Monthly Archives: October 2018

Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas is here

Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas is here

Attention, Hallmark movie fans—Christmas movies are here! Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas 2018 kicked off Oct. 26.

This year Hallmark has made a record 36 new movies, airing on both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (channels 66/666 and 103/703 in your BendBroadband lineup). Twenty-two of the new movies will air on Hallmark (here’s the list), and 14 will appear on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (and here’s that list).

While I appreciate the separate lists, I decided to do one better and combine them into one, easy-to-reference, ultimate Hallmark Christmas 2018 guide!

Note the checkboxes on the far left so you can keep track of what you’ve watched, and in the Channel column you’ll see that Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is simply called “M & M” for short. And, since sometimes names of the movies are so similar, I included a few stars from each movie (where details have been released) to help you keep them straight. Just print off a copy of this blog, trim out the guide, and keep it by your TV to reference for the entire month!

If you missed the Christmas preview show back in July, you can watch it right now for some sneak peaks, but don’t pay too close attention to the dates—Hallmark has since made a few changes. The list above echoes the most current info.

Finally, if you’d like a few plot details for each movie, Entertainment Weekly has a nice slideshow with details.

Best horror films of all time

Best horror films of all time

Happy Halloween!!  To celebrate, Rotten Tomatoes summoned the 150 best-reviewed horror films of all time. Here are the top10-reviewed films, seven are more than 50 years old. 10. The Night of the Hunter (1955) stars Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters and is a cult classic. Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) is a corrupt evangelist-turned serial killer, who… Continue Reading

BendBroadband helps expand helmet safety program

BendBroadband helps expand helmet safety program

With local schools back in session, BendBroadband is again partnering with The Center Foundation to help educate area students about the importance of helmet safety. The program — called Train Your Brain – sends athletic trainers from The Center Foundation into schools to provide education on brain injury prevention and proper helmet fitting. Last spring,… Continue Reading

National Cyber Security Awareness Tips

National Cyber Security Awareness Tips

This month marks the 15th year of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)—an annual initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and provide resources to help Americans stay safe online. Cybersecurity is a broad term used to describe different protective measures you can take to keep your computer and personal information safe. It… Continue Reading