Theme Layout

Boxed or Wide or Framed

[Wide]

Theme Translation

Display Featured Slider

Featured Slider Styles

Display Grid Slider

Grid Slider Styles

[style1][caption3]

Display Trending Posts

Display Author Bio

Display Instagram Footer

SLIDER

15 Hallmark Hall of Fame Movies to Watch



A long while back (February if I'm not mistaken), I put together a list on Silver Petticoat of 15 Hallmark Channel films that were among my favorites. This week I had the chance to talk about more of Hallmark's greatness through some of their films in the Hallmark Hall of Fame line. Fifteen is, perhaps, a slim number when considering the titles amassed in the collection, but among them is something for everyone. There's romantic dramas; true stories; costume dramas and good old-fashioned entertainment, all of which lends its focus on inspiration and wholesome storytelling.


I shared some of the films I've enjoyed, for a multitude of reasons. Since I am not getting my blogging act together this week, sharing this seemed a good idea. (Plus, I don't mind taking opportunity to talk about Hallmark productions twice.) Should you like to see the list in full, you can find it down below.

Fifteen Hallmark Hall of Fame Films to Watch


In addition to their more commercial Hallmark Channel principal (an entity that has tripled in the few years – I’ve followed its growth), the Hallmark brand first began producing films (some sixty plus years ago) under the “Hall of Fame” branding. In fact, way back on a December’s eve in 1951, their very first film aired, which happened to be an opera. Those films once upon a time found a home on CBS channels before jumping to ABC for a brief stint and now, as of 2014, they too are housed under the Hallmark Channel umbrella. In those years, they have produced beautiful originals based on true stories or re-tooled classics for the 21st century, all colorfully brought alive by some amazing talent. In addition to that, they’ve stacked up 81 Emmy Awards and strive to present “original films that entertain, enlighten and inspire.” Having seen many of their productions, I can attest to the truth of this statement. Continue Reading →

Which Hallmark Hall of Fame dramas are among your favorites?
QuickEdit
Rissi
16 Comments
Share :

16 comments:

  1. My all-time favorite Hallmark movie is The Magic of Ordinary Days. I had not or haven't since read the book it is based on, but I really should. Keri Russell and Skeet Ulrich were amazing in it. I need to get my DVD out again and watch it with my daughter.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As do I, Terril; "Ordinary Days" is one of my favorites so re-watching it is long overdue. I hope you and your daughter enjoy once you see it. How right you are, the cast is superb and I suppose I'd forgotten the film was adapted from a novel. That makes me excited! :)

      Delete
  2. Fantastic list! My favorite would most definitely be The Magic of Ordinary Days! Love that movie! I also enjoy Sarah Plain and Tall and Rose Hill! SO many of the other ones you mentioned sound awesome and now I want to watch them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay for new discoveries. "Ordinary Days" is a popular favorite or that's what I'm finding through this list and I love that. How fun. It's a poignantly beautiful story, and of course, the cast is amazing. Happy watching, Abbi - and thanks for reading! :)

      Delete
  3. I don't watch many Hallmark movies, but I did see The Magic of Ordinary Days a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. I also love the Sarah, Plain and Tall adaptations! I've seen them so many times over the years...I guess I should just get them on DVD. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad. That's one of my "all-time" favorites. The Hallmark Hall of Fame line is, really, "classic." They produce top-notch stories with some great talent in front of and behind the camera. I've got "Ordinary Days" on DVD, but believe it or not, not "Sarah." I think that one is still VHS. ;)

      Thanks so much for commenting, Kristin.

      Delete
  4. Hallmark has some great movies!
    I haven't seen all of your favorites from your list. *Mentally adding them to my tbw list*

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree, Ella! Hallmark DOES have some great films. They're a classic stories that families and adults alike can enjoy, which I love, plus they're produced really well. Hope you find some new titles to potentially enjoy. :)

      Delete
  5. Loving Leah is one of my favorites! I also adored the Locket, the Love Letter, Follow the Stars Home, Sarah Plain and Tall, In My Dreams,and Lost Valentine. At least of the ones you mentioned. I always LOVED it when they came on CBS. (I'm tempted to get cable just for the Hallmark channel). The thing was, while the acting wasn't always the greatest, the commercials were almost always heart wrenching.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ditto. It's "different," but that's what makes it unique. The rest you list are favorites as well. The Hallmark Hall of Fame line is, to me, always a step above the "cute" norm of television movies, and that's why I liked them so very well; they might have ambiguous endings (that's kind of Hallmark Hall of Fame's trademark, but they're always enjoyable).

      Same for me! I wish they were still airing on CBS or ABC (which is where they moved for a short time). Alas, they changed. *sigh*

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. (And PS; I agree. The commercials were darling.)

      Delete
  6. Oh my WORD these all look SO great. Going to order them (whichever are there...) thru my library system. I need some new chick flicks to watch!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay for new chick flicks. I sure hope you find some to enjoy, Meghan. :) Thanks for reading.

      Delete
  7. AWESOME list, Rissi. I was going down the list saying, "yep...agreed...omg love that one...this list is so accurate...must. watch. now." Lol! Seriously, though. The ones I *haven't* seen yet I am renting from the library ASAP. :) Thanks so much for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Bekah. I did enjoy putting this together, and like you, was reminded that some of these deserve a re-watch. Some of the ones I own are so "old," I still have them on VHS. ;)

      Delete

Have a thought? Don't be shy, go ahead and leave one... or two... or three! I reply to every comment. If you're new to the blog, please don't hesitate to introduce yourself and your blog - we love chatting around here!

Feedback and every comment is appreciated and read - I always leave a response; your opinions are respected and I ask that you show mine the same courtesy.

(If you post under “anonymous,” please leave a name. If you don't have a Google account, you can type your name into the Name/URL and if you have no site, just leave "URL" blank.)

If you are still reading my ramblings, thank you for following this little blog and for being one of its supporters. I’ve enjoyed getting to know each of you, friends!

Follow @rissi006