Thursday, November 14, 2019

It's "A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE" - TONIGHT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!



Thursday, November 14, 2019:

A fortuitous meeting may lead to...


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Storyline via Hallmark: Ever-optimistic single mom Emma Sanderson is looking for a Christmas miracle to write about for the lifestyle magazine at which she has landed a temporary job. While following her lead on the story Emma discovers unexpected romance with... Click Here to read more...

See the premiere of A Christmas Miracle
Thursday, November 14, 2019
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Join Hallmark Movies & Mysteries for the last Thursday night Christmas movie premiere this year! Future NEW Christmas movies on HMM will be seen on either Saturday or Sunday nights.

Like many of you, I also liked them best on Thursday & Friday, but Hallmark has to sometimes make scheduling changes and decisions based upon ratings and advertising, which is how they pay their staff, crew, and actors. I know it can be frustrating, at times, to adjust our schedules. Trust me, I know. But in the end, I'm still grateful for the incredible, wholesome, family-friendly entertainment they give to all of us, week after week, month after month, from one season to the next!

Thankfully, there are typically lots of encore airings, and we'll hopefully have the opportunity to watch everything on our list. Eventually!

Hope you enjoy this new movie tonight!

Be sure to check the Christmas TV Schedule - so you don't miss any of your favorites!

Christmas Blessings to You All! Net


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

TONIGHT! "When Calls the Heart" Cast Members Compete in Hallmark Drama's "Christmas Cookie Matchup," Plus "Home & Family" Celebrates Christmas in Prime Time!


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If you love Christmas Cookies and Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart," then you are going to love this all-new baking competition because....

Hallmark Drama’s first-ever baking competition, "Christmas Cookie Matchup," will bring together America’s most talented home bakers alongside the cast of “When Calls the Heart,” to face off in a new cookie baking challenge!

Jack Wagner (who portrays Bill Avery on "When Calls the Heart") will serve as host for this all new Christmas cookie competition show, while amateur bakers are paired up with other “When Calls the Heart” stars: Erin Krakow (Elizabeth Thornton), Pascale Hutton (Rosemary Coulter), Kavan Smith (Lee Coulter), Paul Greene (Dr. Carson Shepherd), Kevin McGarry (Mountie Nathan Grant), Chris McNally (Lucas Bouchard) and Andrea Brooks (Nurse Faith Carter).

Watch the Premiere of Christmas Cookie Matchup
an all-new competition series on Hallmark Drama
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2019 at 9pm/8c


Additional SHOWTIMES "currently" shown on Hallmark's web-site:
(Times are Eastern Standard Time - Please Note: Times May Change!)

Wednesday November 13 9:00 PM
Friday November 15 7:00 PM
Sunday November 17 9:00 AM
Wednesday November 20 10:00 AM
Wednesday November 20 9:00 PM
Friday November 22 7:00 PM
Friday November 22 8:00 PM
Sunday November 24 9:00 AM
Sunday November 24 10:00 AM
Monday November 25 10:00 AM
Wednesday November 27 7:00 PM
Wednesday November 27 8:00 PM
Wednesday November 27 9:00 PM
Friday November 29 10:00 AM
Friday November 29 11:00 AM
Friday November 29 12:00 PM
Sunday December 1 9:00 PM
Sunday December 1 10:00 PM
Monday December 2 5:00 PM
Monday December 2 6:00 PM
Wednesday December 4 7:00 PM
Wednesday December 4 8:00 PM
Wednesday December 4 9:00 PM
Friday December 6 5:00 PM
Friday December 6 6:00 PM
Saturday December 7 9:00 AM
Saturday December 7 10:00 AM
Sunday December 8 9:00 PM
Sunday December 8 10:00 PM
Tuesday December 10 10:00 PM




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Following the Premiere of Christmas Cookie Matchup is...

Home & Family: A Very Merry Christmas

Details via Hallmark: Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison host this holiday lifestyle program that features favorite recipes and crafts to get viewers ready for the Christmas season.

