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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“#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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”

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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.”


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“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.)


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“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.”


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“’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.”


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“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?”



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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


85 comments:

  1. RING OUT THE BELLS!

    STEPHEN HUSZAR IS BACK!!

    With the caveat that we don't know what is and isn't family-friendly I seem to be at odds with Net here - there's quite a few I'm excited for.

    Biggest regret :why has oirey Sevier to get involved with a single parent?

    The one that really strikes the eye is Hallmark using three of their leading men Andrew Walker, Tyler Hynes and Paul Campbell in the one movie Three Wise Men And A Baby.

    The synopsis doen't reveal much but the fact that Paul Campbell is in it makes me wary.

    Ones that I think should be good.

    In Merry Measure Brendan Penny
    Lights Camera Christmas Kinberley Sustad John Brotherton

    The Royal Nanny Rachel Skarsten Dan Jeannotte
    Rachel is much-under-rated and I love Dan Jeannotte

    A Cozy Christmas Inn Jodie Sweetin David O'Donnell
    #X'mas Brant Daugherty
    A Tale Of Two Christmasses Chandler Massey
    Haul Out The Holly Lacey Chabert Wes Brown
    UNDERCOVER HOLIDAY STEPHEN HUSZAR
    Christmas Class Reunion Aimee Teegarden
    Aimee is regularly turning out top class movies for Hallmark

    Of course it nearly always turns out that some of those you don't expect much from are really good while those that look good are disappointing!

    Florence

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    1. Florence, Love-Love-Love your last line in your comment! That seems to be me every year, too. I generally get excited over one movie and then it comes, and well, it's not all I dreamed it would be... and then another, I had no hopes for, ends up being fantastic!

      Anyway, I think you chose some movies here that could be good! Let's hope! I'm eyeing several of the ones you chose, as well. :)

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  2. Sorry to say, but this lineup looks worse then last year's IMO. Not into their Haunakah offering this year, or their Chinese American movies , and Kwanza? That's not the clean holiday that it appears to be, and I'm very saddened to see Hallmark wanting to promote it.

    I'm also predicting that quite a lot of these will end up being unclean, unfortunately. With what happened last year, and what has been happening throughout this year on both channels, it's bound to happen.

    Countdown to Christmas used to be my favorite tradition since 2014, and now it's been ruined. But, at least I have my clean, and very fun DVD's of past movies. -Maria

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    1. Maria, I agree about the lineup. As I said above in the post, only a handful look somewhat good to me this year. I'm really not feeling that usual excitement over Hallmark's Christmas offerings.

      Also, I'm not into Kwanzaa either. (For others reading this, it will be featured in “Holiday Heritage”) I feel like they always try to take Countdown to Christmas and stretch it to go beyond Christmas. And when they show other holidays like Hanukkah, they always seem to go more in depth to share the religious aspect of the holiday, with their traditional songs, games, and lighting of the candles. We hardly ever hear the nativity story in the Christmas movies. It's all about getting a Christmas tree, decorating it or gingerbread houses, kissing under the mistletoe, etc...

      I'm so glad you commented and feel the same. It's good to know it's not just me feeling this way.

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  3. Entertainment Weekly has some photo's on their website for these movies!

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  4. A Cozy Christmas Inn is a sequel to A Christmas Under Wraps

    Jodie Sweetin as Erika McNicoll reunited her ex named Andy Hollidays portrayed by David Donnell

    CCB as Dr. Lauren Brunell wasn’t in the movie

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    1. I'm aghast.

      Unless I'm picking this up wrong David O'Donnell is the lead male actor so it means he must have broken up with Lauren.

      This negates Christmas Under Wraps which is the highest watched Hallmark movie of all time.

      Is this a sneaky way of taking a swipe at CCB for signing up with GAC?

      What on earth are they playing at?
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      You could question every single ending they've ever had - Florence

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    2. And I can't help but feel this is a dis to CCB, cause when we last saw them, Andy and Lauren were solid. So they broke up and Andy will get back with his ex? Christmas Under Wraps was one of Hallmarks highest rated movies ever, and to not let us think Andy and Lauren are happy together is rotten. I will not watch this movie.

      Sabrina

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    3. Florence and Sabrina,

      I'm with you... I don't get this storyline either. Based on what we've been given, thus far, it doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

      I mean, we are all wondering... what happened to Candace's character, Dr. Lauren Brunell??? Did they split up? Did she die? It obviously has to be something like that, and neither option is good.

      Are people really going to want to see Andy fall in love with someone else, especially Candace's "Full House" TV sister, Jodie Sweetin??? I can't imagine Jodie would want to do a movie that made Candace look bad, but I agree, this all sounds very strange.

