Wednesday, November 21, 2018

I LOVE Christmas Movies! #bookgiveaway


By: Jaymie Leighton MΓΌller
From: Breaking the Mould
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries #8
By: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries

I've always been a sap for Christmas, and now I'm married to a Christmas tree farmer... and we're going to be opening a holiday store, which means I will get to revel in Christmas all year long.

I hope that ends up being a good thing.

This time of year I really enjoy the Hallmark (and Hallmark type) Christmas made-for-TV movies. Some are better than others, and some are atrocious. The worst are the ones filmed in California using sprayed on snow, when you can see the green leaves under the snow. And the light is wrong; I don't know if people who don't get snow know it, but the light is different when there is real snow on the ground, and in the air. Sometimes in those movies I can tell that it is about 80 degrees in the scene.

They can be cheesy. I mean, they almost always star Candace Cameron-Bure or (my favorite) Lacey Chabert. There is a drinking game around that requires you to chug for a character with a Christmas tie-in name (like Holly or Kris), snowball fight (chug!), or a damsel who falls into the hunky star's arms (chug and chug!)

But... I still like them! I like to sit with my girlfriends with a glass of wine and point out the cheesiest moments. So, my top five in reverse order, are:

5 - A Very Merry Mix-up - 2013 - Meeting the new in-laws to be is always tough, but...?
4 - Journey Back to Christmas - 2016 - Time travel and Christmas; who can resist?
3 -The Mistletoe Promise - 2016 - Not sure why I like this one, but I do!
2 - The Spirit of Christmas - 2015 - Who can resist a hunky ghost and a haunted inn?
And Number One...
1 - Snowglobe - 2007(with Christina Milian! GREAT singer!) Ever wanted to live in a snowglobe? Maybe it's not all it's cracked up to be... but SUCH a fun movie!

However... I may just have a new favorite!! This year Netflix has entered the Christmas movie fray with a sweet entry, The Holiday Calendar. It has an enchanted Advent calendar, and the lead actress, Kat Graham, is charming! I LOVED this... you should definitely check it out if you have Netflix.

So... do you like these Hallmark (and other channels now) holiday movies?? Do you have a favorite?

Tell me, so I can look them up!

~::~

Season's Readings Giveaway



Happy HO-HO-Holidays, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful season, and to help I'd love to give you a gift. 

Comment here for a chance to win! Do you like the Hallmark type Christmas movies? If you do, tell me what ones so I can look them up!

Prize will be:


Paper copy of Breaking the Mould!

OR

Audio Copy of No Grater Danger

YOUR CHOICE

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50 comments:

  1. I do watch some of the movies on Hallmark channel but I like all of them so I can't give a favorite. Th ask you for the giveaway,
    patti.s@comcast.net

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  2. I don't get the Hallmark channel, which I am forever sad about! I do watch the Christmas movies on Netflix and I love them all! I know they may be cheesy, yet we all need to know their is hope for love and our life to work out for the best!
    Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  3. I will watch some of the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies. My favorite Christmas movie is actually Dickens Christmas Carol and I have several versions of it on DVD. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  4. I love watching Hallmark movies. I haven't watched any yet. But I do have several recorded. My favorite is Christmas Comes to Evergreen. I'm not sure which ones are already recorded, but I know I have Christmas Joy and Dear Santa.

    kvmatlock at gmail dot com

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  5. I don’t watch the Hallmark movies. I’m just not that into holiday movies.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  6. I love the Hallmark Christmas movies and my favorite so far this year is It's Christmas Eve and Christmas at Graceland. Lisamil46@gmail.com

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  7. I don't have cable, so I usually don't get to watch these. I do want to see The Christmas Prince sequel on Netflix, though. mcastor07 ( at) gmail (dot) com.

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  8. I am old fashioned so I enjoy the old movies. Miracle on 34th Street is my favorite. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. The movies which I watch are from another era, the one in which I grew up. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Love the hallmark movies. I did enjoy Christmas at Graceland. I favorite is not a hallmark movie. If is White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kate. Rainonlois@aol.com

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  11. I could watch Hallmark Christmas movies any time of the year. It's hard to come up with a favorite one but Danica McKellar is one of my fave actresses (Candace is a given lol, we watch everything she's in! Lori Loughlin as well and we do like Lacey) and I just love Coming Home for Christmas--it was on last year but it's out on DVD this year. I also liked the one where Danica played the governess to a rich guy's spoiled little girl who turned out not to be such a brat after all--it had a good snowball fight in it, the butler was cool. I'm terrible with names of these movies lol. Thanks for the entry! barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Love Hallmark movies and mostly reserved at the library, because I am not subscribed to the channel. My all-time favorite is It's a Wonderful Life. My address is : vboudreau57@gmail.com.

