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Hallmark Movies 2011

Last Updated on Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Dave!Here's a checklist of all the Hallmark original romance movies from 2011 along with my comments on those I've seen.

Special movies of note are marked Favorite, Good, Okay, and BAD.


   

Hallmark Channel Originals 2011

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Perfectly Prudence (Jane Seymour, Joe Lando and Katie Flynn • January 8, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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✓ BAD Backyard Wedding (Alicia Witt • January 22, 2011)
Far, far from the lighthearted romance fare that Hallmark would eventually make famous, this is a boring slog of a film that has few, if any, redeeming qualities. I get that this was supposed to be a drama, but it's bad drama. In addition to Alicia Witt you get Ryan Bittle (Hallmark Casper Van Dien) and Teddy Sears (Hallmark Viggo Mortensen)... plus Frances Fisher, who was completely wasted in this.

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The Lost Valentine (Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White • January 30, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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A Valentine's Date (Your Love Never Fails) (Elisa Donovan and Brad Rowe • February 4, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Smooch (Kellie Martin, Kiernan Shipka and Simon Kassianides • February 5, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Accidentally in Love (Jennie Garth and Ethan Erickson • February 12, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Time after Time (Richard Thomas, Kaj-Erik Eriksen and Christine Chatelain • March 19, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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The Shunning (Danielle Panabaker and Sherry Stringfield • April 16, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Three Weeks, Three Kids (Anna Chlumsky • May 7, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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The Edge of the Garden (Rob Estes and Sarah Manninen • May 14, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Rock the House (Jack Coleman • June 18, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Keeping Up with the Randalls (Roma Downey, Kayla Ewell and Marion Ross • July 9, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Honeymoon for One (Nicollette Sheridan and Greg Wise • August 13, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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William & Catherine: A Royal Romance (Jane Alexander, Victor Garber and Jean Smart • ugust 27, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Love Begins (Wes Brown and Julie Mond • September 17, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Love's Everlasting Courage (Wes Brown and Julie Mond • October 1, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Oliver's Ghost (Rhea Perlman and Martin Mull • October 22, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Love's Christmas Journey (Wes Brown and Julie Mond • November 5, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Mistletoe Over Manhattan (Tricia Helfer and Greg Bryk • November 6, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Lucky Christmas (Elizabeth Berkley and Jason Gray-Stanford • November 12, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Cancel Christmas (Judd Nelson and Justin Landry • November 13, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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A Christmas Wedding Tail (ennie Garth, Brad Rowe and Tom Arnold • November 19, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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⊗ NO The Case for Christmas (Dean Cain and Rachel Blanchard • November 19, 2011)
Usually I don't give a crap about somebody's politics. I am easily able to separate an actor from their work, and do so all the time. Democrat? Republican? I'm neither, so I honestly don't care. But there's no way I'm supporting the career of somebody who is in bed with the toxic waste assholes at the Family Research Council like Dean Cain. Guess I'll have to be happy with watching all the Hallmark movies except the handful he appears in.

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A Christmas Wish (Kristy Swanson, Edward Herrmann and Tess Harper • November 20, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas (Faith Ford and Tom Cavanagh • November 26, 2011)
I sincerely hope that Debbie Macomber's books are good and it's just the Hallmark adaptations that are not-so-good, because I cringe whenever I see her name on anything. While not as kill-me-now-horrific as 2014's Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle, this one is still not a favorite. Corky Sherwood, a widowed school teacher, lives in South Woodbourne, Washington. Reverse-Flash, a Christmas-hating English professor, lives in Boston, Massachusetts. When SHE wants to go to Boston to be near her daughter for the holidays... and HE wants to get away to write a book. They go on a house-trading internet site and swap homes for the holidays. But, oh noes, Corky Sherwood's daughter is in Phoenix with her boyfriend, so now she's stuck in Boston for a week without her daughter. Meanwhile, Corky Sherwood's friend is flying to meet her at her house... which means her friend shows up while Reverse-Flash is there. Meanwhile, Corky Sherwood accidentally sets off the alarm at Reverse-Flash's house, so the police calls his brother, who then shows up. Which means Reverse-Flash + Corky Sherwood's friend... and Corky Sherwood + Reverse-Flash's brother... PLUS the daughter and her boyfriend... are all competing for story time. And that's just the first half-hour in. The rest of the movie is a slog to wade through as the characters get together, and I think I may have gone into a coma a couple times before it was over. Yes, there were some good moments, and Reverse-Flash turned in a good performance, but the rest of this disjointed mess was a snooze. P.S. THAT'S NOT SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT!

