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The holiday movie Rocky Mountain Christmas will debut on December 16 at 9 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Evil stepmothers don’t only lurk in castles, tormenting helpless children. Sometimes, they’re on ranches, tormenting adults. A year after her father died in a fire at their Oregon ranch — a fire accidentally caused by her stepmother, Mae — Sarah has finally found her footing, turning the family homestead into a successful dude ranch. Still, Mae is pushing to take it over, seeing it as a potential goldmine.

Meanwhile, Graham, a Hollywood superstar, wants to use the ranch as the location of his next movie. Sarah isn’t inclined to allow it. During a long horseback ride through the moonlit mountains, Graham explains why this project is so dear to him. That and a soulful kiss make Sarah relent. But all does not run smoothly once the movie starts. Graham and his costar, Simone, had been involved; Sarah has fallen hard for the handsome star. Still, she won’t allow jealousy to cloud her professionalism. When Simone’s horse runs wild, Sarah saves her. And when Sarah’s evil stepmother, Mae, also runs wild — suing Sarah — Simone, in turn, saves Sarah.

The film stars Kristoffer Polaha, Lindy Booth and Treat Williams.

The Hallmark Channel movie Christmas Next Door will debut on December 16 at 8 PM

Work-obsessed Eric Randall, chief technology officer of a major tech company in Kansas City, is laid off two weeks before Christmas. Divorced and the father of three, this will be Eric’s first Christmas alone with the kids. His ex-wife, Marie, encourages Eric to postpone a job search and instead make Christmas a true family holiday. Unfortunately, he’s better with computers than children.

With baby Max strapped into a backpack, Eric is determined to build a sled with son Liam, no small feat for the math-challenged boy. Eric also gets roped into volunteering at daughter Chelsea’s junior cotillion class. At least her teacher, Kate Moore, is lovely. Kate teaches Eric some dance moves, and Eric realizes he’s avoided relationships by burying himself in work. Though enthralled with all old-fashioned romance, Kate finds a lot to like in this digital-age dad while Eric learns that family time does not need to be restricted to Christmas.

The cast includes Jesse Metcalfe and Fiona Gubelmann.

Here is a trailer for Christmas Next Door.

On December 16, the ION original holiday movie A Christmas Cruise will debut at 9 PM.

When her best friend invites her along for a holiday themed sail, an aspiring novelist, Pam, unexpectedly finds the love of her life on board. But what will happen when the ship returns to port for Christmas?

The film stars Vivica A. Fox and Kristoff St. John.

You should be able to see the trailer A Christmas Cruise at the ION site here.

On December 16, the Lifetime holiday film Snowed-Inn Christmas will debut at 8 PM.

Jenna Hudson (Bethany Joy Lenz from One Tree Hill) and Kevin Jenner (Andrew Walker from When Calls the Heart) are polar opposites, working for the same online publication in New York City. With both having nowhere they want to be for Christmas, they volunteer for a special writing assignment.

After a snowstorm forces their plane to land in none other than Santa Claus, Indiana, the two are placed in a Christmas Wonderland and the focus of their story shifts to saving the historic town inn run by Carol and Christopher Winters. As the two overcome their differences, they also rediscover the magic of Christmas. But with the inn’s fate in jeopardy and the return of someone from Jenna’s past, Carol and Christopher lend a helping hand to bring Jenna and Kevin together.

Here is a trailer for Snowed-Inn Christmas.

As the holidays fast approach, the TV landscape is getting filled with holiday specials, repeats and mid-season finales. Last night’s programming options on the major networks was filled with much of the above, including some comedies.

Here is how the few Monday dramas that aired new episodes fared in the overall ratings last night:

8 PM Show:
Lucifer (FOX) [NEW – Mid-Season Finale] – 3.4 million viewers

9 PM Shows:
The Gifted (FOX) [NEW – Mid-Season Finale] – 2.8 million viewers
Valor (The CW) [NEW – Mid-Season Finale] – 770,000 viewers

10 PM Show:
Scorpion (CBS) [NEW] – 5.9 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6 PM:
Christmas Cookies movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Kingsman: The Secret Service movie on FX

6:30 PM:
Ocean’s Eleven movie on WGN America

7 PM:
Christmas Encore movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
NCIS on USA Network

7:30 PM:
Outlander on Starz (Encore)

8 PM:
NCIS on CBS (NEW)
Major Crimes on TNT (Reair)
A Gift to Remember movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Hitman movie on BBC America
Hairspray movie on E!
The Holiday movie on Lifetime

9 PM:
Bull on CBS (NEW)
Major Crimes on TNT (NEW)
The Perfect Christmas Present movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)

10 PM:
Kevin (Probably) Save the World on ABC (NEW)
NCIS: New Orleans on CBS (NEW)
The Long Road Home on National Geographic (NEW)
A Wish for Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)

10:01 PM:
Major Crimes on TNT (Encore)

Enjoy!

Here is the long list of the programming options to expect on TV this coming week:

On December 11, the mid-season finale of Valor will air on The CW at 9 PM.

The mid-season finales of Riverdale and Dynasty will air on The CW on December 13 at 8 PM and 9 PM respectively. Meanwhile, that same night (December 13), the season premiere of the fourth season of The Librarians will air on TNT at 8 PM.

On December 16, the Lifetime holiday film Snowed-Inn Christmas will debut at 8 PM, starring Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill) and Andrew Walker (When Calls the Heart).

The ION original holiday movie A Christmas Cruise will debut on December 16 at 9 PM, starring Vivica A. Fox and Kristoff St. John.

Also on December 16, the holiday movie Rocky Mountain Christmas will debut at 9 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, starring Kristoffer Polaha, Lindy Booth and Treat Williams.

The Hallmark Channel movie Christmas Next Door will debut on December 16 at 8 PM, starring Jesse Metcalfe and Fiona Gubelmann.

Also on December 16, Ten Days in the Valley will roll out the rest of its debut season on ABC starting tonight at 9 PM. Two episodes will air tonight with the rest of the episodes set to air consecutively on Saturday nights.

The season finale of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency will air on BBC America on December 16 at 9 PM.

On December 17, the holiday film Christmas Connection will debut on the Hallmark Channel at 8 PM, starring Brooke Burns and Tom Everett Scott.

Also on December 17, the PBS series Last Tango in Halifax will airs part 1 of the 2-part special at 8 PM [with the second part set to air on December 24.]

The new holiday movie Romance at Reindeer Lodge will debut on December 17 at 9 PM on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Mark your calendar!