Thursday, June 30, 2022

🌟 Happy 4th of July Holiday Weekend! 🌟 See Patriotic TV Specials, Christmas Movie Marathons and More... πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰



On this patriotic holiday weekend, we celebrate the Independence of the United States of America! I can never say enough how grateful I am to live in this country, where we are free. I pray as we go forth, Americans will choose wisely in upcoming elections, and we will continue to be, as our Pledge of Allegiance says... "one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all!"

Over this 4th of July weekend, I know many will be busy traveling, vacationing, and visiting family and friends. If you happen to be home or you'd like to set your DVR before you go, here are some notable TV programs below...



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Thursday, June 30, 2022:

As June transitions into July, *Merry Movie Week* is coming to an end on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

One of the last Christmas movies airing for their event is the terrific patriotic movie...


Starring Jen Lilley, Trevor Donovan, and Barbara Niven



Maddie (Jen Lilley), a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, embarks on a Tiger Cruise during Christmastime where she meets a handsome naval officer (Trevor Donovan) and stumbles upon a mystery in the ship’s archive room.

airs Thursday, June 30, 2022
at 10pm/9c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries




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Friday, July 1, 2022:

(The event lasts ALL month long!)

Beginning on July 1st, you can see many of your favorite Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, including: A Christmas Detour, Christmas Next Door, Christmas at the Plaza, A Royal Christmas, Christmas Under Wraps, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, The Nine Lives of Christmas, Let It Snow, Crown for Christmas and many more!

See the *Christmas TV Schedule*
for more movies and times airing!



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Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4, 2022:


Christmas movies will be playing on GAC Family 24/7 around-the-clock this 4th of July holiday weekend, featuring: Christmas Time Is Here, The Great Christmas Switch, The Christmas Star, Jingle Bell Princess, A Kindhearted Christmas, Royally Wrapped for Christmas, Joy for Christmas, and more! Actress Jen Lilley will be hosting this weekend event from the Thornbridge Hill Estate in Texas, giving us sneak peeks of upcoming GAC Christmas movies!

See the *Christmas TV Schedule* or the *GAC Family Christmas in July Movie Guide*!



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Saturday, July 2, 2022:

including Christmas 
with Natalie Hall and Dylan Bruce...



*Love Takes Wing - 3pm
*Love Finds a Home - 5pm
*Love Begins - 7pm
*Love's Everlasting Courage - 9pm
*Love's Christmas Journey (Part 1) - 11pm
*Love's Christmas Journey (Part 2) - 1am




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Sunday, July 3, 2022:

GAC Family has the television premiere of the Christmas film...



A small-town girl is paired with her brother's career-driven college roommate by her great-aunt, who always seems to match people with their soulmate, when her brother comes home for his own Christmas wedding.

Premieres Sunday, July 3, 2022
at 12 NOON/11c. on GAC Family

Encore time:
Monday, July 4, 2022
at 6am/5c. on GAC Family




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Monday, July 4, 2022:

Set your DVR for the GAC Family television premiere of...


Although a successful woman claims to have given up on love altogether, she decides to give it one last chance when she meets a man who invites her to his family's home in South Carolina for the holidays.

Premieres Monday, July 4, 2022
at 4am/3c. on GAC Family
(please note: this airing is in the AM hours)




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Monday, July 4, 2022:

Fireworks programs on the 4th of July include...


A Capitol Fourth 2022
Country music star Mickey Guyton hosts the 42nd edition of this American Independence Day concert featuring pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway artists, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jack Everly.

A Capitol Fourth 2022
airs Monday, July 4, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on PBS

*Please note: This is a live show with musical artists and celebrities. Please use your own discretion while watching. Most of the acts at this venue, A Capitol Fourth, have been fun, patriotic and wholesome in the past, so I'm hoping this year will be much the same.



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Monday, July 4, 2022:

Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular

This special will feature musical guests and fireworks.

Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular
airs Monday, July 4, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on NBC

*Please note: This is a live show with musical artists and celebrities. I am not familiar with all of the individual artists and acts. Please use your own discretion in choosing to watch.



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Monday, July 4, 2022:

Let Freedom Sing! 
Nashville's 4th of July Celebration

In honor of Independence Day, musicians perform some of their biggest hits in front of a crowd, and event organizers prepare a special fireworks display that lights up downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Let Freedom Sing! Nashville's 4th of July Celebration
airs Monday, July 4, 2022
at 10pm/9c. on CMT

*Please note: This patriotic concert will feature various musical artists in Nashville. Please use your own discretion while watching.



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Monday, July 4, 2022:

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

According to Bloomberg: "The show at the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade will feature not only the Boston Pops under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart for the 27th year, but the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums, and special guest performers."

