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~ James 1:17

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

πŸŽ‰ Happy New Year! πŸŽ‰ Enjoy Hallmark's Christmas Movie Marathons one last time! ⏰ SEE HERE:

The Hallmark Channel 
is including these Christmas movies 
 in their New Years Eve and 
New Years Day Marathon:

(Times are in Eastern Standard Time) 

Thursday, December 31, 2020:


Friday, January 1, 2020:


Christmas movies will continue on the Hallmark Channel until Saturday night, December 2nd, at 8pm/7c. when the first *New Year New Movie* premieres - Taking a Shot at Love!


You can also ring in the *New Year*
with Christmas movies 
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

Thursday, December 31, 2020:


Friday, January 1, 2020:


Saturday, January 2, 2020:


Christmas movies end on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Saturday, January 2nd at 6am/5c. when the Mystery Kickoff Weekend begins!


I hope you all have a very Happy New Year! 

As we each have many hopes and dreams for the new year ahead, it's my prayer that 2021 will bring with it more of the normalcy we were used to - last year at this time. May we all have joy, know peace, and experience the fullness of God's love.

Blessings in the New Year to you all! Net 

Monday, December 28, 2020

UPtv's January 2021 Movie Premieres - SEE HERE:

UPtv will be premiering new movies on Sunday nights in 2021, beginning with "Blueprint to The Heart" starring Laura Mitchell and Dennis Andres. Also, stay tuned on UPtv for "Just for the Summer" starring Brant Daugherty and Hayley Sales, "Hint of Love" starring Debs Howard and Dennis Andres, "Love is a Piece of Cake" starring Greyston Holt and Lindsey Gort and many more!

See the January UPtv Movie Premieres below...

Blueprint to The Heart

Original Air Date: January 10, 2021


Laura Mitchell ... Tiffany
Dennis Andres ... Brooks
Crystal Balint ... Liz
Clayton James ... Haiden
Johannah Newmarch ... Kimberly
Nelson Wong ... Andy
Quinnie Vu ... Bennie
Chris Carson ... Fin
Teresa Laverty ... Bobbi
David Parent ... Mr. Carter
Safiya Ricketts ... Mrs. Carter
Daniel Bacon ... Howard
Teagan Vincze ... Gwen
Scott Pocha ... Crew Member


Storyline via UP: A talented host and designer of a high-end renovation television show is forced to change her show format to include life makeovers as well after her ratings dip. However, when she tries to upscale the handsome and down-to-Earth subject of her first episode, she must choose between chasing ratings or following her heart.


"Watched "Blueprint To The Heart" on UP and really liked it. The story line was different." ~kitkat

"Blueprint to the Heart is a rather cute movie. You can see some sparks between the leads, even though they disagree quite frequently. Cautions: Comments are made near the beginning of the movie that imply both Tiffany and Brooks were possibly living with their previous exes. The comments are not overly obvious and definitely not vulgar. Also, another note of caution, a man is shirtless when he is working on renovations. It's actually a funny scene where water is gushing out of the sink and he removes his shirt quickly to try to stop it and hold it back. I was laughing pretty hard at that moment. Minus those two cautions, I would say it was family friendly." ~Net

"I ended up really enjoying Blueprint To The Heart. It didn't begin too well but fortunately once we start watching a movie we stay with it to the end and this one really picked up, the second half was really good. I liked the two leads particularly Dennis Andres (didn't mind the shirtless scene at all!) and thought that there was some good chemistry between them. The plot was a bit different and it was nice to see some familiar faces from Hallmark in secondary roles. Well worth a watch." ~Anonymous

"Finally got round to watching Blueprint To The Heart and like everyine else thorough enjoyed it - in fact it os ine of my favourite movies to date this year. Never heard of Laura Mitchell before and while the name Dennis Andres seemed familair din't recognise the face at all. It was a bit slow to start but once it got going it kept improving and really held your interest. The plot was a bit different, there were a number of humorous scenes and I found great chemistry between the leads. The secondary cast were good two and Tiffany's ex-boyfriend wasn't a bad guy at all. Maybe I picked it up wrong but I thought Brooks was actually divorced? What really made this for me was a wonderful last quarter hour and in particular ending. Memo to Hallmark, please take note - nthis is how you should be ending your movies! I'm going to be watching out for Dennis Andres in the future. An unexpected delight." ~Anonymous

