Friday, September 23, 2022

🍁 Which New TV Movie will You *Fall* For This Weekend? 🍁 Plus, Happy 3 Months 'til Christmas!πŸŽ„See Here:


Happy Weekend, Friends! Can you believe it's the last one in September? Fall crept upon us this week and Great American Family is beginning their *Autumn Harvest* movies this Saturday night, while the Hallmark Channel is continuing their *Fall Into Love* films. Plus, there are new movies on UPtv and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, too! I'll be highlighting the four all new movie premieres below, plus we are marking the 25th day of the month on Sunday as we Countdown to Christmas!!!


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Saturday, September 24, 2022:


Storyline: When the beautiful seaside town of Shaw Bay is under threat of a major commercial redevelopment, realtor Erin will do anything to save it – she just needs to find a wealthy property buyer. Cue the handsome yet super-private Theo. To begin, helping Theo find a new home is proving to be tricky – especially because he refuses to give Erin any details about his life. As Erin works to show Theo why Shaw Bay is the perfect place to live, the chemistry between them is undeniable. But Theo is hiding something. Could a royal secret ruin their chance at love?

Premieres Saturday, September 24, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family


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Saturday, September 24, 2022:




Storyline: When Angie (Hall) moves into her “no pets allowed” building, a parrot arrives unexpectedly. New neighbor Ted (Mooney) and the dog he’s secretly sitting try to help her find the bird’s owner without being caught.

Premieres Saturday, September 24, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


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Sunday, September 25, 2022:

πŸŽ…πŸŽ„ Let's Countdown to Christmas πŸŽ…πŸŽ„
and "Mark the 25th"
with a Christmas Movie pick!

Happy 25th (on Sunday), everyone! We are now 3 months away from Christmas day!

Here at "It's a Wonderful Movie" we highlight every 25th day of the month - TOGETHER! - as we countdown to Christmas! Please feel free to join along!

If you would like to participate, simply pick something Christmassy to watch TODAY - on the 25th! It can be a Christmas movie, cartoon, sitcom or anything you like. Then, please share in comments below your Christmas choice for the day!

My personal pick to Mark the 25th is...


HOME ALONE

CMT is a playing a marathon of Christmas movies ALL weekend long, which will include both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, two of my all-time classic favorites. I plan to tune in when I can and enjoy them both - once again. I just love having it on in the background as I'm busy throughout the day. It is still so much fun to watch Kevin outwit the burglars, Marv and Harry. Plus, I love the sentimental moments with the neighbor and the woman who feeds the birds in the park.

Here's CMT's weekend Christmas Movie Schedule:
(times in Eastern Standard Time)


Saturday, September 24, 2022:
*Home Alone - 12pm
*Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - 2:30pm
*Elf - 5:30pm
*Home Alone - 8pm
*Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - 10:30pm

Sunday, September 25, 2022:
*Home Alone - 11am
*Elf - 1:30pm
*National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - 3:45pm
*Home Alone - 6pm
*Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - 8:30pm
*National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - 10:30pm

(Please note: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation contains language and adult situations/dialogue. It is rated PG-13.)

Be sure to share your Christmas choice for the day in comments below.



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Sunday, September 25, 2022:




Storyline via UPtv: New York City superstar doctor April travels home to Amish Country with handsome veterinarian Jesse for his brother’s wedding.

Premieres September 25, 2022
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


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Sunday, September 25, 2022:




Storyline: When private investigator Francesca “Frankie” Quinn’s (Jansen) fiancΓ© is murdered, his sister hires her to find the killer. Frankie must work with Wyn (Bruce), the local detective assigned to the case…who also happens to be her ex. As the one-time couple joins forces to unravel a serpentine plot, the investigation strikes at their hearts.

Premieres Sunday, September 25, 2022
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries



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Hope you all enjoy some of the new TV movies this weekend. My DVR is set, and I'm hoping to see all four movies, eventually. How about you? Please share your picks in comments below...

Also, I wanted to share... some changes have been made to the UPtv October schedule - see here!

Disclaimer: Please know when I share a movie, this is NOT an endorsement of any of the actors involved, personally or professionally, with their other TV/film projects.

Please note: I have not pre-screened the new movies airing this weekend. If you'd like to post a review on whether a film is family-friendly, please share in comments.


Happy Fall and Blessings to you all! Net



SHINING HIS LIGHT:

“Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
~Romans 12:17-21

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
~Matthew 5:9


Thursday, September 22, 2022

πŸŽ„ HALLMARK CHANNEL'S 2022 *Countdown to Christmas* Movies with Lacey Chabert, Andrew Walker, Natalie Hall, Kristoffer Polaha, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tyler Hynes, Rachel Boston and Many More! *SEE HERE:



Hallmark released their 2022 Christmas movie lineup today via Variety for the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. You'll find over 30 New Hallmark Channel Christmas movies below...


