 2014 - Sunday

*Love Comes Softly Movie Marathon on Hallmark Channel.

Love's Long Journey ... Hallmark Channel ... 11 AM
Love Finds a Home ... Hallmark Channel ... 1 PM
Love Begins ... Hallmark Channel ... 3 PM
Love's Everlasting Courage ... Hallmark Channel ... 5 PM
Love Comes Softly ... Hallmark Channel ... 7 PM
Love's Enduring Promise ... Hallmark Channel ... 9 PM
 
 
September 15, 2014 - Monday
 
*TBN will show the Movie commercial free!
 
Love Comes Softly ... TBN ... 10 PM
 
 
I hope you will enjoy the movies,
and remember Skye McCole Bartusiak, as I do, with love.

I extend my prayers to her family and friends.
 
 
*You can see Skye's complete acting credits, including the movie The Patriot, the T.V. series 24,
and the mini-series Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and more at imdb.com.
 
*Please visit my Love Comes Softly page for my complete review of this movie. It is "Such a precious story of the Lord's Amazing Love".

Thursday, September 11, 2014

INSP will honor 40th Year Anniversary of Little House on the Prairie!



On this day, in 1974, the television drama Little House on the Prairie first premiered on T.V. I know I grew up watching the series, countless times, in re-runs. As a little girl, I joined many other little girls in my desire to wear braids and be Laura Ingalls.

What a joy it is to mark this occasion and share it with all of you... as well as share the wonderful tribute INSP is giving this family TV drama today!


chalkboard image via: INSP

via INSP --- "It's been 40 years since Charles, Caroline, and the girls entered our homes and our hearts! Enjoy the first episode, then join the Ingalls family as they reminisce about life in Walnut Grove."

The Little House on the Prairie 40th Anniversary Celebration:


5pm A Harvest of Friends
The Ingalls family settles on the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove. Once their house is built, Charles faces the difficulties of working multiple jobs in order to pay for his farming equipment and an accident may make that impossible.

6pm The Little House Years Part 1 of 3
When the Ingalls’ get together for Thanksgiving, the family shares stories of their favorite memories. This episode is filled with many flashbacks of Little House on the Prairie’s greatest, most memorable moments.

7pm The Little House Years Part 2 of 3
The walk down memory road continues as the Ingalls family shares stories of their favorite memories. This episode also shares many flashbacks of Little House on the Prairie’s greatest, most memorable moments.

8pm The Little House Years Part 3 of 3
At Thanksgiving, the Ingalls family shares stories of their favorite memories. This show contains flashbacks of Little House on the Prairie’s greatest episodes. With all the stories fresh in her mind, Laura mentions that she hopes to write a book about her special memories.

(schedule & episode details above via: INSP)


*There will also be "Pop-Ups" during the shows, on INSP, to give us a behind-the-scenes look on this wonderful series.

With great fondness, I hold this series close to my heart. Michael Landon co-created something so beautiful and lasting... the treasure of the Ingalls family that lived in that Little House... their trials, their triumphs, their everyday joys and struggles... we were there to watch it all and see the family grow, the children be married, and have children of their own. It truly is a wonderful, heartwarming series, I will always hold dear.

I hope you and your family will enjoy this trip back to Walnut Grove and the Little House on the Prairie!


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Little House on the Prairie is available on DVD, in a full series set edition, or all 9 seasons can be purchased separately. Load up your wagon at Amazon.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The 12 NEW Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies officially announced for Hallmark's "Countdown to Christmas"

It's Here!

The NEWS we CHRISTMAS Movie fans have been waiting ALL YEAR FOR has finally Arrived! A press release was sent out with the official release of what is to be the 12 NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES premiering during the 2014 Christmas Season, on the HALLMARK CHANNEL!!!

There have been a few changes, so be sure to check out all the details, below:


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AT THE HALLMARK CHANNEL,
THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK IS ALWAYS TICKING!
 
