Friday, September 30, 2022

πŸŽƒ Visit the Pumpkin Patch in "Home for Harvest" and see 4 New TV Movie Premieres This Weekend! πŸƒπŸ‚ #AutumnHarvest #FallIntoLove πŸŽƒ SEE HERE:



Hello Friends,

It's the first weekend in October... the season of pumpkin patches, Autumn harvest, leaves turning, flannel shirts and blankets, campfires and s'mores, and so much more. For those of us, who experience the season in all of it's colorful splendor, it is such a beautiful time of year.

Unfortunately, for our friends in Florida and the islands nearby, it's also the season for hurricanes; plus, storms are moving along the Carolinas and up the eastern coast. I pray all of you who visit here at It's a Wonderful Movie are safe and your homes did not suffer any damage. Please know you are continually in our thoughts and prayers. 

I hope many of you will be able to relax after the storm has fully passed and enjoy the new movies airing this weekend. Blessings to you all!

See details on the four new movies below...



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Saturday, October 1, 2022:





Storyline: Katie (Brigitte Kingsley) is an ambitious world traveler with a popular adventure blog. When a high profile magazine hires her to write a series of articles, she is thrilled. But to her surprise they are sending her back to her hometown to cover their famous Harvest Festival. Katie left her hometown brokenhearted years ago with no intention of ever returning. Despite her feelings, Katie reluctantly takes the job. When she arrives, she meets Noah (Landy Cannon), whose kindness and charm quickly win her heart. But when ex-boyfriend Chad (Troy Blundell) enters the picture with promise he has changed and wants her back, Katie must decide if she should give Chad a second chance or if Noah is her one true love.

Premieres Saturday, October 1, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family


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Saturday, October 1, 2022:




Storyline: After a booking mix-up, Samara’s (Mowry-Housley) birthday getaway turns into a week-long retreat on Edisto Island, in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, where she and her two best friends (Greenwood and Brown) rediscover their passions, their purpose and romance.

Premieres Saturday, October 1, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


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Sunday, October 2, 2022:




Storyline: When Sarah Kress learns her family’s vineyard is up for sale, she leaves her busy urban life and visits her hometown to help with the sale and have her last harvest. With the help of handsome neighbor Gabe, huge challenge becomes fun as she and Gabe fall in love. But when the job is done, Sarah must decide whether to return to her fast-paced life or follow her heart.

Sunday, October 2, 2022
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


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Sunday, October 2, 2022:



Storyline: Fraternal twins Nikki (King) and Nora (Fish) are forced back into each other’s lives when they inherit a detective agency. As they solve a murder, they realize their differences may be their greatest advantage.

Sunday, October 2, 2022
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


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My #1 Movie Pick this weekend is "Home for Harvest" on Great American Family. I especially love how it is fall-themed. Can't wait to see this one! Even though it's been available to stream for awhile, it's one I just hadn't caught, yet. So... I'm looking forward to finally doing so this weekend.

We also have this delightful review from Abigail, a regular reviewer here at It's a Wonderful Movie...

🍁 "Home for Harvest is family friendly. I saw it a couple years ago and just last loved it! ...Finally time for pumpkins!😍 God bless!" ~Abigail

Florence, who also contributes wonderful reviews, provided her thoughts on UPtv's "A Country Romance." See her review here!

I also wanted to share, that I am intrigued by the new mystery, Nikki & Nora: Sister Sleuths; however, I wanted to caution that several press images show the characters drinking in a bar setting. I just wanted to be sure you all were aware before watching.

There are only 3 episodes left of Chesapeake Shores. If you'd like to see details on this weekend's episode, titled: I Get a Kick Out of You, then click here.

Disclaimer: Please know when I share a movie, this is NOT an endorsement of any of the actors involved, personally or professionally, with their other TV/film projects.

Please note: I have not pre-screened the new movies airing this weekend. If you'd like to post a review on whether a film is family-friendly, please share in comments. Thank you to both Abigail and Florence for sharing reviews!


Happy Fall and Blessings to you all!
Please take care, everyone...
Net



SHINING HIS LIGHT:




Tuesday, September 27, 2022

πŸŽ„Jen Lilley's 🌟2022 Christmas Movie🌟 for Great American Family Revealed!πŸŽ„πŸŒŸSEE HERE:


If you are a lover of Christmas movies, then you will surely recognize actress Jen Lilley from her Hallmark holiday films: USS Christmas, Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday, Mingle All the Way, and her first GAC Family Christmas movie: Royally Wrapped for Christmas! This year, she will be starring in her second Christmas movie for Great American Family: Stay for Christmas.

Jen's co-star is someone you are sure to recognize, as well, from his many TV movies, Jesse Hutch. Jesse has starred in Hallmark's Harvest Moon, Christmas in Toyland, Let it Snow and UPtv's Love on the Road, Love, Bubbles & Crystal Cove, My Birthday Romance, etc...


According to TVinsider, the movie "revolves around Tracey Wise (Lilley), a renowned luxury travel blogger who is invited by Graham Cooper (Hutch) to a Christmas getaway in exchange for her review of his family’s small bed & breakfast, Silver Peak. Unfortunately, the humble B&B is facing tough competition from an upscale hotel resort nearby that has been stealing guests and threatening the survival of the family business. Tracey is apprehensive about accepting the invite to the outdated Silver Peak, but she soon gets caught up in the multi-generational family fight to save a dream. Throughout her time at the family-run establishment, Tracey will learn that the most down-home experience can be five-star when shared with kindred hearts."

Christmas movies begin on Great American Family on Friday, October 21st! Look for Stay for Christmas this holiday season. 

I'll be giving further scheduling details once they are released... so *STAY* tuned for extra details on Stay for Christmas and more!

Have a Blessed Day! Net πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ

images: Hallmark Media/Great American Media


Jen Lilley movies on DVD:




Jesse Hutch movies on DVD:



Monday, September 26, 2022

🍁 FREE Streaming Service GREAT AMERICAN COMMUNITY OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES TODAY with Danica McKellar, Cameron Mathison, Jill Wagner and More! 🍁 SEE HERE:



TODAY is the DAY! It's launch day for the Great American Community app! Check out the press release directly from Great American Media below, which has all the tech info you need + details on the programs you'll be able to find there, once you download it!

I'm going to be downloading it this afternoon and checking out many of the programs. So many look appealing to me, but my top three must-see are Danica McKellar, Cameron Mathison and Jill Wagner. Plus, you'll see mentioned in the press release below, the app will also include "Exclusive behind-the-scenes content from upcoming Great American Family original movies." That is definitely something I know many of us will want to see. And, by the way, the app is free!

