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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

UP’s ‘We Get Christmas’ Holiday Programming Includes 7 New Christmas Movies!!!

Details below via UPtv.com:

UP is lighting up its annual Christmas festivities with 50 fun-filled days of cheery and fun holiday programming. This merry holiday offering features SEVEN premiere movies and a GilMORE the Merrier binge-a-thon. Hosted by Yanic Truesdale as his beloved character, Michel Gerard, the marathon features all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls from start to finish, 24 hours a day for 153 hours straight beginning Monday, November 20 at 10 AM ET and concluding Sunday, November 26 at 7 PM ET.

Christmas Calendar - starring Laura Bell Bundy and Brendon Zub

UP’s ‘We Get Christmas’ holiday programming kicks off Sunday, November 5, with the premiere movie Second Chance Christmas.

Emphasizing holiday movies and memories, UP’s holiday season program highlights include the following UP Premiere Movies.


Second Chance Christmas (UP Premiere Movie) – Sunday, November 5 at 7 PM ET

When an accident causes a successful woman, Caroline, to lose her memory, her husband does everything in his power to keep her from remembering that they are total opposites and that their marriage is doomed. Now Jack is hoping for a second-chance, and a little Christmas magic, to help rekindle their relationship and fall in love all over again.

Starring: Tilky Jones (Nashville) and Katrina Begin (Boomtown)

See more details - here!


A Very Country Christmas (UP Premiere Movie) – Sunday, November 12 at 7 PM ET

A country music star leaves it all behind to get back to his roots and find his way back to what he really loves. What he doesn’t expect to find – is true love.

Starring: Greyston Holt (Somewhere Between), Bea Santos (The Girlfriend Experience), Michelle Morgan (Heartland) and country singer Deana Carter

See more details - here!


Christmas Calendar (UP Premiere Movie) – Sunday, November 19 at 7 PM ET

When Emily, a struggling baker in a small town, receives a handmade Christmas Calendar from a secret admirer, the local residents become obsessed with finding out the identity of the sender.

Starring: Laura Bell Bundy (Hart of Dixie), Brendon Zub (Who Killed JonBenet?) and Paloma Kwiatkowski (Bates Motel)


Christmas Solo (UP Premiere Movie) – Sunday, November 26 at 7 PM ET

Two single parents stumble into the possibility of love for Christmas, only to discover that their daughters are embroiled in a nasty rivalry at school. When the rivalry gets out of control, can hope and healing lead everyone to a peaceful and merry Christmas?

Starring: Kelli Williams (Army Wives) and Jonathan Scarfe (Van Helsing)


12 Days of Giving (UP Premiere Movie) – Sunday, December 3 at 7 PM ET

A man who wins a small fortune decides to share his winnings by acting as a Secret Santa to people in a small town.

Starring: Ashley Jones (The Bold and the Beautiful) and David Blue (Ugly Betty)


Christmas Princess (UP Premiere Movie) – Sunday, December 10 at 7 PM ET

The true story of Donaly Marquez who, through a childhood of neglect and abuse, achieved her dream of becoming a rose bowl princess. An inspirational story of resilience, strength and finding a family to call your own.

Starring: Rosa Blasi (Strong Medicine), Nicole Munoz (Defiance) and Zak Santiago (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)


Winter Wedding (UP Premiere Movie) – Monday, December 25 at 7 p.m. ET

(previously known as "Wedding Wonderland")

When Hallie and Lucas get engaged, they quickly begin planning the tropical beach wedding of their dreams. But the happy couple starts to get caught in family drama when both sets of parents can’t seem to agree on anything. Adding to the turmoil, their destination is completely booked and the next available spot is over a year away. Not wanting to wait, they decide to have their ceremony at Lucas’ mountain lodge in the snow. Their love is tested when the stress of keeping everyone happy gets to be too much.

Starring: Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives) and Susan Walters (The Vampire Diaries, The Young and the Restless)

My *Quick* Take:

Yay! SEVEN more NEW Christmas Movies to add to our must-watch list! (Please know - I have not previously viewed these films; always check ratings before viewing with your family.)

I am delighted to see Laura Bell Bundy return for a new UP Christmas movie this year! She was absolutely adorable in UP's "Season's Greetings" last year! (however, "Season's Greetings" does have two instances of language- so, please beware of that! Minus that, I loved it!) And, I sure hope I enjoy her new one, too! It looks like fun and with a bakery theme... delicious! Also stars Brendon Zub, who you may recognize as a co-star from Hallmark's "Hearts of Christmas" or "Sleigh Bells Ring," etc...!

Fans of the drama series "Ties that Bind" will be so happy to see Kelli Williams and Jonathan Scarfe star in "Christmas Solo" together. They are also familiar to Hallmark fans - Kellie having starred in "A Boyfriend for Christmas" and Jonathan Scarfe "Angel of Christmas"!

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered" fans are sure to recognize Ramon, actor Zak Santiago, in "Christmas Princess"! Plus, Greyston Holt from "The Christmas Secret" and more!!!

I hope we will all enjoy what's coming UP - on UP - this Christmas!!!