Hallmark Channel's
Countdown to Christmas 2022


“Noel Next Door”
Friday, October 21 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Natalie Hall, Corey Sevier

Official logline: “A hard-working, single mom gets into a war of words with a neighbor who she feels is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood grouch just may steal her heart.”


“We Wish You a Married Christmas”
Saturday, October 22 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Marisol Nichols, Kristoffer Polaha

Official logline: “Becca and Robby are a married couple having a hard time connecting with each other as the holidays approach. Just before Christmas, they head to a cozy Vermont inn at the advice of their marriage coach so they can recharge. Their weekend away gets unexpectedly extended when a mishap puts their car out of commission and just may put them on the road to a very happily married Christmas.”


“A Kismet Christmas”
Sunday, October 23 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Sarah Ramos, Carlo Marks, Marilu Henner

Official logline: “Sarah is a children’s book author who returns to her hometown, where she reconnects with her family and Travis, her teenage crush. She soon discovers that a long-held family legend might actually be true.”


“A Cozy Christmas Inn”
Friday, October 28 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Jodie Sweetin, David O’Donnell

Official logline: “Real estate exec, Erika, travels to Alaska during Christmastime to acquire a bed and breakfast, only to discover that it’s owned by her ex. While there, she finds herself falling in love with the town and quite possibly him.”


“Jolly Good Christmas”
Saturday, October 29 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Reshma Shetty, Will Kemp

Official logline: “David is an American architect who recently moved to London for a prime opportunity in a prestigious firm. With just three days before Christmas, he crosses paths with Anji, a professional shopper, who raises an eyebrow over his choice of a gift card for his girlfriend. David ultimately decides to hire Anji and, thanks to a series of unexpected events, finds himself on a wild adventure across Jolly Old London as Anji helps him search for the perfect present.”


“Ghosts of Christmas Always”
Sunday, October 30 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kim Matula, Ian Harding, Beth Leavel, Lori Tan Chinn, Reginald VelJohnson

Official logline: “Katherine is a Ghost of Christmas Present and she must help one soul, Peter, rediscover his Christmas spirit. But this year has something unusual in store.”


“A Magical Christmas Village”
Friday, November 4 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Alison Sweeney, Luke Macfarlane, Marlo Thomas

Official logline: “When Summer’s mother Vivian moves in with her and her young daughter Chloe, her orderly existence is upended. Upon arrival, Vivian sets up an heirloom, miniature Christmas village resembling their town, and tells Chloe it grants Christmas wishes. As Chloe begins setting up the figurines, real-life events seem to mimic the scenes she creates. With a little help from the magic of the Christmas village, the family will be brought closer together and just maybe, Summer will learn to open her heart to love again.”


“Lights, Camera, Christmas!”
Saturday, November 5 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kimberley Sustad, John Brotherton

Official logline: “When a holiday rom-com movie shooting in her town needs a costume designer, Kerry, a local shop owner, steps into the role. While working on the movie, she rediscovers her passion for costume design and finds herself falling for Brad, the film’s famous leading man.”


“All Saints Christmas”
Sunday, November 6 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Ledisi, Roger Cross

Official logline: “Lisette is a popular R&B singer who’s getting ready to travel home to New Orleans for Christmas. When the media mistake a photo of her with her music producer ex as an engagement announcement, her family insists that he join her on the trip.”


“In Merry Measure”
Friday, November 11 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Patti Murin, Brendan Penny, Jennifer Robertson

Official logline: “When pop star Darcy returns home to spend Christmas with her sister and niece, she unexpectedly finds herself coaching the high school choir with her onetime rival, Adam.”


“The Royal Nanny”
Saturday, November 12 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Rachel Skarsten, Dan Jeannotte, Greta Scacchi

Official logline: “Claire is an MI5 agent who goes undercover as the royal nanny. She must overcome the challenges of her assignment, like resisting the charms of Prince Colin, while keeping the family safe at Christmas.”


“Christmas at the Golden Dragon“
Sunday, November 13 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kara Wang, Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Antonio Cupo, Barbara Niven

Official logline: “When Romy and Rick’s parents surprise them with the news that they will be closing the Chinese restaurant they have owned and operated for decades, the siblings each find themselves reevaluating their futures. Also impacted by the news are the landmark restaurant’s loyal patrons and staff, who have all come to depend on the restaurant over the holidays.”


