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Friday, December 22, 2017

🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄 to All My Dear Family & Friends Here at It's a Wonderful Movie!!!



Merry Christmas!

My prayer is for His peace and joy to fill each of our homes this Christmas!

For myself and my family, Christmas is so much more than Santa Claus, reindeer, elves, presents, and such…
no, Christmas, as it is said in the Grinch cartoon, “Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!” Indeed, it means A Lot More!

Christmas is receiving the first, most holy gift ever given over two thousand years ago... our Savior, Jesus Christ, born of His mother Mary, in a manger.



"And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins."
Matthew 1:21


We decorate and light up our trees, with a star on top, in honor of that first Christmas- when the Light of the World came, to outshine all the darkness!

"O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love
O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And Peace to men on earth

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may hear His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him still,
The dear Christ enters in.

O holy Child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born to us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel"


As we gather with family, friends, and loved ones this Christmas Season... some will be seated right next to us, while others will be ever present in our hearts and memories!

These vintage Christmas card images bring to mind cherished Christmas movies for me... family gatherings and singing Christmas carols, year after year, with friends and family! Oh the joy of Christmas is a treasure we each hold in our hearts, a gift that is ours, if only we choose to receive Him!


"Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King:
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with th'angelic hosts proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem!

Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King"




Christmas Movie Reminder:

As the children excitedly await Santa's arrival, I hope you have time to watch some of your favorite Christmas movies! Here are a few more NEW ones on TV, still to be seen...

Friday December 22, 2017:

Storyline via Hallmark: A broken-hearted New York interior designer retreats to her family’s dude ranch in Colorado for the holidays, but the arrival of a movie star... Click Here to Read More...

See the Premiere of Rocky Mountain Christmas
Friday December 22, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Saturday December 23, 2017:

Storyline via Hallmark: When a reservation mix-up at a mountain resort forces a newly-single travel writer to share a cabin with a handsome widower and his precocious daughter over the holidays, their lives are transformed... Click Here to Read More...

See the Premiere of Christmas Getaway
Saturday December 23, 2017
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


Monday Christmas Day! December 25, 2017:

Storyline via UP: When Hallie and Lucas get engaged, they quickly begin planning the tropical beach wedding of their dreams. But the happy couple starts to get caught in family drama when both sets of parents can’t seem to agree on anything. Adding to the turmoil... Click Here to Read More...

See the Premiere of Winter Wedding
Monday Christmas Day! December 25, 2017
at 7pm/6c. on UP


Monday Christmas Day! December 25, 2017:


Storyline via Hallmark: It’s Christmastime in Hope Valley and the town is abuzz over the introduction of the Wishing Tree, with all the townspeople eagerly placing their wishes on its branches in the hopes they’ll be granted. Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) wishes for... Click Here to Read More...

Monday Christmas Day! December 25, 2017
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


*See the Christmas TV Schedule for times on these movies and more!




Among all the New Christmas Movies, you may also want to see these family favorites... White Christmas, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Waltons "The Best Christmas," I Love Lucy Christmas Special, The Santa Clause, Prancer, plus new Hallmark Channel movies from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, the Happy Yule Log, Holiday Homecoming with Jewel, and the Christmas Parade on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and on Christmas Eve Night... it’s the traditional, beloved classic It’s a Wonderful Life!




The Christmas Story
Luke 2 - King James Version


2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.



Many Blessings to all of you who visit here
at Christmastime and all year through!

May the true spirit of Christmas,
the echo of the carols,🎶
🎄and the lights of the trees~🎄
bring happiness and joy into your lives,
hearts, and home...
this Christmas Season and in the New Year- 2018!

Have a truly Blessed,
Merry Christmas, Everyone!!! Net


"Glory to the New Born King!"


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33 comments:

  1. Wishing you a blessed Christmas, Net. It is wonderful to come here with "family" in the comments and chat about programming respectful of the season.

    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie, for being part of the It's a Wonderful Movie "family"! I'm so glad you enjoy your visits here!

      Merry Christmas to you!!! Net

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    2. A Blessed Christmas to you and yours. Thank you for all of the work that you do on this great site.

