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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ UPtv’s MERRY MOVIE CHRISTMAS - to Premiere 5 All New Movies this Holiday Season! πŸŒŸπŸŽ„ SEE HERE:

UPtv Press Release:


UPtv’s Merry Offering Includes a New Movie Tracker App for Viewers as they Watch 60 Days, Over 60 Titles and More Than 500 Hours of Holiday Cheer

UPtv’s Five World Television Premiere Christmas Movies Include
A Very Country Christmas Homecoming with Bea Santos (The Hardy Boys, Murdoch Mysteries), Greyston Holt (Chesapeake Shores) and country singer Deana Carter; A Ring for Christmas with Liliana Tandon (Period Piece), Dean Geyer (Once Upon a Date, Glee), Charles Hittinger (Pretty Little Liars, Sharknado) and Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos, Rizzoli & Isles); Mistletoe Magic with Stephen Huszar (The Rooftop Christmas Tree, Letterkenny) and Jessica Sipos (Chesapeake Shores, UnReal); Dashing Home for Christmas with Paniz Zade (The Handmaid’s Tale), Adrian Spencer (Designated Survivor), Suzanne Cyr (Christmas Wedding Runaway, Goosebumps) and Andrew Bushell (The Bold Type); and Christmas on the Range with Erin Cahill (L.A.’s Finest, Red Widow), Nicholas Gonzalez (The Good Doctor, Being Mary Jane), A Martinez (Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman, Love Finds You in Valentine)

ATLANTA – September 30, 2020 – UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, will be celebrating Christmas with five World Television Premiere movies, beginning with the premiere of the third title in the A Very Country franchise, A Very Country Christmas Homecoming, on Sunday, November 1 at 7 p.m. ET. These all-new movies will join UPtv’s robust collection of 500 hours of holiday cheer and over 60 movies that celebrate family memories, love and the true meaning of Christmas.

“UPtv’s Merry Movie Christmas offering is the culmination of a big year of weekly premiere movies on the network,” said Hector Campos, vice president content strategy & acquisitions for UPtv. “We’re thrilled to kick the season off with our new movie tracker app and invite viewers to tune in to our expansive programming slate offering uplifting entertainment for the whole family as we all celebrate Christmas together.”

Launching in mid-October, the My UPtv Movies app will allow viewers to learn more about upcoming movies on the network, watch movie previews, and request personalized showtime alerts. Viewers can also favorite movie titles to add to a personal collection to easily access them later, set calendar reminders, and request notifications or text messages.

17.71 million viewers tuned into Christmas movies on UPtv last year with primetime ratings growing by double digits in 4Q19 vs 4Q18 among W1849/W2554 and HHs2.

UPtv’s holiday season programming highlights include the following World Television Premiere movies. See local listings for encore broadcasts.

A Very Country Christmas Homecoming – Premieres Sunday, November 1 at 7 p.m. ET
**This is the third movie in the A Very Country franchise – previous movies were A Very Country Christmas and A Very Country Wedding
Zane and Jeannette return from their magical honeymoon to plan the perfect first Christmas as a family, but the arrival of Jeannette’s former father-in-law throws a wrench into all of their holiday planning.
Stars: Bea Santos, Greyston Holt, Deana Carter, Mike Shara, Charlotte Hegele

A Ring for Christmas – Premieres Sunday, November 8 at 7 p.m. ET
Spoiled single girl Angie Moore gets cut off 25 days before Christmas. When she discovers the existence of a sizable trust fund that she will inherit once she gets married, Angie decides to find a man to marry - by Christmas.
Stars: Liliana Tandon, Dean Geyer, Charles Hittinger, Lorraine Bracco

Mistletoe Magic – Premieres Sunday, November 15 at 7 p.m. ET
When self-proclaimed “Christmas Grinch” Harper realized that she accidentally donated her family’s beloved magic mistletoe to a charity, she enlists the help of thrift store owner and old friend Luke to help her retrieve it. Can Luke convince Harper that perhaps the magic of Christmas is real and that true love does exist?
Stars: Stephen Huszar, Jessica Sipos

Dashing Home for Christmas – Premieres Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m. ET
Emily Nichols, a successful business consultant, has missed every family gathering this year, so getting home for Christmas is very important to her. But when a series of mishaps – from delayed public transportation to diverted flights and broken-down trains and finally, a lost wallet – put her holiday plans in jeopardy, she’s forced to find a way home with a fellow road warrior, Simon Allein. While Emily is more a Type A planner who hates disruptions and inconveniences, Simon is a go-with-the-flow type who sees the brightside to any misfortune. So, having to rely upon one another to get to their final destination tests their will, but also provides ample opportunity to get to know each other and, perhaps even, fall in love.
Stars: Paniz Zade, Adrian Spencer, Suzanne Cyr, Andrew Bushell

