Tuesday, December 30, 2008
What a precious time it was... I cherish the day and time spent with family.
Our tradition is for us all to get ready in the morning, we still wear our jammies, though... have breakfast together, read the Christmas story from the Bible, Luke 2... , then open Christmas presents one by one! It's a wonderful family time. We are so blessed. We took lots of pictures and I cherish them!
I hope you all have precious memories of this Christmas and Christmases that have passed!
The Birth of Jesus
1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Shepherds and the Angels
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
God's Blessings to You All in the coming New Year!
Net Movie Blogger
Monday, December 22, 2008
We give each other "special meaningful gifts" and "silly" and sometimes... "thank goodness its returnable" gifts, too... but the best Gift of all was born in a manger thousands of years ago... "a Savior, which is Christ the Lord!"
If you are looking for the true meaning of this Season and Life, as well... then please click here to read the Christmas Story.
Last night we baked Christmas Sugar-Cookies and watched Christmas Movies on TV. Oh, how I love the smell of nutmeg and a warm cookie and milk.
Merry CHRISTmas and God Bless Us, Everyone!
Net Movie Blogger
Friday, December 19, 2008
I've tried to watch as many of the new Christmas Movies... as possible, however I've had to record some and I'll have to catch up with them after Christmas.
I am so glad we have the Hallmark Channel. By far, I think they have had the very best family Christmas Movies this year.
I'm off to go do some wrapping now.... while White Christmas plays on Lifetime!
God bless & Merry CHRISTmas!!!
Net Movie Blogger
Friday, December 12, 2008
There have only been a hand full of premieres, thus far... and there are many more to come as the days get closer to Christmas!
So far, I have watched the following movies listed below. I will rate them from 1 to 5 .... 5 being the best.
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving ( 4 of 5 )
Moonlight & Mistletoe ( 4 of 5 )
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (1 of 5)
The Christmas Choir (4.5 of 5)
Front of the Class (5 of 5)
Macy's Presents: Little Spirit, Christmas in New York (2.5 of 5)
Christmas Town (2 of 5)
Okay, so the Front of the Class was not technically a Christmas Movie.... but there was a brief mention of Thanksgiving and Christmas! It was such a beautiful inspiring movie of a young boy and man who was determined to become a teacher in spite of having tourette's syndrome. I haven't loved a movie like that in a long time. I loved it!
I'll have more... fuller reviews of these movies on the Movie Reviews page in the coming days.
Have a Blessed Merry CHRISTmas!!!
Net Movie Blogger
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I hope you are able to share this day with your family and those you love!
I'll leave you with the words to one of my favorite Thanksgiving songs...
God bless you all!
"We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing:
Sing praises to his Name; he forgets not his own.
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning:
Thou, Lord, wast at our side: all glory be thine!
We all do extol thee, thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our Defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation:
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!"
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So far... we have seen family shows like- Dr Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Accidental Friendship, Santa Baby, etc... And much more is on the way!!!!
Including..... Classic Favorites like It's A Wonderful Life and White Christmas.... and some more recent faves like Home Alone and Borrowed Hearts.... and then there's the NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES like Hallmark Channel's Moonlight & Mistletoe and ABCfamily's 25 Days of Christmas Movie, Snow 2 : Brain Freeze.
CLICK HERE for the 2008 - CHRISTMAS MOVIE SCHEDULE
36 DAYS 'Til CHRISTMAS!!!!
You've got to bake cookies, find/wrap gifts, visit Santa, go Caroling, visit family....
so amongst all that busyness....
Don't Miss your Favorite Christmas Special!!!
Have a Delightful Day!
God bless, NET Movie Blogger
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
We are on our way now... to the Holiday Season! It's a little over 4 weeks now til Thanksgiving, so I guess it's time to order that Turkey and get out your best linens!
Plus, there are lots and lots of fun Christmas Specials coming to your TV. The Hallmark Channel is playing lots of wonderful looking family movies this year. I always look forward to their films most of all- because you always know the family can watch them together!
I have many new Christmas shows listed on my site - plus the dates and times to your all time favorites, like...
It's a Wonderful Life - airing twice on NBC
The Bells of St. Marys - on TCM with other classics
A Christmas Story - a movie marathon on TBS
and much more is on the List, already!!
