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Friday, December 30, 2016

CELEBRATE a HAPPY NEW YEAR with HALLMARK's Last CHRISTMAS MOVIE this Season... "A Rose for Christmas" starring Rachel Boston & Marc Bendavid!

"Countdown to Christmas" on Hallmark concludes this year on January 1st, 2017. It has been the longest "Countdown to Christmas" season ever (beginning on October 28th!), and yet... it seems to have flown by so quickly - faster than Santa's sleigh, I always say!

See all the behind the scenes making of the Rose Parade, with the premiere of...

Storyline via Hallmark: Andy (Rachel Boston) is a passionate and talented artist whose Pasadena family has been building Rose Parade floats for generations. But when her Dad gets sick and can’t lead this year’s efforts as usual, Andy has no choice but to... Click Here to Read More...

See the Premiere of A Rose for Christmas
Sunday January 1, 2017 - New Years Day!
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel

PLEASE NOTE: This Movie only has ONE SHOWING!
There are NO additional airings!
Don't miss it or forget to record it - on Sunday, the 1st!

As we say Goodbye to the Christmas Season and 2016 - let us Countdown to 2017 and Welcome in a Whole New Year, with Bright Possibilities!

Christmas Specials continue on TV throughout New Years Day - see them all in the Christmas TV Schedule! Plus, you can see New Years Celebrations on TV, where you can watch the Ball Drop in Times Square.

With My Prayers and Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy Year Ahead for You and Your Families!

God Bless You All!!!

See You All Back Here in 2017 -
as Winterfest starts next week!

To All My "It's a Wonderful Movie" Friends
Far and Near -
To thee I wish a Happy, and Joyfully Blessed
New Year!!!

When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Faith - Hallmark Christmas Movie on DVD!

This is the first DVD Release
for Season 4 of When Calls the Heart!

When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Faith 

image: When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Faith, via Amazon

This DVD appears to be the Christmas Movie! On the left side of the DVD (pictured below) you will see it says Movie 1 Season 4, and if you look even closer at the image you will see a Christmas tree behind/between Lori Loughlin (Abigail) and Erin Krakow (Elizabeth). Then to the right of Daniel Lissing (Jack) and Jack Wagner (Bill), you will see Christmas decorations on the storefronts of Hope Valley.

image: When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Faith, via Shout Factory

You can Pre-Order "When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Faith" from Amazon! If you do pre-order now - you will receive the lowest price between now & the DVD release date on March 21, 2017! (By the way, Easter is April 16th this year - so this would be lovely in anyone's basket!)

Storyline of "When Calls the Heart: Christmas", via Hallmark: "When a train derails and delays the arrival of much needed food, supplies and presents, Christmas in the settlement town of Hope Valley is in jeopardy. With the help of a mysterious visitor, a simple peddler who has a knack for helping people find what they need, Jack, Elizabeth and Abigail rally the town residents to come together in the true spirit of kindness and giving, proving that Christmas really is the season for miracles."

See more movie images - Here!
For more DVD details, visit Here!

Thursday, December 29, 2016


If you LOVE CHRISTMAS - This is THE PLACE to BE! All throughout the Year... if I happen to hear any news on CHRISTMAS MOVIES, I will be sure to share this news with all of you - HERE! And, if YOU hear any Christmas Movie News - Please share in Comments Below!

So, here is what I have learned, thus far...

Angel Falls

(discovered: December 29, 2016)

Rachel Boston
in "A Rose for Christmas"
Via deadline.com:
"Bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz has signed a three-picture development and production deal with Brad Krevoy Television, the TV and SVOD production arm of Motion Picture Corporation of America. The three TV projects will be written, produced and broadcast for Christmas 2017.

The first movie, Angel Falls for Hallmark Channel, is about a fallen angel who falls in love and wins back her halo during the Christmas season. Rachel Boston (A Rose for Christmas) will star and Bradley Walsh will direct the film, which could spawn a potential series."

Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe

(discovered: December 29, 2016)

Via deadline.com:
"The second film, Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe, is a gender-swapped re-telling of the classic novel. Production is planned for April 2017. Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe will also be published as a novel by St. Martin’s Press during the 2017 Christmas season. De la Cruz will write the screenplay and novel."

Nanny State

(discovered: December 29, 2016)

Via deadline.com:
"The third project, Nanny State, is the story of an FBI agent who goes undercover working for New York’s finest families to solve a child’s kidnapping during the Christmas holidays. De la Cruz will write the screenplay and produce, along with Vincent Balzano, Richard Abate, and Brad Krevoy Television."

A Royal Christmas / A Princess for Christmas (working title)

(discovered: December 6, 2016)

Sherry in California first alerted us to this movie. Here are some details she shared in a previous comment...

"Coincidentally, it appears that this new Royal Christmas movie (like A Rose for Christmas) is also revolving around the Rose Parade -- specifically, it seems to involve the Royal Court (and possibly the Rose Queen), and it takes place in someplace that is posing as Pasadena."

Cast via whatsfilming.com: Zak Santiago, Nicole Muñoz, Paloma Kwaitkowski, Kalyn Miles

According to www.timescolonist.com (January 27, 2017): It looks like this movie may premiere on the UP network and be renamed "A Princess for Christmas." Stay tuned for any additional news!

Southern Christmas

(discovered: December 14, 2016)

An anonymous commenter shared: "Harvey Lowry to direct 'Southern Christmas', a movie #filming in Oklahoma in January 2017."

Storyline via IMDB: "Kara and Jessie are two teenager girls from very different worlds, but with a little Christmas magic, they find they have much more in common than they ever imagined."

Cast members:
Shelley Long, Joe Don Rooney, Brighton Rose Sharbino, Sierra McCormick, Emmanuel Vouniozos, Chris Rich, Bo Derek, Christian Kane and Paula Trickey (shared by Sherry in California)

via Director Harvey Lowry's Instagram
Day 4 filming with Joe Don Rooney, Brighton Rose Sharbino, Sierra McCormick,
Shelley Long, Emmanuel Vouniozos and Chris Rich

Salted Christmas

(discovered: July 8, 2016)

Genre: Christian Comedy
Directed By: Don McChesney
Release Date: November 2017

*Images via Manifest Pictures - "Salted Christmas" Facebook Page.
*Images via Manifest Pictures - "Salted Christmas" Facebook Page.

Sleigh Bell Sweethearts

(discovered: July, 2016)

Author Teri Wilson ('Unleashing Mr. Darcy) shared this Christmas Movie News via Facebook:

"BIG EXCITING NEWS! My book Sleigh Bell Sweethearts for Harlequin Love Inspired is currently in development with the Hallmark Channel! It looks like we'll have a Christmas movie coming out this year!!! *tosses snowflake confetti* "

Based on Teri's Book...
Sleigh Bell Sweethearts

*Credit for discovery goes to Abby from the Hallmark Facebook Fan Group! (and, thank you Sherry for passing this info my way!)

*This movie did not make it into production for 2016... perhaps, we will see it in 2017!

