Friday, February 24, 2017
Exciting Christmas Movie News!!!
According to new press release from broadwayworld.com:
"Hallmark CHANNEL will premiere 20 new Christmas movies and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will premiere 12."
The article also gives a rundown of the first 8 films being produced...
Lydia, a successful professional organizer, is constantly trying to grow her business, but even her ambition takes a back seat to love when she meets Robert, a frazzled widower with two young children. A toy inventor, Robert is asked to present his new Christmas toy line to a superstore. His challenge is he only has 12 days to get his life and his business in order. Talk about a Christmas rush! Lydia shows Robert that this task goes way deeper than messy junk drawers and encompasses every aspect of his life. While she's intent on helping him straighten out details he had long ignored, Robert teaches the buttoned-up Lydia that messiness can be a delightful part of life.
'Christmas Festival of Ice'
Those years of law school pay off for Emma but not in ways one would expect. When she finds out that her beloved ice-sculpting contest, part of her hometown's Christmas festival, has been canceled, she springs into action. Determined to keep it going, she enlists sponsors and artists. Nick, the town's ace artisan, isn't interested in competing this year, but Emma wants him as her teammate. Considering what she's managed to accomplish, Nick is impressed and signs on. As Emma and Nick work together, she realizes there's more to life than legal briefs. And transformed by Emma's can-do spirit, Nick is invigorated, too. They just might have a shot at winning this very special Christmas CONTEST -- and a lot more.
'Christmas Sister Swap'
Just because they are identical does not mean these twins even like each other. Estranged twin sisters get together for an obligatory pre-Christmas lunch, a year after their mother died. Both women are unhappy and frustrated with their own lives. Though not close, each is envious of the other's life. What's a twin to do but take advantage of this? And who would be the wiser? They do what any identical twins in need of new outlooks would do -- they swap lives until Christmas Day. And by doing so, each woman discovers the true meaning of her life and gains a deeper perspective and appreciation for what she already had.
Holly Kuhn is on her annual mission of finding a majestic specimen for The National Tree. While searching for the perfect Christmas fir for the Washington, D.C. Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, Holly receives a letter from a boy detailing why his town boasts the most beautiful evergreen. Holly travels to the boy's quaint New England town, where she meets his handsome uncle, Sam McCary. Sam owns the land from which it grows and is a protective steward. It holds such deep meaning for Sam that he's not about to let it be CHOPPED down even for such an honor. Still, Holly finds herself falling for Sam and they discover the magic that this perfect tree can bring, just in time for the holidays.
'Marry Me at Christmas'
Organizing a Christmas wedding is a true treat for bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug. She loves the challenge of finding the perfect dress for the bride and orchestrating an exquisite event. What Madeline didn't expect was to be swept off her feet by the bride's gorgeous brother, movie star, Jonny Blaze. Jonny came to the quirky town of Fool's Gold to support his sister -- not to fall in love. Yet Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. Madeline finds the real Jonny even more captivating than her celebrity crush. Will the action star be brave enough to take on the role of a lifetime?
Jessica was delighted to start running her New England town's Christmas events after her mom died. The main event is the parade on Christmas Day when the jolly man in red greets the crowd. For the last 30 years, Henry, owner of a famous Santa School, played St. Nick. When Henry falls ill, and everyone else he has trained is already booked, Jessica's in a predicament. The only possible replacement is Henry's son, Ben, an Uber driver who never wanted to follow in his father big black leather boots. Desperate, Jessica sets off 200 miles north to find Ben, and lures him to town by hiring him to drive her back. The trek is daunting; the real Kris Kringle makes it around the world easier than Ben and Jessica on their return. Still, once Ben dons the red suit, he feels the spirit of Christmas -- and soon begins to realize he may have found the new, real-life Mrs. Claus.
Work-obsessed Eric Randall, chief technology officer of a major tech company in Kansas City, is laid off two weeks before Christmas. Divorced and the father of three, this will be Eric's first Christmas alone with the kids. His ex-wife, Marie, encourages Eric to postpone a job search and instead make Christmas a true family holiday. Unfortunately, he's better with computers than children. With baby Max strapped into a backpack, Eric is determined to build a sled with son Liam, no small feat for the math-challenged boy. Eric also gets roped into volunteering at daughter Chelsea's junior cotillion class. At least her teacher, Kate Moore, is lovely. Kate teaches Eric some dance moves and Eric realizes he's avoided relationships by burying himself in work. Though enthralled with all old-fashioned romance, Kate finds a lot to like in this digital-age dad while Eric learns that FAMILY TIME does not need to be restricted to Christmas.
'Coming Home for Christmas'
Allie Richfield is at a crossroads when she lands a job as house manager for the exquisite Ashford Estate in the Virginia countryside. While preparing the place for sale, Allie plans one final Christmas Eve gala for the Marley family, though they seem to be a family in name only. There's Kip Marley, who never met a party he didn't like; Robert, the handsome but all-business executor of the estate; Sloane, who arrives with her two young children, sans husband, and the 90-year-old matriarch, Pippa, a spitfire who doesn't want to put the house up for sale at all. As Allie is inserted into the home and the lives of the Marley family, she finds herself drawn to Robert -- even as Kip pursues her. Can she navigate her suddenly complicated love life, while helping mend family feuds and maybe teaching all the true spirit of Christmas?
Hope you enjoyed reading these Christmas Movie story lines - all via Hallmark's press release at broadwayworld.com. I know I certainly did - and now I can't wait to see them ALL!!!
Did one movie pique your interest more than any other?
