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Friday, October 23, 2020

Catch the *Christmas Spirit* Early with 7 All New CHRISTMAS MOVIES this Weekend - Friday to Sunday! DETAILS HERE:

images: Lifetime / Hallmark Crown Media

Friday, October 23, 2020:

It's the first all NEW Lifetime Christmas Movie premiere...

Story-line via Lifetime: Storyline via Lifetime: Courtney Bennett (Abigail Klein), a former US figure skating hopeful, runs the city’s public skating rink but when the Mayor (Will Lyman) announces its closing, Courtney is heartbroken but determined to save it. After Courtney’s attempts to warm the Mayor’s Scrooge-like heart fail, she enlists the help of Noah Tremblay (Ryan Cooper), a former professional hockey player and single dad, who owns the new indoor skating center, to help her, and together they find more than just the spirit of holidays on the ice.

Friday, October 23, 2020
at 8pm/7c. on Lifetime

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Saturday, October 24, 2020:

Travel to Alaska as the Hallmark Channel premieres their first NEW Christmas Movie...

Story-line via Hallmark: Wedding planner Jessica Perez (Julie Gonzalo) travels to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is charmed by the small town during Christmas, as well as the handsome local (Ronnie Rowe Jr.) helping her.

Saturday, October 24, 2020
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

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Saturday, October 24, 2020:

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries strikes the right note with their first NEW Christmas Movie starring Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker in...

Story-line via Hallmark: Music store owner Meg (Alicia Witt) spearheads the community effort to save the Christmas Tree Lane shopping district from demolition. As she finds herself falling for Nate (Andrew Walker), a recent acquaintance, she’s thrown when she learns his surprising tie to the developer.

Saturday, October 24, 2020
at 10pm/9c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 

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Saturday, October 24, 2020:

Lifetime gifts viewers another new Christmas Movie premiere...

Story-line via Lifetime: From executive producer Tiffany Haddish, Christmas Unwrapped follows Charity (Amber Stevens West), an ambitious reporter, who learns the true meaning of Christmas when she investigates Erik Gallagher (Marco Grazzini), a beloved member of the town who insists all the gifts he provides are from none-other than Santa himself.

Saturday, October 24, 2020
at 8pm/7c. on Lifetime

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Sunday, October 25, 2020:

Christmas music is in the air in...

Story-line via Hallmark: Margot (Merritt Patterson), a world-renowned pianist, returns to Chateau Newhaus to spend the holidays with her family and is reunited with an ex (Luke Macfarlane) who helps her rediscover her passion for music.

Sunday, October 25, 2020
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

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Sunday, October 25, 2020:

Chelsea Hobbs and Christopher Russell star in the Lifetime Christmas movie...

Story-line via Lifetime: When workaholic reality TV producer Sophie (Chelsea Hobbs) starts working on a holiday-season show about Will (Christopher Russell), a wildly sexy guy who celebrates Christmas every day of the year, she finds herself falling for her mysterious, unlikely new star, renewing her long-lost faith in Christmas in the process.

Sunday, October 25, 2020
at 8pm/7c. on Lifetime

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Sunday, October 25, 2020:

Will love arrive on time in the NEW Christmas Movie...

Story-line via Hallmark: Bakery owner Molly (Alvina August) meets Josh (Eion Bailey), a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she’s never met in person and she doesn’t realize that they’re the same man.

Sunday, October 25, 2020:
at 10pm/9c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

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I hope you are ready to jump into Christmas movies this weekend - with lots of good ole Christmas classics and NEW Christmas movies, too! I can hardly believe we are getting SEVEN new ones - this weekend alone from 3 different networks! About 10 years ago - that might be close to the total number we would have had for the entire Christmas season! Are you planning to watch/record them all? I'm going to try to catch as many as possible.

*Please Note: I have NOT pre-screened these NEW Christmas movies; therefore, I do not know if they all will be family friendly. If you catch any content of concern, please share in comments. I know all who visit here would appreciate it very much.

I'm so looking forward to flipping back & forth between the stations to see so many Christmas movie favorites from over the years! HO, HO, HOpe you enjoy watching, too! The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is Here!!!

Joyous Christmas Blessings! Net

Thursday, October 22, 2020


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Hallmark Movies & Mysteries begins their 24/7 Christmas Movie launch TONIGHT – Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10pm/9c. with a special encore airing of “Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas!” Classic Christmas movies will follow all night long on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and into the new day – around the clock!

The Hallmark Channel begins their 24/7 Christmas coverage bright and early on Friday, October 23, 2020 with “Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2” at 6am/5c.! Then, you may want to tune in to Home & Family at 10am/9c – for interviews with actor Trevor Donovan from “USS Christmas,” Hallmark actress Merritt Patterson shares her new Hallmark Channel movie, “Chateau Christmas,” plus Hallmark actress Alicia Witt from “Christmas Tree Lane!” Christmas movies resume on the Hallmark Channel at 12pm/11c. and will play day and night - all Christmas Season long!

