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Old 11-27-16, 07:25 PM
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

There's also a new movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. I'll Be Home for Christmas starts at 9pm. It'll replay Monday at 11pm and Tuesday at 7pm.

http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysterie...-for-christmas

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Jackie, a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom, is looking forward to wrapping up her latest case and spending Christmas with her adorable and precocious eight-year old daughter. But when Jackie’s estranged dad unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds.

Starring: James Brolin, Mena Suvari and Giselle Eisenberg.
Looks good. I like James Brolin and Mena Suvari.
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I missed a couple movies last weekend.

A December Bride was on the Hallmark Channel. If you missed it, it'll replay on Thanksgiving day at 6pm and this Saturday at 4pm.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/a-december-bride




Operation Christmas was on Hallmark M&M. It'll replay on Thanksgiving day at 5pm and Saturday at 6pm.

http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysterie...tion-christmas
Watched December Bride, the lead Jessica Lowndes was stunning to look at, the lead Actor I am familiar with from When calls the heart. very cute movie.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I was going to watch a few of the blu rays I picked up on sale that I had not seen in theaters, but I had all of those Thanksgiving 5 day event films to catch up on, plus the ones that aired on Sat/Sun, so I binged the Hallmark (and some UP channel) Christmas films. Christmas List, The Rooftop Christmas Tree (UP), December Bride, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Broadcasting Christmas, Christmas In Homestead, Falling For Christmas (UP).

They were all pretty good, and yeah...I watched 7 Christmas themed Hallmark / UP network films over the course of 2 days (at least 3 yesterday). I need to double check the Lifetime Network as they used to have at least 2 to 3 Christmas Originals in years past, but other than the films about those wacky women who stalk their wanna be boyfriends, or whatever, it has been pretty weak sauce this year.

Edited to add: Okay, the It's A Wonderful Movie blog confirms that Lifetime bascially skipped showing holiday originals, bummer, but between UP, Hallmark and even ION I am still as happy as a pig in the poke.

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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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I agree, that was one of the better movies this year. I think one of the main reasons that movie worked so well, was due to the male lead. He was very charming.

The best movies have some chemistry between the two leads. You can't just pair a popular actress with a cardboard cutout guy.
I have found a boring or uninspired male lead usually hurts these Hallmark productions. It's not the most essential ingredient but certainly important.

Christmas in Homestead was very watchable despite the somewhat bland male lead. The story was a bit ridiculous but fairly charming. A small-town inn owner brushes off advances from a famous actress, worried it's not "real."
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recently watched:

Window Wonderland - starring Chyler Leigh. I liked it. Chyler's good, and the male lead actually had a lot of personality (though he bordered on annoying at times). Naomi Judd as the mom was fun.

Love Always, Santa - starring Marguerite Moreau. Pretty good. I've always had a thing for Moreau. The male lead was good and his publisher (or agent?) friend was funny. The kid was cute.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I saw a new DVD release of Every Christmas Has A Story at Wal-Mart yesterday: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Every-Chr...Story/54500531
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I bought it yesterday, but I have yet to watch it. Of the new movies this year, I would say Christmas Cookies has been my favorite. I am watching my first Alicia Witt movie right now A Very Merry Mix Up.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Originally Posted by Strapped4Cash
I saw a new DVD release of Every Christmas Has A Story at Wal-Mart yesterday: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Every-Chr...Story/54500531
There's a couple more new DVDs at Walmart. Anyone know if these have Vudu codes?

The Christmas Secret - https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Secre...stmas/54500546

Angel of Christmas - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Angel-Of-Christmas/54500514

Charming Christmas - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Charming-Christmas/54500556
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I haven't seen any of those movies in store, if you order them online through Wal Mart I would say there's a good chance of them having VUDU codes.
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
I bought it yesterday, but I have yet to watch it. Of the new movies this year, I would say Christmas Cookies has been my favorite. I am watching my first Alicia Witt movie right now A Very Merry Mix Up.
Thanks very much for the feedback Bluelitespecial. And I hope you enjoy Every Christmas Has A Story, as well as A Very Merry Mix Up.

I'm a bit constrained on my budget and in my time, but have picked up a couple so far at WM (like A Wish for Christmas and A Christmas Melody), and ordered Charming Christmas when it was under $8 at Amazon, so hopefully can check that out soon after it arrives.

Originally Posted by TheBigDave
There's a couple more new DVDs at Walmart. Anyone know if these have Vudu codes?
I don't, sorry. But I see that the first 2 aren't available at Best Buy, or sold directly from Amazon, so I'm guessing that they are WM exclusives (at least initially), and so would have a higher chance of Vudu codes. Charming Christmas was released elsewhere (such as Amazon) on the same day as WM, so it seems to me like there's a higher chance that there might be only one version, without Vudu. Again, I'm just guessing, as I haven't seen them in-store yet either.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Wish they were a little cheaper than $9.96 a title.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

If anyone is just in for the digital versions, Vudu has:

Hallmark Vol 6 which includes "A Very Merry Mix-Up", "Hitched for the Holidays", "The Christmas Ornament", "Come Dance With Me" for $12.99.

