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~ James 1:17

Monday, June 17, 2024

πŸŽ„*Christmas in July* Is Coming In June!πŸŽ„ *Merry Movie Week* Begins This Friday On Hallmark Mystery! 🌟 See Schedule Here:

Merry Movie Week 
is almost here! 
We're just days away!

Hallmark Mystery gets a jump on Christmas in July in June, beginning this Friday! Catch a week of inspirational, mysterious, and romance-filled Christmas movies during this special annual event!

You'll find these Christmas movies and more:

πŸŽ„Miracle in Bethlehem, PA
🌟Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas
πŸŽ„Heaven Down Here
🌟Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas
πŸŽ„Long Lost Christmas
🌟Journey Back to Christmas
πŸŽ„A Christmas to Remember
🌟A Little Christmas Charm
πŸŽ„A Veteran's Christmas
🌟The Christmas Secret

and many more!

While Hallmark Mystery begins their Christmas movies on Friday, June 21st, the Hallmark Channel begins their Christmas in July movie event on Friday, June 28th, and Great American Family gets in the Christmas Spirit, too, on July 1st!

You can see all the family-friendly Christmas movies for ALL three networks in my *Christmas Movie Schedule*!

Happy Merry Movie Week!

Friday, June 14, 2024

⛳πŸ”¨ Father's Day Weekend 2024 - Catch TV Movies, Sports, Marathons, And More ⚾⛳ SEE HERE:

Happy Father's Day Weekend, Everyone!

This weekend, there's a mix on TV of New and Classic Movies, Wedding Mysteries, Marathons, and more!

You'll find new movies on the Hallmark Channel and UPtv, plus Father-themed movies, a special 70th Anniversary tribute to a beloved family sitcom... and more!

I hammer out all of the details below...


Saturday, June 15, 2024:

Storyline: After a recent setback, Abby heads to Greece to visit her mom and decide what's next. While there, she meets Theo, and they team up to open a restaurant. But will Abby be able to stay?

Premieres Saturday, June 15, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

Movie Review:

Happy to say that A Greek Recipe for Romance is a clean movie! -Maria


Sunday, June 16, 2024:

Storyline: An acclaimed medieval romance novelist is hired to be a matchmaker for a real-life prince in a desperate attempt to find true love before the fixed royal wedding date.

Premieres Sunday, June 16, 2024
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv

Movie Review:

πŸ’ Reel One's A Match for the Prince is clean. (streaming on Peacock). -Maria


Sunday, June 16, 2024:

Storyline: Nathan and Bill take charge when a notorious gangster threatens the town. Rosemary teams up with her competition to uncover the truth. Elizabeth and Nathan take a leap of faith.

Premieres Sunday, June 16, 2024
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


Father's Day TV Specials:

Antenna TV:

See a special Father's Day weekend "Father Knows Best" 70th Anniversary Marathon!

The marathon will include 70 of the best episodes of "Father Knows Best" over two days starting Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 6pm.

Promo Video:



Fathers are at the forefront of these classic films...

A Family Affair - 4:30pm
The Courtship of Eddie's Father - 5:45pm
Life with Father - 8pm
Father of the Bride - 10:15pm



For all of you Dads out there who enjoy sports, there's a lot going on this weekend on TV: the U.S. Open Golf, the Olympic swimming trials, Nascar, MLB baseball, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, and more!

However, the best sports or games for fathers are the ones that they can do with their children, such as: play catch, cornhole, horseshoes, checkers, cards or anything at all. I hope many of you are able to do that, as well!


Programming Notes:
(highlighting some of this weekend's classic movie stand-outs...)

Great American Family:

Friday: A Prince in Paradise, A Christmas Blessing

Hallmark Channel:

Friday (Fa,La,La Friday): A Heidelberg Holiday, A Merry Scottish Christmas

Saturday: Love and Sunshine, The Perfect Bride, A Greek Recipe for Romance (Premiere!), and more

Sunday: The Blessing Bracelet, Over the Moon in Love, Season for Love, The Wedding Veil Journey, A Greek Recipe for Romance (Encore), The Presence of Love, and more

Hallmark Mystery:

Saturday: Wedding Mystery Marathon

Catch a day full of wedding mystery movies, including Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Garage Sale Mysteries, Picture Perfect Mysteries, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, and Curious Caterer

Hallmark Family:

Sunday: Tulips in Spring, One Summer and more.