Blessings!!! Net


  1. Country Christmas sounds cool.

    1. It sure does! And, the premiere is good timing... just a few days after the big CMA Awards hosted by Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood!

  2. Six more new Christmas movies? My DVR is already stretched to it's limit. The struggle is real, people!

    1. It sure is, the struggle is real. I have the genie from directv and luckily it has a lot of space. I recommend it, but mine had to get a lot of things watched recently and we got a few things on DVD so I could make more room :)

    2. I've been deleting a few things, too! Gosh... How do we collect so much stuff, anyway!?!? I also like to get things on DVD, too, so I can make more room! I really need a lot more releases, though!!! Thank goodness When Calls The Heart Season 4 is available in one complete DVD set! However, I have the WCTH Christmas movie separate, so I can keep it with my Christmas DVD collection! :)

    3. I've recorded over 50 Christmas movies I haven't seen yet. Plus add that to when the Ion movies come on, then when Uptv starts theirs. And then there is a Christian channel.. TBN I believe, that I found out too late that they had christmas movies too!

    4. I know what you mean on the DVD's, that, to me, is the only real way to make sure you have the movie for the long term. I have a wish list of Hallmark DVD's, I check on them and every so often I find them for like $5 to $8 and pick them up.

      I don't know if anyone has used Walmart.com, but you can order and pick up in the store free shipping. And it gets there in a few days. So when I buy a $6.99 dvd I don't have to pay $7 in shipping. I think they even have free 2 day shipping now, but I am always needing something at walmart so I just go pick them up.

      I do love the Hallmark app as well. Currently they are playing all of Chesapeake Shores, I wish they would keep playing WCTH even after it is not on, although I do have season 1 and 2 on dvd.

      I am glad they now have the 2015 Fall Harvest movies on dvd, I got Harvest Moon from Amazon and have it on my tablet, need to get the other 2 on dvd, I was waiting on the price to come down :)

    5. Oh my goodness, Missy! That's a lot of Christmas movies! You should have plenty to watch this Christmas season and into the new year! I also share TBN movies and other networks in my Christmas Schedule - so be sure to look for more there!!! :)

    6. Thank you for sharing, Sabrina! There are certainly lots of places and ways to watch movies!

      For those who have Amazon prime, if you purchase through my site, it doesn't change the price of your item, but a small portion goes to keeping and maintaining this site, and of course, you'll get your Prime free shipping, too!

      Sounds like you have a wonderful collection, Sabrina!
      Many blessings!!! Net :)

    7. Oh Net, I didn't know that, I don't have Prime, but if I order on your site with Amazon non Prime, will a portion go to this site? I would love to do anything that helps you :)

    8. Yes, that works, too, Sabrina! You don't have to have Amazon Prime, and I believe they lowered the minimum free shipping total back to $25 for non-Prime customers!

      So... anything you purchase through my site, or if you simply click on the "Shop and Support" link above (top left) and order something that isn't even on my site, a portion will still go to "It's a Wonderful Movie"! (Isn't that awesome?)

      I truly appreciate your support so much and your great enthusiasm and love for Hallmark movies & Family!!! :)

      Many Blessings!!! Net

  3. So many Christmas movies, so little time to keep them all straight! LOL Thanks for keeping up with all these movies!


    1. Oh, so true! Thank you, Misty! I'm pretty much just focusing on one weekend, at a time. Keeping all the many Christmas movies organized, according to their premiere, is quite a feat, but as long as I have a list, I'm good!

      No wonder Santa makes lists, since he has so many presents to keep track of! :)

  4. Yay, I love The UP movie Falling for Christmas from last year and A Puppy for Christmas so this year will surely be awesome. Yay More Kelli Williams, love her. I just wish DIRECTV had UP in High Def, it is hard to watch in regular def :)

    1. I know what you mean, Sabrina! I get so used to watching everything full screen, and then, when I have to watch a movie letter-boxed (ugh!), well... it's just not the same! ;)

      But, even still... I'm very happy I have the UP channel and can see these additional new Christmas movie premieres! :)

  5. Oh, the joy of Christmas movies and books :) I love curling up by the fire while reading Christmas novels during the month of December {{smiles}}

    Thank you for the lovely visit to my blog this morning. Your comments always bless my heart. Hugs!

    1. Thank you, Stephanie, for stopping in to say hello! I'm so glad you, too, enjoy a good Christmas movie, especially during these "brrrr" months - by the fire! :)

      I so appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave a comment! How sweet! I'm truly grateful to have "met" you through the wonderful world of blogging!

      Blessings back to you! Net :)

  6. Net, I enjoy getting "It's a Wonderful Movie" in my e-mail, but I have only been getting them about a week apart. I tried subscribing again but it says I'm already registered. Have they been coming about a week apart now. Seemed before it was about every day. Help. RG

    1. THank you for letting me know, RG. Newsletters are based upon when I post. If there is a new post, you should receive an email either that day - or within 24 hours. I know some people have said it has gone to their Spam folders, at times.

      You should be receiving one, either today or tomorrow... so be on the lookout for that! And, let me know! :)

      Blessings, Net


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