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

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'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 "My Christmas Family Tree" QUIZ!

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  My Christmas Family Tree  Plot Summary   When Vanessa receives the results from her Family Tree DNA test, she discovers a family she didn't know existed and travels to their home for Christmas Starring:   Aimee Teegarden and Andrew Walker Image:  Crown Media Have You Ever Done DNA Testing? I don't know about you, but I think having one's DNA extracted and entered into a data base that can draw information from a world-wide network and pinpoint everything about you sounds like the foundation for a scary movie.  While many companies claim your results will never be sold to a third party, systems are always vulnerable to hackers.  I can just image some "Dr. Evil" character acquiring such data for a nefarious and diabolical purpose. Learning about your ancestral heritage sounds intriguing, but what's the point?  The majority of people are already aware of the locales of their closest family members and at least vaguely familiar with their dominant ethnicity.  It

Hallmark's "Open By Christmas" QUIZ!

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Hallmark's Open By Christmas Plot Summary Hallmark describes the plot of Open By Christmas this way:  When Nicky finds an unopened Christmas card from a high school secret admirer, she and her best friend Simone search to find and thank the anonymous author. Starring:  Alison Sweeney, Brennan Elliott, Erica Durance, and Michael Karl Richards Image:  Crown Media High School Can Scar You For Life! Unless you were in the elite class of popular kids who sailed through high school unscathed from emotional trauma, the majority of us had our share of painful moments that stuck with us throughout adult life. Once you graduate and are released into the real world, you realize the microcosm of high school is a very small pond in the big ocean of life.  At the time, however, the whole world seems to exist inside the walls of your high school.  You are judged, branded, and categorized by others who have the power to accept or reject you.  Classmates decide whether you will fit in or not.  Hig

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

Caroline Rhea Nails Role In Hallmark's "A Mrs. Miracle Christmas"

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Debbie Macomber's A Mrs. Miracle Christmas Plot Summary When a family faces loneliness and loss of faith, Mrs. Miracle swoops in to renew their Christmas Spirit, and they experience a holiday of heavenly proportions. Starring :  Kaitlin Doubleday, Steve Lund, Paula Shaw, and Caroline Rhea Image: Crown Media Big Shoes To Fill Doris Roberts captured the hearts of Hallmark fans when she took on the role of an angel in the 2008 movie based on Debbie Macomber's novel, Mrs. Miracle, where she nannied twin boys and served as housekeeper, chef, and matchmaker for a single man. So enthralled were fans by this story of divine intervention, Hallmark transformed another Macomber novel into a movie in 2010-- Call Me Mrs. Miracle.  This time, Emily Merkle posed as a seasonal employee in the toy department of a struggling retailer. Roberts passed away at the age of 90 in 2016 from a stroke, so finding a suitable replacement fans would accept and embrace posed a unique challenge for

Hallmark's "Christmas Waltz" DVD GIVEAWAY!!!

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  Want A Chance To Win The Most Watched 2020 Hallmark Christmas Movie? Lacey Chabert and Will Kemp are a dynamic Hallmark couple adored by fans, and they wowed viewers in 2020 as they romantically danced their way across our TV screens.   To our delight, Christmas Waltz was released this fall onto DVD, and we are giving away a copy to one lucky winner! Giveaway Is A Facebook Group Exclusive If you are a member of our  Hallmark Movies-Christmas Magic  Facebook group and a legal  resident of the USA,  18 years or older, you are welcome to enter.   Not a member of our Facebook group yet?  No problem!  You can join here .                 How Do You Enter? Once you are in our Facebook group, click on the featured tab  at the top of our group page.  There, you will find a link to this blog post and the announcement about the giveaway.  In the comment section of the Facebook post  (not the blog post), simply  make a comment about the Christmas Waltz movie .   You might mention your favorite

Hallmark's "A Christmas Treasure" Shows Why Singers Should Stick With Singing

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  A Christmas Treasure Plot Summary After opening a 100-year old time capsule and meeting a charming chef, Lou questions whether or not she should move to New York after Christmas and further her writing career. Starring :  Jordin Sparks and Michael Xavier Image:  Crown Media Jordin Sparks Wows With Her Singing, Not Her Acting Have you ever heard of the Peter Principle ?  It's a term sociologists use to describe how people rise to their highest level of incompetence.  When people are good at their jobs, they continue to be promoted until they reach a level where they are inept. Fabulous singers often attempt crossing over into acting, and though some are brilliant at both, it's rare.  Successful singers-turned-actors include people like Will Smith, Queen Latifah, and Cher.  In the class of legendary singers who bomb as actors we have Madonna, Mariah Carey, and Prince.  Jordin Sparks is an uber talented singer who rose to fame via American Idol , and in A Christmas Treasure ,

Hallmark's "Next Stop, Christmas" One Of The Season's Best!

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Next Stop, Christmas Plot Summary   Angie is determined to spend Christmas alone, but her usual commuter ride turns into a Christmas train that drops her off in her home town in 2011. Starring :  Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, and Eric Freeman Image:  Crown Media Magical Storytelling! Time travel stories can be tricky, so it's a good thing Hallmark enlisted the help of two people who know a lot about it:  Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson, veteran actors from the iconic Back to the Future trilogy. If you recall, the third installment of Back to the Future was released in 1990, and Doc Brown (Lloyd) traveled through time on a steam engine locomotive.  How fitting and nostalgic of Hallmark to cast Lloyd as the conductor on another train that hurtles Angie Reynolds (Lyndsy Fonseca) back 10 years.   Angie is tasked with making things right in the past so future problems can be avoided.  The challenge is she isn't sure exactly what needs fixed.

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