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~ James 1:17

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

"The Christmas Promise" coming to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries + Christmas DVD News! See Here:


images: Hallmark Crown Media


Torrey DeVitto (Write Before Christmas), Dylan Bruce (A Novel Romance), and Patrick Duffy (The Mistletoe Secret) will star together in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Miracles of Christmas movie The Christmas Promise.

Deadline is reporting: "DeVitto will portray Nicole in the film, a woman who learns to deal with grief with the help of her grandfather (Duffy) and a carpenter named Joe (Bruce), who she hires to renovate the home she was to share with her fiancΓ©."

Look for this Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries this holiday season, which begins October 22nd, 2021!


Also, in NEW Christmas DVD News... it's Cranberry Christmas and Five Star Christmas! See order details below.

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DVD Release Date: October 19, 2021




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Joyous Blessings! Net


Thank You Movie Reviewers at *It's a Wonderful Movie*!




I want to take the opportunity today to say THANK YOU to Every ONE of YOU - who have visited *It's a Wonderful Movie* since last Christmas to leave a movie review. I enjoy sharing my reviews, too, but most of all, I look forward to hearing from all of you! Your reviews are so important to everyone who visits here - wanting to know if a particular movie is family-friendly. I receive many emails and comments from grateful viewers. God bless you and thank you all - from the bottom of our hearts!

These are all of the wonderful Movie Reviewers:

(Please Note: I am listing the names below in the order they were received, beginning with Christmas last year - and throughout this year!)

Jane
Jennifer Rumberger
Namegirl
Kathy
Kay
CH Mom
Marlena
Rissa
Amy Lama
kitkat
J.F. Hale
Sue in Hollywood
Misty
Sabrina
Savvy Girl
rubcale
Denise
Do right
Joyce in Carolina
Marie B
Ashley
Alicia
Estra
Laura
Holley
Anna
Mark 25
Jim
Jason
there is something heavenly
Amy G.
Chris
Sarah
Florence
melnewlife
RG
Melissa
Ann
Rita Kaye
Plus, many Anonymous reviewers


Don't see Your Name?

If you have left a review (since Christmas last year) and don't see your name mentioned above, please let me know in comments below, and I will gladly add your name to the list. I don't want to leave anyone out.


Want to share a Movie Review?


If you haven't shared a review here at It's a Wonderful Movie, but would like to, it is very easy to do. Simply leave your movie review in comments under any post, and I'll share your review on the movie's main post. With your review, you can leave your name, nickname, initials, be Anonymous, use a favorite handle or whatever you like. We would love to hear from you!


My Movie Reviews:

I personally share my movie reviews from a Christian view point. I'll let you know if a movie is family-friendly, better suited for a certain age group, or one you might want to skip.


Where to find the Movie Reviews at *It's a Wonderful Movie*...

The movie reviews are easy to find! Simply visit the "MADE for TV" MOVIE PAGE - CLICK HERE! Movies are listed by network, theme or season. Simply click on the title of the movie you want a review for - and you'll be sent directly to it's page!

For Christmas movies, you'll need to visit this link... Christmas Movie Reviews - 2020!


Something NEW added to the Christmas Movie Review Post...

If you've visited the Christmas movie review page here at *It's a Wonderful Movie,* then you know it's a VERY LONG LIST of Christmas movies categorized by network and premiere date. A loyal visitor here, Mark 25, suggested that I put the list in alphabetical order - so I gave it some thought. I didn't want to disturb the original listing, so I added a new list of the movie titles near the top of the page in alphabetical order and now you can click on the movie you are seeking - and you will be directly taken to that movie in the post below. It took a little while to do the linking, but I love the result, and I plan to do it again this year! I hope you like it, too! Check it out - *click here*!


This Christmas...

I am so thankful for each and every one of you who have taken time out of your day to share these reviews with others - they truly mean so much. The plan is to do this again this Christmas, if you all would like to join in. Are you ready to watch, review and conquer again?


THANK YOU, again, to EVERYONE who leaves a review or simply visits here. I am so glad YOU are a part of this *It's a Wonderful Movie* family!