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    4. I don't really remember all the details of Christmas Under Wraps, but is it possible the lead actor is playing his twin brother in this movie? Did y'all actually see on some "official" blurb that his character has the exact same name in this upcoming movie?
      ~~Jane

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    5. Jane, That is a clever idea, but unfortunately, according to David O'Donnell's imdb page, he is playing the same character, Andy Holliday.

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    6. I wish Jane's idea was correct! It would make a much better storyline than the bizarre-sounding one that appears to be coming our way this Christmas.

      ~Alicia

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    7. Unfortunately, the lead actor is David O’ Donnell who portrayed as Andy Holliday in Christmas Under Wraps is the same actor in a new Christmas Under Wraps 2 called; “A Cozy Christmas Inn”.. All same actresses & Actors are expected to return for “A Cozy Christmas Inn”, from “Christmas Under Wraps”, expect for CCB wasn’t in Christmas movie since her role was Dr. Lauren Burnell. although, Jodie Sweetin replaced CCB with David O’Donnell. Andy Holliday doesn’t have Twin Brother. Jodie Sweetin as Erika McNicolls is a real estate executive who travels to Alaska during Christmas to acquire a bed & breakfast, She discovers that it's owned by her ex named Andy Holliday.

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  5. Each year there are always movies I enjoy, but honestly, part of the loss of appeal and enjoyment for me is there are TOO many now. I remember the days when I was always SO excited that there'd be a weekend here and there that had new Christmas movies, but that's part of what made them special is the anticipation. Now, each weekend (and sometimes weeknights) can have four, or five or more new premieres. It's just all a bit overmuch now.

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    1. You've a good point here - with just Hallmark and UPtv confirmed there's already 48 new ones.

      I think GAC is having 17 and Lifetime will probably have 30+.

      Add in the few others and there's going to be over 100.

      It really is far too many.

      Florence

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    2. And what I dont like the most of so many movies, is that some of the older, better made movies dont get played at all or very little. I liek that they moved many to HMM so I can still see them like A Boyfriend for Christmas, Holiday Engagement, but so many others dont get played at all like Northpole, One starry Christmas, Trading Christmas.

      A few years ago, HM Drama played all the older christmas movies and I was so happy. They played lots of older even back in the early 2000's. I wish they would do that again. It has been forever since i saw A Case for Christmas, A Grandpa for Christmas, Meet the Santas, Santa Switch. Thats why i am sad there are so many new movies, when more than half of them the plots are so bad.

      This year it seems old pop singer and old actress are the themes. But thats better than CEO of major company comes home and plans a party for the town or her parents company and has to decide if she wants to be a CEO, or the town Veterinarian.

      Sabrina

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    3. Rissi, Same here! I, too, am feeling more overwhelmed, than excited. I really think if they scaled back it would be to their benefit; people would try even harder to see 10 new movies, instead of 40.

      Wonderful to hear from you and get your take! :)

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    4. Anonymous, it’s not 17 Christmas movies but it’s 18 Christmas movies - whet if GAC will add more Christmas movies

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    5. To Florence, you said with Hallmark and UPTV theres already 48 new movies. That math is wrong, Hallmark has 40 and UPTV has 17 so between UPTV and Hallmark there is 57 new movies not 48. Some of UPTVs movies a few of them have been seen in other places but to alot of people they are still new

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    6. Phew! That's a lot of movies to try and keep up with!! I don't think there's enough room on my dvr for that many movies?! At least - thankfully - we have lots of folks on here who will watch and write reviews so we can wade through the multitudes a bit easier/quicker to find the really sweet movies (and delete the junky/trashy ones). The more reviewers the better!! Last Christmas, when I was sort of out of commission, it was very helpful to be able to read the reviews of different folks with different opinions so I could be more discerning at choosing which movies to watch. Keep those reviews coming, friends; even it's just a quickie thumbs up/down review. And thank you, Net, for all the organizational work you put in for us!!!!!
      ~~Jane

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    7. I'd forgotten about the 9 movies on HMM.

      Maybe that was deliberate - I rather think I'd like to forget about them this year!

      Florence

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    8. Oh my goodness, it is overwhelming! The fun of anticipation is still there, as long as I hold loosely to all the many options and just wait for the good ones that are going to pop out and surprise me...rather like Christmas morning, hehe.

      I'm soooo grateful for everyone here who leaves reviews and plan to do my part during this year's Christmas deluge. :-) Though I rarely watch movies live, I've been thinking about trying to watch 1 premiere a week in order to leave an immediate content review for everyone. If I know which movies others are planning to watch, then I'll choose a different one, so the It's a Wonderful Movie family can hopefully collect quick family-friendly feedback on as many movies as possible. Unless I splurge on a streaming service to view GAF and UPtv, I'll be limited to choosing from Hallmark, HMM, and Lifetime.

