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~ James 1:17

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

πŸŽ„ HALLMARK CHANNEL'S 2020 *Countdown to Christmas* Movies with "Christmas in Vienna," "If I Only Had Christmas," "Christmas Waltz," "Christmas in Evergreen 4" and So Much More! *SEE HERE:


image: Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott - Entertainment Weekly
 Photo: PETRO DOMENIGG/CROWN MEDIA UNITED STATES LLC


The annual *Countdown to Christmas* event on the Hallmark Channel kicks off Friday, October 23, 2020!

This year, the Hallmark Channel will premiere 23 all-new original Christmas films, including:


Jingle Bell Bride
Starring Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe

Premieres: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Wedding planner Jessica Perez (Gonzalo) travels to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is charmed by the small town during Christmas, as well as the handsome local (Rowe Jr.) helping her.


image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


Chateau Christmas
Starring Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane

Premieres: Sunday, October 25, 2020

Margot (Patterson), a world-renowned pianist, returns to Chateau Newhaus to spend the holidays with her family and is reunited with an ex (Macfarlane) who helps her rediscover her passion for music.


image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


One Royal Holiday
Starring Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit and Krystal Joy Brown

Premieres: Sunday, October 31, 2020

When Anna (Osnes) offers a stranded mother (Clark) and son (Tveit) shelter in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Royal Family of Galwick. Anna shows the Prince how they do Christmas in her hometown, encouraging him to open his heart and be true to himself.


image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


On the 12th Date of Christmas
Starring: Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes

Premieres: Sunday, November 1, 2020

Two seemingly incompatible game designers team up to create a romantic, city-wide scavenger hunt themed for the “12 Days of Christmas.”


image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater
Starring Ashley Williams and Niall Matter

Premieres: Saturday, November 7, 2020

Single mom Maggie (Williams) is facing Christmas alone until Lucas (Matter) crashes into her life and becomes an unexpected houseguest. Together they overcome Christmas while finding comfort in their growing bond.

image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


Christmas With the Darlings
Starring Katrina Law and Carlo Marks

Premieres: Saturday, November 8, 2020

Just before the holidays Jessica Lew (Law) is ending her tenure as the assistant to her wealthy boss to use her recently earned law degree within his company, but offers to help his charming, younger brother (Marks) as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew over Christmas.


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Christmas in Vienna
Starring Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott

Premieres: Saturday, November 14, 2020

Jess (Drew), a concert violinist whose heart just isn’t in it anymore, goes to Vienna for a performance. While there, she finds the inspiration she has been missing, and a new love.

image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media

image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


A Timeless Christmas
Starring: Ryan Paevey and Erin Cahill

Premieres: Sunday, November 15, 2020

Charles Whitley (Paevey) travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner (Cahill), a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas.

images courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


A Nashville Christmas Carol
Starring: Jessy Schram, Wes Brown, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Kix Brooks and Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Premieres: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Vivienne Wake (Schram), a workaholic television producer in charge of a country music Christmas special showcasing newcomer Alexis (Raelynn), never lets personal feelings get in the way of business. On the verge of accepting a job in LA, and with the return of Gavin Chase (Brown), her childhood sweetheart and manager to the special’s headliner, Belinda (Evans), she receives a visit from the ghost of her recently deceased mentor, Marilyn (Judd). Her mentor warns her current path leads to a dark future and has recruited both the Spirit of Christmas Past (Brooks) and the Spirit of Christmas Present (Williams-Paisley) to help her get back on track. The Spirits’ time-jumping adventures force Vivienne to take hold of her life.

images courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


The Christmas House

Premieres: Sunday, November 22, 2020

*NOT FAMILY-FRIENDLY - there is a same sex relationship in this movie.
I will NOT be promoting this film.


Heart of the Holidays
Starring: Vanessa Lengies and Corey Sevier

Premieres: Monday, November 23, 2020


A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado

Premieres: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

*NOT FAMILY-FRIENDLY - there is a same sex relationship in this movie.
I will NOT be promoting this film.


