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~ James 1:17

Thursday, October 26, 2023

πŸŽ„ Come Home to New Christmas Movies This Weekend with Jill Wagner, Paul Greene, Barbara Niven, Brennan Elliott, Erica Durance, Rebecca Dalton, Jessy Schram, and more 🌟 SEE HERE:

Happy weekend, early, everyone! Since Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' all-new Christmas movies will premiere on Thursdays, you'll now find my weekly weekend movie posts/reminders on this day.

The Hallmark Channel will again have new Christmas movies airing Friday through Sunday.

And speaking of multiple movie premiere nights, Great American Family will begin airing their new Christmas movies on both Saturday and Sunday nights.

Plus, UPtv has the season 16 finale of Heartland, plus one more Fall in Love movie premiere Sunday night before they launch into their Christmas movie season next week!

See all of the details below...


Thursday, October 26, 2023:

Synopsis: A shopping channel host known as Ms. Christmas (Barbara Niven) receives a terminal diagnosis, which inspires a multi-city excursion set to spread Christmas cheer before her farewell broadcast.

Premieres Thursday, October 26, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Saturday, October 28, 2023:

Synopsis: A professor of military history (Jill Wagner) teams with an antique store owner (Paul Greene) to track down the original owner of a historic WWII uniform and the love letters left in its pockets.

Premieres Saturday, October 28, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family

Great American Media recently shared this fun behind-the-scenes video from Bringing Christmas Home...


Friday, October 27, 2023:

Synopsis: A fashion designer (Rebecca 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.

Premieres Friday, October 27, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

This new Christmas movie is all about fashion... so if you're curious about Rebecca Dalton's (and others!) fashions in the movie, then be sure to check out my Sister Nea's blog *It's a Wonderful Lifestyle*! She'll give you the scoop on the best styles featured in Christmas By Design!


Saturday, October 28, 2023:

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

Premieres Saturday, October 28, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


Sunday, October 29, 2023:

Season 16 finale on UPtv

"Learning to Fly" - Sunday, October 29th at 7 p.m. ET

Amy helps Georgie rediscover her passion for showjumping. Lou's surprised when Peter announces he's moving to Heartland. A Winter Fair allows Tim to help Jessica and his rodeo school.

"A Light in the Dark" - Sunday, October 29th at 8 p.m. ET

Jack faces the truth about his rift with Al Cotter. Lou and Peter take the next step in their relationship. Georgie makes a decision about her future, while Amy sees her own future in a new light.


Sunday, October 29, 2023:

Synopsis: Emma, an uptight lawyer, plans the perfect retreat in hopes of making partner. But as Emma and the retreat center's manager, Liam, get to know each other better, Emma starts to learn the value of cutting loose.

Premieres Sunday, October 29, 2023
at 9pm/8c. on UPtv


Sunday, October 29, 2023:

Synopsis: While on a charity press tour, a model (Ash Tsai) ends up stranded by the weather at the family home of the driver (Joey Heyworth) she hired to assist her for the week.

Premieres Sunday, October 29, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family


Sunday, October 29, 2023:

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

Premieres Sunday, October 29, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


There are certainly some interesting Christmas movie selections this weekend!

My Christmas Movie Pick is...

While I'm looking forward to several of the new premieres, my #1 must-see Christmas movie pick, with it's strong military theme and intriguing mystery from the past, is Jill Wagner and Paul Greene's movie, Bringing Christmas Home. I was immediately taken by the poster design Great American Media released for this film as soon as I received it; their graphic design department did a phenomenal job with this one, as they represented both Christmas and patriotism with honor and class. Since both Jill Wagner and Paul Greene have such an incredible passion for giving back to our military, I'm anticipating this movie to be an instant classic!

I would love to hear your thoughts on the new movies in the comments below.

Please note: I haven't 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.

Visit the *Christmas TV Schedule* for the dates and times of NEW Christmas movies airing in October, November, and December.

You can find the NEW 2023 Christmas Movie Review post *here*.

Happy Christmas Movie-Watching!
Praying for Peace on Earth,

*While I was finishing this post last night (Wednesday), I heard about the terrible tragedy in Maine. My heart and prayers are going out to the people there. Be safe, everyone. May God be with you...



He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, 
“He is my refuge and my fortress; 
My God, in Him I will trust.”

~Psalm 91:1-2

*images via: Great American Media / Hallmark Media / UPtv

πŸŽ„πŸŽ When You Can Stream *A Charlie Brown Christmas* for FREE on Apple TV+ πŸŽπŸŽ„ SEE HERE:

Apple TV+ still owns the rights ("Oh, Good Grief!") to the Peanuts animation collection, but thankfully, the platform is still offering non-subscribers an opportunity to watch both of the Peanuts Gang Thanksgiving and Christmas cartoons for FREE again this year!

Here are the dates and times you'll want to tune in to watch for free, if you don't have a subscription to Apple TV+...

