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~ James 1:17

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy "Fourth of July" Weekend!

God bless America and all of you... on this "Fourth of July" Holiday Weekend!!

I thought I would share some of the Patriotic Programs that will be on TV this weekend- if you are home or, if you want to record them!

July 4th, 2011 Weekend:
(these shows will air sometime from July 2nd - July 4th)

A Capitol Fourth - PBS

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular - CBS

The 35th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular - NBC

Patriotic Movies on TCM - The Flag, The Scarlet Coat, Yankee Doodle Dandy, America, America, & 1776

Patriotic Movie on INSP - Yankee Doodle Dandy

Patriotic Movie & Marathon on Gospel Music Channel - Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (Movie) and The Waltons Patriotic Episodes all day on the 4th!

Patriotic Movie & Specials on TBN - Flag of My Father (Movie - John Schneider) and Patriotic Singing Specials, plus a Spiritual Heritage of the US Capitol

Patriotic Programs and Country Videos in honor of our Military- GAC and CMT, on July 4th!

*Please see the Family TV Schedule for more details on scheduling times!

I pray you all have a safe and very Happy 4th of July!

Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Toy Story 4 is in the Works!!!!

According to Tom Hanks who voices Woody, in Toy Story, - when asked by BBC’s Tim Muffet if Disney/Pixar was working on a “Toy Story 4,” he answered: "I think there will be, yeah. Yeah, yeah, think they’re working on it now. There you go..."

I love the Toy Story series of movies; however, I think there were mixed emotions on Toy Story 3. It was sweet and fun, and a little sad...

I personally, as a very girly girl, who loved her Barbie dolls growing up... Loved the edition of Barbie and Ken. However, I do wish Ken could have been more of a man's man. That's how I think of Ken. I know Barbie was in the other movies, but she took on a bigger role this time around.

And then, there's the ending of Toy Story 3... when Andy gives away his most beloved toys, including Buzz, Woody, Jessie, and others... well, like most children and adults who viewed this, I thought it was sweet, yet, somewhat sad. I know Andy has a younger sister - I just don't understand why he couldn't finally give them to her to play with them. Or, he could have kept them for his own children, someday.

It will be interesting to see where this movie leads our most beloved characters. I love Tim Allen's portrayel of Buzz Lightyear. Woody, however, is my favorite character, and I would love for him to re-unite with Little Bo Peep!

ABC Family Movie - Teen Spirit


Teen Spirit
Network: ABC Family

Original Air Date: August 7, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: Please read my WARNING regarding this Movie, below, under Movie Review.


Cassie Scerbo ... Amber Pollock
Lindsey Shaw ... Lisa Sommers
Tim Gunn


from ABC Family press release:

Amber Pollock (Cassie Scerbo) is the queen bee of Patrick Boone High School, and the only thing missing to her reign is the Prom Queen title. Having worked for years towards obtaining the crown and most popular girl status, Amber lets nothing and no one stand in her way. That bad behavior comes back to literally haunt her when a freak accident at Prom ends Amber's short, nearly-perfect life and, facing an unpleasant after-life, she is given the task that could save her soul - to get the school's least popular girl to be voted Prom Queen. Amber is sure her future is sunk when she learns her charge is none other than Lisa Sommers (Lindsey Shaw), a shy girl who makes claymation films with her three best friends and whose fashion sense is not up to Amber's standards. As for Lisa herself, the last thing she wants is to be Prom Queen, but when Amber offers to help her get the attention of her crush, Nick, Lisa gives Amber the benefit of the doubt. Will a head-to-toe makeover and some confidence-building advice really be able to turn a shy and awkward teen into a high school social power player? Only Heaven knows!

Movie Review:

I haven't seen this movie, but it looks pretty much like any another Mean Girls copycat sort of movie. I'm sorry, but... Been there, seen that.

And, from reading the plot description (above) the movie sounds like it will be sac religious. As a Christian, I believe accepting Jesus into our hearts, and asking forgiveness for our sins, is the way we all will enter into heaven.