Be sure to share your programming picks in comments below, and if you've already had the chance to check it out this morning, please share that, too. We would love to hear from you.

Enjoy the new app, everyone, and see the press release below - on where to download...



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Press Release from Great American Media:

GREAT AMERICAN COMMUNITY 
OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES IN THE U.S.

FREE streaming service from Great American Media debuts with 16 original, short-form series hosted by all-star lineup of celebrities and experts.

NEW YORK, NY – September 26, 2022 — Great American Community, the FREE direct-to-consumer app from Great American Media, has officially launched. The new app is available through Apple iOS, Android Mobile, Apple TV and online at GreatAmericanCommunity.com, and can be found in app stores by searching for “GAcommunity.” Availability on additional devices will be announced this week.

The new service debuts with 16 original, short-form series hosted by an all-star lineup of celebrities and experts at the top of their fields, including cooking, fashion, lifestyle, gardening, pets, DIY, philanthropy, fitness, family, wellness and devotions, among others.

“We are so excited to be launching Great American Community with sixteen all-new series that are uplifting, entertaining and hosted by fun and relatable stars, many of whom have been TV family to each other for years,” said Tracy Verna, Chief Content Officer, Great American Community. “From simple everyday moments to seasonal ‘how-tos,’ Great American Community will spread joy, enhance people lives and have fans feeling like they are returning home and catching up with old friends.”

Great American Community highlights include:

Series headlined by Danica McKellar, Cameron Mathison, Jill Wagner, Trevor Donovan, Debbie Matenopoulos, Lauren Makk, Kym Douglas, Larissa Wohl, Emily Hutchinson, Lawrence Zarian, Shirley Bovshow, Maria Provenzano, Jamie Tarence, Mahaila McKellar, Father Randy Mattox and Jacklyn & Cassie Collier

Five new episodes of select series drop daily – seven days a week

New episodes premiere all year long (no offseason) with each episode focusing on seasonal themes, celebrations, and everyday moments

A curated viewing experience empowers viewers to focus on their favorite stars and the topics they are most passionate about

Each series is exclusive to the platform and gives fans unique access into the lives of their favorite stars

A monthly planner and seasonal checklist to help viewers plan and stay organized throughout the year

Exclusive behind-the-scenes content from upcoming Great American Family original movies

The 16 series are exclusive to the platform and feature fresh advice, inspirational stories and instructional videos from each host. Additional Great American Community series and hosts will be announced in the coming weeks along with new app features and usability enhancements. For the latest news and updates on Great American Community, fans can follow on Facebook @GreatAmericanCommunity, Instagram @greatamericancommunity and Twitter @GAcommunityTV.

Executive Producers of series on Great American Community are Laura Pierson (“Home & Family,” “The Amazing Race”), Michael Hinkley (“Home & Family”) and Tracy Verna. Please see below for series descriptions.

GREAT AMERICAN COMMUNITY ORIGINAL SHORT-FORM SERIES AVAILABLE NOW:

Bits of Joy with Danica McKellar features one of television’s most beloved actresses, Danica McKellar (The Winter Palace, The Wonder Years). Danica loves being positive and helping others. In her series, she will be sharing Motivational Bits, Healthy Bits, Faith Bits, and Math Bits. Bits of Joy with Danica McKellar is all-new Mondays and Thursdays following premiere on September 26.

The Happy Life with Cameron Mathison featuring TV star, host, and presenter Cameron Mathison (General Hospital, A Merry Christmas Wish). Cameron has always had a passion for learning more about creating a healthier life and he brings that knowledge to this series dedicated to a healthier you – from the inside out. The Happy Life with Cameron Mathison is all-new Tuesdays and Sundays following premiere on September 26.

Farm and Family with Jill Wagner stars actress and presenter, Jill Wagner (A Merry Christmas Wish, Christmas Miracle with Daisy). Jill gives a beautiful glimpse into her life living on a farm in Eastern Tennessee, including tours of her property, working out, family life, and Soulful Sundays. Farm and Family with Jill Wagner is all-new Wednesdays and Sundays following premiere on September 26.

Everyday Adventures with Trevor Donovan features one of television’s most recognizable faces, Trevor Donovan (Jingle Bell Princess, 90210). Trevor loves acting, his dogs and of course adventure, and in his series will share his life and the everyday adventures that bring him joy. Everyday Adventures with Trevor Donovan is all-new Wednesdays and Saturdays following premiere on September 26.

A Cheerful Heart and Home with Debbie Matenopoulos featuring nationally renowned TV presenter, talk show host and best-selling cookbook author, Debbie Matenopoulos (Home & Family, The View). Every week, Debbie shares delicious easy-to-make recipes, fashion, beauty advice, and all the tips and tricks she has learned in her nearly three-decade career being a television host and lifestyle expert. A Cheerful Heart and Home with Debbie Matenopoulos is all-new every Monday and Friday beginning September 26.

Affordably Fabulous with Lauren Makk features interior design expert, Lauren Makk (Design Star: Next Gen, Home Made Simple). Lauren will share tricks and tips to achieve the fabulous life of your dreams on a budget. Affordably Fabulous with Lauren Makk is all-new Tuesdays and Thursdays following premiere on Monday, September 26.

Beauty and Blessings with Kym Douglas features beauty expert and daytime TV staple, Kym Douglas (Home & Family, The Ellen Show). Kym brings both beauty and blessings with laughter and love in her series which offers beauty tips and faith inspiration, while informing and encouraging viewers weekly. Beauty and Blessings with Kym Douglas is all-new every Thursday and Sunday after premiere on Monday, September 26.

Giving & Caring with Larissa Wohl stars renowned pet adoption advocate and TV host, Larissa Wohl (Home & Family, K-9 Hero Project). Larissa will bring heartwarming and uplifting content in her series with weekly animal adoptions, shelter spotlights, and features about everyday people who do extraordinary things. Giving & Caring with Larissa Wohl is all-new Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday following premiere on Monday, September 26.

The Sweet Life with Emily Hutchinson features celebrity baking sensation and cookbook author, Emily Hutchinson (Christmas Cookie Matchup, The Hutch Oven). Everything you ever would want to bake is within reach with Emily as she shows you how to bake the most delicious and eye-catching creations. The Sweet Life with Emily Hutchinson is all-new Tuesdays and Saturdays following premiere on Monday, September 26.

A Beautiful Life with Lawrence Zarian stars fashion maven, TV presenter and author, Lawrence Zarian (The Kelly Clarkson Show, Home & Family). Lawrence will uplift and inspire women of every shape and size through fashion and inspirational conversations with special guests. A Beautiful Life with Lawrence Zarian is all-new Mondays and Fridays September 26.

