Thursday, December 29, 2016

UPCOMING 2017 CHRISTMAS MOVIES!!!


If you LOVE CHRISTMAS - This is THE PLACE to BE! All throughout the Year... if I happen to hear any news on CHRISTMAS MOVIES, I will be sure to share this news with all of you - HERE! And, if YOU hear any Christmas Movie News - Please share in Comments Below!

So, here is what we have learned, thus far...

Angel Falls

(discovered: December 29, 2016)

Rachel Boston
in "A Rose for Christmas"
Via deadline.com:
"Bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz has signed a three-picture development and production deal with Brad Krevoy Television, the TV and SVOD production arm of Motion Picture Corporation of America. The three TV projects will be written, produced and broadcast for Christmas 2017.

The first movie, Angel Falls for Hallmark Channel, is about a fallen angel who falls in love and wins back her halo during the Christmas season. Rachel Boston (A Rose for Christmas) will star and Bradley Walsh will direct the film, which could spawn a potential series."


Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe

(discovered: December 29, 2016)

Via deadline.com:
"The second film, Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe, is a gender-swapped re-telling of the classic novel. Production is planned for April 2017. Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe will also be published as a novel by St. Martin’s Press during the 2017 Christmas season. De la Cruz will write the screenplay and novel."


Nanny State

(discovered: December 29, 2016)

Via deadline.com:
"The third project, Nanny State, is the story of an FBI agent who goes undercover working for New York’s finest families to solve a child’s kidnapping during the Christmas holidays. De la Cruz will write the screenplay and produce, along with Vincent Balzano, Richard Abate, and Brad Krevoy Television."


A Royal Christmas (working title)

(discovered: December 6, 2016)

Sherry in California first alerted us to this movie. Here are some details she shared in a previous comment...

"Coincidentally, it appears that this new Royal Christmas movie (like A Rose for Christmas) is also revolving around the Rose Parade -- specifically, it seems to involve the Royal Court (and possibly the Rose Queen), and it takes place in someplace that is posing as Pasadena."

Cast: Nicole Munoz and Paloma Kwiatkowski appear to be in the movie! (discovered by Sherry/shared in comments below)

*no word, yet, on where this will air - stay tuned!


Southern Christmas

(discovered: December 14, 2016)

An anonymous commenter shared: "Harvey Lowry to direct 'Southern Christmas', a movie #filming in Oklahoma in January 2017."


Salted Christmas

(discovered: July 8, 2016)

Genre: Christian Comedy
Directed By: Don McChesney
Release Date: November 2017

*Images via Manifest Pictures - "Salted Christmas" Facebook Page.
*Images via Manifest Pictures - "Salted Christmas" Facebook Page.


Sleigh Bell Sweethearts

(discovered: July, 2016)

Author Teri Wilson ('Unleashing Mr. Darcy) shared this Christmas Movie News via Facebook:

"BIG EXCITING NEWS! My book Sleigh Bell Sweethearts for Harlequin Love Inspired is currently in development with the Hallmark Channel! It looks like we'll have a Christmas movie coming out this year!!! *tosses snowflake confetti* "

Based on Teri's Book...
Sleigh Bell Sweethearts

*Credit for discovery goes to Abby from the Hallmark Facebook Fan Group! (and, thank you Sherry for passing this info my way!)

*This movie did not make it into production for 2016... perhaps, we will see it in 2017!


Frozen Holiday Special

According to universityherald.com: Before "Frozen 2" is expected to hit the theatres in 2018, although there is no official confirmation and speficic day yet from Disney. The famed movie's fans can instead look forward to the upcoming "Frozen" holiday special, which will be airing on ABC in Christmas 2017."


The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

This is a Disney Nutcracker movie.

According to teenvogue.com, "The Nutcracker may have been performed on stage countless times, but now Disney is bringing it to the big screen once more. Earlier this month, legendary dancer Misty Copeland made the exciting announcement on Instagram that she'd be a part of the production, as the lead ballerina."

Mackenzie Foy will portray the lead role of Clara.

More Cast News: Stars Keira Knightley as Sugar Plum Fairy and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Stahlbaum, Helen Mirren as Mother Ginger, and Morgan Freeman as Drosselmeyer. (discovered by Anonymous/shared in comments below)

UPDATE: THIS MOVIE WILL BE RELEASED IN 2018. (Thank you Sleepy Kitty Paws for confirming this news!)


