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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

๐ŸŒŸ HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES' 2020 “Miracles of Christmas” Movies with Alicia Witt, Andrew Walker, Michael Rady, Nikki DeLoach, Benjamin Ayres, & More! SEE HERE:

images: Hallmark Crown Media

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Holiday Event "MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS" kicks off Friday, October 23, 2020 and will feature 17 all-new original movies this Holiday Season!

With 23 Christmas movies premiering on the Hallmark Channel (
*see here*!), Hallmark will have a total of 40 new Christmas movies!

See Movie Reviews for these New Christmas Movies - *HERE*!

Look for these Christmas movies in 2020 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries:

Christmas Tree Lane
starring Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker

Premieres: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Music store owner Meg (Witt) spearheads the community effort to save the Christmas Tree Lane shopping district from demolition. As she finds herself falling for Nate (Walker), a recent acquaintance, she’s thrown when she learns his surprising tie to the developer.

image: Hallmark Crown Media

Deliver by Christmas
Starring Alvina August and Eion Bailey

Premieres: Sunday, October 25, 2020

Bakery owner Molly (August) meets Josh (Bailey), a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she’s never met in person and she doesn’t realize that they’re the same man.

image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media

Cranberry Christmas
starring Nikki DeLoach and Benjamin Ayres

Premieres: Saturday, October 31, 2020

A separated couple (DeLoach and Ayres) feign marital bliss on national television to help their town’s Christmas festival -- and their business. But what will the future hold for them when rekindled love is complicated by new opportunities?

image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media

Holly & Ivy
starring Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols

Premieres: Sunday, November 1, 2020

When Melody’s (Parrish) neighbor, Nina (Nichols), learns that her illness has returned, Melody promises to keep Nina’s kids, Holly & Ivy, together. To adopt the children, she must renovate her new fixer-upper, which she does with the help of contractor, Adam (Jordan).

image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media

The Christmas Ring
Starring: Nazneen Contractor and David Alpay

Premieres: Saturday, November 7, 2020

A reporter (Contractor) searches for the love story behind an antique engagement ring. With the help of the ring’s owner's grandson (Alpay), they learn the legacy his grandparent's left behind.

The Christmas Bow
starring Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady

Premieres: Sunday, November 8, 2020

When an accident puts her music dreams on hold, a gifted violinist (Micarelli) reconnects with an old family friend (Rady), who helps her heal and find love during the holidays.

image courtesy: Hallmark Crown Media

Meet Me at Christmas
Starring: Catherine Bell and Mark Deklin

Premieres: Saturday, November 14, 2020

When Joan’s (Bell) son’s wedding planner unexpectedly quits, she must coordinate his Christmas Eve wedding with the help of Beau (Deklin), the bride’s uncle. As they work alongside each other they discover their fates and pasts are intertwined.

The Christmas Doctor
starring Holly Robinson Peete and Adrian Holmes

Premieres: Sunday, November 15, 2020

A week before Christmas, Dr. Alicia Wright (Peete) is offered an assignment away from home. A mysterious man (Holmes) from her past journeys to find her before Christmas and brings with him a revelation that could change Alicia’s life forever.

The Angel Tree
Starring: Jill Wagner and Lucas Bryant

Premieres: Sunday, November 21, 2020

A writer (Wagner) seeks the identity of the person who helps grant wishes that are placed upon the angel tree, and in the process, reconnects with her childhood friend (Bryant).

A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love
Starring: Brooke D’Orsay and Sam Page

Premieres: Sunday, November 22, 2020

After 15 years, Pat (Page) moves home from Hawaii with his two sons and through a series of coincidences, or Godwinks, ends up stuck in traffic next to his high school sweetheart, Margie (D’Orsay), at Christmas.

USS Christmas
Starring: Jen Lilley and Trevor Donovan

Premieres: Saturday, November 28, 2020

Maddie (Lilley), a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, embarks on a Tiger Cruise during Christmastime where she meets a handsome naval officer (Donovan) and stumbles upon a mystery in the ship’s archive room.

Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas
Starring: Lacey Chabert and Stephen Huszar
Executive producer: Blake Shelton

Premieres: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner Ben (Huszar), Sarah (Chabert) discovers that an event from the past may connect them and change their lives forever.

A Little Christmas Charm
Starring: Ashley Greene and Brendan Penny

Premieres: Saturday, December 6, 2020

Holly (Greene), a jewelry designer finds a lost charm bracelet and teams up with investigative reporter Greg (Penny) in hopes of finding the owner and returning it by Christmas Eve.