In this movie, a young girl named Amber dies, and in order to save her soul, she must help a non-popular girl become prom queen. Oh, that sounds like a truly noble goal. NOT!

I personally will not be watching this movie. Nor will I ever recommend it. I am including it on my site - merely as a caution & warning for TV viewers.

This movie sends the completely wrong message to teenagers regarding the preciousness of life, reality, and spirituality. 

See or Skip:

I must recommend skipping this one.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Poll Results - Who is your Favorite TV / Movie Father?

Thank you to everyone who voted in this Poll.

Charles Ingalls was voted as Favorite TV Father, with John Walton, a close second, then Andy Taylor, third.

I love both Charles and John, so I'd definitely choose both of them. In fact, I must say... my own Father has often been compared to both of these characters - hard working and caring.

Here are the Complete Poll Results for Favorite TV / Movie Father:

Jim Anderson - Father Knows Best 27 (8%)

John Walton - The Waltons 95 (29%)

Charles Ingalls - Little House on the Prairie 101 (30%)

Ward Cleaver - Leave it to Beaver 19 (5%)

Henry Mitchell - Dennis the Menace 4 (1%)

Andy Taylor - The Andy Griffith Show 66 (20%)

Ozzie Nelson - Ozzie & Harriet 7 (2%)

George Bailey - It's a Wonderful Life 26 (7%)

Judge Hardy - Andy Hardy Movies 10 (3%)

Clarence Day - Life with Father 4 (1%)

Steve Martin - Father of the Bride / Cheaper by the Dozen 27 (8%)

Steve Douglas - My Three Sons 24 (7%)

Tim Taylor - Home Improvement 24 (7%)

Jason Seaver - Growing Pains 3 (0%)

Danny Williams - Make Room for Daddy 3 (0%)

Cliff Huxtible - The Cosby Show 61 (18%)

Rob Petrie - The Dick Van Dyke Show 10 (3%)

Tom Bradford - Eight is Enough 8 (2%)

Mike Brady - The Brady Bunch 12 (3%)

George Baxter - Hazel 3 (0%)

-- OTHER -- 12 (3%)

God bless all Fathers, who love and care for their children!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer TV News - to be Continued...

June 23, 2011 Thursday

Ahhh, Summertime! I love it.... the Sunshine, Long days, Lightning Bugs, Outdoor Games, Picnics, and so much more! It is officially Summer Now ~ as of Tuesday, June 21st!

I do hope you all had a very nice Fathers Day. Mine was wonderfully spent with all of my precious family and I feel so blessed to have done so! By the way, the Favorite Father on TV or in Movies Poll is still open until early Monday (June 27)- so be sure to vote for your favorites, if you haven't already. The competition continues between Charles Ingalls and John Walton for #1!

I also wanted you to know, even though it is summer and many of us are busy with activities or just relaxing... well, I'm still updating various aspects of the site; such as: The Family TV Schedule, New Movies, and Movie Reviews.

By the way, several of you have commented or e-mailed - wondering if any Network will have any "Christmas in July" Movies this year. I've yet to discover any concrete news or listings regarding this; however, I am on the lookout and will let you know, if I do! "To be continued...."  (Please contact me, if you see any news regarding this.)

It's my hope to keep the site "fresh and new" and I hope you enjoy it throughout your Summer Vacation!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Hallmark Channel Father Movie premieres Fathers Day Weekend!

Rock the House is the newest Hallmark Channel Movie and it will premiere this weekend ~ Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th (which is Fathers Day)! The Movie just so happens to be about the relationship between a Father and Daughter!

See the Rock the House Page for more Photos + Details.

See the Family TV Schedule for movie times and more Fathers Day Movies & Specials!

By the way, if you haven't already, be sure to vote in the Favorite TV or Movie Father Poll. So far, Charles Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie is in the lead! I personally think he's a great choice, but I also love The Waltons & Father Knows Best fathers, too. (Poll closes June 27th, 2011 at 9 AM)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fathers Day Movies for your Family!

I have put together a list of over 50 Movies - that are great about Fathers! All these Movies have one thing in common... strong Father Roles. Hopefully you'll find one that will inspire you. Please leave a comment below if there is one you especially like or any movie you would like to suggest.

