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Hallmark's "Sweet Autumn" Best 2020 Fall Harvest Premiere

Starring:   Nikki DeLoach and Andrew Walker Released:   2020 Summary:   A woman decides to split her candy shop between her niece and a maple farmer, and after seeing letters that she left, they start to understand her reasoning. Image:  Hallmark Media Sweet Autumn  a Big Hit with Hallmark Fans Pairing Hallmark A-listers, like Nikki DeLoach and Andrew Walker, is guaranteed to result in a movie that will delight the fan base. This power couple delivered and brought Hallmarkies the best Fall Harvest movie for 2020. A close second is  Country at Heart ,  followed by  My Best Friend's Bouquet .   The other two Fall Harvest 2020 premieres,  Follow Me to Daisy Hills  and  Falling for Look Lodge  don't even earn honorable mentions.   Matchmaking From the Grave How fitting that Aunt Dee loved the special owl poem that read: A wise old owl lived in an oak, the more he saw the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Now wasn't he a wise old bird. Aunt Dee was a wise bi

Hallmark's "My Best Friend's Bouquet"--Chaley Rose, Superstitions, In-Laws, & Hopeless Romantics

Starring:  Chaley Rose and Nathan Witte Released:  2020 (Fall Harvest) Summary:  A hopeless romantic catches the bouquet at her friend's wedding, and she starts letting the bouquet toss convince her that an eligible bachelor is the one. Image:  Crown Media Who Is Chaley Rose? Chaley Rose is best known for her role as Zoey in the drama series Nashville.  Hallmark fans remember her from A Christmas Duet which premiered during the 2019 Christmas season where she wowed us with her musical talent.   Not only is Rose an accomplished singer and songwriter (too bad we didn't get to hear her perform any tracks in My   Best Friend's Bouquet ), but in high school, she was a cheerleader, gymnast, on the track team, and her school's first black homecoming queen.  What a woman! Rose expounds on her heritage--her mom is half black and half white, and her dad is one-quarter white and three-quarters black, despite his fair complexion.  Not only is she beautiful, but Rose's perfo

2020 Recap: Vote For Your Favorite "Season" of Hallmark Movies

Despite a year marred by a pandemic, Hallmark still managed to entertain fans with scores of original new movie premieres.   We'll take a walk down memory lane with a quick recap of each "season" of Hallmark, and then you will have a chance to vote on which season of 2020 was your favorite. We aren't including Christmas movies because their pure, unmatched awesomeness gives them an unfair advantage!  Don't worry though--you'll get a chance to vote on your favorite, new Christmas movie at year's end.   Not only are we reviewing the Hallmark movie year in pictures, but if you click on the hyperlinked movie titles, you can visit each blog post that includes fun stuff, like quizzes, polls, and more.  Winterfest Winter in Vail -- Lacey Chabert and Tyler Hynes-- Chelsea inherits a house in Vail. She meets Owen and gets a much needed break. Together, they put on Strudelfest to highlight the charm of Old Vail. Image:  Crown Media Love in Winterland -- Italia R

Hallmark's "Follow Your Heart" Provides an Interesting Look Into Amish Culture

Starring:  Galadriel Stineman and Kevin Joy Released:  2020 Summary:  A travel writer leaves her Amish ways behind her, but when she returns home to settle her father's affairs, she is tempted to return to her former lifestyle. Image:  Crown Media What Is There To Miss? When Kathy returns to her Arkansas Amish community, she receives an icy reception from everyone but her friend, Hazel, and her childhood friend, Isaac.  Her own sister, Miriam, makes it clear to Kathy that she is no longer welcome. Kathy is a successful writer who has traveled the world, and now she has the chance to be on TV with her boyfriend, Jack. Hmm...be famous on TV or live with no electricity or indoor plumbing?  Be free to roam in a car or airplane, or be confined to the nearby community with only a horse and buggy as a mode of travel?  I don't know about you, but boiling water to dump into an old wash tub sounds repellent in every way. Do you wonder how Kathy could even be remotely tempted to return to

Fall Harvest DVD Giveaway--All of My Heart Trilogy!

Would You Like a Chance to Win? We are celebrating Hallmark's Fall Harvest by giving away a fan favorite, the 3-movie DVD set of All of My Heart , including the original title movie , plus the later installments--  Inn Love  and The Wedding .  Remember, it was in the Fall that Brian and Jenny tied the knot.  Ah, love..... We all have our favorite Hallmark stars, and Lacey Chabert is definitely mine. Take a Quiz on the AOMH Trilogy If it's been a while since you've watched these great movies, visit the blog post below where you will find a brief plot summary for each, learn some fun facts, share trivia about the different houses used in the film, learn why this film resonates so well with Hallmark fans, and take a QUIZ on the trilogy. →→ Click HERE to visit the AOMH blog post. ←← How Do You Enter? This giveaway is a special treat for the faithful friends and fellow Hallmark fans within our Facebook group.  Don't worry if you're not a member--you are welcome to jo

Take the Movie Quiz on Hallmark's "Country at Heart," Listen to the Song They Perform, & Hear What Fans Are Saying

Starring:  Jessy Schram, Niall Matter, and Lucas Bryant Released:  2019 Summary:  A struggling country singer stumbles across a Nashville songwriter in need of some inspiration, so they decide to work together to write a song. Image:  Crown Media Needing a Hit is a Metaphor for Hallmark Hallmark set the bar high by providing its audience with hit movie after hit movie for many years--until recently.  The year 2020 started strong with Winterfest and Love Ever After, but by Spring Fling, Romance in the Air, and the beginning of Fall Harvest, many of the premieres left viewers disappointed.   Some might blame the downturn on COVID-19, but the timing also coincides with the departure of Bill Abbott as CEO of Crown Media, who left early 2020 after serving 11 years.  Once Abbott left, Hallmark hurt its brand by becoming too politically correct.  Grady Connor's (Matter) career depends on him writing a hit song, as much as Duke Sterling's career hinges on a hot, new release.  Their

Can You Ace This QUIZ On Hallmark's "Harvest Love?"

Starring:  Jen Lilley and Ryan Paevey Released:  2017 Summary:  When a widowed doctor visits her family's orchard in an effort to reconnect with her son, she soon finds herself getting closer to the farm's manager. Image:  Crown Media Juggling Kids And A Career Luna Gilson is a top surgeon at Seattle West Hospital, and she's up for the promotion of her life.  The nature of her work requires her to be on call 24/7 and spend countless hours at work, often sacrificing sleep to take care of her patients. The biggest drawback to Luna's success is missing so many important moments with her son, Andy.  Soccer games, school plays, the spelling bee--Andy no longer mentions them to her because he knows she'll be too busy to come.   Luna relies on a sitter and often returns home too late to have dinner with her son or tuck him in at night.   Does your heart break a little when you watch this?   Kids are young for such a short time--it's a season of your life you don'