*UPDATE: In the comments below, Amy shared this news: "I got a pitch today for an ebook by Teri Wilson and it said that Sleigh bell Sweethearts was in development for 2017. Just a little update there. :)"

Frozen Holiday Special

According to universityherald.com: Before "Frozen 2" is expected to hit the theatres in 2018, although there is no official confirmation and speficic day yet from Disney. The famed movie's fans can instead look forward to the upcoming "Frozen" holiday special, which will be airing on ABC in Christmas 2017."

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

This is a Disney Nutcracker movie.

According to teenvogue.com, "The Nutcracker may have been performed on stage countless times, but now Disney is bringing it to the big screen once more. Earlier this month, legendary dancer Misty Copeland made the exciting announcement on Instagram that she'd be a part of the production, as the lead ballerina."

Mackenzie Foy will portray the lead role of Clara.

More Cast News: Stars Keira Knightley as Sugar Plum Fairy and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Stahlbaum, Helen Mirren as Mother Ginger, and Morgan Freeman as Drosselmeyer. (discovered by Anonymous/shared in comments below)

UPDATE: THIS MOVIE WILL BE RELEASED IN 2018. (Thank you Sleepy Kitty Paws for confirming this news!)

More details (via Anonymous commenter) "Walt Disney Pictures’ new live-action version of “The Nutcracker.” Most famously adapted as a ballet by Tchaikovsky in the late 19th century, the tale originated as a short story titled “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816. In it, a young girl’s dolls come to life on Christmas Eve alongside a noble nutcracker, who protects her from a villainous army of mice. There is no word on how much fidelity this new take will have to the original source material, although Powell apparently spent two solid years developing the project."

The Christmas Cottage

According to IMDB, this will be a made-for-TV movie in 2017, a Comedy!

Storyline via IMDB: "Any couple who spends the night in the Christmas cottage shall have love everlasting - Lacey Quinn did not believe in happily ever after or the legend of the Christmas cottage. As maid of honor for her best friend Ava, her duties included decorating the cottage for the newlyweds. It was a simple enough task, but she hadn't counted on sexy Ean Callahan, the bride-to-be's brother, to be assisting her. Spending the evening ensconced in the overly romantic setting while a blizzard howls outside has Lacey wondering if fairy tales really do come true."

(Thank you to the Anonymous commenters who shared this movie title & description)

Christmas on Repeat

Poster and Details via IMDB.com.

Storyline: Sometimes love needs a do-over.

This is a Family Comedy!

Cast: Rachel Hendrix, Karissa Lee Staples, Alexandra Harris, Ted Welch, Aaron Munoz, Shawn Hawkins, Rich Redmond, Mary Sarah, Graham Outbridge, & Joe Mullen

Where this movie will be seen is currently unknown.

*Credit: Thank you Gina for sharing this info!

The Man Who Invented Christmas

A Biography, Drama (On IMDB - it says USA 2018)

This is a movie about Charles Dickens called, "The Man Who Invented Christmas" via deadline.com.

(Thank you for sharing this Christmas news, Sleepy Kitty Paws!)

Storyline via IMDB: "After a series of his books have been flops, Charles Dickens decides to write and self-publish A Christmas Carol."

(Thank you to the Anonymous commenter who shared this movie description)

Stars: Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens, Jonathan Pryce as John Dickens, Christopher Plummer as Ebenezer Scrooge, and more! See at IMDB.com.

Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer

Coming 2017!

New animated film with John Cleese and Samantha Bee doing voices, Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer:

(Thank you for sharing this Christmas news, Sleepy Kitty Paws!)

A Family for Christmas

(discovered: June 8, 2016)

Storyline via Hallmark Press Release: Several days before Christmas, a reclusive author Andrew rents an isolated cabin in order to finish his long overdue novel. Just as Andrew is settling in, a young nurse named Holly, her daughter and wisecracking mother become stranded nearby. Andrew takes in the three unwanted guests and due to a heavy snowstorm, they end up staying through Christmas. The energetic young nurse breaks down Andrew's anti-social defenses. They soon find themselves involved in a number of festive activities, including chopping down a Christmas tree, a snowball fight, playing charades and gatherings around the dinner table. But the sudden arrival of Holly's ex-husband complicates matters and threatens her blossoming romance with Andrew.

*According to imdb, this movie will now premiere in 2017.

Let it Snow

(discovered: April 4, 2016)

This is a Christmas movie being made based on the short story collection Let It Snow by John Green (The Fault in Our Stars).

Let it Snow

*UPDATE added April 15, 2016: This project has been delayed - it will now premiere in 2017!

(Thank you, Sleepy Kitty Paws, for sharing this news!)

NOTE: Movie rating currently unknown. Amazon lists the Book Let it Snow as follows... Age Range: 12 and up Grade Level: 7 and up

Book Synopsis/Storyline via wegotthiscovered.com: "Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses."

Holly Starr

(discovered January 5, 2017)

This movie was filmed in December of 2016, in Biddeford, Portland, and Kennebunkport, Maine. Holly Starr is a feature film by writer and director Michael Nickles.

Via WLBZ 2 News - "The Christmas themed movie has a bit of mystery to it as well" according to Katlyn Carlson who plays the lead character named Sloan Kelly. "A struggling puppeteer, an artist in New York City, she loses a job and comes back to her home town kind of dejected," said Carlson. "Has a near death experience and she has this memory when her life flashes before her eyes of Santa Claus burying a bag of money."

*For more news on this movie, plus a behind the scenes video, visit the WLBZ 2 News web-site.

The Star

(discovered January 6, 2017)

This is an animated film shared by Sleepy Kitty Paws in comments below.

Storyline via thestarmovie.com: "In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.."

Nationwide release date in theaters: November 10, 2017

image via: http://www.thestarmovie.com/

Thank you so much, Sleepy Kitty Paws, for sharing this movie + links! It's refreshing to see a production that highlights the true meaning of Christmas!

Celebrities giving voice to the animated characters in "The Star" are: Kelly Clarkson, Steven Yeun, Aidy Bryant, Keegan-Michael Key, Kristin Chenoweth, Anthony Anderson, Gabriel Iglesias, Ving Rhames, Delilah Rene, Kris Kristofferson, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, with Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Tracy Morgan and Christopher Plummer.

12 Days of Giving

(discovered January 7, 2017)

via fremonttribune.com: "A made for television movie is officially being filmed exclusively in Fremont (Nebraska) pending City Council approval."

"On Thursday (January 5, 2017), The Tribune was notified by Fremont native and film-industry veteran Kevin McMahon that “12 Days of Giving,” a Hallmark-type film, is being shot in Fremont Feb. 1-17. The film is being produced by California-based Expression Entertainment which has direct interaction with Hallmark."

"While McMahon wasn’t able to disclose an abundance of information about the film, he said that there will be at least two familiar actor/actress faces in Christmas-themed feel-good family film."

According to the article at fremonttribune.com: "their aim is to get this onto the Hallmark Channel" ... "Because it really is that type of film, a total feel-good Christmas story."

