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madsens10 Send email
 
Jul 4, 2016

Cristina Ferrare

Extremely disappointed in how the network and/or Woody toss a valued family member. DM or anyone else could fill the hostess chair other than Cristina! Also disappointed in Matt Rogers questioning viewers posts on facebook's H&F regarding following God instead of the Cristina train.
I have not and will other watch HALLMARK or purchase anything related with HALLMARK.
Shan1877 Send email
 
Jul 4, 2016

Cristina Ferrare

I am so disappointed in how poorly Cristina was treated. I have lost all respect for Hallmark channel. I am no longer watching Hallmark channels or purchasing Hallmark products.
Plup0 Send email
 
Jul 3, 2016

Lack of Diversity

Ive been a longtine fan of the Hallmark Channel/brand for years. Having seen and enjoyed just about every movie, Ive noticed a trend. The movies are always themed; single white woman, chef or food related, etc. There is Always an obligatory African American ( fair skinned or biracial), whose either at a party/group event or the best friend of the leading female charactor. Please incorporate more diverse characters (Hispanic, Asian) into your stories,as you do have a wide diverse viewership who are not white and female. These movies have become more and more unrealistic, predictable and repetitive.
bobbiew Send email
 
Jul 3, 2016

The Waltons

Please bring this show back! I HATE the fact that you start your Christmas movies in October every year now and remove Little House and the Waltons during this time period (TOO long - the movies are just not that great for a 2 month period of time). One year after the Holiday Season, Happy Days and the Brady Bunch replaced Little House and the Waltons and they were a poor replacement. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE YOUR LINEUP AFTER CHRISTMAS!!! Keep Little House and bring back the Waltons. They are the ONLY reasons to watch your channel in my opinion
pickleball Send email
 
Jul 2, 2016

I LOVE THE Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

I am emailing as I cannot afford to get your movies and mysteries movies because I have to sign up for HD. I love Hallmark and hope you will help us seniors who have watched your channel for over 60 years. When I was in hight school our teacher gave us assignment of watching your movies. Again I cannot afford to do it in HD why can't you tell Direct TV to let it be in regular like the hallmark channel I watch all the time. I can afford 3.99 or 4.99 to add it but not in HD. please help us seniors with no money

YOU ARE THE ONLY CHANNEL LEFT THAT HAS TRUE VALUES OF RIGHT AND WRONG NO BAD LANGUAGE AND MUCH MORE. I GREW UP AT 16 WATCHING HALLMARK. I JUST CANNOT AFFORD TO GET THE OTHER CHANNEL. PLEASE HELP ME. I WILL WRITE A REGULAR LETTER ALSO.
sarah bakefelt
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JOC Send email
 
Jul 1, 2016

Debbie M

I record home and family everyday, and watch when I can sit down. Debbie M is not a fit. She looks good on a hollywood run way. She and Mark have no chemistry. I dearly miss Christina. Was it money or what? Will Mark be next because he isn't young enough. The show looks like it is trying to hard now. I am so upset with all of this. Not sure if I will continue to watch. I know one person will not do much but I just had to vent. You need to address this problem or you will lose all your viewers.
Ennit9 Send email
 
Jun 30, 2016

Hallmark is closed-minded

The Hallmark Channel only depicts stories involving white people, which is quite offensive. Also, this channel's original movies typically feature young women falling in love and then getting married. The whole purpose of life is not to get married. Perhaps a more varied view of the human experience would be appreciated. If Hallmark Channel does not chance its m.o. soon, then I believe this channel will experience a quick death.
Ennit9 Send email
 
Jun 30, 2016

This channel is racist and ageist

I enjoy this channel, but the management has done a poor job of representing diverse races and ages. WHY have they replaced the female host of Home and Family? The male host appears to be just as old, if not older than the female host. This appears to be just another example of Hollywood ageism. Also, WHY are all of the major characters in Hallmark movies white? This is ridiculous! If you want to attract a wider audience, then this channel needs to stop being so racist and ageist.
sgerard042997 Send email
 
Jun 30, 2016

No waltons...still! Now No Christina!

