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Friday, September 29, 2023

🍁🍎It's Homecoming Weekend!🍁🍎 Come Home to New Autumn Movie Premieres and More - SEE HERE:

As we transition this weekend from September to October... both Great American Family and the Hallmark Channel will offer new Fall-themed movies, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will have a new mystery to solve, INSP brings viewers the TV premiere of their Western drama, and UPtv returns Sunday nights with new movie premieres!

See details on these new movies, plus episode 10 of When Calls the Heart, this weekend...


Friday, September 29, 2023:

Are you game for a new mystery? ...

Storyline: London Police psychiatrist Dr. Emilia Priestly (Elizabeth Henstridge) needs to take a relaxing break from her stressful job, so her wealthy friend, Baroness Jane Alcott (Kezia Burrows, “Crash”), invites her to Mystery Island, an immersive murder-mystery-themed resort hosting a special retreat for the original investors. As the mystery game begins, tragedy strikes: John Murtaugh (Robert Getman), the resort’s reclusive founder, is murdered. The visitors are confined to the island as local detective Jason Trent (Charlie Weber) investigates the case. Once Emilia proves her innocence, she makes use of her special skills to help Jason find the murderer. The lines between game and reality are blurred as they unravel the web of romance, revenge, and betrayal behind the resort, its guests, and its elusive founder.

Premieres Friday, September 29, 2023
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Saturday, September 30, 2023:

Great American Family's new Autumn movie premiere is ripe for the picking...

Storyline: In A Harvest Homecoming teacher Drew Granger (Trevor Donovan) accepts a temporary substitute job in his old hometown of Chestnut Hollow, Texas, where he meets Aiden, the proverbial new kid at school, desperate for a caring friend. While he would rather have taken a job anywhere else, Drew reconsiders Chestnut Hollow when he meets Lainie Abbott (Jessica Lowndes), the new manager of his parents' massive apple orchard and cider mill business, and more importantly, Aiden's mom.

Premieres Saturday, September 30, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family

If you love either Jessica Lowndes or Trevor Donovan's fashions in "A Harvest Homecoming," you can find them on my Sister's blog, It's a Wonderful Lifestyle.

Both Jessica and Trevor wear such colorful, cheerful clothing throughout the film that are ideal for various Fall-themed occasions and events. My sweet Sister, Nea, has an incredible eye for fashion and detail; therefore, she did an amazing job tracking down some of Jessica Lowndes' and Trevor Donovan's best fashion pieces from the movie, and you'll find some extra Fall clothing you are sure to love!

Take a look at the fashion from "A Harvest Homecoming" -*here*!


Saturday, September 30, 2023:

A new romantic-comedy is cooking up in Hallmark Channel's...

Storyline: Amy (Leonidas) is a New York City executive working for Blossom, a wellness company that has been trying to launch deliverable meal prep kits. She needs to find a chef to help guide the venture and tries to woo Marcello Barone (Di Lapio), an Italian chef. When Amy contacts him, he turns her down -- Marcello got burned in the past by the New York restaurant scene and is now enjoying running a cooking school in Venice. To try and persuade him, Amy enrolls in his cooking school, which is located in a stunning Venetian palazzo. While there, Marcello introduces Amy to the slow-paced pleasures of Italy and shows her how the kits can be healthy by using fresh ingredients. But when the cooking course is over, and Amy fails to lure Marcello back to New York, will she go back or stay in Venice?

Premieres Saturday, September 30, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


Sunday, October 1, 2023:

Follow the trail... to the INSP premiere of...

Storyline: In THE WARRANT: BREAKER’S LAW, U.S. Marshal John Breaker and his trusted deputy, Bugle, escort a wanted outlaw West for his day in court. When they come across a town defending their hard-earned gold from a ruthless gang, they must decide what human price is too high for doing the right thing.

Premieres Sunday, October 1, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on INSP

*Read my review of The Warrant: Breaker’s Law - *here* (Please note: I do not recommend this movie for young viewers due to Western-style gun violence. However, if you are interested in the Old West and history, you will surely enjoy this fast-action film.)

The Warrant: Breaker’s Law was released on DVD on May 30, 2023, and is available at Amazon and Walmart

The Warrant: Breaker’s Law can also be streamed on Prime Video.