The Baby Proposal

Also Known As: ComeBack Kid

Original Air Date: January 17, 2021


Alexandra Chando... Layla
Mike Merrill... Derrick
Elizabeth Braun... Allie
Chuti Tiu... Sarah
Ashley Love-Mills... Hannah
Candace Counts... Mia
Diahnna Nicole Baxter... Annie
Seth Goodfellow... Brad
Malerie Grady... Fan #3
Racquel Bianca John... Julie
Jesse Malinowski... Beau
Nicole Sellars... Reporter #1
Lesa Wilson ... Zoey


Layla Bennett has it all figured out, her own place, a thriving career and a loving fiancΓ©. She co-hosts morning show Wake Up Chicago! Alongside her charming but sometimes irritating colleague Derek Dray. They have different working styles. She likes to be spontaneous and improvise on air, while he’s more of a stick to the script guy. When they’re given the bombshell of caring for a baby together, it’s their worst nightmare…But as they juggle night feeds and nap times with their hectic lives, they can’t deny the growing chemistry. Is this unexpected arrival all they needed to realize they were meant to be?


"The Baby Proposal is lighthearted and Family Friendly. The leads are co-workers who mostly disagree, but are unexpectedly given the challenge of caring for an infant baby girl, who is absolutely adorable. Reporters accuse the co-workers of having “an affair,” which is 100% not true. Other than that comment, it is G rated. To be honest, I didn't really see a love connection between the leads. They seemed more like friends to me." ~Net

"I forgot to that I thought The Baby Proposal was VERY BORING. I think the actors were pretty good, but the script was just not good. Too bad. Oh, and the actress playing her publicist or whatever was horrible." ~Misty

"I think that The Baby Proposal was a really nice movie! The baby was cute, the plot line was interesting, and it didn't progress too quickly. It kept me interested until the end, and the ending was sweet. I was very pleased." ~Anonymous

Romance Retreat

Original Air Date: January 24, 2021


Amanda Schull ... Dana Willingham
Morgan David Jones ... Stefan Gonzales
Eric Hicks ... Jon
Patrice Goodman ... Catherine Fontes
Sidney Leeder ... Nicola
Toni Ellwand ... Harriet Lippi
Jamie Spilchuk ... Felix Moore
Peyson Rock ... Ian
John Novak ... Raymond Lippi
Rishma Malik Scott ... Quinn Moore
A.C. Peterson ... Bradley Tiffin
Melissa Williams ... Yoga Instructor


After a big breakup, journalist Dana Willingham finds herself alone and stuck at a couple’s yoga retreat while the biggest story of her career breaks far away. And she doesn’t even like yoga! But maybe the universe has put her here for a reason, because the handsome loner staying at the lodge turns out to be Stefan Gonzales, the tech guru at the center of the scandal. As she gains his trust to expose him, she finds herself falling in love with him. Now she must use the lessons from yoga to choose: the perfect story or the perfect man?


"Romance Retreat – Not a keeper for me. First of all, I loved the actors, especially Amanda Schull – she was fantastic and truly adorable to watch, but this story was just not to my liking. There was a lot of bazaar yoga stuff going on throughout the entire movie. I can deal with watching a short yoga scene where people do a little exercise and stretching, but this went way beyond that with some odd meditation scenes and drumming around a fire, etc... I almost turned it off, but I ended up fast-forwarding through those parts, because I don’t believe as a Christian, in that sort of thing. It honestly gave me a weird vibe. All of the people at the retreat who were very much in to the yoga ALL acted very odd and beyond strange, like they were in some kind of weird hippie cult. The romance between Dana (Amanda Schull) and Stefan (Morgan David Jones) was cute, but it definitely wasn’t enough to save the movie for me." ~Net