      Merry Christmas, everybody!!! No matter which movies are spoiled, it won't ruin my joy...Our Savoir is Born!

      ~Alicia

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    9. Alicia, Thank you for this sweet comment and sharing your anticipation. I appreciate you offering to watch one movie live per week and share with us. It's certainly going to be a challenge this year. So grateful for you and this incredible It's a Wonderful Movie family. You all are such a blessing!

      I love your perspective... movie or no movies, our joy is in Jesus!!! :)

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    10. Wow! 100+ movies is a lot to sort through. Will I have enough dvr memory for the ones that I will like? I won't watch Lifetime's movies.
      "Fasten your seal belts, it's going to be a busy Christmas Movie Season". This was purposefully misquoted from All About Eve's "Fasten your seal belts, it's going to be a bumpy night."

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  6. Are there any religious Christmas movies on Hallmark Channel?

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    1. Chris, I'm not sure about the Hallmark Channel, but it looks like Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will have some that are spiritual/inspirational:
      “Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas”
      “The Gift of Peace”
      “Five More Minutes: Moments Like These”

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  7. I am hoping to see the most...

    We Wish You A Married Christmas
    The Royal Nanny
    Haul Out the Jolly
    Undercover Holiday
    A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe
    A Royal Corgi Christmas

    Hoping most of these are family friendly. I'm especially excited to see the corgi movie. I have one of my own and I'm crazy about my Redmond. I hope they show how intelligent they are. We can't even spell in front of mine.

    Two of them gives me reason of caution.
    I wouldn't be watching A Magical Christmas Village, since Luke M. is gay and Three Wise Men and A Baby. I've never been comfortable with movies casting God/Jesus and putting angels in films(esp. female angels) Sounds like they are making a modern version of that. So I'll pass. I do pray they don't have a gay character in there. That would be awful.

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    1. Abigail, I like your movie picks, too! Those are all ones I plan to watch, as well. Hopefully, like you said, they will all be good ones! Plus, I think the storyline attached to “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” sounds interesting, too.

      How sweet that you have a corgi. They are such adorable doggies and full of energy. Maybe he'll watch this movie with you! :)

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    2. Haha! My previous corgi would watch TV, especially if it had basketball or other dogs on it. ;)

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    3. Three Wise Men and a Baby with Paul Campbell and Tyler Hynes (not so much Andrew Walker) I *won't* be watching this movie because of Paul Campbell's gay movie track record and even Tyler Hynes (2021 Unexpected Christmas and possibly one other).

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    4. Namegirl, I think this movie will be a disaster. Hope I am wrong. Andrew Walker is no longer a favorite of mine. Don't care for either of these guys. I do not trust Hallmark!

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    5. Is this a copycat of the Tom Selleck movie?? Three Men and a Baby. That film had a gay man

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    6. None of the men were gay in Three Men and a Baby.

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  8. Net - do you have any other information on A Cozy Christmas Inn.

    I really can't believe this storyline can be right - Florence

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    1. The storyline is right. A Cozy Christmas Inn is the sequel to Christmas Underwraps

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  9. These look great, love the amount of diversity!!

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  10. There are A LOT of movies. Some i know i wont even watch at all, but a few look good and a few match ups look good:

    Rachel Boston & Victor Webster should be good together

    There seem to be a lot of ex pop star movies, that must be the theme this year, ex actress or singer instead of coming home to plan a party.

    Lights, Camera, Christmas looks really good to me.

    I am over Royal movies, but I like Rachel Skarsten so i will see. But Dan J has done movies before where he has an "accent" and his accent has not been good at all. Hoping that isnt this case.

    When I think of Christmas looks good, love Peter Benson movies and Shanae Grimes I LOVE.

    Tale of 2 Christmases looks good. I enjoy Chandler Massey in movies.

    I think the movie of the year might be Holiday Spectacular.

    I usually lean towards the HMM movies cause they are more serious and so many of them look good.

    I have very high hopes for the 3 wise men and a baby, a great cast and all of them have turned up in others movies as cameos, so this will be fun.

    Sabrina

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    1. Sabrina, I typically like the HMM movies best, too, and this year they especially look good.

      Also, I have the same feeling towards fake accents. It can be very distracting, at times, like Brittany Bristow in "Love, Romance, and Chocolate" or Merritt Patterson in "Jingle Bell Princess." I still like both of those movies, but I would've liked them even more without the accents.

