Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas 2020

If you have read some of my blogs, you know that I am a HUGE fan of the Hallmark Channel. Countdown to Christmas and Fall Harvest are my two favorite movie series on the channel…but let’s be real…they all are! I never miss a movie. I am so excited about this year’s holiday movies.

The biggest difference that everyone can notice this year is the diversity. I’ve never been prouder that Hallmarke is finally introducing an even more diverse group of actors and actresses to the line up. Don’t get me wrong, I love my staples such as Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Danica McKeller, Wes Brown, Victor Webster, Tyler Hynes and more but a newbie I have been enjoying is Chaley Rose. I’ve enjoyed both movies she has been in and even though I don’t think she has a Christmas movie this year, hopefully she gets a chance next year. So bring it on Hallmark! We have been ready for this.

Getting back to the Holiday movies though, I cannot wait to tally up the ones I enjoyed the most at the end of the season. I know they had a challenge getting us the 40 new movies for this season because of COVID, but they appear to have managed to pull it off.

In previous years, I saw every single one of the movies on the main Hallmark Channel and just a few on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. This year, though, they seem to have arranged the schedule so that the movies are perfectly timed so that we don’t have to make a decision as to which channel to watch. The new movie on the main channel starts at 8pm EST and the new movie on HMM starts at 10pm EST so that means there will be a LOT more movie watching for me this year.

Anyway, I am so excited for this years movies and can’t wait to see all of my favorites to make me have all of the holiday feelings! I’m still waiting waiting to meet some amazing guy by getting accidentally pummeled with a snowball! Hard to happen in GA, but a girl can dream, right? So, this year’s movies started on October 23, 2020. Happy Watching!

Til next time……

Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas 2016

As I do every year since it began, my television has not moved from The Hallmark Channel since the end of October.  I know the movies are cheesy and a little bit repetitive, but I love them.  I did not enjoy many of the movies that were done last year for Countdown to Christmas (the best movies from last year was actually from Fall Harvest), but this year  has many more that are giving me the warm and fuzzies.  My favorite, so far, has been December BrideA Dream of Christmas was pretty darn cute too. There is still a few more new ones to go, but I have been loving it….as usual.  One of these days, I’m going to do a list of my favorite movies from Countdown to Christmas in the last few years.  Are you watching?  What has been your favorite?

Talk to you soon….

Vikings’ Lagertha

Vikings' Lagertha

Viking’s won out on my Thursday night television dilemma. I was very impressed by Lagertha. So often in the movies, the women just take the crap they are handed. I was happy that she went her heart. She’s not willing to share her husband and I don’t blame her. Good for you!

I will be watching Scandal tonight, so I am hoping it is another premiere that will make me happy.

*photo courtesy of The History Channel’s website.

My Thursday Night TV Schedule Dilemma

I have a dilemma for my Thursday night television watching schedule.  For the last few years, I have watched Scandal at 10pm.  Well, we are finally getting a new episode after what feels like an almost two month break.  Here is the dilemma.  My new addiction, Vikings, starts their new season tomorrow at 10pm as well.  What to do, what to do? Yes, I will have to DVR one, but which one will I watch live?  I’m equally excited for both.

Writing about these two shows has invoked another crazy morality question for me.  Why don’t I have an issue with Fitz cheating on Mellie with Olivia, but I am completely upset with Ragnar cheating on Lagertha with Princess Aslaug?  I’m such a hypocritical television viewer.

Talk to you all soon….

Pirates and Vikings….Oh My!

A couple of blogs ago, I mentioned that I had really become a fan of the show, Black Sails, on STARZ which is about pirates.  I can’t believe that I only have three more episodes of this show to watch before the season ends and I have to wait a full year for the continuation.  Well, this past weekend, I found something new to watch in the interim.  As I was searching for something to watch while suffering from a nasty stomach virus, I came across Vikings on The History Channel.  I watched the entire ten episodes of the first season in one day!  I found this show just in time too as their new season starts this week!  Now, while Vikings doesn’t have the eye candy that Black Sails offers me in the glorious form of Captain Vane, I’m still enthralled by all that heathen behavior! Besides, Ragnar and Rollo are still pretty decent, just not up to Captain Vane’s stature…but I digress.

Now, I can say that I struggled more with some of the violent things that the Vikings did as opposed to the Pirates on Black Sails, and I’m trying to figure out why.  They are all murderers and rapists.  I assume that it is because Vikings is trying to remain true to their ways?  I mean after all, it is on The History Channel so they need to be more careful with accuracy, right?

Anyway, Vikings and Pirates were the main characters in many of the historical romance books that littered my youth, so I am enjoying them being on my television screen.  All that testosterone is invading my dreams!

Talk to you soon…..

Me, Hallmark Channel, and a Vaccuum

What a great weekend. It was beautiful outside in Georgia, but I really wouldn’t know. That’s what I heard. My weekend was filled with Christmas movies and cleaning. It was actually very relaxing. I got a lot of cleaning done (which was long overdue) while I watched the beginning days of Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas. I love this time of the year. It seems that most people are very excited for the good tidings even if they sometimes complain about commercialism, missing Thanksgiving, to early for holiday movies, blah, blah, blah. Most say it with a smile.

Me….I love it. I’m ready for the constant calls and discussions with family members. I’m excited to go shopping on Black Friday, even though I rarely make any purchases that day. I just enjoy being out there with all of the people. I can tell I’m loving it to, my skin seems brighter, my hair seems silkier and I feel HAPPY! My wish is that everyone can enjoy this time and appreciate it.