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
airs Monday, July 4, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on Bloomberg TV


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Sunday, July 3, 2022 and Monday, July 4, 2022:

Fox News Independence Day Celebration

According to Fox News: " "FOX & Friends Weekend" will air from United States Military Academy at West Point on Saturday and Sunday, with co-hosts Pete Hegseth, Rachel Campos-Duffy and Will Cain putting a spotlight on its iconic Independence Day celebrations. Cadets and attendees will share what it means to be an American with the morning program and patriotic music from West Point’s band will be featured throughout."

"On Sunday, Fox News will air a one-hour special, "A West Point Independence Day Celebration," at 10 p.m. ET. Hegseth, Campos-Duffy and Cain will headline the show that highlights the values the academy instills in U.S. service members. The special will also include the West Point band, the academy’s annual fireworks celebration and Fox News contributor Johnny Joey Jones interviewing Medal of Honor recipients, West Point personnel and families on hand for the celebration."

"On Monday, July 4, Fox News will air a two-hour primetime special, "Fox News Presents: An Independence Day Celebration," from 8-10 p.m. ET. The special will feature "Outnumbered" co-host Kayleigh McEnany, "Cross Country" host Lawrence Jones, "FOX & Friends First" co-host Carley Shimkus, and Johnny Joey Jones commemorating Independence Day and spotlighting stories of patriotism and triumph from across the country. It will also include musical performances from Lee Greenwood, Chris Janson and Kameron Marlowe. Fox News will also air live fireworks displays from Washington, D.C."

A West Point Independence Day Celebration
airs Sunday, July 3, 2022
at 10pm/9c. on Fox News

Fox News Presents: An Independence Day Celebration
airs Monday, July 4, 2022
at 8pm/7c. on Fox News




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I pray you all have a
πŸŽ‡Safe and Happy Fourth of July!!!πŸŽ‡

God Bless America -
our Home, sweet Home!!!

Blessings to you all, Net



"If My people, who are called by My Name,
will humble themselves and pray and seek My face
and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven,
and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
~2 Chronicles 7:14


Patriotic Movies on DVD:


46 comments:

  1. I loved USS Christmas when I saw it last! It was family friendly and Trevor and Jen had such great chemistry! The story was so sweet as well. It was like it had a touch of a Signed Sealed Delivered.

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    1. Abigail, Awww... I love the comparison! I agree, USS Christmas is wonderful! I keep hoping since Trevor and Jen are both working with GAC Family now, they will work together again.

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  2. I'll be recording movies on GAC family this weekend :). Also, I heard today that The Christmas Farm has been retitled to A Merry Christmas Wish. -Maria

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    1. Maria, Yes! It's a great time to record the GAC Family Christmas movies this weekend, especially if anyone missed any of them last year. It's too bad they aren't playing the When Hope Calls Christmas movie, too. I noticed Super Channel Heart and Home in Canada is playing it and other Christmas movies during their Christmas in July event.

      Thank you so much for the tip on the new title for The Christmas Farm. I found the article about it and shared the news in a new post - here:
      https://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2022/06/Jill-Wagner-Cameron-Mathison-GAC-Family-A-Merry-Christmas-Wish-Movie-2022.html

      I did like the original title better, though, since it described the setting of the movie better. The new title, A Merry Christmas Wish, sounds very basic and similar to previous ones. Oh well, I guess... It still looks like a really fun movie!

      Thank you, again, for sharing this update! :)

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  3. I know this isn't a popular opinion around here, ;) but I am not a fan of Christmas in July anything. LOL When it's Summer, I only want Summery things. :) However, I understand that "Christmas in July" is a fun thing that people do like. I just wish that Hallmark, GAC and other channels like that would wait until maybe July 5th to start the Christmas shows. There are so many great 4th of July movies that they could run as a marathon over the holiday weekend.

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    1. Grace, I understand how you feel. I also have mixed feelings about Christmas in July and all the hoopla. While I enjoy seeing some of my favorite Christmas movies again in July, in no way is this time of year, in my opinion, better than the actual Christmas season -when we celebrate the birth of Jesus!

      I also agree, that it disappointing to not see patriotic/military movies actually airing on the 4th of July, especially when Hallmark has so many great options.

      I noticed in the promo commercial for Hallmark's Christmas in July featuring Campfire Christmas, Corbin Bleu's character says: "You know, Christmas in July always meant more to me than any Christmas in December."

      I heard that and I thought... Wait. What? I rewound it and listened to it again, and yes, that's what he says. That is totally the wrong message of Christmas. The celebration of the birth of our Savior should be more important and special than anything else we do all year.

      As with everything else, Christmas in July depends on the heart of the person. What is our focus? I think we should spiritually celebrate the gift of the first Christmas every day of the year. Does Christmas in July do that for most people? Probably not, but I do enjoy hearing those traditional Christmas carols in the background, like "Joy to the World" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” I pray lyrics like that flow into the spirit of those watching, even if they don't realize it.