      Should be interesting to see how the ratings spread out this year on Hallmark. With Candace gone, I imagine Lacey Chabert will pull in the highest ratings of all, but we'll see.

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    2. Sabrina, I, too am cautiously daring to hope "Three Wise Men and a Baby" will be family-friendly, as those guys together could be delightfully entertaining!

      ~Alicia

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    3. If TWM & a Baby is family-friendly, be sure to let us know so that we can DVR it later. I usually record the premiere showing but can catch it at a later time, or even maybe the 90 mins Christmas day airing.

      I believe that Tyler was in Andrew Walkers Christmas movie "My Family Christmas Tree" as a walk-on. I don't remember the movie but Andrew was a walk-on in one of Tyler's movies. BTW, they are related by a family member's marriage.

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  11. Looking forward to holiday movies.

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  12. Thank you so much Net for giving us the scoop-

    I agree with so much that's been said:
    HMM usually has the best of the season.
    Lacey is my #1, first time pairing with Wes( he use to be on all thru the year, wonder what happened?)
    I'm struck by who's missing:
    Autumn, Bethany Joy, Laura Osnes, Amanda Schull, Sam Page, Cindy Busby, etc...
    I have great memories of Hallmark Christmas movies past, but have really been disappointed last few years, except for a few, and the Leadership of Hallmark Media seems to continue a far different direction then my Values and Core beliefs!!
    We all shall see, what we got at the end of the year.

    Sidenote:
    A sequel to
    Christmas under wraps( which CCB recently was boasting about still having the highest rated movie on Hallmark) find it odd that Jodie of all people would be involved, yet we may be very surprised in a good way....

    Still waiting for my Favorite Movie Sequel:
    A Christmas Waltz...

    God Bless you All!!


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    1. Krob, Thank you for sharing your perspective with us!

      I was really thinking/hoping we might get a huge surprise with a sequel to "A Christmas Waltz," but nope it isn't happening. Such a shame, since it is such a beautiful story.

      Also, great mention on who is missing this year. That is very surprising that Autumn Reeser and Bethany Joy Lenz are missing this year. Bethany, though, has worked with Lifetime in the past, so she might do something there.

      I was surprised not to see Heather Hemmens (since she has a contract with Hallmark now), David Haydn-Jones, Eloise Mumford, Jessy Schram, Janel Parrish and we haven't seen Fiona Gubelmann or Michael Rady for some time.

      I wonder if any of these actors, minus Heather, might appear on Great American Family this year, especially Laura Osnes, Cindy Busby, and Same Page.

      Thank you for sharing! Please feel free to share a review at Christmastime or anytime with us.

      God bless you, as well! :)

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    2. NetπŸ₯°
      Fantastic follow ups on Who is missing-

      Heather, Eloise, Jessy & Nanzeen Contractor(?) popped into my head, right after I sent- Oh my goodness how could I forget Michael πŸ’ž & FionaπŸ’ž I love them so much.
      Janel was great with Ryan last year, and David with Nikki in Five more minutes-
      Best movie of the season for meπŸ™⭐

      Trying to wait patiently for Great American Family to release all their movies list-

      Hope I don't offend anyone, Lifetime is Not a channel I watch thru the year, so I am highly cautious even at Christmas; however, The Spirit of Christmas(2015) with Jen Lilley, whom I had only seen once before playing Esther from the Bible(2013)
      Bethany & Andrew walker in Snowed Inn(2017) I believe?
      And a movie with Erin Cahill, Kevin McGarry, Patrick Duffy- forgot the title, but it was about paying it forward- beautiful message.
      Oh Sarah Drew & Naill, about Pen Pals at Christmas-

      Now that I have all you Lovely people to help me know if I should try or not, I might see more or less, but I'll be Thankful for the advice...
      Have a Blessed Weekend EveryoneπŸ™πŸ™

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    3. Nazneen Contractor is starring with Mykee Selkin in A Candlelit Christmas on Lifetime - Florence

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    4. Thank you so much FlorenceπŸ€—
      I shall look out for it, I love NazneenπŸ’“

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    5. Krob, I'm the same with Lifetime throughout the year and Christmas. I also love two of the ones you mentioned, Snowed Inn Christmas and Christmas Pen Pals. Also, Christmas in Tennessee, with Rachel Boston and Andrew Walker, is very sweet; however, my absolute favorite Lifetime Christmas movie, hands down, is A Gift Wrapped Christmas. I highly recommend this movie, if you haven't seen it. It's about a personal shopper, Gwen, who is so much fun and an absolute joy to watch. If you've never seen it, I hope you can catch it sometime this Christmas season.