Good Morning Christmas!
Starring: Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas

Premieres: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Two competing TV hosts (Sweeney and Blucas) are sent to a festive small town over Christmas. While pretending to get along for the sake of appearances, they discover that there’s more to
each other than they thought.

images courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


Christmas by Starlight
Starring: Kimberley Sustad and Paul Campbell

Premieres: Friday, November 26, 2020

Annie (Sustad), a lawyer, must help her loved ones this holiday season. Her family’s restaurant, The Starlight CafΓ©, is slated for demolition. The heir to the development firm responsible, William (Campbell), makes her an unlikely proposition: he’ll spare the cafΓ© if Annie spends the week “appearing” as the legal counsel his father is demanding he hire in the wake of some costly mistakes.

images courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


Five Star Christmas
Starring: Bethany Joy Lenz and Victor Webster

Premieres: Thursday, November 27, 2020

After moving back to her hometown, Lisa (Lenz) plots with her siblings and grandparents to help her father’s new bed and breakfast get a five-star review from an incognito travel critic (Webster), but ends up falling for him, not knowing he is the real critic.

images courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


Christmas Waltz
Starring Lacey Chabert and Will Kemp

Premieres: Saturday, November 28, 2020

After Avery’s (Chabert) storybook Christmas wedding is canceled unexpectedly, dance instructor Roman (Kemp) helps her rebuild her dreams.

image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


If I Only Had Christmas
Starring Candace Cameron Bure and Warren Christie

At Christmas, a cheerful publicist (Bure) teams up with a cynical business owner (Christie) and his team to help a charity in need.

Premieres: Sunday, November 29, 2020


Christmas in Evergreen: Bells are Ringing (Movie #4)
Starring Holly Robinson Peete, Colin Lawrence, Rukiya Bernard, Antonio Cayonne and Barbara Niven

Premieres: Saturday, December 5, 2020

As Michelle’s (Peete) wedding approaches, Hannah (Bernard) steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot (Cayonne).

images courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


Christmas She Wrote
Starring: Danica McKellar and Dylan Neal

Premieres: Sunday, December 6, 2020

When Kayleigh (McKellar), a romance writer, has her column cancelled right before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with her family. Kayleigh gets an unexpected visit from the man (Neal) who cancelled her column who fights not only to bring her back to the publisher but also for her heart.

images courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


Cross Country Christmas
Starring Rachael Leigh Cook and Greyston Holt

Premieres: Saturday, December 12, 2020

Former classmates Lina (Cook) and Max (Holt) are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation.

images courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


Christmas Comes Twice
Starring Tamera Mowry-Housley and Michael Xavier

Premieres: Sunday, December 13, 2020

Emily (Mowry-Housley) is a top newscaster who has achieved her career dreams but still has regrets about the guy (Xavier) who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around the carousel takes her magically back in time to the carnival five years before...giving her a second chance at love before she must return to Christmas present.

images courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


Christmas Carousel
Starring: Rachel Boston and Neal Bledsoe

Premieres: Saturday, December 19, 2020

When Lila (Boston) is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince (Bledsoe) to complete it by Christmas.

images courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


Love, Lights, Hanukkah!
Starring: Mia Kirshner, Ben Savage and Marilu Henner

Premieres: Sunday, December 20, 2020

As Christina (Kirshner) prepares her restaurant for its busiest time of year, she gets back a DNA test revealing that she’s Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights.

images courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media


*Unfortunately, there will not be a "When Calls the Heart" Christmas movie this year; however, Hallmark is promising a special surprise on Christmas Day and 2 extra new episodes for Season 8.

I hope you find many Christmas movies you are looking forward to seeing during this Holiday Season! With some exceptions, I think my must-see watch list might just end up being as long as last year!

*I also want to include a *BIG* Caution here. At this point, we don't know which movies will be family-friendly. I'm hoping there will still be many, but at this time, we just don't know. Throughout the Christmas Season I will do my best to inform you if there is a storyline of concern, and if any of you who follow here catch something - please be sure to share in comments!

Joyous Christmas Blessings to You ~
All throughout the Year! Net




35 comments:

  1. Wow! 23 new movies? That's great news. Where are they filming these, on the moon?

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    1. Great idea, Jim! It's likely virus free there!

      They do have to quarantine for 14 days before being on set, and there are some strict guidelines. I'm sure it's not a lot of fun, but they are making it work, for now.

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  2. Looks great! However, I sure wish I saw Danica's name in there! :(

    Misty

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    1. Yeah, Misty, I totally agree... I think many of us were quite surprised not to see a Christmas movie with Danica, yet, but it's likely something may still be in-the-works! :)

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  3. Hallmark's virtual TCA announcement—a.k.a. what they would have announced at the annual press event, had it not been cancelled due to COVID-19.

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  4. Will Jingle Bell Bride be hallmark's first movie with an interracial couple? That's exciting!:)

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    1. It seems like it, but actually, there was an interracial couple in "Dater's Handbook" with Kristoffer Polaha and Meghan Markle and "When Sparks Fly" with Meghan Markle and Christopher Jacot.

