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Saturday, February 27, 2021

*2* New Rom-Coms, *2* Mystery Marathons + When Calls the Heart Season 8 - Episode *2* - this Weekend on TV! #Hearties SEE HERE:


Happy last weekend in February! There is so much to love this Saturday and Sunday - see details below...

Saturday, February 27, 2021:

Erin Krakow and Tyler Hynes star in the last new "Love Ever After" movie on the Hallmark Channel with...

Story-line via Hallmark: Elizabeth's engagement plans are thrown into disarray when her fiancΓ©e's free-spirited brother David returns home. David's unexpected influence prompts Elizabeth to question her life decisions.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


Saturday, February 27, 2021:

Follow the Clues with Candace Cameron Bure, Niall Matter, and Marilu Henner in the...

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries




Sunday, February 28, 2021:

Catch an all new rom-com on UPtv with...

Story-line via UPtv: A cookbook literary agent with culinary training is tasked with helping elevate the brand of a food channel personality known for his convenience-oriented recipes. However, as the agent works with her client on a new cookbook, playfully clashing over everything from ingredients to tastes, she must choose between following the directions or following her heart.
Hint of Love premieres
Sunday, February 28, 2021
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


Sunday, February 28, 2021:

Binge watch Jill Wagner and Kristoffer Polaha in the...

Mystery 101

MYSTERY 101 - Schedule:



Sunday, February 28, 2021:

Catch an all new episode of...

Storyline via Hallmark: The sudden arrival of Lucas' mother makes Elizabeth more than a little nervous; Lee injures his back; a newcomer's arrival causes Rosemary to reflect on what she wants in life.

Sunday, February 28, 2021
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


Hope you all enjoy the movies, marathons, & more airing this weekend! I think the new Hallmark movie, "It Was Always You," with Erin Krakow and Tyler Hynes, looks really cute and funny; plus, the new UPtv movie, "Hint of Love," looks sweet; I always like the mystery marathons and these two, "Aurora Teagarden" and "Mystery 101" are my favorites; however, most of all, I'm looking forward to an all new episode of "When Calls the Heart!"

Are YOU looking forward to everything, too, or one movie or show in particular?

Please note: I have not pre-screened the new movies listed above. Mystery movies are typically best for age 12 and up. After watching, if you'd like to post a review on whether a film is family-friendly, please share in comments.

Blessings to you all! Net



"For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also."

~Matthew 6:21

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Happy February 25th! Let's πŸŽ„Countdown to ChristmasπŸŽ„ Again - with Jill Wagner, Erin Krakow and More! 🌟 SEE HERE:

 πŸŽ„ Merry *Mark the 25th*! πŸŽ„

Happy February 25th, Everyone! Are YOU counting down to Christmas with us? Sure... it's a bit early for that, but if you've been following *It's a Wonderful Movie* for awhile then you know on each 25th day of the month we highlight the day as we Countdown to Christmas! February 25th marks 10 months until December 25th, Christmas day!

If you'd like to join along to celebrate the day - all you have to do is choose something Christmassy to watch TODAY! 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!

Since Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is playing their weekly Christmas movie on the 25th and because I happen to love this Christmas movie, I am choosing my pick to *Mark the 25th"...

Starring: Jill Wagner and Lucas Bryant

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

My Review of "The Angel Tree":
There is something so pure and inspiring about this delightful story of giving. Immediately you find yourself caught up in the mystery of who the unidentified "angel" could be - who delivers gifts and grants wishes to their community each Christmas, based on the wishes placed at the town's outdoor Angel Tree. I personally loved the connection Jill Wagner and Lucas Bryant shared, they easily flowed together on screen and appeared to be friends from long ago, just like their characters - Rebecca McBride and Matthew Anderson. I loved Matthew's coffee shop, and the fact that his nephew, Owen, helped him out there. It was also sweet that Owen was staying with his Uncle as his mother was serving in the military. Throughout the movie, it was clever how Matthew and Owen kept coming up with cute names for various coffee flavors, but best of all... it was most fun to watch Rebecca (Jill Wagner) try to figure out who Angel is - so she can write an important article. I loved the magic, mystery, and wonder of it all!

Click here to see more reviews of "The Angel Tree."

"The Angel Tree"
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8pm/7c.
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

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If you can't catch Christmas Thursday night, then perhaps you can tune in for the Hallmark Channel's Christmas movie- Friday night...

