Saturday, July 5, 2014

Home & Family "Christmas in July" Week with Special Guests Kellie Martin, Bailee Madison, Erin Krakow, Debbie Macomber, and more!

The Hallmark Channel daytime show Home & Family
will also be getting into the "Christmas in July" Spirit...
images via: Crown Media

...with Special Guests from past and upcoming Christmas Movies, including Kellie Martin from "The Christmas Ornament".

Bailee Madison, of "Pete's Christmas", will also be there, along with her co-star Max Charles to discuss their upcoming Christmas Movie, "Northpole", which will air November 15th on the Hallmark Channel.

Author Debbie Macomber will stop by to discuss the nest season of Cedar Cove and her past Christmas Movies! Perhaps, she'll give us a little scoop on her upcoming Christmas Movie, "Mr. Miracle", too! Let's hope!

And, fans (or Hearties) of "When Calls the Heart" will be most excited to see actress Erin Krakow, who will talk about her upcoming Hallmark Christmas Movie "Cookie Cutter Christmas" and hopefully WCTH will be mentioned, too!

Hallmark Channel Press Release:

(JULY 7 – JULY 11)


As the summer temps climb higher Home & Family brings snowball fights and a winter wonderland as they celebrate Christmas early this year with “Christmas in July” kicking off of July 7th through July 11th. Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare along with the family members welcome viewers to their specially decorated home with guests and ideas to prepare for the holidays.

Viewers will get a sneak peek at toys, gifts and gadgets that will be in demand in December. Home & Family is a two-hour weekday lifestyle and ultimate “how-to” show hosted by Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare. The program airs Monday through Friday each weekday (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel.

MONDAY, July 7, 2014- Mark and Cristina start the week with Christmas decorations for the living room and a snow filled yard to welcome special guest Kellie Martin from the Hallmark movie The Christmas Ornament. Viewers will also get a first look at Hallmark’s Keepsake Ornaments available at Hallmark stores across America. Cristina prepares a traditional Italian Christmas meal “Feast of the Fishes” by canning tomatoes for a special sauce. Ken Wingard has a great DIY for a Nutcracker for your lawn. Debbie Matenopoulos gives a sneak peak at holiday fashions and Kym Douglas gives tips for holiday hostesses.

TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 - Mark and Cristina continue the holiday decoration tips for the kitchen and dining room. Bailee Madison and Max Charles share stories from the set of Northpole. Cristina concludes her special holiday meal “Feast of the Fishes.” Kurt the Cyber Guy drops by with this year’s hot holiday tech gadgets. Cristina shows you how to make an upside down Christmas tree in your dining room. Debbie Matenopoulos is in the kitchen making Greek Baklava for your holiday deserts and Sophie Uliano stops by with an amazing DIY for a Christmas bath fizzie.

WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 - Mark and Cristina sit down with author Debbie Macomber from Hallmark Channel’s hit series Cedar Cove. Several of Debbie’s books have become Hallmark Channel holiday favorites including Mrs. Miracle, Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Trading Christmas. Laura Nativo shows you how to get the right dog for your family for Christmas. Jeanette Pavini shows you how to $ave, $ave, $ave for the holidays and Kym Douglas goes shopping with Cristina to show you tips on how to shop for the right gifts this holiday season.

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 - Mark and Cristina welcome our DIY expert Ken Wingard makes a beautiful snow village in our bay window. We host a roundtable of travel experts to help you plan your holiday plans within your budget. Sandie Newton presents Holiday Hollywood Steals Christmas All-Stars with the best sellers from last season and Jessie Jane shows you how to make a special Christmas candle for your family.

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 - Mark and Cristina complete the final touches on decorations for the whole house and actress Erin Krakow sits down to talk about the Hallmark holiday movie Cookie Cutter Christmas. From So You Think You Can Dance? Mary Murphy sits down to discuss the season so far. Debbie Matenopoulos plans her baby’s first Christmas and toy expert Christopher Byrne shows us the hot holiday toys for this season. Yard & garden expert Shirley Bovshow shows you how to make a holiday tree from repurposed materials.

images via: Home and Family Twitter

Marty Tenney is the executive producer, Stacey Patterson, Ryan Berlin and Seth Isler are senior producers and Bob Levy is the director of “Home & Family” from Woody Fraser Enterprises. “Home & Family” is broadcast in 1080i, Hallmark Channel’s selected HD Format. This program carries a TV-G parental guideline.

For more information on “Home & Family” please visit:

-- End of Press Release --


I hope you all will enjoy this special week of Christmas
on the Hallmark Channel!

*Images above via: Crown Media. Kellie Martin from "The Christmas Ornament", Bailee Madison from "Pete's Christmas", and Erin Krakow from "Chance at Romance".


  1. OOO thanks for the heads up! I love Kellie Martin! I have got to catch The Christmas Ornament I still haven't gotten to see that one yet.

  2. 116 days Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas.
    135 days ABC Family 25 days of Christmas.
    171 days until Christmas.

    New release... in October. Can't wait for the Christmas TV Schedule.


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