Sunday, October 1, 2023:

Saddle up for the UPtv premiere of...

Storyline: A small Midwestern community becomes the epicenter for miracles when a mysterious woman brings a healing horse to town.

Premieres Sunday, October 1, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on UPtv

Note: UPtv's movie will premiere at 8pm/7c. This is an hour later than their usual movie premiere time slot.


Sunday, October 1, 2023:

You're invited to the Hope Valley ball...

Season 10 - Episode 10

Storyline: The town prepares for the Governor’s black-tie ball. While still reeling from the true intentions of Union City Holdings, Lucas decides to try to sway the Governor to their side.

When Calls the Heart Season 10 - Episode 10
Premieres Sunday, October 1, 2023
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel

*See more details and images for When Calls the Heart - *here*!


Programming Notes:

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries:

Garage Sale Mysteries Marathon
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Marathon
Mystery Island - Encore 7pm/6c.

Hallmark Drama:

The Waltons Reunion Movies Marathon


Movies return all day on Sundays...

Love Finds You in Sugarcreek - 9am/8c.
Love Finds You in Charm - 11am/10c.
Love on the Road - 1pm/12c.
Love Finds You in Valentine - 3pm/2c.
Plus One at an Amish Wedding - 5pm/4c.
Heartland (new episode) - 7pm/6c.
Adeline (movie premiere) - 8pm/7c.


I hope you all enjoy the new movies this weekend!

I'm very much looking forward to seeing the new Great American Family movie, A Harvest Homecoming, starring Jessica Lowndes and Trevor Donovan. It seems we've been waiting so long for this movie premiere, and it's finally here! I think it will be inspiring to see how Trevor's role as a teacher will be incorporated with his real-life anti-bullying initiative, Team Upstanders. Plus, I love that some of this movie takes place in a real apple orchard. With its country setting, Trevor's plaid flannel shirts, and rustic-colored leaves, this movie is sure to have that cozy Fall feeling!

I'll also be eager to tune in to When Calls the Heart Sunday night to see the ball the Hope Valley community has organized during the Governor's short visit. What turn of events will come next for the town and the water supply? Will Elizabeth reveal more of what's in her heart to Rosemary? Hopefully, some of these questions will be answered in episode 10. (Only 2 more episodes to go this season after this!)

Have a Wonderful, 
Blessed Weekend, Everyone!


"Peacemakers who sow in peace 
reap a harvest of righteousness."
~James 3:18

My favorite Trevor Donovan and Jessica Lowndes movies available on DVD and Prime Video... (click on your favorites for more details.)

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

πŸŽ„Great American Family's 2023 Christmas Movie PromosπŸŽ„ with Jen Lilley, Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, Trevor Donovan, Chad Michael Murray, Jill Wagner, Paul Greene, Lori Loughlin and More - SEE HERE:

Since Great American Family has already unwrapped their 2023 lineup of Christmas movies (*see full list here*), I decided this would be a fun time to post many of the Christmas promo videos Great American Family has shared with us viewers, thus far!

Enjoy promos for Christmas movies with Jen Lilley, Danica McKellar, Trevor Donovan, Chad Michael Murray, Jill Wagner, Paul Greene, Lori Loughlin, and many more below!

Great American Christmas 2023:

"When the leaves begin to fall... it means Great American Christmas is almost here!"

Enjoy all of your favorite stars on Great American Family this Christmas...


A Paris Christmas Waltz
(Jen Lilley and Matthew Morrison)


A Royal Christmas Romance
(Danica McKellar & Damon Runyon)


'Twas the Text Before Christmas
(Merritt Patterson and Trevor Donovan)


A Christmas Blessing
(Lori Loughlin, James Tupper, and Jesse Hutch)


Destined 2: Christmas Once More
(Shae Robins and Casey Elliott)


Bringing Christmas Home
(Jill Wagner and Paul Greene)


I know many of you who visit here are looking forward to Great American Family's Christmas movies as much as I am!

All of these promos above look amazing, and I can't wait to see more. I have a feeling Great American Christmas 2023 is going to be The Best Year yet!

Be sure to visit the Christmas Schedule as I'll be updating premiere dates there as they are released.

Have a Merry Day, Everyone!
Blessings, Net

*All images/videos via Great American Media.

