Hallmarked Up!

Hallmarked Up!

By Mary & Sarah
We rewrite the Countdown to Christmas Hallmark movies for today's modern woman. Because, love them or hate them, we can all agree that the storylines defy probability the way the gingerbread houses defy physics. Enjoy weekly reviews of what they got right and what they got wrong, and see how Mary and Sarah change the plot entirely in the name of real life 2019. Or, you know. Just fun.
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Episode 9 - Same Time Next Christmas

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Episode 13 - Matchmaker Mysteries A Fatal Romance
Mary and Sarah return to form to discuss Matchmaker Mysteries latest release A FATAL ROMANCE.  Will their traditional Hallmarked Up format work on a Hallmark Mystery?  Have a read of this plot: When a romance writer is murdered, matchmaker Angie Dove gets entangled in another case…and with Detective Kyle Carter. Can they read between the lines to find the murderer? Stars Danica McKellar & Victor Webster.  
36:41
May 26, 2020
Episode 12 - March Merry Madness
So Mary and Sarah have decided to talk you through their bracket for March Merry Madness while they #stayhome.
37:47
March 29, 2020
Episode 11 - Season 1 RECAP
So Mary and Sarah have arrived at the sad end of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS.  Let's relive some of their favorite Hallmark Christmas Bingo moments, agree on what was the most #relatable moment of the season and get to predicting next season's selection of brand new holiday features.   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our listeners!
34:35
January 8, 2020
Episode 10 - Review of the Hallmark Christmas Bundle Game
In this mid-week, albeit later posted episode, we review the Bundle Game's version of Countdown to Christmas.  Michelle and Matt are back to play with us, talk us through some of their favorite Christmas melodies and to give feedback on this new board game dedicated to Hallmark's most popular time of year!
1:02:40
December 23, 2019
Episode 9 - Same Time Next Christmas
Due do some disappointing behavior from the Hallmark Channel and its executives, we have decided to take a week off of their films in particular.  This week's movie is Same Time Next Christmas from the ABC network.   Circumstances conspire to keep apart a young woman (Lea Michele) and her childhood sweetheart (Charles Michael Davis), whom she first met during her family's annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. Join Mary and Sarah on this journey through this week's movie, featuring segments Hallmark Christmas Bingo (or Non Hallmark for this week), #Relatable and of course, the Red Pen Rewind Rewrite of SAME TIME NEXT CHRISTMAS!
46:33
December 17, 2019
Episode 8 - A Christmas Love Story
A youth choir director (Kristen Chenoweth) needs to write a big song for the Christmas Eve show but "finds herself distracted" when a boy with a golden voice (Kevin Quinn) joins her choir, which will come as news to his widowed father (Scott Wolf).  Mary is away again, but a secret male guest host joins Sarah to lead in all the segments: Hallmark Christmas Bingo, #Relatable and of course the Red Pen Rewind and Rewrite of A Christmas Love Story - this year's Hallmark Hall of Fame.
36:31
December 9, 2019
Episode 7 - Christmas In Rome
Lacey Chabert plays an independent-minded American tour guide named Angela, who is fired from her job in Rome just before Christmas. She crosses paths with an American executive named Oliver (Page), who wants to buy a high-end Italian ceramics company. Oliver hires Angela to be his tour guide around the Eternal City, as the owner of the ceramics company won’t sell it to him until he learns “the heart and soul of Rome.” But is there another heart and soul that he may win? Mary has returned, along with guest host Meghan, and of course, Sarah to go through the paces of this podcast: Hallmark Christmas Bingo Moment, #Relatable, and the Red Pen Rewind and Rewrite of CHRISTMAS IN ROME!
41:40
December 4, 2019
Episode 6 - Our Christmas Love Song
When country star Melody Jones is accused of plagiarizing her holiday single, she returns home to spend Christmas with her estranged family and old flame and learns what is important in life. Once again, we have a few guest hosts who work alongside Sarah, Greg and Jenn joining us for another magical Christmas Episode of Hallmarked Up!  Christmas Bingo, #Relatable and the Red Pen Rewind Rewrite unite to make this movie hopefully more real than the original...just in time for Thanksgiving.
39:39
November 29, 2019
Episode 5 - A Christmas Miracle
Ever-optimistic single mom Emma Sanderson is looking for a Christmas miracle to write about for the lifestyle magazine at which she has landed a temporary job. While following her lead on the story, Emma discovers unexpected romance with a supportive colleague and takes it upon herself to bring about a Christmas miracle for a lonely street musician. While Mary takes a short break, Sarah's neighbors Sarah and her daughter Candice fill in for all things Hallmarked Up - Christmas Bingo, #Relatable and of course the Red Pen Rewind Rewrite of A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!
29:47
November 25, 2019
Episode 4 - Christmas Under The Stars
Based on a yet-to-be published novel by Rikk Dunlap, a Christmas tree lot helps two people (Jesse Metcalfe & Autumn Reeser) rediscover their holiday spirit. The series continues as Mary and Sarah are joined by guest host, Angela.  Together we hit all of our regular segments - Hallmark Christmas Bingo, #relatable and the red pen rewind rewrite of this week's Countdown to Christmas premiere, CHRISTMAS UNDER THE STARS!
37:23
November 19, 2019
Episode 3 - Picture a Perfect Christmas
A photographer returns home to take care of her grandmother and gets involved with helping a neighbor look after his young nephew.  Starring Merritt Patterson and Jon Corr. The series continues as Mary and Sarah are joined by guests hosts Matt, Michelle and Meghan.  The 5 go through all the segments together - Hallmark Christmas Bingo, #relatable and the red pen rewind rewrite of this week's Countdown to Christmas premiere, PICTURE A PERFECT CHRISTMAS!
46:48
November 11, 2019
Episode 2 - Christmas Scavenger Hunt
When Belinda  heads back to her hometown for the holidays, things get complicated when she is forced to team up with her ex, Dustin, at the town's annual Christmas scavenger hunt. See what happens when Mary & Sarah review, play Hallmark Christmas Bingo, find a relatable moment and finish up with their famous red pen rewind rewrite on this week's episode!
44:20
November 5, 2019
Episode 1 - Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses
Join Mary & Sarah as they review, red pen & rewrite the first Countdown to Christmas movie of the season, CHRISTMAS WISHES & MISTLETOE KISSES, featuring the Hallmark Christmas Bingo Moment & #Relatable!
39:08
October 29, 2019
Preview Episode - Introducing HALLMARKED UP with Mary and Sarah
This Preview Ep introduces us to Mary, Sarah and the concept for red penning all over the latest Hallmark Christmas movies for 2019.  We'll speculate about the new movies in Hallmark's special preview and look forward to weekly segments of Hallmark Bingo Calls, #relatable moments and of course, the full Red Pen Rewind/Rewrite!
29:35
October 23, 2019