Christmas on the Range – Premieres Sunday, December 6 at 7 p.m. ET
All Kendall Riley wants for the holidays is to save her family's ranch, but her longtime rival, small-town scrooge Brick McCree, has other plans in mind. When Brick's son, Clint, comes back to town, he is immediately drawn to Kendall and offers a helping hand. As a romance starts to blossom, Kendall's farm is sabotaged, leaving her to wonder about Clint's true intentions.
Stars: Erin Cahill, Nicholas Gonzalez, A Martinez, Lindsay Wagner

1 Nielsen, L7, 10/27-12/25/19, P2+, Reach 1 min qual
2 Nielsen, L3, 9/30/19-12/29/19 vs. 10/1/18-12/30/18, Prime (M-Su; 8p-11p), Cov AA%


About UPtv
UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, is one of the premier brands from UP Entertainment, LLC. UPtv is the destination for exclusive premiere movies, box-office hit films and beloved series. UPtv’s award-winning pro-social initiative, “UPlift Someone,” has inspired over 200 million people to uplift others through its social videos and dedicated UPlift Someone Facebook page. Additionally, UP Entertainment is home to the subscription streaming service, UP Faith & Family, America’s favorite streaming service for families, as well as AspireTV, the leading network for Black and urban lifestyle programming.

Follow UPtv on the Web at www.Uptv.com on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/Uptv, Twitter on @Uptv and Instagram at UP_TV.

------------ End of Press Release --------------

Looks like these 5 new Christmas movies on UPtv - will be cheerful and UPlifting!

If you love the outdoor country life, you are going to enjoy "Christmas on the Range," starring Erin Cahill. I have previewed this movie and it has a "J.L. Family Ranch" feel to it.

I am looking forward to seeing "Mistletoe Magic," simply because it looks lighthearted and fun, and it stars Jessica Sipos ("Chesapeake Shores") and Stephen Huszar ("A Homecoming for the Holidays") and I can't wait to see the other premieres, too, including the third musical installment in the "A Very Country Christmas" series!

Which Christmas movie are you looking forward to seeing?

Joyous Christmas Blessings! Net

Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Finding this gem felt like unearthing a hidden treasure!

Did you know... the final "Garage Sale Mystery" movie, that was NEVER SEEN on TV on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, has been released on DVD at Amazon and Walmart?

The movie is titled "Garage Sale Mystery: Search and Seized." I was so excited to see this DVD when it became available, I instantly placed it in my Amazon cart and checked it out without hesitation. I've seen ALL 15 previous "Garage Sale Mystery" movies, so I just had to see this one, too!

*CLICK HERE* to Order DVD from Amazon

*CLICK HERE* to Order DVD from Walmart

*CLICK HERE* to Order the Complete Garage Sale Mystery DVD Collection with ALL 16 Movies from Amazon

I know we all have different feelings on what occurred with Lori Loughlin and the college scandal, but she has apologized and had her day in court. Lori has had to face great criticism in the press (and social media) for what happened and as a supporter of her acting work in the past, my heart is telling me to extend grace and forgiveness. I can only hope and pray she and her family have grown from this whole experience.

Unfortunately, the last "Garage Sale Mystery" movie the cast was filming in March of 2019 when production ended, "Garage Sale Mystery: Three Little Murders," only had one more week to film and was not completed.

"Garage Sale Mystery: Search and Seized," however, had fortunately finished just weeks before, and the plan initially was for it to premiere on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in August of 2019, but that was before the college scandal was revealed and the original plans obviously changed. So, instead of this movie premiering on Hallmark, it was instead released on DVD. Like most Hallmark mysteries, "Garage Sale Mystery: Search and Seized" involves an investigation surrounding a murder. The DVD package has a recommendation on it for "mature audiences" due to mature themes and violence. If you've seen past "Garage Sale Mystery" movies, it was actually no different than those. In my opinion, I would not recommend any murder mystery for really young viewers.