Cast: David Blue, Ashley Jones, Preston James Hillier, Meagan Flynn, Brooklyn Funk, Dan Bauer, Jax Connolly and more via IMDB

Storyline via IMDB: "A man who wins a small fortune decides to share his winnings by acting as a Secret Santa to people in a small town. One of the characters chosen is a boy whose father is deceased. The man grows fond of the Boys mother and begins to fall in love with her...."

David Blue, Jax Connolly, and Ashley Jones on the set of 12 Days of Giving
image via : Twitter

Ashley Jones, Jax Connolly, and David Blue on the set of 12 Days of Giving
image via : instagram video - watch here!

Santa Stole Our Dog: A Merry Doggone Christmas!

(discovered January 7, 2017)

Starring Ed Asner as Santa!

Images via Production Company - First American Cinema

Storyline via IMDB: "On a snowy and cold Christmas Eve, Santa Claus accidentally steals the family Dog. So begins an epic journey through the twelve days of Christmas as the family ventures to the North Pole to get their beloved canine back." See rest of cast list on IMDB.

(Thank you for sharing this Christmas movie, Hero_UK!)

Christmas Solo

(discovered January 10, 2017)

Director: Christie Will

Cast: (updated March, 2017) Kelli Williams, Jonathan Scarfe, Kayla Wallace, Naika Toussaint, Pippa Mackie and Ricky He

Written by: Sheryl Anderson (of "Ties that Bind")

Kelli Williams ("A Boyfriend for Christmas") and Jonathon Scarfe ("Angel of Christmas") also starred together as husband and wife in the UP original drama series "Ties that Bind."

Looks like we can expect this movie to air on UP-TV this Christmas Season, according to Kelli Williams' instagram post.

Jonathan Scarfe and Kelli Williams on set of "Christmas Solo"
image via: Kelli Williams' instagram post.

(Thank you, Sherry, for sharing this Christmas movie! Plus, thank you Sherry & Ioana A. for all the casting news!)

Christmas Fury

(discovered January 10, 2017)

(Thank you, Sherry, for sharing this Christmas movie title.)

UPDATE: (March, 2017) The TV movie “A Christmas Fury” is a spin-off to CBC’s “Hatching, Matching and Dispatching. It will air on the Canadian channel CBC this Christmas.

(Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this information.)

The Christmas Fix-Up

(discovered January 11, 2017)

Storyline via IMDB: "A single woman, struggling to believe in love and miracles, walks into a shoe repair shop on Chicago's Westside where the proprietor's magical gift is hooking up singles through their shoes. The catch is that the first date is the wedding."

(Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this Christmas movie.)

Nicole / Untitled Santa Claus Project

(discovered January 12, 2017)

Via cinemablend.com... "Disney Is Eyeing (actress) Anna Kendrick For An Intriguing Christmas Movie... Penned by Miss Congeniality writer Marc Lawrence, Variety reports that this movie, which has the running title Nicole (a twist on Saint Nicholas), would see Kendrick playing Santa Claus' daughter, who "takes over the family business" after her dad retires and her brother gets cold feet with the job before he's supposed to take off on Christmas Eve."

According to IMDB this is an Untitled Santa Claus Project: Anna Kendrick plays Santa's daughter, (rumored name) Nicole Claus, who finds herself having to take over the family business when her father retires and her brother, who is supposed to inherit the role of Santa, gets cold feet.

Dashing Through the Snow

(discovered February 23, 2016)

Disney has a new movie project titled "Dashing Through the Snow". Via The Tracking Board: this "action/comedy follows a cop in New York City who arrests a burglar during a reported breaking and entering on Christmas Eve. However, the officer gets into hot water when he discovers that the man may or may not be the actual Santa Claus."

(A special thank you to SleepyKittyPaws for originally sharing this movie news!)


UPDATE: January 12, 2017- Via cinemablend.com... "The currently-titled Nicole (movie mentioned above) isn't the only Santa Claus-centric movie Disney has in the works. Dashing Through the Snow is also in development, which will see Kevin Hart playing Santa Claus in a story about a workaholic father who's trying to repair his relationship with his son."

Mrs. Claus

(discovered January 13, 2017)

Via http://mstarsnews.musictimes.com/articles/118618/20170112/anna-kendrick-is-santa-claus-daughter-in-new-disney-christmas-film.htm: "Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect) will be producing and writing "Mrs. Claus", a movie about Mrs. Claus and the struggles she goes through to make Christmas perfect for everyone in the world."

Alicia Witt to star & create New Hallmark Christmas Movie

(discovered January 14, 2017)

Alicia Witt revealed via Twitter: "Yes. We are developing one (a Christmas movie!) based on my original idea for Christmas 2017- I'm writing a new song for it too! @hallmarkchannel"

30 Christmas Movies coming for Hallmark in 2017

(discovered January 14, 2017)

Announced at the Hallmark TCA Event!

The Christmas Calendar

(discovered January 18, 2017)

With actress Hilary Strang.

UPDATE: January 27, 2017: more cast members announced for this movie via whatsfilming.com - Laura Bell Bundy and Greg Rogers

(Thank you Sherry in California for sharing this movie news!)

Storyline via www.timescolonist.com: The film stars Laura Bell Bundy (Anger Management, How I Met Your Mother) as Emily, a big-city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take over her late grandmother’s bakery. When the struggling baker receives a handmade Christmas calendar from a secret admirer who instructs her to “open each day, one at a time, until my secret is revealed,” the small town’s ensuing obsession with her mystery draws national media attention.

Also, according to the www.timescolonist.com article, it looks like this movie will premiere on the UP network this Christmas!

IMDB has this storyline description: "When Emily, a struggling baker in a small town, receives a handmade Christmas Calendar from a secret admirer, the local residents become obsessed with finding out the identity of the sender."

This is the cast according to IMDB: Brendon Zub, Laura Bell Bundy, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Jacqueline Robbins, Johannah Newmarch, BJ Harrison, Steven Cree Molison, James Pizzinato, and more...

Tiny Christmas

(discovered January 18, 2017)

Title released on production weekly!

Update (March 8, 2016): What's Filming is reporting - this is going to be a Nickelodeon TV Movie. (Thank you for this update, Anonymous!)

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

(discovered in 2016)

So far, all I have on this one is the title, but I think it is safe to say it is a Christmas production! (information via production weekly)

Hopefully, it is based upon the original story, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, which was turned into a precious one-hour special (available on DVD!) in 1983! I personally own it on DVD and consider it to be a treasure each Christmas!

The original special - 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' is a powerful, real, beautiful story that tells the true meaning of Christmas! I truly hope this new production - is a re-telling of this same sweet story.

Update (January 19, 2017): IMDB Pro shares a summary of this new production: "A suburban mom gets in over her head when she signs up to direct her neighborhood's Christmas pageant."

It sounds like this is, indeed, a re-make of the original special! Thank you to the Anonymous commenter who shared this plot summary.