"Romance Retreat had a good storyline, but there was way too much 'yoga'/new age stuff in it. However, there are many people who love yoga who will like it. I did not like the main characters, but they had good chemistry for the most part. I cannot say if it's 'family friendly', because I really didn't watch all the way. ~Misty

"Romance Retreat-- I like Amanda Schull a lot and Morgan David Jones was great. It was a little slow at first, but I would watch it again. It was funny. Seemed appropriate although I think it was implied Dana and her boyfriend Jon were going to be sharing a room, but it didn't happen and I am thinking it was implied but it might not have been at all. This was a great movie about taking time to enjoy life rather than blowing thru it and also about doing what is right even if it means putting yourself out there." ~Sabrina

Love is a Piece of Cake

Original Air Date: January 31, 2021


Lindsey Gort ... Jessie Dale
Greyston Holt ... Aidan Cooper
Julia Benson ... Suzanne Cooper
Lindsay Winch ... Beatrice
Jaime M. Callica ... Howard
Mila Jones ... Riley Cooper
Colleen Wheeler ... Clara Dale
Jo Miro ... Minister
Christian Sloan ... Evan Miller
Amelia Burstyn ... Party Goer
Amanda Wong ... Reporter
Levi Wall ... Worker
Fritzy-Klevans Destine ... Baker


Jessie Dale is a third generation baker who loves her cake shop more than anything in the world. When developers threaten to buy her building and force her out, she must do all she can to save her bakery, all while juggling a blossoming romance with her client’s brother.


"Love is a Piece of Cake is such a sweet movie! Very family friendly. The leads, Jessie Dale (Lindsey Gort) and Aidan Cooper (Greyston Holt) were great together, instantly I felt a connection between them. I loved how Jessie was committed to her bake shop and the sentimental history it held for her with her grandmother. Her staff/friends at the bakery were great and very supportive, especially when Jessie was struggling to financially keep her business. Aidan's daughter Riley was absolutely adorable, a scene stealer! (His wife has passed away) I think it was mentioned once that little girl was 5 years old, but she looked and acted more like a very cute 3 year old. Her acting didn't seem like acting at all; she seemed very real. Overall, this is such a sweet, lighthearted, feel-good movie." ~Net

"I find Greyston Holt very hit and miss. He was good in Cross Country Christmas - it wasn't so much him here but the movie was rather dull, it took a really long time to really get started and continued at a pretty slow place. Mu Mum used to have a saying "too sweet to be wholesome" and this is what I thought about his young daughter here - I think she was just put into the movie to arouse viewers' sympathies. The gut that Jessie had hired to look after the Bakery's books and its future progress was an odd character. Certainly family friendly though." ~Anonymous

"Love is a Piece of Cake. Really cute movie; I'm glad I watched it. I liked all the actors & actresses, the little girl was precious, and the employees at the bakery were fun characters. There was a moment in the romance where the heroine jumps to silly conclusions - I hate that in books and in movies - but it was a quick blip and was resolved satisfactorily. Family friendly, sweet movie." ~~Jane

Please note: I have posted reviews of the UPtv movies listed above. If you'd also like to post a review on whether a film is family-friendly - or whether or not you liked it, please share in comments.

Happy movie watching! Net 

*images via: UP

Saturday, December 26, 2020

After Christmas TV Specials - "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" Marathon & More!

Spend your weekend with the POstables! Hallmark Drama is delivering viewers a Movie Marathon this weekend that's soooo BIG - it's airing both Saturday and Sunday! It's the "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" pilot movie starring Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe, Geoff Gustafson, plus the series 1 hour episodes and all of the subsequent movies, including Christmas!!!