“Inventing the Christmas Prince”
Friday, November 18 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Ronnie Rowe Jr.

Official logline: “Shelby is about to quit her job as a rocket engineer when her daughter becomes convinced that her Scrooge-like boss, Evan, is the Christmas Prince from a story Shelby invented years ago.”


“Three Wise Men and a Baby”
Saturday, November 19 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker, Margaret Colin

Official logline: “Three brothers get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together to care for a baby over the holidays. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as the damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives…all while rediscovering their love of Christmas.”


“When I Think of Christmas”
Sunday, November 20 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Niall Matter, Beth Broderick

Official logline: “Sara Thompson returns to her hometown to help her mother move and is surprised to find her ex-boyfriend Josh Hartman is back home. The two had once planned a life in music together but Sara left to study law. The former flames slowly reconnect and try to heal wounds, both old and new. When Sara makes a surprising discovery, she and Josh forge a bold plan for the upcoming Christmas concert that will lead them all back to their musical roots and make this a holiday to remember.”


“My Southern Family Christmas” (8 p.m.)
Thursday, November 24 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Jaicy Elliot, Bruce Campbell, Ryan Rottman, Moira Kelly, Brian McNamara

Official logline: “Under the guise of a journalist, Campbell has a chance to get to know her biological father for the first time — without him ever knowing who she really is. As she spends time with him and his family, as well as with the town’s record keeper, she realizes that families are messy, wonderful things. In the end, Campbell must decide if she’s going to keep her identity a secret or reveal the truth to her father — a decision that will change their family Christmas forever.”


“#Xmas” (6 p.m.)
Friday, November 25 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Clare Bowen, Brant Daugherty

Official logline: “When Jen gets the chance to enter a brand’s design contest, she poses a family influencer, enlisting the help of her best friend, Max, and her baby nephew. When her video is selected as a finalist, Jen is torn on whether to go on with her perfect ‘family’ or reveal the truth.”


“A Royal Corgi Christmas” (working title) (8 p.m.)
Friday, November 25 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Hunter King, Jordan Renzo

Official logline: “Reluctant Crown Prince Edmond returns home just before Christmas in anticipation of being named successor to the throne. To ingratiate himself to his mother the Queen, he gifts her with ‘Mistletoe,’ a rambunctious Corgi in need of some serious training. After several doggy disasters, Edmond turns to Cecily, a canine behavior expert from America for help — but to his great surprise, Cecily demands that he take an active part in the daily dog training sessions. Sparks fly between them as the pair work together to get Mistletoe ready to present at the annual Christmas Ball. Just as the precious pup captures their hearts, they discover that love can grow in the most unexpected places, leading them to question what they really want.”


“A Tale of Two Christmases” (6 p.m.)
Saturday, November 26 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kat Barrell, Chandler Massey, Evan Roderick

Official logline: “Thanks to some Christmas magic, Emma gets to experience two different Christmases – one where she stays in the city and celebrates with a new crush and his friends, and one where she returns home for all the traditions with her family…and Drew, a longtime friend who may have feelings for her. Emma’s double holiday ultimately helps her discover what will truly make her happy in life as well as in love.”


“Haul Out the Holly” (8 p.m.)
Saturday, November 26 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Ellen Travolta, Peter Jacobson, Melissa Peterman, Stephen Tobolowsky

Official logline: “Emily arrives home, hoping to visit her parents, only to discover that they are leaving on a trip of their own. As she stays at their house for the holidays, their HOA is determined to get Emily to participate in the neighborhood’s many Christmas festivities.”


“A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe” (6 p.m.)
Sunday, November 27 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Rachel Boston, Victor Webster

Official logline: “Annie Cooper has big shoes to fill when she takes over as CEO of her late grandmother’s small-town cookie company and is doing her best to help their struggling business get back on track. That task gets more daunting when her grandmother’s secret recipe is stolen during the Christmas party. As Annie tries to crack the case and uncover the culprit she works with Sam, the owner of a local bakery, to recreate the recipe in the hope of saving the company and her job. As Annie and Sam bake batch after batch in pursuit of the perfect one, they begin to learn that their lives go together like milk and cookies.”


“A Holiday Spectacular” (8 p.m.)
Sunday, November 27 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Ginna Claire Mason, Derek Klena, Eve Plumb, Ann-Margret; featuring the Radio City Rockettes

Official logline: “In 1958, Maggie is an heiress from Philadelphia who puts her high-society wedding plans on hold in order to sneak up to New York City and make her secret dream come true: dancing live on stage in the ‘Christmas Spectacular’ at Radio City Music Hall.”


