It's not too hard to imagine that Hallmark's TV movie "Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas" — produced and written by Martha Williamson, the creative visionary behind the ground-breaking TV show "Touched by an Angel" — premiering on Sunday will become a Christmas classic, early reviews say as much.
Crown Media Family Networks recently announced that the Hallmark Channel original weekly scripted series, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," also produced and written by Williamson, will move to sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as a movie franchise consisting of a series of two-hour original films. Debuting on Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8C, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas" will be the first movie in the franchise, with three more slated for 2015.
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered," the weekly series, is described as a comedic drama that follows the lives of a group of postal workers who transform themselves into an untraditional team of detectives to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail. Their missions take them out of the office into an unpredictable world where redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow on time. more >>
Kirk Cameron is defending his new film "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" from negative reviews by appealing to his fans this week.
The "Fireproof" star's latest film opened in just 410 theaters on Nov. 14 and managed to rake in a little over $1 million in its first weekend, according to The Wrap. However, the success comes as a surprise considering the reviews garnered by the film. As a result, Cameron took to his Facebook page urging fans to change the "Saving Christmas" rating on RottenTomatos.com on Thursday.
After visiting Santa at the mall, Gracie and her family went out to the diner to get breakfast. While they were sitting down, Gracie noticed that Santa had been sitting across from them. Without hesitation she ran over and sat down with him.
Gracie saw him sitting alone and it really hurt her. She doesn't think anyone should be alone, especially Santa after he had just sat with everyone and asked what they wanted. Along with Santa's little helpers, Gracie is now one of Santa's little friends. When you hear what she wants for Christmas your heart will melt.
Santa believes if everyone cared like Gracie does, we would have a much better world! more >>
David Jeremiah, founder of Turning Point Ministries and pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in California, is returning to New York City for another celebration, following a 2013 event that drew thousands to the city.
"One of the things we found out last year — we were at the Theater at Madison Square Garden last year, and it was a very special night for us because we introduced a brand new study Bible that we had worked on for so many years. It was a night of celebration," Jeremiah told The Christian Post.
"But what we learned is that many of the friends of our ministry, many of the people who live in that greater New York area love coming to the city, and especially if there's a spiritual event there at the center of it. So we decided to do it again this year at a smaller venue," he added. more >>
"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" encourages Christians to get into the spirit of Christmastime with even more passion this year, but the new film incorporated far-fetched ideas on what the Bible says about the holiday.
Since the film was marketed as a tool to convince non-believers and defend Christmas against attacks, Saving Christmas surprisingly launches attack against Christians instead. In select theaters for just two weeks this month, Cameron's latest film declares war on naysaying believers who are either disenchanted with Christmas due to consumerism or have been convinced by outside factors that the reason for the season spawned from paganism. From the very start of "Saving Christmas," Cameron vigorously defends Christmas traditions in an effort to unite Christians and inspire a deeper meaning behind the holiday.
After citing Christmas staples such as hot chocolate, presents, caroling, gift-giving, and Santa Claus, Cameron addresses common misconceptions about the holiday that threaten to spoil it altogether in "Saving Christmas." The actor invites the audience into his family home at Christmastime where his brother-in-law's brooding is affecting the holiday festivities. Aptly named Christian, the brother-in-law is dubbed a "Grinch" by Cameron who promises to change Christian's ideas on Christmas. more >>
Kirk Cameron recorded a special message for women and mothers as the holiday season approaches, encouraging them to protect their joy at all costs; he released the video on Wednesday.
"Calling all moms, wives, and keepers of your home, I made this video for you, to remind you of how irreplaceable you are to your family this Christmas," Cameron said in the video posted to his social media. "If you are a mom, if you are a wife, if you're the keeper of your home, I want you to know that your joy is so important this Christmas."
Cameron has a new film, "Saving Christmas," that will hit select theaters on Friday for two weeks only. The film is the former "Growing Pains" star's attempt to explain Christmas traditions and infuse religion into a holiday he sees as becoming increasingly secular. Cameron is a passionate evangelical Christian who often uses media as a means to express his views on marriage, love, Christianity, and now, Christmas. more >>