Beverly Hills Christmas II

According to IMDB, This is "a sequel to the popular movie, Beverly Hills Christmas (with Dean Cain) that was shown on UP TV during Christmas 2015."

(To be honest, I was not a fan of the original movie, "Beverly Hills Christmas." I will be interested to see where they take this second film. FYI, it doesn't look like Dean Cain will be in the sequel.)

Starring in this project are Margaret O'Brien, Brandon Tyler Russell (his acting was excellent in the first film), Ron Moss, Donna Spangler, and more...

(Thank you, Lana, for sharing this news.)

Puppies for Christmas

(discovered January 20, 2017)

This title is listed at IMDB as a family movie.

Starring in this project are John Ratzenberger, Basil Hoffmann, Kevin Stover, Dan Hewitt Owens, Morgan Bastin, McKenna Roberts, Danni Tamburro, Sharon Garrison, and more...

(Thank you, Lana, for sharing this movie.)

Inheriting Christmas / Christmas Inheritance (wt)

(discovered January 21, 2017)

Category: Drama, Romance

Via IMDB: "After inheriting a toy company founded on charity and holiday spirit, a self-absorbed stockbroker must revisit his family's tragic past and decide the fate of an entire community by Christmas Eve." (Thank you, Lana, for sharing this movie.)

Cast: Eliza Taylor, Nicky Cappella, Jake Lacy and Andie MacDowell

*This appears to be an upcoming Netflix movie. (Thank you, Sherry, for sharing this cast info & more!)

The Christmas Gift

(Discovered January 23, 2017)

Title discovered on Production Weekly.

Cast: Sam Page, Tara Holt, Emily Peterson, Ta'Rhonda Jones, Phillip Edward Van Lear, Stacia Crawford, and Sam Guinan-Nyhart

(Thank you, Sherry, for sharing this title & cast news.)

Lights, Camera, Christmas

(Discovered February 16, 2017)

"Lights, Camera, Christmas" is being reported as a pair of Hallmark Christmas movies starring sisters Kimberly Williams-Paisley ("Father of the Bride," "Follow the Stars Home") and Ashley Williams ("October Kiss," "Love on a Limb")! Each of these movies (which sounds very interesting!) is "told from the perspective of one of the sisters." - via this article - (Thank you Lisa C. & Sherry for this discovery!)

UPDATE: IMDB summarizes this as "Two sisters and a holiday to remember."

Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams at Hallmark's Winter 2017 TCA Event

(Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams will also be working together on the upcoming Hallmark Production "Darrow and Darrow". See Details - here!)

Christmas Wedding March (#3)

(Discovered February 16, 2017)

If you saw the Hallmark movie "The Wedding March" last June (2016), then you will recall the story of two college sweethearts Olivia Parsons (Josie Bissett) and Mick Turner (Jack Wagner), who "bump into each other" literally years later - conveniently at the precise time of Olivia's upcoming wedding! Unbeknownst to either of them until the last minute... of all places, of course, the wedding is taking place at Mick's resort! In the meantime, planning this wedding rekindles and resurfaces old feelings - that neither in the end, can further deny.

Josie Bissett and Jack Wagner in Hallmark's  "The Wedding March"

An actual wedding never takes place in the first movie "The Wedding March", but I'm hopeful it will in the second. The first movie was a sort of introduction to these characters, their lives, their work, and family! The second movie "June Wedding March" will premiere this June (2017) during the Hallmark Channel's "June Weddings" themed movie event!

Then, the movie "Christmas Wedding March" will be a third movie in "The Wedding March" movie series starring Jack Wagner and Josie Bissett at Christmastime!

(*All "Christmas Wedding March" details are via Jack Wagner's fantastic, revealing interview with Ruth Hill at "Devotional Thoughts" - see HERE! (Special thank you to Sherry - for passing this info our way!) )

According to Jack Wagner's interview, the next movies in this series will be even more musically involved, including Hallmark's CEO Bill Abbott getting in on the music!

Old Acquaintance Be Forgot (wt)

(Discovered February 16, 2017)

I was so excited to discover Cassidy Gifford ("God's Not Dead" -- and, the daughter of talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford and the late football player and sports commentator Frank Gifford) is currently filming in downtown Syracuse, New York - a role in the new Hallmark Christmas movie "Old Acquaintance Be Forgot." (news via: http://www.syracuse.com)

Cassidy Gifford at Hallmark's Winter 2017 TCA Event

Storyline of "Old Acquaintance Be Forgot" from myentertainmentworld.com:
"With her marriage on the rocks, Caroline wants a divorce. However, on the way to the divorce attorney, she is hit by a car and comes down with amnesia. Unable to remember anything about her life - or her marriage - she depends on her loved ones to rediscover herself. In the process, she falls in love all over again."

If the title of the movie sounds familiar to you, then you must remember it as a line from the dear, classic holiday song "Auld Lang Syne." (It's the last song sung in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" as George Bailey is realizing Clarence, the angel, has "won his wings" and the song is annually sung at midnight when the ball drops on New Years Eve/New Years Day! There's an air of sentimentality with this song that has lasted from one generation to another! I look forward to seeing how this treasured song is implemented in this new Hallmark movie!)

(*One more note of interest: Kathie Lee Gifford also attended Hallmark's TCA event on January 14, 2017 to announce her new Hallmark Movie/Series which is in development - "When God Winks at You!" See details - here!)

*Additional cast members (shared by Sherry): Tilky Jones and Katrina Begin. I checked their filmography to see if I was familiar with any of their past works. Tilky Jones was on the TV series 'Nashville' and starred in the UP Christmas movie "Naughty & Nice" with Haylie Duff. (the one where they are radio disc jockeys) I'm not familiar with Katrina, as an actress, but you may know her from the TV series - 'The Agency,' 'No Ordinary Family,' or 'Boomtown' etc...

UPDATE: (April 25, 2017)

This Movie is under-going a title change. Stay tuned for the new title.

Also, this movie will air on UP this Christmas Season!

The Holiday to Remember

(Discovered February 21, 2017)

This movie is described as a Family TV Movie on imdb.com.

Storyline via imdb: "Time pass so quickly once you become an adult...before you know it time is coming to the end - this Holiday Movie is about once more capturing a time almost forgotten..

Cast Members include: Brian Adam Mahoney, Dean Phillippi Sr., Julissa Ciara, Jann Van Dyke, Buzz Van Dyke, Sara Bajger, and more on imdb.

(Thank you, Tonja, for sharing this movie)

Christmas on Maple Street

(Discovered February 21, 2017)

via https://www.christmasonmaplestreet.com:
"Christmas on Maple Street" is about a hard working family that learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Storyline: "It is a heartwarming story about love, family, faith, disappointments, courage and believing in yourself even at the time of adversity. When we look in the mirror, will we like what we see?"

This movie will star Kathy Garver as the character Mrs. Johnson. You may remember Kathy as the eldest sister - Cissy Davis on the popular 1960's sitcom 'Family Affair.'

(Thank you, Tonja, for sharing this movie)

Second Chance Christmas

(Discovered February 22, 2017)

According to IMDB this is a TV Movie. It is also listed as being a musical!