The Christmas Cottage

According to IMDB, this will be a made-for-TV movie in 2017!

(Thank you to the Anonymous commenter below who shared this movie title!)


The Man Who Invented Christmas

Coming 2017!

A movie about Charles Dickens called, The Man Who Invented Christmas:
http://deadline.com/2016/11/the-man-who-invented-christmas-movie-dan-stevens-christopher-plummer-jonathan-pryce-bleecker-street-1201850202/

(Thank you for sharing this Christmas news, Sleepy Kitty Paws!)


Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer

Coming 2017!

New animated film with John Cleese and Samantha Bee doing voices, Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer:
http://deadline.com/2016/11/john-cleese-joins-voice-cast-of-animated-movie-elliot-the-littlest-reindeer-1201849117/

(Thank you for sharing this Christmas news, Sleepy Kitty Paws!)


A Family for Christmas

(discovered: June 8, 2016)

Storyline via Hallmark Press Release: Several days before Christmas, a reclusive author Andrew rents an isolated cabin in order to finish his long overdue novel. Just as Andrew is settling in, a young nurse named Holly, her daughter and wisecracking mother become stranded nearby. Andrew takes in the three unwanted guests and due to a heavy snowstorm, they end up staying through Christmas. The energetic young nurse breaks down Andrew's anti-social defenses. They soon find themselves involved in a number of festive activities, including chopping down a Christmas tree, a snowball fight, playing charades and gatherings around the dinner table. But the sudden arrival of Holly's ex-husband complicates matters and threatens her blossoming romance with Andrew.

*According to imdb, this movie will now premiere in 2017.


Let it Snow

(discovered: April 4, 2016)

This is a Christmas movie being made based on the short story collection Let It Snow by John Green (The Fault in Our Stars).

Let it Snow

*UPDATE added April 15, 2016: This project has been delayed - it will now premiere in 2017!

(Thank you Sleepy Kitty Paws for sharing this news!)

NOTE: Movie rating currently unknown. Amazon lists the Book Let it Snow as follows... Age Range: 12 and up Grade Level: 7 and up

Book Synopsis/Storyline via wegotthiscovered.com: "Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses."


Holly Starr

(discovered January 5, 2017)

This movie was filmed in December of 2016, in Biddeford, Portland, and Kennebunkport, Maine. Holly Starr is a feature film by writer and director Michael Nickles.





Via WLBZ 2 News - "The Christmas themed movie has a bit of mystery to it as well" according to Katlyn Carlson who plays the lead character named Sloan Kelly. "A struggling puppeteer, an artist in New York City, she loses a job and comes back to her home town kind of dejected," said Carlson. "Has a near death experience and she has this memory when her life flashes before her eyes of Santa Claus burying a bag of money."

*For more news on this movie, plus a behind the scenes video, visit the WLBZ 2 News web-site.


The Star

(discovered January 6, 2017)

This is an animated film shared by Sleepy Kitty Paws in comments below.

Storyline via thestarmovie.com: "In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.."

Nationwide release date in theaters: November 10, 2017

image via: http://www.thestarmovie.com/

Thank you so much Sleepy Kitty Paws for sharing this movie + links! It's refreshing to see a production that highlights the true meaning of Christmas!

Celebrities giving voice to the animated characters in "The Star" are: Kelly Clarkson, Steven Yeun, Aidy Bryant, Keegan-Michael Key, Kristin Chenoweth, Anthony Anderson, Gabriel Iglesias, Ving Rhames, Delilah Rene, Kris Kristofferson, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, with Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Tracy Morgan and Christopher Plummer.


12 Days of Giving

(discovered January 7, 2017)

via fremonttribune.com: "A made for television movie is officially being filmed exclusively in Fremont (Nebraska) pending City Council approval."

"On Thursday (January 5, 2017), The Tribune was notified by Fremont native and film-industry veteran Kevin McMahon that “12 Days of Giving,” a Hallmark-type film, is being shot in Fremont Feb. 1-17. The film is being produced by California-based Expression Entertainment which has direct interaction with Hallmark."

"While McMahon wasn’t able to disclose an abundance of information about the film, he said that there will be at least two familiar actor/actress faces in Christmas-themed feel-good family film."

According to the article at fremonttribune.com: "their aim is to get this onto the Hallmark Channel" ... "Because it really is that type of film, a total feel-good Christmas story."

