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~ James 1:17

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown & More Specials!

Special Programming for New Years ~

December 30, 2010, Thursday:

*Catch the TV Premiere of... 

"She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown" following the annual airing of "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" ... ABC ... 8 PM

In She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown... Snoopy is the hard-to-please coach who trains Peppermint Patty for a figure skating championship. To my knowledge, neither of these Peanuts shows are available on DVD - only VHS.

I remember... as a little girl, having this story (She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown) in a Slide show Mini Projector Toy - I'm not sure what it was technically called at this moment... but I loved it and I loved this particular little story and I can't wait to see it on TV!

December 31, 2010  ~ Friday:

*New Years Eve

Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011 ... ABC ... 10 PM - 11 PM *NEW

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly ... NBC ... 10 PM - 11 PM *NEW

All American New Year ... FOX NEWS  ... 11 PM - 12:30 AM *NEW

New Year's Eve Live ... FOX ... 11 PM - 12:30 AM *NEW

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly ... NBC ... 11:30 PM - 12:37 PM *NEW

Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011 ... ABC ... 11:30 PM - 1:30 AM *NEW

January 1, 2011  ~ Saturday:
*New Years Day

Tournament of Roses Parade ... HGTV, RFD-TV, NBC, & Various Channels! ... 8 AM *NEW

Grand Marshal : Paula Deen

I hope you enjoy all of these delightful New Years Specials, plus... the continuing Christmas Movies on the Hallmark Channel until New Years Day! (We Love them!)

Happy New Years, Everybody!

God's Blessings to you all in 2011 !!!!

What If - an Inspiring Modern Day "It's a Wonderful Life" type Movie


What If

available on DVD

Network: Gospel Music Channel

Premiere Date: January 30, 2011


John Ratzenberger ... Mike, the Angel
Kevin Sorbo ... Ben Walker
Kristy Swanson ... Wendy Walker
Debby Ryan ... Kimberly Walker
Taylor Groothuis ... Megan Walker


What if…, tells the story of Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo), who fifteen years ago left his college sweetheart Wendy (Kristy Swanson), and his calling to be a preacher, in order to pursue a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying executive gig, a trophy fiancรฉ, and a new Mercedes, he hasn’t considered a family nor felt the need to set foot in a church in fifteen years.

But God has other plans. While on a thrill ride outside the city, his new car mysteriously breaks down, and he’s visited by a tow truck driver named Mike (John Ratzenberger) who claims to be an angel sent to show Ben what his life would look like had he followed his true calling. Suddenly Ben wakes up in the middle of domestic chaos as his wife Wendy and daughters (including Disney Channel’s Debby Ryan) are getting ready for church, where Ben is the new pastor.

Before he can get back to his old life, Ben must first embrace this reality and discover the value of faith and family, and perhaps restore his love for those who were heartbroken fifteen years ago: Wendy and God. In the tradition of It’s a Wonderful Life and The Family Man, What if… is a story of finding your true purpose in life.

Movie Review:

What if is an intriguing, inspiring story of a man, Ben Walker, who thinks he has it all - wealth, career, and power... and then he receives the gift of - What if.

What if... he had chosen a different path?

He gets his wish!

What if stars Kevin Sorbo and John Ratzenberger. Sorbo portrays Ben Walker, and Ratzenberger portrays Mike, the Angel.

It's a great Christian-based story. It all begins when Ben buys himself a new Mercedes to celebrate a deal he has made as a successful investment banker.

He ends driving to his old hometown, wrecks the car, and the air bag pops out. Along then, comes Mike, the tow truck guy, who just also happens to be an Angel.

Mike explains to him the "What If" scheme, but Ben is not very cooperative, so in order to transport him to the place he’s supposed to be - Mike, the angel slugs him in the face. (I couldn't help it - I liked the rest of the movie, but thought this was odd and not really necessary. Maybe it's a guy funny thing. I did think Kevin Sorbo and John Ratzenberger made this comical.)

After being hit, Ben is immediately transported to the life, as it could have been, if he had married his girlfriend, Wendy and not left her at the bus station 15 years ago. Not only is he automatically married, but he is also a father now to two girls. And, after the family goes to church, he discovers he is also, Surprise!, the Pastor, too, which had always been his calling.

At first, Ben makes a mess of everything - handling life with his old way of thinking - misuse his power, buy people off, etc... until he gradually learns to trust in the Lord, as he develops his relationship back again by studying the word. Along the way, Ben and Wendy have their own troubles, too - but he finds her one day praying for him and it touches him deeply.

Ben begins to understand what is important in life and is just getting used to his new life when he is transported back to his powerful banker position and must decide what to do from here? Will he continue to live life on the fast track to success or will being a Pastor and finding love again with Wendy bring true fulfillment? Will Wendy even take him back after all these years?

It's an inspiring story of faith, family, and forgiveness... until the very end!

See or Skip:

See, it's a heartwarming and exciting adventure!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thoughts of Christmas and more....

I hope you all had a Wonderful Christmas Day and Vacation with your Family and Friends!