“A Big Fat Family Christmas”
Friday, December 2 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Shannon Chan-Kent, Shannon Kook, Tia Carrere, Jack Wagner

Official logline: “Liv is a photojournalist eager to make it on her own. To get a dream assignment – shooting the Chang family’s annual holiday party for a cover story — she doesn’t reveal that they are in fact, her family. When she finds herself growing close to Henry, the coworker covering the story with her, she wants to confide in him but doesn’t want to jeopardize her big break.”


“A Fabled Holiday”
Saturday, December 3 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Brooke D’Orsay, Ryan Paevey

Official logline: “Talia and her childhood best friend Anderson unexpectedly reunite in a curiously familiar looking town full of Christmas spirit that restores its visitors when they need it most.”


“Undercover Holiday”
Sunday, December 4 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Noemi Gonzalez, Stephen Huszar

Official logline: “When returning home for the holidays, newly minted pop star Jaylen tells her protective family that Matt is her new beau, when in reality, he’s her overzealous security guard.”


“The Most Colorful Time of the Year”
Friday, December 9 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Katrina Bowden, Christopher Russell

Official logline: “Ryan is a elementary school teacher, who learns that he is colorblind. Michelle, an optometrist and mother of one of his students, helps bring color into his life in time for the holidays.”


“Christmas Class Reunion”
Saturday, December 10 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Tanner Novlan

Official logline: “High school classmates, who once dubbed themselves the “cursed class,” reconnect at Christmas for their 15-year reunion. Over the course of their time reconnecting, the classmates challenge each other to remember who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.”


“The Holiday Sitter”
Sunday, December 11 – Hallmark Channel

(This movie will feature a same sex couple. Please note: I'm not promoting this movie due to it's content.)


“Holiday Heritage”
Friday, December 16 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell, Holly Robinson Peete

Official logline: “Ella returns to her hometown to mend fences with her fractured family. With the help of Griffin, her ex-boyfriend, she encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.”


“’Twas the Night Before Christmas”
Saturday, December 17 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Torrey DeVitto, Zane Holtz

Official logline: “A former actress trying to break into directing tests her skills with a town’s annual Christmas Eve courtroom production in which the true authorship of the famous poem ‘A Visit from St. Nick’ is debated.”


“Hanukkah on Rye”
Sunday, December 18 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Jeremy Jordan, Yael Grobglas, Lisa Loeb

Official logline: “A matchmaker connects Molly and Jacob, but their new romance is put to the test when they realize that they are competing deli owners. Will a Hanukkah miracle keep them together?”




I hope you find some Christmas movies you are looking forward to seeing during this Christmas Season. I think there's only a handful or so that truly look appealing to me this year. I'll be adding images above as they are released. Stay tuned!

I also want to include a caution here. At this point, we don't know which movies will be family-friendly. I'm hoping there will still be many, but at this time, we just don't know. Throughout the Christmas Season I will do my best to inform you on various storylines, and if any of you who follow here catch something, please be sure to share in comments. I definitely want to include a BIG *Thank You* to all of the awesome reviewers who visit here and contribute so much at Christmastime and all throughout the year.

Joyous Christmas Blessings to You All!

God bless us, everyone! Net


🌟 HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES' 2022 “Miracles of Christmas” Movies with Tyler Hynes, Nikki DeLoach, Brennan Elliott, Taylor Cole and More! 🌟 SEE HERE:


Hallmark released their 2022 Christmas movie lineup today via Variety for the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. All of the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Christmas movies will begin at 10pm EST.


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Miracles of Christmas Movies 2022


“We Need a Little Christmas”
Saturday, October 22 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Erica Durance, Patrick Sabongui, Lynn Whitfield

Official logline: “Julie is adjusting to being a single mother to a grieving child while facing her first Christmas without her husband when she develops an unexpected friendship with her older neighbor Irene.”


“Christmas Bedtime Stories”
Saturday, October 29 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Erin Cahill, Steve Lund, Charlie Weber

Official logline: “When Danielle’s husband goes missing in action during his deployment, she is left to raise her daughter on her own. Three years later, as she acclimates to life without him, she begins to tell her daughter bedtime stories of her father.”


“A Maple Valley Christmas”
Saturday, November 5 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Peyton List, Andrew Walker

Official logline: “Erica is a rancher who has spent her whole life working the family farm with her mother and sister. When Aaron arrives and disrupts her plans, she starts to question what it is she actually wants.”


