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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

🔔 HALLMARK CHANNEL'S 2020 *Countdown to Christmas* Movies with "Christmas in Vienna," "When Calls the Heart Christmas," "Christmas in Evergreen 4" and So Much More! *SEE HERE:

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The annual *Countdown to Christmas* event on the Hallmark Channel kicks off Friday, October 23, 2020!

This year, the Hallmark Channel will premiere 23 all-new original Christmas films, including:

A Royal Holiday
Starring Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit and Krystal Joy Brown

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Jingle Bell Bride
Starring Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe

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A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Starring Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor

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If I Only Had Christmas
Starring Candace Cameron Bure

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Deliver by Christmas
Starring Alvina August and Eion Bailey

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On the 12th Date of Christmas
Starring Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes

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Christmas Waltz
Starring Lacey Chabert

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Christmas in Vienna
Starring Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott

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Christmas in Evergreen 4
Starring Rukiya Bernard and Holly Robinson Peete

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Chateau Christmas
Starring Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane

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Cross Country Christmas
Starring Rachael Leigh Cook

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Christmas Carnival
Starring Tamera Mowry-Housley

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When Calls the Heart Christmas 2020
Starring Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks and Martin Cummins

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These are the 13 Christmas movie titles Hallmark has revealed, thus far - for the Hallmark Channel! Remember, we are anticipating 23 All New Christmas Movies on the Hallmark Channel, so we have 10 more to go!

I hope you find many Christmas movies you are looking forward to seeing during this Holiday Season! I think my must-see watch list might just end up being as long as last year!

Joyous Christmas Blessings to You ~
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🌟 HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES' 2020 “Miracles of Christmas” Movies with Alicia Witt, Andrew Walker, Michael Rady, Nikki DeLoach, Benjamin Ayres, & More! SEE HERE:

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Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Holiday Event "MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS" kicks off Friday, October 23, 2020!

“Miracles of Christmas” will feature 17 all-new original movies this Holiday Season! With 23 Christmas movies premiering on the Hallmark Channel (see here!), Hallmark will have a total of 40 new Christmas movies!

Look for these Christmas movies in 2020 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries:

Christmas Tree Lane
starring Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker

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Holly & Ivy
starring Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols

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The Christmas Bow
starring Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady

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Cranberry Christmas
starring Nikki DeLoach and Benjamin Ayres

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Christmas Doctor
starring Holly Robinson Peete

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More Christmas Movie News to come!

Stay tuned!

Joyous Blessings, Net

🎄 HALLMARK'S 2020 CHRISTMAS MOVIES REVEALED - with Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Erin Krakow, Tyler Hynes, and MORE! ** PLUS, Fall Harvest, Mystery, Original Series... SEE HERE:

Press Release from Hallmark:




STUDIO CITY, CA – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – Following unprecedented success across its 2019-2020 programming slate, Crown Media Family Networks today unveiled new casting announcements, Original movies, and renewals of hit series and movie franchises on its two flagship networks, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries for 2020-2021. The news comes 100 days prior to the launch of Christmas on Hallmark’s channels, the most anticipated holiday program event on any network.

“The Hallmark brand on TV has always championed positivity and emotional connection, and thanks to the dedication of our development teams and producing partners, we are excited to welcome new talent on both sides of the camera, as well as, announcing renewals of all of our original series and the return of beloved stars. Hallmark Channel Original Series are enviable within the industry for their longevity and for creating one of the most winning schedules on television,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming & Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks.