Come check out the NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES
ALL NEW CHRISTmas TV Schedule for November & December 2008!
Have a Wonderful Day... and please Vote for your Country on Tuesday - Nov.4th!
Monday, October 27, 2008
I cry when I think about the horrors they endured in Hanoi.
Please Watch this recount of his POW days by his cellmate and one of the most decorated war veterans, Bud Day:
I saw this event live on C-Span when it first happened. I know it is true.
It's evident by those standing next to Obama... that this is how we Americans respect the song and our country when our Anthem is played. We don't make up our own rules. We honor the flag, our troops, and America according to the standards and traditions that we are taught as children. You rise, remove your hat, act reverently, and place your hand on your heart!
Obviously, when Obama was growing up in Indonesia they didn't teach him this.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Today, I'm veering off of the usual subject of Family Movies. Even though, I just updated the Christmas TV Schedule, I'm not going to discuss that today.
I'm very excited to share with you all... that I attended a Sarah Palin Rally and it was wonderful! I went with my family and just had the best time. We wore red to show our support- to make our state stay RED! Sarah's message rang out loud and clear and I am proud to be a McCain Palin Supporter... a true Conservative.
I met wonderful kind people at the rally and was able to wave outside, alongside my family, as her motorcade went by - about 10 feet away! It was an awesome moment... a part of history I'll cherish forever.
Some of you who read this may also support the McCain Palin ticket (that's Great!) and others may not, but I'd like to share with you all why I support John McCain and Sarah Palin for President and Vice President of the United States.
1. I am Pro-Life
I believe Life begins at conception, as John McCain and Sarah Palin believe. Barack Obama's answer to when life begins: It's above his pay-grade.
Also, as a State Senator in the state of Illinois- Barack Obama voted 4 TIMES against providing medical care for babies who survived abortions and were fully alive and out of their Mother's womb. Instead, these babies were left to die in soiled utility rooms. He supported infanticide. This matter is very upsetting and horrible. These poor innocent lives were left to just die - often alone. It's sad and cruel to think there is any human being who could support such a thing - yet Barack Obama did. (You can read more about it at BornAliveTruth.org.)
Obama is Pro-Abortion to the extreme. Barack Obama supports Partial Birth Abortion... this is the procedure where they stabb half-born babies (with their head still in their Mother's Womb) in their neck with scissors, suctioning out their brains and crushing their skulls. President Bush signed a law to pro-hibit this action... Obama wants to reverse it.
Barack Obama opposes parental notification of minor girls before they abort their baby.
Barack Obama has stated “the first thing I’d do as president“ would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which would overturn every local, state, and federal abortion law passed in the past 35 years.
The Bible says this....
"I knew you before you were in your Mother's Womb." - Jeremiah 1:5
Wake up America... we cannot keep killing the weakest among us! We cannot continue to slaughter 5,000 babies in this Country everyday and look the other way.
What will God say to you...
2. I believe in Less Government
Conservative values say Government get out of the way... I can handle it myself... I'll work hard, love my neighbor, and provide for my family.
A Liberal view is that we are helpless and we need their hand-out... thus the reason why John McCain supports TAX CUTS for everyone and why Barack Obama believes, as he shared with Joe the Plumber, that we need to "Spread the Wealth Around". Sounds like socialism to me, too, Joe.
My family owns a small business... (we are a family of hardwoking generational farmers) and we work hard for every penny. We live the American Dream, but higher taxes would hurt us.
It's important that we keep America and businesses - (big and small) strong especially in this tough economy. Business is what this country is founded - where our people are employed and where we get our goods and services. They have to have tax cuts to keep this Country Strong!
3. National Security
And nevermind the fact that Obama wants to sit down with dictators like the Iran, Cuban, and Venezualan Preidents without pre-conditions. This is unprecendented in American History.
Obama has also said that Iran is a small country and not a threat to us... yet they are busy building up their weapons against us.
Scary? I believe.... yes!
During the Tom Harkin Fish Frye where the National Anthem was sung - Obama was the only candidate there - who did not place his hand over his heart. This action is disgraceful, in my opinion.
I was always taught - when the anthem played- you show respect and place your hand on your heart. This is another reason why I like Sarah Palin - she said she still gets a lump in her throat whenever she hears it.
I love my Country, our Troops, and I cherish everything about America!