Storyline via IMDB: "A forgotten West Virginia mining town experiences a musical & emotional rebirth when a snowstorm strands a touring orchestra on Christmas Eve."

(Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this movie)

A Fathers Gift: Christmas in July

(Discovered February 22, 2017)

(Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this movie title)

According to it's IMDB listing this will be a Family TV Movie.

Storyline via IMDB: "After the sudden death of her beloved father, a young girl struggles to rediscover the joy in Christmas. With the help of a local rancher, a boy and a horse, she, her mom and the rancher discover new meaning in life and find the spirit and love of Christmas." -Written By Aventus Films

32 CHRISTMAS MOVIES Coming to Hallmark!!!

(Discovered February 23, 2017)

Details HERE!!!

During the 2017 Christmas season - the "Hallmark CHANNEL will premiere 20 new Christmas movies and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will premiere 12."

8 Hallmark Movies Announced - 12 Days, Christmas Festival of Ice, Christmas Sister Swap, Miss Christmas, Marry Me at Christmas, Finding Santa, Father Christmas, Coming Home for Christmas - details below...

12 Days / Christmas in the Air (wt)

(Discovered February 23, 2017)

Storyline via Hallmark press release: Lydia, a successful professional organizer, is constantly trying to grow her business, but even her ambition takes a back seat to love when she meets Robert, a frazzled widower with two young children. A toy inventor, Robert is asked to present his new Christmas toy line to a superstore. His challenge is he only has 12 days to get his life and his business in order. Talk about a Christmas rush! Lydia shows Robert that this task goes way deeper than messy junk drawers and encompasses every aspect of his life. While she's intent on helping him straighten out details he had long ignored, Robert teaches the buttoned-up Lydia that messiness can be a delightful part of life.

Cast announced via Hallmark Press Release: Catherine Bell (“Good Witch,” “Army Wives”) and Eric Close (“Nashville,” “Suits”)
(Thank you Jill, Becky, tvh, and Anonymous - for sharing this cast news!)

Eric Close and Catherine Bell on the set of 12 days
image via: instagram

"12 Days" is from Crown Media Productions. Vicki Sotheran is executive producer. Martin Wood directs from a script by Janna King.

UPDATE: The movie title "Christmas in the Air" was first mentioned on Home & Family during the new Christmas Craft Corner segment on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Host Debbie Matenopoulos shared this new title when she announced a video clip from the set with Eric Close and Catherine Bell. Actor Cameron Mathison (who was quite enjoyably enthusiastic over Christmas and Hallmark Christmas Movies... joined hosts Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos, and DIY crafter Ken Wingard to create in the Christmas Craft Corner segment a Countdown Calendar to the "Countdown to Christmas!" They marked their calendar on March 23rd - as 218 days until "Countdown to Christmas" on Hallmark!!!

Christmas Festival of Ice

(Discovered February 18, 2017)

Starring three actors who have ALL been in previous Christmas movies - Taylor Cole ( the Hollywood actress in "Christmas in Homestead"), Damon Runyan ( the Cowboy from "One Starry Christmas"), Wendy Crewson ( Charlie's Mom in "The Santa Clause" + "The Santa Clause 2 & 3")

See details here for "A Christmas Festival of Ice" : https://www.instagram.com/p/BQrMK9LDD7V/?tagged=christmasmovie

(Thank you to Ioana A. for discovering this movie (and Sherry - for sharing with us))

image via: http://millstonenews.com

I discovered plot details for this movie via http://millstonenews.com:

"Toronto based director Bradley Walsh base told the Millstone that the story revolves around a young law school graduate, Emma, who returns to her home town to find that the traditional ice sculpting festival, which she fondly remembers, no longer exists. She sets out to restore it, reconnecting with townsfolk through personal appeals. Short of her funding goal, she receives an anonymous donation which puts her over her target and the ice sculpting festival is restored. She abandons a career in law for a possible career with the town she loves."

According to the same Millstone News article - this movie is being produced by the Hallmark Channel!

UPDATE: (February 23, 2017) this movie was announced in the Press Release amongst the first 8 films being produced by Hallmark!

Storyline via Hallmark press release: "Those years of law school pay off for Emma but not in ways one would expect. When she finds out that her beloved ice-sculpting contest, part of her hometown's Christmas festival, has been canceled, she springs into action. Determined to keep it going, she enlists sponsors and artists. Nick, the town's ace artisan, isn't interested in competing this year, but Emma wants him as her teammate. Considering what she's managed to accomplish, Nick is impressed and signs on. As Emma and Nick work together, she realizes there's more to life than legal briefs. And transformed by Emma's can-do spirit, Nick is invigorated, too. They just might have a shot at winning this very special Christmas CONTEST -- and a lot more."

Christmas Sister Swap

(Discovered February 23, 2017)

Storyline via Hallmark press release: Just because they are identical does not mean these twins even like each other. Estranged twin sisters get together for an obligatory pre-Christmas lunch, a year after their mother died. Both women are unhappy and frustrated with their own lives. Though not close, each is envious of the other's life. What's a twin to do but take advantage of this? And who would be the wiser? They do what any identical twins in need of new outlooks would do -- they swap lives until Christmas Day. And by doing so, each woman discovers the true meaning of her life and gains a deeper perspective and appreciation for what she already had.

Miss Christmas

(Discovered February 23, 2017)

Storyline via Hallmark press release: Holly Kuhn is on her annual mission of finding a majestic specimen for The National Tree. While searching for the perfect Christmas fir for the Washington, D.C. Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, Holly receives a letter from a boy detailing why his town boasts the most beautiful evergreen. Holly travels to the boy's quaint New England town, where she meets his handsome uncle, Sam McCary. Sam owns the land from which it grows and is a protective steward. It holds such deep meaning for Sam that he's not about to let it be CHOPPED down even for such an honor. Still, Holly finds herself falling for Sam and they discover the magic that this perfect tree can bring, just in time for the holidays.

Marry Me at Christmas

(Discovered February 20, 2017 - This movie title was originally discovered by Sherry on productionweekly.com.)

Storyline via Hallmark press release: Organizing a Christmas wedding is a true treat for bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug. She loves the challenge of finding the perfect dress for the bride and orchestrating an exquisite event. What Madeline didn't expect was to be swept off her feet by the bride's gorgeous brother, movie star, Jonny Blaze. Jonny came to the quirky town of Fool's Gold to support his sister -- not to fall in love. Yet Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. Madeline finds the real Jonny even more captivating than her celebrity crush. Will the action star be brave enough to take on the role of a lifetime?