Merit Street:

See encores of these movies from Great American Family.

Saturday: A Prince in Paradise, 10 Steps to Love

Sunday: An Hour Behind, Retreat to Paradise


Saturday: A Vineyard Romance, Mechanics of Love, and more

Sunday: A Bridesmaid in Love, A Whirlwind Wedding, A Match for the Prince (Premiere), and more


Happy Father's Day weekend to all of the fathers and grandfathers who visit here! May you get all the love and attention that you so richly deserve.

If any of you are watching the new or classic movies over the weekend, I hope you enjoy that. A special thank you to our friend and loyal reviewer Maria for providing TWO very helpful reviews of the new movies - see above. (Maria, I'm so grateful for you, and I know many here also appreciate you so much - as I certainly do!)

As for what I'm watching this weekend, I'll likely be recording the new movies and When Calls the Heart to watch later, as I'll be enjoying some special time with all of my family, especially my precious Daddy, who is a strong, hardworking farmer who works every day with his hands. One of the greatest Biblical lessons he has taught me in life is... "We reap, what we sow." I may be a little biased, but I think my Daddy is the bestest, and I love him dearly! He is genuine and kind, funny, friendly, and honest, as the day is long. Most importantly, he's a man who seeks God's heart. My family and I are blessed beyond words!

Of course, we are all blessed to have a heavenly Father who loves us and calls us His children. God wants each of us to have a personal relationship with Him. He is simply a prayer away.

I hope you all have a pleasant and peaceful Father's Day weekend!

God's blessings to you all! 



"As a father has compassion on his children, 
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him."
~Psalm 103:13

Thursday, June 13, 2024

πŸ“ͺ Merritt Patterson And Christopher Russell Star In "A Vintage Christmas" This Holiday Season On Great American Family πŸŽ… SEE HERE:

Our Christmas movie wish to Santa came true!

"A Vintage Christmas" is coming to Great American Family this holiday season!

This all-new Christmas movie revolves around vintage letters to Santa and stars two actors who are well known to TV movie followers. Both Merritt Patterson and Christopher Russell have been seen in a variety of romantic-comedies and Christmas movies through the years; however, this is the first time these two have been paired together on screen.

See all of the details of "A Vintage Christmas" in the press release below.

(Left to right) Director Colin Budds, producer Kylie Pascoe,
Merritt Paterson, Christopher Russell on the set of 'A Vintage Christmas'.
Photo credit: Mark Taylor.

Press Release via Great American Family:

NEW YORK, June 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Great American Family, an industry leader in producing quality family and faith-filled holiday films, announced fan favorites, Merritt Patterson (Jingle Bell Princess, 'Twas the Text Before Christmas) and Christopher Russell (Peppermint and Postcards, A Dash of Christmas), star in the Original holiday movie, A Vintage Christmas, part of Great American Christmas 2024.

In A Vintage Christmas, Tessa (Patterson) is a dedicated historian and preservationist in her hometown of Oak Creek, an old-fashioned and passionate protector of the nostalgic. Sparks fly when a business developer, Noah (Russell) arrives in Oak Creek with plans to tear down an abandoned Post Office and replace it with a sleek, modern office complex. There are internal and external struggles among many in the community to arrive at a solution that serves the greater good for all concerned. As the clock ticks toward Christmas, the race to settle the dispute through concessions and compromise is on.

"This Christmas season, Great American Family is once again assembling the most high-profile talent that is sure to delight viewers," said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. "Familiar faces like Merritt Patterson and Christopher Russell, are a big reason Great American Christmas has become so popular, so fast," Abbott concluded.

Great American Family is America's premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network's signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials. Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands.

Follow Great American Family on
Twitter: @GAfamilyTV Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @greatamericanfamily

(************ End of Press Release ************)

Merritt Paterson, Christopher Russell on the set of 'A Vintage Christmas'

My Quick Take:

I hope you enjoyed reading this Christmas movie news as much as I enjoyed sharing it!

Do any of you remember writing letters to Santa? My siblings and I did EVERY Christmas. We would shop in catalogs and at our local mall, but then we would always come home and make our list, using red and green crayons, colored pencils, or markers (depending on our age at the time). Those are sweet memories I will always cherish, and I believe these nostalgic feelings will make this movie extra special.

Please share your thoughts and memories in comments below.