John McCain is an American Hero! He has served our country since the age of 17. He was a Navy Pilot who survived a terrible fire on his aircraft carrier where many men perished. He was shot down in his plane and became a POW for over 5 years. He was beaten severely... near death many times... nearly every bone in his body was broken. Yet, John McCain survived and came home in honor and continued to serve his country.
Well, that's three reasons... but I have plenty more -- including Energy Independence, The Definition of Marriage, and Experience- I believe John McCain has the experience and knowledge to be a Great President!
Well, now you know where I stand...
with the unborn, our veterans, our troops, our small business owners, and with you, my fellow American....
Choose Life -- That you might Live!
Until next time...
God bless you all,
Net Movie Blogger
Thursday, October 16, 2008
(Pictured below is Tom Arnold (from Roseanne) as Santa and Candace Cameron-Bure (from Full House) from the new Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie - Moonlight & Mistletoe.
Hallmark Channel -
Accidental Friendship -November 15, 2008
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving - November 22, 2008
Moonlight & Mistletoe - November 29, 2008
The Christmas Choir - December 6, 2008
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - December 13, 2008
ABC Family -
A Miser Brothers Christmas
Snow 2 Brain Freeze
Drake & Josh: Best Christmas Ever
Flirting with 40
Letters to Santa -- A Muppet Christmas
Little Spirit: Christmas in New York
Front of the Class (Hallmark Hall of Fame) - December 7, 2008
(I'm not 100% sure that Front of the Class is a Christmas Movie - but I'm pretty certain that there must be a Christmas Scene within the movie somewhere - for them to choose to air it during December.)
Hopefully there will be a few more to add on to this list. I expect Lifetime will have a few more and possibly one of the local networks, or maybe Disney, ABCfamily, ION, or TNT. Please e-mail me if you have any information on any movie listed or not listed here.
By the way.... After you check out the New Christmas Movies coming to TV List, you may also want to check out all the wonderful Christmas Movies being released on DVD in 2008! There are New Christmas CDs listed there, as well!
God bless, Net Movie Blogger
Friday, September 26, 2008
At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.
Growing up, Catherine Holt always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter...just like her daddy. Now, after seven years of marriage, Catherine wonders when she stopped being "good enough" for her husband.
Regular arguments over jobs, finances, housework, and outside interests have readied them both to move on to something with more sparks.
As the couple prepares to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experiment: "The Love Dare." Wondering if it's even worth the effort, Caleb agrees-for his father's sake more than for his marriage. When Caleb discovers the book's daily challenges are tied into his parents' newfound faith, his already limited interest is further dampened.
While trying to stay true to his promise, Caleb becomes frustrated time and again. He finally asks his father, "How am I supposed to show love to somebody who constantly rejects me?"
When his father explains that this is the love Christ shows to us, Caleb makes a life-changing commitment to love God. And with God's help he begins to understand what it means to truly love his wife.
But is it too late to fireproof his marriage? His job is to rescue others. Now Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever...rescuing his wife's heart.
Making of 'Fireproof'
TBN -- 09/27/2008 2:00 AM
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I created the title: It's A Wonderful Movie based upon my ultimate favorite movie - "It's A Wonderful Life"! Since my web-site is about Family Films and Christmas Movies and a place where I review movies suitable for family viewing - I think the name fits it perfectly! So It's A Wonderful Movie was born out of that... my love for family and film!
You will also see a revised banner on my web-site with the new name and logo. You can check it out here: http://www.itsawonderfulmovie.com/ .
Thank you for reading my blog --- have a wonderful week-end! God Bless!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Here's the Listing:
The Game Plan
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
Every Second Counts
A Gunfighter's Pledge
Hopefully this will give you and your family a guide to what is good to watch on TV.
For the Love of Grace
Ladies of the House
Mail Order Bride
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
Moonlight & Mistletoe
The Christmas Choir
Expecting a Miracle
Bound by a Secret
I am really looking forward to Hallmark's Holiday Movie line-up for Christmas! They always have the best movies at Christmas-time!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
(Click on the titles for pictures and more information!)
Bridal Fever - a sweet Hallmark Channel romantic comedy starring the beautiful and dramatic Delta Burke ("Designing Women") and Andrea Roth ("Rescue Me").
