Miranda Lambert loves being the ‘redneck from Texas’ who married a cop
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The synopsis of this Hallmark movie is real: The redneck country singer from Texas married the beautiful cop from New York City. That’s exactly how Miranda Lambert described loving and marrying Staten Island native (and retired NYPD police officer) Brendan McLoughlin, according to a recent interview that aired on CBS Sunday Morning. “It’s like some kinda Hallmark movie or something,” Lambert said of her life-changing moment in 2019. “This redneck from Texas meets this beautiful NYPD officer on the street in New York. Lambert and McLoughlin, a 2009 Monsignor Farrell High School graduate, made national news when they wed three years ago.mlive.com
How to Watch “The Perfect Pairing” Hallmark movie premiere
The Perfect Pairing premieres tonight at 8/7c. Watch this new Hallmark movie for free with Philo and FuboTV. Starring Nazneen Contractor and Brennan Elliott, The Perfect Pairing follows a budding romance at a family winery. Tune in tonight at 8/7c to watch sparks fly between this single father and wine aficionado. Single father Michael and his family take her in to help her jog her memory.mlive.com
What’s up with Hallmark Christmas movies, and why are some Boomers so obsessed with them?
As an aging millennial who has the privilege of living with my parents while I save up to buy a house in this crazy housing market, I’ve noticed something about my parents that I had no clue about, previously: They’re obsessed with Hallmark Christmas movies.
U.S. retail sales fell in December for 3rd straight month
(AP Photo/John Raoux)NEW YORK – Retail sales fell for a third straight month as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores during the critical holiday shopping season. The U.S. Commerce Department said retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.7% in December from the month before. Department store chain Nordstrom, lingerie seller Victoria’s Secret and clothing retailer Urban Outfitters all said sales fell during the holidays. The Commerce Department said shoppers cut back on spending at electronic and department stores. At clothing stores, sales rose 2.4% after dropping 16% for the year.
Scene from 'Elf' comes to life as Buddy meets dad in Boston
BOSTON – Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays. Doug Henning wore a costume like the one actor Will Ferrell’s character wore in “Elf” while meeting his father face to face for the first time last week at Boston's Logan Airport. He even broke into the same awkward song from the 2003 movie — sample lyrics: “I’m here, with my dad. Just like the movie, the father didn't know about his son. The two met on Zoom and Henning's dad was able to fly to Boston for Thanksgiving.
The dark and mysterious origins of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day -- the holiday made for a Hallmark movie. Though, Chaucer’s mention of Valentine’s Day in this poem is also disputed. Slowly, but surely, Valentine’s Day started getting sweeter. (Wikipedia Commons)Shakespeare romanticized Valentine’s Day in his work and it began to really take off in Britain and in Europe. And then boom - Hallmark hit the map in 1913, and started mass producing Valentine’s Day cards.
Hallmark has the chance to show it's authentic after backtracking on same-sex couples ads
On Sunday night, Hallmark apologized for pulling ads of same-sex couples from wedding website Zola, after previously telling the company that a lesbian couple's public display of affection violated its policies. Now Hallmark has the chance to show the world that it's being authentic and not just caving to its attackers. Zola ad of same-sex marriage. But Hallmark has publicly said it's exploring including same-sex couples in content it releases. One Million Moms has been putting brands and publishers on blast for years for promoting or running ads on content it doesn't see as appropriate.cnbc.com
Zola pulls ads from Hallmark Channel after network censored brides kissing
A Hallmark spokesperson said the lesbian couple's public display of affection violated its policies. However, while Hallmark cut the ads with same-sex weddings, the network continued to air two other Zola ads that didn't include lesbian couples. Wedding website Zola will no longer run advertisements on the Hallmark Channel after the network removed four commercials that featured two brides kissing each other. A Hallmark spokesperson said that Crown Media Family Networks, the channel's parent company, made the decision to pull the commercials. The original complaint to Hallmark from One Million Moms stated: "Please reconsider airing commercials with same-sex couples, and please do not add LGBT movies to the Hallmark Channel.cnbc.com
Under pressure, Hallmark pulls gay-themed wedding ads
In an interview, she added: "The Hallmark brand is never going to be divisive. We don't want to generate controversy, we've tried very hard to stay out of it ... we just felt it was in the best interest of the brand to pull them and not continue to generate controversy."chicagotribune.com
Through the Years With Hallmark at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
See more than 100 holiday ornaments at the Through the Years with Hallmark exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation Nov. 25, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020. The halls are decked with Christmas ornaments from the past at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation as the Dearborn venue welcomes its newest exhibit, Through the Years with Hallmark, with a preview display thats open through Jan. 5, 2020. Families can take a step back into Christmases past as they take in more than 100 holiday ornaments that date as far back as 1973 from glass bulbs to macrame designs and more. Until then, the 100-plus-ornament preview of Through the Years With Hallmark exhibit is open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and is free with admission to the museum, which is $24/adults, $22/seniors, $18/kids 5-11 and free/kids 4 and under. - Advertisement -For more information on this display, along with other family fun things to do this weekend in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, visit the Metro Parent calendar.metroparent.com
Sunday is Friendship Day
(CNN) - Hallmark established Friendship Day in 1919 as the first Sunday in August. Psychologists speak about different levels of friendships: best friends, close friends, casual friends and acquaintances (we can have a million of the latter, Degges-White says). Don't hoard your friends: Don't be afraid to introduce your friends to each other. Be OK with disagreement: Our friends don't have to think exactly like we think. "If you're not feeding your social needs through companionship, you're going to feed those needs in other unhealthy ways."