May Your Day Be
Merry & Bright!

"Elkhorn" Season Finale Airs Tonight On INSP ➤➤

The exclusive season finale of Elkhorn airs Tonight, June 13, 2024, at 9pm/8c on INSP.

Episode 10 ∙ “A Man for All Seasons”

Details via INSP: When a lightning strike spooks the herd, an injured Theodore Roosevelt acts quickly to stop a stampede during the fall roundup. Back in town, the annual roundup dance brings the community together, friend and foe alike. What should be a joyful celebration turns ugly when Paddock decides it's time to settle old scores with the Elkhorn crew. The dance is also Wilmot's best chance to propose marriage to Rosie, but her heart is torn between a simple life as Wilmot's wife and a more alluring future as Medora's protΓ©gΓ©e. With the Elkhorn ranch secured for the winter under the watchful eye of Merrifield, Roosevelt returns to New York to be reunited with his daughter.

I hope those of you watching this series enjoy the Season Finale tonight.


Wednesday, June 12, 2024

πŸŽ„ New Promo For *Great American Christmas In July* πŸŽ… SEE HERE:

Great American Family shares delightful details of their annual Christmas in July movie event in their new promo below!

Santa will be working around the clock!

Get a sneak peek of the Christmas movies airing 24/7 - beginning July 1st - on Great American Family!

Look for all of your favorite stars and their incredible, inspirational movies from the Great American Family library of films during this Christmas in July!

Be sure to visit the Christmas TV Schedule for your complete guide to the Christmas movies airing this June and July.

Please note: The schedule is being updated as the networks release their listings.

Have a Merry Day!

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

🌟 Great American Family Announces New Christmas Movie With Alexa And Carlos PenaVega + Christmas in July And Great American Christmas 2024 News 🌟 SEE HERE:

Wonderful and exciting CHRISTMAS MOVIE NEWS today from Great American Family! The network is working with real-life couple Alexa and Carlos PenaVega on an upcoming 2024 Christmas movie titled Love At the Kettle (wt). The story centers around giving back with The Salvation Army, and of course, there's music and a romantic story, too.

Alexa and Carlos have worked on many movies together through the years, including Enchanted Christmas (pictured above), Love at Sea, (three) Picture Perfect Mysteries, Love in the Limelight, Never Too Late to Celebrate, and other projects.

Their latest heartwarming film, Mr. Manhattan, premiered on Great American Pure Flix in May and will air on Great American Family later this Summer or early Fall. Love At the Kettle will be their first Christmas movie for Great American Family.

The press release below details Alexa and Carlos PenaVega's all-new Christmas movie, plus the start date for Great American Christmas 2024 (Friday, October 11th!!!) and a sprinkling of what's to come during Great American Christmas in July.


Great American Media Press Release:



NEW YORK, NY – June 11, 2024 — Great American Family announced Carlos PenaVega (“Big Time Rush”) and Alexa PenaVega (“Spy Kids”) are set to star in the new, Original movie, Love At the Kettle (wt), which will have its World Premiere on the network as part of Great American Christmas 2024. The highly popular holiday movie event returns to air all-new Original movies, Friday, October 11. The PenaVegas will executive produce the film in Nashville, with pop culture multi-hyphenate, Mario Lopez (Once Upon a Christmas Wish) co-producing. For Christmas enthusiasts who cannot wait 125 days until the return of Great American Christmas, Great American Media announces Great American Christmas in July begins July 1 on Great American Family and streaming on Great American Pure Flix with 24/7, around the clock holiday movies, royal movie marathons, and beloved, faith-filled stories of the season.

In Love At the Kettle (wt), up-and-coming singer-songwriter Bella Harlan (Alexa PenaVega) comes home for Christmas and enlists her high-school songwriting partner Jack Grayton (Carlos PenaVega) to craft a song to win back her rockstar boyfriend by Christmas. As the two reunite for the first time in a decade, they embark on a Christmas journey down memory lane, and soon realize true love may be closer than they thought. The heart of the movie centers on Jack’s role with The Salvation Army, and Bella soon finds herself inspired by his devotion and passion to a life of doing the most good. Filled with charming original music and its share of twists and turns, Love At the Kettle (wt) demonstrates the importance of never losing sight of the ones who matter the most.