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  2. Thank you, sweet Net, for your wonderful blog so full of informative information to guide us through the entire year without missing a thing!! Such work and dedication in these trying times are exemplary and so appreciated by us, all! By you being so blessed, we are blessed in return just by visiting your site. My prayer for you is to have a beautiful, joyous, Merry Christmas with your family and friends!! Love, Joy, Peace to you and everyone!!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Linda, for those incredible words of inspiration! You are always such a blessing to me... I'm so thankful our paths crossed here! What a gift you are!

      I pray everything good and wonderful comes your way this Christmas!!! You are such a dear, sweet part of this It's a Wonderful Movie family!!!

      Christmas Blessings to you!!! Net

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  3. Just wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. And to thank you for this wonderful and most appreciated website. Like others, we too have been enjoying all the christmas movies again this year. RG

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    1. Thank you so much, RG! I'm so grateful for your thoughtful comment! I always appreciate your responses, on movies, throughout the year!

      Merry Christmas!!! Net

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  4. Marry Christmas Net!
    Thank you for all your hard work on this blog it's very much appreciated by all of us!

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    1. How sweet! Thank you, Aka2k! I'm so grateful you appreciate this site! That is so sweet of you to leave a comment and say so!

      Merry Christmas!!! Net

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  5. Merry Christmas Net and everyone here at IAWM. Your website now makes Christmas so much more special in my life. Thank you.

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    1. Oh, that is so sweet of you to say, Jim! That truly warms my heart, beyond words! If my site can bring to you even more joy at Christmas, then it has been truly worth it!!!

      I'm deeply honored to share the true spirit of Christmas with all of our It's a Wonderful Movie family!!! :)

      Blessings and Merry Christmas!!! Net

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  6. Merry Christmas, Net!
    Thank you once again for all your hard work. You make things a lot easier for us movie lovers.
    God Bless you and your family this Christmas season.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Marge! I'm so delighted I can make your Christmas viewing a little easier! With all the numerous options, it does become even more challenging every year to navigate, between networks, and see all the new Christmas movies! I just love that we (Christmas movie lovers) make it our mission to see them all!

      God's Blessings & Merry Christmas to you, Marge!!!
      Net

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    2. Net -
      It would be hard and a big job, but I for one would be interested in seeing your list of all the new 2017 Hallmark Christmas movies in order of how much you liked them, with #1 being the very best! Just an idea. :)

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    3. That is such a fun idea, Amy G.! I will be doing, of course, the nominees and polls for favorite TV movies and Christmas movies, etc... from 2017, so I wouldn't want to influence too much! Plus, I've yet to see everything, quite yet, but I will definitely keep that in mind! Love that idea!

      Thanks for the extra sweet comment! Blessings!!! Net :)

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  7. Joyce in CarolinaFriday, December 22, 2017

    Merry Christmas Net, to you and your family. Thank you for all you do for us!

    Wishing everyone that visits here a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Joyce, how sweet! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend all throughout the year! You are such a dear part of this It's a Wonderful Movie "family"!

      A Very Merry Christmas to You!!! Net

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  8. A very Merry and blessed Christmas, Net, to you and all your family. I can't thank you enough for all your hard work you put into this site--it certainly has been such a wonderful Christmas present for all your followers and so much appreciated! All the best for a happy Christmas!

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    1. A very blessed Merry Christmas to you, as well, Barbara! Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart!

      I so appreciate all of you who visit here so faithfully and your incredible support, throughout every season & holiday!

      Your sweet message, Barbara, was a gift to me!!!

      Christmas Blessings!!! Net

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  9. A blessed and very Merry Christmas to you, Net, and everyone who frequents this most wonderful movie site!

    Net, thank you for spreading the joy and the true meaning of Christmas! I agree with Jim. My Christmases are made better because of your site. I am grateful for all your hard work!

    I hope you have a wonderful extended weekend full of all the joy and beauty of the season, sweet family time, and meaningful worship of our Savior, born in Bethlehem so long ago and alive in our hearts today! Joy to the world!

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    1. Blessings to you, Amy, at Christmas and in the New Year, too! I always look forward to your witty and heartfelt comments! Thank you for always being such a breath of fresh air - here at It's a Wonderful Movie!

      I'm so glad I can add (even just a little bit!) of happiness and joy to your Christmas season!!! You (and Jim!) are so sweet to say so!

