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Monday, September 30, 2019

🌟 CHRISTMAS MOVIES air MONDAYS - on LIFETIME!!! #ItsAWonderfulLifetime @lifetimetv 🎁 SEE HERE:

image: Lifetime

Are you looking forward to and waiting for It's a Wonderful Lifetime Christmas movies to begin? Well... now you can get your Christmas movie fix Monday nights on Lifetime!

A special thanks to our dear friend, Sabrina, for sharing this exciting news here with us!

From 6pm to 4am EST. Lifetime is airing 5 Christmas movies! (FYI: Two of the movies are encore airings from PrimeTime).

Tonight's Christmas Movies on Lifetime -
for Monday, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019:

🌟The Christmas Gift - 6 PM

🌟The Flight Before Christmas - 8 PM

🌟Christmas in Mississippi - 10 PM

🌟The Flight Before Christmas - 12:01 AM

🌟Christmas in Mississippi - 2:04 AM

*Please note: These Lifetime films are rated TV-PG. My main caution on these films is Flight Before Christmas. The main lead female character talks about moving in with her boyfriend as the film begins. They break up - so it doesn't happen, however, that is the premise for the story. The rest of the movie is quite enjoyable and funny!   

Hope you enjoy Christmas tonight on Lifetime!

Joyous Blessings! Net

Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver - a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie starring Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, and Barbara Niven πŸ”Ž


Movie: Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: January 5, 2020



Lacey Chabert ... Tess Harper
Brennan Elliott ... Logan O’Connor
John Kapelos ... Chief Chauncey O’Connor
Barbara Niven ... Aunt Candace
Romaine Waite ... Winston
Genevieve Kang ... Josephine
Noam Jenkins ... Alistair
Kaitlyn Leeb ... Bianca
Paulino Nunes ... Rocco
Matthew Gouveia ... Cormac
Boomer Phillips ... Delivery Man
Chris Handfield ... Paul Dreschler
Nigel Downer ... Dr. Cohen
Cynthia Preston ... Julia
Milton Barnes ... Coroner’s Clerk
Trudy Weiss ... Maude
Jayne Lewis ... Sinclair
Jill Frappier ... Tamara
Darryl Hinds ... Antiques Dealer
Steve Belford ... Reed
Jim Calarco ... Landlord


Storyline via Hallmark: When a magician drops dead in the middle of a performance, New York Sentinel Crosswords editor (and part-time sleuth) Tess Harper and NYPD’s detective Logan O’Connor team up to discover exactly whose sleight of hand is behind what turns out to be a premeditated murder. Together, they must uncover the not-so-obvious clues and work their investigative magic to bring a killer to justice.

Movie Review:

This magic themed mystery movie was originally supposed to premiere in the fall of 2019, but it disappeared from the schedule. Thankfully, Hallmark reappeared it to launch their mystery movie franchises in January, 2020!

In this all new "Crossword Mysteries" film, Detective Logan O’Connor (portrayed by Brennan Elliott) is back on the case when a magician ends up murdered on stage during a magic act in the middle of Tess' birthday celebration. Of course, Tess (portrayed by Lacey Chabert) is determined to help solve this case, even though Logan and her Aunt Candace (portrayed by Barbara Niven) ask her repeatedly not to get involved.

Notes of Caution: I would caution this movie for really young viewers, simply because it is a murder mystery and relating to the case... there is a brief discussion of the possible involvement of a married woman with another man. There may also be some casual drinking at a party. And some children may be fearful of some of the magic tricks.

Illusions seem to be everywhere when it comes to magic, and you never know what to expect next. With smoke and mirrors, a missing trunk and a stage trap door... there's a mystery around every corner!

I must say, it's always a delight to see Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott on screen together - they have such an in sync chemistry, that certain undeniable spark! My absolute favorite moment in this film was when they crashed a dance class and proceeded to take pretend lessons. Those two really know how to move across the dance floor and in to our hearts!

Whether they are being silly or serious, Lacey are Brennan are always a joy to watch in all of their movies together, and I'm certainly looking forward to even more "Crossword Mysteries!"

See or Skip:

Now you see it, now you don't! If you enjoy a good mystery, then you'll definitely want to see this magical one!

