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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

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

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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

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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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