“Our Italian Christmas Memories”
Saturday, November 12, 2022 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Sarah Power, Beau Bridges

Official logline: “The Colucci siblings, in an effort to jog the memory of their grandfather who is struggling with dementia, set out to recreate their late grandmother’s legendary pasta sauce.”



“Long Lost Christmas”
Saturday, November 19 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Taylor Cole, Benjamin Ayres

Official logline: “Hayley is an interior designer who plans to surprise her recently widowed mother Patricia with the perfect holiday present: the extended family she knows her mom yearns for.”


“Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas” 
Saturday, November 26 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Holland Roden, Tyler Hynes, Tenille Townes (Executive Producer Blake Shelton)

Official logline: “Four days before Christmas, Elizabeth Athens receives a voicemail from a number she doesn’t recognize. On the message, a man she doesn’t know makes one final plea to the love of his life for a second chance. The fifth installment of the popular movie franchise, based on Blake Shelton’s song ‘Time for Me to Come Home.'”


“The Holiday Stocking”
Saturday, December 3 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Nadine Ellis, B.J. Britt, Karon Riley, Tamala Jones, Mykelti Williamson

Official logline: “In this Hallmark Mahogany presentation, RJ is a new angel, who is given the chance to address his one regret, that he didn’t help his sisters reconcile while he was still alive. Returning to earth as a stranger, he gets each of them to revive The Holiday Stocking, their parent’s old tradition to encourage charity at Christmas.”


“The Gift of Peace”
Saturday, December 10 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Nikki Deloach, Brennan Elliott

Official logline: “Artist Traci is a once-devout Christian who has stopped believing in God after her husband tragically died despite her prayers. As her second Christmas without him approaches, she tries going to a support group for inspiration and comfort.”


“Five More Minutes: Moments Like These”
Saturday, December 17 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Ashley Williams, Lucas Bryant

Official logline: “The second holiday story inspired by Scotty McCreery’s song ‘Five More Minutes,’ a young widow’s Christmas wish for her son is answered in unexpected ways when she returns to their old home for the holidays.”



More Christmas Movie Images & Posters to come! Stay tuned!

I am most intrigued that “The Gift of Peace,” starring Nikki Deloach and Brennan Elliott, will be a DaySpring Production.

*I also want to include a caution here. At this point, we don't know which movies will be family-friendly. I'm hoping there will still be many, but at this time, we just don't know. Throughout the Christmas Season I will do my best to inform you on various storylines, and if any of you who follow here catch something - please be sure to share in comments!

Also, be sure to check out the Christmas movies coming to the Hallmark Channel - *HERE*!

Joyous Christmas Blessings, Net

❄When Calls the Heart's Lori Loughlin to star in "Fall Into Winter" on Great American Family!❄ #Hearties #Movie #RomCom @GAfamilyTV #FallIntoWinter #GreatAmericanFamily @carajrussell πŸ’• See Here:


I'm delighted to share today that Great American Family will once again be working with actress, Lori Loughlin (Garage Sale Mysteries, Full House, When Calls the Heart, etc...), in an upcoming movie in 2023! It brings my heart so much joy to see Lori making movies again. I'm truly grateful Great American Family has welcomed Lori so warmly to their channel; however, her first starring role on the network will have a chilly theme, since it is set during the Winter season. Last year, you may recall, Lori had a co-starring role on Great American Family in When Hope Calls Christmas as her beloved When Calls the Heart character, Abigail Stanton.

See all the details on Lori's new Great American Family movie below...





PRESS RELEASE VIA GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA:

LORI LOUGHLIN
SET TO STAR IN
GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY
ORIGINAL MOVIE
FALL INTO WINTER

Romantic Comedy Marks Loughlin’s First for Network

NEW YORK, NY – September 22, 2022 – Great American Family today announced Lori Loughlin (When Hope Calls, When Calls the Heart) is set to star in Fall Into Winter, which premieres in January, 2023 as part of the network’s annual winter programming event. The film, Loughlin’s first romantic comedy for Great American Family, follows her successful reprisal of the role of Abigail Stanton in When Hope Calls Christmas last holiday season. Fall Into Winter begins production October 23.

“Lori is a genre-defining star that I have had the honor to call a close friend and collaborator for more than 15 years,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media. “We have a shared vision for creating meaningful and memorable movies that resonate with our passionate fans, and I look forward to welcoming her back to Great American Family to anchor our 2023 winter programming slate.”