Starring: Erin Krakow and Luke MacFarlane

Storyline via Hallmark: The film centers on Christmas enthusiast party planners Ella (Erin Krakow) and her sister, Marianne, who clash with their client, Edward (Luke MacFarlane), who is a not-so-jolly toy company CEO.

"Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen"
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9pm/8c.
on the Hallmark Channel

If you'd like to join in our Countdown to Christmas event, please share your *Mark the 25th* Christmas pick in comments below!

Joyous Blessings to You All! Net

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wild West Chronicles to Premiere on INSP this Spring...

Press Release via INSP:

INSP Sets Premiere Date
for Historical Docudrama Series
Wild West Chronicles

Inspired by the true tales of famous characters and unsung heroes of the American West, the series will make its exclusive television debut on Sunday, April 11th at 5:30PM ET.

(Indian Land, SC – February 24, 2021) General-entertainment network INSP, the leader in Western & Western-adjacent programming, has set the premiere date for Wild West Chronicles. The unique historical docudrama series, based on true stories of the old west, will premiere on Sunday, April 11th at 5:30PM ET. Craig Miller, VP of Original Unscripted Programming and Development for INSP, made the announcement.

Wild West Chronicles is a unique twist on the historical docudrama,” said Miller. “We didn’t want to do a typical docudrama with a bunch of talking-head experts, so we built a concept around a newspaper reporter who travels the frontier during the late 1800s to uncover the truth behind the wildest tales of the West. As he chases down stories, viewers meet notorious criminals, courageous lawmen, and everyday heroes of the Old West. With a diverse group of characters featured in the series, there is sure to be someone there for everyone to love or loathe, or both.”

The anthology series follows the legendary Bat Masterson, once a formidable gunslinger and lawman, after he trades his sheriff’s badge for a pen and becomes a newspaper reporter. In each episode, Masterson tracks down eyewitnesses who share their vivid memories of Wild Bill Hickok, Stagecoach Mary, Butch Cassidy, Bass Reeves, and other remarkable characters of the Old West. As they tell their stories, a bygone age of hardship and lawlessness is brought to life when fearless lawmen rode tall in the saddle and vicious criminals fought to escape justice.

The 15 episodes of Wild West Chronicles will air on INSP starting on Sunday, April 11th at 5:30PM ET

About INSP:

INSP is available nationwide to more than 70M households via Dish Network (channel 259), DirecTV (channel 364), Verizon FiOS (channel 286), AT&T U-verse (channel 564) and more than 2,800 cable systems. Click here to find INSP in your area. INSP provides a trusted viewing experience with a lineup of exclusive and original series, timeless Westerns, action-filled dramas, and films focused on adventure and heroic characters.

About MorningStar Entertainment:

Gary Tarpinian and Paninee Theeranuntawat created MorningStar Entertainment with the goal of producing high-quality Television Programing. Over the past 20 years, this Emmy Award winning Production Company has produced hundreds of hours of great Television Series and Specials for such esteemed US networks as Discovery, National Geographic, History, The CW Network, PBS, A&E, TLC, Lifetime, Travel, ESPN, Discovery Science, and many others. They have also worked with or had their programs air on such respected international networks as Channel 5 UK, RTL Germany, RAI-Italy, France 5, Antena 3 – Spain, the Australian Broadcasting Company and many others. Among MorningStar’s best known programs include the hit series I Survived!, Deadliest Warrior, Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force and Mysteries Decoded.

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Even though this is not a new movie, I thought many of you would be interested in this show - based on our love of When Calls the Heart and other period dramas.

INSP is a wonderful channel that shows family programming, like The Waltons and classic westerns, like Bonanza. It sounds like the Wild West Chronicles will be a fascinating series about the history of the old west.

Hope you enjoy it!

Blessings, Net

Monday, February 22, 2021

UPtv March 2021 TV Movie Premieres - πŸŽ‚πŸŒž SEE HERE:

UPtv will be premiering NEW MOVIES on Sunday nights in March, beginning with "My Birthday Romance" starring Ali Cobrin and Jesse Hutch.

Also, look in March for the premieres of "Charm of Love" and "Love at Sunset Terrace!" See details on all of these movies below...