Princess - ABCfamily Fairytale Movie starring Nora Zehetner (Everwood) as Princess Ithaca and Kip Pardue (Remember the Titans)
The Russell Girl - Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie starring Amber Tamblyn (General Hospital) and Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice)
Saving Sarah Cain - A tear-jerking movie from Michael Landon, Jr., son of Michael Landon (Charles Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie). Story based on book The Redemption of Sarah Cain, by Christian author, Beverly Lewis.
Daniel's Daughter - In going home, Katherine (Cate) Madighan (Laura Leighton from Melrose Place) finds herself, her Irish roots, and a lot more!
Charlie & Me - Tom Bosley (Father from Happy Days) and Jordy Benattar (?) star in this Grandfather & Grandaughter Hallmark Story
Minutemen - A Disney Channel Original Movie with a Sci-fi twist and loosely based on the Back to the Future classic trilogy starring Michael J Fox. Pre-teens will love it!
Shark Swarm - a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Event starring John Schneider (Dukes of Hazard) and Daryl Hannah. Definitely not a Movie for children... due to violence of shark attacks in water.
Camp Rock - Disney Channel Original Movie starring the Jonas Brothers (Kevin, Joe, & Nick Jonas).... about a rockin' teen, summer music camp.
Enchanted - A Magical Fairytale Movie from Disney... that leaves you dreaming and remembering the first time you fell in love with Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, etc.... and all of their Prince Charmings! Starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Julie Andrews as Narrator.
Hope you will enjoy all my reviews!
Click Here for the Complete LIST of Movie Reviews!
God bless, Net Movie Blogger
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The Fourth of July is a grand event. It makes you think of freedom, our Troops who fight for us today, our heroic Veterans, fireworks, picnics, strolls through the park, outdoor games, and lots of fond family memories!
There are some Fun Family 4th of July Shows airing on TV, including:
July 3rd, 2008 Thursday
Chicago's Summer Blast: Fireworks & the Taste of Chicago WGN 10 PM
July 4th, 2008 Friday
Capitol Fourth PBS 8 PM (check local)
4th of July Live! TRAVEL Channel 9 PM
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular NBC 9 PM (check local)
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular CBS 10 PM (check local)
There are also some Christmas Movies, however, airing in July... and even though I don't like the label Christmas in July, I do love CHRISTMAS MOVIES all year round!!! I'm a sucker for them anytime of the year... so I am thrilled to see that Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network will be playing some of my favorites, including....
On the Second Day of Christmas, Christmas Child, Family Holiday, Borrowed Hearts, and More!
Click Here for the Family Movie Night TV Listings!
Happy 4th of July! God Bless America and our Troops!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Father of the Bride
The Waltons Season 5 (featuring Mary Ellen's Wedding)
I love all of these Wedding Shows. First of all, Steve Martin portrays the best Father of the Bride... who wants to protect his daughter and his wallet! He is protective, caring, emotional, funny, and so sweet! I fall in love with this movie every time I see it. I even heard that First Lady Mrs. Bush gave this dvd to President Bush to watch before their daughter, Jenna's wedding.
Wedding Daze carries on in the same sort of tradition of Father of the Bride. John Larroquette plays the father this time around, but instead of just wanting to protect one daughter and his wallet.... he has to worry about 3 of his daughters... all getting married, at the same time, on the same Day!!! It's just as sweet, innocent, decent, and fun as Father of the Bride.
The Waltons Seasons 5 features the wedding of Mary Ellen. The older Walton Children are all certainly growing up and life on the Mountain is changing as we enter into Season 5. Mary Ellen, at first finds herself engaged to David Spencer, but very much attracted to the new Doctor, Curt Willard. Who will she ultimately choose? It's a love triangle of great Chemistry, Mystery, and Intrigue... and just as warm and wonderful as each episode of The Waltons is!
If you love The Waltons, then please stop by and visit my web-site, A walk with Grandpa Walton... and the Walton Family.
Do you love these Wedding DVDs / shows or do you have other Wedding Movies, you also enjoy?
Have a Wonderful Week, Net Movie Blogger
Saturday, June 28, 2008
The ladies mostly like the American Flag Tank that says God Bless America, while the Guys like the American Flag with the Truck, but there are several other options! There is an All American Boy Flag Tee and an All American Girl Flag Tee for children, and more! You can choose your favorite American Flag Design Here and be sure to vote on which is your favorite by giving it 5 stars.