*Stay tuned for more details!


Santa Stole Our Dog: A Merry Doggone Christmas!

(discovered January 7, 2017)

Starring Ed Asner as Santa!

Images via Production Company - First American Cinema



Storyline via IMDB: "On a snowy and cold Christmas Eve, Santa Claus accidentally steals the family Dog. So begins an epic journey through the twelve days of Christmas as the family ventures to the North Pole to get their beloved canine back." See rest of cast list on IMDB.

(Thank you for sharing this Christmas movie, Hero_UK!)


A Christmas Solo

(discovered January 10, 2017)

(Thank you for sharing this Christmas movie title, Sherry!)


Christmas Fury

(discovered January 10, 2017)

(Thank you for sharing this Christmas movie title, Sherry!)


Nicole

(discovered January 12, 2017)

Via cinemablend.com... "Disney Is Eyeing (actress) Anna Kendrick For An Intriguing Christmas Movie... Penned by Miss Congeniality writer Marc Lawrence, Variety reports that this movie, which has the running title Nicole (a twist on Saint Nicholas), would see Kendrick playing Santa Claus' daughter, who "takes over the family business" after her dad retires and her brother gets cold feet with the job before he's supposed to take off on Christmas Eve."


Dashing Through the Snow

(discovered February 23, 2016)

Disney has a new movie project titled "Dashing Through the Snow". Via The Tracking Board: this "action/comedy follows a cop in New York City who arrests a burglar during a reported breaking and entering on Christmas Eve. However, the officer gets into hot water when he discovers that the man may or may not be the actual Santa Claus."

A special "thank you" to SleepyKittyPaws for originally sharing this movie news!

UPDATE: October, 2016- THIS MOVIE IS STILL IN THE PRODUCTION, CASTING PHASE.

UPDATE: January 12, 2017- Via cinemablend.com... "The currently-titled Nicole (movie mentioned above) isn't the only Santa Claus-centric movie Disney has in the works. Dashing Through the Snow is also in development, which will see Kevin Hart playing Santa Claus in a story about a workaholic father who's trying to repair his relationship with his son."


Mrs. Claus

(discovered January 13, 2017)

Via http://mstarsnews.musictimes.com/articles/118618/20170112/anna-kendrick-is-santa-claus-daughter-in-new-disney-christmas-film.htm: "Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect) will be producing and writing "Mrs. Claus", a movie about Mrs. Claus and the struggles she goes through to make Christmas perfect for everyone in the world."


Alicia Witt to star & create New Hallmark Christmas Movie

(discovered January 14, 2017)

Alicia Witt revealed via Twitter: "Yes. We are developing one (a Christmas movie!) based on my original idea for Christmas 2017- I'm writing a new song for it too! @hallmarkchannel"


30 Christmas Movies coming for Hallmark in 2017

(discovered January 14, 2017)

Announced at the Hallmark TCA Event!


The Christmas Calendar

(discovered January 18, 2017)

With actress Hilary Strang.

Thank you Sherry in California for sharing this movie news!


Tiny Christmas

(discovered January 18, 2017)

All I have on this one, so far, is the title. Please stay tuned for more details!


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

(discovered in 2016)

So far, all I have on this one is the title, but I think it is safe to say it is a Christmas production! (information via production weekly)

Hopefully, it is based upon the original story, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, which was turned into a precious one-hour special (available on DVD!) in 1983! I personally own it on DVD and consider it to be a treasure each Christmas!


The original special - 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' is a powerful, real, beautiful story that tells the true meaning of Christmas! I truly hope this new production - is a re-telling of this same sweet story.

Update (January 19, 2017): IMDB Pro shares a summary of this new production: "A suburban mom gets in over her head when she signs up to direct her neighborhood's Christmas pageant."

It sounds like this is, indeed, a re-make of the original special! Thank you to the Anonymous commenter who shared this plot summary.


Beverly Hills Christmas II

According to IMDB, This is "a sequel to the popular movie, Beverly Hills Christmas (with Dean Cain) that was shown on UP TV during Christmas 2015."

(To be honest, I was not a fan of the original movie, "Beverly Hills Christmas." I will be interested to see where they take this second film. FYI, it doesn't look like Dean Cain will be in the sequel.)

Starring in this project are Margaret O'Brien, Brandon Tyler Russell (his acting was excellent in the first film), Ron Moss, Donna Spangler, and more...

