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REVIEW: The Hallmark Sequel "Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up" Is as Silly as the First One

Emily and Jared are looking forward to celebrating the holidays together as a couple, and they prepare to work with their neighbors on Evergreen Lane to make this year's Christmas celebrations the best yet.  When a house on the block goes up for sale, the soon-to-be-neighbors are holiday royalty, but they are so competitive that they nearly ruin Christmas for everyone. Starring:   Lacey Chabert, Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ellen Travolta, Melissa Peterman, Seth Morris, and Jennifer Aspen Image:  Hallmark Media Haul Out the Holly:  Lit Up Has a Moral When the residents of Evergreen Lane learn that their new neighbors are the Jolly Johnsons--famous holiday reality stars--they are thrilled to welcome them to the block.  Everyone assumes the Johnsons will fit right in since they share their same affinity for elf culture. Emily, Jared, and the rest of the holiday crew quickly realize that the Johnsons aren't interested in joining in on the fun--they plan to take over. Image:  Tw

Hallmark's "Good Morning Christmas" Trivia QUIZ!!

Good Morning Christmas! Plot Summary Two quarreling television hosts feign civility during an assignment to report on a small town's Christmas celebrations, but something genuine starts to develop. Starring :  Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas Image:  Crown Media Sweeney & Blucas Are Great Together There is absolutely nothing new to see here in terms of plot and merrymaking.  There are town Christmas contests, a tree lighting, ugly sweaters, ice skating, gingerbread houses, and a sleigh ride. Brian (Blucas) has a girlfriend, and the deputy mayor, James, has his eye on Melissa, so "light jealousy" is also on the menu.  Despite the echoes of so many past movie elements, Sweeney and Blucas have enough chemistry together to make their distinguishable from all the rest. Blucas could have a career in broadcasting--he's a natural.   After working together on their daily show and never getting along, Brian decides to call it quits, leaving Melissa to search for a new co-ho

Hallmark's "The Christmas Contest" Trivia QUIZ!

The Christmas Contest Plot Summary Lara and Ben are exes who compete in a Christmas contest to win money for the charity of their choosing.  The city watches them battle to choose which is more important--victory or love. Starring:  Candace Cameron Bure, John Brotherton, and Barbara Niven Image:  Crown Media The Movie Is Based on a Book The Christmas Contest is based on the novel of the same name by Scarlet Wilson.  It has 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and reviewers say it is funny, engaging, heart-warming, and light. The spirit of the book matches the movie, but there are several differences.  The book's setting is Vermont, not Denver.  Lara and Ben are strangers, not exes.  Some of the contests are different, and the sponsor is a radio station, not a TV program. If you're a reader, you can find this seasonal romance here: Not One of Candace Cameron Bure's Best Candace Cameron Bure has a very loyal fan following.  Dubbed the Queen of Christmas , CCB's Hallmark movie

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