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kmessler Send email
 
Jul 11, 2016

Christina Ferrare

I was shocked and disappointed to learn that Christina Ferrare had been fired and replaced with a younger co-host. What idiot made that decision? Christina was the heart of “Home and Family”. Her delightful attitude and wisdom carried the show. It appears that like many television shows Hallmark management has decided to discriminate against Christina for her age, shame on you. I hope there was be a movement to bring her back. Until then, my friends and I will not be watching the Hallmark Channel or purchasing any of your products.
AprilMaybutNoJune Send email
 
Jul 11, 2016

Home & Family Show

I have been waiting for Cristina Ferrare to get back to our Home and Family! Been worrying about her and I finally looked her up to see what was going on. I found out she is gone! NO WAY!!!

Debbie? Please, you can not be serious!!!!
Poor Decision Hallmark!!! Extremely Disappointed!!!!!!

CHRISTINA WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS SHOW!!!

Sorry does NOT feel like family anymore!
Momomo Send email
 
Jul 11, 2016

More diversity

Hallmark there should be more diversity in the characters in your movies ❤. I believe there should be more African Americans, Hispanics, Asians.. etc. in your movies,. I believe the love between more characters like this will be just as equally beautiful as the ones in previous movies. But please please please!! 💙💙 I would be oh so so happy if you did! And I believe many other viewers as well would be pleased. :) Thanks.
godlovesdogs Send email
 
Jul 11, 2016

so-called "Christian" programming

Last I knew, Christmas was supposed to be kept as a special season, NOT for the commercial purposes of the Hallmark corporation.
We should celebrate all seasons. By showing inferior movies about Christmas is bad enough, but starting in July for your own profit motivation is cheapening the real season. Shame on you.
Additionally, I was taught that we should value wisdom, not replace it with the youngest person for the sake of your ratings--i.e., your profits. Surely Jesus would think the same way about profits and money as you---OH WAIT--NO!
DStevens Send email
 
Jul 10, 2016

Change at Home and Family

I am another sad viewer who was at first just angry like many others. I will miss Christina as host of Home and Family. I'm confused about the values on this station. Age discrimination didn't seem possible. But, alas, sometimes things aren't as they seem--this is the theme of most Hallmark movies, after all. The show is too frenetic without her stabilizing presence. You disappointed a lot of people. This was a fairly new executive at Hallmark Channel, right?
Discerningviewer Send email
 
Jul 9, 2016

Stop the Christmas movies in July

I was surprised to see one of your many lame Christmas movies on air Friday, July 8. I looked up your programming and discovered that you are showing Christmas movies for an entire week.

Please stop this practice. The movies are subpar, and you don't resume regular programming until late at night.

During the holiday season you ruin the programming. Why can't you show an occasional Christmas movie during the appropriate season instead of blocking off the programming so that we can't watch anything else?

I paid extra to get the Hallmark Channel when I got my satellite hooked up and I regret that decision.
beyd Send email
 
Jul 9, 2016

Lack of diversity

My dear Hallmark we need to see more African American, Asian and Hispanic storylines. Preferably Hallmark will continue to do Christian/inspirational themes. Young thirty something African American women fall in love as well. Let's not leave it there. You need to show age diversity as well. I am a single 52 year old African American woman full of love and humor. I am devoted to my church and my job as a teacher is a blessing. I am a baby boomer caring for my mother who has dementia. I don't have my own children but Jesus trusts me to nurture approximately eighteen every year. I've been teaching for nearly thirty years. Most people would say I am attractive and fun to be around. Your ad for this role should read "Looking for a Angela Bassett type." Thank you Hallmark in advance you are too smart to let this go.
katey333 Send email
 
Jul 9, 2016

Christmas movies in July, I'm over it.

So Hallmark shows Christmas movies in the summer and Christmas movies in the winter, Please STOP. I know there are some good Beach summertime movies out there, lots of them. Get off of it, show some good movies and get off the Christmas thing.
Neicy Send email
 
Jul 9, 2016

Christmas

There is still 169 days until Christmas. Give it a break!
Neicy Send email
 
Jul 9, 2016

Deleted comments

I see you deleted the comment where there's a lawsuit over age discrimination. Do ypu pick and choose, do you? Anyone can GOOGLE that information
Doug916 Send email
 
Jul 9, 2016

Christmas

WTH?
Christmas movies start in July? That means no Hallmak channel watching till January?
[email protected] Send email
 
Jul 9, 2016

Firing Christina Ferrera

It was and is very distressing to think that the Hallmark Network along with their Producers, would summarily fire Christina Ferrera with such disdain and callousness. She was warm, amusing, gifted with her ability to relate and talk to people, laugh with others laugh at herself. her on air chemistry with Mark Feines was easy, relaxed, and most of all FUN! Christina could act silly, be silly and still remain above all elegant and relateable.

When someone has devoted the time, effort, and professionalism that she has, the very minimum would have been to allow her a decent and proper goodbye. You just discarded her for a new host who has neither the warmth, charisma, aptitude or natural ability and ease that Christina had and has. Shame on the Network and the Executives for make such an egregious error in judgement. As a Family Show, you should have known better than to treat a dedicated family member to such cold indifference.

