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Charming Christmas

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Hallmark Holiday Movie Checklist:
Family run department store during the holidays Character named Nick whose mysterious background leads viewers to wonder if he is, in fact, a part of the "Real Claus" familyCharacter whose parents showed them the meaning of true love and they could never settle for anything lessFeatures unexplainable magical item (in this case, a Mrs. Claus suit!) that imbues people with the "Holiday Spirit" and changes their livesUses picking out a Christmas Tree as a metaphor for finding loveUnder-the-mistletoe make-out scene
Are you a believer in independent stores with big hearts, zero business sense, and quirky owners who are still in love after all these years? Then you need to drop your hot cocoa, put on your comfy P.J.'s, and watch Charming Christmas!

Synopsis: A frosty work-obsessed gal, Meredith, puts on a magic Mrs. Claus dress and fights her need to franchise her small, family business to the big, evil corporation. Will the mysterious…

Ice Sculpture Christmas

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Hallmark Holiday Movie Checklist:
Down on her luck girl becomes a dishwasher in her hometown and bumps into a childhood crush/loveTragic, dead parent who was the embodiment of the Holiday SpiritCharacter whose parents showed them the meaning of true love and they could never settle for anything lessGirl is from a humble background and makes hugely profound statements about finding angelsBoy's family is from the upper echelon of society and therefore in need of a "holiday" lesson in classism Flirty/romantic christmas cookie baking scene A charming little small town contest, Christmas based, that's the biggest event of the yearIncredibly humble, annoyingly positive father/daughter team who are always smiling and always taking the high road 

'Tis The Season For Love

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Hallmark Movie Checklist:
Down on her luck girl returns to her hometown and bumps into an old flameSomeone uses the words "unmarried" and "spinster" in the same sentence. Scene in a sprawling, beautiful and quaint Christmas Tree Lot that resembles no Christmas Tree Lot we have ever encountered in real life. Flirty/romantic ice skating scene that turns into a kissOverly enthusiastic (and frequent mentions) of "The Real Santa" and subsequent visits by a man who may or may not be "The Real Santa"A charming little small town Christmas Festival and/or Pageant that's the biggest event of the yearFeatures unexplainable circumstances that are explained away by the term "Christmas Magic" We are back, ladies (and the possibly one or two gentlemen who are actually reading this blog) with a charming Christmas morality tale of giving up your dreams for a man. We had high hopes for Hallmark's Holiday Season opener because Sarah Lancaster is p…