Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Get Into the Holiday Spirit with These Hallmark Channel Original Movies Available to Own on DVD Now (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent screener copies from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Must See Holiday Movies!!!

Have you been watching the Hallmark Channel?  Starting Halloween night, they started airing Christmas movies each and every night.  Last night I ended up watching a couple movies, and found myself getting excited about the upcoming holiday season, thanks to these heartwarming films.  Who knows?  Maybe I will even put the Christmas tree up early this year, instead of waiting until Thanksgiving, so that we can enjoy the twinkling lights and ornaments a little longer. :-)

When it comes to pulling out the holiday decorations and getting your house all decked out, is there anything you like to do to get you in the holiday spirit? In addition to listening to holiday music, I love to watch Christmas movies, or at least having them playing in the background as I string the lights on the tree and put the ornaments on.  You can't help but smile as you stop to take a break and glimpse over at a happy moment of a holiday film.  :-)

Two new DVDs from Cinedigm that will be perfect for those who like to watch holiday movies while decorating, will love "The Christmas Ornament" and "A Very Merry Mix-Up".  These Hallmark Channel Original Movies released on DVD on October 14th and have already been watched by me and a few of my close friends and family, who also enjoy Christmas-themed movies.  

"Shop owner Alice Chapman (Alicia Witt) is nervous to meet her future in-laws at Christmas, especially because she is arriving ahead of her new fiancĂ©, Will Mitchum (Scott Gibson). Alice’s trip becomes more stressful when her luggage is lost and her phone is damaged, leaving her no way to find Will’s family! As fate would have it, she meets her future brother-in-law, Matt Mitchum (Mark Wiebe), at baggage claim and is happy to get a ride home with him. 

As Alice meets Matt’s doting family, mom Penny (Susan Hogan), dad Joe (Richard Fitzpatrick) and Grandpa Charles (Lawrence Dane), she falls in love with their festive holiday traditions and warm welcome to their home. And when unexpected romance comes calling as Christmas approaches, Alice must decide if her “Merry Mix-Up” will actually turn out to be her destiny."

"Newly widowed Kathy (Kellie Martin) plans to skip out on decking the halls and trimming the tree this Christmas, trying to avoid anything that will bring back memories of her late husband. The only Christmas tradition she will observe is baking cookies for her friends, a passion since she was a child. When Kathy meets handsome Christmas tree shop owner Tim (Cameron Mathison), their undeniable chemistry – along with an ornament Tim gives her that symbolizes hope – helps Kathy open up to the joys of the season again. With the support of her best friend Jenna (Jewel Staite), and the budding relationship with Tim, Kathy begins to embrace the hopeful message of the ornament.

Although Kathy wants to take a chance on Tim, she struggles to find the balance between preserving the memory of her husband and moving on with her own future. Is the Christmas ornament a sign that she can have a hopeful future?"

While I enjoyed both of these Hallmark Channel Original Movies, I have to say my favorite of the two was " The Christmas Ornament" as I am a fan of Kellie Martin, and love watching her in heartwarming movies likes these.  Stay tuned as I will be sharing more holiday movies for the whole family to enjoy, as well as ones that would be perfect for date night, girls' night in, or while wrapping gifts. 

Disclosure: I was sent screener copies from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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