Blessings to You All! Net



Monday, August 30, 2021

Remembering Actor Ed Asner...


image: Hallmark Crown Media

Most of you probably heard the sad news over the weekend that actor Ed Asner passed away on August 29, 2021 at the age of 91. He was born on November 15, 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri to Morris David Asner and Lizzie Seliger. Asner was married twice and had four children: Matthew, Charles, Kate and Liza.

Ed Asner's passing was shared on social media Sunday morning with this message...

"We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head- Goodnight dad. We love you."


image: Hallmark Crown Media


To a lot of viewers, he is well known from the TV series: Lou Grant and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. However, to a younger generation, he is most well known as Santa Claus in the popular Christmas movie comedy Elf and his Hallmark movies: The Christmas Card (which is a beloved, true Hallmark Classic that pays tribute to our military serving in Afghanistan and the Vietnam War, Asner portrays a Veteran), Generation Gap (like The Christmas Card, this movie is another great tribute to the military), Out of the Woods (he portrays an eccentric Grandpa), Second Chances (Ed plays another heroic character, as retired fireman, Buddy), and Ed Asner has an important role in the All of My Heart trilogy of films, alongside Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott. (In fact, I just watched one of the All of My Heart movies last week, and I was thinking how wonderful it was that they were able to have his involvement in all three movies. There's a brief military tribute in this movie, as well. In the first All of My Heart movie, Ed's character shares that his older brother sadly died during the war.)

Actor Brennan Elliott shared this heartfelt tribute on social media...

"This man made everything funny no matter what he said or did! Being able to work with him was a treasured moment for me and everyone on our #aomhmovies. We lost a genius today who will be missed greatly. Keep them all laughing in heaven my friend! Miss you!"


If you take a look at Ed Asner's extensive career at IMDB, then you'll also see that he was planning to do several more projects that were in pre-production. Also, the movie Elf isn't the only time he portrayed Santa; Ed played Kris Kringle in... A StoryBots Christmas, Santa Stole Our Dog: A Merry Doggone Christmas!, Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, Olive, the Other Reindeer, The Story of Santa Claus, Christmas on the Bayou, Murdoch Mysteries, and in an episode of Highway to Heaven! Asner did the voice work for many various animations, including: the Pixar movie, Up, plus, Daniel, in the lions' den, in the Adventures from the Book of Virtues and Joshua in Joshua and the Battle of Jericho.

Besides Elf and The Christmas Card (my personal favorite!), Ed Asner starred in many other notable Christmas movies that should be aired each year, but typically aren't... The Man Who Saved Christmas, The Christmas Star, The Gathering, Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage, Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus, Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, and Christmas on the Bayou!


We say goodbye now to this iconic TV legend, and we will fondly remember him each time we watch one of his many shows or movies replay on TV. My prayers go out now to his dear family and friends.

God bless, Net

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Jen Lilley Reveals 2021 Christmas Movie News! SEE HERE:


image: Instagram


The brand new GAC Family network just recently announced they will be launching on September 27th, 2021 (details here), and actress Jen Lilley ("USS Christmas," "A Little Daytime Drama") just revealed her excitement over her movie, "Royally Wrapped for Christmas," which will air on the network!

This is the comment Jen Lilley shared in response to GAC Family on Instagram...



GAC TV wrote:

We love our couch potatoes and can’t wait for you to watch us on #GACfamily and #GACliving!! Grab the popcorn, y’all!!

#StoriesWellTold #LifeWellLived #FamilyFriendly #GACers @gacliving @countrylivingmag


Jen Lilley responded:

So excited for our Christmas movie! #RoyallyWrappedForChristmas



I'm personally thrilled to hear this news! Looks like GAC Family will be working with some wonderful actors that we already know and love and Jen Lilley is one of my personal favorites. More details to come!

JOYous Blessings! Net

Friday, August 27, 2021

Enjoy Something Sweet and More this Weekend on TV! SEE HERE:



Summer nights continue on Hallmark, plus there's a new rom-com on UP and more - see below...


Saturday, August 28, 2021:



Storyline: Amanda must work with her ex-boyfriend, J.P., to sell her favorite aunt’s (Tom) pecan farm. Putting aside their differences, old feelings start to rekindle and they question their life paths.

