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~ James 1:17

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

🎄 HALLMARK'S 2020 CHRISTMAS MOVIES REVEALED - with Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Erin Krakow, Tyler Hynes, and MORE! ** PLUS, Fall Harvest, Mystery, Original Series... SEE HERE:


images: Hallmark Crown Media

Press Release from Hallmark:

100 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
2020 BEGINS ON HALLMARK,
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS ANNOUNCES
ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING SLATE FOR
HALLMARK CHANNEL AND
HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES


NEW CASTING, MOVIES, AND SERIES RENEWALS
HEADLINE AN ALL-STAR SLATE

HALLMARK DRAMA, HALLMARK PUBLISHING,
HALLMARK MOVIES NOW
SEE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH;
BUBBLY SESH PODCAST RETURNS
FOR SEASON TWO


STUDIO CITY, CA – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – Following unprecedented success across its 2019-2020 programming slate, Crown Media Family Networks today unveiled new casting announcements, Original movies, and renewals of hit series and movie franchises on its two flagship networks, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries for 2020-2021. The news comes 100 days prior to the launch of Christmas on Hallmark’s channels, the most anticipated holiday program event on any network.

“The Hallmark brand on TV has always championed positivity and emotional connection, and thanks to the dedication of our development teams and producing partners, we are excited to welcome new talent on both sides of the camera, as well as, announcing renewals of all of our original series and the return of beloved stars. Hallmark Channel Original Series are enviable within the industry for their longevity and for creating one of the most winning schedules on television,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming & Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks.


-- CASTING NEWS --

Crown Media Family Networks casting news includes the return of fan favorite network stars such as:
•Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids)
•Alicia Witt (“Our Christmas Love Song”)
•Andrew Walker (“Bottled with Love”)
•Benjamin Ayres (“Chronicle Mysteries”)
•Brennan Elliott (“Crossword Mysteries”)
•Candace Cameron Bure (“Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”)
•Carlos PenaVega (“Big Time Rush”)
•Chaley Rose (“Christmas Duet”)
•Eion Bailey (“Switched for Christmas”)
•Holly Robinson Peete (“A Family Christmas Gift,”)
•Jesse Metcalfe (“Chesapeake Shores”)
•Jill Wagner (“Christmas In Evergreen: Tidings of Joy”)
•Julie Gonzalo (“Supergirl”)
•Kristoffer Polaha (“Condor”)
•Lacey Chabert (“Crossword Mysteries”)
•Laura Osnes (“In the Key of Love”)
•Luke Macfarlane (“Just Add Romance”)
•Marilu Henner (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
•Mark Taylor (“Memories of Christmas”)
•Merritt Patterson (“Picture a Perfect Christmas”)
•Michael Rady (“You’re Bacon Me Crazy”)
•Nathan Witte (“Supernatural”)
•Niall Matter (“Christmas at Dollywood”)
•Nikki DeLoach (“Two Turtle Doves”)
•Rachael Leigh Cook (“Frozen in Love”)
•Rick Fox (“Greenleaf”)
•Rukiya Bernard (“One Winter Weekend”)
•Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
•Tamera Mowry-Housley (“The Real”)
•Tyler Hynes (“The Mistletoe Secret”)

With several more announcements in the coming weeks, today we are pleased to announce new talent joining the Hallmark family, including:
•Aaron Tveit (“The Code”)
•Alvina August (“Nancy Drew”)
•Janel Parrish (“Pretty Little Liars”)
•Jeremy Jordan (“Supergirl”)
•Krystal Joy Brown (“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”)
•Lucia Micarelli (“Treme”)
•Mallory Jansen (“Shooter”)
•Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale”)
•Rochelle Aytes (“S.W.A.T.”)
•Ronnie Rowe (“Star Trek: Discovery”)

-- DEVELOPMENT DEALS --

Crown Media is working with some of its most compelling talent in a development capacity. The company is currently in development with network stars Ashley Williams and Kimberly Williams- Paisley on a two-part movie about real sisters, with each of them playing the lead in one of the films. In addition, the company is developing projects with Holly Robinson Peete and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

Behind the scenes, directors Catherine Cyran and Clare Niederpruem return to direct new original movies, joined by new female directors, Linda-Lisa Hayter, Erica Dunton, and Jessica Harmon.