32 Christmas Movies - Wow!!! Get your DVRs ready Now!!!
Merry Christmas - early!!! Blessings!!! Net
*One more thing -- If you love Christmas movies all throughout the year, be sure to check out my Christmas Movies Coming in 2017 post!
Movie: Moonlight in Vermont
Network: Hallmark Channel
Original Air Date: April 22, 2017
Lacey Chabert ... Fiona Rangely
Carlo Marks ... Derek
Jesse Moss ...
Elise Gatien ...
Fiona Vroom ...
Timothy Webber ...
Storyline via Hallmark: After fast-paced New York City high-end real estate broker Fiona Rangely (Lacey Chabert) gets dumped by her boyfriend, she escapes to her family’s quaint Vermont Inn for a few days to slow down and evaluate her life. When her ex-boyfriend Nate shows up at the Inn with a brand new girlfriend, Fiona quickly devises a plan to win him back: pretend the handsome and very laid- back head chef Derek (Carlo Marks) is her new boyfriend! Much to the surprise of Derek --and to Fiona herself-- in pretending to be in love, she realizes that she’s been thrown a curveball: sometimes the best things in life are worth the wait.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
"Murder She Baked: Just Desserts" -- a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie starring Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison!
Movie: Murder She Baked: Just Desserts
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Original Air Date: March 26, 2017
|image via: Instagram|
Alison Sweeney ... Hannah Swensen
Cameron Mathison ... Mike Kingston
Barbara Niven ... Delores Swensen
Lisa Durupt ... Andrea Todd
Gabriel Hogan ... Norman Rhodes
Juliana Wimbles ... Lisa Herman
Toby Levins ... Bill Todd
Douglas Chapman ... Coach Boyd Watson
Rebecca Toolan ...
Tammy Gillis ...
David Lewis ...
Viv Leacock ...
Karen Holness ...
Matt Visser ...
Kate Isaac ...
James R. Swalm ...
Jocelyn Gauthier ...
Storyline via Hallmark: Hannah Swensen is thrilled when she is chosen as a guest for the first Eden Lake Dessert Bake-Off, but when fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson is found murdered, Hannah once again takes it upon herself to find the killer.
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Movie: Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Original Air Date: March 19, 2017
*Some of the images below are screen-captures via the video preview - here!
Candace Cameron Bure ... Aurora Teagarden
Marilu Henner ... Aida Teagarden
Lexa Doig ... Sally Allison
Bruce Dawson ... John Queensland
Yannick Bisson ... Martin Bartell
Peter Benson ... Arthur Smith
Miranda Frigon ... Lynn Smith
Erin Boyes ... Receptionist
Brad Harder ... Officer Heard
Craig March ... Captain Burns
Jim Thorburn ... Pete Lambert
|on-the-set image via: Instagram|
*If you look close in this picture - you will see a book written by Robin Daniels! He's the writer portrayed by actor Robin Dunne in "Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery." Interesting!
Storyline via Hallmark: Librarian and real crime buff Aurora "Roe" Teagarden never liked Detective Sergeant Jack Burns. She also never wanted to see him dead, but when he winds up murdered, she can't help but get involved. When other strange things happen around her, she must decipher the personal message in the madness before it's too late.
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Movie: Can't Buy My Love
Previously Known As: The Big Grab
Original Air Date: March 4, 2017
Adelaide Kane ... Lilly Springer
Ben Hollingsworth ... Jeff Alexander
Rodrigo Rojas ... Nick Boxton
Andrea Bordeaux ... Megan
Lamon Archey ... Vince
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Veronica
James Remar ... Rex
Alesha Renee ... Keely
Brian Chin ... Finn
Nadine Ellis ... Dr. Kathleen Richwood
Alexandra Grossi ... Crystal
Ethan Maher ... Carter
Jackie Geary ... Carter's Mom
Peter Banifaz ... Private Courier aka Fred
Malea Rose ... Calandre
Storyline: A wealthy playboy tries to change his immature ways when he falls for a tough EMT driver.
Interview - Last year I interviewed screenwriter Cara J. Russell (thanks to my movie friend Gina, who set it up!) and Cara shared a little bit about this movie - which was untitled at the time of our interview together last April! You can see that full interview - HERE!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" and "When Calls the Heart,"
Sunday night, February 19th, was the dueling premiere of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground" on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and "When Calls the Heart" Season 4 on the Hallmark Channel! Unless, you have a recording device that allows you to record both, you had to choose between them! Ahhh!!! The drama!!!
Well, for all the devoted Hearties, who couldn't wait to follow the next chapter of Elizabeth, Jack, Bill, Abigail, Frank, Lee, and Rosemary... I know you all watched (and tweeted about!) "When Calls the Heart", but you have not completely struck out (this is a reference to the first baseball themed episode of WCTH!)... you will have another opportunity TONIGHT to watch another delivery of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground" at 9pm (EST) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!!!
For all of you devoted POstables, who love every adventure and misadventure with Oliver, Shane, Norman, and Rita... I know you watched the Premiere Sunday night! Then yesterday, being a National Holiday - there was literally No Mail, nothing to look forward to receiving in the dear old mailbox and no SSD on TV... but TONIGHT you will want to re-watch and re-live when Hallmark re-delivers every precious moment & detail of the latest new "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movie premiere "Higher Ground" again! See the encore delivery (did I mention when?) ...TONIGHT on HMM!!!
(And -- don't forget to Tweet using the #POstables)
I hope and pray you Sincerely enjoy it!
Yours truly, Net .
Yours truly, Net .