A Bundle of "Christmas Cookies" and "Every Christmas Has a Story" for $12.99.

A Bundle of "Christmas Under Wraps" and "A Wish for Christmas" for $12.99.

"Nine Lives of Christmas" for $6.99.

"Ice Sculpture Christmas" for $6.99.

I'm sure there are others, but these are ones I noticed while perusing.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Usually some of those Hallmark movies are in the annual Christmas sale. So you might want to wait a week or two.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Tonight's new Hallmark Channel movie is A Dream of Christmas at 8pm. It replays Sunday at 2pm and Thursday at 8pm.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/a-dream-of-christmas

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When a restless young married woman is granted a wish by a Christmas Angel to be single again, she soon discovers her new life isn't what she bargained for, and embarks on a quest to win her husband back.

Starring: Nikki DeLoach, Andrew Walker, Lisa Durupt and Cindy Williams.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I watched Catch A Christmas Star last night, starring Shannon Elizabeth as a pop star who starts dating an average Joe.

Not one of the better ones, IMO. Kind of a mash-up of Notting Hill and Jersey Girl. Shannon Elizabeth is as gorgeous as ever, though, so that made it worth while for me. But they probably should have dubbed in a real singer's voice for the songs.
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Watched broadcasting christmas with dean and melissa, good fun.
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Just finished Christmas List, the new Alicia Witt movie.

I liked it. Witt is my favorite actress for these kinds of movies--glad she keeps making them.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I really liked A Very Merry Mix-up, and I am on my next Alicia Witt movie Christmas at the Cartwright's. I am starting to lose count on the number of Hallmark movies I am trying to watch. The great thing though is I am finding a lot of these movies on youtube, along with buying the dvds.
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I do wish the hallmark channel would stop with the countdown clock to the next movie in the lower left.. A lot of real estate clogging up the screen
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Love Always, Santa is a sweet movie. It clips along at a swift pace and the likable cast delivers, including the little girl. It balances the romance with Christmas themes very well.

Journey Back To Christmas with Candace Cameron was average. I'll admit I am not her biggest fan and was mostly watching because it had Brooke Nevin in a side role. A widow from 1945 wakes up in 2016, spreading Christmas cheer to a cop's family.
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I watched this last night. I really enjoyed it. Great chemistry with Davis and McCormack. It's very fluffy and syrupy, but I enjoyed it as a feel good movie for this time of the year.

Not really a big fan of Kristin Davis, but she was super likable in this movie. I also enjoyed her interactions with Shirley MacLaine.


It re-airs tonight at 10pm ET and Wednesday at 6pm ET for those who want to catch it.



Originally Posted by TheBigDave
Tonight's new movie is A Heavenly Christmas at 8pm. It'll replay Sunday at 2pm and Tuesday at 6pm.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/a-heavenly-christmas

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This is the annual Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. So it should be pretty good. It's got a great cast.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
I really liked A Very Merry Mix-up, and I am on my next Alicia Witt movie Christmas at the Cartwright's. I am starting to lose count on the number of Hallmark movies I am trying to watch. The great thing though is I am finding a lot of these movies on youtube, along with buying the dvds.
Just curious, do you have the capability of streaming?

If so, Why don't you subscribe to Hallmark's streaming channel Feeln?

https://www.feeln.com/prices-membership

It's only $6/month and most of Hallmark's Christmas movies are on there. New and Old.

You could stream to your hearts delight for the 2+ months and then cancel. It would save you money from buying DVDs that you would only watch once.

And the service is Ad-free as well.


I already get the Hallmark channel, so I don't need it. But just throwing this out there for someone like you who doesn't have cable.
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Just saw Journey back to Christmas tonight.

I liked it. It had some sweet and heartwarming moments. I think Oliver Hudson and Brooke Nevin overshadowed Candace Cameron Bure. Aside from the opening sequence in the 1940's, she was really relegated to being a supporting character.

A "time travel" movie like this really stretches the whole concept. You really just have to go with it and not overthink it. But, I thought as a Holiday movie about Christmas miracles, it worked.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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Tonight's new Hallmark Channel movie is A Dream of Christmas at 8pm. It replays Sunday at 2pm and Thursday at 8pm.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/a-dream-of-christmas

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I enjoyed this one, the lead actress was fun in the role. Very its a wonderful lifelike but a good watch.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Originally Posted by DJariya
Just curious, do you have the capability of streaming?

If so, Why don't you subscribe to Hallmark's streaming channel Feeln?

https://www.feeln.com/prices-membership

It's only $6/month and most of Hallmark's Christmas movies are on there. New and Old.

You could stream to your hearts delight for the 2+ months and then cancel. It would save you money from buying DVDs that you would only watch once.

And the service is Ad-free as well.


I already get the Hallmark channel, so I don't need it. But just throwing this out there for someone like you who doesn't have cable.
Yes I have capable internet for streaming, but I looked into this, and from what i found out its mostly Hallmark Hall of Fame movies. I like collecting Hallmark dvds, but I wish Hallmark Channel had a streaming network. From what I have read online, they are one of the last holdouts in their loyalty to the cable companies, that's why they haven't done a streaming network yet.

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