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tbarrett77 Send email
 
Aug 3, 2016

One more complaint about lack of diversity

There have been countless complaints about the lack of diversity in Hallmark movies, especially on the Christmas movies, which I love. Since nothing seems to change, it means you have no desire to show diversity in your movies and have more or less said that people of color don't matter. Therefore, I will no longer be watching Hallmark movies and will encourage everyone I know to cease watching as well. I'm sorry you don't embrace diversity, Says a lot!
Suppa10 Send email
 
Aug 2, 2016

Shame on you Hallmark!

I can't believe in it's day in age that you would fire a middle woman because of her age!!!!

You are a bunch of sexists over there!
What is this , the 1950's!

You are a disgrace, to do that, what were you thinking, I hope she sues you and win lots of money!


As a 46 year old woman I always look up to older woman , and Cristina was not exception.

Is that why you had canceled Martha Stewart a few years back!
Morrisjane523 Send email
 
Aug 2, 2016

Christina Ferrare

My 85 year old Aunt has been asking me to write to Home and Family on her behalf for many months now. Home and Family was her all time favorite show until Debbie began to be featured more and more on the show. My Aunt felt such a connection to Christina. She just can not believe that Christina was replaced by Debbie. She has been so worried about Christina and her family for the past few weeks and had been turning on the show every morning just to see if Christina had returned. My heart is breaking for her now that she knows the awful truth!!!!! She went to bed in tears tonight! Shame on whoever made this terrible decision. They took away one joy she still had in her life! What a shame! What a loss! The Hallmark Channel has shown just how disingenuous it truly is.
Lee Magri Send email
 
Aug 1, 2016

Murder She Wrote

I think it is about time the Hall Mark Channel did something other than Murder She Wrote..How long are you going to subject people to watch the repeats of repeats? there are plenty of movies who can take the place, or Murder she wrote, & Matlock! Enough is enough! we are tiredm of wathcing the same shoes of these two over again..Find something else to put on, this is going on years of a daily watch..we stay up late, & it is sickening why these two shoes have been on too darn long already~
TAKE THEM OFF THE AIR!
Deekar Send email
 
Jul 27, 2016

Hallmark's Home and Family show

I suffer from depression and stopped watching the show for a month or so. When I tuned back in I didn't see Cristina I saw Debbie. I was confused and did some research and found out what had happened only the week before. The only reason I can see for such a change is if you felt Cristina was too old. I felt home and family was a program for someone such as myself. At 52, I feel like I'm being chased off television viewing. I have tried to watch with Debbie but she's too different from Cristina. I feel with the more youthful contributors I don't belong. AARP Needs to start a television channel for this reason
kdarley Send email
 
Jul 27, 2016

Programming

Was Christina Ferrare too old for Hallmark? Was she too Christian? It is disgraceful that you have replaced her with Debbie! I used to watch Home & Family for hours every day. I haven't watched it since, and I will not watch it unless Christina comes back.
knightnursie1 Send email
 
Jul 27, 2016

Diversity... Oops did you only see in white?

Enjoy hallmark..but African American, Latino & Asian people do exist. Get with it hallmark you appear by your actions that all you care about is portraying an all white leading role in your feel good movies..open the door & your mind it's 2016.
Cinroy Send email
 
Jul 25, 2016

Bring Christina Back

It is simple bring Christina BACK
Mary Jane Hall Send email
 
Jul 25, 2016

Christina Ferrare

I was a newer viewer to the Home & Family show. The reason I continued to tune in was to watch Christina Ferrare. She was genuine in her comments and radiated warmth and interest into each segment. She was fired in a despicable way. Her replacement is silly, immature, and lacks the ability to draw everyone in to the topic. She is self-absorbed. I will not be watching as even the other co-host has never been that interesting. You fired the wrong person.
Cbehrens Send email
 
Jul 25, 2016

Home & Family: Christina

I have just discovered where Christina has been these past weeks. I thought she was on vacation, or ill. After looking online, I discovered the " real truth". Sadly, I felt compelled to write this complaint. Christina added such class and style to Home and Family. She was a bright spot in daytime television. She and Mark complimented each other very well. I cannot believe when something is not broken...why try to fix it. This was a huge mistake on your part, and very unfair to the viewing audience. It appears that many viewers are upset over this terrible decision.Sadly, I will no longer watch the program. Debbie is cute, but just does not have what is needed to be the host. I am sure Christina would never come back, and I certainly do not blame her. The way this was done, unfair to the audience and Christina, will affect my future purchases of Hallmark merchandise. It seems you don't promote the values you advertise. Really, bad decision on you part!!!
Syokley Send email
 
Jul 25, 2016

Home & Family

First you fire Cristina Ferrare. Now Orly Shank goes on Facebook asking for ideas for the demographic Cristina represented. When I question the move, she gets sarcastic with me, and gets her friends to attack me because she cannot. When I answer them back, she gets Matt Rogers to call me evil and the devil. This is his comment as I am sure the entire post will be deleted soon:

Orly Shani, I see you....

