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Hallmark Knocks It Out of the Park With "Five More Minutes"

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Five More Minutes Plot Summary A woman's Christmas wish is answered in unexpected ways when her late grandfather's journal turns up and reveals an untold romance.  Starring :  Nikki DeLoach and David Haydn-Jones Image:  Crown Media Five More Minutes Achieves the Hallmark Gold Standard Hallmark was once synonymous with good storytelling and clean movies you could immerse yourself in to escape the cares and stresses of this world. When Wonya Lucas took over as Crown Media CEO, fans noticed an immediate an unwelcome shift.  As if we aren't confronted with politics at every turn already, Hallmark began weaving political talking points into their movies, such as feminine empowerment, racial diversity, homosexuality, and social "justice" issues.  Hallmark is no longer a safe space where you can let down your guard.  If you possess conservative values, you must now filter the movies and ignore the agenda behind the scripts or change the channel when the usual wokeness

Take This QUIZ On Hallmark's "A New Year's Resolution"

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Starring:  Michael Rady and Aimee Teagarden Released:  2021 Summary:  Kelly Leone is a Milwaukee producer who makes a New Year's resolution of saying "yes" to every social invitation for a full month.  The "challenge" is all part of her morning show's month-long, on-air experiment about New Year's resolutions. I would say "yes" to Michael Rady any day!  How about you?  Image:  Crown Media Michael Rady Is Definitely A Hallmark A-Lister Whether Michael Rady is paired with a good actress in a Hallmark movie or not, fans can count on him to deliver a top-notch performance no matter what the overall movie quality. For example, Rady meets his match with Jessica Lowndes in Christmas in Pemberley Manor and Nikki DeLoach in Two Turtle Doves --two actresses who are able to create believable chemistry with Rady while delivering their own stellar performances within the framework of two great stories.  Michael Rady is compelling as an aloof and debonair

Not Much Mystery in Hallmark's "Unlocking Christmas"

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Starring:  Taylor Cole and Steve Lund Released:   2020 Summary:  When a mysterious key and holiday riddle land on their doorsteps, a couple embark on a Christmas adventure they'll never forget. Let's hope this movie will "unlock" more Hallmark leading roles for Steve Lund! Image:  Crown Media Gee, Who Could Be Leaving the Riddles? If a key and a riddle appeared on my doorstep, my first inclination would be to call the police. Stranger danger alarm bells would sound in my head, alerting me that some unsavory person with dangerous motives was trying to lure me into a trap.   Kate Stafford is a doctor, which means she possesses a superior intellect.  The moment she learns Kevin Matthews, the handsome vet who has just returned home, received the same key and riddle, she would immediately deduce they only share one common connection--Kevin's mom, Maggie. Somehow, both Kate and Kevin can't see this.   When Kevin's dad ultimately lets the cat out of the bag, Kev

Take This QUIZ On Hallmark's "A Little Christmas Charm!"

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Starring:  Ashley Greene Khoury and Brendan Penny Released:  2020 Summary:  A jewelry designer finds a lost charm bracelet and teams up with an investigative reporter in the hopes of finding the owner and returning it by Christmas Eve. Ashley Greene Khoury and Brendan Penny star in this 2020 Hallmark release, A Little Christmas Charm .  Image:  Crown Media Has This Ever Happened To You? We've all lost something at one time or another.  If we're lucky, it's been something inconsequential and replaceable, like a mitten or a cheap earring. Maybe you've even purchased something at the self-check and forgotten to grab all your bags.  It's such a relief when you call the store to find it's at the front desk and not swiped by some dishonest customer who followed behind you. Have you ever lost something valuable?  If so, be sure to share your experience in the comment section ! Some people have had diamonds drop out of their wedding ring setting in public pools, while

Vote for Your Favorite Installment in Hallmark's "Time to Come Home for Christmas" Series!

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Hallmark Fans Love Sequels & Sagas Hallmark fans buzz about their favorite movies, especially when they fall in love with the characters and the story and want to learn how life pans out for them via future sequels. All of My Heart trilogy fans beg for a fourth movie to see what improvements are made to the inn and to learn if the family grows any bigger. Evergreen enthusiasts anxiously anticipate a new story involving this beloved town as they watch for glimpses of characters from past installments. The Time to Come Home for Christmas series is unique.  The movie title is slightly retooled for each new story, and there is no overlapping of characters.  Towns change, and each new saga stands alone. The common thread among all three movies is that they are produced by country singer, Blake Shelton.  The original Hallmark film was inspired by his 2012 song, Time for Me to Come Home .  His mother, Dorothy Shackleford, took it a step further and wrote a Christmas novel by the same

Did You Catch All "The Wizard of Oz" References in Hallmark's "If I Only Had Christmas?"

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Starring :  Candace Cameron Bure and Warren Christie Released:   2020 Summary:    During Christmas, a happy publicist must work together with a cynical vice president and his team to help a charity in need. Candace Cameron Bure and Christie in If I Only Had Christmas.  Image:  Crown Media Hat Tips to the Wizard of Oz If I Only Had Christmas places a modern twist on the iconic classic from 1939.  You probably have to watch Hallmark's version more than once to catch all the references to the original, but here are some of the most obvious ones.   In place of Dorothy Gale, our lead is Darcy Gale, and her pet pooch is Bobo instead of Toto.  Naturally, she's from Kansas.  The movie title itself is undoubtedly a play on the Oz song, If I Only Had a Brain . Darcy volunteers her PR skills to help with a charity, the Emerald Education Trust, a play on the Wizard's Emerald City. Glenn Goodman and his team represent all the main characters from Oz.  Dr. Bridget Tinsley, who seems col

Which Hallmark "Godwink" Movie Is Your Favorite? Vote!

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What Are Godwinks? Hallmark fans love movies that are inspired by real-life stories, and Hallmark has delivered three Godwink movies based upon the true tales penned in books by SQuire Rushnell and Louse DuArt. What are Godwinks? Godwinks are defined as a coincidence that isn't a coincidence, but is thought to be of divine origin.  The term was first coined by Rushnell when writing his first book, When God Winks .   He substituted the word "Godwink" for "coincidence" throughout his manuscript, and it fit.  Today, it is used as a synonym for " answered prayer ."   If you've ever thought to yourself, "What are the odds of THAT happening?" then you've undoubtedly experienced a Godwink! Why does Rushnell write about Godwinks?  He shares his mission:  "To lift the spirits of our readers and viewers with powerful and true-life Godwink stories, providing hope and encouragement." Hope is something we all need! A Godwink Christmas 

Did You Figure Out Who "Angel" Was in Hallmark's "The Angel Tree" Before It Was Revealed?

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Starring:  Jill Wagner and Lucas Bryant Released:  2020 Summary:  A writer seeks the identity of the person who helps grant wishes that are placed upon the angel tree, and in the process, reconnects with her childhood friend. Jill Wagner and Lucas Bryant play the perfect couple in Hallmark's The Angel Tree .   Image:  Crown Media A Little Christmas Mystery At Christmastime, some kids make a wish on Santa's lap while others write him a letter or leave him a wish list--picture Sally from A Charlie Brown Christmas dictating her list.  She says, "Please note the size and color of each item, and send as many as possible.  If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself:  just send money.  How about tens and twenties?"   Santa always seems to know what a kid really wants, no matter how long the list, and he's been delighting kids on Christmas morning for eons.   Pine River is where Rebecca McBride grew up, and it's a place where granting wishes at Christmas

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