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Christmas Bells Are Ringing, And Cable Holiday Movies Are Unrelenting

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Christmas Bells Are Ringing, And Cable Holiday Movies Are Unrelenting

Christmas Bells Are Ringing, And Cable Holiday Movies Are Unrelenting

Christmas Bells Are Ringing, And Cable Holiday Movies Are Unrelenting

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Candace Cameron Bure and David O'Donnell star in Hallmark's Christmas Under Wraps, which airs Saturday on The Hallmark Channel. Fred Hayes/Crown Media hide caption

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Candace Cameron Bure and David O'Donnell star in Hallmark's Christmas Under Wraps, which airs Saturday on The Hallmark Channel.

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On today's All Things Considered, my great dream came true: Audie Cornish and I sat down for a chat about Hallmark/Lifetime/UP movies of the holiday season. Do people really watch them? What are they about? Can they save Christmas? You may have read my story a couple of weeks back about being busted watching these movies, so you know that I mean it when I say I watch them and I don't judge. But enjoy the spectacle of my trying to explain all this to Audie, my colleague and pal.