Watch this Christmas Special-
Wednesday November 13 10:00 PM / 9:00c
on HALLMARK DRAMA

Additional SHOWTIMES "currently" shown on Hallmark's web-site:
(Times are Eastern Standard Time - Please Note: Times May Change!)

Wednesday November 13 10:00 PM
Friday November 15 8:00 PM
Sunday November 17 10:00 AM
Wednesday November 20 9:00 AM
Wednesday November 20 10:00 PM
Monday November 25 9:00 AM
Wednesday November 27 10:00 PM
Friday November 29 9:00 AM
Wednesday December 4 10:00 PM
Wednesday December 11 10:00 PM


I hope all of you enjoy the new Christmas Cookie Matchup on Hallmark Drama! I was watching some of the Food Network Holiday Baking competition shows Monday night. Oh my goodness! It's truly incredible to watch them create such unique creations and designs! I can't wait to see how the stars of WCTH will assist these bakers in this competition. It is well known that Kavan Smith (Lee) enjoys cooking, plus he has been in the kitchen on Home & Family; therefore, I'm curious to see how well he'll do in this!

Please Note: Both of these Specials are exclusively premiering on HALLMARK DRAMA, so be sure to tune in there to watch!

Joyful Christmas Blessings to You All! Net





Christmas in Rome - a Hallmark Channel "Countdown to Christmas" Movie starring Lacey Chabert and Sam Page!


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Christmas in Rome

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 30, 2019







CAST:

Lacey Chabert ... Amanda DeLuca
Sam Page ... Oliver Martin
Franco Nero ... Luigi Forlinghetti
Holly Hayes ... Margaret Fletcher
Bryan Bounds ... Jack Fletcher
Fernanda Diniz ... Francesca Gianella
Petar Cvirn ... Pietro Gianella
Natasha Estelle Pepper ... Estelle Burns
Francesca de Martini ... Sofia Forlinghetti
Simone Spinazze ... Tomasso Toffino
Dragos Olaru ... Luca
Cleo Demetriou ... Betty
Clara Ciobanu ... Monica Gianella
Nathan Clough ... Joey Princer




PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: Angela, an American tour guide living in Rome, meets Oliver, an American business executive who is lost and late for an important meeting on his first day there. Angela helps him, but soon finds herself playing a central role in Oliver’s business deal, as the company owner will only sell to someone who understands the ways of Italy. Oliver hires Angela as his personal tour guide but gets far more than he bargained for, as a romance blooms between them amidst the backdrop of Rome at Christmastime and he must learn that life and business work differently in Italy.




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Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Stefano Montesi
In Studio Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Gabriel Hennessey

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Our Christmas Love Song - a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Miracles of Christmas Movie starring Alicia Witt & Brendan Hines!


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Our Christmas Love Song

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: November 24, 2019



MORE IMAGES TO COME!!!


CAST:

Alicia Witt ... Melody Jones
Brendan Hines ... Chase
Karen Kruper ... Connie White
Doron Bell ... Mayor Duran
Gino Anania ... Phillip Green
Ava Darrach-Gagnon ... Dot
Andrea del Campo


PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: When country star Melody Jones is accused of plagiarizing her holiday single, she returns home to spend Christmas with her estranged family and old flame and learns what is important in life.




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Staging Christmas - a Lifetime Christmas Movie Premiere!


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Staging Christmas

Network: Lifetime

Original Air Date: November 29, 2019




CAST:

Soleil Moon Frye ... Lori
George Stults ... Everett
Jaleel White ... Mr. Lexington
Mia Clark ... Maddie
Karina Segura ... Stella
Karli Hall ... Nickky
Malinda Money ... Tonya
Kelsie Elena ... Casey
Richard Benedict ... Ben
Yolanda Stange ... Mrs. Pryor
Andrea Peterson ... Brianna's Mom
Jazmine Shaw ... Barista
Nicole Duke ... Inn guest
John Forker ... Coffee Shop Patron
Nikolas Mikkelsen ... Mover / Party guest
Jerome Brad Halgren ... Christmas Tree Buyer / Man on the Street
Yesenia Davis ... School Kid
Shannon Ryan-Angel ... Mother