In Fall Into Winter, Keely (Loughlin) is aghast when her brother sells his half of their family-owned, upscale candy shop to his best friend from high school (and her nemesis, Brooks) forcing a sudden urgency to find connection and common ground. Keely has been hurt before; change is her new nemesis. Brooks’ past is a mirror of Keely’s. He, too, has a fortress around his heart. Fate brings the pair together. Might it also offer new beginnings?

Fall Into Winter is executive produced by Brad Krevoy and Susie Belzberg Krevoy.

David Anselmo produces for HP Into Winter Productions, Inc. Fall Into Winter is written by Cara J. Russell.


ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

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 onTwitter: @GAfamilyTV Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay
Network Program Publicity
818.415.3784
pamslay@gacmedia.com

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917-439-4066
meadrust@gacmedia.com


**************** Press Release ****************


My *Quick* Take:

It is wonderful to see Great American Family is already revealing their new movies for next year! They are building excitement for the upcoming Christmas season and beyond. I look forward to see Lori in a rom-com style TV movie again, and I can't wait to see who is chosen for her co-star.

Please share your thoughts in comments below...


Blessings, Net❄

*images: Lori Loughlin - courtesy Hallmark Media and Great American Media



Lori Loughlin movies on DVD:


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

πŸŽ„ UPtv's 2022 Christmas Movie Slate Revealed πŸŽ„ See UPtv's Merry Offerings Here:



We have exciting Christmas movie news today from UPtv! This holiday season they are upping their game! UPtv's Christmas programming slate will be bigger than ever - with 17 New Premiere Christmas movies and the return of the series Small Town Christmas and GilMORE the Merrier! Plus, UPtv will have the television premiere of multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner’s King Size Manger Christmas special. See all the details below.


Press Release via UPtv:

ITS’ UPTV’S 
MOST UPLIFTING CHRISTMAS EVER
BEGINNING NOVEMBER
WITH MORE PREMIERE MOVIES 
THAN EVER BEFORE

UPtv’s Merry Offering is filled with more than 600 hours of Holiday Cheer including 17 premiere movies; the return of the ultimate Thanksgiving week Gilmore Girls binge-a-thon, GilMORE the Merrier; a new season of the unscripted series Small Town Christmas; and the television premiere of multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner’s King Size Manger Christmas Special.

ATLANTA – Sept. 21, 2022 – UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, announced today a super-sized Christmas on the network with MORE original holiday movies, MORE specials and MORE chances to uplift or be uplifted than ever before. This holiday season UPtv will deliver the best in holiday entertainment while also celebrating the people and moments that bring joy.

In addition to 17 premiere movies, UPtv will debut multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner’s King Size Manger Christmas special on Friday, Nov 18, and a new season of unscripted series Small Town Christmas, highlighting Christmas celebrations across small town America. Additionally, annual fan-favorite GilMORE the Merrier is back with this year’s binge-a-thon hosted by Michael Winters who played Town Selectman Taylor Doose on the series. These premieres are part of UPtv’s collection of more than 600 hours of holiday cheer.

“With so many people needing to scale back in different ways this holiday season, we wanted to deliver an abundance of Christmas programming so uplifting, holiday cheer was plentiful for our viewers,” said Hector Campos, vice president, content strategy and acquisition at UPtv. “We are thrilled to provide them with our largest offering of Christmas programming yet that continues to celebrate the true spirit of the season. We have 17 of the very best Christmas movie premieres, the second season of Small Town Christmas, and the premiere of multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner’s King Size Manger Christmas special. Whether Christmas lovers are seeking a cozy romantic holiday escape, an uplifting story, or singing along with their favorite songs, we have a diverse slate with something for everyone this Christmas season.”

UPtv's Most Uplifting Christmas Ever, will have viewers “unwrapping” surprises and delights all season long with:

A sweepstakes that includes a $10,000 cash grand prize + $10,000 donation to a charity of their choice from a list of selected charities. Also includes weekly secondary prize winners

Interactive Merry Movie Christmas Watch Parties every weekend with polls, quizzes and more chances to win Daily surprises ranging from smaller donations and bonus content to special messages from our Christmas stars via a digital advent calendar beginning in December

UPliftSomeone.com, the destination for viewers to recognize those who uplift others, will be the hub for holiday content. We will ask viewers to share videos of themselves uplifting others by surprise and delight gift giving to friends, family, or even strangers, to help spread Christmas joy to those who could use some uplifting spirit this season.