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    6. Lifetime has had some real winners in past years, for sure! I like all you've listed, Krob and Net, and Lifetime actually has "A Gift Wrapped Christmas" streaming free on their YouTube channel right now: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvAOsBfvt4jDGDhBD2rkehHTUzO1UaMLt

      ~Alicia

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    7. Alicia, thank you so much for sharing that link. I can hardly believe we can stream it for free, but they haven't put it on DVD. Crazy, huh?

      The streaming option may not last long, though, so we better enjoy while we can. I also have it on my DVR - it's NEVER coming off!!! :)

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    8. Thank you Alicia & Net! It took me forever to re-find this thread, but I wanted to thank you both for the info about "A Gift Wrapped Christmas". I had never seen this movie before so I decided to follow Alicia's link to Lifetime on Youtube. I don't have a smart tv but I was able to hook my ipad up to my regular tv through an hdmi cable (I don't know how the young people enjoy watching movies on their phones & devices?! - I need a big screen!). Anyway, that was an absolutely fun & sweet movie!! The lead actress was adorable and just so natural, kind of in the style of Goldie Hawn/Meg Ryan/Kate Hudson. I looked her up and it turns out she's actually married to Goldie Hawn's son. I wish she'd do more fun, family-friendly, Christmas movies! I couldn't find a dvd of this one to purchase, so I'm hoping it will air sometime this season so I can capture it on the dvr.
      Thanks again, ladies, for the info.
      ~~Jane

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    9. Jane, I'm so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed "A Gift Wrapped Christmas!" It's one of those special ones we always watch whenever it plays. I recall the very first time I watched it, the rating said TV-14 in the corner and being Lifetime I was rather hesitant, but it's totally G-rated, of course, so I never understood that.

      The fabulous Meredith Hagner, who plays Gwen, was also in the Hallmark movie, "My Christmas Love" with Gregory Harrison, which is also pretty cute. I, too, would love to see her do another Christmas movie, but I'm not sure she can ever top "A Gift Wrapped Christmas."

      And for some odd reason, this movie was never put on DVD or included with the Lifetime DVD collections. I don't get it because I know a lot of people love it.

      Hopefully, Lifetime will air it on TV this Christmas and you can save it on your DVR forever, too!!! :)

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    10. Oh, sweet boogers!! Net, I just looked at your "Christmas TV Schedule" page. I knew there were a lot of upcoming Christmas movies for us to wade through/enjoy but, wow!, I didn't quite realize how many!?! I'm counting approximately NINE movies each weekend in November, and that doesn't even include the Lifetime ones!! I think I really need to start clearing stuff off my Verizon dvr, asap. The good thing is I use FrndlyTV for all the GAC movies (since Verizon cable does not include GAC) and my frndly package includes unlimited dvr space and 9 months to view (I just last week finished watching the January & February movies!!). I'm starting to wonder if I need to make a huge spreadsheet and put it on the wall so I can keep track of all these movies. Hah! 🀣
      ~~Jane

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    11. Jane, I hear ya! There are so many Christmas movies to keep track of this year! It's going to be interesting to keep up with them all. I typically print out my list of Christmas movies by network and the Christmas schedule, but it's definitely going to be a challenge.

      By the way, just wanted to let you know, I updated both the Christmas Movie Schedule and the Christmas Movie List to include the new Lifetime movies.

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    12. So glad you were able to enjoy the movie, Jane!

      Oh, Net, yes, she's cute in "My Christmas Love," too. Super bubbly characters tend to tire me out, but both of her Christmas movies are adorable movies worth multiple viewings in my book. :-)

      If Christmas movies end up all over your wall, Jane, we are going to need a picture, haha!

      ~Alicia

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  13. There are some movies that look great. I will not be watching "the Holiday Sitter" just as I have never watched the other two Christmas House movies. I also watch Lifetime and GAC movies. I just try to watch one a day. There are still regular and Christmas movies from the past few years I have not seen and maybe someday I will watch them.

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    1. Anonymous, I know what you mean, it's hard to get them all watched each Christmas season. My DVR is usually full - and it's usually Spring by the time I watch the last one.

      Thank you for sharing with us. :)

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  14. Fly Away With Me is family friendly. Angie won a rental lottery & she moved to no pet apartment. A certainly macaw 🦜 named Gil who owned by a last tenant named Ruthie on level 15 into Angie’s apartment. Angie meets next door neighbor named Ted who dogsits his Sister’s dog names Zoe. Gil’s owner named Ruthie passed away last few months ago according to elderly lady at an elderly home. Ted’s Sister call her Brother Netherland & she tells him there’s no place for dog. Ted is now owns by his Sister’s dog named Zoe. Kyle & Gianna are out on the date. Angie is now owned macaw. So, Ted & Angie are something in common. Louie calls people with animals as such as dogs, hamsters, etc… Louie owns hamsters 🐹

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  15. How thoughtful of you to see that DVD and share. I actually do have that DVD collection in my post for the new 2022 Christmas releases. I was personally so thrilled to see it included Window Wonderland and many other wonderful Christmas classics!