PLOT:

Storyline via Lifetime: Lori (Soleil Moon Frye) stages homes for a living and her busiest season is Christmas! Though she normally only stages homes that are for sale, she’s intrigued when a wealthy widower named Everett (George Stults) asks her to stage his home for the holidays to cheer up his daughter, Maddie. As Lori starts remaking Everett’s home, she finds that Maddie isn’t the only one in desperate need of the Christmas spirit. As Lori spends more and more time with Everett and Maddie, she starts to feel like part of the family. While she was initially hired to simply stage the perfect Christmas in their house, she ends up creating it for the father and daughter in every way imaginable.

Staging Christmas is produced by Hybrid, LLC with Jeff Schenck serving as executive producer.


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*images courtesy: Lifetime


Merry Liddle Christmas - a Lifetime Christmas Movie Premiere!


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Merry Liddle Christmas

Network: Lifetime

Original Air Date: November 30, 2019

*image courtesy: Lifetime

CAST:

Kelly Rowland ... Jacquie Liddle
Thomas Cadrot ... Tyler Brooks
Jaime M. Callica ... Julian
Jeff Gonek ... Producer
Marcello Guedes ... Royce
Debbi Morgan ... Marchelle
Latonya Williams ... Treena
Amanda Wong ... Naomi



PLOT:

Storyline via Lifetime: Marking her first foray into producing for television, Kelly Rowland partners with Kronicle Media for Merry Liddle Christmas. Inspired by her own recent Christmas catastrophe, Kelly Rowland plays Jacquie-- a successful, super-together single tech entrepreneur whose messy family descends on her gleaming new dream home for the holidays. Christmas traditions collide and family drama ensues as she struggles to keep her house together in time for a glossy video shoot of "the perfect Christmas." On top of that, the possibility of romance with a new neighbor has Jacquie questioning all her dating rules, so even though this isn't the Christmas she envisioned, it might just be the most magical one yet.



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*images courtesy: Lifetime


Saturday, November 9, 2019

PICTURE THIS: 5 NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIE PREMIERES THIS WEEKEND ON TV - HALLMARK, LIFETIME, AND UPtv!



Get the popcorn (for eating or stringing!) and DVR ready for FIVE all new Christmas movies premiering this Saturday and Sunday! I've also provided encore times, if you can't catch a certain movie the first time around...


Saturday, November 9, 2019:


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Storyline via Hallmark: A photographer whose career is on the fast track yet whose personal life lacks the fulfillment she seeks, finds romance with an unlikely candidate while visiting her grandmother... click here to read more...

See the premiere of Picture a Perfect Christmas
Saturday, November 9, 2019
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

Encore Air Times:

Sunday November 10, 2019 at 4pm/3c.
Wednesday November 13, 2019 at 8am/7c.
Thursday November 14, 2019 at 8pm/7c.


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More... Saturday, November 9, 2019:


image via: Lifetime

Storyline via Lifetime: When her Philadelphia radio station is closed for repairs during the holidays, DJ Kara Porter (Pulliam) is forced to broadcast from the small town of Bethlehem. Desperate to increase her numbers and get promoted outside of Radio Christmas – a year-round Christmas station, Kara seeks to uncover the identity of... click here to read more...

See the premiere of Radio Christmas
Saturday, November 9, 2019
at 8pm/7c. on Lifetime

Encore Air Times:
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 12:01am/11:01c.
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 6pm/5c.


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Sunday, November 10, 2019:


image via: UPtv

Storyline via UP: An estranged mother/daughter country music duo reunite after 10 years apart to release a Christmas single after a video of them goes viral. Now, they’re going to need a lot of forgiveness and a little Christmas... click here to read more...

See the premiere of Rock N’ Roll Christmas
Sunday, November 10, 2019
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv

Encore Air Times:
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 10:57pm/9:57c.
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7pm/6c.
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11pm/10c.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5pm/4c.