*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Shane Mahood
In studio credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Steve Wilkie

Friday, September 27, 2019

πŸ“Ί HALLMARK THIS WEEKEND: Fall Harvest Preview, "Chesapeake Shores" Season 4 Finale & New "Ruby Herring" Mystery! πŸπŸ”Ž

images: Hallmark Crown Media

Saturday, September 28, 2019:

Grab a cup of hot apple cider or pumpkin spice latte and enjoy the...

hosted by Lacey Chabert
and Brennan Elliott

image: Hallmark Crown Media

Hallmark announces: Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott host the 2019 Fall Harvest Preview Special, giving viewers a sneak peek at upcoming original movie premieres during Hallmark Channel’s annual Fall Harvest event, celebrating the spirit of the season.

Watch for the Fall Harvest Preview Announcements
during an Encore Airing of...
All of My Heart: The Wedding
Saturday, September 28, 2019
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

Sunday, September 29, 2019:

Fall in Love one last time with the O'Brien's this Season with...

image: Hallmark Crown Media

Chesapeake Shores Season 4 - Episode 6:
Watercoolers, Wishes, and Weddings - via Hallmark: Abby’s official first date with Jay gets awkward when they show up to the same restaurant as Trace and Emma. Trace receives an offer to produce an album with Emma but is conflicted about their romantic relationship. A snag in Jess and David’s B&B opening threatens to derail David’s romantic plans. When planning their future, Kevin and Sarah try to find common ground. With her play opening imminent, Bree is approached by an agent. Both Connor and Abby consider new professional paths. Meanwhile, Mick and Megan try to avoid the relationship mistakes they made the first time around. See more images - here!

Watch the Season Finale of Chesapeake Shores
Sunday, September 29, 2019
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

*Miss an episode of “Chesapeake Shores” season 4, watch via Amazon Prime.

Sunday, September 29, 2019:

Taylor Cole is on the case again in...

image: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: Seattle TV consumer reporter Ruby Herring turns unorthodox investigator when the strange death of her friend, a celebrated health/fitness guru, turns out to be premeditated murder. Determined to find out who killed her friend, Ruby works in the shadows while forming an unofficial alliance with Jake Killian, the handsome Seattle P.D. homicide detective assigned to the case.

Sunday, September 29, 2019
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

It's a weekend of new beginnings with the Fall Harvest previews and endings with the Chesapeake Shores season four finale!

I know many are still disappointed that the Fall movies were reduced this year. I get that. I'm disappointed, too, but Hallmark has always been so good to us, giving us these wholesome, heartwarming movies to watch and enjoy week after week. I'm hoping, in the end, we'll all get to see these movies, eventually (someday!), and we'll enjoy another season of old and new Hallmark movies! Perhaps, more will be revealed in the Preview Announcement Saturday night. We'll see!

And... it's time to say goodbye to the O'Brien's once again this Sunday night. But rest assured, there are plans to bring the O'Brien sisters - Abby (Meghan Ory), Bree (Emilie Ullerup), Jess (Laci Mailey), and hopefully others... back for a Hallmark movie next year! More to be announced, I'm sure, as it's all still in-the-works!

Then Sunday night... it's time for a little more sleuthing with Taylor Cole as Ruby Herring! Can you solve this case before Ruby?

Hope you all have a wonderful last weekend of September! Christmas movies begin next month! Happy watching!

Blessings to YOU ALL! Net


Shining His Light!

"I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the first and the last, the beginning and the end."
~Revelation 22:13

πŸ”Ž MatchMaker Mysteries: A Killer Engagement - a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie starring Danica McKellar, Victor Webster and Bruce Boxleitner!


Movie: MatchMaker Mysteries: A Killer Engagement

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: October 6, 2019


Danica McKellar ... Angie Dove
Victor Webster ... Kyle Cooper
Bruce Boxleitner ... Nick Colomba
Cory Lee ... Paige
Randy Thomas ... Aaron Scheller
James Raynard ... Declan Scheller
Gianpaolo Venuta ... Phillip Price
Tanya Clarke ... Rachel Turner
Pip Dwyer ... Piper
Melissa Cultraro ... Violet
Kevan Kase ... Bo
Kyana Teresa ... Rose Clarke
Alix Sidaris ... Dr. Maureen Warren
Timothy Mooney ... Officer Lowry
Jsin Sasha ... Benjamin Riley
Bukola Walfall ... Kat
Andrew Romo Salido ... Reynaldo
Sean Tucker ... Officer Doyle
Howard Jerome ... Fast Lou
Helena Marie ... Emma Patterson


Storyline via Hallmark: In life and on her popular reality show, professional matchmaker Angie Dove excels at pairing single people with their ideal mates. Shortly after proposing to his perfect match on Angie’s show, her friend Aaron is accused of murdering his fiancΓ©e. A disbelieving Angie launches her own investigation, cooking up clever gambits enabling her to gather clues and interview witnesses and suspects. Her efforts don’t endear her to Kyle Cooper, the by-the-book detective on the case. But he learns to appreciate the talents of the amateur sleuth, who is also the daughter of his onetime mentor, retired detective Nick Colomba.