I hope everyone has a Happy 4th of July!God bless America and our Troops that serve to protect our country and our freedom.... Net Movie Blogger
Monday, June 23, 2008
It's definitely a movie the family can watch together. The DVD says NR (Not Rated) but I think it is pretty safe to say that it is very "G". I'm not sure if it will hold the interest of much younger viewers between Musical Scores, but it's a safe bet that many kids will love hearing and seeing the Jonas Brothers.
So.... should you SEE IT? or SKIP IT? I Vote SEE IT!
Click Here to check out Camp Rock on DVD.
Til Next Time.... God bless, Net Movie Blogger
Friday, June 20, 2008
According to IMdb.com - Camp Rock's movie plot (storyline) tells the rock n' roll Cinderella story of Mitchie Torres (Demi Lovato), a teen with an amazing voice and a driving ambition to be a pop singer who wants to spend her summer at a prestigious rock camp. Unfortunately, an expensive music camp is a bit out of reach for her family, but her mother gets a job as Camp Rock's cook so that Mitchie can attend as long as she helps out in the kitchen between classes. Befriended by fellow camp member Caitlyn (Alyson Stoner) but intimidated by the immensely talented Tess Tyler (Meaghan Jette Martin) and her friends Peggy (Jasmine Richards) and Ella (Anna Maria Perez de Tagle), Mitchie lives a double life hiding that she is the cook's daughter and posing as a well-to-do camper in order to become part of the hottest clique at camp. When she's overheard singing, but not seen, by teen pop star and celebrity camp instructor, plus lead singer of Connect Three, Shane Gray (Joe Jonas), he is completely taken and sets out to find the girl behind the beautiful voice. Meanwhile, Shane Gray is having a bit of trouble shaking off his bad boy image, which is causing trouble with his band members, Jason and Nate (Kevin and Nick Jonas) and Mitchie will have to learn how to confront her fears, by stepping out of the kitchen and into the spotlight.
* Air Times:
Friday Night, June 20 - Camp Rock - Disney Channel- 8 PM - 10 PM (2 hours)
Saturday Night, June 21 - Camp Rock - ABC - 8 PM - 11 PM (3 hours)
Sunday Night, June 22 - Camp Rock - ABC family - 8 PM - 10:30 PM (2 hours & 30 mins)
Click Here to check out or order the Camp Rock DVD (with Extra Goodies) & Soundtrack CD !
Enjoy the Show and check back for my Review.
Also, Premiering today at the Theater is the 4th American Girl Movie - Kit Kittredge: An American Girl starring Abigail Breslin. It looks like a great family movie - I am looking forward to seeing it.
Click on these links (below) to check out or order the other American Girl Movies!
Click Here for Samantha - An American Girl Holiday ,
Click Here for Felicity - An American Girl Adventure, and
Click Here for Molly - An American Girl on the Home Front.
God bless and Have a Wonderful Weekend, Net Movie Blogger
Monday, June 16, 2008
This is my first post for this Blog. I have kept other blogs before - but just wasn't pleased with the overall look, with ads and such, and so I recently switched to Blogger because of the cleaner look of design. I hope this will be a lot of fun and I look forward to hearing back from those of you, who view my web-site looking for family movies.
I love the Lord, Jesus Christ, and my precious family with all my heart! For fun, I love creating and designing on the internet and sharing my joy for watching family made movies. I hope you will enjoy my take and reviews on movies!
It's a Wonderful... Family Movie Night-
My web-site originally started in October of 2007, as It's a Wonderful CHRISTmas! At that time, the web-site was solely based around CHRISTmas and a TV Movie page that listed all the Family Favorite Christmas Specials and Movies I could find on Television from October to December. Those Christmas web-pages still remain here. And the Christmas TV Schedule - that everyone loved, will be back again in October of 2008! Until then, you can visit the Family TV Schedule for all the family friendly films that are currently airing on TV.
In January of 2008, I started to branch the "It's a Wonderful CHRISTmas" web-site out to the all new - "It's a Wonderful... Family Movie Night" web-site! It's a nice way to keep track of all the wonderful movies that air on TV throughout the year, (and sometimes at the theater, too!) that the family can grab a bowl of buttered popcorn and watch together!
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