We rewrite the Countdown to Christmas Hallmark movies for today's modern woman. Because, love them or hate them, we can all agree that the storylines defy probability the way the gingerbread houses defy physics. Enjoy weekly reviews of what they got right and what they got wrong, and see how Mary and Sarah change the plot entirely in the name of real life 2019 and beyond. Or, you know. Just fun.
Episode 12 - Beverly Hills Wedding
Mary and Sarah do a Valentine's Day special Ep with returning guest host, Bettina as they watch BEVERLY HILLS WEDDING.
When small-town wedding photographer Molly’s baby sister gets engaged, she enters the budget-conscious couple in a contest and wins a dream wedding – an all-expenses-paid, celeb-worthy event at a historic Beverly Hills hotel, thrown by “planner to the stars,” Terrence Roquefort. It all seems perfect but when the engaged couple seems uneasy with the new plans, and maid of honor duties bring Molly closer to the best man, her ex-boyfriend Cory, she reconsiders whose dreams she is trying to fulfill. Starring Brooke D'Orsay and Brendan Penny.
Episode 11 - Taking a Shot at Love
Mary and Sarah are joined by hockey-enthusiast Trevor to watch TAKING A SHOT AT LOVE - a January premier movie.
Former professional ballet dancer Jenna works with NHL star Ryan Cooper to help him recover from an injury using ballet as therapy, and as they grow close, he helps her mend her injured heart. But when it’s time for Ryan to return to the ice and leave Jenna and her small, Connecticut town, they both must consider the paths they want to take and just maybe, love will find its way. Stars Alexa PenaVega and Luke Macfarlane.
Episode 10 - Love, Lights, Hanukkah!
Mary and Sarah invite guest Diane to give her personal Jewish insight on LOVE, LIGHTS, HANUKKAH!
As Christina prepares her restaurant for Christmas, a DNA test reveals that she's Jewish! The discovery leads her to a new family and a new, unlikely romance over eight crazy nights. Stars Mia Kirshner, Ben Savage, and Marilu Henner.
Episode 9 - A Christmas Carousel
Mary and Sarah are back together to talk about the Unauthorized Hallmark Christmas Musical, UNDERTAKING CHRISTMAS, and Hallmark's A Christmas Carousel.
When Lila is hired by the Royal Family of Ancadia to restore their carousel as a surprise present for the prince’s niece, she works with him side-by-side to complete it by Christmas. Along the way, they learn they’re more similar than they would have thought and also help each other realize the path in life their hearts want them to follow. Stars Rachel Boston and Neal Bledsoe.
Episode 8 - Christmas Comes Twice
Sarah is joined by her brother, Jonny, and his lovely wife Chris to work out what happens when CHRISTMAS COMES TWICE.
Cheryl Jenkins (Mowry-Housley) is an astrophysicist who works for the National Science Foundation reviewing grant applications for projects, although she’d prefer to be working on a project of her own. Cheryl heads home to spend the holidays with her family and first on the agenda is a visit to the annual Christmas carnival with her sister Trish (Zarrin Darnell-Martin, “Burden of Truth”). While there, Cheryl sees a carousel in the distance and ventures over to take a ride. But when the revolutions wind down and she returns to the carnival to find her sister, Cheryl discovers that — somehow — it’s five years earlier. Dissatisfied with where she is in life, Cheryl sees this as a chance to change her path by making different choices. As Cheryl navigates her way through her visit back in time, she’s able to connect with her beloved science teacher Ms. Nelson (Ralph), who was an inspiration to her both in and out of the classroom and had passed away several years previously. The time Cheryl spends with Ms. Nelson as well as with her “frenemy” George (Xavier) helps her find a new appreciation for what she’s doing in life and starts to see George in a new light. But when the carousel returns Cheryl to present-day Christmas with lessons learned, will the love she found be waiting for her? Stars Tamera Mowry-Housley, Michael Xavier and Sheryl Lee Ralph.
Episode 7 - Time For Us To Come Home For Christmas
Sarah invites former college roommates, Missy and Bettina, to watch and help rewrite this week's offering of TIME FOR US TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.
Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner Ben, Sarah discovers that an event from the past may connect them and change their lives forever. Starring Lacey Chabert, Stephen Huszar.
This is a fun and funny podcast with good banter between the hosts. I do not even watch hallmark movies and I found it enjoyable!
Oh the irony...
To criticize Tom Arnold’s voice...