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✓ Good A Holiday Engagement (Bonnie Somerville and Jordan Bridges • November 27, 2011)
This one skates around being hysterically bad with the general concept and offensive predictability of it all, but is surprisingly entertaining just the same. Maybe it's the performances? Jordan Bridges deftly handles a thankless and absurd role with a charm and sympathetic take that totally works. Even if the story shouldn't. Girl is heading home for the holidays to introduce her fiancé to the family. Unfortunately she gets dumped and is horrified at the thought of her demanding mother (Shelley Long!) being disappointed in her. So she cooks up a scheme to find a fake fiancé to take home in exchange for tickets to Mexico she won on the radio. Out of work actor steps up to fill the bill. YOU DON'T THINK THEY FALL IN LOVE FOR REAL, DO YOU?!? There are many idiotic things to overlook as things progress, but they never bothered me to the point I wanted to stop acting.

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✓ BAD A Princess for Christmas (Katie McGrath and Sam Heughan • December 3, 2011)
Hallmark is never going to be compared to high art, but this is utter crap. Two bratty kids with dead parents in the care of their aunt find out that their grandfather is James Bond (Roger Moore version), and he's a Duke of Lichtenstein (or something like that). So off they go to visit him before he dies. Of course the aunt falls in love with a prince... yada yada yada. What makes this so gut-wrenchingly awful is the slapsticky crap that permeates the film. It's just so embarrassingly bad. On top of that, the acting is awful to extreme degrees, and the kids are a non-stop parade of annoyance. Avoid at all costs.

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Annie Claus Is Coming to Town (Maria Thayer and Sam Page • December 10, 2011)
Yet another "I'm new to earth and I don't know how to use a toilet or how a spoon works!" movie... but instead of an angel it's Santa Claus's daughter, Annie Claus. I guess there's a certain amount of charm to all this (mostly thanks to Sam Page), but I'd rather watch Elf for the hundredth time than sit through this sappy Christmas tale. Anyway... Annie finally gets to leave the North Pole so she can see if she can find true love, then she has to decide whether to go back to "the family business up North" or convince her boyfriend to move to Santa's workshop when he retires so one of them (both of them?) can take over the job. Alas there's an evil elf trying to get ahead by sabotaging romance so he can take over Santa's job... but I think we all know how that turns out. =yawn= Nothing new here... move along.

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✓ BAD The Christmas Pageant (Melissa Gilbert • December 11, 2011)
Oh how hilarious! Melissa Gilbert doesn't know how to work a hand mixer and stuff goes flying everywhere! LOL! ROTFL! LMFAO! Lord, what a worthless movie. If you're going to build your idiotic Hallmark flick around idiotic slapsticky crap, don't be surprised when everybody ends up looking like an idiot. — When Melissa Gilbert, a raging Broadway theater director gets fired from yet another job, her only choice is to take a gig directing a gag-inducing community Christmas pageant with an annoying cast of characters. But when her big break comes along, will she abandon the town to fulfill her dreams? No! Because everybody makes her feel like she's terrible for wanting a career over their silly mess of a play.

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Christmas Comes Home to Canaan (Billy Ray Cyrus and Gina Holden • December 17, 2011)
This completely unnecessary sequel to Christmas in Canaan sees Billy Ray Cyrus taking Bobber to Caleeforniuah to see about getting his spinal cord repaired so he can walk again ("Now he's got more screws in 'em than a John Deer tractor!"). This second time around we're jettisoning the race commentary for a love story where Billy Ray falls in love with Bobber's physical therapy doctor. It's the typical "I can't do it! I'll never walk again!" approach to a physical therapy movie, but with a Christmas bonus thrown in. I didn't exactly hate it, I just didn't understand why they felt the need to tack something so inconsequential to the relatively good original film. But if they hadn't made this, we wouldn't have been treated to Billy Ray delivering such classic lines as "Well dangflabbit, son, maybe I am just a hick!" Not required watching by any stretch of the imagination, but high entertainment value if you can't get enough Billy Ray Cyrus. And let's face it, can anybody? And for anybody who is gutted at the idea of Billy Ray not getting to play white savior for a second time... no worries. They manage to squeeze that in as well.

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Christmas Magic (Lindy Booth and Paul McGillion • December 18, 2011)
Not seen yet.

Hallmark Movie Channel Originals 2011

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A Crush on You (Brigid Brannagh and Sean Patrick Flannery • June 11, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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The Cabin (Lea Thompson and Steven Brand • July 30, 2011)
Not seen yet.

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Finding a Family (Kim Delaney and Jared Abrahamson • October 15, 2011)
Not seen yet.

   

   

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