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Take This QUIZ On Hallmark's "Christmas With The Darlings!"

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Starring:  Katrina Law and Carlo Marks Released:  2020 Summary:  After an assistant gives her final notice, she gets drawn into helping the younger brother of her wealthy boss as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew.   I want Katrina Law's cheekbones.  Image: Crown Media Younger Brother Syndrome Max Darlington (Carlo Marks) acts like a rich, young playboy who is off having a good time while his older and more responsible brother, Charles (Steve Bacic) handles all the affairs of the family business.   Appearances aren't always what they seem. When Max learns he and Charles will be assuming a more active role as guardians of their orphaned nieces and nephew, Max reveals a side of himself no one, including Jessica (Katrina Law), has ever seen. Max doesn't support Charles's idea of placing the children in boarding school, so after Jessica offers to watch the kids for a couple weeks, Max puts his plans for a winter trip on hold to stay and help. As Jessica and Max

How Many Stars Would You Give Hallmark's "Christmas She Wrote?"

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Starring:  Danica McKellar and Dylan Neal Released:  2020 Summary:  A writer has her column canceled before Christmas, so she goes back home to reconnect with her family, but romance blooms after she gets an unexpected visit. Looks like Dylan Neal is getting a kink in his neck at that angle.  Image: Crown Media Kayleigh King Is A Beloved Columnist Do people even read newspapers today?  It seems most of us get our news online from a variety of sources, but our local, daily rag is often forgotten. You may recognize famous columnist names like Dave Barry, Andy Rooney, Erma Bombeck, and Cal Thomas, but the list is far more extensive, so it's odd many successful columnists are relatively obscure to the average reader.  Do you have a favorite column you love to read?  Kaleigh King works for The Globe, and when Tripp Windom cancels her beloved column, Your Best Self , in an effort to salvage his budget, there is a massive outcry from her fans.  The newspaper owner, Mr. Grantham, tasks Tr

Hallmark's "The Christmas Train" DVD GIVEAWAY!!!

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Win "The Christmas Train" DVD! The Christmas Train is a 2017 Hallmark Hall of Fame movie based on the novel by best-selling author, David Baldacci.  It features an all-star cast:  Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Joan Cusack, and Danny Glover. Kimberly Williams-Paisley & Dermot Mulroney star in The Christmas Train .  Image: Crown Media The story is about a cynical journalist who decides to take a train from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for Christmas to get inspiration for a story in honor of his late father.  He gets to know the other passengers and runs into an old flame while aboard. If it's been a while since you've seen it, you can check out the trailer here: David Baldacci is an American author who writes suspense novels and legal thrillers.  To date, he has published 40 books for adult readers and 7 for younger readers.   How Do You Enter the Giveaway? First, you must be a member of our  Facebook group .  If you stumble across this giveaway

Hallmark's "The Christmas Ring" and "A Little Christmas Charm" Are Similar Stories--Which One Do You Like Better?

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Two Hallmark Movies Tell The Same Story In Hallmark circles, it's a given that movies follow repetitive and predictable patterns, but two 2020 Christmas releases go beyond the usual tropes by using the exact same story in two similar ways. In The Christmas Ring , a reporter searches for the love story behind an antique engagement ring.  With the help of the ring's owner's grandson, they learn the legacy his grandparents left behind. Nazneen Contractor & David Alpay star in "The Christmas Ring."  Image: Crown Media Similarly, A Little Christmas Charm is about a jewelry designer who finds a lost charm bracelet and teams up with an investigative reporter to find the owner and return it by Christmas Eve. Brendan Penny & Ashley Greene Khoury pair up in "A Little Christmas Charm."  Image: Crown Media Both movies are about finding the story behind two pieces of jewelry, which requires knitting clues together to solve the mysteries.  Each contains a ma

How Many Of These Trivia Questions From Hallmark's "Holly & Ivy" Can You Answer Correctly?

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Starring:  Janel Parrish, Jeremy Jordan, and Marisol Nichols Released:  2020 Summary:  When Nina's illness returns, her neighbor promises to keep her kids, Holly and Ivy, together and must renovate her new fixer-upper with the help of a contractor. Janel Parrish and Jeremy Jordan make a cute couple in Hallmark's Holly & Ivy Image: Crown Media The House In "Holly & Ivy" Recently Sold! Some people buy fixer-uppers because they don't have enough money to buy something newer, but others buy them because they love making an old house look new again.   If you have the money, resources, and know-how, there's something very satisfying about restoring an old home to its former glory. Melody Knapp (Janel Parrish) buys a house she can afford.  She's unemployed, but she has a library science degree and hopes to land her dream job soon.  In the meantime, she tackles all the home improvements she can within her limited budget. Lucky for Melody, she starts dat

Hallmark's "Christmas in Vienna" QUIZ & More!

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Starring:  Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott Released:  2020 Summary:  A concert violinist decides to travel to Vienna for a performance, and she finds the inspiration she felt she had been missing while also coming across a new love. Christmas in Vienna stars Sarah Drew & Brennan Elliott.  Image:  Crown Media Viewers Take A Virtual Trip To Vienna    Christmas in Vienna allowed viewers who were stuck at home and hesitant to travel during the middle of a pandemic to go to someplace extra special for the holidays. If you were impressed by Vienna's outdoor Christmas markets and festive lights and decorations, you might find it interesting that Hallmark had nothing to do with it!  The movie was filmed leading up to Christmas, so Vienna was already decked out, and it even snowed while they filmed the Ferris wheel scene.  The authenticity adds a greater depth to the movie. The architectural wonders of Vienna were stunning, including St. Stephen's Cathedral.  We received a mini hi

Take This QUIZ On Hallmark's "Five Star Christmas!"

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Starring:  Bethany Joy Lenz and Victor Webster Released:  2020 Summary:  A travel writer arrives at a family's bed and breakfast unexpectedly, so they all try and pretend to be guests to try and get a good review. Image:  Crown Media How Many Stars Would You Give This Movie? The premise of this movie is fun.  When patriarch, Ted Ralston, gets lonely, he decides to convert his sprawling family home into a bed-and-breakfast.  He waits until Christmas to spring this shocking change onto his family, who have all come home to celebrate.  If business doesn't take off, Ted will be in big financial trouble, so when the family realizes a bed-and-breakfast critic is their new guest, all but Lucy (Bethany Joy Lenz) pretend to be either guests or staff.  Their goal is to earn a five-star review to boost business. The family is convinced Beth Thompson is the travel writer, but it ends up being the handsome Jake Finley (Victor Webster).  Since Lucy has already revealed the big secret to Jak