❄️πŸŽ„ Small Town Christmas is Back! πŸŽ„❄️

Host Megan Alexander took to social media to announce the return of Small Town Christmas to her followers...

Small Town Christmas previously aired for two seasons on UPtv, but the program will premiere this Fall on a new network, Fox Business Channel, at 2pm/1c. on December 16th and December 23rd.

If you've never seen this program, it is such a delightful holiday show that highlights the various ways towns across America celebrate the Christmas season with decor, crafts, festivals, parades, shops, and more! The heart of every community is the wonderful people who live there. I've thoroughly enjoyed Megan's program in the past, and I hope you will, too!

Have a Merry Day!
Net πŸŽ„

Monday, September 25, 2023

🌟 Happy 3 Months 'til Christmas! 🌟 *Mark the 25th* with us!

Just two days ago, the calendar marked the First Day of Fall, and today, we are marking on this September 25th - Three Months 'til Christmas Day! My goodness, that number seems hard to believe! We've been adding pumpkins and Fall decor indoors and outside here on our farm to celebrate the harvest season; it all goes by so fast, and I simply want to enjoy it and hold onto it all as long as I possibly can.

Here at It's a Wonderful Movie we watch a Christmas movie or program each month to *Mark the 25th* as we Countdown to December 25th, Christmas Day! And you are welcome to join in! If you plan to watch something Christmassy today or this week, please share your choice in comments below.

I've chosen to watch the Lifetime Christmas movie Snowed-Inn Christmas, starring Bethany Joy Lenz and Andrew Walker. I love watching the banter between these two as they attempt to write the perfect Christmas article, while being stuck in Santa Claus, Indiana together!

I just so happen to have Snowed-Inn Christmas still on my DVR, but it's also available on DVD.

If you can't watch anything Christmassy today on the 25th, then hopefully, you'll get a chance to watch Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' triple Christmas movie feature on Thursday night:

🌟 Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery - 5 PM
🌟 Small Town Christmas - 7 PM
🌟 The Royal Nanny - 9 PM

In case you're curious, the Hallmark Channel will have only one classic Christmas movie airing on Friday night, The Sweetest Christmas, starring Lacey Chabert.

May Your Day Be Merry & Bright!

Click on the Christmas DVD's below for more details...

Friday, September 22, 2023

Let Your Hearts be Captured by a New "When Calls the Heart" and Fall Movies This Weekend... SEE HERE:

Happy weekend, everyone!

This Sunday night's episode of When Calls the Heart is sure to be filled with a lot of heart, emotion, and anticipation, as Nathan is kidnapped and the Governor comes to Hope Valley for a visit.

There are more new Fall-themed movie premieres on Great American Family and the Hallmark Channel this Saturday night and a new Hallmark Mystery on Friday. See all of the details below...


Friday, September 22, 2023:

Storyline: A new teacher at an Irish prep school is shocked to find a ghost haunting her house. She decides to help solve his murder in the hopes that it will allow him to move on.

Premieres Friday, September 22, 2023
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Saturday, September 23, 2023:

Storyline: Nicole Borden, the owner of a quaint arts and crafts store called The Crafty Companion, is faced with an ultimatum when the owner of Mitchell’s Art and Craft Supplies tells her she must either sell her store or be forced out of business.

Premieres Saturday, September 23, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family


Saturday, September 23, 2023:

Storyline: Abby and Sean were best friends in high school until they had a falling out at their graduation party. Years later, when Abby’s friend Rachel brings her to a wilderness retreat, she is shocked to run into Sean. This chance reconnection only results in the old friends butting heads even more. However, when the pair becomes separated from the group on a hiking trip, they must work together to find their way back to the campsite. As the walls come down, they'll face the reality of why their friendship and their lives fell apart and come to learn that maybe the way forward is together.

Premieres Saturday, September 23, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


Sunday, September 24, 2023:

Storyline: Everyone helps Rosemary as the Governor visits early. Meanwhile, Nathan is called away to help with land trouble only to find himself in unexpected danger and with surprising intel.

Season 10 - Episode 9
airs Sunday, September 24, 2023
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


 Programming Notes:

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries:

Saturday -
Mystery 101 Marathon

Sunday -
Murder, She Baked Marathon


Sunday -
*The Warrant - encore airing at 2pm/1c. (*Please Note: "The Warrant" includes a lot of war-type violence, shootings, and death. This movie is NOT for young viewers.)

