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Hallmark Movies 2018

Last Updated on Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Dave!Here's a checklist of all the Hallmark original romance movies from 2018 along with my comments on those I've seen.

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


   

Hallmark Channel Originals 2018

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Love on the Slopes
(Winterfest • Katrina Bowden and Thomas Beaudoin • January 6, 2018)
Thomas Beaudoin is so ovary-scorching hot that even guys fall in love with him. So what's Hallmark going to do with all that hotness? Put him in an annoyingly stupid movie, unfortunately. A magazine writer accepts an assignment to write about extreme sports, but knows nothing about extreme sports, so she gloms onto Thomas Beaudoin, extreme photographer, to help her out. She's annoying as hell, but love inexplicably ensues. Right up to the idiotic "YOU BETRAYED ME!" moment that was weak enough to be laughable. Also featured is something so frickin' idiotic that I devoted an entire blog post to it.

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Frozen in Love
(Winterfest • Rachael Leigh Cook and Niall Matter • January 13, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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One Winter Weekend
(Winterfest • Taylor Cole and Jack Turner • January 20, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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⊗ NO Winter's Dream
(Winterfest • Kristy Swanson and Dean Cain • January 27, 2018)
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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✓ Okay My Secret Valentine
(Countdown to Valentine's Day • Lacey Chabert and Andrew W. Walker • February 3, 2018)
This has one has a concept so bizarre as to be laughable... it's a lo-fi version of You've Got Mail... but it actually does work, thanks to the two leads being charming as all get out. But, helpful hint to Lacy Chabert: If you want to know who the mystery tenant is who has been corresponding with you via a blackboard, JUST WAIT OUTSIDE THE HOUSE AND WATCH WHO GOES IN! It's not like you have to break into AOL and hack AOL Online.

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Very, Very Valentine
(Countdown to Valentine's Day • Danica McKellar and Cameron Mathison • February 10, 2018)
A shy florist and hopeless romantic named Helen (who hangs out at weddings after delivering their flowers) is convinced to go to a masquerade ball by her best friend, Henry. There she meets the man of her dreams, but has no idea who he is. Determined to find this perfect man again, she asks Henry to help her find him. As they search for her mystery man, Helen realizes that the perfect man might have been right in front of her all along. This one is pretty basic with an absurd second story about a Botanical Garden closing, but McKellar and Mathison are pretty good, so I was able to fight the urge to fall asleep.

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Cooking with Love
(Countdown to Valentine's Day • Ali Liebert and Brett Dalton • February 11, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Wedding March 3: Here Comes the Bride
(Josie Bissett and Jack Wagner • February 17, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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✓ Favorite Royal Hearts
(Cindy Busby, Andrew Cooper, and James Brolin • February 24, 2018)
Okay... 99% of the reason that I have marked this movie as a "favorite" is solely because James Brolin plays the rancher who inherits the throne of Merania (yet another fictional Hallmark country). He's glorious (he also directed the film). 1% is probably because of the ovary-scorching stable-boy who's pining after the new king's daughter (played by Andrew Cooper). And, oh yeah, Cindy Busby is gorgeous... the story is good... the locations are stunning... the acting is all on-point... and it was just a darn entertaining film, even if it has fewer surprises than it probably should have. A worthwhile use of your time if you're into this kind of thing.

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Love, Once and Always
(Amanda Schull and Peter Porte • March 10, 2018)
When a historian living in London receives notice that her aunt has died and left her a massive estate back in the USA, little does she know that half of the estate was left to the son of the estate caretaker... who just happens to also be a childhood boyfriend. She wants to preserve the estate, he wants to knock it down and build a golf course... how ever will they compromise? The answer won't surprise you. Nor will them falling in love. There's not a lot here, but at least they tried to come up with something slightly new. A pit they couldn't find a way to make it more exciting.

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The Sweetest Heart
(Spring Fever • Julie Gonzalo and Chris McNally • March 17, 2018)
Despite having one of my favorite Hallmark leads, Chris McNally, this was a tough one for me to get through. The red herring romance with an investment banker was a total bust, and the old boyfriend romance wasn't much better. Getting past the "SAVE MY CUPCAKE SHOP" trope that's been run into the ground numerous times already would take a lot more than what's happening here. Which means the movie ultimately failed for me, but not in a way that I hated it.