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More... Sunday, November 10, 2019:


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Storyline via Hallmark: When Aria Eubank convinces a famous travel writer to do a feature story on her beloved hometown, Midway, Utah, it looks like the town’s tourism drop is about to be reversed. However, when the travel guru and his ghostwriter both show up, Aria finds her heart torn between... click here to read more...

See the premiere of The Mistletoe Secret
Sunday, November 10, 2019
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

Encore Air Times:
Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 10:03pm/9:03c.
Sunday November 17, 2019 at 6pm/5c.
Thursday November 21, 2019 at 10:03pm/9:03c.


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More... Sunday, November 10, 2019:


image via: Lifetime

Storyline via Lifetime:
When food stylist Holly (Kane) returns home for Christmas, she learns that Loretta (Devine), the elderly owner of her favorite childhood bakery, is retiring and has started a contest to give the bakery away to whoever can recreate her famous 12 Days of Christmas recipes. Holly enters, despite not being much of... click here to read more...

See the premiere of A Sweet Christmas Romance
Sunday, November 10, 2019
at 8pm/7c. on Lifetime

Encore Air Times:
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12:01am/11:01c.
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:03pm/9:03c.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 2:04am/1:04c.


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There are certainly many diverse choices of Christmas movies airing this weekend on TV - with Music, Photography, Christmas Baking, a cute Doggie, Mistletoe, Secrets and more! And I'm looking forward to watching each and every one! (In time! I mean, I have to sleep sometime, right?)

Hope you enjoy ALL the Christmas movies you are able to squeeze in over the weekend, too! Does one intrigue you more than the others? Please share in comments below!

Have a great, Picture-Perfect weekend!
Christmas Blessings to You! Net



🌟 SHINING HIS LIGHT 🌟

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."

Isaiah 1:18 (KJV)



Thursday, November 7, 2019

Enjoy "A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas" & "Holiday for Heroes" this Thursday & Friday Night on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!


Thursday, November 7, 2019:

Christmas and Wedding bells are ringing in...



Storyline via Hallmark: Willow Petersen returns to her Blue Ridge Mountain hometown to help prepare for her sister’s wedding, where she learns that the picturesque Eagle Ridge Inn that her family sold following her dad’s passing several years ago is on the market. After talking the inn’s handsome owner, single dad and widower David Lyndon, into letting her repurpose the inn’s barn as... click here to read more...

Thursday, November 7, 2019
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Friday, November 8, 2019:

Hallmark salutes our Military this Christmas in...



Storyline via Hallmark: Audrey and First Sergeant Matt have been writing each other since last Christmas, when her brother Devin shared some fresh roasted coffee from the care package she’d sent. When Matt unexpectedly shows up in her small-town coffee shop, Audrey is delighted to see him. Soon, Matt helps Audrey with the annual Holiday for Heroes event, which honors... click here to read more...

See the Premiere of Holiday for Heroes
Friday, November 8, 2019
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Do you plan to watch these movies?

I think both of these new films premiering this week on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries look very appealing. The pairing of Rachael Leigh Cook and Benjamin Ayres looks exceptionally great to me, in A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas. Plus, it's fun to see young actress Lina Renna will portray Benjamin's daughter. Fun fact: The little girl, Lina, also starred in Sweet Mountain Christmas, which is such a fun, new Lifetime Christmas movie! (I guess they left Linna on the mountain! haha! Not really!)

As for Holiday for Heroes, starring Melissa Claire Egan and Marc Blucas, I am always glad to see a movie that honors our military. Coming from a family who has served our country across various generations, I have a high regard for our veterans and those who currently serve. Since the basis for this story revolves around letter writing, it gives me a warming feeling, reminiscent of the classic Hallmark movie, The Christmas Card.

Happy Christmas Movie watching! Net

*Remember, changes are coming next week to the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Christmas movie schedule. See details *HERE*!


WHEN TO SEE ALL of the CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS SPECIALS and MORE on ABC!


"A Charlie Brown Christmas" via peanuts.wikia.com

If you don't want to get caught up in all the commercialism of Christmas, and instead you want to remember, like Charlie Brown, the simple gifts... the joy of the season... the true meaning! Then, you'll want to mark your calendar with all of the Charlie Brown Holiday Cartoons - from Thanksgiving, Christmas, to New Years, plus more great Holiday entertainment throughout this Christmas season on ABC!


