Ashley Newbrough and Kyle Dean Massey
The stars of “A Merry Christmas Match,” Ashley Newbrough and Kyle Dean Massey became fast friends on the movie set and bonded over breakfast food. “A Merry Christmas Match,” follows Ryder as he stops at an antique shop in a snowy ski town and falls in love with the shop owner Corey. The film was shot in the idyllic Idyllwild, California which has a Golden Retriever as the Mayor. Watch “A Merry Christmas Match” on Friday, October 25th at 9pm/8c on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.
Chief is a sweet, loving 10-year-old Schnauzer mix. He is a great companion for a homebody.
Natasha is a soft, cuddly, six-month-old calico cat that loves to explore and play.
Pomegranate-Glazed Cornish Game Hens with Wild Rice and Chestnut Stuffing
The holidays are the best time of year to pull out all the stops in the kitchen. Who better to kick off the Christmas season in the kitchen than Iron Chef Cat Cora! Cat is making Pomegranate-Glazed Game Hens, a fancy and inexpensive personal dish for holiday parties. The stuffing also doubles as a great side dish.
DIY Santa’s Mailbox
Ken and Amber have two ways to get your kids' letters to Santa all the way to the North Pole. They say go big or go home, Amber shows how to go big at home with a giant mailbox for letters to Santa. Ken shows how you can also transform your existing mailbox into a stack of Christmas presents.
Follow Ken on social at @kennethwingard
When Hope Calls
The sense of community, love and family embodied by “When Calls the Heart” is so epic it could not be contained. It has spilled over into the town of Brookfield, the setting of the Hallmark Movies Now original series “When Hope Calls.” The young and hip cast of this show set in 1916, includes Morgan Kohan (Lilian), Jocelyn Hudon (Grace), Ryan-James Hatanaka (Gabriel) and Greg Hovanessian (Chuck). They talk about everything on the show from costumes and corsets to characters and couples in Brookfield.
Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Reveal #1
Maria reveals the first Hallmark Keepsake ornament from the ornament advent calendar. Behind door number on is the Pinwheel Sweetness ornament. Maria loves this ornament as she loves to bake, and it reminds her of her mom who makes a mean pinwheel from leftover pie crust. This ornament adds a touch of sweetness to your tree.
Kym is determined to stay ahead of the game and find a personalized gift for each person on her list. There is always someone on the list that is hard to buy for, making them the perfect candidate for some of Kym’s personalized gift ideas. Kym will have you playing Santa with these great gift ideas from a painting of your favorite photo to sport glasses with maps of your favorite team’s home park.
Waterlogue App, Available for iOS and Mac, $4.99
Colette Embroidered Clutch, LisiLerch.com, $110
Baseball Park Map Glasses, UncommonGoods.com, $35
Custom Coordinates Necklace, MignonandMignon.etsy.com, $17
Follow Kym on social at @kymdouglas
Winter Wonderland Cake
Chocolatier, or as she likes to say Chocolate Maker Baker, Valerie Gordon is demystifying the art of cake decorating with a Winter Wonderland Cake. Valerie explains nature is your best friend when it comes to decorating your cake. You can use flowers, mint leaves and cranberries found at the farmers market. Also, a turn table will become your best friend as you frost your cake.
DIY Oversized Mistletoe
Maria is making our Christmas dreams come true with her DIY Oversized Mistletoe. Maria was inspired to create this craft by the new Hallmark Channel movie “Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses” which premieres Saturday, October 26th at 8pm/7c.
Nerves of Steel
On April 17th, 2018 pilot Tammie Jo Shults safely landed Southwest Flight 1380 after an engine explosion tore away a section of the plane. Tammie Jo is a true hero and the author of a new book sharing this incredible story, “Nerves of Steel.”
Tammie Jo recounts the chilling details of hearing the explosion, feeling the plane shudder, losing all oxygen and wondering if she was about to die. However, thanks to her quick thinking and incredible crew, Tammie Jo was able to land the plane and save 148. “Nerves of Steel” is available wherever books are sold.
Gorgeous in Green
During the Holidays it is easy to rock some red, so Lawrence is going to show us how to stand out and look gorgeous in green. Holidays can be stressful so why not layer on a new color to boost your spirit with a beautiful shade of green.
- Lattice Back Tunic Sweater
- Woolen Fit and Flare Coat
- Dark Wash Relaxed Fit Boot Cut Jean
- Black Faux Suede Studded Kitten Heel Bootie
Look available at Torrid.
- Self-Tie Shirt Dress
- Michael Michael Kors Retro Studded Pump
Dress available at Torrid.
- Tied Satin Blouse
- Faux Leather High-Waisted Skinny Pant
- Sling Back Heel and Matching Tote
Look available from Zara.
Follow Lawrence on social at @LawrenceZarian
Weekly Adoption Round Up
Larissa and Ken remind us of the adorable pets we met this week looking for a forever home. Larissa is also happy to announce that Adoption Ever After has helped 1041 pets get adopted.
Michelle Vicary Kicks Off Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas
This really is our favorite time of the year because we are celebrating Christmas right here on Hallmark Channel.
Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President of Programming & Network Publicity at Crown Media Family Networks, loves to take this time of year to reflect on the people who have touched our lives and done so much for us. Those people for Michelle are Debbie, Cameron and the family members!
Michelle is not only here to give thanks. She is kicking off the 10th anniversary of Countdown to Christmas. Guess what? It starts now!