    You can see the 2022 Christmas DVD post here:
    https://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2022/07/2022-hallmark-more-christmas-holiday-movie-dvd-releases-shop-here.html

    Please do let me know if you see any other good ones! Your participation is truly appreciated. :)

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  16. Obviously I missed that you had posted about it already, but better to have it out there more than once than not at all right?! πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺ And for anyone interested in digital releases some of the movies being released on DVD are also available on digital (haven’t seen any from this collection specifically, but iTunes tends to have them for pre-order a month before they’re released so I’m keeps my eyes out). I have way too many DVDs so I go for digital as much as possible. 😊

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  17. That's right! I appreciate you checking, just in case. This is one of those collections we've been waiting so long for.

    Thank you also for the iTunes tip. I don't often check there, so please let us know if you see anything interesting pop up there.

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  18. What’s a bummer, Michael Rady didn’t have Christmas movies this year since last year? Will he have Christmas movies next year? GAC/GAFAM & Hallmark

    Also, Sam Page?

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  19. Noel Next Door is family friendly and has a great theme: "You never know what someone else is going through." The "Grinch" of the story, Jeffrey, had a stroke that left him disabled and unable to continue his career as a pianist. My heart broke for him when he was on a blind date and struggled to get his coat off. The woman told him he was embarrassing her! Enter Noelle, who melts his grinchy heart. It was a very sweet story. My only complaint was the kid who played Noelle's son. He was really annoying and looked way too old to be her kid. Minor complaint, however, especially these days!

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  20. The suspicions are confirmed. We Wish You a Married Christmas is not family friendly. Married gay couple run the hotel and are thus an integral part of movie. I love Kris Polaha and really wish he'd said "no" to this movie and instead chosen to be a part of a family friendly movie.
    ~~Jane

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  21. Noel Next Door was a beautiful movie! I thought it was well-written, well-acted, a refreshing set, good costumes, neat tie-ins, and a beautiful story! I was pleasantly surprised for the first Hallmark for the season. To top it all off -- the main character had a paralyzed arm and used a cane. Turns out later he says he had a stroke. I loved that Hallmark went so far to create such a relatable storyline. My mom watches every Hallmark movie and she is a double-stroke survivor. I was so pleased to be able to put this movie on for her, to have a character to relate to.

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  22. This was a different story line than I was expecting. As mentioned, one of the characters had a stroke. The viewer sees his various emotions about living life and how different it is for him now. The message I got was don't judge others because we don't always know what they are dealing with. Over all, I liked it. - Maire

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  23. We Wish You a Married Christmas as mentioned is not family friendly. I appreciated the storyline and the lead actors but not the PDA of the two innkeepers. - Mary

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  24. Jolly Good Christmas is NOT family friendly. In first 15 minutes we are introduced to Will Kemp's closest friend in London and, of course, the guy talks about his husband. I fast forwarded and about halfway through the movie Will is in the married guy's home and he's asking them how they knew they were right for each other, how they knew when it was "the one" they wanted to marry. This is the second big disappointment for me (after Kris Polaha) since I loved Will Kemp in other movies and this could have been such a cute movie. Ugh, I'm so done with this tarnished society that's out of control!
    ~~Jane

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  25. Jolly Good Christmas is NOT family friendly. Gay married men shown.

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  26. Ghosts of Christmas Always. I felt like I should have stopped watching this movie. But, I didn't - I kept going. I kept going because the main actors were quite good, and the storyline and production were very well crafted and, overall, it was a fun movie with a lot of positives and warm fuzzies. But... there were also negatives... I probably should have stopped because this wasn't an innocuous, sweet, Dickens' story - it was Hollywood's version - so, therefore, it included a whole lot of questionable spiritual things and lots of magic and, of course, ghosts. I'm so tired of "magic" in Hallmark movies. I understand when some of us refer to Christmas magic we really just mean the specialness of the season, or the sparkle and twinkle, or kindness, or warm fuzzy feelings, or the mystery and miracle of the birth of our Savior. But, more and more, I feel like Hallmark really wants us to embrace actual magic. And every time I watch a sweet movie that has some silly magic cookies or ornaments or snowglobes or whatever, I feel like I'm opening my mind and my heart just a tiny bit more to something that I shouldn't be giving a foothold in there. My faith is strong but I worry about people and children who are more impressionable. I don't have any young ones in my household right now but if I did, I don't think I would let them watch a lot of these movies (at the very least, we would sit down and have a biblical teaching moment!). So, is this movie family friendly? Maybe?? Maybe not?? I think people should prescreen it before sharing with kids. Also, btw, Hallmark added two characters who were female but teetering on that genderless line. There were no "gender" "statements" made (only implied) so I think it would be okay for families, maybe with some discussion, or perhaps just ignoring it would work, as well.
    ~~Jane