A Glenbrooke Christmas
Starring: Autumn Reeser and Antonio Cupo

Premieres: Saturday, December 12, 2020

As Christmas nears, heiress Jessica Morgan (Reeser) seizes what seems like her last chance to experience a relaxed Christmas and heads off to the small town of Glenbrooke, where she meets a handsome fireman (Cupo).

Unlocking Christmas
(Previous Titles: Christmas Homecoming and The Key to Christmas)

Starring: Taylor Cole and Steve Lund

Premieres: Sunday, December 13, 2020

When a mysterious key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate (Cole) and Kevin (Lund) embark on a Christmas romance adventure they’ll never forget.

Swept Up by Christmas
Starring: Lindy Booth and Justin Bruening

Premieres: Saturday, December 19, 2020

An antique seller and a cleaner clash over how to downsize a magnificent estate right before Christmas. As the two uncover the house’s treasures, they find a way to reconnect the reclusive owner with his own Christmases past.

Project Christmas Wish
Starring: Amanda Schull and Travis Van Winkle

Premieres: Sunday, December 20, 2020

For years Lucy has played Santa to her small town’s community by making their holiday wishes come true. But when Lucy grants a little girl’s wish for a Christmas like she used to have with her mom, she unexpectedly finds her own wishes coming true in life and love.

More Christmas Movie News to come!

Stay tuned!

*I also want to include a 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! You can also check out the Movie Review page - here!

Also, be sure to check out the 23 Christmas movies coming to the Hallmark Channel! See *HERE*!

Joyous Christmas Blessings, Net


  1. Okay, The Christmas Bow and Cranberry Christmas could be good based on who's in them alone. Andrew & Alicia? Who in the casting world would've thought that one? I just don't see it. Sorry.

    1. I've already picked these 2 as potential favorites, too - based on titles and cast! Let's hope they're good ones! Already love Michael Rady, Nikki DeLoach, and Benjamin Ayres! Not sure about Andrew & Alicia, either, but we'll see!

  2. Is it just me? I actually don't feel drawn to all of these movies like I used to be.

    1. It is not just you Kate, usually I am excited to see but I was not overwhelmed with any of the pairings. Possibly one might be good Nikki & Benjamin but Andrew & Alicia not seeing it. I know new faces can sometimes be good but not this time.

    2. Neither am I! After reading what Hallmark is doing, I felt ill. There are many that will not be watched in my home. I am afraid the Hallmark we knew is no more. So sad!

    3. I agree with you - keeping an open mind on Alicia and Andrew but the other pairings don't look at all compatible to me.

    4. Kate, Anonymous x 2, kitkat,

      I think we are all having some mixed feelings over the new movies and changes at Hallmark this Christmas season. For those of us who enjoy these movies for their family-friendliness, that will surely be changing this year. It is extremely disappointing, but not surprising. We'll continue to stand strong on our beliefs and be here for one another.

    5. I have an idea, family friendly or not should have a link tied to every page, so All of us can get good information on movies to see on hallmark. I rely on those and it is hard to find those comments, but eventually I do find them.

    6. Jason, Have you visited my Movie Review Page?

      You'll find reviews for almost every new movie that has aired this year by all of the fantastic *It's a Wonderful Movie* family members who visit here. And, nearly every movie states whether or not it is family friendly.

      Please tell me if that was what you were searching for or if you meant something else?

  3. My heart is broken! I love Michael Rady but no Lucas Bryant film this season? Love Andrew Walker so I am happy to see him and also Tyler Hynes. Not sure how many of these will appeal to me. With the changes at Hallmark, I am concerned with what might be in these films. When Andrew said Hallmark is pushing the envelope, red flags started flying. I will be expecting a heads up from you if you know in advance.

    1. I hope Lucas Bryant will be Candace Cameron Bure’s love interest in “If I Only Had Christmas”

    2. Hi kitkat! I'll do my best to let you know if I hear anything, and I'm grateful when others report here, too.

      It is so nice to see Michael Rady... I wholeheartedly agree! After "A Joyous Christmas," I became a big fan of his. Lucas Bryant is great, too. It's good we'll finally see him in "Country at Heart" this fall (hopefully! LOL!), and you never know, he might still pop up at Christmastime!

