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Why 'A Little Daytime Drama' May Be 2021's Best Hallmark Movie

If you believe that Hallmark movies are the bedrock of happy content, then you are undoubtedly aware of “A Little Daytime Drama.” The recently released gem stars Hallmark superstars/daytime favorites -- Jen Lilley and Ryan Paevey -- as estranged exes who are thrown back together again. As the title…

Why The Ending of 'Mystery 101: Deadly History' Has Fans Very Upset

Another installment of “Mystery 101” has come, gone, and left fans upset – very upset. This summer, fans were blessed with the seventh movie in the popular Hallmark Movies and Mysteries series. “Mystery 101: Deadly History” picked up with the cliffhanger ending that concluded the last movie. Ultima…

'When Calls The Heart' Season 8 Gets Hallmark Premiere Date

It has been a long wait for Hearties waiting to see another season of their beloved Hallmark drama, “When Calls the Heart.” While the cabler’s slate of incredible Holiday movies has undoubtedly helped take the sting out of the considerable interval, there is nothing like returning to Hope Valley. I…

How Was Pre-Duchess Meghan Markle As A Hallmark Movie Star?

Before she was royalty, Meghan Markle starred in Hallmark movies, and one of them was “Dater’s Handbook.” In it, Markle plays the eponymous “dater,” aka Cassandra/Cass. She is a professional in a relationship rut who finally realizes it is time to break-up with her dreadful boyfriend. With a little…

Must-See Movie Review: 'My Christmas Love' (2016)

If you believe that a strong friendship is at the core of an enduring romantic relationship, then “My Christmas Love” contains the love story for you. The road from platonic friendship to romance is not entirely easy for some to navigate. For this Hallmark movie, the journey proves to be an incredibly suspenseful and entertaining one.

Quick Hit Movie Reviews: Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas

When it comes to spreading Christmas cheer, no other network does a better job than the Hallmark Channel. Every year, Hallmark Channel broadcasts a wealth of new original Christmas movies that are guaranteed to put viewers in the Holiday spirit, spreading joy to all who watch them.

There is no more surefire way to get in the Christmas spirit then to sit down and enjoy Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas. In this special edition of the Quick Hit Movie Reviews, Eclectic Pop offers a condensed version of its reviews for last year’s new additions: “12 Gifts of Christmas”, “Christmas Detour” and “Tis the Season for Love”. Merry Christmas!

Movie Review: 'Tis the Season for Love' (2015)

Sarah Lancaster stars as a struggling actress hoping for her big break on Broadway when a trip to her hometown for Christmas opens the door to an alternative path in life. For Beth (Lancaster), returning home does not mean she immediately falls back into the arms of the one who got away (he’s already married and has a kid).

Movie Review: '12 Gifts of Christmas' (2015)

By and large, Hallmark Channel’s movies are known for their adorable sense of innocence and whimsical fun, and in the “12 Gifts of Christmas,” those themes are exquisitely brought to life. This smile-inducing installment in the ever-popular “Countdown to Christmas” franchise is a winner.

Movie Review: 'A Christmas Detour' (2015)

Candace Cameron Bure stars as an uptight writer, who is heading to spend Christmas with her fiancĂ© and meet her soon-to-be in-laws for the first time. Of course, things can never be that simple or we would not have a movie to watch. So that means Bure’s Paige finds her New York-bound plane ride thwarted by a blizzard.

Hallmark Channel's 'Countdown to Christmas' Must-Sees

“Let It Snow” (2013) Candace Cameron Bure stars in this sweet Hallmark charmer as Stephanie, a hard-nosed executive sent to examine her father’s latest investment property -- a family-owned ski lodge. He hopes to turn it into a destination ski resort. Through the course of the movie, Bure's Ste…

12 Christmas TV Movies Worth Watching

The promo art for the Hallmark Channel movie 'Help for the Holidays' starring Summer Glau

#12: Help for the Holidays (2012)

"Help for the Holidays" is a fantasy outing from Hallmark that hits all the right beats. Eva La Rue and Dan Gauthier play a couple that’s successful Christmas store has caused them to neglect their kids and the joy of Christmas.