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered" Marathon:

Saturday, December 26, 2020:

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Movie - 7:00 AM
A mix up on her first day of work sends Shane to the Dead Letter Office, where a group of quirky characters led by Oliver try to deliver the undeliverable. Movie 1 of 12.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Series - 9:00 AM
Time to Start Livin'
The postal detectives unravel a mystery behind a letter from a young boy whose life is in danger, as a legendary new supervisor challenges and inspires the team. Guest stars Valerie Harper.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Series - 10:00 AM
To Whom It May Concern
The postal detectives are inspired by their supervisor to take a risk to save the life of an army veteran. Guest stars Valerie Harper.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Series - 11:00 AM
The postal detectives track clues to deliver a love letter that can change lives, while their strict new supervisor is on a journey of her own. Guest stars Della Reese.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Series - 12:00 PM
The Masterpiece
The postables hunt for clues to deliver a package that could change a family forever, while their tough-as-nails supervisor turns towards a new life chapter. Guest stars Della Reese.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Series - 1:00 PM
The Edge of Forever
A letter from beyond the grave brings new life to an estranged family.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Series - 2:00 PM
The Future Me
A letter from the future creates a mysterious challenge for the postal detectives. Guest stars Marilu Henner.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Series - 3:00 PM
Something Good
The postal detectives discover a package of music that can launch a career and restore a life. Guest stars Valerie Bertinelli.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Series - 4:00 PM
Dark of Night
Justice comes in the form of a letter as the team at the Dead Letter Office solve clues to deliver not only a letter, but an unspeakable truth that has been buried for years. Guest stars Valerie Bertinelli.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Series - 5:00 PM
The Treasure Box
Lives are at risk when the Postables discover a box of treasure.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Series - 6:00 PM
A Hope and a Future
Norman meets a family member who changes his life as the Postables make a delivery that transforms a family. Guest stars Carol Burnett.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas - 7:00 PM
Oliver, Shane, Norman and Rita work together in the dead letter office to solve the mystery behind an undeliverable Christmas card from years past. Movie 2 of 12.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris With Love - 9:00 PM
The POstables explore the mystery of true love as they deliver divorce papers to one couple the same day Oliver's missing wife reappears. Movie 3 of 12.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told - 11:00 PM
The POstables are on a mission to deliver a soldier's letter from Afghanistan to a teenager who's being relentlessly bullied, while Oliver's estranged father surprises him with news that shakes him to his core. Movie 4 of 12.

Sunday, December 27, 2020:

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream - 7:00 AM
The POstables work against the clock decoding a letter to rescue a soldier in Afghanistan and reunite her with her family, while Rita competes for the National Miss Special Delivery title in Washington, D.C. Movie 5 of 12.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart - 9:00 AM
The POstables' investigation leads them to a public figure who could be brought down by the contents of a damaged letter; Oliver, Shane, Norman and Rita are personally challenged in the aftermath of Valentine's Day. Movie 6 of 12.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million - 11:00 AM
Oliver and Shane explore their romance at a supper club where they meet a woman who's reeling from a sudden breakup with her boyfriend who asks the POstables to retrieve the valuable letter she just mailed him. Movie 7 of 12.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You - 1:00 PM
Oliver's Divine Delivery Theory is put to the test when he and the POstables seem to be unable to deliver a damaged letter from a military veteran that's a matter of life and death. Movie 8 of 12.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground - 3:00 PM
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans handyman and blues singer-songwriter, Gabe Recolte was left homeless before he had the chance to express his love for club owner Hattie. Movie 9 of 12.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again - 5:00 PM
When The POstables discover an antique vase with a letter inside, they trace the package to three little girls who attempted to sell the vase 18 years ago in order to save their family farm. Movie 10 of 12.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Road Less Traveled - 7:00 PM
The POstables take a road trip in an old Winnebago in order to track down a small boy who they fear may have been kidnapped. Movie 11 of 12.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Altar - 9:00 PM
The long-awaited wedding of Norman and Rita leads the POstables to letter for a young woman with clues about her missing mother. Movie 12 of 12.

*For the complete list of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movies in chronological order, with DVD information, click here

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Also this weekend, it's Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel... with a special presentation of "USS Christmas" and "Holly & Ivy!"

Saturday, December 26, 2020:

USS Christmas airs 
Saturday, December 26, 2020 
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel 

Sunday, December 27, 2020:

Holly & Ivy airs 
Sunday, December 27 2020 
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel 

Please Note: "Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing" will air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Sunday night. See a caution on this movie in the *2020 Christmas Movie Reviews*!

