Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Announcement: Hallmark's Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas!

Coming this Year
to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries -
7 All New Original Christmas Movies!

On Hallmark's Home & Family, the host announced Three of the Seven New Christmas Movies coming this Christmas Season to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries...

*I'll be Home for Christmas - (previously titled: 'Pair of Jacks') starring James Brolin and Mena Suvari

Storyline via Hallmark: ”Jackie Foster (Suvari), a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom, is looking forward to wrapping up her latest case and spending Christmas with Gracie (Eisenberg), her adorable and precocious, eight-year old daughter. But when Jackie’s estranged dad, Jack (Brolin), a gruff retired police officer, unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds. Tensions rise when Jack brings Nose, a mischievous former police dog, into Jackie’s orderly home. Though Jack had planned on quickly passing through, Gracie convinces him to stay until Christmas. Despite the baggage he brings, Jack and Jackie begin to work through their issues and she finds the possibility of an unlikely romance with a detective friend of Jack’s. As they experience the magic of Christmas together, they attempt to let go of their past and celebrate this loving holiday the way Jackie always dreamed.”

*Finding Father Christmas - starring Erin Krakow and Niall Matter, movie poster is shown

Storyline via Hallmark: “Christmas for Miranda is a painful reminder of the family she never had. Her mother died when she was young, never revealing the identity of her father. But, three days before Christmas, she unexpectedly receives a clue as to the whereabouts that takes her to a beautiful New England town where she meets Ian, a young man who helps with her search. As the clues lead to her father’s identity and Miranda discovers the possibility of love in Ian, and she learns that her father lived in the small town and now she knows his family (her brother and her biological father’s wife). She faces a terrible decision… Should she share the truth and risk losing the family she has just found, or leave and keep the secret forever? This Christmas promises to be life-changing for Miranda with a new chance at life and love.”

*Operation Christmas - starring Tricia Helfer, Marc Blucas, Lisa Durupt, movie poster is shown

Storyline via Hallmark: “As her new romance blossoms, a single mother is dismayed when her boyfriend, a military sergeant, is deployed right before Christmas. Determined to not let it ruin the holidays for her and her children they decide to give back to the struggling military families on his base and, as their efforts go viral, they are rewarded in ways they never imagined.”

*Preview Christmas Commercial is shown of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries most treasured movies, and clips of the new ones, too!

*The Happy Yule Log will return on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

*An on-the-set video is shown of actress Erin Krakow, who is currently working on 'When Calls The Heart' Season 4. She was excited to share news with everyone of her new Christmas movie coming to HMM, 'Finding Father Christmas'.

So, that's the preview given today of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries - Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas! I'll keep trying to piece together all the Christmas Movies coming this Holiday Season!!! Stay tuned!!!


  1. Sherry In CaliforniaWednesday, September 14, 2016

    Net --

    After I analyzed all of the info and details in the EW article from yesterday afternoon and assessed it, and reworked it into a list format that was easy to digest, this is what I came up with...

    If we were to take all of the movie titles listed in the Hallmark and Futon Critic press releases from late July (post-TCA event), and add them to a list along with the new titles mentioned in the EW article, AND the titles that were knew were going to end up on HMM, we'd have a total of 28 movies.

    (Forget "The Bridge, Part 2" for now -- that debuted in March and has been shown many times since then. I don't count it as a new Christmas movie now. And let's put aside "A Perfect Christmas" for the time being too, even though it is technically still considered "new.")

    So, 28 movies in total -- including all of the "announced" (back in July) titles in the Countdown and in the Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas, along with the surprise titles in the EW article from yesterday.

    Michelle Vicary said a few months back, at the Variety TV Summit, that there would be 26 new Christmas movies between the 2 Hallmark channels this year, and she was not counting the July movie OR "The Bridge, Part 2."

    With yesterday's EW article, the "28" total is only 2 titles above where we were supposed to be.

    Hallmark is now promoting "19 new movies" on the main channel, and the 7 on HMM would add up to 26 -- just as Michelle Vicary indicated there would be.

    So, really, the numbers are exactly where Michelle said they would be in terms of the total number of new movies between the 2 channels this holiday season. But what about those other 2 titles that make the difference between 26 and 28?

    The main questions are, which movies (that we previously knew/read about) are now going to be bumped out of the Countdown?

    I think that the Hall of Fame movie is totally safe, but the titles in jeopardy/at risk seem to be:

    Joy to the World
    A Prince for Christmas
    Curveball Christmas
    A Worthwhile Life
    A Christmas Broadcast

    (I am not counting things like "A Snow Capped Christmas" or "Sleigh Bell Sweethearts," as those titles were never actually announced by Hallmark as going into this year's line-ups-- they were only mentioned by OTHER people/sources, but not put in official press releases.)

    There could always be some other new surprise titles that Hallmark springs on us out of nowhere, BUT just dealing with the titles we have at hand, I think that "A Worthwhile Life" is safe, as it was set to go into production soon.

    In addition to "A Worthwhile Life," I tend to think that "Joy to the World" is probably safe -- I can see Hallmark wanting to debut a new Brooke Shields movie during Thanksgiving Week. My guess is that she will film it in October.

    "A Christmas Broadcast" was a pretty recent addition to the Countdown in late July, so I don't think it would be booted so quickly since it was just added in not long ago... but who knows?

    So I guess I wonder if the 2 titles at the highest risk of being dropped or delayed until 2017 are "Curveball Christmas" and "A Prince for Christmas." Those titles have been floating around for a while, though, so Hallmark has had plenty of time to prepare them.

    "A Family for Christmas" was one of the titles originally slated for the Countdown this year, and it has been delayed until 2017. So, perhaps "Curveball Christmas" and "A Prince for Christmas" went with it?

    There is also always a chance -- maybe not a big chance, but a chance -- that the "19 new movies" on the main channel could suddenly jump to 20 or 21. I would not be shocked if that happened if something is ready to go.

    Otherwise, at least 2 of the titles we came to know -- if not more -- are being dropped!

  2. You have no idea how much I appreciate what you do to give us this great information. At my age it is difficult to locate so many of these movies without your help. Thank you so much. Peace and Grace


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