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Royal Matchmaker
(Spring Fever • Bethany Joy Lenz, Will Kemp, and Brittany Bristow • March 24, 2018)
The king of some fictional European country named Voldavia hires a matchmaker to be flown in from New York City to find a future queen for his son. CAN YOU GUESS WHAT HAPPENS?!? Not a terrible movie, but really doesn't have anything new to say in the whole "royal romance" genre. This is yet another "royal" Hallmark movie filmed at beautiful Peleș Castle in Romania (a place I've actually been to), which is always something special. The romance going on is kinda dull, and the leads were a weird match, but it wasn't exactly unwatchable.

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Home by Spring
(Spring Fever • Poppy Drayton, Steven R. McQueen, and Kix Brooks • March 31, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Once Upon a Prince
(Spring Fever • Megan Park and Jonathan Keltz • April 7, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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The Beach House
(Hallmark Hall of Fame • Andie MacDowell, Minka Kelly, Chad Michael Murray, and Makenzie Vega • April 28, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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✓ Okay Royally Ever After
(Fiona Gubelmann and Torrance Coombs • May 19, 2018)
I'm just going to get this over with: Torrance Coombs, the prince in this movie, has either the most gorgeous eyes I've ever seen... or the creepiest eyes I've ever seen. But anyway... this movie could have easily been "good" but gets knocked down to "okay" because once the girl finds out the guy is really a prince and flies back to his home country to meet the royal family... SHE ACTS stupid, STUPID, STUPID!!! She falls out of a damn car for crying out loud. And what's so inexplicable is that the movie just doesn't need it. Wasn't even remotely funny. Then of course her equally idiotic family flies in from New Jersey as a part of a plot to have the prince lose the throne. Once they get rid of that crap and just have her be sweet and intelligent and adaptive to the situation, everything gets so much better and we get the movie we should have gotten all along.

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Marrying Mr. Darcy
(June Weddings • Cindy Busby and Ryan Paevey • June 2, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells
(June Weddings • Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, and Mark Dacascos • June 9, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Love at First Dance
(June Weddings • Becca Tobin and Niall Matter • June 16, 2018)
Manhattan's most eligible bachelor is getting married! But he can't dance for his wedding's first dance as man and wife so he signs up with dance lessons with Hope, a woman he had a run-in with earlier. She thinks he's entitled and spoiled... but he's also wealthy, handsome, and charming, so of course she falls in love with him. And he starts falling for her. But what about his fiancé? Who cares about her? This is Hallmark and we don't do that. I liked the two leads but was kinda bored with everything else.

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Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New
(June Weddings • Jack Wagner, Josie Bissett, Andrew W. Walker, and Merritt Patterson • June 23, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Yes, I Do
(June Weddings • Jen Lilley, Marcus Rosner, and Jessica Lowndes • June 30, 2018)
This groan-inducing bucket of awful is not horrendous, but it's pretty close. Adorable flighty nut-case Jen Lilley is a chocolatier so lovable goofy that she keeps blowing off her wedding to a guy who inexplicably keeps giving her new chances. But third time might be a charm when she plans on marrying him yet again. Will she finally go through with it? Or will the guy's ex-girlfriend who happens to own a chocolate magazine steal him away with her lies? Or will this movie slide into idiocy so deep that you want to set your television on fire? Only Hallmark knows for sure! Well, and you, if you decide to watch long enough to find out.

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Love on Safari
(Summer Nights • Lacey Chabert and Jon Cor • July 28, 2018)
Like I would pass up a new Lacey Chabert movie! This one is a bit disturbing in that it's a not-so-thinly-veiled white savior story that didn't have much to say. Just think... for one damn minute... if Hallmark had any interest at all in making good use of actually going to Africa. But nope! More white people doing white shit in yet another "SAVE THE RANCH!" story which uses the native Black population as background scenery. Lame. But, it's also Hallmark, which means that's expected.

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A Summer to Remember
(Summer Nights • Catherine Bell and Cameron Mathison • August 4, 2018)
Catherine Bell, whom I obsess over, took a break from filming her Good Witch series to film this movie, which was almost a good use of her time. Filmed on location in Fiji, this is a beautiful production that makes very good use of one of my favorite places on earth. The story is straightforward and has no surprises but, given the Fiji local, it really didn't need them. Still, there are some cute moments thanks to Catherine Bell being Catherine Bell that are worth your valuable time.