Crown Media Family Networks casting news includes the return of fan favorite network stars such as:
•Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids)
•Alicia Witt (“Our Christmas Love Song”)
•Andrew Walker (“Bottled with Love”)
•Benjamin Ayres (“Chronicle Mysteries”)
•Brennan Elliott (“Crossword Mysteries”)
•Candace Cameron Bure (“Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”)
•Carlos PenaVega (“Big Time Rush”)
•Chaley Rose (“Christmas Duet”)
•Eion Bailey (“Switched for Christmas”)
•Holly Robinson Peete (“A Family Christmas Gift,”)
•Jesse Metcalfe (“Chesapeake Shores”)
•Jill Wagner (“Christmas In Evergreen: Tidings of Joy”)
•Julie Gonzalo (“Supergirl”)
•Kristoffer Polaha (“Condor”)
•Lacey Chabert (“Crossword Mysteries”)
•Laura Osnes (“In the Key of Love”)
•Luke Macfarlane (“Just Add Romance”)
•Marilu Henner (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
•Mark Taylor (“Memories of Christmas”)
•Merritt Patterson (“Picture a Perfect Christmas”)
•Michael Rady (“You’re Bacon Me Crazy”)
•Nathan Witte (“Supernatural”)
•Niall Matter (“Christmas at Dollywood”)
•Nikki DeLoach (“Two Turtle Doves”)
•Rachael Leigh Cook (“Frozen in Love”)
•Rick Fox (“Greenleaf”)
•Rukiya Bernard (“One Winter Weekend”)
•Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
•Tamera Mowry-Housley (“The Real”)
•Tyler Hynes (“The Mistletoe Secret”)

With several more announcements in the coming weeks, today we are pleased to announce new talent joining the Hallmark family, including:
•Aaron Tveit (“The Code”)
•Alvina August (“Nancy Drew”)
•Janel Parrish (“Pretty Little Liars”)
•Jeremy Jordan (“Supergirl”)
•Krystal Joy Brown (“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”)
•Lucia Micarelli (“Treme”)
•Mallory Jansen (“Shooter”)
•Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale”)
•Rochelle Aytes (“S.W.A.T.”)
•Ronnie Rowe (“Star Trek: Discovery”)


Crown Media is working with some of its most compelling talent in a development capacity. The company is currently in development with network stars Ashley Williams and Kimberly Williams- Paisley on a two-part movie about real sisters, with each of them playing the lead in one of the films. In addition, the company is developing projects with Holly Robinson Peete and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

Behind the scenes, directors Catherine Cyran and Clare Niederpruem return to direct new original movies, joined by new female directors, Linda-Lisa Hayter, Erica Dunton, and Jessica Harmon.


Hallmark Channel’s upcoming slate includes the return of seasonal events, Fall Harvest and Countdown to Christmas, as well as new seasons in the network’s three scripted dramas and daily, lifestyle program, “Home & Family.” Additionally, Crown Media Family Networks has renewed Hallmark Channel’s pet-centric specials, “Kitten Bowl,” “American Humane Hero Dog Awards,” and “American Rescue Dog Show.”


Fall Harvest - Programs currently slated for this year’s autumnal event include:
•“Country at Heart” starring Jessy Schram and Niall Matter – October 3
•“Neverbrides” starring Chaley Rose and Nathan Witte – October 10
•10th Anniversary Edition of American Humane Hero Dog Awards Show – October 19


COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2020 – Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas – which along with sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ holiday franchise, Miracles of Christmas, draws nearly 85 million unduplicated viewers each year – kicks off Friday, October 23. Hallmark Channel will premiere 23 all-new original films, including:
•“A Royal Holiday”, starring Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit and Krystal Joy Brown
•“Jingle Bell Bride”, starring Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe
•“A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn”, starring Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor
•“If I Only Had Christmas”, starring Candace Cameron Bure
•“Deliver by Christmas”, starring Alvina August and Eion Bailey
•“On the 12th Date of Christmas”, starring Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes
•“Christmas Waltz”, starring Lacey Chabert
•“Christmas in Vienna”, starring Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott
•“Christmas in Evergreen 4”, starring Rukiya Bernard and Holly Robinson Peete
•“Chateau Christmas”, starring Merritt Patterson and Luke Macfarlane
•“Cross Country Christmas”, starring Rachael Leigh Cook
•“Christmas Carnival”, starring Tamera Mowry-Housley
•“When Calls the Heart Christmas 2020”, starring Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally, Kevin McGarry, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks and Martin Cummins

