Christmas in July, Countdown to Christmas, Hallmark Movies... In Real Life

Let It Snow…The Feast of Saint Thomas In Real Life

Let It Snow, starring Candace Cameron Bure as Stephanie Beck, is a staple from the 2013 Hallmark movie vault and is widely shown during the Countdown to Christmas. Maybe, like me, you watched it a few times this holiday season. For those who haven’t yet watched Let It Snow, here’s a quick summary: The movie… Continue reading Let It Snow…The Feast of Saint Thomas In Real Life

Christmas in July, Countdown to Christmas

Searching for My Perfect Hallmark Moment at My Neighborhood Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas is upon us this week and I continue to check items off my Best Christmas Ever To-Do List (see previous post here).  I got my real Christmas tree (see previous post here), and attended two neighborhood Christmas tree lightings in search of my perfect Hallmark moment. No offense to my neighborhood, but Winter’s Eve,… Continue reading Searching for My Perfect Hallmark Moment at My Neighborhood Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Love is Love… Going Off Script

The Hallmark Channel has always been my happy place. Its endless stream of movies with happy endings has been a retreat at the end of many hard days. Over the past several months, I’ve had a blast taking elements of Hallmark movies and living them out In Real Life. Still, ultimately, this blog is a… Continue reading Love is Love… Going Off Script

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You Can’t have a Hallmark Christmas without a Tree

In a Hallmark Christmas movie, characters tend to find their perfect tree on a festively decorated farm where they chop it down themselves and celebrate with hot chocolate topped with extra marshmallows. Christmas tree shopping in New York City is a bit different, but no less wonderful—and no less necessary. For me it’s not Christmas… Continue reading You Can’t have a Hallmark Christmas without a Tree

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Christmas Getaway… a Real Life Best Christmas Ever To-Do List

Let’s be honest: We all have our favorite Countdown to Christmas movies, the ones we will re-watch whenever they are on. Christmas Getaway is one of mine. I can never not watch it. Newly single Emery, played by Bridget Regan, is assigned an article about an old-fashioned American Christmas. Although she’s a travel writer, she… Continue reading Christmas Getaway… a Real Life Best Christmas Ever To-Do List

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Hallmark Abroad…Christmas in Rome

  As I reflect back on the year, it’s clear that Hallmark has spread its wings, and therefore, so have its fans—traveling abroad to France, Italy, and the Irish countryside through the dazzling locations of several beloved movies. Together we visited Paris with Jen Lilley and Dan Jeannotte as they participated in an international wine… Continue reading Hallmark Abroad…Christmas in Rome

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The Countdown to Christmas Bundle Game

Last week we celebrated the kickoff to the Countdown to Christmas with a Hallmark-inspired Christmas drinking game (see post here). This week you will learn about another game that speaks to fans’ love of Hallmark—one that popped on my radar immediately after I launched this blog. The Hallmark In Real Life blog launched on July… Continue reading The Countdown to Christmas Bundle Game

Countdown to Christmas

Kicking Off the Countdown to Christmas with the Hallmark Drinking Game

We have entered Hallmark fans’ favorite season, and I know I am not alone in my enthusiasm. Bring on The Countdown to Christmas…24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with 40 new movies! I have been racking my brain about how on earth I will manage to tackle 40 new Hallmark Christmas movies and… Continue reading Kicking Off the Countdown to Christmas with the Hallmark Drinking Game

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The Nine Lives of Christmas… A Real-Life Cat Café

The Nine Lives of Christmas has been saved on my DVR for four years and counting. It’s the movie that started it all, my thorough enjoyment of all things Hallmark . . . and I suspect I am not alone. So how does one appropriately honor the movie that started it all? How does one… Continue reading The Nine Lives of Christmas… A Real-Life Cat Café

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The Mistletoe Inn… in Real Life continued

I’d much prefer to do a real-life riff on Hallmark’s Winter Love Story, where two published authors travel together while promoting their books, as I have a preference for all Hallmark movies starring Jen Lilley, but that would require me to be a published author in real life, which I am not. So Hallmark in… Continue reading The Mistletoe Inn… in Real Life continued