    3. Thanks for the encouragement Net! You made me smile!

  4. Its not just you Kate, I kind of feel the same way. I was surely hoping maybe we could get only like 20 new movies this year, so we could also watch some of the movies of past years too, but of course we have to have 41, its not 40, its 41 cause it says 17 HMM and 24 HM, but no mention of Drama channel and 24/7 movies? I will not be able to watch this year if they don't play the older movies on Drama, that saved me last year. I cannot watch 50 times Christmas at Graceland or the other movies of 2019 and 2018 over and over and see Northpole once. So many of the movies last year were really bad, cause they chose quantity of quality. this year its seems they are choosing quantity and diversity over quality. There is no way there is a movie Holiday Hearts based on someone having to be in the hospital for days after having knee surgery. That doesn't happen. So PLEASE come up with better stories this year, quality stories and NOT a CEO of a company comes home to plan the local high school Christmas party. Or the one single road is closed and nobody can come or leave. Please come up with better plots for these 41 new movies. I beg you, or please continue the movies that had good plots on Hallmark Drama.

    1. Sabrina... I know how you feel. I'm having mixed emotions, too. On the one hand, I thought it might be good to scale things back a little this holiday season. I mean, it's been an overwhelming year, why not make Christmas a little more simple. Mostly, I just want the comfort of the Christmas movies I'm used to.

      And, then on the other hand... it's good to see everyone back at filming and things almost normal, if that's possible.

      It is sad to see that Hallmark Drama has pulled back from Christmas. I can't imagine why, unless they wanted those movies on the streaming service instead. I sure hope they plan to bring Christmas back to the channel during the Holidays! :)

  5. The company is also developing projects with Holly Robinson Peete and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

  6. The company is also developing projects with Holly Robinson Peete and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

    I read the article about that the company developing projects for Holly Robinson Peete & Tamera Mowry Housley whose could work together as Mother & Daughter since Holly wanted to work with Patti LaBelle for their Christmas movie last year called; “A Family Christmas Gift”

  7. I'm not liking what I'm hearing from the people at Crown Media. Sounds like they're pandering to less than 5 percent of our population. People who follow net will not watch some of these movies. Hallmark will dig their own grave.

  8. I am curious to see the quality how all of the Movies from Hallmark and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries come about this year. I honestly have found the movies on HM&M better and seem to want to watch those more often. I also have to agree with some of the pairings in the last few years (not only in Christmas Movies too). I always give every movie a shot and watch them all. Fingers crossed we can all get to Countdown to Chrismtas in October, healthy and ready to enjoy the season.

  9. just reading the descriptions i am curious trend as I usually prefer the Christmas movies on the HMM as they are rich in story. Some of these sound like they could be on HMM.

  10. Again, I have to thank you for going through so much for taking the time to filter out the not-so-friendly movies. You Rock! <3

  11. Ooops, I see that the violin movie is on HMM! Boy, I know there are too many movies when I start getting confused! LOL

    Thanks for the list of movies. I can't believe there's still more to be casted!


  12. I watched Christmas Tree Lane and thought it was a nice, cute movie despite the way, way, WAY overused storyline of the heroine rallying the whole town together to save main street or the Christmas pageant or the Christmas concert or whatever from the big mean developers (eye roll!!). The lead actor and actress are not big favorites with me (I know most everyone else on here seems to love them) but I thought they did a nice job in this movie and the whole ensemble cast was good. I loved the setting and thought the movie had a nice Christmas-y feel. Family friendly.

  13. Deliver by Christmas. I have mixed thoughts on this movie. Parts of it felt organic (? lack of better term?), or natural or refreshing with some realistic acting/directing, but then Hallmark couldn't resist throwing in some sappy, eye-roll kind of scenes (ugh). I really enjoyed the lead actors and, really, the whole cast ensemble was great. I kind of had a love/hate thing with the male lead actor - in some ways he was unique & refreshing, in other ways I felt like the directors couldn't decide if he was a soft-spoken, handsome, tech nerd or a rugged, outdoors, manly-man. Don't get me wrong, I really liked him, but I couldn't fully enjoy his character because my brain couldn't wrap itself around who he was. Nevertheless, I truly enjoyed the movie and would not mind watching again. Family friendly and lots of Christmas "feels".

  14. "Cranberry Christmas" is a family-friendly, lovely movie with a deeper storyline like HMM is known for. I think the leads did a nice job of showing two married people holding on and working together through the difficulties that come with life and love.


    1. Cranberry Christmas. LOVED it!! Totally agree with what Alicia said. Definitely a keeper for my dvr and will purchase whenever the dvd comes out.

  15. What a diverse bunch we are.

    As I should have known these Christmas movies aren't turning out as I expected.

