"Our Christmas Love Song" Star Alicia Witt
Award-winning actress, singer and pianist Alicia Witt visits to talk about her 7th Hallmark Christmas movie, “Our Christmas Love Song.” Alicia feels it is an honor to be a part of the Hallmark Holiday movie tradition. In the movie she plays Melody, a country music singer, who has come home for Christmas to prove she is the author of her latest hit song. As she is looking for proof she also finds love.
“Our Christmas Love Song” premieres Sunday, November 24th at 9pm/8c on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Classic Green Bean Casserole
We wait all year long to eat a delicious Campbell's Green Bean Casserole during the Holidays. The nostalgic side dish, created over 60 years ago, has become a traditional staple for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
Cameron is in the kitchen whipping up a Classic Green Bean Casserole in celebration of this tradition and his new Hallmark Channel movie “The Christmas Club.” Cameron’s character in the movie, like many of us, associates this dish with nostalgic Christmas memories.
“The Christmas Club” premieres Wednesday, November 27th at 8pm/7c on Hallmark Channel.
Larissa is excited to announce that the North Shore Animal League America’s new center, Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, is now open. It has many floors of cage free rooms, including a Hallmark themed room.
Marissa Owens, from North Shore Animal League America, introduces brothers Nico and Nicky. They are 9-month-old beautiful, healthy tabby cats that hope to find a forever home together.
11-month-old chocolate lab Nike is an adorable dog looking for an active home.
"A Homecoming for the Holidays" Star Laura Osnes
Talented Tony award-winning singer and actress Laura Osnes visits and talks about her role in “A Homecoming for the Holidays.” She plays a rising country music star named Charlotte who has returned home after years away to celebrate Christmas and the return of her brother from Afghanistan.
“A Homecoming for the Holidays” premieres Saturday December 7th at 9pm/8c on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Jamie DeMent's Sweet Potato Biscuits
Jamie DeMent shows how to make the perfect farm house recipe - Sweet Potato Biscuits. It is her grandmother’s recipe which is featured in her cookbook “The Farmhouse Chef.”
Poinsettias are the official plant of the Christmas season and Shirley is showing us the latest types for our Holiday decorations. Believe it or not, there are over 100 varieties including Christmas, Thanksgiving and even Spring poinsettias.
Care Using Water
1. Cut a stem, remove the leaves and dip it in warm water for 5 seconds so that the latex sap flows.
2. Next, dip the stem in a vase with cold water mixed with flower food to cauterize it and stop the sap from flowing.
3. Add a stem of red berries for "instant Christmas" decor and place it wherever you want to introduce holiday cheer!
Care Using Flame
1. Cut a stem.
2. Run the bottom of the stem over a gentle flame for a few seconds.
3. Insert the stem into a floral water tube that I've covered with fabric and tie unto a gift package or use as a place setting.
Tips to keep in mind:
• Temps should be between 65-75 degrees. Never under 50 degrees!
• Bright room, no direct sunlight
• Water - keep the soil feeling slightly moist but never saturated.
• No drafts or heater vents.
Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Reveal – Yule Dog
Larissa reveals the Day 21 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Yule Dog. Larissa loves this adorable ornament as it reminds her of when her dog Muppet came into her life.
Roberta Pipito's Holiday Braciole
Roberta Pipito's Holiday Braciole is a hearty Italian dish that will wow your guests this Christmas. It consists of a thin piece of steak but the same dish can be made with veal, chicken or even fish.
DIY Holiday Care Packages
Tis the season of giving. Orly, Larissa and Shirley are showing how to create DIY Holiday Care Packages for teachers, animal shelters and loved ones in the hospital.
"Making It" Judge Dayna Isom Johnson
Dayna Isom Johnson is synonymous with DIY. She is an Etsy trend expert and Judge on the NBC show “Making It.” She talks about season 2 of “Making it,” featuring fellow judges Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. The show reflects the heart and soul that makers put into their crafts.
Weekly Adoption Roundup
Many animals, at this time of year especially, are looking for a forever home. Larissa continues her quest to save them all by reminding us of amazing cats and dogs available for adoption right now.
We all draw inspiration from Hallmark Movies. Lawrence shows us how to bring Hallmark Star Holiday Style to our own wardrobe with inspiration from the new movies “Holiday Hearts” and “Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays.”
LOOK #1: INSPIRED BY HALLMARK STAR ASHLEY WILLIAMS (HOLIDAY HEARTS)
• Alfani Malbec Faux Fur Cuff Poncho
• Inc Deep Black Sparkling Embellished Skinny Jeans
Looks Provided By: www.macys.com
LOOK #2: INSPIRED BY HALLMARK STAR KAITLIN DOUBLEDAY (CHRISTMAS AT GRACELAND: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS)
• Calvin Klein White Pleated V Neck Shell
• Inc Red Velvet Rich And Elegant Blazer
• Inc Real Red Lush Velvet Sleek Skinny Pant
Looks Provided By: www.macys.com
“Holiday Hearts” premieres Saturday November 23rd at 9pm/8c on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
“Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays” premieres Saturday, November 23rd at 8pm/7c on Hallmark Channel.