Inevitably, your ratings will suffer. Debbie cannot hold a candle to Christina! Mark fortunately, controls the show because Debbie is incapable of cohosting. I wonder behind the scenes how Mark felt as this all went down!?
HF1 Send email
 
Jul 8, 2016

Firing of Cristina Ferare

I am in shock at how you have fired the one person who made Home and Family a show I wanted to watch everyday! The relationship onscreen between she and Mark had so much personality. But the worst is the way you have handled this! You actually had the hosts saying she was on vacation, they mentioned how she was home watching them... then she just never comes back. Plus you ask her not to mention it herself! I will not be watching anymore. The way this country treats people who add so much to a position is getting worse and worse... people losing longtime jobs abruptly, being replaced by flighty younger people is becoming a really sad and commonplace situation - I've seen it happening in corporate america and now it is on this show. How could you not even give her a goodbye or sendoff?????? This is really an abominable way to not only to treat Cristina - who truly made the show and gave so much of herself to it - but to the viewers. No respect to us. I have nothing against Debbie...she is cute, but just not the substance or gifts to give to this. I am just openmouthed and appalled at the Hallmark Channel handling things this way. You've lost my respect.
Denise Jackson Send email
 
Jul 7, 2016

Cristina Ferrare

Why would you do this horrible thing to a show that wasn't broke? Firing Christina Ferrari was the worst thing home and family has ever done. You guessed it, you've lost another viewer.
Debbie can only be taken in small doses. Yeah, hope the viewers really enjoy watching Debbie do the cooking segments. Like that's going to happen…… her Greek cooking segment was a joke cause she's NOT a cook to aspire to be like!!!!
Linda Montgomery Send email
 
Jul 7, 2016

Christina Ferrare

You were disrespectful, disloyal, and unprofessional to your audience and most.likely to Christina herself. I cannot believe Woody, and Hallmark officials could possibly make such a stupid decision to remove Christina from the show. Was this age discrimination? I think so! She was the glue who held it all together with her talent and beautiful soul. I enjoyed everyone who works on the show and am crushed you have destroyed the show with this decision. Debbie is lovely and popular in small doses but lacks the wisdom and charm of Christina. The way Hallmark finally broke the news about Christina is shameful. I was a loyal fan and feel betrayed. I will no longer be watching Home and Family and possibly Hallmark Channel all together.
Neicy Send email
 
Jul 7, 2016

Home & Family

A DIY 'er contestant has written on her blog about her experience on H&F. She stated that the first question she was asked was how she felt about being an older woman on a show with young women!! Even though I know Cristina was fired because of her age, I was shocked to hear that they would treat a guest this way!
How she kept her cool is beyond me. Needless to say, she didn't win, but a younger contestant did.

She also stated "There were some things happening behind the scenes, resulting in tensions on the set."
This said a lot to me and others I'm sure. I know you have dropped the "Christian based" channel you used to proclaim and now just claim to be "family oriented" but
you need to drop that too.

When Woody made his speech that never aired, all the cast sat there grinning and slapping like trained seals - which pretty much sums them up.
Let's call this show what it is:
FALSE PROPHETS
Rosharon82 Send email
 
Jul 7, 2016

Cristina Ferrare

Hallmark made a huge mistake. Debbie is shallow and silly. The show is not worth watching now. So much for "family". Hallmark better beg Ferrare to return.
Embella41 Send email
 
Jul 6, 2016

Bring Back Christina

Very, very disappointed to see that you replaced Christina Ferrare . I looked forward to seeing her on the show when I am home in the summer. She is genuine, interesting, and sincere. All qualities that came through every time I watched her on the show. I will not be watching Home and Family any longer. She was the reason that I watched the show.
Also very disappointed to see that you cancelled Cedar Cove. It was a quality program with a great story. The changes that are being made on this channel are disappointing, and I will not be tuning into this channel as much.
Tjhoppy Send email
 
Jul 6, 2016

Firing of Cristina

Bring Cristina back! -
You can't remove Mom from the Home & Family show and expect it to survive!
Won't watch the show without Cristina!
She was the Heart of the show!
Clarissy Send email
 
Jul 6, 2016

july christmas week

I was really disappointed we got ripped off last july we had 24 hour Christmas movies on 2 hallmark channels so at least when you only put them on one channel it could have been 24 hours I hope you don't ruin our Christmas movies during the fall.How long are you going to play little house on the prarie all day till we die.Hallmark has lots of wonderful movies they could be playing on the little house channel it use to be movies on one channel and sitcoms on another its the only clean channel for great movies we have left.I hope hallmark channel wakes up Hallmarks the only reason I have cable in my house and that's the truth.
Kap Send email
 