Thank you, Lana, for sharing this news.


Puppies for Christmas

(discovered January 20, 2017)

This title is listed at IMDB as a family movie.

Starring in this project are John Ratzenberger, Basil Hoffmann, Kevin Stover, Dan Hewitt Owens, Morgan Bastin, McKenna Roberts, Danni Tamburro, Sharon Garrison, and more...

Thank you, Lana, for sharing this movie.



Note:There are other Christmas movie titles that were mentioned on my "Beyond" page; such as "Joy to the World," "A Curveball Christmas," "A Prince for Christmas," etc... if we learn they will become upcoming Christmas movies - I will be sure to add them here!

In the meantime, if you happen to hear of any new Christmas movies coming throughout the year, please share in comments below and I will add them to the list!

Let's keep Christmas in our Hearts all throughout the Year!!!

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  1. Cool! Already crazy excited for these. :)

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    1. I so agree, Rissi! I'm super excited, too! It's so wonderful to hear about these Christmas movies all so early and share them here with all of you!!! :)

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  2. Yay! It's fun to read these clues to future movies!

    Misty

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    1. I second your Yay, Misty! I was thrilled to discover this news so soon, especially for Hallmark! :)

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  3. Sherry In CaliforniaFriday, December 30, 2016

    I don't know if this is going to be the official "Christmas Movies for 2017 and Beyond" thread, but we also have some carry-overs from 2016 -- movies that were delayed and were added to the "...2016 and Beyond" list as upcoming. So those 4 titles listed above are not the only potential 2017 movies we know of thus far.


    And then there is the possibility that some of them will not materialize in 2017 at all, despite the original intentions and announcements!

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    1. Yes, this is the New List of Christmas Movies for 2017! I didn't have the chance before, but I just updated the post above to include some of the Christmas movies we learned (from the Beyond page!) will still be coming in 2017!

      You are so right, Sherry - it's a toss up on whether "some" of the previously announced films will actually be made. (for instance: "Joy to the World") But, we shall see, maybe it's still in development, after all, and others, too!

      Happy New Year to You, Sherry!!! Enjoy ALL the movies!!!

      Blessings!!! Net :)

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    2. Sherry In CaliforniaSaturday, December 31, 2016

      Net -- it just occurred to me that there are a couple of other Christmas movies I have to tell you about, which are supposed to be coming up in 2017. I think there is probably only one that you might be able to add to this list -- and you might choose not to add it just yet -- but I will email you about them soon, instead of posting here.

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  4. Sherry In CaliforniaFriday, December 30, 2016

    I should reiterate -- just in case anyone didn't read my original information about it here on Net's site -- that "A Royal Christmas" is NOT a Hallmark movie. It was very clear to me that it is not a Hallmark movie when I dug into it a bit as it was being filmed. It may go straight to DVD or end up on UP, ION or some other random channel.

    The reason I am bringing this up is that I noticed that someone added "A Royal Christmas" to the Wikipedia page for the list of Hallmark movies Announced or In Development. (But I deleted it from Wikipedia when I saw it there this morning.) I am guessing that they saw the info here on Net's site and just jumped to conclusions that it is a Hallmark movie.

    As Net knows all too well, Hallmark is very careful with what they announce and what they don't announce. Some things they want to keep hush-hush until they give put out press releases or give exclusives to publications such as Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo TV, Broadway World, etc. That's why sometimes the actors in the movies cannot reveal that they are filming Hallmark movies -- because they have to wait until Hallmark makes an announcement.

    At the same time, even when Hallmark actually does announce things or gives the info to the media to announce, some of those projects never come to fruition. We've seen it happen several times this year.


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    1. So true, Sherry! You just never know... and Hallmark can be full of Surprises!!! :)

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    2. A Royal Christmas starred with Lacey Chabert & Jane Seymour

      My Winter Prince was originally changed to A Royal Winter. Jaimie King was replaced by Merritt Patterson

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    3. Sherry In CaliforniaTuesday, January 10, 2017

      Incorrect. Jaime Pressly was originally supposed to be in "A Prince for Christmas" -- not Jaime King.

      No one knows if "A Winter Prince"/"A Royal Winter" is the same story as "A Prince for Christmas" or a different story. (I'm the one who uncovered "A Winter Prince" as it was filming in Romania, along with who is starring in it, and first reported the info here on this site. I followed it on social media throughout the filming -- and even I can't tell if it is the same story.)