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    1. So.... I might have been in a semi-Grinchy mood when I wrote this review? Maybe take my review with a grain of salt?? I've never really liked magical things or fantasy or fairy tales. Even as a kid I was never a huge fan of Disney-type stories. I do think that, overall, Hollywood is pushing darker agendas, including magic, but it's possible that some of these Hallmark Christmas movies are just sweet fairy tale types that maybe just aren't a favorite with me because of my personal taste.
      ~~Jane

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    2. Aww, wow Jane! Well said. I couldn't agree more. I've been questioning magic issues myself lately. I feel like Hallmark (Satan) is using that to replace Christ's name. I am also very tired of the humanism of Hallmark and the other chic flick networks. It feels dangerous to our souls. All this makes me want to be in my Word more.


      Never been a big fan of Disney either. They do not care about our souls, that's for sure. All that "trust in your heart" nonsense...the heart is deceitful above all else. They are also planning to have a LGBT in every movie or tv show this summer.

      God bless you Jane! Thank you for being bold in your faith. It was so good to hear! I pray you have a great rest of the week.
      ~Abigail

      P.S. There is a great Christian movie that I know you would like, it has comedy, but it is also serious concerning what the Bible teaches and the gospel. It's good for all ages as well. I love it. My family watches it multiple times a year. ;) It's called Time Changer. I hope you enjoy it!

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RYCqZOEpPxE

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    3. Abigail, I agree. To me Christmas Magic is an oxymoron\contradiction in terms.
      As for Disney I gave away all but one of my Disney movies - I kept "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" even though it is old, 1993. I always cry. If I had kept Bambi, I'd probably cry at that one, too. --Namegirl

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    4. I threw away a bunch as well, but kept my old favorites. Never did have Disney+ and I cry at those kinds too Namegirl! Especially the Dumbo cartoon and Old Yeller? Why are dog movies always sad?!

      I wanted to be clear though regarding magic. I don't like seeing it in action, sorcery or magical items, but if it used in a phrase like "the magic of Christmas," to me it basically means "happy." Like the Car's Song Magic.

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  27. A Kismet Christmas. I almost stopped watching this in the first 15 minutes because the beginning was just a highlight of all the silly ridiculousness of this movie and the "magic" cookies nonsense. However, I'm glad I kept going because it turned out to, overall, be a really sweet movie. I've come to appreciate Carlo Marks as an actor and I like Marilu Henner. I'm not sure I really knew who Sarah Ramos was, but I liked her in this movie. I'm sick of "magic" turning up in more and more Hallmark movies and the whole premise of these cookies was absolutely silly and ridiculous. But the movie, as a whole, was very cute and worth a one time watch. Other than the emphasis on "magic", this was family friendly and lots of fun.
    ~~Jane

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  28. I wanted to mention that while watching Ghosts of Christmas Always at about the 1 hour 21 mark they are taken back in time to a Christmas party and as they scanned the room they passed a man with a beard wearing a dress. It’s super quick, but I did notice.

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    1. I can see how it could sort of look like the top of a dress, but that guy is actually just wearing a vintage shirt with pants. He's can be seen dancing in the faded memory scene near the beginning of the movie when Kat visited the abandoned Rooty Tooty, and the pants are noticeable. Poor guy would probably be horrified at this dress idea! :-)

      ~Alicia

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    2. That's so funny! Aww! That poor man!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  29. Just finished Magic Christmas Village - this falls into the category of a previous comment about the silliness of Christmas "magic." Seems the Hallmark writers are hung up on a pseudo-hippie view of the world - just do your own thing - the daughter who works hard, and plans things out will be shown the error of her ways by the end of the show by just believing in magic. Probably the biggest mistake in the production was the casting of Marlo Thomas, her appearance was actually scary. One last thing - this is the second Hallmark movie I watched recently where a woman was a mother and there was no mention of a father - his absence due to either divorced or death - a father figure is no longer considered an important element in their movies?