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    2. I totally agree with you about the true meaning of Christmas. And that is very sad for Corbin's character to have that mentality. But sadly, that is the mentality of the unbelieving world. And on my end, I am a seasonal girl and I love Summer, so that is my main personal issue (not really an issue or a huge deal lol) so when Summer finally gets here, I don't want to think about Winter or Christmas. I won't watch Fall themed movies when it isn't Fall either. Plus, I am also weird in that I don't like to watch Christmas things without a Christmasy atmosphere, (lights, tree, cozyness,etc.) I am probably the only one like that. Hehehe!

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  4. I keep hoping gac family will start making mystery movie series.

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    1. Abigail, Yes! I would love to see that, as well, especially mysteries like Signed, Sealed, Delivered!

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    2. Wouldn't it be wonderful if gac family could continue SSD, like When Hope Calls was.

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  5. Happy July 4th everyone! Net, I love your banners and messages. So proud to be an American! God bless America again.

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    1. I couldn't agree more kitkat!! God bless all the American military who sacrifice so much so we can have freedom!

      Happy 4th!πŸ—½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ‰

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  6. What Hallmark Christmas movies has fireworks?

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    1. Chris, I can think of several Hallmark movies with fireworks...

      A Boyfriend for Christmas
      Love and Sunshine
      Sister of the Bride
      A Princess for Christmas
      When Sparks Fly
      You Had Me at Aloha

      I'm sure there are others. Do any come to mind for you?

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    2. You have forgotten Hallmark movies
      Banner 4th of July
      Kiss at Pine Lake


      Hallmark could be filming 4th of July movies & even GAC Family

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  7. I am so glad you are simulcasting A Capitol Fourth with Mickey Guyton. As a DC area resident (NoVa) I can assure you all the music, presentations and content are definitely "family friendly" and I'm sure your viewers will love hearing the NSO orchestra and all the great singers.

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    1. Thank you for sharing this! I've always enjoyed this program in the past; I'm delighted to hear this year's show will also be "family friendly".

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  8. USD Christmas is finally have closed Caption since last year with no Closed Caption on HMM

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  9. Miracles of Christmas returns
    All new holiday Movies starting in October

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  10. Happy 4th of July, Independence Day!
    Misty

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    1. Misty, Blessings to you on this 4th of July holiday weekend, as well! God bless America!!! πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡

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  11. Jim, this is in response to a message from a month or so ago. There are days for celebration ahead. It has begun! God is giving our nation back to us per the prophets. Nothing scary; just joyful. Praise the Lord!

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    1. kitkat, Thank you for sharing this delightful news! Blessings to you and yours on this Independence Day weekend! πŸŽ‡

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  12. Angel Falls Christmas

    CONTAINS SPOILERS

    Jessica Lowndes and Chad Michael Murray are perhaps an acquired taste - they do have their detractors but I personally really like them both.

    I was really looking forwrd to this as one of the picks of last year's GAC Christmas season.

    Ally (Jessica) is a workaholic with little love for Christmas and has just broken up with her boyfriend Josh when she meets Gabe (Chad) who is an angel masquerading as a barista whose mission is to teach her the spiirit of Christmas.

    I did think Gabe was acting rather distant for the first part of the movie - and I have seen several others comment to this effect - but in retrospect I can see that perhaps this was the way he was meant to play it as events turned out.

    The other members of Gabe's angel team were pretty good in their parts.

    There is no question there was chemistry between Ally and Gabe, good interaction and dialogue as Ally began to lighten, the situations were compelling and touching and I was really enjoying the movie, little knowing the shock which was just around the corner.

    Maybe I just didn't pick up on the clues such as when Ally's ex beat Gabe to win the Christmas Wreath competition.

    Funnily enough when I had read the description in Net's initial blurb I had thought it was rather strange to insinuate Ally might get together again with Josh but then promptly forgot about it.

    It was building up to the inevitable conclusion when I suddenly realised that the plot was heading in an unexpected direction.

    I had totally misread it - Ally went back to her ex Josh with her new-found Christmas spirit , and she left her doctor's job at the hospital to take over a practice where she would have a more normal work period - I screamed a loud NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.............!

    What on earth were GAC thinking of - did they just want to be different from Hallmark?

    Lowndes and Murray were touted as the stars of the film.

    Why on earth she would end up with a guy who had no charisma and with whom she had no chemistry?

    For me, this was totally the wrong ending - within a year she would be bored to tears, start opening longer hours at her practice and her relationship would disintegrate.

    I was totally flabberghasted - anyone else feel shortchanged here?