Also, be sure to enjoy many old and new Christmas movies - continuing to air on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

Happy days after Christmas, Everyone! 
As the Matthew West song says, 
"The Light of the World is still here!" 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Joyous Blessings! Net

Monday, December 21, 2020

πŸŽ„ *Merry Christmas* dear 'It's a Wonderful Movie' Family & Friends! πŸŽ„

Merry Christmas!
JOY to the World - The LORD has Come!

May the true GIFT of Christmas, JESUS, the Christ Child, who was born in a manger, fill our hearts and homes with joy and peace.

Whether you're wrapping gifts, reading a special Christmas story, baking sugar cookies in the shapes of stars, bells & trees, watching a Christmas movie this week, or simply enjoying some quiet time, this Christmas may we cherish precious memories of Christmases from the past and embrace the Lord's "presence" above all of the Christmas "presents" under the tree!

Also, be sure to look in the sky for something else besides Santa's sleigh! On the first day of winter, Monday, December 21st, 2020 - Jupiter and Saturn will appear to be very close in the southwestern skyline, creating the look of one bright star from earth. The last time this occured was over 800 years ago! According to ChristianToday.com, "the most famous great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurred in 7 B.C.—auspiciously close to the birth of Jesus. Close enough that some believe that the great conjunction is the Star of Bethlehem." Isn't that spectacular? Be sure to look on Monday about 45 minutes to an hour after sunset and around 15 degrees above the horizon. If you happen to miss the peak of this event on Monday, the 21st, rest assured the planets will still be very close for days afterwards as they gradually part ways once again.

"Oh, star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light."
(lyrics from "We Three Kings")

During this Christmas week... if you're wanting to catch some good old Christmas classics, there are still plenty to see, including It's a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve, Meet Me in St. Louis, It Happened on 5th Avenue, The Santa Clause trilogy, Home Alone, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and many more! See the Christmas Movie Schedule for times airing.

If you'd like to binge watch movies on Christmas day, look for a full day marathon of It's a Wonderful Life - on Friday from 6am/5c. to 12am/11c on the E! Entertainment channel, and for those who have Hallmark Drama, there's a "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" first season and movie marathon soooo BIG - it takes two days - Saturday, December 26th & Sunday, December 27th!

Back to Christmas week... Even though Hallmark, UPtv, and ION have finished airing their new Christmas movies for the 2020 holiday season, Lifetime still has FOUR MORE NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES to premiere this week! However, please note: after Christmas they won't replay on Lifetime - so you better catch them now or you may have to wait until next year!

Lifetime's Christmas Week - Christmas Movie Premieres:

Monday, December 21, 2020:

Spotlight on Christmas
premieres at 8pm/7c.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020:

The Christmas High Note
premieres at 8pm/7c.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020:

Christmas at the Castle
premieres at 8pm/7c.

Friday, December 25, 2020 - Christmas Day!:

My Sweet Holiday
premieres at 8pm/7c.

If you want more details on these Lifetime Christmas Movies
- click here!

*Please know- I have NOT pre-screened these NEW Christmas movies listed above. If you happen to watch one of the new Christmas movies this week and want to share whether or not it is a family friendly movie, please stop back by and leave a comment. I know everyone here would be grateful to know any information you are willing to share.


Encores at 8pm/7c. 
on Friday, December 25, 2020 - Christmas Day 

As tradition goes, the Hallmark Channel and now, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, too, will have air many of their 2020 Christmas movie premieres commercial free - beginning Christmas Eve and airing into Christmas Day! (See reviews of the 2020 Christmas movies - here - to check out which new movies are family friendly!)

Unfortunately the cast of "When Calls the Heart" was unable to film a new Christmas movie this year; however, Hearties everywhere will get an extra special gift - with a preview of the upcoming new season during the re-airing of last year's WCTH Christmas movie: When Calls the Heart: Home for Christmas on the Hallmark Channel, Christmas day, at 8pm/7c. Season 8 of "When Calls the Heart" will premiere on February 21, 2020!


