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~ James 1:17

Monday, December 30, 2013

News on "Hallmark Channel" Christmas Movies for 2014 and Beyond!


CLICK HERE for the Updated List of CHRISTMAS MOVIES on TV for 2014!

As we are nearing the end of Christmas Movies on TV for the 2013 Christmas Season, I have already discovered news on potential new Christmas Movies for 2014 and 2015! Details below!

If you have seen the commercial on the Hallmark Channel - thanking viewers for their support during this Christmas Season, then you may have also caught in the commercial that the Hallmark Channel will be back again next year on November 1st, 2014 with many of the Christmas Movies we love plus 12 New Original Christmas Movies!

The first New Movie is: NORTHPOLE - Coming in 2014!

Hallmark Channel is proud to announce a collaboration with Hallmark Cards, Inc., to create the Hallmark Channel Original Holiday Movie, ‘NORTHPOLE.’ Casting of the film is TBD. ‘NORTHPOLE’ tells the charming tale about a reporter who, with the help of her son and his teacher, recaptures the joy of the holiday season and in the process saves Christmas. ‘NORTHPOLE’ will premiere in 2014 during the network’s beloved “Countdown To Christmas” programming initiative. (source: Hallmark Channel)

The Hallmark Channel has also has acquired pitches for three other Christmas movies, all of which are in development as scripts. (source: The Hollywood Reporter)

A Royal Christmas, tentatively scheduled for Christmas 2014, centers on a young girl who, after accepting her boyfriend’s proposal, learns he is a prince. She must then gain the acceptance of his mother, who looks down on her humble origins. It is being written by Michael and Janeen Damian, who did the 2011 Hallmark original movie, A Princess for Christmas, their second-highest-rated original movie that year. Michael Damian also will direct.

Christmas Neverending, slated for 2015 and being written and directed by Robbie Fox (Playing for Keeps), features a Groundhog Day-esque plot about a girl who learns over Christmas vacation that her parents are planning to divorce. She wants them to fall in love again and makes a wish to repeat her vacation until they reignite their love.

Finally there's Better Than Perfect, a film about a woman’s search for the perfect man that is being written by Brad Holmes (Prison Women) and executive produced by casting director Penny Perry and Eugene Davis.

Titles and release dates for these movies may change - so please stay tuned!

I hope you enjoy this little news on Christmas Movies potentially coming in this New Year! I have personally so enjoyed Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies - day and night during this Christmas Season! I will certainly miss them come January 1st.

Thank you Hallmark Channel for all the wonderful family-friendly movies you show and for truly giving us "the very best"! You certainly are "The Heart of Christmas"!!!

Blessings to all, who visit here... 
for a Safe, Healthy, and
Happy New Year 2014!!!

God Bless You All!!!


CLICK HERE for the Updated List of CHRISTMAS MOVIES on TV for 2014!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Movies Continue on TV!

I hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas!

Until the new year begins, there are still lots of Christmas Movies to watch on TV!

Be sure to Click here for the Christmas TV Schedule and catch some of your Favorites!

For all of us, who hold Christmas in our hearts all year round, here's a quote, I think you'll enjoy...

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
~Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol"

God Bless Us, Everyone!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas! My Christmas Card to all of you...

What a Wonderful Christmas Season
it has been at "It's a Wonderful Movie"!
I hope many of you have enjoyed
lots of beloved Christmas Classics
and some delightful New Christmas Movies, too!
I appreciate everyone who visits here!
Here's my Christmas Card to all You...

Be sure to stay tuned for more news on Family Movies
and Christmas Movies throughout the Year in 2014!
Thank you to all my Blog Followers!
God's Blessings to You All
for a Very Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Morning + Free Printable

One of my favorite traditions on Christmas Morning...

The morning is fresh. The day is new. Presents are wrapped and waiting all pretty under the tree. Our family is all gathered around, we've had our delicious breakfast feast, surprises and delicious treats are peeking out from Christmas Stockings, the Children are filled with Wonder and Excitement, and the Grown-ups, too! It's a Joyful Scene, and yet the best time is when we share that quiet moment, before the opening of any physical gift, we receive the best gift of all.. the reading of the first gift of Christmas, the Christ Child.