Available on DVD - Amazon

"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 8pm/7c.


"The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration"
Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 8pm/7c.
"Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"
Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 8pm/7c.

"The Great Christmas Light Fight"
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8pm/7c.

"CMA Country Christmas"
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 9pm/8c.
"A Charlie Brown Christmas"
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8pm/7c.

"Same Time, Next Christmas"
(*NEW Movie Premiere - Rating Unknown?)
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 9pm/8c.

"The Great Christmas Light Fight"
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 8pm/7c.


Available on DVD - Amazon

"Olaf's Frozen Adventure"
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8pm/7c.


Available on DVD - Amazon

"Toy Story That Time Forgot"
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8:30pm/7:30c.

"The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition"
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9pm/8c.


Available on DVD - Amazon

"The Sound of Music"
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 7pm/8c.

"The Great Christmas Light Fight"
(Season Finale!)
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 8pm/7c.

"Shrek the Halls"
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 9:30pm/8:30c.


Available on DVD - Amazon

"Disney's Prep & Landing"
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8pm/7c.

"Disney's Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice"
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8:30pm/7:30c.

"The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition"
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 9pm/8c.


Available on DVD - Amazon

"I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown"
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 7pm/6c.

"Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade"
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 10am/9c.


Available on Prime Video

"Happy New Year, Charlie Brown"
Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 8pm/7c.

"The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition"
Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 9pm/8c.

Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve
with Ryan Seacrest 
(Viewer Discretion Advised!)
Monday, December 31, 2019 beginning at 8pm/7c.

"The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition"
(Season Finale!)
Thursday, January 2, 2019 at 9pm/8c.


You can find all of these shows and more - listed in the Christmas TV Schedule!

I hope you all enjoy many of these Holiday specials, but most of all, I hope we all take time to remember and reflect on what Christmas is all about...



May Joy and Peace be yours this Christmas! Net


TV ALERT! When to Watch 'IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE' this Christmas Season on NBC!


image: Liberty Films

There is nothing quite like watching George Bailey running down the Main Street of Bedford Falls shouting "Merry Christmas" to everyone he sees, even Mr. Potter! My heart warms just thinking about it!

This year we can watch that exceptional, magnificent moment twice on NBC! First, see It's A Wonderful Life Saturday, November 30, 2019 (Thanksgiving Weekend!) 8-11 p.m.

Plus, It's A Wonderful Life will repeat during it's much loved annual time on Christmas Eve - December 24, 2019 at 8-11 p.m.


Other Notable Holiday Programs on NBC this year include:


*The 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m.-noon


*How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 8-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 8 p.m.


*87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 8-10 p.m.


See the full list of upcoming Holiday Specials coming to NBC - Here!


I hope you will look forward (as much as I do!) to watching It's a Wonderful Life and many traditional Christmas movies and programs this November and December.

You can find these Specials and more in my Christmas TV Schedule!

Have a Wonderful Day and Joyful Christmas Season!
Blessings, Net


BYUtv Brings Everyone "Together for Christmas" with Movies, Music and More!


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BYUtv announces their Christmas programming for December, which includes the television premiere of two new movies, Christmas Jars (Based on the novel by Jason Wright) and A Very Corgi Christmas starring Kelly Kruger (From Friend to FiancΓ©) and Kevin McGarry (When Calls the Heart, Christmas Scavenger Hunt)!

See all the details in their press release below...


