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Old 08-24-18, 01:25 PM
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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Signed Sealed Delivered: Higher Ground will be released on DVD on 12/11. Very excited about this as SSD is my favorite movie series on HM&M. Christianbook.com has a pre-order listing but I'll wait til I can get it on Vudu or Amazon. If you have not watched this series or the follow-up movies, give them a watch. They are so well written and the cast is fabulous.
It's a cute series. The early movies/episodes are probably better but it's one of Hallmark's signature shows.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Christmas in Evergreen is Getting a Sequel.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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Christmas in Evergreen is Getting a Sequel.
That was one of the movies I missed last year.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I don't recall them doing many sequels. Seems like an obvious path when you can reuse sets and characters that the audience already knows.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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I don't recall them doing many sequels. Seems like an obvious path when you can reuse sets and characters that the audience already knows.
I think there are a few actually.

Off the top of my head, the Wedding March movies are at number 4.

And All of My Heart, All of My Heart:Inn Love and All of My Heart: The Wedding appear to be sequels or trilogies and beyond.

Meeting Father Christmas, Engaging Father Christmas and Marrying Father Christmas are another trilogy.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Now that they're churning out as many movies as possible, I'm sure we'll see more sequels.

Northpole (2014) and Northpole: Open for Christmas (2015) is another one. I think the sequel was better than the original.

They're also doing a lot of Movie Series.

Murder, She Baked
Garage Sale Mysteries
Signed, Sealed and Delivered
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
Morning Show Mysteries
Hailey Dean Mysteries
Emma Fielding Mysteries
A Fixer Upper Mystery
Gourmet Detective
Old 08-29-18, 09:27 PM
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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Now that they're churning out as many movies as possible, I'm sure we'll see more sequels.

Northpole (2014) and Northpole: Open for Christmas (2015) is another one. I think the sequel was better than the original.

They're also doing a lot of Movie Series.

Murder, She Baked
Garage Sale Mysteries
Signed, Sealed and Delivered
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
Morning Show Mysteries
Hailey Dean Mysteries
Emma Fielding Mysteries
A Fixer Upper Mystery
Gourmet Detective
Yes, tho sadly they are not doing anymore Murder She Baked movies. Allison Sweeney is doing another series of movies for Hallmark. I love, love Signed Sealed Delivered. They did not announce anymore SSD movies for 2018 but hopefully the Postables will be back in 2019.

The series with Brooke Shields Flower Shop is also over. They are no longer making anymore from this series.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I really dig the Signed Sealed and Delivered movies. I've started collecting the dvds, but can't buy any more at the moment so I have been renting them from my library. I have "The Impossible Dream" and "Truth be Told" checked out at the moment.
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I really dig the Signed Sealed and Delivered movies. I've started collecting the dvds, but can't buy any more at the moment so I have been renting them from my library. I have "The Impossible Dream" and "Truth be Told" checked out at the moment.
Me too. I haven't bought all the titles yet but I am now just getting digital copies. No more DVDs for me. Don't have the space.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Looks like some of the SSD titles are on sale on Amazon. Lower prices of course for SD vs HD.

SSD: From Paris With Love SSD: From Paris With Love
is $5.99 for SD and $9.99 for HD.

SSD: Lost Without You SSD: Lost Without You
is also $5.99 for SD and $7.99 for HD

Normally, these movies have been priced at $9.99 for SD and $12.99 for HD.

SSD: Once in a Million SSD: Once in a Million
and
SSD: From the Heart SSD: From the Heart
are both $6.49 for SD and $8.49 for HD.

SSD for Christmas SSD for Christmas
is $6.99 for SD and $8.99 for HD.

These are pretty good prices. I have been buying these movies on Vudu with credits and discounts. If these prices were also matched on Vudu, would buy them there as I think the streaming quality is better on Vudu.

On a related note, Eric Mabius is going to be filming a Christmas movie for Hallmark next month. It will air this Christmas. Yay!

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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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I really dig the Signed Sealed and Delivered movies. I've started collecting the dvds, but can't buy any more at the moment so I have been renting them from my library. I have "The Impossible Dream" and "Truth be Told" checked out at the moment.

Truth Be Told and The Impossible Dream are the best in the series I think. They are my favorite two titles. I really like Higher Ground too which gets released this December.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

“From the Heart” and the Christmas movie are my favorites in the series.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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“From the Heart” and the Christmas movie are my favorites in the series.
Those are both very good movies!

I am going to have to watch From the Heart again. It was either this one or Once in a Million that kinda bothered me in that it seemed like Shane was complaining throughout the whole movie. Will rewatch in the coming days.

Overall, tho, the series is so well written and acted. Though no more movies were ordered for 2018, many fans are hopefully that Martha and Hallmark will deliver more SSD movies in 2019.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

A few of the SSD movies are on sale at Amazon Video.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You - $7.99
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million - $8.49
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart - $8.49
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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A few of the SSD movies are on sale at Amazon Video.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You - $7.99
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million - $8.49
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart - $8.49
Yes, I posted links a few posts above.

Seems like other Hallmark titles are also lowered in some cases.

A Christmas to Remember
Harvest Moon
October Kiss
Ms. Matched
Love on the Sidelines
Finding Father Christmas
Love at First Glance
and others all have lowered prices for SD and HD options.
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The dollar sale totally spoiled me...I am hesitant to spend more than this for these titles at least for the time being....

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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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I don't recall them doing many sequels. Seems like an obvious path when you can reuse sets and characters that the audience already knows.
Most of the sequels I've seen on Hallmark haven't been very good. The SSD series may be the one exception.
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Most of the sequels I've seen on Hallmark haven't been very good. The SSD series may be the one exception.
Yes, that's true.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Trying out the new AT&T Watch TV streaming service to get the two Hallmark channels over the next few months. Was using DirecTVNow from the Apple TV deal but subscription ended and $40 is more than I want to spend.

AT&T Watch TV is $15 a month and I don't watch a lot of channels. The channel/app is avail on the Apple TV but not on a Roku device. I don't know if I still have my old Amazon device.
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On another note, some posters on a FB Hallmark forum are reporting that they have been finding a few Hallmark titles on DVD at the Dollar Tree. So far this is the case in WA state.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Hallmark will have 36 new Christmas Movies. Article from Country Living.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I’m not fully caught up on season 5 of When Calls the Heart and I know the spoilers. The Christmas movies from the series are always enjoyable, and I’m glad to hear they’ll have a new one this year. That is a ton of new movies, I hope they don’t nose dive in quality.

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Iím not fully caught up on season 5 of When Calls the Heart and I know the spoilers. The Christmas from the series are always enjoyable, and Iím glad to hear theyíll have a new one this year. That is a ton of new movies, I hope they donít nose dive in quality.
Some of them will be really good. Definitely looking forward to a few specifically!
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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Hallmark will have 36 new Christmas Movies. Article from Country Living.
That might be too much of a good thing. I worry about the quality.
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That might be too much of a good thing. I worry about the quality.
Good point. They might start getting formulaic and predictable.

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