The sequel film, The Warrant: Breaker's Law - will premiere on October 1, 2023 on INSP.

 Christmas Movies are Coming Soon!πŸŽ„

We are now 4 WEEKS AWAY from Friday, October 20th, when Christmas movies begin airing on Great American Family, the Hallmark Channel, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

And we are 6 WEEKS Away from UPtv Christmas movies, as their holiday season returns on Friday, November 3rd!


I hope you all have a fabulous Fall weekend. This looks like it will be the ideal time to visit the local pumpkin patch or apple orchard. Our weather is sunny and pleasant; we have drifted back into more Summer-like temps, which I love, as long as it's not humid.

As for the movies this weekend, the mystery movie Haunted Harmony Mysteries: Murder in G Major does have a character who obviously portrays a ghost. I'm not one for such movies, unless it's one of the multiple A Christmas Carol movies, but if you happen to watch, I would like to know your take on it. From the previews I've seen, the film's setting in Ireland looks incredible, with it's rugged coastlines, steep cliffs, and bountiful green fields.

Great American Family's new movie, Craft Me a Romance, has a true Fall feeling this weekend. I know some of you are planning to opt out, due to Jodie Sweetin's comments, while others will watch to support Great American Family. There has been some tension for a while between Jodie and Candace based on their differing beliefs, but I was delighted to see the two of them laughing together again (see picture below), like old times, during the recent 90's Con, which took place this last weekend, September 15th-17th. I pray they have been able to make amends and be friends again, in spite of their differences. It makes the little girl in me who grew up watching them on Full House - so happy to see them smiling and happy again!

Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber
attend the 90's Con for Full House

Hallmark Channel's next Fall movie premiere, Retreat to You, looks like it could be kinda cute, but I can't help from feeling like I've seen Emilie Ullerup do a similar story before in Nature of Love, with Christopher Russell. Anyway, that movie was sweet, so hopefully, this one will be fun, too.

Then, there's When Calls the Heart Sunday night, which has quite the dramatic preview with Nathan being kidnapped and Elizabeth expressing emotionally through heavy tears, "I can't do this again!" It's hard for me to guess what the writers are doing, but I feel like Elizabeth is still grieving over Jack. All the old memories of losing him keep flooding in. As much as I really like Nathan (I've always been strongly Team Nathan!), I still feel like Elizabeth has made her choice with Lucas. It would be awfully nice, though, for Nathan to move on and find true love, instead of teasing us relentlessly with the possible love triangle again. Regardless, I'm still all-in for the new WCTH episode on Sunday night; I can't wait to see what happens next!

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

Blessings to you all,


"The light shines in the darkness, 
and the darkness has not overcome it." 
~John 1:5

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, 
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 
gentleness, self-control; 
against such things there is no law."
~Galatians 5:22-23

images via: Great American Media/Hallmark Media

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

πŸ”Ž Attention: Sleuthers πŸ”Ž Two MYSTERY Book Series πŸ“š to become TV MOVIES πŸ‘€ See WHO Acquired Them:

I have some juicy mystery movie news today! Get the scoop below, Sleuthers, on TWO mystery book series- soon-to-be TV movies!

Author Nancy Robards Thompson posted this exciting movie news to her followers on Instagram:

My Wedding Bell Mysteries series has a TV/movie deal. I’m over the moon!! πŸŽ¬πŸΏπŸ˜‚

Nancy shared this news with this image below, which gives further details:

Author Nancy Robards Thompson's book A Crime of Fashion (The Wedding Bell Mysteries):

A special thank you to Denise, who is a thoughtful and wonderful friend here at It's a Wonderful Movie, for sharing with me this news on A Crime of Fashion becoming a TV movie - to share with all of you!

After learning this tip, I did a little more sleuthing and discovered Author Candace Havens shared some similar news with her Instagram followers:

"Very excited about my first tv/movie deal for my Ainsley McGregor series. :)"

Candace Havens shared this news with this image below, which gives further details:

Author Candace Havens' book A Case for the Winemaker (Ainsley McGregor Book 1):

If you read both descriptions in the images above closely, you will see that both writers have made a book series/movie deal with Candy Rock Entertainment!