      It is *probably* a reworked version of the story that was supposed to involve Jaime Pressly, but we don't know for sure just yet.

      "A Royal Christmas" is, I'm sure, just a working title for the movie that I found, starring Nicole Munoz. Since Hallmark's movie of the same name was released in 2014, enough time has passed that another network could use the title again in 2017 -- but I think it will probably be changed or adjusted a bit so as not to be an exact replica of the Hallmark title.

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    4. I don't think the other channels care if their movies have the same title as a Hallmark one as long as it's not the same year premiering

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    5. I'm sure that's true. That's why we, unfortunately & confusingly, have many movies titled "I'll Be Home for Christmas!"

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    6. You're gong to have several repeat titles when it comes to Christmas movies since there's only so many titles you can use. Hallmark wasn't the first to use I'll be Home for Christmas and no one was sitting around thinking Disney already has a movie with this same title or NBC did a TV Movie with this same title. I think that's something more some of us on here worry about

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  5. Thank you, again, for your blog. It's my life line in this crazy world :) I can always count on you to offer the best in family viewing. Thanks for 2016, I'm looking forward to 2017. Abundant blessings to you and your family.

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    1. Awe, that is so sweet of you to say, Lori! I appreciate your thoughtful comment, it truly means the world to me!

      A Blessed, Happy New Year to You & Your Family, too!!! See you back here in *2017*!

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  6. Hopefully they add some diverse leads in 2017

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    1. True! I wish Tia or Tamera Mowry would do a Hallmark movie.

      Misty

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    2. Sherry In CaliforniaTuesday, January 10, 2017

      Misty -- I agree. I think that especially Tia would be a perfect addition to the Hallmark family. She proved that she can shine in a leading role in a TV Christmas movie, when she starred in "The Mistle-Tones." Not only can she sing -- which could come in handy for some of the movies with a musical element to them -- but she has a certain sweetness about her (and a lovely smile!) that seems to be a common denominator among the favorite, recurring Hallmark leading ladies. She seems down to earth and likable. I think she would fit right in to the Hallmark roster of actresses.

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    3. Tamera is also best friends with Candace

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  7. Wow, it's only a few days after Christmas, and you've already learned a lot of possibilities for 2017! Great list. This is why I love your web-site, Net. Happy 2017!

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  8. Sherry In CaliforniaSaturday, December 31, 2016

    Regarding "A Royal Christmas" --

    I posted on December 6th that Nicole Munoz and Paloma Kwiatkowski appear to be in the movie. And I *think* it was directed by the same man who directed the UP movie, "Season's Greetings."

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  9. Are there any new Hallmark movies for countdown St. Patrick's Day?

    Leprechauns, Lucky Charm, Celtic Swan Princess, Irish, Ireland

    Chasing Leprechaun is only one movie on Hallmark Channel

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  10. How many Christmas movies will both of the Hallmark stations will make in 2017 and 2018?

    What is the name of the christmas movie that will be out in July for Christmas Keepsake Week in 2017?

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    1. We don't know how many Christmas movies Hallmark will release this year, yet! However, each year they are trying to surpass the last, so it will most likely be over 19 for the Hallmark Channel, and over 7 for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries! So, overall it will be 27+ for Hallmark!

      We will have to wait and see for Christmas Keepsake Week, too!

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    2. Let's hope the lineup isn't too over saturated with Romance features this time around :)

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  11. Happy New Year Net and everyone! Love visiting this blog! :-)

    Disney's The Nutcracker And The Four Realms film started filming last September 2016 (according to film's director Lasse Hallstrom) for a tentative Christmas 2018 release. It might be released on Christmas 2017 if they finished filming and post-production soon. Though Walt Disney Pictures hasn't announced an official theatrical release date yet. It also stars Pride & Prejudice (2005) stars Keira Knightley as Sugar Plum Fairy and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Stahlbaum, Helen Mirren as Mother Ginger, and Morgan Freeman as Drosselmeyer.

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    1. Oh, thank you! Happy New Year to You, as well!

      Thanks so much for all the information on "The Nutcracker And The Four Realms," what an awesome cast! Fun to see Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen together again since Pride & Prejudice (2005).

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    2. Nutcracker and the Four Realms is on Disney's release schedule for 2018.

