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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...


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


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


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


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


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...


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...


Press Release from Great American Media:


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.


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.



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.


Pam Slay
Network Program Publicity

Mead Rust

***************** End of Press Release **************

Happy downloading & watching!

Blessings on your day, Net


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!!!


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


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


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...


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.


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


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


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


“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