    I was so looking forward to Cranberry Christmas because the plot seemed like a change in direction for Hallmark but what a disappointment, in fact I'd have to say it was rather dull.

    Nikki DeLoach has become one of my favourite Hallmark actors and she tried her best but the weak link was Benjamin Ayres - whoever thought that the heavy designer stubble would be attractive? - he really needed some life injected into him.

    I just couldn't feel that spark between them except a really deep fiendship.

    Not a patch on Ms DeLoach's recent Sweet Autumn Fall Harvest Movie.

    Not one for the re-watch pile.

  16. The Christmas Ring. I liked it. The setting was Christmas-y. I liked the lead actor & actress. Family friendly. I'm not sure it's a keeper for the dvr, but I would definitely re-watch it sometime.
    (p.s. -- Most of the time I fast forward through the commercials, but I have to say I think the Hobby Lobby commercial that's being aired during a lot of these movies is so cute. Makes me want to ditch the local craft stores and drive the 45 minutes to the Hobby Lobby store nearest to me.)

  17. Meet me at Christmas. I really liked this one. Loved the Snowfall Lodge setting - very cozy and Christmas-y. I appreciate movies with more experienced actors, Catherine Bell and Mark Deklin did a great job, as did the whole cast. Family friendly. Not sure if I would buy the dvd for this one but I'm going to keep on the dvr for a re-watch sometime.

  18. I loved The Christmas Bow with Michael Rady and Lucia Micarelli. I'll watch any Hallmark movie Rady is in. Lucia was absolutely precious! I'll get the DVD if it comes out. Actually there are several others I want, not to mention others that haven't been aired yet.

    I usually don't cry at Hallmark movies but HM&M The Christmas Doctor made me cry in two places. I was a military spouse and my husband was an U.S Army Physician Assistant.

  19. Holly & Ivy. Cute movie. Great cast. Parts unbelievable. Rushed ending. Probably not a keeper for my dvr but definitely will watch again next year. Family friendly.

  20. What is the best Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Christmas movies of 2020? For me it is The Christmas Doctor.

  21. USS Christmas! WOW! I love Jen Lilley and Trevor Donovan but this one even surprised me with how much I loved it. It was sweet and thoughtful. So refreshing to see something a little different and definitely loved seeing the military families celebrated. The chemistry between the cast was the icing on the cake. USS Christmas and A Timeless Christmas are absolute tops for this season so far!

  22. The Angel Tree. Cute, fun and Christmas-y, but not a keeper for me. Jill, Lucas and the two teen actors did a good job but, for some reason, this one just didn't wow me. Oh, well, on to the next one. Family friendly.

  23. Question: The Christmas Tree Lane, Andrew walker etc.. Remember a dream of Christmas with Danica mckellar? Deidre hall was in that one, I heard that drake honesty is in Christmas tree lane, is that true? And is he just a cameo or a regular? According to IMDb he is Benjamin Reilly.

    1. Jason, Yes, it's true - Drake Hogestyn from "Days of Our Lives" has a supporting cast role in "Christmas Tree Lane." He portrays Alicia Witt's father in the movie. To be honest, his on screen time was a lot less than I anticipated, but he's definitely in the movie.

    2. Thank you, I think he and deidre hall should be on a hallmark movie together. They have good chemistry, the trouble is, whoever the main star is, deidre and drake would be the center of attention.

  24. Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas. Keeper!! Will probably buy the dvd. Family friendly.

  25. Unlocking Christmas. Cute movie. It was fun to watch them work together to unlock the clues. Overall, it was a nice movie but nothing that really grabbed me. Worth a watch, but probably not a keeper for me. Family friendly.

  26. Swept Up by Christmas. I quite liked this one. A sweet, cozy, gentle Christmas movie that's a keeper for me. Loved the story line that had the lead actor running a business that hires and helps military veterans. Family friendly.

  27. Finished watching some more Christmas movies. Wasn't sure where to post my thoughts, hope this is okay.

    A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances. I liked it, but didn’t love it. Didn’t really buy into the lead actor being a father. And the whole ex-wife thing was awkward. And speaking of awkward, Brooke’s “boyfriend” and their relationship was beyond strange. Parts of this movie were cute and parts just left me with a “huh?” kind of feeling. Not a keeper, but worth a one-time watch. Family friendly (other than the weird ex-wife thing that Net noted).