As in previous years, the My UPtv Movies app is available for viewers to download and is especially popular around the holidays to track movie viewing. The tracker app allows viewers to learn more about upcoming movies and series on the network, watch previews and request personalized showtime alerts. Viewers can also “favorite” movie titles to add to a personal collection to easily access them later, set calendar reminders and request notifications or text messages. As an exciting update later this year, the app will allow for polls and giveaways during Merry Movie Christmas airings. Download the app: uptv.com/myapp

In 2021, UPtv’s Christmas Movies reached 18.4 million P2+1 and 4 million viewers2 tuned in to GilMORE the Merrier.

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UPtv’s holiday season programming highlights include:


MERRY MOVIE CHRISTMAS WEEKEND


Unperfect Christmas Wish – Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. ET


Madison O'Hara performs as a singing elf for Christmas parties with her best friend Cooper, but her real dream is to be a singer-songwriter and to find the perfect man.

Stars: Alys Crocker, David Pinard


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Christmas in the Pines – Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. ET



As an up-and-coming magazine writer and a successful architect battle over ownership of an idyllic Christmas cottage, they soon discover that their cozy holiday getaway may not be the only thing they love.

Stars: Jillian Murray, Dean Geyer


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Christmas Masquerade – Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ET



When Julieanne is mistaken for her glamorous boss at a Masquerade ball by a notoriously aloof businessman, she continues the ruse over Christmas. Will she be able to find real love in the makeshift Fairytale world they’ve created?

Stars: Erin Agostino, David Lafontaine



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CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WEEKEND


The Christmas Retreat – Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. ET


When Kim’s boyfriend breaks up with her instead of proposing, her mom whisks her away to a Christmas retreat where she meets the owner’s unemployed brother, Mark. But will they be able to see past the mistakes neither one wants to admit to and let the magic of the season connect them?

Stars: Rhiannon Fish, Clayton James



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A Tiny Home Christmas – Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. ET

In order to save her family's contracting business, Blair reluctantly teams up with her ex-boyfriend and former co-star of a hit home design reality show to build a tiny home for the unsheltered in the community, rekindling old sparks in the process… and just in time for Christmas.

Stars: Rebecca Dalton, Christopher Seivright




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The Picture of Christmas – Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. ET


An aspiring storybook illustrator in Manhattan returns home after inheriting her Grandmother’s Christmas tree farm. Inspired by the magic of Christmas and the farm’s handsome caretaker, she is reminded of the things she once wanted in life.

Stars: Chelsea Hobbs, Giles Panton




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SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS WEEKEND


Josh Turner: King Size Manger Christmas Special – Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. ET

Showcasing his unmistakable baritone voice, multiplatinum-selling recording artist and Grand Ole Opry member Josh Turner heralds in the holiday season with his unique interpretation of nostalgic classics and originals from his first-ever Christmas album, King Size Manger, plus an intimate sit-down interview hosted by Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase.


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The Holiday Switch (working title) – Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. ET

When two strangers mistakenly pick up the wrong piece of luggage at the airport, each must use the intriguing contents within to track down the other's whereabouts in time for Christmas.

Stars: Alex Paxton-Beesley, Morgan David Jones


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Christmas Lucky Charm – Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. ET

Every boyfriend Jessica has had found the love of his life right after he dated her. Just as Jessica leans into her unlucky love life and swears off dating for the Christmas season, a handsome gallery owner moves in across the street.

Stars: Sugenja Sri, Adrian Spencer


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Small Town Christmas: The Harvest Special – Elijay, Ga. – Premieres Sunday, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. ET (Premiere Series)

Hosted and Executive Produced by Inside Edition’s national correspondent and best-selling Author Megan Alexander, each episode takes viewers to a different small town around the country. Through food, drink, music, entertainment and faith, we will highlight local businesses and towns that are making the holiday season special in their own unique way. This episode features all things fall – apples, hay, changing leaves and pumpkins at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in Elijay, Ga.


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GilMORE the Merrier ultimate Gilmore Girls binge-a-thon
Monday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. ET – Sunday, Nov. 27 at 3 a.m. ET

GilMORE the Merrier, UPtv’s annual seven-day Gilmore Girls binge-a-thon of all 153 episodes plus the four movies, is back. This year, the marathon will be hosted by fan favorite Michael Winters as his character, town know-it-all Taylor Doose, along with watch and win trivia questions, special series recaps of all seven seasons, and pop-up trivia sprinkled throughout all four of the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life movies.


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CHRISTMAS ON THE SLOPES WEEKEND


Christmas in the Wilds – Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. ET



Buck and Jessica's merry little Christmas together takes a dangerous turn when their journey through the wild turns into a battle for survival.
 
Stars: Kaitlyn Leeb, Victor Zinck Jr.


