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Hallmark's "A Maple Valley Christmas" Is Based on a Book

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A Maple Valley Christmas Plot Summary   A rancher has spent her whole life working the family farm with her mother and sister, but when a man arrives and disrupts her plans, she starts to question what she actually wants. Starring :  Peyton List and Andrew Walker Image:  Hallmark Media The Movie Is Based on a Book A Maple Valley Christmas is based on the 2018 novel by Jerry Todt, but the Hallmark flips the script.  In the book, Erica is the real estate agent tasked with convincing a maple syrup farmer to sell, but after spending time in the small town, she has to decide between love or becoming a partner in her firm. When Hallmark fans love a movie, they always ask Hallmark for a sequel.  It will be interesting to see if Hallmark produces one because Todt released a follow-up novel in 2020 called A Maple Valley Wedding , which is set one year later.  Erica is in love, she's come to faith in Jesus, but then her ex shows up and sends her on a downward spiral. Did you enjoy this m

Hallmark's "Christmas in Vienna" QUIZ & More!

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Starring:  Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott Released:  2020 Summary:  A concert violinist decides to travel to Vienna for a performance, and she finds the inspiration she felt she had been missing while also coming across a new love. Christmas in Vienna stars Sarah Drew & Brennan Elliott.  Image:  Crown Media Viewers Take A Virtual Trip To Vienna    Christmas in Vienna allowed viewers who were stuck at home and hesitant to travel during the middle of a pandemic to go to someplace extra special for the holidays. If you were impressed by Vienna's outdoor Christmas markets and festive lights and decorations, you might find it interesting that Hallmark had nothing to do with it!  The movie was filmed leading up to Christmas, so Vienna was already decked out, and it even snowed while they filmed the Ferris wheel scene.  The authenticity adds a greater depth to the movie. The architectural wonders of Vienna were stunning, including St. Stephen's Cathedral.  We received a mini hi

Take This QUIZ On Hallmark's "Five Star Christmas!"

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Starring:  Bethany Joy Lenz and Victor Webster Released:  2020 Summary:  A travel writer arrives at a family's bed and breakfast unexpectedly, so they all try and pretend to be guests to try and get a good review. Image:  Crown Media How Many Stars Would You Give This Movie? The premise of this movie is fun.  When patriarch, Ted Ralston, gets lonely, he decides to convert his sprawling family home into a bed-and-breakfast.  He waits until Christmas to spring this shocking change onto his family, who have all come home to celebrate.  If business doesn't take off, Ted will be in big financial trouble, so when the family realizes a bed-and-breakfast critic is their new guest, all but Lucy (Bethany Joy Lenz) pretend to be either guests or staff.  Their goal is to earn a five-star review to boost business. The family is convinced Beth Thompson is the travel writer, but it ends up being the handsome Jake Finley (Victor Webster).  Since Lucy has already revealed the big secret to Jak

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