Hallmark Channel Movies: The Official Thread

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    rharmelink

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    I had to laugh at the dialog near the end:

    "You'll never get there in time. The traffic is terrible."
    "That's what Vespas are for."

    And, then, as they drive the Vespas over to the festivities, the streets they are driving on have absolutely no traffic on them at all.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    It's the miracle of Christmas. :)
     
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    Hot4Bo

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    I’m trying to get through A Christmas Love Story with Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf. This is another one that is just not holding my interest at all. I’ve stopped and started a million times and I’m only 37 minutes in. I think I’m just going to bail on it.
     
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    nirisahn

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    Go ahead and bail. I watched it all the way through, and it wasn't that great.
     
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    Hot4Bo

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    I did. So that’s two this year. Not as bad as 2014 when I hated every single solitary movie starting with The Nine Lives of Christmas because I am not a cat person. Yes, I felt like Scrooge saying Bah Humbug but I just didn’t like any of the movies.
     
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    osu1991

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    Last years and this year’s Christmas Hallmark Hall of a Fame movies haven’t been very good.
     
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    Just finished Picture a Perfect Christmas. I like Merritt Patterson. I knew I'd seen her before but had to visit IMDB to refresh my memory. A couple of Christmas movies for sure, but I think it was The Royals that I recognized her from.
     
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    Hot4Bo

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    I really liked Time for You to Come Home for Christmas with Alison Sweeney.
     
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    It was both informative and misleading. Most of the scenes were clearly shot in North American streets and buildings with a few exterior scenes from Italy thrown in. The character of Rome was missing (ironic, considering the plot). The hotel looked nothing like central Rome, the army of 50,000 Vespas was missing, the streets were far too quiet and empty, etc.
     
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    I must have a soft spot for military romances, even though I've never been in the military. I like "Operation Christmas". And last years "A Veteran's Christmas" (corny as it was). And my favorite Christmas movie so far this year is "Holiday for Heroes", which is somewhat reminiscent of another favorite -- "Christmas Card".
     
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    At least they didn't have to pay for a new song for the movie. :)

    It reminded me a little of The Christmas Secret, with Bethany Joy Lenz, since both flirt with fate through an heirloom.
     
  12. Graymalkin

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    Ah, yes, the military-themed Christmas movies. I have a soft spot in my heart for them, too, even though I never served. (My sister, nephew, and great-nephew have, though.) "A Veteran's Christmas" is as cliche-ridden as they come, but I still like it -- it must be the chemistry between the leads, Eloise Mumford and Sean Faris.

    Other military movies: "Christmas Homecoming," with Julie Benz and Michael Shanks, and "Home for Christmas Day," with Catherine Bell and Victor Webster, both from 2017.

    There's also "A Christmas Visitor," from all the way back in 2002, with William Devane, Meredith Baxter, and Dean McDermott.
     
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    While Hallmark's "Hannukah" movies are still really all about Christmas, Lifetime did air "Mistletoe and Menorahs," which treated Hannukah a bit more fairly. But the lead actress's attempt at making latkes were just... meh. Way too thick. :D
     
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    Started Christmas at Dollywood last night. Got about half way through when the streaming locked up. It was getting late so I turned it off and went to sleep. Hopefully I'll be able to finish today. I was enjoying it.
     
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    I love 'Christmas Card'.
    I loved this one, too. But then, I love Alison Sweeney. I've been watching her since she was a teenager on Days of our Lives. I didn't always like the way they wrote her character, but I've always loved her as an actress. I wish there were going to be more bakery mysteries. I love the chemistry between her and Cameron Mathison.
     
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    Took me a while: here I thought what a wonderful time of year to visit Dollywood, but I couldn't understand why you were streaming while you were there instead of just taking all the sights in. :p
     
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    I posted this two years ago.

    It's amazing how much things have changed in two years. Not much progress on the lead characters, but a lot of best friends and bosses and co-workers and small town mayors and ...
     
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    I grew up in the era in which TV brought us black and gay and Asian and other best friends and co-workers and small town mayors. My, how we have progressed. o_O
     
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    The 'progressive' agenda isn't progress.
     
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    It would be interesting to see what Hallmark's feedback has been on their new Morning Mystery Show series versus their other new mystery shows. Although maybe not a fair comparison, since most of the other new mystery shows are based on some well established Hallmark female leads. When does Rukiya Bernard get her own show? :)

    I'm also curious how well the series with Lori Loughlin would have fared if they had continued with it. That situation is so unfair to the other actors in the series. I wonder if any of them were privy to what she was doing, or even given her advice on it...?

    I can't say I was all that upset about the college scandals. I read something recently where a multi-multi-millionaire was giving advice on how to get children into the college of their choice, beginning by making multi-million dollar donations to several different potential college choices (usually Harvard is involved).
     

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