Megan and Wendy are Girls Gone Hallmark. Listen in as they review and rate “A Magical Christmas Village” starring Alison Sweeney and Luke Mcfarlane. This movie premiered on November 4, 2022 as part of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas.
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Hallmark Channel News and Notes
- Peacock started streaming Hallmark Channel movies on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
- Pro: Front loads the movie with commercials (approximately 145 seconds), never another commercial throughout the movie. Not sure about commercials during “live streaming” but would assume the same commercials air as seen on the Hallmark Channel.
- Con: New movies are only on demand for a very limited amount of time.
News and Notes for “A Magical Christmas Village”
- Melissa Salmons wrote the screenplay for “A Magical Christmas Village.”
- She has 13 writing credits per IMDB including “Christmas at Holly Lodge,” “The Irresistible Blueberry Farm,” and “Murder She Baked” all starring Ali Sweeney.
- She also wrote 114 episodes of Days of Our Lives from 2012-2016 – guessing some of those also included Ali Sweeney.
- Ali Sweeney stars as Summer in this film.
- Luke Macfarlane plays Ryan.
- This was his 14th movie for Hallmark. As we all know, he told the LA Times earlier this year that this movie would likely be his last for the network.
- Was Macfarlane throwing shade in this People Magazine article?
- Macfarlane’s “BROS” is now available to rent online via Amazon. Rolling Stone reported that it will likely be free to stream on Peacock in the next few weeks.
- According to IMDB, Macfarlane will next star in the comedy “Platonic” on AppleTV, also starring Rose Byrne and Seth Rogan.
- Marlo Thomas has 54 acting credits. She was last seen in 2018’s “Oceans 8.”
- Of course we also know her as a fundraising force for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
- Fun fact: do you know she played Rachel’s mom on “Friends?”
- Maesa Nicholson plays daughter Chloe. She has 3 acting credits on IMDB all from Hallmark Channel and all from 2022 including “North to Home” and “Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate.”
- This was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
What We’re Watching this Holiday
- “We Wish You a Married Christmas” on 10/22
- ** We will poll the Facebook Group for movies airing 10/28 – 10/30 **
- “A Magical Christmas Village” on 11/4
- “A Maple Valley Christmas” with Andrew Walker on 11/5
- ** We will poll the Facebook Group for movies airing 11/11 – 11/13 **
- “Three Wise Men and a Baby” on 11/19
- “#Xmas” on 11/25
- “Haul Out the Holly” on 11/26
- “Time For Him to Come Home for Christmas” with Tyler Hynes on 11/26
- “A Holiday Spectacular” on 11/27
- “A Fabled Holiday” on 12/3
- “The Holiday Stocking” on 12/3
- “Christmas Class Reunion” on 12/10
- “The Holiday Sitter” on 12/11
- “Holiday Heritage” on 12/16
- “Five More Minutes” Moments Like These” with Ashley Williams on 12/17
- “Hanukkah on Rye” on 12/18