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Monday, June 17, 2024

πŸŽ„*Christmas in July* Is Coming In June!πŸŽ„ *Merry Movie Week* Begins This Friday On Hallmark Mystery! 🌟 See Schedule Here:

Merry Movie Week 
is almost here! 
We're just days away!

Hallmark Mystery gets a jump on Christmas in July in June, beginning this Friday! Catch a week of inspirational, mysterious, and romance-filled Christmas movies during this special annual event!

You'll find these Christmas movies and more:

πŸŽ„Miracle in Bethlehem, PA
🌟Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas
πŸŽ„Heaven Down Here
🌟Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas
πŸŽ„Long Lost Christmas
🌟Journey Back to Christmas
πŸŽ„A Christmas to Remember
🌟A Little Christmas Charm
πŸŽ„A Veteran's Christmas
🌟The Christmas Secret

and many more!

While Hallmark Mystery begins their Christmas movies on Friday, June 21st, the Hallmark Channel begins their Christmas in July movie event on Friday, June 28th, and Great American Family gets in the Christmas Spirit, too, on July 1st!

You can see all the family-friendly Christmas movies for ALL three networks in my *Christmas Movie Schedule*!

Happy Merry Movie Week!

Friday, June 14, 2024

⛳πŸ”¨ Father's Day Weekend 2024 - Catch TV Movies, Sports, Marathons, And More ⚾⛳ SEE HERE:

Happy Father's Day Weekend, Everyone!

This weekend, there's a mix on TV of New and Classic Movies, Wedding Mysteries, Marathons, and more!

You'll find new movies on the Hallmark Channel and UPtv, plus Father-themed movies, a special 70th Anniversary tribute to a beloved family sitcom... and more!

I hammer out all of the details below...


Saturday, June 15, 2024:

Storyline: After a recent setback, Abby heads to Greece to visit her mom and decide what's next. While there, she meets Theo, and they team up to open a restaurant. But will Abby be able to stay?

Premieres Saturday, June 15, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

Movie Review:

Happy to say that A Greek Recipe for Romance is a clean movie! -Maria


Sunday, June 16, 2024:

Storyline: An acclaimed medieval romance novelist is hired to be a matchmaker for a real-life prince in a desperate attempt to find true love before the fixed royal wedding date.

Premieres Sunday, June 16, 2024
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv

Movie Review:

πŸ’ Reel One's A Match for the Prince is clean. (streaming on Peacock). -Maria


Sunday, June 16, 2024:

Storyline: Nathan and Bill take charge when a notorious gangster threatens the town. Rosemary teams up with her competition to uncover the truth. Elizabeth and Nathan take a leap of faith.

Premieres Sunday, June 16, 2024
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


Father's Day TV Specials:

Antenna TV:

See a special Father's Day weekend "Father Knows Best" 70th Anniversary Marathon!

The marathon will include 70 of the best episodes of "Father Knows Best" over two days starting Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 6pm.

Promo Video:



Fathers are at the forefront of these classic films...

A Family Affair - 4:30pm
The Courtship of Eddie's Father - 5:45pm
Life with Father - 8pm
Father of the Bride - 10:15pm



For all of you Dads out there who enjoy sports, there's a lot going on this weekend on TV: the U.S. Open Golf, the Olympic swimming trials, Nascar, MLB baseball, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, and more!

However, the best sports or games for fathers are the ones that they can do with their children, such as: play catch, cornhole, horseshoes, checkers, cards or anything at all. I hope many of you are able to do that, as well!


Programming Notes:
(highlighting some of this weekend's classic movie stand-outs...)

Great American Family:

Friday: A Prince in Paradise, A Christmas Blessing

Hallmark Channel:

Friday (Fa,La,La Friday): A Heidelberg Holiday, A Merry Scottish Christmas

Saturday: Love and Sunshine, The Perfect Bride, A Greek Recipe for Romance (Premiere!), and more

Sunday: The Blessing Bracelet, Over the Moon in Love, Season for Love, The Wedding Veil Journey, A Greek Recipe for Romance (Encore), The Presence of Love, and more

Hallmark Mystery:

Saturday: Wedding Mystery Marathon

Catch a day full of wedding mystery movies, including Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Garage Sale Mysteries, Picture Perfect Mysteries, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, and Curious Caterer

Hallmark Family:

Sunday: Tulips in Spring, One Summer and more.

Merit Street:

See encores of these movies from Great American Family.

Saturday: A Prince in Paradise, 10 Steps to Love

Sunday: An Hour Behind, Retreat to Paradise


Saturday: A Vineyard Romance, Mechanics of Love, and more

Sunday: A Bridesmaid in Love, A Whirlwind Wedding, A Match for the Prince (Premiere), and more


Happy Father's Day weekend to all of the fathers and grandfathers who visit here! May you get all the love and attention that you so richly deserve.

If any of you are watching the new or classic movies over the weekend, I hope you enjoy that. A special thank you to our friend and loyal reviewer Maria for providing TWO very helpful reviews of the new movies - see above. (Maria, I'm so grateful for you, and I know many here also appreciate you so much - as I certainly do!)