I have created a Special "Print Out" of the reading from Luke 2, if any of you would like to print it and share with your family.

There are 2 versions to choose from:

(you can either click on the link or picture to load the image)

Nativity Printable - Large - White Background

Nativity Printable - Large - Gold Background

(*Please Note: The Large versions should print out just fine on a regular 8.5 x 11 in. paper. Click on links or pictures above to open images. Tip: If you open the image, you can click Copy, then Paste the image to a page at Microsoft Word, center and print.)

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David
a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:11

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 20, 2013

I LOVE Two WONDERFUL Christmas Classics on TV Tonight... I Love Lucy & It's a Wonderful Life!

Oh, how do you choose when two "Wonderful" Christmas Shows
are on - at the same time?
Friday, December 20, 2013:

CBS will have the classic TV Show
"I Love Lucy" Christmas Special
- in Color at 8 PM (est)!

Plus, they will also play "Lucy's Italian Movie",
known as the Grape Stomping episode, as well.
So, it will be a full hour of Laughs with Lucy!

NBC will have it's first airing of
"It's a Wonderful Life"
at 8 PM (est)!
This is probably one of the latest years they have waited to show it. I wish we could have seen it sooner in the month, as well. NBC has exclusive rights to air it, and I think they have done a poor job with scheduling it, this year. I am grateful that it is shown; however, I want "It's a Wonderful Life" to be given the honor it justly deserves.

Whatever you choose to watch tonight...
I am sure you will enjoy it!
"Every time a Bell Rings... an Angel gets his Wings!"
Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Many Wonderful Christmas Movies on TV!

Itโ€™s a Wonderful Movie... your Guide to Family Movies

There may not be any more New Premiere Movies coming to TV; however, there are still lots of beloved Favorites still airing on TV, plus Specials, and Classic Christmas Movies to look forward to and enjoy!

Including: It's a Wonderful Life, I Love Lucy : Christmas Episode in Color, Remember the Night, Christmas For A Dollar, Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie: Christmas With Holly, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Home Alone, A Home for the Holidays with Celine Dion, Michael Buble's Holiday Special, White Christmas, The Nativity Story, Christmas in Connecticut, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim, A Christmas Story, Christmas in Connecticut, Eloise at Christmastime, Meet Me in St. Louis, and much, much more!!!

See the Christmas TV Schedule for all of these Specials and More!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Friday, December 13, 2013

It's the Last Weekend for NEW Christmas Movie Premieres!

Oh my goodness... we are certainly getting close to Christmas now- when it's the very last weekend for new Christmas Movie Premieres! Enjoy it immensely! Hopefully your recorders have a little bit more space for your favorite movie picks for this weekend! Here they are...

December 14th, 2013

Hallmark Channel
December 15th, 2013

Finding Christmas
Hallmark Channel

Merry Christmas to ALL
and to ALL...
an "It's a Wonderful Movie" Night!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

It's a Wonderful Life moved to December 20th!

NBC has just changed their schedule and this may or may not be Wonderful News for many fans of It's a Wonderful Life.

Originally, it had been scheduled, since October, for the NBC Network to show It's a Wonderful Life on December 14th and 24th! It will now air December 20th and remain on the 24th, Christmas Eve, at 8 p.m. ET! Very close together!

"Well whaddya know about that!!!"
— George Bailey

Replacing NBC's scheduled broadcast of the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life, is a repeat airing of the recently aired - Live stage version of The Sound of Music.

Personally, although I was looking forward to it this weekend, I think the 20th of December will actually be a Wonderful Night for It's a Wonderful Life to air! There won't be any new movies on the Hallmark Channel, ABC Family, UP, or Lifetime to compete on that night, so many more will be able to enjoy this beloved Christmas Classic!

"A toast to my big brother George: The richest man in town!"
— Harry Bailey

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TV Alert Tonight: Round up your Redneck Family and Watch the #DuckDynasty Christmas Special!

Premiering Tonight, Wednesday December 11th, at 10 p.m. ET on A&E is the long awaited for one hour Christmas Special for the #1 Reality Show on TV - Duck Dynasty! Join the Robertson family as the celebrate Christmas, in this episode titled: "O Little Town of West Monroe". You can also see last years Christmas Episode, "I'm Dreaming of a Redneck Christmas" tonight at 9 p.m. ET. -airing just before the new premiere!