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  12. this years Christmas were great..
    now i have to wait 7 months to see some of them again.not sure if i can wait that long!!!!! lol lol

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  13. The movies should be filming now as even California is getting snow! LOL

    Misty

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  14. There are at least two family theatrical holiday releases set for 2017. Let It Snow, originally scheduled for 2016, is back on the schedule for Nov. 22, 2017. It's based on the YA novel that has three slightly interconnected Christmas romances, written by three different authors, including John Green.

    Also there's an animated film set for Nov. 10 called The Star that's the story of the first Christmas from the animals' perspective. See: http://www.movieinsider.com/m14507/the-star

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  15. The official website for The Star is here: http://www.thestarmovie.com

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    1. Awesome news! Thanks so much for the update on Let it Snow and the new animated Christmas movie news for The Star, Sleepy Kitty Paws. I'll try to get those both added above soon!

      The animation sounds precious - I can't wait to visit the site and learn more about it! Thank you so much for sharing!!! :)

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  16. Late to the party. Have you heard of "Santa Stole Our Dog" which is in production. The main attraction with this upcoming 2017 feature is Ed Asner reprising Santa Claus.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5801302/?ref_=fn_ft_tt_9

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    1. Awesome news, Hero_UK! I added this Christmas movie above. How fun to see Ed Asner portray Santa Claus once again!

      (By the way - you are definitely not late to this party. We'll be sharing Christmas movies all year long!)

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  17. All of this information is very good! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Carol! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  18. Sherry In CaliforniaTuesday, January 10, 2017

    In the past week I found 3 titles of upcoming Christmas movies -- but no plot synopses, casts or designated networks. Just the titles and nothing else. I think they're all still in development.

    The titles are:

    A Christmas Solo

    A Bad Mom's Christmas

    Christmas Fury


    I think we can safely assume that the second and third title are not Hallmark movies. "A Christmas Solo" may or may not be a Hallmark movie.

    Time will tell.

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    1. A Bad Mom's Christmas is the sequel to Bad Mom's. It was revealed last December
      http://deadline.com/2016/12/original-cast-returning-for-a-bad-moms-christmas-1201875582/

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    2. Thank you for sharing those Christmas movies, Sherry. You never know sometimes when you just discover a title.

      Thank you Anonymous for letting us know that A Bad Mom's Christmas is a sequel to the movie Bad Mom's. I guess we can mark that one off as not being family friendly, since the original is rated R.

      As for the other two titles, who knows where they will end up. I will add the other two titles above and wait until we hear more!

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    3. Sherry In CaliforniaWednesday, January 11, 2017

      No problem, Net! :-)

      I should mention that I found the "A Christmas Solo" title on the Reel One website. At the time I found it there was no info other than the title and a 2017 reference. The title could possibly change, as we know, which is what happened with last year's "A Christmas Hero" (which eventually became "A Firehouse Christmas") -- also originally found on the Reel One site by Paul M.

      I am now trying to remember where I saw the "Christmas Fury" title. It was just in the last week, so you'd think that it wouldn't be hard to remember where I saw it... but I was looking at a bunch of similar sites one after another, within about 15 minutes, and I can't recall on which specific site it was found.

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  19. I was actually on IMDB looking up information about "Christmas Fury", when I stumbled across another Christmas movie called "The Christmas Fix-Up". Here's a description directly from IMDB:

    "A single woman, struggling to believe in love and miracles, walks into a shoe repair shop on Chicago's Westside where the proprietor's magical gift is hooking up singles through their shoes. The catch is that the first date is the wedding."

    I have no idea if this movie is going to be family-friendly or where and when this movie will premiere.

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  20. Does anyone know if Jill Wagner will star in any of the 2017 Christmas movies?

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    1. Sherry In CaliforniaMonday, January 16, 2017

      I don't have any information on that (it's a bit too early for detailed Christmas movie information to come out), but if I had to guess I'd say the chances are good that she will be in something.

      Because Jill was at Hallmark's TCA event this past Saturday night, that means that Hallmark is still working with her. They like her. She is in the family now.

      So it is possible that Jill could end up in a movie for another theme -- maybe she'll be in an upcoming Spring Fling, June Weddings or Summer Nights movie. Maybe she will be in a Christmas movie that films in the first few months of this year, or later in the year. Whatever the case, you can bet that Hallmark will put her in something, and that something is in the works for her.