It's nice to write you all again and tell you how much I enjoyed this Holy Season. I have warm special memories of Advent, Christmas Eve Candlelight, singing Christmas Carols, and listening to the greatest gift... in the story of Luke 2. Opening presents on Christmas Day was fun, too! But, I have always been most excited to give!

Also, I know a lot of you have e-mailed me questions since Christmas, and well, to make a long story short... Both my Nephew and I, started feeling "under the weather" on Christmas day... and we actually only made it through half our gifts. I am finally feeling much better today, but other family members have come down with it since. We still have "wrapped presents" under our tree.... so, we are planning (as Nanny tells Eloise) on Two Christmases, as soon as everyone is well! (I pray soon!)

So.... that's why, I'm just now getting back to answering your Questions. Many of you have wondered where the movie, An Old Fashioned Christmas, went the other night on the Hallmark Channel ~ when it was scheduled to be be played. I am looking into that and will let you know as soon as I do!

I will be doing some updating to a few pages around here - so stay tuned! Remember It's a Wonderful Movie is up all year and I cover all the new Family Movies I can find airing on TV all throughout the Year.... Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall... and back again to our Favorite Time of Year.... CHRISTMAS!

I hope you will all stay along for the journey into the New Year!

God's Blessings,
Net Movie Blogger

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas! Christ the Savior is Born!

Happy Birthday Jesus!

"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

Jesus came to save us from our Sins! 
That is the Greatest Christmas Gift of all!

And all we have to do is ask Him to come into our hearts and forgive us of all our wrongs. It's so simple, Christ loved us, so we love Him, by accepting Him and loving others!

God's Blessings to You and Your Family
this Holy Day and Season!

Merry CHRISTmas!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

‘Twas the Day Before The Night Before Christmas!

December 23rd, 2010:

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town!

Oh, my goodness... there are so many things to do! ...And, now there are so many Christmas Specials on TV, too!

This is such a beautiful time of year- I wish we could just hold on to these last minute days before Christmas just a bit longer! And, we are not dreaming (in the mid-west) ... we will have a lovely White Christmas!

There are Many Movies and Specials on TV to enjoy throughout your day... as you are busy baking, wrapping, sharing time with family, etc....

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas

Holiday Inn

The Polar Express

Moonlight & Mistletoe

The Santa Clause

Dr Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Christmas with a Capital C

Holiday Switch

Home Alone 2


*Visit the CHRISTMAS TV SCHEDULE for more air dates and times.

God's Blessings to you all this Holy Season!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Catch the Cast of ABC's "The Middle" hosting ABC Family's Double Christmas Movie Feature

Wednesday ~  December 22, 2010

Tonight on ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas...
The Santa Clause (Widescreen Special Edition)THE SANTA CLAUSE Movie Double Feature, starring Tim Allen

Perhaps, the hosting by the Cast of The Middle, will be somewhat like what Hoops and YoYo do, during Hallmark Movies- fun little in between commercial segments!

The Middle is typically a fun family show - so I look forward to seeing what they do!

The Santa Clause - 8 PM
The Santa Clause 3 : The Escape Clause - 10 PM


Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus is Comin' to Town!!!!

Santa Clause 2 (Widescreen Edition)The Santa Clause 3 - The Escape Clause
The Santa Clause: 3 Movie CollectionThe Middle: The Complete First Season

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Poll Results for "New TV Christmas Movies you would like to have on DVD"

The poll has closed... here are the results:

Which New TV Christmas Movie would you like to have on DVD?

(By the way, November Christmas, is now available to order on DVD: Click Here or on the DVD image below!)


November Christmas - Hallmark Hall of FameCall Me Mrs. Miracle ... 77

An Old Fashioned Christmas ... 43

November Christmas ... 42

The Santa Suit ...  38

The Town that Christmas Forgot ... 33

Farewell Mr. Kringle ... 31

Christmas with a Capital C ... 28

The Gift of the Magi ... 29

The Dog Who Saved Christmas VacationBattle of the Bulbs ... 25

Christmas Cupid ... 25

On Strike for Christmas ... 17

The Dog that Saved Christmas Vacation ... 14

The Santa Incident ...  13

Three Wise Women ... 13

A Walk in my Shoes ... 9

Looks like Mrs Miracle is a favorite again for Hallmark!

What's on Special for Tonight ~

A Christmas SnowAll I Want for Christmas
A Season For Miracles
Secret Santa
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
The Christmas Choir
Christmas with the Kranks
The Polar Express
Undercover Christmas
A Christmas Carol
Christmas with a Capital C
A Grandpa for Christmas
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Farewell Mr. Kringle
A Christmas Snow
Fallen Angel

*Visit the CHRISTMAS TV SCHEDULE for more air dates and times.

Enjoy all the Christmas Movies and this special week 'til Christmas with your families!

Merry Christmas!!!
Disney's Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas [VHS]A Grandpa for ChristmasFallen Angel (Hallmark Hall of Fame)

The Polar Express (Single Disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo)Miracle on 34th Street

A Season For Miracles (Hallmark Hall of Fame)All I Want for Christmas