Plot details for "O Little Town of West Monroe" via A&E:

"It's Christmas time in "O Little Town of West Monroe," where the Robertsons are partaking in traditions new and old. The family is asked to perform a live nativity for the church, so the wives take it upon themselves to organize rehearsals to ensure they pull off a great event. However, wrangling all the Robertson men requires divine intervention; Jep is afraid he won't remember his one line, Si can't let go of his tea cup and Jase gives Willie a hard time about his role as Joseph.

Meanwhile, Phil enlists Kay and Jessica to go hunting for the perfect Christmas ham but it doesn't take long for him to regret it. Willie and Jase struggle to find a gift their wives won't want to return so they unenthusiastically take the advice of Jep, who always gives Jessica thoughtful presents that she loves."

Christmas is a Special Time of Year and for the Robertsons,
it's all about Faith, Family, and Ducks!
This Christmas Special is sure to make you Laugh,
Remember the True Meaning of Christmas,
and make you feel "Happy, Happy, Happy"!
Enjoy and Merry Christmas, y'all!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Looking for a Christmas Movie on TV?

I have received many e-mails from visitors to my site, wondering if certain movies are going to be on TV this year... Movies like Holiday Inn, Miracle on 34th Street, A Grandpa for Christmas, Christmas with the Kranks, The Christmas List, Borrowed Hearts, and the list goes on and on...

So, I decided to create this Post and hopefully we can all share movies we are looking for - and if anyone finds a time it is airing, they can share it here with everyone!

Monday, December 9, 2013

K-LOVE MUSIC CITY CHRISTMAS Special tonight on UP + My K-Love Concert Experience!

Tonight on the television network UP – you can see a 1-hour Special of the K-Love Christmas Concert from Nashville, Tennessee,  hosted by actress Candace Cameron Bure, (Hallmark Channel’s “Let it Snow”) and featuring these Popular Christian Music Artists: TobyMac, Newsboys, with for KING & COUNTRY,  Mandisa, Colton Dixon, Kari Jobe, Matthew West, David Crowder, and Tenth Avenue North.

I had the awesome experience of attending one of the concerts in the “K-Love Christmas Tour”! At the concert I attended, performing was: Meredith Andrews, For King & Country, and Big Daddy Weave. My family and I had an amazing time at the concert!!! If you have a chance to see one of these artists – you must go! It was wonderful to hear them sing their well-known hits, plus beautiful Christmas Songs, too!
These are some of the pictures I captured, at the event:
Meredith Andrews sings "Not for a Moment" (After All)

For King & Country sing their hit "The Proof of Your Love"

For King & Country joins Meredith Andrews, and Big Daddy Weave
singing their new Christmas Song "Ring the Bells"
(It has a bit of "Joy to the World" in it!)

Big Daddy Weave sings "Redeemed"

For King & Country rocks the house with "Little Drummer Boy"!

It was a fantastic concert... Praise God! My family and I loved singing along with the Christmas Carols, Praising God, and we were completely blown away by For King & Country's Amazing Performance, Light Show, and Playing of Instruments! Afterwards, we even had the wonderful treat of meeting Meredith Andrews… she was extremely sweet!
There will be different artists featured in the show on TV, but it's sure to be a great show! See the "K-LOVE MUSIC CITY CHRISTMAS Special" tonight on UP!
Premieres at 8 PM est on UP and repeats at 11 PM!
God Bless You All! Enjoy!!!
JOY to the World!!!

Updates to the Christmas Schedule!

Just wanted to let you know... I am daily in the process of updating any changes to the schedule! So, if you have printed the listing, you will definitely want to check back for any of these changes. The Hallmark Channel has re-arranged their schedule, a bit, in the coming week - so you will want to be sure to look for these updates!

And, if you catch any schedule changes, please e-mail me and let me know!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!!! Net

Friday, December 6, 2013

Santa Claus is Comin' to Hallmark, Guess Who's Coming to UP, Visit the Christmas Lodge on INSP, and it's a Holidaze on ABC family!