My Birthday Romance

Original Air Date: March 7, 2021

Starring: Ali Cobrin and Jesse Hutch

Story-line: Callie Fitzgerald is tired of her family fixing her up and questioning her single status. She is determined to find a pretend boyfriend for her 35th birthday party just so her family will leave her alone. What she didn’t expect was to actually fall for him.


🌞 "This is all very strange. The movie My Birthday Romance has been shown somewhere before. A while ago we were "Channel-hopping" and happened to come across this as it was just starting but when we saw the name Jesse Hutch decided to watch it. We forgot to note what Channel it was and haven't found it since! Now there's nothing new about the plot - we've seen this many times before in various guises but what elevated this was the interaction between Jesse and Ali Cobrin (whom I hadn't come across before) which was excellent and it moved along at a nice pace whuch kept your interest. Her brother was an interesting character too. It did go a bit pear-shaped in the final quarter but the actual ending was good and overall it was an above average movie. No problems as regards family frindly too." ~Anonymous

🌞 "My Birthday Romance--this movie was cute, sweet, I LOVE Ali Cobrin, she was a new face to me but I loved her. Love Jesse Hutch. Loved her family and how close they were and the little girl (her niece) was just adorable. Nothing seemed inappropriate to me." ~Sabrina

🌞 "I enjoyed watching "My Birthday Romance!" The brother is super funny, and I just loved all of the family! The mom & dad are a little pushy, but you could just sense how much they love and care for their daughter and just want her to be happy like they are together. The relationship between Callie and Will is fake - at first. They've both been pressured so much about being single, they just want a break, but it's obvious they are falling for one another. Great cast and family friendly." ~Net

🌞 "I could not get into My Birthday Romance or The Charm of Love, in fact, I deleted both before they were over. It could have just been the mood I was in??" ~Jane


The Charm of Love

Original Air Date: March 14, 2021

Starring: Katrina Lynne Norman and Tilky Montgomery Jones

Story-line: Art historian Dr. Madison Turner, an expert in ancient artifacts, travels halfway around the world to the Caribbean to find the legendary "Lovers Stone" to save her beloved museum, but when she meets Andrew “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, an international hotelier with trust issues and a local’s knowledge of the island, her search may lead her to true love after all.


🌞 "I enjoyed The Charm of Love. I would recommend watching it on once and if you missed it." -Misty

🌞 "I could not get into My Birthday Romance or The Charm of Love, in fact, I deleted both before they were over. It could have just been the mood I was in??" ~Jane


Love at Sunset Terrace

Original Air Date: March 21, 2021

Starring: Ellen Woglom and Carlo Marks

Story-line: Tired of her fast-paced life in the city, Sophie Carter travels to a small seaside town to disconnect and self-reflect, staying at a rental home run by a widowed father of a young girl. With a little nudging from the matchmaking daughter, Sophie and Michael unexpectedly start to fall in love and Sophie must decide between returning home or following her heart.

🌞 "I just watched Love at Sunset Terrace and absolutely loved it! The actors and actresses just all seemed very natural and realistic to me. Definitely family friendly and worth a re-watch. (One thing that was a bit distracting: you know how sometimes in the bottom right corner of the screen they'll have a little hallmark or uptv logo/icon? It's sometimes distracting to me when they do that, but all throughout this movie they kept popping in a large advertisement for The Passion of Christ so that a rather large image of Jesus kept popping into the bottom right corner of the screen. I was not thrilled to have a picture of Jesus's head bobbing about on the picnic table or the kitchen counter or the kayak. I wonder who at uptv thought that would be a good idea??!" ~Jane


Please note: I have watched the new UPtv movies listed above and found them all to be family friendly. If you'd like to post a review on whether a film is family-friendly, please share in comments.

Based on the storylines and posters given, I think all of these movies look potentially good; however, I am most looking forward to "Love at Sunset Terrace." The story sounds lighthearted and sweet, and the poster looks really fun!

Which one of these new movies looks interesting to you? Be sure to share your pick in comments below...