Eden Living with Shirley Bovshow features award-winning garden designer and Certified California Naturalist, Shirley Bovshow (Home & Family, Welcome to Great American Christmas). From gardening to natural living with plants, Shirley will teach you how to enjoy the many benefits of all that’s great under the sun. Eden Living with Shirley Bovshow is all-new every Wednesday and Saturday following premiere on Monday, September 26.

Everyday Celebrations with Maria Provenzano stars lifestyle expert, DIYer and cookbook author, Maria Provenzano (Home & Family, From Scratch with Maria). With Maria, every day is a celebration, as Maria will teach you how to bake, cook delicious recipes, and craft for the everyday celebrations in your life. Everyday Celebrations with Maria Provenzano is all new every Wednesday and Friday following premiere on Monday, September 26.

Southern Savvy with Jamie Tarence features Southern-born lifestyle expert, blogger and podcast host, Jamie Tarence (Family Savvy), your new best friend who shares all things Southern living in her series. From cooking and baking to fashion and beauty, Jamie is your go to for it all! Southern Savvy with Jamie Tarence is all-new Mondays and Thursdays beginning September 26.

The Mindful Life with Mahaila McKellar stars actress and author, Mahaila McKellar (Christmas at Grand Valley, Math Bites). Mahaila will share her knowledge as a certified meditation teacher and bring positivity and mindfulness to stress-filled days. The Mindful Life with Mahaila McKellar is all-new Tuesdays and Saturdays following premiere on September 26.

Faith in the Family with Father Randy Mattox features Archdiocese of Atlanta priest, Father Randy Mattox who currently serves as Pastor of St. Anna’s Catholic Church in Monroe, GA. Each week, Father Mattox will feature reflections on devotion, faith, love and patience Faith in the Family with Father Randy Mattox is all-new Wednesdays and Sundays following premiere on September 26.

Ready, Set, Roll with Jacks & Cassie Collier stars ­­­­best friends, sisters, and board game makers, Jacks and Cassie Collier. The Collier sisters take you behind the scenes of running a family business, share tips to bring joy to your holiday gatherings and more. Game on! Ready, Set, Roll with Jacks & Cassie Collier is all-new Mondays and Saturdays beginning September 26.


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ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA:

Great American Media is home to the family-friendly portfolio of brands Great American Family, Great American Living, Great American Community and Great American Adventures. As the flagship service, Great American Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal rom-coms that celebrate faith, family, and country. Great American Living is the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates family-friendly traditions every day and every season. Great American Community is a free, standalone streaming app featuring short-form original series, and Great American Adventures is the company’s first FAST channel featuring scripted and unscripted content. The Great American Media portfolio of brands was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay
Network Program Publicity
818.415.3784
pamslay@gacmedia.com

Mead Rust
469.663.7717
meadrust@gacmedia.com


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Happy downloading & watching!

Blessings on your day, Net

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Friday, September 23, 2022

🍁 Which New TV Movie will You *Fall* For This Weekend? 🍁 Plus, Happy 3 Months 'til Christmas!πŸŽ„See Here:


Happy Weekend, Friends! Can you believe it's the last one in September? Fall crept upon us this week and Great American Family is beginning their *Autumn Harvest* movies this Saturday night, while the Hallmark Channel is continuing their *Fall Into Love* films. Plus, there are new movies on UPtv and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, too! I'll be highlighting the four all new movie premieres below, plus we are marking the 25th day of the month on Sunday as we Countdown to Christmas!!!


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Saturday, September 24, 2022:


Storyline: When the beautiful seaside town of Shaw Bay is under threat of a major commercial redevelopment, realtor Erin will do anything to save it – she just needs to find a wealthy property buyer. Cue the handsome yet super-private Theo. To begin, helping Theo find a new home is proving to be tricky – especially because he refuses to give Erin any details about his life. As Erin works to show Theo why Shaw Bay is the perfect place to live, the chemistry between them is undeniable. But Theo is hiding something. Could a royal secret ruin their chance at love?

Premieres Saturday, September 24, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family


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Saturday, September 24, 2022:




Storyline: When Angie (Hall) moves into her “no pets allowed” building, a parrot arrives unexpectedly. New neighbor Ted (Mooney) and the dog he’s secretly sitting try to help her find the bird’s owner without being caught.

Premieres Saturday, September 24, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


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Sunday, September 25, 2022:

πŸŽ…πŸŽ„ Let's Countdown to Christmas πŸŽ…πŸŽ„
and "Mark the 25th"
with a Christmas Movie pick!

Happy 25th (on Sunday), everyone! We are now 3 months away from Christmas day!

Here at "It's a Wonderful Movie" we highlight every 25th day of the month - TOGETHER! - as we countdown to Christmas! Please feel free to join along!

If you would like to participate, simply pick something Christmassy to watch TODAY - on the 25th! It can be a Christmas movie, cartoon, sitcom or anything you like. Then, please share in comments below your Christmas choice for the day!

My personal pick to Mark the 25th is...


HOME ALONE

CMT is a playing a marathon of Christmas movies ALL weekend long, which will include both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, two of my all-time classic favorites. I plan to tune in when I can and enjoy them both - once again. I just love having it on in the background as I'm busy throughout the day. It is still so much fun to watch Kevin outwit the burglars, Marv and Harry. Plus, I love the sentimental moments with the neighbor and the woman who feeds the birds in the park.

Here's CMT's weekend Christmas Movie Schedule:
(times in Eastern Standard Time)


Saturday, September 24, 2022:
*Home Alone - 12pm
*Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - 2:30pm
*Elf - 5:30pm
*Home Alone - 8pm
*Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - 10:30pm

Sunday, September 25, 2022:
*Home Alone - 11am
*Elf - 1:30pm
*National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - 3:45pm
*Home Alone - 6pm
*Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - 8:30pm
*National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - 10:30pm

(Please note: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation contains language and adult situations/dialogue. It is rated PG-13.)

Be sure to share your Christmas choice for the day in comments below.



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Sunday, September 25, 2022:




Storyline via UPtv: New York City superstar doctor April travels home to Amish Country with handsome veterinarian Jesse for his brother’s wedding.

Premieres September 25, 2022
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


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Sunday, September 25, 2022:




Storyline: When private investigator Francesca “Frankie” Quinn’s (Jansen) fiancΓ© is murdered, his sister hires her to find the killer. Frankie must work with Wyn (Bruce), the local detective assigned to the case…who also happens to be her ex. As the one-time couple joins forces to unravel a serpentine plot, the investigation strikes at their hearts.