Candy Rock Entertainment is (according to their website)... "a joint-venture between award-winning actress, producer and New York Times Best Selling Author Candace Cameron Bure and the full-service development and execution team behind Redrock Entertainment."

In 2022, Candace filmed her Great American Family Christmas movie, A Christmas... Present, with Candy Rock Entertainment and produced Christmas on Candy Cane Lane, which starred her friend and fellow Full House cast member, Andrea Barber.

This year, Candace's new military-themed Christmas film, My Christmas Hero, was produced by Veteran Productions in association with Candy Rock Entertainment and Syrup Studios. Candace also produced another Christmas film this year with Candy Rock Entertainment, A Christmas for the Ages, starring her daughter, Natasha Bure, Kate Craven, and legendary actress, Cheryl Ladd, of Charlie's Angels!

Please know - I have not read either book mentioned above, but I would love to hear your thoughts in comments below if you've read one or both.

Some of the best-loved mystery series on TV were inspired by book series, including Garage Sale Mysteries, Murder, She Baked, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, and more!

It's unclear who may be cast in these new mystery projects, but I have a hunch or two! How 'bout you? It appears both mystery series will be coming at a future date to Great American Family. We'll have to see how the actor's strike will affect these future filming projects until a deal is made.

If you have any clues or guesses, please share your thoughts in comments below.

Stay tuned for more details, Sleuthers!
Happy movie-watching!

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

πŸŽ„ HALLMARK CHANNEL'S 2023 *Countdown to Christmas* Movies with Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Kristoffer Polaha, Bethany Joy Lenz, Andrew Walker, and Many More! πŸŽ„ SEE HERE:

The Hallmark Channel has released their full slate of Christmas movies for 2023! Check the list once or twice - and be sure to share your top Christmas movie picks in the comments below!

Hallmark Channel's
Countdown to Christmas 2023


Checkin' it Twice

Premieres: Oct. 20, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Kim Matula, Kevin McGarry

Official description: "A journeyman hockey player (McGarry) falls for a real estate agent (Matula) in a career crisis when he's traded to her hometown and moves into the cottage in her hockey loving family's backyard."


Where Are You, Christmas?

Premieres: Oct. 21, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O'Heir, Julie Warner

Addy (Fonseca) wishes for a year without Christmas and she wakes up in a world of black and white. She must work together with the town mechanic (Rady) to restore Christmas.


Under the Christmas Sky

Premieres: Oct. 22, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Ryan Paevey

Kat (Kennedy) is an esteemed astrophysicist, who is scheduled for her first trip into space next year until an accident grounds her. While on leave, coming to terms with the reality that her dream of being an astronaut is over, she volunteers at the local planetarium. There, she is paired up with by-the-book David (Paevey) to work on an exhibit opening right before Christmas. Will the stars align to bring these two together at the holidays?


Christmas By Design

Premieres: Oct. 27, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Rebecca Dalton, Jonathan Keltz

A fashion designer (Dalton) gets accepted into a Christmas challenge to create a new holiday-themed collection and not only finds the inspiration for her next line but decides to redesign her approach to what's most important in life.


Mystic Christmas

Premieres: Oct. 28, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Jessy Schram, Chandler Massey, Patti Murin, William R. Moses

Juniper (Schram) travels to Mystic, Connecticut during the holidays to work at the rehabilitation center and aquarium. She reconnects with Sawyer (Massey), the owner of the pizza shop.


Joyeux Noel

Premieres: Oct. 29, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Jaicy Elliot, Brant Daugherty

When a romantic painting of a Christmas market captures the imagination of copy editor Lea (Elliot), she is sent to France with pragmatic reporter Mark (Daugherty) to uncover the mystery behind the artist.


Flipping for Christmas

Premieres: Nov. 3, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Ashley Newbrough, Marcus Rosner

It's almost Christmas when busy realtor Abigail (Newbrough) agrees to help her sister with the 'simple flip' of a recently inherited home. Unfortunately, co-beneficiary Bo (Rosner) has other plans in mind.


Never Been Chris'd

Premieres: Nov. 4, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Janel Parrish, Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes, Tyler Hynes

Home for the holidays, BFFs Naomi (Parrish) and Liz (Lamothe-Kipnes) reconnect with high school crush Chris Silver (Hynes). A complex love triangle forms, forcing them to take stock of their lives and find the value of friendship.