“This is our second film this year with Carlos and Alexa, and I am so excited to be reunited and working with them on a number of projects that are different from the typical rom com,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “The PenaVegas are about faith, family, compassion, and love. With Alexa and Carlos starring in and co-executive producing with Mario Lopez a story that celebrates faith, Christmas, and one of the most beloved charitable organizations in America, The Salvation Army — it is guaranteed to be a winning moment for our viewers,” Abbott concluded.

“We are so excited about Love at the Kettle because it represents everything Carlos and I love about Christmas and the holiday season. We want to be a light in this industry and to offer families positive, uplifting and faith-filled stories,” said Alexa PenaVega. “We also feel fortunate to have worked with The Salvation Army for a number of years, and we look forward to representing the authentic goodness behind the brand and mission,” said Carlos PenaVega.

Love At the Kettle (wt) is executive produced by Mark Roberts, Mario Lopez, Alexa PenaVega, and Carlos Penavega. Brian Herzlinger directs from an Original screenplay written by Horace Priester.

Viewers who love the Christmas season have made Great American Christmas one of the most popular, seasonal program events on television. Each year, Great American Family gifts viewers a glimpse into the coming holiday by presenting Great American Christmas in July. Beginning July 1, fans will see beloved network stars like Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, Jill Wagner, Chad Michael Murray, Jen Lilley, Lori Loughlin, Trevor Donovan, Laura Osnes, Merritt Patterson, Paul Greene, Cameron Mathison, Jennie Garth, Christopher Russell, and more, as the network rolls out 24/7, around the clock entertainment. This year’s event on Great American Family includes encores of highly rated originals My Christmas Hero, A Christmas Blessing, A Paris Christmas Waltz, A Royal Date for Christmas, Christmas Keepsake, ‘Twas the Text Before Christmas, A Dash of Christmas, Christmas on Windmill Way, Destined 2: Christmas Once More, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, and so many more original movies from the Great American Christmas library.

Viewers who stream on Great American Pure Flix will enjoy Peppermint & Postcards starring Ella Cannon and Christopher Russell (July 1), Bringing Christmas Home, starring Jill Wagner and Paul Greene (Great American Pure Flix premiere, July 4), My Christmas Hero, starring Candace Cameron Bure and Gabe Hogan (July 4), Designing Christmas, starring Susie Abromeit and Liam McIntyre (Great American Pure Flix premiere, July 11), and Sunrise in Heaven, starring Caylee Cowan, Travis Burns, and Corbin Bernsen (July 11).


As the flagship linear TV network of Great American Media, Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, featuring original Christmas movies, rom-coms and classic series that celebrate faith, family and country. Founded in 2021, Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations the whole family can enjoy together, including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials. Great American Family is available in 50 million households via cable and satellite providers.

Visit https://www.greatamericanfamily.com/channel-finder/ or text FAMILY to 877-999-1225 to find your local channel.


As the streaming service of Great American Media, Great American Pure Flix provides quality family-friendly programming that celebrates faith, family and country. With affordable flat-rate pricing, families can stream a prolific offering of unlimited movies and shows on demand. Great American Pure Flix features inspiring, uplifting and entertaining content the entire family can enjoy together, with new original and exclusive titles added every month. New customers can enjoy a 7-day free trial by visiting GreatAmericanPureFlix.com.

Watch Great American Pure Flix https://signup.pureflix.com/signup/c3e/email

(-----End of Press Release-----)

I hope you enjoyed reading about what's to come on Great American Family!

I'm such a big fan of Alexa and Carlos; I just adore all of their movies together! This new one from Great American Family, Love At the Kettle, already has me very intrigued. Any storyline about giving to others in need, especially at Christmastime, always touches my heartstrings.

Plus, we learned Great American Christmas in July will begin on July 1st! At this time, no new movies for July have been announced, but there will be plenty of encore showings of past Great American Family holiday favorites. (Stay tuned - if there are any changes/updates here.)

Also, did you catch in the press release, Great American Christmas will begin sooner than ever before—on Friday, October 11th! Wow! We can start decorating even sooner this year for the holiday season, along with all of the Christmas movies we love!

Have a Merry Day!

Alexa and Carlos PenaVega movies available on DVD.
Click on the DVDs below for their current price at Amazon:

*Alexa and Carlos PenaVega "Enchanted Christmas" image via: Hallmark Media

Monday, June 10, 2024

πŸ”Ž Candace Cameron Bure's New Mystery "The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries" Gets Premiere Date on Great American Family πŸ”Ž SEE HERE:

image via: Great American Media

.Sleuthers, get ready!

