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

Countdown to Christmas, Fan Mail, Interviews, Uncategorized

Remember that time I hung out with Ruth Hill and met Paul Greene?

I got you there with that title right? Let’s just say these real life Hallmark adventures continue to surprise me. As I worked my way through my Christmas Getaway Best Christmas Ever To-Do List (see previous post here), things started out according to plan. I had success setting up a real Christmas tree (see previous… Continue reading Remember that time I hung out with Ruth Hill and met Paul Greene?

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

Countdown to Christmas

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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The Ladies of Hallmark Channels’ Bubbly Sesh Get Into the Holiday Spirit… At The Plaza

Full disclosure, when I began this Hallmark journey, in no way, shape, or form did I envision a hangout with the ladies of Hallmark Channels’ Bubbly Sesh podcast. However, we live in New York City, where the impossible is possible. As I mentioned last week in my post about the Bundle Game, Jacklyn Collier, a.k.a… Continue reading The Ladies of Hallmark Channels’ Bubbly Sesh Get Into the Holiday Spirit… At The Plaza

Fall Harvest, Seasonal Checklist

Savoring the Fall Season with Pumpkin Pie

As was reflected in my post about a Hallmark-inspired Fall Harvest To-Do list, autumn is upon us, and a staple on the fall Hallmark movie list is Pumpkin Pie Wars starring Julie Gonzalo and Rico Aragon. It’s definitely one of my tried-and-trues. Who doesn’t enjoy watching two attractive people fall in love over baking pumpkin… Continue reading Savoring the Fall Season with Pumpkin Pie

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Hey Hallmark, What About Halloween?

Each year as the Countdown to Christmas begins earlier and earlier, Halloween often gets overlooked. The only Hallmark movie that I can think of that embraces Halloween is October Kiss, where homemade costumes are crafted, Halloween decorations go up, and trick-or-treating happens. Although Hallmark is overlooking Halloween in favor of launching the 10th Anniversary of… Continue reading Hey Hallmark, What About Halloween?

Seasonal Checklist

Fall Harvest Checklist

Hallmark might cut two movies from its Fall Harvest premiere list and start its Countdown to Christmas before Halloween even happens, but on the actual calendar. . . it’s officially autumn. And in the spirit of changing leaves and snuggling sweaters, I am sharing my Hallmark-inspired Fall Harvest To-Do List so that you, too, can… Continue reading Fall Harvest Checklist

Hallmark Movies... In Real Life

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