Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hallmark Publishing launches with Candace Cameron Bure's Christmas Movie!

Now You can READ Hallmark Movies, too!
There's even more to the story...




Press Release via Hallmark:

STUDIO CITY, CA – October 17, 2017 – Hallmark Publishing, a division of Crown Media Family Networks, announces the release of the division’s first four eBooks for Holiday 2017.

From author Leigh Duncan, Journey Back to Christmas, a novelization of Hallmark Channel’s highest-rated movie last year, releases today.

Christmas in Homestead, written by Kara Tate, releases October 24. The novel is an expansion of Hallmark Channel’s highly-rated 2016 holiday movie.

Love You Like Christmas, from author Keri F. Sweet, releases October 30.

From author Rhonda Merwarth, A Heavenly Christmas, a novelization of the Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie, releases November 7.

Hallmark Publishing is currently accepting author submissions for original manuscripts in the categories of wholesome romance and cozy mysteries with a focus on stories that celebrate relationships and life-affirming moments. A novel published by Hallmark Publishing may receive a greenlight to become a new original movie or series for Crown Media Family Networks’ three linear television services: Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries or Hallmark Drama, or original screenplays may be novelized to create expanded content for consumers who want more of the story.

“Novelizations of the most beloved Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movies allows us to expand the story and lean into every viewer’s yearning question, ‘What happened after the kiss?’,” said Stacey Donovan, Editor, Hallmark Publishing.

“We are also tremendously excited about the sheer volume of original works coming in from authors that will have dual potential to be bestselling eBooks, and also become original content for any one of Crown Media Family Networks’ three linear services, or the new streaming service, Hallmark Movies Now. The opportunities are endless,” Donovan concluded.

*Press Release via: Pam Slay, Senior Vice President, Network Program Publicity & Social Content.


Crown Media Family Networks is the umbrella unit subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., housing cable’s leading family friendly networks, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Hallmark Channel features an ambitious slate of new, original content, including movies, scripted series, annual specials, and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show. Hallmark Channel is also home to the popular annual holiday franchise “Countdown to Christmas,” featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is a 24-hour cable network featuring a unique mix of new, original movies and acquired series focused on the lighter side of the suspense and mystery genres. The network also features its own annual holiday programming franchise, “Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas”. Hallmark Drama showcases the rich legacy of the Hallmark Hall of Fame library and with zero duplication, spotlights movies and series from Crown Media’s collection of original dramatic content. Crown Media Family Networks is also home to Hallmark Movies Now, the company’s SVOD service, which offers wholly distinct content from each network and is available on iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire, among other devices. Crown Media Family Networks’ digital publishing extension, Hallmark Publishing, is an eBook division that creates novelizations of previously aired original movie favorites. It also accepts author submissions for original, on-brand manuscripts that can be greenlit as a new movie or series for one of the company’s three linear networks.

My *Quick* Take:

For all of us who love cozying up to Hallmark Movies... I just know we are going to love the addition of these books which gives a unique insight even deeper to the characters we first fell in love with - in these Hallmark Original Movies!

If you enjoyed Candace Cameron Bure's role as Hanna in "Journey Back to Christmas," be sure to check out the new e-book which expands on Hanna's love story that brings her mysteriously to the future!

This is just the beginning of a whole line of books based upon the Hallmark premiere movies we enjoy on a Saturday or Sunday night!

Choosing amongst the four movies launching with this new Hallmark service... Journey Back to Christmas, Christmas in Homestead, Love You Like Christmas, and A Heavenly Christmas... which of these stories would you be most interested in reading this Holiday season, perhaps by the warm fireplace on a cold winter's day?

I'm intrigued by them all, but "Love You Like Christmas" with Brennan Elliott and Bonnie Somerville - really tug at my heartstrings last year, and I would love to know more about Maddie and Kevin's story in Christmas Valley!

Please share your thoughts in comments below! Blessings on your day, Net

Monday, October 16, 2017


(this is the last round!)

Challenge takes place
October 16th - October 23rd!

Even if you didn't participate in Round 1,2, or 3... you are still welcome to join in this time!

To Play: Look at the screen-captured images below and leave a comment below guessing which Hallmark Christmas Movies they are from. Answers & Scores will be posted next week. (More details below!!!)

Most of today's Christmas movie images are from the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries! See if you can guess which movies these images are from - as we look forward to "Countdown to Christmas" and "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" coming October 27th!

Here they are... Christmas Movie mystery images:

*PLEASE NOTE: There are SEVEN MOVIES for this round!