Six New Christmas Movies Premiere this Weekend on TV!
Starring Drew Lachey, Cameron Mathison, Jennie Garth,
Ashley Williams, Ethan Erickson, Haylie Duff, & More!
Click on Movie Titles below - for more details!
December 7, 2013

Hallmark Channel
December 8, 2013
ABC Family
*Please check ratings before viewing any of these New Movies!
I have seen "The Christmas Lodge" and it is a Wonderful,
Heartwarming, Family Christmas Movie! I hope many of you will enjoy it, too!
Have a nice weekend, Everyone!
Let me know... which of these Movies you liked best!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

See "The Sound of Music" starring Carrie Underwood, Live on NBC ~ Thursday, December 5th!

"The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years.
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music.
My heart wants to sing every song it hears."
(Maria, singing in the "The Sound of Music")
Let your hearts be swept away with this Beautiful Story of Captain Von Trapp,
the Von Trapp Children, and Maria, their governess, as they all escape Austria,
before Germany takes control over the country.

The Sound of Music has such a powerful message of
faith, hope, freedom, and above all else, love!

"You brought music back into the house.
I had forgotten."
(Captain von Trapp, in the "The Sound of Music")
See "The Sound of Music"
starring Carrie Underwood, 
Live! on NBC ~ Thursday Night, December 5th, 2013!

And, you can get both the DVD and CD Soundtrack
of The Sound of Music" from Amazon.com...
just in time for Christmas!

CD Soundtrack

Be sure to stop by and share how you liked
Until next time... "So Long, Farewell"!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Christmas Tree Miracle - New Family Film on DVD

A New Family Christmas Film is being released today -
December 3, 2013, on DVD!
The movie is titled


For the George family, Christmas time has turned into a season of taking, instead of giving as they merely go through the motions of the holiday. Father David (Kevin Sizemore, "Under the Dome") is pre-occupied with his land developing job. Mother Julie (Claudia Esposito) is on the edge trying to hold the holiday together. Teens Nick and Natalie (Barrett Carnahan and Emily Capehart) are too busy adding to their growing Christmas lists. It's only the youngest child, six year old Nina (introducing Siomha Kenney), who seems to have any ounce of Christmas spirit. 

When David suddenly loses his job before the holidays, the family denies the seriousness of the situation and continues to live above their means for nearly a year until it all catches up with them. With their families turning their back on them, the George's hit rock bottom. It's only the spirited little Nina who keeps the family going and believing until the family is taken in by an eccentric Christmas tree farmer (Terry Kiser, "Weekend at Bernie's") who gives his trees away. But when David gets an opportunity to give his family their old lives back, will he betray his farmer friend? 

"A Christmas Tree Miracle" is a family film that remind us that the best gifts are the simple ones and miracles do happen, if you only believe. "A Christmas Tree Miracle" is produced by Flyover Films and Route 40 Films, executive produced by Kristin Seibert and Dolph Santorine, written by Ty DeMartino and directed by J.W. Myers.
Movie Trailer:

*A very special thank you to Ty DeMartino, the writer of this film, for taking the time to send me information about it - to share with all of you!
I have not viewed this film, yet, but it truly looks like a nice family Christmas Movie.

Click Here for DVD from Amazon
Get the DVD direct from the


Monday, December 2, 2013

K-LOVE Music City Christmas Special

Candace Cameron Bure
hosts KLOVE Christmas
Music Special
image via: Facebook

UP-TV Christmas Special
Premieres: Monday, December 9 at 8 p.m. EDT

Via UP-TV Press Release: UP and contemporary national radio powerhouse KLOVE partner to create the very first K-LOVE Christmas music special, hosted by Candace Cameron Bure (actress, best known as D.J. Tanner on 80's Sitcom “Full House”, and UP Movies "The Heart of Christmas", “Finding Normal”, and many other Made-for-TV family movies).

The special will include interviews and performances of beloved Christmas Standards and New Original Songs by Top Contemporary Music Artists, including TobyMac (who Won the 2013 Dove Award for "Artist of the Year") , Newsboys, with for KING & COUNTRY, Mandisa, Colton Dixon, Kari Jobe, Matthew West, David Crowder, and Tenth Avenue North.