From writer: Julie Sherman Wolfe

Cast: Rachel Skarsten, Crystal Lowe, Emily Tennant, Trevor Donovan, Camille Mitchell

Finding Santa

(Discovered February 23, 2017)

Storyline via Hallmark press release: Jessica was delighted to start running her New England town's Christmas events after her mom died. The main event is the parade on Christmas Day when the jolly man in red greets the crowd. For the last 30 years, Henry, owner of a famous Santa School, played St. Nick. When Henry falls ill, and everyone else he has trained is already booked, Jessica's in a predicament. The only possible replacement is Henry's son, Ben, an Uber driver who never wanted to follow in his father big black leather boots. Desperate, Jessica sets off 200 miles north to find Ben, and lures him to town by hiring him to drive her back. The trek is daunting; the real Kris Kringle makes it around the world easier than Ben and Jessica on their return. Still, once Ben dons the red suit, he feels the spirit of Christmas -- and soon begins to realize he may have found the new, real-life Mrs. Claus.

From writer: Julie Sherman Wolfe

Father Christmas

(Discovered February 23, 2017)

Storyline via Hallmark press release: Work-obsessed Eric Randall, chief technology officer of a major tech company in Kansas City, is laid off two weeks before Christmas. Divorced and the father of three, this will be Eric's first Christmas alone with the kids. His ex-wife, Marie, encourages Eric to postpone a job search and instead make Christmas a true family holiday. Unfortunately, he's better with computers than children. With baby Max strapped into a backpack, Eric is determined to build a sled with son Liam, no small feat for the math-challenged boy. Eric also gets roped into volunteering at daughter Chelsea's junior cotillion class. At least her teacher, Kate Moore, is lovely. Kate teaches Eric some dance moves and Eric realizes he's avoided relationships by burying himself in work. Though enthralled with all old-fashioned romance, Kate finds a lot to like in this digital-age dad while Eric learns that FAMILY TIME does not need to be restricted to Christmas.

Coming Home for Christmas

(Discovered February 23, 2017)

Storyline via Hallmark press release: Allie Richfield is at a crossroads when she lands a job as house manager for the exquisite Ashford Estate in the Virginia countryside. While preparing the place for sale, Allie plans one final Christmas Eve gala for the Marley family, though they seem to be a family in name only. There's Kip Marley, who never met a party he didn't like; Robert, the handsome but all-business executor of the estate; Sloane, who arrives with her two young children, sans husband, and the 90-year-old matriarch, Pippa, a spitfire who doesn't want to put the house up for sale at all. As Allie is inserted into the home and the lives of the Marley family, she finds herself drawn to Robert -- even as Kip pursues her. Can she navigate her suddenly complicated love life, while helping mend family feuds and maybe teaching all the true spirit of Christmas?

writer: Nina Weinman Swift

Write Christmas

(Discovered February 26, 2017)

According to IMDB this is a fantasy.

Storyline: "A cynical small town businesswoman has her lack of faith in the spirit of Christmas tested when she wakes up one day to find that the holiday has vanished."

(Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this movie)

The Christmas Letters

(Discovered February 26, 2017)

According to IMDB this is a Family TV Movie in development for 2017!

Storyline via IMDB: "A young girl finds a stack of love letters written over the years, each Christmas, from her Grandfather to her Grandmother. As she reads the letters and learns about love she also, unknowingly, prevents her parents divorce."

Cast: Grace Powell as Tabitha and Dimitri Komocsi as Billy

(Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this movie)

The Christmas Basket

(Discovered February 26, 2017)

According to IMDB this is a Family movie.

Storyline via IMDB: "Home for the first time in years for her sister's holiday wedding, Noelle McDowell is forced to face Thom Sutton, the man who jilted her when they were both teenagers."

Starring Haylie Duff as Noelle.

(Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this movie)

A Very Mary Christmas

(Discovered February 27, 2017)

According to IMDB, this is a Romance..

Storyline via IMDB: "When a cynical young cosmetic surgeon who migrates to the tropics every Christmas is stood up by her date..."

Director: Jake Helgren

Stars: Lexi Giovagnoli, Sarah Timming

(Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this movie)

What I Want for Christmas

(Discovered February 27, 2017)

According to IMDB, this is a Comedy.

Storyline via IMDB: "A woman who makes a Christmas list every year is shocked when those wishes begin to come true."

Director: Paul D. Hannah

(Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this movie)

The Christmas Gift -(yes, there are two movies this year with same name!)

(Discovered February 27, 2017)

According to IMDB, this is a TV Movie.

Storyline via IMDB: "A strong female executive learns the meaning of Christmas through a series of events at a homeless shelter operated by an ex-NHL player in New York."

Director: Isaac Florentine

Stars: Ella Joyce, Dan Martin

(Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this movie)

A Winter Wedding

(Discovered publicly March, 2017)

Storyline via IMDB: "When family conflicts arise between happy couple Hallie and Lucas on the week before their big day, their plans for a breezy wedding in the tropics take a turn and their love is tested when they are forced to put on a small town winter wedding in the snow." Written by Jake Helgren

Screenwriter Jake Helgren shared details on this movie with me in January - while he was still writing the script! At that time, the project was still under-wraps, but now (March, 2017) IMDB has it listed and they will be filming this new project this month - March! (Thank you, Anonymous, for letting me know IMDB now has this listed.)

Furthermore, Jake personally shared with me that he will pass along further details on "A Winter Wedding" - where this will be seen, etc... when it is available. Plus, he shared this will be a "fun, family friendly film." Stay tuned for more details!

Image via: instagram

Cast includes: Andrea Bowen, Nick Bateman, Brooke Butler, Adam Senn, Susan Walters, Jane Sibbett, Bruce Thomas, and TV host Jordan Murphy. (Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing the on-the-set pic + cast details.)

A Very Country Christmas / A Country Christmas (wt)

(Discovered March 9, 2017)

Starring country singers Deana Carter ("Strawberry Wine") and Kelsey Lamb.

image via: instagram

This movie is currently filming - March, 2017.

(Thank you, Sherry, for sharing this movie!)

A Christmas Cop

(Discovered March 9, 2017)

This is a Fantasy according to IMDB. (Family friendly ?)

Storyline via IMDB: "It's Christmas Eve in Oslo, Norway, and vigilante cop Nils Scroogesen is in no mood to celebrate -- and you can take that to the bank."

Cast via IMDB: William Forsythe, Daniel Stisen, Ralf Moeller, Fred Williamson, James Morrison, Dennis Storhøi, Kate Marie Davies, Pontus Olgrim

(Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing this movie)

Untitled Christmas Movie Project filming in Romania

(Discovered March, 2017)

Cast: Theo Devaney, Rose McIver, Emma Saunders and Ben Lamb

*This appears to be an upcoming Netflix Christmas movie.

(Thank you, Sherry, for sharing this movie and Sherry & Ioana A. for the cast news!)

Christmas on the Coast

(Discovered March 14, 2017)

via INSP Press Release:

"INSP Films has commenced production on the romantic movie, Christmas on the Coast, with filming taking place in the picturesque Georgia towns of St. Simons, Brunswick and Darien. The announcement was made by Gary Wheeler, Vice President of Original Movies at INSP Films.

“In the tradition of ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ comes our latest holiday film, Christmas on the Coast,” said Wheeler. “It follows the story of a New York romance novelist, who after a string of flops, looks to get her creative juices flowing again by heading home to the south for the winter. What awaits her there is more than she expected, and definitely more than she came for. It is a heartwarming story of love, hope and inspiration.”

