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Hallmarked Up!

45 EpisodesProduced by Mary & SarahWebsite

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 an… read more

45 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

Episode 10 - Season 4 Christmas Recap

January 2nd, 2023


Mary and Sarah are back to go over season 4, their fav moments and what they are looking forward to next season.  Sarah is going to attempt to watch all 6 of the Wedding Veil movies in the new year and get Bettina back …


December 27th, 2022


Sarah is off for a week, but Mary gets together with Ben to discuss this week's non-Christmas themed movie, HANUKKAH ON RYE!

A matchmaker connects …


December 14th, 2022


A GAY HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVIE?!?!?!  Could it be real?  How exciting!!!! Mary and Sarah are joined by LGBTQ+ friends Matt and Jonathan (a couple) …


December 10th, 2022


Could this one be a Christmas version of THE BODYGUARD?!?!?!?  Mary and Sarah are joined by Connor and Elizabeth to hash through this latest Hallmark …


December 1st, 2022


Mary and Sarah watched a few over the Merry Thanksgiving weekend, but chose to only pay attention to A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe.  Joined by book club friend, Meghan, this #redpenrewindrewrite is stellar.  You won't …


November 21st, 2022


Mary and Sarah are excited for this one (well, at least Sarah is).  Bettina and Missy guest host (Sarah's roommates from college) on this episode …


November 19th, 2022


Week number four already?!?!  Mary and Sarah invite an actual Italian, Giovanni and his wife Sarah on to discuss the Movies & Mysteries OUR …


November 8th, 2022


Mary and Sarah are back - this week watching Lights, Camera, Christmas with book coach, Tedd.  We continue with our regular segments, Christmas …


October 30th, 2022


Mary and Sarah have invited guest host Aaron to watch this week's installment, A COZY CHRISTMAS INN.  Sadly, it does not feature Kristoffer Polaha, …


October 26th, 2022


Mary and Sarah are back for Season 4.  A bit burned out so potentially less Hallmark than usual, but looking forward to seeing a few this season. …

Season 3, Episode 7 - A Dickens of a Holiday!

December 14th, 2021


Mary and Sarah are joined by a book coach, Tedd to advise on how to improve upon this week's feature A DICKENS OF A HOLIDAY!  But there is a secret …

Season 3, Episode 6 - Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday

December 12th, 2021


Mary and Sarah are joined by Fran to discuss this week's half of an upcoming double feature, SISTER SWAP: A HOMETOWN HOLIDAY.

Jennifer and Meg Swift …

Season 3, Episode 5 - The Nine Kittens of Christmas

December 6th, 2021


Mary and Sarah are joined by cat foster mom, Michelle to discuss their views on THE NINE KITTENS OF CHRISTMAS.

Cat lovers Zachary and Marilee are thrown back together at Christmas when they're tasked with finding homes …

Season 3, Episode 4 - Love Hard (Netflixed Up!)

November 21st, 2021


Mary and Sarah are joined by Jonny and Chris from the snow capital of the USA, Minneapolis as they watch the first Netflix Holiday movie of the year, …

Season 3, Episode 3 - Next Stop, Christmas

November 14th, 2021


Mary and Sarah have train and Back to the Future enthusiast, Matt, join them to discuss what appears to be a movie about both, NEXT STOP, CHRISTMAS.

Angie is determined to spend Christmas alone but her usual commuter …

Season 3, Episode 2 - Christmas in Harmony

November 2nd, 2021


Mary and Sarah are excited at the possibility of an actual musical for Hallmark.  Will their dreams come true?  Find out in this episode featuring CHRISTMAS IN HARMONY.

Harmony is tricked into auditioning for the …

Season 3, Episode 1 - Boyfriends of Christmas Past

October 29th, 2021


First episode of the year, Mary and Sarah watch BOYFRIENDS OF CHRISTMAS PAST, a full week before halloween.  Leading up to Christmas, marketing …

Season 3, Preview Episode

October 20th, 2021


Mary and Sarah are back taking a look at what's in store for this season of #CountdownToChristmas & #MiraclesOfChristmas on our favorite (insert irony here) keeper of Christmas Channels, Hallmark.  See what they …

Episode 12 - Beverly Hills Wedding

March 1st, 2021


Mary and Sarah do a Valentine's Day special Ep with returning guest host, Bettina as they watch BEVERLY HILLS WEDDING.

When small-town wedding …

Episode 11 - Taking a Shot at Love

January 17th, 2021


Mary and Sarah are joined by hockey-enthusiast Trevor to watch TAKING A SHOT AT LOVE - a January premier movie.

