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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

Review: Hallmark's "A Fabled Holiday" Shares Storybook Christmas Magic

A Fabled Holiday Plot Summary   A woman and her childhood friend unexpectedly reunite in a familiar looking town full of Christmas spirit that restores its visitors during their times of deep turmoil. Starring:  Brooke D'Orsay and Ryan Paevey Image:  Hallmark Media A Fresh and Creative Tale A Fabled Holiday  in not your typical Hallmark romcom, so if you've grown bored with the humdrum and predictable plots that have been offered the past few years, you're in for a real treat. Talia's father dies when she's a young child, but not before he gives her the book he reads to her each year:  A Wunderbrook Christmas Story .  It's a captivating tale of a magical town that can only be found by people who've forgotten who they are and forgotten how to dream. As an adult, Talia finds herself giving up on her aspirations to be a writer.  She's a talented storyteller with a very active imagination, but her manuscripts keep getting rejected.   One day, Anderson, her

Hallmark's "Haul Out the Holly" Is Simultaneously Entertaining & Disappointing

Haul Out the Holly Plot Summary When a woman unexpectedly spends the holidays alone at her parents' house, their homeowner's association insists that she participates in its many Christmas festivities. Starring:  Lacey Chabert and Wes Brown Image:  Hallmark Media Fans' Response to  Haul Out the Holly is Divided A new Lacey Chabert movie each Christmas is always the season's icing on the sugar cookie.  Until recently, every Chabert romcom has been pure gold in terms of ratings and enjoyment.  For the first time in Chabert's Hallmark career, not everyone is raving about her latest movie.  One camp finds Haul Out the Holly  a sheer delight.  It's Chabert's first Hallmark comedy, and the emphasis is heavy on humor and light on romance.  Many love the change-up.  After years of the same recycled plot lines and cookie cutter tropes, fans are relieved to watch something new and fresh.  Life is too serious, so it's fun to laugh and be entertained. The other hal

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