Father of the Bride (15th Anniversary Edition)
Father of the Bride

Daddy's little girl is getting married! This is a re-make movie... I have seen both and like this one best! Steve Martin is terrific as the Father who is struggling at letting his little girl go...

Father of the Bride 2
Father of the Bride 2

Daddy's little girl is expecting a baby... and guess what, Surprise! ... her Father & Mother are expecting, too! This is a great Family Comedy!

Life with Father

A terrific old-fashioned movie about a family and respecting one's father.

Father is a Bachelor
Father is a Bachelor

A beautiful story of a single man who takes upon raising 5 children as his own!

Father of the Bride (Snap case)
Father of the Bride (original)

The original movie starring Spencer Tracy as the worried Father and Elizabeth Taylor, as the blushing bride.

Father's Little Dividend
Fathers Little Dividend

Sequel to the original Father of the Bride.

It's A Wonderful Life (Two-Disc Collector's Set) (B/W & Color)
It's a Wonderful Life

George Bailey is a a wonderful father. Plus, he has taken over his fathers business and is dealing with walking in his shoes.

Anne of Green Gables (complete collection)

Matthew Cuthbert becomes the father Anne Shirley never had.

Wedding Daze
Wedding Daze

A fun wedding comedy that is a lot like Father of the Bride, except Daddy isn't just giving away one daughter.... this time it's three!

Cheaper By the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen

The Original fun family comedy!

Cheaper By the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen

I love Steve Martin in this re-make comedy, too! He's portrays a great Father, even when he messes everything up!

Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Cheaper by the Dozen 2

This time the family is on vacation - and the Father has a hard keeping up with everyone.

Mr. Mom
Mr. Mom

Although it's rated PG, I think it should be PG-13. It's quite interesting what Father does when he tries to be Mom!

Field of Dreams (Widescreen Two-Disc Anniversary Edition)
Field of Dreams

"Build it, and they will come!" A great father - son baseball movie. I love the scene where they play catch!

Three Men and a Baby
Three Men and a Baby


Three Men and a Little Lady
Three Men and a Little Lady

Two cute movies about Three Grown Single Men trying to raise a Little Girl.

The Sound of Music (Three-Disc 45th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
Sound of Music

Captain Von Trapp falls for his childrens' Governess.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Full Screen Edition)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

A Fun Family Adventure.

Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn Dixie

Sweet Movie about a Father & Daughter.


Emma (2009)
Emma (2009)

Emma's Father is always a little over-protective of his daughter.

Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition)
Pride and Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Elizabeth Bennett is very close to her father, who has no sons.

Mrs. Doubtfire (Behind-the-Seams Edition)
Mrs. Doubtfire

This Father will do anything to spend time with his children.

Daddy Day Care (Special Edition)
Daddy Day Care

Daddy Day Camp
Daddy Day Camp

Fun Family Comedies!

The Parent Trap (1961) and The Parent Trap II (1986): 2-Movie Collection (2-Disc Set)
The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap 2

The Parent Trap (Special Edition)
The Parent Trap

Disney Family Films trap... their Father and Mother back together!

Annie (Special Anniversary Edition)


Daddy Warbucks loves Annie as his own.

MORE FAMILY FILMS with Great Fathers:



Old Yeller


Flicka 2

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves/Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

The Santa Clause Movie Collection

Love Comes Softly Collection

The Way Home

What If

The Little Princess

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Fly Away Home

The Rookie

A Letter to Dad

What a Girl Wants

The Adventures of Ma & Pa Kettle

Yours, Mine, and Ours

Yours, Mine, and Ours (2005)

Love Finds Andy Hardy

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy

Meet Me In St. Louis

Pop the Popcorn and enjoy!!!

I hope many of you, can share these movies with your Daddy! Or, perhaps, these movies bring back special memories. I am so blessed to have a wonderful father, who I love very much!

"Happy Fathers Day, Daddy!"

Which Movies, above, do you like about Fathers? Any more suggestions?