When we get together on Christmas day, before any gift is opened, our family gathers around close and the story of Jesus' birth is read by my father from Luke 2. 

Here's a special print out of the scriptures from Luke, if you'd like to read it on Christmas day, post it on your refrigerator or share with loved ones...

I hope you have enjoyed 
many beloved Christmas Classics
and some delightful New Christmas Movies this year, too!

I appreciate everyone who visits here 
at It's a Wonderful Movie, 
and I'm most grateful to those who share a movie review!

Your *presence* here throughout the Christmas season 
and all throughout the year - 
is always a wonderful *present* to me and all who visit here!

Be sure to stay tuned for more news on Family TV Movies,
Christmas Movies and a whole lot of fun - throughout 2021!

THANK YOU to ALL my Blog Followers! Even though we've had to be socially distanced in the real world, I'm so glad we could all remain socially close here. I'm giving you all a virtual group hug... I'm so warmed by your thoughtful comments and friendship every day of the year! 

God's Blessings to You All!
May you have a very Merry Christmas and
a Happy, Joyous New Year!

In Christ's Love, Net


Luke 2:1-14 (KJV)

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

🎠Get Swept Up in 7 NEW Christmas TV MoviesπŸŽ„ - the Last Weekend Before Christmas!!! πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰

It's hard to believe THIS WEEKEND is officially the VERY LAST ONE before CHRISTMAS!!! It seems this year, in 2020, time often stood still with all of life's uncertainties and Christmas, the idealistic day of peace of harmony, often felt like a million miles away - and now HERE IT IS... Almost! My greatest wish is that everyone will feel loved this Christmas, that we enjoy the simple things, and we each spread the true JOY and LOVE of Christmas!

I live in the heartland of the Midwest, where we had around 3 inches of snow fall this week. It was our first real snow of the season; and oh my, it was breathtaking! There's nothing quite like a white Christmas! Although, it will surely all melt by Christmas next week, I'm enjoying looking out my window now- it just feels Christmassy, like living in a snow globe!

This weekend I'm going to be extra busy wrapping gifts and catching some of the NEW Christmas movies and some old ones, too. I'm hoping there will be lots of good ones to enjoy from Friday to Sunday! I'm most looking forward to these new movies: Christmas on the Menu, A Christmas Carousel, Cross Country Christmas and Project Christmas Wish! (Hopefully, they will all be family friendly!) Please share which ones you're looking forward to - in comments below!

Friday, December 18, 2020:

Storyline via Lifetime: Josie Jennings (Kim Shaw) a celebrated, romantic, 35-year old chef in the city heads home to spend the holidays at the quaint, magical bed and breakfast where she grew up, and where her mother Shannon (Cynthia Gibb) has just opened a new restaurant. Famous food critic Tanner Rhodes (Clayton James), who has given Josie harsh reviews in the past, comes to town to review the new restaurant and Josie’s Christmas Cuisine. As the holidays unfold, Josie and Tanner get to know each other better, and a romance soon begins to blossom but will Tanner find a way to right his wrongs, write a rave review for the bistro’s delicious cuisine, and win Josie’s heart by Christmas Eve? 

Friday, December 18, 2020
at 8pm/7c. on Lifetime


Saturday, December 19, 2020: 

Storyline via Hallmark: When Lila is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince to complete it by Christmas.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


Saturday, December 19, 2020: 

Swept Up by Christmas

Storyline via Hallmark: 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. 
Saturday, December 19, 2020
at 10pm/9c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Saturday, December 19, 2020:

  A Christmas Exchange

Storyline via Lifetime: The holiday season has started and Molly Cooper (Laura Vandervoort) is looking for joy. Finally living her childhood dream, Molly swaps her quaint farmhouse for London Financier Patrick Kingston’s (Rainbow Sun Francks) posh apartment. Through the ups and downs of her new life in London and searching for romance, Molly begins to look forward to all communication with Patrick. Likewise, Patrick finds Molly’s warm emails and texts charming and compelling. Sparks fly between them as they get to know each other as they live in each other’s spaces. 
Saturday, December 19, 2020 
at 8pm/7c. on Lifetime


Saturday, December 19, 2020:

  Christmas at Rosemont
*This is not a new movie, but it is a New to TV Premiere. Rated TV-PG.