BYUtv Press Release:


BYUtv Brings Everyone "Together for Christmas"
With John Legend, The Tabernacle Choir
at Temple Square With Kristin Chenoweth,
Will Forte, "Christmas Jars,"
"The Nutcracker" and More

"Christmas Under the Stars" Concert featuring John Legend Airs Dec. 1, 7 p.m. ET

16th Annual "Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kristin Chenoweth" Airs Dec. 19, 7 p.m. ET

No. 6 Film in Nation, Based on New York Times Bestseller, "Christmas Jars" Airs Dec. 1, 8 p.m. ET

An Immersive Celebration of "The Nutcracker" in America Airs Dec. 8, 6 p.m. ET

"Show Offs" Christmas Episode with Will Forte Airs Dec. 9, 7 p.m. ET

"Studio C" Parodies of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "It's a Wonderful Life" Air Dec. 9, 8 p.m. ET

Christmas Episodes of "Random Acts," "Battle of the Ages" and "Making Good" Join Holiday Lineup

PROVO, Utah, Nov. 5, 2019 -- Family entertainment network BYUtv today announced its 2019 schedule of original holiday programming filled with stars and iconic holiday moments: "Together for Christmas." This year's programming includes an exclusive holiday concert starring Emmy(R), Grammy(R), Oscar(R) and Tony(R) award-winning singer John Legend; the 90-minute version of the 16th annual "Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir" featuring Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth; the long-awaited movie adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novel "Christmas Jars"; an immersive celebration of the longest running American production of "The Nutcracker"; Christmas specials from several of BYUtv's hit shows, including a guest appearance by Emmy-nominated Will Forte on "Show Offs" and parodies of classic holiday films on the viral sketch comedy hit "Studio C"; and others.

"We could not be more pleased with the caliber of talent and artistry assembled for our holiday offerings this season," said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. "From the incomparable John Legend and hilarious Will Forte to the spectacular combination of Kristin Chenoweth and The Tabernacle Choir to our valued association with Ballet West and our wonderful production partners across North America, we have created a collection of joy through music, dance, comedy and drama that will bring families and communities together this Christmas."

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. ET: "Christmas Under the Stars," starring Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award-winning singer and songwriter John Legend, will invite the excitement of Christmas in a magical evening of upbeat tunes and special memories. An annual BYUtv holiday tradition, "Christmas Under the Stars" is performed live in front of a large audience of fans and also incorporates intimate, cinematic musical moments. This exclusive special, produced by BYUtv in partnership with Kaleidoscope Pictures, will feature beloved classics like "My Favorite Things," "Silver Bells," "Merry Christmas Baby," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," as well as some of John Legend's original songs, including "All of Me." Past performers have included Train, The Band Perry, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Five for Fighting.

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET: BYUtv will present the television premiere of its original movie adaptation of "Christmas Jars," which was presented in more than 800 theaters across the country in a special Fathom Event on Nov. 4. The number six film in the nation, it had the highest per screen average of any of the top 10. Based on the New York Times bestseller by Jason F. Wright, "Christmas Jars" tells the story of aspiring reporter Hope Jensen (Jeni Ross), who uncovers the remarkable secret behind a holiday phenomenon: glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need. After experiencing a personal tragedy, Hope is unexpectedly gifted a jar. Realizing the story could be her big break, she goes undercover to learn more about the origin of the jars but ultimately finds much more in the lives of the people she meets. Will she lose the love and acceptance they've shown her when the truth of her intentions is revealed? The beloved novel, which has sold over a million copies, created a new holiday tradition that has changed the lives of people all over the country. "Christmas Jars" is a reminder that kindness truly is contagious. "Christmas Jars" was produced by Muse Entertainment and BYUtv.

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 9:30 p.m. ET: "Random Acts" is the unscripted hidden-camera reality show in its 5th season that highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness. This special episode, titled "Jars of Joy," introduces Emily, who is a passionate elementary school teacher. In the spirit of Jason F. Wright's book "Christmas Jars," her entire school comes together to give her a mega Christmas surprise.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET: It's a festive, fun-filled Christmas edition of "Battle of the Ages." A mother who loves to cook, a piano-playing teen and a grandfather who loves to host a crazy Christmas scavenger hunt compete against a mother who loves to have her shoes stuffed with treats, a fashion-loving teen and a grandmother who never leaves home without her chocolate in an all-out generational battle of skill and wit to see if they can conquer the Timeline Challenge and win $10,000.