      Plus, the co-stars in "Christmas at Grand Valley," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered's" Norman and Rita, Geoff Gustafson and Crystal Lowe, "A Midnight Kiss" with Carlos PenaVega and Adelaide Kane, and others...

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    2. In the Key of Love

      Jake’s Sister; Jennifer (Andrea Brooks) got married her black fiancΓ©; Kyle (Thomas Cadrot)

      In the Key of Love with Intercultural Couples

      A woman (Laura Osnes) abandons her promising singing career to run her Grandma Evelyn (Colleen Winston) wedding photography business. Just as she's beginning to forget about her former life, her ex-boyfriend (Scott Michael Foster) walks back into the picture.

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  5. Well, this is a relief. I was worried about what COVID-19 would do to production schedules of some of the movies that get produced later summer and early fall. It should also be noted that Hallmark is bringing back Fall Harvest with three new movies this fall.

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    1. Keith, I know exactly what you mean. It was looking like there wasn't going to be any filming for awhile there. We knew Hallmark had a couple Christmas/Holiday movies already filmed, but that sure wasn't going to be anywhere close to last years numbers. So, yes, it is quite surprising Hallmark plans on 40 movies this year, after the virus and everything.

      As for Fall Harvest, Hallmark has confirmed 2 movies, so far...

      Country at Heart - October 3, 2020

      Neverbrides - October 10, 2020

      There's still time, though... they could easily add in something else.

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    2. Hallmark could add more Summer Nights movies

      Just for the Summer
      Brant Daugherty & Hayley Sales

      Love is a Piece of Cake
      Lindsay Gort & Greyston Holt

      Blueprint to the Heart
      Dennis Andres & Laura Mitchell

      Hallmark will gonna air this movie in August, February, March, April, or May

      Love at Daisy Hills
      Cindy Busby. & Marshall Williams

      Hallmark could add more Fall Harvest movies

      Love at Look Lodge

      Noah (Jonathan Keltz), a hotel guest, finish planning his sister Justine's (Kathryn Kohut) Autumn wedding at a remote picturesque lodge.

      Starring Clark Backo, Jonathan Keltz, Kathryn Kohut, Chris Violette

      Harvest to the Heart
      Jonathan Bennett & Alix Angelis

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  6. Deliver By Christmas & Jingle Bell Bride with intercultural couples

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  7. I’m so excited to see this is actually happening and I will cherish these movies so much more this year. Thank goodness for so many of our favorite actors returning and excited to see some new faces! No Danica though?! Hopefully she will join the lineup. I was also hoping to see the sequel to Nine Lives of Christmas.

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    1. The "Nine Lives of Christmas" sequel was just recently announced, so it's looking like (and this is just a guess) it will probably be next year, but who knows, Hallmark can get a production going pretty quickly, if the right actors are ready!

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    2. To be honest I'm not sure I'm keen on this.

      Nine Lives Of Christmas is one of THE great Hallmark Christmas Movies with one of their best ever endings.

      I'd really rather they just left things alone - I could watch the original over and over.

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    3. The nine lives of Christmas is one of my favorite movies ! Such a cute couple Brown Abe MaryLee !! And the kitties were adorable Ambrose and Quennie ❤️ But my favorite movies of all are the Evergreen Tidings of Joy , Ketters to Santa and the very first one πŸ’œπŸ’œ so adorable little Christmas town
      Lourdes (Miami Fl)

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  8. Can't wait to see who the leading men are for Candace and Lacey.

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    1. I hope it’s Lacey Chabert & Jonathan Bennett for Christmas Waltz

      Lacey Chabert and Jonathan Bennett: Bennett told IBT the “big thing” they’re trying to do for next year is a 2020 Hallmark Christmas movie starring him and Chabert. “I think it’s time to reunite us on camera,” he added, before going on to explain what he might want the movie to be about.

      “I think we should go somewhere in New York City. Like a ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ in New York City,” he said. “We’re gonna start the hashtag, #JonathanAndLacey2020, and tag Hallmark Channel.”

      Of the idea of doing a movie with her fellow “Mean Girls” alum, Chabert said it “would be so much fun. I love him so much. He’s such a good guy, and we’ve known each other forever.”

      They starred in “Elevator Girl” & Mean Girls

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  9. So much wonderful news!

    Jingle Bell Bride is in production. Based on the book by the same name by Scarlet Wilson. :)

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Denise! I love that book/movie title! I'll have to check out the story details on Scarlet's book.