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  13. I love the movie The Christmas Card & also Trading Christmas. Thanks for your great generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  14. I love A Very Country Christmas by Karen Rose Smith,Christmas in Evergreen, Engaging Father Christmas and Marrying Father Christmas

    Becky Prazak
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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  15. I do watch some Hallmark movies. My favorite is The Christmas Card.
    Debby
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  16. I love them too. I love, "the spirit of Christmas" any and all versions of A Christmas Carol..but I always have to watch " the Christmas Card ". That is one you really need to see. rosep at bayland.net

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  17. I love the Hallmark Christmas movies. On the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel, I like Dashing Through the Snow, and on the Hallmak Channel I like Christmas at Holly Lodge. One of my very favorite Christmas movies is Eloise at Christmastime -- it's wonderful! Celia bobandcelia(at)sbcglobal(dot)com ~

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  18. I don't get The Hallmark channel, so I watch the old standbys like, It's A Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, The Christmas Story and The Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I really haven't experienced the Hallmark Channel and all their offerings.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  20. We don’t get that channel but I love It’s A Wonderful Life. JL_Minter at Hotmail dot com.

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  21. We don't get the Hallmark channel, but I just might check out the one on Netflix you recommended. I find a lot of the holiday offerings a little cheesy for my taste, but that's usually because by the time they start to show up on every channel and every network, my inner Grinch is in full force. Speaking of.....the original Grinch animated short film I have to watch every year. I also REALLY love the Jim Carey Grinch movie and usually watch it each year. (Own it on DVD)
    I would love a chance to win a book.
    gnluciow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I am actually watching that on Netflix. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I have seen some of the Christmas Hallmark movies, but I don't have a favorite.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  24. we cant get hallmark channel in our area, without paying big bucks. I watch some on netflix.Thanks for the chance, jcook22@yahoo.com

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  25. I don't watch hallmark channel, but my husband does, likes them all
    greeneyes2755(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I enjoy many of the Hallmark Christmas movies but the Good Witch one is probably my favorite.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  27. I'm not a huge fan of the Hallmark Channel style movies, but I do catch one or part of one every so often. I don't have a favorite.
    Jana Leah - turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Christmas Joy I enjoy hallmark Christmas movies.Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  29. I do like the Hallmark Christmas movies. Some of my favorites are A Dog Named Christmas, Christmas with Holly, A Christmas Detour, Journey Back To Christmas. Lou817bee@neo.rr.com

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  34. I wait all year for rhe 24/7 cycle of Xmas movies on Hallmark, along with the special treat of movies during "Xmas in July". Soooo much better than the depressing news on cable these days drpeace55@gmail.com

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  35. I watch some hallmark movies. The family favorite is A Christmas Story though. Love all your books...make them into a movie! Thanks, Robin
    robinrussow@gmail.com

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  36. I enjoy watching Hallmark Movies throughout the year. It's a nice escape for all the negativity. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  37. I used to love the Hallmark channel Christmas movies but had to cancel cable due to finances. As much as I miss it, my absolute favorites are the old standards. Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, Holiday Inn, etc.

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  38. I watch some of the Hallmark holiday movies. But mostly I prefer ones like the Grinch movies, The Holiday, Comfort and Joy (Yay for Nancy McKeon!) and even the specials like Rudolph, Frosty, The Year Without a Santa Claus, etc. Thanks for the chance to win.
    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  39. I have watched a few Hallmark movies over the years. No favorite yet.

    Mary P

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  40. I try to watch all Hallmark Channel movies, only stating December 1st, and all are my favorites! Thank you for the opportunity in this giveaway.
    teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  41. I haven't watched any Hallmark Christmas movies. There is a new one on Netflix called The Christmas Chronicles that looks fun. Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas (a little early). aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I enjoy the Hallmark Christmas Movies but don't have a particular favorite.
    DOWARD WILSON
    doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I do like to watch Christmas movies and am excited about watching The Holiday Calendar with my daughter.
    Wendy
    clarksrfun@gmail.com

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  44. I've never actually watched one so I don't know if I would like them or not. Amy :-) Donah42 at aol dot com

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  45. I love Hallmark type movies! We watch tons of them whether on Hallmark channel or any of the other channels that show the holiday movies. Like the silly, fun one, but really love the ones that evoke emotion, make me cry or think about the message in the movie. My absolute favorite all time movie has to be THE CHRISTMAS VISITOR. I think it's because our daughter, our only child, died in a car accident when she was 17. This movie spoke volumes to me. How precious would it be if you could have just that one time to see and talk to them again! It's an older movie and being more emotional has been pulled off the regular Hallmark channel now. It's shown on some of the other channels each year but not always one we get. Therefore we had to buy it. Now we watch it every year a few times. <3

    Thank you for the wonderful chance to win a print copy of "Breaking the Mould" (which would be my choice if I were fortunate enough to win)! Can't wait for the opportunity to read this wonderful sounding book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  46. It's been years since I had the Hallmark channel. I have watched them just don't remember which ones!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  47. It's been years since I had the Hallmark channel. I have watched them just don't remember which ones!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  48. Yes, I like them. Catbooks72@gmail.com

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  49. Thank you all so very much for your comments! A winner has been chosen and notified by email. But watch for my next day, December 21st... Season's Readings will be over, but I'll be doing another big pre-Christmas giveaway!!

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  50. Do you like cars and solarmovie Ever wonder what the best car movies of all time are?

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