As I popped my DVD in, I personally just loved seeing Lori Loughlin as Jennifer Shannon, once again, and all of the other wonderful familiar faces - her best friend and business partner, Dani (Sarah Strange), Jennifer's husband Jason (Steve Bacic), daughter Hannah (Eva Bourne), son Logan (Connor Stanhope), and Detective Frank Lynwood (Kevin O’Grady). Seeing all of them in those same roles felt like visiting old friends; it was great fun to welcome them into my home again. It may sound silly, but I didn't want the movie to end, knowing it was the very end of the series.

image via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks

This is the basic story-line from the DVD cover:
(NO Spoilers included!)

"No one can unearth a bargain quite like Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin).

As an antiques dealer and owner of the shop 'Rags to Riches', she scours garage sales in search of hidden treasures. The only problem is her incredible eye for detail often leads her to an unsolved crime - and into trouble!

With the help of her family, her business partner Dani, and no-nonsense Detective Frank Lynwood, Jenn uses all of her professional skills to solve the mysteries, even if it puts her own life in danger.

In the final installment - Searched & Seized - Jenn's friend Miles is running a police auction that features items seized in a money counterfeiting operation, but when Miles turns up dead, Jenn suspects he may have gotten involved with criminals to solve his debt problems."

image: Back DVD cover - "Garage Sale Mystery: Search and Seized"
Photo by: Net, It's a Wonderful Movie

Having this movie as part of my "Garage Sale Mystery" DVD collection now - makes it feel complete. Numerous movie fans have expressed to me - how much they would love Hallmark to pick the series back up where it ended. I don't know what their plans are, if any, but I feel Hallmark should give Lori Loughlin a second chance and bring her back on the network. Many viewers still love her and would warmly welcome her back to "When Calls the Heart" as Abigail Stanton and, of course, "Garage Sale Mysteries!"

"Searched & Seized" is an intriguing who-dun-it story weaved together with all sorts of puzzling prospects and possible suspects. The mystery was so detailed - I was guessing until the very thrilling end, although I had a hunch or two!

The Shannon family was also wonderfully involved with this story as Logan and his father purchased a Mustang at the local Police Auction and were working to restore it and follow their own mystery search. Jenn, of course, found herself deeply involved in the murder mystery of her friend and piecing together all of the clues.

You can get your DVD copy of "Garage Sale Mystery: Search and Seized" TODAY at Amazon or Walmart! If you've enjoyed all of the "Garage Sale Mystery" movies in the past, then you won't want to miss this LAST one!

You can even buy the complete collection of ALL 16 Garage Sale Mysteries in one DVD set at Amazon!

Happy Sleuthing, Everyone! Blessings, Net

Monday, September 28, 2020

πŸŽ„ Double Holiday & Christmas Duet ♪ - NEW on DVD! πŸŽ„ See Here:

Two new great Christmas movies have just been released on DVD!

First up, it's Carly Pope and Kristoffer Polaha in...

Career-minded Rebecca’s plans for Hanukkah don’t go as expected when a promotion opportunity comes up at work. When the company CEO asks Rebecca and her insufferable office mate, Chris – also her main competitor for the promotion – to plan the company’s Christmas party, she realizes they must overcome their opposing styles in order to succeed. Forced to work together on the party, Chris learns more about Rebecca and embraces her family’s Hanukkah traditions, while she also begins to see him in a new light. Although feelings slowly develop between the two, the ongoing competition over the promotion threatens to undermine it all.

This title will be released on October 13, 2020.


The next Christmas movie released on DVD stars Chaley Rose and Rome Flynn in...

Well-loved music duo Averie and Jesse, famous for their duet "Wouldn’t Be Christmas," haven't played together since they went their separate ways years ago. Averie gave up music and opened a beautiful lodge in a snowy Vermont town - while Jesse still tours, struggling to find the same kind of success they had as a duo. When fate brings them together over the holidays at Averie's lodge just in time for the annual Yuletide Festival, can the magic of Christmas help reunite them once again?

This title will be released on October 13, 2020.


I hope you enjoyed this DVD news! Will you add one or both of these movies to your collection?

I really enjoyed "Double Holiday," so that would be my pick. I'm sure it has nothing to do with Kristoffer Polaha being in it. haha!

You can also check out other recent Christmas DVD releases from Hallmark, UPtv, etc... - *HERE*!

Joyous Christmas Blessings, Net

Saturday, September 26, 2020

FALL for NEW MOVIES & a CLASSIC DRAMA this Weekend - with Jon Voight, Bo Derek, James Caan, Mischa Barton, Sean Faris, Clark Backo, Jonathan Keltz, Warren Christie and Lacey Chabert!

images via: Hallmark Crown Media / UPtv

Saturday, September 26, 2020-

Look for the second ALL NEW Fall Harvest movie...

image via: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline via Hallmark: Lily wants a promotion to events director at the remote lodge she works for. She gets her chance when all-business hotel guest Noah arrives desperately needing help to finish planning his sister’s autumn wedding.