I see how you are always one of the first ones on the set and one of the last ones to leave...And when you leave you have your hands full of boxes and items that (YOU PURCHASED YOURSELF) & hustle to the set to make good segments for your viewers.

I see the way you treat people on the set, from crew members to guests on the show to visitors, etc...You are always first class, treat people like gold and always have a huge smile and a kind word for everybody. You make people laugh and everybody wants to be around you when you are on the show.

I see you are a phenomenal mother to your children, wife to your husband and still find time to contribute to your family by putting in long hours of work!

I see you put together cutting edge segments that are hip, trendy and extremely valuable to those who want to make themselves look better.

Now, with this thread, I see you reaching out to kindly help even MORE people. 👍🏼 You are the ONLY person on the show that has ever done this. Well Done. I wish I would've thought of this. 😬
So now I see the negativity directed towards you when you have only and always been kind and respectful to everyone. As your coworker and friend it makes me sad to see such mean spirited people attack someone who is genuinely kind and good.... But consider the source and where it is coming from. It is coming from a place of anger and bitterness that they have inside of themselves.

A good friend of mine once told me, "don't ever let sin against you produce sin in you"... In this case, don't ever let the ugliness in someone else's heart discourage your heart which I believe is genuine and kind.

These "haters" don't know what they don't know and they only listen to what they want to hear....Our family is stronger than ever and they can't stand it. Our ratings have skyrocketed since Dollywood and they don't understand it. We just got renewed for Season 5 and they don't want to hear it. Your segments rank the highest and are always in the 1st hour of the show and they try to ruin it. 😜

This show is a gift to people, really helps people and has a heart for the masses of ALL ages! The devil will do whatever he can to try to stop it but he has no power! Good ALWAYS prevails over evil and "at least in this thread" evil has shown its face and can't win! When people can start thinking with their brains and making comments with their heart, it's not hard to figure this stuff out. 🙄

I love you sister. Keep shining. We have ALOT of work to do!
kimmy1 Send email
 
Jul 23, 2016

DIVERSITY PLEASE

MAYBE WE NEED TO PROTEST TO DIRECT TV, DISH AND COMCAST TO REMOVE HALLMARK FROM THE PROGRAMMING. I AM GETTING, AS ARE OTHERS AS I READ THE ABOVE THREADS, OF SEEING NOTHING BUT CAUCASIAN STORYLINERS. I'M BEGINNING TO THINK THE PROGRAMMING HEAD IS REFUSING TO HAVE SAID DIVERSITY ON ITS NETWORK. THE DAYS OF THE 50'S ARE GONE AND NOT COMING BACK! WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO SHOW ONLY WHITE PEOPLE FALLING IN LOVE? YOUR MOTTO PURPORTS FAMILY, LOVE..TOGETHERNESS... SEEMS TO ME IT'S A SEGWAY TO CULT, HATE, APARTHEID. GET IT TOGETHER HALLMARK! WE ARE WATCHING AND WILL NOT SUPPORT THIS.
A.Biz Send email
 
Jul 22, 2016

Home & Family

HALLMARK = HYPOCRITE, One who PRETENDS, is DECEITFUL.

While Hallmark touts FAMILY, LOVE, RESPECT, LOYALTY they have lost complete credibility. They do not back up the message they are preaching & shoving down loyal viewers necks. Instead, they want more VIEWERS! ....All in the form of a wolf in sheep's clothing. GREED.

Like trash, they discarded their Matriarch, anchor and reason to to believe in them.

They are VILE.
Reallytickedoff Send email
 
Jul 21, 2016

Home & Family firing

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of complaints online regarding the replacement of Cristina Ferrare on the Home & Family Show.
Personally, I feel you have sold us a "bill of goods" about what your channel stands for, i.e. values, home, family and sense of comfort and, community. This woman was the embodiment of all of what your channel purportedly represents. In fact, it was all a sham. It was like firing your mother and then to add insult to injury, making believe she never existed.

While we are at it, my officemates want to know what you did with Tanya Memme and her beautiful daughter Ava.... We are all disgusted. We have stopped watching, DVR ing, and some have cancelled Hallmark Channel from their cable service.

As for buying Hallmark products, you certainly have put the end to that!

Admit your grave mistake, bring her back if she'll return, and promise never to screw with your loyal viewers and their obvious
loyalty and preferences again. Yes, I did use that word all your Hallmark/Crown suits. In the Northeast, we tell it like it is.
What a mess you created. Now FIX IT!
Dynamicadulce Send email
 
Jul 17, 2016

All WhiteChannel

I enjoy the storylines in hallmark programming but I'm getting really frustrated with your selection of characters. People of color love Christmas and fall in love but your channel never displays this possibility.
Love4Hallmark Send email
 
Jul 17, 2016

Political ads on Hallmark stations

Do we really have to see Hillary Clinton ads on the Hallmark station? She can have all of the other liberal TV stations. Please leave the Hallmark stations non - political.
elainewa Send email
 
