Hallmark's "'Tis the Season to be Merry" QUIZ!

'Tis the Season to be Merry Plot Summary Looking for a fresh angle on her new book on relationships, Merry heads to snow covered Vermont.  She finds a new perspective and Christmas cheer with charismatic aid worker, Adam. Starring :  Rachael Leigh Cook and Travis Van Winkle Image:  Crown Media The Conflict Merry Griffin has a lot of rules for dating, and her expert advice is solicited by a huge social media following.  To capitalize on her success and prove she has a "real job," Merry proudly prepares to publish her first book.  Dale Westfield is her fictional fiancĂ© who represents a happy ending for those who follow her advice to find true love; however, her publisher knows if word gets out Merry isn't actually engaged, it will make her look like a fraud and deliver a devastating blow to the company.  The future of the company hinges on the success of Merry's book, so she must find a way to fix the mess by pitching a new book idea by December 25. Adam & Me

Hallmark's "One December Night" Movie QUIZ!

One December Night Plot Summary 

Two music managers must put their history aside to oversee the televised reunion performance of their rock star fathers with a fractured past.

Starring:  Peter Gallagher, Bruce Campbell, Eloise Mumford, and Brett Dalton

Hallmark "Onc December Night"
Image:  Crown Media

A Movie About Alzheimer's & Resolving Petty Differences

In Hallmark land, tough issues are often avoided to keep movies light-hearted, unoffensive, and stress-free.  If a Hallmark movie is going to tug on your heart strings or require a Kleenex box to view, it will typically appear on Movies & Mysteries, which is where One December Night premiered. 

Steve Bedford and Mike Sullivan comprise the iconic musical duo Bedford & Sullivan.  The two disbanded years ago due to Mike's constant drunkenness.  After a decade, Bedford and Sullivan decide to team up one last time for a televised performance, but they have their own reasons for agreeing to the gig.

Mike is in danger of losing his family home, Big Red, so he needs the cash.  Steve, though he doesn't initially tell anyone, is diagnosed with Alzheimer's and wants to do one more concert while he's still able.

Mike and Steve bicker like brothers and are quite a handful for Quinn and Jason to handle, who are their respective children as well as their managers.  Sharing the burden of making a show happen despite the continual feuding between their dads, Quinn and Jason rediscover each other and find the spark is still alive.

Hallmark's "One December Night"
Eloise Mumford and Brett Dalton make a cute on-screen couple.  Image:  Crown Media

In the process, Quinn is able to reconnect with her father.  Mike's struggle with alcoholism inflicted a lot of emotional damage on Quinn, and, as a result, caused their relationship to be strained and distant.  

As an adult, Quinn realizes the grief of losing her mother overwhelmed her dad, and though turning to the bottle was inexcusable, she is more empathetic and comes to terms with his past behavior.  He's turned over a new leaf, which finally makes reconciliation possible.

When Mike learns of Steve's diagnosis, it becomes easy to lay aside their petty differences.  There is a lesson for us all to learn in this.  Too often, we get caught up in the emotional drama of day-to-day living.  We are overly upset and concerned with things that don't ultimately matter in the big scheme of life.  Our time on Earth is short.  We need to remember that and focus on the important things.  What do you need to forgive and forget today?  


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