(Details below via Apple TV+ press release.)

"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" - 50th Anniversary

Stream for FREE Saturday, November 18 to Sunday, November 19

Celebrating 50 years of this Peanuts classic, Peppermint Patty invites everyone to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, even though he's going to see his grandmother. Snoopy decides to cook his own version of a Thanksgiving meal with help from his friends.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Stream for FREE Saturday, December 16 to Sunday, December 17

In this beloved Peanuts special, feeling down about the commercialism of Christmas, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang's holiday play. Can he overcome his friends' preference for dancing over acting, find the "perfect" tree and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

If you have a subscription to Apple TV+, they will also be premiering a new Peanuts special...

"The Snoopy Show" - Happiness is Holiday Traditions

Premieres Friday, December 1

In "Happiness is Holiday Traditions," Snoopy searches for the perfect tree topper; Woodstock gets trapped in a window display; and Snoopy and Woodstock visit Spike for Christmas. An Apple TV+ original series from Peanuts and WildBrain, "The Snoopy Show" gives the world's most iconic dog his close-up and dives into new adventures with the happy-dancing, high-flying, big-dreaming beagle, who's joined by best friend Woodstock and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Josh Scherba, Anne Loi, Stephanie Betts, Paige Braddock, Craig Schulz and Mark Evestaff serve as executive producers. Alex Galatis serves as executive story editor.

Previous Peanuts cartoons are also available on the Apple TV+ streaming platform, including "Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales," "I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown," "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown," and more.

There's nothing quite like the scene when the spotlight shines on Linus center stage in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" as he shares the story of Jesus' birth straight from the scripture Luke 2:8-14...

"And there were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the fields,
keeping watch over their flocks by night.
And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of The Lord shone round about them,
and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them,
Fear not, for behold,
I bring unto you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day
in the City of David,
a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you;
you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes
and lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel,
a multitude of the heavenly host,
praising God, and saying,
'Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will toward men'.

That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."


I hope many of you will enjoy watching these beloved Peanuts cartoon classics!

"Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!"
And EVERYONE who visits here!

If the streaming option doesn't work for you, then you may want to look into the DVD's:
(click on the DVD covers below for more details!)

More Charlie Brown Shirts, Memorabilia, and More...

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

It's 2 Months 'til Christmas! 🌟 How Many Christmas Activities Can You Check Off Your List? 🌟 SEE HERE:

Hello friends! The Christmas Movie Season is here, and I just love this exciting time!

To share in the Christmas spirit today as we mark 2 months 'til Christmas on this 25th day of October, I thought I would share this festive and fun Christmas Checklist with 25 various Christmas activities.

Give yourself ONE POINT for EVERYTHING you’ve ever done on this list below (either this year, already, or in Christmases past)...

🌟 Written a letter to Santa

🌟 Attended a Christmas tree lighting ceremony

🌟 Bing-watched Christmas movies

🌟 Gone to a Christmas play/concert

🌟 Given an Angel Tree or Charitable Christmas gift

🌟 Attempted to wait up for Santa

🌟 Worn matching Christmas pajamas

🌟 Gone sledding / ice skating

🌟 Kissed someone under the Mistletoe

🌟 Sat on Santa’s lap

🌟 Gone a Sleigh Ride

🌟 Made a homemade Christmas gift for someone

🌟 Regifted one of your gifts (or given something you already own)

🌟 Shopped on Black Friday (in a busy store/mall)

🌟 Shopped on Cyber Monday (online)

🌟 Visited family/friends at Christmastime

🌟 Made a Gingerbread House

🌟 Gone Christmas Caroling

🌟 Wrapped gifts while watching Christmas movies

🌟 Shopped on Christmas Eve

🌟 Decorated the Christmas tree or hung lights outside

🌟 Read a Christmas-themed book

🌟 Sent Christmas cards

🌟 Worn an (ugly?) Christmas sweater

🌟 Left out cookies for Santa

Perhaps, you’ve done all 25 activities on this list or are only a few. Maybe you can even do one or more of these things this year and add it to your list!

Please share your score results in comments below, and I’ll also do the same.

Enjoy watching all of the wonderful Christmas movies on TV today!

Have a Merry Day!

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

🌟🌟Christmas Movie Reviews Are In at It's a Wonderful Movie 🌟🌟 SEE HERE:

The 2023 Christmas Movie Season 
has just begun... 

...and I must say, I'm already blessed and impressed by all of you who have contributed a movie review, thus far!

Each year, I receive so many comments, emails, DM's, etc... from individuals who are so grateful for the reviews shared here by all of you!

If you haven't shared a movie review, yet, please feel free to join in at any time. We are just starting, and we'd love to hear your thoughts, too. Each of us has a different viewpoint, and it's interesting to hear all sorts of opinions.