Movie Review:


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

Tomboy - a PixL Movie Premiere starring Makenzie Vega! πŸ‘‰


Movie: Tomboy

Network: PixL

Original Air Date: October 5, 2019

Rated: TV-PG

*Please note: This movie was filmed in 2017, but it will premiere for the first time on PixL this October. The star of the movie is Makenzie Vega, sister of Alexa PenaVega (Picture Perfect Mysteries, Love at Sea). Makenzie also starred in the Hallmark movie Love, Of Course and the Hallmark Hall of Fame film, The Beach House.


Makenzie Vega ... Tori
Sal Stowers ... Krista
Tom Maden ... Adam
Greg Perrow ... Brian
Jeff Pierre ... Sam
Rylan Lee ... Rocky
Kevin P. Farley ... Randy
Greg Grunberg ... James
Aiden Lewandowski ... Gregory
Denise Richards ... Shelley
Luke White ... Sean
Jani Wang ... Marcy
Shvona Lavette Chung ... Blake
Anthony L. Fernandez ... William
Tyrone Emanuel ... Office Employee
Amanda Fields ... Celebrity
Apollo Garza ... Photographer
Trevor Gordon ... Baseball Coach
Ginger Horne ... Little League Parent
Karina Junker ... High Society Lady
Punnavith Koy ... Sports Agent
Nathan Dean Snyder ... Hawks Little League Coach


Storyline via PixL: A former tomboy finds herself torn between a man who's fallen for her new femininity and a friend who has always loved her for who she is.

Movie Review:


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*images via: PixL

Thursday, September 26, 2019


To celebrate Hallmark's 10th Anniversary of Countdown to Christmas this week - see two wonderful, classic Christmas movies...

πŸŽ„It's Christmas ThursdaysπŸŽ„
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries with...

Storyline via Hallmark: Freelance photographer Sam grew up spending summers at her family’s vacation home on Cape Cod, where she and Mike, a local boy, became inseparable friends. The untimely death of Sam’s mother brought those summers to an end for Sam, who couldn’t bear the thought of returning. Thirteen years later, they meet again when she returns to Cape Cod for her father’s Christmas Eve wedding. Their feelings for one another are still strong but their stars may not align: Sam is close to landing a staff position at a Boston newspaper and Mike is on track for a new job in London.

Re-watch "Christmas Bells are Ringing" again!
Or... see it for the very first time:
Thursday, September 26, 2019
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


πŸŽ„It's Christmas FridaysπŸŽ„
on the Hallmark Channel with...

Storyline via Hallmark: Life is turned upside down for the handsome mayor of Homestead when a Hollywood movie comes to shoot there in the middle of the Christmas season. And when the movie's producer - and leading lady - starts falling for the mayor, a widower whose precocious daughter just happens to be her biggest fan, Christmas in Homestead gets a whole lot more complicated for everyone.

or See it for the very first time...
Friday, September 27, 2019
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


I hope you enjoy watching "Christmas Bells are Ringing" and "Christmas in Homestead" this week!

"Christmas Bells are Ringing," starring Emilie Ullerup, not only is a delightful film about coming home again, it is also an excellent reminder that "Chesapeake Shores" season finale airs this Sunday night! If you are not familiar with the series, Emilie Ullerup stars as one of the main sisters in the family drama, Bree O'Brien.

Be sure to check the Christmas Movie List or Christmas TV Schedule to see when your favorite Christmas movies are airing this Holiday Season!

Last week I mentioned there might be some schedule changes - and it happened. 5 Hallmark Christmas films have changed/switched dates.

These are the new premiere dates:

Hallmark Channel-
Write Before Christmas - November 17, 2019
A Gift to Remember 2 - November 24, 2019

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries-
The Christmas Wish - November 21, 2019
A Homecoming for the Holidays - November 29, 2019
Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen - December 5, 2019

Wishing You All the Joy of Christmas -
Every Day of the Year! Net

🐎 READY to RIDE? HEARTLAND SEASON 12 is COMING to UPtv! @UPtv #ILoveHeartland @Amber_Marshall @GrahamWardle @The_Real_ShaunJ @alijnewton @kevin_mcGarry 🐎 DETAILS HERE:

image: UPtv

The hit family drama "Heartland" returns to UPtv with ALL NEW SEASON 12 Episodes beginning Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 9 PM ET starring Amber Marshall, Michelle Morgan, Graham Wardle, Shaun Johnston, Chris Potter, Kevin McGarry, Alisha Newton, Kerry James, Jessica Steen, Lisa Durupt and Gabe Hogan!