Premieres Sunday, September 25, 2022
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries



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Hope you all enjoy some of the new TV movies this weekend. My DVR is set, and I'm hoping to see all four movies, eventually. How about you? Please share your picks in comments below...

Also, I wanted to share... some changes have been made to the UPtv October schedule - see here!

Disclaimer: Please know when I share a movie, this is NOT an endorsement of any of the actors involved, personally or professionally, with their other TV/film projects.

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


Happy Fall and Blessings to you all! Net



SHINING HIS LIGHT:

“Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
~Romans 12:17-21

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
~Matthew 5:9


Thursday, September 22, 2022

πŸŽ„ HALLMARK CHANNEL'S 2022 *Countdown to Christmas* Movies with Lacey Chabert, Andrew Walker, Natalie Hall, Kristoffer Polaha, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tyler Hynes, Rachel Boston and Many More! *SEE HERE:



Hallmark released their 2022 Christmas movie lineup today via Variety for the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. You'll find over 30 New Hallmark Channel Christmas movies below...


Hallmark Channel's
Countdown to Christmas 2022


“Noel Next Door”
Friday, October 21 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Natalie Hall, Corey Sevier

Official logline: “A hard-working, single mom gets into a war of words with a neighbor who she feels is ruining Christmas, only to find that this misunderstood grouch just may steal her heart.”


“We Wish You a Married Christmas”
Saturday, October 22 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Marisol Nichols, Kristoffer Polaha

Official logline: “Becca and Robby are a married couple having a hard time connecting with each other as the holidays approach. Just before Christmas, they head to a cozy Vermont inn at the advice of their marriage coach so they can recharge. Their weekend away gets unexpectedly extended when a mishap puts their car out of commission and just may put them on the road to a very happily married Christmas.”


“A Kismet Christmas”
Sunday, October 23 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Sarah Ramos, Carlo Marks, Marilu Henner

Official logline: “Sarah is a children’s book author who returns to her hometown, where she reconnects with her family and Travis, her teenage crush. She soon discovers that a long-held family legend might actually be true.”


“A Cozy Christmas Inn”
Friday, October 28 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Jodie Sweetin, David O’Donnell

Official logline: “Real estate exec, Erika, travels to Alaska during Christmastime to acquire a bed and breakfast, only to discover that it’s owned by her ex. While there, she finds herself falling in love with the town and quite possibly him.”


“Jolly Good Christmas”
Saturday, October 29 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Reshma Shetty, Will Kemp

Official logline: “David is an American architect who recently moved to London for a prime opportunity in a prestigious firm. With just three days before Christmas, he crosses paths with Anji, a professional shopper, who raises an eyebrow over his choice of a gift card for his girlfriend. David ultimately decides to hire Anji and, thanks to a series of unexpected events, finds himself on a wild adventure across Jolly Old London as Anji helps him search for the perfect present.”


“Ghosts of Christmas Always”
Sunday, October 30 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kim Matula, Ian Harding, Beth Leavel, Lori Tan Chinn, Reginald VelJohnson

Official logline: “Katherine is a Ghost of Christmas Present and she must help one soul, Peter, rediscover his Christmas spirit. But this year has something unusual in store.”


“A Magical Christmas Village”
Friday, November 4 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Alison Sweeney, Luke Macfarlane, Marlo Thomas

Official logline: “When Summer’s mother Vivian moves in with her and her young daughter Chloe, her orderly existence is upended. Upon arrival, Vivian sets up an heirloom, miniature Christmas village resembling their town, and tells Chloe it grants Christmas wishes. As Chloe begins setting up the figurines, real-life events seem to mimic the scenes she creates. With a little help from the magic of the Christmas village, the family will be brought closer together and just maybe, Summer will learn to open her heart to love again.”


“Lights, Camera, Christmas!”
Saturday, November 5 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kimberley Sustad, John Brotherton

Official logline: “When a holiday rom-com movie shooting in her town needs a costume designer, Kerry, a local shop owner, steps into the role. While working on the movie, she rediscovers her passion for costume design and finds herself falling for Brad, the film’s famous leading man.”


“All Saints Christmas”
Sunday, November 6 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Ledisi, Roger Cross

Official logline: “Lisette is a popular R&B singer who’s getting ready to travel home to New Orleans for Christmas. When the media mistake a photo of her with her music producer ex as an engagement announcement, her family insists that he join her on the trip.”


“In Merry Measure”
Friday, November 11 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Patti Murin, Brendan Penny, Jennifer Robertson

Official logline: “When pop star Darcy returns home to spend Christmas with her sister and niece, she unexpectedly finds herself coaching the high school choir with her onetime rival, Adam.”


“The Royal Nanny”
Saturday, November 12 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Rachel Skarsten, Dan Jeannotte, Greta Scacchi

Official logline: “Claire is an MI5 agent who goes undercover as the royal nanny. She must overcome the challenges of her assignment, like resisting the charms of Prince Colin, while keeping the family safe at Christmas.”


“Christmas at the Golden Dragon“
Sunday, November 13 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kara Wang, Osric Chau, Sara Canning, Antonio Cupo, Barbara Niven

Official logline: “When Romy and Rick’s parents surprise them with the news that they will be closing the Chinese restaurant they have owned and operated for decades, the siblings each find themselves reevaluating their futures. Also impacted by the news are the landmark restaurant’s loyal patrons and staff, who have all come to depend on the restaurant over the holidays.”


“Inventing the Christmas Prince”
Friday, November 18 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Ronnie Rowe Jr.

Official logline: “Shelby is about to quit her job as a rocket engineer when her daughter becomes convinced that her Scrooge-like boss, Evan, is the Christmas Prince from a story Shelby invented years ago.”


“Three Wise Men and a Baby”
Saturday, November 19 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Paul Campbell, Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker, Margaret Colin

Official logline: “Three brothers get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together to care for a baby over the holidays. As they slowly get the hang of things, they find themselves on unexpected journeys of self-discovery and begin to rebuild their relationships as brothers, as well as the damaged romantic and professional relationships in their respective lives…all while rediscovering their love of Christmas.”


“When I Think of Christmas”
Sunday, November 20 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Niall Matter, Beth Broderick

Official logline: “Sara Thompson returns to her hometown to help her mother move and is surprised to find her ex-boyfriend Josh Hartman is back home. The two had once planned a life in music together but Sara left to study law. The former flames slowly reconnect and try to heal wounds, both old and new. When Sara makes a surprising discovery, she and Josh forge a bold plan for the upcoming Christmas concert that will lead them all back to their musical roots and make this a holiday to remember.”