Saturday, August 28, 2021
at 9pm/8c on the Hallmark Channel



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Sunday, August 29, 2021:




Story-line via UPtv: Smart and beautiful matchmaker Leah Price is the owner of dating website Soul match. But when one of her clients still doesn’t find love, Leah reluctantly agrees to allow devilishly handsome rival matchmaker Peter Beckett, whose specialty is arranging romantic meet-cutes, to help her. During the challenge to see whose technique rules, they find something they weren’t expecting… a perfect match for themselves!

Love's Match premieres
Sunday, August 29, 2021
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv



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Sunday, August 29, 2021:


EPISODE 3 - Are the Stars Out Tonight?:

O’Brien Construction’s eccentric billionaire client, Evan Kincaid, comes to town and throws Abby and Mick off their game. At a moment of triumph, Connor discovers his law firm is hiding information from him, and Megan discovers a lost painting that leads her to a famous, reclusive local artist who wants nothing to do with her.


Sunday, August 29, 2021
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


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My thoughts...

To all my dear friends here- this has been another heartbreaking week with the terrible loss of life in Afghanistan with our military and civilians. My prayers are with the family and friends of those whose lives were lost and our military still serving in the midst of this extreme chaos.

As we go into the weekend, I hope everyone enjoys the simple things... time spent with loved ones in person or on the phone, quiet time in The Word, the beauty of nature, and most of all, may we truly appreciate our precious freedom here in America. I pray we never take it for granted and we continue to fight for it.

I know many of you visit here to escape the news for bit, but I had to share from my heart. I will move on now to lighter things... For the new premieres this weekend - I am personally looking forward to watching the new UPtv movie "Love's Match." I've been a fan of Robin Dunne for years - since the family drama series, "Little Men," the early "Aurora Teagarden" mystery movies, and of course, he's Mitch O'Grady, the radio DJ in Hallmark's "On the Twelfth Day of Christmas," which will always be one of my personal Christmas movie favorites!

Are you looking forward to watching something new this weekend? Please share your thoughts in comments below.

Blessings to all my dear friends here, Net



SHINING HIS LIGHT:

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, 
and faithful in prayer."

~Romans 12:12

Thursday, August 26, 2021

GAC MEDIA to Launch September 27 with Family Friendly Movies and Programming! SEE HERE:


Great entertainment news, friends! This morning I was emailed this press release below to share with all of you. GAC Media will be giving us viewers family friendly programming beginning in September! What really stood out to me in this press release is that in their schedule they will include "a slate of family friendly original movies!" Check out the press release below for all the details!

Blessings to you all, Net




PRESS RELEASE -

GAC MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW FLAGSHIP
NETWORKS GAC FAMILY
AND GAC LIVING

Family Friends Brands Set to Launch Across Platforms on September 27

NEW YORK, NY - August 26, 2021 - GAC Media today announced the launch of GAC Family and GAC Living as the company’s flagship networks and new destinations for family friendly programming across platforms. The announcement was made today by Bill Abbott, President & CEO of GAC Media.

GAC Family and GAC Living will launch on September 27th and evolve from the newly acquired Great American Country and Ride TV networks, respectively. As two distinct brands, GAC Family and GAC Living will be the foundation for GAC Media’s effort to revitalize and invest in timeless and entertaining programming that celebrates Americana.

“At GAC we’re focused on creating strong brands, compelling programming and a consistent family friendly viewing experience across multiple genres,” said Abbott. “The launch of GAC Family and GAC Living is the next phase in ourstrategy to bolster the company’s portfolio with networks that deliver on the promise of safe and entertaining storytelling that enriches lives.

”GAC Family will focus on the tagline “Stories Well Told” and will continue in the legacy of Great American Country to include scripted content that captures American culture, lifestyle and heritage. GAC Family programming will evolve to include a slate of family friendly original movies and series that celebrate relationships and the emotional connections related to holidays, seasons and occasions.

GAC Living will continue to offer high-quality, unscripted lifestyle content while expanding to serve as the unscripted companion to GAC Family. With tagline “Life Well Lived,” GAC Living will draw on established themes and talent to highlight celebrations and seasons with a focus on southern and country living.

Programming slates for GAC Family and GAC Living will be announced at a later date.