--HALLMARK CHANNEL PROGRAMMING NEWS--

Hallmark Channel’s upcoming slate includes the return of seasonal events, Fall Harvest and Countdown to Christmas, as well as new seasons in the network’s three scripted dramas and daily, lifestyle program, “Home & Family.” Additionally, Crown Media Family Networks has renewed Hallmark Channel’s pet-centric specials, “Kitten Bowl,” “American Humane Hero Dog Awards,” and “American Rescue Dog Show.”

-- HALLMARK CHANNEL SEASONAL FRANCHISES --

Fall Harvest - Programs currently slated for this year’s autumnal event include:
•“Country at Heart” starring Jessy Schram and Niall Matter – October 3
•“Neverbrides” starring Chaley Rose and Nathan Witte – October 10
•10th Anniversary Edition of American Humane Hero Dog Awards Show – October 19

--NO ONE DOES HOLIDAY LIKE HALLMARK --

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2020 –

Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas – which along with sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ holiday franchise, Miracles of Christmas, draws nearly 85 million unduplicated viewers each year – kicks off Friday, October 23. Hallmark Channel will premiere 23 all-new original films, including:

•“A Royal Holiday”, starring Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit and Krystal Joy Brown
•“Jingle Bell Bride”, starring Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe
•“A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn”, starring Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor
•“If I Only Had Christmas”, starring Candace Cameron Bure
•“Deliver by Christmas”, starring Alvina August and Eion Bailey
•“On the 12th Date of Christmas”, starring Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes
•“Christmas Waltz”, starring Lacey Chabert
•“Christmas in Vienna”, starring Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott
•“Christmas in Evergreen 4”, starring Rukiya Bernard and Holly Robinson Peete
•“Chateau Christmas”, starring Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane
•“Cross Country Christmas”, starring Rachael Leigh Cook
•“Christmas Carnival”, starring Tamera Mowry-Housley
•“When Calls the Heart Christmas 2020”, starring Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks and Martin Cummins

*CLICK HERE* - for an Updated look at Hallmark Channel's 2020 Christmas Movies - with photos of the leading stars in each movie!


-- HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
 HOLIDAY EVENT, MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS --

Kicking off Friday, October 23, “Miracles of Christmas” will feature 17 all-new original movies, including:

•“Christmas Tree Lane” starring Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker
•“Holly & Ivy” starring Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols
•“The Christmas Bow” starring Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady
•“Cranberry Christmas” starring Nikki DeLoach and Benjamin Ayres
•“Christmas Doctor” starring Holly Robinson Peete

*CLICK HERE* - for an Updated look at Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' 2020 Christmas Movies - with photos of the leading stars in each movie!


-- HALLMARK CHANNEL
ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES --

Returning for new seasons in 2021, are Hallmark Channel’s three original scripted programs, which are some of the longest-running and highest-rated series on cable television.
•“When Calls the Heart,” Hallmark Channel’s longest-running series, will soon go into production on Season 8. The #1 series year-to-date across cable among W18+, “When Calls the Heart” stars Erin Krakow (“Army Wives”), Pascale Hutton (“Arctic Air”), Jack Wagner (“Melrose Place”), Kavan Smith (“Mistresses”), Chris McNally (“Altered Carbon”), Kevin McGarry (“Heartland”), Paul Greene (“Bitten”), Andrea Brooks(“Supergirl”) and Martin Cummins (“Riverdale”).
•On the heels of its recently concluded successful sixth season, “Good Witch” has been greenlit for Season 7. The series stars Catherine Bell, whose 13-year portrayal of Cassie Nightingale is one of the longest-running performances on television, Sarah Power (“Killjoys”), James Denton (“Devious Maids,” “Desperate Housewives”), Catherine Disher (“Abby Hatcher”), Katherine Barrell (“Wynonna Earp”), Scott Cavalheiro(“The Indian Detective”), Kylee Evans (“The Strain”) and Marc Bendavid (“Murdoch Mysteries”).
•Multi-generational family drama, “Chesapeake Shores”, is set to return for Season 5. Based on the novels of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods (Trinity Harbor), the series stars Jesse Metcalfe (“Dallas”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”), Golden Globe® nominee Treat Williams(“Everwood,” Hair), Academy Award® nominee Diane Ladd (Wild at Heart), Barbara Niven (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”), Laci J. Mailey (“Falling Skies”), Emilie Ullerup (“Sanctuary”), Brendan Penny(“Motive”) and Andrew Francis (“Final Destination 3”).

