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

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 Tahoe:" A Movie Quiz AND Train's "Shake Up Christmas" Song

Christmas in Tahoe Plot Summary To save her family hotel's Christmas variety show, talent booker Claire must ask her ex-boyfriend for help who is the lead guitarist of an A-list band that fired her as their manager years previously. Starring:   Laura Osnes, Kyle Selig, Pat Monahan, and George Lopez Image:  Crown Media A Movie with Laura Osnes Is Always Good! Laura Osnes is beautiful, talented, and can create magic with any co-star, even when he looks young enough to be her little brother. Kyle Selig has the perfect hair for his role as the lead guitarist of the boy band, Wild Lynx, and in real life, he is a singer and dancer as well as an actor.  Both he and Osnes share a background in theatre, so from that perspective, they are well-matched.  Age wise, however, Selig is seven years younger (age 29), and with his boyishly good looks, Claire looks like she's robbing the cradle in this movie. One thing's for sure, the boy knows how to land a kiss, and in Christmas in Tahoe ,

Hallmark's "Christmas CEO" Movie QUIZ!

Christmas CEO Plot Summary A small toy company CEO gets an unexpected opportunity to merge with a mega toy company, but she needs her ex-business partner to sign off for the deal to go through.  After spending a few weeks together, they rediscover how well their strengths complement each other. Starring:   Marisol Nichols and Paul Greene Image:  Crown Media Two Different Business Philosophies From the time they were kids, Chris Winnacker (Marisol Nichols) and Joe Sullivan (Paul Greene) knew they wanted their own toy business.  They started by making their own toys and selling them from the front lawn.  As adults, they realized their dream and built a toy company together--CJ's Toys--but when they fell out of sync with each other, Joe left.  The two of them couldn't reconcile their different business philosophies.             For Joe, making toys is about designing something open-ended that kids can find endless enjoyment from as they find new ways to play with the same toy.  C

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