I thought about sharing a few of the movie reviews here, but there are so many good ones, and I didn't want to leave anyone out, so you'll just have to go and read them all!

Here's a direct link to the 2023 Christmas Movie Review post. You'll probably want to bookmark it and hit refresh- as I'll be updating reviews there throughout the Christmas season.

Also, if you're not on a mobile device, you'll see a link to the Christmas Movie Review post in the right column under the list of *Upcoming TV Movies*! There are also links there to movie reviews for the 3 previous years of Christmas movies, 2022, 2021, and 2020! So, you can revisit those review pages, as well, at any time.

It's my hope that the 2023 *Christmas Movie Review Post* will make your Christmas movie viewing experience a whole lot easier and sweeter this Christmas!

If you'd like to know the order of the NEW Christmas movies airing, then visit the Christmas TV Schedule!

If you'd like to see the Christmas movies listed by network, then visit the Christmas Movie List!

Again, Thank You to ALL who participate in sharing movie reviews! The time you take out of your day to share with us means so much to all who visit here.

Merry Christmas!πŸŽ„
God Bless Us, Everyone!

Friday, October 20, 2023

πŸŽ„Check Out 4 NEW Christmas Movie Premieres This Weekend with Trevor Donovan, Merritt Patterson, Kevin McGarry, Kim Matula, Michael Rady, Lyndsy Fonseca, Ryan Paevey, and More 🌟 SEE HERE:

Text All of Your Friends! 
It's πŸŽ„CHRISTMAS 24/7πŸŽ„ now 

*Countdown to Christmas* and the *Miracles of Christmas* have arrived!

In addition to *Great American Christmas* on Great American Family, the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries have joined the round-the-clock coverage of Christmas movies, which will air throughout the 2023 Christmas season!

See details below on the 4 All-New Christmas Movies premiering this weekend; plus, UPtv has the premiere of a movie that will have a Christmas sequel!


Friday, October 20, 2023:

Hallmark Channel's first Countdown to Christmas 2023 Premiere...

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

Premieres Friday, October 20, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


Saturday, October 21, 2023:

Great American Family invites everyone to their new premiere...

Storyline: An unexpected text message sent to the wrong number (Merritt Patterson) sets into motion a Christmas tradition with a new family (Trevor Donovan) over three separate years.

Premieres Saturday, October 21, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family


Saturday, October 21, 2023:

Can Christmas be saved in Hallmark Channel's...

Storyline: Addy (Lyndsy 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 (Michael Rady) to restore Christmas.

Premieres Saturday, October 21, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


Sunday, October 22, 2023:

UPtv has the premiere of...

Storyline: The daughters of country music and rock & roll royalty find themselves at a crossroads, torn between following their dreams of performing or helping their father run their up-and-coming horse breeding business. Between old flames, new love, best friends and family – they’ll all need the strength of each other…

Premieres Sunday, October 22, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on UPtv

*Note: The sequel film, Country Hearts Christmas, will premiere on Sunday, November 19, 2023. See details *here*.


Sunday, October 22, 2023:

The Hallmark Channel ends their weekend of Christmas movie premieres with...

Kat (Jessica Parker 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 (Ryan Paevey) to work on an exhibit opening right before Christmas. Will the stars align to bring these two together at the holidays?

Premieres Sunday, October 22, 2023
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


I hope you all will enjoy many of the Christmas movies airing on TV this weekend, old and new! I'm hoping to watch one or two of the new movies over the weekend, but I'm definitely going to record all of them! Sometimes, I get wrapped up in watching the older Christmas movies, though, it's harder to find time to watch the new ones. I'm sure many of you can relate.

Speaking of great Christmas movie classics, Hallmark Drama is airing two wonderful ones on Saturday, Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas and Trading Christmas! Both films follow a Signed, Sealed, Delivered movie marathon that begins at 1pm/12c. on Hallmark Drama.

It's going to feel a little strange not to have a new episode of When Calls the Heart this weekend, but at least we have the new Christmas movie with Kevin McGarry, Checkin' it Twice. From the various promos I've seen, this movie looks like it's going to be super funny, and I'm so looking forward to it, even though I must admit, I know only the basiics about hockey.

I'm also looking forward to Great American Family's premiere of 'Twas the Text Before Christmas. First of all, that title is so creative; I just love it! It may be the best NEW Christmas title this year. Plus, I think it will be great to see Merritt Patterson and Trevor Donovan in another Christmas movie together, since many viewers loved Jingle Bell Princess.

Be sure to share which movies you are looking forward to seeing this weekend in the comments below!

Please note: I haven't 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.

Visit the *Christmas TV Schedule* for the dates and times of NEW Christmas movies airing in October, November, and December.

You can find the NEW 2023 Christmas Movie Review post- *here*.

Happy Christmas Movie-Watching!
God Bless Us, Everyone!


"Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it."
~Hebrews 13:2

*images via: Great American Media / Hallmark Media / UPtv