-- HALLMARK CHANNEL’S DAYTIME, LIFESTYLE SERIES, “HOME & FAMILY” --

Hallmark Channel has renewed its three-time Daytime Emmy ®-nominated lifestyle program, “Home & Family,” for Season 9. Two-time Emmy ® nominee Debbie Matenopoulos and three-time Emmy ® nominee Cameron Mathison will continue as hosts of the show that features celebrity interviews as well as a fun, fresh perspective on cooking, DIY, gardening, wellness and more.

-- HALLMARK CHANNEL’S ANNUAL PET SPECIALS --

Hallmark Channel’s annual pet specials are a component of the network’s pet adoption initiative, Adoption Ever After, which has helped more than 70,000 shelter pets find forever homes. These returning specials include:
•“Kitten Bowl VIII”, slated for February 2021
•Third Annual “American Rescue Dog Show”, slated for February 2021
•10th Annual “Hero Dog Awards”, premiering Fall 2020

--HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES PROGRAMMING NEWS--

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will bring back popular programming including all new installments of its highly popular mystery movie franchises and the return of the network’s highly rated holiday event, Miracles of Christmas.

-- HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES MYSTERY MOVIE FRANCHISES --

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ movie franchises have propelled the network to be one of the most competitive in cable.

Mystery franchises returning to the network in 2020 and 2021 include:
•“Picture Perfect Mysteries: Exit Stage Death”, starring Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, premiering this Fall
•New installments in “Morning Show Mysteries”, starring Holly Robinson Peete (“A Family Christmas Gift”) and Rick Fox (“Greenleaf”), from Executive Producer Al Roker
•New installments in “Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries” starring Jesse Metcalfe (“Chesapeake Shores”)
•“Mystery 101”, starring Jill Wagner (“Christmas In Evergreen: Tidings of Joy”) and Kristoffer Polaha (“Condor”)
•“Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”, currently in production on its 14th installment and starring Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Niall Matter (“Christmas at Dollywood”) and Marilu Henner (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), slated to premiere in early 2021.

--HALLMARK DRAMA NEWS--

Crown Media Family Networks announces that its third linear channel, Hallmark Drama, continues distribution success most recently with a launch on Charter’s “Silver Package.” Charter is the nation’s second largest MVPD. Hallmark Drama also launched on Comcast, DISH, DirecTV, Cox, Verizon, Altice, Frontier, and a majority of NCTC members.

--HALLMARK MOVIES NOW NEWS--

Crown Media Family Network’s subscription video on-demand service, offering over 1,000 hours of commercial-free Hallmark-branded content, is nearing one million subscribers. The service includes beloved Hallmark content not available on Crown Media’s linear networks and is in high demand among consumers for high-quality movies and featured events like “Jingle In July,” a Christmas in July event only available to HMN subscribers. New on Hallmark Movies Now in October is season four of “Chesapeake Shores,” the premiere of “Home for Harvest”, and season 12 of “Heartland”. And, coming this holiday season, Hallmark Movies Now will launch its holiday franchise, “Movies & Mistletoe,” headlined by a library of Christmas content to rival any network offering.

--HALLMARK CHANNELS’ BUBBLY SESH PODCAST--

Hosted by Jacklyn Collier (Jacks) and Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook (Shawl), Hallmark Channels' Bubbly Sesh podcast returns for a second season, giving network fans a VIP pass inside the world of Hollywood celebrities and movie-making, with a primary focus on Hallmark Channel fan-favorites.

--HALLMARK PUBLISHING--

Crown Media Family Network’s publishing division, has achieved great success in its short existence, including two USA Today bestsellers and an exclusive partnership with Walmart that brings new mass market paperback novels to stores each month through February 2021. Coming in August: two new cozy mystery novels: Behind the Frame: A Shepherd Sisters Mystery by Tracy Gardener and Dead End Detective: A Piper & Porter Mystery from bestselling author and Agatha Award winner Amanda Fowler. And new for Christmas: Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy by Janice Lynn, the sequel to the 2019 USA Today bestseller Wrapped Up in Christmas.

“Crown Media Family Networks is looking forward to entertaining viewers with all-new original programs across all of our services, all while continuing to communicate the value of the Hallmark brand on TV to consumers through other touchpoints within our ancillary businesses. Today’s announcements are only the beginning for a company that is growing exponentially in the U.S. and around the world,” Michelle Vicary concluded.