Happy movie watching! Net

Saturday, February 20, 2021

❤ Welcome Back to Hope Valley #Hearties! ❤ "When Calls the Heart" Returns Sunday Night with Season 8, Plus New Movie Premieres! SEE HERE:

This Sunday night - it's the long-awaited return of "When Calls the Heart!" I know I've personally been looking forward to this all new season with great anticipation since last year. There is much to be revealed and questions to be answered, including: Who will Elizabeth choose, Nathan or Lucas? Will Bill join the Mounties, again? Will Rosemary and Lee adopt a child? Which couple will get married this season? What role will the new family, the Canfields, fulfill in town? Will Fiona find a new career path since being fired as telephone operator? Will Faith come home to stay in Hope Valley or will she return to the big city? What other major changes and possible new inventions are in store for Hope Valley - in the era around 1910? How will they draw on their faith in times of joy and uncertainty? We will have to watch and see!

See details on "When Calls the Heart" Season 8, Episode 1 below, plus all the info you need on the new movies premiering this weekend and more...

Saturday, February 20, 2021:

Hallmark Drama has a marathon filled with *HOPE*...

It's a day long marathon on Saturday of When Hope Calls...

(times are in EST.)

WHEN HOPE CALLS New Hope - 1pm
WHEN HOPE CALLS From the Ashes - 2pm
WHEN HOPE CALLS Out of the Past - 3pm
WHEN HOPE CALLS Lost and Found - 4pm
WHEN HOPE CALLS A House United - 5pm
WHEN HOPE CALLS The Search - 6pm
WHEN HOPE CALLS Surprise - 7pm
WHEN HOPE CALLS About a Girl - 8pm
WHEN HOPE CALLS House in Order - 9pm
WHEN HOPE CALLS Where Hope Goes - 10pm

Details via Hallmark: "When Hope Calls” tells the story of two sisters who open an orphanage in the 1916 Western town of Brookfield. Caught between traditions of cattle ranchers and ambitions of a growing town, they strive to find romance and happiness while overcoming the challenges of helping the children in their care.


Sunday, February 21, 2021:

Catch an all new rom-com Sunday night on UPtv with...

Story-line via UPtv: Abby Morel is a bright, young editor’s assistant living in the big city. Wanting to get ahead in her career, she makes an unusual deal with her high-flying boss, Susan. Susan is far too busy to date, but she wants to fall in love. Abby agrees to ‘screen’ dates in exchange for a promotion, and to add to the pressure, Susan is looking for the perfect man! After a couple of disasters, Abby meets Dan, who seemingly ticks all the boxes. The trouble is, she’s starting to fall for him too… A promising career now within her reach, will she risk losing it all for true love?
The Dating List premieres
Sunday, February 21, 2021
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


Sunday, February 21, 2021:

Alison Sweeney and Benjamin Ayres star in a "Chronicle Mysteries" Marathon on Sunday - leading up to an ALL NEW thrilling Mystery...

Storyline via Hallmark: True crime podcaster Alex McPherson (Alison Sweeney) and and her colleague Drew Godfrey (Benjamin Ayers) investigate a self help retreat and the controversial life coach who oversees it.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
at 8pm/7c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Sunday, February 21, 2021:

Storyline via Hallmark: Elizabeth tries to come to terms with how she feels about Nathan and Lucas; a visitor causes trouble for Nathan; Faith returns from medical school; Jesse and Clara have issues; Fiona starts an exciting venture.

Sunday, February 21, 2021
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


Please note: I have not pre-screened the new movies listed above. If you'd like to post a review on whether a film is family-friendly, please share in comments.

Based on the content in Hallmark Channel's Saturday night premiere, "Mix Up in the Mediterranean," I will not be promoting this movie. See details - here.

"When Hope Calls" is a wonderful series! I've seen every episode and I wholeheartedly recommend it for family viewing. Truly beautiful and heartwarming! What a great way to look forward to an all new season of "When Calls the Heart," by binge watching "When Hope Calls" all day Saturday, with guest stars- Kevin McGarry (Mountie Nathan Grant), Kavan Smith (Lee Coulter), and Pascale Hutton (Rosemary Coulter).

Speaking of "When Calls the Heart," I fully anticipate (although, I have not seen it) the new season to be family friendly and wholesome, based on past episodes and statements from the producers on this upcoming season. I hope your heart will lead you to Hope Valley Sunday nights!

Have a blessed weekend, everyone. Please stay safe and warm and be extra careful out there.

God bless, Net



"Blessed are the pure in heart, 
for they shall see God."

