Actress AnnaLynne McCord Talks About her Movie, "The Christimas Parade"
Actress AnnaLynne McCord stops by Home & Family to talk about her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie “The Christmas Parade” which airs on the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, December 13th. AnnaLynne opens up about Christmas and the special present she gave to her mom.

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Dean and Roger Cain Stop By Home & Family
Actor Dean Cain and his brother Roger talk about the holidays and their childhood days in Malibu, California. Dean and Roger share adorable photos from their childhood which include Emilio Esteves, Charlie Sheen and Sean Penn. Roger even recalls a funny story of the time he was rescued by Martin Sheen. Cristina shows the audience a clip from the movie, “Buzzard” which is one of the Cain brothers very first films.

DSB Perform a Journey Classic
Roger Cain is the guitarist for a Journey tribute band and he introduces the rest of the band to Home & Family. The band is made up by drummer Scotty Kormos, keyboardist Henry O’Neill, bassist Tony Love, and vocalist Juan del Castillo. The guys perform “Don’t Stop Believin’” and get the audience rocking.

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Valerie Gordon Makes the Perfect Fruitcake
Owner of ‘Valerie Confections’ Valerie Gordon shows how to cook the perfect gourmet fruitcake called the Fruitcake Blanc. She provides helpful tips on how to get that fruitcake to taste even better, including using raw, un-roasted nuts when making the flour.

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Paige Hemmis Shares Some Helpful Gift Ideas for Teachers
Lifestyle Design Expert Paige Hemmis is back with some helpful Christmas present ideas that kids can put together for their teachers this year. She suggests simple and inexpensive ideas like a Mani-Pedi Kit that includes lotions, nail brush, nail polish and nail clipper kit.

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Relationship Expert Rachel De Alto Has Advice for New Couples
Relationship expert Rachel De Alto shares the dos and don’ts for the holiday season. Rachel advises couples to be open with one another on what to expect when it comes to meeting each other’s family. And when it comes to gift giving, make sure yours has a personal meaning behind it so that your partner will be even more touched. Rachel also believes a person should always bring a gift when meeting their significant other’s family for the first time.

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Matt Rogers Shows How to Entertain Your Family for the Holidays
TV host and singer Matt Rogers shows Mark and Cristina different DIY ideas to keep your family entertained for the holidays. Matt shows you how to make a DIY Snowman Soup out of a delicious cup of hot chocolate and everybody’s favorite “Elf on a Shelf.” Matt also talks about a new app called “Santa Clause” which allows kids to record their holiday wish list. Matt also emphasizes the importance of communication during the holiday season

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Wal-Mart Gift Ideas
Mark and Cristina show off some great “Northpole” gift ideas available at Wal-Mart. These enchanted gifts are a fun way for your family to connect with Santa and Northpole. And make sure you catch Bailee Madison in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Northpole!”

Some of those ideas include:
Find Me, Santa!
Snowby the Polar Bear and Book: Snowby's New Friend

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Denise Caldwells Shows Off the Latest Teen Fashion
Style expert and contributing fashion editor at ’Seventeen Magazine’ Denise Caldwell brings with her a holiday fashion show for teens. Regardless of your size, Denise has the gear to give you the perfect look. And the best part, Denise shows how to keep your teens looking great without breaking the bank.

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Lifestyle Expert Ken Wingard Decorates the Mantle
Lifestyle expert Ken Wingard demonstrates how to make a DIY Ornament Garland for the mantle. Ken explains how easy it is to make and how festive it makes the home look. All the supplies can be found at your local art supply store.

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