ABOUT CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Crown Media Family Networks is the umbrella unit subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., housing cable’s leading family friendly networks, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Hallmark Channel features an ambitious slate of new, original content, including movies, scripted series, annual specials, and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show.Hallmark Channel is also home to the popular annual holiday franchise “Countdown to Christmas,”featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is a 24-hour cable network featuring a unique mix of new, original movies and acquired series focused on the lighter side of the suspense and mystery genres. The network also features its own annual holiday programming franchise, “Miracles of Christmas”. Hallmark Drama showcases the rich legacy of the Hallmark Hall of Fame library and with zero duplication, spotlights movies and series from Crown Media’s collection of original dramatic content. Crown Media Family Networks is also home to Hallmark Movies Now, the company’s subscription streaming service, which offers wholly distinct content from the company’s linear channels. Crown Media Family Networks’ publishing extension, Hallmark Publishing, creates novelizations of previously aired original movie favorites. It also accepts author submissions for original, on-brand manuscripts that can be greenlit as a new movie or series for one of the company’s three linear networks.


I hope you enjoyed this extra special update of what's coming up on Hallmark!

*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!

There's a lot of info to unload and take in here. Hopefully, some of your favorite Hallmark stars will be starring in something new very soon!

I'm glad we have yet another premiere date for "Country at Heart" and it's wonderful to see so many familiar faces returning again this Christmas!

Joyous Blessings! Net




71 comments:

  1. Thanks for all this information, Net.

    So, Country At Heart with Jessy Schram and Niall Matter airing on October 3.

    Dare we hope!!

    To be honest I'm not overenthusiastic about a lot of these pairings - wish they had kept Nikki DeLoach with Michael Rady.

    Will be interesting to see how Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker comes over.

    When Calls The Heart has a lot to answer for - no other films (as yet although we can hope) for Paul Greene, Kevin McGarry and Chris McNally.

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    1. When Calls The Heart actors have no time to film a christmas movie! They start filming WCTH next week

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    2. And what about "When Hope Calls"?

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    3. I agree, some of these pairings are not fan favorites. They really need to stick to what works, and what the fans like. Also, Don't get to political either. Just sayin.

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    4. Jacb, I totally agree with you 100%. Hallmark should stick with what works for them, cause I can tell you some things don't work for them and is not their fan base or demographics. Just like soap opera's demo's are not usually men. Hallmark knows their audience and should stick to that and to their loyal fans.

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    5. Alicia Witt is a very good actress but sometimes the chemistry doesn't flow. I'm thinking that may be the case with Andrew Walker and Alicia

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    6. I love the mystery shows. Well written and the pairing are great. Can't wait for new episodes!

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    7. Yeah, that's right! "Country at Heart" has a third premiere date! Hopefully third time's the charm!

      For all of you who want Hallmark to stick to their formula of what works and has worked in the past, I wholeheartedly agree, but I don't think that's their plan. They will bend to a political agenda, and even though that movement is loud, our voices must not be silent - we have to keep speaking up for our beliefs. That's our right, our freedom of speech.

      Blessings to you all! Net

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  2. I have to admit I'm concerned about what content we might find this season on Hallmark. I wish I could be more excited but I'm afraid they are heading in another direction. I'm not interested so far in any of the new Hallmark actors. I will be anxiously awaiting When Calls the Heart and always love to see Candace Bure.

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    1. I really hope that the content remains family friendly
      I am very concerned about some things I have read about the content in the upcoming movies. The story lines work and bring happy and feel good moments
      why change that

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    2. Please know, I share your concern about family friendly content. We're in this together!

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  3. I hope that the info for Hallmark Movies and Mysteries is just part of the list. I noticed that Crosswords, Chronicles, Ruby, Hailey aren't listed. I will keep my fingers crosseed.

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    1. I have been waiting forever for new Chronicle Mysteries, but it seems that isn't happening. It appears HMM is throwing in the hat on any other new mysteries this year and going all out 2020 the New America Christmas.

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    2. Anonymous & Sabrina,

      Yeah, it's disappointing to not see a lot of Mystery movies on the list. Plus, the "Aurora Teagarden" they are filming won't be seen until next year. I think with the timing of the virus and Christmas coming, mystery movies are being pushed aside even more. I mean, I love the Christmas movies and all, but I still enjoy the mystery movies too.

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  4. What about When Hope Calls?

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  5. Holly & Ivy

    Marisol Nichols as Holly
    Janel Parrish as Ivy

    They’re Mother & Daughter

    Jeremy Jordan as Ivy’s Boyfriend

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    1. Just read that Holly & Ivy is a lesbian movie.