Jul 5, 2016

Replacement of Christina Ferrare

It is disappointing to find that Christina has been replaced. I always looked forward to her genuine conversation,was very impressed by her authentic cooking ability, and her way of relating to all guests, especially the chefs in the kitchen. Her sense of dress was very motivating and stylish.
Debbie is bouncy and entertaining in very small doses, as is Mark, although he is most watchable when he is truly interested in a segment,i.e., photography or carpentry. Christina used to make Mark's self-centered times more palatable. Debbie seems to have the same necessity to have all the attention, as she totally tries to dominate the other participants.
I can not say I will continue to watch. It was appalling to think a new "craft" person would be hired while Christina was not continuing.
Shame on Hallmark for their obvious disregard for their title "home and family". Understanding the youth element is important to advertisers,it is sad to believe that we who lead vital lives but are considered seniors don't seem to rate a connection with your program. I sincerely hope someone is considering their poor decision. Christina is sorely missed!
Neicy Send email
 
Jul 5, 2016

Home and Family + Hallmark

Everyone wondered last Thursday what had happened to H&F when they posted the ads for the episodes on Wednesday. Ken claim they had aired and to his defense, he probably thought they had. Meanwhile H&F was claiming Technical Difficulties. The viewers knew something was up and that there was something in that show they had decided they did not want us to see and took Thursday to edit whatever it was. So, they show the "lost episode " today. Regular ole show. Upon further investigation, I found what they decided not to show and that was Woody 's Mr. Tough Guy speech at the end trying to defend the firing of Cristina. He had the audacity to suggest viewers were issuing threats. I read the reviews and comments everyday and never saw not one threat made towards anyone. What I did see were alot of disgruntled viewers. Most importantly what I saw were alot of Debbie 's husbands military buddies harassing anyone who left a negative comment about Debbie as the new host. This was not a guess as they were not hard to track and one openly admitted that was who he was. I also read Matt R. engaging in back and forth conversations with people questioning their faith. Woody wanted to bring up these non existence threats made by viewers, but never mentioned his staff's verbal attacks. His solution was to have someone delete any negative remarks and block the person who had left one, but keep the comments that were favorable. Sorry tactic to say the least. Another tidbit I know for a FACT, is Debbie Matenopoulis sent several harassing texts to former member Laura Nativo accusing her of being behind all the disgruntled viewers post and also accusing her of making 100 ' s of fake fb profiles to use to post negative comments, like that would even be possible to make that many. Her accusations is not hear say, it is a fact and can be proved as Laura has kept these texts sent to her by Debbie.
I for one, am tired of hearing Matt R., and I have always loved Matt, and especially Mark, spewing this "we are a real family" crap. Hallmark and H&F are not the family tradition type show they have proclaimed to be. This "two sides to every story" is also a farce or else they would tell their side. Evidently what Maria Shriver said in her live video on her fb page IS the truth. She wouldn't have publicly stated it, nor would have Cristina Ferrare stood there and not contradict it, had it not been the truth.
The decision to replace Cristina with Debbie has brought this show more backlash than they ever imagined. Debbie was fine in her little segments but not as host. A little bit of Debbie goes a long way and 2 hours a day is an hour and 45 minutes too much.
She seriously needs to tone down her hyperactivity, stop the double-hand-high-fiving like a teenager, her jerking robotic moves, and keep her hands off everyone. She is a 41 year old woman for crying out loud. She has obviously rubbed off on Mark because I never saw him put his hands on Cristina as much as he has Debbie in these past few weeks. It looks like they are an actual couple with raging hormones and it is disgusting....although this may have been the illusion you are wanting viewers to see.
That said, you have lost viewers without a doubt along with sales. I hope this corporation is satisfied with their decision, otherwise Debbie s last cooking segment will involve a crow. Hey, it'd sure beat another GREEK dish!!
KenSkinner Send email
 
Jul 5, 2016

Removal of Christina

Yep. To add my complaint on you replacing Christina. Big big mistake. Mark is good but not that good that the show can continue without Christins. Her replacement just not making it watchable. If you want your loyal viewers to continue to watch it will be in your best all around interest to ask her to return to the show.
Just saying.
goldengirl Send email
 
Jul 4, 2016

Christmas in July Movies

I pay extra for the Hallmark channels to see some of the programs on those stations. and I love Christmas but You all over do the Christmas movies. You start the movies on the 31 of October each and they go until the 3 or 4 of January. Then you have a week in July we have to watch Christmas which to me is sick to me I sure don't even like to think about Christmas in July or the cold weather that goes with it. Don't get me wrong you have a few good Christmas movies but I for one don't like to see them for a week in the middle of summer. I really feel run the Christmas from November 1 until December 26 them go back to regular programing and no Christmas movies in July.
goldengirl Send email
 
Jul 4, 2016

Christmas in July programing

I pay for the two hallmark channels I get and the programing is great until you add Christmas in July movies I for one do not want to think about Christmas until fall and winter. It is bad enough you interrupt the regular program for about a month and a half for Christmas shows starting October 31 until January 4 all we see is Christmas programs and then a week in July it is to much. I love Christmas but you all over do it. Christmas programing should only be shown in November and December and no other time. I only have the Hallmark channels for a few shows and I get very mad when they are interrupted by Christmas shows when it is not even close to the holiday.

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