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Why Hallmark keeps being called out for its formula



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Hilarie Burton not too long ago revealed that she wasallegedly told to “take it or leave it” by the Hallmark Channel when she tried to advocate for extra range in its authentic programming. “I had insisted on a LGBTQ character, an interracial couple and diverse casting,” Burton, 37, tweeted. “I was polite, direct and professional. But after the execs gave their notes on the script and NONE of my Requests were honored, I was told ‘take it or leave it.'”
As Hallmark winds up its Christmas run of authentic motion pictures, has the Hallmark formula modified?

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“Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses,” starring Jill Wagner, Matthew Davis and Donna Mills, is a few single mother following her ardour for inside design. She finally falls for a rich shopper who has employed her to brighten his property.

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“Merry and Bright,” starring Jodie Sweetin, Andrew Walker and Sharon Lawrence, is concerning the CEO of a sweet firm falling for a marketing consultant attempting to assist her.

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“Christmas Scavenger Hunt,” starring Kevin McGarry and Kim Shaw, is a few lady who heads again to her hometown however runs into her ex throughout a Christmas scavenger hunt.

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“Picture Perfect Christmas,” starring Merritt Patterson and Jon Cor, is a few photographer who returns residence for the vacations and falls for her neighbor.

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“The Mistletoe Secret,” starring Kellie Pickler, Tyler Hynes and Patrick Duffy, is a few a girl who convinces a journey author to go to her hometown to extend tourism. But she quickly has to resolve between him and his ghost author.

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“Christmas Under the Stars,” starring Jesse Metcalfe, Autumn Reeser and Clarke Peters, is a few career-focused funding banker who takes a job at a Christmas tree lot. There he meets an astronomy trainer and will get starry-eyed.

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“Write Before Christmas,” starring Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray, Grant Show, Lolita Davidovich and Drew Seeley, is a few lady who sends Christmas playing cards to those that have impressed her, together with one very particular somebody.

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“Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays,” starring Kaitlin Doubleday, Adrian Grenier, Priscilla Presley and Chase Bryant, is a few lady who returns residence from the vacations after touring the world solely to fall for the widower she nannies for.

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“Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2,” starring Ali Liebert, Peter Porte and Tina Lifford, takes place one 12 months after a pair falls in love after she runs over him — and he will get amnesia. Now, they’ve to seek out one another the right Christmas reward as their relationship continues to blossom.

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“A Christmas Duet,” starring Chaley Rose, Rome Flynn and Teryl Rothery, is about an estranged music duo who reunite unexpectedly.

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“Check Inn to Christmas,” starring Rachel Boston and Wes Brown, is a few lawyer who returns to her hometown and household’s inn solely to fall for the proprietor of her household’s rival enterprise.

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“The Christmas Club,” starring Cameron Mathison and Elizabeth Mitchell, is about strangers who discover an aged lady’s misplaced financial savings — and in the end love.

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“Christmas at the Plaza,” starring Ryan Paevey and Elizabeth Henstridge, is a few historian and a decorator who meet on a job web site on the Plaza Hotel.

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“Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy,” starring Paul Greene, Maggie Lawson, Barbara Niven, Holly Robinson Peete, Rukiya Bernard, Colin Lawrence, Ashley Williams and Jill Wagner, is a few city feverish to discover a Christmas time capsule. When a author arrives to doc the story, sparks fly.

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“Christmas in Rome,” starring Lacey Chabert and Sam Page, encompasses a tour information serving to an government by Rome in order that he discover the “heart and soul” of the town earlier than his large enterprise deal.

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“Christmas Town,” starring Candace Cameron Bure, Tim Rozon and Beth Broderick, is a few lady who leaves behind her profession in Boston for a brand new chapter … and a brand new romantic curiosity.

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“A Christmas Love Story,” starring Kristin Chenoweth, Scott Wolf, Keith Robinson and Kevin Quinn, is a few choir director who falls for the widowed father of considered one of her college students.

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“Christmas at Dollywood,” starring Danica McKellar, Niall Matter and Dolly Parton, is about an ousted Broadway producer who takes a possibility to work with Dolly and her leisure director.

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‘Holiday Date,” starring Brittany Bristow and Matt Cohen, is about a woman who takes a man home to for Christmas to pretend to be her boyfriend. The only “downside?” He’s Jewish and has by no means celebrated Christmas.

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“A Cheerful Christmas,” starring Erica Deutschman and Chad Connell, is about two Christmas “coaches” who land a gig with a royal household, however love and enterprise drama await.

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“Double Holiday,” starring Kristoffer Polaha and Carly Pope, is a few Jewish CEO and her Christian officemate attempting to work collectively to plan the workplace Christmas get together.

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“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” starring Eric Mabius and Tricia Helfer, has a New England Christmas competitors pitting two rival mayors in opposition to one another.

For Hallmark it appears they’ve discovered their area of interest and they’re sticking to it.

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