    A Glenbrooke Christmas. I liked it. This one had sweet, gentle, warm Christmas “feels” but, overall, it was not a favorite for me (I think I liked Autumn Reeser’s “Christmas Under the Stars” better than this one). The lead actor didn’t wow me like he did others, to me he seemed a bit stiff or something; I don't think I've ever seen him before, I'd like to someday watch the Thanksgiving Parade movie since I've heard that movie was a better one for him and Autumn. I loved the senior actor who plays the manager of the cottage. The bells at the end were a bit lacklustre. Cute movie and I wouldn’t mind watching it again next year, but it just didn’t have that special zing that would make it a keeper for me. Family friendly.

    Project Christmas Wish. Keeper. I felt the whole “wish” project thing was a bit silly or overdone (I liked the way The Angel Tree handled Christmas wishes better than this one). But, overall, I really liked this sweet, fun movie. Good dialogue and banter between the leads and some very convincing acting and good chemistry. Lots of Christmas warm fuzzies. Family friendly.

    The Christmas Bow. In my top five Christmas movies this season! Acting, directing, casting, production, set design .... perfection. Charming. Very natural. No eye-roll, silly, over-the-top stuff. None of the usual contrived nonsense or big misunderstandings. Completely believable, sweet, shy, natural romance; the relationship grows more naturally (and maturely) than the usual Hallmark fare. Amazing violin music that was actually played by the lead actress (wow!!). Loved the family’s music shop – very cozy. No tree lighting ceremony – yay! (I love them, but they’re sooooo overdone and often cheesy). Festive and warm and cozy Christmas feels, with a wonderful emphasis on family relationships. Obviously, I loved this movie and it’s a keeper for me! Will buy the dvd. Family friendly.

    A Little Christmas Charm. Cute story. Really liked the actors. Enjoyed the vintage store and all the jewelry shops. Loved the Christmas train from the 1930’s. Solving the mystery was a warm, cozy journey and such fun to watch unfold. A few things didn’t thrill me, like some weak plot lines and the “big misunderstanding”, which was contrived and silly. Also, the main character’s aversion to Christmas did not seem believable. Reviews in other places mentioned the main character being a creeper/stalker in the first part of this movie; I did not see that at all (I even went back and re-watched that section of the movie). I’m not sure if this is a keeper for me, but it’s definitely worth watching. Family friendly.

    USS Christmas. I really liked this one and it’s a keeper for me, but that’s partially because I’ve lived in the world of Naval aviators and enjoyed watching a movie based on that (even the unrealistic parts). I have a brother and a former fiancรฉ that both flew FA-18 jets (what the lead actor flew); my brother actually kind of looks like Trevor Donovan (especially in his green flight suit). This movie wasn’t as great as some of my other favorites this year but I definitely liked it. Plus, I think Jen is adorable. And the little mystery was sweet. Family friendly.


    1. Jane, I love all of your wonderful reviews above. I posted these all to main Christmas Movie Review page.

      Since you mentioned that you haven't seen "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade," yet... I must wholeheartedly recommend it. For me personally, it is one of my all-time absolute favorites - up there with "The Nine Lives of Christmas" and "The Christmas Secret!" Autumn Reeser & Antonio Cupo are amazing together in this movie! It's a must see for me whenever it's on - and it never ever leaves my DVR. Never! I sure hope when you get to see it - you like it, too!

      Blessings, Net

    2. Net, I hope I don't miss "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade" next time it comes on tv. I added it to my Amazon dvd list but it's currently not available. The other two have been on my list for awhile, but every time I think to scroll down my list and purchase them they, also, are not available. Hopefully, one of these days they'll come back in stock. "Nine Lives" is a favorite with me; the cable repairman accidently deleted it from my dvr (oops!).

    3. Jane, I did find the DVD at Amazon a while back for a low price. So glad I bought it then. This is one of my favorite movies too. If you like Antonio, he is in "For Better Or Worse" and I just bought this DVD on Amazon.

    4. Kitkat, I don't know if I like Antonio, that's why I want to watch the Thanksgiving Parade movie (plus, the fact that so many people loved that movie); hopefully it will come back in stock soon. I liked him in Glenbrooke Christmas, but I wasn't totally sold on him in that one (I should have saved it to watch again, but I deleted it, oops).
      Thank you for mentioning "For Better or Worse", I just watched a clip of that and I think I maybe did see that movie and I think I liked him in that movie (???); I'll need to watch it again sometime since it's been awhile.

  28. Rewatched 2nd Chance, 1st LOve, very lovely movie! -Maria

  29. Rewatched USS Christmas on DVD. It'd be so delightfl to see Jen and Trevor in a GAF movie together. :) -Maria


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