Hallmark’s Holiday Movies of 2018 #7: A Veteran’s Christmas

Last year Hallmark gave us CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING, about a military widow who finds love with a wounded soldier. It was one of the highlights of the season, presenting a more serious story that addressed real-life issues faced by the members of the armed forces and those who love them. They make a welcome return to that theme this year with A VETERAN’S CHRISTMAS, although this time around the tone is much lighter and there’s a lot more of the usual holiday hijinks that we expect from these movies. The heroine of our story is Captain Grace Garland, played by previous Hallmark leading lady Eloise Mumford. Mumford hasn’t been in a Christmas movie for a couple of years, and it’s nice to see her back, as she’s one of those actresses you like on sight. Grace is a Marine returning to civilian life after two tours in Afghanistan, where she was…

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Hallmark’s Holiday Movies of 2018 #4: Christmas Joy

Yes, I know this one aired before several of the others I’ve already recapped. But I failed to record it. Twice. But better late than never, right? Like many a Hallmark movie, CHRISTMAS JOY is based on a book, in…

Hallmark’s Holiday Movies of 2018 #3: Marrying Father Christmas

The FATHER CHRISTMAS movies are some of Hallmark’s most popular, and the trilogy that began with FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS in 2016 and progressed last holiday season to ENGAGING FATHER CHRISTMAS comes to its inevitable conclusion with this year’s MARRYING FATHER…

Hallmark’s Holiday Movies of 2018 #2: Road to Christmas

Jessy Schram closed out Hallmark’s 2017 holiday movie season starring in ROYAL NEW YEAR’S EVE, where she played a fashion designer who captured the heart of Jeffrey, the Crown Prince of Wallingford. Sadly, that fairy tale apparently didn’t work out,…