Over *17 Million Clicks* and Counting! Thank *YOU* for being *ONE* of them!

[ HOME ] [ NEW TV MOVIE SCHEDULE 2018 ] [ MOVIE REVIEWS ] [ TV MOVIE LIST ]
[ CHRISTMAS TV SCHEDULE 2018 ] [ CHRISTMAS STORY ] [CHRISTMAS MOVIE LIST]
[ CHRISTMAS MOVIES ON DVD - 2018 ] [ LINKS ] [ CONTACT ]
[ HALLMARK MOVIES ON DVD from A to Z ]

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights...”
~ James 1:17

Monday, November 6, 2017

A Joyous Christmas - a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Christmas Movie!


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: A Joyous Christmas

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: November 26, 2017







CAST:

Natalie Knepp ... Rachel Kennedy
Michael Rady ... Jack Nelson
Bonnie Bedelia ... Joy
Steve Bacic ... Stuart
Marc Senior ... Paul
Chiara Guzzo ... Bridget
David Lewis ... David





PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: Just before Christmas, bestselling author Rachel Kennedy returns to her hometown to host an event for her upcoming book. Though being home is difficult since losing her parents and losing touch with her brother, David, she finds strength from unexpected sources, namely her local producer, Jack and a selfless stranger, Joy. Jack and Joy help Rachel connect with the community, reunite with her brother and reevaluate her motivational message. Rachel and Jack develop an undeniable bond, but Rachel is torn between their relationship and career pressure from her manager, Stuart. As the event approaches, Joy reveals a secret from her past that has a lasting impact on Jack, and Rachel must find a message that brings her fans – and herself – lasting joy.


Movie Review:

Coming...


See or Skip:

Coming...


--
*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss

45 comments:

  1. Looking forward to this movie!

    Misty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Loved A Joyous Christmas--wish I would have recorded it!

      Delete
  2. Looking forward to this one! It was a happy surprise to see Michael Rady when I watched the preview show, since I didn't previously know the cast for this movie.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow, what a beautiful movie! Much deeper and more meaningful and moving than I was expecting. Made me cry (in a good way). Another surprise favorite.

      Delete
  3. I hadn't heard about this one, but I recognize Michael Rady from Christmas in Homestead.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow! Bonnie Bedelia looks so different! I almost didn't recognize her with blonde hair. I'm looking forward to this one. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Bonnie Bedelia's hair was auburn but does she dyed her hair for her role or does she wears blonde wig

    ReplyDelete
  6. Bonnie and Michael did a song on the piano before the Christmas show, which Michael was singing. What was the name of the song. It was beautiful. And I would like to find it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would love to know the name of the song also....it was a beautiful piano arrangement.

      Delete
    2. I would love to know the title also.

      Delete
    3. I looked it up because I loved it too. It's called "Christmas Memories" by Alabama.

      Delete
    4. That's why I am here. Trying to find info on that song. Did Rady really sing it?

      Delete
    5. Christmas Memories. Alabama did this song. On youtube!

      Delete
    6. The name of the song is "Christmas memories" by the group Alabama

      Delete
    7. It's called Christmas Memories. There are 2 songs with this title; this is the one made most famous by the group Alabama.

      Delete
    8. It is called Christmas Memories - but I can't find a version of them singing it - other than the movie

      Delete
    9. Here's the Youtube link for the song by Alabama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2XD1A7HG9E

      Delete
    10. Frank Sinatra

      Delete
    11. Christmas Memories. Check out Alabama on YouTube to hear it again.

      Delete
  7. Is the book in the the movie, A Joyous Christmas, called "The Apple Garden" a real children's book...if so who was the author? And is it still in print?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No it isn't a real book title, Jeff. It was created for this film by someone on the creative team.

      Delete
    2. I wish the book was real - they did a great job designing the cover - plus, who wouldn’t want a delightful “inspirational” book for children from the past?

      Delete
    3. Bummer!😞 I was excited to find the book. I looked and was not able to find it. This was my last shot looking for clues to find it. Fooled me!!👏💜 I loved this movie!

      Delete
    4. Not real book. So I hear. The author would have killed it in sales!👍📖 I asked for thebook for Christmas. Lol.
      Have a great day. 😀

      Delete
    5. I was looking for it too. It made me think of my favorite book...the giving tree by Shel Silverstein and I wanted to see if it was close.

      Delete
  8. Where can I find the soundtrack to the Christmas Memories song featured in the movie Joyous Christmas?

    ReplyDelete
  9. "Christmas Memories" is on Alabama's first Christmas album, which I have. It is one of my favorites from the CD. All songs or the album are available from ITunes or other media. I sure would like to the song by Michael Rady though. Was that really him? What a beautiful voice!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Who sang the song on the movie. Amazing voice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Michael Rady did his own vocals in the movie. :)

      Delete
  11. This movie was amazing. And here i was looking for The apple garden book on Amazon thinking it’s there i really was gonna buy it..what a bummer to find it’s not a really book☹️. But it’s a very beautiful movie with great message. Stuart though🙄.

    ReplyDelete
  12. “A Joyous Christmas” was a decent movie with a strong cast and a decent story. My biggest issue with the film was the pacing, it was too slow for me personally. Would like to see the cast in more Hallmark movies in the future. Maybe a Hallmark Hall of Fame production?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great movie. I was looking to buy the book:(

    ReplyDelete
  14. I loved this movie so much I can't watch it enough! I see Michael in a different light now; what a beautiful role he played and has a voice of an angel! Bonnie was perfect as his mom and I hope to see her more in future Hallmark films...just beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my goodness, I feel exactly the same way, Linda! You spoke the very words my heart was feeling as I watched the movie and instantly fell in love with all of the characters and actors in this movie! Thank you for expressing it so beautifully, Linda!

      Blessings to you on this Christmas Week!!! Net

      Delete
    2. Loved th movie Natalie knepp michaelcady and the whole cast too it's a great movie remember to re.ind us that we are not alone as rachel said at the end of the movie

      Delete
  15. I love this movie! I have been dealing with family issues this last year and this movie really gave me the inspiration and encouragement I needed to reach out and ask for forgiveness. Every day is a second chance!

    ReplyDelete
  16. A very good movie!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Is it not on dvd

    ReplyDelete
  18. Loved the movie
    Will watch every year
    Sweet story. .We need more positive movies thanks hallmark

    ReplyDelete
  19. Bummer. I tried to find the Apple Garden book too.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love this movie, its so moving, the music, the songs and the cast are awesome and amazing. Very meaningful which also made me cry, happy tears! Best movie yet. I'm glad I recorded it cuz I can watch it any time I need encouragement and inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I loved the movie too and was also trying to find the book. ☹️ Michael Randy was phenomenal acting and singing! Is there any chance that there may be a book they may have been referencing?

    ReplyDelete

Please COMMENT and share your thoughts on Movies and More...

You may comment by using an Account, Name, or by choosing Anonymous! (If you pick Name, you can add your name, nickname, initials, or favorite handle! You can also leave the URL space blank, if you do not have a web-site.)

Whatever you choose, I enjoy hearing from you! Blessings, Net

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Don't Miss Out on Movie News!