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Name That Christmas Song Quiz (With A Hallmark Movie Twist!)

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Christmas Music Sets The Tone In Hallmark Movies Just hear those sleigh bells ringing, ring-ting-tingling too..... the music plays as the opening credits to another Hallmark Christmas movie cascade across the TV screen.  The music puts us in a holly jolly mood before the first scene unfolds. Sleigh Ride is still playing in your head right now. It's impossible to listen to Christmas jingles and not tap your foot, sing along, or maybe even do a little jig around the house.  Music has the power to make a Grinch's heart grow three times bigger--even with a simple fahoo fores dahoo dores. Hallmark sprinkles the perfect amount of holiday music into every movie, and as we watch, the stress from the day melts away like Frosty in a greenhouse full of poinsettias. Let's Fuse Christmas Music Trivia With Hallmark Movies! Here's a reindeer game every Christmas lover can play, even if you have a red, shiny nose! The Christmas music quiz below contains a unique twist specially craf

Hallmark Publishing's "A Gingerbread Romance" Book GIVEAWAY!

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  A Gingerbread Romance Was a Movie Before It Was a Book Most of us are accustomed to reading a book first and then watching the movie when it's released later, but Hallmark Publishing often puts the cart before the horse.  Several of their movies are turned into books after the fact.   Since movies have limited time frames, there's not much wiggle room for extra details.  Sometimes, this can make a Hallmark movie seem like the "diet" version of a good story--a little empty. The novel, A Gingerbread Romance,  reveals more intricacies --like what the characters are thinking and feeling.  It helps the reader wring more enjoyment from the story because, let's face it, the 2018 movie of the same title is pretty blah. The story is about Taylor, an architect, whose firm enters her in a contest to build a life-sized gingerbread house.  Her success determines whether she is promoted to a position in Paris.   She enlists the aid of Adam, a baker and single dad, who dreams

Thoughts on "Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday" & QUIZ

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Starring:  Jen Lilley and Carlo Marks Released:  2019 Summary:  A book editor must work with a former rival to help a potential writer find her way, and an angel reminds them about the Christmas spirit and the value of community.  Image:  Crown Media Jen Lilley Had a Baby 8 Weeks Before Filming Did you know Jen Lilley is a foster parent?  In 2019, she and her husband adopted the son they had been fostering for three years, and they continue to foster his half brother with the intent to adopt.  Meanwhile, after two miscarriages, Jen became pregnant with a baby girl who was born in July 2019.  They named her Julie Evangeline.   Image:  People Magazine Baby Julie spent a lot of time on the set as her mom filmed Angel Falls:  A Novel Holiday.  Co-star, Carlo Marks, refers to Julie as the angel of Angel Falls saying, she was so good, didn't cry or anything . Sounds like she's a sweetheart, just like her mama! Our Couple Has Great Chemistry Jen Lilley might have a huband and three k

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