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    2. There’s another Scarlet Wilson’s book called; “The Christmas Contest”

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  10. I hope Hallmark will do movies in the future are based on the books

    Autumn in Verona by Melissa Hill
    A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan
    A Recipe for Thanksgiving by Nancy Warren
    Starlight Wedding by Frank Thomas
    Mother of the Bride by Marita Conlon McKenna

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  11. CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS, filmed early this year and starring Beverley Mitchell & Mark Ghanime, debuted last night on W Network in Canada, part of their Hallmark Channel Christmas in July.

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  12. I am glad to see Dancia's movie. It sounds cute. I also am looking forward to Tamera's movie. I really liked the one she did for HMM last year. I will note them down to possibly buy.

    Wasn't that one movie with Tyler Hynes was supposed to be about her playing the violin? Seems to be totally different!

    Misty

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  13. Thank you so much for all you do keeping up with all the new movies!!!
    I love your listings and this year you have made me happier to keep an eye here since you are now alerting us to the "not family friendly" movies.
    I appreciate it!! :)
    May you be blessed as you continue helping us to find good movies!!! :)

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    1. God's Kid, Bless You! Your comment is just what I needed today!

      My heart is to always follow Christ in every thing I do, and I will always do my best to be careful in what I watch and promote here. Please know... unfortunately, it's not always possible to know the content in each film, but I'll do my best to let you all know if there's anything of concern. And I am so grateful for the followers here - who share information too.

      I must tell you, I have received some hateful responses from those who disagree with my stance, but that's okay - I'll always stand on God's word, no matter what anyone else says.

      I am so grateful for your kind and thoughtful comment and amazing support! You don;t know how much I appreciate it!

      God's Blessings to you!!! :)

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    2. So excited about the new Christmas movies coming out! Like many others, I was afraid Covid would interfere with production. I would love to see a new “Signed, Sealed Delivered” movie...there hasn’t been one for a while. Have you heard any news about that? Thank you so much for all you do to keep this wonderful site going...I know it’s a lot of work, and sometimes a thankless task, I’m sure! I have been following you for years and just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you!

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    3. Estella, Thank you so much for your delightful comment! You don't know how much this means to me. I'm so grateful you enjoy visiting here and sharing about movies with us.

      There is a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff here that I do, but I enjoy it and I love "meeting" and chatting with wonderful people, like you! Since you love “Signed, Sealed Delivered,” I know you must be a kindred spirit!

      There were plans to film a new SSD movie this year, but that was derailed when the virus came along. All of us POstables fans are hoping they will be able to film next year. To my knowledge, it has yet to be announced. My feeling is, either one of the cast members will share details on social media or it may be announced at the TCA event after Christmas.

      I'm certainly hoping along with you - we will see more of SSD!

      Thank you, again, for your warm, wonderful comment... God's Blessings to you!

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  14. Net, I am so sorry to read that you get any hateful comments. You are one of the few places I like to go for positive thoughts and outlook. Thanks for what you do!

    Misty

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    1. Misty, Thank you! Your kind words soften any hateful comments that have come my way. It truly means so much to me to have your friendship.

      With your incredible support and all of this dear *It's a Wonderful Movie* family, I'm going to keep on spreading the True JOY of Christmas!!!

      Thank you! Thank you - for being such a faithful follower here! Bless you!!! :)

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    2. Hi Net, it truly hurts me to hear that a kind and loving person like yourself is receiving hateful comments because of your stance! But I know that because of your strong faith that you will never let others "bring you down"!

      If only everyone could remember that we are all children of God, and even though there may be disagreements among us, we should always show love to one another, never hate!

      I pray for your continued strength and never forget what a strong IAWM family you have supporting you all the way! And as always, thank you for everything you do for us!

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    3. Mark25 - Thank you so much for your prayers and unwavering support. I know we both stand strong on Godly values and principles, so your comment means so much to me. When we as children of God hold tight to our Christian Biblical views, it's no surprise that people of this world will attack us for the morals we hold dear.

      I'm so glad you are a part of this IAWM family - my Brother in Christ!

      God bless you! Net

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  15. You sure A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado isn’t family friendly, there may have been a mix up with this title all I find in reviews is a woman trying to win the heart of a fireman etc, seems May need to re look into this title ok overall I’m like you I prefer the traditional style type of hallmark romance, Christmas tales I mean no offence to anyone’s thoughts or beliefs to each their own...

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    1. Jarodkyle, Thank you for your comment and sharing our traditional views here.

      Someone involved with the making of this movie revealed that the main story is the typical Hallmark romance, but there is also another romance in the movie that is a same sex relationship.

      My guess is it will probably be a lot like "Love Under the Olive Tree."

      That is all of the information I have, at present. Hope that helps.

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