Candace Cameron Bure (who previously starred as the crime-solving librarian, Aurora Teagarden) will now step into the crime-solving role of Ainsley McGregor this Autumn on Great American Family - with more intriguing mysteries to solve.

"The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries" will premiere on Friday, October 4, 2024, at 8 p.m./7c.

In addition to Candace Cameron Bure, this all-new mystery movie will star Aaron Ashmore (Santa's Squad, Cider and Sunsets) and Robin Dunne (My Christmas Hero, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries). In fact, Robin Dunne starred with Candace in her latest Christmas movie and the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries as writer, Robin Daniels.

"The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries" storyline via Great American Media:

"In The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries: A Case for the Winemaker, Ainsley McGregor (Bure) a former Chicago criminologist returns to her hometown of Sweet River, Texas. She has chosen to trade full-time crime work to open Bless Your Arts, a market for artisans to sell crafts and wares. But Ainsley cannot deny her first love is crime solving and accepts a position teaching a criminology class at the local community college. Her skills quickly become a major asset to the quaint town, when a murder occurs at a winery owned by her friend, who now stands accused of the crime. The Sweet River Sheriff, who just happens to be Ainsley’s brother, Ryan, wants her to stay out of the investigation. But, Ainsley knows the pieces of this puzzle do not fit. To help her friend and with the unexpected assistance from some goodhearted local busybodies – Ainsley McGregor is back on the case."

My Quick Take...

I'm personally thrilled, as a mystery movie lover and fan of CCB, that we now have an official premiere date for her new mystery on Great American Family! Plus, it's likely that Candace's Christmas movie (A Christmas Less Traveled) will premiere Thanksgiving weekend, so that means we'll have new movies starring Candace back to back - one in October and another in November!

Stay tuned, all of you, Sleuthers, for any further updates/details.

In the meantime, set your reminders for "The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries" on Friday, October 4, 2024 at 8pm/7c. on Great American Family!

Happy Sleuthing!πŸ”Ž

Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott Reunite For Hallmark *Fall into Love* Movie πŸπŸƒ SEE HERE:

image via: Hallmark Media

I have WONDERFUL news for fans of Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott in the All of My Heart and Crossword Mysteries series...

Hallmark Media Press Release:

HIS & HERS (wt)

Movie Marks Chabert’s Third Hallmark Project in 2024 Joining
Previously Announced Unscripted Series Celebrations with Lacey Chabert and
Her 15th Hallmark Holiday Movie, The Christmas Quest

STUDIO CITY, CA – June 10, 2024 – Hallmark Channel announced today that production is set to begin on His & Hers (wt), a new, original movie starring Lacey Chabert (Haul out the Holly, Mean Girls) and Brennan Elliott (Ms. Christmas Comes to Town, The Gift of Peace). Set to premiere later this year during the network’s annual Fall into Love programming event, the movie reunites Hallmark’s beloved on-screen couple Chabert and Elliott for the 10th time since their first on-screen pairing back in 2015.

This movie marks Chabert’s third project coming to Hallmark this year, joining her previously announced new aspirational unscripted series, Celebrations with Lacey Chabert, and The Christmas Quest, Chabert’s 15th holiday movie set to premiere during Hallmark Channel’s juggernaut Countdown to Christmas programming event, celebrating its 15th year.

“We are so excited to reunite Hallmark’s perennial fan-favorite Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott in this all-new movie. Three years having past since they’ve appeared together on screen, this witty and playful romcom will showcase their undeniable chemistry – a treat for our Hallmark viewers,” said Ayse Francis, Director of Programming, Hallmark Media.

Married couple Dana (Chabert) and Mark (Elliott) are high-powered lawyers at two separate New York City law firms. They soon find themselves on opposing sides of a messy divorce between two reality stars, Sammy and Brett. When both clients are unable to compromise, Dana and Mark are headed for a courtroom showdown that results in tensions infiltrating their otherwise happy household.

“A chance to reunite with my dear friend, Brennan Elliot and bringing these stories to the audience together is always such a joyful experience. I hope the fans enjoy these new characters!,” Chabert enthused.