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. ET: This exclusive presentation of Ballet West's "The Nutcracker" commemorates the 75th anniversary of Willam Christensen staging the first full-length production of the ballet in America. Featuring interviews and insights from members of the cast and creative team, as well as performances in some of Utah's most stunning locations, this unique presentation gives viewers an immersive experience with the nation's longest running production of "The Nutcracker." A full 90-minute version of the performance will also air.

Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. ET: The hilarious, interactive musical improv series "Show Offs" gives its cast, along with a special celebrity guest, the chance to "show off" by performing a spontaneous improvised play or musical, prompted by random ideas from the studio audience and accompanied by a live band. Join the talented "Show Offs" crew and Emmy-nominated Will Forte ("Saturday Night Live," "The Last Man on Earth") as they improv their way through "Mistletoe Miracle" in the style of Golden Age Christmas musicals.

Monday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET: During this milestone 10th season, the fan-favorite sketch comedy show "Studio C" celebrates the holidays with a special Christmas-themed episode in which the cast performs original sketches parodying Christmas classics and situations, including: excess heart growth forces the Grinch on a diet, all of the other reindeer bring in legal to discuss new terms and conditions for the famed Christmas carol "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Mary Bailey deals with the consequences of George's romantic action, a safety inspector gets into a fiery situation while visiting the elementary school's Christmas party, and much more.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET: "Making Good" is an unscripted series chronicling one man's quest to serve. Host Kirby Heyborne ("The Three Stooges") loves helping people and eagerly volunteers for organizations regardless of the circumstances, his background or his experience. In "Prison Christmas," Heyborne brings Christmas cheer to the Utah State Prison by teaching inmates a special Christmas song. There he meets volunteer Dave Aguirre, who runs a music program for the inmates.

Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. ET: The 16th annual "Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir" holiday special, produced by BYUtv, features The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square with Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. A 60-minute version of the program will premiere on PBS on Monday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings), after which the 90-minute version will air on BYUtv on Dec. 19. Chenoweth joins a 600-person-strong cast composed of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Orchestra at Temple Square, Bells on Temple Square and over 100 dancers for a night of Christmas celebration through music, dance and storytelling. With a special program that puts Chenoweth's characteristic charm, style, faith and artistic prowess on display with the artistry of the Choir and Orchestra, viewers will enjoy a mix of classic Christmas carols and festive hits from across a number of genres: Broadway, pop, country, classical and Christian/gospel.

Throughout the month of December, BYUtv will also broadcast "A Very Corgi Christmas," "A Celtic Family Christmas" and a two-part "Hetty Feather" holiday adventure, in addition to re-airing some of its popular Christmas programming from recent years, including "Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville"; "Christmas Under the Stars" concerts starring Train, The Band Perry, Gladys Knight and Friends, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith with Jordan Smith, Five for Fighting, Vocal Point, and Gentri with Lexi Walker; past "Studio C," "Random Acts," "Just Like Mom and Dad" and "Heartland" Christmas-themed episodes; holiday movies "Shoelaces for Christmas," "Winter Thaw," "Instrument of War," "Christmas Angel," "Christmas Snow," "The Family Holiday," "A Christmas Village," "Silent Night" and "Christmas Oranges"; and more. New and past programming will be repeated throughout the holiday season.

For a complete listing of BYUtv's programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org. Press access to video, photo and other assets is available at www.byutv.org/pressinfo.


NEW BYUTV 2019 Christmas Programming

Sunday, Dec. 1

7 p.m. ET "Christmas Under the Stars" featuring John Legend

8 p.m. ET "Christmas Jars"

9:30 p.m. ET "Random Acts" ("Jars of Joy")

Tuesday, Dec. 3

8 p.m. ET Battle of the Ages ("Christmas Special")

Thursday, Dec. 5

8 p.m. ET "A Very Corgi Christmas"

Friday, Dec. 6

7 p.m. ET "A Celtic Family Christmas"

Sunday, Dec. 8

6 p.m. ET "The Nutcracker"

7 p.m. ET "Hetty Feather" ("A Christmas Adventure Pt. 1")

7:30 p.m. ET "Hetty Feather" ("A Christmas Adventure Pt. 2")

Monday, Dec. 9

7 p.m. ET "Show Offs" ("Mistletoe Miracle" with Will Forte)

8 p.m. ET "Studio C" (#1011 "Christmas Special")

Wednesday, Dec. 11

8:30 p.m. ET "Making Good" ("Prison Christmas")

Thursday, Dec. 19

7 p.m. ET "Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kristin Chenoweth"


About BYUtv

BYUtv provides families more than 1,700 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network's content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv's diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in more than 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has over 1 million YouTube subscribers and 1 billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.