“My Southern Family Christmas” (8 p.m.)
Thursday, November 24 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Jaicy Elliot, Bruce Campbell, Ryan Rottman, Moira Kelly, Brian McNamara

Official logline: “Under the guise of a journalist, Campbell has a chance to get to know her biological father for the first time — without him ever knowing who she really is. As she spends time with him and his family, as well as with the town’s record keeper, she realizes that families are messy, wonderful things. In the end, Campbell must decide if she’s going to keep her identity a secret or reveal the truth to her father — a decision that will change their family Christmas forever.”


“#Xmas” (6 p.m.)
Friday, November 25 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Clare Bowen, Brant Daugherty

Official logline: “When Jen gets the chance to enter a brand’s design contest, she poses a family influencer, enlisting the help of her best friend, Max, and her baby nephew. When her video is selected as a finalist, Jen is torn on whether to go on with her perfect ‘family’ or reveal the truth.”


“A Royal Corgi Christmas” (working title) (8 p.m.)
Friday, November 25 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Hunter King, Jordan Renzo

Official logline: “Reluctant Crown Prince Edmond returns home just before Christmas in anticipation of being named successor to the throne. To ingratiate himself to his mother the Queen, he gifts her with ‘Mistletoe,’ a rambunctious Corgi in need of some serious training. After several doggy disasters, Edmond turns to Cecily, a canine behavior expert from America for help — but to his great surprise, Cecily demands that he take an active part in the daily dog training sessions. Sparks fly between them as the pair work together to get Mistletoe ready to present at the annual Christmas Ball. Just as the precious pup captures their hearts, they discover that love can grow in the most unexpected places, leading them to question what they really want.”


“A Tale of Two Christmases” (6 p.m.)
Saturday, November 26 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Kat Barrell, Chandler Massey, Evan Roderick

Official logline: “Thanks to some Christmas magic, Emma gets to experience two different Christmases – one where she stays in the city and celebrates with a new crush and his friends, and one where she returns home for all the traditions with her family…and Drew, a longtime friend who may have feelings for her. Emma’s double holiday ultimately helps her discover what will truly make her happy in life as well as in love.”


“Haul Out the Holly” (8 p.m.)
Saturday, November 26 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Ellen Travolta, Peter Jacobson, Melissa Peterman, Stephen Tobolowsky

Official logline: “Emily arrives home, hoping to visit her parents, only to discover that they are leaving on a trip of their own. As she stays at their house for the holidays, their HOA is determined to get Emily to participate in the neighborhood’s many Christmas festivities.”


“A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe” (6 p.m.)
Sunday, November 27 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Rachel Boston, Victor Webster

Official logline: “Annie Cooper has big shoes to fill when she takes over as CEO of her late grandmother’s small-town cookie company and is doing her best to help their struggling business get back on track. That task gets more daunting when her grandmother’s secret recipe is stolen during the Christmas party. As Annie tries to crack the case and uncover the culprit she works with Sam, the owner of a local bakery, to recreate the recipe in the hope of saving the company and her job. As Annie and Sam bake batch after batch in pursuit of the perfect one, they begin to learn that their lives go together like milk and cookies.”


“A Holiday Spectacular” (8 p.m.)
Sunday, November 27 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Ginna Claire Mason, Derek Klena, Eve Plumb, Ann-Margret; featuring the Radio City Rockettes

Official logline: “In 1958, Maggie is an heiress from Philadelphia who puts her high-society wedding plans on hold in order to sneak up to New York City and make her secret dream come true: dancing live on stage in the ‘Christmas Spectacular’ at Radio City Music Hall.”


“A Big Fat Family Christmas”
Friday, December 2 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Shannon Chan-Kent, Shannon Kook, Tia Carrere, Jack Wagner

Official logline: “Liv is a photojournalist eager to make it on her own. To get a dream assignment – shooting the Chang family’s annual holiday party for a cover story — she doesn’t reveal that they are in fact, her family. When she finds herself growing close to Henry, the coworker covering the story with her, she wants to confide in him but doesn’t want to jeopardize her big break.”


“A Fabled Holiday”
Saturday, December 3 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Brooke D’Orsay, Ryan Paevey

Official logline: “Talia and her childhood best friend Anderson unexpectedly reunite in a curiously familiar looking town full of Christmas spirit that restores its visitors when they need it most.”


“Undercover Holiday”
Sunday, December 4 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Noemi Gonzalez, Stephen Huszar

Official logline: “When returning home for the holidays, newly minted pop star Jaylen tells her protective family that Matt is her new beau, when in reality, he’s her overzealous security guard.”


“The Most Colorful Time of the Year”
Friday, December 9 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Katrina Bowden, Christopher Russell

Official logline: “Ryan is a elementary school teacher, who learns that he is colorblind. Michelle, an optometrist and mother of one of his students, helps bring color into his life in time for the holidays.”


“Christmas Class Reunion”
Saturday, December 10 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Tanner Novlan

Official logline: “High school classmates, who once dubbed themselves the “cursed class,” reconnect at Christmas for their 15-year reunion. Over the course of their time reconnecting, the classmates challenge each other to remember who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.”


“The Holiday Sitter”
Sunday, December 11 – Hallmark Channel

(This movie will feature a same sex couple. Please note: I'm not promoting this movie due to it's content.)


“Holiday Heritage”
Friday, December 16 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell, Holly Robinson Peete

Official logline: “Ella returns to her hometown to mend fences with her fractured family. With the help of Griffin, her ex-boyfriend, she encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.”


“’Twas the Night Before Christmas”
Saturday, December 17 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Torrey DeVitto, Zane Holtz

Official logline: “A former actress trying to break into directing tests her skills with a town’s annual Christmas Eve courtroom production in which the true authorship of the famous poem ‘A Visit from St. Nick’ is debated.”


“Hanukkah on Rye”
Sunday, December 18 – Hallmark Channel

Stars: Jeremy Jordan, Yael Grobglas, Lisa Loeb

Official logline: “A matchmaker connects Molly and Jacob, but their new romance is put to the test when they realize that they are competing deli owners. Will a Hanukkah miracle keep them together?”




I hope you find some Christmas movies you are looking forward to seeing during this Christmas Season. I think there's only a handful or so that truly look appealing to me this year. I'll be adding images above as they are released. Stay tuned!