(*HINT: This is a NOT a HALLMARK movie,
but it is a TV Christmas Movie from another network!)





Please submit your guesses in the comment box below! I will hold onto all submissions until next Monday, October 23rd, and post all the responses then. At that time, I will also present more Christmas Movie images!!!

To see Round ONE Images, Answers, and Scores - visit HERE!
To see Round TWO Images, Answers, and Scores - visit HERE!
To see Round THREE Images, Answers, and Scores - visit HERE!

Scoring: One point will be given for each correctly guessed answer. A high score of 25 points can be earned - at the end of 4 weeks!

If you comment under Anonymous, that is fine, but please leave something to identify you apart from other Anonymous commenters, whether it be your first name, nickname, initials, or something! Thank you! Enjoy the challenge!

Hope you all have fun guessing - as we Countdown to Christmas together!!!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Will you be "Love Struck" with 2 NEW HALLMARK MOVIES this Weekend?

"FALL HARVEST" movies continue...

Saturday October 14, 2017

Love can be sweeter the second time around in...

Storyline via Hallmark: Megan Quinn, an aspiring architect, faces multiple tasks – developing her hometown lake into a commercialized entertainment center, forcing Mrs. Frances Figgins, her childhood mentor, out of her family’s home, and helping out at her family café after... Click Here to Read More...

See the premiere of Love Struck Café
Saturday October 14, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

Sunday October 15, 2017

Looking for love may be dangerous in...

Storyline via Hallmark: Attorney turned therapist Hailey Dean is pulled into another investigation when a popular new dating app links multiple missing persons cases from... Click Here to Read More...

Saturday October 14, 2017
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Hope you enjoy both of these new Hallmark Movies this weekend. We are two weeks away (14 days!) from the first NEW Hallmark Christmas Movie for the 2017 Holiday Season! Ahhhhhh!!! Can you believe it? Fall Harvest is flying by!

The first all new original Hallmark Christmas movie is
Marry Me at Christmas starring Rachel Skarsten and Trevor Donovan (Love on a Limb) on October 28th! Plus, it has Rita from "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" - Crystal Lowe! Hopefully, we will get a sneak peak of it next weekend during the Hallmark Channel Christmas Preview Show! You can catch that next Sunday - hosted by Candace Cameron Bure!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
Blessings to You All! Enjoy this season of Fall!
Blessings, Net

"To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven."
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Alicia Witt stars in Hallmark Channel's Original "Countdown to Christmas" Movie - The Mistletoe Inn


Movie: The Mistletoe Inn

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 23, 2017

*The Mistletoe Inn is based on the book by writer Richard Paul Evans.


Alicia Witt ... Kim Rossi
David Alpay ... Zeke
Casey Manderson ... Garth


Storyline via Hallmark: When aspiring romance novelist Kim Rossi (Alicia Witt) is unceremoniously dumped by her soon-to-be-published romance novelist boyfriend, Garth (Casey Manderson), Kim takes stock and decides to take a leap. She signs up for a romance writing retreat at a quaint Vermont Inn shortly before Christmas, where a top romance novelist is scheduled to attend. Shortly after arriving, she crosses paths with Zeke (David Alpay), whom she initially finds to be intrusive and, naturally, ends up being her assignment partner. Worse yet, her ex-boyfriend, Garth, is also at the retreat. Despite these bumps in the road, Kim steps outside her comfort zone and ends up surprising herself. Equally unexpected is the attraction that seems to be building between her and Zeke that promises to take her down a road she never imagined traveling.

Based on the book - The Mistletoe Inn, by Richard Paul Evans.

Movie Review:


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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman

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


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.


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


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

A Gift to Remember - a Hallmark Channel Original "Countdown to Christmas" Movie starring Ali Liebert & Peter Porte


Movie: A Gift to Remember

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 19, 2017


Ali Liebert ... Darcy
Peter Porte ... Aiden
Tina Lifford
Jennifer Koenig ... Receptionist
Ricky He ... Josh
Brandi Alexander ... Nurse Nancy
Vincent Dangerfield ... William
Kristin York ... Katherine
Mark Milburn ... Anthony Parks
Emma Flemington ... Shelly McCook
Conchita Galvez ... Policewoman


Storyline via Hallmark: An accident between a sweet bookshop worker and a handsome stranger leaves him without his memory. Determined to help him figure out who he is, she finds herself stepping outside of her comfort zone. In the process, she discovers taking risks can sometimes lead to the greatest rewards.

Movie Review:


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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Daniel Power
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