“I have been so blessed and lucky to have been able to star in 10 films with Lacey Chabert! She is a great friend, and collaborating with her on screen has been one of the most treasured and impactful joys of my career,” Elliott remarked.

His & Hers is from His And Hers Productions Ltd. Kristofer McNeeley is executive producer. The movie is produced by Charles Cooper. Robert Murdoch is line producer. Linda-Lisa Hayter directed from a script by Susan Black and Joie Botkin.

# # #

I personally love seeing these two together again! I adored the All of My Heart series, and it's always been my wish for them to do one more set at Christmastime. Maybe one day! In the meantime, I love that they are teaming up again to do this new Fall movie together for Hallmark. I hope it will be just as good as their previous films.

Please share your thoughts in comments below!

Happy movie-watching!

Friday, June 7, 2024

Savor The Weekend With New TV Movies, Favorite Movie Classics (including Christmas!), "When Calls The Heart," And More ►►

.Happy Weekend, Movie Friends!

I hope many of you will have sunny skies, without the blistering heat, on this second weekend in June! Although it's not officially Summer, yet, we've certainly had several days this Spring that have felt like it already with high humidity. Thankfully, the dew point has dropped some for us, and we can enjoy a more pleasant feel outside. Hopefully, you are experiencing much of the same!

If you're going to be keeping cool inside, however, or enjoying some downtime in the evenings, then I have TWO NEW MOVIES to share with you, plus some movie classics you might also enjoy rewatching listed in the Programming Notes section near the end of this post.

See all of the details on these movies, plus the all-new episode of When Calls The Heart, below...


Friday, June 7, 2024:

Storyline: A cryptic call about a planned jewelry heist draws a Detroit Free Press tipline operator, Maddie Moore, into a dangerous homicide case alongside a newly promoted detective.

Premieres Friday, June 7, 2024
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Mystery

Movie Reviews:

πŸ”Ž Tipline Mysteries: Dial 1 for Murder Review... This was a very clean and family-friendly mystery I am happy to say!! I had fun watching it. I loved the beginning scene when she switches the hotel room numbers because the customer was VERY insistent on that room even though they are duplicates.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I would have liked it better if Maddie's character could down play a bit. I could see why the police thought her annoying, but she did grow on me. Chris(I almost typed Lucas ;) did a great job as the detective! He's a good actor.

I hope to see more, it was fun. I love it when the police let the amateur detective help out! ~Abigail

πŸ”Ž Tipline Mysteries Dial 1 For Murder is family friendly. I had trouble understanding Holland's dialogue. Speaks real fast. No problem with any of the other actors. Lots of twists and Holland's character takes some really crazy risks as the movie moves along. Fair chemistry between Holland and Chris. Chris does make a good detective. ~Joyce in Carolina


Saturday, June 8, 2024:

Storyline: Disillusioned with her life, Ella embarks on a soul-searching journey to Paris where she navigates love, self-discovery and cheese amidst the enchanting backdrop of The City of Love.

Premieres Saturday, June 8, 2024
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


Sunday, June 9, 2024:

Episode 10 - “What Goes Around” :

Allie makes a daring decision and Nathan and Elizabeth rush to intervene. Uncovered memories shift Lucas’ plans. Faith takes a big step. Mei cooks for Hickam’s family.

Premieres Sunday, June 9, 2024
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


.Programming Notes:
(highlighting some of this weekend's classic movie stand-outs...)

Great American Family:

Love Can Surprise You - 8pm
Catering Christmas - 10pm

Hallmark Channel:

Friday: *Fa-La-La Friday*

The Christmas Secret - 7pm
A Biltmore Christmas - 9pm

Saturday: Just My Type, All of My Heart: The Wedding, Paging Mr. Darcy, Autumn Dreams, Savoring Paris (Premiere), As Luck Would Have It

Sunday: Love at First Dance, A Little Daytime Drama, Moonlight in Vermont, Romance in Style

Hallmark Family:

Saturday: High Flying Romance, Love on the Air

Sunday: Campfire Kiss, Forever in My Heart, Walking the Dog

Hallmark Mystery:

Saturday: Hailey Dean Mysteries movie marathon

Sunday: Gourmet Detective Mysteries movie marathon

Merit Street:

See encores of these movies from Great American Family.