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Love at Sea
(Summer Nights • Alexa PenaVega and Carlos • August 11, 2018)
Love at Sea AKA A 2-Hour Royal Caribbean "Harmony of the Seas" Commercial is another Hallmark movie starring the PenaVegas (the first was last year's Enchanted Christmas). They're both kinda over-the-top in their acting, so it's a little bit weird (they even put their baby in the movie). She's an event planner (groan) in charge of a culinary cruise who sticks to a schedule... he's a brand new cruise director who marches to the beat of his own drum and likes to shake things up. Some of his first words to her are literally "You need to be less rigid," so it's fairly obvious where we're sailing. Inevitable romance courtesy of the "OPPOSITES ATTRACT!" trope ensues because Alexis finds out that you can't schedule love! The story is a bit of a snooze and the twists are completely obvious... this is the equivalent of thumbing through a Royal Caribbean brochure with dopey romance sprinkled on top... and I felt it was pretty lame overall.

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Pearl in Paradise
(Summer Nights • Jill Wagner and Kristoffer Polaha • August 18, 2018)
Nothing quite like spending serious money on location shoots, then muck it all up with a boring-ass story like this Romancing the Stone wannabe. And don't get me started on the general idiocy of the details. When the camera lens ends up in the mud, there's all this concern about scratching the lens by cleaning it wrong. Except the lens had a clear lens filter over it, FOR PROTECTION AGAINST JUST THIS KIND OF THING, so all the drama that ensued was just stupid.

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Season for Love
(Summer Nights • Autumn Reeser and Marc Blucas • ugust 25, 2018)
Well, it's got Autumn Reeser in it, and that's something. High school sweethearts return to their home town to compete in a BBQ cook-off. He's a New York City celebrity chef. She's just been fired from her assistant chef job in San Francisco. Sparks fly in and out of the kitchen. It's disappointing how Autumn Reeser keeps getting stuck in these uninspired, tired stories. My guess is that Hallmark knows they've got a snoozer, so they put her in it specifically to make it better. Well, she does, but holy cow... can't she get a movie that's as good as she is for once? I think she's earned it.

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Wedding of Dreams
(Debbie Gibson, Robert Gant, and Pascale Hutton • September 8, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Love in Design
(Danica McKellar and Andrew W. Walker • September 15, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Truly, Madly, Sweetly
(Fall Harvest • Nikki DeLoach and Dylan Neal • September 22, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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All of My Heart: The Wedding
(Fall Harvest • Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, and Ed Asner • September 29, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Falling for You
(Fall Harvest • Taylor Cole and Tyler Hynes • October 6, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Under the Autumn Moon
(Fall Harvest • Lindy Booth and Wes Brown • October 13, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Love, of Course
(Fall Harvest • Kelly Rutherford, Cameron Mathison, Makenzie Vega, and Gabby Douglas • October 20, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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✓ Favorite Christmas at Pemberley Manor
(Countdown to Christmas • Jessica Lowndes and Michael Rady • October 27, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Christmas Joy
(Countdown to Christmas • Danielle Panabaker and Matt Long • November 3, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Road to Christmas
(Countdown to Christmas • Jessy Schram and Chad Michael Murray • November 4, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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It's Christmas, Eve
(Countdown to Christmas • LeAnn Rimes and Tyler Hynes • November 10, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Christmas in Love
(Countdown to Christmas • Brooke D'Orsay, Daniel Lissing, and Mary-Margaret Humes • November 11, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Christmas at Graceland
(Countdown to Christmas • Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown • November 17, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa
(Countdown to Christmas • Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin, Holly Robinson-Peete, Barbara Niven, Andrew Francis, and Ashley Williams • November 18, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Reunited at Christmas
(Countdown to Christmas • Nikki DeLoach and Mike Faiola • November 21, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Christmas at the Palace
(Countdown to Christmas • Merritt Patterson, Andrew Cooper, and Brittany Bristow • November 22, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe
(Countdown to Christmas • Lacey Chabert and Brendan Penny • November 23, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Christmas Everlasting
(Hallmark Hall of Fame)
(Countdown to Christmas • Tatyana Ali, Dondre T. Whitfield, Dennis Haysbert, and Patti LaBelle • November 24, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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A Shoe Addict's Christmas
(Countdown to Christmas • Candace Cameron-Bure, Luke Macfarlane, and Jean Smart • November 25, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Mingle All the Way
(Countdown to Christmas • Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty, and Lindsay Wagner • December 1, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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A Majestic Christmas
(Countdown to Christmas • Jerrika Hinton and Christian Vincent • December 2, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Homegrown Christmas
(Countdown to Christmas • Lori Loughlin and Victor Webster • December 8, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Welcome to Christmas
(Countdown to Christmas • Eric Mabius and Jennifer Finnigan • December 9, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Entertaining Christmas
(Countdown to Christmas • Jodie Sweetin and Brendan Fehr • December 15, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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A Gingerbread Romance
(Countdown to Christmas • Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Duane Henry, and Melissa Peterman • December 16, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Jingle Around the Clock
(Countdown to Christmas • Brooke Nevin and Michael Cassidy • December 22, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Christmas Made to Order
(Countdown to Christmas • Alexa PenaVega and Jonathan Bennett • December 23, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing
(Countdown to Christmas • Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, and Kavan Smith • December 25, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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A Midnight Kiss
(Countdown to Christmas • Adelaide Kane and Carlos PenaVega • December 29, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