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    2. Thank you for sharing this, kitkat. Could you also share the link where you that info? I know there's a book with that same title, so I'm wondering if it's based on that.

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    3. I read this on a message board on Yahoo. It was in regards to the adding of LGBTQ to Hallmark along with the list of new movies. The comments on there were negative to this, almost 100%. Appears we have a lot of viewers who believe as we do. I found this net by following Hallmark News link.

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    4. Marisol is 47
      Janel is 32
      Jeremy is 36

      Marisol & Janel as Mother & Daughter

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    5. The Story of Holly & Ivy (Children’s Book)

      St. Agnes orphanage has closed for Christmas, and all the children except Ivy have been dispatched to various homes for the holiday. Miss Shepherd, the head of the home, cannot take Ivy home with her, so she decides to send her to an infants' orphanage, a train ride away. Ivy suggests that she could instead go to her grandmother in Aylesbury, a surprising inspiration, since she has no grandmother. This inspiration is a primary theme of the story, which begins, "This is a story about wishing."

      Ivy is put on a train. She tells travelers she will be visiting her grandmother in Aylesbury. When they respond knowingly to that, she says, "Then...there is an Aylesbury." She gets off there and begins to explore, enjoying the Christmas Eve in the town and looking for her grandmother.

      A beautiful new Christmas doll named Holly is standing in the display window of Mr. Blossom's toy store, wishing for a little girl to come and take her home. The toy owl next to her, Abracadabra, treats her with undisguised contempt, and suggests that, since no one will want Holly after the holiday, she will wind up spending the year in the back room with him.

      Mrs. Jones, who lives a few blocks from the toy store, suggests to her husband, a police officer that they have a Christmas tree that year. Her husband refuses, saying that it would be a waste of money since they have no children to enjoy it. Despite his words, Mrs. Jones buys a Christmas tree and decorates it.

      After a busy afternoon of Christmas sales, Mr. Blossom's toy store finally closes. Neither Holly nor Abracadabra has been sold. Mr. Blossom is tired from a long day's work, so he asks Peter to lock up the store for him, telling him that he can pick a toy for himself as a bonus. Peter locks up the store, but the key slips out of a hole in his pocket without him noticing, landing in the snow outside the shop.

      Meanwhile, Ivy's search for her grandmother has not gone well. Feeling very discouraged, she is walking past the toy store when Holly catches her eye. The doll is exactly what she wanted, but she is outside, and the store is locked. She wishes to have the doll, and Holly wishes to have the girl (Ivy). She finds the key that Peter dropped, and decides to keep it. Night falls, and she takes shelter in a nearby alley.

      The next morning, she returns to the toy store to look at Holly, and overhears a conversation between Peter and Officer Jones, who has been on patrol all night. Peter is distraught about losing the key to the shop. Ivy realizes that was the key that she found, and returns it. Peter goes in to check the store. Officer Jones quickly realizes that Ivy is on her own, and decides to take her home for breakfast. When Ivy insists that she is going to see her grandmother, Officer Jones decides to let her lead the way to her supposed grandmother's home.

      Peter ensures that the store has not been robbed. Since Ivy saved his job, he decides to use his bonus to select a present for her, and chooses Holly. Abracadabra, furious that Holly's wish is about to come true, hurls himself at Peter and winds up in the trash. When Mr. Blossom goes to retrieve him later, he has mysteriously vanished.

      When Ivy sees a house with a beautiful Christmas tree and no children, she claims it is her grandmother's house, which surprises Officer Jones, because it is his own home. When he lets them inside, Mrs. Jones quickly accepts Ivy, and Ivy decides she has found her grandmother. Shortly after, Peter delivers a beautifully wrapped box, which contains Holly. Everyone's wishes have come true: Ivy has a family and a Christmas doll, Holly has a little girl, and Mrs. Jones has a child - she and Officer Jones adopt Ivy.

      The story ends with a reflection of "If" imaginings showing how thin are the threads holding together the big elements of the story, and "If I had not wished," concludes Holly.

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    6. Net, I sent a reply to you on Monday but did it hurriedly. I was very busy with work at the time. I do not do any social media so when I found your Christian site here, I was ecstatic. The Holly & Ivy info I saw was a comment by another Hallmark fan on a yahoo news feed. I have decided the best thing I can do for Hallmark is pray for those executives who are making these decisions that offend Christians. I am a born again Christian and my soul is so burdened by all these bad changes that I realize prayer is my answer. These things are out of my control. Thanks for your patience with me Net. I am sure God led me to this site.

