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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Merry & Bright"

Published Nov. 11, 2019

This Hallmark Christmas movie stars Jodie Sweetin from "Full House," a human composite of every "Bachelor" contestant and candy canes. A whole lot of candy canes. But most important: There's a puppy!

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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe"

Published Dec. 5, 2018

With more than 40 new movies to crank out, it's no surprise Hallmark would turn to one of the most famous literary romances for guidance. And so the Hallmark Channel turned to its bookshelf, eagerly pulled out "Pride & Prejudice" ... and threw it right out the window.

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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Switched for Christmas"

Published Dec. 15, 2017

What better way to keep my high from "The Christmas Train" going than "Switched for Christmas," a Hallmark holiday movie starring not just one Candace Cameron Bure but TWO Candace Cameron Bures?!

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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Finding Santa"

Published Nov. 30, 2017

I've finally encountered a Hallmark holiday movie worthy of this column's title, a movie that clogged my arteries with cheese and gave me diabetes from all the unrestrained saccharine sweetness: "Finding Santa."

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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Miss Christmas"

Published Nov. 15, 2017

For my first Hallmark movie torture session, I thought it would be best not to stray too far from my comfort zone - and what would be better than a Hallmark movie that takes place in Wisconsin!

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Second season of "Cedar Cove" debuts this weekend

Published July 18, 2014

When the Hallmark Channel tackled an adaptation of Debbie Macomber's series of books last year, I wrote that it was important to create niche content to build an audience. It seems that Hallmark has found a popular niche.

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"The Hunters" provides family adventure on Hallmark Channel

Published Oct. 23, 2013

Creating something with enough action and minimal violence to attract tweens, teens and adult audiences is a challenge within itself. The Hallmark Channel's original movie "The Hunters" meets that challenge and then some, providing a fun ride for both young and older viewers.

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Hallmark invites you to "Cedar Cove"

Published July 15, 2013

With superior acting performances, this production goes beyond the formula and will prove a success for the Hallmark Channel's first effort in an original production.

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OnMedia: Five TV alternatives to the Super Bowl

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Although the Super Bowl will capture the majority of TV viewers Sunday evening, it's only on one channel and there are plenty of other options ... Remember Dawn Hasbrouck? She's heading to Chicago ... And Betty White may provide some laughs on Sunday evening.