    Very difficut to put a rating on this - until the ending I was enjoying it - could have been an 8 but maybe a 5 or 6 - Florence

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    1. Florence, What a great review of Angel Falls Christmas! (For others reading, my response may contain SPOILERS!)

      I was surprised, as well, where they took the love story. I kept thinking... Surely not... They aren't going to put her with... Even though in my head I knew it just had to be like "The Bishop's Wife," in my heart I kept thinking it might not end that same way, but it did. I agree, it was truly surprising. We need another Chad Michael Murray Christmas movie on GAC Family - where he gets the girl!

      Thank you for your wonderful review, Florence. I posted it to the Christmas Reviews from 2021 here:
      https://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2021/10/which-2021-christmas-movies-made-its.html

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  13. In addition to the broadcasts that Net mentioned, Bloomberg television and radio will be broadcasting the annual Boston Pops 4th of July concert/celebration. This has been my go-to these last few years.

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    1. Mark 25, Thank for adding that extra celebration with us! πŸŽ‡ πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡ I'll be sure to check my TV guide for the Boston Pops special! πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡

      🌟Have a Happy and Blessed 4th of July Holiday!!!🌟

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    2. Mark 25... Just wanted to let you know, I added the 'Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular' in the post above. Again, thank you for sharing!

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  14. Christmas in July Fan Favorites Marathon
    4am-12am ET/7am-9pm PT
    All Weekend Long

    Hallmark Channel

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  15. UPDATE to the July 4th Weekend Post:

    More Patriotic Celebrations have been added above, including:
    πŸŽ‡Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular - Bloomberg
    πŸŽ‡A West Point Independence Day Celebration - Fox News
    πŸŽ‡Fox News Presents: An Independence Day Celebration - Fox News

    I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July holiday!
    God Bless America!!!

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  16. Rewatched The Christmas Star , and there was a really nice sneak peak at Catering Christmas. Plus, I found out there are new movies coming August 20! -Maria

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    1. Let's hope this is Love In Bloom at last - Florence

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  17. Happy 4th everyone! Be safe out there. Thanks Net for all of the Independence Day show suggestions, as I don’t plan to see any in person this year. I’ve also been enjoying the Christmas movies on Gac. I had no idea they made that many.

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  18. A Match at Christmas is family friendly. Holly’s Great Aunt named Lillian could be matchmaker for people as their soulmates except for Holly’s Brother named Spencer Alan Everton & her Best Friend; Angela. Spencer brings his college roommate named Chris for Christmas Wedding. Chris hands Holly a 🌹 when it’s dropped on the floor when Holly’s Brother; Chris arrives home. Holly wasn’t interesting in Chris just before she change her mind when she likes Chris. She pushes him to be a photographer for his magazine when he got a job so, Chris is pleasuring Holly when the pictures are worth thousand words that how explaining how he feels about Holly. Holly & Chris are finally share their first kiss.

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  19. Happy July 4th! I rewatched Christmas is You, and there was a nice BTS look at A Merry Christmas Wish. Has there been any extra sneak peaks that anyone has seen? -Maria

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  20. Happy 4th of July

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  21. Christmas in Carolina is family friendly. Wesley’s family spend the holidays in South Carolina. A businesswoman named Elle Moore meets a man named Wesley Saxon invites her to find the true meaning of Christmas. Wesley’s Mom named Charlotte, his Uncle named Marlone, & his Brother named Ryan. Wesley is CEO of his company. Elle is Career-driven investment banker.

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    1. Anonymous, I appreciate you for sharing this movie review for "Christmas in Carolina." You are the first and only one to do so, thus far. I have it recorded from last weekend, but haven't had the time to watch, yet. Thank you, again, for sharing!

      I shared your review here:
      https://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2022/07/a-review-of-gac-familys-new-christmas.html

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  22. Happy Independence Day all my friends!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ—½

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  23. A Match made at Christmas was pretty good. -Maria

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    1. Maria, Thank you you for sharing this movie review for "A Match Made at Christmas."

      Sorry for the delay in responding... as I was just finally able to get a post set up for these GAC Christmas in July movies. It definitely felt like a short week - with the 4th on Monday. Anyway, I'm finally caught up now, and I just wanted you to know - I always appreciate your reviews!

      Have a blessed weekend! :)

      I shared your review here:
      https://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2022/07/a-review-of-gac-familys-new-christmas.html

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  24. I watched Match Made at Christmas and I personally didn't really care for it. The male lead in particular was pretty mean and rude. It just left a bad taste in my mouth.

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    1. Sarah, I appreciate you sharing your take on "A Match Made at Christmas." I was taken aback, myself, by the attitude of the leading male several times throughout the movie. I really had mixed feelings on this one. I'm so glad you shared your thoughts... to be honest, I'm still rather puzzled by it.

      I shared your review here:
      https://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2022/07/a-review-of-gac-familys-new-christmas.html

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