Tuesday, June 21, 2022

πŸŽ„Jen Lilley to host GAC Family's 'Great American Christmas in July' Event!πŸŽ„ See Here:

GAC Family is making the first day of Summer 
- even merrier and brighter!!!

Exciting news today from GAC Family... Jen Lilley (“Royally Wrapped for Christmas,” “USS Christmas”) will be hosting their Christmas in July movie marathon event, which airs July 2nd - July 4th! And if that wasn't special enough, GAC Family will be giving us sneak peeks of their upcoming 2022 Christmas movies!

Thus far, GAC Family has only officially announced two holiday films, "Catering Christmas," starring Merritt Patterson and Daniel Lissing, and "The Christmas Farm," starring Jill Wagner and Cameron Mathison. I'm excited to see if they may announce others... possibly with Danica McKellar, Trevor Donovan, Candace Cameron Bure, Susie Abromiet, Jessica Lowndes, and of course, Jen Lilley! (These actors all have contracts with the network.) I think it's a good possibility we might hear something about Jen Lilley's new Christmas movie, especially with her hosting the event and all!

See even more details in GAC Family's press release below...




24/7 Christmas Movie Event Kicks Off July 2

NEW YORK, NY – June 21, 2022 – GAC Family, America’s family-friendly destination for holiday movies and seasonal rom coms, today announced Jen Lilley (“Royally Wrapped for Christmas,” “Days of Our Lives”) is set to host the network’s first-ever Great American Christmas in July programming event, which kicks off July 2 and features 24/7 Christmas movies throughout Independence Day weekend. Fans of holiday romantic comedies will be able to celebrate Christmas early with encore presentations of GAC Family’s original Christmas movies, as well as first look previews of all-new holiday films planned for Great American Christmas 2022.

Programming highlights for Great American Christmas in July include encores of Christmas Time Is Here, The Great Christmas Switch, A Christmas Star, Jingle Bell Princess, A Kindhearted Christmas, A Christmas Miracle for Daisy, Royally Wrapped for Christmas, Joy for Christmas, A Lot Like Christmas, Angel Falls Christmas, and Much Ado About Christmas. The programming event also includes holiday movie fan-favorites, Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle, Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle, A Cinderella Christmas and A Match Made at Christmas.

GAC Family previously announced that Great American Christmas, the network’s holiday programming franchise, will return October 28 with an all-new slate of original Christmas movies.

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GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: GAC Family: Stories Well Told and GAC Living: Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, GAC Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal romcoms that celebrate faith, family and country. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

My Take:

I'm delighted to see GAC has acquired the rights to Debbie Macomber’s two original "Mrs. Miracle" movies starring the incredible Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond")! I absolutely love those two films; it will be truly wonderful to see them both air on TV again! In the words, of Mrs. Miracle... they're "off the hook!"

Also, announced in the press release, is the premiere of "A Match Made at Christmas" on GAC Family! This movie was released in 2021 via streaming sources. I haven't had the chance to watch it, yet, myself; however, we received a great review of this movie from Amy Lama, who is a loyal follower and friend here at 'It's a Wonderful Movie'. I've included Amy's review of "A Match Made at Christmas" below and a synopsis of the film.

"A Match Made at Christmas" synopsis:
"Holly's lifelong dream was to fall in love with the perfect guy, so when she meets skeptical, Christmas-hater, Chris, she's not interested. That doesn't stop Great Aunt Lillian (who's never wrong) from "pairing" them together in front of a crowd. Real feelings start to emerge for both Chris and Holly as their friends and family find ways to throw them together, but Holly's mistakes and Chris' stubbornness drive a wedge that seems too overwhelming to overcome. But their time together will teach both Chris and Holly lessons about honesty, family, and love."

Amy's review of "A Match Made at Christmas":
πŸŽ„"I just wanted to let you all know about a movie called “A Match Made at Christmas” streaming on Amazon Prime and Pure Flix. I am personally acquainted with the filmmakers and a lot of the people who were extras in the film, and my brother even has a mention in the credits because he was an investor for the movie! It’s rated 13+ on Amazon, probably because the “drama” in the movie makes it more geared to teenagers and adults, and there is also a bachelorette party scene at a bar (nothing too wild). The filmmakers are Christians, so there is nothing of concern as far as suggestive content and language (unless you count a single use of the word "crap"). The story is more of a drama than a comedy and has some depth and realism to it. It centers around a young woman whose brother is marrying her best friend, her relationship with said best friend, and her rocky relationship with her brother's best man. The leading woman and the woman who plays her best friend are very good. The leading man I thought was less good, but my mom and I both liked him better on a second viewing. There are some great scenes, and I enjoyed the movie a lot. ~Amy Lama

(Thank you, again, Amy... for giving us this wonderful review!)

I've also learned that GAC Family will air the movie "Christmas in Carolina," which was first released in 2020. It is rated PG and available on DVD at Amazon.

"Christmas in Carolina" synopsis:
After losing her parents in a car accident, Elle (Moore) a career driven investment banker has given up on love and Christmas until she meets Wesley (Saxon) a former NBA player and CEO of a small marketing firm. Wesley invites Elle to his hometown in South Carolina, with hesitation she accepts and is thrown for a loop where she falls in love and finds the spirit of Christmas again.

πŸŽ„'Great American Christmas in July' on GAC FamilyπŸŽ„ 
is certain to be a fun, exciting movie event!

May your day be Merry & Bright!🌟

Happy first day of Summer, everyone!
Blessings, Net


  1. I love this! I'll definitely be checking out a few movies. -Maria

  2. This makes me even more excited about the upcoming Christmas movie season! I love Jen Lilley! I hope we hear she has a Christmas movie coming. πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

  3. YAY!!!! This is so cool!!! I'm really looking forward to this Christmas in July event on GAC Family!!!

    Thanks also for the extra movie info, Net. I'm happy to see Mrs. Miracle return with the one and only Doris Roberts. The new movies look good, too. I enjoyed reading Amy's review.

  4. I am so excited that 2 of the Debbie M movies are coming. I wish they would add Trading Christmas, I need to rerecord it on my dvr since we got a new one in December and they dont ever play it.

    I wish GAC got:

    Trading Christmas
    Matchmaker Santa
    Growing the Big One
    Meet the Santas
    One Starry Christmas

    Those are movies i need to rerecord :)

    Love Jen Lilley so much:)


  5. GAC, you made my day! Love Jen Lilley! Happy to see the Mrs. Miracle movies will be on GAC this year. I am looking forward to the new movies too.

  6. Family Matter Reunion who portrayed as Brother & Sister; Eddie & Laura Winslow are both starred in Christmas in Carolina

  7. What are your favorite Jen Lilley movies that you have seen?

  8. Do you have any Jen Lilley Hallmark Movies on DVD?
    I have only 2 Winter Love Story and U S.S. Christmas.

  9. Love this! Love Jen!

  10. I adore Jen Lilley. Can’t wait!

  11. Excited for the Mrs. Miracle movies and A Cinderella Christmas, too, in addition to the GAC movies.


  12. Yay! Love thevMrs. Miracle movies. Looking forward to watching.



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