I also want to include a caution here. At this point, we don't know which movies will be family-friendly. I'm hoping there will still be many, but at this time, we just don't know. Throughout the Christmas Season I will do my best to inform you on various storylines, and if any of you who follow here catch something, please be sure to share in comments. I definitely want to include a BIG *Thank You* to all of the awesome reviewers who visit here and contribute so much at Christmastime and all throughout the year.

Joyous Christmas Blessings to You All!

God bless us, everyone! Net


🌟 HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES' 2022 “Miracles of Christmas” Movies with Tyler Hynes, Nikki DeLoach, Brennan Elliott, Taylor Cole and More! 🌟 SEE HERE:


Hallmark released their 2022 Christmas movie lineup today via Variety for the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. All of the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Christmas movies will begin at 10pm EST.


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Miracles of Christmas Movies 2022


“We Need a Little Christmas”
Saturday, October 22 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Erica Durance, Patrick Sabongui, Lynn Whitfield

Official logline: “Julie is adjusting to being a single mother to a grieving child while facing her first Christmas without her husband when she develops an unexpected friendship with her older neighbor Irene.”


“Christmas Bedtime Stories”
Saturday, October 29 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Erin Cahill, Steve Lund, Charlie Weber

Official logline: “When Danielle’s husband goes missing in action during his deployment, she is left to raise her daughter on her own. Three years later, as she acclimates to life without him, she begins to tell her daughter bedtime stories of her father.”


“A Maple Valley Christmas”
Saturday, November 5 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Peyton List, Andrew Walker

Official logline: “Erica is a rancher who has spent her whole life working the family farm with her mother and sister. When Aaron arrives and disrupts her plans, she starts to question what it is she actually wants.”


“Our Italian Christmas Memories”
Saturday, November 12, 2022 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Sarah Power, Beau Bridges

Official logline: “The Colucci siblings, in an effort to jog the memory of their grandfather who is struggling with dementia, set out to recreate their late grandmother’s legendary pasta sauce.”



“Long Lost Christmas”
Saturday, November 19 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Taylor Cole, Benjamin Ayres

Official logline: “Hayley is an interior designer who plans to surprise her recently widowed mother Patricia with the perfect holiday present: the extended family she knows her mom yearns for.”


“Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas” 
Saturday, November 26 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Holland Roden, Tyler Hynes, Tenille Townes (Executive Producer Blake Shelton)

Official logline: “Four days before Christmas, Elizabeth Athens receives a voicemail from a number she doesn’t recognize. On the message, a man she doesn’t know makes one final plea to the love of his life for a second chance. The fifth installment of the popular movie franchise, based on Blake Shelton’s song ‘Time for Me to Come Home.'”


“The Holiday Stocking”
Saturday, December 3 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Nadine Ellis, B.J. Britt, Karon Riley, Tamala Jones, Mykelti Williamson

Official logline: “In this Hallmark Mahogany presentation, RJ is a new angel, who is given the chance to address his one regret, that he didn’t help his sisters reconcile while he was still alive. Returning to earth as a stranger, he gets each of them to revive The Holiday Stocking, their parent’s old tradition to encourage charity at Christmas.”


“The Gift of Peace”
Saturday, December 10 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Nikki Deloach, Brennan Elliott

Official logline: “Artist Traci is a once-devout Christian who has stopped believing in God after her husband tragically died despite her prayers. As her second Christmas without him approaches, she tries going to a support group for inspiration and comfort.”


“Five More Minutes: Moments Like These”
Saturday, December 17 – Movies & Mysteries

Stars: Ashley Williams, Lucas Bryant

Official logline: “The second holiday story inspired by Scotty McCreery’s song ‘Five More Minutes,’ a young widow’s Christmas wish for her son is answered in unexpected ways when she returns to their old home for the holidays.”



More Christmas Movie Images & Posters to come! Stay tuned!

I am most intrigued that “The Gift of Peace,” starring Nikki Deloach and Brennan Elliott, will be a DaySpring Production.

*I also want to include a caution here. At this point, we don't know which movies will be family-friendly. I'm hoping there will still be many, but at this time, we just don't know. Throughout the Christmas Season I will do my best to inform you on various storylines, and if any of you who follow here catch something - please be sure to share in comments!

Also, be sure to check out the Christmas movies coming to the Hallmark Channel - *HERE*!

Joyous Christmas Blessings, Net

❄When Calls the Heart's Lori Loughlin to star in "Fall Into Winter" on Great American Family!❄ #Hearties #Movie #RomCom @GAfamilyTV #FallIntoWinter #GreatAmericanFamily @carajrussell πŸ’• See Here:


I'm delighted to share today that Great American Family will once again be working with actress, Lori Loughlin (Garage Sale Mysteries, Full House, When Calls the Heart, etc...), in an upcoming movie in 2023! It brings my heart so much joy to see Lori making movies again. I'm truly grateful Great American Family has welcomed Lori so warmly to their channel; however, her first starring role on the network will have a chilly theme, since it is set during the Winter season. Last year, you may recall, Lori had a co-starring role on Great American Family in When Hope Calls Christmas as her beloved When Calls the Heart character, Abigail Stanton.

See all the details on Lori's new Great American Family movie below...





PRESS RELEASE VIA GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA:

LORI LOUGHLIN
SET TO STAR IN
GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY
ORIGINAL MOVIE
FALL INTO WINTER

Romantic Comedy Marks Loughlin’s First for Network

NEW YORK, NY – September 22, 2022 – Great American Family today announced Lori Loughlin (When Hope Calls, When Calls the Heart) is set to star in Fall Into Winter, which premieres in January, 2023 as part of the network’s annual winter programming event. The film, Loughlin’s first romantic comedy for Great American Family, follows her successful reprisal of the role of Abigail Stanton in When Hope Calls Christmas last holiday season. Fall Into Winter begins production October 23.

“Lori is a genre-defining star that I have had the honor to call a close friend and collaborator for more than 15 years,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media. “We have a shared vision for creating meaningful and memorable movies that resonate with our passionate fans, and I look forward to welcoming her back to Great American Family to anchor our 2023 winter programming slate.”

In Fall Into Winter, Keely (Loughlin) is aghast when her brother sells his half of their family-owned, upscale candy shop to his best friend from high school (and her nemesis, Brooks) forcing a sudden urgency to find connection and common ground. Keely has been hurt before; change is her new nemesis. Brooks’ past is a mirror of Keely’s. He, too, has a fortress around his heart. Fate brings the pair together. Might it also offer new beginnings?

Fall Into Winter is executive produced by Brad Krevoy and Susie Belzberg Krevoy.

David Anselmo produces for HP Into Winter Productions, Inc. Fall Into Winter is written by Cara J. Russell.


ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials. Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands.

Follow Great American Family onTwitter: @GAfamilyTV Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay
Network Program Publicity
818.415.3784
pamslay@gacmedia.com

Mead Rust
917-439-4066
meadrust@gacmedia.com


**************** Press Release ****************


My *Quick* Take:

It is wonderful to see Great American Family is already revealing their new movies for next year! They are building excitement for the upcoming Christmas season and beyond. I look forward to see Lori in a rom-com style TV movie again, and I can't wait to see who is chosen for her co-star.

Please share your thoughts in comments below...


Blessings, Net❄

*images: Lori Loughlin - courtesy Hallmark Media and Great American Media



Lori Loughlin movies on DVD:


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

πŸŽ„ UPtv's 2022 Christmas Movie Slate Revealed πŸŽ„ See UPtv's Merry Offerings Here:



We have exciting Christmas movie news today from UPtv! This holiday season they are upping their game! UPtv's Christmas programming slate will be bigger than ever - with 17 New Premiere Christmas movies and the return of the series Small Town Christmas and GilMORE the Merrier! Plus, UPtv will have the television premiere of multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner’s King Size Manger Christmas special. See all the details below.


Press Release via UPtv:

ITS’ UPTV’S 
MOST UPLIFTING CHRISTMAS EVER
BEGINNING NOVEMBER
WITH MORE PREMIERE MOVIES 
THAN EVER BEFORE

UPtv’s Merry Offering is filled with more than 600 hours of Holiday Cheer including 17 premiere movies; the return of the ultimate Thanksgiving week Gilmore Girls binge-a-thon, GilMORE the Merrier; a new season of the unscripted series Small Town Christmas; and the television premiere of multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner’s King Size Manger Christmas Special.

ATLANTA – Sept. 21, 2022 – UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, announced today a super-sized Christmas on the network with MORE original holiday movies, MORE specials and MORE chances to uplift or be uplifted than ever before. This holiday season UPtv will deliver the best in holiday entertainment while also celebrating the people and moments that bring joy.

In addition to 17 premiere movies, UPtv will debut multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner’s King Size Manger Christmas special on Friday, Nov 18, and a new season of unscripted series Small Town Christmas, highlighting Christmas celebrations across small town America. Additionally, annual fan-favorite GilMORE the Merrier is back with this year’s binge-a-thon hosted by Michael Winters who played Town Selectman Taylor Doose on the series. These premieres are part of UPtv’s collection of more than 600 hours of holiday cheer.

“With so many people needing to scale back in different ways this holiday season, we wanted to deliver an abundance of Christmas programming so uplifting, holiday cheer was plentiful for our viewers,” said Hector Campos, vice president, content strategy and acquisition at UPtv. “We are thrilled to provide them with our largest offering of Christmas programming yet that continues to celebrate the true spirit of the season. We have 17 of the very best Christmas movie premieres, the second season of Small Town Christmas, and the premiere of multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner’s King Size Manger Christmas special. Whether Christmas lovers are seeking a cozy romantic holiday escape, an uplifting story, or singing along with their favorite songs, we have a diverse slate with something for everyone this Christmas season.”

UPtv's Most Uplifting Christmas Ever, will have viewers “unwrapping” surprises and delights all season long with:

A sweepstakes that includes a $10,000 cash grand prize + $10,000 donation to a charity of their choice from a list of selected charities. Also includes weekly secondary prize winners

Interactive Merry Movie Christmas Watch Parties every weekend with polls, quizzes and more chances to win Daily surprises ranging from smaller donations and bonus content to special messages from our Christmas stars via a digital advent calendar beginning in December

UPliftSomeone.com, the destination for viewers to recognize those who uplift others, will be the hub for holiday content. We will ask viewers to share videos of themselves uplifting others by surprise and delight gift giving to friends, family, or even strangers, to help spread Christmas joy to those who could use some uplifting spirit this season.

As in previous years, the My UPtv Movies app is available for viewers to download and is especially popular around the holidays to track movie viewing. The tracker app allows viewers to learn more about upcoming movies and series on the network, watch previews and request personalized showtime alerts. Viewers can also “favorite” movie titles to add to a personal collection to easily access them later, set calendar reminders and request notifications or text messages. As an exciting update later this year, the app will allow for polls and giveaways during Merry Movie Christmas airings. Download the app: uptv.com/myapp

In 2021, UPtv’s Christmas Movies reached 18.4 million P2+1 and 4 million viewers2 tuned in to GilMORE the Merrier.

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MERRY MOVIE CHRISTMAS WEEKEND


Unperfect Christmas Wish – Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. ET


Madison O'Hara performs as a singing elf for Christmas parties with her best friend Cooper, but her real dream is to be a singer-songwriter and to find the perfect man.

Stars: Alys Crocker, David Pinard


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Christmas in the Pines – Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. ET



As an up-and-coming magazine writer and a successful architect battle over ownership of an idyllic Christmas cottage, they soon discover that their cozy holiday getaway may not be the only thing they love.

Stars: Jillian Murray, Dean Geyer


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Christmas Masquerade – Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ET



When Julieanne is mistaken for her glamorous boss at a Masquerade ball by a notoriously aloof businessman, she continues the ruse over Christmas. Will she be able to find real love in the makeshift Fairytale world they’ve created?

Stars: Erin Agostino, David Lafontaine



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CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WEEKEND


The Christmas Retreat – Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. ET


When Kim’s boyfriend breaks up with her instead of proposing, her mom whisks her away to a Christmas retreat where she meets the owner’s unemployed brother, Mark. But will they be able to see past the mistakes neither one wants to admit to and let the magic of the season connect them?

Stars: Rhiannon Fish, Clayton James



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A Tiny Home Christmas – Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. ET

In order to save her family's contracting business, Blair reluctantly teams up with her ex-boyfriend and former co-star of a hit home design reality show to build a tiny home for the unsheltered in the community, rekindling old sparks in the process… and just in time for Christmas.

Stars: Rebecca Dalton, Christopher Seivright




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The Picture of Christmas – Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. ET


An aspiring storybook illustrator in Manhattan returns home after inheriting her Grandmother’s Christmas tree farm. Inspired by the magic of Christmas and the farm’s handsome caretaker, she is reminded of the things she once wanted in life.

Stars: Chelsea Hobbs, Giles Panton




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SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS WEEKEND


Josh Turner: King Size Manger Christmas Special – Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. ET

Showcasing his unmistakable baritone voice, multiplatinum-selling recording artist and Grand Ole Opry member Josh Turner heralds in the holiday season with his unique interpretation of nostalgic classics and originals from his first-ever Christmas album, King Size Manger, plus an intimate sit-down interview hosted by Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase.