Former professional ballet dancer Jenna works with NHL star Ryan Cooper to help him recover from an injury …

Episode 10 - Love, Lights, Hanukkah!

January 8th, 2021


Mary and Sarah invite guest Diane to give her personal Jewish insight on LOVE, LIGHTS, HANUKKAH!

As Christina prepares her restaurant for Christmas, a DNA test reveals that she's Jewish! The discovery leads her to a …

Episode 9 - A Christmas Carousel

December 28th, 2020


Mary and Sarah are back together to talk about the Unauthorized Hallmark Christmas Musical, UNDERTAKING CHRISTMAS, and Hallmark's A Christmas Carousel.

When Lila is hired by the Royal Family of Ancadia to restore their …

Episode 8 - Christmas Comes Twice

December 22nd, 2020


Sarah is joined by her brother, Jonny, and his lovely wife Chris to work out what happens when CHRISTMAS COMES TWICE.

Cheryl Jenkins (Mowry-Housley) is an astrophysicist who works for the National Science Foundation …

Episode 7 - Time For Us To Come Home For Christmas

December 12th, 2020


Sarah invites former college roommates, Missy and Bettina, to watch and help rewrite this week's offering of TIME FOR US TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.

Episode 6 - If I Only Had Christmas

December 9th, 2020


While Mary takes a little break, Sarah's friend Holly joins us to chat about the CCB star of the season IF I ONLY HAD CHRISTMAS.

Kansas City …

Episode 5 - A Nashville Christmas Carol

December 4th, 2020


Mary and Sarah are joined by Tennessee Native and Film Professor, Andrew 'Dude' for this week's installment as they all rewrite A NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS CAROL.  

A television producer is forced to work with the man who …

Episode 4 - A Timeless Christmas

November 26th, 2020


Mary and Sarah invite their friend Matt to help rewrite the clever Back to the Future-esque story, A TIMELESS CHRISTMAS.  

Charles Whitley travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner and experiences a 21st …

Episode 3 - One Royal Holiday

November 14th, 2020


Mary and Sarah invite guest Meghan, and her 4 year old son, Henry along to watch ONE ROYAL HOLIDAY.  Will this be the Broadway epic style musical …

Episode 2 - Christmas Chateau

November 8th, 2020


Mary and Sarah invite Michelle, their friend with more musical talents than our hosts, to weigh in on CHRISTMAS CHATEAU.  Margot, a world-renowned …

Episode 1 - Jingle Bell Bride

October 29th, 2020


Mary and Sarah are back with the first movie of the season JINGLE BELL BRIDE and man, it's a doozy!

Wedding planner Jessica Perez travels to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is …

Season 2 - 2020 Preview Night with CCB

October 25th, 2020


Mary and Sarah are back for Season 2 to watch Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Miracles of Christmas movies.  Listen in as Mary and Sarah get excited about what Candace …

Episode 13 - Matchmaker Mysteries A Fatal Romance

May 26th, 2020


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 …

Episode 12 - March Merry Madness

March 29th, 2020


So Mary and Sarah have decided to talk you through their bracket for March Merry Madness while they #stayhome.

Episode 11 - Season 1 RECAP

January 8th, 2020


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 …

Episode 10 - Review of the Hallmark Christmas Bundle Game

December 23rd, 2019


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 …

Episode 9 - Same Time Next Christmas

December 17th, 2019


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. …

Episode 8 - A Christmas Love Story

December 9th, 2019


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 …

Episode 7 - Christmas In Rome

December 4th, 2019


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 …

Episode 6 - Our Christmas Love Song

November 29th, 2019


When country star Melody Jones is accused of plagiarizing her holiday single, she returns home to spend Christmas with her estranged family and old …

Episode 5 - A Christmas Miracle

November 25th, 2019


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 …

Episode 4 - Christmas Under The Stars

November 19th, 2019


Based on a yet-to-be published novel by Rikk Dunlap, a Christmas tree lot helps two people (Jesse Metcalfe & Autumn Reeser) rediscover their …

Episode 3 - Picture a Perfect Christmas

November 11th, 2019


A photographer returns home to take care of her grandmother and gets involved with helping a neighbor look after his young nephew.  Starring Merritt …

Episode 2 - Christmas Scavenger Hunt

November 5th, 2019


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 …

Episode 1 - Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

October 29th, 2019


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!

Preview Episode - Introducing HALLMARKED UP with Mary and Sarah

October 23rd, 2019


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 …

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