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Old 09-24-16, 12:57 PM
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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I keep checking Amazon for what hallmark has scheduled for new DVDs releases, also I hope Walmart gets some of these movies as store exclusive DVDs. Always excited for Halloween and Christmas once fall is here.
I don't know how effective your method is, but I've found Michael's Movie Mayhem (run by one of the members here) to be great. I ran an advanced search with Hallmark as the Studio and "Pending" as the status, which resulted in this list: http://dvdlist.kazart.com/queryDVDLi...re&sort3by=ASC

It looks like Charming Christmas, Christmas Melody, and Snow Bride are getting first-time releases on Oct. 4th. Also on the 4th, four previously released DVD's are being collected in Hallmark Holiday Collection 6: A Very Merry Mix-Up / The Christmas Ornament / Hitched For The Holidays / Come Dance With Me.

On November 1st they're re-releasing Northpole & Northpole: Open For Christmas.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I got The Bridge, the two part movie is already out on DVD. It has the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries banner on it. Good, but a tear jerker. I just typed in Hallmark Holiday Movies on Amazon and Walmart, and found a bunch of those movies you listed. Those 4 pack movies are great especially for the Holiday Challenge.

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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

It looks like Countdown To Christmas is starting a week earlier.

Lacey Chabert's movie A Wish For Christmas will premiere on Saturday, October 29th at 8pm.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/a-wish-for-christmas
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I saw a posting on the Hallmark facebook page that A wish for Christmas was filmed during Lacey Chabert's pregnancy, which should make it interesting to watch. I am already ready for the holiday challenge, I haven't been in the mood for too many horror movies.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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I am already ready for the holiday challenge
I'm starting my Christmas Challenge on October 25th. That's the Christmas theme day on the October Horror challenge.

Then both the Hallmark marathons start-up at 10pm on Oct 28th.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

The Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas 2016 starts at midnight! This year there will be 19 new movies premiering every Saturday and Sunday at 8pm.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas/

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also has their annual marathon, The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas. It starts tonight at 10pm.

http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysterie...s-of-christmas
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

The first new Hallmark Channel movie, A Wish For Christmas premieres on Saturday night at 8PM. It'll replay on Sunday at 2PM and Friday at 8PM (Nov 4th).

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/a-wish-for-christmas

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Sara Shaw is the type of woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at work, but when her big idea for a Christmas initiative is stolen, she makes a wish to Santa that she’ll finally have the courage to stand up for herself. When Santa grants her wish and she gets a chance to prove herself to her boss but Santa’s wish only gives her 48 hours. As the clock ticks down, Sara will discover how to channel the Christmas magic and speak her mind all on her own.

Starring: Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Paul Greene (A Christmas Detour)
I can't wait. I usually like Lacey's movies, and this one looks pretty good.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I usually love the magical Christmas movies.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I really enjoyed A Wish For Christmas. It had a lot of Christmas spirit. A good movie to kick off the Holiday season.

I also watched Just in Time for Christmas (2015). It's about a young woman that chooses a big career break over her boyfriend, then takes a magic sleigh ride with William Shatner and jumps 3 years in the future to see the results. That one was pretty good too. A predictable formula movie, but the leads were very charming (Eloise Mumford and Michael Stahl-David). I don't know why I missed it last year.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Yep, A Wish For Christmas was a fine start to the Christmas movie season. Lacey was great in it.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Wal-Mart has DVD releases for A Christmas Melody (2015) and Christmas Under Wraps (2014). They also come with a Vudu digital code.

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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

On the Hallmark Channel, Saturday night's new movie premiere is The Mistletoe Promise (Nov 5th at 8PM). It replays Sunday at 2pm and Friday at 8PM.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/the-mistletoe-promise

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A chance meeting between two strangers who share a disdain for Christmas results in The Mistletoe Promise, a pact to help them navigate their holiday complications – together. But as they spend more time with each other and experience the magic of Christmas the phony couple discovers there may be more to their contract than business. Based on the bestselling novel by Richard Paul Evans.

Starring: Jaime King and Luke MacFarlane.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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Wal-Mart has DVD releases for A Christmas Melody (2015) and Christmas Under Wraps (2014). They also come with a Vudu digital code.

I bought both of those this week. I held on to the digital codes but I don't know if I want to us them. I already have a UV collection of digital copies but don't know if I want to start a VUDU account as well. I was surprised to learn that a Christmas Melody was directed by Mariah Carey, and it wasn't a movie all about her. Lacey was great in it and the kid was actually likeable. Christmas Under Wraps reminded me of Doc Hollywood, with story being around a doctor in a small town. Candice Cameron Bure has done just as many Hallmark movies as Lacey Chabert, but Lacey does a better job than them. A Wish for Christmas comes on DVD at Walmart on the 15th.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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Wal-Mart has DVD releases for A Christmas Melody (2015) and Christmas Under Wraps (2014). They also come with a Vudu digital code.