Christmas on the Coast is produced by INSP Films and will be distributed by Imagicomm Entertainment. The movie is scheduled for release in November 2017."

Cast via INSP Press Release: "Cast in the leading role as Dru Cassadine is Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul, Fargo, Major Crimes). Brysen Flynn will be played by Burgess Jenkins (Remember The Titans, Nashville, Army Wives). Cait Pool (Sun Records, Vice Principals) is set to play Brysen’s daughter, Peyton. The movie is slated to feature veteran actors Bonnie Bedelia (Parenthood, Die Hard, The Division) as Ellie Cassadine and Clarence Gilyard Jr. (Walker, Texas Ranger, Matlock, Top Gun) as Fletcher Reese."

Julie Ann Emery image via: http://www.tvguide.com
Burgess Jenkins image via: soapoperanetwork.com - Sean Smith / JPI Studios
Cait Pool image via: imdb.com - © Deidhra Fahey
Bonnie Bedelia image via: imdb.com
Clarence Gilyard Jr. image via: imdb.com / Walker, Texas Ranger

More on Cast for "Christmas on the Coast" revealed via Press Release - see here!

Megan’s Christmas Miracle

(Discovered March 14, 2017)

via register-herald.com: "Filming of a faith-based movie, “Megan’s Christmas Miracle,” is under way at various locations in Raleigh County. The movie is based on a book of the same name, written by Eleanor Wright, a local 70-year-old author.

“It’s not exactly like the book,” shared Wright. “The book is based on a wealthy family whose daughter always had a desire to go to Israel.”

Jason Campbell, owner of JCFilms in Morgantown, suggested the family be a coal mining family instead, which better translates to an Appalachian audience. JCFilms specializes in family-friendly narrative films focusing on Christian viewpoints.

She (writer Eleanor Wright) was adamant in pitching the story to filmmakers that the focus must remain on Christ. Her faith has always been important to her, especially after her two children were born."

See this and more details - HERE!

Photo Credit: Brad Davis/The Register-HeraldJCFilms crew members film scenes for a movie adapted to local author Eleanor Wright’s book titled "Megan’s Christmas Miracle" inside Hollywood Missionary Baptist Church Saturday evening.

Photo Credit: Brad Davis/The Register-HeraldYoung actress and performer Brooklyn Nelson dances as she and JCFilms crew members film scenes for a movie adapted to local author Eleanor Wright’s book entitled Megan’s Christmas Miracle inside Hollywood Missionary Baptist Church Saturday evening. A handful scenes in the movie will feature several local residents as extras, photographed in the background.

Starring in this film are Tim Goodwin, Brooklyn Nelson and Barry Daily.

According to the register-herald.com article, we may "expect the film “Megan’s Christmas Miracle” to be released in the fall — either late October or early November."

El Camino Christmas

(Discovered March 17, 2017)

Movie title listed on Production Weekly.

Mr. Snowman

(Discovered March 17, 2017)

Cast: Jesse Hutch (Let it Snow)

(Thank you, Sherry, for sharing this movie)

Love Finds Its Way

(Discovered March 20, 2017)

Hallmark Announces in Press Release: "Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces the start of production on “Love Finds Its Way,” a two-hour Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere, shooting in Vancouver and set to premiere exclusively on the network, Sunday, July 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT) as part of the network’s highly-rated GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS franchise. Catherine Bell (“Good Witch”) executive produces and stars in “Love Finds Its Way,” which also co-stars Victor Webster (“Girlfriends Guide to Divorce”). “Love Finds Its Way” is part of Hallmark Movie & Mysteries’ GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS, a top-rated, annual July programming event on the network."

Storyline via Press Release: "Jane Evans is a single mother dead set on protecting her teenage daughter Betsy from the harsh realities of life. When Betsy falls in love with an enlisted man, Jane tries her best to steer Betsy away from heartache. Little does Jane realize she and her daughter are about to learn important lessons of the heart and that taking chances can sometimes lead to the most extraordinary happy endings."

See full press release - HERE.

All I Want for Christmas is You (Animated Movie)

(Discovered March, 2017)

This will be available this Holiday Season on DVD, Blu-Ray and On Demand and is based on Mariah Carey's Christmas song, "All I Want for Christmas is You."

(Thank you, Becky, for sending me info on this project)

According to digitalspy.com: "The singer has produced and narrates the adorable cartoon story about a young Mariah's dream to find a puppy under her Christmas tree. Awwwwwww!"

Storyline digitalspy.com: "Here's how Universal Pictures describes the movie: "When young Mariah (Santa Hunters' Breanna Yde) sees a darling little puppy named Princess at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. But before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can pet-sit Jack, a scraggly rascal of a dog; in fact, the worst dog in the county! Naughty Jack turns Mariah and her family's Christmas preparations upside down in hilarious ways. Will Jack dash Mariah's hopes for her dream puppy? Or will Christmas reveal how love works in surprising and mysterious ways?"

Christmas Dreams - The Movie: The Little Drummer Boy Meets The Nutcracker

(Discovered March, 2017)

via NRB.com:
"In the movie, subtitled “The Little Drummer Boy Meets The Nutcracker,” a poor but talented Little Drummer Boy seeks to win the friendship of the Pretty Girl he knows from the playground. Bedeviled by the Pretty Girl’s Bratty Brother and watched over by the magical village Toymaker, the Little Drummer Boy dreams an enchanted Christmastime world. Fantastically, the Pretty Girl shares the same dreamscape with the Little Drummer Boy and imagines her own adventure. Wakening on Christmas Day, the kids bring their families together to share their greatest gifts with each other, realizing that it is truly greater to give than to receive.

“It’s a marrying of two Christmas icons – the Little Drummer Boy and Clara [of] The Nutcracker – as they go through adventure after adventure learning about Christian love, and then learning what they finally learn at the end – and that is: the most important thing is that which they sought, or thought they sought, the true joy came from giving it to each other,” shared Gene Foehl, one of the producers behind Christmas Dreams.

Christmas Dreams is entirely and wordlessly told through color, movement, and dance."

See the trailer - HERE!

32 CHRISTMAS MOVIES Coming to Hallmark - 8 Announced in Newest Hallmark Press Release!

(Discovered April 3, 2017)

“A Bramble House Christmas”
While settling his father’s estate, Finn Conrad becomes suspicious as to why he left a nurse $50,000. His dad knew her for less than two months before he died. Just before Christmas, Finn wants what to reclaim what he considers his family’s money so he goes undercover to investigate the bed and breakfast the nurse has recently taken over. When Finn meets Willa, he discovers she’s not a conniving gold digger at all. She’s the single mother of a sick boy who needed an operation. Finn’s dad paid for the operation and financed Willa’s dream of running the Bramble House B&B. Though Willa and Finn are protective of their hearts for different reasons, they fall in love – until she discovers his true identity and why he was there. Now Finn must gain Willa’s trust to make this a Christmas to remember.