~Matthew 5:8


Thursday, February 18, 2021

It's a Good Time for More CHRISTMAS on Hallmark! See Here:

While I was watching the local news yesterday, the weather-man said most of the United States currently has a dusting or large covering of snow. (See map below...) Since nearly everyone is walking in a winter wonderland - this is a GOOD time it is to revisit Christmas and all the joy it brings!

See details and reviews on the Christmas movies airing this week below...


Starring: Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas

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

Encores: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8pm/7c.
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Starring: Bethany Joy Lenz and Victor Webster

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

Encores: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9pm/8c.
on the Hallmark Channel


Good Morning Christmas! - MOVIE REVIEWS:

πŸŽ„"I was looking forward to Good Morning Christmas because I know Marc and Alison are fantastic together, and it did not disappoint. Very cute, romantic, and festive. The characters' connection was palpable. I was grinning through the whole thing and rewatched the ending several times. Family friendly." ~ Amy Lama

πŸŽ„"I really, really liked "Good Morning, Christmas." Really cute, great story, couple had lots of charisma together and who wouldn't love to watch the "Bright and Mary!" show!" ~ Kathy

πŸŽ„It was great! Alison and Marc still have that chemistry that was so evident in The Irresistible Blueberry Farm. One of the better movies this year. I hope they will do more movies together. ~ Joyce

πŸŽ„"Good Morning, Christmas is another great movie. Marc and Alison are still perfect together. Want this DVD!" ~kitkat

πŸŽ„"Good Morning Christmas I love the unique story and the cute banters. I’m not a big fan of a love triangle usually so that’s the only thing that make this not in my top list personally. Alison and Marc were both wonderful in this and truly what I expected them to be, just like in their previous movie “Irresistible Blueberry Farm”." ~CH Mom

πŸŽ„"Good Morning Christmas The Irresistible Blueberry Farm is one of my all-time favourite Hallmark movies and when I saw this I wondered if they could possibly re-capture the amazing chemistry between Alison and Marc. Wow - did they just - it was absolutely off the scale. The banter between the two leads was hilarious, the plot was surprisingly original and although there were many of the usual Christmas scenarios - gingerbread housemaking, ice skating etc they were done with a certain irreverence which was refreshing and placed a new slant on them. Good secondary cast too - I particularly liked Matthew Dowden who played the part of the Deputy Mayor - although he spent a good deal of time with Melissa there was never any hint of anything romantic between them. He has played secondary roles in a few Hallmark movies now and I'd really love to see him land a lead role. And as so often is not the case they had a great ending which left you with such a warm glow as regards the romance. I did have one beef though which actually upset me to some degree I personally don't like proposals which are made in public - I feel they are something intimate and private but that's my problem of course. However to deliberately set up a live TV performance of a very private moment without permission was totally invasive and beyond the pale. This aside one of the top Christmas movies this season." ~Anonymous

πŸŽ„"Good Morning Christmas. I really liked this cute movie. Good chemistry between the leads. Keeper. Family friendly." ~~Jane

πŸŽ„"First of all, just seeing Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas together again was pure magic! These two just lit up the screen! Like many others, I loved them originally in “The Irresistible Blueberry Farm” and while this movie was different than that, I still enjoyed it very much. The energy both Alison and Marc brought to their characters was electrifying. Since the two had worked together before in real life, it was easier to see these two in these roles as rivaling colleagues. I loved how as time went by - they began to see each other in a whole new light. It was nice to watch as they went ice skating and decorated the Christmas tree – how their normally competitive natures began to dissolve into having feelings for one another. I very much enjoyed this lighthearted, family friendly movie – it’s one I look forward to watching over and over again! Good Morning, Christmas! is very good!" ~Net

Five Star Christmas - MOVIE REVIEWS:

πŸŽ„"5 star Christmas was a wonderful departure from the usual plots. It really felt more of an ensemble script rather than a duet between leads. The film is very family friendly. They really purposed to make this a comedy and it shows. I laughed out loud more than once, and I'm a hard sell. The chemistry between the leads felt genuine as they are friends in real life. My only downside was there just isn't much room for the romance because all the cast gets a good amount of screen time. I would watch it again. Great film." ~ Marie B

πŸŽ„"Five Star Christmas should be fine for viewing by anyone." ~ Ashley

πŸŽ„"The worst (movie) was five star Christmas.i love bethany joy lens but it seemed all thrown together." ~ Anonymous