The Santa Summit

Premieres: Nov. 5, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Hunter King, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Amy Groening, Stephanie Sy

Jordin (King), Ava (Groening) and Stella (Sy) are three best friends who head out for a night on the town to take part in the annual Santa Summit, an event where revelers don Santa suits and visit local spots on the circuit to eat, drink and be merry in true holiday fashion… and set out to find a secret Santa (Hollingsworth) Jordin connected with at the start of the night's festivities.


Everything Christmas

Premieres: Nov. 10, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Katherine Barrell, Cindy Busby, Corey Sevier, Matt Wells

Lori Jo's (Busby) love for Christmas takes her on a road trip to Yuletide Springs with her roommate Tori (Barrell), where Christmas is celebrated year-round, to participate in a longstanding town tradition to honor her late grandmother. Along the way, the friends meet Carl (Sevier) and Jason (Wells), and the foursome make stops during their journey to enjoy more small-town Christmas attractions. But when a series of events puts a damper on their plans, a little Christmas magic may put this trip back on the right path.


Christmas Island

Premieres: Nov. 11, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Rachel Skarsten, Andrew Walker

When a snowstorm diverts Kate's (Skarsten) first private flight en route to Switzerland to Christmas Island, she must team up with an air traffic controller (Walker) to secure her dream job as the family's pilot.


A Heidelberg Holiday

Premieres: Nov. 12, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Ginna Claire Mason, FrΓ©dΓ©ric Brossier

Heidi Heidelberg (Mason) receives the dream opportunity to sell her beautiful, handmade glass ornaments at the prestigious Heidelberg Christmas Market in Germany. While there, she meets Lukas (Brossier), a local artisan who helps her reconnect with her lost heritage.


Navigating Christmas

Premieres: Nov. 17, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Chelsea Hobbs, Stephen Huszar

Recently divorced Melanie (Hobbs) and her son Jason visit a remote island for Christmas, only to find themselves running a real working lighthouse where she connects with the curt but cute owner (Huszar).


A Merry Scottish Christmas

Premieres: Nov. 18, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Lacey Chabert, Scott Wolf

When estranged siblings, Lindsay (Chabert) and Brad (Wolf) Morgan travel to Scotland at Christmas to reunite with their mother Jo, a big family secret is revealed.


Holiday Hotline

Premieres: Nov. 19, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Emily Tennant, Niall Matter

After leaving London, Abby (Tennant) connects with an anonymous caller while working at a cooking hotline. The caller is single dad 'John' (Matter) who Abby unknowingly has become smitten with in real life.


Catch Me If You Claus

Premieres: Nov. 23, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Italia Ricci, Luke Macfarlane

Avery Quinn (Ricci) is an aspiring news anchor who's finally getting her big break on her station's Christmas morning newscast. But that's put in jeopardy when she captures an intruder in her home wearing a red suit claiming to be Chris (Macfarlane), Santa's son, who is on his first mission. A night of adventure ensues as they find themselves being pursued by the police as well as some shady characters. Along the way, they connect over living in the shadow of their parents and inspire each other to go after their dreams.


Letters to Santa

Premieres: Nov. 24, 6 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Katie Leclerc, Rafael de la Fuente

When young siblings receive a magic pen from Santa that appears to be granting wishes, they request a Christmas gift they want more than anything – for their separated parents (Leclerc, de la Fuente) to reunite.


Holiday Road

Premieres: Nov. 24, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Warren Christie, Sara Canning

When bad weather leaves each of them stranded at the airport for the holidays, a tech entrepreneur (Christie), a travel writer (Canning), a devoted mother (Enid-Raye Adams) and her son (Kiefer O'Reilly), a stubborn senior (Trevor Lerner), an enigmatic woman with a hint of mystery (Brittany Willacy), a couple traveling from Beijing (Sharon Crandall, Ryan Mah) and a social media influencer (Princess Davis) all agree to rent a shared van to embark on a road trip to Denver. When their unexpected journey brings them into uncharted territory, they navigate a series of misadventures together and form a deeper bond that just might change the trajectories of each of their lives. Inspired by true events.


Christmas in Notting Hill

Premieres: Nov. 25, 6 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Sarah Ramos, William Moseley

Famous soccer star, Graham Savoy (Moseley), has always been too busy for love, but when he comes home to Notting Hill for Christmas, he changes his mind after meeting Georgia (Ramos) – a visiting American and the one person who has no idea who he is.


Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up

Premieres: Nov. 25, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Melissa Peterman, Ellen Travolta, Seth Morris, Jennifer Aspen

As the holidays approach, Emily (Chabert) and Jared (Brown) are looking forward to celebrating the holidays together again, this time as a couple. Emily, now embracing Evergreen Lane's uniquely festive spirit, is ready to work with Jared, Ned (Tobolowsky), Mary Louise (Travolta) and Pamela (Peterman) to make this year's Christmas celebrations the best yet – even if being the HOA president's girlfriend doesn't stop those dreaded decorating citations. When a house on the block goes up for sale, it causes quite a stir with residents. When the soon-to-be neighbors turn out to be holiday royalty (Morris, Aspen), it looks like this year's competition is about to heat up. As the welcoming committee prepares for the new arrivals, only one thing is certain – this Christmas, Evergreen Lane is going to sleigh!


Our Christmas Mural

Premieres: Nov. 26, 6 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Alex Paxton-Beesley, Dan Jeannotte

Olivia (Paxton-Beesley) is a single mom who returns home for Christmas. Her mom secretly enters her into a mural contest; she wins but partners with teacher Will (Jeannotte) to create a Christmas masterpiece.


A Biltmore Christmas

Premieres: Nov. 26, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Bethany Joy Lenz, Kristoffer Polaha, Jonathan Frakes, Robert Picardo

Lucy Hardgrove (Lenz) is a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she's hired to pen the script for a remake of the beloved, holiday movie classic, His Merry Wife!, which was filmed in 1947 at the beautiful, historic Biltmore House. When the head of the studio isn't satisfied with the ending Lucy wrote because it deviates from the original's feel-good conclusion, he sends Lucy to Biltmore Estate for research and inspiration. While there, she unwittingly discovers the ability to travel to the 1947 set of His Merry Wife! through the help of an hourglass. While on set, she and Jack Huston (Polaha), one of the film's stars, spend time together and become close. But her sudden appearance has set off a chain of events that put the production in jeopardy. Before she can return to the present, Lucy must make things right or threaten to alter the future forever.


My Norwegian Holiday

Premieres: Dec. 1, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Rhiannon Fish, David Elsendoorn

JJ (Fish), grieving the loss of her grandmother and seeking dissertation inspiration, stumbles upon an unexpected holiday destiny. Meeting Henrik (Elsendoorn), a Norwegian from Bergen, their connection deepens when he discovers she has a troll figurine from his hometown. To explore the troll's history and her grandmother's ties, JJ agrees to join Henrik on a journey to Norway. In Bergen, they're drawn into Henrik's family Christmas and wedding traditions, with his sister's wedding the day before Christmas Eve. JJ embarks on a holiday adventure, uncovering the troll's origins and finding her own path to healing, love and family.


A Not So Royal Christmas

Premieres: Dec. 2, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Brooke D'Orsay, Will Kemp

Tabloid journalist Charlotte (D'Orsay) attempts to land an interview with a reclusive Count. In response, the royal family has a groundskeeper (Kemp) pose as the Count since the real one fled years ago.


Christmas With a Kiss (working title)

Premieres: Dec. 3, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Mishael Morgan, Ronnie Rowe Jr., and Jaime M. Callica

A Mahogany presentation. A woman (Morgan) returns home to help with her family's Christmas Carnival and romance ignites. A photojournalist (Rowe) curates a surprise reunion.


Magic in Mistletoe

Premieres: Dec. 8, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Lyndie Greenwood, Paul Campbell

Official description: "Harrington (Campbell) is the author of a popular book series but commercial success has left him a bitter recluse. As he returns to his hometown for an annual Christmas festival celebrating his books, he's joined by April (Greenwood), a publicist for the major publishing house he works with. April is there for damage control after Harrington's recent comments on social media have ruffled some feathers. But as she gets to know him better, hope springs that April can unlock Harrington's guarded heart and help him rediscover the spirit of the holiday.