“Angel Falls” (mentioned above)
Fallen angel Gabby must redeem herself. To do so, she’s dispatched to – where else but the town of Angel Falls. It’s not a job for any one being, even one endowed with her special powers. Luckily, Gabby has her own guardian angels, Anna and Michael. All of them work to help the citizens of Angel Falls and along the way, wings and love blossom.

Kevin McGarry and Becca Tobin in Hallmark's  “A Song for Christmas”
Christos Kalohoridis/Hallmark Channel - via : ew.com

“A Song for Christmas”
Pop superstar Adelaide Kay is so fed up with her controlling manager that she sneaks off the tour bus after their latest squabble. Though exhilarated to be free, she finds herself stranded in the freezing cold of a Pennsylvania winter, with no money and no plan. A local family, the Lapps, take her in. They know the true meaning of the season, even if they’re close to losing their dairy farm. No one in the family recognizes Adelaide except Dillon, the oldest son. He figures she’s the ticket to fast cash and plots to snap photos of Adelaide around the farm and sell them to the tabs. What he doesn’t plan, however, is their mutual attraction. As they get to know each other, Dillon has two realizations: profiteering from invading Adelaide’s privacy is wrong and his uptight girlfriend is not the one for him. When Adelaide performs a song, which Dillon’s kid sister wrote, a lot of money is earned which aids the Lapps and other strapped farmers.

Cast: Kevin McGarry, Becca Tobin

“Christmas for Joy”
Joy may be down-on-her-luck but her humanity is intact. She jumps to the aid of a stranger, rescuing the woman from a terrible accident. The woman who nearly died is quite successful and learns a great lesson from her accident: Helping others is the key to true success and could be the path to finding true love as well.

“Christmas Shuttle”
It’s not easy being Henry, the only child of divorced parents. Every Christmas, he’s flown cross-country to be with his dad. Because he’s 8, a flight attendant looks after him from gate-to-gate. Henry instantly takes to the engaging Megan, who wears a Santa hat while helping him write a letter to the jolly guy. Megan promises to mail it to the North Pole, but slips the note to Henry’s dad. Henry has already decided Megan and his dad would be a great couple. And with all the sophistication of a little boy, he tries setting them up. It turns out that Megan has no plans for Christmas dinner. Naturally, Henry invites her over, giving the adults a chance to see that they are perfect for each other.

“Good Sam”
As an L.A. news reporter, Kate has spent years covering people’s worst actions, often on their victims’ worst days. She’s finally assigned to a story focusing on a wonderful act of generosity. An anonymous good Samaritan, dubbed Good Sam, has left $100,000 in cash on the front porches of 10 people. Kate tracks down Good Sam and her exclusive interview with him thrusts her into the national spotlight. Those years of having to dig for the truth have made Kate attuned to when people are lying and she suspects the man laying claim to the credit is not who he says he is. Searching for answers, Kate unravels the unexpected reason behind the mysterious cash gifts and the true identity of Good Sam becomes the biggest surprise story of her career, upending her personal and professional life.

“Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Miracle”
Megan spent one unforgettable summer with a boy when they were teens and she’s never forgotten his magical definition of love. Now a high-powered attorney in New York and the single mother, her young son unexpectedly connects them again but it’s not until Christmas when Maggie finally gets the miracle – the love – she’s longed for.

“Sugar and Spice”
Ginger may have had her hopes for a Christmas engagement dashed, but her hopes of resurrecting her pastry chef career pays off when she makes it into the finals of the American Gingerbread Competition. When a broken oven nearly derails her entry, help arrives from unlikely source: local pizzeria owner Bobby, who happens to be Kylie’s high school sweetheart. As the pair collaborate their romance is rekindled – but will creative differences and an ex determined to win her back threaten her chances of winning the grand prize, and her true love?

Details HERE!!!

The Santa Files

(Discovered April 4, 2017)

Via providencejournal.com: "Ed Asner, ("The Christmas Card") best known for his work on "Lou Grant" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," is starring in a movie being made in Rhode Island.

Asner plays the title character in "The Santa Files," a Christmas-themed movie about a young boy, played by Jack Brunalt, and his friends who are determined to prove Santa is real.

The movie is being made by Rhode Island director Tom DeNucci and his production company Woodhaven Media. It also features actors Patrick Muldoon and Brooke Langton, along with pro wrestlers Tommy Dreamer, Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis


(Discovered April 7, 2017)

During the airing of "The Christmas Card" (The Winner of the Meow Madness Christmas Movie Bracket!) on the Hallmark Channel, Friday April 7, 2017 - Hallmark aired promos for this upcoming Christmas Season! Here are the dates they announced...

For Christmas in July...

Gold Crown Christmas on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel begins Friday, June 30, 2017!

Christmas Keepsake on the Hallmark Channel begins Friday, July 7, 2017!

For the Christmas Season...

Countdown to Christmas on the Hallmark Channel and The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas
on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel both begin Friday, October 27, 2017!

The Spruces and the Pines

(Discovered April 11, 2017)

Details excerpted via article on lowellsun.com: ""The Spruces and the Pines" is an independent holiday film - the movie includes two Christmas tree farms and a small-town downtown.

The independent filmmakers, who live in Massachusetts, will be shooting completely on location with no sets.

The Christmas love story involves the daughter of one Christmas tree farm owner and the nephew of another, said Director John Stimpson. Think Romeo and Juliet. They have to figure out how to get their families on board and how to continue to run the farms.

Lead actors Jonna Walsh and Nick Ballard have both been in studio movies and on television.

The company came together in March, films in April and will have the film ready to sell in June. It will be out in December.

Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/local/ci_30914032/ayer-townsend-ready-movie-close-up#ixzz4e5BcCAkT

(Thank you, Tonja, for sharing this movie project)

Miss Me This Christmas and You Can’t Fight Christmas

According to Deadline.com: "The film centers on Regina (Erica Ash) and her estranged husband Franklin, music industry heavyweights who were married on Christmas Day and are facing a divorce on their anniversary unless they can be honest with each other and themselves. Redaric Willias, Eva Marcille, Allen Maldonado, Brely Evans and Richard Gant co-star. Erica Ash will also co-star in the film’s follow-up "You Can’t Fight Christmas" and record original songs for the romantic comedies."

Not sure, yet, where these will be seen, or if they will be family friendly. Stay tuned for further details.

(Thank you, Sleepy Kitty Paws, for the reminder on these movie projects)


Note: There are other Christmas movie titles that were mentioned on my "Beyond" page; such as "Joy to the World," "A Prince for Christmas," etc... if we learn they will become upcoming Christmas movies - I will be sure to add them here!

Also - if any of the MOVIE TITLES currently listed above end up NOT being Family Friendly when I learn new details - please know - I will remove that title from the list.

In the meantime, if you happen to hear of any new Christmas movies coming throughout the year (or next year!) please share in comments below and I will add them to the list - as soon as possible!!!

Let's keep Christmas in our Hearts all throughout the Year!!!
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