 HOLIDAY EVENT, MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS -- Kicking off Friday, October 23, “Miracles of Christmas” will feature 17 all-new original movies, including:
•“Christmas Tree Lane” starring Alicia Witt and Andrew Walker
•“Holly & Ivy” starring Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols
•“The Christmas Bow” starring Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady
•“Cranberry Christmas” starring Nikki DeLoach and Benjamin Ayres
•“Christmas Doctor” starring Holly Robinson Peete


Returning for new seasons in 2021, are Hallmark Channel’s three original scripted programs, which are some of the longest-running and highest-rated series on cable television.
•“When Calls the Heart,” Hallmark Channel’s longest-running series, will soon go into production on Season 8. The #1 series year-to-date across cable among W18+, “When Calls the Heart” stars Erin Krakow (“Army Wives”), Pascale Hutton (“Arctic Air”), Jack Wagner (“Melrose Place”), Kavan Smith (“Mistresses”), Chris McNally (“Altered Carbon”), Kevin McGarry (“Heartland”), Paul Greene (“Bitten”), Andrea Brooks(“Supergirl”) and Martin Cummins (“Riverdale”).
•On the heels of its recently concluded successful sixth season, “Good Witch” has been greenlit for Season 7. The series stars Catherine Bell, whose 13-year portrayal of Cassie Nightingale is one of the longest-running performances on television, Sarah Power (“Killjoys”), James Denton (“Devious Maids,” “Desperate Housewives”), Catherine Disher (“Abby Hatcher”), Katherine Barrell (“Wynonna Earp”), Scott Cavalheiro(“The Indian Detective”), Kylee Evans (“The Strain”) and Marc Bendavid (“Murdoch Mysteries”).
•Multi-generational family drama, “Chesapeake Shores”, is set to return for Season 5. Based on the novels of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods (Trinity Harbor), the series stars Jesse Metcalfe (“Dallas”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”), Golden Globe® nominee Treat Williams(“Everwood,” Hair), Academy Award® nominee Diane Ladd (Wild at Heart), Barbara Niven (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”), Laci J. Mailey (“Falling Skies”), Emilie Ullerup (“Sanctuary”), Brendan Penny(“Motive”) and Andrew Francis (“Final Destination 3”).


Hallmark Channel has renewed its three-time Daytime Emmy ®-nominated lifestyle program, “Home & Family,” for Season 9. Two-time Emmy ® nominee Debbie Matenopoulos and three-time Emmy ® nominee Cameron Mathison will continue as hosts of the show that features celebrity interviews as well as a fun, fresh perspective on cooking, DIY, gardening, wellness and more.


Hallmark Channel’s annual pet specials are a component of the network’s pet adoption initiative, Adoption Ever After, which has helped more than 70,000 shelter pets find forever homes. These returning specials include:
•“Kitten Bowl VIII”, slated for February 2021
•Third Annual “American Rescue Dog Show”, slated for February 2021
•10th Annual “Hero Dog Awards”, premiering Fall 2020


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will bring back popular programming including all new installments of its highly popular mystery movie franchises and the return of the network’s highly rated holiday event, Miracles of Christmas.


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ movie franchises have propelled the network to be one of the most competitive in cable.

Mystery franchises returning to the network in 2020 and 2021 include:
•“Picture Perfect Mysteries: Exit Stage Death”, starring Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, premiering this Fall
•New installments in “Morning Show Mysteries”, starring Holly Robinson Peete (“A Family Christmas Gift”) and Rick Fox (“Greenleaf”), from Executive Producer Al Roker
•New installments in “Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries” starring Jesse Metcalfe (“Chesapeake Shores”)
•“Mystery 101”, starring Jill Wagner (“Christmas In Evergreen: Tidings of Joy”) and Kristoffer Polaha (“Condor”)
•“Aurora Teagarden Mysteries”, currently in production on its 14th installment and starring Candace Cameron Bure (“Fuller House”), Niall Matter (“Christmas at Dollywood”) and Marilu Henner (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), slated to premiere in early 2021.