About GAC Media:

GAC Media LLC is a content company dedicated to quality family friendly content that celebrates Americana across its flagship brands, GAC Family and GAC Living. GAC Family is a 24-hour cablenetwork that is home to premium original movies and specials that celebrate relationships and the emotional connections characteristic of seasons and occasions. GAC Living is a companion network featuring high-quality unscripted content with a focus on southern and country living. GAC Media was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC.


Sisters Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams' Hallmark Christmas Movies Revealed! SEE HERE:




It's official! People has revealed exclusively- actresses and real-life sisters, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams, will portray sisters in two original Hallmark Channel Christmas movies later this year: "Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday" and "Sister Swap: Christmas in the City."

I first reported this movie news with the Williams sisters here at It's a Wonderful Movie back in 2018! At that time, the working title was: "Lights, Camera, Christmas" Part 1 and Part 2. Over time it became "Christmas at the Madison" Part 1 and Part 2 and now, finally, we have the two new official titles above!

Both actresses have had their share of Hallmark movies, but this is the first time they are working together, which they say is a dream come true! Ashley Williams has starred in the "Christmas in Evergreen" series of films, plus "Northern Lights of Christmas," "Holiday Hearts," etc... Kimberly has also starred in several Hallmark movies with "Hallmark Hall of Fame's The Christmas Train," "A Nashville Christmas Carol," plus, the mystery series "Darrow and Darrow."

People is reporting... "In the two Sister Swap films, Williams-Paisley and Williams play Jennifer and Meg Swift, two sisters "who couldn't be closer despite living hours apart," according to the release from the network. "Jennifer is in Salt Lake City, running a successful restaurant she started with her late husband and raising her teenaged son Simon (Jacob Buster, Ballers), Meg stayed in their hometown of Hazelwood, helping their parents run the local bakery." The two films will be connected, with one movie focused on the story of Jennifer returning to her hometown, while the other tells Meg's tale of traveling to Salt Lake to help Jennifer's restaurant staff prepare for a Christmas competition among local restaurants."

I think it will be fun to see these two Sisters, who have bubbly personalities, in this 2 part Christmas movies series! Also starring with the Williams sisters, are Mark Deklin ("Meet Me at Christmas") and Keith D. Robinson ("Redemption in Cherry Springs").

Be sure to look for these Christmas movies - when Hallmark begins their holiday programming on October 22nd!

Joyous Blessings! Net


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

4 Months til Christmas Day! πŸŽ„ Check "Inn" for Christmas Movie details to Mark the 25th... πŸŽ„ SEE HERE:


Photo: Wes Brown, Rachel Boston in Hallmark's "Check Inn to Christmas"
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States
LLC/Photographer: Fred Hayes


It's the 25th Day of the Month again! August 25th marks 4 months until Christmas day and less than 2 months until Christmas movies begin to play on TV! (Hallmark begins their holiday season on October 22nd!) Along with watching Christmas movies, I say it's never too early to get out our Christmas storage containers (like Wes Brown and Rachel Boston above) and get decorating or gift giving!

While we are still awaiting a big drop of official Christmas movie news (could come at any time!), we've been given a few hints, here and there! I'll share some highlights today! It appears there will be a sequel to "The Nine Lives of Christmas" titled: "The Nine Kittens of Christmas," as well as a new "Mrs. Miracle" movie, which is currently filming. I always wonder if they can possibly top the original, but hopefully we will love these just as much! "A Mrs. Miracle Christmas" will be bittersweet without the incredible Doris Roberts, but I hope they pay tribute to her - with perhaps a flashback or two. That would be nice.




As for other Hallmark Christmas movie news, unofficially speaking...

We know sisters, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams have finally filmed "Christmas at the Madison," part 1 & 2, (UPDATE 8/26: People is reporting the official titles of these movies are Sister Swap: A Hometown Christmas and Sister Swap: Christmas in the City!)

Janel Parrish and Ryan Paevey filmed "Coyote Creek Christmas,"

Danica McKellar and Benjamin Ayres filmed "You, Me and the Christmas Trees"

and Erin Cahill and Wes Brown are currently filming "The Search for Christmas" in Natchez, Mississippi. (Both have previously made Christmas movies down south - Wes Brown previously starred in "Christmas in Mississippi" and Erin Cahill co-starred in "Hometown Christmas.")