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  30. The Royal Nanny was family friendly, very cute, and a fun change from the usual Hallmark Christmas movie. I'm surprised it wasn't on Movies & Mysteries because it had a fun Aurora Teagarden vibe to it with the mystery of who was targeting the royal family.

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  31. Noel Next Door

    Firstly, I'm not sure I have a problem with a few of the issues other commenters have mentioned. The drug store meetcute with Noel holding a Tampon box was a bit too cringey, but that was it. It is family friendly, in my opinion. Other than that, I think that the chemistry is spot on. Noel's character might be a bit too flirty for my taste, but she is alright I guess.
    Couple things I'm not a fan of:
    - I'm not sure I liked it that Henry lied, but I guess that's very normal for kids his age.
    - Jeremy quickly opened a bottle of alcohol after the date was canceled
    But I do love these couple of things:
    - Henry apologizing to Jeremy and their whole conversation at his door
    - I adore all the classical music
    - Love that the main characters are not perfect

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  32. LIGHT, CAMERA, CHRISTMAS
    Family friendly as far as i know. This movie was quite hilarious. I love Kimberly Sustad and how she is always so good in making her character appear so relatable. Brad Baxter's character was pretty hard to like in the beginning and I couldn't really picture them as a couple when he was being such a goofball. He did get a bit more vulnerable towards the middle of the movie although I'm still unsure I like how John Brotherton portrayed this character. The chemistry was alright, I personally felt more of a friend vibe.

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  33. #XMAS

    Family friendly, as far as I know. I do like the best friend turned lovers trope. I wish that the lead actress is just a little bit more likeable. I tried hard to like her. I guess she is quirky and cute in her own way. Her quirkiness was hard to watch sometimes. It's hard to explain and I try not to give negative comments on actors, but when she's talking, she appears like she's about to suffocate. Anyway, I tried hard to get past that. Brant Daughterty was adorable. The message of the story about "nothing's perfect" was good too, especially in this age of social media. I also was hoping the ending was elaborated a bit more. It felt like it ended abruptly to me.

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  34. Inventing the Christmas Prince. I should've learned by now not to listen to the cranky reviews on other websites. I almost deleted this movie without even giving it a chance. That would've been a shame since it turned out to be a very sweet movie. Like any other movie, there are, of course, lots of unrealistic parts. And for those who don't like any level of lies or fabrication or deception in their movies, then this should be avoided since it's all based on a mother's fabricated bedtime fairy tale story about a Christmas prince, and her later efforts to basically blackmail her curmudgeonly boss into playing that role after her daughter's imagination leads her to believe the boss really is the actual prince from the story. I don't have a problem with any of that since I find many of these secular Christmas movies have some sort of misleading element to them, or deception, or fabrication, or magic, or the fantasy of a lie known as Santa. Anyway, all of the cast in this movie were good and it was fun to watch the main actor gradually change from a stiff, antisocial person into one who is comfortable and caring. He is so awkward at first it's funny, his version of small talk on a date is "I see you have carrots on your plate. Do you eat carrots often?". Overall, this was a very cute movie and the ending was sweet (especially for those who like a little "royal" element to their movies). Good for a re-watch next year; it's not necessarily a definite keeper for me but I'll keep it on the dvr until I run out of room. Family friendly.
    ~~Jane

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  35. When I Think of Christmas. This movie was more of a miss, for me, than a hit, but maybe okay for a one-time watch and I’m sure others will like it far more than I did. It’s good that we all like different things in our movies! I have really liked Niall Matter in other movies like Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater, the Father Christmas movies, and the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, but I felt this particular movie was missing something and even Niall couldn’t fix it. There wasn't one thing or one person that was horrible, instead it was just kind of overall lackluster. The movie had a heavy focus on characters who supposedly have great musical talent and, therefore, you would think there would be phenomenal music in the movie; and, yet, the singing (and their famed Christmas music show that the movie revolved around) was just average. I thought Niall’s and Shenae’s characters were both kind of whiny and unrealistic and bitter for no good reason other than harboring anger and pain from a broken high school romance and lost teenage dreams over TEN years ago (and, honestly, both actors look old enough for it to have been 15-20 years ago!). And Shenae’s character (who had a paid scholarship to Yale and then went on to law school and a good career) was especially bratty, blaming her widowed mother for guiding her in wise decision-making as a teenager (and her mother apologizes for being a good mother – sheesh!!). The best part of the movie was the budding relationship between Shenae’s mother and a carpenter she just met (I liked his character the best of any of them). Oh, and Peter Benson had a sort of funny cameo as a guy auditioning for the Christmas show. This one was family friendly but not a keeper for me and not really interested in watching again next year.
    ~~Jane

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