Jul 17, 2016

Christina Ferrare

I am very disappointed in the Hallmark Channel because you let Christina go. What your executives did reminds me of the Today show when they replaced Jane Pauley with Deborah Norville because she was younger and the backlash that followed. Why did Mark get to stay on with the show? Debbie may be nice but the rapport with Mark is awkward at times. Furthermore, the way in which you replaced Christina was awful, with loyal viewers wondering why she was not on the show. She did not even get a chance to say good-bye to her fans. What a way to treat a "family" member. I change the channel now and watch other programs. Hallmark executives should be ashamed of themselves, but I am sure that they do not care what loyal viewers have to say on this subject.
Kai Code Send email
 
Jul 15, 2016

Christina is the heart of Home & Family

The show is not the same without Christina and Tanya Mark & Christina worked so well together. Debbie and Mark do not have the chemistry. Please bring back Christina, or there will be one more disgruntled viewer, who will no longer be watching Home & Family.
Oregongal08 Send email
 
Jul 14, 2016

Firing of Cristina Ferrare

I know you've probably heard it all by now and my belief is you will never fully understand or care about how horrible and wrong your decision was to remove Cristina from Home and Family. I've tried several times to watch the show since but it's just not the same. I'm sure Debbie is a very nice person,, I used to like many of her segments but is not a good fit as the full time co-host. Cristina and Mark were so good together, now everything seems so forced... so sad that you have brought down a once fun show to watch.
stay Send email
 
Jul 13, 2016

firing Christina

Let me say I love Hallmark channel, and I actually enjoy the Christmas in July. However,
I can't understand why in the world you would get rid of Christina on Home and Family and replace
her with Debbie. This used be be my favorite TV show, then Laura dissappeared, then Tanya, and now
Christina. Her and Mark had the right chemistry as hosts and the show just isn't the same I really couldn't
give a hoot about Debbie's swimsuit show on ice. Seems like the family has fallen apart, and it's really a shame.
sjohannes Send email
 
Jul 13, 2016

Christina Ferrare

Another unhappy Ex-H&F viewer...This is the most shameful and outright worst decision made in TV history. You must be a group of fools to get rid of Cristina. Also the way you went about it is very unprofessional. I guess the rest of the staff is so needy of a job they didn't let their morals dictate to what should have been an outright stand out, where the cast refused to go on without Cristina...and you call yourself friends, what a farce. That is what I would have done. Now you have unhappy customers who refuse to watch the show, so I'm guessing your ratings will be low and the show will get cancelled leaving everybody without jobs! Way to go!

I also ask what audience are you hoping for? I guess you should boot all your older lady shows then because to go after a younger audience on H&F when your channel is geared toward older ladies makes no sense what so ever.

Cristina will rise above and leave you all looking like a bunch a fake people without any morals, which is already starting to happen.

How anybody can make a decision like this based on age (or go along with the decision) makes me wonder how you can look your parents and grandparents in the eye! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU #hallmarkhasnoheart
Pattym Send email
 
Jul 13, 2016

Firing of christina

I cannot believe that you are firing christina and replacing her with Debra. She does not know how to relate to an audience . She does not have what christine has. Her and mark we're great together. Her and mark do not have that sparkle that mark and christine have together.who was the brains behind this , they need to be fired instead. What idiot's. Don't know when they got something gold. Bring christina back. The hallmark channel will regret Thier stupid decision they made.also bring Tanna memme back and get rid of Debra. Or is that Debra knows someone or doing something special for someone.what a shame. They got rid of their star. They will be sorry. Like I said, they will be sorry and will end losing in the long run for Thier stupid error. How sad.
Glendacarter81 Send email
 
Jul 13, 2016

Christmas only movies for 2 months!

Dear Hallmark! I pay extra for this channel because I love it! I Love Lucy it is my Favorite! But this is the last year I will pay for you if you do the 2 months of Christmas 24/7! Dont get me wrong I love Christmas! But...24/7 from a station I watch at least 70% of the time is way to much. You actually loose me for the whole 2 months! Please reconsider this! Everything else about your channel is perfect!
Tryandria Send email
 
Jul 12, 2016

Diversity

I love to watch the shows on Hallmark channel and I even love Christmas in July. What I don't love is the lack of diversity in your movies. I don't see any people of color falling in love, your movies are all white, I know I watched all weekend. Can you please show more diversity. I want to continue to watch your channel but I can't if I never see any changes.
Tinman11 Send email
 
Jul 12, 2016

Complete disgrace Christmas in July

What a complete and total lack of respect for the holiday season why hallmark would start showing Christmas shows in July nobody wants to see that and we all understand that the Christmas season and all holidays start earlier and earlier every year but six months this is July I am so so disappointed our children and all of us even as adults look forward to that time of year and there's nothing wrong with starting it even in November but we're talking about July isn't anything Secret anymore just to try and get maybe ratings cannot understand . And on another note I don't believe Hallmark should start showing more African-Americans Latinos or Mexicans for that matter . If they don't like it let them change the channel says America Hallmark is America never happy African-Americans will leave it at that

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