A Very Hallmark Christmas

A Very Hallmark Christmas

Pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate and cozy up in front of that Balsam Hill Christmas tree! It's time for Season 2 of "A Very Hallmark Christmas." That's right: Loree and Rob are back for 37 brand-new, original Hallmark holiday movies. Which rugged men and flustered big city career women will make the cut and join the Hallmark Cinematic Universe in 2018? Tune in to find out.... Show More

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December 30, 2018 70 min

It's the final episode of Season 2 of A Very Hallmark Christmas! Loree is joined by special guest Joseph Cohen to break down the typical run-of-the-mill holiday extravaganza "Memories of Christmas." Some highlights from a little town a couple of hours north of Detroit: boxes of money on porches, apple cider donuts, and a confusing marshmallow flirtation game. 

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December 30, 2018 56 min

Loree is joined by special guest Kayla Young to discuss "A Midnight Kiss," suspect seafood orders, and giant champagne inflatables. Plus, David's intense mansplaining and Mia's veil of perma-sadness. 

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December 29, 2018 71 min

Loree is joined by special guests Gabe Wohl and Dan Lattanzi to discuss "A Christmas for the Books." Serious questions include: is Joanna 20 or 50? Does Ted's reimagining of a famous Hamlet line ring true to the source material? Will Dell ever find true love with some spreadsheets? Is there such a thing as like at first sight? Let's get nutcrackin'!

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December 26, 2018 78 min

Loree is joined by special guest (and former boss!) Tara Mastrelli to discuss "Northern Lights of Christmas." The two talk potentially magical reindeer, a curious coat switch, and Zoey's dubious financial decisions. Plus, a love letter that angers Loree to her core. 

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Loree invites back to the show frequent guest Rob Bricken to talk about "When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing." Rob didn't watch the movie!

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December 24, 2018 67 min

It's the first-ever "A Very Hallmark Christmas" cross-pod! Loree is joined by Mark and Jess of Hallmark and Jess (psst–find them on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts) to discuss "Christmas Bells are Ringing." The team digs into photo opps in Cape Cod, Mike's citywide "Elf on a Shelf" project, and sadistic work-related competitions. Plus, a deep dive into Happy the Dog and Happy the Cat.

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December 24, 2018 56 min

Loree is joined by special guest Tim Ward to discuss this year's Danica McKellar-starrer, "Christmas at Grand Valley." Select hot topics on the pod include: the Grand Valley school system, Cousin Mike's lightning hot chemistry with literally everyone, and the state of the art scene in Chicago. 

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December 24, 2018 42 min

Loree is joined by Jake Jarvis to discuss "Christmas Made to Order" and the logistics of sustaining a full-time, year-round holiday decorating business. Plus, the wisdom of ditching pre-med to pursue singing dreams in Utah and how Gretchen might decide to use her professional talents for West Virginia Day.

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December 23, 2018 68 min

Brandi Bradley and Jamie Lynn Crofts join Loree to break down "Jingle Around the Clock." The team discusses college friends, illicit elevator hand-holding, and whether or not Jared Kushner did the honorable thing by stepping aside to give Elle a real shot for the job. 

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December 22, 2018 61 min

Loree is joined by special guest Jamie Lynn Crofts to discuss "A Small Town Christmas," Peter Thiel-libertarians, and the status of the patriarchy in Springdale, Wisconsin. Plus, Emmett's gorgeous gravelly voice and the podcast takes questions from West Virginia listeners. This episode is sponsored by champagne.

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December 21, 2018 72 min

Loree invites longtime friend Jessica Brown on to the pod to discuss "A Gingerbread Romance." Loree and Jessica dig into the logistics and costs of a 10-day-long gingerbread baking contest, the tension in all those movie-ending face-mushes, and whether Hallmark's aim for diversity is hitting the mark. Plus, fashion commentary (berets and scarves!) and J. Brown offers a new entry into the holiday lexicon: "Hallmark blue balls." 

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December 17, 2018 64 min

Loree is joined by "A Very Hallmark Christmas" veteran guests Cara Stewart and Courtney Ham to discuss a film based off of a book based off of a song. Loree resists all attempts by the guests to turn the show into a Blake Shelton conspiracy theory podcast. Plus, the necessity (or lack thereof) of flirting in Hallmark movies. 

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December 16, 2018 83 min

Loree brings in big guns Erin Keane and Joe Sonka to discuss the complex journalism storyline in "Entertaining Christmas." The team digs in to John's ethical lapses as a Cedar Falls Gazette reporter and tries to pinpoint precisely what Candace's role is in the Livingstone media empire. Plus, football hero siblings, crushed velvet fashions and a gingerbread man with no hands. 

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December 10, 2018 55 min

Loree and Rob dig into "Welcome to Christmas," the heartwarming story of a small town begging a large corporate developer to rob it of its charm. Learn more about Annie, the hometown goth teen that loves A Christmas Carol, and Rachel, the refreshingly upfront local who is willing to go scorched earth to get Madeline out of town.  

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December 9, 2018 55 min

Another week, another former couple having to come together to plan the local high school's Christmas dance.  Join Loree and Rob to discuss "Homegrown Christmas," Maddie's less admirable qualities, and one bananas cookie swap scene. Plus, negotiating a salary upon your return to the family business. 

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December 6, 2018 47 min

Join Loree and Rob to dig into "Once Upon A Christmas Miracle," a Hallmark Movies and Mysteries flick that doesn't play by the rules. Aimee Teegarden sells the hell out of some otherwise cheesy lines, and Chris may be the most saintly Hallmark leading man yet. 

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December 3, 2018 49 min

Only 15 movies to go! Join Loree and Rob to discuss "Winter Wonderland," a very confusing NYC art gallery, and their respective middle and high school dance experiences. Plus, a thrilling keynote at the National Realtor Convention.

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December 2, 2018 35 min

It's a very short "A Very Hallmark Christmas." Join Loree and Rob for a visit to Briar Falls and the Majestic Theater. This time, evil comes not in the form of condos but as a multiplex, and grassroots organizer Barry steals the show with his campaign to save the historic building. Plus, the scariest snowman in the Hallmark Cinematic Universe.

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December 2, 2018 61 min

Just days off of the #Emotions12 gauntlet, Loree and Rob settle back in for "Mingle All the Way." Join them for a discussion about Jen Lilley's off-the-charts likability, the terrible-ness of Molly's mom, and how Jeff turns from jerk to perfect gentleman. 

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November 29, 2018 72 min

Hoo boy. Loree and Rob sit down to discuss "A Godwink Christmas." This lengthy episode dives deep into what exactly qualifies as a "godwink." Plus, carousels, a surprise boyfriend visit, and some more Wings content. Fly Sandpiper Air!

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