I have personally been watching this one hour drama series since it first began airing on UP many years ago. It's a family series with some intense drama, true to life family moments, and the profound love and care for horses. The main story and heart of the series always takes place on the families' horse ranch.

UPtv provides this description of "Heartland": "A family drama series set in the rolling foothills of the Rockies, “Heartland” follows life on the Heartland ranch as Amy Fleming (Amber Marshall), her older sister Lou (Michelle Morgan) and Grandfather Jack (Shaun Johnston) deal with the challenges of running the ranch that has been in their family for generations. Heartland is not like any other ranch — it is a horse ranch with a special mission of treating troubled or neglected horses and finding them new homes, and Amy has inherited her late mother’s uncanny ability to work with, understand and help heal those horses."

There is something so real and special about this show as you watch this family grow through the years together on this horse ranch. At times, family members may come and go, but in the end, they always pull together when they are needed.

I hope many of you will look forward, as I am, to Season 12 of Heartland on UPtv. By the way, for any Canadian followers here, I am delighted to see your Season 13 of Heartland began on September 22nd on CBC, which means... we have even more episodes to come!

Check out the episode synopsizes and trailer for Season 12 below!


Episode 1 - Dare to Dream
Amy and Ty face parenting problems, but healing a wild mare and her foal may help them find the solution.

Episode 2 - Hearts Run Free
Amy and Ty plan a romantic trip to Pike River, but Jack tags along to visit an old friend.

Episode 3 - Just Breathe
Ty is asked to mentor a troubled kid, but finding common ground proves harder than he expected.

Episode 4 - Risk and Reward
Amy and Ty take Lyndy on her first camping trip, but things go awry when they find an injured animal along the way.

Episode 5 - Change of Heart
Georgie enlists Wyatt's help in reuniting a famous trick rider with her long-lost horse.

Episode 6 - Diamond in the Rough
Amy and Ty find themselves at odds about how best to treat her horse.

Episode 7 - Running Scared
The team penning event attracts the attention of the townspeople.

Episode 8 - Stress Fracture
Lou returns to Heartland with an unconventional idea to attract guests to the Dude Ranch.

Episode 9 - Long Road Back
Amy and Ty work together to treat a doped racehorse, but when it turns into a race against the clock, Amy looks to an unexpected source for help.

Episode 10 - All Hearts Lead Home
The family looks for ways to cope with their grief.

Episode 11 - Room To Grow
When Jack finds out Will Vernon's wild horses are in danger, the family rallies behind him to bring them home.

Watch the trailer for the 12th Season of Heartland here...

Hope you enjoyed this news!
Blessings, Net

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Have you been counting down the days until October 25th?

On that day - Christmas movies will be begin playing on the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Lifetime - 24/7, night and day! It will be Christmas round the clock! 

(See my Christmas Movie Pick for Mark the 25th below!)

Well, technically, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' web-site is currently showing classic Christmas movies will start airing on Thursday, October 24th. It is the mystery channel, after all, so they are being mysterious. At this time, there is conclusive evidence, however, of films like...
"A Christmas to Remember" at 7pm/6c.
"Karen Kingbury's Maggie's Christmas Miracle at 9pm/8c.
AND "Magical Christmas Ornaments at 11pm/10c.
showing up on October 24th!

And... it looks like Christmas movies will start playing October 24th on Hallmark Drama, too - with classics like "A Season for Miracles!"

The first All NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIE PREMIERES will be airing almost simultaneously on Friday, October 25th.

Lifetime begins their NEW Christmas movies with Sweet Mountain Christmas at 8pm/7c. and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries begins with A Merry Christmas Match!

See the CHRISTMAS MOVIE SCHEDULE for all the new movies coming this Christmas Season!

Merry *Mark the 25th!*
as we Countdown to Christmas!

This is actually our LAST *MARK the 25th* for 2019! Can you believe it? Next month, at this time, we'll be watching Christmas movies on TV!

While we are 1 month away from that happening, on October 25, it's 3 Months until CHRISTMAS DAY!!!

Here at "It's a Wonderful Movie" we highlight every 25th day of the month - TOGETHER! - as we countdown to Christmas! You can also join along!

For all of you Christmas movie fans who wish to participate, simply pick something Christmassy to watch TODAY - on the 25th! It can be a Christmas movie, cartoon, family sitcom or anything you like. (There's only one stipulation - it must be family friendly.) Then, please share in comments below your Christmas choice for the day!