      Thank you, most of all, for sharing in the joy of the true meaning of Christmas... our Savior Jesus!!! The Best Gift!!!

      All the best to you & your family this Christmas & 2018!!! Enjoy every precious moment!!!

      God's Blessings & Merry Christmas!!! Net

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  10. You said everything so beautifully, Net! That is what I love most about this site - the constant reminder that above all, Jesus is Lord and Savior!

    It reminds me of a true story. A class of little children, at a Christmas gathering, each held a letter to spell out "CHRISTMAS LOVE". One child mistakenly held his letter upside down. At first some of the children in the audience laughed and snickered, but then it became very quiet. Because the letter that was upside down was the "M", and it didn't take long before everyone saw that "CHRISTMAS LOVE" suddenly became "CHRIST WAS LOVE".

    May we all keep the love of Christ and the love of Christmas in our hearts throughout 2018. And as always, thank you Net for all that you do! Many blessings to you and your family this Christmas!!

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    1. Oh my, thank you, Mark! I just love that touching Christmas story! You shared it so beautifully, right down to the children snickering, and yet, becoming quiet when they perceived it's new meaning. "Christ Was Love!" How precious! It's profound interpretation touches deep into all believers hearts, knowing the sacrifice given of that love!

      I appreciate you sharing Christ's love here with all of us! How blessed we are to be part of the family of God!!!

      Merry Christmas & God's Blessings to You!!! Net

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  11. Beyond beautiful, Net! Merry Christmas to you, dear, & your family!

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    1. Awe, thank you, Anna! A truly Blessed and Merry Christmas to you and your dear family!!! Net

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  12. Net....I adore you sooooooo much !

    this site is THE BEST !

    thank you beyond words for all the wonderfulness you and this blog bring forth for us all to enjoy, year round !!!

    * worlds biggest Hug *

    - Katy Lynn

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    1. Oh my goodness, Katy Lynn!!! What a sweeeeeet, thoughtful comment!!!!! You just made my day!!! Thank you for sending me so much love and appreciation!!! I'm bursting with joy now!!! You are the sweetest!!!

      A *Great BIG HUG* to you, too, my friend! What a gift!!!

      Merry Christmas & a Happy, Joy-filled New Year to You!!! God bless!!! Net

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  13. I love this post which truly highlight the true meaning of Christmas! You have blessed me with this site, Net! Merriest Christmas and blessings to you.

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    1. Oh, thank you, CH Mom! I'm so glad this post blessed you! Thank you for blessing me back with your sweet response!

      God's Blessings, Merry Christmas, & a Joyous, Happy New Year!!! Net

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  14. Thank you for this wonderful list! I found your blog while searching for a Christmas movie with two parts. It was a few years back and involved someone falling in love with a prince. The second movie was about their wedding or after they got married. Do you remember a movie with a sequel like that? Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie Kat! I had to ponder this question a bit. Could the Christmas movie you are seeking be the Prince & Me trilogy? They meet in the first movie and get married in the second, and they have a honeymoon in the third. There's a 4th movie, too, which I haven't seen. There's more info on them- here!

      I hope this is it and this helps!!! God's Blessings, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!!! Net

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  15. I have to say, I loved Christmas Getaway, I watched it probably 4 times already. Such a great movie and I will be saving and watching for a long time.

    I hope people with DVR's and space issues, took advantage of Christmas eve and Christmas, hallmark channels played all the new movies, and you cut a half hour from each movie (giving you more space on your DVR). Now my issue, I kept so many, I may need to cut some more out.

    I am so looking forward to Nets, Favorite Movies of the Christmas Season Post, it will be so hard to choose as there were many really good movies. Almost too many movies this year, but so happy I found some that will be watched many times over.

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    1. Thank you, Sabrina, for sharing! I always record (again) some of my favorites on Christmas Day, too! It's so nice to re-watch with limited commercial interruption. It's funny, because you can tell where the commercials should be, and I typically start to grab the remote to fast forward, but then it carries on to the next scene! I so love that! It's the simple things that bring me joy! :)

      Thank you, again, Sabrina... for sharing the Sweet Spirit of Christmas!!!

      Blessings!!! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!! Net :)

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