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What to Watch this Weekend...11/25-11/29

Thanksgiving weekend is a big one for a lot of reasons...too much food, too much football, too much shopping, and just enough Christmas movies! The official start of the Christmas season, at least in my parents' home, has always been the Macy's Day Parade Thanksgiving morning. When Santa arrives with his trusted reindeer on the giant sleigh - the Christmas music starts playing, the tree goes up, and cookies are soon in the oven baking. A much newer tradition was started by Hallmark a few years back and involves Candace Cameron Bure, several nights of movie premieres, and a Thanksgiving weekend loaded with Rom Com movies and Stars! This year is no exception - and we have more movies than ever to look forward to with GAC Family and Lifetime, UPtv, Ion, and Netflix all joining in on the holiday fun!

Thanksgiving night, however, belongs to "The Nine Kittens of Christmas" premiering on Hallmark Channel and directed by friend of Rom Com Road, David Winning, it's the only movie premiering that night on any of the channels. More than almost any other movie this season, I'm looking forward to spending time with Marilee and Zachary again. Out of all the Christmas movies, on all the channels, the original "Nine Lives of Christmas" is one of my very favorites. I have never flipped through the channels and not stopped on the movie, sat and watched the remainder no matter what point in the story it is at - despite owning it and watching it frequently. I love the characters and how they are portrayed by Kimberly Sustad and Brandon Routh. I have high expectations for this sequel...and I'm hoping against hope the original storyline is left completely untouched. I'm hosting turkey day at my house - and they can watch football all they like until 8 PM when the movie room turns into Rom Com Central!

Photo credit: Crown Media

Another first this coming weekend will be Jen Lilley hosting a special Instagram Royal Watch Party! Her movie, "Royally Wrapped for Christmas", will debut Saturday night at 8 PM on GAC Family. Go to her Instagram at the start of the movie and join in on the fun! It's Jen's first Royal Rom Com!

Photo Credit: GAC Family

I feel like this blog would be 12 pages long if I go through each of the movies. This coming weekend we'll have movies from so many Rom Com favorites...even Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes!!! So I think it's best to just offer you the list with photos. However, it's not every day Country Music Legends Reba McEntire and John Schneider (of whom I am a looooong time fan...Just a good ole boy...) star in a movie together. "Christmas in Tune" will premiere Friday night on Lifetime.

Photo Credit: Lifetime

Click on any of the underlined movies or Stars, or the photos, for more information!!!


Thanksgiving Day

Hallmark Channel

"The Nine Kittens of Christmas"

(sequel to the 2014 movie "The Nine Lives of Christmas")

Starring Kimberly Sustad and Brandon Routh

8 pm EST



​GAC Family

"Angel Falls Christmas"

8 pm EST

Hallmark Channel

"Christmas CEO"

Starring Marisol Nichols and Paul Greene

6 pm EST

Hallmark Channel

"An Unexpected Christmas"

Starring Bethany Joy Lenz and Tyler Hynes

8 pm EST


Reba McEntire’s "Christmas in Tune" Starring Reba McEntire, John Schneider,

Candice King & Justin David

8 pm EST


"A Castle for Christmas"

Starring Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes


​GAC Family "Royally Wrapped for Christmas"

Starring Jen Lilley and Brendan Fehr

8 pm EST

Hallmark Channel

"Making Spirits Bright"

Starring Taylor Cole and Carlo Marks

​6 pm EST

Hallmark Channel

"Christmas at Castle Hart"

Starring Lacey Chabert and Stuart Townsend

8 pm EST

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

"Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas"

Starring Jessy Schram and Brendan Penny 10 pm EST


​"Merry Liddle Christmas Baby" Starring Kelly Rowland, Thomas Cadrot

8 pm EST



GAC Family

"Christmas Is You"

Starring Becca Tobin and Matthew MacCaull

8 pm EST


Hallmark Channel

"Christmas in Tahoe"

Starring Laura Osnes, Kyle Selig,

Pat Monahan and George Lopez

6 pm EST

Hallmark Channel

"The Christmas Contest"

Barbara Niven and John Brotherton

10 pm EST


"Miracle in Motor City" Starring Tia Mowry, Mark Taylor & Smokey Robinson

8 pm EST


"Holiday Hitman"

Starring Colin Egglesfield, Arielle Kebbel, LaDonna Tittle and Bryan Segal

Happy Christmas Rom Com Movie Watching!! And a VERY Happy Thanksgiving to you and those whom you love!

Please let me know your thoughts on the movies by visiting our #Roadie Clubhouse where you can leave your thoughts in the comments. And don't forget to follow ALL the movies in our Rom Com Christmas Movie Calendar so you never miss a film!


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