If you are wondering about the two most popular ladies of Christmas, whose movies typically dominate Thanksgiving weekend, well... Lacey Chabert once again will have a royal movie with "Christmas at Castle Hart," which is being filmed in Ireland and will include a fancy ballroom scene - details to come! And Candace Cameron Bure recently shared in an interview with US Weekly - "I’m not going to tell you who it is, but I’m getting [my dream Hallmark costar] for my Christmas movie this year." Lots of guesses are swirling around from Niall Matter, Brennan Elliott, Jesse Hutch, Peter Benson and others! Do you have a guess or someone you are hoping? Please share in comments below...


So... that's just some of the Christmas movies we've heard about, so far.
I am waiting to share even more news as soon as Hallmark officially releases it. I feel like I'm peeking in the boxes before Christmas morning, and I don't want to spoil all the gifts. It's nice to have a few surprises!

Now... how will you *Mark the 25th* of August as we Countdown to Christmas? Do you plan to watch a Christmas movie today or wait to watch one of the Christmas movies airing this week? Please share your pick in comments below.

I plan to watch... Christmas Waltz starring Lacey Chabert and Will Kemp. All that talk about her latest movie and ballroom dancing has me in the mood for this one. By the way, if you didn't save Christmas Waltz on your DVR, it is available on DVD - see here!





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Now, for what's airing this week on Hallmark...

Christmas Thursday...

Thursday, August 26, 2021:

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE


When a young woman with stage-4 liver disease meets the Marine who's organ donation could save her, the last thing they expect is to fall in love.

Stars Aimee Teegarden, Brett Dalton.


ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE encores
Thursday, August 26, 2021
at 7pm/6c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries



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Christmas Friday...

Friday, August 27, 2021:

CHECK INN TO CHRISTMAS



Julia Crawley and Ryan Mason must unite their families during Crestridge's Centennial Christmas celebration in order to save their family inns from a chain resort.

Stars Rachel Boston, Wes Brown, Richard Karn.

CHECK INN TO CHRISTMAS encores
Friday, August 27, 2021
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


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Hope you enjoyed this Christmas post today! I'm also looking forward to both Christmas movies - Thursday & Friday night. Be sure to share your movie pick to Mark the 25th in comments below...

Blessings & Happy Christmas Movie Watching! Net


Monday, August 23, 2021

Get a Great Deal on Candace Cameron Bure's Items at Dayspring! See Here:


Thought I would share this special, uplifting news with you all today... 

Candace Cameron Bure (who we love from her Hallmark movies) has a brand new devotional at DaySpring titled: From Worrier to Warrior! According to Dayspring, the devotional will help us "fight worry for 30 days by learning how to release our worries and fears to God."

In addition to this great devotional news, we can get 25% off from now until Labor Day, September 6th, 2021, on most items at DaySpring!




For 25% off - be sure to use the code: THANKYOU

Also, I want to encourage you to visit my Sister's blog, *It's a Wonderful Lifestyle,* where she features even more inspirational DaySpring items - that will surely lift your spirit! Her devotion to God is such an inspiration and blessing to me - I want to share that joyful optimism with all of you! *Click Here* to visit *It's a Wonderful Lifestyle*!

Blessings to you all! Net

"The Joy of the Lord Is My Strength"
Nehemiah 8:10

Friday, August 20, 2021

What's NEW this Weekend on Hallmark and UPtv - See Here:




Take a look at what's new this weekend...


Saturday, August 21, 2021:




Storyline: In order to save her daytime soap drama from cancellation, head writer Maggie must convince Darin, fan-favorite actor and her real-life ex-boyfriend, to return to the show. The show’s producer, Alice, who created the series, wants to retire and hopes to pass the baton to Maggie, if the soap can be salvaged.

Saturday, August 21, 2021
at 9pm/8c on the Hallmark Channel



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Sunday, August 22, 2021:




Storyline via UPtv: Best selling author Charlotte Meyers, the epitome of a sophisticated Chicago city girl finds herself spending a month in the wilderness of Minnesota to research and write her new book “The City Girl’s Guide to Wilderness Survival.” Her personal wilderness guide is ROB – a handsome, down-to-earth, guy who doesn’t expect Charlotte to do very well in his neck of the woods. However, before long, they realize they have far more in common than not – and soon find themselves falling in love.