Crown Media Family Networks announces that its third linear channel, Hallmark Drama, continues distribution success most recently with a launch on Charter’s “Silver Package.” Charter is the nation’s second largest MVPD. Hallmark Drama also launched on Comcast, DISH, DirecTV, Cox, Verizon, Altice, Frontier, and a majority of NCTC members.


Crown Media Family Network’s subscription video on-demand service, offering over 1,000 hours of commercial-free Hallmark-branded content, is nearing one million subscribers. The service includes beloved Hallmark content not available on Crown Media’s linear networks and is in high demand among consumers for high-quality movies and featured events like “Jingle In July,” a Christmas in July event only available to HMN subscribers. New on Hallmark Movies Now in October is season four of “Chesapeake Shores,” the premiere of “Home for Harvest”, and season 12 of “Heartland”. And, coming this holiday season, Hallmark Movies Now will launch its holiday franchise, “Movies & Mistletoe,” headlined by a library of Christmas content to rival any network offering.


Hosted by Jacklyn Collier (Jacks) and Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook (Shawl), Hallmark Channels' Bubbly Sesh podcast returns for a second season, giving network fans a VIP pass inside the world of Hollywood celebrities and movie-making, with a primary focus on Hallmark Channel fan-favorites.


Crown Media Family Network’s publishing division, has achieved great success in its short existence, including two USA Today bestsellers and an exclusive partnership with Walmart that brings new mass market paperback novels to stores each month through February 2021. Coming in August: two new cozy mystery novels: Behind the Frame: A Shepherd Sisters Mystery by Tracy Gardener and Dead End Detective: A Piper & Porter Mystery from bestselling author and Agatha Award winner Amanda Fowler. And new for Christmas: Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy by Janice Lynn, the sequel to the 2019 USA Today bestseller Wrapped Up in Christmas.

“Crown Media Family Networks is looking forward to entertaining viewers with all-new original programs across all of our services, all while continuing to communicate the value of the Hallmark brand on TV to consumers through other touchpoints within our ancillary businesses. Today’s announcements are only the beginning for a company that is growing exponentially in the U.S. and around the world,” Michelle Vicary concluded.

Crown Media Family Networks is the umbrella unit subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., housing cable’s leading family friendly networks, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Hallmark Channel features an ambitious slate of new, original content, including movies, scripted series, annual specials, and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show.Hallmark Channel is also home to the popular annual holiday franchise “Countdown to Christmas,”featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is a 24-hour cable network featuring a unique mix of new, original movies and acquired series focused on the lighter side of the suspense and mystery genres. The network also features its own annual holiday programming franchise, “Miracles of Christmas”. Hallmark Drama showcases the rich legacy of the Hallmark Hall of Fame library and with zero duplication, spotlights movies and series from Crown Media’s collection of original dramatic content. Crown Media Family Networks is also home to Hallmark Movies Now, the company’s subscription streaming service, which offers wholly distinct content from the company’s linear channels. Crown Media Family Networks’ publishing extension, Hallmark Publishing, creates novelizations of previously aired original movie favorites. It also accepts author submissions for original, on-brand manuscripts that can be greenlit as a new movie or series for one of the company’s three linear networks.

I hope you enjoyed this extra special update of what's coming up on Hallmark!

There's a lot of info to unload and take in here. Hopefully, some of your favorite Hallmark stars will be starring in something new very soon!

I'm glad we have yet another premiere date for "Country at Heart" and it's wonderful to see so many familiar faces returning again this Christmas!

Joyous Blessings! Net

🎁 Halfway through July... ⏰ Have You Missed Your Favorite *Christmas in July* Movie? SEE HERE:

While we are right in the middle of July, there are many Christmas movies that have already played during Hallmark's *Christmas in July* movie event, and yet... we still have lots of Christmas movies to come! Have you seen lots of good ones? Have you missed any favorites?