πŸŽ„"Five Star Christmas. This one was a lot of fun, I enjoyed it. Fantastic ensemble cast. I've not been the biggest fan of Bethany Joy Lenz, especially when she's over-acting (like she does in the very first scene of this movie); but when she finally settles into her role, she's very natural and realistic. I'm starting to really like her. This movie was kind of light on the romance, but I almost liked it better because of that -- less sappiness and more about family relationships. Not sure yet if I'd buy the dvd but this is definitely a keeper for the dvr. Family friendly." ~~Jane

πŸŽ„"Five Star Christmas with Bethany Joy Lenz and Victor Webster was cute. The beginning was somewhat confusing to me. Paula Shaw as the grandmother was so funny as the Russian guest. The actors worked well together. I have to commend Mr. Webster for "putting himself out there" and singing in one scene. He sang Elvis' Blue, Blue Christmas with the help of Ms. Lenz." ~ Namegirl

πŸŽ„"Five Star Christmas was a another favorite over the last week. I really enjoyed the focus on the whole cast and the characters felt more fleshed out than usual. Bethany & Victor did a great job and I found myself laughing out loud more than once." ~Kay

πŸŽ„"Five Star Christmas - I just love Bethany Joy Lenz. I wish there’s more chemistry but this movie was still cute to watch. I chuckled many times when they were pretending to be the guests of the inn. Loved the unique story." ~ CH Mom

You can check out more reviews for the 2020 Christmas movies - *Here*! And if you'd like to share a review for one or both of these movies, or ANY of the 2020 Christmas movies, please do so in comments below.

As I promised above, here's a map of where the snow is currently in the United States. The blue and purple portion is where the snow covers across the country! Isn't it incredible?

image via: wunderground.com

Please be safe out there, everyone.

Happy Christmas movie watching!

Blessings, Net

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Let it Snow!!! My Top 12 Snow Related Movies...

Winter Storm Uri arrived!

It SNOWED and it SNOWED all afternoon yesterday and into the early morning hours here in the Midwest. We received somewhere between 9 to 11 inches of snow, at least, and the snow drifts are even higher! Walking out to our barn was quite the feat during the storm - and once we turned around to head back to the house our previous tracks were completely gone. Unfortunately, it wasn't the pretty snowfall we typically see in the movies. No. No. No. It was a blistering, blizzard-like, fine blowing snow, with 20-30 miles of wind swirling it all around. It was definitely a day to stay inside and stay warm.

So... How is your weather? From watching the news and Weather Channel, I'm seeing reports of cold weather and power outages in Texas (where I have many family members), intense thunderstorms, sadly, went through North Carolina, and lots of severe weather, including snow and ice, across the United States. Wherever you are, I pray you are safe and warm, and being careful until conditions improve.

As I'm snowed in today and only essential travel is recommended, I thought I would create a list of 12 of my favorite snow related movies. It seems there are several circumstances in Christmas movies where people are often snowed-in and can't get out or home for the holidays. I thought I would mention my favorites here, along with a few from Winterfest, and please share yours in comments below! (It was hard for me to limit my list just to 12!)


12. One Winter Winter Weekend / One Winter Proposal

It's a fun skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobile riding weekend with Cara, Ben, Megan, and Sean - when the four are double-booked in the same lodge.

A third movie in this series is coming this spring with "One Perfect Wedding."

One Winter Winter Weekend / One Winter Proposal are available on DVD and streaming - Click Here.

11. Northpole

The snow in this movie is absolutely incredible! You can tell it is the real deal. The drifts and snow piles on the side of the road are incredibly high. Even though it's not actually the North Pole, it sure looks like it! It's also extra sweet to watch as Elf Clementine (Bailee Madison) tries to help Kevin (Max Charles) restore everyone's Christmas spirit!

Northpole is available on DVD and streaming - Click Here.

10. Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow

Ashley (Meghan Ory) is on her way home for Christmas and Dash (Andrew Walker) is on a secret mission. When these two share a ride together - it's quite the adventure!

Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow is available on DVD and streaming - Click Here.

9. Winter's Dream

Former professional skier Kat (Kristy Swanson) works with a young skiier and not only falls in love with coaching, but perhaps, the girl's father (Dean Cain), too! This movie is family friendly and fun. I love the scene near the end when the skiiers come down the hill at night holding lights - it is absolutely beautiful!

