Hallmark Channel Movies: The Official Thread

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  1. Hcour

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    "early 2000s actor you forgot about" Guffaw!
     
  2. Hot4Bo

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    I just don’t understand why nobody spell checks anything. This is an email from a Lacey Chabert movie. I have never heard of overcoming “hurtles” LOL

    Oh, just to further annoy me LOL, the email is from the character’s assistant and is addressed, “Hi Hannah.” However, her office door shows that her name is spelled Hanna not Hannah. Then, the closing credits show it as Hannah. There is no continuity in these movies at all.

    (Not sure why my picture is sideways. Sorry)

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    Graymalkin

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    "Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen" was actually pretty enjoyable, although it was a bit disconcerting to see Erin Krakow play a bubbly screw-up in the manner of Rachel Boston. (Elizabeth Thornton could never be scatterbrained.) She and Kimberley Sustad make a good pair of sisters.

    "Christmas in Rome" was actually informative -- if all those facts about Rome and Italy that Lacy Chabert was spouting are true. And Franco Nero as a guest star ranks up there with Roger Moore or Jane Seymour.
     
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    hummingbird_206

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    Re-upped my SlingTV sub so that I could watch some football on ESPN and decided to add the package that includes Hallmark so I could watch some Xmas movies.

    First movie I watched last night was A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love. Holy crap!
    Don't want to ruin anyone else's enjoyment of the movie and the season, so spoilerizing this (I just have to get it out)
    I did not need to start off my binge of sappy Xmas movies with a heartbreaking medical diagnosis. I had 2 cousins with MS and both died too young after suffering through loss of control of their bodies. Wow, did that movie ever depress me.

    Tried to rebound with Christmas at the Plaza. Makeup issues aside, I enjoyed that movie a lot.
    QFT!
     
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    Graymalkin

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    I did not enjoy "A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love," either. My condolences to your cousins.
     
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    osu1991

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    I tend to skip many of the Christmas movies on HMM and stick to the main Hallmark channel.
     
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    alpacaboy

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    I generally prefer the RomComs on the main Hallmark channel too.

    But this year, a few of my favorite Hall Stars (Nikki DeLoach, Rachel Leigh Cook, Alicia Witt, Kellie Martin, Jen Lilley, ...) and some that I kinda like (Brooke D'Orsay, Ashley Williams, ) did their Christmas movie on HMM.
    Autumn Reeser had one on main-Hallmark, but it felt more like a HMM(and oddly, the movie was more focused on the dude).

    So far, the one I've liked the best so far was the Evergreen one with Maggie Lawson on main-Hallmark.
     
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    Graymalkin

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    Evergreen keeps adding stars. This is the third Evergreen movie, and the stars of the first two (Ashley Williams and Jill Wagner) had brief cameos in this one.

    We'll see if all of them, plus Maggie Lawson and Paul Greene, show up in the next Evergreen sequel in 2020. I figure that by 2050 all of Hallmark's current stars will show up in Evergreen 34: Time to Retire Christmas because they'll all be 60-70 years old. :p (I won't be around to verify it, though.)
     
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    alpacaboy

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    I really liked those cameos - Ashley and Jill. But don't forget the snow globe and the red pickup!
    Actually, a lot of the supporting townfolk seem to reappear too.
    (Though Paul Greene? I didn't think they bothered having the dudes cameo.)
     
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    Graymalkin

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    Jill Wagner’s love interest from Evergreen 2 showed up in one two-second shot at the very end.
     
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    Graymalkin

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    Ashley Williams has the widest smile I’ve seen outside of Julia Roberts.
     
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    hummingbird_206

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    I love the Evergreen movies. Watching Tidings of Joy right now.
     
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    nirisahn

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    I found 'Sense, Sensibility, and Snowmen' very awkward, especially the first half. The characters seemed flat, especially Marianne. And they could have left out the Luerants (sp?). They really didn't add anything to the movie.
     
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    Graymalkin

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    nirisahn

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    I won't. I want to know exactly what I'm talking about when I write to them. I already messaged them about the token black Jew in 'The Christmas Club'. I asked if they were trying to tick all their minority boxes with one character.

    Generally, I like Hallmark and I usually enjoy their Christmas movies. But if you're going to make a character non-Christian, do it correctly and with the same level of respect the other characters in the movie are getting.
     
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    kdmorse

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    They're produced by a predominantly Christian organization, that makes Christmas movies, which is trying to be more inclusive. Of course their definition of inclusive will be finding ways to include Jews in the celebration of Christmas. And it will probably play wonderfully to their target audience, who won't see anything wrong with it at all.

    But, yah.... The comments section is remarkably polite, and remarkably on point:

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    nirisahn

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    I don't mean to turn this into a Hallmark Channel bashing thread. I really do like the channel and have been watching all the holiday movies on Hallmark and HM&M. But if you're going to include a character just as a token, don't bother. I'm going to watch the movies listed in the article so that I can make an informed critique.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    Thanks for the big evening, out-loud chuckle (in the library, no less).
     
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    rharmelink

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    I can't believe an article would complain about Jewish tropes in a Hallmark movie. Hallmark movies are ALL trope. That was the whole point behind the "movie generator" image I posted earlier.

    "Best! Christmas! Ever!"

    Do they use that exclamation in the sequels they've been making?

    I was trying to decide if that was sarcasm. :)
     

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