THE NETWORK’S #1-RATED ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’
PROGRAMMING EVENT,
WITH MORE THAN 1300 HOURS

OF TRUE CHRISTMAS-THEMED CONTENT,
MORE HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING

THAN ANY OTHER NETWORK,
BEGINS OCTOBER 31
 
12 New Movies of Christmas Showcase Hallmark Channel’s 2014 Holiday Schedule,
Giving Viewers More Content than Ever to Watch Around the Clock!

Christmas Countdown Clock via Hallmark Press Release

          Hallmark Channel’s annual ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’ event is a social and cultural phenomenon, bringing 80 million-plus viewers to the network in November and December and making Hallmark Channel #1 among households and key demos.* Beginning October 31, Hallmark Channel proudly announces this season’s “Countdown To Christmas” will kick off with more than 1300 hours of holiday favorites, including the World Premieres of the 12 New Movies of Christmas.  No other network produces as much holiday-themed Original Programming as Hallmark Channel and 2014 is the network’s biggest, most impressive holiday delivery ever.

           “Crown Media Family Networks is the sole owner of Christmas and Hallmark Channel’s beloved ‘Countdown To Christmas’ has become an annual destination and a fundamental part of millions of families’ holiday celebrations,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

           “The holidays are the most magnetic time of year and this year’s programming promises to deliver above and beyond any standard the network has ever set.  There is no stronger connection to viewers than the Hallmark brand to celebrate every aspect of Christmas, especially on television,” Vicary concluded.

           Consumers returning from a night of Halloween Trick-Or-Treating will find Christmas 2014 begins at 8 p.m. ET/PT with one of viewers’ all-time favorite films, “A Princess for Christmas” and the first of 2014’s 12 New Movies of Christmas arrives the next day!
         

          The Christmas Clock ticks to the first of the 12 New Movies of Christmas beginning with One Starry Christmas,” starring Sarah Carter and George Canyon, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere on Saturday, November 1 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           The Nine Lives of Christmas,” starring Brandon Routh and Gregory Harrison, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, November 8 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           A Cookie Cutter Christmas,” starring Erin Krakow and Alan Thicke, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, November 9 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

            “Northpole,” starring Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison, Max Charles, ‘American Idol’ winner Candice Glover, Robert Wagner and Jill St. John, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, November 15 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           Angels and Ornaments,” starring Jessalyn Gilsig, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, November 16 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           A Royal Christmas,” starring Jane Seymour, Lacey Chabert and Katherine Flynn, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, November 22 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           The Christmas Shepherd,” starring Teri Polo, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, November 23 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle,” starring Rob Morrow, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, November 29 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

          “Christmas Under Wraps,” starring Candace Cameron-Bure, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, November 30 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

          “Christmas At Cartwright’s,” starring Alicia Witt and Wally Shawn, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, December 6 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

          “Best Christmas Party Ever,” starring Torrey DeVitto, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, December 13 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C);

           The Christmas Parade,” starring AnnaLynne McCord and Drew Scott, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, December 14 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C).

          Additionally, Hallmark Channel announces ALL-NEW holiday-themed episodes of its two-time Daytime Emmy® nominated lifestyle series, “Home & Family,” co-hosted by Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare, as well as, the broadcast of the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.  There are many more specials and holiday episodes of series to be announced.

           In social media, Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Clock is an entertaining way for consumers to countdown to each of the 12 New Movies of Christmas.  The Christmas Clock is interactive and builds anticipation to the next of the 12 New Movies of Christmas.  When the clock hand lands on one of the 12 New Movies, viewers are treated to the movie trailer and other content offerings at www.hallmarkchannel.com.


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So, that's the list! Have you checked it twice?
 
What do you think?
 
Do you think Santa would say, "It's Nice." ?
 
There are a few changes... different movie titles, etc. Plus, the Signed, Sealed, Delivered Christmas Movie was not mentioned. So, that leaves me wondering... What will they do with it? I know it was already filmed and ready to go, so I am quite puzzled. Sounds like a good mystery for the POstables to solve!
 
Until we do...
we'll continue to "Countdown to Christmas"
Together and with Hallmark!
 

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