As for what I'm watching this weekend, I'll likely be recording the new movies and When Calls the Heart to watch later, as I'll be enjoying some special time with all of my family, especially my precious Daddy, who is a strong, hardworking farmer who works every day with his hands. One of the greatest Biblical lessons he has taught me in life is... "We reap, what we sow." I may be a little biased, but I think my Daddy is the bestest, and I love him dearly! He is genuine and kind, funny, friendly, and honest, as the day is long. Most importantly, he's a man who seeks God's heart. My family and I are blessed beyond words!

Of course, we are all blessed to have a heavenly Father who loves us and calls us His children. God wants each of us to have a personal relationship with Him. He is simply a prayer away.

I hope you all have a pleasant and peaceful Father's Day weekend!

God's blessings to you all! 



"As a father has compassion on his children, 
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him."
~Psalm 103:13

Thursday, June 13, 2024

πŸ“ͺ Merritt Patterson And Christopher Russell Star In "A Vintage Christmas" This Holiday Season On Great American Family πŸŽ… SEE HERE:

Our Christmas movie wish to Santa came true!

"A Vintage Christmas" is coming to Great American Family this holiday season!

This all-new Christmas movie revolves around vintage letters to Santa and stars two actors who are well known to TV movie followers. Both Merritt Patterson and Christopher Russell have been seen in a variety of romantic-comedies and Christmas movies through the years; however, this is the first time these two have been paired together on screen.

See all of the details of "A Vintage Christmas" in the press release below.

(Left to right) Director Colin Budds, producer Kylie Pascoe,
Merritt Paterson, Christopher Russell on the set of 'A Vintage Christmas'.
Photo credit: Mark Taylor.

Press Release via Great American Family:

NEW YORK, June 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Great American Family, an industry leader in producing quality family and faith-filled holiday films, announced fan favorites, Merritt Patterson (Jingle Bell Princess, 'Twas the Text Before Christmas) and Christopher Russell (Peppermint and Postcards, A Dash of Christmas), star in the Original holiday movie, A Vintage Christmas, part of Great American Christmas 2024.

In A Vintage Christmas, Tessa (Patterson) is a dedicated historian and preservationist in her hometown of Oak Creek, an old-fashioned and passionate protector of the nostalgic. Sparks fly when a business developer, Noah (Russell) arrives in Oak Creek with plans to tear down an abandoned Post Office and replace it with a sleek, modern office complex. There are internal and external struggles among many in the community to arrive at a solution that serves the greater good for all concerned. As the clock ticks toward Christmas, the race to settle the dispute through concessions and compromise is on.

"This Christmas season, Great American Family is once again assembling the most high-profile talent that is sure to delight viewers," said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. "Familiar faces like Merritt Patterson and Christopher Russell, are a big reason Great American Christmas has become so popular, so fast," Abbott concluded.

Great American Family is America's premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network's signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials. Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands.

Follow Great American Family on
Twitter: @GAfamilyTV Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @greatamericanfamily

(************ End of Press Release ************)

Merritt Paterson, Christopher Russell on the set of 'A Vintage Christmas'

My Quick Take:

I hope you enjoyed reading this Christmas movie news as much as I enjoyed sharing it!

Do any of you remember writing letters to Santa? My siblings and I did EVERY Christmas. We would shop in catalogs and at our local mall, but then we would always come home and make our list, using red and green crayons, colored pencils, or markers (depending on our age at the time). Those are sweet memories I will always cherish, and I believe these nostalgic feelings will make this movie extra special.

Please share your thoughts and memories in comments below.

May Your Day Be
Merry & Bright!

"Elkhorn" Season Finale Airs Tonight On INSP ➤➤

The exclusive season finale of Elkhorn airs Tonight, June 13, 2024, at 9pm/8c on INSP.

Episode 10 ∙ “A Man for All Seasons”

Details via INSP: When a lightning strike spooks the herd, an injured Theodore Roosevelt acts quickly to stop a stampede during the fall roundup. Back in town, the annual roundup dance brings the community together, friend and foe alike. What should be a joyful celebration turns ugly when Paddock decides it's time to settle old scores with the Elkhorn crew. The dance is also Wilmot's best chance to propose marriage to Rosie, but her heart is torn between a simple life as Wilmot's wife and a more alluring future as Medora's protΓ©gΓ©e. With the Elkhorn ranch secured for the winter under the watchful eye of Merrifield, Roosevelt returns to New York to be reunited with his daughter.

I hope those of you watching this series enjoy the Season Finale tonight.


Wednesday, June 12, 2024

πŸŽ„ New Promo For *Great American Christmas In July* πŸŽ… SEE HERE:

Great American Family shares delightful details of their annual Christmas in July movie event in their new promo below!

Santa will be working around the clock!

Get a sneak peek of the Christmas movies airing 24/7 - beginning July 1st - on Great American Family!

Look for all of your favorite stars and their incredible, inspirational movies from the Great American Family library of films during this Christmas in July!

Be sure to visit the Christmas TV Schedule for your complete guide to the Christmas movies airing this June and July.

Please note: The schedule is being updated as the networks release their listings.

Have a Merry Day!