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    7. The Corner of Holly and Ivy
      (Harmony Harbor #7) by Debbie Mason

      A feel-good Christmas romance

      Sometimes love is just around the corner . . .

      With her dreams of being a wedding dress designer suddenly over, Arianna Bell (Janel Parrish) isn't expecting a holly jolly Christmas. Instead, her heart feels about three sizes too small. That is until her high school sweetheart Connor Gallagher (Jeremy James) returns to town and she finds his mere presence still makes her pulse race. But just when she starts dreaming of kissing under the mistletoe, he announces that he will be her opponent in the upcoming mayoral race....

      Hot-shot attorney Connor Gallagher has something to prove. He's tired of playing runner-up to his high-achieving brothers. So when the opportunity to enter the campaign comes up, he takes it. Even if it means running against the only woman he's ever loved. But with a little help from Harmony Harbor's (Marisol Nichols) local matchmakers & a lot of holiday cheer, Connor and Arianna may just get the happy ever after they both deserve.

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    8. "The Holly and the Ivy" is a traditional British folk Christmas carol.

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    9. Thank you, kitkat, for sharing the source. There is a book title with the same name that has a same sex relationship, so that's probably what they saw.

      However, there are other books with that similar title and as Anonymous shared above - there is a story by writer Debbie Mason with a "Holly and Ivy" title.

      In fact, Debbie also wrote the book based on the movie, "Welcome to Christmas," which starred Eric Mabius and Jennifer Finnigan. So... this story it appears will be based on her book. (see story synopsis above^)

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    10. The Corner of Holly & Ivy by Debbie Mason

      Janel Parrish as Arianna Bell
      Jeremy Jordan as Connor Gallagher
      Marisol Nichols

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  6. Any news on When Hope Calls? I loved that show! Good characters.

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    1. Hi Amanda D! No word, yet, on "When Hope Calls," but I personally haven't given up hope. I've been hearing some whispers and rumors, but nothing official has been announced... yet! Hopefully "When Hope Calls" renewal news is coming! :)

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  7. I'm sad fall harvest is 2 movies. Was this to be the Summer TCA seems like what they announce for TCA . Sorry we don't need 40 new movies. Ugh.

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    1. I’m disappointed with 2 Fall Harvest movies but it’s could be more Fall Harvest movies in September-October

      Lily (Clark Backo) dreams of being a successful hotel event coordinator and is thrilled when she’s given the chance to do so by helping Noah (Jonathan Keltz), a hotel guest, finish planning his sister Justine’s (Kathryn Kohut) wedding at a remote picturesque lodge. As she gets to know Noah, Lily realizes he is a workaholic and wants nothing more than to be at his office. Determined to make Justine’s wedding a success, Lily spends more time with Noah and encourages him to live in the moment and be more supportive of his sister’s big day. As the wedding day approaches, Lily and Noah learn to appreciate each other and what really matters in life and ultimately fall in love.

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

      https://www.marvista.net/catalog_items/1393#
      This movie has pumpkins 🎃 & Autumn Trees

      I'm hoping “Love at Look Lodge“ could air on Hallmark Channel September 26, 2020

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    2. Yeah, the list of "Fall Harvest" movies announced, so far, is kind of slim.

      Just two...

      Country at Heart - October 3, 2020
      Neverbrides - October 10, 2020

      However, last year, we ended up with just two, as well... after they removed 2 other movies from the schedule.

      Course, "Over the Moon in Love" wasn't really a Fall Harvest theme, so "Love, Fall and Order" was the only real "Fall Harvest" type movie.

      You never know... they could still add or remove any movie - at any time!

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  8. I didn't c any Military movies listed..

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    1. Hopefully there will be one!

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    2. Marge & Unknown...

      I agree, I would love to see another Military themed Christmas movie. Hallmark has made so many good ones over the years. "The Christmas Card" still remains a favorite of mine, along with "A Veteran's Christmas" and now "Holiday for Heroes!" And many others!

      Let's hope they bring this theme back this year and honor our great military. They certainly deserve it!

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  9. Thanks! It was fun to have some new info, finally, about upcoming projects.

    What happened with "When Hope Calls?" Was anything ever announced about there being a season 2?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hello Amy G.!

      Glad to hear you are excited, too, over all of the movie and TV news!

      I'm hoping, along with you, we will still hear some news on "When Hope Calls." I just fell in love with it, too, and I keep wishing they will give us some sort of update on it! Hopefully soon! :)

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing all of this great information!