Love Upstream premieres
Sunday, August 22, 2021
at 7pm/8c on UPtv



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Sunday, August 22, 2021:




SEASON 5: EPISODE 2 - Nice Work If You Can Get It:

Abby looks to the past and how it will drastically change her future, romantically and otherwise. Mick and Abby deal with the damage to the reputation of O’Brien Construction, Jess struggles with something David’s parents gave her, and Bree realizes two different men from her past may be returning to her life…and her heart.


Sunday nights
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel



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Sunday, August 22, 2021:




Storyline: While on a “pre-honeymoon” getaway, Aurora (Bure) and Nick (Matter) discover a body, and as they get closer to finding out what really happened, danger knocks on their doorstep.

Sunday, August 22, 2021
at 9pm/8c on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries



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I hope you all enjoy the new movies this weekend; I'm looking forward to seeing this new chapter in the Aurora Teagarden mystery series.

It's rather hard, though... I must admit, to get really excited over the new movies right now... as it seems so frivolous, considering everything going on in the world. My heart continues to be heavy for our American citizens who are right now living in fear and captivity in Afghanistan. My prayers are with them all - night and day.

May you all have a peaceful and pleasant weekend.

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.


Blessings, Net



SHINING HIS LIGHT:

"Mercy onto you, and peace,
and love, be multiplied."
~Jude 1:2



*images: Hallmark Crown Media

3 More HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVIES - NEW on DVD!!! See Here:


These three NEW CHRISTMAS DVD RELEASES include a few movies I've heard mentioned in some of your DVD wish lists! Perhaps one, two, or all three - are your favorites!





Starring: Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit


Story: When Anna (Osnes) offers a stranded mother (Clark) and son (Tveit) shelter in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Royal Family of Galwick. Anna shows the Prince how they do Christmas in her hometown, encouraging him to open his heart and be true to himself.

Movie Reviews:

πŸŽ„"*So far* One Royal Holiday is my favorite Hallmark Channel movie. I'm tired of Royal movies. The Queen was a highlight of the movie. If this movie comes to DVD, I'm buying it." ~ Namegirl

πŸŽ„ "One Royal Holiday. Loved it! For the most part, I'm not a fan of all the Hallmark "Royal" movies; usually, my eyeballs are in jeopardy of getting stuck up in my head because I roll them so much during these movies. But, THIS Royal movie was, to me, just right. It got a little Hallmark silly/sappy at the very end, but that was easy to overlook. Nothing was too terribly "over-done" or "over-acted" (well.... as non-"over-done" as a movie about falling in love with a Royal prince of a make-believe country can be!! Hah!!). The setting was lovely and Christmas-cozy and I want to go live at that Connecticut inn!!! The entire cast was perfect. The carol-singing was beautiful; I love when they sing carols that give glory to Jesus instead of just secular carols (I like all Christmas carols, but I appreciate when movie directors don't exclude the true meaning of Christmas by just doing Frosty and O, Christmas Tree). Maybe I just happened to be in the right mood to watch this movie, but I'm thinking this is definitely a keeper for my dvr and possibly a purchase when it comes out on dvd. Family friendly." ~~Jane

πŸŽ„"I absolutely loved 'One Royal Holiday' and watched it by myself and then with the family. A keeper and I will purchase it if becomes available." ~ Kathy

πŸŽ„"One Royal Holiday was going to be a favorite just based on the cast alone. Laura and Aaron are two of my favorite Broadway actors and seeing them together was wonderful. The movie was funny, sweet and I see plenty of room for sequels. One Royal Engagement, One Royal Wedding...." ~ Kay

πŸŽ„"One Royal Holiday I’m not normally a big fan of royal movies (except for “Princess for Christmas” and “Crown for Christmas”). There are some parts that were too cheesy for me but it was still cute." ~ CH Mom

πŸŽ„"So far this year, my favorite has been "One Royal Holiday." I hope they release it on DVD. That was such a great movie." ~ Marlena

 



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Starring: Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas


Story: Two squabbling TV hosts are sent to a festive small town over Christmas. While pretending to get along for the sake of appearance, they discover that there’s more to each other than they thought.

