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TV will look a lot like Christmas

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of jingle bells, snow-covered arches and a big-city interior designer falling in love with a lumberjack from her hometown. That can only mean one thing: it’s time for Hallmark Channel’s famous Countdown to Christmas, which begins on Friday, Nov. 1 on W Network.

This year, more than 30 (no, that’s not a typo) brand-new, holiday-themed films will air over the course of the next two months: We’ve got Christmas Town, Christmas in Rome, and The Christmas Club, which had scenes shot at Balmoral Hall and the Exchange District in Winnipeg. There are also Holiday Date, Holiday for Heroes and Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday; and don’t forget the sequels A Gift to Remember 2 and Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays, plus so many more.

And yes, Candace Cameron Bure, a longtime Hallmark favourite, is in one of them, but other famous faces pop up in these festive flicks including Kristin Chenoweth, Jodie Sweetin, Chad Michael Murray, Dolly Parton and Priscilla Presley. For a full schedule, visit


Dream gigs for Selkirk singer

Candace Cameron Bure in "Journey Back to Christmas." (Hallmark)

Sometimes, meeting your heroes pays off. Just ask Goody Grace. The 22-year-old musician from Selkirk was invited to perform onstage with Blink-182, his favourite band since childhood, at the band’s August show at the Forum in L.A., and again in September at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

As it turns out, Grace has also been working with the pioneering California pop punk band on a new song. It’s called Scumbag, and it’s available everywhere as of Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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