[09/24/13 - 06:10 AM]
Hallmark Movie Channel Inaugurates "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" the Network's First-Ever Holiday Programming Slate
Highlights include "Christmas With Tucker," starring James Brolin and Josie Bissett.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]


"The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" Features The Network's First-Ever Original Holiday Movie "Christmas with Tucker" And Five Christmas Classics

Hallmark Movie Channel will begin its own holiday celebration this year with "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas," a unique holiday programming slate featuring its first-ever original holiday movie, "Christmas With Tucker" and a collection of holiday viewer favorites. "Christmas With Tucker" stars Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) winner James Brolin and Josie Bissett in a heartfelt family film about a young boy who forms a special bond with his neighbor's dog Tucker and learns the importance of responsibility, friends, family and love. Additionally, Hallmark Movie Channel will gift its viewers with five favorite Christmas classics including, "Holiday Affair," "Christmas in Connecticut," "It Happened on 5th Avenue," "The Bishop's Wife" and "Babes in Toyland."

"The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" begins Monday, November 11.

'Christmas With Tucker'
Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere
Monday, November 25 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C)
Starring: James Brolin, Gage Munroe, Josie Bissett, Barbara Gordon, Helen Colliander
In the months following his father's death, a 13-year-old boy forms a special bond with a neighbor's dog named Tucker, and learns to be a man by helping his grandparents and farmland community through a series of dangerous winter storms nearing Christmas. However, the upcoming Christmas promises to be one to remember, as the young boy learns first-hand the importance of responsibility, the faithfulness of friends and the power of love. To access the "Christmas With Tucker" release, please go to www.crownmediapress.com

'Holiday Affair'
Hallmark Movie Channel World Premiere
Thursday, November 14 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C)
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Cory
Romantic complications develop just before Christmas, when department store clerk Steve Mason meets big spending customer Connie Ennis, who is really a commercial spy. When Steve unmasks Connie as a spy, he decides to let her go, which gets him fired. The two later end up on a date, which doesn't sit well with Connie's boyfriend, Carl, but delights her son Timmy, who doesn't want Carl for a step-dad.

'It Happened on 5th Avenue'
Hallmark Movie Channel World Premiere
Thursday, November 21 (8:30p.m. ET/PT, 7:30C)
Starring: Gale Storm, Victor Moore, Ann Harding
Aloyisius T. McKeever, a homeless man in New York City, makes his home in a boarded-up Fifth Avenue mansion, using the back door, while its owner, multi-millionaire Michael J. O'Connor winters in the South. McKeever winds up taking in homeless ex-G.I. Jim Bullock, who has been evicted from an apartment building O'Connor is tearing down for a new skyscraper and runaway 18-year-old Trudy "Smith" who, unknown to him, is O'Connor's daughter. Soon Jim invites war buddies Whitey, Hank and their families to share the vast mansion while they seek homes of their own, but romance gets complicated when Trudy falls for Jim.

'Christmas in Connecticut'
Hallmark Movie Channel World Premiere
Thursday, November 28 (8:30p.m. ET/PT, 7:30C)
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet
Comedy ensues when a very single food-writer in Manhattan poses as a country wife and mother in her column to her readers and boss. When her magazine editor decides that she should host a returning war veteran at her country house over the Christmas holidays, problems arise as to where to get a husband, family and country house quickly!

'The Bishop's Wife'
Hallmark Movie Channel World Premiere
Thursday, December 5 (8:30p.m. ET/PT, 7:30C)
Starring: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven
Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. In the meantime, he is losing sight of his wife and family and why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley helps everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections.

'Babes in Toyland'
Hallmark Movie Channel World Premiere
Thursday, December 12 (8:30p.m. ET/PT, 7:30C)
Starring: Annette Funicello, Tommy Sands, Ray Bolger, Ed Wynn, Tommy Kirk
As Mary and Tom's wedding approaches, evil schemer Barnaby hatches a plot to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep in an effort to get her to marry him. Unfortunately for Barnaby, the two henchmen he ordered to kill Tom lose their nerve, kidnap him instead and sell him to a band of gypsies, where Tom is able to escape. When Mary discovers Tom is alive, she and the children of the village strike out to find him. But before they can get back to their village, they must make their way through a dark forest, help a toymaker in Toyland make enough toys for Christmas and defeat Barnaby.

  [september 2013]  


[10/24/16 - 02:45 PM]
"Frozen," Walt Disney Animation Studios' Blockbuster Film, Makes Its Network Broadcast Premiere on ABC This Holiday Season
Look for "The Making of Frozen: A Return to Arendelle" that same night, Sunday, December 11 on the Alphabet.

[10/24/16 - 02:19 PM]
Video: MTV's "Sweet/Vicious" First Look Promos!
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[10/24/16 - 01:21 PM]
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The special will premiere at 7/6c on TLC followed by an encore presentation at 9/8c on Discovery Family Channel.

[10/24/16 - 01:20 PM]
Louis C.K., Ryan Reynolds, Tracy Morgan and More Join the Guest List as TBS's "Conan" Heads to New York for a Week of Shows
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[10/24/16 - 12:38 PM]
Food Network Gets Festive for the Holidays with the Return of "Cake Wars: Christmas"
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[10/24/16 - 11:21 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" 2016 Original Movie Premieres
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[10/24/16 - 11:15 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Unprecedented and Historic Global Release of "Before the Flood"
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[10/24/16 - 10:26 AM]
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[10/24/16 - 10:26 AM]
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[10/24/16 - 10:23 AM]
Video: Four New Promos for FX's New Drama Series "Taboo" Starring Tom Hardy
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[10/24/16 - 10:09 AM]
Video: Amazon Releases Retro 80s Commercial for "Red Oaks" Season 2
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[10/24/16 - 09:13 AM]
Amazon Original Series "The Grand Tour" Announces Studio Recording in Nashville, TN
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[10/24/16 - 08:54 AM]
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[10/24/16 - 08:43 AM]
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[10/24/16 - 07:55 AM]
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