Saturday: The Winter Palace, An Unlikely Angel

Sunday: A Harvest Homecoming, Fall into Winter


Saturday: Mr. Write, Secret Millionaire, and more

Sunday: UPtv is premiering NEW Wedding-Themed Movies in June. Sunday night's premiere is The Wedding Rule. Please be sure to read reviews from Alicia and Florence - here.


I hope you all enjoy the new movies airing this weekend. I'm especially looking forward to the new mystery, Tipline Mysteries: Dial 1 for Murder. Thank you so much, Abigail and Joyce, for your wonderful reviews (included above)! I so appreciate both of you taking the time to share with us!

Also, I want to include a special thank you to Alicia and Florence for providing your thoughts on the UPtv premiere, The Wedding Rule (see here). I'm rather curious to know if this movie will be edited on UPtv, as it is on UP Faith & Family.

Please Note: Although I am looking forward to seeing it, I haven't screened the new movie, Savoring Paris. If you'd like to share a review after it airs, please do so in comments below...

Blessings to you all,


"Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun."
~Ecclesiastes 11:7

"Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him."
~Psalm 34:8


Bethany Joy Lenz movies available on DVD:

(NOTE: Unfortunately, The Christmas Secret DVD is sold out, and I'm hoping A Biltmore Christmas will be available on DVD soon - stay tuned!)

(Click on the movie titles below for details)
Bottled with Love
Five Star Christmas
Royal Matchmaker
Snowed-Inn Christmas

πŸŽ„ Jennifer Love Hewitt Returns To Lifetime To Star, Direct And Executive Produce Christmas Movie πŸŽ„

Lifetime announces 2024 Christmas movie starring actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and her real-life husband, Brian Hallisay.

Press Release via It's a Wonderful Lifetime:


LOS ANGELES, CA (June 6, 2024) – Golden Globe nominated actress Jennifer Love Hewitt returns to Lifetime to star, direct and executive produce The Holiday Junkie (wt) as part of the network’s 2024 It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday slate. Hewitt’s husband, Brian Hallisay will co-star and their children will also appear in the film. Inspired by her personal relationship with the holiday and the loss of her mother, the project reunites her with Lifetime, having starred in the movie and the series, The Client List. Hewitt currently stars in the ABC hit show 911.

The Holiday Junkie follows the decorating and planning service company run by Andie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and her mother Mimi. After Mimi passes away, Andie is forced to face her first Christmas without her mother and carry The Holiday Junkie torch on her own. Despite the challenges, Andie may also find some love at Christmas along the way!

“To be able to direct and be in this movie with my husband is such a special opportunity. And to be back home with Lifetime feels as right as Christmas magic!” said Hewitt.

“Jennifer is beloved by Lifetime and our viewers,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP, Head of Programming Genres for A&E, Lifetime and LMN. “We’re excited to work with her again on this special project near and dear to her and to have it as one of our cornerstones for our It’s a Wonderful Lifetime slate.”

The Holiday Junkie is produced for Lifetime by Elman Films in association with MarVista Entertainment. Julianna Hays, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew executive produce for MarVista. Neil Elman and Kate Tumanova produce for Elman Films. Jennifer Love Hewitt directs from a script written by Anna White based on a story by Hewitt. Both Hewitt and White also serve as executive producers.

Last year, Hewitt launched the marketing and consumer brand The Holiday Junkie. Hewitt is releasing a similarly themed book as the film called Inheriting Magic due out December 10th through BenBella Books.

Hewitt is an actress, producer, director and singer. She is known for film and hit television shows including Ghost Whisperer, in which she starred, executive produced and directed several episodes. She also starred in and executive produced the hit Lifetime film The Client List. Other television credits include Party of Five, Time of Your Life, Criminal Minds, Hot in Cleveland and the Hallmark film The Lost Valentine. Hewitt’s debut novel The Day I Shot Cupid was released in 2010, with the book becoming a New York Times bestseller the week of its release.

Hewitt is represented by Vault Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein. Hallisay is represented by Entertainment 360 and Jackoway Austen.

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

❄Merry Movie Week❄ On Hallmark Mystery Is Nearly TWO Weeks Away ►►

Hallmark Mystery is bringing all the wonder and merriment of the Christmas movie season back with their *Merry Movie Week* in June!

This event doesn't officially kick off until Friday, June 21st; however, the night before, on the Eve of *Merry Movie Week*, Hallmark Mystery is giving viewers TWO Christmas movies as a bonus launch - Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery at 7pm/6c., and The Royal Nanny at 9pm/8c.!

