Movies That Will Move You During the Lovingest Time of the Year

Check Inn to Christmas  
Tuesday, November 26
Hallmark Channel   

Sometimes I want to live “inside” a movie, like this one, where I’m a big time New York lawyer home for the holidays at the cozy mountain inn that my family owns. And even though my relatives are feuding with the owners of  the only other inn in town, I find myself falling for the son of that family. Oh my, who will win this Family Feud? 

The Christmas Club   
Wednesday, November 27
Hallmark Channel 

What could be better than taking a break during the Thanksgiving Eve hustle and bustle to watch a tale about caring, sharing, fate, magic and true love? And, corral your grandkids if they’re around because they should enjoy this gem, too!  Remember Elizabeth Mitchell from the hit TV show Lost? Wait till you see what she finds.

Christmas in Rome
Saturday, November 30 
Hallmark Channel 

It was love at first sight the first time I visited Rome as a young newlywed. So, it’s easy to see why Angela, an adventurous single woman, would be so smitten with The Eternal CIty that she’d move there. I’m looking forward to watching what happens when Angela meets Oliver, an ambitious and culture-shocked businessman. WIll it be a night to remember?

A Christmas Love Story
Saturday, December 7
Hallmark Channel 

I’m entranced whenever I see petite Kristin Chenoweth’s supersized talent, even when she’s in a TV commercial. It will be such fun to wrap myself in a cozy cashmere throw, sip a yummy mug of cocoa, and let Kristin warm my heart as a youth choir director in an enchanting love story with a secret. 

Christmas at Dollywood 
Sunday, December 8
Hallmark Channel 

Darling Danica McKellar captured millions of hearts, mine included, as 12-year-old Winnie Cooper in the hit TV The Wonder Years. Three decades later, with a degree in mathematics, the talented, smart and beautiful Danica writes kids’ math books, advocates for education, and continues to act. Absolutely plan to see her after all these years playing a producer of the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival, where she meets Dolly Parton, one of her idols in real life. What’s more, this single mom meets 

Time for You to Come Home for Christmas 
Sunday, December 8
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

I know a movie is going to have heart and soul when gifted country star Blake Shelton is the producer. The sequel to Blake’s hit last year, this is the tender story of recently widowed Katherine and her Christmas journey home to Virginia with her son. The train ride takes her to a place she never dreamed possible as she tries to move on after losing her husband. 

A Family Christmas Gift 
Sunday, December 22
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

I know I’ll miss my aunt when I watch Amber (played by Holly Robinson Peete) spend the holidays with her Aunt Dora (sensational Patti Labelle) and help plan a fundraising Christmas concert. Add a new love in Amber’s life (Don Johnstone), and make sure a fresh box of tissues is nearby. Love does conquer all.


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