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Christmas in Homestead

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Hallmark Holiday Movie Checklist:
Workaholic woman (famous actress this time!) who no longer believes in the magic of ChristmasTragic widower with a young daughter and a heart of goldAn uber romantic horse drawn carriage ride through the city/townFeatures a charming little inn or B&B that is one of the centerpieces of the town and/or is named after some Christmas derivative A small town whose sole purpose is to celebrate Christmas and/or is named after some Christmas derivative A flirty ice-skating scene

Synopsis:
Jessica McEllis, the biggest actress in, like, all of the world has approximately two days to film what is presumably a low budget Hallmark Christmas movie in a small town that no one has ever heard of but is really super at doing Christmas. But, guys, HUGE foil! Matt, disgruntled, yet handsome widower/ local inn proprietor/mayor with a heart of gold and a precocious, adorable daughter, is totally against the giant movie company coming in and pumping his town full of reven…

Broadcasting Christmas

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Hallmark Holiday Movie Checklist:
A workaholic woman who just doesn't have time for a relationshipA playful snowball fight that turns strangely deep and flirtyA Christmas music montage with characters doing christmas-y thingsA gingerbread house or cookie decorating scene

Synopsis:
Two extremely boring newscasters and ex lovers compete to become Jackée Harry's co-anchor. And guys, they have competed for the same job BEFORE!  Emily Morgan has a total meltdown on her Connecticut local news channel and somehow the act qualifies her for a shot at co-hosting Rise and Shine. Because being able to publicly meltdown is a quality EVERY good reporter needs. Her much more experienced daddy-issue-laden ex, Charlie Fisher, is disgruntled and handsome and, gosh darn it, will try and foil Emily's job if it's the last thing he does!

In between competing for ornament decorating segments and heartwarming stories about 100 year old fruitcake, will these two crazy kids cast off their morning…

December Bride

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Hallmark Holiday Movie Checklist:
Tragic dead parent who was the embodiment of the holiday spiritA flirty/romantic cookie or gingerbread decorating sceneA flirty/romantic tree decorating sceneA classic "you have dirt on your face let me wipe it off" momentA charming little town Christmas tradition/festival/event that is the biggest event of the year (Holiday Tour of Homes Charity Event)A Christmas proposal or wedding


Synopsis:
Interior decorator and obsessed-with-becoming-a-December bride Layla irrationally blames Seth for the fact that her bitchy cousin stole her fiancee at some weird work function because he was, like, there when they met? Layla's ex-fiancee and cousin apparently speed to the alter and she is scolded by Judgey McJudgerson Aunt Lorraine for not wanting to go to the wedding so Seth magically reappears and offers to be her date so she doesn't feel like a total loser. He escalates things quickly at the ceremony by proposing to her in front of everyone an…

Christmas Cookies

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Hallmark Holiday Movie Checklist:
Workaholic woman who no longer believes in the magic of Christmas who has a workaholic, stuffy boyfriendBig looming corporate company that is a threat to small town life and/or will be closing down a local business and/or factoryAn uber romantic horse drawn carriage ride through the cityFeatures a charming little inn or B&B that is one of the centerpieces of the town and/or is named after some Christmas derivative (Gingerbread Inn)A small town whose sole purpose is to celebrate Christmas and/or is named after some Christmas derivative (Cookie Jar)A gingerbread house or cookie decorating sceneA small town contest, Christmas based, that's the biggest event of the year


Synopsis:
An evil corporation without a soul, National Foods, is desperate to buy Aunt Sally's Cookie company so they send a bahumbug workaholic single woman to close the deal with the charming, handsome small town factory owner by Christmas Eve. In between negotiating the contra…

Every Christmas Has A Story

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Hallmark Holiday Movie Checklist:
Cold-never-been-married woman who has a fear of abandonment and no longer believes in the magic of ChristmasSomeone who is repeatedly referred to as a ScroogeOverly enthusiastic (and frequent) mentions of the Christmas SpiritFeatures a charming little inn or B&B that is one of the centerpieces of the movie and/or is named after some Christmas derivativeA small town whose sole purpose is to celebrate Christmas and/or is named after some Christmas derivative (Hollyvale)A gingerbread house or cookie decorating scene Synopsis:

Kate Harper, famous tv host, works awkwardly with her ex-boyfriend Jack on their delightful hit morning show. Things go awry when she pushes an Asian man into a Christmas tree, declares she is meh on Christmas, and garners the anger of a thousand green-and-red-poster carrying protestors. In order to win back the love of the public and find her darn Christmas Spirit, she is sent to the small failing town of Hollyvale with her blue-e…

The Mistletoe Promise

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Hallmark Holiday Movie Checklist:

Character named Nick or Holly and/or some other christmas derivativeA workaholic (this movie has two!) who just doesn't have time for a normal relationshipFlirty ice skating sceneBosses making their employees travel to their extravagant Christmas Eve parties instead of being at home with their families Picking out a Christmas tree sceneTwo main characters compete in a Christmas themed contestAn überromantic horse drawn carriage ride through the city


The Synopsis:
Two workaholic, self-proclaimed "Christmasphobes" are harassed by aggressive mall Christmas carolers, a douchey ex-husband with a car show model girlfriend who likes posing on snowmobiles, and a law-firm that sounds suspiciously like a cult obsessed with marriage and fertility. Plagued by the aforementioned pressures, Nick and Elise decide to to sign a contract (aka the Mistletoe Promise) to be each other's boyfriend/girlfriend for the Holiday season. With the end goal of getti…