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Hallmark's "A Christmas Tree Grows In Colorado"--Cute Movie, Dumb Premise

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Starring:  Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor Released: 2020 Summary:  A woman is forced to convince a firefighter to give her the spruce tree from his property so she can use it in her town's upcoming Christmas celebration. Grace Sunar plays Claire in A Christmas Tree Grows In Colorado.  Image:  Crown Media A Sweet Story About Adoption Much like Christmas Town , this movie is about the profound impact adoption has on children stuck in "the system," wondering if anyone will ever take them home and love them like a real family. Kevin Snyder (Mark Taylor) is a firefighter living in Brooklyn, Colorado.  An orphan once himself before being adopted, Kevin gives back by adopting his own daughter, Claire.  Despite being a single dad with not much room for anything else in his life besides work and Claire, the two make a happy, little family. Typical Politicians Industry needs a boost in Brooklyn, Colorado, and Erin Chambers (Rochelle Aytes), the director of community development,

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

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