SOUTHERNLIVING.COM: Fa-la-la-la-inally! The Hallmark Holiday Movie schedule has finally arrived and it feels like Christmas morning already! If there was ever a year that we needed all of the hot cocoa, snow man building, sleigh riding, tinsel-coated goodness that we count on Hallmark for, it’s this year.
And our friends at the Hallmark are not going to disappoint. That’s right, the pandemic will not stop Countdown to Christmas on Hallmark Channel or Miracles of Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Despite the fact that Hollywood, like the rest of the world, screeched to a halt in March, the show will go on. Productions for films and television series were all postponed, but one of the first groups to get back to work were our friends at Hallmark. Of course, they did so while following strict Covid-19 safety practices. All you need to do is follow the Hallmark stars on social media to catch glimpses of life in the Hallmark quarantine bubble.
Not only do they have a whole new slate of movies that will air on both networks, they have worked with several different partners to go beyond the screen to create a full holiday experience.
“For more than a decade, Hallmark holiday movies have represented the gold standard that many aspire to replicate,” Crown Media’s President & CEO, Wonya Lucas said in a statement. “What we bring to the table and what truly sets us apart is an immersive holiday experience that has become a pop culture phenomenon for millions of fans. From our signature movies, to food and wine, to games and decorations, to clothing, music, books, and more, we have created a destination that evokes the spirit and feeling of the season in a way that is uniquely Hallmark.”
The cable news leaders of all things holly and jolly also promises the most inclusive festivities you will find on TV this holiday season. This includes the return of many familiar faces like Candace Cameron Bure in her ninth Hallmark Channel original holiday film, Lacy Chabert, Wes Brown, and Holly Robinson Pete, but many new folks are joining the fold this year as well. Some new names on the roster include Janel Parish of Pretty Little Lies fame, Jeremy Jordon from Supergirl, and Ronnie Rowe Jr. from Star Trek: Discovery.
Part two of Lost in Isolation has been released.It features Rachel and Bejamin’s characters on a Zoom dinner date, which is interrupted by a couple played by Brenda Strong and her husband John Farmanesh-Bocca. Watch the 11-minute film below. Screencaptures will be added to our gallery soon. Would you like to see a part three?
Screencaptures, stills and artwork for Rachel’s 2019 Hallmark movie The Last Bridesmaid are now in our gallery.
Rachel appeared in three episodes of 7th Heaven during the show’s 11th and final season. She played Ms Margo, Sam and David Camden’s teacher, who develops a crush on their dad, Eric. Screencaptures from her three episodes are now in the gallery. They are not the best quality, but I still like that they can be included here.
In 2010, Rachel made a brief appearance in an episode of Accidentally On Purpose. The show featured Jenna Elfman, Jon Foster, Ashley Jensen in leading roles but it was cancelled after one season. Rachel appears as a nurse named Brenda in episode 17, Interestingly, Rachel’s American Dreams co-star Vanessa Lengies appeared in an earlier episode of the show.