“We are excited that the very first “K-LOVE Music City Christmas” special will premiere on UP,” shared David Pierce, K-LOVE and Air1's Chief Creative Officer. “The network is the ideal partner to present this beautiful Christmas special that is filled with spirited musical performances and meaning.”

“K-LOVE Music City Christmas” features musical performances of classic holiday carols such as “O Holy Night” (Kari Jobe), “We Three Kings” (Tenth Avenue North) and “Go Tell It On The Mountain” (Crowder) with a duet performance of “Jingle Bell Rock” (Newsboys with for KING & COUNTRY). Fans will also hear original songs from TobyMac (“Christmas This Year”), Brandon Heath (“Just A Girl”) and UP’s Emmy®-nominated movie title song “The Heart of Christmas” from Matthew West. Plus, the special features “American Idol” alumni Mandisa (“Christmas Day”) and Colton Dixon (“Jingle Bells”).

Matthew West performs "Heart of Christmas"
image via: MergePR

Taped before a live audience in Nashville, TN. The special will also be simulcast nationally to K-LOVE radio listeners in December.

So, you can either watch it on TV, on the UP channel, or listen on your radio, in December, on the KLOVE station.

UP TV can be found on DirecTV Channel 338, Dish Network Channel 188, Verizon FiOS Channel 224, and other cable providers.

K-LOVE's radio programming is simulcast on over 440 FM stations and translators in 47 states.  Please click here: for complete K-LOVE Station List, by state. You can also listen to KLOVE on-line. It is the sixth-most online-streamed station in the world!

"JOY to the World!"
*Images via: UP-TV
*Press Details above via: K-LOVE, UP-TV, and Merge PR

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Let it Snow! Stay inside with Six New Christmas Movies on TV this Weekend!

The New Christmas Movies Premiering this Weekend
star Candace Cameron Bure, Bruce Boxleitner, Nicollette Sheridan,
Patrick Muldoon, and Many More, including Mandy Moore!
( November 30, 2013 )
Let It Snow
on the Hallmark Channel
When Falcon Resorts acquires family-owned Snow Valley Lodge from retiring owners Karla and Paul, driven executive Stephanie Beck (Candace Cameron Bure) must spend the week before Christmas in Maine, preparing a proposal on the property's renovations. Determined to impress Falcon's president, her detached father Ted, Stephanie reluctantly departs her warm Arizona home to immerse herself in the lodge's property and decide how to change it to... (click here to read more)
Dear Secret Santa
on Lifetime
After breaking up with her boyfriend, Jennifer (TATYANA ALI) moves back to the house she grew up in, bringing back memories of her recently deceased friend Jack (LAMORNE MORRIS). But after receiving a Christmas card from a secret admirer... (click here to read more)
( December 1, 2013 )
When competitive sports anchor Bruce Dalt (Bruce Boxleitner) gets in a scuffle with a ref at his son’s basketball game, he is suspended from his job and sentenced to community service — manning a red kettle and ringing bells for the Salvation Army for the rest of the Christmas season... (click here to read more)
The Christmas Spirit
on the Hallmark Channel
Charlotte Hart (Nicollette Sheridan), a distinguished journalist, is spending time with her family over the holidays when a real estate developer approaches their small town with quite an offer... (click here to read more)
Christmas in Conway
(Hallmark Hall of Fame)
The neighbors are not amused as the 100-foot-high mechanical monstrosity arises in the couple’s back yard. But love is in the air, and not just between Suzy and Duncan... (click here to read more)
Maya, a recently heartbroken pet supply employee, couldn’t have any less in common with her co-worker, Pat, who happens to be the company founder’s son. But, tasked with traveling across the country on a Christmastime social media tour for the company’s leading canine and most-prized possession, Scoots, fate finds a funny way to intervene. In their race against the clock, the two begin to... (click here to read more)
Please note: I haven't viewed any of these New Movies, yet,
so please check ratings before watching with your family.
I am, personally, most excited this weekend to see
What about you?
Let me know - which ones you plan to watch, or which ones you liked best!
for air times for these movies and more!