Hallmark Murders & Mysteries Channel Originals 2018

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Marrying Father Christmas
(Miracles of Christmas • Erin Krakow, Niall Matter, and Wendie Malick • November 4, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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A Veteran's Christmas
(Miracles of Christmas • Eloise Mumford and Sean Faris • November 11, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Return to Christmas Creek
(Miracles of Christmas • Tori Anderson, Stephen Huszar, Steven Weber, and Kari Matchett • November 17, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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A Godwink Christmas
(Miracles of Christmas • Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell, and Kathie Lee Gifford • November 18, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Last Vermont Christmas
(Miracles of Christmas • Erin Cahill and Justin Bruening • November 19, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Hope at Christmas
(Miracles of Christmas • Scottie Thompson and Ryan Paevey • November 20, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane
(Miracles of Christmas • Alicia Witt and Colin Ferguson • November 24, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Christmas Wonderland
(Miracles of Christmas • Emily Osment, Ryan Rottman, and Kelly Hu • December 1, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Once Upon a Christmas Miracle
(Miracles of Christmas • Aimee Teegarden, Brett Dalton, Steve Bacic, and Lolita Davidovich • December 2, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Memories of Christmas
(Miracles of Christmas • Christina Milian and Mark Taylor • December 8, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas
(Miracles of Christmas • Megan Park and Josh Henderson • December 9, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Northern Lights of Christmas
(Miracles of Christmas • Ashley Williams and Corey Sevier • December 15, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Small Town Christmas
(Miracles of Christmas • Ashley Newbrough and Kristoffer Polaha • December 16, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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A Christmas for the Books
(Miracles of Christmas • Chelsea Kane and Drew Seeley • December 20, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Christmas at Grand Valley
(Miracles of Christmas • Danica McKellar, Brennan Elliott, and Dan Lauria • December 21, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

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Christmas Bells are Ringing
(Miracles of Christmas • Emilie Ullerup and Josh Kelly • December 22, 2018)
Haven't seen yet.

PixL Originals 2018

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✓ Good Secret Millionaire
(Siobhan Williams and Steve Lund • January 6, 2018
A woman protesting the destruction of a local park by a big developer has an accidental run-in with a guy whom she helps find a job at a food truck she works at. Little does she know, the guy is actually the millionaire son of the developer. Can their budding relationship survive such a deception? Steve Lund is absolutely flawless in these kind of movies, and really makes the whole thing worthwhile. The story, which nothing exceptional, is pretty good as well.

Netflix Originals 2018

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The Holiday Calendar
(Kat Graham and Quincy Brown • November 2, 2018
Coming Soon.

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The Princess Switch
(Vanessa Hudgens • November 16, 2018
Haven't seen yet.

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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
(Rose McIver and Ben Lamb • November 30, 2018
Haven't seen yet.

   

   

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