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„"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 old, 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

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! "Good Morning Christmas" will remain on my DVR until a DVD is available. This movie tied with "The Angel Tree" as my #1 movie for 2020. Watched this so many times! I love movies with romance and comedy. Marc Blucas should have been paired with Alison Sweeney in her mysteries. The two of them together have the "it" factor that is treasured on TV." ~kitkat





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Starring: Brooke D'Orsay and Sam Page


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

Movie Review:

πŸŽ„"A Godwink Christmas: First Love Second Chances When I first saw Brooke D'Orsay and Sam Page paired for this movie I must say I wasn't sure it would be a good match. However in the event they really paired well together - they were so comfortable and warm in each other's company. The story line was pretty much as you would expect and yet it seemed quite fresh. What I found strange was the relationship between Margie and her boyfriend Scott. I know that until now they had only met online but the scenes between them seemed very uncomfortable - I don't even think they touched at all. What I found pleasing was there was a more satisfactory ending than Hallmark so often presents - the look on Margie and Sam's faces at the denoument was so full of love I almost teared up and the epilogue even if it was only a couple of minutes was perfect and left me with warm feelgood feeling. Definitely for the rewatch pile." ~ Anonymous





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Hope you found something you love! I'm really happy to see One Royal Holiday and Good Morning Christmas! I liked parts of A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love, too, but haven't decided on the DVD, yet. I do have all of the other Godwink movies, so it would be nice to have the whole collection.

Also, you can see additional reviews for the movies above and more on the Christmas Movie Reviews page!

Are you planning to order one or more of these Christmas DVDs? Please share in comments below.


Blessings on your day! Net



New 2021 Hallmark Christmas Movie Coming... Christmas in My Heart! ♪ DETAILS HERE:


images: Hallmark Crown Media


ETonline is exclusively reporting another new Hallmark Christmas movie premiere – starring Heather Hemmens (Hallmark’s Love, Take Two) and Luke Macfarlane (Hallmark’s Chateau Christmas). The two will star in a music-themed holiday film, Christmas in My Heart, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. 

According to the article: “Hemmens plays Beth, a concert violinist who recently lost her mom, while Macfarlane portrays Sean, a country music star still grieving his wife's death.” Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (Hallmark's Christmas Comes Twice) will portray Luke Macfarlane’s mother-in-law, Ruthie.

Hallmark will begin airing their Christmas programming on Friday, October 22nd, 2021!

More Christmas movie news to come... stay tuned!

Blessings, Net

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Take a Step Back in Time with Hallmark's Christmas Movies this Week - with Candace Cameron Bure, Ryan Paevey, and Erin Cahill! Click Here to See:



Unwrap two great Christmas movies this week - on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries...


Thursday, August 19, 2021:

Christmas Thursdays...

Go back to 2014 to Hallmark's Christmas movie with the highest ratings ever, as Candace Cameron Bure takes a trip to Garland, Alaska in...





Storyline via Hallmark: When a driven doctor doesn’t get the prestigious position she planned for, she unexpectedly finds herself moving to a remote Alaskan town. While she meets the locals and even starts a new romance, she has to learn to let the life she planned for give way to a love she never could have imagined, and finds this festive small town is hiding one big holiday secret.

Thursday, August 19, 2021
at 7pm/6c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries



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Friday, August 20, 2021:

Christmas Fridays...

Ryan Paevey travels through time to meet Erin Cahill in...




Storyline via Hallmark: Charles Whitley (Paevey) travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner (Cahill), a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas.

Friday, August 20, 2021
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel




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What a week this has been. There's nothing quite like Christmas - to put everything into perspective. If only we could all escape to an idyllic holiday world or time travel together past war, famines, and pandemics. It's been heartbreaking to watch the news in Haiti with the earthquake and storm, and then the terrible news coming out of Afghanistan; my prayers are continually being lifted up to the Americans still trapped there. Even when I turn off the news for awhile, my heart is still heavy for those who are suffering and those in fear for their lives. This world needs the love of Jesus; that's why I'm going to keep on praising His name and sharing that incredible love with others.

That's one of the reasons why I love the Christmas movies so much. Even though they may not always share the true meaning, I still get the message loud and clear: "Joy to the World, The Lord has come!" Let us pray together that others will one day know that miraculous joy!


Blessings to you all, Net


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