Thanks so much for posting TheBigDave! Too bad they didn't include Charming Christmas also, but I definitely need to get in there. As luck would have it I'd been in to WM 3 weeks in a row, and skipped it this past Tuesday.

Speaking of Hallmark, I saw that on DVD-R they've released Angels and Ornaments (2014) and Christmas with Tucker (2013) on Oct. 25th. It makes me even more determined to support the real DVD releases sooner rather than later.
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I bought both of those this week. I held on to the digital codes but I don't know if I want to us them. I already have a UV collection of digital copies but don't know if I want to start a VUDU account as well. ...... A Wish for Christmas comes on DVD at Walmart on the 15th.
How do you watch your UV movies without a Vudu account? If you buy movies at Wal-Mart, you should definitely have a Vudu account. They have an InstaWatch feature on some movies. When you buy a BD/DVD at Wal-Mart, it will automatically add to your UV/Vudu account.

http://www.vudu.com/instawatch/

I really hope A Wish For Christmas comes with a digital copy.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I started using the digital copy codes when I got my iPod touch. I have an ultraviolet collection, but didn't want that account plus a vudu account. If you tell me they will be connected I might use them.


I just tried both of those codes they worked and it linked my ultraviolet account. I'll start using them now.

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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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Wal-Mart has DVD releases for A Christmas Melody (2015) and Christmas Under Wraps (2014). They also come with a Vudu digital code.

A Christmas Melody was one of the best, new Hallmark films last Christmas. Mariah Carey is surprisingly a supporting player in it instead of being the star.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

The Mistletoe Promise was just ok. I wasn't crazy about Jamie King. In most of these HMC movies, the lead actress is warm and charming. She seemed very dour and had some strange facial expressions.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Tonight's new movie on the Hallmark Channel is A Perfect Christmas at 8:00 PM.

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

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“A Perfect Christmas” follows a newlywed couple celebrating their first Christmas together. They invite their families to join them for the holidays, but when Steve is laid off just before Christmas and Cynthia discovers she’s pregnant, they both keep their news secret in hopes that the celebration runs smoothly.

Starring: Susie Abromeit, Dillon Casey and Erin Gray
Looks like a fun movie.
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Tonight on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the new movie premiere is Love Always, Santa at 9:00 PM.

http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysterie...e-always-santa

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After losing her husband Bradley three years ago on Christmas day, Celia Banks never thought she’d fall in love again. Now, her entire world revolves around taking care of her daughter Lilly. Lilly writes a letter to Santa with one wish - for her mommy to be happy and find love again.

Starring: Marguerite Moreau and Mike Faiola.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

I caught one from last year that got repeated this week, The Christmas Note.

While it ultimately ends up on a happy note, it's probably the most sad Hallmark movie I've seen in years. The characters are crying all over the place and it became almost uncomfortable viewing the first thirty minutes. The cast is fine, it just hits too many sad notes in a very depressing plot concerning a recent death and being adopted.
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I watched A Perfect Christmas. It was just alright, nothing special. The humor was kinda bland. I was expecting something more zany. But it had a lot of good Christmassy scenes. So it was a decent Holiday flick.

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I caught one from last year that got repeated this week, The Christmas Note.
I missed that one last year. But I hope to check it. I haven't seen Jamie-Lynn Sigler in anything since The Sopranos.
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

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I really enjoyed A Wish For Christmas. It had a lot of Christmas spirit. A good movie to kick off the Holiday season.

I also watched Just in Time for Christmas (2015). It's about a young woman that chooses a big career break over her boyfriend, then takes a magic sleigh ride with William Shatner and jumps 3 years in the future to see the results. That one was pretty good too. A predictable formula movie, but the leads were very charming (Eloise Mumford and Michael Stahl-David). I don't know why I missed it last year.
Just watched Wish with my daughters, good kick off!
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Re: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

Tonight's new movie on the Hallmark Channel is Every Christmas Has A Story at 8:00 PM. It'll replay Sunday at 2:00 PM and Friday at 10:00 PM.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/every...s-has-a-story/

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When a TV personality has an on-air snafu and admits she hates Christmas, she is invited to the Most Christmas-y town in the US to try and repair her image. Forced to work with her ex-boyfriend Jack, the show's producer, the magic of Christmas and this special town will change the way she views Christmas and her life.

Starring: Lori Loughlin, Colin Ferguson and Willie Aames.
This one looks really good. Both lead actors are great.
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Christmas Cookies premiered on Sunday. It'll replay on Thursday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm on the Hallmark Channel.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas-cookies/

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Aunt Sally’s Christmas Cookie Company is sold to a large conglomerate and executive Hannah must seal the deal and shut down the factory, which is the small town of Cookie Jar’s lifeblood. What was supposed to be a simple assignment for Hannah becomes complicated when she meets Jake, the factory owner who’s determined to keep the factory in town. Despite not being a fan of the holiday, the Christmas spirit in this small town is infectious and she gets swept up in the joy of the season while also falling in love.

Starring: Jill Wagner and Wes Brown.

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