Winter's Dream is available on DVD and streaming - Click Here.

8. Winter in Vail

This chilly Winterfest movie is one that will truly warm your heart. Family friendly and delightful, you'll simply fall in love with Chelsea (played by Lacey Chabert) and Owen (played by Tyler Hynes) as they bring life to the town of Vail, Colorado with a new festival, which brings the community together and new visitors! Along the way, Chelsea must decide which path she most wants to take and which decision leads her ultimately home.

Winter in Vail is available on DVD and streaming - Click Here.

7. Snow Bride

Snow Bride is such a delightful rom-com with many twists and secrets! It's interesting to see what happens next when tabloid writer Greta Kaine is rescued in a snow storm by Ben Tannenhill (the son of a former, prominent Senator) and both try to hide their true identities!

Snow Bride is available to watch through streaming - Click Here.

6. Amazing Winter Romance

If you're looking for a Winterfest movie with real snow and a great wintery, chilly feel, with lots of fun action-packed activities and excitement, then this film is it! Perfect for all ages, "Amazing Winter Romance" includes sledding, a huge snow maze that is truly incredible and beautiful on screen, snowmobiling, snow plowing, and horse-back riding! Plus, there's an adorable little girl, a very cute dog, and a sweet romance! This movie is truly jam-packed with just about everything fun during the winter, minus the cold! My family thoroughly enjoyed every minute, mainly due to the joyful Jessy Schram ("Road to Christmas") and the delightful Marshall Williams ("When Hope Calls"), who are truly the perfect, ideal boy and girl next door. I found this movie to be "snow" much fun to watch and very sweet!

Amazing Winter Romance is available on DVD - Click Here.

5. When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing

When Elizabeth, Abigail, and Rosemary go on a trip out of Hope Valley at Christmas, Elizabeth unexpectedly goes into labor as the three run into a blizzard of snow. Their car runs off the road - and somehow they are able to walk through the snow storm to an abandoned cabin, where Elizabeth gives birth to her baby boy, Jack. It's a beautiful scene as - Lee, Carson, and Bill (a sweet representation of the three wise men) set out to find them in the storm.

When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing is available on DVD and streaming - Click Here.

Season 8 of "When Calls the Heart" begins this Sunday, February 21st, on the Hallmark Channel!

4. Winter Love Story

Portraying writers in "Winter Love Story," both Jen Lilley and Kevin McGarry make taking a road trip look like great fun - even in the middle of winter! Along the way, they both make snow angels, which is cute, and they take walks in the snow with his dog. Then, of course, they have to get warm by the fire and read a good book!

Winter Love Story is available on DVD and streaming - Click Here.

3. Snowed-Inn Christmas

I just adore this Lifetime Christmas movie with Betheny Joy Lenz & Andrew Walker! When Jenna and Kevin (writers who are competing for the same job) get snowed in together at a inn in Santa Claus, Indiana - it's a magical turn of events when these two rivals start to fall for one another, as they attempt to write their Christmas story and save the inn from closing.

Snowed-Inn Christmas is available on DVD - Click Here.

2. Winter Castle

With this Winterfest movie set in an actual Winter Ice Castle, (brrrr!!!) everything about this movie was magical, whimsical, enchanting, and cold! You almost expected to see Elsa, Anna, and Olaf there, as it very much looked like a scene right out of Disney’s princess animated fairytale, ‘Frozen.’ There's also an incredibly fun indoor slide, a sleigh ride and cross country skiing. You'll want to cozy up in your favorite blanket and enjoy this N-ICE Hallmark movie! It's perfect for family viewing!

Winter Castle is available on DVD and streaming - Click Here.

1. Let it Snow

How could I not end the list with Candace Cameron Bure and Jesse Hutch in "Let it Snow," which includes sledding, skiing, a snowball fight, and ice fishing! Will Candace's character, Stephanie, and her father end up buying Snow Valley and change everything about it, or will they both come to love the charm of the place and keep it just the way it is? Even though it's the middle of winter, there's something so warm and inviting about this special lodge where visitors (like family) return year after year to share the holidays together. There's even a beautiful snowfall just before the credits roll.

Let it Snow is available on DVD and streaming - Click Here.

Take care, everyone, and be safe out there!

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Blessings to you all, Net