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Christmas on the Slopes – Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. ET



After a disappointing restaurant opening and an embarrassing break-up, a celebrity chef takes her first real Christmas vacation. When she wanders into the kitchen at a luxury resort and is mistaken for the sous chef by the handsome but grouchy, head chef, their chemistry sparks a holiday romance. But will everything blow up when the head chef learns the truth about her?

Stars: Olivier Renaud, Soma Chhaya



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Christmas on the Rocks – Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. ET

A ski-lodge event manager's task of hosting a corporate Christmas party goes awry when the resort is cut off by a snowstorm and the hard-to-please CEO turns out to be an old flame.

Stars: Lyla Porter-Follows, Jon McLaren



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Small Town Christmas: Pigeon Forge, Tenn. - Premieres Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. ET (Premiere Series)

Hosted and Executive Produced by Inside Edition’s national correspondent and best-selling Author Megan Alexander, each episode takes viewers to a different small town around the country. Through food, drink, music, entertainment and faith, we will highlight local businesses and towns that are making Christmas special in their own unique way. This episode highlights the Christmas magic at Dollywood.



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CHRISTMAS UNDERCOVER


A Royal Christmas Match – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. ET



Princess Camille travels to America to create a cross-cultural college exchange program and falls for Professor Rhett. But when she discovers he was hired by her father to escort her, aka babysit her, she wonders if he cares more about her or his career.

Stars: Jordana Largy, Matthew MacCaull


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Santa’s Got Style – Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. ET



When department store executive Madison is charged with coming up with a fresh idea for the holiday season, she decides that instead of a classic Santa, this year they would hire a young Santa with lots of fashionable styles. But when she has difficulty finding the perfect model, her long-time best friend Ethan (who has been in love with her for years) throws on a beard and disguises himself as the Santa of her dreams.

Stars: Franco Lo Presti, Kathryn Davis



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Small Town Christmas: North Pole, Alaska - Premieres Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. ET (Premiere Series)

Hosted and Executive Produced by Inside Edition’s national correspondent and best-selling Author Megan Alexander, each episode takes viewers to a different small town around the country. Through food, drink, music, entertainment and faith, we will highlight local businesses and towns that are making Christmas special in their own unique way. This episode takes place in North Pole, Alaska, and features the Santa Claus House and the world’s tallest Santa Claus statue.



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SAVING CHRISTMAS WEEKEND


Sappy Holiday – Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. ET


Stranded in a small town after her car breaks down, Joy meets the charming James, a local trying to save his family’s maple farm.

Stars: Vanessa Sears, Jon McLaren


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A Vintage Christmas – Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. ET

When a small-town vintage store owner leaves instructions in her will for inventory to be distributed as Christmas gifts, her out-of-town niece seeks help from a handsome local in identifying recipients from the clues provided.

Stars: Hannah Gallway, Jeremy Walmsley


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Small Town Christmas: Frostburg, Md. - Premieres Sunday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. ET (Premiere Series)

Hosted and Executive Produced by Inside Edition’s national correspondent and best-selling Author Megan Alexander, each episode takes viewers to a different small town around the country. Through food, drink, music, entertainment and faith, we will highlight local businesses and towns that are making Christmas special in their own unique way. Frostburg, Md. is a storybook town come to life. For the past 15 years, the local college students dress up as Elves and compete in Christmas cookie toss, snowball fights, Christmas tree relay, “Elfaoke” and more to support a charity in the “Elf Olympics.”


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SNOWED IN CHRISTMAS WEEKEND


The Snowball Effect - Saturday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. ET



Rival meteorologists tracking a massive snowstorm in the town of Mistletoe must work together to get home in time for Christmas.

Stars: Anjali Khurana, Landon Moss



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Christmas in Wolf Creek - Sunday, Dec. 25 at 7 p.m. ET



When a runaway reindeer threatens the annual Christmas play, a struggling couple must work together to save Christmas for the town and each other.

Stars: Nola Martin, Tim Rozon



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1Nielsen, L7D, Christmas Movies 11/5/21-12/25/21 Total Day M-Su-6a-6a, P2+, Reach 1 min qual.

2 Unduplicated reach P2+ 11/22-11/28/21 M 10:00am – Su 3:00am

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Oh my goodness... so many wonderful movies are coming our way from UPtv! Which movie are you looking forward to seeing during UPtv's Christmas movie event? So many look good to me, including Christmas Masquerade, A Royal Christmas Match, The Picture of Christmas, and more! Please share your movie picks in comments below.

I have seen Christmas in the Pines and Christmas in the Wilds - both films are family-friendly!

I'm also looking forward to Josh Turner's musical special - since it will focus on the true meaning of Christmas!


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