Since this is the last Mark the 25 before the Christmas movies begin on Hallmark and Lifetime, I wanted to choose a fun movie to watch as we are waiting for the season to begin... almost the same feeling we get on Christmas Eve when we are waiting up for Santa! And what do we need on Christmas Eve as we are waiting up for Santa? Christmas Cookies! So... my Christmas Movie Pick for "Mark the 25th" is...

from the Hallmark Channel
starring Jill Wagner and Wes Brown

Christmas Cookies - image: Hallmark Crown Media

There's nothing quite like an Aunt Sally cookie for the holidays, if they can keep the company in business! Let's hope Hannah (Jill Wagner) and Jake (Wes Brown) can work together to save this Cookie Company and Christmas!

Christmas Cookies - image: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: Aunt Sally’s Christmas Cookie Company is sold to a large conglomerate and executive Hannah (Wagner) must seal the deal and shut down the factory, which is the small town of Cookie Jar’s lifeblood. What was supposed to be a simple assignment for Hannah becomes complicated when she meets Jake (Brown), the factory owner who’s determined to keep the factory in town. Despite not being a fan of the holiday, the Christmas spirit in this small town is infectious and she gets swept up in the joy of the season while also falling in love.

Christmas Cookies is available on DVD and Amazon Prime Video.
Click *HERE* for details!

And, if those Christmas Cookies don't fill me up, I just might have a bite of... (or save some leftovers for another day!)

from Lifetime
starring Rachel Boston and Andrew Walker

A Christmas in Tennessee - image: Lifetime

This is such a sweet story of a small town bakery run by Allison Bennet (Rachel Boston) and her mother, Martha (Patricia Richardson) - that makes Christmas cookies for guess who? Santa and Mrs. Claus! I simply fell in love with this movie - with it's enchanting small town and a handsome visiting stranger... portrayed by Andrew Walker!

A Christmas in Tennessee - image: Lifetime

Storyline via Lifetime: Allison Bennet (Rachel Boston), along with her daughter Olivia and mother Martha (Patricia Richardson), run a bakery in the small mountain town of White Pines, Tennessee. When Matthew (Andrew Walker), a charming real estate developer, tries to buy the town for a corporate ski resort, Allison and the townspeople must work together to prevent that from happening. And just when the Bennet ladies seem out of luck, an unexpected visitor—with a well-known sweet tooth for cookies and milk—comes to the bakery and may in fact be the key to solving everything.

A Christmas in Tennessee can be seen on Amazon Prime Video.
Click *HERE* for details!

Merry "Mark the 25th"

Please share your Christmas choice for today
in comments below!

JOYful Blessings to You all, Net


πŸŽƒ Love, Fall & Order - a Hallmark Channel Original "Fall Harvest" Movie starring Erin Cahill, Trevor Donovan & Gregory Harrison! #FallHarvest @hallmarkchannel @TrevDon @theErinCahill @TheRealGregoryH @hallmarkchannel SEE HERE:


Movie: Love, Fall & Order

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: October 12, 2019


Erin Cahill ... Claire Hart
Trevor Donovan ... Patrick Harris
Gregory Harrison ... Hank Hart
Drew Fuller ... Ben
Jan Broberg ... Aunt Margie Wright
Hailey Smith ... Betsy
KC Clyde ... Nick
Lila Clark ... Evie
Jazmine Shaw ... Lauren
Yolanda Stange ... June
Scott Christopher ... Kevin
Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook ... Sarah
Jacklyn Collier ... Alice
Laurie Purser ... Zelda
Karina Segura ... Liza
Corey Sundrop ... George
Richard Allen ... Ken Bellevue
Julie Suazo ... Mayor Rosie Bernard
Charla Bocchiccio ... Judge Rhodes
Shelly Townsend ... Beverly Walker
James Jamison ... Judge Howerton
Maxine Summers ... Courthouse Woman
Will Rubio ... Opposing Lawyer


Storyline via Hallmark: With the fall season underway, Claire, an ambitious New York attorney, returns to her small hometown in Vermont to help save her father’s farm from being lost in a legal battle with his neighbor. There, she runs into her former high school rival, Patrick, a handsome local lawyer, whom she soon learns is related to the woman suing her dad and is also representing her in the upcoming court case against him. Before long, Claire and Patrick find themselves on opposing sides of the heated property dispute and conflicting feelings arise when an autumn romance begins to bloom between them.

Movie Review:


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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Natalie Cass
in studio - Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Michael Larsen