Just in case, I wanted to en"LIGHT"en you, on what's to come!

Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa - Hallmark Crown Media

"Yule" want to be sure and check the Christmas Movie Schedule to be sure you won't miss *ALL* the Christmas movies you love most, including "Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa," starring Jill Wagner and Mark Deklin, airing Thursday night and even more Christmas movies listed below airing TODAY and TOMORROW...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020:

Write Before Christmas
A Cookie Cutter Christmas
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas
My Christmas Love
Marry Me at Christmas
Let it Snow
Charming Christmas
12 Gifts of Christmas
Finding Christmas
Christmas Made to Order
Journey Back to Christmas
Enchanted Christmas
A Homecoming for the Holidays
The Sweetest Christmas
Operation Christmas
The Mistletoe Promise

Thursday, July 16, 2020:

A Christmas Detour
Christmas Connection
Christmas Cookies
Crown for Christmas
A Royal Christmas
Christmas at the Plaza
Love Always, Santa
Once Upon a Holiday
Help for the Holidays
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
A Gingerbread Romance
Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa
Christmas on my Mind
Christmas Getaway
Holiday for Heroes
The Christmas Cottage

See the Christmas Movie Schedule - so you can watch for and set your DVR - for all of your favorite Christmas movies!

Joyous Blessings! Net

Monday, July 13, 2020

🌟 NEW! 🌟 Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas: Have a Very Merry Movie Holiday! 📖🎄 SEE HERE:

There's a brand new book release at Amazon that gives all of us loyal Hallmark viewers great insight into all of the behind-the-scenes details of making our favorite Hallmark Christmas Movies; plus, the book includes recipes, quizzes, gift ideas, decorating tips and much more! See all the details below!

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by Author, Caroline McKenzie
Includes forward by Candace Cameron Bure

Details via Amazon description:

The official Hallmark Channel Christmas keepsake takes you behind-the-scenes of your favorite feel-good holiday films with the casts' memories, photos, recipes and more.

This stunning book invites readers to an exclusive inside look at the making of everyone's favorite holiday classics with secrets from the stars, screenwriters, set designers, costume designers, and directors who create the movie magic.

Featuring the network's top leading ladies and gentlemen--Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Kristin Chenoweth, Debbie Matenopoulos, Cameron Mathison, Chris McNally, Danica McKellar, Christina Milian, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jodie Sweetin, Holly Robinson Peete, Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, and many others--this ultimate deck-the-halls guide shares their personal holiday recipes, favorite ideas for Christmas decorating and gift giving, as well as ways to savor and share the true meaning of the holidays.

Inside you'll find:

• 45 recipes for delicious holiday meals, Christmas cookies, desserts, cocktails, and even snacks perfect for serving at your movie marathons, plus recipes from the Hallmark Channel movie stars such as Danica McKellar's Chocolate Yule Log, Chris McNally's Classic Eggnog, and Lacey Chabert's Sweet Potato Pie

• A heartfelt foreword from Candace Cameron Bure on her love of the holiday season with its "magic and warmth"

• An introduction from Country Living Editor-in-Chief Rachel Hardage Barrett on how holiday movies offer comfort and warmth

• Super-fun quizzes to test your Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie IQ

• Special decorating and gift-wrapping ideas and thoughtful ways to express gratitude

• Everything you need to host a watch-party including a play-along bingo card and shareable memes

• Color photos throughout including captivating images from your favorite holiday romances

• Heartwarming tales of rescue animals like the network's Happy the Dog and Happy the Cat

It's the must-have gift for your favorite Hallmark Channel movie fan or for anyone who wants to put a little more happily-ever-after into the happiest season of all!

This book is the perfect addition to your coffee table at Christmastime - a wonderful guide to keep and treasure throughout the holiday season - and all throughout the year!

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