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The Holiday Switch (working title) – Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. ET

When two strangers mistakenly pick up the wrong piece of luggage at the airport, each must use the intriguing contents within to track down the other's whereabouts in time for Christmas.

Stars: Alex Paxton-Beesley, Morgan David Jones


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Christmas Lucky Charm – Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. ET

Every boyfriend Jessica has had found the love of his life right after he dated her. Just as Jessica leans into her unlucky love life and swears off dating for the Christmas season, a handsome gallery owner moves in across the street.

Stars: Sugenja Sri, Adrian Spencer


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Small Town Christmas: The Harvest Special – Elijay, Ga. – Premieres Sunday, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. ET (Premiere Series)

Hosted and Executive Produced by Inside Edition’s national correspondent and best-selling Author Megan Alexander, each episode takes viewers to a different small town around the country. Through food, drink, music, entertainment and faith, we will highlight local businesses and towns that are making the holiday season special in their own unique way. This episode features all things fall – apples, hay, changing leaves and pumpkins at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in Elijay, Ga.


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GilMORE the Merrier ultimate Gilmore Girls binge-a-thon
Monday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. ET – Sunday, Nov. 27 at 3 a.m. ET

GilMORE the Merrier, UPtv’s annual seven-day Gilmore Girls binge-a-thon of all 153 episodes plus the four movies, is back. This year, the marathon will be hosted by fan favorite Michael Winters as his character, town know-it-all Taylor Doose, along with watch and win trivia questions, special series recaps of all seven seasons, and pop-up trivia sprinkled throughout all four of the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life movies.


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CHRISTMAS ON THE SLOPES WEEKEND


Christmas in the Wilds – Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. ET



Buck and Jessica's merry little Christmas together takes a dangerous turn when their journey through the wild turns into a battle for survival.
 
Stars: Kaitlyn Leeb, Victor Zinck Jr.


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Christmas on the Slopes – Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. ET



After a disappointing restaurant opening and an embarrassing break-up, a celebrity chef takes her first real Christmas vacation. When she wanders into the kitchen at a luxury resort and is mistaken for the sous chef by the handsome but grouchy, head chef, their chemistry sparks a holiday romance. But will everything blow up when the head chef learns the truth about her?

Stars: Olivier Renaud, Soma Chhaya



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Christmas on the Rocks – Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. ET

A ski-lodge event manager's task of hosting a corporate Christmas party goes awry when the resort is cut off by a snowstorm and the hard-to-please CEO turns out to be an old flame.

Stars: Lyla Porter-Follows, Jon McLaren



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Small Town Christmas: Pigeon Forge, Tenn. - Premieres Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. ET (Premiere Series)

Hosted and Executive Produced by Inside Edition’s national correspondent and best-selling Author Megan Alexander, each episode takes viewers to a different small town around the country. Through food, drink, music, entertainment and faith, we will highlight local businesses and towns that are making Christmas special in their own unique way. This episode highlights the Christmas magic at Dollywood.



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CHRISTMAS UNDERCOVER


A Royal Christmas Match – Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. ET



Princess Camille travels to America to create a cross-cultural college exchange program and falls for Professor Rhett. But when she discovers he was hired by her father to escort her, aka babysit her, she wonders if he cares more about her or his career.

Stars: Jordana Largy, Matthew MacCaull


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Santa’s Got Style – Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. ET



When department store executive Madison is charged with coming up with a fresh idea for the holiday season, she decides that instead of a classic Santa, this year they would hire a young Santa with lots of fashionable styles. But when she has difficulty finding the perfect model, her long-time best friend Ethan (who has been in love with her for years) throws on a beard and disguises himself as the Santa of her dreams.

Stars: Franco Lo Presti, Kathryn Davis



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Small Town Christmas: North Pole, Alaska - Premieres Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. ET (Premiere Series)

Hosted and Executive Produced by Inside Edition’s national correspondent and best-selling Author Megan Alexander, each episode takes viewers to a different small town around the country. Through food, drink, music, entertainment and faith, we will highlight local businesses and towns that are making Christmas special in their own unique way. This episode takes place in North Pole, Alaska, and features the Santa Claus House and the world’s tallest Santa Claus statue.



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SAVING CHRISTMAS WEEKEND


Sappy Holiday – Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. ET


Stranded in a small town after her car breaks down, Joy meets the charming James, a local trying to save his family’s maple farm.

Stars: Vanessa Sears, Jon McLaren


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A Vintage Christmas – Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. ET

When a small-town vintage store owner leaves instructions in her will for inventory to be distributed as Christmas gifts, her out-of-town niece seeks help from a handsome local in identifying recipients from the clues provided.

Stars: Hannah Gallway, Jeremy Walmsley


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Small Town Christmas: Frostburg, Md. - Premieres Sunday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. ET (Premiere Series)

Hosted and Executive Produced by Inside Edition’s national correspondent and best-selling Author Megan Alexander, each episode takes viewers to a different small town around the country. Through food, drink, music, entertainment and faith, we will highlight local businesses and towns that are making Christmas special in their own unique way. Frostburg, Md. is a storybook town come to life. For the past 15 years, the local college students dress up as Elves and compete in Christmas cookie toss, snowball fights, Christmas tree relay, “Elfaoke” and more to support a charity in the “Elf Olympics.”


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SNOWED IN CHRISTMAS WEEKEND


The Snowball Effect - Saturday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. ET



Rival meteorologists tracking a massive snowstorm in the town of Mistletoe must work together to get home in time for Christmas.

Stars: Anjali Khurana, Landon Moss



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Christmas in Wolf Creek - Sunday, Dec. 25 at 7 p.m. ET



When a runaway reindeer threatens the annual Christmas play, a struggling couple must work together to save Christmas for the town and each other.

Stars: Nola Martin, Tim Rozon



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1Nielsen, L7D, Christmas Movies 11/5/21-12/25/21 Total Day M-Su-6a-6a, P2+, Reach 1 min qual.

2 Unduplicated reach P2+ 11/22-11/28/21 M 10:00am – Su 3:00am

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Oh my goodness... so many wonderful movies are coming our way from UPtv! Which movie are you looking forward to seeing during UPtv's Christmas movie event? So many look good to me, including Christmas Masquerade, A Royal Christmas Match, The Picture of Christmas, and more! Please share your movie picks in comments below.

I have seen Christmas in the Pines and Christmas in the Wilds - both films are family-friendly!

I'm also looking forward to Josh Turner's musical special - since it will focus on the true meaning of Christmas!


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