Christmas on Cherry Lane

Premieres: December 9, 2023

Cast: Catherine Bell, Jonathan Bennett, John Brotherton, Erin Cahill, James Denton, Vincent Rodriguez III

A young couple preparing to welcome their first child (Brotherton, Cahill); an empty-nester (Bell) and her fiancΓ© (Denton) ready to start a new chapter; and a couple (Bennett, Rodgriquez III) who unexpectedly have the chance to expand their family on Christmas Eve celebrate the holiday as they navigate these turning points in their lives.

(Please note: This movie will feature a same sex couple.)


Round and Round

Premieres: Dec. 10, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel
Cast: Bryan Greenberg, Vic Michaelis, Rick Hoffman

Rachel's (Michaelis) stuck in a time loop, reliving the night of her parents' Hanukkah party. Can Zach (Greenberg), the 'nice boy' Grandma's trying to set her up with, help her make it to tomorrow?


The Secret Gift of Christmas

Premieres: Dec. 15, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Meghan Ory, Christopher Russell

Bonnie (Ory) is a personal shopper who helps her new, widowed client Patrick (Russell) reconnect with his young daughter. Though Bonnie and Patrick's ideas of shopping couldn't be more different, she is determined to get Patrick and his daughter everything on their wish list.


Sealed With a List

Premieres: Dec. 16, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Katie Findlay, Evan Roderick

This holiday season, festive Carley (Findlay) sets out to conquer her list of abandoned resolutions from last year. Aided by coworker Wyatt (Roderick), she finds love and the confidence to chase her dreams.


Friends & Family Christmas

Premieres: Dec. 17, 8 p.m. ET/PT, Hallmark Channel

Cast: Humberly Gonzalez, Ali Liebert

Daniella (Gonzalez) has recently moved to New York to pursue an art career and decides to stay in town to share the holidays with her circle of artist friends, instead of going home to see her sweet, if overbearing parents. Amelia (Liebert) is a talented entertainment lawyer trying to stay focused on her work after a broken engagement. When Bridget and Amelia are set up by their parents, they agree to pretend that they are dating, to appease them for the holidays. However, as they spend time in each other's worlds, they soon build a connection that is deeper than either of them could have hoped for.

(Please note: This movie will feature a same sex couple.)



Rescuing Christmas (working title)

Premieres: Dec. 7, Hallmark Movies Now

Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Sam Page, Patrick Thomas O'Brien, Bailey Stender, T. Mychael Rambo Contains: Three magic wishes, a woman who isn't feeling festive, saving the holidays before it's too late Official description: "In a world where Santa (Rambo) is real and wants to drum up some holiday spirit, two of Santa's elves, Chuck (O'Brien) and Debbie (Stender), devise a plan to grant one human on Earth three wishes to kickstart the holidays. Unfortunately, that human is Erin (Cook), who has lost all affection for the season. Even a blind date set up by her sister, with the affable and charming Sam (Page), won't change her mind about Christmas. But when she makes the mistake of wishing Christmas would 'just disappear,' Erin wakes up to a world where the holiday never existed! Horrified, she realizes that she's taken away everyone's joy, so she enlists Sam to help her reinvent the festivities from scratch. In the process, Erin learns just how much this holiday and its traditions have meant to everyone around her — and how much Sam has come to mean to her.


An Ice Palace Romance

Premieres: Dec. 14, Hallmark Movies Now

Cast: Celeste Desjardins, Marcus Rosner

Official description: "A journalist (Desjardins) faces old fears when she returns to her hometown ice rink to cover a story. With the help of the owner (Rosner) and his young daughter, she begins to reevaluate her life's purpose.


My Take:

I hope you find some Christmas movies you look forward to seeing on the Hallmark Channel during this Christmas Season. I'll be adding more images above as they are released. So... stay tuned!

The Christmas movies that have piqued my interest, thus far, are Where Are You, Christmas?, Mystic Christmas, Everything Christmas, Christmas Island, A Merry Scottish Christmas, A Not So Royal Christmas, and A Biltmore Christmas. Even though these films interest me, overall, I feel less connected to the Christmas movies Hallmark is offering this year. What are your thoughts on this year's line-up?

Note: I haven't pre-screened these Christmas movies; therefore, I don't know, yet, which movies will be family-friendly. Thank You to ALL of the awesome reviewers who visit here and contribute movie reviews at Christmastime and all throughout the year. Please feel free to share your own review at any time in the comments below

Joyous Christmas Blessings to You All!
God bless us, everyone!