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    2. That is a wonderful question, Anonymous. Jill Wagner was so fantastic in the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie "Christmas Cookies"! I've heard many say they loved Jill and Wes Brown it in together. I know I certainly did... I love it just as much as her first Hallmark movie "Autumn Dreams"!

      Personally, I was so thrilled to see Jill Wagner (she's one of my favorites, too!) attend the TCA event Saturday night - knowing that this is always an indication that anyone attending has some sort of Hallmark project "in the works."

      Timing is key here, because Jill also hosts a weekly half hour show for INSP titled Handcrafted America. It was recently announced that INSP ordered a 3rd season of this series and production of 13 new episodes begins this spring with the premiere scheduled for late summer, 2017. So, whatever Jill is filming will have to be done around that schedule, as Jill travels all across the United States to film these episodes for INSP.

      Time will tell, I suppose, which sort of project Jill is doing this year for Hallmark! In real life, she was just recently engaged last year... so maybe it's a Hallmark June Wedding movie! For now, we can only guess! Thanks so much for asking!

      Blessings to you! Net

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    3. Sherry In CaliforniaWednesday, January 18, 2017

      Anonymous -- I came back here to post this bit of info about Jill Wagner that I just accidentally stumbled upon a few minutes ago. I hadn't seen it yesterday or the day before.

      This is one of those bits of info that did not make it into one of the many press releases that came out of Saturday's TCA event, so it would have been easy to overlook as it was not posted by all of the reporters at the event.

      A reporter named Tim Clodfelter tweeted that Jill is doing a movie for Hallmark about how she met her fiancé, which is coming to the channel this fall. I don't know if that means it will be a Fall Harvest movie, or just something that airs in between Summer Nights and Fall Harvest.

      In any event, it doesn't sound like it is going to be a Christmas movie.

      This link may or may not be active, but here is the tweet where it is mentioned:

      https://twitter.com/tclodfelterWSJ/status/820511892380622849

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    4. That is truly interesting news! I remember Jill Wagner sharing the story of how she met her fiancé on Home & Family when she was there to promote her Hallmark Movie "Christmas Cookies." They all kept remarking at the time that their love story sounded just like a Hallmark movie! And now, it sounds like it is - or will be! How sweet!

      I found a link of this interview with Jill Wagner on youtube. (It's probably on Hallmark's site, too)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa7QtQk-DXw

      Enjoy! If you haven't seen it, you will also love the cooking segment with her Grandma! It's so special and endearing!

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  21. Sherry In CaliforniaWednesday, January 18, 2017

    Net!! I have just discovered a new Christmas movie title!

    It is being referred to as a "feature film," but my feeling/hunch is that it is really a TV movie.

    The title is.... "The Christmas Calendar." Actress Hilary Strang got a part in it.

    Could this be the first Hallmark Christmas movie lined up to go into production this year? Or will it end up with another network? Or go straight to DVD? "Love Always, Santa" was filming in January of 2016, so I would not be shocked if something Christmas-y starts production very soon (especially for Hallmark, with 30 Christmas movies to knock out this year).

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    1. That is fun news! Whether or not, it's made-for-TV, the movies, or DVD, as long as it ends up being family-friendly, I'm happy to add it above.

      I have heard other Christmas titles above are already in production, too, so I'm hopeful more movies are being made with real snow this year!

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  22. Sherry In CaliforniaThursday, January 19, 2017

    "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" and "Tiny Christmas" are 2 titles I just saw -- no clue what they are about or if they are family-friendly.

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    1. I remember the title "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!" I was thrilled when I discovered it and shared it on the "Christmas Movie News" for 2016 and Beyond - Page last year.

      In fact, I just saw the title again yesterday, as well as "Tiny Christmas"! (interesting title, huh?) Can't wait to discover more on both of these. I'm still hoping the first one is a re-make of the 1 hour special from the 80s!

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    2. Sherry In CaliforniaThursday, January 19, 2017

      For some reason I never saw the Best Christmas Pageant Ever entry on the 2016 list (I think I somehow overlooked it), but I didn't see it on this 2017 list so I assumed it was a new thing.

      I have no idea what Tiny Christmas could be about! Lol.