    Any word on When Hope Calls being renewed?

    I agree about Alicia Witt and Andrew walker. I just can't see it.

    Also, sad to see that Rachel Boston isn't on the list. She is one of my favorites.

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    1. Rachel Boston & Paul Greene will be in Christmas in Angel Falls 3

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  11. I am so sad I don’t see anything about When Hope Calls. We loved watching that after When Calls the heart on Sunday evenings.

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  12. Was hoping to see a When Hope Calls announcement here. It looks like Hallmark is expanding their brand way too much, in my opinion. If they don't stick to the core of what made them popular to begin with, then they are going to lose people, including me.

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    1. I agree. its sad cause some of the fans have been for many many long years. Many have watched with their kids, other family, grandparents. not sure that may be happening in the future. But hey Hallmark will have new fans and keep the rest of the world happy, at the expense of the fans that have gotten them this far.

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  13. I'm not holding my breath with Country at Heart. Is there some reason it was initially pulled last year? I won't believe it until I see it.

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    1. Yeah I wont believe it til I see it either, as the last time it got pulled on a Friday when it was airing Saturday and I even saw commercials for it on the Friday. Likely Lifetime will move up their launch of Christmas and Hallmark will completely scratch Fall Harvest like they did last year. I was hoping Fall Harvest would start in September so it wouldn't get pushed away for Christmas. I was so disappointed last year cause on HMM and Drama they were playing 24/7 Christmas for the 2 weeks of fall harvest. I couldn't even get into the fall harvest cause Christmas was on. Start it in September so the people that enjoy watching a movie with a campfire and hayrides and fall foliage can be happy.

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  14. What about Ryan Paevey?

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    1. I’m hoping for “Christmas at Mansfield Park” ; for Ryan Paevey & his leading lady Jodie Sweetin for HC

      Christmas at Mansfield Park Is based on the book by Melissa de la Cruz

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  15. I'm missing Cindy Busby and Ryan Paevy in the above lists. Would like to see Paul Greene and Cameron Matthison, as well. I hope that Hallmark stays the course and doesn't get caught up in the game playing media and politics. It is simply pleasant to see a healthy love story....even when we can predict the ending. With this SIP in place for the long haul, Hallmark is a pleasant place to "fall".

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    1. Hi Hunny! I know just what you mean!

      As for all the actors, there are still lots of Christmas movie projects left to be announced, so I have a hunch we'll most likely see Ryan Paevey added to the list and hopefully Cindy Busby, Paul Greene (possibly "Christmas in Angel Falls 3") and Cameron Mathison, too! :)

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  16. Joyce in CarolinaThursday, July 16, 2020

    So glad to see lots of my favorites mentioned. I'm sure more will be listed as time goes on. Didn't see Marc Blucas...you know Net that will upset me. LOl!! I must say for the first time EVER I don't see Andrew Walker and Alicia Witt as a good match as someone already mentioned. I always thought he would be good with anyone but I don't see this match. I'm also very happy to see more Mystery 101 coming! My favorite!!! Love that series! Thanks for all the updates Net!!

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    1. Hello Joyce! I sure hope we see Marc Blucas again this year. "Holiday for Heroes" was such a big hit on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries last year. He plays those military roles so perfectly. It's kinda hard to imagine him in a different sort of role this year.

      I'm also super excited about more "Mystery 101!" Jill and Kris are the best, plus, I really love the intrigue of *trying* to figure out who-dun-it in the mystery movies!

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  17. Didn’t see any mention of new movies for Ryan Paevey

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    1. Not yet, but I have a feeling since he's a fan favorite he'll be back again this year!

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  18. Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit together? My Broadway heart is freaking out and with Jeremy Jordan joining the Hallmark family I hope it means more singing.

    I see multiple lead interracial couples this year which is moving in the diversity route.

    I'll be interested to see the pairings still to come. Most of my favorites still without movies but i imagine it's harder for some of the actors to work out filming with family and quarantine.

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    1. Glad to hear your excitement over all of this casting news, so far. It is interesting to see a mix of old and new faces, plus we know there is still a lot news to come! :)

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  19. I’m concerned as well about some of the favorites that I’m not seeing. The movies and mysteries are missing quite a few I really like the Taylor Cole ones as well as the Chronicles although Alison Sweeney is back on Days of Our lives so she maybe to busy. Still disappointing

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  20. Please stop with all the same reruns! So tired of it would rather just shut the tv off and not watch. We love hallmark because it takes away to a happy place. But all these reruns are just too much I also just took up watching Cedar Cove really like it bummed you canceled seriously we need to keep more shows like this

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    1. Hello Iluvhallmark2!