First you take away the Waltons, now Christina from Home and Family....complained too much already...goodbye, Hallmark!
elyse Send email
 
Jun 30, 2016

Christina Ferrare

I am so sad that Christina Ferrare is no longer a co-host of Home and Family. I watched the original show in the 1990's and loved it! When the show came back on a few years ago I was so excited. I DVR it every day and it is my favorite show on TV! I am so sad and feel betrayed that the show didn't even take the time to tell their loyal viewers about the change in co-hosts. It would have been nice to see a warm, loving, "family" goodbye show dedicated to Chrisina. They have had weddings, Christmas prime time specials, etc. and they can't even have a thank you show for Christina! No wonder everyone feels betrayed! Debbie is a pretentious person and it was only acceptable for her to be a substitute host once in awhile. My favorite substitute co-host was Kym Douglas. She is so funny with Mark. I am sure that the show will be cancelled soon now that all the loyal family members(viewers) have been betrayed! So disappointed! Please bring back Christina!
Brendagbax Send email
 
Jun 29, 2016

Christina Ferrare

You just lost another viewer for Home and Family! Once Christina Ferrare came on the show it was amazing. Mark and her have amazing chemistry. Debbie Matenopolous is annoying and not a good fit. I thought she was on vacation and could not wait for her to get back. Replacing her without letting your viewers know was very disrespectful to us and to Christina! Please let me know when you have come to your senses and brought back Christina.
debcopeland Send email
 
Jun 28, 2016

cristina ferrare

I use to watch Home and Family and saw that Debbie was sitting in Cristina's place as co-host. Thinking Ferrare was on vacation, I couldn't wait until Debbie was off. Then I saw she was on too long so I went to the internet to see if something happened. Mattenopolus does not represent Family values to me and I will not watch the program anymore. You wouldn't even have a Home and Family Show without Ferrare to begin with. Your first attempt to bring it back was a horrible failure until Ferrare came on the seen. I rate your program an F now. You made a huge mistake!
Billymike74 Send email
 
Jun 27, 2016

Christina Ferrare

One of the things in life I cannot tolerate is being lied to or intentionally mislead. What you have done in replacing Christina and lying to the viewers is wrong. Debbie is tolerable in small doses but not as a permanent replacement. I feel bad for Debbie because of the position you have put her in and she will have giant hurdles to overcome. Unfortunately, I will not be able to see if she will make it or how the show will weather the storm you have created because my HOME and Family will no longer be watching a program that lies to us.
KNOVAK Send email
 
Jun 27, 2016

Christina Ferrare

I think whoever decided to replace Christina made a huge mistake. Home & Family was my favorite show. I was waiting for Christina to come back, tolerating Debbie because I thought she was just subbing. Just an FYI, Mark & Christina had a rapport that Mark & Debbie do not. I feel like Debbie is forced & not a very good replacement. I can no longer watch the show. It's off my DVR list. I hope someone rethinks this HUGE mistake & brings Christina back!!!!
gusguscat Send email
 
Jun 27, 2016

Diversity and hair

I DVR'd "The Wedding March" and couldn't help but notice Josie Bissett's hair. It looked like a wig and a really bad one at that. Why did you not either pay for a good wig or allow her to use her own hair.

As for diversity, I noticed another comment about it and I have to agree that there IS NO diversity on this channel. Be brave... put people of color and other ethnicities in your shows and have mixed marriages depicted and adopted children of different hues. I'm a white, 66 yr old woman and I live in a middle class neighborhood. And even in my suburban neighborhood, there are people of color and ethnicity. It's the real world!!! It's 2016.

I love the channel because I know there won't be any blood shed or violence, which I hate. But some of the scripts are so stilted and the actors so stiff. I can only guess there is some formula for staging these movies and you stick to that formula no matter how unnatural it is. When I watch "When Calls the Heart" I can't get over how clean and pressed everyone is. The only "real" looking characters were the ones who camped and were miner families. Please, just a little more reality!
sdlmen Send email
 
Jun 26, 2016

Cristina Ferrare

There are only two channels I actually watch, TCM and Hallmark. I enjoyed the mystery series and Home and Family. However, since the executives of the channel/show have decided to remove Cristina as co-host of H&F, I will no longer be watching the show. She graciously posted on Facebook kind comments about her successor and the show, even though it was a horrible way to remove someone from a show (actually misrepresenting for three weeks why Cristina was not on the show). She was the light the show and now the light went out for me (and others as evidenced by Facebook comments). These comments are small representation of viewers (since many are not Facebook subscribers). She made everything so special, especially holidays -- there is such a warmth about her. I believe Hallmark dropped the ball on this one, big time! (BTW, have you actually tested what the viewer demographic is?)
jamgrl Send email
 
Jun 26, 2016

Lack of Diversity

I have to say I am surprised by the amount of people that share how I feel about the Hallmark Channel shows. It says a lot about a network that NEVER portrays any diversity in their lead roles. And if there is any diversity, it's a minimal role visible only for a few brief minutes in the entire episode. Considering the number of complaints on this aspect of Hallmark Channel's lineup, and the continued lack of diversity, I can only come to the conclusion that they NEVER intend to portray anything other than the cookie cutter white person in the lead for their movies, shows, etc. The Hallmark Channel extensively uses the same faces, over and over and over and over (you get my drift) in their movies/series every year. All of them with the same thing in common. Hallmark Channel, consider the number of complaints on this site alone and recognize that white people are not the only race capable of love and or want shows with positive messages depicting their ethnicity in a good light.
Diversity Requestor Send email
 