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    3. Sherry In CaliforniaThursday, January 19, 2017

      Oh, I forgot to mention that my first thought, when the news of the "30 Hallmark Christmas movies" was revealed, was "Will they be able to come up with 30 new titles?" Lol

      The options are getting more limited if Hallmark is trying to put the word "Christmas" into every title, or even if they just want to use some sort of Christmas-related word or phrase in every title. Too many of the titles are starting to run together and seem too similar. I think that a lot of people assume they have already seen a movie if the title is similar to another one, even if they have not seen it.

      And that is not even taking into consideration the titles for movies on other networks, which may be similar to Hallmark titles and vice versa.

      The thought of 30 more Christmas titles to come up with this year is ominous, as I fear we will end up with titles like "The Christmas Rooster," or "A Merry Mop," or "Snow Street." Lol

      That said, I would like to see a movie with the title of "A Candy Cane Christmas." Hallmark has never used this title, and I wonder if it has been used in the past by any other company (maybe for a straight-to-DVD release or something?). The plot would, of course, be about a candy shop owner participating in a fierce candy cane-making competition with the rival confectioner across town. Soon, as they realize that joining forces is better than working separately, they will discover the "sweet rewards" that love has to offer.

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    4. After I tried to find out more information about "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" movie (the one on this list) on IMDB, I'm starting to think it's not a remake of the movie from 1983. Here's the synopsis of the movie directly from IMDB:

      "A surburban mom gets in over her head when she signs up to direct her neighborhood's Christmas pageant."

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    5. Yes, it will surely be even harder for them to name the Christmas movies and for viewers to keep them all straight, especially for the casual movie watcher. I was surprised by the similar titles this year that we've mentioned before, such as: "My Christmas Dream" and "My Christmas Love", and also, "Love You Like Christmas" and "Looks Like Christmas." I know it was also confusing for some, with the new Alicia Witt movie "Christmas List," being named after a well known and loved ABC Family movie. I sure hope they will be able to come up with some unique, distinct titles this upcoming Christmas season!

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    6. In regard to "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"...

      Anonymous, thank you so much for sharing that description of the new movie - "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" from IMDB Pro. It actually sounds exactly like the first 1 hour special, which I love! I am truly excited to hear this news! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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    7. Sherry In CaliforniaFriday, January 20, 2017

      Let me make sure I have not missed anything on the Hallmark Christmas front...

      Okay, so the confirmed, officially announced Hallmark Christmas movies as of right now (and some of them may not make it to the Countdown to Christmas this year if they get stuck in development) are:

      Angel Falls

      Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe

      Nanny State

      Untitled Alicia Witt movie

      **Remember, too, that writer Julie Sherman Wolfe said she is working on TWO Hallmark Christmas movies for this year.

      **Writer Nina Weinman Swift said that she has a Hallmark Christmas movie coming up this year.





      Then we have the "Titles that Have Been Announced By Hallmark or Actors/Writers In the Past, But the Status is Unknown" category. Those are:


      Sleigh Bell Sweethearts (announced by author Teri Wilson in 2016)

      A Family for Christmas (got pushed from 2016 to 2017)

      Joy to the World (was supposed to star Brooke Shields)

      **Curveball Christmas most likely turned into "Curveball"

      **A Prince for Christmas most likely turned into "A Royal Winter" (fka "A Winter Prince")





      Then we have the "Movies that Hallmark Has NOT Officially Announced or Claimed As Their Own, but Are Supposedly Optioned or In Development for Them" category, which consists of:


      The Christmas Cottage




      And then there is the "Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Hallmark Movies, But May Not Actually Be Hallmark Movies" category. Those titles are:


      The Christmas Calendar

      Best Christmas Pageant Ever

      A Christmas Solo



      Am I forgetting anything?

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    8. I think you re-capped it above pretty well, Sherry. There are some Christmas movies that I have learned, but have been asked not to reveal, quite yet!

      As for the writers you mentioned, who have shared & hinted at future projects, I have decided to wait until I receive further word from Hallmark, before adding them above.

      It should be a wonderful year of Christmas movie discovery! ;)

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  23. Puppies for Christmas
    http://m.imdb.com/title/tt5314484/

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  24. Beverly Hills Christmas II
    http://m.imdb.com/title/tt6014166/


    Lana

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    1. Thank you Lana for sharing these Christmas movie titles - I added them both above! The puppy one especially sounds cute! :)

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  25. Optioned by Hallmark was also Last Chance Llama Ranch based off the novel

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