Friday, October 13, 2017

Danica McKellar stars in Hallmark's "Countdown to Christmas" Movie - Coming Home for Christmas!


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Coming Home for Christmas

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 18, 2017

*Coming Home for Christmas is based on the book by writer Jenny Hale.








CAST:

Danica McKellar ... Lizzie Richfield
Neal Bledsoe ... Robert Marley
Andrew Francis ... Kip Marley
Lindsay Maxwell ... Megan Richfield
Paula Shaw ... Pippa Marley
Andrew Kavadas ... Gerard
Brenda Crichlow ... Anna
Chelan Simmons ... Sloane
Rebecca Staab ... Camille Richfield
Bekham Skoddje ... Sammy
Christian Convery ... Paul
Scott Perrie ... Jackson
Tosca Baggoo ... Carla
Roz Murray ... Gladys





PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: Lizzie Richfield is at a crossroads when she lands a job as a house manager for the exquisite Ashford Estate in the Virginia countryside. While preparing the place for sale, Lizzie 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 80-year-old matriarch, Pippa, a spitfire who doesn’t want to put the house up for sale at all. As Lizzie 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?

*Coming Home for Christmas is based on the book by writer Jenny Hale.





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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

21 comments:

  1. Just curious why you didn't credit the author of the book for this movie ? Jenny Hale is an excellent writer and should be credited. I reread this book every Christmas and am every excited to see it as a Hallmark movie! I just want to give credit where it is due :)

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    1. I am happy to share the writer's name above, and a link to Jenny Hale's book! (Love the cover, by the way!) In fact, I just shared it on twitter recently! Thank you so much for the reminder! See it ^above^! :)

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    2. Speaking of Christmas, I saw 3 of the Hallmark Movies made into books available on Amazon! One was Love You Like Christmas and the one Candace did last Christmas!


      Misty

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    3. Misty - Yes, Hallmark will be releasing some of their movies in e-book version!

      Since the moment they contacted me regarding this news - I've been eagerly waiting to share it with all of you!

      Hallmark put out a press release today with all the info!

      See all the details here:

      http://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2017/10/hallmark-publishing-launches-e-books-movie.html

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  2. Yay! Love the pics! Danica looks lovely! Hmmm...I hope I don't hope Kip was the guy she picked! LOL

    Misty

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    1. Looks like it's going to be an interesting love story triangle for Danica!!! If the main poster is any indication... then it looks like she just might end up with Robert, but who knows? Too bad they didn't put them both in the poster to keep us guessing a little!

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  3. Wait, I am confused. The guy on the pic is Kip? I want her to pick Robert then...just by the pics. Ha!

    Misty

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    1. The guy in the main poster, with dark hair, is Robert, played by Neal Bledsoe. The part of Kip, the party guy with blonde hair, is being played by Andrew Francis, of Chesapeake Shores. Sounds like an ideal role for him, as he's always so fun and interesting to watch!

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  4. I'm so looking forward to this one! The story sounds really good and Danica is one of my faves!

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    1. Yes! I agree, Rae, I'm looking forward to this one with Danica, too!!! :)

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  5. Oh I'm really looking forward to this one! Happy to see Neal Bledsoe joining the Hallmark family. He's such a cutie!!

    Just wanted to thank you Net for all the work you put into this site. I just happened upon it a few years ago and I get so giddy seeing all the Christmas movie news throughout the year. Can't believe only two more weeks until Christmas movies! I've been following along on Candace Cameron Bure's Instagram stories the past few weeks. She's been showing a lot behind the scenes of her new Christmas movie. Looks like a good one!!
    Melissa

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    1. Melissa, I follow Candace, too!!! Plus, Danica and so many more!!!

      I'm so excited to see Candace's daughter, Natasha, join her this year for her Christmas movie! Plus, Happy the Dog! Looks like they have had such a wonderful time on set- which makes it even more fun for us to watch, knowing that!

      Thank you so much for sharing!!! Blessings to you, Net :)

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  6. Can't wait for you all to see it! Danica, Neal and Andrew are all amazing! And Jenny's book is so wonderful, it was one of my easiest adaptations ever!

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    1. Thank you ever so much for sharing, Nina! All of us viewers are eagerly waiting to see your story come to life - and, I absoltely agree... what a great cast! Congratulations!

      Blessings! Net :)

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    2. Danica McKellar somehow looks more amazing every year! She's also really outdone herself with this latest film, think it might just be her best one yet. Best of the season so far, well done.

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  7. Just finished watching Coming Home for Christmas and loved it.My wife told me she wants the red pajamas that Danica was wearing for Christmas. Can anybody tell me were I can find them?
    Merry Christmas Mr Smith..

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  8. so far my favorite new Christmas movie....reminds of the classical romances such as Sabrina...and Robert was like a today's version of Cary Grant...and as always Danica was awesome

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  9. Who sang "Silver Bells" at the end of the movie?

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  10. can someone please tell me where her royal blue gown is from?

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  11. I was watching Coming Home for Christmas online. Lizzie chooses Robert over his younger Brother; Kip

    It's a cute movie

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  12. Somewhat remind of me of Sabrina (Lizzie), David (Kip), & Linus (Robert)

    Lizzie chooses Robert over his younger Brother; Kip

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