Wednesday, November 6, 2019

10 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Christmas Movies Change Air Dates!


image: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

Starting with A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love on November 17th, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will move the remainder of their NEW Thursday and Friday night Christmas movie premieres to Saturday and Sunday, which means we'll no longer have 4 consecutive nights of NEW Hallmark Christmas movie premieres- beginning next week!

Please Note: There are NO changes to the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries schedule this week with A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas still premiering Thursday, November 7, 2019 and Holiday for Heroes premiering Friday, November 8, 2019. Plus, A Christmas Miracle will still premiere Thursday, November 14, 2019. Following that, I have the latest changes listed below...



Hallmark Movies & Mysteries - 10 Christmas Movie updates:

*A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love – moves to Sunday, November 17, 2019

*Holiday Hearts – moves to Saturday, November 23, 2019

*Our Christmas Love Song – moves to Sunday, November 24, 2019

*Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen – moves to Saturday, November 30, 2019

*A Homecoming for the Holidays - moves to Saturday, December 7, 2019

*Time for You to Come Home for Christmas - moves to Sunday, December 8, 2019

*Christmas in Montana - moves to Saturday, December 14, 2019

*Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday - moves to Sunday, December 15, 2019

*Christmas on my Mind - moves to Saturday, December 21, 2019

*A Family Christmas Gift - moves to Sunday, December 22, 2019


If you want to print the new Hallmark movie guide - SEE HERE!

Also, I have made updates to the Christmas TV Schedule - SEE HERE!

Joyous Christmas Blessings! Net


Monday, November 4, 2019

The Christmas Club - a Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Movie starring Elizabeth Mitchell and Cameron Mathison!


MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: The Christmas Club

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 27, 2019

*Based on the book The Christmas Club by Barbara Hinske.







CAST:

Elizabeth Mitchell ... Olivia
Cameron Mathison ... Edward
Zoe Fish ... Maeryn
Jenny Pudavick ... Beth
Ellliott Ledlow ... Conner
Adam Hurtig ... Matt
Rachael McLaren ... Carrie
Sheila McCarthy ... Miss Maggie
Gabrielle Rose ... Gertrude
Kate Trotter ... Barb
Ernie Pitts ... Greg
Stephanie Sy ... Lynn
Paul Essiembre ... Mayor Parker
Aaron Merkle ... Cabbie
Tom Young ... Santa
Daria Puttaert ... Customer
Adrian McClean ... Vendor
Verity Marks ... Teenage clerk
Tom Keenan ... Guy in cab
Ayla Nguyen ... Snowflake #1
Meredith Buhler ... Snowflake #2
Genevieve Bouchard ... Snowflake #3
Gabrielle Therrien ... Snowflake #4
Lacey Mathew ... Snowflake #5
Lindsay Nelko ... Choreographer







PLOT:

Storyline via Hallmark: When dance teacher Olivia and business consultant Edward meet, they replace a woman’s lost Christmas Club savings with their own money and soon begin noticing pay-it-forward acts. But their magical day ends when Olivia learns Edward’s client is buying the dance studio. Luckily, Edward finds a storefront perfect for Olivia to start her own studio and secretly helps her get a loan. Thinking she secured it herself, Olivia sees Edward hugging the loan officer and declares he must believe in her for their relationship to work. It might take some Christmas magic and fate to bring these two back together.

*Based on the book The Christmas Club by Barbara Hinske.


*Read many great Reviews of this Book at Amazon!


Movie Review:

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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steven Ackerman
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