When the activities director at Look Lodge quits, Lily seizes the opportunity for a promotion and must immediately entertain a wedding party. While keeping her boss, who is also her sister, happy, Lily helps the bride’s estranged brother, Noah, put his job aside to help plan the wedding and reconnect with his family.

See the premiere of Falling for Look Lodge
Saturday, September 26, 2020
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


Sunday, September 27, 2020-

Can a couple disconnect from tech and reconnect together in...

image via: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline: A man and his wife ditch the distractions of technology to repair their strained relationship.

See the UPtv premiere of Love Unplugged
Sunday, September 27, 2020
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


Sunday, September 27, 2020-

See Lacey Chabert on the Hallmark Channel in the heartwarming movie...

image via: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline: When Gina loses her husband on Christmas Day, she soon finds a kindred spirit in another parent at her kids' school, Michael, who loses his wife at the same time.

Sunday, September 27, 2020
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


Sunday, September 27, 2020-

Join Jon Voight and the original JL Family Ranch cast again in...

image via: Hallmark Crown Media

Storyline:When Henry proposes it looks like Rebecca will get her fairytale ending until her daughter invites a visitor from her past to the ranch that will change the Petersons and Landsburgs forever.

*You can also see the original J.L. Family Ranch movie Sunday at 9am/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

Sunday, September 27, 2020
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Happy First Weekend of Fall, Everyone!

It's really beginning to feel more and more like autumn here in the Midwest. The leaves are still mostly green on our trees, but I'm spotting a few golden ones here and there. However, the fields around our family farm are ready and the combine started up yesterday - it's officially Fall Harvest!

Hope you all enjoy the new movies. I'm really looking forward to "JL Family Ranch: The Wedding Gift." The first movie was filled with mystery and intrigue; I'm hoping the second one will resolve previous disputes.

*Please Note: I have not pre-screened these new movies, but based on the previews we've been given, thus far, I am anticipating they will be family-friendly.

Have a nice weekend...

Blessings, Net



“You are my hiding place
and my shield;
I hope in Your word.”

~Psalm 119:114

Thursday, September 24, 2020

3 Months Until Christmas Eve & Christmas Day!

Lacey Chabert - Hallmark Crown Media

On this September 24th & 25th, 
as we're celebrating 3 months 'til Christmas Eve 
and Christmas Day, 
we can watch these two classic Christmas movies (see below) 
& Mark the 25th one last time 
before Christmas TV Movies 
begin next month on October 23rd!

The Miracles of Christmas
"Thursday Night Feature"
airing September 24th
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is...

Storyline via Hallmark: Corey Calvin dreamed of being a theater director in the city but that meant abandoning her late father’s antiques shop in her small hometown as well as leaving the local Christmas Pageant as director. When LA hunk Ryder Donnelly visits her shop, more than Christmas lights twinkle and their affection grows. A surprise gift from Ryder convinces Corey to attend a holiday soiree at the Donnelly estate. When Corey sees Ryder at her Christmas Pageant, she reaches a crossroads. Does she owe it to her dad’s memory to stay in Harmony or owe it to her heart and finally listen when love calls?


The "Countdown to Christmas"
"Friday Night Feature"
airing September 25th
on the Hallmark Channel is...

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

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

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

Will you watch one of the Hallmark Christmas movies airing this week or will you choose something else to honor the 25th?

MY *Mark the 25th* PICK:

Of the two movies Hallmark is airing this week, "Christmas in Rome," starring Lacey Chabert, is my pick! Over the weekend, I plan to also watch "A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love." I just love that heartwarming movie. May we all start to look for more *Godwink* moments in our lives today!

Please be sure to share
your Christmas movie pick in comments below.

See the *Countdown to Christmas*
Hallmark Channel list - HERE.

See the *Miracles of Christmas*
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries list - HERE.

Joyous Christmas Blessings to you all! Net

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

πŸŽ„ Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas & Miracles of Christmas 2020 πŸŽ„

images: Hallmark Crown Media

The Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are getting ready to spread Christmas Cheer - beginning October 23rd. Through EW - Hallmark just announced nearly all of their 40 New Christmas movies coming in 2020.