Here's a preview of *Merry Movie Week* on Hallmark Mystery:

Look for these beloved classic Hallmark Christmas movies during *Merry Movie Week*:

Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas, To All a Good Night, A Glenbrooke Christmas, Heaven Down Here, Miracle in Bethlehem, PA (pictured above), Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas, A Veteran’s Christmas, My Christmas Guide, A Season for Family, Project Christmas Wish, A World Record Christmas, A Homecoming for the Holidays, The Christmas Secret, and much more!

See the Christmas TV Schedule for the Christmas movies airing in June and during Christmas in July!

May Your Day Be
Merry & Bright!

Reminder: "Elkhorn" Episode 9 Airs Tonight on INSP

"Elkhorn" image courtesy: INSP

Episode nine of Elkhorn airs Tonight, June 6, 2024, at 9pm/8c on INSP.

Roosevelt’s First Cattle Roundup Takes a Deadly Turn.

Episode 9 ∙ “The Roundup”

Details via INSP: Theodore Roosevelt and his Elkhorn men strike out for the open range to participate in their first cattle roundup. But their excitement about gathering their herd is soon overshadowed by the realization that others are conspiring against them.

The Season finale episode of Elkhorn is next week.


Monday, June 3, 2024

Great American Family Caters to Viewers and Brings Back Movies on Weeknights! 🎬 SEE HERE:

Catering Christmas, starring Merritt Patterson and Daniel Lissing
Image courtesy: Great American Media

REMINDER! Starting TODAY, original films, romantic comedies, inspirational stories, and even Christmas movies will return weeknights on Great American Family, 8pm/7c—12am/11c.

I know many of us have been hoping and requesting this for the last two months, and finally, our wish is coming true!

See all of the stars you love: Danica McKellar, Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Bristow, Dan Jeannotte, Merritt Patterson, Daniel Lissing, and MORE!!!

Great American Family's 
Movie Schedule for this week:

Monday, June 3, 2024:

From Chicago with Love - 8pm
Swing into Romance - 10pm

Tuesday, June 4, 2024:

Craft Me a Romance - 8pm
Passport to Love - 10pm

Wednesday, June 5, 2024:

Harmony from the Heart - 8pm
A Royal Seaside Romance - 10pm

Thursday, June 6, 2024:

10 Steps to Love - 8pm
Home for Harvest - 10pm

Friday, June 7, 2024:

Love Can Surprise You - 8pm
Catering Christmas - 10pm

As for new movies, Merritt Patterson just recently filmed "A Vintage Christmas" with Christopher Russell for Nicely Entertainment.

The story, according to filmink: "In the small town of Oak Creek, Noah Harrington's (Christopher Russell) unpopular construction plans take a surprising turn when he discovers a cache of old Letters to Santa from the 1990s. Seeing an opportunity for redemption, he enlists the help of town historian, Tessa Findlay (Merritt Patterson), to fulfill the long-forgotten Christmas wishes. The pair embark on a heartwarming journey, rekindling the spirit of Christmas in the community, and before too long, an undeniable spark develops. But Noah is hiding a secret: Tessa's own childhood wish is among the letters. Can Noah salvage his job and the love of his life with a Christmas wish?"

I love how this story synopsis has a "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" feel to it!

No official announcement has been made on where this will air - stay tuned!

In addition to seeing Brittany Bristow in a movie this week on Great American Family, I can also share with you that she is another actress who has been busy filming. In April, she filmed a Christmas movie with Marcus Rosner for Reel One Entertainment.

Brittany is currently filming a new movie—today, in fact, is day one! She hasn't revealed her co-star yet, but she is encouraging her followers to guess who it might be.

Here is a behind-the-scenes screengrab from her new movie-

UPDATE: Brittany Bristow has revealed her co-star in her new movie is... Will Kemp!

I hope you all enjoy the movies 
this week on Great American Family!

Happy watching, Everyone!

Sunday, June 2, 2024

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Tale of Three Letters” Coming to Hallmark Mystery in July - SEE HERE:

Good news, POstables!

The all new "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movie "A Tale of Three Letters" will premiere Friday, July 12, 2024!

I don't often post on Sunday, but I couldn't wait to deliver this news!

Blessings to you all,