Lifetime also gets into the Holiday Spirit with their Christmas lineup beginning at 6pm/5c with the comedy movie, “Christmas with the Kranks.” Hallmark Drama will also have one Christmas movie every night at 9pm/8c. “What I Did for Love” airs Thursday night and “The Christmas Heart” Friday night.

With all of these channels airing classic and new Christmas movies all day long - we will, thankfully, have plenty of choices! In the next few days, I’m so looking forward to “Christmas Under the Stars,” “Matchmaker Santa,” “Picture a Perfect Christmas” and so much more! Hope you enjoy watching all of the Christmas, too, and it fills your heart with peace and joy!

See the Christmas TV Schedule - for the NEW Christmas Movies airing this year!

Joyous Christmas Blessings! Net

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

No More CHARLIE BROWN Cartoon Specials on TV - in 2020? Oh, Good Grief!

I've been checking and re-checking the schedules the last few weeks - searching for the annual airing of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown." Typically these two episodes air together around Halloween and just before the Election. Well, news has just been coming out (thank you for emailing that article, Jim!) that the reason we can't find Charlie Brown on ABC's schedule this year is because Apple TV+, which is a streaming service, has purchased the rights to the Peanuts Cartoons.

So... this means not only will we NOT see "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on TV, but that means "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" are gone from ABC, too. I feel like Lucy just pulled the football away - just as we were getting ready to kick it. How could ABC let this happen? I can't even imagine Christmas without Charlie Brown saying "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" And then, of course, sweet Linus responds with, "Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is about... Lights, please!" The spotlight shines on Linus center stage 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."

There's something so pure and innocent about Charlie Brown and all of the Peanuts beloved characters - Sally, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Marcy, Woodstock, Snoopy, the little red-head girl and many others! I'm afraid once this wholesome message is lost yearly on TV, a whole generation of children may grow up not really knowing what Christmas is all about. This may be the only exposure some children or even some adults get to the true meaning of Christmas.

Apple TV+ is offering these cartoons free, for a limited time, but I have a feeling it's just a way to get subscribers hooked into their streaming service. According to the article from cordcuttersnews.com, Apple TV+ is planning to create new specials for our Peanuts characters centered around Mother's Day, Earth Day, etc... I sure hope they don't try to politicize these characters that we love.

I'm also hearing the Charlie Brown cartoons will not be available to stream via Amazon or elsewhere; they are truly exclusive to Apple TV+. If you want to have them forever in your home and view them over and over again whenever you wish - for years to come, the best option is to buy them on DVD. There are various options you can see below, from buying them individually or in DVD sets. I personally own a Holiday DVD Collection, myself, but I am going to make certain I own every special Peanuts Episode!

Click on the DVD's below - available on Amazon:

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Peanuts Holiday Collection: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown / A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / A Charlie Brown Christmas:

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown:

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving:

A Charlie Brown Christmas:

I am so thankful we still have these DVD options, and hopefully many people will still be able to enjoy these cherished cartoon classics this holiday season and years to come!

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

Monday, October 19, 2020

Remembering our dear friend, Sherry...

Over my many years of blogging, I have met many wonderful people. One of those people was someone who became a dear friend, Sherry. You may recall she would often comment here with her name and state, Sherry from California. She was as great as any detective, finding clues to movies no one knew anything about, just yet, and sharing bits of information she would find on various Hallmark films in production. Sherry had a fantastic insight into figuring out which movies would be premiering next and who might star in them. She loved following the clues and was fantastic at doing so.

Unfortunately, I have learned that dear Sherry has passed away. My heart broke hearing this news, as we had become great friends –emailing and messaging one another back and forth about movies and things going on in our lives and in the world. Throughout the pandemic we would email our concerns with one another and do our best to uplift each other’s spirits.

Sherry and I talked endlessly this spring about when we anticipated film production would start up again; she was very much looking forward to the new “Aurora Teagarden” mystery and most of all, the upcoming slate of Christmas films. Alicia Witt was one of her favorite actresses; she was very much in tune to when she and Andrew Walker were filming “Christmas Tree Lane,” and was looking forward to this new premiere and numerous others.

Many of you may also know Sherry from Facebook, as well, since she would often share there to various Hallmark groups. Last year she joined Twitter- with the handle @HotlineHallmark – and Sherry was just that – an excellent source and ‘Hotline to Hallmark’ news. Sherry was always in the know on what was coming and what was in-the-works, whether it was a new movie, preview show, or special marathon.