Jun 26, 2016

Lack of Diversity

I really enjoy your movies especially around Xmas but it would be nice to see minorities in a lead role. As a minority we love have romance and love a happy ending please grant my wish to have a minority lead in your movies especially around the Holidays.
Karhill Send email
 
Jun 24, 2016

Cristina Ferrare

The only show that I watch on a regular basis is Home and Family. I record all the shows that I have to miss. All of that ends today because it has been announced that Cristina has been replaced. She was the heart of the show and it will not be the same without her. I was drawn to Home and Family because of the genuine "family" feel. Was it all an act or was yesterday all an act because no one seemed sad that Cristina was gone? I hope it was the latter....I hope everyone was told to act like nothing had changed. It doesn't matter because I'm not watching anymore. Everything that the show was supposed to stand for, home and family, is a farce. I am 58 years old. I tried the recipes, visited the websites endorsed by the show, and shopped at Hallmark for items featured on the program. Even started watching the corny movies. I 'M DONE.....unless you bring Cristina back.
coolbrook Send email
 
Jun 23, 2016

Christina Ferrare

I am extremely upset that Christina has been replaced with Debbie, who like another person said,someone you can take in small doses. I will no longer be watching Home and Family because of this decision. I would tell everyone what a wonderful show this is and had many of my friends become avid watchers of the show. They too will no longer be tuning in. Whoever made this decision should be ashamed of themselves. Who do you think made this show as popular as it is????
[email protected] Send email
 
Jun 22, 2016

Home and Family

I am very disappointed in your recent decisions to remove and replace many of the previous regulars on your program. If you felt the need to replace Christina, you should have announced it. If it was an amicable break, you would have made that announcement. I have continued to watch the past couple of weeks. I thought something was happening and honestly hoped you were being truthful. Unfortunately, you were not.
The way you replaced Christina also makes Debbie look bad and gets her off to a horrible start. Debbie is okay in small doses but is not a good co-host to balance Mark, who is often so difficult and insulting to others. It took someone like Christina to smooth over his unpleasant comments and personality.
I have been a loyal viewer since Christina came to the show. If I was home from 9am to 11am I always had Home and Family on. I will not say that I will never watch again, but certainly won't be watching very often. The way this was handled and the resulting changes means that I will purposefully not be watching Home and Family. I do not want to support the ratings of the program now or in the future. All of those involved in the current changes in the program needs to find new jobs. They are obviously not well suited for the positions they currently hold.
Cindy Williams Send email
 
Jun 22, 2016

Christina Ferrare

I am deeply disappointed that you have chosen to replace Christina Ferrare with Debbie M. Christina was smooth and had wonderful chemistry with Mark. Is this age discrimination ?
Debbie is hyper, nervous and distracting. I will no longer welcome Home and Family into my home daily. Was there no goodbye for Christina after four seasons? Shame on you!!!
Cindy Williams Send email
 
Jun 22, 2016

Christina Ferrare

I am very disappointed in Hallmark for replacing Christina Ferrare with nervous and hyper Debbie
M. Is this age discrimination? I am no longer a viewer. Sorry you have made such a bad choice. Christina was smooth, very capable and was the biggest reason I watched. She and Mark had wonderful chemistry. Debbie is too loud, competitive and downright distracting!
I was hoping that Christina was only on vacation or something temporary. Now I find she is replaced. No good bye? Shame on you!!!
Erinj Send email
 
Jun 22, 2016

Cedar Cove

I am so disappointed about the cancellation of Cedar Cove. I've watched all 3 seasons more than once and I've been looking forward to season 4! I constantly check netflix for season 3 just so I don't have to fast forward through the commercials from the ones I've recorded on dvr! I love love love that Paul was brought onto the show for Olivia and I wanted so badly to see what was going to happen! I just can't understand why this was cancelled! RECONSIDER! BRING IT BACK PLEASE, I BEG! !!!
Chococat18 Send email
 
Jun 21, 2016

Hallmark Channel

I have to admit, I do love those hallmark movies, however, they rarely cast people of color. I also watch the Home and Family Show which seems to have a diverse group of people who seem to collaborate quite well. At least that is what's portrayed on the air. So How hard is it to find African American, Latino, Asian, etc., actors in this day and age. I truly hope that the Hallmark executives read these reviews because if they did, perhaps changes could be made to address this issue which is not going to go away quietly. NOTE: Four white actresses attempting to be Jessica Fletcher is not going to work. One is enough. I chose Brooke Shields.
Thank you. Tracy of Oakland

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