      I think there will be a lot more movie news to come as time goes by. I don't think "Ruby Herring" or "Chronicle Mysteries" are over, yet.

      There was also no mention of "Crossword Mysteries" in the press release; however, Brennan Elliott has reassured his fans they plan to make more. So... a lot of info was left off the list and many things are still in development behind-the-scenes! :)

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  21. No mention yet of the Aimee Teegarden movie (not sure whether A New Year's Resolution was the original or former title) which was withdrawn last year.

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    1. I have a feeling this movie is still coming and will be released, obviously, around New Years. Will they include it in the actual Countdown to Christmas is the question???

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  22. Thanks for the update. Disappointed that there's no military movies. What happened to our favorite actors. Would like to see more When Hope Calls.

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    1. Oh, you're welcome! I'm hoping we will still hear news on "When Hope Calls" season 2, and I'm still hoping, as well, for a military themed Christmas movie!

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  23. Interested to see some new faces. While I like the old standbys, it's good to change it up. I agree with many of you that Hallmark shouldn't get political or take it too far. But that's what DVR is for. Still excited that they're filming again and can't wait to see the new movies and different chemistries. As for Alicia Witt, I've only seen her have good chemistry with three men, Teddy Sears, Gabriel Hogan and Brendan Hines. If Andrew Walker is anything like them, it will be a good movie.

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    1. You know, the more and more I think about it... Andrew Walker is charming and quick-witted - so I think he and Alicia could be a fun on-screen match. You never know. She's such a blast in her movies when she's laughing, so I can totally see the two of them cracking up. I'm definitely going to be open minded about it - and who knows, it will probably have great ratings because everyone's so curious! :)

      By the way, love the co-stars you mentioned, plus, I loved her with Mark Wiebe in "A Very Merry Mix-Up" and Colin Ferguson in "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane!"

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  24. It's a sad day when many are saying they actually want to see fewer Hallmark Christmas Movies.

    It seems as if they aren't listening to their regular viewers although I do feel sorry for them as their hands are being tied and it's almost as if they are being forced to go in different directions.

    Sad to say there are already a number of movies announced which my family just will not be watching.

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    1. I want fewer movies cause back when they only had 12 new movies, they were good, well written, well thought out. Instead now we get to have the weakest most ridiculous reasons whey someone is stuck in a town with their old boyfriend they haven't seen since they left town. I wanted to like Holiday hearts last year, but really the reason why they had to watch the little girl was the most obnoxious stupid and ridiculous reason ever.

      Call me crazy, but when Alice went to the "wrong" Mitchum house on A Very Merry Mix up, it may have been a tad silly, but I could really see that happening. Or Christmas Getaway, the cabin rental being rented to 2 people and then the car breaking down and having to stay, and then doing things together and falling in love. So much more creative. Nowadays it just seems the point of Christmas movies to Hallmark is how many we put on tv so that all the magazines will write about how amazing it is you made 750 new movies in a season. Sorry to be so blunt, but its like someone got together and said how can we have these people have to hang out for 3 days, lets say the kids otherwise health dad and is in good shape has knee surgery and will be hospitalized for a week. Really????? why not say he has to have something more serious that requires a hospital stay? And then say they visit him offscreen so they can show the couple fall in love?

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  25. Need MORE Kristoffer Polaha Christmas...with Alison Sweeney or Erin Cahill!!!

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  26. WEDDING EVERY WEEKEND

    Was that a two-bride wedding?
    With Intercultural Couples’ Wedding

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    1. Yes, I am very disappointed... it appears in the new Hallmark Channel Summer Nights commercial - there will be two brides getting married in the movie "Wedding Every Weekend."

      I was extremely disappointed to hear this news yesterday from my friend and then see the commercial myself. Sadly, as the world is going these days, I think this is going to happen more and more on the Hallmark Channel. As a believer and supporter of traditional marriage I will not be promoting this film on my site. Thank you for commenting and sharing.

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    2. Thank you Net for your beliefs! I had asked a friend of mine if she saw the preview and what she thought it meant. Now I know! I won't be watching this either. I am wondering if that is why Andrew Walker left the movie he was supposed to be in and was replaced by Brendan Penny. Does anyone know?

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