I will so miss chatting with her on movies and all sorts of subjects, and I wanted to let all of you know we lost a dear member of this “It’s a Wonderful Movie” family. Sherry still visited here often and I know she was glad to share with so many of you – who were upbeat and positive about the lighthearted movies she loved.

I’ll always be grateful for Sherry’s thoughtfulness and kindness. My heart and prayers go out now to her dear family and friends.

We will miss you, Sherry!

Love you, my friend... Net

Friday, October 16, 2020

🍁 Rake in *Fall Harvest* Movies and *Christmas Preview Specials* ALL Weekend Long! 🍂🎄 SEE HERE:

Get ready to "Fall" in LOVE with the *Fall Harvest* movies one last time this weekend and through this week ahead! Then prepare yourself with a sneak peek of Christmas Movies on both Saturday & Sunday night - which begin (can you believe it?) 24/7 NEXT WEEK!!!! Ahhhhh!!!

Besides previewing the *Countdown to Christmas* movies on the Hallmark Channel, Candace Cameron Bure also stars in an all new "Aurora Teagarden" Mystery Movie this Sunday night and Jen Lilley and Trevor Donovan follow that new premiere with the *2020 Miracles of Christmas Preview Special*! Get all the details on when and where to watch below...

Saturday, October 17, 2020:

Catch the last Fall Harvest Movie on the Hallmark Channel...

Storyline via Hallmark: Aunt Dee splits her candy shop to her niece, Maggie, and maple farmer, Dex. Following letters Dee left, the two uncover the reason for her decision, during the Sweet Autumn festival.

See the premiere of "Sweet Autumn"
Saturday, October 17, 2020
at 9pm/8c. on the Hallmark Channel


Saturday, October 17, 2020:

2020 Countdown to Christmas 
Preview Special 
on the Hallmark Channel 
Hosted by 
Candace Cameron Bure 

Details via Hallmark: Hosted by Candace Cameron Bure, this one-hour special gifts viewers with a sneak peek into the all-new original holiday movie premieres filled with family, fun and romance that are sure to make everyone’s season merry and bright.

*Please Note: This pomotion does not mean I support all of the Christmas movies being previewed in this show. Please use your own discretion, if you plan to watch.

This Christmas Preview special 
airs immediately after "Sweet Autumn" 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 
at 11pm/10c. on the Hallmark Channel 


Sunday, October 18, 2020:

Fall Harvest Movie Countdown 

Binge Watch all of your Fall Harvest favorites 
Sunday on the Hallmark Channel 
-begins at 8am/7c.! 


Sunday, October 18, 2020:

Will love stand the test of time in...

Storyline: High school friends reunite to dig up their time capsule. When they open it, they make a pact to re-create all of their best high school moments. Little do they realize the capsule can heal broken hearts and inspire new relationships.

See the UPtv premiere of "Time Capsule"
Sunday, October 18, 2020 
at 7pm/6c. on UPtv


Sunday, October 18, 2020:

Candace Cameron Bure stars in Hallmark's last All New Mystery for 2020...

Storyline via Hallmark: Aurora’s high school reunion turns deadly when a body is found in the hotel pool. Aurora and her Real Murders Club help investigate which classmate was most likely to kill.

See the premiere of 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 
at 9pm/8c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 


Sunday, October 18, 2020:

2020 Miracles of Christmas 
Preview Special 
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 
Hosted by 
Jen Lilley and Trevor Donovan 

Details via Hallmark: Jen Lilley and Trevor Donovan team up for this one-hour special to preview this year’s lineup of all-new, original movie premieres offering inspiring stories of family, love and second chances that celebrate the heart and hope of the season.

*Please Note: This pomotion does not mean I support all of the Christmas movies being previewed in this show. Please use your own discretion, if you plan to watch.

This Christmas Preview special airs immediately after 
"Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Reunited and It Feels So Deadly" 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 
at 11pm/10c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


I'm looking forward to the new movies this weekend, especially the new "Aurora" mystery! I feel like we've be waiting forever to see it, since filming production was halted for this movie at the early stages of the corona virus coming to North America in the Spring. Thankfully, they were able to wrap up the filming this summer, and we will finally be able to see it this Sunday!

*Please Note: As a pre-caution, I just want to let you know - I have not previewed the new movies above; therefore, I don't know, yet, if they will be 100% family friendly. Please use your own discretion when watching and if you see any content of concern, please share in comments below. Based on the information and trailers we've been given, I'm hopeful these movies will be good ones!

If you are getting more & more excited about the upcoming NEW Christmas Movies - check out the Christmas TV Schedule - HERE!

Happy Fall Harvest!

Blessings to you all! Net



"Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near."
~James 5:7-8 NIV

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