Storyline: Caught in a blizzard five days before Christmas, pregnant 23-year-old Lisa and her friend Brad, a professional snowboarder, take shelter at The Rosemont. A once-great winter resort, The Rosemont has seen better days. After losing her daughter and granddaughter, the cantankerous owner Josephine has let it fall into disrepair. But now, stranded by the blizzard and with Lisa giving birth, everyone comes together to provide what they all need most -- a family.

Christmas at Rosemont premieres
Saturday, December 19, 2020
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


Sunday, December 20, 2020:

  Cross Country Christmas

Storyline via Hallmark: Former classmates Lina and Max are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation.

Sunday, December 20, 2020
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


Sunday, December 20, 2020:

A Christmas Break

Storyline via Lifetime: School teacher Addison Tate (Cindy Sampson) wants this Christmas to be special for her kids especially since the School Board has decided that it will be the last as the school will be closing. When Addison meets Danny (Steve Byers), a Hollywood actor home to reconnect with his roots, on a Christmas tree lot, sparks fly, uniting the two to save the school from closing right before Christmas Eve.

A Christmas Break premieres 
Sunday, December 20, 2020
at 8pm/7c. on Lifetime


Sunday, December 20, 2020:

Project Christmas Wish

Storyline via Hallmark: 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. 

Sunday, December 20, 2020
at 10pm/9c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Once again, it looks like there are plenty of wonderful Christmas movie options this weekend! Be sure to share which ones you're looking forward to this weekend in comments below.

*Please know- I have NOT pre-screened these NEW Christmas movies listed above. If you happen to watch one of the new Christmas movies this week and want to share whether or not it is a family friendly movie, please stop back by and leave a comment. I know everyone here would be grateful to know any information you are willing to share.

Be sure to check out the 2020 Christmas Movie Review Page if you'd like to see which movies are family-friendly this year. A HUGE THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has shared a movie review, thus far! I receive so many e-mails from people who are so grateful for those; you have no idea how many people are looking at your reviews and depending on them. Bless each of you who take the time to share!

You can also check out the Christmas TV Movie Schedule - *here*, which includes NEW Christmas Movie Premieres and Christmas classics.

I pray you all have a joyous, wonderful weekend!

God Bless Us, Everyone!

Merry Christmas to You All!!! Net 


On this fourth weekend of advent, as we in our final days of preparation for Christmas, we fix our hearts upon the “Lord of Peace,” who came to earth over 2000 years ago as a baby.

"The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. 
We have seen His Glory, the Glory of the One and only Son, 
who came from the Father, full of Grace and Truth." 

(John 1:14)

πŸŽ„ Merry Christmas, #Hearties! πŸ’–"When Calls the Heart" Returns in 2021 with All New Season 8! πŸ’– SEE DETAILS HERE:


ET has released exciting news on the upcoming eighth season of the popular Hallmark period drama, "When Calls the Heart." 

Season 8 of "When Calls the Heart" will premiere on February 21, 2020, and Hearties everywhere will get an extra gift on Christmas Day - with a preview of the new season during the re-airing of last year's WCTH Christmas movie: When Calls the Heart: Home for Christmas.

Returning for "When Calls the Heart" Season 8 will be... 

Erin Krakow as Elizabeth Thatcher, 
Jack Wagner as Bill Avery, 
Pascale Hutton as Rosemary Coulter, 
Kavan Smith Leland Coulter, 
Kevin McGarry as Nathan Grant, 
Chris McNally as Lucas Bouchard, 
Paul Greene as Carson Shepherd, 
Andrea Brooks as Faith Carter, 
Martin Cummins as Henry Gowen,
Kayla Wallace as Fiona Miller,
and more from the original cast,
along with newcomers-
Viv Leacock as Joseph Canfield,
and Natasha Burnett as Minnie Canfield

πŸ’– Merry Christmas, Hearties! πŸ’–
Joyous Blessings to You All, Net