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Holiday television movies - especially those of the Hallmark variety - are a predictable bunch. The lead actress leaves the big city to visit her impossibly festive small hometown which she meanders making wistful, nostalgic faces while wearing a chic outfit. She then meets the man from her past – usually high school. At some point in the movie, the pair spends two h…

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Make room on the DVR. Hallmark's “Countdown to Christmas” is here and even the biggest holiday movie fan will have trouble keeping up with the bounty of festive programming. The record 37 new original holiday movies from Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are packed into a 10-week span, often with the sister stations premiering movies on the same night. The…

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The calendar may say July and time for summer fun outdoors, but indoors, it’s looking more than a little bit like Christmas thanks to holiday programming on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.Through July 13, both networks are filling their schedules with the popular Christmas-inspired original movies that have been ratings hits during the holiday seaso…