I am personally excited about many of these NEW PAIRINGS

"If I Only Had Christmas" will star one of my favorites, Candace Cameron Bure ("Christmas Town"), along with Warren Christie, who I just love in the Hallmark classic, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year." I can't wait to see these two together! Candace has shared that her new holiday film will have a 'Wizard of Oz' theme, so I'm looking forward to seeing how that story is mixed into this new Christmas movie! Will there be ruby slippers, a yellow brick road, and (please no!) scary flying monkeys??? All I can say is... "There's no place like home... there's no place like home..."

Another pairing I was excited to see, was Jill Wagner and Lucas Bryant, who I just love and will be starring together in "The Angel Tree!" Doesn't that sound so sweet? Plus, Brooke D’Orsay and Sam Page sound ideal together for "A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances" and it's no secret that Jen Lilley and Trevor Donovan will be starring together in USS Christmas, but I still love hearing more and more about this Patriotic movie that honors our military!

I was also thrilled to officially see these actors who have previously worked together - are doing so again...

A Bright and Merry Christmas
Starring: Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas
(Who previously starred together in "The Irresistible Blueberry Farm")

Christmas Waltz
Starring: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp
(Who previously starred together in "Love, Romance, and Chocolate")

A Glenbrooke Christmas
Starring: Autumn Reeser and Antonio Cupo
(Who previously starred together in "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade" and "I Do, I Do, I Do")

Now, please know and beware... there are a couple movies I won't be promoting due to my own personal faith and beliefs, because these movies include same sex couples. Those movies are "The Christmas House" and "A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn." There may be others, but I am currently only aware of these two. It saddens me to see the direction Hallmark is taking, leaving behind those of us of faith. They want to be diverse and include everyone, well, this does not include me and my family. I am very disappointed in Hallmark over this issue, and I know other viewers feel the same. We will have to be very careful on what we choose to watch this year.

Lacey Chabert ("Christmas in Rome") will not only be starring in the movie, "Christmas Waltz" on the Hallmark Channel, but she will also have a starring role in a new Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, in "Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas." Her co-star is Stephen Huszar of "A Home for the Holidays."

In the new Christmas movie, "A Nashville Christmas Carol," starring Jessy Schram and Wes Brown, we will find many great Country Music stars: Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Kix Brooks and actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley ("The Christmas Train") also stars!

Now... there are a few movies left to fill, so we don't know quite, yet, every movie. I didn't see Kathie Lee Gifford's name with "A Godwink Christmas;" which leaves me wondering if she will be in this third installment? Other Hallmark regulars I don't see mentioned, yet, are: Kristoffer Polaha, Cindy Busby, Jodie Sweetin, Kevin McGarry, Jesse Metcalfe, Chad Michael Murray, Brittany Bristow, Ashley Newbrough, Kellie Martin, and many more! Stay tuned for future updates.

Candace Cameron Bure will host the 2020 Countdown to Christmas Preview Special on the Hallmark Channel, Saturday, October 17, 2020 and Jen Lilley & Trevor Donovan will host Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' 2020 Miracles of Christmas Preview Special on Sunday, October 18, 2020.

See the *Countdown to Christmas*
Hallmark Channel list - HERE.

See the *Miracles of Christmas*
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries list - HERE.

Joyous Christmas Blessings to you all! Net

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Reunited and it Feels So Deadly - a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie starring Candace Cameron Bure, Niall Matter, Marilu Henner, Peter Benson, Lexa Doig and More!


Movie: Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Reunited and it Feels So Deadly

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: October 18, 2020


Candace Cameron Bure ... Aurora Teagarden
Niall Matter ... Nick Miller
Marilu Henner ... Aida Teagarden
Lexa Doig ... Sally Allison
Peter Benson ... Dt. Arthur Smith
Miranda Frigon ... Lynn Liggett-Smith
Dylane Sloane ... Phillip Pifer
Ellie Harvie ... Lillian
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Terry Sternholtz
Cole Vigue ... Davis Mettle
Matthew Macdaull ... Parker Stearns
Jeffrey Joseph ... Coach Caldwell
Kate Isaac ... Cassie Reynolds
Toby Levins ... Jack Larsen
Tegan Moss ... Amy Larsen
Iris Quinn ... Shirley Larsen
Brad Harder ... Officer Heard
Sasha Monica ... Shawna Conway
Christin Park ... Room Service Waiter


Storyline via Hallmark: Aurora’s high school reunion turns deadly when a body is found in the hotel pool. Aurora and her Real Murders Club help investigate which classmate was most likely to kill.

Movie Review:


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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks