Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tahleen gets ready for Hallmark Christmas

Hi! It's Tahleen.

Sooooo please don't hate me for this, but I'm getting excited about Christmas. JUST A LITTLE. Stop scowling.

Deal with it.

I can't help it! I've been watching the Hallmark Channel and during every episode of Cedar Cove, they have a little promo letting us all know IT'S COMING. Starting November 2, The Hallmark Christmas movies are coming. And they are starting with a Thanksgiving movie, so there.

This got me to thinking about how Debbie Macomber, author of the Cedar Cove books, constantly has her stuff turned into these made-for-TV movies. And how often, the movies are wayyy better. Sorry, Macomber lovers.

I do read my annual Christmas story by her, maybe even a few, because the stories are HEARTWARMING. But her writing is ...not my favorite. That's why I am super happy every time I see Hallmark is turning another one of her books to an easily digestible, 90-minute nugget of Christmas fuzzies. And why I was really happy Cedar Cove became a series. She just has this knack of creating a great foundation, then Hallmark takes over the rest of the character development and story etc. I don't know what it is, but it works.

And soon, I will be checking out our Christmas collection at the library, currently hidden away in a secret cabinet, looking for other books that will make me happy it's one of my favorite times of the year again.

Are there any movies you like better than the books they were based on? Or do you have any favorite Christmas/Thanksgiving/Hannukah/whatever holiday coming up?


  1. I love Christmas movies and books. It is almost a disorder. I will watch Christmas movies every day after Thanksgiving.

  2. I LOVE hallmark christmas movies! Also my favorite time of the year. I didn't love Debbie Macomber's writing either so I've only ever read one book by her, but I think I'll try tuning into the shows/movies on hallmark! Marry Christmas :)

  3. I love Hallmark movies - especially the Christmas ones! I can't wait to start seeing new ones and reruns of my favorites. Yay! I read Macomber and love her movies too - the Cedar Cove series is on my DVR in full, waiting for me to have some TV time.
    I have a Amazon wish list just for Christmas books and I've been craving to read a few even tho it's still October. I've been thinking about The Broke & The Bookish Secret Santa . I'm glad I'm not the only one already thinking about Christmas things. :)

  4. Hallmark movies are my favorite and not nearly enough of them are on Netflix. Even though I'm Jewish, I'm a sucker for sappy Christmas movies and books.

  5. I buy Hallmark Christmas movies every year to add to my huge collection. They are the best! And I so know the Christmas promotions you're talking about that were played during Cedar Cove. I had to stop my commercial fast-forwarding every time to watch them. :) I am as excited as you are!!!


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